catherineschur:

West Bank, Palestine- The Wall

It’s such a poignant piece of art and in its simplicity, it moved me the most. 

Female Palestinian future commandos take part in a training session in the West Bank city of Jericho, April 6, 2014. The group of 22 are set to become the first female members of the Presidential Guards. Photos: Dusan Vranic / AP Photo

standwithpalestine:

Palestinians perform Jumu’ah prayer in front of the Apartheid Wall and Israeli soldiers during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, April 4, 2014. Israel said Thursday it has cancelled the planned release of Palestinian prisoners because the Palestinian leadership formally applied for membership in 15 international conventions and treaties. (Photo: Ammar Awad / Reuters)

And then..

Palestinians perform Jumu’ah prayer in front of the Apartheid Wall and Israeli soldiers during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, April 4, 2014. Israel said Thursday it has cancelled the planned release of Palestinian prisoners because the Palestinian leadership formally applied for membership in 15 international conventions and treaties. (Photo: Ammar Awad / Reuters)

Members of the Palestinian security forces take part in a military graduation ceremony in Gaza City, April 2, 2014. (Photos: Mohammed Salem / Reuters)

Your tax dollars “defending the state of Israel” hard at work - An Israeli soldier sprays a Palestinian woman on her face from as close as possible with pepper spray at a Land Day protest outside the Old City of Jerusalem, March 30, 2014. 

Land Day commemorates the killing by Israeli forces of six unarmed Palestinians in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscate privately owned Palestinian land in the Galilee region in what is now called Israel. 

Photos: Sebastian Scheiner - AP / Baz Ratner - Reuters

Palestinian children hoping to cross into Egypt wait inside a bus at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, March 31, 2014. Egyptian authorities partially reopened Rafah border crossing, Gaza’s main window to the world, on Saturday for three days after 50 days of its closure, Palestinian border officials said. Since the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, the authorities have largely kept the crossing closed, worsening the humanitarian crisis in the coastal enclave. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)

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Palestinians plant olive trees and perform dabke in the West Bank city of Nablus and in Jabalia in north Gaza in commemoration of Land Day, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Land Day commemorates the killing by Israeli forces of six unarmed Palestinians in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscate privately owned Palestinian land in the Galilee region in what is now called Israel. (Photos: AFP / AP)

Palestinians fly their national flag and kites on Land Day in Khan Younis, near the Gaza-Israeli border, March 30, 2014. Land Day commemorates the killing by Israeli forces of six unarmed Palestinians in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscate privately owned Palestinian land in northern Israel’s Galilee region. (Photos: Mohammed Abed / Said Khalib / AFP)

Palestinians commemorate Land Day near the border between Gaza and Israel and in northern Gaza, March 30, 2014. Land Day commemorates the killing by Israeli forces of six unarmed Palestinians in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscate privately owned Palestinian land in northern Israel’s Galilee region. (Photos: Suhaib Salem / Reuters)