Amid escalating tensions fueled by mounting settler violence, Palestinians in several West Bank villages, including Ein Samiya and al-Qabun, have been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind a trail of abandoned cribs, schools, and homes. The exodus highlights the devastating impact of conflict as families escape the turmoil, shedding light on the profound challenges faced by these communities.
The ruins of a home, demolished by its Palestinian residents as they fled Ein Samiya village in the West Bank. This Bedouin community dismantled their homes and left in May, citing Israeli settler violence as their reason for leaving.
A child's crib is left behind by Palestinians who fled the West Bank Bedouin village of Ein Samiya.
Interior of a children's school, left behind by Palestinians fleeing the West Bank village of Ein Samiya.
A sofa is left behind by fleeing Palestinian shepherds in the West Bank village of Ein Samiya.
Sheep who were evacuated from the West Bank Palestinian Bedouin village of of al-Qabun, rest in their new enclosure in a nearby hamllet. The exodus from al-Qabun, northwest of the city of Ramallah represents the third case over four months in which mounting settler violence has emptied an entire Palestinian community.
The supports for a Palestinian family's tent after they fled the West Bank herding village al-Baqa, foreground, frame an encampment by Israeli settlers.
Palestinian shepherd Mustafa Arara, 24, stands in the ruins of the West Bank Bedouin village of al-Baqa where residents fled in July after settlers established an outpost a stone's throw from the village in June. Out of 33 people who fled the Palestinian hamlet east of Ramallah, just one six-person family has returned after settlers from a newly established outpost wreaked havoc on the village, setting their sheep loose on Palestinian grazing fields and torching a home.
A burned tent in the West Bank Palestinian Bedouin village of of al-Qabun, photographed a day after fleeing residents burned most of the items they could not carry.
This combination of eight images shows personal items left behind by Palestinians who fled the West Bank Bedouin village of Ein Samiya.