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The wall - Bethlehem
30-SEP-2005

The wall - Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Children from the refugee camp here can no longer play in the beautiful olive grove adjacent to their camp, becuase it is on the other side of the wall. "Playing" with the soldiers by throwing stones is of course a dangerous activity for everyone -- children are shot and / or arrested in such circumstances.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1/640s f/8.0 at 50.0mm iso400 full exif

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NooR 05-Apr-2010 15:49
Great composition and a fine companion to the previous shot of the sniper's tower.

We have, once again, the mandatory assumption of words being put in the mouth of the artist by someone intent on finding insult when none was intended. The truth is the truth and you betcha some soldiers, note SOME, enjoy what they do. Why else shoot children playing soccer within sniping distance? Why wear clothing with Born to Kill, or One Shot Two Kills if you are not proud of what you do?

Others weep over what they see and sometimes have to do in the line of duty. I suppose that makes them self haters, Mr. Rabkin?
Guest 22-Jan-2009 03:49
Beautiful photograph of something really so ugly and despicable.
I have many photos of this wall, but none look this nice.
Good composition.
David Rabkin14-May-2007 10:11
"children are shot and / or arrested in such circumstances"
You should continue: ...and solders have fun!
CONNIE 29-Jun-2006 17:53
Reminds me of the state of religion at this point and time in history. This picture speaks. Love your gallery.