a murmuration of migrating starlings fly in a formation near the southern israeli town of rahat this week. the synchronised movement is designed to help starlings catch prey, keep them warm, and ward off attacks from large birds of prey
the gathering of starlings marks a return of the birds to the country after a massive decrease was recorded over the past two decades. but conservationists note that there has been a marked increase of late in the number of starlings migrating through and to israel.
photos by nir elias, abir sultan, and menahem kahana
A Palestinian worker in Jerusalem uses his break to catch up on news of Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan in a U.S. raid. While Israel’s leaders called the killing a triumph against terrorism, many Hamas members in the Gaza Strip condemned the American military action.
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