West Bank

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Across much of the occupied West Bank, Palestinians are prevented from building structures without Israeli military permits. 

published on : 23rd October 2020

Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard hit West Bank

Issa Haj Yasin, an engineering student, opened his first food truck before the coronavirus crisis to provide himself an income to cover his university tuition and living expenses.

published on : 28th September 2020

Regrettable that Palestinians weren't consulted: South Africa on UAE-Israel peace agreement 

South Africa's view on Palestine is that the outstanding final status issues must be resolved through negotiations between the parties, with support from the international community.

published on : 16th August 2020

Palestinian official slams US-brokered deal establishing formal ties between Israel, UAE

The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.

published on : 13th August 2020

West Bank annexation: Palestinians arrested for 'backing' probable move on Israeli TV

In an Israeli TV report aired in early June, several Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are heard expressing the hope of becoming Israelis if annexation under a US-Israeli plan moves forward.

published on : 14th July 2020

France urges Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex occupied territory of West Bank

Macron also reiterated France's commitment to Israel's security and determination to work to calm tensions in the region.

published on : 10th July 2020

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Netanyahu over West Bank annexation

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had set July 1 as the date when it could begin to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

published on : 7th July 2020

Palestinians unveil Jordan Valley fund as annexation looms

The financing will largely focus on agricultural improvements, although it also includes education and health projects.

published on : 25th June 2020

European lawmakers protest Israel annexation plans

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war and in the decades since has built dozens of settlements that are now home to roughly 400,000 Israelis.

published on : 24th June 2020

Netanyahu's West Bank plan will create 'apartheid': UN experts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aims to begin a process of annexing West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley from July 1, as part of a US peace initiative.

published on : 16th June 2020

German FM in Israel warns against West Bank annexation plans

Germany, already a key European power broker, will be taking over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union and assuming the presidency of the UNSC next month.

published on : 10th June 2020

Netanyahu and settlers clash over West Bank annexation plans

Netanyahu has announced that he will annex parts of the West Bank, including the strategic Jordan Valley and dozens of Jewish settlements, in line with Trump’s Mideast plan.

published on : 4th June 2020

Mahmoud Abbas says Palestine no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US

It was not immediately clear how the announcement, which was made at a Palestinian leadership meeting late on Tuesday, would be implemented.

published on : 20th May 2020

Netanyahu says new govt will be sworn-in with pledge of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank

The new government, which according to the coalition agreement, will see Gantz replace Netanyahu as Prime Minister after 18 months on November 17, 2021, as the per power-sharing deal.

published on : 17th May 2020

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu insists on West Bank annexation ahead of unity government's swearing-in

Such a move is seen likely to cause international uproar and inflame tensions in the West Bank, home to nearly three million Palestinians and some 400,000 Israelis.

published on : 17th May 2020
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