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Palestinians say US ambassador helps Israel annex part of West Bank

Israel has expanded its settlements while a peace process aimed at resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been stalemated.

US envoy says Israel has ‘right’ to annex West Bank land

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.

Calls for Airbnb users to shut accounts over Israeli settlements

The decision leads to fresh anger from groups opposed to the settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.

Airbnb will leave West Bank homes listed to settle suits

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...

Turkey says ‘irresponsible’ Netanyahu cannot change West Bank status

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the West Bank was Palestinian territory and Israel's occupation violated international law.

Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote

Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex settlements in occupied West Bank stating he would apply Israeli sovereignty.

Netanyahu won’t move ‘even one’ settler for US peace plan

Settlements built on land occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War are deemed illegal by the international community.

Netanyahu’s rival speaks of possible West Bank pullback

Peace plans by Israel in the past provided a partial withdrawal from the West Bank as well as the maintenance of major settlement blocs.

USAID assistance in the West Bank and Gaza has ceased

Deadline set by new US legislation which allows lawsuits against foreign aid recipients prompts decision.

Palestinian PM willing to quit if president Abbas wishes

Abbas's movement recommended the formation of a new government with members of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.

Israeli soldiers ‘neutralised’ West Bank attacker

The Israeli army said an assailant was shot dead right after he tried to stab a soldier in occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Netanyahu's comments came after two soldiers were shot dead at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement.

Israel army razes home of Palestinian attacker in night-long raid

The family house was completely destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing

Tensions have been running high in the West Bank over the past week with two deadly attacks against Israelis.

Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting

Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus called it a terrorist attack but added that other unspecified factors were involved.

Clashes in West Bank as Israelis visit holy site

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.

Israeli fatally stabbed by Palestinian in West Bank

Video footage shared on social media purportedly showed the assailant approaching an older man near the mall entrance and stabbing him.

Palestinian official says US will never present Middle East peace plan

The Palestinian chief negotiator said that the Trump administration was siding with Israel on core issues of the conflict.

Israel reopens its sole people crossing with Gaza

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.

Israeli forces take down protest huts at West Bank Bedouin village

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’s top court clears way for razing of Bedouin village in...

Israel said it plans to relocate the residents to an area about 12km (seven miles) away, near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis.

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show after boycott pressure

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.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village

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.

Palestinian refugees at risk with UN agency in crisis

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.