Wasteland: Palestinian boys play on the rubble of a building in Shejaia. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty

Rabah abu Shanab lifts the tin jug off the open fire and pours the coffee carefully into some thimble-like cups. The rickety plastic table wobbles (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced that the Government is to provide €4.7 million in funding to UN agencies working with Palestinian refugees. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Government has pledged funding of €4.7 million for UN agencies working with Palestinian refugees. The announcement was made in Gaza on Monday by M(...)

A member of the Palestinian civil defence team on a boat evacuating a resident from a flooded area following heavy rains in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

A potent symbol of the schism between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Islamist group that dominates Gaza, has been visible at the border cros(...)

Cold comfort: a Palestinian child in the rubble of a house destroyed by an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty

Israel’s 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip last summer stands out, even in the annals of 66 years of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. “Wa(...)

Palestinians warm themselves by a fire near the ruins of houses which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling in Gaza City December. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The Church of Ireland united dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough aim to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City over the Christmas period.(...)

A file image showing  members of the Abu Jamei family, who were allegedly killed in an Israeli airstrike during the country’s war against Islamic militants, being  buried in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, in July 21. Photograph: The New York Times

Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it displayed “callous indiffere(...)

Gaza City’s harbour. Yasser Arafat included a deep-water commercial seaport for the fledgling Palestinian state in the 1993 Oslo accords. Photograph:  Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

In Greek and Roman times, Gaza thrived on shipbuilding, fishing and commerce, all centred on the port at Anthedon in northern Gaza. The strip of land (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: reported to have told his aides that Israel’s call for the demilitarisation of Gaza “doesn’t appear to be attainable in either the short term or the long term”. Photograph: Reuters/Baz Ratner

Israel risks abrogating the Gaza ceasefire agreement if the government does not send an envoy to Cairo for negotiations slated to begin this month,(...)

Palestinian militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian take part in a military display in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

When Hamas executed 21 alleged Israeli collaborators on August 21st and 22nd, Tasmeem (16) was very happy. Tasmeem’s father, Zuheir, was executed duri(...)

Sa’ed, Safa (with baby Abdallah) and Naima are among 10 people living in a badly damaged house in Shejaia. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There appeared to be a method to the bombing of Gaza for 50 days in July and August, or at least a pattern. In eastern parts of the tiny enclave, alon(...)