Palestinians use slingshots to hurl stones towards Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Last Friday 19-year-old law student Muhamad Halabi proclaimed “the third intifada has begun” on his Facebook profile only hours before stabbing to dea(...)

The Palestinian flag flies beside the flag of the United Nations after being raised by President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accused Israel of sabotaging US efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the(...)

Human rights lawyer Raji Sourani says Gaza is trapped in a “criminal, illegal and inhuman siege” which is “suffocating its people socially and economically and sending Gaza back to the Middle Ages”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland must play a greater role “morally, politically and legally” in calling for an end to the siege and “crimes against humanity” on the Gaza Strip(...)

Jordan’s King Abdullah:  discussed the violence with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and warned that Israel’s “provocative” actions could harm bilateral ties. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/EPA

Senior Israeli ministers convening last night in emergency session were expected to endorse legislation requiring a minimum sentence for anyone convi(...)

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, on Monday. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Thousands of Palestinians turned out on Monday in the West Bank village of Duma for the funeral of Riham Dawabsha, who was severely burned in an ar(...)

The situation in Gaza has been exacerbated by three Israeli military operations in the past six years and nearly a decade-long economic blockade.  Photograph: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, (...)

Yvette Cooper: ‘The party does seem to be polarising between the different extremes. Divided parties don’t win.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British Labour Party’s leadership race is polarising the party and could lead to a split if Jeremy Corbyn wins, rival Yvette Cooper has warned. T(...)

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn during a call-in with listeners on BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

The front runner in the race to lead the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has hit back at “disgusting” claims that he is anti-Semitic and denied h(...)

An Israeli policeman and a Palestinian man argue after Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras Al Amoud. Photograph: Reuters/Muammar Awad

Israeli and Palestinian security forces have gone on high alert across the West Bank to prevent a major conflagration after an arson attack blamed (...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the(...)