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West Bank

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  • Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank

    Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years. Spokesman for Palestinian security, Adnan Dameri said "We will...
  • Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle

    Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle. It said soldiers driving near Ramallah in the West Bank came under a hail of rocks and boulders Friday morning. After a rock...
  • Israelis protest against deadly Palestinian attacks

    Several hundred Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to act against a recent surge in deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians. Protesters gathered near Netanyahu's residence, waving signs...
  • Movement recruits church in effort to boycott corporations profiting from Israel

    An international movement targeting Israel for its occupation of Palestinian lands gained another religious recruit Tuesday when the United Church of Christ's national legislative body voted overwhelmingly to call for the shunning of corporations that...
  • UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians

    The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy. The...
  • Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier

    Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier. The artist, Khaled Jarrar, said Tuesday his art was meant as a reminder that Palestinians live...
  • Israeli PM lashes out at Palestinian leadership in West Bank

    Israel's prime minister criticized the Western-backed Palestinian leadership in the West Bank on Tuesday for not condemning a recent spate of attacks on Israelis. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke a day after a Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli...
  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

    Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive. The 50-year-old blames Israel, but...
  • Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks

    A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, a Palestinian woman stabbed a female...
  • Palestinian killed after opening fire at Israeli army

    Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man after he opened fire at soldiers at a military checkpoint in the West Bank on Friday, the army said. According to the military, a car approached the checkpoint in the Jordan Valley and a gunman from inside...
  • U.N.: Israel, Palestinians might have committed war crimes in 2014

    U.N.: Israel, Palestinians might have committed war crimes in 2014
    A U.N. investigation on Monday accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing possible war crimes in last summer's Gaza war, finding that Israeli airstrikes on residential buildings caused many civilian deaths and suggesting Israeli leaders...