Antony Loewenstein, thanks for the “photo essay”, but shouldn’t you be aiming to score in the other goal?
I see well-fed sheep.
I see a hipster yid (without a scratch) who seems to be enjoying the outing. (I can’t tell if Ahmed or Mohammed were harmed.)
I see a Woman of Color asserting authority over palefaces Ahmed & Guy — a veritable intersectionalist’s fantasy.
You wrote “soon surrounded by the Israeli army”, and the next photo is of a vast barren landscape with a single jeep, apparently carrying three unhelmeted soldiers. Are you shooting for comedy?
And we have no context. You don’t tell us the claims of the shepherds and the counterclaims of the IDF. There is no map with borders, no discussion of signed agreements. This is not journalism.
It looks like staged agitprop. Shouldn’t you be on your guard to avoid gaining a reputation as a nincompoop?
As to the “nightmarish situation for many Palestinian shepherds and residents in the face of constant Israeli army attacks, arrests and abuse”, how does this jibe with “Mohammed was later released soon after he was detained”?
How does an educated person write such words knowing as you do what’s happening in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Kashmir, Sinai, Libya, Mali, and maybe a dozen other places in the region?
Finally, it appears you are shooting stills. If you shot video, wouldn’t you have a better chance at finding a few frames that reveal the IDF’s purported genocidal racist hatred, and the commitment of grave crimes against humanity?