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.
- 146.000 population
- 25% poverty rate