From a Palestinian return to Gezi Park protests: A week in photos - June 13-19
This week: Turkey’s protests take new forms, Israelis protest privatization of natural gas and militarization of education, Palestinians return to their land after 10 years, and animal rights activists say ‘non’ to foie gras.
Protestors block a road in Tel Aviv during a demonstration against privatization and exportation of natural gas. June 19,2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/ Activestills.org)
Protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration on Istiklal street, Taksim Square, June 17, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
Thousands gathered in Taksim Square for a piano concert, June 13, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org.)
Activists block main road in Tel Aviv during a demonstration against privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea, June 15, 2013. The protesters demonstrated in front of finance minster’s house and marched in his neighborhood, blocking several main roads. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Protesters light a torch in Istiklal Street, near Taksim Square, during an anti-government demonstration, June 17, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
Police use a water canon to disperse anti-government protesters outside Gezi Park, June 16, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
Anti-government protesters take part in a demonstration near Taksim Square, June 16, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
A child joins the protest during a road blockade in Tel Aviv against privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea, June 15, 2013. The protesters demonstrated in front of finance minster’s house and marched in his neighborhood, blocking several main roads. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Turkish mothers sing during a candle light vigil in memory of those killed during the recents demonstrations on Istanbul Taksim square June 14, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
People walk in Gezi Park, Istanbul, early June 15,2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A man sleeps after a rainy night in Gezi park, Istanbul, Early June 15, 2013. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Residents of the West Bank village of Ein Yabrut return to their land on June 19, 2013, after they were restricted from entering it for more than 10 years. The land was fenced and taken over by the near by settlement Ofra. However, an Israeli Supreme Court decision allowed the owners to return. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Activists march in Herzliya Marina, calling for passersby to not support the Israeli government in its steps to privatize the natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea. The march took place after a protest flotilla that left Herzliya shore and sailed a few kilometers away from the beach, escorted by other supporters on boats. Israel, June 15, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Activists hold signs read: “Goose fattening? Not on my plate” during a demonstration for animal rights and against delaying the legislation that prohibit importing of goose liver to Israel. The legislation voting, supposed to take place two days before, was derailed by Israeli parliament members and cancelled. Tel Aviv, June 14, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Activists from “New Profile” organize students in class outside Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque as a part of the International Day of Action Against Militarization in the Educational System, Tel Aviv, June 14, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
A collage by the artist “diburnagua” reads: “Just a small part of our terms we created ourselves, and the rest we obtain by developing and combining what we espouse from others”, hangs in the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel, June 13, 2013. “The Fun Fun Festival”, also known as “The Zine festival”, is a non-profit event dedicated to small print, independent culture and DIY (do-it-yourself). (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
People stand in Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 18, 2013, during a wave of new alternative protests. On Tuesday, Turkish choreographer Erdem Gunduz, had stood for several hours unnoticed before his presence in the flash-point square went viral on the social network Twitter. Hundreds of others in solidarity decided to join his protest. Turkish police intervened clearing the square arresting several demonstrators. On Wednesday, hundreds came back to the square, standing in there as a protest from morning until late at night. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
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