‘To have Tomi Reichental (above)  in the mosque this Friday during Ramadan will not only send out a strong message of peace and dialogue to people of all faiths, but at the same time highlight the essential fundamental principles of Islam.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sun(...)

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 (...)

Said Ismail Musallam, the father of  Muhammad Musallam (20), an Israeli Arab executed by Islamic State in Syria, in his home in East Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Mohamed Musallam can be seen in a video released on Tuesday on his knees wearing the familiar orange jumpsuit of an Islamic State captive. Before he (...)

 Palestinians walk next the beach of Beit Lahiya town, northern Gaza strip. The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said. Photograph: EPA

The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said.Ci(...)

 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(...)