Palestinians flee their homes on a horse-drawn carriage and head towards a United Nations school in Gaza City to seek shelter. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel has called on residents of the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, suggesting an imminent attack after its troops earlier launched a b(...)

Palestinians look at the remains of a missile which witnesses said was fired by an Israeli aircraft on a street in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ashraf Amrah/Reuters

Israeli air strikes in Gaza have hit a mosque and a centre for the disabled where two women were killed today, raising the death toll from the offensi(...)

A doll lies among the rubble of a destroyed building following an airstrike in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

An Israeli ground offensive into Gaza looks increasingly likely this weekend as rocket fire from the Palestinian coastal enclave continues despite r(...)

 A cloud of smoke rises after an Israeli attack on Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

In Gaza’s largely deserted streets, the first thing you notice is the absence of children. The beach, usually crowded on Fridays, is empty save for a (...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Writing in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Israeli analyst Alex Fishman said Hamas was “like a suicidal individual trying to drag Israel forcibly (...)

Grieving: the funeral of eight members of the Palestinian al-Haj family, killed in an early morning air strike. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The call came to the mobile phone of his brother’s wife, Salah Kaware said. Kaware dlives in Khan Younis, in southeast Gaza, and the caller said that (...)

Palestinians mourn for Palestinian teenager Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, outside his home in Jerusale last week. Photograph: Rina Castelnuovo/The New York Times

Even as the Israeli public offers strong support for air strikes on Hamas fighters and their weapons stocks in Gaza there is a good deal of reflection(...)

Flares are seen above the northern Gaza Strip tonight. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that “there are still more to go”. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters. 1:32

Israel’s prime minister has vowed to press forward with a broad military offensive in the Gaza Strip, insisting international pressure will not stop a(...)

A woman takes a photograph  of a car damaged when debris from a rocket intercepted by Israel landed in a Tel Aviv street yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

The sirens wailed at about 8.30am in this orderly suburb south of Tel Aviv. Two rockets were whizzing here from Gaza. They were intercepted high above(...)

Israeli soldiers stand on a Markova tank, set along the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, today. A spokesman for the Israeli military said that about 20,000 reservists had been called up and that preparations for a possible ground operation were being completed. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA.

The death toll from Israel's aerial offensive in Gaza rose today, while rocket fire from the Palestinian coastal enclave reached new targets in Isr(...)