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In pictures: 'Side by Side or Face to Face'
ICRC car on the road, 1950
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For the last 50 years photographer Jean Mohr has been documenting day-to-day life in Israel and the Palestinian territories for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), seen here on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho in 1950.
Palestinian refugees in Hebron
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At that time the ICRC set up the first schools for the Palestinian refugees in Hebron...
n Kalandia, near
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...but nearly 20 years later the Six-Day War in 1967 changed the political map. In Kalandia, near Ramallah, an Israeli officer studies a proposal from the ICRC under the gaze of a Palestinian boy.
Old City of Jerusalem near the Holy Sepulchre
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In 1979 Jean Mohr returns to the Middle East...
Ramallah
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...where he captures pictures of ordinary people, the worried faces of women, solemn old men...
Jerusalem street
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...and the expectant attitude of the young.
Operating theatre
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In October 2002 Mohr is assigned to prepare a photo essay on ICRC operations where specialists are working with local Palestinian medical teams...
Palestine Red Crescent Society running awareness-raising sessions on the danger of anti-personnel mines.
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...and with the Palestine Red Crescent Society running awareness-raising sessions on the danger of anti-personnel mines.
The route between Bethlehem and Jerusalem...
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Fifty years since his first assignment the signs of conflict are everywhere, on the route between Bethlehem and Jerusalem...
Nablus
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...to the ruins of the Old City of Nablus...
Hebron
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...and the sandbags and military installations in Hebron. Jean Mohr's pictures reflect, in their own subtle way, the turbulences of the Middle East.




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