US secretary of state John Kerry. He said Israel gave assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph: AFP Photo//Brian Snyder

Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what US secretary of state John Kerry hailed as Jordan’s “excellent suggestion” to calm Israeli-Pale(...)

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(...)

Palestinians walk near the Dome of Rock mosque inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site. Photograph: Getty

Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international con(...)

Israeli medics and a policeman evacuate an injured person from the scene of an attack in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

A Palestinian motorist has rammed his vehicle into a group of people standing near a Jerusalem tram stop, injuring at least five, including four secu(...)

A member of the Palestinian civil defence team on a boat evacuating a resident from a flooded area following heavy rains in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

A potent symbol of the schism between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Islamist group that dominates Gaza, has been visible at the border cros(...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is appointed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Thaer Ghanaim/ Palestinian President Office

The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and the Islamist movement Hamas, appear on the verge of forming a historic unity government as president Mahm(...)

Palestinian university art students work on a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Nablus. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

Yasser Arafat’s widow said today the Palestinian leadership must seek justice for her husband after Swiss scientists found evidence suggesting he was(...)

A protester waves a Palestinian flag in front of the Jewish settlement of Ofra during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s se(...)