Bedouin Girl (Six-Day War), Jordan, 1967
© Tim Page

Bedouin Girl (Six-Day War), Jordan, 1967

By Tim Page
About the image
Bedouin refugees arrive at the Mafraq refugee camp, near the Iraqi border of Jordan, during the Six-Day War, which took place from June 5 - June 10, 1967. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. 

In June 1967 I drew the Arab straw to cover the 6 Day War, assigned to Beirut then Jordan via Syria. The Jordanians had been thrashed in Jerusalem.
Israel was ethnic cleansing the Bedouin occupants from the East Bank into Jordan. The refugees were trucked to a new home, a desolate camp next to Dawson's Strip at Mafraq close to the Iraqi frontier. They had no shade except for secondhand British army tents in a stony desert overlooked by Arab Legion machine gunners. This was the first day of their new lives.

The image was later used by Sam Peckinpah as the last frame in his iconic anti war movie "Cross of Iron". Michael Franti also used it for his Palestine concerts - a great honour from both." - Tim Page

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