“There’s a good degree of racism in us all! Did you hear that? Racism in us all!”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

In January 1998 Ian Paisley announced that he was exiling himself from the Good Friday Agreement peace talks and would instead travel to Cameroon to p(...)

Montesr Baker (12) was playing with his cousins at the beach of Gaza City when Israeli missilies killed four of them on July 16th, 2014.

Israel’s chief military prosecutor has ordered criminal investigations into two of the most high-profile incidents in the recent Gaza war – the kil(...)

 A general view of Gevaot settlement in the Gush Etzion settelment bloc near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Yesterday   Israel announced that it plans to expropriate 400 hectares of land near Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Palestinian owners of the land have 45 days to contest the decision to Israel’s Military Appeals Committee, a government spokesman said in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters

The decision by Israel to appropriate land in the West Bank has been condemned by Palestinians and criticised by the US, British and Irish governme(...)

Palestinians take cover as smoke rises after Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the Al-Shatea refugee camp in the west of Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel’s killing of three Hamas commanders has neither halted rocket fire from Gaza nor prompted the organisation to sue for a ceasefire. Israel es(...)

Roba Abu Shamallah, (centre), the daughter of Mohammed Abu Shamallah, mourns during a funeral for the senior Hamas figure, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

Fierce cross-border attacks continued yesterday as Israel claimed a significant military success, killing two leading members of the Hamas military(...)

Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out yesterday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight(...)

Palestinians sit in front of a bus that was allegedly destroyed during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City today. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel’s military campaign in Gaza may be an extended operation and he accused the territory(...)

 Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes at Bet Forik checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus, yesterday, during a protest against Israel attacks on the Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

Hamas has said it renewed its rocket fire from Gaza yesterday because its negotiators in Cairo believed Israel was “dragging its feet”. The Israeli de(...)

Gazans, who may wait for a month for a permit to cross their borders, want easier passage. Photograph: EPA/Abir Sultan

The 72-hour Gaza ceasefire collapsed early yesterday because neither side was prepared to cede or compromise on key demands and Egypt, the go-between (...)

A Palestinian man in the remains of his livingroom after an Israeli air strike in Zaitun, Gaza City, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Militant rocket fire into Israel, minutes after the end of the three-day truce, led to the resumption of Israeli strikes yesterday, leaving a huge qu(...)