An armed Palestinian woman who supports the mainstream Fatah movement, and belongs to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

A spate of stabbing and vehicle attacks mounted by Palestinian youths against Israelis in the run-up to the 10th anniversary this week of the death of(...)

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat: to hold series of meetings with senior officials in Washington in which he will press the case for Palestinian statehood. Photograph: EPA/Sergei Chirikov

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat presented plans to US secretary of state John Kerry yesterday calling for a timetable on ending Israel’s occu(...)

A Palestinian boy carries copies of the Koran from a badly damaged mosque, which witnesses said was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City today. Photograph: Reuters

Five Palestinians were killed today as Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza, where militants continue to fire rockets at Israel. The(...)

Palestinian women gather near the rubble of a building after what police said was an Israeli air strike at Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City today. Palestinians accused Israel of breaking a seven-hour ceasefire by bombing a house in Gaza City. Photograph: Ruters

A brief Israeli truce to allow aid to reach Palestinians ended on Monday amid accusations of strikes by both sides, while Jerusalem was rocked by two (...)

A medic helps a Palestinian man in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel today leaving at least 60 people dead. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters.

The Arab League has described Israeli attacks on Gaza that killed at least 60 Palestinians today as a “war crime”.Palestinian witnesses and officials (...)

Palestinian relatives and friends of the Kawarea family carry one of seven bodies during their funeral at the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip today. The father, an alleged member of militant Fatah movement and his six young sons were killed in an Israeli air strike that targeted their house. Photograph: EPA/MOHAMMED SABER 1:20

Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes today, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel’s heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestini(...)

Palestinian farmer Basem Bani Jaber inspects his property which Palestinians said was burnt by Jewish settlers in in the West Bank village of Aqraba, near Nablus this week.

The Government has issued formal advice to Irish citizens and companies warning them against investing in, or doing business with, Israeli enterprise(...)

A security man inspects the damage at a paint factory a day after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip hit an industrial zone in the southern city of Sderot in Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip today, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factor(...)

Israeli soldiers take part in an operation to locate three Israeli teens near the West Bank City of Hebron today. Photograph: Reuters

Israeli forces searching for three teenagers believed to have been kidnapped swept into a second West Bank city today, touching off street confrontat(...)

Members of the Knesset guard stand around the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon as he lies in state at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

It may be a measure of the dimming of hopes for a resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that Ariel Sharon’s death has evoked in(...)