Latest West Bank News

Palestinians say man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Dec. 05, 2022 04:54 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials said a Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during a military raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday. It was the latest death in a recent surge of violence in the territory. The Israeli military has been conducting daily raids...

Palestinians say killing caught on video was unjustified

Dec. 03, 2022 23:32 PM EST

HAWARA, West Bank (AP) — A makeshift sidewalk memorial with a Palestinian flag and a mourning notice paid tribute Saturday to a 22-year-old Palestinian whose death at the hands of an Israeli border police officer — four pistol shots from close range — was captured on widely shared amateur...

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza after rocket fire

Dec. 03, 2022 19:33 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck several military sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after Palestinian militants fired a missile into southern Israel in a move apparently linked to rising tension in the occupied West Bank, Israel said. The Israeli...

Israeli officer kills Palestinian after alleged stabbing

Dec. 02, 2022 22:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s paramilitary border police said an officer killed an alleged Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank on Friday after they wrestled over a weapon. Amateur video captured the moments the officer fired the fatal shots, and the Palestinian man dropped to the...

Israel's Netanyahu puts hardliner in charge of settlements

Dec. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday a coalition deal that will give a hardline, pro-settler party control over a number of key government ministries and a senior role in overseeing the construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West...

Israeli forces kill 2 militants in West Bank arrest raid

Dec. 01, 2022 05:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, according to the military and the Islamic Jihad militant group, the latest bloodshed in months of violence between the sides. The Palestinian Health Ministry...

Israeli army unit linked to American's death exits West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it is temporarily removing a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers out of the occupied West Bank after a 78-year-old Palestinian-American man died following an arrest by its soldiers early this year. The army said the “Netzah...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials announced, as a recent spike in deadly violence showed no signs of slowing. The Israeli army said it entered the village of Yabad...

5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during an operation Tuesday evening in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting. A female Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a car ramming. It...

Bagels and challah for Jews keeping kosher at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 11:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rabbi Eli Chitrik’s phone buzzes. A woman is about to show up at his Doha hotel to pick up her lunch: two bagel sandwiches. It's one of many calls and messages Chitrik is receiving these days for bagel sandwiches, freshly made in a designated kosher kitchen set...