Latest West Bank News

Palestinian minister: Biden moving too slow on pushing peace

Jan. 19, 2022 22:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki criticized U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday for moving too slowly to reverse all of the Trump administration’s adverse policies against the Palestinians and not using Washington's special relationship to pressure Israel to...

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earlier this week. The predawn...

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Jan. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the...

Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics

Jan. 17, 2022 01:46 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he led his Arab party into Israel's governing coalition last year. The bold move appears to be paying dividends. Abbas, a once obscure politician, is the linchpin of the shaky union, securing hefty budgets and...

Israeli nationalists protest against settlement evacuation

Jan. 13, 2022 14:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli nationalists staged a protest Thursday outside the parliament building in Jerusalem, urging the government not to demolish a West Bank settlement outpost. The demonstration came a month after a Palestinian gunman fired on a car filled with...

Israel probes death of elderly Palestinian who was detained

Jan. 13, 2022 10:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was investigating after an 80-year-old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship died of a heart attack after being detained by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The State Department said it was in touch with the Israeli government to seek...

Palestinians summon Dutch envoy over NGO aid cutoff

Jan. 10, 2022 10:53 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority summoned the Dutch representative on Monday to object to the Netherlands' decision to halt funding to a Palestinian civil society group that Israel controversially outlawed as a terrorist organization. In a statement, the PA decried the...

Some Palestinians get legal status after years in Gaza limbo

Jan. 10, 2022 01:17 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Khader al-Najjar has been unable to leave the Gaza Strip since he returned to the Palestinian territory 25 years ago, not even to seek medical treatment for a spinal ailment or to bid farewell to his mother, who died in Jordan last year. The reason:...

Billionaire's looted art still on display at Israel Museum

Jan. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the Israel Museum’s biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone. But shortly after it went on...

Road crash in West Bank kills 8 Palestinians, injures 2

Jan. 06, 2022 15:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A truck and a van collided on a narrow two-lane highway in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, killing eight Palestinians and injuring another two, according to Israeli medics. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared Friday a day of mourning for the victims,...