Sunday 15 January 2012: Looking through the window of time
The beauty of the West Bank is that it is completely timeless.
Daily village life is as it was hundreds if not thousands of years ago. Being mainly an agricultural area, farmers still use oxen to plough their fields and hand sow the seeds from their upturned gallabehyah. A simple axe is used to chop wood or dig a hole, a scythe to reap the crops and donkeys and carts to transport their labours.
This lady is clearing her road directly infront of her house, using a dried piece of palm. I was really struck that this image could and probably has been a daily sight for centuries.