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Palestinian children walk past a mural depicting the coronavirus and a prison cell, in Gaza City during the coronavirus pandemic on April 28th. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty

Gaza’s restaurants and cafes have reopened to permit Palestinians to celebrate both their success in containing the coronavirus and observe the tradit(...)

Juliet Casey teaches a ballet class in Aida Camp, Bethlehem.

Juliet Casey is originally from Walkinstown, Dublin, but now teaches ballet in Palestine. * When did you leave Ireland? I left Ireland at 17, leaving(...)

Rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Wednesday. Photograph: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images

After intensive mediation efforts involving Egypt and the United Nations, a ceasefire was declared early onThursday morning to end the violence betwee(...)

An Israeli missile launched from the Iron Dome defence missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, is seen above Gaza city on Tuesday. Photograph: Bashar Taleb/AFP via Getty

The death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza rose to at least 24 on Wednesday, as Egyptian and United Nations officials stepped up efforts to bring(...)

Palestinian men check the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of incendiary balloons were released from Gaza on Friday towards Israel, causing at least seven fires on the Israeli side of the border. Howeve(...)

Irish Eurovision hopeful Sarah McTernan in Tel Aviv. She will perform the song 22 in the second semi-final on Thursday. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Despite a mild gum inflammation last week, Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant, Sarah McTernan, is full of confidence ahead of Thursday’s second(...)

Palestinians sit near  the Israeli-Gaza border fence, ahead of the first anniversary of border protests. Photograph:  Reuters/ Mohammed Salem

The Israeli army is on high alert along the Gaza border as Palestinians plan large demonstrations on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the (...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israeli aircraft hit what were termed “Hamas targets” across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a home in centr(...)

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Jewish settler leaders are pressing the Israeli government to ban Palestinian traffic from West Bank highways after two soldiers were killed in a shoo(...)

 Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Monday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel and the militant groups in Gaza reached a fragile ceasefire on Monday night with each side indicating that quiet will be met with quiet. After(...)

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