Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Finbarr O’Reilly

American and major European airlines last night cancelled all flights to and from Israel for at least 24 hours after shrapnel from a rocket fired fro(...)

A woman reacts at the funeral of seven members of her family who were killed overnight in an attack in Gaza City. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

Palestinian civilians in densely populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel’s military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the(...)

Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters 1:35

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip today, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the f(...)

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

Just a few kilometres separate Ashkelon and Gaza city, but in many ways the two cities are worlds apart. The enclave to the south, where plumes of bla(...)

Palestinian men flee from a home in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

The conflict in Gaza escalated dramatically yesterday when 62 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed after Israeli tanks and troops entered a crowde(...)

Palestinians mourners pray over the lifeless bodies of nine Palestinians killed in an early morning Israeli missile strike, at Bilal mosque during their funeral in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra 1:48

As hundreds of mourners ascend the mounds of mud leading to another newly dug grave, a loud whooshing sound rises just beyond the cemetery. From be(...)

Palestinian children, who fled their homes following an Israeli ground offensive, receive bags of bread from United Nations  workers at a UN-run school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip today. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters.

Israeli tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of Gaza’s eastern frontier today as Palestinian officials said military strikes had kill(...)

Israeli flares light up the sky in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza yesterday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

By early evening, it was clear that something was afoot. From the hotel terrace, at least two Israeli naval ships – normally so far out that they can (...)

Palestinians inspect debris of a destroyed house following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

“Evacuate,” said the voice at the other end the line. It was 8.50pm, just over 90 minutes before Israel would confirm it had launched a ground operati(...)

A Palestinian family who fled their home  en route to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis, central Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

In the neighbourhood, they used to call Mohammad Al-Bakr “The Prince”. The scrawny 11-year-old, the only son of Ramez and Salwa, was in line to tak(...)