Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: to appeal to the UN General Assembly to exert pressure on Israel and the US. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Analysis: initiative would see US acting as mediator with Israel

A Palestinian boy runs down a street in the Al Shejaeiya neighbourhood of Gaza city yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Palestinians threaten to bring Israel before International Criminal Court

Palestinians sit on a couch in the remains of their home in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive after a ceasefire was declared. Photograph: Suhaib Sale/Reuters

Displaced residents leave shelters to assess damage to homes and workplaces

Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah last night following the announcement of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Analysis: much depends on UN involvement in monitoring arms smuggling into Strip

Palestinians inspect a destroyed car after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Cairo awaits Israeli response as attacks from both sides continue

Palestinians take cover as smoke rises after Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the Al-Shatea refugee camp in the west of Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Analysis: resilient structure helps group rebound after attacks on leadership

US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel and Gen Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

Q: How big a threat does the Islamic State pose to global stability?

A Palestinian mother and her sons survey the rubble of a destroyed home in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip. The funeral for seven members of the family whose house was attacked in an Israeli airstrike was held yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Analysis: Palestinian factions must balance rocket fire against Gazans’ needs

Palestinians ride a donkey cart yesterday past the ruins of houses that witnesses said were destroyed during the Israeli offensive in Johr El-Deek village near the central Gaza Strip. Photograph: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Hamas wrong to seek to cover up military loss with political moves, says Netanyahu

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