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A visitor places a candle in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Monday
A priest walks between columns inside the Church of Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus’s birth, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
A Palestinian boy plays near Ibrahimi Mosque or the Tomb of the Patriarch, a religious site to Muslims and Jews, in the West Bank town of Hebron
A Palestinian protester and Israeli soldiers during a demonstration about Israeli settlers at the main entrance of Tuqua village, near the West Bank village of Bethlehem
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.
A Palestinian youth wears a mask to protect against tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to Israel’s Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia.
Palestinians throw stones at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron. Tensions run high in Hebron where about 500 Israelis live amid 170,000 Palestinians. Much of the animosity is over a holy site, sacred to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi.