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(...)

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein in the West Bank town of Ramallah yesterday.  Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of the murder of a minister who died in a scuffle with Israeli troops in the West Bank on Wednesday, but (...)

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (left) scuffles with an Israeli border policeman during a protest near Ramallah on December 10th, 2014. He died shortly afterwards. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israeli forces have gone on a high state of alert, bracing themselves for clashes across the West Bank following yesterday’s death of a Palestinian m(...)

A file picture from  November 2014 showing  Palestinian Authority minister  Ziad Abu Ein shouting towards Israeli soldiers from behind a fence on the Palestinian side of the divided West Bank city of Hebron. According to media reports he was reportedly killed during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers. Photograph: EPA

A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an altercation with Israeli border police in the West Bank during which one of the policeman gr(...)

Gerry Adams during his visit to the West Bank town of Ramallah on December 4th, 2014. Adams will meet with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and lay a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel has barred Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams from visiting the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region. Mr Adams says he was disappointe(...)

 Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman: The Hamas cell  was hoping that such a daring assassination would shock Israeli leaders into calling off the Gaza war.       Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Three members of Hamas cell from the Bethlehem area have been arrested by Israel on suspicion of planning to assassinate foreign minister Avigdor Lie(...)

Israeli forces have demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed two pedestrians and have started to erect barriers at the entranc(...)

Like the 1983 murders of three worshippers in the Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church near Darkley, Co Armagh, the synagogue attack in Jerusalem on Tues(...)

 A bullet hole in a synagogue’s front glass looking outwards to the Orthodox Jewish Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Jim Hollandery/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said yesterday’s attack by Palestinians on a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four worshippers an(...)

A relative of Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, cousins who killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, holds their pictures. Palestinian assaults on Israelis have surged recently. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

The attack yesterday by Palestinian cousins on a synagogue in west Jerusalem stunned Israelis but was welcomed by the leftist Popular Front for the Li(...)