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Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli military names soldier Oron Shaul confirmed as ‘missing’ after Hamas celebrates alleged kidnap

Sgt Oron Shaul was in an armoured vehicle blown up in Gaza on Sunday but his remains have not been found. Hamas says he is alive and in its custody. Could this be a turning point in the conflict?

Smoke due to airstrikes and shelling rises from Gaza on July 22, 2014 as seen from near Sderot, Israel

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli bombardment continues as Ban Ki-moon tells Benjamin Netanyahu 'stop fighting, start talking'

More than 600 Palestinians have now been killed as the Israeli offensive entered its third week

Secretary of State John Kerry steps out of his vehicle to board his plane at Andrews Air Force Base as he begins his trip to the Middle East

Israel-Gaza conflict: Palestinian death toll now exceeds 500 – but Israel fights on

As Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cairo, end of violence may rest on America’s ability to rein in Netanyahu

Family members mourn the Israeli soldier Major Tsafrir Bar-Or

Israel-Gaza conflict analysis: Prime Minister Netanyahu weighs cost of reaching his goals

The Prime Minister is now at a moment of truth, where he has to decide how many soldiers lives he is willing to sacrifice

A boy collects a mattress from the rubble of a three-storey house belonging to the Abu Jamaa family that was destroyed following heavy Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis, Gaza

Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields

Israel blames Gaza death toll on Palestinians for deliberately putting people in line of fire. But can strikes ever be targeted to minimise civilian casualties in such a densely populated area?

This mocked-up image was posted by the official Israeli Defence Forces Twitter feed

Israel-Gaza conflict: Rockets 'fired at the Houses of Parliament' in IDF propaganda image intended to justify Gaza assault

The photoshopped picture has divided opinion online – and among MPs

Palestinian mourners pray over five bodies, all from the Halaq family, during their funeral in the Jabalia refugee camp, in the Gaza Strip, on 21 July 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Tanks 'shell Gaza hospital' killing four and wounding 30 medical staff, as seven more Israeli soldiers die

The reported strike is at a different hospital to the one damaged by missile fire last week

Burning detritus are seen along the tramway line in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014, after clashes following a demonstration denouncing Israel's military campaign in Gaza

Israel-Gaza conflict: Fears that violence could transfer to French streets after night of protests

Riot police held back a mob of youths who tried to attack two synagogues in the town of Sarcelles

Kerry steps out of his vehicle to board his plane at Andrews Air Force Base as he begins his trip to the Middle East

Israel-Gaza conflict: John Kerry flies to Middle East to urge ceasefire as crisis deepens

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called the Shijaiyah shelling 'an atrocious action'

Two Palestinian men flee their homes during a temporary ceasefire in the heavily-hit Shuja’iya neighbourhood in Gaza City

Israel-Gaza conflict: Strip suffers bloodiest day after 'heinous massacre'

Palestinians say bloody assault on town of Shuja’iya was motivated by revenge for the deaths of 13 soldiers.

Displaced Christians who fled the violence in Mosul pray at Mar Aframa church in Qaraqoush on the outskirts of the city. Many have been stripped of their possessions

Time runs out for Christian Iraq: Isis deadline passes with mass flight

The ultimatum imposed by militants for Christians to convert to Islam, pay a tax or be killed has passed with the collapse of communities that have existed for millennia

Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who is volunteering at Shifa, treats a Palestinian girl at the emergency room

Israel-Gaza conflict: Doctor Mads Gilbert evokes conditions in a Gaza hospital

Eyewitness: ‘My respect for the wounded is endless, their determination amid pain’

Benjamin Netanyahu said he supported ‘whatever action is neccessary’ to halt Hamas’s rocket attacks

Israel-Gaza conflict: Netanyahu says Hamas using rising death toll to make Israel look bad

PM says Hamas seeks to use 'telegenically dead Palestinians' for its cause

File: A small pointed metal dart known as a flechette, seen in the Gaza Strip in January 2009

Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip’

The tiny arrow-like ammunition, fired in their thousands in a tank shell, have been described as carrying ‘a particularly high danger of harming innocent civilians’

Israeli Merkava tanks fire at the Gaza Strip (background) from their position near Israel's border with the Strip on July 20, 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: 'Deadliest day' leaves 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers dead as Gaza offensive widens

Deaths include highest toll for Israeli army since 2006 war against Hezbollah in Lebanon

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