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  • Five Palestinians sentenced for killing 4-year-old Jewish girl

    January 29, 2016 | 10:23 am

    An Israeli military court sentenced five Palestinians to 15 years in jail for killing Adele Biton, a 4-year-old Jewish girl.

    The five young men, who were minors aged 16-17 at the time of the incident three years ago, were not convicted of premeditated murder because of their...

  • Settlers removed from Hebron buildings

    January 22, 2016 | 8:36 am

    Israeli troops removed several dozen settlers from two buildings in Hebron, which the settlers said they had bought from Palestinians.

    The evacuation Friday morning followed the settlers’ entrance into the buildings on Thursday, Army Radio reported. It...

  • Are settlers to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

    October 23, 2015 | 9:35 am

    The continued building of settlements on the West Bank tends to be the focal of Israel bashers. The settlements have been a contentious subject during the tenure of the Obama and Bibi administrations, and international leaders bringing attention to them is frequent. For example,...

  • Fatah unit claims responsibility for murder of Israeli couple

    October 2, 2015 | 9:06 am

    A cell affiliated with Fatah’s armed wing assumed responsibility for the murder of an Israeli couple near the West Bank settlement of Itamar.

    The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, announced on Friday that its men on...

  • Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    August 28, 2015 | 8:56 am

    Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    According to an Oxford University professor, approximately 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Thursday.

    “This provides hard evidence that this constituency is strikingly...

  • The value of apology

    June 22, 2015 | 11:29 am

    As the 10th anniversary of the Gaza disengagement approaches, the media in Israel have naturally started looking back on that event. Last Shabbat, Yedioth Ahronoth featured a photo essay showing once-thriving Jewish communities now used as launching pads at Israel.


  • Study: Jewish settlements receive higher share of state funds

    September 9, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Jewish settlements in the West Bank and on the Golan Heights received a higher share of state funds than other communities, according to a new report.

    Arab towns receive the second highest amount of state funds per capita followed by development towns, according to the report by...

  • 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...

  • Settler leader urges followers to step up ‘peaceful protests’

    May 6, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    The head of a West Bank religious seminary that Israeli troops seized last month has called on followers to increase “peaceful protests.”

    “We must do our part to continue and increase these peaceful protests,” Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, dean of the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in the...

  • West Bank housing starts rise by more than 120 percent for 2013

    March 3, 2014 | 11:53 am

    New housing starts in the West Bank rose by more than 120 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to official Israeli data.

    Approved work began on 2,534 new West Bank homes and apartments in 2013, compared to 1,133 in 2012, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics...

  • Palestinian vehicles vandalized as Borovsky mourning period ends

    May 29, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched and vandalized in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, apparently in recognition of the end of the 30-day mourning period for slain Israeli settler Eviatar Borovsky.

    “Regards from Eviatar” and “30 for Eviatar” were spray-painted on walls...

  • Murder of Jewish settler sparks West Bank clashes

    May 1, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashed in the West Bank more than a day after the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian attacker.

    Jewish settlers threw rocks at passing Palestinian cars, and settlers and Palestinians threw rocks at each other in the northern West Bank on...

  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Jewish settlers to move into contested Hebron building

    October 12, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, has reportedly ordered authorities to allow the Jewish owners of a building in Hebron to move into it.

    According to Haaretz, Barak on Thursday ordered the Civil Administration -- a military body responsible for civilian matters in...

  • 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...

  • Video shows settlers firing on Palestinians

    May 21, 2012 | 10:22 am

    A video distributed by an Israeli human rights organization shows Jewish settlers firing at a group of rock-throwing Palestinians as Israeli soldiers look on.

    Settlers from the West Bank village of Yitzhar clashed May 19 with residents of the Palestinian village Asira al-Qibliya. A...

  • Jewish settlers evicted from Hebron home

    April 4, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Jewish settlers were evicted from a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron without incident.

    Israeli security forces on Wednesday evacuated the Jewish families from the home they had entered a week ago. The evacuation reportedly took only a few moments.

    The evacuation was...

  • Settlers remain in Hebron home after eviction deadline

    April 3, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Jewish settlers remained in a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, despite the passing of a deadline for them to prove their ownership or vacate the building.

    Hours after the Tuesday afternoon deadline for the evacuation of the building passed, Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Netanyahu seeks delay in Hebron home eviction

    April 3, 2012 | 8:18 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested a delay in the eviction of Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab-owned home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

    Netanyahu on Monday evening asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak for the delay until the several dozen settlers...

  • Migron residents agree to relocation

    March 12, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Residents of Migron have signed an agreement with the Israeli government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost.

    The agreement signed Sunday will allow the outpost’s approximately 50 families to move to a nearby hill over the next three years, meaning that they will not be...

  • Settlers, officers hurt in outpost demolition

    January 19, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Six West Bank settlers and three police officers were hurt during the demolition of an illegal outpost near Jericho.

    Settlers threw rocks at police early Thursday morning when they gathered at an outpost near Mitzpeh Jericho to raze six dwellings. Police responded with tear gas,...

  • Israeli military bans a dozen settlers from the West Bank

    January 5, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The Israel Defense Forces has issued orders banning 12 settlers from the West Bank.

    The right-wing activists—residents of Yitzhar, Havat Gilad, Elon Moreh and Ramat Migron—may not enter the West Bank for periods of three to nine months. They are accused of violence against Palestinians.

    The 12 also are accused of planning and executing attacks against Israeli soldiers.

    They were served with the restraining orders early Thursday.

  • West Bank mosque set alight following outpost razing

    December 15, 2011 | 8:09 am

    A mosque in the West Bank was set alight hours after Israeli soldiers demolished two structures in an illegal outpost.

    The interior of a mosque in a village near Ramallah was torched after being soaked with gasoline on Thursday morning. The words “war” and “Mitzpe Yitzhar,” the...

  • Israeli soldier arrested for leaking information to settlers

    October 25, 2011 | 10:59 am

    An Israeli soldier was arrested on suspicion that he leaked information on military operations in the West Bank to settlers.

    Though no specific charges have been made, it is suspected that the soldier’s actions allowed extremist settlers to disrupt Israeli army operations and carry...

  • Bibi wants task force on legalizing West Bank Jewish homes

    October 11, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the creation of a task force to find ways to legalize West Bank homes built on private Palestinian land.

    The Israeli leader’s instruction to Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman came Monday, according to Haaretz,  in the wake of a letter from...

  • Jewish settlers and supporters march in West Bank

    September 20, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    Hundreds of Jewish settlers and their supporters marched in the West Bank.

    Marchers started out Tuesday evening from the West Bank settlement of Itamar toward the Palestinian city of Nablus. The march started from the Fogel home, where five members of the family were killed in a...

  • Israeli military base vandalized allegedly by settlers

    September 7, 2011 | 7:59 am

    An Israeli military base has been vandalized in what is believed to be retribution against the army by settlers.

    The base was infiltrated early Wednesday by unknown assailants, who vandalized thirteen army vehicles by puncturing tires, shattering the windows, and spraying graffiti...

  • Israeli army trains settlers to confront protests

    August 30, 2011 | 8:33 am

    Israel’s military has been training Jewish settler security units to cope with any eruption of Palestinian protests alongside a planned bid for statehood at the United Nations next month, settler and military officials said on Tuesday.

    Israel has long permitted settlers to carry...

  • Settlers blamed for West Bank mosque arson

    June 7, 2011 | 8:41 am

    Palestinian security sources have blamed Jewish settlers for torching a mosque in a West Bank village.

    Burning tires were rolled into the mosque in Maghayer village near Ramallah, setting rugs in the building on fire, according to reports.  The building sustained fire damage; no...

  • 'Some West Bank settlers would be willing to evacuate for right price'

    April 6, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    Danny Dayan, the chairman of the Yesha Council of West Bank settlements, told U.S. officials that some settlers would be willing to move to Israel proper in exchange for financial compensation, according to confidential State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

    Dayan also said...

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