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Everyday life in the Occupied Territories

An exhibition of photographs taken by the children of Yanoun.

Yanoun is a village in the heartland of the occupied Palestinian territories, 20 km east of Nablus. International volunteers, known as Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs), spend time in the village to offer support and protection to the 80 men, women and children who live there, with virtually no facilities, surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements.

Last summer, EAs gave each child in the village a disposable camera to take pictures of their everyday lives. The resulting pictures have been made into a moving exhibition, which was opened at Portcullis House (offices and meeting rooms attached to the Houses of Parliament) on Thursday 3 February 2011.

The opening event, compered by EA Doris Richards of Sutton, was addressed by Tom Brake MP, Albert Givol of New Profile (Israeli anti-militarist group) and Linda Ramsden of the Israeli Campaign Against House Demolitions.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is an international initiative of the World Council of Churches, managed by Quaker Peace and Social Witness. EAs offer support and protection to Palestinian and Israeli residents and activists through nonviolent presence and monitor the situation in Israel and the occupied territories.


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