Photos from the Quarter: 16 August – 15 November, 2015

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories during this quarter (16 August–15 November 2015).

 

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On a day that six Palestinians were shot by Israeli forces in Hebron, an elderly man places himself between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youth during clashes after Friday prayers. (23 October, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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After suffering a head injury, 13-year-old Ahmad Manasra is escorted to court for his alleged part in a stabbing attack on two Israelis in the East Jerusalem settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, on 11 October. Leaked footage of his abuse under interrogation went viral, as did video of an Israeli cursing him in Arabic, shouting, “Die already, son of a whore!” as the Palestinian teenager lay bleeding on the ground after being rammed by a car. (30 October, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An estimated 20,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel gather in the northern city of Sakhnin to protest rumored changes to the status quo at Haram al-Sharif (see “Tension Builds in Jerusalem” in this issue’s Update). The protest was part of a countrywide general strike, supported by Israeli Arab politicians and leaders and observed by Palestinians in Israel as well as the occupied territories. (13 October, Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Israeli soldier pilots an unmanned drone to surveil Palestinians during the Jewish Sukkoth holiday in Hebron. Hundreds of Israeli settlers were protected by soldiers as they marauded through the city, including the H-1 area that is theoretically under full Palestinian control, while roads were closed to Palestinians. (30 September, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Disguised as Palestinian stone-throwers, undercover Israeli officers emerge from a crowd of Palestinian protestors to arrest a demonstrator during clashes in Beit El, near Ramallah. Footage taken at the scene shows him being restrained to the ground as one of the officers puts a handgun to his thigh and fires. (7 October, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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On the eve of Sukkoth, Palestinians gather rocks inside al-Aqsa Mosque in anticipation of clashes during a planned march on Haram al-Sharif by the messianic movement, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful. (27 September, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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A Palestinian doctor looks at bloodstains on the floor at Hebron’s al-Ahli Hospital where Israeli undercover agents shot and killed a visitor, Abdullah al-Shalaldeh, 27, before kidnapping his cousin, Azzam al-Shalaldeh, 22, a patient in the hospital. Twenty agents broke into the hospital disguised as Palestinians accompanying a pregnant woman. (12 November, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Shops close in the West Bank town of Nablus in observance of a general strike called by the Higher Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel. The strike was to protest the extrajudicial killings of Palestinians in the Israeli crackdown launched in response to a wave of stabbings in East Jerusalem and the occupied territories. (14 October, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Students protest education funding discrimination in Israel at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. After the Ministry of Education cut up to 60 percent of public funding in the last five years and passed new regulations threatening to force their closure, 47 Christian schools in Israel declared a strike at the beginning of the school year. (1 September, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Palestinian women conduct martial arts drills during their karate class at al-Masthal club in Gaza City. (3 September, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Bunches of dates are lowered to the ground by harvesters in Khan Yunis, Gaza. (30 September, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Recently released hunger striker Khader Adnan takes part in a rally in Ramallah in solidarity with prisoner Mohammed Allan. Following his two-month hunger strike, Allan was moved to a hospital under a new Israeli law allowing the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. (19 August, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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A Palestinian child stands amid the ruins of a bedroom ransacked by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Tell. (15 October, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Near the Kiryat Arba settlement outside Hebron, armed Israeli settlers react to a stabbing attack on a police officer. (9 October, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Israeli soldier orders a Palestinian farmer off his own land near the Jewish settlement of Karmi Tsour north of Hebron. (11 September, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Relatives fight back as an Israeli soldier pins 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi to the ground. The incident took place during one of the weekly peaceful Palestinian demonstrations in Nabi Saleh to protest Israeli settlements encroaching on the West Bank village. (28 August, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

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