Israeli ground forces at the Gaza border last weekend. Photograph: Dan Balilty/The New York Times

At two of the main command centres of the Israeli military on Thursday night, officers leading the Gaza offensive tallied what they considered the ach(...)

Palestinian children play outside their dwelling in al-Eizariya town with the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in the background, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Raneen Sawafta/Reuters

Palestinians have condemned the US announcement that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are not illegal. Secretary of st(...)