West Bank

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...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 December 19, 2014.

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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

Christian worshipper is seen inside the Grotto, where Christians believe Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, at the Church of Nativity ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem...A Christian worshipper is seen inside the Grotto, where Christians believe Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, at the Church of Nativity ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 17, 2014.

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A Christian worshipper is seen inside the Grotto, where Christians believe Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, at the Church of Nativity ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Wednesday

Family members mourn and cry during a funeral of Minister Ziad Abu Ein on Thursday in Ramallah, West Bank. The Palestinian Minister died yesterday from a suspected heart attack after confronting Israeli security forces in West Bank demonstration.

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Family members mourn and cry during a funeral of Minister Ziad Abu Ein on Thursday in Ramallah, West Bank. The Palestinian Minister died yesterday from a suspected heart attack after confronting Israeli security forces in West Bank demonstration

Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on November 27, 2014 as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days.

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Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days

Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the 'al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,' take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, 13 November 2014 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who died on 11 November 2004.

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Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the ‘al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,’ take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat

Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

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Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem's northern border, following Friday prayers 07 November 2014. Sporadic clashes continued over access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City with Border Police shooting tear gas and some rubber bullets to quell Palestinian youths from throwing stones.

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Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem’s northern border, following Friday prayers

Palestinian Bedouin man reacts in front of his dwelling that was demolished by Israeli bulldozers near the Jewish settlement of Karmel, in the village of Um Alkhier near the West Bank city of Hebron...A Palestinian Bedouin man reacts in front of his dwelling that was demolished by Israeli bulldozers near the Jewish settlement of Karmel, in the village of Um Alkhier near the West Bank city of Hebron October 27, 2014. The owner of the dwelling said he was informed by the Israeli army that the demolishing was carried out because he did not have Israeli-issued construction permits. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma (WEST BANK - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT)

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A Palestinian Bedouin man reacts in front of his dwelling that was demolished by Israeli bulldozers near the Jewish settlement of Karmel, in the village of Um Alkhier. The owner of the dwelling said he was informed by the Israeli army that the demolishing was carried out because he did not have Israeli-issued construction permits. 

Palestinian boy throws stones at an armored wheel loader of the IDF during clashes following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom...A Palestinian boy throws stones at an armored wheel loader of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during clashes following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus October 17, 2014.

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A Palestinian boy throws stones at an armoured wheel loader of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during clashes following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus

A Palestinian protester runs to seek cover from Israeli water canon during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near the West Bank city of Nablus, 10 October 2014.

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A Palestinian protester runs to seek cover from Israeli water canon during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday