[Photos] The West Bank Uprisings

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Bethlehem, Palestine

July 22 2014

All Photos From Anna Ferensowicz

Originally Posted in Light Rocket / Pacific Press Agency

Palestinians defiantly came out into the streets of Bethlehem, in the West Bank to continue to show their rage and resentment against Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since Israel’s military incursion began, all most every night for the last 16 days, Palestinians in Bethlehem have gathered in both spontaneous and planned demonstrations and marched towards checkpoint 300, the military checkpoint in Bethlehem.

Each night they are met by Israeli soldiers who use tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and at times live ammunition. As of Tuesday afternoon, on the 16th day of Israel’s military incursion into Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” the Palestinian death toll rose to over 650 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilian, including 160 children. The Israeli death toll reached 29, 27 of whom were soldiers.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

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A car that has been set on fire and is used as a barricade against Israeli soldiers, burns in the streets of Bethlehem.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous "Dove of Peace" by artist Banksy.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous “Dove of Peace” by artist Banksy.

The moment a volley of tear gas is fired from an Israeli army jeep into protesters in the streets.

The moment a volley of tear gas is fired from an Israeli army jeep into protesters in the streets.

The moment a volley of tear gas is fired from an Israeli army jeep into protesters in the streets.

The moment a volley of tear gas is fired from an Israeli army jeep into protesters in the streets.

An Israeli soldier looks on as an army jeep sprays foul smelling water, dubbed "skunk water" onto the streets of Bethlehem. The skunk water stench stays days after it dries and often makes business close their doors to customers.

An Israeli soldier looks on as an army jeep sprays foul smelling water, dubbed “skunk water” onto the streets of Bethlehem. The skunk water stench stays days after it dries and often makes business close their doors to customers.

A masked Palestinian youth gets ready to throw a lit Molotov cocktail at the Israeli military checkpoint in front of him.

A masked Palestinian youth gets ready to throw a lit Molotov cocktail at the Israeli military checkpoint in front of him.

An Israeli soldiers look on as Palestinian youth gather opposite them in the streets, ready to throw rocks.

An Israeli soldiers look on as Palestinian youth gather opposite them in the streets, ready to throw rocks.

For more: pictures from recent demonstrations in the West Bank By Ahmad Al Nimer

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