Jews celebrate Purim in West Bank city of Hebron (19 images)

Jews celebrate the feast of Purim in Hebron, West Bank, March 12, 2017. The Purim holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the book of Esther.
Updated: March 12, 2017 at 1:27 PM
An Israeli settler boy wears a soldier costume in the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A Palestinian woman watches Jewish settlers, not seen, walking in the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Israeli soldiers guard Jewish settlers wearing costumes as they participate in the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Israeli settler child wears a costume to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Hebron, West Bank, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Israeli settler boys wear costumes as they participate in the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Jewish settlers join a clown juggling on a military guard post during the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Israeli settler girl wears a costume before the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim,March 12, 2017. The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to kill all Jews in ancient Persia, 2,5000 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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