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A ball of fire billows above buildings in Gaza City during reported Israeli strikes on Monday. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/AFP/Getty Images

An uneasy calm held yesterday between Israel and Hamas, but the situation remains volatile and both sides risk finding themselves fighting a war that (...)

An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen from the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City on  Monday night. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP.

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area in southern Israel on Tuesday night, jeopardising a tense Egypt-brokered truce reached between Israel (...)

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(...)

Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of  Blue and White, leans forward  during a visit to Kibbutz Kfar Aza, outside the northern Gaza Strip, in southern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen

Benny Gantz, Israel’s former top general, wants to end Binyamin Netanyahu’s decades-long dominance of Israeli politics. Gantz (59), who has no politi(...)

A Palestinian boy jumps at a  destroyed Hamas site following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on March 15th. Photograph: Mohammed Salem

Egypt on Friday mediated a truce between Israel and Hamas after two missiles fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, apparently in error, prompted massive Israel(...)

 An Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near the Gaza Strip. Photograph: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Militants in Gaza have fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv, the first such attack since the war between Israel and Hamas in 2014. Israel has responded(...)

An Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near central Gaza Strip, southern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, setting off sirens, and several explosions were heard, the Israeli milita(...)

 Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a  journalist wounded by Israeli fire during a protest by Palestinians along the Gaza-Israel border in the Gaza Strip on October 5th, 2018. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations investigators said on Thursday that Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 P(...)

Relatives of the men executed for the killing of public prosecuter Hisham Barakat gather at Zynhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt,  on Wednesday to wait for their bodies to be released. Photograph: Amina Ismail/Reuters

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of d(...)

The government of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah  has submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: EPA/Abed  Al Hashlamoun

President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of the Palestinian cabinet and begun consultations to form a new government consisting of Palesti(...)

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