Monday, 26 September 2011

The Power of One

Author: Oded Bality
Picture date: February 1, 2006

A lone Jewish settler challenges Israeli security officers during clashes that erupted as authorities cleared the West Bank settlement of Amona, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah. Thousands of troops in riot gear and on horseback clashed with hundreds of stone-throwing Jewish settlers holed up in this illegal West Bank outpost after Israel’s Supreme Court cleared the way of demolition of nine homes at the site - from the Pulitzer Prizes website.

This fascinating photo shows the essence of struggle and sets two ideologies against each other. A woman which had nothing to lose fights against ruthless government wanting to destroy her home. She is willing to defend her cause with all her powers, and the picture shows she is doing it successfully.

The picture won the Pulitzer Award in Breaking news photography category in 2007. Author's interpretation of the photo is the modern version of David against Goliath. Even though he did not meet her, he adores this woman for her courage and bravery.

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