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

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  • Photo Essay: March for Palestinian independence

    The demonstration today in Jerusalem in support of Palestinian independence was attended by anywhere from 2000 to 4500 people (according to a Facebook post), who marched from the Old City's Jaffa Gate to Sheikh Jarrah. I was there and organizers announced 3,000 attendees at the end, but Channel 2's evening news reported "over 1000."  I suppose they're playing it safe, but after tramping through burning sun on a winding walk through Jerusalem's famous Friday crush, with people singing, drumming, cheering, dancing and laughing, that conservative estimate has a cynical ring. Here are a few photos. The goal of this demonstration…

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