Chained to Jabber's House
Palestine.    2001.

The two men chained to the house are members of Christian Peacemaker Teams. CPT is made up of Mennonites, American Friends (Quakers), and others who go to troubled places around the world to bear witness and place themselves between contesting factions. Here they have chained themselves to Faiez Jabber's house because the Israeli Army had threatened to demolish the house because Faiez built it even though the Israeli Army refused to give him a building permit. Even in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem a Palestinian must get a building permit from the Israelis government to do even the most trivial improvement. Building permits are only rarely granted to Palestinians.