On one side of the street is the glass-covered street of a former military post on the outskirts of Bani Walid, Syria.
A military guard keeps watch outside.
Across the street, two glass-fronted houses, one in Arabic, the other in English, stand empty and deserted.
The house of a young woman is covered with graffiti: “Death to Israel”.
Another, on the other side of this street, reads: “Hamas is a terrorist organisation”.
The street is filled with residents and their children playing.
One man walks down the street.
“We are not scared of the Israeli occupation,” he says, gesturing to the empty houses.
“The Palestinian people are also here.
We are here to protest against the occupation and to protect the land.”
The man who spoke to Al Jazeera from the nearby village of al-Khafaj, also in the northern region of Idlib, is a shopkeeper from Aleppo who says he has not seen Israeli soldiers for two years.
He says he believes that Israel has committed violations against the Palestinian people and that his business was targeted by the Israeli army.
“Israel is not afraid of us, and I am sure the Israelis will not allow us to go into our shops,” he said.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr in Beirut and Ammar Haidar in the occupied West Bank contributed to this report.