Yusra Hammed, 15, puts the finishing touches on a drawing on a wall inside her family's home in Silwad, a village in the West Bank. Hammed says, like many Palestinian girls, she does not throw rocks at Israeli soldiers; but she expresses her opposition through alternate channels, such as art. Emiliy Harris/NPR hide caption

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Red Cross vehicles outside Israel's Ofer prison, between Jerusalem and Ramallah. David Vaaknin/Getty Images hide caption

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Internet giant Google has recognized the Palestinians' upgraded U.N. status, placing the name "Palestine" on its search engine instead of "Palestinian Territories." Ahmad Gharabli /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With President Clinton presiding, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed an interim peace accord at the White House in 1993. Twenty years later, President Obama is heading to the region with peace efforts in the deep freeze. Ron Edmonds /AP hide caption

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Emad Burnat, a Palestinian who co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras, displays the cameras destroyed by Israeli settlers and security forces. Kino Lorbor Inc./AP hide caption

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Palestinian women harvest olive trees near the occupied West Bank village of Deir Samet near the town of Hebron. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dan Senor, senior national security aide to Mitt Romney, speaks to the press en route to Israel from London on Saturday. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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