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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

As the Land Day action is brought to an abrupt halt in Wadi Fukin, the majority of the 350 olive tree saplings remain unplanted outside a house in the village after activists were forced to escape from clouds of tear gas that was fired by Israeli soldiers.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

A Palestinian child watches from a rooftop in Wadi Fukin as Israeli soldiers fire rounds of tear gas at fleeing activists during a tree planting event to mark Land Day. In the background stands the huge Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit which is built partly on the land of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 19
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Two elderly Palestinian women attempt to make their way down the hill in Wadi Fukin to escape from the tear gas that is being fired by Israeli forces.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

An Israeli security helicopter circles above Wadi Fukin during the olive tree planting event to commemorate Palestinian Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Israeli soldiers line up on a hill top in Wadi Fukin as Palestinian activists watch from a distance during an olive tree planting event to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

350 olive trees were brought to Wadi Fukin to be planted on the lands threatened by settlement expansion.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2105.

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Land Day 5
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists make their way up a hill toward land that is threatened by the expansion of the Sur Haddasah settlement. In the background, the huge Beitar Illit settlement is also built on the land of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

In the West Bank village of Wadi Fukin, an olive tree planting event is underway with local activists and refugees from Bethlehem's refugee camps to commemorate Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists flee as Israeli forces rain tear gas down on them. The tear gas stopped the olive tree planting event being held to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A Palestinian youth raises a Palestinian flag from the top of settlement construction machinery within the construction site that is expanding the Israeli settlement of Sur Hadassah. Sur Hadassah is located on the land of the West Bank Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin and the land of the pre-Nakba Palestinian village of Ras Abu Ammar.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 2
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A small group of activists reach the construction site on the top of the hill in which Sur Hadassah settlement is being further expanded.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestinel. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 3
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

An elderly Palestinian women plants an olive tree sapling on land of the village of Wadi Fukin, which is threatened with confiscation by the expansion of the Sur Hadassah Jewish settlement.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
27 Mar 2015

Yakoub Odeh is one of Lifta's Nakba survivors and also the head of 'Sons of Lifta' - a community group that was established by the refugees in defense of their village and their right to return to live in the village: "We are here to remember, we are here to learn and we are here to say we will never give up (our struggle for return)." Yakoub Odeh and Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

The refugees ended their Land Day action with Friday prayers at the edge of Lifta's spring under the watchful eyes of Israeli security forces and Jewish orthodox youth from the nearby settlements.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

A Jewish youth from a nearby settlement talks to Palestinians commemorating land day in the village of Lifta.

Although the village centre of Lifta and its houses remain unoccupied, large areas of the village's wider lands were expropriated for settlement expansion. Orthodox youth from these settlements regularly visit Lifta to bath in its spring

Palestinian refugees and Jewish orthodox youth, Lifta, West Jerusalem, March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Lifta's mosque is also still standing today and offers sweeping views across the western slopes of the village from its arched windows.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel, March 27 2015.

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Land Day 10
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Cleaning and restoration work in the village cemetery has become a focal point for many events held by the community-in-exile when they visit Lifta. The refugees' ancestors remain buried at the site to this day. There are now estimated to be more than 7 million Palestinian refugees and displaced people.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 11
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Nader Liftawi was born a refugee in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem in 1970 and was brought to the village regularly by his father from an early age.

"I have brought my children here since they were young. I come at least once every month to check the houses, clean the graves and smell the air. This is everything to us," explained Nader.

Nader Liftawi, Palestinian refugee form Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 13
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Lifta was forcibly depopulated in early 1948 by Zionist militias, well before the official establishment of the State of Israel. Some Nakba survivors say that they were told to leave temporarily and would later be allowed to return.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 14
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Yakoub Odeh is one of Lifta's Nakba survivors and also the head of 'Sons of Lifta' - a community group that was established by the refugees in defense of their village and their right to return to live in the village: "We are here to remember, we are here to learn and we are here to say we will never give up (our struggle for return)."

Yakoub Odeh and Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Lifta is unique amongst the Palestinian villages that were depopulated during the Nakba in that the majority of its houses remain structurally intact and are not occupied by Israelis today.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta. Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

The refugees hung signs in various locations around Lifta reaffirming the history and Palestinian identity of the village.
Palestinian refugees from Lifta, Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 16
Lifta
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

After a journet of only 10 minutes the refugees arrived back in the village from which they were forcibly displaced in early 1948 by Zionist militias.
Palestinian refugees from Lifta, Lifta, West Jerusalem, Israel. March 27 2015.

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Land Day 17
East Jerusalem
By Rich Wiles
26 Mar 2015

Palestinian refugees boarded buses in the East Jerusaelm neighbourhood of French Hill to make the short journey across the Green Line to their home village of Lifta to commemorate Land Day.

Palestinian refugees from Lifta, March 27 2015, French Hill, East Jerusalem, Palestine.

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Tunisians and Foreigners Rally Agains...
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
19 Mar 2015

Protests erupted outside the National Bardo Museum in Tunis where an attack left 23 people dead the day before. Citizens and visitors speak out against the attacks.

Tunisian authorities have taken nine suspects into custody amid an ongoing search for the perpetrators of the attack.

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Beirut : "Je Suis Charlie" gathering
Beirut
By AmmarParis
12 Jan 2015

Lebanese ministers and citizen join in to say no to terrorism and to censorship and to support freedom of speech few days after French magazine "Charlie Hebdo" attack in Paris that killed 12 people.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative
Algiers, Algeria
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Algerian Food Bank is the largest food bank in the history of Algeria. Initiated by SIDRA Association July 5, 2013, our project has a non-profit aims to collect, manage and share food and to free or almost free of charge to the poorest of effective and sustainable manner. We act at the national level through partner organizations to respond to food emergencies in the most remote areas. Our campaigns involve different sectors of society in a voluntary action and is based on the energy and freshness of Algerian youth to achieve innovative and effective against hunger and malnutrition campaigns.

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“Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim U...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

An international conference titled, “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity,” was held by the Palestine Foundation of Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan.

The conference focused on the belief that Palestine must become a sovereign state. Many speakers attended, including Mohammad Zazeh, who is a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), who asserted that Palestine belongs to Palestinians. Many speakers also referred to Israel as an illegitimate state.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi, Muzaffar Hashmi, Dr Meraj ul Huda Siddiqui, Mehfoozyar Khan and Mohammad Zazeh sitting on stage during the Palestine Solidarity Conference.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Muslims attending Palestine Solidarity Conference in Karachi.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi, Muzaffar Hashmi, Dr Meraj ul Huda Siddiqui, Mehfoozyar Khan, Allama Qazi Ahmed Noorani and Mohammad Zazeh sitting on stage during the Palestine Solidarity Conference.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Dr Meraj ul Huda of jamat e Islami addressing the Palestine Solidarity Conference in Karachi.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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International Palestine Solidarity Co...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
23 Jul 2013

Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference.

International conference on “Palestine: Manifestation of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” was held under the aegis of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan at Radio Pakistan auditorium, July 23, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Speakers at an international conference on Palestine said that Israel is an illegitimate state that must cease to exist and an independent sovereign state of Palestine must be established.
Mohammad Zazeh, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), speaking at the conference said that the post-Gulf War II situation compelled them to reach Oslo Accord but that should not be misunderstood because the PLO never considered Israel as a legitimate state.
Mohammad Zahzeh also adds that “Israel is an illegitimate state. Palestine belongs to Palestinians. An independent state of Palestine is what the Palestinians will get recognized.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupation
Athens, Greece
By Mais Istanbuli
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. ERT has been broadcasting for more than 75 years and was not silenced even during WW2 or the Greek Junta.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. As a reply to the government, unions went on a 24hour general strike in solidarity with ERT employees.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. As a reply to the government, unions went on a 24hour general strike in solidarity with ERT employees.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. There is no signal broadcasted from the antennas on ERT's headquarters.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity securing the headquarters from police intervention as for them, ERT's closure is a matter of democracy.