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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(...)

A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant receives her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Civil servants in Gaza received their salaries on Friday after Qatar transferred more than €13 million in cash with Israel’s blessing. Long queues f(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: in a speech, cited unspecified security challenges ahead and hinted at future action by Israel against its enemies. Photograph:  Abir Sultan/EPA

Political pundits were already picking potential dates in the spring for early elections as Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and head of (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the members of the media in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Reuters/ Corinna Kern

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead an(...)

Israeli soldiers taking cover near the Israel Gaza border on November  12th. The Israeli military said it had dispatched fighter jets to strike “terror targets” throughout Gaza. Photograph: APÊPhoto/Tsafrir Abayov

On Sunday evening a civilian car pulled up at a Hamas checkpoint set up among the warren of streets in Khan Younis, a town in the Gaza Strip close to (...)

 Avigdor Lieberman, as he resigned as Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday. “Were I to stay in office, I would not be able to look southern residents in the eye,” he said after rocket attacks from Gaza. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Wednesday, denouncing a ceasefire agreement with Hamas to end two days of fighting as “surrende(...)

A picture taken on Monday shows a ball of fire above the building housing the Hamas-run television station al-Aqsa TV in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

In few places is peace more fragile than the Gaza strip. For months, quiet progress has been reported in diplomacy aimed at putting the uneasy, on-off(...)

 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(...)

Catherina Cahill seen with David Walsh, who she admitted killing in Australia. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish woman who killed her fiance in Sydney has told a judge she did not leave the “controlling and fairly unpleasant” man as she loved him dearly.(...)

The mother of Nour Baraka, a commander of Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, who was killed during an Israeli operation on Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, reacts at a hospital morgue where his body was transported, on Sunday.  Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

At least six Palestinians have been killed as a fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on S(...)

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