A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa marking the Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem‘s old city. Thousands of pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus carried the cross during his last days.
Members of the Samaritan community attend the pilgrimage for the holy day of Passover at the religion’s holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, early on Tuesday. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century BC.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers. Mussa Qawasma/Reuters
Unrest in the West bank city escalated following the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdeya. The 64-year-old prisoner serving a life term in an Israeli jail and suffering from cancer, died on Tuesday.