West Bank, 1 February 2006 | Oded Balilty

A Jewish settler fights Israeli troops carrying out a Supreme Court order to demolish illegal settle

Oded Balilty's image highlights the controversy of West Bank settlements established by Jewish extremists, who believe that they have a right to the biblical land of Israel.

There have been repeated violent clashes with Israeli forces during forcible evictions, and Israeli soldiers have even been jailed for refusing to take part in the eviction of settlers.

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This image features in the 50 Greatest Political Photographs (part one) special double issue of the NS. You can order your copy here.

The judges were Jason Cowley, Jonathan Dimbleby, Stuart Franklin, Rebecca McClelland and Jon Snow.