Unless you live under a rock somewhere, you’re aware of the endless clashes between Israeli’s and Palestinian’s in the West Bank – actually pretty much anywhere in the country. Well, this particular protest which took place about 10 days ago, had a rather cinematic approach. Palestinian demonstrators from a small village painted themselves blue and dressed up like the oppressed aliens from the blockbuster movie, Avatar as a way to draw a parallel between their struggle and that of the film’s alien characters. The 5 protesters, including 3 Israeli’s, marched up to the army blockade in full Na’vi gear as they chanted for an end to the occupation of their lands. Israeli forces, who were surprised at first, responded by firing numerous rounds of tear gas and sound grenades at them.
Take a look at these incredibly captivating images from The Guardian.
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