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  • Israeli family of five injured in West Bank firebomb attack

    October 23, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Five Israelis, including a 4-year-old girl, were hurt near the West Bank settlement of Beit El when a firebomb hit their family car.

    The four-year-old sustained moderate injuries while the remaining four, her brother, mother, 12-year-old sister and father, were lightly injured in...

  • Illegal buildings in West Bank settlement razed, new construction approved

    July 29, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Two illegal buildings in a West Bank settlement were demolished amid violent protests, but the Israeli government authorized new housing for the Beit El community.

    The buildings were razed on Wednesday afternoon after Israel’s Supreme Court that morning upheld earlier rulings to...

  • Forced removal of 200 Israeli settlers shakes Netanyahu gov’t

    July 28, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Some 200 young adult demonstrators were removed from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Some 50 demonstrators were arrested, and the rest were dispersed using riot control measures early Tuesday morning in Beit El, which is...

  • Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s ironic homage to Yitzhak Rabin

    By Uri Dromi

    November 6, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Housing Minister Uri Ariel is a staunch supporter of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Unlike his old times as the first mayor of the settlement of Beit El and as the head of the Council of Jewish Settlements, in his ministerial capacity today, he can practically...

  • Israel OKs housing units for West Bank settlement

    February 11, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    The final approval was given Sunday and comes following the recent U.S. announcement that President Obama would be visiting Israel and other places in the region this...

  • Evacuation of Ulpana neighborhood begins

    June 26, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Residents and supporters of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank held a morning prayer service as moving vans arrived to evacuate them from the disputed properties.

    The first 15 families living in the outlying neighborhood of the Beit El settlement are scheduled to move to...

  • Ulpana residents agree to leave peacefully

    June 20, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    An Israeli government committee approved a compromise agreement with the families of the Ulpana neighborhood under which they would leave voluntarily.

    Under the agreement approved Wednesday, the five buildings in the outlying neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El that...

  • Jewish settlers won’t go quietly as eviction looms

    June 15, 2012 | 8:38 am

    The clock is ticking for 30 Jewish settler families in the West Bank.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has said their homes sit on privately-owned Palestinian land and as an eviction deadline draws near, they say they will not go quietly.

    “They will have to drag me out of here,” said Yoel...

  • Israel’s West Bank plans stir U.S. furor, settlers’ ire

    June 7, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Israel’s government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas.

    The latter action drew a sharp rebuke from the United States...

  • Netanyahu says he wants to legalize West Bank outposts

    April 4, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will submit a plan to legalize several West Bank outposts and avoid the demolition of another.

    At Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said he asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to “find a solution” for the Ulpana neighborhood...

  • Netherlands nixes visit by Israeli mayors

    September 20, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    The Netherlands canceled a visit by Israeli mayors because the group included the leaders of West Bank settlements.

    Participants in the delegation, sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, included the heads of 30 small local councils, including several Arab...