Month in pictures: February 2009

The below photographs are a selection of images from the month of February 2009. “The month in pictures” is an ongoing feature by The Electronic Intifada. If you have images documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, or of solidarity with Palestine, please email images and captions to photos A T electronicintifada D O T net.

Palestinians receive food at a UN food aid distribution center in the Beach refugee camp west of Gaza City, 5 February. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

A Palestinian boy walks on the rubble of a house destroyed during the Israeli attacks in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, 7 February. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Palestinian girls competing at a karate competition in Nablus, 21 February. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

A Palestinian man shouts at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the Israel’s wall in Jayyus village near the West Bank city of Qalqiliya, 6 February. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

Palestinians work in a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, on the border with Egypt, 7 February. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

Palestinian children play in a pool of rain water in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, 12 February. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Hamas security officers sit in front of graffiti in the northern Gaza Strip, 15 February. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

A Palestinian farmer collects carnations in a greenhouse in Rafah for shipment to the Netherlands, 12 February. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

Palestinians attend the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, 27 February. (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

A Palestinian merchant decorates fruits in preparation for Valentine’s Day at a market in the West Bank city of Nablus, 12 February. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

A Palestinian passes by closed shops in Nablus during a general strike called for by the PLO to protest Israeli plans to destroy 90 homes in occupied Jerusalem, 28 February. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

An Israeli border policeman walks past a wall with graffiti in Jayyus, 6 February. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus walks with acting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Prague Castle, the Czech Republic, 23 February. (Thaer Ganaim/MaanImages)

A Palestinian child holds a picture of his incarcerated relatives during a protest for political prisoners in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, 24 February. (Mouid Ashqar/MaanImages)

The sky over the West Bank village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, 13 February. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)