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Photos of the week: Ceasefire begins and ends

This week: Palestinian and Israeli protests across the political, ethnic and religious spectrum; homes and property damaged and destroyed in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel; aid for those suffering; and a wedding under protest.

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, Nablus, West Bank, August 15, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, Nablus, West Bank, August 15, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Palestinians check the damages caused to the house of wanted Palestinian Zakaria al-Aqra, 24, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Qabalan, Nablus, August 11, 2014. Six people from his family were wounded and parts of his house was destroyed during the 8-hour operation. Qabalan village has been raided several times in the last two weeks by Israeli army. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Palestinians check the damage caused to the house of wanted Palestinian Zakaria al-Aqra, 24, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Qabalan, Nablus, August 11, 2014. Six people from his family were wounded and parts of his house were destroyed during the 8-hour operation. Qabalan village has been raided several times in the last two weeks by the Israeli army. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Ibrahim Abu Odeh (Abu Alaa), 60 years old, stands at his window in the early morning examining what left of his neighborhood. Next to him is one of the rooms of his house, completely destroyed. Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, August 12, 2014. Abu Alaa lives in a three-story building that has six apartments, occupied by his five married sons and their families, 33 people in total, 21 of them children. He was forced to flee his house with his family, along with the residents of Beit Hanoun due to the Israeli attack. They took shelter in the Jabalya secondary school for boys, in Jabalya refugee camp, but returned to their bombed home because of harsh condition in the school. Since then they are living in their destroyed house without electricity and gas. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Ibrahim Abu Odeh (Abu Alaa), 60 years old, stands at his window in the early morning, examining what’s left of his neighborhood. Next to him is one of the rooms of his house, completely destroyed. Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, August 12, 2014. Abu Alaa lives in a three-story building that has six apartments, occupied by his five married sons and their families, 33 people in total, 21 of them children. He was forced to flee his house with his family, along with the residents of Beit Hanoun due to the Israeli attack. They took shelter in the Jabalya Secondary School for Boys, in Jabalya Refugee Camp, but returned to their bombed home because of harsh condition in the school. Since then they have been living in their destroyed house without electricity or gas. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Israeli activists dressed in white and wearing white masks, walk in Rothschild boulevard in centre Tel Aviv, during a direct action in solidarity with the victims of the Gaza war, August 13, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli activists dressed in white and wearing white masks, walk in Rothschild Boulevard in central Tel Aviv, during a direct action in solidarity with the victims of the Israeli attacks on Gaza, August 13, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israelis of Kurdish origins demonstrate in solidarity with the Yazidi community in front of American Embassy in Tel Aviv, August 13, 2014. The Yazidi community in northern Iraq has recently been attacked by extremists of the Islamic State group. The protesters called on the U.S intervention. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israelis of Kurdish origin demonstrate in solidarity with the Yazidi community in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, August 13, 2014. The Yazidi community in northern Iraq has recently been attacked by extremists of the Islamic State. The protesters called for U.S. intervention. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Palestinian women argue with an Israeli soldiers, after a Palestinian youth was shot with live ammunition and was taken by the army, during the weekly protest against the occupation, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 15, 2014. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

Palestinian women argue with Israeli soldiers after a Palestinian youth was shot with live ammunition and was taken by the army during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 15, 2014. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

Right-wing supporters of the Organization for Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land (LEHAVA) shout slogans as they protest outside the wedding hall where Mahmoud Mansour, an Arab-Israeli, and Morel Malcha, a Jewish, got married on August 17, 2014 in the Israeli costal city of Rishon Letzion. Police arrested at least 7 right wing protesters, as over 300 were protesting against the wedding. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Right-wing supporters of the Organization for Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land (LEHAVA) shout slogans as they protest outside the wedding hall where Mahmoud Mansour, an Arab-Israeli, and Morel Malcha, a Jewish-Israeli, were married on August 17, 2014 in the Israeli city of Rishon Letzion. Police arrested at least seven right-wing protesters among over 300 who were protesting against the wedding. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Manmoud Mansour arrive his family house toghatar with his wife Moral Malcha, 23 (not seen), Jaffa, Israel on August 17, 2014, before their wedding celebration in the evening in Rishon LeZion. Moral was born Jewish and converted to Islam before marrying Mahmoud some months ago. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Manmoud Mansour arrives at his family house together with his wife Morel Malcha, 23 (not seen), Jaffa, Israel on August 17, 2014, before their wedding celebration in the evening in Rishon LeZion. Morel was born Jewish and converted to Islam some months ago before marrying Mahmoud. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Gazans receive nutritional support from UNRWA during the cease-fire. Each family receives one bag of flour and another bag of rice. Gaza City, August 17, 2014. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Gazans receive food support from UNRWA during a ceasefire. Each family receives one bag of flour and another bag of rice. Gaza City, August 17, 2014. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Eighteen Palestinians injured during the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip seen at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, a distance of around 70 kilometers from Gaza, before being taken to hospitals in Turkey by a Turkish military plane, Isreal, August 13, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Eighteen Palestinians injured during the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip are seen at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, a distance of around 70 kilometers from Gaza, before being taken to hospitals in Turkey by a Turkish military plane, Israel, August 13, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israelis soldier check the scene in which a mortar shot from the Gaza Strip has directly hit a house, southern Israel, August 21, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

An Israeli soldier photographs the scene in which a mortar shot from the Gaza Strip directly hit a house, southern Israel, August 21, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israelis check the scene in which a mortar shot from the Gaza Strip has directly hit a animal farm, southern Israel, August 21, 2014.(Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

An Israeli looks at dead cows after a mortar shot from the Gaza Strip hit a dairy farm, southern Israel, August 21, 2014.(Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israelis hold signs read: " When there is no peace, war comes" during a demonstration calling for negotiations between Israel and the Palestine on August 16, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday evening for a pro-peace rally under the slogan, 'Changing Direction: Toward Peace, Away From War.' (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israelis hold signs reading, “When there is no peace, war comes” during a demonstration calling for negotiations between Israel and the Palestine on August 16, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday evening for a pro-peace rally under the slogan, “Changing Direction: Toward Peace, Away From War.” (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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  • COMMENTS

    1. Whiplash

      When I look at the first picture showing a young Palestinian child holding an assault weapon dressed in Hamas garb on the shoulder of another child, I am reminded of what Mordecai Nissan wrote in his book “Only Israel West of the Jordan.” Why would Israel consent to the setting up of another terrorist state on its borders?

      The Active Stills picture gives a message to other Palestinians, Israelis and the world. We Palestinians support Hamas. We Palestinians support terror. We Palestinians do not want peace. We Palestinians want war.

      Even before the war, Palestinian students in the West Bank held Islamic Jihad and Hamas rallies in Abu Dis at the most liberal of Palestinian Universities causing Brandies University in the United States to sever its ties. They were dressed in the same type of clothing as the little boy in the picture.

      Prime Minister Netanyahu has correctly assessed the situation in the West Bank. He now realizes that the Jordan Valley must remain under Israeli control to protect it against Palestinians who would support Hamas like attacks against Israel in whatever territory which they would acquire for their land.

      Kudos to Active Stills for showing the true face of the Palestinians.
      Maybe now Active Stills will start showing pictures of Hamas fighters, their rocket launchers, and the civilian areas from where they fight.

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    2. Goldmarx

      ” He now realizes that the Jordan Valley must remain under Israeli control to protect it against Palestinians who would support Hamas like attacks against Israel in whatever territory which they would acquire for their land.”

      Bibi did not now come to this so-called realization. He has always opposed the two-state solution; he just felt it was safe for him to say this now.

      Abbas was strung along by Bibi’s promises of a sovereign Palestinian state in exchange for cooperation with Israeli security forces in tamping down on Palestinian violence.

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