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  • Palestinian killed as Israel hands out West Bank demolition notices

    4 days ago

    A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli troops following the handing out of demolition notices to seven West Bank households that belonged to terrorists.

    The fatality, a male teenager, was shot Friday during riots near Hebron, according to the Ma’an news agency.

    The orders of...

  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

    4 days ago

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

    5 days ago

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Pro-settlements firm forged 14 of 15 West Bank land deals

    1 week ago

    Nearly all of the West Bank real estate acquisitions made by a company run by a pro-settlement activist were forged.

    The details of the transactions by the Al-Watan company, owned by the Amana housing company and run by director-general Zeev Hever, were broadcast Monday on...

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  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement.

    “They discussed concerns about the ‎situation on the ground, including the ongoing violence,” a State Department spokeswoman told JTA, describing...

  • Israelis near Gaza fear Hamas is tunneling beneath them

    1 week ago

    Nissim Hakmon and his neighbors say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or kidnap them.

    The Israeli government says its...

  • Israel imposes partial closure on Ramallah

    1 week ago

    Israel’s military has imposed a partial closure on Ramallah, the West Bank city that is the seat of government for the Palestinian Authority.

    The closure, which was imposed late Sunday night, is the first for a Palestinian city since the start of the current wave of Palestinian...

  • Three Israeli soldiers wounded in West Bank shooting by Palestinian police officer

    1 week ago

    A Palestinian Authority police officer opened fire on Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, wounding three, before being shot dead by a soldier.

    One soldier was in serious condition following the attack Sunday near Beit El, another was in moderate to serious condition and another...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Civilians capture Palestinian teen after he stabs Israeli man

    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian teenager who critically injured a Jewish-Israeli man in a West Bank stabbing was chased down and captured by civilian bystanders.

    The victim, in his 50s, was rushed to an operating room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem from Givat Zeev, a settlement near...

  • Israeli woman, 23, dies of wounds sustained in supermarket stabbing

    2 weeks ago

    An Israeli woman seriously injured in a stabbing at a West Bank supermarket has died.

    Shlomit Krigman, 23, died early Tuesday morning. She was in the Beit Horon settlement, located between Jerusalem and Modiin, on Monday visiting her grandparents when she was attacked in the...

  • Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike

    2 weeks ago

    The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate brokers over to Palestinian authorities, subjecting them to a possible death sentence.

    Asked...

  • 2 Israeli women injured in supermarket stabbings, 2 assailants shot dead

    2 weeks ago

    Two Israeli women were injured, one seriously, in stabbing attacks at a West Bank supermarket.

    Two male assailants attacked the women at the store in the Beit Horon settlement, located between Jerusalem and Modiin. The assailants, who were identified by police as Palestinians,...

  • In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer.

    Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eight times for throwing rocks and organizing demonstrations, the first time when he was 14 years old....

  • Amid criticism from right, Netanyahu defends decision to remove Hebron settlers

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his defense minister’s decision to force settlers from two newly occupied homes in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.

    After numerous right-wing politicians fiercely criticized Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Friday,...

  • 5 Palestinians reported injured from gunshots during Friday riots

    3 weeks ago

    Five Palestinians were wounded from gunshots fired at them by Israeli troops during riots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said.

    In the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, witnesses told the Ma’an news agency that Israel Defense Forces troops on Friday shot and...

  • Settlers removed from Hebron buildings

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Airbnb slammed for West Bank settlement rentals

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian leaders and their supporters are criticizing Airbnb for allowing West Bank settlement homeowners to lease their homes as vacation rentals through the website.

    Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat sent a letter to the company’s CEO last week demanding it stop doing...

  • Pregnant stabbing victim says Palestinian teen attacker did not plan to kill her

    3 weeks ago

    The pregnant woman stabbed by a Palestinian teenager at a clothing store in the Tekoa settlement said she does not think her attacker planned to kill her.

    Michal Froman told Army Radio that “there was no one to struggle with” her attacker.

    “I saw his eyes, his confusion,” she...

  • Human Rights Watch report ramps up pressure on Israeli settlement activity

    3 weeks ago

    The collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process a year ago has led to an accelerating war of words over Israeli settlements, with Israel accusing its growing chorus of foreign critics of prejudging the final terms of a peace deal at best – and anti-Semitism at worst.

    The...

  • Palestinian teen arrested in murder of West Bank mother of six

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian teen was arrested in the stabbing murder of Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, in her West Bank home.

    The suspect, 16, was arrested overnight Monday in a Palestinian village near the scene of the attack, where he was hiding out, the Israel Defense Forces said. He...

  • Jewish woman stabbed to death in West Bank settlement

    3 weeks ago

    A Jewish Israeli woman in her 30s was stabbed to death inside her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel, near Hebron.

    The Israel Defense Forces and police are investigating the murder late Sunday afternoon as a terrorist attack. The woman was later identified as 39-year-old...

  • Israel sees 25 percent drop in terrorist attacks

    January 8, 2016 | 8:14 am

    The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis decreased significantly in December over the previous month, Israel’s security agency said.

    The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded in December a total of 246 attacks by Palestinians on Israel compared to 326 in November, the...

  • Israeli soldiers shoot dead four Palestinian attackers in West Bank

    January 7, 2016 | 1:59 pm

    Israeli security forces on Thursday shot dead four Palestinians who launched two separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank, the military said, as a surge in street violence entered its fourth month.

    The first attack occurred at Gush Etzion Junction, the scene of many similar...

  • Defiance among rogue settlers as Israel accuses Jewish youth of murder

    January 7, 2016 | 10:33 am

    The caves around this windy settler outpost, whose name is Hebrew for "Of Sound Mind", have served as places of meditation and prayer - and, according to Israel - staging ground for the worst Jewish militant attack on Palestinians in years.

    It was from Yishuv Hadaat, prosecutors...

  • Abbas nixes rumors about collapse of Palestinian Authority, his resignation

    January 6, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, addressing at least one report to the contrary.

    “The Palestinian Authority exists and it is here. It will be followed by a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority is one of our achievements...

  • Can Israel save itself?

    January 5, 2016 | 8:14 pm

    Recent weeks have witnessed an intense debate surrounding the Israeli human rights group “Breaking the Silence” (BTS). Much of this is related to the Israeli government’s proposed legislation to require nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to display in demonstrable and public form...

  • One father loves Israel, the other hates it. Guess which one is Arab?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 5, 2016 | 5:14 pm

    I was struck by the contrasting reactions of the fathers of two accused terrorists, both Israelis. One son shot up a Tel Aviv pub, murdering two and wounding seven, while the other firebombed a house killing an infant boy and his parents and severely injuring his 4-year-old...

  • Israeli reservist stabbed in West Bank, assailant killed

    January 5, 2016 | 11:01 am

    An Israeli reserve duty soldier was wounded and his Palestinian assailant was shot and killed in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

    On Tuesday, the attacker exited his car at the Gush Etzion traffic junction in front of the Alon Shvut settlement where a group of soldiers were...

  • Israel charges two over arson attack that killed Palestinian family

    January 4, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    Israeli prosecutors filed murder charges on Sunday against a man and a minor for an arson attack in the West Bank that killed three members of a Palestinian family and helped fuel the fiercest eruption of street violence in years.

    The attack on July 31 killed 18-month-old Ali...

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