Resistance and Resilience
Pictured here: Jamal is one of the friendly faces of shopkeepers that greets us every day in the Souq, He has been coming to the Souq since he was seven years old when his father owned the shop. Because of the presence of the Israeli Military and Israeli settlers, Jamal has seen the Old City change from a vibrant place teaming with people to a ghost town. He, like many of the other shopkeepers, spend hours at their shops without selling anything. His shop is immediately below the settlement of Avraham Avinu and he has had goods destroyed by settlers throwing excrement and garbage down onto his goods.
Despite everything, Jamal endures he still offers all a friendly smile, a hot cup of tea and good conversation.