Latest West Bank News

A Palestinian converted to Judaism. An Israeli soldier saw him as a threat and opened fire

May. 16, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At first, it seemed like the kind of shooting that has become all too common in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A Palestinian aroused suspicions and an Israeli soldier killed him. But then the deceased was identified as David Ben-Avraham, a Palestinian who had made...

A West Bank village feels helpless after Israeli settlers attack with fire and bullets

May. 10, 2024 03:17 AM EDT

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Charred homes and cars dotting this hilltop village surrounded by olive groves are a searing reminder of Palestinians' vulnerability to rising violence from Israeli settlers. The trail of wreckage along Duma's main road is the aftermath of a three-hour...

US postpones decision on aid to Israeli army battalion accused of abuses against Palestinians

Apr. 26, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has determined that an Israeli army battalion committed grave human-rights abuses against Palestinians in the West Bank before the war in Gaza. But he said in a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson that he is postponing a decision on blocking...

Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties

Apr. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, would mark the first time the U.S. has imposed sanctions on a...

US sanctions fundraisers for extremist West Bank settlers who commit violence against Palestinians

Apr. 19, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday imposed sanctions on two entities accused of fundraising for extremist Israel settlers already sanctioned, as well as the founder of an organization whose members regularly assault Palestinians. The Treasury Department...

West Bank sees biggest settler rampage since war in Gaza began as Israeli teen's body is found

Apr. 13, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

Al-MUGHAYYIR, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank went on the largest rampage against Palestinians there since the war in Gaza began, as Israel's army said Saturday the body of a missing Israeli teen was found after he was killed in a “terrorist attack.” Witnesses said...

The Israeli army says the body of an Israeli boy was found in the West Bank after he was killed 'in a terrorist attack'

Apr. 13, 2024 07:56 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says the body of an Israeli boy was found in the West Bank after he was killed 'in a terrorist attack.'

A Palestinian is killed as Israeli settlers rampage in his village and troops fire on stone-throwers

Apr. 13, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed into a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, shooting and setting houses and cars on fire. The rampage killed a Palestinian man and wounded 25 others, Palestinian health officials said. The violence was...

Incoming Palestinian prime minister lays out plans for reform but faces major obstacles

Mar. 19, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The incoming Palestinian prime minister said on Tuesday that he will appoint a technocratic government and establish an independent trust fund to oversee Gaza’s reconstruction. In a mission statement acquired by The Associated Press, Mohammad Mustafa...

Palestinian leader appoints longtime adviser as prime minister in the face of calls for reform

Mar. 15, 2024 05:50 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed his longtime economic adviser to be the next prime minister in the face of U.S. pressure to reform the Palestinian Authority as part of Washington's postwar vision for Gaza. Mohammad Mustafa, a United...