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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state
Wheelchair-bound Palestinian student teacher Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, who said that he lost his both legs and his left arm in an Israeli air strike in 2008, gives a class at an elementary school in Gaza City on Wednesday. Al-Sawaferi, a father for two children, is due to hold a B.A in Islamic studies after finishing his last university semester in June this year
A Palestinian protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against what Palestinians say is land confiscation by Israel for Jewish settlements, near the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem on Tuesday
Ultra orthodox Jewish rabbi Gershon Edelstein prepares to vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, in an unexpectedly close general election
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, dance as they demonstrate to demand for a presidential election to be held and for him to run for presidency in Sanaa on Friday
Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills past a mural said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy, on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun.
Iraqi fighters of the government-controlled Popular Mobilisation units take part in a military operation to take control of Tikrit, 160km north of Baghdad, from jihadists from the Islamic state (IS) group, on Wednesday
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, gather at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier during a demonstration demanding presidential elections be held and the younger Saleh run for the office, in Sanaa, Yemen.
A member of the Iraqi government forces sits in an armed military vehicle on the outskirts of the northern city of Tikrit as they prepare to launch a military operation to take control of the city from Islamic State group fighters.
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, raise their rifles as they demonstrate in Sanaa on Tuesday. The supporters were demanding for presidential elections to be held and for Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh to run for presidency
Militants from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, squat in a tunnel used for ferrying rockets and mortars back and forth as they take part in military training in the south of the Gaza Strip
A Palestinian boy looks out a bus window as he waits with family to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing on Monday for two days
Dressed up Israelis take part in a parade during the festivities of the Jewish Purim festival on Thursday in the central Israeli city of Netanya. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago
Workers put up large poster of Isaac Herzog, co-leader with Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party, at the entrance to Jerusalem on Monday. Herzog has said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress is destroying US-Israeli relations at the cost of a few votes in the upcoming March 17 general elections
Palestinian children play on the roof of a wrecked car, next to the rubble of their home that was destroyed in the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants last summer, in the village of Khuza’a, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian woman hangs out laundry in her home in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on Wednesday, which was severely damaged in the 50-day war in the summer of 2014 between Israel and Hamas militants
A Hawkeye reconnaissance plane sits on the deck of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf on Monday. A Rafale fighter jet took off from the warship in the morning as part of the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis.