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Photos of the Month: A long, hot summer of hate crimes

A Palestinian family is burned alive in their sleep, a 16-year-old Israeli is stabbed to death during the Jerusalem pride march, a hunger-striker calls the shots, and more. These are the best Activestills photos of the month.

Photos by: Keren Manor, Ahmad Al-Bazz, Yotam Ronen, Faiz Abu-Rmeleh, Omer Sameer, Oren Ziv / Activestills, Edited by: Anka Mirkin

Hundreds of friends, classmates, teachers and members of the LBTGQ community participate in the funeral of Shira Banki, in Kibbutz Nachshon, August 3, 2015. Shira Banki, 16, was stabbed at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 30, 2015, by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks prior the attack. Shira later died of her injuries. Six another marchers were stabbed at the Parade and are still recovering. (Activestills.org)

Hundreds of friends, classmates, teachers and members of the LBTGQ community participate in the funeral of Shira Banki, Kibbutz Nachshon, August 3, 2015. Shira Banki, 16, was stabbed at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 30, 2015, by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks prior the attack. Shira later died of her injuries. Six other marchers were stabbed at the parade and are still recovering. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Israeli protesters wave red-painted hands and calling against racist and homophobic propaganda disseminated by Israeli government officials and members of Knesset during their speeches in protest against racism and homophobia, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 1, 2015. Protests were held tonight in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva and Gan Shmuel Junction, following recent deadly attacks on the Dawabsha family and the stabbing attack in annual Jerusalem Pride Parade. (Activestills.org)

Israeli protesters wave red-dyed gloves, protesting against racist and homophobic propaganda disseminated by Israeli government officials and members of Knesset during their speeches during an anti-hate demonstration, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 1, 2015. Protests were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Be’er Sheva and Gan Shmuel Junction, following the deadly attacks on the Dawabsha family and the stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Pride Parade. (photo: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

Youth mourn the death of Shira Banki, 16, who died earlier of her wounds in a Jerusalem hospital, Tel Aviv, August 2nd, 2015. Shira was stubbed on Friday during an attack by an Orthodox Jew in the annual Gay Pride Parade march in Jerusalem. Another six marchers were stabbed. (Activestills.org)

Youth mourn the death of Shira Banki, 16, who died of her wounds in a Jerusalem hospital, Tel Aviv, August 2nd, 2015. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Dozens of Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Duma village during a protest following the recent Israeli attack on the Dawabsha family, West Bank, August 2, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

Dozens of Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Duma during a protest following the firebomb attack on the Dawabsha family, Duma, West Bank, August 2, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

Mother of Saad Dawabsheh (center) reacts during her son's funeral procession, in the West Bank village of Duma, August 8, 2015. Saad Dawabsha and his toddler son Ali, 18-months-old, were burned to death in an arson attack by Jewish extremists on their house last week. Saad died of his injuries after a week in the hospital, while his wife still fights for her life. (Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Mother of Saad Dawabsheh (center) reacts during her son’s funeral procession, in the West Bank village of Duma, August 8, 2015. Saad Dawabsha and his toddler son Ali, 18-months-old, were burned to death in an arson attack by Jewish extremists on their house. Saad died of his injuries after a week in the hospital, while his wife still fights for her life. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Israeli policeman stands guard as a Palestinian man shouts at Jewish right-wing who demonstrates at one of the entrances to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem, August 9, 2015. (Faiz abu-Rmeleh / Activestills.org)

Israeli policeman stands guard as a Palestinian man shouts at Jewish right-winger who is demonstrating at one of the entrances to the Aqsa Mosque compound, Old City of Jerusalem, August 9, 2015. (photo: Faiz Abu-Rmeleh / Activestills.org)

Nasser Badran, a Palestinian prisoner with an Israeli citizenship, is welcomed in his home-town upon his release from Israeli prison, in the northern village of Ar'ara, August 11, 2015. Badran spent fourteen years in prison. (Omer Sameer / Activestills.org)

Nasser Badran, a Palestinian prisoner with Israeli citizenship, is welcomed in his hometown upon his release from Israeli prison, in the northern village of Ar’ara, August 11, 2015. Badran spent 14 years in prison. (photo: Omer Sameer / Activestills.org)

An Israeli bulldozer carries uprooted olive trees to make way for Israel's separation wall, in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near the Jewish settlement of Gilo and adjacent to the biblical Palestinian town of Bethlehem on August 20, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

An Israeli bulldozer carries uprooted olive trees to make way for Israel’s separation wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, near the Jewish settlement of Har Gilo, and adjacent to the biblical Palestinian town of Bethlehem on August 20, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Khader Adnan a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained for a year without charge by Israeli authorities, seen with his family in the West Bank village of Arraba  on Augost 12, 2015. Adnan, 37, was detained a year ago, shortly after the kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis, which triggered the arrests of hundreds of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. (Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained for a year without charge by Israeli authorities, is seen with his family in the West Bank village of Arraba, August 12, 2015. Adnan, 37, was detained a year ago, shortly after the kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

Al Ahly fans and team players celebrate after a football match for the Palestine Cup final between Gaza's Shejaia's club and Hebron's Al-Ahly club on August 14, 2015 at Hussein Bin Ali Stadium in the West Bank city of Hebron. Hebron's Al-Ahly won 2-1, in the first footballing showdown in 15 years with a team from Israeli-blockaded Gaza to be proclaimed Palestinian champions. Al-Ahly will now represent Palestine, a member of football's world governing body FIFA since 1998, in international competitions. (Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Al Ahly players and fans celebrate after a soccer match for the Palestine Cup final between Gaza’s Shejaia’s club and Hebron’s club, August 14, 2015 at Hussein Bin Ali Stadium in the West Bank city of Hebron. Hebron’s Al-Ahly won 2-1, in the first soccer showdown between a West Bank and a Gaza team in 15 years, and will now represent Palestine in international competitions. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Right-wing activists shout at Palestinian activists, during a protest for the release of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, in the city of Ashkelon, August 16, 2015. Police prevented from Palestinian and Israeli activists to arrive to the hospital in which Allan is held, arresting eight activists, using pepper spray and skunk water canon. (photos: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

Right-wing Israeli activists shout at Palestinian activists during a protest for the release of Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, Ashkelon, August 16, 2015. Police prevented Palestinians and Israeli activists from arriving at the hospital in which Allan is held, arresting eight activists, using pepper spray and the skunk water canon. (photo: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

Israeli border policeman points pepper spray towards a Palestinian activist, during a protest for the release of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, in the city of Ashkelon, August 16, 2015. Police prevented from Palestinian and Israel activists to arrive to the hospital in which Allan is held, arresting eight activists, using pepper spray and skunk water canon. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

An Israeli border policeman points a pepper spray canister at a Palestinian activist during a protest for the release of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, Ashkelon, August 16, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Family of Mohammed Amsheh, 22, who was shot to death by Israeli forces, mourns their son at the Forensic Medical Center of Nablus, West Bank, August 17, 2015. Israeli army spokesperson alleged that the man attempted to stab an Israeli officer near Nablus, while Palestinians denied, saying that he was killed in cold blood. Less than 48-hours ago, Israeli forces had killed another 21 year-old Palestinian near Nablus under the same pretext. Tensions have soared in the West Bank in recent weeks in the wake of the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home, attributed to Israeli extremists. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

The family of Mohammed Amsheh, 22, who was shot to death by Israeli forces, mourns their son at the Forensic Medical Center of Nablus, West Bank, August 17, 2015. The Israeli army spokesperson alleged that the man attempted to stab an Israeli officer near Nablus, a claim Palestinians denied, saying that he was killed in cold blood. Tensions have soared in the West Bank in recent weeks in the wake of the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home, attributed to Israeli extremists. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Relatives and friends of Avraham Mengistu, a 28-year old Israeli of Ethiopian descent who went missing after crossing into the Gaza Strip, hold signs calling for his release outside the Hadarim prison, near Tel Aviv, on August 17, 2015. The protest followed criticism directed at the family by the authorities over Mengistu's disappearance. The protesters rallied in support of Mengistu and highlighted concerns over alleged discrimination against the Ethiopian community in Israel. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Relatives and friends of Avraham Mengistu, a 28-year old Israeli of Ethiopian descent who went missing after crossing into the Gaza Strip, hold signs calling for his release outside the Hadarim prison, near Tel Aviv, August 17, 2015. The protest followed criticism directed at the family by the authorities over Mengistu’s disappearance. The protesters rallied in support of Mengistu and highlighted concerns over alleged discrimination against the Ethiopian community in Israel. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

A resident of south Tel Aviv holds sign read: War, war, war, war", during a protest against African asylum seekers. South Tel Aviv residents protest against African asylum seekers, in the south Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Shapira , on August 20, 2015. The protest called against the recent decision of the Israeli supreme court, ordering to jail Asylum seekers in Holot prison for one year, instead on 20 months. (photo: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

A resident of south Tel Aviv holds sign reading: “War, war, war, war” during a protest against African asylum seekers. South Tel Aviv residents protest against African asylum seekers, in the south Tel Aviv neighborhood of Shapira, August 20, 2015. The protest condemned the recent decision by the Israeli High Court to jail asylum seekers in Holot detention center for one year, rather than 20 months. (photo: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

Itam Ben Gvir argue with LGTBQ activists as they protest against homophobia and racism in front of right-wing settlers and a small group of south Tel Aviv residents marching against African asylum seekers, in Levnisky park, South Tel Aviv, August 19, 2015. The right-wing settlers and the south Tel Aviv residents protested against the recent decision of the Israeli supreme court, ordering to jail asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center for one year, instead on 20 months. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Far-right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir argues with LGTBQ activists as they counter-demonstrate against homophobia and racism in front of right-wing settlers and a small group of south Tel Aviv residents marching against African asylum seekers, Levnisky park, south Tel Aviv, August 19, 2015. The right-wing settlers and the south Tel Aviv residents protested against the recent decision of the Israeli High Court, ordering to jail asylum seekers in Holot detention center for one year, instead of 20 months. (photo: Keren Manor / Activestills.org)

Palestnian youth clash with Israeli police during a protest for the release of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, in the neighbourhood of Issawiya, East Jerusalem, August 19, 2015. (photo: Fiaz abu-Rmeleh / Activestills.org)

Palestinian youth clash with Israeli police during a protest for the release of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, in the neighborhood of Issawiya, East Jerusalem, August 19, 2015. (photo: Faiz Abu-Rmeleh / Activestills.org)

Israeli left-wing activists protest against recent Jewish violent attacks on the Dawabsha family and LGTBQ activists, Tel Aviv, August, 8, 2015. The activists called slogans against government incitement against Palestinians and the LGTBQ community, as well as other ethnic minorities. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Israeli left-wing activists protest against recent violent attacks on the Dawabsha family and LGTBQ activists, Tel Aviv, August, 8, 2015. The activists chanted slogans against government incitement against Palestinians and the LGTBQ community, as well as other ethnic minorities. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qusra near the city of Nablus, 22 August 2015. Clashes erupted near the village after settlers from near-by illegal settler outpost tried to attack a Palestinian shepherd. Two Palestinians were injured from crowd dispersal weapons shot by the army. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qusra near the city of Nablus, August 22, 2015. Clashes erupted near the village after settlers from nearby outpost tried to attack a Palestinian shepherd. Two Palestinians were injured from crowd dispersal weapons shot by the army. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Artist David Reeb is seen before his hearing in the Jerusalem court, August 22, 2015. The Israeli army arrested on Friday Sarit Michaeli, David Reeb and Bilal Tamimi, while they were documenting the weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The soldiers claimed it was a closed military zone, but refused to show the order. The Jerusalem court ordered to release Sarit and David with no conditions. Bilal was released on Sunday morning from the Ofer Military Prison. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Israeli artist David Reeb is seen before his hearing in the Jerusalem court, August 22, 2015. The Israeli army arrested B’Tselem Spokesperson Sarit Michaeli, Reeb and Palestinian photographer Bilal Tamimi as they were documenting the weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The soldiers claimed it was a closed military zone, but refused to show the order. The Jerusalem court ordered to release Sarit and David with no conditions. Bilal was released on Sunday morning from the Ofer Military Prison. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Palestinian protesters remove a gate that is part of Israeli Separation Barrier, during a direct action against the construction of the Wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, August 23, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Palestinian protesters remove a gate that is part of Israeli separation barrier during a direct action against the construction of the wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, August 23, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Maazouze, the mother of Palestinian prisoner, Mohammed Allan, who is on a long-term hunger strike, waits outside his room at the Barzilai Medical Center in the city of Ashkelon, on August 18, 2015. 31-year-old Allan  declared in front of his doctors that if there is not any solution to his case within 24 hours he will ask for all treatment to stop and will stop drinking water, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Maazouze, the mother of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allan waits outside his room at the Barzilai Medical Center in the city of Ashkelon, on August 18, 2015. 31-year-old Allan declared to his doctors that if there is no solution to his case within 24 hours, he will ask for all treatment to stop and will refrain from drinking water, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

African Asylum Seekers leave the Holot detention centre after their release in Israel's southern Negev desert August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing some 1,200 African Asylum Seekers whom it has interned for more than a year in the detention centre. Under the terms of their release, they are banned from living or working in Tel Aviv and the southern resort city of Eilat, which both have large African Asylum Seekers communities. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

African asylum seekers leave the Holot detention center after their release, August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing some 1,200 asylum seekers whom it has interned for more than a year in the detention center. Under the terms of their release, they are banned from living or working in Tel Aviv and the southern resort city of Eilat, which both have large African asylum seeker communities. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

Local residents protest against the plan to build a new housing project for the Jewish population in the middle of the Palestinian neighbourhood of Ajami, in Jaffa on August 22, 2015. Residents, alongside activists, were protesting against the ongoing process of gentrification of the neighbourhood. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Local residents protest against the plan to build a new housing project for the Jewish population in the middle of the Palestinian neighborhood of Ajami, Jaffa on August 22, 2015. Residents and activists protested against the ongoing process of gentrification of the neighborhood. (photo: Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org)

Members of the Tamimi family prevent from an Israeli solider from arresting Mohammed Tamimi, 11, during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015. (photo: Muhannad Saleem / Activestills.org)

Members of the Tamimi family prevent an Israeli solider from arresting Mohammed Tamimi, 11, during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015. (photo: Muhannad Saleem / Activestills.org)

A Palestinian examines the damage in his house after an Israeli night raid in the village of Salem, near  Nablus, West Bank, August 26, 2015.  31 Palestinians were detained from their houses in predawn raids across West Bank. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

A Palestinian examines the damage in his house after an Israeli night raid in the village of Salem, near Nablus, West Bank, August 26, 2015. Thirty-one Palestinians were taken from their homes in pre-dawn raids across West Bank. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org)

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