Latest Ramallah News

The Latest: Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election

Apr. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on Israel's election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. With over 90% of the votes tallied in Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is in a dead heat with rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White party. Each of the two parties holds just over 26% of the vote,...

Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli troops

Apr. 2, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A West Bank medical official said Tuesday a Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces when clashes erupted during an arrest raid near Jerusalem. The Israeli military said in a statement that troops arrested 12 Palestinians in the West Bank wanted for "involvement in terror...

Hamas tightens grip on Gaza, fails to break Israel blockade

Apr. 1, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants' increasingly unpopular rule....