J e r i c h o
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Pictures from 2003 till 2006
Below some pictures of Jericho and daily life plus have a look at the index
Deir Quruntal / Mt. of Temptation
Tree of Life
After the first checkpoint which is israelian, there is another one, but palestinian (since 2005)
The palestinian checkpoint
(May 22, 2005)
Hotel Oasis (October 24, 2004)
On September 16, 1998, a medium-sized casino (35 tables - later increased several times - and 220 slot machines) and hotel (220 rooms) jointly called Oasis were opened on the souther outskirts of Jericho. Owned by the Palestine Investment Fund as well as foreign investors including Austrian financier Martin Shlaff and South African financier Cyril Kern and operated by Casinos Austria, the project was the largest private employer in the West Bank with over 1 000 local and foreign workers (mainly coupiers).
Hamas who originally opposed the opening of the casino, refuses to reopen it while heading the Palestinian Government.
March 27, 2005 (for the following 11 pictures)
Visiting friends in Jericho
Making fun for the camera with the parent’s water pipe.
Enjoying a bicycle ride (October 24, 2004)
I took some horseback riding lessons in Jericho. At these stables, former President Arafat keeps his black horse (it was a gift).The owner of the stables takes once a week some disabled children to enjoy a day out here and they also ride horses under attendance.
one of the customer’s German Shepard
They also take in abandoned and street dogs and trying to get a nice home for them.
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