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(...)

Israeli soldiers prepare to remove an armed Jewish settler as he tries to stop Palestinian farmers (unseen) from ploughing their fields near the West Bank village of Jaloud, near Nablus. Photograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh

The European Parliament voted to recognise the statehood of Palestine “in principle” yesterday, despite the reservations of a large bloc of European (...)

The European Parliament agreed to recognise Palestinian statehood ‘in principle’, in a compromise that did not back immediate recognition of a Palestinian state. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle, in a compromise motion that did not follow some European n(...)

Mosab Hassan Yousef: “I have lived under Islam and in the free world. And you come to realise that many people are looking at the wall watching a bunch of shadows”

I’m almost surprised to find Mosab Hassan Yousef sitting casually in a Mayfair bar. Yes, I knew he was coming. And yes, this is precisely where we (...)

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein in the West Bank town of Ramallah yesterday.  Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of the murder of a minister who died in a scuffle with Israeli troops in the West Bank on Wednesday, but (...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi gestures during his trial on charges of spying and terrorism. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation has been desigated a terrorist group by Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt is beset by foreign terrorists on its borders, organised domestic terrorists in Sinai and lone wolf terrorists who plant homemade bombs at vulne(...)

Remains of  the Abu Jamea family home following an Israeli army air strike. The Israeli military has opened an internal investigation into the incident. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The Israeli military says it has opened an internal criminal investigation into one of the deadliest air strikes of the conflict in Gaza.At least 24 (...)

Gerry Adams during his visit to the West Bank town of Ramallah on December 4th, 2014. Adams will meet with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and lay a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel has barred Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams from visiting the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region. Mr Adams says he was disappointe(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Polls released after elections were announced showed that Netanyahu’s Likud would win 22 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

The leaders of Israel’s coalition parties have agreed that elections will be held on March 17th and the mudslinging has already begun in what is expec(...)

An Israeli woman (C) and a Palestinian woman gesture at one another during a protest on October 14th. Violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories has risen in the past months. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Monday and was then shot and wounded by security forces, the military and police s(...)