1999 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Eyal Warshavsky

The Associated Press

02 December, 1998

Palestinians ambush and burn an Israeli car at a traffic circle about half a mile from the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah. The passenger, an Israeli soldier, was pulled out, kicked, stoned and beaten. His gun was taken from him before he managed to escape. The incident occurred when about 150 Palestinian students from nearby Bir Zeit University marched on the intersection, following a demonstration to protest against Israel's refusal to release Palestinian prisoners.

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Eyal Warshavsky

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