The Israeli kidnapping crisis in 25 photos

Last updated 15:01 03/07/2014

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With the deaths of children weighing on both sides, the tension between Israel and Palestine is immense.

Here we explain the origins of the current crisis in photos.

Warning: Gallery contains images depicting death.

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