Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: has dismissed the Trump administration’s plan as the “slap of the century” and declared he will not commit “treason” by discussing it. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman

More than 80 per cent of Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories oppose the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” meant to bring peace(...)

Palestinian security forces  stand at the gate of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza. Photograph: AFP Photo

Activists in Gaza have vowed to continue launching incendiary kites across the border into southern Israel after Israel closed the main commercial cr(...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, Cypriot defence minister Savvas Angelides  and Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Cyprus is considering an Israeli proposal to build a dedicated pier in an existing port or employ an established pier to receive cargo ships carrying (...)

 Razan al-Najar, the Palestinian nurse reportedly killed by Israeli soldiers recently, in an image worn at a demonstration in Berlin  prior to the arrival of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

The Israeli military on Tuesday said an initial investigation found that the 21-year-old Palestinian woman medic shot dead during border clashes on Fr(...)

Sons of a Palestinian, who died of wounds sustained during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourn at their father’s funeral in the central Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Salem

Gaza Strip residents protested along the border with Israel for the ninth weekend in a row on Friday, with Israelis on high alert as Muslims marked th(...)

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(...)

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