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Palestinians in boats in the sea at Gaza during a protest against the Israeli blockade on August 18th. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

After agreeing to a truce on the Gaza border, Israel and Hamas hope to clinch a more comprehensive ceasefire arrangement, via Egyptian and United Nati(...)

Palestinian paramedics carry a youth injured at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on August 17th.  Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian med(...)

 A child stands in the rubble of Said al-Mishal cultural centre building destroyed in Israeli air strike in the west of Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Haitham Imad/EPA

The truce announced late on Thursday night between Israel and Hamas was hanging in the balance on Friday after at least two Palestinians were killed d(...)

Tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces landing amidst protesters along the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli fire killed three Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said its (...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, Cypriot defence minister Savvas Angelides  and Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Cyprus is considering an Israeli proposal to build a dedicated pier in an existing port or employ an established pier to receive cargo ships carrying (...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas shot by Israeli forces. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

At least four Palestinians were killed and more than 600 injured as some 10,000 residents of the Gaza Strip took part in protests along the border wit(...)

Smoke billowing in the background following an Israeli air strike on the Palestinian enclave in Gaza. File photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Wednesday, but the previous day’s exchange of rockets and air strikes – the most intense flare-up of hostilities (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “We should be looking at a more comprehensive engagement between the EU and the US on the Middle East, more broadly and indeed on other issues like trade across the Atlantic.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the wake of the killings of more than 100 Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border since March, Ireland has appealed to fellow EU member states to st(...)

Sara Netanyahu and her husband, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, applaud as Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that (...)

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