The funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City yesterday of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Mohammed Al-Zadeem sits in the afternoon shade outside his uncle’s house in central Gaza city, watching a rare scene: people are walking past, car hor(...)

Palestinians walk amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

An uneasy calm hung over Gaza City last night after US president Barack Obama intervened in the crisis by calling for an “immediate and unconditional”(...)

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

The number of fatalities in Gaza climbed to more than 820 yesterday as the Israeli bombardment of the strip continued by air, sea and land. Large swat(...)

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

  The prospects of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip were in the balance last night after Israel rejected a proposal tabled by US secretary of(...)

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

Palestinian factions in the West Bank declared a “day of rage” yesterday after three demonstrators were killed in some of the worst clashes between Pa(...)

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

Standing in the middle of Shuhada Street, a thoroughfare that runs through Hebron’s old city, Avner Gvaryahu produces a photograph of the area, tak(...)

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 1:09

World leaders renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza last night after an attack on a United Nations-run shelter killed at least 15 civilian(...)

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

In his window-frame workshop off a narrow alleyway in Al-Amari, one of Ramallah’s sprawling refugee camps, Assad Shahran is bent over a work table, di(...)

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

As diplomatic shuttling intensified yesterday in an effort to secure a ceasefire to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, there was a public closing of r(...)

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

Madj Kayyal – self-confident, purposeful, brimming with energy – has the air of a man who feels he’s part of something big. Over coffee on a hot summe(...)