They confronted Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and police in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, opposed the occupation, violence against women, and fought against racism and police brutality. A year of women’s struggles.
Photos: Anne Paq, Ahmad Al-Bazz, Faiz Abu-Rmeleh, Mohannad Darabee, Mohannad Saleem, Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen, Keren Manor
Photo Editing: Keren Manor
A Palestinian woman throws a stone during an International Women’s Day protest near the Israeli army’s Qalandiya checkpoint, West Bank, March 7, 2015. The army forcefully dispersed the annual march. (Activestills.org)
Members of ’40 Mothers’, an anti-occupation group composed of Israeli mothers opposing mandatory conscription, protest in support of Tair Kaminer, a 19-year-old Israeli woman imprisoned for refusing to join the army and take part in the occupation, Tel Hashomer Induction Base, January 10, 2016.
Palestinian women shout slogans during an International Women Day protest in front of Qalandiya military checkpoint, West Bank, March 7, 2015.(Activestills.org)
Right-wing Israelis confront members of ‘Women in Black’ during their weekly vigil against the occupation, central Tel Aviv, January 22, 2016. Women in Black have been holding weekly vigils against the occupation for two decades.
Palestinian citizens of Israel participate in a vigil in the town of Ramle marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on November 25, 2015. The protesters staged coffins to protest domestic violence and the rise in number of women murdered by their husbands in Israel. (Activestills.org)
Women and men hold a demonstration to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Tel Aviv, October 25, 2015.
Palestinians take part in the funeral ceremony of Riham Dawabsheh in the village of Duma, West Bank, September 7, 2015. Riham, 28-year-old mother of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh, who was burnt to death in a July arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the Israeli occupied West Bank, died of injuries sustained in the attack. (Activestills.org)
Suha (C), mother of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was murdered a year earlier, sits in the Jerusalem District Court on November 30, 2015. The court convicted two Israeli minors of the kidnapping and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in the run-up to the 2014 Gaza war, while the third defendant Yosef Haim Ben-David’s mental state was still being evaluated. Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and killed on July 2, 2014, weeks after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Activestills.org)
Young Israeli women Tair Kaminer and Tania Golan pose for a final photo outside the Tel Hashomer induction base where they announced their refusal to serve in the Israeli army, January 31, 2016. Kaminer was sentenced to prison.
Israeli forces stop Palestinians at an army roadblock in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud, on October 15, 2015. Israeli authorities set up checkpoints in the Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem and mobilized hundreds of soldiers as a collective punishment after attacks by Palestinians. (Activestills.org)
Protesters hold photos of feminist Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar, who is imprisoned by Israel on charges of incitement relating to her work as an elected official, outside the Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, April 16, 2015.
Palestinian women march during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 14, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Female members of the Tamimi family prevent an Israeli solider from arresting Mohammed Tamimi, 11, during a weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Nariman Tamimi, a prominent figure of the popular struggle in her village, is seen recovering at her home in Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. Nariman was shot in the leg with a live bullet on November 22, 2014, by an Israeli soldier during the weekly protest against the occupation. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian women wait for court hearings for their family members in the Israeli army’s Ofer military court, near the West Bank town of Beituniya, February 8, 2015. (Activestills.org)
An Israeli activist, Zehava Greenfeld, inside a police car after she was arrested during a protest for the release of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian man who was being held by Israel without trial and who had 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 from reaching to the hospital in which Allan was held, arrested eight activists, and used pepper spray and skunk water canons. (Activestills.org)
A protester stands in front of a police water canon during an Israeli Ethiopian protest against police brutality and racism, in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, May 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Ethiopian Israelis march on the Ayalon highway during an Israeli Ethiopian protest against police brutality and racism, Tel Aviv, May 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian women shout slogans as Israeli police forces block Palestinians at an entrance of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 26, 2015. Israeli authorities limited Palestinian access to the holy site after clashes broke out in protest of visits by Jewish Israeli nationalists. (Activestills.org)
Executive Director of Breakign the Silence, Yuli Novak, speaks during a protest against recent incitement against left-wing NGOs, Tel Aviv, December 19, 2015. (Activestills.org)
28-year-old Palestinian artist Nidaa Badwan in her room in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, 16 February 2015. Nidaa has rarely left her small room for more than a year, and created her own body of work — striking self-portraits which she turned into an exhibit called 100 Days of Solitude.
Members of the family of Wael al-Najjar in front of their makeshift shelter in the village of Khuza’a, East of Gaza Strip, February 14, 2015. Wael al-Najjar, who live in the makeshift shelter with his wife and 8 children had to borrow around $500 to build the structure, and the family relies on neighbors, relatives and donations for their daily food. Khuzaa’a was heavily attacked and damaged during last Israeli offensive. Parts of the village were occupied by Israeli soldiers and cut off from medical services during the offensive. Rebuilding materials are scarce as the Gaza Strip faces import restrictions imposed by Israel. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian girl Malak Al-Khateb, 14, is welcomed by family members, as she arrives to Beitin village near Ramallah, after being released from an Israeli military prison, February 13, 2015. Al-Khateb, from Beitin village near Ramallah, was arrested on December 31, 2014, and was subjected to interrogation and harsh treatment without legal representation. She was accused of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. On January 22, she was sentenced to two months in prison and her family was fined NIS 6,000 ($1500). (Activestills.org)
Palestinian women take a selfie outside Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, January 9, 2015. (Activestills.org)