In an unprecedented rebuke to the security policies of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu (above), dozens of reserve soldiers have said they would no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation. Photograph: Reuters/Nir Elias

Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel’s top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, in an u(...)

 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(...)

Waning popularity: Binyamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty
Appealing to Israel’s reason
  • Europe
  • August 30, 2014, 01:00

If there were a website that tracked elements of the Israeli national psyche, the way that financial sites show graphs of market indicators, we’d see (...)

Burnt out cars in the southern Israeli agricultural community of Nahal Oz, along the border with the Gaza Strip yesterday, after a mortar fired by Palestinian exploded and killed Daniel Turgeman, a 4-year-old Israeli. Photograph: Avi Roccah/EPA

Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip today and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to t(...)

Palestinians watch as Hamas militants execute Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City today. Photograph: Reuters

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Is(...)

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(...)

The tilted minaret of the destroyed al-Sousi mosque lies crashed into a house after it was hit by Israeli air strikes in the west of Gaza City yesterday.  Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel has disqualified its foremost human rights group as a volunteer option for youths who choose civilian national service over military conscripti(...)

Palestinian boys play football at the beach of Gaza City last night. Photograph: EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Israel has conditionally agreed to extend a ceasefire that ended a month of fighting in Gaza beyond a Friday deadline, an Israeli official has said. S(...)

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 (...)

Fatma Ihjela (28)  holds her two-day-old baby whom she has named Gaza Tuqawem (translated in English means “Gaza Resists”) as she rests at a United Nations-run school after fleeing from the Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood in Gaza City today. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon described a deadly attack on a UN school today as a “moral outrage and a criminal act“ and called for those respon(...)