Children hold Palestinian flags as they celebrate after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal, in the Gaza Strip on October 12th. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Palestinian groups have vowed to press on with reconciliation efforts, saying Israel’s decision not to hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian gov(...)

Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad (right), head of the Fatah delegation, and Fatah colleague Rawhi Fattouh (second right),  after signing a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal in Cairo today after the two rival Palestinian movements ended their decade-long split following negotiations overseen by Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian-brokered Fatah-Hamas accord, portrayed as a breakthrough after a decade of bitter division, is partial rather than comprehensive – with t(...)

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(...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami al-Hamdallah  (left) shakes hands with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City, on October 2nd, 2017. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Prime minister Rami al-Hamdallah has chaired the first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in the Gaza Strip for three years as efforts to end the bit(...)

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(...)

Masked youth cadets of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, hold Kalashnikov assault rifles at a march in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on September 15th, 2017. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas has agreed to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) government to take over in its(...)

Sara Netanyahu,  wife of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: faces a possible five-year prison term if found guilty of the fraud charges but a fine is the most likely outcome. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, has notified Sara Netanyahu, the wife of prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, that he has decided to ind(...)

Elor Azaria (centre) talks to the media next to  family members as he arrives at the Tzrifin military prison in the city of Ramla, Israel, on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Cheered on by supporters, the former Israeli soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian attacker as he lay on the ground began serving an 18-(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate corruption investigations. Photograph: Amir Cohen/AFP/Getty

Israel’s main opposition party, the Zionist Union, has called for new elections after it was revealed that prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is suspec(...)

Convicted Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, centre, flanked by his parents inside an Israeli military court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Dan Balilty/EPA

An Israeli military court has upheld the 18- month prison sentence for a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian attacker, prompting calls (...)