IN PICTURES: Palestinian women of the Third Intifada

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Women have stood at the front lines, throwing stones and providing first aid

Hundreds of Palestinian women resisted along with Palestinian men throughout the clashes at Al-Balou neighborhood near Beit-El settlement
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Sunday 11 October 2015 11:02 UTC
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Thousands of Palestinian youth are resisting Israeli forces all across the occupied territories, calling for a Third Intifada.

As before, Palestinian youth from both genders have taken to the streets to participate in sit-ins and demonstrations, as well as collide with the Israeli security forces.

Hundreds of Palestinian women resisted along with Palestinian men throughout clashes at Al-Balou neighborhood near Beit-El settlement.

The scene recalls the days of the First and Second Intifadas, when women played a key role in the struggle against Israel. They provided first aid and participated in militancy operations. Even though many women suffered injuries, that did not prevent them from throwing stones and leading protests.

Women masked with the kuffiya or the Palestinian flag have been seen standing along the front lines, displaying up the slogan “Homeland is not restricted to a particular gender” and explaining that all Palestinians from each sex and age suffer from harassment and attacks by Israeli forces and settlers.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that in the past 10 days, Israel has killed 20 Palestinians and wounded 1,100 with rubber and live bullets.

Shadi Hatim took the photos for this story while Elia Ghorbiah provided the text