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A week in photos: October 4-10

A Palestinian picks olives during the olive harvest season in the West Bank village of Zawiya near Salfit, October 5, 2012. In 1999, at least 3,000 dunums of village land were lost in order to build the Trans-Samaria Highway (Route 5) connecting the Ariel settlement with the Israeli coastal areas. More than 30,000 olive, almond and carob trees were uprooted in these most fertile areas of the village. (photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

An olive tree is seen through a window stained by red paint from an attack by Israeli settlers on a home in the West Bank village of Burin, October 9, 2012. Burin has been a frequent target of attacks by settlers from the nearby Israeli settlement of Yitzhar. All Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are considered illegal under international law. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Israeli activists from Ta’ayush help Palestinian villagers from the village Bir el Eid as they renovate stone structures near the Israeli settlement Lucifer Farm on October 6,2012. Every weekend Israeli and international activists accompany Palestinian shepherds and villagers while they face ongoing attacks from settlers and harassment from army and police forces. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Tariq Issawi holds a photo of his wife visiting their son, Samer, who has been on a hunger strike in Israeli prison, October 10, 2012. Samer Issawi was one of more than 1000 Palestinians released in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in October 2011. He was re-arrested for violating the terms of his release which stated that he remain in Jerusalem. However, the checkpoint at which he was arrested was within Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries. He began his hunger strike on August 1, 2012. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

A view of the new section in Saharonim prison destined for imprisonment without trial of asylum seekers and refugees, August 31, 2012. (photo: Activestills)

Israeli settlers accompanied by Israeli soldiers tour the Old city of Hebron, October 6, 2012. Nearly every Saturday, settlers go around in groups under the protection of Israeli soldiers and police, harassing Palestinian residents and blocking the street. Around 400 Israeli settlers live in the heart of Hebron’s Old City under the protection of the Israeli army, affecting the lives of thousands of Palestinians living in the area who face constant harassment and attacks by the Israeli settlers and army. Many Palestinians, due to the harsh conditions in the Old City, have left the area. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Dozens of people gathered in Jaffa on October 6, 2012, to protest and denounce violence taking place in the city and the incompetence of the authorities over the issue. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Palestinian youth run from the “skunk”, a foul-smelling liquid sprayed by the Israeli army against protesters during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, October 5, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Israeli soldiers raid the West Bank village of Kfer Qaddum during the weekly demonstration against the occupation, October 5, 2012. (photo: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org)

Employees of Rafael, an Israeli military company, march behind a replica of an Iron Dome missile in the annual Jerusalem March, October 4, 2012. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Christian Zionists from the UK offer blessings to Israeli border police during the annual Jerusalem March, October 4, 2012. Christian Zionists have become a potent force in international politics due to their mostly uncritical support for the State of Israel. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Activists take part in a march from center to South Tel Aviv protesting the discrimination of the city’s southern neighborhoods, on October 9, 2012. During the march, organized by Power to the Community, activists took garbage cans from the city center and moved them to the south, to protest of the lack of sanitation services there. Power to the Community is a new action group of both Israelis and refugees in South Tel Aviv. (photo: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)

The sticker on a leg of a marcher reads, “No Human Is Illegal”, as asylum seekers from various countries living in refugee camps in Germany marched from the city of Wuerzburg to Berlin, a 600 km journey that lasted for 28 days. They marched in protest against German migratory laws and policies that govern asylum seekers. They demanded an end to deportations, to stop “Residenzpflicht” (obligatory limited residence), and to close asylum camps in which they are forced to live. The march arrived to Berlin on October 6 where they established a protest camp in which they will stay until their demands are achieved. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

A group of Palestinians protest against the policies of the Palestinian Authority with signs reading “Fayyad, Go Home!” and “We will strike until we achieve our demands”, in the West Bank city of Hebron, October 4, 2012. The Palestinian police intervened to confiscate materials that the protesters wanted to use to erect a protest tent. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

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    1. sh

      Judging by the buxom contours of its turquoise-shirted personnel, the canteen lunches at Raphael must be very nourishing.

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