Scenes From Palestine

In the West Bank, a good harvest and a shared meal are at the center of an enduring culture. Captions by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Read her full story from our December 2013 issue, Heart of Palestine.

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A produce vendor in the Jenin Market.Ariana Lindquist
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A man makes crosses from olive wood in Beit Sahour.Ariana Lindquist
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A vendor pulls pallets of tomatoes from his car in Beit Sahour.Ariana Lindquist
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Har Homa, the Israeli settlement just outside of Beit Sahour.Ariana Lindquist
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Chile paste in the Jenin market.Ariana Lindquist
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Shafaq Jarrar cleans olives in a grove near her home in Burqin during the annual harvest.Ariana Lindquist
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Cured olives at Bassam Abedalatif's food shop in Jenin.Ariana Lindquist
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In his Jenin home, a man offers a plate of ka'ak bil ma'amoul, date-stuffed ring cookies, a Palestinian holiday favorite.Ariana Lindquist
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Manal Abdallah, a promotion manager for Canaan Fair Trade, at a coffee shop near Jenin.Ariana Lindquist
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A produce vendor carries his wares in Beit Sahour.Ariana Lindquist
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Spices in the Jenin market.Ariana Lindquist
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Mohammed Isamel Ghanem in Burqin.Ariana Lindquist
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The lively streets of Nablus, a city in the northern West Bank, at night.Ariana Lindquist
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Jars of nuts packed in honey in a Jenin shop.Ariana Lindquist
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A Jenin produce market.Ariana Lindquist
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A shopping cart piled high with savory sesame ka'ak bread at a bakery in Nablus, northeast of Dayr Balut.Ariana Lindquist
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Home cook Siham Mustafa in her kitchen in Dayr Balut.Ariana Lindquist
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In Dayr Balut, Siham Mustafa makes maftoul, a dish of Palesinian couscous with chicken and chickpeas.Ariana Lindquist
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Nisreen Ghanem dips taboon in oil for m'sakhan, roast chicken with onion and sumac flatbread.Ariana Lindquist
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A woman in Jenin Old City.Ariana Lindquist