Mohammed Deif

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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(...)

The mother and a sister of Mahmoud Ishtiwi, a former commander in the armed wing of Hamas, stand by a poster bearing his image at their home in Gaza. The one time leader of Hamas fighters from a storied family of Hamas loyalists was accused of homosexuality and executed by his former comrades. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/New York Times

The death of Mahmoud Ishtiwi had all the trappings of a telenovela: sex, torture and embezzlement in Gaza’s most venerated and secretive institution, (...)

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(...)

Palestinians watch as Hamas militants execute Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City today. Photograph: Reuters

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Is(...)

Roba Abu Shamallah, (centre), the daughter of Mohammed Abu Shamallah, mourns during a funeral for the senior Hamas figure, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

Fierce cross-border attacks continued yesterday as Israel claimed a significant military success, killing two leading members of the Hamas military(...)

Palestinians inspect a house allegedly  destroyed during an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip today. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters.

An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip today, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is (...)

Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out yesterday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight(...)

Palestinians sit in front of a bus that was allegedly destroyed during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City today. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel’s military campaign in Gaza may be an extended operation and he accused the territory(...)