Hebron`s diminishing factory life

Artistic glass products, hand-made ceramics and Palestine’s one and only producer of the Keffiyeh, the traditional Palestinian scarf, Hebron’s factory district used to be flourishing.

Times have changed, however, amid an increase in settler violence, the economic crisis and a flood of cheaper-made Chinese products. The city’s old, family-run factories are struggling to survive.

Here’s a look into the secret life of the Hebron manufacturing district’s graffiti-sprayed walls, ever-struggling businesses and the beauty of the unique products still being made.

(www.maannews.net / 23.01.2012)

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