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Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Jerusalem’s Old City on July 25th as  Muslim officials say worshippers should continue to boycott the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph:  Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians are refusing to pray at the al-Aqsa mosque at the Haram al -Sharif compound in Jerusalem’s Old City despite the removal of metal detector(...)

 The Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of Patriarchs,  in the old city district of the West Bank town of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

The UN cultural organisation declared an ancient shrine in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian heritage site on Friday, prompting Israel to further (...)

 Israeli security members check Palestinian Muslims as they cross a checkpoint along Israel’s separation barrier on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

This year marks two significant anniversaries in the tumultuous recent history of the “the Holy Land”, the region sacred to followers of Judaism, Chri(...)

 A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus in September 2015. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/EPA

I had not thought about the world for a very long time and, of all places, this place had seemed easier to ignore. I am driving down to Jericho now an(...)

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in a military court in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israeli politicians are calling for the soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker to be pardoned, after he was sentenced by a military cour(...)

 Israeli soldiers stand still during the funeral of Israeli soldier Yael Yekutiel at the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 9th, 2017. Yekutiel was one of the four Israeli soldiers killed in a truck attack in Jerusalem on  January 8th. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

With Israel still mourning the four soldiers who were killed in Sunday’s truck ramming attack in Jerusalem, a fierce debate is raging over why so many(...)

Rajaa and Yousri with a picture of their son  Abdul Fatah al-Sharif who was killed by Israeli soldier Elor Azaria as he lay wounded on the ground. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

Most Israelis support granting a pardon to Sgt Elor Azaria, who was convicted on Wednesday of manslaughter and conduct unbecoming over the shooting o(...)

A Palestinian farmer and his son watch Israeli troops making their way through Palestinian farms during a military exercise near Jeftlik  in the Jordan valley. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Wednesday marked the 99th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government pledge of support for establishing a Jewish homeland in the (...)

Ola Dweek, a child psychologist in Gaza. Photograph: John McColgan

“I went with a very open mind, to try to meet people on the ground and understand how people were affected,” says John McColgan of his visit to Gaza a(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and Israeli settlers  visit the Jewish shrine of Atnaeil Ben Kinaz on August 14th  in a Palestinian neighbourhood of the divided West Bank city of Hebron. On August 14th, Orthodox Jews mark  the annual Tisha B’Av (Ninth of Av)  day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples some 2,000 years ago. Photograph: Hazem Baderhazem/AFP/Getty Images

Just outside the old gold market in Hebron, now the rubbish market, a heavy man named Abd al Khaleq Sedr had invited us in for tea. He took us first (...)

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