Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: said it would be a pity if “rogue newcomers” jeopardised the nuclear deal. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani hit out at US president Donald Trump in an address to the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday, warning that (...)

Masked youth cadets of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, hold Kalashnikov assault rifles at a march in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on September 15th, 2017. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas has agreed to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) government to take over in its(...)

Israeli  police secure the area near the scene of the shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday. Photograph:  Ammar Awad/Reuters

Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem’s most holy places on Friday and were then killed by security forces,(...)

A Palestinian  sits outside his shop on Tuesday this week during the few hours of mains electricity the residents of the Gaza Strip enjoy every day. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

The UN warns conditions in Gaza are deteriorating more rapidly than forecast and the narrow coastal strip has reached the point of being unlivable thr(...)

Palestinian children play in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Hamas has warned that Israel’s decision to further reduce the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could lead to a violent flare-up. Hamas spokesman(...)

A shop vendor sells vegetables at a market in the old city of the West bank town of Hebron. The IMF reports the Palestinian economy has grown by 3 per cent annually over the last few years. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun

Packs of pilgrims assembled on the plaza outside the fortress walls of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem are being harangued with holy history b(...)

Workers build a new section of the wall dividing Israel from the West Bank, close to the southern kibbutz of Lahav. Photograph: Jack  Guez/AFP/Getty

As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of its occupation of the West Bank, for a third generation of Palestinians the occupation is the only reality the(...)

Hamas police secure the area as an ambulance reportedly carrying the bodies of men accused of assassinating one of its military leaders, leaves the main police building in Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Three men were executed in Gaza on Thursday, days after being found guilty of assassinating a top member of the militant group Hamas – a crime the gro(...)

US president Donald  Trump shakes hands with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after they held a joint press conference  in Bethlehem on Tuesday. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

US president Donald Trump flew out of Israel on Tuesday declaring that the United States believes that both Israel and the Palestinians, backed by mod(...)

US president Donald Trump receives a Book of Psalms from Shmuel Rabinovitch, as Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, looks on, during a visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump, arriving in Israel on Monday from Saudi Arabia, declared his visit a “rare opportunity to bring security and peace” to the (...)

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