Nowhere left to go

PhotographerGabriel Romero
Entry Description

The West Bank is an Israeli-occupied, Palestinian territory that is home to approximately 17,000 Bedouin tribes people. The current plight of these Bedouin is a tragic consequence of the occupation, under which they endure crippling poverty. Israel’s introduction of a separation wall in 2004, and its expansion of illegal Jewish settlements throughout the West Bank have further pushed the Bedouin into small, slum-like camps. The Israeli government does not permit the Bedouin to build permanent structures and the army - with little or no warning - regularly destroys their temporary ones under the pretext of a violation of the law.