Mahmoud Bazzi (centre),   is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers  serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

The chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two Irish peacekeepers, Mahmoud Bazzi, could go free under an amnesty covering crimes committed during the (...)

An orphan attends a gathering organized by Douma charity organization for orphans in Douma , near Damascus. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the bord(...)

The bodies of members of the Abu Jamei family, who were  killed in an Israeli airstrike, are buried in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on July 21st.  Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Israel committed war crimes during the summer’s 50-day war on Gaza by targeting densely populated neighbourhoods and killing 1,523 civilian Palestini(...)

A Palestinian protester runs away from an Israeli truck firing a water cannon near Nablus earlier this week. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters.Bahaa Bad(...)

Ramping up: a SkatePal skateboarder in the West Bank. Photograph: Martin O’Grady

When Aram Sabbah, a 16-year-old from Ramallah, in the West Bank, was shot in the leg at a protest against the Israeli operation in Gaza, it wasn’t lon(...)

Palestinian women mourn as they take part in the funeral of Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, a 12-year-old Palestinian in the Fawwar Refugee Camp, near the West Bank city of Hebron, today. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

A Palestinian negotiator says his team will leave Egyptian-brokered talks on ending the Gaza war unless Israeli negotiators return to Cairo.Israeli ne(...)

A Palestinian flag flies over the destroyed home of Ismail Haniya, deputy chief of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City, on July 29th. A new coalition of Arab states has in effect lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip.Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not(...)

Smoke rises after an air strike in eastern Gaza City today. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Fighting subsided in Gaza today after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensi(...)

Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters 1:35

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip today, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the f(...)

Israeli flares float down over Gaza tonight  in Sderot, Israel. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Egypt is proposing a temporary ceasefire as a first step in ending the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has left more than 175 people dead.The(...)