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Israel closing off West Bank ahead of Passover as security measure

04/09/2017 4:26 PM

The West Bank and crossings from the Gaza Strip will be sealed off for Passover Monday night as a security measure, according to an IDF announcement


Palestinian attempts car-ramming, is shot dead

01/25/2017 3:44 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Kochav Yaakov (AFP) – Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank shot dead a Palestinian who drove at a bus stop in an attempted car-ramming attack,


Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settler homes

01/24/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel has approved the construction of 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, officials said Tuesday, making good on promises to expand


Israeli defense prediction for 2017: Probability of war low, Hezbollah and Iran still threats

01/02/2017 3:28 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Defense News, which bills itself as a site for “the world’s defense decision-makers,” began 2017 with an interview with a senior Israeli defense official, discussing his


Watch footage from IDF’s biggest ever West Bank weapons factory raid

12/21/2016 11:33 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in “violent riot”

12/18/2016 11:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager early Sunday during a confrontation in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.


Israel settlers reject relocation offer as eviction looms

12/15/2016 9:43 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Amona Outpost (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Residents of a wildcat Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday rejected a proposal to leave voluntarily, raising


Israel votes to advance settler homes bill

12/08/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli lawmakers voted Wednesday to advance a bill legalizing some 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank despite international criticism and


Palestinian killed after trying to stab Israeli police

12/08/2016 9:15 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – An 18-year-old Palestinian threatened Israeli border police with a knife at a flashpoint junction in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was

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Israel to Create 98 West Bank Settler Homes

10/02/2016 3:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Israel has approved the construction of 98 settler homes in the West Bank and an industrial zone near l Ramallah, the watchdog Peace Now said on

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Group Alleges that U.S. Boycotts Israeli Goods

09/21/2016 5:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

What should have been a simple gift basket has turned into a public relations crisis for the Obama Administration, resulting today in charges that the Obama

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Israel’s Scheduled Demolition of Palestinian Village Reflects Plan to Annex Area C, Senior UN Official Says

08/29/2016 5:51 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Addressing the U.N. Security Council in New York Monday, senior U.N. official Nickolay Mladenov said that Israel’s demolition of the Palestinian village of Sussiya would reflect

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Israel Defence Chief Has ‘Carrot and Stick’ West Bank Plan

08/18/2016 8:50 AM

(AFP). Israel’s hardline defence minister Avigdor Lieberman has a new “carrot and stick” policy for the West Bank that will penalise the hometowns of Palestinian attackers

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IDF Chief-of-Staff Says 50,000-60,000 Palestinians Infiltrating Israel Illegally Every Day

08/16/2016 12:48 PM

Fifty-thousand to 600,000 Palestinians are illegally infiltrating Israel from the West Bank on a daily basis, according to Israel Defense Forces Lt.-Gen. Chief-of-Staff Gadi Eisenkot. As reported by

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Israeli Demolitions leave 27 Homeless in West Bank

08/10/2016 6:01 AM

(AFP). Israel demolished five homes in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, leaving 27 Palestinians homeless, more than half of them children, residents and an Israeli

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UN Says Israel Is Forcing Palestinians to Leave West Bank Area, Laying Groundwork for Annexation

08/03/2016 3:23 PM Updated: 8 months ago

The United Nations warned Wednesday that Israel is creating ground conditions forcing Palestinians to leave Area C of the West Bank, possibly leading to an annexation

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Israel Advances Plans for 770 Settlement Homes

07/26/2016 8:44 AM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Israeli authorities have advanced plans for 770 new settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem, officials and rights groups said Monday, drawing condemnation from Palestinian leaders

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Netanyahu Tours Security Barrier Along Southern Hebron Hills

07/21/2016 7:28 AM Updated: 9 months ago

(JNS).  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday toured the southern Hebron Hills region where a project is under way to close gaps in the security fence

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Fire in Palestinian Village One Year After Deadly Arson

07/20/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). A fire burned a home Wednesday in a Palestinian village where an arson attack by Jewish extremists a year ago killed a toddler and his

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Two Siblings of Palestinian Teen Who Killed Israeli Girl Are Indicted for Incitement of Violence

07/15/2016 3:05 PM

Two siblings of the Palestinian teenager who stabbed to death an Israeli girl inside her home in a West Bank settlement two weeks ago were indicted for