An Israeli soldier during a media tour organized by the army of a tunnel said to be used by Palestinians for cross-border attacks, on the Israel-Gaza border yesterday. Photograph: Jack Guez/Pool via The New York Times

More than 160,000 displaced people being housed in shelters run by UN

Speaking in Cairo, US secretary of state John Kerry said both sides still had some “terminology” to agree on but that they had a “fundamental framework” for a ceasefire. Photograph: EPA

US official says Netanyahu told Kerry Israel would initiate 12-hour pause in hostilities

A relative of Palestinian man Mohammed al-Araj, whom medics said was killed by Israeli troops, mourns during his funeral at Qalandia refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Calls for continuing protests after three killed

Occupied: Shuhada Street, in Hebron. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty

Avner Gvaryahu is a former Israeli soldier who has become a campaigner against his country’s policies. In the city of Hebron he de(...)

Palestinians carry a man injured in a UN shelter in Gaza yesterday. Witnesses in the shelter said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the building. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

Ban Ki-moon ‘appalled’ at attack, before two more deaths in West Bank last night

A Palestinian child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip, cries in Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya yesterday. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Thhe support of young Palestinians for uprising is not equalled by that of their elders

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in  Ramallah. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/Reuters

President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah proposes reworked ceasefire plan

Israeli police detain a protester during Monday’s protest by Israeli Arabs in Nazareth against the Gaza offensive. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Awad

Current violence put spotlight on Israel’s main minority, writes Ruadhan Mac Cormaic in Haifa

Israelis react after a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, landed in the southern city of Ashkelon. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

In the closest Israeli city to Gaza, residents support the invasion

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