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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 (...)

Fatma Ihjela (28)  holds her two-day-old baby whom she has named Gaza Tuqawem (translated in English means “Gaza Resists”) as she rests at a United Nations-run school after fleeing from the Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood in Gaza City today. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon described a deadly attack on a UN school today as a “moral outrage and a criminal act“ and called for those respon(...)

Israeli soldiers inspect their weapons near the Israeli-Gaza border yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

Inside the military cordon around the Gaza border, rows of withered, unharvested sunflowers lie between fields of tanks, their tracks churning up vast(...)

An Israeli mobile artillery unit firing towards the Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Qatar and Turkey continue to play a role in the search for a ceasefire in Gaza, despite yesterday’s breakdown just a few hours into what was to have b(...)

A Palestinian flag flies over the destroyed home of Ismail Haniya, deputy chief of the Hamas movement, in Gaza City, on July 29th. A new coalition of Arab states has in effect lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip.Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not(...)

Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City today. Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets. Photograph:  Suhaib Salem/Reuters.

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and attacked dozens of other high-profile targets today, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised propos(...)

Palestinians reacts in front of a mosque which witnesses said was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country needs to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting.  Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Israel’s military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip this morning after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a (...)

A funeral procession for children who were killed during an explosion at a park in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A lull in Gaza hostilities in deference to a Muslim holiday unraveled with deadly force at a children’s playground and an area near Gaza City’s main hospital Monday. Photograph:Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets(...)

Palestinian relatives cry as mourners carry out the body of Gamal Ielian (10), who was killed along with nine other people, all but one of them children, in an explosion at a park at the Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Adel Hana

Mohammed El Helw stands beside the blood-spattered plastic hospital bag that contains his father’s body, holding on to the trolley as pandemonium b(...)

The funeral at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City yesterday of Palestinian Christian woman Jalila Faraj Ayyad, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Mohammed Al-Zadeem sits in the afternoon shade outside his uncle’s house in central Gaza city, watching a rare scene: people are walking past, car hor(...)

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