Appreciate this article? +972 depends on your support -- click here to help us keep going

Analysis News

From Bil'in memorial to breaking down barriers: A week in photos September 28-October 4

This week: Memorials for those killed protesting the separation barrier, weekly protests against the occupation, Palestinians and internationals destroy an Israeli barrier, Palestinians return to their land after 35 years, and more.

Before the weekly protest against the wall, Palestinian Sabiha Abu Rahme cries near the memorial monument for her son, Bassem, who in a 2009 protest was shot and killed with a high-velocity tear gas grenade by Israeli soldiers, Bil’in, West Bank, October 4, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Youth throw stones at an Israeli military bulldozer during the weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, a West bank village located East of Qalqiliya, on Friday, October 4, 2013. Kafr Qaddum started to organize regular demonstrations in July 2011, protesting against the blocking of the main road east of the village which used to linked it to Nablus. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian activists march under the gaze of Israeli soldiers during the weekly protest against the wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, October 4, 2013. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli border police man detain a international activist, during the weekly protest against the wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, October 4, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian and International activists remove a gate built by the Israeli army blocking the road between the village of Al Walaja and the West Bank town of Beit Jala, October 3, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

For the first time in the West Bank, Palestinians return to their land that was an Israeli settlement. People from the village of Burka return to cultivate their land after 35 years, October 3, 2013. The land was confiscated in 1978 under a seizure order for military purposes, which was common practice for establishing Israeli settlements until the late 1970s. The return was an outcome of legal action by the Israeli human rights NGO Yesh Din. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

As Palestinians return to their land that was an Israeli settlement, people from the village of Burka paint over Jewish symbols on a water tank, October 3, 2013. The land was confiscated in 1978 under a seizure order for military purposes, which was common practice for establishing Israeli settlements until the late 1970s. The return was an outcome of legal action by the Israeli human rights NGO Yesh Din. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

With the Israeli settlement Gilo covering a nearby hillside, a Palestinian priest leads an open air Catholic mass as a form of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli separation wall, Beit Jala, West Bank, October 4, 2013. If built as planned, he Israeli separation wall will divide Beit Jala land and separate a Catholic convent from a monastery, as well as cutting off access to village olive groves. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

Afghan children and women sit in a room belonging to a church, used as a temporary shelter, in Brussels, Belgium, October 1, 2013. Hundreds of Aghan asylum seekers have been demonstrating to request protection in Belgium. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Afghan protesters hold a sign reading “Free the 42 Afghans arrested and in closed centers” during a demonstration by hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers, demanding for protection and asylum in Belgium; Brussels, October 2, 2013. Without papers, they cannot work or find decent housing. Belgium has been involved in the Afghan conflict for 10 years. There are about 2.7 million Afghans who continue to live in exile and some 450,000 are internally displaced. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli activist lights candles as activists gather near Rothschild Boulevard, during a memorial event for Haim Atya, October 2, 2013. Haim, 56, became unemployed and homeless after a cerebrovascular accident. After the eviction of the tent camp in Rothschild boulevard two years ago he used to sleep outside Leumi bank. He was found dead on June 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian boy sells coffee to drivers waiting in line at the Israeli military checkpoint controlling movement between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, West Bank, September 30, 2013. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

For additional original analysis and breaking news, visit +972 Magazine's Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Our newsletter features a comprehensive round-up of the week's events. Sign up here.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT

    Name (Required)
    Mail (Required)
    Website
    Free text

© 2010 - 2014 +972 Magazine
Follow Us
Credits

+972 is an independent, blog-based web magazine. It was launched in August 2010, resulting from a merger of a number of popular English-language blogs dealing with life and politics in Israel and Palestine.

Website empowered by RSVP

Illustrations: Eran Mendel