This week: A hunger striker bakes bread, African immigrants celebrate refugee rights, LGBT activists take to the streets around the world, price tag attacks hit Palestinian East Jerusalem, weekly West Bank demonstrations continue, an eviction is avoided, and privatization protests spread to Jerusalem.
The Palestinian former prisoner Khader Adnan works at his bakery in the West Bank Vvllage of Qabatiya near Jenin, on June 21. Adnan is a former administrative detainee in Israeli jails. He was released on April 18, 2012, after being on hunger strike for 66 days. He inspired more than 1,200 Palestinian prisoners to start their own hunger strikes. For the Palestinians, he became the symbol of the hunger strike strategy. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)
African immigrants and supporters take part in the International Refugee Day event in Tel Aviv on June 20, 2013. (Photo by: Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org)
Sudanese immigrants pose in front of an enlarged photo of the Saharonim Prison, in which 2,000 African immigrants are being detained, during the International Refugee Day event in Tel Aviv on June 20, 2013. (Photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Dozens celebrated outside the Cambridge, MA City Hall, the first city in the nation to offer same-sex marriage licenses, on Wednesday June 26, 2013. Spontaneous celebrations erupted across the U.S. following the Supreme Court’s decision today declaring that DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which defines marriage as an act between one man and one woman, was unconstitutional. (Photo: Tess Scheflan/ Activestills.org)
Participants in the Berlin Pride Parade carry signs demanding equal marital rights for LGBTs.. Around 800,000 people participated in the June 23 Berlin Pride Parade, known as ‘Christopher Street Day Berlin’,which is a street festival held each year in Berlin to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The event has been held annually since 1979. The Berlin Pride Parade is one of the largest gay and lesbian organized events in Germany and one of the biggest in Europe. Its aim is to demonstrate for equal rights and equal treatment for LGBT people and celebrate their culture. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Demonstration against homophobic legislation in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv, June 20, 2013. (Photo by: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian man stands in front of Israeli border police officers, next to an outer wall of his house that had graffiti sprayed on it, reading: “We will not remain silent over stone throwing” (loose translation). The price tag action, in which two Palestinian-owned houses were spray painted and at least 20 cars were vandalized, was committed in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem on June 24. (Photo by guest photographer: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
African immigrants crowded to watch a theater show played by a Sudanese theater group in Levinsky Park, south Tel Aviv, June 22, 2013. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
A protester kicks back a tear gas canister, shot by Israeli soldiers towards protesters during the weekly demonstration in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, on June 21. (Photo by: guest photographer Nidal Elwan/Activestills.org)
Itzik and Lili Menashe, from the town of Givat Shmuel, are seen in front of their house on June 25, after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of suspending their house eviction order until further notice. The couple is surrounded by activists, who have maintained a constant presence outside the family’s house over the last few weeks, putting major pressure on the authorities. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Activists block roads in the center of Jerusalem, protesting against the Israeli government’s decision to privatize and export natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea, June 22. Nine activists were arrested during the demonstration. (Photo by guest photographer: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
An activist is arrested by an Israeli policeman at a roadblock in the center of Jerusalem, which was erected to protest the Israeli government’s decision to privatize and export natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea, June 22. Nine activists were arrested during the demonstration. (Photo by guest photographer: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
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