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  • Palestinian, 16, shot and killed while attempting to stab soldier

    4 days ago

    A Palestinian who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint near Hebron was shot and killed by a soldier during the thwarted attack, the Israeli army said.

    The assailant in the Tuesday morning attack was identified by the Palestinian Maan news agency as Issa Salim...

  • Terrorism sweeps Israel again

    4 days ago

    This article originally appeared at themedialine.org.

    Over the course of five days, Palestinians carried out or tried to execute nine separate attacks, in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    “The weekend's terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and Hebron is further testament to...

  • Israel’s best kept secret (weapon) is a tour guide

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    Our group’s infatuation with Michael Bauer began in a small conference room at Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel, where he stood at the front of the room armed with a set of maps and taught the history of Israel — from Abraham to Operation Protective Edge, the most recent Gaza war — in 45...

  • Rabin’s granddaughter, ex-military and gov’t officials call for Israeli referendum on territories

    3 weeks ago

    The granddaughter of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin joined a group of former Israeli military and government officials in launching a campaign demanding a referendum on the future of the West Bank and Gaza.

    Groups including Peace Now and Blue White Future also initiated the...

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  • U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ over plans for settlement expansion

    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. State Department criticized an Israeli announcement approving the construction of hundreds of housing units in four West Bank settlements.

    We’re deeply concerned by the government’s announcement to advance plans for these settlement units in the West Bank,” State...

  • Israel approves hundreds of new West Bank housing units

    3 weeks ago

    An Israeli planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of housing units in four West Bank settlements.

    The Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee on Wednesday approved construction of 234 living units in Elkana in the northern West Bank, designated to be a...

  • Veteran Charedi Orthodox teacher reportedly fired for obtaining driver’s license

    August 30, 2016 | 11:51 am

    A longtime haredi Orthodox teacher at a girls’ school in a largely haredi West Bank settlement reportedly was fired after obtaining a driver’s license.

    The woman obtained the license in order to more easily transport her disabled daughter, the haredi Orthodox news...

  • UN envoy slams Israel for settlement building

    August 30, 2016 | 11:40 am

    A special United Nations envoy condemned Israel for continuing to build in West Bank settlements and neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem.

    Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, criticized Israel for going against the recommendations of...

  • Lone Duma firebombing survivor, 6, taken for ‘solidarity visit’ to Hamas terrorist’s demolished home

    August 28, 2016 | 9:12 pm

    The Palestinian boy who was the lone survivor of an attack on his family’s West Bank home in Duma was taken for what was described as a “solidarity visit” to the demolished home of a Hamas terrorist who killed three, including an American citizen.

    On Saturday, Ahmed Dawabsheh, 6,...

  • Israeli soldier stabbed by Palestinian assailant in West Bank

    August 24, 2016 | 12:02 pm

    An Israeli soldier was stabbed in an attack by a Palestinian assailant near the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar in the northern West Bank.

    The stabber was shot and killed by the injured soldier at the scene of the attack on Wednesday afternoon.

    Prior to the stabbing, rocks were...

  • Israeli forces raid West Bank weapons factories as part of crackdown

    August 23, 2016 | 10:57 am

    Israeli security forces shut down six illegal weapons manufacturing factories in the West Bank in what the army said was the biggest such operation of an ongoing crackdown.

    The raids conducted jointly by the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police took...

  • Israeli Jewish man buys Palestinian girl new bike after police broke hers

    August 18, 2016 | 8:17 am

    An Israeli Jewish man bought a Palestinian girl a new bicycle after border guards took and broke hers.

    Sami Jolles donated the pink bike Wednesday, according to The Times of Israel. He told the news website the girl’s experience reminded him of when anti-Semites attacked his...

  • Hezbollah created Palestinian terror cells on Facebook, Israel says after bust

    August 16, 2016 | 3:25 pm

    Israeli security services in the past few months broke up two Palestinian terror cells formed on Facebook by Hezbollah, according to officials.

    Nine suspected cell members were arrested earlier this summer, but information about the case was kept under court-ordered gag order...

  • Abbas reportedly rejects meeting with Netanyahu

    August 11, 2016 | 1:54 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly turned down an American request that he meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in a bid to jump-start peace talks.

    Secretary of State John Kerry made the request of Abbas at their July meeting in Paris, the...

  • Palestinian couple fired for aiding Jewish family following terror attack that killed father of 10

    August 9, 2016 | 2:06 pm

    A Palestinian husband and wife who helped a Jewish family following a deadly terrorist attack on their car are looking for work in Israel after being fired for assisting Jews.

    Yochai Damari, the head of the Har Hebron Regional Council, in a Facebook post Sunday called on the...

  • West Bank Jewish resident charged with inciting attacks on Israeli soldiers

    August 9, 2016 | 1:17 pm

    A 24-year-old Jewish woman from the West Bank settlement of Yizhar was charged with incitement for online comments in support of attacks on Israeli soldiers and Arabs.

    Eliraz Fein was arrested two years ago for participating in an online discussion in which she said it was...

  • Israeli military razes West Bank shelters built by EU

    August 9, 2016 | 10:24 am

    Israel razed five buildings in the West Bank constructed without permits, including three built by the European Union.

    Forces from the Civil Administration tore down the buildings Tuesday in a Bedouin village near Hebron. A day earlier, three others were razed near Jericho.

    The...

  • Facing peace push, Israel’s settlers present a new face to the world

    August 3, 2016 | 9:41 am

    The Yesha Council has represented Israel’s settlement of the West Bank for nearly five decades. It has  helped create what appears to be an irreversible reality to both critics and champions: Some 400,000 settlers live in settlements, where they enjoy their own wineries, Israeli...

  • Palestinian man threatening Israeli soldiers with knife shot and killed

    August 1, 2016 | 12:38 pm

    A Palestinian man who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers monitoring a West Bank checkpoint was shot and killed by the troops.

    On Sunday, after parking a car at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus, he exited the vehicle and ran toward the nearby soldiers while brandishing a knife,...

  • Palestinian gunman in attack that killed father of 10 dies in shootout with Israeli troops

    July 27, 2016 | 10:19 am

    The Palestinian gunman who killed a rabbi and father of 10 in a West Bank ambush nearly a month ago was killed in a shootout with Israeli security forces near Hebron.

    Soldiers and police surrounded the house of Muhammad al-Fakih, 29, who is said to have been the member of the...

  • Ma’alei Adumim waits for annexation

    July 20, 2016 | 10:07 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone, West Bank – It is all green on a factory rooftop in this industrial zone of Ma’alei Adumim, a community built in the West Bank just a few miles east of Jerusalem. Called Aleinu (Our Leaves) the...

  • Peter Beinart joins US Jews for civil rights-style protest in West Bank

    July 18, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    Dozens of American Jews spent Friday in the West Bank practicing nonviolent resistance against Israel’s presence here.

    On hand to help were some bold-faced names in the American Jewish community’s Israel debate, including Peter Beinart, a leading liberal U.S. Jewish thinker, and ...

  • Temple Mount memorial mourns slain 13-year-old Israeli girl

    July 12, 2016 | 10:04 am

    At least 50 people ascended the Temple Mount for a memorial with the family of slain West Bank teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel.

    It was the largest group of Jews permitted to visit the Temple Mount in the past year, according to Haaretz.

    About 200 supporters gathered afterward at the...

  • Israeli man shot in West Bank while in car with wife, 6 kids

    July 11, 2016 | 9:53 am

    An Israeli man was injured when his car was hit by multiple gun shots in the West Bank on Saturday evening.

    Eitan Finkel, 30, of the southern Israeli city of Netivot, was driving with his wife and six children when his vehicle was hit near the Tekoa settlement, the Israel Defense...

  • Israel’s Cabinet approves $1.5 million aid for Kiryat Arba settlement

    July 11, 2016 | 9:26 am

    Israel’s Cabinet voted to approve a $1.5 million aid package to strengthen the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba and the Jewish community in Hebron.

    The approval on Sunday comes in the wake of the murder of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bed in her Kiryat Arba home, a...

  • Netanyahu said to authorize construction of 1,400 new settlement homes

    July 5, 2016 | 1:24 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized the construction of new housing for Jewish citizens in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

    An anonymous Israeli official confirmed Netanyahu gave the green light to build nearly the 1,400 new homes,the Associated Press reported ...

  • Father of 10 killed in terrorist shooting remembered as intellectual and giving man

    July 5, 2016 | 10:06 am

    More than 1,000 mourners attended the funeral for a father of 10 who was killed in a West Bank drive-by shooting.

    The funeral of Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark was held Sunday in the Otniel settlement in the West Bank followed by his burial in Jerusalem. Mark was killed Friday when...

  • Israeli man killed, wife badly hurt in shooting attack on family car

    July 1, 2016 | 8:11 am

    An Israeli man was killed and his wife was severely wounded in a shooting attack near a West Bank settlement.

    The attack Friday near Beit Hagai was against a family traveling in their car on Route 60, Army Radio reported. Two of the family’s children were wounded: A 15-year-old...

  • Murdered Israeli girl had US citizenship

    June 30, 2016 | 1:01 pm

    The 13-year-old Israeli girl killed in her West Bank bedroom on Thursday also was an American citizen.

    A State Department spokesman confirmed at a news briefing that Hallel Yaffa Ariel of Kiryat Arba, a Jewish settlement near Hebron, was a U.S. citizen, several media outlets...

  • Jewish 13-year-old girl killed in West Bank stabbing

    June 30, 2016 | 10:26 am

    This article originally appeard on The Media Line.

    Wednesday was the last day of school for Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, a talented dancer who starred in her school’s year-end show in the Jewish West Bank community of Kiryat Arba.

    Thursday, she slept in.

    Nearby, in the Palestinian...

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