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(...)

Palestinians not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the village of Al-Ram, near Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters.

Thousands of Palestinian mourners carried the burned body of 17-year Mohammed Abu Khdeir through the streets of an East Jerusalem suburb today. By the(...)

Israeli soldiers patrol in the hills in the West bank village of Halhoul, north of Hebron, yesterday near the place where the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teens were found.  Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

The White House today condemned the killing of a Palestinian teenager whose body was found on the outskirts of Jerusalem and urged authorities to take(...)

A Palestinian protester throws a stone towards Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday payers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

A UN human rights investigator today accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that th(...)

A Palestinian woman holds a poster depicting her jailed son during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in Gaza City today. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters.

Israel has today named 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week under a deal enabling US-backed peace talks to resume. Palestinians said the tal(...)