Photos from the Quarter: 16 May – 15 August, 2016

A referee separates contenders at the Palestine Open Taekwondo Tournament held 18–20 July at Birzeit University. The tournament, sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation, is the first competition held in the occupied Palestinian territories—besides soccer—to include international participants. (18 July, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS staff, aims to convey a sense of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories during this quarter (16 May – 15 August 2016). The photos appear in the latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

A Palestinian woman waves a stick at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qusra, a site of frequent settler attacks and demolitions by Israeli government. (9 August, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian woman waves a stick at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qusra, a site of frequent settler attacks and demolitions by Israeli government. (9 August, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In Khirbet Zanuta, a village under threa of evacuation, residents gather to speak with representatives of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Since 2007, villages have challenging Israel's attempts to remove them from their land. (30 May, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)
In Khirbet Zanuta, a village under threa of evacuation, residents gather to speak with representatives of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Since 2007, villages have challenging Israel’s attempts to remove them from their land. (30 May, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinain youths dressed in makeshift armor and masks pause to read the Qur'an in Haram al-Sharif. The sanctuary witnessed daily clashes after Israeli authorities violated a customary but unwritten role to halt Jewish visits to the site during the last ten days of Ramadan. (28 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian youths dressed in makeshift armor and masks pause to read the Qur’an in Haram al-Sharif. The sanctuary witnessed daily clashes after Israeli authorities violated a customary but unwritten role to halt Jewish visits to the site during the last ten days of Ramadan. (28 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
After being denied permission to travel to Jerusalem to perform at the Palestine International Festival, the band Dawaween sings instead at the entrance to the Erez crossing in Gaza. (6 August, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
After being denied permission to travel to Jerusalem to perform at the Palestine International Festival, the band Dawaween sings instead at the entrance to the Erez crossing in Gaza. (6 August, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Solar panels extend into the distance at a power plant in Gaza City. (1 June, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
Solar panels extend into the distance at a power plant in Gaza City. (1 June, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
An elderly Palestinian woman approaches the Qalandia checkpoint on the second Friday of Ramadan, when worshippers traditionally flock to Jerusalem for the weekly congregational prayer. (17 June, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
An elderly Palestinian woman approaches the Qalandia checkpoint on the second Friday of Ramadan, when worshippers traditionally flock to Jerusalem for the weekly congregational prayer. (17 June, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
Emblem on the façade of the newly opened Palestinian embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. (17 May, Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)
Emblem on the façade of the newly opened Palestinian embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. (17 May, Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)
Journalists visit the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit the day before its official opening. The $24million structure was built entirely with private funds and is a project of Taawon–Welfare Association. (17 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
Journalists visit the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit the day before its official opening. The $24 million structure was built entirely with private funds and is a project of Taawon–Welfare Association. (17 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
Nisreen Hmaidan performs at the eighth Arij Palestine Nights for Music in the Beddawi refugee camp in Lebanon. (27 May, Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images)
Nisreen Hmaidan performs at the eighth Arij Palestine Nights for Music in the Beddawi refugee camp in Lebanon. (27 May, Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images)
Projection of a bird image onto Damascus Gate during the eighth annual International Jerusalem Festival of Lights. (25 May, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Projection of a bird image onto Damascus Gate during the eighth annual International Jerusalem Festival of Lights. (25 May, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
A basketball hangs in the air after a Palestinian woman takes a shot during an adaptive sports coaching session in Khan Yunis. (28 May, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
A basketball hangs in the air after a Palestinian woman takes a shot during an adaptive sports coaching session in Khan Yunis. (28 May, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
A referee separates contenders at the Palestine Open Taekwondo Tournament held 18–20 July at Birzeit University. The tournament, sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation, is the first competition held in the occupied Palestinian territories—besides soccer—to include international participants. (18 July, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
A referee separates contenders at the Palestine Open Taekwondo Tournament held 18–20 July at Birzeit University. The tournament, sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation, is the first competition held in the occupied Palestinian territories—besides soccer—to include international participants. (18 July, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
Farmer Zaher Madi hand-waters his calves in the village of Salfit where homes have received no water for over two weeks. Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, implemented supply cuts in the West Bank that left some areas without water for more than forty days. (23 June, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Farmer Zaher Madi hand-waters his calves in the village of Salfit where homes have received no water for over two weeks. Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, implemented supply cuts in the West Bank that left some areas without water for more than forty days. (23 June, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Sinkholes swallow buildings, trees, and roadways at the abandoned tourist resort of Mineral on the Dead Sea. Overexploitation of water resources is causing widespread sinkholes, as well as the rapid retreat of the coastline and a drop of over a meter per year in surface level. (11 July, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
Sinkholes swallow buildings, trees, and roadways at the abandoned tourist resort of Mineral on the Dead Sea. Over-exploitation of water resources is causing widespread sinkholes, as well as the rapid retreat of the coastline and a drop of over a meter per year in surface level. (11 July, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
Children cool down at the ablution taps outside al-Aqsa Mosque during a Ramadan visit to Haram al-Sharif. (21 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Children cool down at the ablution taps outside al-Aqsa Mosque during a Ramadan visit to Haram al-Sharif. (21 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
In the Old City of Jerusalem, rows of qatayif are collected by a Palestinian baker as he prepares his display for a traditional Ramadan sweet. (14 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
In the Old City of Jerusalem, rows of qatayif are collected by a Palestinian baker as he prepares his display for a traditional Ramadan sweet. (14 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)