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From child arrests to new settlement outposts: A week in photos - January 24-30

Israeli soldiers arrest a child during the weekly demonstration in Kfer Qaddum, a West Bank village located east of Qalqiliya, on January 25, 2013. There have been regular demonstrations in Kfer Qaddum since July, 2011, protesting the blocking of the main road east of the village which used to link it to Nablus. The child was later released. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Youth throw stones at a Border Police jeep during the weekly demonstration in Kfer Qaddum, January 25, 2013. Regular demonstrations in Kfer Qaddum protest the blocking of the main road east of the village which used to link it to Nablus. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian children march during the weekly demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh, West Bank, January 25, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian activist receives medical treatment after being hit with a tear gas canister shot by Israeli forces during the weekly demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh, West Bank, January 25, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Two caravans form a new Israeli settler outpost on land belonging to the West Bank village of Jayyous, January 28, 2013. The structures were placed just one week prior, and are already being connected to water lines from the nearby settlement Zufin. All Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are considered illegal under international law. The location was likely chosen to disrupt implementation of a 2009 Israeli court decision to re-route the separation barrier, returning a portion of Jayyous’s land to the other side of the fence, including the area that the outpost now occupies. (Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli solider throws stones at sheep, as the Israeli army prevents farmers from getting to their pasture land, Umm al Arayes, South Hebron Hills, West Bank, January 26, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Border Police prevent Palestinian women from accessing pasture land for their livestock, Umm-al-Arayes, South Hebron Hills, West Bank, January 26, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians take pictures of children on the lands slated for confiscation in the West Bank village of Beit Iksa, January 26, 2013. The same day, Israeli forces demolished for the second time what activists called the protest village of Bab Al Karamah, erected by villagers to protest the confiscation of lands for settlement expansion. Beit Iksa is surrounded by settlements and is set to be entirely encircled by Israel’s separation wall, cutting it off from Jerusalem. When completed, the wall will annex 96 percent of Beit Iksa’s land. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli military training camp seen in Jordan Valley, 3 kilometers away from the Palestinian community of Al Maleh, West Bank, January 26, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian activists play with children during an action to support Al Maleh community after Israeli demolitions in the community last week, Jordan Valley, West Bank, January 26, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)

 

Israeli soldiers patrol the separation barrier dividing land belonging to the West Bank village of Jayyous, January 28, 2013. An Israeli court decision in 2009 mandated the re-routing of the barrier to return some 2,000 dunums of village land, though 5,000 dunums would still remain isolated on the other side. The court’s decision has yet to be implemented. (Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

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    1. “An Israeli court decision in 2009 mandated the re-routing of the barrier to return some 2,000 dunums of village land, though 5,000 dunums would still remain isolated on the other side. The court’s decision has yet to be implemented.” : This fence, not Wall, could easily be altered. The IDF has ignored the Court for at least 3 years. More evidence that the IDF immunizes itself from Court decisions through blatent delay, preventing the evolution of judicial supremacy. I view the Israeli unwritten constitution as a “war council” of fiefdoms (IDF-security, Executive, Administration, Knesset, the Court), each trying to retain an inner zone of immunity from intervention by the others.

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    2. laila

      the military training camp in the Jordan Valley is sitting on cultivated land. You can see the plow’s tracks and the recent plants. The farmer will not be able to harvest much in few months. Does anyone know to whom does this land belong to?

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