From Jenin to Gaza, Palestinians express solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli detention. Also, Sudanese cultural celebrations, highways through Palestinian Jerusalem communities, Nabi Saleh’s struggle, and pressure on an Israeli chocolatier.
Palestinian hunger striker Samer Issawi taken to his court hearing in the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, February 19, 2013. Some 800 Palestinian political prisoners imprisoned in Israeli prisons were refusing food in solidarity with 4 fellow inmates, Ayman Sharawneh (more than 225 days), Samer Issawi (more then 209 days), Tareq Qa’dan and Ja’far Aiz Din (83 days), (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
A solidarity protest with the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israeli prisons, outside the Ofer military prison, February 15, 2013. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org)
Palestinians run from tear gas shot by the Israeli army during a solidarity protest with the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israeli prisons, outside the Ofer military prison, February 15, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
Palestinian children hold posters during a demonstration in support of Samer Issawi, a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 200 days in an Israeli prison, in the Palestinian East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on February 15, 2013. (Photo by: Guest photographer T.M/ Activestills.org)
The shadows of members of a theater group of Sudanese refugees from the Darfur region are seen on a white sheet as they perform at a cultural centre in south Tel Aviv, February 15, 2013. Hundreds of Sudanese refugees took part in the cultural festival to share with local Israeli audience samples of their cultural heritage. (Photo by: Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org)
Palestinians with disabilities held a protest in front of the International Committee of of Red Cross to support Palestinian prisoners, February 14, 2013. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
A solidarity protest with the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israeli prisons, Jalame checkpoint, Jenin, West Bank, February 15, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)
Residents of Beit Safafa stand on their lands while bulldozers construct a four lane highway through their village, February 14, 2013. The road is being constructed on privately owned land which was designated for building houses for the local residents of the densely populated town, and is being built despite their objections. The road will connect the various Jewish settlements in the Hebron area to Jerusalem and is part of an ongoing campaign to isolate and surround the Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem with Jewish settlements. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
A Palestinian girl takes cover while Israeli army invades her village during the weekly demonstration against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, February 15, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Clashes erupt during a solidarity protest with the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israeli prisons, Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus, West Bank, February 18, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)
An Israeli settler argues with Palestinian activists blocking the entrance to Efrat settlement in a protest in solidarity with hunger striker Samer Issawi, February 15, 2013. Issawi has been on hunger strike for more than 200 days to protest his administrative detention without charge by Israeli authorities. (Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
Activists show solidarity with Samer Issawi, on hunger strike for 203 days and who is being held in an Israeli medical detention center in critical condition, Jaffa, February 13, 2013. (Photo by: Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org)
Activists protest outside the Max Brenner restaurant and chocolate shop in Downtown Boston, MA, on February 14, 2013. Organizers say the goals of the action are to raise awareness of the popular restaurant’s ties to Israel’s human rights violations in Palestine and encourage a boycott of their products. (Photo: Tess Scheflan/ Activestills.org)
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