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From Bedouin fighting eviction to artists protesting theater closure: A week in photos: June 27 - July 4

This week, Palestinian and Bedouin citizens of Israel protest against the ‘Prawer Plan‘ to displace tens of thousands, Palestinians protest the occupation in the West Bank, artists and activists demonstrate against the closure of a Palestinian children’s theater in East Jerusalem and Turks head back to the streets.

Bedouin women from the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert chant slogans, during a mass demonstration in Rahat against the “Prawer Plan”, an Israeli government master plan aimed to displace more then 30,000 Bedouins from their native lands, after parliament voted in favor of its implementation earlier this week, Negev Desert, June 28, 2013. Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org

Palestinians and Bedouins from the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert in a mass solidarity demonstration in Rahat against the “Prawer Plan”, an Israeli government master plan aimed to displace more then 30,000 Bedouins from their native lands, after parliament voted in favor of its implementation earlier this week, Negev Desert, June 28, 2013. Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org

Israeli border policemen arrest Nariman Tamimi during the weekly protest against the Israeli occupation, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, June 28, 2013. Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

A Palestinian demonstrator drives his car through tear gas thrown by the Israeli army during the weekly demonstration against Israeli occupation and the separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, June 28, 2013.
Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org

A protester hit by a rubber bullet shot by Israeli soldiers, during the weekly demonstration Kfer Qaddum, June 26, 2013. Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org

Demonstration in the center of Jerusalem, protesting the closure of the “Hakawati Children’s Theater Festival” in East Jerusalem, June 27, 2013.
Tali Mayer/Activestills.org

Artworks of Palestinian prisoners which were made inside israeli prisons over the years shown in an exhibition in the West Bank village of Birzayt, June 29, 2013. Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org

Demonstrators march on Istiklal street in Istanbul during an anti-government protest ,June 29, 2013. Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

Demonstrators block a road near Taksim square, Istanbul during an anti-government protest on June 29, 2013. Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org

Turkish plain clothes policemen arrest an American freelance journalist during an anti-government protest on Taksim square on June 29, 2013. Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

Two men kissing in Taksim Square as police line up to prevent protestors from re-gathering after the march, June 30, 2013.
Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

 

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