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Palestinian Authority (PA) security services this week raided tens of Palestinian houses, harassed women and arrested men, including relatives of Palestinian MPs, Quds Net reported. In Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, the PA security services stormed the home of Nidaa Dweek, daughter of ...
The so-called COGAT is a unit in the Israeli military that engages in coordinating civilian issues between the Israeli regime, the Israeli military, international organizations, diplomats and the Palestinian Authority. The report also said that at least 44 schools have pending demolition orders in the area.
Beirut, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the arrest of Palestinian journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh. Israeli security forces arrested Shalaldeh, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, at his home in the southern West Bank town of Sa'ir, on February ...
In theory, Jewish settlements in the West Bank constitute one of Israel's seven administrative districts. ... Areas A, B and C - as stipulated in the Oslo Accords, which divided up the parts of the West Bank would be, respectively, under Israeli, Palestinian or shared control until a final peace deal is achieved.
Israeli forces rounded up 29 Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian activists. Israeli forces raided several homes in the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem in southern West Bank and detained seven people, Qadura Fares, head of the Palestinian ...

The mob attack in the West Bank town of Jenin on two Israel Defense Forces soldiers should be considered as a warning sign for the possible outbreak of a new intifada. ... The soldier was in a military vehicle that took a wrong turn and found herself, along with a male soldier, in the Palestinian town.
Jerusalem (JTA) -- Anti-Arab graffiti was painted on several cars in a Palestinian village in the West Bank. Six cars were vandalized in the attack in the village of Jit in the northern West Bank near Nablus. The tires on three of the cars also were slashed, according to reports. It is the second such incident ...
White House spokesperson Josh Raffel said, "Reports that the United States discussed with Israel an annexation plan for the West Bank are false. The United States and Israel have never discussed such a proposal, and the President's focus remains squarely on his Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative.".
Two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered the West Bank city of Jenin on Monday were attacked by Palestinian residents, the military said. ... the interference of Palestinian security, this situation could have ended with a lynching and a serious threat to the safety of the soldiers," an Israel Defense Forces ...
[L]et's be honest: if Iran is an issue of existential importance, so is the future of the West Bank as a whole, not only from the perspective of defense but also in terms of Israel's future character as a nation. As for Jerusalem and the settlements, they are of supreme ideological importance. A large majority of the ...
President Donald Trump has warned Israel that its West Bank settlements risk complicating efforts to find peace in the Middle East. In an interview published on Sunday, Mr Trump also told an Israeli newspaper that he was sceptical that either side - Palestinians or Israelis - were ready to make peace.
This way, Jerusalem can indeed become the joint capital for Palestine and Israel. Judging by the bitter and frustrating experiences over the past half century of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, I don't quite see Israel withdrawing from the occupied Palestinian Territories by peace ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed support Saturday in Ramallah for an independent Palestine and said he hoped for the return of peace to the region, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on India to support multicountry sponsorship of future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Israeli settlers have attempted to abduct two Palestinian children in the village of Madma to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Quds Press has reported. A member of the village council Talaat Ziyadeh said that a group of settlers descended from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, raided the village and ...
A number of Israeli politicians, including coalition government members, yesterday called for the annexation of settlements in the occupied West Bank in a conference, reported the Jerusalem Post. According to the paper, "cabinet ministers, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and other MKs" declared that "the ...
Meanwhile, hundreds of Israelis gathered in the settlement of Har Bracha in the northern West Bank Tuesday for the funeral of Itamar Ben Gal, 29, who was killed Monday in a stabbing attack. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces say the search for the attacker has expanded. Over 300 people attended the ...

The document also states that Jerusalem's status will be determined only in negotiations, and that Germany will work to fund UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, on top of reforms at the organization. The draft also condemns calls for violence and incitement, and explicitly supports Israel's right ...
European Union officials are calling on Israel to rebuild two classrooms demolished at an EU-funded school in the West Bank Sunday due to a ... and the West Bank issued a statement Tuesday expressing "strong concern" about the demolition of the classrooms, built at a Palestinian school near Jerusalem.
They blocked main roads and shut down the Huwwara checkpoint, Wafa reported. Also on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Palestinian 22-year-old Ahmad Jarrar in a pre-dawn raid in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Israel had accused Jarrar, who had gone into hiding for several weeks, ...
... was killed by Israeli security forces early in a raid Tuesday morning in the West Bank village of Yamun near Jenin, Israeli security forces say. Clashes erupted in the village between dozens of Palestinians and Israeli forces following the raid. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, two Palestinians ...
Tens of thousands of Bedouin, once nomads, live in villages across the desert region of southern Israel and in the West Bank. It was the fifth time the school has been demolished since 2016, Palestinian officials said. Residents, with the help of non-government organisations and EU funding, reconstruct it ...
The Danish parliament voted this week to exclude Jewish settlements in the West Bank from bilateral agreements with Israel. In addition, it was ... It was also stressed that Denmark supports the two-state solution and the role of Israeli and Palestinian civil society organizations in promoting it. Public Security ...
The number of Palestinians who support a renewed round of violence against Israel has almost doubled since President Donald Trump's decision to order the ... forces following a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, on January 13, 2018, in the West Bank village of ...
Israel's Council for Higher education has backed the proposed application of Israeli law to colleges and universities in West Bank settlements, Haaretz has reported. A member of the council spoke at the Knesset Education, culture and sports Committee on Wednesday, where a panel approved a bill that ...
Former Zionist Union MK Manuel Trajtenberg, a former head of the council's planning and budgeting committee, told Haaretz the bill would violate the agreements with the European Union on preserving a separation between academic institutions in Israel and the West Bank. This could cause the EU to ...
Three people were killed overnight in a car crash in the West Bank: a 12-year-old Israeli girl and her 8-year-old Israeli brother, and a Palestinian man. They were killed early when an Israeli car crashed into a Palestinian vehicle in the northern West Bank. Eight others were injured in the accident, four ...
An unusual event took place in the Ofer military court in the West Bank last Wednesday. ... Haaretz asked the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson how long the military court has permitted the distribution of press releases and political propaganda, and whether all political organizations are allowed to do so ...
One can't help but wonder whether Israel has accurate information about the Iranian intervention, question the timing of these accusations and doubt the nature of Iran's growing influence among the Palestinians. Maj. Gen. Wasef Erekat, a Palestinian military expert in the West Bank and former artillery unit ...
Despite the calls of many cabinet minsters last week to retroactively authorize the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad, following the terror attack that killed one of its residents, security sources say it cannot be legalized because it is mostly constructed on private Palestinian land. Rabbi Raziel Shevach was ...
The Israeli Ministry of Defense is "working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank," the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the ...
JENIN, West Bank, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Armed clashes broke out between Palestinian militants and an Israeli military force in the northern West Bank city of Jenin late on Wednesday, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said. Palestinian sources told Xinhua that the clashes erupted when an Israeli ...
And then, if we surrendered to the dream of a Greater Israel, Israel would not be able to remain Jewish and democratic. ... here, there will be an Arab government here, which according to a relatively optimistic forecast would resemble the corrupt dictatorship of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. But it's ...
To some she's a modern-day Joan of Arc. Others call her "Shirley Temper", a play on Hollywood child actor Shirley Temple, claiming she is a star of staged Palestinian propaganda. At 16, Ahed Tamimi is now a famous Palestinian prisoner, arrested by Israel in December on charges of assaulting a soldier ...
Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a yearslong Israeli ban that cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of dollars, impeded tech start-ups and denied them simple conveniences enjoyed by the rest of the world. Palestinian cell phone providers ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Palestinian cell phone provider Wataniya CEO Durgham Maraee speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a ...
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018. ... 176 Palestinians were injured on Friday in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank as a result of clashes with the Israeli military, with people suffering from injuries ...
The number of attacks in Israel and the West Bank has tripled since President Donald Trump's announcement to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv ... Palestinian militant group Hamas called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, after Trump's announcement, demanding that Palestinians "go out in ...
Israel's answer to Shevach's murder will be to regulate Havat Gilad, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked stated on Wednesday, joining the chorus of ministers calling for the settlement's legitimization. Achieving that would first require the cabinet to formally resolve on establishing a "new settlement," though ...
The approvals came a day after a 35-year-old Israeli father of six was killed in a drive-by attack in the West Bank in what is believed to have been a Palestinian terror attack. Right-wing Israeli government ministers responded to the attack by calling for the building of more settlement housing and the ...
More than 300 Jewish clergy have written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him not to allow the mass demolition of Palestinian homes in ... Israeli occupation authorities have said they intend to carry out mass demolitions in Susiya, located in the southern West Bank, on the basis that the ...
The plans that were approved involve the construction of more than 200 homes in Oranit and more than 50 in Petzael in the Jordan Valley in addition to construction in Ariel, Alfei Menashe and in other West Bank settlements. The state is now expected to invite bids for the construction of the homes, ...
Israel has approved the construction of more than 1,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank, the peace Now NGO has reported. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticised the plan, blaming the United States for "giving the green light" to Israel to do "whatever it wants with Palestinian land".
Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld has reaped the whirlwind on twitter and facebook after a so-called "anti-terror" tourism camp in the West Bank posted ... with "fascists," accusing him of supporting "apartheid," as critics of Israel refer to life for Palestinian Arabs under the occupation of the West Bank.
Israel To Approve More Than 1,200 New West Bank Housing Units ... Israel will soon expand its settlements in the West Bank, an Israeli official said Tuesday. ... The settlements are considered illegal by the international community and are a sticking point in efforts to reignite Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Palestinian militant group Hamas has praised a drive-by shooting that killed a Jewish father-of-six near his home on a West Bank settlement on Tuesday night. At least one gunman fired shots at Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 35, killing him as he drove on the highway near the outpost of Havat Gilad, close to the ...
This makes for rare final approval of a new neighborhood for Jewish settlers in the Palestinian-majority city. The housing units slated for approval will be added to the thousands of homes the government plans to build in the West Bank -- homes that were reported on throughout 2017. According to UN data, ...
The Palestinian Centre for human rights has accused the Israeli army of deliberately increasing the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians through sniper attacks during peaceful demonstrations. "The number of casualties, including fatalities, proves that the Israeli forces are deliberately ...
Its position was ultimately adopted by Mendelblit, but in October, the High Court overturned the decision, in part citing the harm to the Palestinian owners and the deviation from previous practice in the West Bank. The other case involved the Netiv Ha'avot outpost, located in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc.
Palestinian Christians on Saturday pummelled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church's decision to sell land to Jewish groups. The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the biggest private landowners in the Holy Land and in ...


 

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