Spindles used by Bedouin throughout Arabia and the Levant have several variations historically, but they tend to be high-whorl, either rectangular or cross-bar, with a hook and a long shaft.
Bedouin women spin seated or standing, with the spindle occasionally free-hanging, but more often rolling against the thigh, partially suspended. The drafting method is a light bouncing motion. Since the wool is not usually prepped, apart from some washing or beating with sticks, it must be teased a bit by hand during the spinning process.
The wool is wound around a distaff, which may simply be a split stick. The distaff is held under the arm or stuck in the ground, so that the fiber is above the drafting hand.