Israeli security forces stand next to the remains of a rocket  fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket t(...)

Three Israeli seminary students (L-R) Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gil-Ad Shaer (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) are seen in this combination picture of undated family handout photos. Israeli troops today  killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing the three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June. Photograph: Handout via Reuters.

Israeli troops today shot dead two Palestinians blamed for killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incid(...)

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(...)

Israeli tanks pulling out of the Gaza Strip yesterday. Despite the unilateral redeployment, military officials have stressed that “Operation Protective Edge”, in its 28th day, continues. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/the New York Times

The bulk of Israeli troops have been withdrawn from the Gaza Strip, while others have been redeployed away from populated areas to positions close to (...)

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(...)

Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City today. Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets. Photograph:  Suhaib Salem/Reuters. 1:21

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and attacked dozens of other high-profile targets today, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised propos(...)

The posting referred to an attack 40 years ago in the Yom Kippur war, the latest in a series of tweets from the Israel defense forces Twitter handle (@IDFSpokesperson) commemorating the war.

Oil traders razor-focused on signs of escalating violence in the Middle East were jolted yesterday by a Twitter posting from the Israeli military that(...)

A Palestinian boy watches the funerals of Robin Zayed, Younis Jahjouh and Jihad Aslan at Qalandiya Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah yesterday. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Palestinian negotiators called off a planned round of peace talks with Israel yesterday to protest the killing of three Palestinians in clashes wit(...)