Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressing the Revolutionary Council in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Photograph: OSAMA FALAH/EPA

The Palestinian consensus government formed by Fatah and Hamas last year resigned yesterday, disrupting efforts to reconcile the rivals. Outgoing pri(...)

An Israeli soldier pushes a Palestinian protester during scuffles at a demonstration against Palestinian land confiscation by Israel in the West Bank village of Massara, near Bethlehem. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Since armed struggle and negotiations have failed to secure Palestinian statehood, the Palestinians have turned to international political action and (...)

 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 Palestinian mother and her sons survey the rubble of a destroyed home in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip. The funeral for seven members of the family whose house was attacked in an Israeli airstrike was held yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Before the latest Hamas-Israel ceasefire collapsed, Said, a young Gazan, said: “No more war. It has to stop.” His family’s house in Beit Hanoun in the(...)

A Palestinian child who was injured in the Gazan conflict is prepared to be moved by ambulance from a hospital in north Sinai to Cairo after crossing the Gaza-Egypt border. About 100 wounded Palestinians have been allowed enter Egypt from Gaza for hospital treatment. Photograph: Muhamed Sabry/AP

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza finds Egypt between a rock and a hard place. The foreign ministry has condemned Israel’s “excessive” and “unjustified” use (...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, who was appointed on June 2nd, has been asked to continue in office in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accepted the resignation of prime minister Rami Hamdallah, precipitating a fresh crisis in the Fatah-dom(...)