At the annual photo-journalism exhibition Local Testimony, currently showing at the Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv, I exhibited a photograph that represents the last year’s struggle against the plan to confiscate lands of tens of tousnads of Bedouins in the south of Israel. Following a long struggle, culminating in the Day of Rage in Hura , where tens of protesters were violently arrested, Members of Knessset have frozen the plan. The photograph shows a protester trampled by a mounted policeman, during his arrest at a protest against the government’s “Regulation of the Bedouin Settlement in the Negev” plan, which threatened to deprive tens of thousand of Bedouins of their homes. The photo won third place in the ‘religion and community’ category.
Local Testimony (Hebrew)
Local Testimony (English)
At the conference A Hole in a Brick Wall on non-violent struggles, organized by the Coalition of Women for Peace last week at the Na La’Ga’at Centre in Jaffa, I took part togeher with ActiveStills in an exhibition of photos documenting non-violent struggles in recent years. I exhibited a photo of the demonstration of Jaffa’s Clock Tower Square activists, who protested in solidarity with Palestinian administrative detainees who were hunger striking. The protest took place outside Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, where the hunger strikers were hospitalized. I also exhibited a photo of An Israeli activist interceding to block an Israeli policeman from arresting a Palestinian child on the Zionist “Jerusalem Day.” The day is marked by Zionists to celebrate their occupation of the eastern parts of the city – by staging a massive march as a show of force and attacking Palestinian residents and businesses.
Later that week, I also participated in “Intervals,” an art sale to fundraise for the legal defense of activists in the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle against the occupation. ‘Intervals’ is organized by Anarchists against the Wall and Coalition of Women for Peace. I donated two photographs: one which depicts an olive tree surrounded by a thick cloud of tear gas in Bil’in, while the other, taken in Nabi Saleh, depicts an Israeli soldier blocking the way of a local photographer intending to document a military raid inside a residential home.
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