Palestinian worshipers gather in Ramallah for a street lighting ceremony before the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
With these lights, “We send a message of hope and love to our brothers and sisters who are prisoners, we are with them,” explained the city’s mayor.
Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian militant during a raid in the northern West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, the latest escalation in violence in what has been the deadliest start to a year for Palestinians in the occupied territory in more than two decades.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunset on Wednesday. The faithful prepare for a month-long dawn-to-dusk fast to bring them closer to God and remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate.