Ismail Haniyeh

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Israeli soldiers and family members mourn during the funeral of Omer Tabib in  Elyakim, northern Israel, on Thursday. The Israeli soldier  was killed in a missile attack on the Gaza Strip border. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

For more than a decade, Israel has tried to hem in Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip. It has blockaded the Islamist (...)

A Palestinian demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask during an anti-Israel demonstration on Thursday over tensions in Jerusalem. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty

Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Isra(...)

 A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed building in Gaza City, following a series of Israeli airstrikes on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/ Getty Images

Heavy rocket fire at Tel Aviv and central Israel resumed on Wednesday night after another day of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza militants. R(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. A Palestinian presidential election is scheduled for later this year. File photograph: Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinian elections scheduled for this year are meant to inject democratic legitimacy into the discredited Palestinian leadership as domestic suppor(...)

Palestinian demonstrators hold slogans reading in Arabic “normalisation is betrayal” during a demonstration in Gaza City  against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations. Photograph:  Mohammed Abed/AFP/via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership did not expect the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel, although the countries have had long(...)

Coffins of General Qassem Suleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) square in Tehran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Iran’s supreme leader wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran’s streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander (...)

Palestinians sit near  the Israeli-Gaza border fence, ahead of the first anniversary of border protests. Photograph:  Reuters/ Mohammed Salem

The Israeli army is on high alert along the Gaza border as Palestinians plan large demonstrations on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the (...)

A ball of fire billows above buildings in Gaza City during reported Israeli strikes on Monday. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/AFP/Getty Images

An uneasy calm held yesterday between Israel and Hamas, but the situation remains volatile and both sides risk finding themselves fighting a war that (...)

An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen from the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City on  Monday night. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP.

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area in southern Israel on Tuesday night, jeopardising a tense Egypt-brokered truce reached between Israel (...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas shot by Israeli forces. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

At least four Palestinians were killed and more than 600 injured as some 10,000 residents of the Gaza Strip took part in protests along the border wit(...)

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