Photojournalism - Professional


Rina Castelnuovo


- 21 FEB 2011- QALQILYA, WEST BANK- Palestinian worker Raida, 31, (no last name given) waits with other workers at West Bank Qalqilya crossing into Israel for transportation into a flowers' farm ; she leaves her home in Qalqilya, West Bank daily at 3 am to cross through the checkpoint into Israel in order to make it on time for work. Some 5,000 Palestinian laborers are walking daily through this checkpoint and tens of thousands through other crossings ; Palestinian economy and livelihood depends heavily on Israel after 44 years of occupation. Palestinians are seeking UN recognition and for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. rina castelnuovo

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