The Palestinian City of Rawabi under construction. Almost a 100 families are now living in one part of the city. 

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For The Globe And Mail


Rawabi: A city of dreams for hopeful Palestinians

"Big money and big ambitions have been poured into Rawabi, a huge new development Palestinians hope will shift dynamics across the West Bank. Eric Reguly explores a community still in the making." The Globe and Mail.


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Fathiyyeh Shtayyeh enjoys a bright and warm afternoon in the city of Rawabi with her daughter Suhair, who moved with her family into the city two months ago. Shtayeh feels Rawabi provides her grandchildren a safe and secure environment to grow up in.

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4-year-old Yacoub looks out of the window to watch his father barbecue outside their new home at Rawabi city.

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Suhair Shtayeh with her 6-months-old daughter Lour, Nour, 6, and her husband Fadi, at their new house in the city of Rawabi. Suhair and Fadi are excited to be in a city where they are able to find everything they need in one place like education for their children, work opportunities for her and her family, entertainment and retail where they can walk and be out in the streets in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Suhair Shtayeh comforts her 6-months-old daughter Lour at her in-laws house in the Palestinian city of Biddya. Shtayeh lived in the basement with her husband and children prior to moving into the city of Rawabi. 

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Fadi Salam with his 6-months-old daughter Lour at his parents house in Biddy.

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A night scene of Rawabi city

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6-year-old Nour (right) plays with the neighbourhood children at the new play area at Rawabi city.

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Fadi Salameh on his way to school with his children Nour, 6, and Yacoub, 4. The city of Rawabi currently provides free rides to nearby schools until the Rawabi school is complete. 

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Suhair Shtayeh looks out for her children while playing in the sand with her 4-year-old daughter Lour and her mother Fathiyyeh.

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6-year-old Nour (middle) enjoys a quite evening with her family and neighbourhood children just outside her new home at Rawabi city.

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A Palestinian construction worker.

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Israeli children play at the Israeli settlement of Ateret in the West bank where over 800 Jewish settlers can see the Palestinian city of Rawabi with it's line of flags that stand on the hills of Rawabi, including a giant one measuring 1,450 sq ft.

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A sculpture depicting a Palestinian family holding hands by Palestinian artist Nabil Anani atop Rawabi's hill.

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