Two men walking along stone yard outside Balata refugee camp in Nablus
Boys playing while selling vegetables in Balata refugee camp
Left: young man walking near the old clock tower in Nablus center, right: man bicycling through Nablus' old center, with bullet holes in the walls
Coffee roaster speaking of his craft in Nablus' old city
Group of teenagers posing for a photo on the outskirts of Nablus
Residents of Nablus passing by an abandoned vehicle on a square in Nablus city
Arabic coffee being served on a plastic chair in Balata refugee camp
Young man smoking shisha pipe in Balata refugee camp
Young men hanging out on the streets Balata refugee camp
Part of a pockmarked unfinished or partially demolished building in Balata refugee camp
A boy coming out of the UN school for boys in Balata refugee camp
Graveyard in Balata refugee camp with a martyr's poster posted on the wall
Martyr's posters and vegetable oil cans decorate the wall in Nablus old city
Woman crossing the street in front of a taxi in Nablus
A bakery in Nablus old city center, with a boy passing outside
Residents of Nablus carrying grocery bags trough the town center
View over the town of Nablus from the hill, with rocks and powerlines
Boy walking outside the UN boys' school in Balata


About Nablus Streets

Nablus is situated in the northern part of Palestine, which is commonly referred to as the Occupied Territories in Israel. The Israeli border control and army try to deter visitors from travelling in Palestine, something that can result in lenghty interrogations and banishment from re-entry. In Nablus, there are many foreigners — ranging from teachers to adventurers to political activists. The people of the Occupied Territories live in what is effectively the world's largest prison. Travellling is hard, and they are subject to constant harrasment by the Israeli military. Protest will be met with tear gas and live ammunition. Mosques can be raided at any time. Palestinians are afforded none of the legal protections that are mandated in Israeli law, leaving the inhabitants of towns and camps in a dangerous limbo.

Nablus is an enclave, permanently surrounded by settlements and a hostile military force.

About the streets project

Few things are more telling about communities than the streets they live on and around. The Streets project aims to document living conditions and the state of communities in places that are only known in the West by the news of their wars, poverty, and other hardships. This project is about showing the daily life that's not commonly featured.