Ultra-orthodox Jews and rabbis gather during a demonstration to support ultra-orthodox Jews detained for refusing to report to a military recruitment centre in front of the Israeli military prison 6 near Haifa, Israel. Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested.
Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel
Pelicans rest as the sun sets behind a water reservoir in Emek Hefer, north of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Thousands of migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa, and go back to Europe in summer
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School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue centre free a loggerhead sea turtle back into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday in Ga’ash, Israel.
A Palestinian youth uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security close to an army checkpoint in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. Palestinian communities around the Israeli occupied West Bank are marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat who passed away in Paris in November, 2004 at 75 after falling sick a month earlier.
US Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after a private meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on Friday
An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem‘s old city. A group known as Women of the Wall convene monthly for prayers, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.
The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), held by Israel since 1993, look out after his family in Gaza City react to the news of his expected release. Israel says Massoud was convicted of killing an Israeli in 1993. Up to 26 Palestinian prisoners are set to be released as part of a deal brokered by the US in July that brought a resumption of peace talks. Read more
An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade armoured corps exercise on Wednesday. The Golan, seized by Israel from its Arab neighbour in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the 2011 start of the conflict in Syria between rebels and regime forces.