Where the Girls Are...

amusement park rides in the west bank city of jenin palestine
(Image credit: Saif Dahlah)

When a strict code of dress prevails and women are forbidden from mingling with any men who aren't blood relatives, how's a girl supposed to kick up her heels?

At this amusement park in the West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian teenagers enjoy the feeling of, if not exactly the wind in their hair, then being uniquely, momentarily carefree, on one of the two days each week when the park is closed to men.