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In photos: Bab al-Shams challenges Israeli occupation

Jan. 13, 2013 4:54 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 14, 2013 4:26 P.M.)
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(Reuters/Baz Ratner/Ammar Awad)

Palestinian activists erected over 25 tents and a medical center in the E1 area of east of Jerusalem on Dec. 11 to protest Israeli settlement plans and protect Palestinian land from annexation.

The village, named Bab al-Shams or Gate of the Sun, was an unprecedented action in the wider strategy of Palestinian popular resistance, and received praise from Palestinian officials.

Israeli forces evacuated the protestors overnight Saturday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged a ruling by Israel's Supreme Court, which said activists could remain for six days while the issue of the removal of the tents was being discussed.

In December, Israel announced plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, drawing widespread international condemnation.
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