Latest Ramallah News

Israel return ex-prisoner weeks after ending hunger strike

Dec. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli authorities freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner on Sunday, two weeks after striking a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, said a prisoner rights group. Kayed Fasfous, 32, had remained in an Israeli hospital...

Israeli army: Two Israelis drove into Ramallah, car torched

Dec. 01, 2021 16:08 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two Israelis drove into the Palestinian city of Ramallah Wednesday, and their car was surrounded by a crowd and set ablaze, according to the Israeli army and video footage posted online. Palestinian police turned the men over to Israel. The...

Palestinians say dozens of cars wrecked in settler vandalism

Nov. 09, 2021 10:53 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian eyewitnesses said a group of Israeli settlers vandalized dozens of cars in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. A number of witnesses told an Associated Press photographer that Israeli settlers entered the town of al-Bireh near the...

Theater kid turned militant stars in Israeli prison break

Sep. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to...