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A Month in Photos: This is what 'living by the sword' looks like

Violence engulfed Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza this month. Clashes around Al-Aqsa Mosque turned into stabbing attacks against Israelis, and Israeli security forces killed over 70 Palestinians.

Photos by: Ahmad Al-Bazz, Anne Paq, Ezz Zanoun, Faiz Abu-Rmeleh, Hosam Salem, Keren Manor, Muhannad Saleem, Omar Sameer, Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen
Photo editing: Anka Mirkin

Palestinians with Israeli citizenship take part in a march to commemorate the killing for 13 protesters by the Israeli police during the October 2000 events, in the northern city of Sakhnin, October 1, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians citizens of Israel take part in a march to commemorate the killing of 13 protesters by Israeli police during the events of October 2000 , in the northern city of Sakhnin, October 1, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli settlers stand near Israeli soldiers during clashes erupted after the former set fire to Palestinian agricultural fields in Burin village near Nablus, as tensions remain high in the West Bank following the killing of two settlers and reprisal attacks on Palestinian villages, October 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Israeli settlers stand near soldiers during clashes that erupted after other settlers set fire to Palestinian agricultural fields in the village of Burin, near Nablus, West Bank, October 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian youth run from Israeli police during clashes in Sh'uafat neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, October 5, 2015. Violence in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks. (Activestills.org)

Palestinian youths flee from Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, October 5, 2015. Violence in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified over the past few weeks. (Activestills.org)

 

Relatives of 13-year-old Palestinian Abdel Rahman Abdullah, who was shot dead by the Israeli army during clashes at a refugee camp near Bethlehem, mourn over his body during his funeral at the Aida refugee camp near the West Bank town of Bethlehem on October 6, 2015. Clashes erupted the day before in the West Bank and east Jerusalem while Israel's military shot dead the Palestinian, following attacks that killed four Israelis. (Activestills.org)

Relatives of 13-year-old Palestinian Abdel Rahman Abdullah, who was shot dead by the Israeli army during clashes in a refugee camp near Bethlehem, carry his body during the funeral, Aida Refugee Camp,October 6, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians from the Abu Jaber family sit on the ruins of their home that was demolished by Israeli forces, East Jerusalem, October 6, 2015. The house belonged to the family of Ghassan Abu Jaber, who killed four worshippers in an attack on a synagogue last year. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians from the Abu Jamal family sit on the ruins of their home, demolished by Israeli forces, East Jerusalem, October 6, 2015. The house belonged to the family of Ghassan Abu Jamal, who killed five worshippers in an attack on a synagogue last year. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians throws stones during clashes with Israeli forces near the illegal settlement of Beit-El, West-Bank, on October 8, 2015. Tension rises in the past weeks in the region with reciprocal violent attacks of both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns in Israel.(Activestills.org)

Palestinian teens throw stones during clashes with Israeli forces near the settlement of Beit El, West-Bank, October 8, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian man cleans the scene where a Palestinian woman allegedly tried to stabbed an Israeli man, following which she was shot to death, Jerusalem's Old City, October 7, 2015. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian man sweeps the floor where a Palestinian woman was shot to death after allegedly trying to stab an Israeli man, Jerusalem’s Old City, October 7, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Policemen arrest a protester during clashes between youth and Israeli forces in the Palestnian town of Nazareth in northern Israel, on October 8, 2015. Tension rises in the past weeks in the region with over tent stubbing attacks and around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns in Israel. (Activestills.org)

Police arrest a protester during clashes between Arab youths and Israeli forces in the city of Nazareth, northern Israel, October 8, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

A pro-peace, anti-violence demonstration in Jerusalem, October 10, 2015. (Activestills.org)

A pro-peace, anti-violence demonstration in Jerusalem, October 10, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian protesters trying to brake a section in the Separation Wall, during clashes with Israeli forces in the neighbourhood of Abu Dis, east Jerusalem, October 11, 2015. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. 17 Palestinians have been killed since Oct. 1 to 10, while four Israelis, including two settlers, have been killed in the same time period. (Activestills.org)

Palestinian protesters trying to break a section in the separation wall during clashes with Israeli forces in the neighborhood of Abu Dis, East Jerusalem, October 11, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli police blocked Al wad street in Jerusalem's old city, to allow Israeli settlers to pray at the sit of a stabbing attack that took place last week. October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Israeli police block Al-Wad street in Jerusalem’s Old City in order to allow Jewish Israelis to pray at the site of a stabbing attack that took place at the same spot a week prior, October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Relatives mourn during the funeral of 13-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Sharake, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the Beit El Jewish settlement yesterday (Oct. 11), in the Palestinian West Bank refugee camp of Jalazun, on the outskirts of Ramallah, October 12, 2015. Sharake was killed during clashes that broke out as hundreds of Palestinians near Ramallah attempted to approach a road to throw stones and firebombs at settlers' cars. (Activestills.org)

Relatives mourn during the funeral of 13-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Sharake, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the settlement of Beit El on October 11, Jalazun refugee camp, on the outskirts of Ramallah, October 12, 2015. Sharake was killed during clashes that broke out as hundreds of Palestinians near Ramallah attempted to approach a road to throw stones and firebombs at settler cars. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli settlers pray on site where two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack last week, in Jerusalem's old city, October 12, 2015. Israeli police blocked Al wad street in Jerusalem's old city, to allow Israeli settlers to pray at the sit of a stabbing attack that took place last week. (Activestills.org)

Israelis pray at site where two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack the week before, in Jerusalem’s Old City, October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian ambulance seen bloodstained after a day of clashes between Palestinian university students and Israeli forces at Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus, West Bank, October 12, 2015. About 19 Palestinians were injured with live bullets. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian ambulance following a day of clashes between Palestinian university students and Israeli forces at Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus, West Bank, October 12, 2015. About 19 Palestinians were reported wounded by live bullets. (Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli military jeep is seen on fire after Palestinian protesters threw a molotov cocktail at it, during clash with Israeli forces near the illegal settlement of Beit-El, West-Bank, on October 12, 2015. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli military jeep during clashes near the West Bank settlement of Beit El, October 12, 2015.  (Activestills.org)

 

Ultra Orthodox Jews mourn at the funeral of Yeshayahu Krishevsky, that was killed during an attack by a Palestinian earlier today, in West Jerusalem, October 13, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn at the funeral of Yeshayahu Krishevsky, who was killed in a vehicular and stabbing attack by a Palestinian man in West Jerusalem, October 13, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, some holding Palestinian flags, take part in a large protest during a general strike in solidarity with Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, in the northern town of Sakhnin, on October 13, 2015. Palestinians call for a Day of Rage following restrictions on Al Aqsa and recent violent attacks of both Israelis and Palestinians. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, some holding Palestinian flags, take part in a large protest during a general strike in the northern town of Sakhnin, October 13, 2015. Palestinians called for a Day of Rage following restrictions on access to Al-Aqsa Mosque and recent violent attacks of both Israelis and Palestinians. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians mourn Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh, 27, from Deheishe camp, in Beit Jala Governmental hospital, West Bank, October 13, 2015. Zawahreh was killed by an Israeli soldier, during a protest in front of the Separation Wall in Behlehem. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians mourn Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh, 27, from Deheishe camp, in the Beit Jala Hospital, West Bank, October 13, 2015. Zawahreh was killed by an Israeli soldier during a protest in front of the separation wall, Bethlehem. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli police stand around a Palestinian shot after he allegedly tried to stab a person at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem's Old City, October 14, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Israeli police stand around a Palestinian they shot after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem’s Old City, October 14, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israelis attend a shooting practice in a gun shop in Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Arms shop's owners report a rise in demand for weapons and other self defence gear as violence continues around Jerusalem. (Activestills.org)

Israelis attend a shooting lesson in a Jerusalem gun shop, October 15, 2015. Gun shop owners reported a rise in demand for weapons and other self defense gear as violence continues around Jerusalem. (Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian medic walks through tear gas in the narrow alleys of al-Azzeh refugee camp, during clashes between Palestinians youths and the Israeli army, in Bethlehem, October 15, 2015. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. At least 35 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied Palestinian Territories since Oct.1, while seven Israeli have been killed. More than 1,100 Palestinians were injured and 600 arrested in the same period. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian medic walks through tear gas in the narrow alleys of al-Azzeh refugee camp, during clashes between Palestinians youths and the Israeli army, Bethlehem, October 15, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians run from tear gas and shootings during a protest near the Gaza border,east of Al Bureij refugee camp, October 16, 2015. Thousands of Palestinians marched towards the border in different locations in the Gaza Strip following a call for protests for a 'day of rage'. Two Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces during the demonstrations. At least 35 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied Palestinian Territories since Oct.1, while seven Israeli have been killed. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians run from tear gas and gunshots during a protest near the Gaza border, east of Al Bureij refugee camp, October 16, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli left-wing activists, joined by a small group of Palestinians, protest in West Jerusalem against the occupation, calling to end the wave of violence, October 17, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Israeli left-wing activists, joined by a small group of Palestinians, protest in West Jerusalem against the occupation, calling for an end to the wave of violence, October 17, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli border policemen stop and check Palestinians going out of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya, on October 15, 2015. Israel set up checkpoints in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of east Jerusalem and mobilised hundreds of soldiers as a collective punishment after recent attacks by Palestinians. (Activestills.org)

Israeli Border Police officers stop and check Palestinians going out of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, October 15, 2015. Israel set up checkpoints in the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and mobilized hundreds of soldiers as a collective punishment after recent attacks by Palestinians. (Activestills.org)

 

Members of the Eritrean community in Israel mourn on October 21, 2015 in Levinsky park in south Tel Aviv during a memorial ceremony for Eritrean asylum seeker Habtom Zarhum who died of his injuries after he was shot by an Israeli security guard at a bus station in the southern city of Beersheba after being mistaken for an assailant in an attack that killed an Israeli soldier. Zarhum, who was kicked by an angry mob after being shot will not be recognised as an official victim of terrorism. (Activestills.org)

Members of the Eritrean community in Israel mourn Habtom Zarhum who died after he was shot by an Israeli security guard at a bus station in the southern city of Be’er Sheva after being mistaken for an assailant in an attack that killed an Israeli soldier. (Activestills.org)

 

An ultra-orthodox Jew cleans the site where two Palestinians were shot by the Israeli police, after an alleged stabbing attack on an Israeli, in the city of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, October 22, 2015. (Activestills.org)

An ultra-Orthodox Jew cleans the site where two Palestinians were shot by the Israeli police after a stabbing attack in the city of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, October 22, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli policemen search a Palestinian man near Damascus Gate, in the Old city of Jerusalem, October 23, 2015. Many new checkpoints have been set up in the Palestinian quarters of Jerusalem. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. (Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen search a Palestinian man near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, October 23, 2015. New checkpoints have been set up in the Palestinian quarters of Jerusalem following the latest bout of violence. (Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian youth throws stones towards a "skunk" water canon truck during clashes with Israeli forces near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 23, 2015. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian youth throws stones toward a “skunk” putrid water canon truck during clashes with Israeli forces near the settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 23, 2015. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian protesters are seen in a reflection on an ambulance where an injured Palestinian is treated during a protest near the Gaza border at the proximity of Erez crossing, Northern Gaza Strip, October 23, 2015. Tensions rise in recent weeks with violent attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians and clashes around the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and Palestinian towns inside Israel. Since the beginning of October, 57 Palestinians have been killed in shootings and clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel, while eight Israelis have been killed in knife and gun attacks. (Activestills.org)

Palestinian protesters are seen in a reflection on an ambulance where an injured Palestinian is being treated during a protest near the Gaza border near the Erez crossing into Israel, Northern Gaza Strip, October 23, 2015. (Activestills.org) 

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    1. Deborah Shelton

      Thank you for publishing these photos and letting people living in the peace and safety of the U.S. see in actual detail what horror really looks like in Israel/Palestine. maybe looking at blood will move us beyond ideas of who’s right and who’s wrong and into some compassion and the recognition that we are all human and the Occupation simply has to end for the blood to stop flowing.

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      • Gustav

        Yes, maybe the Palestinian Arabs will at long last agree to sign a peace deal in which they specifically show that they agree to end their policy of aggression against the Jewish nation state. In other words, they agree that the Jewish nation state is legitimate and that it is here to stay.

        Otherwise, nothing will happen. Just the same old…

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