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A week in photos: September 13-19

Palestinians call for the release of their relatives from Israeli jails, Al-Araqib residents recover from another demolition, and Occupy Wall Street marks its one-year anniversary. Activestills images tell the stories of the week. 

Palestinian activists wrapped in chains in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails confront heavily armed Israeli soldiers during a weekly nonviolent demonstration in Al Ma’sara, West Bank, September 14, 2012. The previous day marked 19th anniversary of the Oslo interim peace accords. Calls were renewed for the release of prisoners jailed before the agreement was signed. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Palestinians hold posters depicting their jailed relatives during a protest for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in front of the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, September 18, 2012. The protest was organized on the same day that Palestinian prisoners launched a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with four prisoners currently undertaking a prolonged strike action. On that day, Samer al-Barq was on his 120th day of renewed hunger strike, Hassan Safadi was on renewed hunger strike for 90 days, and Ayman Sharawna had refused food for 80 days. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinians hold Hassan Safadi’s picture during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Nablus, in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners still on hunger strike, September 15, 2012. (photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

An Israeli settler from the settlement outpost of Mitzpe Yair chases away the flock and threatens the shepherds of the West Bank village of Gwawis, September 18, 2012. He is holding a M-16 rifle issued to him by the Israeli army as part of his paid job as a security coordinator. The law states that he is not allowed to take any actions outside the settlements’ borders. Though all Israeli settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal under international law, Mitzpe Yair is illegal even under Israeli law. (photo: SG/Activestills.org)

An Israeli activist being asked to leave the place of the attack and stop filming by an officer of the Israeli army forces, seen on September 18, 2012. (photo: SG/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian shepherd boy faces Israeli soldiers while grazing his flock on land near his village of Mufaqara, September 18, 2012. The soldiers guard the Israeli settlement outpost of Avigail and routinely deny Palestinians’ legal right to graze on adjacent land. While all Israeli settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal under international law, such outposts are considered illegal even under Israeli law. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Residents of the “unrecognized” village of Al-Araqib keep watch in makeshift structures built in order to maintain a presence on their village lands, September 19, 2012. Such structures were demolished the previous week on September 12 for the 42nd time in the past two years. The village is located in the southern Negev (Naqab) Desert and its residents are citizens of Israel. The Jewish National Fund intends to plant a forest where the village once stood. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

An Israeli army watchtower seen from road 443 in the West Bank, on September 16, 2012. Road 443, built on occupied territory and largely inaccessible to Palestinian cars without an Israeli license plate (which is the case for all cars owned by Palestinians residing in the occupied territories), connects Jerusalem to the center of Israel and effectively cuts off a section of the West Bank from the rest of the Palestinian territories. With thousands of Israelis taking advantage every day of this shorter route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and seeing no problem with using a segregated road often flanked on both sides by a concrete wall, Road 443 is a telling symbol of how normalized the occupation has become in Israeli society. (photo: JC/Activestills.org)

Activists celebrate in Zuccotti Park during Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary in New York City, September 17, 2012 (photo: Tess Scheflan/Activestills.org)

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested by police after a march from Washington Square Park to the Financial District, in New York City, September 15, 2012. Occupy Wall Street marked its first anniversary on Monday. (photo: Tess Scheflan/ Activestills.org)

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    1. Emma

      Was there even one picture in this “summary of the week” that wasn’t ANTI Israel?! I’m not talking Pro-Palestinian, that’s something else. I’m talking ANTI-Israel. The line between criticism and hatred is very thin, and you’re crossing it.
      It’s sad to see that these photos are how you sum upp the week. I can give you 10 showing the complete opposite. Be carefull what you lead people to believe when only showing one side.

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      • cb

        Then send them the photos you are talking about. Or post links to them. Do you mean examples of Israeli and Palestinian activists demonstrating or working together? Or IDF soldiers helping Palestinians instead of bullying them? It’s unclear what you are talking about.

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    2. golly

      You are naive to think that the arabs/muslims/Palestinos care about you as much as you care about them. To become less clueless follow what is going in Europe… 🙂

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      • CB

        Like what is going on in Europe?

        Interesting how many ‘what shall we call you anyway? – pro-Israel bloggers with an anti-Palestinian bias?’ are on the net spreading defamation and insinuation to detract from the articles and opinions without providing truth or valid examples.

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    3. […] In dem Video ist auf einem der Plakate « Stand by Al Araqib » zu lesen; hierzu ein Foto, das im September 2012 eine Woche nach der 42ten Zerstörung des Dorfes Al Araqib innerhalb von zwei Jahren aufgenommen wurde – mit Informationen über die Rolle des « Jüdischen » Nationalfonds dort. Quelle: http://972mag.com/a-week-in-photos-september-13-19/56195/ […]

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