23 Feb. 2000
Allenby Bridge, Israel - State of
Palestinian women wait their turn to cross the Allenby Bridge February 23 along with thousands of other religious Palestinians as they begin their pilgrimage to the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. One of the five tenets of Islam requires the Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) at least once in their lifetime. The trip takes nearly two days of travel.