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
Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City
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Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.
A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel
A young settler holding a wooden rifle stands next to an Israeli soldier as he secures a street during the visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Old City of West Bank city Hebron on Monday
Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria.
An Israeli soldier from the Golani brigade takes part in training near the city of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on Monday
Palestinian children look out through a hole covered with a blanket in their family house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the east of Gaza City. Heavy rains and near-freezing temperatures in the approaching storm threatened to deepen the misery in the Gaza Strip, where streets are still strewn with wreckage from a 50-day war with Israel last summer, thousands live in U.N. shelters and damaged homes and the power is on only six hours a day.
Kids play on man-made sand hill to block high waves ahead of the upcoming storm in Tel Aviv’s beach front, Israel. Wind gusts up to 38 Knots and waves up to 9 meters, or 29 feet, hit along the coastline of Israel on Tuesday. Wintry weather is striking across the Middle East, bringing cold weather to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and a blanketing sandstorm in Cairo.
A Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Maasara near the West Bank city of Bethlehem
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Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site
A Palestinian man and his son sit quietly in what was the living room of their house, which was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, on Wednesday in Gaza City
A Palestinian worker carries a hammer as he participates in efforts to clear the rubble of a school, that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday
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An Orthodox man prays at the Western Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday.
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A Hasidic man pushes a buggy in the Old City in Jerusalem on wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Nine Israelis have been killed in a series of stabbings, shootings and hit-and-run attacks in Jerusalem over the past month, unsettling the ancient city of Jerusalem where Jews, Christians and Muslims have lived side by side for thousands of years
A Palestinian boy stands outside a mosque, that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian girl walks near the ruins of houses that were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City.
Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem