Due to the acts of intimidations and arrests and killings by the Israeli army against the Palestinians, 2015 has brought on crucial changes for Palestinians, affecting them on different levels. This year's struggle has been characterized with the meeting of the efforts of the Palestinians inside the territory and in diaspora to fight the occupation.

The following summarizes the 15 images of Palestine in 2015.

1. The imprisonment of 400 minors, and the release of the youngest

On Feb. 13, Israeli forces released Malak Al Khatib, a 14-year-old girl, after 45 days of detainment on charges of stone throwing and the possession of a knife. A report issued by "The Palestinian Prisoners Club" showed that there are 400 children in Israeli jails.

2. Khalida Jarrar

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On April 2, Israeli occupation authorities put a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council for the Popular Front, Khalida Jarrar, in administrative detention for six months.

3. The release of Khader Adnan


On July 12, the occupation released prisoner Khader Adnan after a hunger strike that lasted 56 days in protest against the extension of his administrative detention for the second time.

4. The first Palestinian notification against Israel in the International Criminal Court

On 25 June, Riyad al-Maliki, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestine, filed the first notification to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court against Israel, including crimes committed on Palestinian land.

5. Dawabsha Burning

On July 31, Israeli occupiers burned the house of Saad Dawabsha in Duma south of Nablus, which lead to the death of an 18 months old infant and his parents, with the sole survivor being their eldest son Ahmed.

6. Raising the flag at the United Nations

The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time on Oct. 1 in front of the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, in the presence of Secretary-Deneral Ban Ki-moon, as well as the Palestinian president and a number of senior international officials.

7. Video of Ahmad Monasara rekindles the intifada

The occupation forces leaked footage from a violent investigation with the captive child Ahmad Monasara, to terrorise the rioters and stop acts against the occupation. This, however, lead to an increase in the operations against Israelis.

8. Palestine becomes a member of the International Criminal Court

On Nov. 1, Palestine became a full member of the International Criminal Court, after it had been a witnessing state since 2002, in a step that aimed at serving justice to the people of Palestine.

9. Al-Aqsa was stormedthree times in one day

On Sept. 13, Israeli occupation forces broke into Al-Aqsa three times in 24 hours. The intruders committed acts of violence against those inside, and burned the courtyards of the mosque. Israeli forces entered Al-Aqsa more than 250 times in 2015.

10. The Knife Intifada

With the increase of attacks by Israelis settlers, the Palestinians fought back by what is now known as the "Knife Intifada." The wave of attacks began on Oct. 2 at the hands of martyr Muhannad al-Halabi, who carried out the first stabbing.

11. Increases in frequency of arrests

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The last three months of the year witnessed a rise in the number of prisoners in Israeli custody. The number of prisoners reached 6,800 in December due to a noticeable increase in the frequency of arbitrary detention since the outbreak of the intifada.

12. Europe decides to label settlement products

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The European Commission decided on November 11 to label goods that are produced in Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories. Although this step was minor, the Palestinian authorities are trying to take advantage of this decision on the economic front.

13. Delivery of Arafat's home in Gaza

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On the 11th anniversary of the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Hamas delivered on Nov. 11 "Abu Ammar's" house to the Martyr Yasser Arafat Foundation, after the approval of his wife.

14. Efforts of global movement to boycott Israel pays off


Last year witnessed a rise in BDS activity on various levels. The main success was academic, as the American Anthropologists Association declared that it will boycott Israeli academic institutions starting Nov. 22.

15. Incomplete justice for Mohammed Abu Khdeir


The Jerusalem District Court issued a decision confirming the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir at the hands of three Israeli settlers, Yoseph Haim Ben-David (31), and two other minors whose names the court refrained from releasing. And while the two minors were convicted, Ben-David was not because of what it described as his "mental disorders."

This post originally appeared in Arabic at YallaFeed