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Israeli abuse of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti ‘amounts to torture’
With thousands now held without charge, lawyers say Israel is
signalling that no detainee is safe

Ruth Michaelson, Sufian Taha and Quique Kierszenbaum in Jerusalem and Ramallah

18, May, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Israel-Gaza war: Netanyahu says ceasefire proposal accepted by Hamas falls short of key demands – as it happened
Israeli prime minister’s comments come as diplomatic sources say the agreement approved by Hamas is similar to the Egyptian proposal Israel already agreed to

Nadeem Badshah, Gloria Oladipo, Martin Belam, Kevin Rawlinson, Reged Ahmad, Kari Paul and Tom Ambrose

07, May, 2024 @6:05 PM

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Israeli assault on Rafah may cause ‘bloodbath’ and famine, aid agencies say
With routes for aid into Gaza closed, relief workers say helping displaced people could become impossible

Ruth Michaelson

06, May, 2024 @4:17 PM

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Middle East crisis: Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza ceasefire talks – as it happened
An unnamed Palestinian official familiar with the mediation efforts expressed cautious optimism to the Reuters news agency

Clea Skopeliti (now) and Hamish Mackay (earlier)

04, May, 2024 @3:07 PM

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‘We are disappearing’: chef Fadi Kattan aims to keep Palestinian heritage alive through food
Palestinian restauranteur speaks from Bethlehem, where food stalls are sparse as farmlands are under attack

Ruth Michaelson and Quique Kierszenbaum

04, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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‘They hide when Israelis come’: Palestinians despair of leadership after killing of colonel’s son
Father of Khaled Arouq, 16, joins calls to reform Palestinian Authority as IDF raids in West Bank leave rising death toll

Ruth Michaelson and Sufian Taha in Ramallah

02, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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US military releases images of aid pier under construction off Gaza coast
Pictures released by US central command come after satellite photos showed US navy ship offshore with floating platform being built alongside it

Ruth Michaelson in Jerusalem and agencies

30, Apr, 2024 @12:59 AM

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Antony Blinken to visit Saudi Arabia to try to restart Gaza ceasefire talks
US secretary of state to discuss avoiding regional conflict

Ruth Michaelson in Jerusalem

28, Apr, 2024 @4:26 PM

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Leaders of 18 countries urge Hamas to release hostages held in Gaza
UK and US leaders among those calling for release, as families renew pressure on Netanyahu to restart negotiations

Ruth Michaelson and Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem, and Julian Borger

25, Apr, 2024 @5:38 PM

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Middle East crisis: US and other countries link ‘immediate ceasefire’ to hostages’ release – as it happened
White House releases joint letter signed with 17 other countries saying such a deal would lead to the ‘credible end of hostilities’

Martin Belam (now) and Rachel Hall (earlier)

25, Apr, 2024 @1:59 PM

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UN rights chief ‘horrified’ by reports of mass graves at two Gaza hospitals
Spokesperson says some bodies allegedly had their hands tied while others were bound and stripped

Ruth Michaelson in Jerusalem

23, Apr, 2024 @2:31 PM

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Middle East crisis: More than 200 bodies recovered from temporary mass graves in Nasser hospital, local authorities say – as it happened
Residents return to site in search of bodies of loved ones following withdrawal of Israeli forces last month

Martin Belam (now) and Jamie Grierson (earlier)

22, Apr, 2024 @2:03 PM

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