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The July 31st firebombing of his family’s home in Duma, a West Bank hamlet, killed Saad Dawabsheh’s son, Ali, and also badly burned his wife, Riham (27) and their other son, Ahmad, both of whom remained hospitalized Saturday with life-threatening injuries. Photograph: Oren Ziv/Getty Images

A Palestinian man who was severely burned in an arson attack last week that killed his 18-month-old son Ali Dawabsheh died of his wounds early Saturda(...)

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli security forces on July 31 near the Jalazoun Palestinian refugee camp. Photograph: Abbas Momaniabbas/AFP

A Palestinian youth died on Saturday at a West Bank hospital following a clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, Palestinian hospital officials said.(...)

A cleric inspects the damage caused to the complex of the Church of Loaves and Fishes, on Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee. An Israeli police spokesman said, that they are investigating the possibility that the attack was carried out by Jewish extremists. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

A Catholic church at a revered site near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel was damaged by fire early on Thursday, in what the police are treating (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

Israeli police officers carry a man who allegedly stabbed up to 10 people in Tel Aviv. The man  was shot in the leg by a prison security officer as he tried to escape, police said. Photograph: Oren Ziv/Reuters

Up to 10 people were injured in a multiple stabbing on a commuter bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday before the alleged attacker was shot in the leg(...)

Ireland’s ambassador Isolde Moylan with Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, whom she met dozens of times, in his compound in Ramallah in 2000

Since 2010, Isolde Moylan, who has served as a diplomat for 40 years, has been accredited to five countries: Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending this week’s cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Reuters

As he desperately searches for an agenda on which to fight the March election, the rapidly-deteriorating diplomatic battle with the Palestinians may b(...)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shows a picture of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein, whose death he called “barbaric”. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/EPA.

Israeli and Palestinian officials have issued conflicting accounts of the results of an autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died after being shov(...)

The White House has refused to enforce a 2002 law giving effect to the parents’ wishes so as to maintain the US government’s neutral position on Jerusalem as Israel’s capital because it interferes with the president’s authority to maintain foreign policy. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The inability of Americans born in Northern Ireland to claim “Ireland” as their birthplace on passports was raised during a US Supreme Court case invo(...)

Three Israeli seminary students (L-R) Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gil-Ad Shaer (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) are seen in this combination picture of undated family handout photos. Israeli troops today  killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing the three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June. Photograph: Handout via Reuters.

Israeli troops today shot dead two Palestinians blamed for killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incid(...)

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