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Photos of the week: Between May Day and Nakba marches

This week: Palestinian citizens of Israel march to the destroyed village Lubya, Israeli activists commemorate the Nakba, solidarity with administrative detainees, May Day celebrations, the leader of Israel’s refugee movement says goodbye to freedom, and more.

Palestinian citizens of Israel pass photos of Palestinian refugees as they walk in the March of Return to the village of Lubya in northern Israel, May 6, 2014. Lubya was destroyed in the Nakba, literally "catastrophe", in which more than 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed before and during the 1948 War.

Palestinian citizens of Israel pass photos of Palestinian refugees as they walk in the March of Return to the village of Lubya in northern Israel, May 6, 2014. Lubya was destroyed in the Nakba, literally “catastrophe”, in which more than 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed before and during the 1948 War. (Activestills.org)

 

Israeli activists from "Zochrot" organization hang portraits of Israelis, holding a statement of recognition of the Palestinian Nakba, on the 1948 headquarters of the "Irgon", located in the area of the destroyed Palestinian village of Manhyia, near the city of Jaffa, May 5th, 2014.The action was held on the evening of the Israeli Independence day to commemorate the Palestinian 1948 Nakba.

Israeli activists from the organization Zochrot hang portraits of Israelis each holding a statement of recognition of the Palestinian Nakba, on the 1948 headquarters of the Zionist militant organization Irgun, located in the area of the destroyed Palestinian village of Manhyia, near Jaffa, May 5, 2014.The action was held on the evening before Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba of 1948. (Activestills.org)

 

The family of Bahaa Yaish hold his picture in a protest tent in Nablus city, West Bank, May 3rd, 2014. Yaish is a Palestinian administrative prisoner who spent 10 months in the Israeli prison. More than 100 Palestinian administrative prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Ofer, Megiddo, and Negev prisons. The strike came after Israeli authorities reneged on a promise to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases.

The family of Bahaa Yaish hold his picture in a protest tent in Nablus, West Bank, May 3, 2014. Yaish is a Palestinian in administrative detention who has spent 10 months in Israeli prison. More than 100 Palestinian administrative prisoners launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Ofer, Megiddo and Negev prisons. The strike came after Israeli authorities reneged on a promise to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases. (Activestills.org)

 

Demonstrators set fire during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, May 2, 2014.

Demonstrators set fires during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, May 2, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian youth lies on the ground after he was shot and injured by the Israeli army during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 2, 2014.

A Palestinian youth lies on the ground after he was shot and injured by the Israeli army during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 2, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

A youth dressed with uniform of the USSR army, marches during a protest marking the International Worker's Day in center Tel Aviv, May 1, 2014.

A youth dressed with a uniform of the USSR army marches during a protest marking the International Worker’s Day in the center of Tel Aviv, May 1, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians hold candles during a protest in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative prisoners, Nablus, West Bank, May 3rd, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Ofer, Megiddo, and Negev prisons. The strike came after Israeli authorities reneged on a promise to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases.

Palestinians hold candles during a protest in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative prisoners, Nablus, West Bank, May 3, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Hebrew University students and faculty hold a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian Christian citizens of Israel who were recently sent “voluntary draft” notices encouraging them to enlist in the Israeli military, East Jerusalem, May 7, 2014. Though army service will remain voluntary for non-Jewish Israelis, the move is seen as an attempt to drive a wedge between Palestinian Christian and Muslim citizens of Israel.

Hebrew University students and faculty hold a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian Christian citizens of Israel who were recently sent “voluntary draft” notices encouraging them to enlist in the Israeli military, East Jerusalem, May 7, 2014. Though army service will remain voluntary for non-Jewish Israelis, the move is seen as an attempt to drive a wedge between Palestinian Christian and Muslim citizens of Israel. (Activestills.org)

 

African asylum seekers dance at a live concert during a solidarity visit of Israeli and African activists outside the Holot detention center, Negev Desert, May 3, 2014.

African asylum seekers dance at a live concert during a solidarity visit of Israeli and African activists outside the Holot detention center, Negev Desert, May 3, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Mutasim Ali, an African Asylum seeker, speaks to friends and activists, two days before he is due to arrive to the Holot detention center, Tel Aviv, May 3rd, 2014. Ali is one of the organizers of the Asylum seekers' struggle in Israel.

Mutasim Ali, an African Asylum seeker, speaks to friends and activists, two days before he is due to arrive to the Holot detention center, Tel Aviv, May 3rd, 2014. Ali is one of the organizers of the asylum seekers’ struggle in Israel. (Activestills.org)

 

Mutasim Ali, an African Asylum seeker from Sudan, hugs an Israeli activist before leaving to Holot detention center, Tel Aviv, May 5, 2014. Israeli activists gathered on Monday morning in Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Ali, as he was ordered by the Israeli authorities to arrive to the Holot detention center located in the South of Israel. Ali is one of the organizers of the Asylum seekers' struggle in Israel.

Mutasim Ali, an African asylum seeker from Sudan, hugs an Israeli activist before leaving for Holot detention center. Tel Aviv, May 5, 2014. Israeli activists gathered on Monday morning in Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Ali, as he was ordered by the Israeli authorities to arrive at the Holot detention center in the south of Israel. (Activestills.org)

 

A Tel Aviv municipality worker replaces Israeli flags that were painted during the night with red paint, in the city of Jaffa, May 1, 2014. The Tel Aviv municipality hung the flags a week before the Israeli independence day.

A Tel Aviv municipality worker replaces Israeli flags that were spattered during the night with red paint, in the city of Jaffa, May 1, 2014. The Tel Aviv municipality hung the flags a week before the Israeli independence day. (Activestills.org)

 

Activists prepare to march to Haymarket memorial on the International Worker's Day march in Chicago, IL on May 1, 2014.

Activists prepare to march to Haymarket Memorial on the International Worker’s Day march in Chicago, IL on May 1, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Three "Free Borns" voters showing there ID books at the SST voting center Khaletisha, Western Cape, South Africa, 7.5.2014. "Free Borns" are South Africans that were born after the fall of apartheid. On May 7th 2014, South Africans went to vote for the fifth time since apartheid ended. The ANC (African National Congress) lead by Jacob Zuma is expected to win and stay despite being accused of corruption.

Three “Free Born” voters show their ID books at a voting center in Khaletisha, Western Cape, South Africa, 7.5.2014. “Free Borns” are South Africans who were born after the fall of apartheid. On May 7, 2014, South Africans went to vote for the fifth time since apartheid ended. The ANC (African National Congress) lead by Jacob Zuma is expected to win despite accusations of corruption. (Activestills.org)

 

A May Day March Against Deportations take off from Haymarket memorial on International Worker's Day in Chicago, IL on May 1, 2014.

A May Day March Against Deportations takes off from Haymarket Memorial on International Worker’s Day in Chicago, IL on May 1, 2014. (Activestills.org)

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