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A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli forces during clashes along the border with the Gaza strip calling for the right to return to their historic homelands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 300 protesters were injured on Friday, according to the Gaza health ministry, including more than 40 from live fire, as some 7,000 Gaza resi(...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

 Palestinians fleeing as tear gas grenades begin to drop during a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City to commemorate Land Day. Photograph: Mahmud Hamsmahmud/ AFP /Getty Images

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops.(...)

The United States Consulate building complex in West Jerusalem, photographed in 2017. File photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of US policy and i(...)

 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas: called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened later this year. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

The United States is “ready to talk” Middle East peace with the Palestinians, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remar(...)

Houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah. Photograph: Baz Ratner

The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish s(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: US president Donald Trump’s  decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  made it impossible for the Palestinian Authority under Abbas to sit down at the negotiating table. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many year(...)

Palestinian demonstrators shout slogans as they hold posters with  crossed out  images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a protest against Mr Pence’s visit to Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus, earlier this week. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

The Palestinian leadership has reacted angrily to threats by US president Donald Trump to withhold aid if it refuses to negotiate with Israel. “This(...)

US president Donald Trump and  Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric towards Palestinians on Thursday, threatening to withdraw aid from the region if the Palestinian lead(...)

Palestinian schoolgirls attend a class at a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (Unrwa)  in Gaza City on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

The UN agency caring for Palestinian refugees has launched a $500 million emergency appeal following the Trump administration’s decision to dramatical(...)

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