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Photo Essay: 3 years of settlement, struggle in Sheikh Jarrah

Following the recent release of Just Vision’s new documentary “My Neighborhood,” which details the struggle of Palestinian families and Israeli activists against settlement in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, +972 Magazine is presenting a series of articles on the state of the protests, past and present. All images in this photo essay are copyrighted by the Activestills photo agency.

An Israeli protester that tried to block settlers from taking over a Palestinian house is arrested by police, July 26, 2009 (photo: Meged Gozani/

Settlers, accompanied by police (on the roof) take over a Palestinian house in Sheikh Jerrah, July 26, 2009 (photo: Meged Gozani/

Members of the Al-Kurd family outside their home, following their eviction by police. The house was taken over by Jewish settlers. March 11, 2009 (photo: Meged Gozani/

Protest in Sheikh Jarrah, October 22, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, March 12, 2010 (photo: Anne Paq/

Palestinians and Israelis confront police in Sheikh Jarrah, January 21, 2011 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Mass sit-in by protesters in Sheikh Jarrah, May 14, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Solidarity march with Sheikh Jerrah evicted families, December 25, 2009 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Arrests of activists during a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, December 18, 2009 (photo: Silan dallal/

Arrests of activists during a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, December 18, 2009 (photo: Silan dallal/

Arrests of activists during a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, December 18, 2009 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Israeli and Palestinian activists leading chants during the weekly demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, January 7, 2011 (photo:

Novelist David Grossman leading a protest march in Sheikh Jarrah, April 9, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Two Palestinian children in front of their house in Sheikh Jarrah, February 7, 2010 (photo: Anne Paq/

An Israeli settler confronts protesters in Sheikh Jarrah, during a Jewish march organized by the Jerusalem municipality, June 1, 2011 (photo: Anne Paq/

Night protest in Sheikh Jarrah, August 28, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Palestinian boys watch the demolition of Shepherd Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah, where a housing project for Jewish settlers will be built. January 14, 2011 (photo:

Protest during the demolition of Shepherd Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah, where a housing project for Jewish settlers is to be built, January 9, 2011 (photo:


A march against settlement in Sheikh Jarrah, March 11, 2011 (photo: Oren Ziv/


Palestinian children from Lod singing at the weekly protest in Sheikh Jarrah, January 28, 2011 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills)

Israeli activist Sara Benninga and a Palestinian local boy lead chants in Sheikh Jarrah, January 21, 2011 (Oren Ziv/

A Palestinian woman in front of policemen in Sheikh Jarrah, April 23, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

President Jimmy Carter addresses the crowd at a Sheikh Jarrah protest, October 22, 2010 (photo: Oren Ziv/

Israeli activist cleans the face of a Palestinian woman who was pepper sprayed by the police at a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, February 24, 2010 (photo: Silan Dallal/

Read more:
What happened to the protests in Sheikh Jarrah?
Friday protests in Sheikh Jarrah: Now a tiny vigil

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    1. sh

      Omar, according to a series of Israeli governments, Sheikh Jarrah is not in the West Bank. Or did you post a link to the wrong article?

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    2. Frank Alserda

      The last picture is very nice. An Israeli activist who helped a Palestinian protestor. If you don’t agree, don’t fight but make a compromis.

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