As violence increased in Jerusalem, residents of war-torn Gaza continued struggling to survive and cope with slow reconstruction and approaching winter weather. These and other images in our month in photos, November 2014.
Palestinians salvage materials from destroyed homes in the village of Khuza’a, eastern Gaza Strip, November 6, 2014. Many Palestinians in the Gaza Strip face hard living conditions following the seven-week Israeli offensive during which 2,131 Palestinians were killed, and an estimate of 18,000 housing units were either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people homeless. (photo: Activestills.org) See more photos of Gaza damage and reconstruction here.
Palestinian youth shoot fireworks during clashes with Israel police in Jerusalem’s old city, November 7, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) See more photos here. More photos of clashes in Jerusalem here.
A Palestinian woman and her daughter run to take cover during clashes with Israeli border police at the checkpoint separating Shuafat refugee camp from the rest of Jerusalem, November 6, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth covers his face to avoid tear gas during clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli border police at a checkpoint between Shuafat refugee camp and the rest of Jerusalem, November 7, 2014. Clashes broke out after a Palestinian man drove a car into a crowd, killing a policeman and a 17-year-old civilian and injuring 10 others in Jerusalem on November 5. (photo: Activestills.org)
Displaced Palestinians in the UNRWA Al Mazra’a Preparatory Girls School in the city of Deir al-Balah, eastern Gaza Strip, November 7, 2014. Around 1,400 displaced Palestinians live in the school in very precarious conditions. (photo: Activestills.org) More photos of displacement and coping in Gaza here.
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship take part in a protest following the killing of Kheir al-Hamdan, in the town of Kafr Kanna, in the north of Israel, November 8, 2014. Clashes broke after police shot and killed the 22 year old, who was approaching a police car with a knife, during a police raid in the town the night before. (photo: Activestills.org) More photos and coverage of the Hamdan killing and the protests that followed here.
A Palestinian child with ash on his face sits in one of the newly established camps with metal caravan shelters for displaced people in the village of Khuza’a, eastern Gaza Strip, November 9, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) More photos of destruction and coping in war-torn Gaza here.
Members of Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine commemorating the death of Palestinians in the last year. About
100,000 people attended the All Souls Procession in Tucson, celebrating the lives of lost friends and family. (photo: Activestills.org)
Ruins of the home of the family of Jihad Al Helu in Shujayea neighborood, eastern Gaza City, November 10, 2014. Eleven members of the extented Al Helu family were killed in the same attack which took place on July 21. (photo: Activestills.org) More photos of the destruction and how people are coping in Gaza here.
Police and medics at the scene of a stabbing attack near the Alon Shvut settlement, West Bank, November 10, 2014. A Palestinian man stabbed and killed 26-year-old Israeli Dalia Lemkus and injured two other people. (photo: Activestills.org) For more coverage and photos of the deadly stabbing attacks, click here.
Relatives and family seen during the funeral of Dalia Lemkus on November 11, 2014 in the settlement of Tekoa in the West Bank. Dalia was one of the two killed in separate stabbing attacks across Israel and West Bank the previous day. (photo: Activestills.org) For more coverage and photos of the stabbing attacks, click here.
A Palestinian motorcyclist passes by a heavily damaged home in the city of Rafah, Gaza Strip, November 13, 2014. Many Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are facing hard living conditions following the seven-week Israeli offensive during which 2,131 Palestinians were killed, and an estimated 108,000 people were left homeless. (photo: Activestills.org) For more photos on the damage and how civilians are coping in war-torn Gaza, click here.
Palestinian worshippers take part in Friday prayers at the Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound. (photo: Activestills.org) For more photos and coverage on freedom of worship in Jerusalem, click here.
Palestinian youth throw stones at an army bulldozer during weekly protest in Kafr Qaddum, a West Bank village located east of Qalqiliya, November 14, 2014. Locals began to organize demonstrations in July 2011 to protest the blocking of the main road linking Kafr Qaddum to Nablus. (photo: Activestills.org)
Palestinian activists use a metal ramp to cross the separation wall near Israel’s Qalandiya checkpoint separating the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. The activists were protesting against Israeli authorities decision to allow settlers to enter the compound surrounding Al-Aqsa Mosque while imposing strict restrictions on Muslims wishing to perform Friday prayers there. (photo: Activestills.org) For more photos of the direct action crossing the wall, click here.
A Palestinian child sits in front of a wall riddled with shrapnel, in the city of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip on November 17, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) For more photos of the damage and on how civilians are coping in war-torn Gaza, click here.
Israeli emergency services members clean blood from the street at the scene of an attack by two Palestinians on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in the ultra-orthodox Har Nof neighborhood in West Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a gun and meat cleavers burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four worshippers and mortally wounded a policeman before being shot dead by Israeli police. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on the synagogue attack, click here.
Mourners gather for the triple funeral of Rabbi Kalman Levine, Avraham Goldberg and Arieh Kupinsky, in West Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on the synagogue attack, click here.
Right-wing activists hold racist sings reading: “Death to terrorists” and “Do not employ enemies” during a protest following a deadly attack on a synagogue earlier in the day, November 18, 2014 in West Jerusalem. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on racist campaigns following recent attacks, click here.
Policemen carry the body of the Druze Israeli police officer Zidan Sif during his funeral, in the village of Yanuh-Jat, Israel, November 19, 2014. Sif, 30, died in the hospital on November 18, after he was wounded in a gunfight with two Palestinians armed with meat cleavers and a gun who had stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers, killing four rabbis. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on the synagogue attack, click here.
Family members of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, a Palestinian who drove his car into passengers at a rail station causing the death of two Israelis last month in Jerusalem, inspect his demolished apartment in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, November, 19, 2014. The previous night, Israeli army and police destroyed Shaloudi’s family’s apartment; the Israeli government ordered the demolition of homes of Palestinians who carry out attacks against Israelis. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on punitive home demolitions, click here.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at bullet holes in a window inside a synagogue that was attacked a day before by two Palestinians in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Har Nof in West Jerusalem, November 19, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on the synagogue attack, click here.
Palestinian youth throw stones during clashes near the Israeli checkpoint of Qalandiya separating the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, November 21, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
A Palestinian man inspects the damage inside the Abu Ranni family home, which was attacked and burned by suspected Jewish extremists using petrol bombs in the village of Abu Falah, northeast of Ramallah, West Bank, November 23, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org) For more on the arson attack, click here.
Women march in a demonstration marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Tel Aviv, November 25, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)
Palestinian children walk through rainwater flowing in the streets of Al-Nafaq neighborhood as floods swept the area, adding to the destruction of the summer’s Israeli military attacks, Gaza City, November 27, 2014. UNRWA declared a state of emergency in Gaza amid severe flooding. (photo: Activestills.org) For more photos of the flooding in Gaza, click here.
Native Americans gather for the National Day of Mourning rally in Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 27, 2014. Every year since 1970, Native Americans and allies have gathered at noon on this day at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. (photo: Activestills.org)
Protesters rally outside the Prudential Shopping Center in downtown Boston on November 28, 2014. The protesters called for a boycott of “Black Friday” in response to recent events in Ferguson, MO, and the no indictment decision in the case of a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black youth. (photo: Activestills.org)
A man inspects the damage in the aftermath of an arson attack that targeted first-grade classrooms at a Jewish-Arab school near the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa, East Jerusalem, November 30, 2014. Scrawled on the walls were offensive anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew reading, “Death to Arabs” and ‘There’s no coexistence with cancer”. (photo: Activestills.org) More on the arson attack at the school, and one parent’s touching response to it.