Photos of the week: Devastation for the Negev Bedouin

This week: The Bedouin village of Al-Arakib is destroyed for the 65th time, Palestinians and Israelis commemorate 47 years of occupation, administrative detainees on hunger strike, Israeli soldiers break their silence in public, demonstrations against asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv and more. 

Residents of the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib react as Israeli authorities destroy the village for the 65th time, June 12, 2014. The Israeli Land Administration (ILA), backed by large police forces, entered the village in the early hours of the morning and destroyed every structure, including the mosque. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Residents of the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib react as Israeli authorities destroy the village for the 65th time, June 12, 2014. The Israeli Land Administration (ILA), backed by large police forces, entered the village in the early hours of the morning and destroyed every structure, including the mosque. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli policemen guard as bulldozers destroy Al-Arakib for the 65th time, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen guard as bulldozers destroy Al-Arakib for the 65th time, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli authorities carry uprooted olive trees in Al-Arakib, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Israeli authorities carry uprooted olive trees in Al-Arakib, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians citizens of Israel and Israeli activists participate in a protest march in Tel Aviv marking 47 years since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, June 7, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Palestinians citizens of Israel and Israeli activists participate in a protest march in Tel Aviv marking 47 years since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, June 7, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians citizens of Israel and Israeli activists participate in a protest march in Tel Aviv marking 47 years since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, June 7, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Palestinians citizens of Israel and Israeli activists participate in a protest march in Tel Aviv marking 47 years since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, June 7, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians and Israeli activists protest outside Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, June 5, 2014. At least 6 Palestinian prisoners are currently hospitalized at Ichilov after going on hunger strike for more than 35 days. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian prisoners are in other hospitals across Israel. Most of those on hunger strike are protesting against administrative detention. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Palestinians and Israeli activists protest outside Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, June 5, 2014. At least 6 Palestinian prisoners are currently hospitalized at Ichilov after going on hunger strike for more than 35 days. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian prisoners are in other hospitals across Israel. Most of those on hunger strike are protesting against administrative detention. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian youth holds a Palestinian flag during an anti-occupation demonstration in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, June 6, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth holds a Palestinian flag during an anti-occupation demonstration in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, June 6, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian students protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike inside Israeli jails, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 10, 2014. (Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
Palestinian students protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike inside Israeli jails, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 10, 2014. (Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

 

An Israeli activist reads testimonies during a gathering held in the city of Tel Aviv to mark the 10th anniversary of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, and 47 years since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, June 6, 2014. Breaking the Silence was founded by former Israeli army soldiers who seek to expose the reality of the military occupation of the Palestinian territories. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
An Israeli activist reads testimonies during a gathering held in the city of Tel Aviv to mark the 10th anniversary of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, and 47 years since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, June 6, 2014. Breaking the Silence was founded by former Israeli army soldiers who seek to expose the reality of the military occupation of the Palestinian territories. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Local residents and right-wing activists demonstrate against African asylum seekers in the south Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Hatikva, June 11, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Local residents and right-wing activists demonstrate against African asylum seekers in the south Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Hatikva, June 11, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Maryam Aharon, a Sudanese asylum seeker from Darfur, talking with immigration police officers after her restaurant was raided by city inspectors, Tel Aviv, June 11, 2014. The inspectors threw food into the garbage, claiming the business is unhygienic. This action is part of the general pressure by the authorities on the asylum seeker community. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Maryam Aharon, a Sudanese asylum seeker from Darfur, talking with immigration police officers after her restaurant was raided by city inspectors, Tel Aviv, June 11, 2014. The inspectors threw food into the garbage, claiming the business is unhygienic. This action is part of the general pressure by the authorities on the asylum seeker community. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

 

An Activestills photo exhibition on Gaza, Beit Sahour, West Bank, June 10, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
An Activestills photo exhibition on Gaza, Beit Sahour, West Bank, June 10, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)