Wadi Fuqin lies in a valley and relies on mountain spring water for irrigation. On a hillside east of the village is one of the fastest-growing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Beitar Illit, which threatens Wadi Fuqin’s water supply with its sewage, according to Palestinians.
And to the west of the village, Israel’s West Bank separation barrier has also created difficulties and complicated the water supply system.
[Israeli photographer Leeor] Kaufman’s poetic photos of life in Wadi Fuqin are not about conflict, though. They are informed by his personal desire for harmony, and his quest to simply document a place as it evolves.
Photo Credit: Leeor Kaufman