EUPOL COPPS, the European Union’s police and justice mission, based in Ramallah, comprises more than 100 serving police officers from around Europe, including several from Ireland.  Photograph: EUPOL COPPS

The police jeep emerges from the traffic-choked streets of central Nablus and picks up speed as we climb towards the city limits. Squashed into the ve(...)

The mother of Layla Ghandour, a Palestinian baby of eight months who died during Monday’s violence in Gaza, holds her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Layla Ghandour, an eight-month-old girl with sparkling green eyes, was in the arms of her grandmother when a cloud of tear gas engulfed them at the pr(...)

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Gaza City, on Monday. Scores were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians were counting their dead tonight after Israeli forces opened fire on protesters on the Gaza border, killing at least 58 and leaving (...)

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protester near the Gaza fence on Monday. At least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the area on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The contrast was grotesque. As Israeli and American dignitaries stood smiling on a platform in Jerusalem, hailing the transfer of the US embassy to th(...)

Ruqayeh al-Araj was five years old in 1948, when the war came to Walaja. She hopes one day she will be able to return to her old village

Ruqayeh al-Araj sits in the shade of the mulberry and pomegranate trees, overlooking the lush valley she has known since she was a child, and points i(...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha said he had accepted the invitation because Dublin City Council supports the people of Palestine and was critical of Israel.

Israeli authorities say they are examining ways to expel Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha and will issue him a letter after he leaves Israel sta(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: US president Donald Trump’s  decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  made it impossible for the Palestinian Authority under Abbas to sit down at the negotiating table. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many year(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas deplored threats by the US administration to cut funding to the United Nations’ Palestinian relief agency, UNRWA. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to European Union member states “swiftly to recognise the state of Palestine”. Such a move, he said w(...)

US vice president Mike Pence (left)  with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Photograph:  Ariel Schalit/AFP/Getty Images

US vice president Mike Pence has told Israel’s parliament that the US embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation a(...)

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