|Scenes riding the bus into Ramallah: above ,a view of The Wall built by the Israelis.|
Can you read the red sign? It says ' This road leads to Area A. Under Palestinian Authority, the entrance for Israeli citizens is forbidden, dangerous to your lives and is against the Israeli law.'
As we rode the bus into town, we saw a huge number of painted (graffittied?) walls in Ramallah unlike any other town we’d been in.
The Red Crescent Society is equivalent to the Red Cross.
We decided to head over to Yasser Arafat’s tomb first having to navigate our way through the bustling market area with the market vendors exhorting the locals (we were the only tourists, I think) to buy, buy, buy their produce in very loud voices. I bought almost a kilo of what I hope are really soft dates after trying one.
An MSF/Doctors Without Borders vehicle. There are a lot of NGO’s operating in Ramallah, I understand.
Interesting sign located on a side street just across from Arafat's Mausoleum.
|I wonder if he could have carried just ONE more box before everything came tumbling down!|
|Yasser Arafat Square|
In case anyone forgot what Yasser Arafat looked like, here was another photo!
We should have seen stairs like these as we walked along
Not sure if these views are of Ramallah as it’s such a big city or other towns in the
I put the chair in the doorway to demonstrate how very low the arches were. Luckily signs had been put up warning people to duck their heads!
The map shows where the Center’s visitors have come from.
I wonder who these men are or were. Saw their stencils a number of places in Ramallah.
Don’t know what these things were - in hindsight of course, I should have tried them so I could tell you!
Sorry these pictures are blurry but they were the best I could do from the moving bus.
Cars lining up to cross over to