For Palestinians, Raising Arabian Horses Is ‘the Hobby of the Poor’ (98 images)

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There is a Palestinian passion — some call it an obsession — for raising show horses, racehorses and more modest steeds in what might seem like impossible conditions. The horses are bred and to some extent trained in gritty East Jerusalem neighborhoods like Issawiya, Tur and Jabal al-Mukaber, often by families who struggle to share tiny, cramped homes.

“In America, they call raising horses the hobby of the rich,” said Muhamed Hamdan, 25, a Palestinian...
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