Latest Palestinian territories News

Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker

Apr. 24, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military says its forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in a shooting and stabbing attack last month. Israel says 19-year-old Omar Abu Layla fatally stabbed a soldier and shot and killed another while wounding others near the...

Israeli troops accused of shooting handcuffed Palestinian

Apr. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — A hospitalized Palestinian teen said Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers. The military...

Qatar opens Gaza artificial limb, rehab center after delays

Apr. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab center in the Gaza Strip on Monday, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Rafat Lubad, the local director of the hospital, said the facilities are more...

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

Apr. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on Sunday as part of a...

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

Apr. 21, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged...

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian charged with killing

Apr. 19, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with the killing of a 19-year-old Israeli woman. Israeli forces bulldozed two apartments belonging to the father of Arafat Erfayieh in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday. Erfaiyeh was arrested and...

Israeli envoy: no action on West Bank until after peace plan

Apr. 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the...

Israel demolishes home of suspected Palestinian attacker

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian suspected in a drive-by shooting against Israelis in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Saleh Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar early Wednesday. Barghouti was killed in a raid earlier...

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

Apr. 17, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over the...

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

Apr. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with the international media since taking office over the...