Latest West Bank News

Israeli officer kills Palestinian after alleged stabbing

Dec. 02, 2022 22:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s paramilitary border police said an officer killed an alleged Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank on Friday after they wrestled over a weapon. Amateur video captured the moments the officer fired the fatal shots, and the Palestinian man dropped to the...

Israel's Netanyahu puts hardliner in charge of settlements

Dec. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday a coalition deal that will give a hardline, pro-settler party control over a number of key government ministries and a senior role in overseeing the construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West...

Israeli forces kill 2 militants in West Bank arrest raid

Dec. 01, 2022 05:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, according to the military and the Islamic Jihad militant group, the latest bloodshed in months of violence between the sides. The Palestinian Health Ministry...

Israeli army unit linked to American's death exits West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it is temporarily removing a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers out of the occupied West Bank after a 78-year-old Palestinian-American man died following an arrest by its soldiers early this year. The army said the “Netzah...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials announced, as a recent spike in deadly violence showed no signs of slowing. The Israeli army said it entered the village of Yabad...

5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during an operation Tuesday evening in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting. A female Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a car ramming. It...

Bagels and challah for Jews keeping kosher at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 11:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rabbi Eli Chitrik’s phone buzzes. A woman is about to show up at his Doha hotel to pick up her lunch: two bagel sandwiches. It's one of many calls and messages Chitrik is receiving these days for bagel sandwiches, freshly made in a designated kosher kitchen set...

Hospital: 2nd Israeli, wounded in Jerusalem blasts, dies

Nov. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli man died Saturday from wounds he sustained in twin blasts that hit Jerusalem earlier this week, bringing to two the number of dead in the explosions that Israeli police blamed on Palestinians. Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem announced that...

Body of Israeli teen taken by militants returned to family

Nov. 24, 2022 09:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli teen that was snatched by Palestinian militants from a West Bank hospital was returned to his family on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The teenager was from Israel’s Druze Arab minority. Its members serve in the Israeli security...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict catches up with Qatar World Cup

Nov. 24, 2022 07:50 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was uncharted territory for the Israeli journalist. Wandering through the rustic outdoor marketplace in Doha before the start of the World Cup, he zeroed in on a Qatari man in his traditional headdress and white flowing robe and asked for an interview. ...