Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinian Authority should cut out Gaza Strip rulers Hamas and engage Israel in "genuine" peace talks. The prime minister has begun laying the groundwork for forming his next government.
The US and Israel have boycotted a UN Human Rights Council session on the Palestinian territories. The council is probing a 50-day war in Gaza that killed more than 2,200 people, mostly Palestinian civilians.
After an expected change in leadership in Israel failed, the country's current prime minister is likely the next one, too. That's not good news for Israel or the Mideast, says DW's Bettina Marx.
Current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked likely to remain in the job after his Likud party clearly won the most seats in Israel's election. The international reaction has been mixed.