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A Palestinian uses a slingshot to throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday. Seven Israelis and 30 Palestinians, including children and assailants, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed in Israel, Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. The violence has been partly triggered by Palestinians' anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, also revered by Jews as the site of two destroyed Jewish temples.

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A Palestinian uses a slingshot to throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday. Seven Israelis and 30 Palestinians, including children and assailants, have been killed in two weeks of bloodshed in Israel, Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank

 Ultra orthodox relatives and friends attend the funeral of Isheayahu Krishevsky on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Krishevsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man earlier today

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Ultra orthodox relatives and friends attend the funeral of Isheayahu Krishevsky on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Krishevsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man earlier in the day

Palestinian stone throwers

Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces (unseen) in Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramalla.

A Palestinian young woman from the Birzeit University looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. New violence rocked Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including a stabbing in annexed east Jerusalem, even as Israel and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas took steps to ease tensions

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A Palestinian young woman from the Birzeit University looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday

A Palestinian woman carries her crying daughter after rainwater flooded their house that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war in the summer of 2014,  in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip October 7, 2015.

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A Palestinian woman carries her crying daughter after rainwater flooded their house that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war in the summer of 2014, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah...A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah October 5, 2015. Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday 

Israeli border policeman uses pepper spray on a Palestinian man during clashes near Arab East Jerusalem

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An Israeli border policeman uses pepper spray on a Palestinian man during clashes near the Arab East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz, on Friday

Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on Wednesday

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Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on Wednesday

Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron...Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron September 29, 2015. Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international concern.

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Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday

An Israeli policeman prevents a Palestinian man from entering  in Jerusalem's Old City

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An Israeli policeman prevents a Palestinian man from entering the compound which houses al-Aqsa mosque, known by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City. 

Turkish tourists are seen trying to take shelter during clashes between Palestinians protesters and Israeli police near the entrance of al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Monday. New clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police who stormed Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as an expected increase in Jewish visitors to the site over the Sukkot holiday boosted tensions.

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Turkish tourists are seen trying to take shelter during clashes between Palestinians protesters and Israeli police near the entrance of al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Monday

Ultra-Orthodox Jews check palm fronds to determine if they are ritually acceptable as one of the four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The holiday commemorates the Israelites 40 years of wandering in the desert and a decorated hut is erected outside religious households as a sign of temporary shelter. The weeklong holiday begins on Sunday

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews check palm fronds to determine if they are ritually acceptable as one of the four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem, Thursday

Israelis walk in the middle of an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Yom Kippur, or 'Day of Atonement,' is the holiest of Jewish holidays when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year and the nation comes to almost a complete standstill

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Israelis walk in the middle of an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, in Jerusalem, Wednesday. Yom Kippur, or ‘Day of Atonement,’ is the holiest of Jewish holidays when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year and the nation comes to almost a complete standstill

Palestinian women from the so-called Murrabit group raise copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on September 22, 2015. Israel said thousands of police would be deployed in Jerusalem ahead of the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha holidays after three days of clashes rocked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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Palestinian women from the so-called Murrabit group raise copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Tuesday

Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Dorog Hassidic sect gather around a butcher just before he slaughter a chicken as part of the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Dorog Hassidic sect gather around a butcher just before he slaughter a chicken as part of the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one’s sins from the past year into the chicken, in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday

Palestinain women (R) shout "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest) as Israeli security forces escort Jewish worshippers coming from the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, vrossing through the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem's Old City on September 15, 2015 during scuffles between Palestinian Muslims and Israeli security forces. Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a third straight day as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site

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Palestinain women shout “Allahu Akbar” (God is the great) as Israeli security forces escort Jewish worshippers coming from the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, crossing through the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday during scuffles between Palestinian Muslims and Israeli security forces

Palestinians scuffle with Israeli riot police

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Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday,
hours before the start of the Jewish New Year.

A camel and her calf stand in field during sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel...A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel September 10, 2015. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

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A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza September 8, 2015. A heavy sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, killing two people and hospitalising hundreds in Lebanon and disrupting fighting and air strikes in neighbouring Syria. Clouds of dust also engulfed Israel, Jordan and Cyprus where aircraft were diverted to Paphos from Larnaca airport as visibility fell to 500 metres

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A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house, that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza on Tuesday

Israeli police arrest an Ultra-Orthodox Jews that came to protest at a construction site in downtown Jerusalem, Israel, on Monday. Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves

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Israeli police arrest an Ultra-Orthodox Jews that came to protest at a construction site in downtown Jerusalem, Israel, on Monday. Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves