This week: Samer Issawi ends his hunger strike, Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian homes and businesses, action for animal rights, West Bank demonstrations, the Boston manhunt, settlement expansion, a new marathon in Bethlehem, and protests by young and old.Read More... | 3 Comments
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This week: Demonstrations against the Israeli occupation and in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, including arrests and injuries; a new segregated bus line for West Bank workers; protesting racism in Jaffa; public action for animal rights; separation wall construction continues, and a Palestinian village resists an Israeli trash dump site.Read More... | 1 Comment
Hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators, including foreign and Israeli activists, gathered in Hebron on Friday to mark the 19th anniversary since the IDF imposed a closure on the city's Shuhada Street. The closure followed the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre, perpetrated by Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein, who went on a rampage inside the mosque and killed 29 Palestinian worshipers. The marchers first gathered at Bab Izzawiya near "Checkpoint 56," proceeding to Hebron's old city. They first stopped at a steel and concrete barrier blocking off Shuhada Street, which was scaled by several youths who planted several Palestinian national and political flags on top.…Read More... | 12 Comments
This week: Palestinians erect a new West Bank protest village, show solidarity with hunger striking prisoners and demonstrate against the occupation, while a 61-year-old Israeli woman is evicted from her home and Eritrean asylum seekers call for an end to the dictatorial regime in their home country.Read More... | 1 Comment
Palestinians mourn youth killed by Israeli forces, activists resist house demolitions in the West Bank and separation wall construction in Jerusalem, and life goes on in Gaza. Activestills photographers present the stories of the week from their unique perspective.Read More... | 11 Comments
Palestinians in Gaza celebrated the ceasefire yesterday evening, but the destruction and grief left in the wake of Israeli airstrikes are enormous. Activestills documented the Israeli operation from beginning to end, capturing its effects in Israel, the West Bank and, most acutely, the Gaza Strip.Read More... | 2 Comments
On Tuesday, a group of Palestinians and internationals managed to block Route 443, which connects Jerusalem to Tel Aviv through the West bank, with only extremely limited access for Palestinians on whose land it is built. The demonstration took the IDF by surprise, and blocked traffic for approximately 30 minutes. According to Ma'an News: Since 2002, Israel's military has prohibited Palestinians from using the highway, which Israel expanded on privately-owned Palestinian land. The ban disconnects seven villages from each other and from Ramallah. The Israeli high court ruled in Dec. 2009 that the ban on Palestinians using Route 443 in the…Read More... | 3 Comments
Demolitions and arrests in the West Bank, solidarity with Rachel Corrie's family, preparing for war, and more. Activestills images tell the stories of the week. Activestills is a collective of Israeli, international and Palestinian photographers, united by a conviction that photography is a vehicle for political and social change. To stay updated on our latest images, like Activestills on Facebook or follow @activestills on Twitter. You can also visit our flickr photostream.Read More... | 1 Comment
UPDATE: Israeli forces went from house to house on Friday in Nabi Saleh, searching through homes and firing stun grenades, injuring one person in his hand and reportedly damaging some property. A total of six demonstrators - Palestinian, Israeli and international - were arrested during the demonstration on Friday. They were all reportedly released on Friday evening. The raid came during the weekly protest in Nabi Saleh, in which some 100 people participated. As demonstrators approached the village's spring, which has been seized by the neighboring settlement of Halamish, the Israeli forces arrested at least five women, including Nariman Tamimi,…Read More... | 13 Comments
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