This week: Protests shadow Obama’s itinerary, a protest village in E1 is built and demolished, animal rights activists are scarred for life, and Palestinians march for water rights, prisoner solidarity, and to protest Israel’s permit regime.
Activists hold banners in front of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, as a protest against U.S. military support to Israel, March 22, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
A helicopter carrying U.S. President Barack Obama flies over a demonstration against Obama’s visit to the West Bank, Ramallah, March 21, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Graffiti against the visit of the U.S. President Barak Obama to the West Bank, Ramallah, March 21, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/ Activestills.org)
Palestinian policemen block Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against the visit of U.S. President Barak Obama to the West Bank, Ramallah, March 21, 2013. The Palestinian police prevented the protesters from approaching the Palestinian presidential compound. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A Palestinian special forces solider is seen on a roof near Nativity Square before U.S. President Obama’s visit to Bethlehem, West Bank, March 22, 2013. Many streets in Bethlehem had been closed since the morning. The visit only lasted half an hour. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinian activists protest in Deheishe refugee camp against U.S. President Obama’s visit to Bethlehem, West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
A huge Palestinian flag is seen opposite the settlement of Ma’ale Adummim in a new protest camp in the E1 area which focused on the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, West Bank, March 21, 2013. (Photo by:Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinian activists build a structure from stones and mud in the Bab al-Shams protest camp in the E1 area, West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
Israeli riot policemen detain Palestinian activists during the eviction of the Palestinian protest camp “Bab al-Shams” in the E1 area, West Bank, March 24, 2013. The camp was built four days before, during the visit of Barack Obama. Forty activists were detained during the eviction and later released. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Acvtivestills.org)
Animal rights activists take part in an extreme protest by branding their flesh with a hot metal stamp similar to those used to brand animals in industrial meat farms, Tel Aviv, March 21, 2013. After the branding, they were put in a truck and driven away. “269” is the number that was branded on a calf born into captivity on an Israeli meat farm, and has become a symbol for the struggle against the abuse of animals. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Animal rights activists get tattoos of the number 269 as part of a global day of action against industrialized animal farming, Boston, March 21, 2013. “269” is the number that was branded on a calf born into captivity on a meat farm in Israel, and has become a symbol for the struggle against the abuse of animals. (Photo by: Tess Scheflan/Activestills.org)
On World Water Day, Palestinian and international activists participate in a solidarity walk between Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley whose water rights are denied by discriminatory Israeli policies and practices. The walk included community visits and discussions. Jordan Valley, West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners still on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, especially Samer Issawi (more than 245 days). Nablus, West Bank, March 23, 2013. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
In the annual Palm Sunday procession, Palestinian Christians carry signs naming their West Bank communities, all of which are cut off from Jerusalem by the Israeli separation barrier, requiring their residents to obtain special permits to enter, East Jerusalem, March 24, 2013. Such restrictions have dramatically reduced the number of Palestinians able to participate in religious traditions of any faith in Jerusalem. The procession began at the Church of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, also known as the “Palm Sunday Church,” which is located directly next to a Palestinian home that was demolished by Israeli authorities several years ago. (Photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
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