US president Joe Biden: “The president conveyed to the prime minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

International pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas mounted on Wednesday, as US president Joe Biden told prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu(...)

Palestinian firefighters douse a huge fire at the Foamco mattress factory following an Israeli airstrike, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

As the current round of fighting entered its second week on Monday with no end in sight, Israel ordered schools in the south and centre of the country(...)

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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on Saturday Israe(...)

 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(...)

Israeli border police forces patrol near the Western Wall (centre left) and the Dome of the Rock (top) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5th, 2017. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian (...)