Eldorado Posted October 5, 2022 #1 Share Posted October 5, 2022 The people of Masafer Yatta are determined to hold on to their cave-dwelling lifestyle. “I was born in this cave and gave birth to all 12 of my children here,” says Hajja Halima Abu Younis, an 82-year-old woman from Jinba, one of 33 villages in this semi-desert region at the southern tip of the occupied West Bank. Masafer Yatta is the only Palestinian territory where many caves are used as homes – some 200 of the 800 caves in this area are still inhabited. Abu Younis says she would never accept another home even if the Israeli government offered her a house with two floors. She can trace her family’s history in this cave back almost two centuries: https://theconversation.com/life-in-the-firing-zone-in-masafer-yatta-the-palestinian-territory-where-people-have-lived-in-caves-for-generations-191356 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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