Ismail Haniyeh

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Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah last night following the announcement of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday announced a long-term truce between Gaza and Israel, ending the 50-day conflict that has taken 1,235 (...)

Palestinians take cover as smoke rises after Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the Al-Shatea refugee camp in the west of Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel’s killing of three Hamas commanders has neither halted rocket fire from Gaza nor prompted the organisation to sue for a ceasefire. Israel es(...)

Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City on Friday. Photogtaph: Reuters/Stringer

International and Palestinian human rights organisations have condemned yesterday’s killing, by Hamas, of 21 suspected informants in response to Israe(...)

Israeli soldiers during a protest by Palestinians against the Israeli offensive in Gaza at a checkpoint near Ramallah yesterday. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

The head of the Palestinian delegation to the Cairo peace talks last night announced an extension of the Gaza ceasefire to five days, just a quarte(...)

Israeli infantry soldiers rest after leaving Gaza. A 72-hour truce went into effect in Gaza on August 5th. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli and Palestinian delegations to ceasefire talks in Cairo have agreed in principle to extend the 72-hour truce, which expires tomorrow morning, (...)

Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Intensive international efforts to end the fighting in Gaza seemed to be coming to fruition last night as both Israel and Hamas indicated a willingnes(...)

Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City today. Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets. Photograph:  Suhaib Salem/Reuters.

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and attacked dozens of other high-profile targets today, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised propos(...)

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hold pictures of Yasser Arafat  and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as they celebrate the announcement of the unity government  yesterday. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel says it will not negotiate with the Palestinian unity government that was sworn in yesterday by President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr Abbas said the unit(...)

Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu has asked his ministers to stick to the official line that the unfolding events are an internal Egyptian affair. Photograph: Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images

Although Israeli ministers and generals have been ordered not to comment on developments in Egypt, anonymous officials expressed satisfaction over the(...)

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