Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers entered the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, b(...)

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu says  Israel has no plans on relenting in its attacks against Hamas in Gaza. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

With apartment buildings falling like houses of cards in Gaza, rockets striking Israeli towns and sectarian violence spreading across the Jewish state(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas  speaking during an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee and the PLO Executive Committee in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on May 12th. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

The exchanges of rockets, bombs and shells between Israel and Gaza have exposed the impotence of the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, which can (...)

Smoke rises following Israeli missile strikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13th, 2021. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP

Violence erupted across the West Bank on Friday with at least 10 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops. The West Bank, ruled by president(...)

Israeli security forces stand guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as a Palestinian man crosses to attend the second Friday prayers  of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque, on April 23rd. Photograph:   Abbas Momani/Afp  via Getty

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is under pressure to postpone the first Palestinian elections in 15 years as his party, Fatah, has split and his f(...)

An Israeli strike rises over Gaza City. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/File/AP Photo

Israel has decided not to co-operate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank and (...)

Palestinian refugees play outside their family’s house in al-Shatea refugee camp in Gaza City. Photograph: Epa/Mohammed Saber

The Biden administration is re-engaging with the Palestinians by restoring US humanitarian and development aid which was cancelled in early 2018 by fo(...)

Palestinian president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.   Photograph: STR/EPA

Neither Fatah nor Hamas is likely to secure a majority of seats in the Palestinian legislative election in May, according to a new poll, an outcome wh(...)

Palestinians at   an Israeli checkpoint  near Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Israel will vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank who have permits to work in Jewish settlements in the occupied territory and inside Israel. Photograph:   Getty Images

Following intense international pressure Israel has agreed to vaccinate a limited number of West Bank Palestinians. More than 120,000 Palestinian la(...)

Palestinians pose for a photograph after receiving the  coronavirus vaccine from an Israeli medical team at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP Photo

Israel has decided to provide some 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to 20 countries, and although it is also sending some extra supplies to the Pales(...)

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