Hamas’s overall leader Ismail Haniya waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza City. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Fatah and Hamas delegations are set to meet in Cairo next week to discuss the implementation of a deal to end the rift between the rival Palestinian m(...)

Israeli security forces and emergency services gather at the scene of a shooting attack at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar. Photograph: Abit Sultan/EPA

A Palestinian man shot and killed three Israeli security personnel at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday morning before himself being fatally shot, fu(...)

Palestinians hold pictures of their relatives, jailed in Israeli prisons, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA/

More than 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding better conditions. The prisoners, who lau(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  with US president Donald Trump whose statement that he favoured neither the two-state solution nor the one-state solution has unsettled Palestinians, Israelis,   and the international community. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Washington’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley has contradicted US president Donald Trump by saying that America’s policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict remains(...)

Phil Lynott, lead singer  Thin Lizzy,  died on January 4th, 1986. He was 35. Photograph:  Eric Luke

– Phil Lynott, lead singer with Irish rock band Thin Lizzy (below), died on January 4th. He was 35 years old.–Jennifer Guinness, wife of Guinness Maho(...)

Palestinians watch an anti-Israel rally organised by the Hamas movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip in July. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told leaders of his Fatah movement this week that local elections would take place in the West Bank and Gaza in Oc(...)

Druze men from the village of Buqatat carry a picture of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad during a rally in support of the Syrian regime at the weekend. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

When Arab Spring protests against autocratic governments erupted in 2011, the common causes in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Yemen, the countries most aff(...)

An Israeli police officer fires tear gas at Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Awad

A Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis in the southern West Bank on Friday, the military said, while in the nearby city of Hebron Israeli troops sho(...)

Palestinians hold portraits in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails, including Mohammed Allan (right). He lost consciousness and was placed on a respirator last Friday after his lungs stopped working and he had seizures. Photograph: Hazem Bader

Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan has ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial after the Israeli supreme court suspended h(...)

A child stands next to a poster bearing a portrait of Palestinian hunger-striker  Mohammed Allan: Israel has not formally charged Mr Allan with any crime but said he was involved in “grave terrorism”. Photograph:  Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian on a hunger strike against his detention without trial was brought out of sedation in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday and vowed to conti(...)