West Bank

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in biblical Bethlehem

A ban on nearly all incoming air traffic by Israel kept international tourists away for a second consecutive year, the ban is imposed to slow the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant

published on : 24th December 2021

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during clash in West Bank

Special forces officers backed up by soldiers had arrested a suspect in Nablus and seized a semi-automatic weapon.

published on : 13th December 2021

Israel says Hamas 'terror network' dismantled in West Bank

Islamist movement Hamas, considered by the European Union and United States a terror group, took over the Gaza Strip in 2007 and has ruled it since, while Israel has imposed a blockade on the territor

published on : 22nd November 2021

Palestinians say 13-year-old boy dies by Israeli fire in West Bank

According to Wafa, the Palestinian news agency, Mohammad Daadas was from the Askar refugee camp on the outskirts of the northern city of Nablus.

published on : 6th November 2021

Israel authorizes Palestinian homes after advancing settlements

Palestinians and rights groups say the newly authorized homes meet only a small fraction of the need in the 60% of the West Bank that is under full Israeli control.

published on : 1st November 2021

Israeli troops kill Gaza man near border; army investigates

The shooting came hours after two other Palestinians were killed in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

published on : 30th September 2021

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians in West Bank clashes

The Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian was shot dead near the northern West Bank city of Jenin and three others were killed in Biddu, north of Jerusalem.

published on : 26th September 2021

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian in West Bank: Ministry

The ministry said a Palestinian man from the village of Borqin west of Jenin who had been shot with a live bullet died from his wounds after reaching hospital. 

published on : 26th September 2021

After a quarter century of effort, Palestinian twins turn flight into cafe in West Bank

Khamis al-Sairafi and brother Ata have converted an old Boeing 707 into a cafe and restaurant for customers to board.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Palestinian police arrest 24 demonstrators in occupied West Bank

The demonstrators had planned to call for accountability in the death of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who died in custody on June 24 shortly after he was arrested. 

published on : 22nd August 2021

Air raid sirens sound in Israel after rocket fired from Gaza

The rocket fire came hours after Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen during a late-night arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, killing four Palestinians.

published on : 16th August 2021

Four Palestinians killed in clashes with Israel forces

The Israel Border Police, which operates in the West Bank, said its forces came under fire during a search for a Palestinian suspected of involvement in alleged "terrorist" activities.

published on : 16th August 2021

Israel investigating death of Palestinian boy shot by troops

The military said that soldiers fired at a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint after they fired warning shots.

published on : 29th July 2021

Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

In a statement, the Israeli military said Omar began ''advancing rapidly'' towards Israeli troops carrying an iron bar. They said the man continued to advance despite warning fire and was then shot.  

published on : 28th July 2021

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli troops in West Bank dies

Earlier on Wednesday the Israeli military shot and killed a Palestinian woman whom it said tried to ram her car into a group of soldiers guarding a West Bank construction site.

published on : 17th June 2021
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