Latest West Bank News

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jan. 27, 2023 22:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised...

Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid

Jan. 26, 2023 23:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out airstrikes early Friday as tensions soared following an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed nine Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman. It was the deadliest...

Blinken headed to Mideast as US alarm over violence grows

Jan. 26, 2023 18:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend, the State Department announced Thursday, as the U.S. expressed alarm about escalating violence after Israel’s single deadliest operation in the West Bank in two decades. ...

Palestinian health officials say at least 8 people killed during Israeli raid in flashpoint West Bank refugee camp

Jan. 26, 2023 03:49 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials say at least 8 people killed during Israeli raid in flashpoint West Bank refugee camp.

Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians during new violence

Jan. 25, 2023 12:17 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab a soldier in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, while a Palestinian teenager was shot dead after brandishing what Israeli police said was a fake pistol during an operation in east Jerusalem, according to...

Lutherans ordain first Palestinian woman pastor in Holy Land

Jan. 22, 2023 13:23 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Lutheran church ceremony in Jerusalem on Sunday ordained the first Palestinian female pastor in the Holy Land. Sally Azar will head the English-speaking congregation at the Church of the Redeemer, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land said. ...

Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab Israeli fatally shot

Jan. 21, 2023 06:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian militant allegedly tried to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Saturday and the Israeli shot and killed the Palestinian. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the Palestinian man as Tariq Maali and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant...

Removal of West Bank outpost tests Israel's new coalition

Jan. 20, 2023 10:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Friday dismantled a small settler outpost in the occupied West Bank, a day after it was erected, in a major test to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new ruling coalition. Footage broadcast by Israeli media showed troops removing the...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 19, 2023 18:29 PM EST

The Advocate. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Louisiana has tough challenge in infrastructure in rural areas The old saw is still true, in the century-old world of Louisiana’s oil and gas economy and in the new world of internet and broadband: Your population is your...

Israeli military kills Palestinian teacher, militant in raid

Jan. 19, 2023 11:29 AM EST

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian schoolteacher and a militant during a military raid in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian officials said, the latest deaths as Israeli-Palestinian violence continues to surge. The...