Palestinian school girls return to their houses in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials estimate that 100 lorry loads a day of the entire range of building supplies are needed to reconstruct Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Border still closed to 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza seeking treatment in Egypt and elsewhere

A man reads a copy of the Iranian ‘Hamshahri’ newspaper  with a headline reading: ‘The Geneva deal extended until first of July’. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Both Khamenei and Rouhani will need to play their cards carefully

Members of Iraqi Shiite militia al-Abbas brigades, who are fighting with Iraqi forces against Islamic state group, at Kitba village near Tikrit in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ali Mohammed/EPA

Washington to give anti-IS tribesmen $18-$24m worth of arms

An Israeli border policewoman patrols in a park in Jerusalem where Ethiopian Jews gathered yesterday. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Curbs on human rights are alienating the largely young dispossessed people

A relative of Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, cousins who killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, holds their pictures. Palestinian assaults on Israelis have surged recently. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Violence likely to escalate as individuals pose challenge for Israeli and Palestinian leaders

Smoke rising from the Baiji oil refinery in northern Iraq. Iraqi forces appear to be lifting the months-long siege on the country’s main oil refinery. Photograph: EPA

Iraq’s new prime minister taking cautious steps to build a more united front

An armed Palestinian woman who supports the mainstream Fatah movement, and belongs to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Futile negotiations by Abbas may have put a third intifada firmly on the agenda

The bodies of members of the Abu Jamei family, who were  killed in an Israeli airstrike, are buried in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on July 21st.  Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Attacks on Palestinians showed ‘callous indifference’ to women, children and elderly

An Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga soldier   on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Turkey allows IS fighters to cross its border while the US is slated for dithering

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