(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the war between Israel and Hamas, and reactions
from around the world to the conflict.
Palestinians inspect the rubble of the destroyed Yassin Mosque after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Oct. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men inspect a damaged road after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit, Oct. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Palestinians gather around the bodies of people killed by Israeli airstrikes during their funeral in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
Mourners attend the funeral of Israeli soldier Abraham Cohen at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Iraqis hold a mass rally in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox Jews sing during a vigil held in solidarity and prayer for Israel on Oct. 9, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Supporters of the religious group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan take part in a rally against Israeli airstrikes on Gaza to show solidarity with the Palestinians, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, speaks after meeting with members of the Jewish community at the Synagogue at the Fraenkelufer in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. The three women at left hold posters with pictures of missing people after Hamas fighters stormed into Israel's south and massacred hundreds, including killing children in their homes and young people at a music festival. Militants also kidnapped some 150 people and dragged them into Gaza. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Supporters of Israel, background, and Palestinian supporters, foreground, gather at the Israeli Consulate in New York, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in the wake of an attack on Israel by Hamas. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Members of an Arab, Muslim and African student coalitions demonstrate across from the White House on March 26, 1980. They were protesting Israeli-built settlements in the occupied West Bank. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Leonard Cohen, center left, performs for IDF troops in the Sinai during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. General Ariel Sharon is to the left of Cohen. Israeli pop singer Matti Caspi plays the guitar. (IDF Archives)
Jews pray outside the walls of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, Israeli-occupied West Bank, in 1980. The structure, also called the Cave of the Patriarchs, is believed to contain the remains of the mutual tribal ancestors of Muslims and Jews—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
A 14-year-old girl is frightened by the noise of semi-automatic rifle fire, during a gun practice session of the Jewish Defense League on Dec. 18, 1980, near Los Angeles. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.