Tag: West Bank
Israel has expanded its settlements while a peace process aimed at resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been stalemated.
A US ambassador has just heated up an ongoing conflict with regards to the West Bank stating Israel has some right to annex the area.
The decision leads to fresh anger from groups opposed to the settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.
Home-sharing platform Airbnb on Tuesday announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its...
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the West Bank was Palestinian territory and Israel's occupation violated international law.
Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex settlements in occupied West Bank stating he would apply Israeli sovereignty.
Settlements built on land occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War are deemed illegal by the international community.
Peace plans by Israel in the past provided a partial withdrawal from the West Bank as well as the maintenance of major settlement blocs.
Deadline set by new US legislation which allows lawsuits against foreign aid recipients prompts decision.
Abbas's movement recommended the formation of a new government with members of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.
The Israeli army said an assailant was shot dead right after he tried to stab a soldier in occupied West Bank.
Netanyahu's comments came after two soldiers were shot dead at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement.
The family house was completely destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Tensions have been running high in the West Bank over the past week with two deadly attacks against Israelis.
Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus called it a terrorist attack but added that other unspecified factors were involved.
The tomb is holy to Jews but is deep inside the West Bank, territory that is supposed to form a key part of a future Palestinian state.
Video footage shared on social media purportedly showed the assailant approaching an older man near the mall entrance and stabbing him.
The Palestinian chief negotiator said that the Trump administration was siding with Israel on core issues of the conflict.
The protesters have been demanding the right of return to homes their families fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war that accompanied Israel's creation.
Palestinians say the demolition is part of an Israeli push to create an arc of settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank.
Israel said it plans to relocate the residents to an area about 12km (seven miles) away, near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis.
The surprise cancellation came after a campaign by pro-Palestinian groups calling for a cultural boycott of Israel over its occupation of the West Bank.
The cemetery dating to the first century AD, when the region was under Roman rule, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank.
The UNRWA has faced a cash crisis since the US, long its biggest donor, slashed funding to the agency, providing just US$60 million of a promised $365 million this year.
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