Haitham al Katib, Photojournalist, Bil’in, West Bank

Haitham is a photojournalist living in Bil’in near Ramallah, where weekly protests by the local people, internationals and Israeli citizens (peace activists) takes place every Friday. He prepares himself for the demonstrations by putting on a bullet proof vest, a metal helmet with a camera on top, and a face mask to avert the tear gas. He is also the author of the book on the coffee table entitled “Occupied Palestine”.

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The Swede…an international volunteer who traveled together with me to the protest. When he wore his face mask I began to wonder if I had come unprepared.
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Haitham’s son helps him get ready.
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The Israeli military beginning to arrive in the distance before the demonstration.
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Two women recovering from tear gas inhalation shortly after being treated by medics who arrived in an ambulance.

All images © 2015 Iris Brito Stevens. All rights reserved.

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