Clampdown: an Israeli soldier checks the documents of a Palestinian passenger of a taxi on its way out of   Ramallah yesterday. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Long traffic jams built up on approach roads to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday as Israel imposed a partial closure on the city, letting in o(...)

Israeli security forces inspect the body of a Palestinian who opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three people. Photograph: Shiyoukhi Nasser/AP Photo

Israeli troops shot and killed a member of the Palestinian security forces after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint, injuring three soldiers. (...)

  Settlers and securioty forces wait in a patio as settlers are removed from two buildings near the   Cave of Patriarchs in  the West Bank town of Hebron.  Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Right-wing Knesset members are threatening a parliamentary revolt in protest at Friday’s eviction of settlers from Palestinian homes in the West Bank(...)

 An Israeli settler  next to the body of Dafna Meir during her funeral ceremony in the Jewish settlement of Otniel near the flashpoint city of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli security forces have arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian suspected of stabbing to death a Jewish settler mother of six on Sunday as her childr(...)

Amid the turbulence currently afflicting the Middle East and north Africa it is all too easy to overlook the continuing conflict between Israel and th(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem Israel has criticised the decision by the Greek parliament to recognise an independent Palestinian state as Palestinian pres(...)

Mourners for Ahmed Abu al-Aish at the Qalandia refugee camp, near Ramallah. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh

Two Palestinians were killed and another critically hurt during fierce clashes that broke out during an operation by Israeli forces to destroy a Pal(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry. He said Israel gave assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph: AFP Photo//Brian Snyder

Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what US secretary of state John Kerry hailed as Jordan’s “excellent suggestion” to calm Israeli-Pale(...)

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian men take part in Friday prayers on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence, says US s(...)

 Hebron, on February 2014: Many of those taking to the streets to throw stones at Israeli soldiers have no memory  of the suffering of the second intifada.  HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

The shaky mobile phone footage shows the prostrate figure of a young man, writhing in a pool of blood as people rush past. A small crowd gathers aroun(...)