Nature

Horse in Artas

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 31.08.2006:


When living things are no longer masters of their movements or are mistreated, they often get scared and angry, and can become dangerous. The living beings in Palestine are no different. Original Content Creator: James Prineas

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun (1) Herodium as seen from Wadi Khreitoun

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The following series of photos accompanies the article Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun by Leyla Zuaiter, which first appeared in Paltournews June/July 2006. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 2: Entrance to Wadi Khreitoun

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The mix of palms and pines is emblemic of the meeting of different ecosystems in the area around Wadi Khreitoun. The pine forest was build by the British during the British Mandate. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 3 Entering the Forest

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


We enter the magic forest which will lead us to stunning and varied landscapes. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 4: Picking our Way

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


We soon find ourselves picking our way among the stones of the wadi. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Wadi Khreitoun 5: Stones in the Wadi (1)

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


My feet remembered that walking in a wadi can be a painful experience if one is not properly shod. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 6: Stones in the Wadi (2)

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The large variation in the size of stones in the dry river bed can be clearly seen here. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 7 Emad with Zuheif

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Emad Atrash, Executive Director of the Palestine Wildlife Society, holds up a sprig of zuheif, a Mediterranean plant related to oregano, whose purple flowers provide a nice accent--not to mention scent--to the desert landscape. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 8: Bedouin Caves

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


These caves sighted early in our trip were not used by monks but by Bedouin. They have been enhanced by the addition of stone masonry. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 9: Natural Bleachers

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


We rest our feet from the stony wadi in these natural stone bleachers in the shade of the pine forest as Emad al Atrash, Executive Director and Ibrahim Odeh, Educational Awareness Officer give us some background about Wadi Khreitoun. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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