Photos: Popular resistance in Nil’in

November 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Politics
    photo essay by Valérian Mazataud


Photo: Valérian Mazataud. Israeli occupation forces launch teargas at protests, Nil’in.

Palestinian protests in opposition to Israel’s ‘separation barrier’ or apartheid wall have spread across the West Bank in recent years, as popular protest committees have formed in multiple cities, many holding weekly demonstrations as in Bil’in and Nil’in villages.

Today, Israel continues to construct the wall despite popular protest in Palestine and globally, while the 2004 advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice declaring the wall as illegal under international law has been ignored.

Nil’in village in the West Bank is holding weekly demonstrations in opposition to the apartheid wall, mobilizing hundreds of Palestinians every Friday while attracting solidarity activists from around the world to protest on the front lines in Palestine. Montreal-based photographer Valerian Mazataud is currently visiting Palestine and documented a weekly protest in Nil’in in opposition to the Israeli apartheid wall.


Photo: Valérian Mazataud. Palestinian protester hurt after falling on rocks, Nil’in


Photo: Valérian Mazataud. Protesters flee discharge of sewage water, Nil’in protest


Photo: Valérian Mazataud. Young Palestinian launches stones toward the wall, Nil’in

Valérian Mazataud is a photojournalist based in Montreal:

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