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Palestinians display weapons of protest

Seven Palestinians gathered in a home in the West Bank village of Bilin and displayed their improvised weapons of protest as AP photographer Oded Balilty snapped their portraits against a black backdrop. The images provide a rare look at the Palestinian stone throwers normally seen in the streets in action against Israeli soldiers.

  • A Palestinian stone thrower poses for a portrait as he covers his face with a plastic bag which is meant to protect him from tear gas during protests

  • A Palestinian stone thrower wrapped in a Palestinian flag and masked in a kaffiyeh to conceal his identity

  • A Palestinian stone thrower poses for a portrait wearing a gas mask

  • A Palestinian stone thrower, masked in a kaffiyeh to conceal his identity, poses for a portrait while holding a tire. Tires are often burned during Palestinian protests

  • Two Palestinian stone throwers pose for a portrait masked in kaffiyehs to conceal their identity

  • Three Palestinian stone throwers pose for a portrait masked in kaffiyehs to conceal their identity

  • A Palestinian stone thrower holding a sling shot and masked in a t-shirt fashioned as kaffiyeh to conceal his identity, poses for a portrait

  • A Palestinian stone thrower poses for a portrait

  • A Palestinian stone thrower, masked in a kaffiyeh to conceal his identity, poses for a portrait

  • A Palestinian stone thrower, masked in a kaffiyeh to conceal his identity, stretches a sling shot as he poses for a portrait

  • A Palestinian stone thrower stretches a slingshot while posing for a portrait

  • A Palestinian stone thrower masked in a balaclava printed with the Palestinian flag and Arabic script which translates to English as "popular resistance", poses for a portrait

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