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Israeli forces raid West Bank hospital...epa05021437 Palestinian hospital security checks the room where Israeli special forces killed 27 years old Abdallah Shalaldeh and arrested his cousin at the Al-Ahli hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron 12 November 2015. Shalaldeh was shot dead by Israeli special forces during a raid to arrest his cousin Azzam Shalaldeh. An undercover Israeli unit raided a southern West Bank hospital early 12 November, killing one Palestinian and seizing another, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. An Israeli military spokeswoman in Tel Aviv said that security forces had sought to apprehend a Palestinian accused of stabbing an Israeli outside a settlement bloc south of Jerusalem on 25 October 2015. The alleged Palestinian assailant, Azzam Shalaldeh, 20, had been shot by the Israeli victim. The Israeli was, in turn, severely injured with a stab wound to the chest.  EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT

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Palestinian hospital security guard checks the room where Israeli special forces killed 27 year old Abdallah Shalaldeh and arrested his cousin at the Al-Ahli hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron. Shalaldeh was shot dead by Israeli special forces during a raid to arrest his cousin Azzam Shalaldeh 

Boris Johnson visit to Israel - Day Two...Mayor of London Boris Johnson is given a fish during his visit to Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel, where he met stallholders during the second day of a four day trade visit to the region. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 10, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Johnson. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson is given a fish during his visit to Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel, where he met stallholders during the second day of a four day trade visit to the region 

Day Two Of Dubai Air Show 2015...Visitors watch the Al Fursan aerobatic team perform an aerial display on the second day of the 14th Dubai Air Show at Dubai World Central (DWC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The Dubai Air Show is the biggest aerospace event in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and runs Nov. 8 - 12. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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Visitors watch the Al Fursan aerobatic team perform an aerial display on the second day of the 14th Dubai Air Show at Dubai World Central in Dubai 

Palestinian protesters fuel a burning barricade of tires during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, 06 November 2015. Palestinians have launched dozens of knife attacks against Israelis since early October, avenging perceived Israeli violations, denied by Israel, at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel has retaliated against Palestinian protesters hurling petrol bombs and rocks with tear gas, rubber bullets and also live ammunition, as well as undercover commandos.

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Palestinian protesters fuel a burning barricade of tires during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Kurds, Arabs and Syriac Christians, monitors the countryside of the northeastern town of Al-Hol, in the Syrian Hasakeh province, at sunset. The SDF said it had launched its first operation against territory controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group in the northeast.

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A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Kurds, Arabs and Syriac Christians, monitors the countryside of the northeastern town of Al-Hol, in the Syrian Hasakeh province, at sunset

A displaced Iraqi girl looks out from behind a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rainfall on November 5, 2015. Torrential rain caused chaos across several parts of Iraq last week, with flood waters sweeping the capital causing flooding, deaths and property destruction

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A displaced Iraqi girl looks out from behind a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rainfall on Thursday

An Egyptian policeman stands guard in the Valley of Kings in Luxor, Egypt on Thursday. Despite ongoing security concerns in the north African country, tourists are still visiting Egypt's main attractions such as Luxor and the Red Sea

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An Egyptian policeman stands guard in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt on Thursday. Despite ongoing security concerns in the north African country, tourists are still visiting Egypt’s main attractions such as Luxor and the Red Sea

Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel, that was flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel, that was flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip November 2, 2015.  A network of Palestinian tunnels running under the frontier town of Rafah is now water-logged, destroyed by Cairo to sever what it says is a weapons smuggling route out of Gaza for Islamist insurgents in Egypt's Sinai desert

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A Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel, that was flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

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Iranian demonstrators carry banners and national flags outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, during a demonstration marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979

A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe t...A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe to try and destroy a part of the Israeli controvertial separation wall separating the West Bank city of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem, during clashes with Israeli security forces, on November 2, 2015

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A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe to try and destroy a part of the Israeli controvertial separation wall separating the West Bank city of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem, during clashes with Israeli security forces, on Monday

Smoke billows from a building

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Smoke billows from a building early on Friday, following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-controlled area of Douma, east of Damascus. 

An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.

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An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday

Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges.The raids on Koza-Ipek Media sparked fresh concern about press freedom in Turkey, which is gearing for snap legislative elections in November, its second in five months.

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Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges

Samaritans pray on top of Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday during Sukkot (Tabernacles) celebrations. The Samaritans are a community of a few hundred people living in Israel and in the Nablus area, who trace their lineage to the ancient Israelites Moses led out of Egypt.

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Samaritans pray on top of Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday during Sukkot (Tabernacles) celebrations. The Samaritans are a community of a few hundred people living in Israel and in the Nablus area, who trace their lineage to the ancient Israelites Moses led out of Egypt

A Yemeni man walks amid the rubble of a food storage warehouse after it was targeted by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on October 26, 2015.

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A Yemeni man walks amid the rubble of a food storage warehouse after it was targeted by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on Monday

Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in the West Bank town of Hebron. Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israel-Palestinian violence

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Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in the West Bank town of Hebron. Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israel-Palestinian violence

Bahraini Shia Muslims take part in a ceremony commemorating Ashura, which marks the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed and one of Shia Islam's most revered figures, in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on October 22, 2015.

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Bahraini Shia Muslims take part in a ceremony commemorating Ashura, which marks the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed and one of Shia Islam’s most revered figures, in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on Thursday

Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, holding their weapons chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

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Shia fighters, known as Houthis, hold their weapons whilst chanting slogans during a tribal gathering showing support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen

A man rests in a damaged site from what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Al-Assad in the southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa province, Syria...A man rests in a damaged site from what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa

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A man rests in a damaged site from barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa

Palestinian protesters look around a wall during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, 21 October 2015. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he understands Palestinian frustrations, but urges violence will not help achieve statehood. In a surprise emergency visit to the region, Ban urged Palestinians to stop knife attacks and violent protests, and Israel to stop security measures such as demolishing homes and erecting walls, acts that he warned would only add to Palestinian desperation and frustration.

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Palestinian protesters look around a wall during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, 0n Wednesday