Photos of the week: From Land Day rallies to life in a refugee camp

This week, Land Day commemorations, rape culture protests, asylum seeker rallies, anti-wall demonstrations, and refugee camp life.

An Israeli border police officer chases Palestinian children during a Land Day demonstration in Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem on March 30, 2014. Land Day is held on the anniversary of March 30, 1976, when Palestinian villages and cities across the country witnessed mass demonstrations against the state’s plans to expropriate 2,000 hectares of land in the Galilee region. In coordination with the military, some 4,000 police officers were dispatched to quell the unrest. At the end of the day, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by state forces. (photo: Activestills.org)
An Israeli border police officer chases Palestinian children during a Land Day demonstration in Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem on March 30, 2014. Land Day is held on the anniversary of March 30, 1976, when Palestinian villages and cities across the country witnessed mass demonstrations against the state’s plans to expropriate 2,000 hectares of land in the Galilee region. In coordination with the military, some 4,000 police officers were dispatched to quell the unrest. At the end of the day, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by state forces. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Protesters during a demonstration against “rape culture”, Tel Aviv, March 29, 2014. Hundreds protested against violence against women in response to several cases of sexual violence reported last week. One of the cases is a complaint filed against MK Silvan Shalom by a former worker. (photo: Activestills.org)
Protesters during a demonstration against “rape culture”, Tel Aviv, March 29, 2014. Hundreds protested against violence against women in response to several cases of sexual violence reported last week. One of the cases is a complaint filed against MK Silvan Shalom by a former worker. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian man is arrested by Israeli border police during a demonstration marking Land Day near the Old City in East Jerusalem on March 29, 2014. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations on March 30, 1976, against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee. (photo: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian man is arrested by Israeli border police during a demonstration marking Land Day near the Old City in East Jerusalem on March 29, 2014. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations on March 30, 1976, against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian woman flees from tear gas launched by Israeli forces inside Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, West Bank, March 28, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian woman flees from tear gas launched by Israeli forces inside Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, West Bank, March 28, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Bedouin boys take part in the annual Land Day rally on March 30, 2014, in the village of Sowaween in the Negev (Naqab) Desert, near the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. Land Day commemorates when six Israeli-Arabs were killed on March 30, 1976, when thousands marched protesting land confiscation in the northern Galilee region of Israel. Palestinians mark the date annually with marches both in the occupied territories and the state of Israel. (photo: Activestills.org)
Bedouin boys take part in the annual Land Day rally on March 30, 2014, in the village of Sowaween in the Negev (Naqab) Desert, near the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. Land Day commemorates when six Israeli-Arabs were killed on March 30, 1976, when thousands marched protesting land confiscation in the northern Galilee region of Israel. Palestinians mark the date annually with marches both in the occupied territories and the state of Israel. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

African refugees accompanied by Israeli supporters protest the Infiltration Law and imprisonment of asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center, Tel Aviv, March 29, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
African refugees accompanied by Israeli supporters protest the Infiltration Law and imprisonment of asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center, Tel Aviv, March 29, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Residents of south Tel Aviv argue with an African asylum seeker during the the High Court of Justice hearing regarding a petition by human rights NGOs against the Infiltration Law, West Jerusalem, April 1, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
Residents of south Tel Aviv argue with an African asylum seeker during the the High Court of Justice hearing regarding a petition by human rights NGOs against the Infiltration Law, West Jerusalem, April 1, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Reuven Abergel, co-founder of the Black Panthers Movement in Israel, speaks at the general assembly on public housing in Israel. Tel Aviv, March 31, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
Reuven Abergel, co-founder of the Black Panthers Movement in Israel, speaks at the general assembly on public housing in Israel. Tel Aviv, March 31, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Israeli soldiers approach an olive tree planted by Palestinians before a Land Day demonstration, Bil’in, West Bank, March 27, 2014. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations on March 30, 1976, against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee. (photo: Activestills.org)
Israeli soldiers approach an olive tree planted by Palestinians before a Land Day demonstration, Bil’in, West Bank, March 27, 2014. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations on March 30, 1976, against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians play soccer with Israeli activists in front of Israeli soldiers blocking the road during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, March 28, 2014. The separation barrier would cut off the village from its agricultural lands if it is built as planned. (photo: Activestills.org)
Palestinians play soccer with Israeli activists in front of Israeli soldiers blocking the road during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, March 28, 2014. The separation barrier would cut off the village from its agricultural lands if it is built as planned. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

The Israeli separation barrier divides land belonging to the West Bank town of Bethlehem next to Aida Refugee Camp, March 31, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
The Israeli separation barrier divides land belonging to the West Bank town of Bethlehem next to Aida Refugee Camp, March 31, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian farmer stands near concrete blocks salvaged from the remains of shelters demolished by the Israeli military, Al Tuwani, West Bank, April 2, 2014. Seven shelters built in agricultural areas near the village belonging to different inhabitants of Al Tuwani were demolished on the same morning. (photo: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian farmer stands near concrete blocks salvaged from the remains of shelters demolished by the Israeli military, Al Tuwani, West Bank, April 2, 2014. Seven shelters built in agricultural areas near the village belonging to different inhabitants of Al Tuwani were demolished on the same morning. (photo: Activestills.org)