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Israeli soldiers investigate  the scene of  a fatal stabbing of an Israeli woman at a bus stop and hitch hiking post outside Efrat in the West Bank settlement block of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem,  November 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

An Israeli woman was stabbed to death and three Palestinian attackers were killed in a series of incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday(...)

An Israeli soldier aiming his rifle at Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad, north of Ramallah last year. Israel’s security cabinet has broadened the rules under which stone-throwers can be targeted by live fire. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s security forces will have greater latitude to use live ammunition against Palestinians throwing stones and firebombs – including against mino(...)

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(...)

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