This week: Border Police bloopers in Bil’in, asylum seekers in Tel Aviv, Palestinian activists launch campaign in the Jordan Valley, anti-Arab graffiti in Silwan, ultra-orthodox Jews against the draft in Jerusalem, a far-right politician hands out award for McCarthyism in Israeli schools, and solidarity outside Holot ‘open’ detention center.
Israeli Border Policemen jump out of their jeep after a tear gas grenade unintentionally exploded inside it, as they were trying to disperse the weekly protest against the Israeli wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, February 7, 2014. (photo: Hamde Abu Rahma/Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers sleep in Levinsky Park, south Tel Aviv, on the fifth day of an ongoing protest, February 6, 2013. The sit-in protested the new Holot detention center for African immigrants and called on the Israeli government to recognize their refugee rights. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
An Eritrean Asylum seeker sweeps the ground, after spending the night in Levnisky park, South Tel Aviv, on their eighth day of an ongoing protest, during the early hours of February 9, 2014. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth stands among the buildings of the Jordan Valley protest village of Ein Hijleh, West Bank, February 6, 2014. As part of its Melh Al-Ard (Salt of the Earth) campaign, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee began to restore and occupy abandoned homes in Ein Hijleh to protest the ongoing Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
A ‘price tag’ graffiti is seen sprayed on the wall of a Palestinian house in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, February 10, 2014. The graffiti reads: Arab labor = assimilation.’ (photo: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews take cover as an Israeli police water canon sprays the crowd under the Chord Bridge at the entrance to West Jerusalem, during a protest against drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the Israeli military, February 6, 2014. Several thousand Haredi Jews protested in Jerusalem and other cities after an ultra-Orthodox young man was arrested for dodging the draft. Police used water canon, horses and physical force to break up the protest. (photo: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
The “Jewish State Award” is given to Sapir Sabah during a ceremony organized by former MK Michael Ben-Ari, Israel, February 9, 2014. Sapir Sabah is a high-school student who publicly denounced her teacher, Adam Verete, for questioning the morality of the Israeli army’s actions in class. The award ceremony was attended by far-right activists Itamar Ben-Gvir, Baruch Marzel and their followers. (photo: Activestills.org)
Israeli soldiers patrol in the the Ein Hijleh protest camp, Jordan Valley, West Bank, February 5, 2014. (photo: Hamde Abu Rahma/Activestills.org)
Israeli army and police raid and evict Ein Hijleh protest camp, Jordan Valley, West Bank, February 7, 2014. (photo: Hamde Abu Rahma/Activestills.org)
African Asylum seekers board a bus of the Israeli immigration authority before leaving for Holot detention center, Tel Aviv, Israel, February 9 , 2014. The Israeli immigration authority summoned a few dozens asylum seekers, ordering them to arrive at Holot ‘open’ detention center. Approximately 50 complied. According to human rights organizations, over 1,700 African asylum seekers received similar summons scheduled for the coming weeks, informing them their current visa is cancelled. (photo: Tali Mayer/Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers held in the Holot detention center eat food brought by community members during a solidarity visit held outside the detention center, Negev, February 8, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
Victims of torture camps in the Sinai Desert, Egypt, show their injuries as African asylum seekers shout slogans during a protest in front of Israel Ministry of Interior offices in Tel Aviv, February 11, 2014. African asylum seekers marched from Levinsky park to protest against the new Holot detention center for African immigrants and called on the Israeli government to recognize their refugee rights. (photo: Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers shout slogans during a protest in front of Israel Ministry of Interior offices in Tel Aviv, February 11, 2014. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
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