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Bedouin Souq Jerusalem

Najib Joe Hakim | Palestine

A Bedouin and his son inspect some sheep.

Early each Friday morning, hundreds of local Bedouin, many from the Ta'amreh clan, gather outside the eastern wall of Jerusalem's Old City. They are there to buy and sell sheep, goats, donkeys and horses.

These photos were taken on one such morning in 1979. Yet it was a scene from another era all together. As a friend said, "The bedu show me that life goes on, in spite of wars and economic destruction."

Upon unboxing these photos recently, I was happy to discover they convey that same palpable sense of timelessness that I remember from that morning.

Early each Friday morning, hundreds of local Bedouin, many from the Ta'amreh clan, gather outside the eastern wall of Jerusalem's Old City.  They are there to buy and sell sheep, goats, donkeys and horses.

These photos were taken on one such morning in 1979. Yet it was a scene from another era all together. As a friend said, "The bedu show me that life goes on, in spite of wars and economic destruction."

Upon unboxing these photos recently, I was happy to discover they convey that same palpable sense of timelessness that I remember from that morning.

To learn more about the Ta'amreh, read the article by Delia Khano, "Origins of Ta'amreh, semi-Bedouins of east Bethlehem" at < http://www.palestine-family.net/index.php?nav=65&hits=20&searchword=taamreh5-206&did=854-1&searchResult=searchResult >.

To learn more about the Ta'amreh, read the article by Delia Khano, "Origins of Ta'amreh, semi-Bedouins of east Bethlehem" at < http://www.palestine-family.net/index.php?nav=65&hits=20&searchword=taamreh5-206&did=854-1&searchResult=searchResult >.

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