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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing war crimes against the Palestinians. The Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court, a move that has angered Israel and is unlikely to lead to any prosecutions in the near term. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

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Wolf celebrated Hanukkah in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank last year. As the holiday approached, she felt lonely, until her Palestinian host mother and a few neighbors came to watch her light candles on her portable tin menorah and hear her explain the holiday story. Courtesy of Amelia Wolf hide caption

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Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

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An Israeli soldier pushes Palestinian Cabinet member Ziad Abu Ain (left) during a protest in the village of Turmus Aya near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday. Abu Ain died shortly after the protest in which witnesses said Israeli troops fired tear gas at him and dozens of Palestinians marchers. Witnesses also said Abu Ain was beaten by an Israeli soldier. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Cooperative captives conduct afternoon prayers inside a communal cellblock at Camp 6 last month at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Six long-time detainees of the prison have been transferred to Uruguay. Walter Michot/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Palestinian men shout slogans next to Israeli police as they await permission to enter what Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims call the Nobel Sanctuary, on Nov. 5, in Jerusalem, Israel. On Friday, Israel dropped age restrictions on men attending Friday prayers, a move aimed at lowering tensions around access to the contested shrine. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

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Palestinian members of Hamas' armed wing takes part in a rally Thursday in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. The event was held in memory of Hamas military commanders killed during seven weeks of fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip this summer. Abed Rahim Khatib/APA/Landov hide caption

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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

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The gilded Dome of the Rock is part of the most important Muslim holy site in Jerusalem, while the Western Wall, in the midground on the right, is the holiest place for Jewish prayer. The photo was taken following a rare snowstorm in Jerusalem in December 2013. Dusan Vranic/AP hide caption

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The Jewish Divide Over Jerusalem's Most Sensitive Holy Site

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Palestinian stone-throwers take cover behind doors during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem on Thursday. For months, the streets of East Jerusalem have been tense, with frequent clashes between police and Palestinians. Ammar Awad/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Why Jerusalem's Real Estate Market Is Part Of The Mideast Conflict

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An Israeli police officer gestures in front of the vehicle of a Palestinian motorist who rammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Ammar Awad/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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