Photos of the week: Prisoner solidarity and Nakba memory

This week: Prisoner solidarity, Nakba commemoration, Bedouin steadfastness, Gaza border shootings, asylum seeker struggles, price tag profanity, slut walk exposure, and draft refuser support

Palestinian children hand out flowers to passers-by on the streets of Gaza City with the names of prisoners in Israeli detention, May 11, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The hunger strike comes after Israeli authorities reneged on an agreement after a previous hunger strike to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian children hand out flowers to passers-by on the streets of Gaza City with the names of prisoners in Israeli detention, May 11, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The hunger strike comes after Israeli authorities reneged on an agreement after a previous hunger strike to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases. (Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians demonstrate on the 66th anniversary of the Nakba in the West Bank city of Nablus, May 14, 2014. At the same time, the demonstrators held signs and photos of prisoners in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative prisoners that was started on April 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians demonstrate on the 66th anniversary of the Nakba in the West Bank city of Nablus, May 14, 2014. At the same time, the demonstrators held signs and photos of prisoners in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative prisoners that was started on April 24, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Youth from the unrecognised Bedouin village of Bir Al-Hamam ride their horses in the village on May 14, 2014. Local residents use old caves and wells to prove their long presence in the area. (Activestills.org)
Youth from the unrecognised Bedouin village of Bir Al-Hamam ride their horses in the village on May 14, 2014. Local residents use old caves and wells to prove their long presence in the area. (Activestills.org)

 

Children from Aida Refugee Camp fly kites over the Israeli separation wall during a Nakba commemoration event, May 14, 2014. Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” is the term given to the forced displacement of some 750,000 Palestinian refugees from 500 communities by Zionist forces before, during and after the 1948 War. (Activestills.org)
Children from Aida Refugee Camp fly kites over the Israeli separation wall during a Nakba commemoration event, May 14, 2014. Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” is the term given to the forced displacement of some 750,000 Palestinian refugees from 500 communities by Zionist forces before, during and after the 1948 War. (Activestills.org)

 

Nizar Al-Wan recovers in his home in the Gaza village of Jebaliya the day after being shot by Israeli forces near the northern border, May 12, 2014. Al-Wan, a father of four, was collecting gravel with six other workers approximately 500-600 meters from the border when he was shot without warning by Israeli forces. He was treated and released from Kamal Udwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya and is expected to make a complete recovery. Human rights organizations have documented dozens of cases of Israeli army gunfire at persons who posed no threat and were well outside the 300-meter so-called “no-go zone” imposed by the Israeli military inside Gaza’s borders. In many cases, no warning was given before soldiers opened fire. (Activestills.org)
Nizar Al-Wan recovers in his home in the Gaza village of Jebaliya the day after being shot by Israeli forces near the northern border, May 12, 2014. Al-Wan, a father of four, was collecting gravel with six other workers approximately 500-600 meters from the border when he was shot without warning by Israeli forces. He was treated and released from Kamal Udwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya and is expected to make a complete recovery. Human rights organizations have documented dozens of cases of Israeli army gunfire at persons who posed no threat and were well outside the 300-meter so-called “no-go zone” imposed by the Israeli military inside Gaza’s borders. In many cases, no warning was given before soldiers opened fire. (Activestills.org)

 

Family members of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention hold a weekly demonstration at Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City, May 12, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The hunger strike comes after Israeli authorities reneged on an agreement after a previous hunger strike to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases. (Activestills.org)
Family members of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention hold a weekly demonstration at Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City, May 12, 2014. More than 100 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The hunger strike comes after Israeli authorities reneged on an agreement after a previous hunger strike to limit the use of administrative detention to exceptional cases. (Activestills.org)

 

Sadik al Sadik, an Sudanese asylum seeker who was sent by the immigration authority to Ethiopia, is greeted by a friend after arriving at the Holot detention center in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. Sakid was arrested by the Israeli immigration authorities and agreed to leave for Ethiopia after he was told he would be sent to a third country in which he would get asylum. After landing in Ethiopia, he was told he had to fly to Sudan. He then refused and stayed at the airport for a whole week. A few days ago he was forced by the Ethiopian police to fly back to Israel. (Activestills.org)
Sadik al Sadik, an Sudanese asylum seeker who was sent by the immigration authority to Ethiopia, is greeted by a friend after arriving at the Holot detention center in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. Sakid was arrested by the Israeli immigration authorities and agreed to leave for Ethiopia after he was told he would be sent to a third country in which he would get asylum. After landing in Ethiopia, he was told he had to fly to Sudan. He then refused and stayed at the airport for a whole week. A few days ago he was forced by the Ethiopian police to fly back to Israel. (Activestills.org)

 

African asylum seekers jailed in the Holot detention center meet with Israeli activists, as they gather outside the facility, in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. (Activestills.org)
African asylum seekers jailed in the Holot detention center meet with Israeli activists, as they gather outside the facility, in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

Meron Estrfanos, an Eritrean journalist living in Sweden, speaks to African Asylum seekers jailed in the Holot detention center as they gather outside the facility in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. (Activestills.org)
Meron Estrfanos, an Eritrean journalist living in Sweden, speaks to African Asylum seekers jailed in the Holot detention center as they gather outside the facility in the Negev Desert, May 11, 2014. (Activestills.org)

 

A student raises the Palestinian flag during a ceremony held by Palestinian students living in Israel and Israeli supporters commemorating the Nakba  outside the Tel Aviv University, May 11, 2014. Right-wing nationalists from the group Im Tirzu, seen in the back, tried to interrupt the ceremony. (Activestills.org)
A student raises the Palestinian flag during a ceremony held by Palestinian students living in Israel and Israeli supporters commemorating the Nakba  outside the Tel Aviv University, May 11, 2014. Right-wing nationalists from the group Im Tirzu, seen in the back, tried to interrupt the ceremony. (Activestills.org)

 

Racist slogans against Arabs were sprayed on walls of a construction site in the city of Petah Tikva, Israel, on May 11, 2014. The act joins other “price tag attacks” against Palestinians living in Israel. (Activestills.org)
Racist slogans against Arabs were sprayed on walls of a construction site in the city of Petah Tikva, Israel, on May 11, 2014. The act joins other “price tag attacks” against Palestinians living in Israel. (Activestills.org)

 

A French solidarity activist confronts Israeli soldiers during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, May 9, 2014. The separation barrier would cut off the village from its agricultural lands if it is built as planned. (Activestills.org)
A French solidarity activist confronts Israeli soldiers during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al Ma’sara, May 9, 2014. The separation barrier would cut off the village from its agricultural lands if it is built as planned. (Activestills.org)

 

Women protesters shout slogans during a “slut walk” against sexism in Tel Aviv, May 9, 2014. Slut walks have been held in cities across the world as a symbol of defiance against sexism and sexual violence. The first slut walk was held in Canada after an governmental official argued that the way women dress plays a role in the likelihood of them being victims of sexual assault. (Activestills.org)
Women protesters shout slogans during a “slut walk” against sexism in Tel Aviv, May 9, 2014. Slut walks have been held in cities across the world as a symbol of defiance against sexism and sexual violence. The first slut walk was held in Canada after an governmental official argued that the way women dress plays a role in the likelihood of them being victims of sexual assault. (Activestills.org)

 

Uriel Ferera’s mother talks during a protest in front of Hakiria military base in Tel Aviv in solidarity with her son, May 8, 2014. Uriel Ferera, 19, is an orthodox Jew from Beer Sheva who refuses to join the Israeli army and is currently imprisoned in a military jail. Uriel says he refuses to take part in the occupation and that his request for civil service instead of a military one was rejected by the army. (Activestills.org)
Uriel Ferera’s mother talks during a protest in front of Hakiria military base in Tel Aviv in solidarity with her son, May 8, 2014. Uriel Ferera, 19, is an orthodox Jew from Beer Sheva who refuses to join the Israeli army and is currently imprisoned in a military jail. Uriel says he refuses to take part in the occupation and that his request for civil service instead of a military one was rejected by the army. (Activestills.org)