Palestinian children living in Lebanon  express solidarity with the Palestinian children living in Gaza, in Maroun Al Ras village in southern Lebanon, near the border between Lebanon and Israel, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ali Hashisho

Palestinian negotiators said yesterday the expiry of the second three-day ceasefire at midnight tonight is the deadline for a long-term deal on Gaz(...)

 An Israeli artillery unit  fires a shell towards the Gaza Strip from a location in southern Israel. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israel has tonight agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior official said(...)

A Palestinian militant of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) inspects a training base after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip this morning. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

An Israeli aircraft hit a site belonging to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip today in response to a rocket that militants fired from the(...)