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  • Palestinians riot as Jewish worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb

    April 28, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Palestinians in Nablus attacked Israeli soldiers escorting a convoy of Jewish worshippers who entered the West Bank city to visit Joseph’s Tomb.

    The 26 busloads of worshippers arrived overnight Wednesday into Thursday in order to visit the purported burial place of the Jewish...

  • Two Israeli soldiers stabbed inside West Bank settlement

    March 2, 2016 | 1:18 pm

    Two Israeli soldiers were stabbed at the entrance to a West Bank settlement near Nablus.

    The Wednesday evening stabbings, which caused minor injuries, were the second such attack in the central West Bank in a day, the Times of Israel reported.

    The two alleged assailants at the...

  • Joseph’s Tomb repaired in nighttime operation

    November 3, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Joseph’s Tomb, which was firebombed and vandalized two weeks ago, was repaired in a nighttime operation near the West Bank city of Nablus.

    The site was cleaned and painted, the grave marker was restored and the marble covering of the tomb was replaced, according to reports.

  • Joseph’s Tomb torched ahead of Palestinian ‘day of rage’

    October 16, 2015 | 8:50 am

    Palestinian rioters set fire to the compound of the Tomb of Joseph near Nablus.

    Flames engulfed the tomb, a Jewish holy site in the West Bank that is under control of Palestinian Authority policemen, early Friday morning. Several hundred people gathered outside the site and a few...

  • Terror cell members that killed Israeli couple arrested

    October 6, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The members of a terror cell responsible for the murder of an Israeli couple whose four children were in the car at the time of the attack were arrested.

    The five-member terror cell affiliated with the Hamas terror movement in Nablus in the West Bank were arrested Monday during a...

  • West Bank Palestinians arrested for attack that killed Israeli couple

    October 5, 2015 | 8:53 am

    Several Palestinian suspects were arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting in the West Bank that killed an Israeli couple.

    The suspects were arrested in raids in the Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus early Saturday morning during a joint operation of the Israel...

  • Terror cell planning Joseph’s Tomb attack is arrested

    August 25, 2015 | 11:19 am

    Israel’s security service said it arrested a Palestinian terror cell that was planning an attack on Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb.

    A statement released by the Shin Bet on Tuesday did not say when the arrest of the four-member cell based in the West Bank took place. The...

  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    July 31, 2015 | 11:56 am

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    July 31, 2015 | 9:45 am

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • A controversial Hamas exhibition on a Palestinian campus

    March 18, 2015 | 10:49 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The Hamas Student Association of the An-Najah University in Nablus recently held an exhibition on Jerusalem as part its “Jerusalem Week” festival. Hundreds of students and Hamas supporters attended the exhibition, including the...

  • Israel Electric cuts Palestinian power again

    February 25, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    Two West Bank cities had their electricity cut for the second time in a week because of unpaid bills.

    The state-owned Israel Electric Corp. cut power for an hour to Nablus and Jenin on Wednesday to protest what it says is $482 million in debt. The company also briefly cut power...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    July 25, 2014 | 10:17 am

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • Palestinian arrested wearing suspected explosives vest

    May 30, 2014 | 10:03 am

    Israeli troops arrested a Palestinian man wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.

    The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested at Tapuach Junction in the West Bank near Nablus by Border Police officers who frisked him at a checkpoint, Army Radio reported Friday.

    The officers...

  • ‘Price tag’ attack hits Palestinian elementary school

    October 10, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Jewish extremists broke into an elementary school and threw stones in one of two “price tag” attacks on Palestinian villages in less than 24 hours.

    Israeli media reported that teachers and students at the school in Jalud, a Palestinian village about 20 miles south of Nablus,...

  • Palestinians attack Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb

    September 12, 2013 | 11:45 am

    Palestinians threw rocks at Jewish worshippers and Israeli security forces at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

    A Palestinian man who opened fire at Israeli forces during the incident on Thursday morning  was seriously injured after being shot by Israeli soldiers. Other Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.

    About 1,400 Jewish worshippers visited the site accompanied by Israeli soldiers.

    Organized visits to the tomb under police and military protection take place about once a month.

  • Nablus Palestinian man treated at Hadassah Hospital

    February 25, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    A Palestinian wounded in a clash with Israeli soldiers and settlers near the Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus was taken for treatment to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

    Hilmi Hasan, 27, was wounded by gunfire several days ago and taken to a hospital in Nablus for...

  • Palestinian woman caught preparing terror attack

    March 6, 2012 | 10:44 am

    A Palestinian woman caught carrying a large knife near the security fence of a West Bank settlement said she was planning to carry out an attack.

    Police captured the woman, 32, outside the settlement of Emmanuel in the northern West Bank. The woman told police that she planned to...

  • Attacks by radical settlers on Israeli army spark debate

    December 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Charred tires and boulders pushed to the sides of the road leading to Yitzhar, a West Bank Jewish community near Nablus, were among the signs that residents had made an effort to prevent Israeli soldiers and police from entering the settlement. Patches of grease stains—remnants of...

  • Jerusalem mosque torched as rightists clash with police

    December 14, 2011 | 8:28 am

    Israeli right-wing activists clashed with police in Jerusalem, after a mosque in the capital city was targeted by arsonists.

    The torching of the mosque on Wednesday morning followed a series of other so-called price tag attacks in the West Bank in reaction to the possible evacuation...

  • Israeli man killed during visit to Joseph’s Tomb

    April 24, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    One Israeli was killed and at least four injured during a visit to Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city of Nablus.

    The men were part of a group of 15 Breslov Hasidim who arrived early Sunday morning in three cars to worship at the site, which is holy to Jews and is located in West...

  • Violent clashes erupt between Israelis, Palestinians near Nablus

    March 7, 2011 | 11:18 am

    One Israeli and a number of Palestinians were wounded Monday when clashes broke out on land between a West Bank outpost and a nearby Arab village.

    The Israeli was lightly wounded when struck by a rock hurled by a Palestinian during the clashes, Israeli Radio reported. Of the...

  • Give Peace a Shot

    By Shira Kaplan

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Mahmud, 24, and I, met at a Moroccan falafel place near Dupont Circle on a surprisingly sunny December afternoon. I'd guarantee that even if you looked carefully around the D.C. area, you would find very few "couples" like us -- a Palestinian from Nablus, and an Israeli from...

  • A Swift, Immediate Reaction

    By Avi Davis

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Watching the second tower of the World Trade Center crumble into dust on Tuesday, I was able to imagine the horror of the survivors of the Titanic as they witnessed their vessel sink into the Atlantic Ocean. A symbol of human progress and ingenuity, a monument to economic strength...