Latest West Bank News

Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

Mar. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Ariel...

2 Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

Mar. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli fire on Tuesday in separate incidents in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said troops shot and killed a 37-year-old man who lunged toward them with a kitchen knife in what it described as an attempted...

Abbas picks ally as new Palestinian premier

Mar. 10, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Sunday chose a longtime adviser, Mohammed Ishtayeh as his new prime minister, a step that deepens the rift with the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group. The official Wafa news agency made the announcement, saying "President Abbas has given...

Israeli fire kills Gaza protester; clashes in West Bank

Mar. 8, 2019 7:15 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian at the weekly protest along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in a West Bank village earlier in the day. Tamer Arafat, 23, was wounded in the head in southern Gaza...

Israeli army demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Mar. 7, 2019 12:27 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday demolished the family home of a Palestinian accused in the deaths of two soldiers and an Israeli newborn. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Aasem Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar near Ramallah. Barghouti was arrested earlier this...

UN report on firms linked to Israeli settlements stalls anew

Mar. 5, 2019 1:42 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief has delayed publication of a report on companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying in a letter made public Tuesday that her office needs more time to carry out a complex and unprecedented task — one with deep political...

US says closing consulate in Jerusalem no policy shift

Mar. 4, 2019 9:00 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that...

Car rams into Israeli troops; 2 Palestinians shot and killed

Mar. 4, 2019 6:25 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said a Palestinian vehicle targeted Israeli soldiers on a highway in the West Bank before dawn on Monday, prompting troops to open fire, killing two Palestinians inside. An Israeli officer and border policeman were injured when the Palestinian car rammed into a group...

Palestinian Authority refuses tax revenues from Israel

Feb. 27, 2019 12:48 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday said it rejected its regular monthly tax transfer from Israel to protest an Israeli decision to deduct sums of money the Palestinians pay to the families of people killed, injured or imprisoned for attacks on Israel. Also on Wednesday,...