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From African migrants to housing protests: A week in photos - October 10-16

This week: African migrants arrive in Italy, mourn in Israel; neglected Tel Aviv neighborhoods demand attention; self-immolation and other dramatic protests against evictions in Israel; a Palestinian from Haifa is arrested for Facebook ‘incitement’; and, the occupation as usual in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Migrants arrive in the Sicilian port of Siracusa late October 11, 2013, after having been picked up near the Libyan coast by an Italian tugboat. The group, made up of more than 180 migrants from Mali, Gambia, Nigeria, Guinea, Syria and Tunisia, was rescued from two rubber boats some 70 miles off the Libyan coast. (photo: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)

 

Eritrean refugees grieve at a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, in honor of victims of the Lampedusa shipwreck, off Italy’s southern-most point, on October 3. The event took place to commemorate the over 100 victims who died when the boat carrying them to Europe, sank off the coast of Lampedusa Island. More than 150 people are still reported missing. Many Eritreans living in Israel had family members on board. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Eritrean refugees grieve at a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, in honor of victims of the Lampedusa shipwreck. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian boy passes an Israeli checkpoint in the Old City of Jerusalem, October 12, 2013. Illegally annexed by Israel in 1967, the international community considers East Jerusalem, including the Old City, to be occupied Palestinian territory. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian man sits near his home that is surrounded by Israeli settlers who have taken over Palestinian property in the Old City of Jerusalem, October 12, 2013. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli man who set himself on fire lies inside an ambulance on Israel Masalant Street in south Tel Aviv, October 12, 2013. According to activists in the area, the man, 55 yeas old, set himself on fire after being evicted from his apartment due to a 12,000 NIS debt to his landlord. The landlord had passed the debt to a collection company which was then threatening the burn victim. He was taken to Tel Hashomer Hospital and is in critical condition. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

African asylum seekers and Israelis living in south Tel Aviv protest in the streets around the old bus station demanding personal security for all residents in the area, October 13, 2013. The demo, first of its kind, was organized by Power to the Community, against the ongoing neglect of the southern Tel Aviv neighborhood, sexual harassment and violence in the streets, and against the harassment of businesses owned by asylum seekers. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli and African asylum seekers living in south Tel Aviv protest in the streets around the old bus station demanding personal security for all residents in the area, October 13, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli and African asylum seekers living in south Tel Aviv protest in the streets around the old bus station demanding personal security for all residents in the area, October 13, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

People stand near the old bus station in south Tel Aviv. The area has been neglected for decades, October 13, 2013. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

 

Residents from the city of Ramat Gan protesting in front of the City Council, October 14, 2013. The residents are protesting the City Council’s decision to evict them from their homes in favor of a large real estate project. Their homes were given to them many years ago as part of a public housing project. The City Council did not offer any solutions to the families, elderly and single-mothers, whom it intends to evict. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Lawyer Hassan Jabareen speaks on the intercom with a prison police guard, to ask when his client, Palestinian Activist Razi Nabulsi, will be released in the Haifa court, October 16, 2013. Razi was arrested on October 9, as police raided his house in Haifa, confiscated books, computer and cellphone. Israeli police requested his arrest on the grounds of incitement, based on “secret” evidence, based on status messages allegedly posted by Razi on Facebook and some leaflets that were distributed in the streets of Haifa. Razi was released on October 16, and sentenced to five days under house arrest, during which he is banned from internet or phone use. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Residents of Givat-Amal neighborhood in north Tel Aviv protest outside a marketing event for a new luxury housing project, planned to be built in the area, October 16, 2013. According to the plan, 130 families living in the area since 1948 will be evicted without proper compensation. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli policemen arrest a young man as residents of Givat-Amal neighbourhood in north Tel Aviv, protest outside a marketing event for a new luxury housing project, planned to be built in the area, October 16, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

A man puts out fire set up by demonstrators, as residents of Givat-Amal neighbourhoods in north Tel Aviv, protest outside a marketing event for a new luxury housing project, planned to be built in the area, October 16, 2013. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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