Palestinian children play next to buildings destroyed during last year’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City’s al-Shejaiya neighborhood. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images.

Palestinian leaders warned of renewed conflict after Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu snatched election victory from defeat by campaigning(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending this week’s cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Reuters

As he desperately searches for an agenda on which to fight the March election, the rapidly-deteriorating diplomatic battle with the Palestinians may b(...)

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 (...)

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat:    “Those who fear the ICC should stop committing war crimes, including the construction of settlements.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Palestinian Authority says it will appeal to the international community, including the International Criminal Court, if Israel announces plans fo(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special Knesset (Israeli parliament) session yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

Israel’s prime minister has abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.Benjamin N(...)