Jerusalem

Israeli police detain Palestinian youth following clashes after Friday prayers in East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz

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Israeli police detain a Palestinian youth following clashes after Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz. Tension in Jerusalem rose on Wednesday after an Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop.

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem,

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem. Observers believe the ritual transfers one’s sins from the past year into the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Friday. 

A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east of Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east of Jerusalem

Palestinian youths set fire to tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz on September 8, 2014 following the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot, 16, who was wounded by gunfire on August 31 and died from his injuries. News of his death sparked widespread clashes near his home and throughout the Israeli-annexed east of the city.

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Palestinian youths set fire to tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz on Monday following the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot

Palestinian protestors throw stones toward Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.

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Palestinian protestors throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem on Wednesday. Clashes erupted after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths

Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin (not pictured) in Jerusalem June 11, 2014. Thousands gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the wedding between Safrin and Rokeach, the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world.

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Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world in Jerusalem

Professional rock climbers work on the art installation in Jerusalem

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Professional rock climbers work on the art installation “Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You” at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Monday

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on April 14, 2014 in Jerusalem. Religious Jews worldwide eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday that commemorates the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and their ancestors' plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on Monday in Jerusalem

A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

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A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his wedding with Rivka Hannah (Hofman) (unseen) during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following her wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on February 18, 2014. During the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual the bride will dance with members of the community, family and with her groom at the end of the wedding ceremony.

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Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual, in Jerusalem