A Palestinian child who was injured in the Gazan conflict is prepared to be moved by ambulance from a hospital in north Sinai to Cairo after crossing the Gaza-Egypt border. About 100 wounded Palestinians have been allowed enter Egypt from Gaza for hospital treatment. Photograph: Muhamed Sabry/AP

Analysis: Cairo longs to see Hamas deposed and the Palestinian Authority returned

Israeli soldiers from the combat engineer corp attend the funeral of their comrade Sgt Amit Yeori (20) at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem yesterday. Yeori, a member of an infantry unit of the engineering corps involved in finding and blowing up the Hamas tunnel systems in Operation Protective Edge, was killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Photograph: EPA/Jim hollander

Analysis: Hamas’s call for a 24-hour truce had humanitarian and strategic purposes

Displaced Palestinian women  cry after an Israeli airstrike hit their  shelter in a UN school, at Beit Hanoun hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP

While there has been a pause in hostilities, an end is not in sight

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Friday to seek end to violence in Gaza. Photograph: EPA/Ghanaim/Palestinian Authority

Qatari effort would deprive Egypt’s newly inaugurated president of a diplomatic coup

Arab League secretary general Nabil al-Arabi (left)  with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Wednesday.  Abbas is widely criticised by Palestinians for not condemning Israel’s offensive in Gaza. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Cairo’s failure to broker a ceasefire is not surprising given its difficult position

A man hoping to cross into Egypt holds his passport and those of his family at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters .

Blair says priority must be stopping the violence

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teenager held on terrorism charges since protest against ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi

 Almost 200 Palestinians have died during the past week of shell and rocket fire. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/ EPA

Israeli ground invasion of Gaza would sideline and humiliate Cairo

Members of Islamist rebel group Jabhat  al-Nusra prepare a home-made mortar in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters/Hamid Khatib

The unified Jabhat and Isis may boast 30,000 fighters – a threat to Baghdad

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