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    Posted: 05-Jan-2006 at 23:10

This is not meant to be a objective or balanced portrayl, it's just a bunch of pictures that spoke to me.

Young Palestinian girls

Jews pray at the Western Wall of the old Temple in the early 20th Century. After the state of Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967, the Palestinian houses to the left and background were removed opening a larger area.

After arrival in Haifa, new Jewish citizens wait for a ride to their new dwellings, in a refugee camp or on a kibbutz. As soon as space is available, they will move in, the next day to become the builders of living spaces themselves.

With parents nowhere to be seen, and debris all around, this Palestinian child in Haifa has become a refugee in his homeland.

Palestinian refugees evacuated under U.N. supervision headed, with all their belongings, to Gaza.

The temple area of the Mosque of Omar or Dome of the Rock is shown, with one of the sacred wells in the foreground.

A crowd of pilgrims throng the streets in the little town of Bethlehem on Christmas Day. Palestine, ca 1870s.

Looking down a Jerusalem street as British police forces attempt to contain an Arab mob protesting government measures allowing the confiscation of homes for emigrating Jews. November, 4, 1933.

Although at one point Haifa was a mixed area, new immigrants have placed the barbed wire that now barracades separate Jewish-only neighborhoods from Arab ones.

Between 8-9 June, in accordance with the Israeli government, settlers move into Elon Moreh camp seized fromm Palestinian agricultural workers, 3 kms from Nablus in the West Bank. The tents were later replaced by prefabricated buildings.

People from homes confiscated and destroyed by the Israeli army in Beit Sahur, east of Bethlehem, wait for caravans that will take them to Gaza. For the first time the Israeli army has claimed the homes of wealthy and influential Palestinians.

Jewish immigrants celebrate on land recently confiscated from Palestinians. Centuries old homes were torn down to make way for a modern settlement.

Four Arabs with automatic rifles guard an Arab village near Jerusalem, recently attacked by the Haganah, the Israeli Defence Force.

A Jewish car passes an impressed crowd on Ben Yehuda Street during display of military might on eve of end of original U.N. truce. Fighting has stopped again in Jerusalem in compliance with a U.N. ultimatum and a new truce in all Palestine is awaited.

A crowd of Egyptian and Palestinian demonstrators outside the United Nations headquarters at Gaza after Israel's departure from the area. 1957.

Women Zionists Become Salesladies. Representatives of various groups of the New York Chapter of Hadasseh the Women's Zionist Organization of America, are seen here at Hearn's Department store in New York, just before they took their places behind counters as sales ladies on Feb. 15th. A percentage of the day's sales will be turned over to the organization for health and medical work conducted by the society in Palestine. Left to right-seated: Mrs. Nathan D. Pearlman, Mrs. Rebekah Kohut, Mrs. David De Sola Pool, and Mrs. Israel Goldstein. Standing left to right: Mrs. Berman, and Mrs. Bernard S. Deutsch.

Israelis gather at a port in Haifa to celebrate the end of England's occupation and the beginning of the new Jewish state of Israel.

Jerusalem, Palestine: View of Jerusalem from the Russian Church in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the middle distance are the Walls of Jerusalem with the sealed Golden Gate in the center and beyond is the Temple Area with the Mosque of Omar. Undated photograph.

Quibya, Jordan: A resolution placing the Palestine question on the U.N. Security Council Agenda last week cited the incident of October 14th in which sixty-six Arabs were killed in a raid on the Jordan border village of Quibya. In the Israeli complaint to the council, Jordan was accused or attacks by Jordan Armed Forces. Major General Vagn Bennike, Chief of the U.N. Truce Supervision Team in Palestine arrived by plane last Thursday at the request of the Security Council, and he described the situation as "critical". These photographs, supplied by an Arab Source, and made in the border village of Quibya, show: Center photo: Arab women and children in the village sit amid the rubble of their homes after the raid.

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Interesting how the picture captions keep reminding us that homes were "confiscated." 

This is the picture that touched me most.

Originally posted by Mila

With parents nowhere to be seen, and debris all around, this Palestinian child in Haifa has become a refugee in his homeland.

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