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(...)

Rockets are aunched from the coastal strip into Israel by militants of Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas movement in Gaza yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber

Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon today, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the (...)

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(...)

Palestinian relatives and friends of the Kawarea family carry one of seven bodies during their funeral at the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip today. The father, an alleged member of militant Fatah movement and his six young sons were killed in an Israeli air strike that targeted their house. Photograph: EPA/MOHAMMED SABER 1:20

Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes today, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel’s heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestini(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: said Palestinian unity government  “rests on Hamas”, which “and the international community must not embrace it”. Photograph: Reuters/Dan Balilty

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called on the international community not to recognise a Palestinian unity government made up of former(...)