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(...)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speaking at the World Children’s Prize ceremony in  Sweden yesterday. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News/Reuters

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 (€39,711) towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza (...)

Syrian refugee children stand in front of their family residence at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq, east of Amman. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of aba(...)

Palestinian women gather near the rubble of a building after what police said was an Israeli air strike at Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City today. Palestinians accused Israel of breaking a seven-hour ceasefire by bombing a house in Gaza City. Photograph: Ruters

A brief Israeli truce to allow aid to reach Palestinians ended on Monday amid accusations of strikes by both sides, while Jerusalem was rocked by two (...)

Palestinians carry a man injured in a UN shelter in Gaza yesterday. Witnesses in the shelter said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the building. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA 1:09

World leaders renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza last night after an attack on a United Nations-run shelter killed at least 15 civilian(...)

Palestinian medics bring  two babies injured when a UN school for refugees was allegedly hit by an Israeli tank shell, into the overcrowded emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the Gaza Strip today.  Photograph:  EPA 1:09

Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school today, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conf(...)

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

American and major European airlines last night cancelled all flights to and from Israel for at least 24 hours after shrapnel from a rocket fired fro(...)

A woman reacts at the funeral of seven members of her family who were killed overnight in an attack in Gaza City. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

Palestinian civilians in densely populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel’s military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the(...)

A Palestinian woman takes part in a symbolic military funeral for Maysara Abu Hamdeya in Gaza City  yesterday.  Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The main United Nations humanitarian agency for Palestinians has suspended operations in the Gaza Strip after demonstrators angered by aid cutbacks(...)