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Month in Photos: Unabating violence, fighting for a better future

Over 100 Palestinians and nearly two dozen Israelis have been killed in recent months during demonstrations, stabbings and vehicular attacks across the West Bank, Israel and Gaza. Thousands of Israelis demonstrated against the privatization of natural gas resources, others protested violence against women, commemorated the genocide of Native Americans, and a rare Palestinian-Israeli demonstration in the West Bank demanded an end of the occupation.

Photos by: Ahmad al-Bazz, Anne Paq, Akram Drawshi, Faiz Abu-Rmeleh, Ezz Zanoun, Hosam Salem, Oren Ziv, Keren Manor, Tess Schaflan / Activestills.org

A Palestinian youth is seen during clashes between students from Palestinian universities and Israeli security forces outside the compound of the Israeli Ofer Military prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, on November 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian youth is engulfed in smoke from burning tires during clashes between Palestinian university students and Israeli security forces outside the compound of the Israeli army’s Ofer Military prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, November 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Women chant slogans and hold posters commemorating the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces last month, during a demonstration calling for the release of the bodies; in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 4, 2015. Some of the bodies of Palestinians, who Israeli army claimed they conducted attacks against Israeli forces, are still held by Israel. Since October 1st, 73 Palestinians have been killed  by Israeli forces, and 11 Israelis in attacks by Palestinians. More than 6,000 Palestinians and over  80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested. (Activestills.org)

Women chant slogans and hold posters commemorating the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces last month, during a demonstration calling for the release of their bodies, Hebron, West Bank, November 4, 2015. Israel is still holding some of the bodies of Palestinians the army claims conducted attacks against Israeli forces. Since October 1st, Israelis have killed over 100 Palestinians and Palestinians have killed some 20 Israelis. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians carry an injured youth after he was shot by an Israeli sniper during clashes with the Israeli army  in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 4, 2015.  Since October 1st, 73 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, and 11 Israelis in attacks by Palestinians. More than 6,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians carry an wounded youth who was shot by an Israeli sharp-shooter during clashes with the army in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 4, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against natural gas privatisation in Tel Aviv, November 7, 2015. Around 10,000 people marched in protest of the government's policies regarding the privatisation of natural gas found in the Mediterranean sea. (Activestills.org)

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against a state contract with private companies to exploit natural gas, Tel Aviv, November 7, 2015. Around 10,000 people marched in protest of the government’s policies regarding the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea. (Activestills.org)

Israeli forces arrest one of two knife-wielding Palestinian boys who allegedly attacked a security guard guard at a tramway station in the settler neighbourhood of Pisgat Zeev in annexed east Jerusalem, November 10, 2015. One of the two adolescents, aged 12 to 13, was shot and wounded and the other arrested while the Israeli security guard was wounded and taken to hospital. (Activestills.org)

Israeli forces arrest one of two knife-wielding Palestinian boys who allegedly attacked a security guard guard at a light rail station in the settlement neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev in illegally annexed East Jerusalem, November 10, 2015. One of the two adolescents, aged 12 to 13, was shot and wounded and the other arrested. The Israeli security guard was wounded and taken to hospital. (Activestills.org)

Members of the Karam Masri family in their house, demolished this morning by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus, November 14, 2015. Israeli forces demolished three houses belonging to families of three Palestinian youth, accuses by Israel of killing two settlers near the illegal settlement of Itamar, near Nablus. The demolitions were carried out while the youth are still going investigation processes, prior to court's final decision. Collective punishment is illegal under the International law. Since October 1st, more than 82 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, and 12 Israelis in attacks by Palestinians. More than 6,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 children were arrested during this period. (Activestills.org)

Members of the Karam Masri family in their house, demolished earlier in the day by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus, November 14, 2015. Israeli forces demolished three houses belonging to families of three Palestinian youths, accused by Israel of killing two settler civilians near the illegal settlement of Itamar, near Nablus. The demolitions were carried out before the youths were convicted of any crime. (Activestills.org) Read more on punitive home demolitions.

Palestinians youths gather during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border, near Nahal Oz crossing, Nobember 20, 2015. Since October 1st, 88 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, and 16 Israelis in attacks by Palestinians. More than 9,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested in the same period. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians youths stand around during clashes with Israeli forces near the near the Israeli border inside Gaza, near the Nahal Oz crossing, November 20, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians take part in a solidarity vigil following extremists deadly attack in Paris, at Manger Square in front of The Church of Nativity, in Bethlehem, November 14, 2015. Muslim extremists carried violent attacks in different locations in Paris city, France, on Friday, November 13, that saw over 130 persons dead. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians take part in a solidarity vigil following the deadly attacks in Paris, at Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, November 14, 2015. ISIS carried out the deadly terror attacks in different locations in Paris, France, on Friday, November 13, killing over 130 people. (Activestills.org) More on the Paris attacks here and here.

Students of the French department at Al Aqsa University in Gaza city stand in solidarity with the victims of Paris terrorist attacks which left more than 130 people dead, Gaza Strip, November 17, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Students of the French department at Al Aqsa University in Gaza City stand in solidarity with the victims of Paris terrorist attacks which left more than 130 people dead, Gaza Strip, November 17, 2015. (Activestills.org) More on the Paris attacks here and here.

Raed Salah, the leader of the northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, takes part in a protest against the Israeli government's decision to outlaw the movement, in the Palestinian-Israeli town of Umm al-Faham, on November 20, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Raed Salah, leader of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s decision to outlaw the movement, in the Palestinian-Israeli town of Umm al-Faham, northern Israel, November 20, 2015. (Activestills.org) More on Israel’s decision to outlaw the major Palestinian political movement.

Palestinian youth burn tires during clashes with Israeli forces near the Jewish illegal settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, West bank, on November 20, 2015. Over 10 protesters were hit with live ammunition by Israeli forces. (Activestills.org)

Palestinian youth burn tires during clashes with Israeli forces near the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El, just north of Ramallah, West Bank, November 20, 2015. Over 10 protesters were hit with live ammunition by Israeli forces. (Activestills.org)

Friends and relatives carry 19-year-old Khalid al-Jawabreh during his funeral in Al-Arroub camp, West Bank, November 27, 2015. Khalid was killed the day before by Israeli soldiers during clashes. His funeral was attended by hundreds and was followed by clashes. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October, while at least 16 Israelis have been killed in the same period. More than 9,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested in the same period. (Activestills.org)

Friends and relatives carry 19-year-old Khalid al-Jawabreh during his funeral in Al-Arroub camp, West Bank, November 27, 2015. Khalid was killed the day before by Israeli soldiers during clashes. His funeral was attended by hundreds and was followed by clashes. (Activestills.org)

Relatives and family members of Aviram Reuven, 50, participate in his funeral on November 20, 2015 in Ramle, Israel. Reuven was killed with another Israeli on 19 November in a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian men a day earlier. (Activestills.org)

Relatives and family members of Aviram Reuven, 50, participate in his funeral on November 20, 2015 in Ramle, Israel. A Palestinian attacker stabbed to death Reuven and another Israeli a day earlier. (Activestills.org)

Women, some of them Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, march during a protest marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Haifa, November 25, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Women, some of them Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, march during a protest marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Haifa, November 25, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Palestinians citizens of Israel Israel participate in a demonstration in the arab town of Ramle on November 26, 2015 against domestic violence and rising number of women getting murdered. (Activestills.org)

Palestinian citizens of Israel Israel participate in a demonstration against domestic violence and rising number of women being murdered in the Arab town of Ramle on November 26, 2015.. (Activestills.org)

Women marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Haifa, November 25, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Women marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Haifa, November 25, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Israeli and Palestinian peace activists march on road 60 during a demonstration near the tunnels checkpoint between the West Bank city of Beit Jala and Jerusalem, on November 27, 2015. Hundreds of protesters gathered to denounce the occupation and all violence in the region. (Activestills.org)

Israeli and Palestinian peace activists march along the main West Bank highway, Road 60, during a demonstration near the ‘tunnels checkpoint’ between the West Bank city of Beit Jala and Jerusalem, on November 27, 2015. Hundreds of protesters gathered to denounce the occupation and all violence in the region. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian youth sits in a chair in the middle of tear gas during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem, West Bank, November 27, 2015. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October, while at least 16 Israelis have been killed in the same period. More than 9,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested in the same period. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian youth sits in a chair in the middle of tear gas during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem, West Bank, November 27, 2015. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October, while at least 16 Israelis have been killed in the same period. More than 9,000 Palestinians and over 80 Israelis were injured, and 1,195 Palestinians including 177 underage children were arrested in the same period. (Activestills.org)

A Palestinian medics treats a youth that was injured from live ammunition, shot by the Israeli army, during clashes with the Israeli army out side the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, November 27, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Medics treat a Palestinian youth who was struck by live ammunition, shot by the Israeli army during clashes outside the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, November 27, 2015. (Activestills.org)

A cat walks past a barricade of stones and garbage, set up by Palestinian youth during clashes with the Israeli army in the town of al-Bireh near the Israeli settlement of Pesagot. (Activestills.org)

A cat walks past a barricade of stones and garbage, set up by Palestinian youth during clashes with the Israeli army in the town of al-Bireh near the West Bank Israeli settlement of Psagot. (Activestills.org)

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against natural gas privatisation in Tel Aviv, November 28, 2015. Around 7,000 people marched in protest of the government's policies regarding the privatisation of natural gas found in the Mediterranean sea. (Activestills.org)

Protesters shout slogans during a protest against natural gas privatization in Tel Aviv, November 28, 2015. Around 7,000 people marched in protest of the government’s policies regarding the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea. (Activestills.org)

Suha, the mother of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was murdered last year, holds a photo of her son as she sits in the district court in Jerusalem on November 30, 2015. The Jerusalem court convicted two Israeli minors of the kidnapping and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in the run-up to the 2014 Gaza war, while the third defendant Yosef Haim Ben-David's mental state will be evaluated. Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and killed on July 2, 2014, weeks after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. (Activestills.org)

Suha, the mother of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was kidnapped and murdered by three Jewish Israelis last year, holds a photo of her son as she sits in the Jerusalem District Court on November 30, 2015. The Jerusalem court convicted two Israeli minors in the kidnapping and murder, while the mental state of a third defendant, Yosef Haim Ben-David, is holding up his conviction. Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and killed on July 2, 2014, weeks after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. (Activestills.org)

Protesters take part in a vigil against Massachusetts Governor Charlie's opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into the state, held outside the State House in Boston, MA, November 20, 2015. (Activestills.org)

Protesters take part in a vigil against Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into the state, held outside the State House in Boston, MA, November 20, 2015. (Activestills.org)

The Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance event, held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Boston, MA. The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes individuals who have died throughout the world in the previous year in anti-transgender related events. (Activestills.org)

The Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance event, held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Boston, MA. The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes individuals who have died throughout the world in the previous year in anti-transgender related events. (Activestills.org)

Native Americans and allies take part in The National Day of Mourning rally in Plymouth, MA, November 26, 2015. Every year since 1970, Native Americans and allies have gathered at noon on this day at Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate The National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. (Activestills.org)

Native Americans and allies take part in the National Day of Mourning rally in Plymouth, MA, November 26, 2015. Every year since 1970, Native Americans and allies have gathered at noon on this day at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate The National Day of Mourning as others celebrate the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. (Activestills.org)

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