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Olive Revolution in pictures

29 August 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank

On the final Friday of Ramadan, Palestinians and supporters alike peacefully marched towards Jerusalem from four directions in a symbolic attempt to enter Jerusalem, which has been illegally annexed by Israel, preventing fasting Muslims from worshiping during the final holy days of Ramadan. Yet more than just to protect the freedom of worship or even the freedom to access Jerusalem, Palestinians demonstrated the harshness of geopolitical obstructions meant to defy an identity tied to the history of the land. And just as symbolically, the Israeli military attempted to defy the everlasting humanity of Palestinians with a show of force, flying teargas, and typical oppression.