Activestills In Masafer Yatta, Palestinians and Jews Oppose Israel's Forced Expulsions
Photographer: Emily Glick/Activestills

On June 10th, Israelis and Jews from North America and Europe joined Palestinians in a mass demonstration near the Mitzpe Yair settlement in Masafar Yatta, West Bank. The demonstrators marched in opposition to the Israeli High Court’s recent decision to expel eight Palestinian communities from Masafer Yatta to create an exclusive military domain called "Firing Zone 918." During the demonstration, Israeli settlers blockaded Palestinian roads and threw stones at protesters and their vehicles. Israeli forces used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters, two of whom they detained and later released.