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On thhis picture you can see one of the very few remaining shopkeepers in the shehuda street that used to be a buzzing, noisy palestinian market years ago. Now it is a ghost town. on top floors there are Jewish settler homes and the shehuda street has to be protected by a net in order to protect the palestinians walking along the street from big rocks, junk and big items settlers enjoy throwing down on people walking by especially if they are palestinians. On the closed shop doors you read "death to the arabs" and also parols against the settlers. It is a spooky place.. especially if you notice all these israeli snipers on the roofs that have the reputation to be quite trigger happy. And there is this sweet elderly man who has a friendly smile for everybody passes by him. He is not afraid of settler violence and decided to keep his shop no matter what happens. Nobody is going to buy all his vegetables he probably picked himself from his garden... but still he is hanging in there hoping for better and safer times to come...

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