Articles about West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed in West Bank

11 May 2022

World
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed in West Bank

In a tragic incident, an Al Jazeera journalist was allegedly shot in the head while reporting an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Palestine's Jenin early on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Air raid sirens sound in Israel after Gaza fires rocket

17 Aug 2021

World
Air raid sirens sound in Israel after Gaza fires rocket

Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel on Monday after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, the first since the 11-day war between Israel and Palestinian militants in May.

Four Palestinians killed in shootout with Israeli forces

16 Aug 2021

World
Four Palestinians killed in shootout with Israeli forces

Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen during a late-night arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, killing four Palestinians in one of the deadliest battles in the area in years, Palestinian health officials said.

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes before Trump administration exits

18 Jan 2021

World
Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes before Trump administration exits

Israeli authorities on Sunday advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes in West Bank settlements, anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now said, in a last-minute surge of approvals before the friendly Trump administration leaves office later this week.

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

09 Sep 2020

World
Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.

US shuts down its consulate in Jerusalem, Palestinians infuriated

04 Mar 2019

World
US shuts down its consulate in Jerusalem, Palestinians infuriated

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.

Argentina will not play against Israel in Jerusalem, here's why

06 Jun 2018

Sports
Argentina will not play against Israel in Jerusalem, here's why

South American football powerhouse Argentina have cancelled their international friendly game against Israel.

Palestine FA: Burn Messi's shirts if he plays in Israel

04 Jun 2018

Sports
Palestine FA: Burn Messi's shirts if he plays in Israel

The Palestine Football Association chief, on Sunday, urged fans to burn pictures and replica t-shirts of Argentine ace Lionel Messi if he plays against Israel next weekend.

Gaza strip: Angry at Trump, hundreds of Palestinians protest

30 Dec 2017

World
Gaza strip: Angry at Trump, hundreds of Palestinians protest

The situation in the Gaza strip has been tense since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel plans 'Trump station' at proposed railway line in Jerusalem

28 Dec 2017

World
Israel plans 'Trump station' at proposed railway line in Jerusalem

Israel's transport minister Yisrael Katz has said he wants to name a train station on a proposed railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City after US President Donald Trump.

Muslim nations seek recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

14 Dec 2017

World
Muslim nations seek recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

The Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), which comprises of 57 Muslim countries, has urged the world to recognize "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital."

Arab ministers demand America rescind Jerusalem decision

11 Dec 2017

World
Arab ministers demand America rescind Jerusalem decision

The Foreign ministers of several Arab countries have demanded that America rescind President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu: Palestine must accept reality that Jerusalem is Israel's capital

11 Dec 2017

World
Netanyahu: Palestine must accept reality that Jerusalem is Israel's capital

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said that to facilitate peace, Palestinians must "get to grips with" the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Jerusalem announcement: Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas in Gaza

09 Dec 2017

World
Jerusalem announcement: Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas in Gaza

The Israeli military said it has retaliated against rocket attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas by targeting multiple sites belonging to the outfit.

Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt after Trump's Jerusalem announcement

08 Dec 2017

World
Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt after Trump's Jerusalem announcement

US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Everything you need to know about Israel-Palestine conflict

07 Dec 2017

World
Everything you need to know about Israel-Palestine conflict

US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has left the Israelis celebrating and Palestinians seething in anger.

Palestine: Rival factions Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation deal

12 Oct 2017

World
Palestine: Rival factions Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation deal

Hamas and Fatah, the rival political factions in Palestine, have announced a reconciliation deal brokered by Egypt.

Israel agrees to remove Jerusalem metal detectors as crisis worsens

25 Jul 2017

World
Israel agrees to remove Jerusalem metal detectors as crisis worsens

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has voted to remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.

Trump seeks 'ultimate peace deal' during Israel visit

22 May 2017

World
Trump seeks 'ultimate peace deal' during Israel visit

US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestine territories where he's expected to push for "the ultimate deal" to end the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict.

Trump's Middle East visit: Palestine hopes for freeze on settlements

15 May 2017

World
Trump's Middle East visit: Palestine hopes for freeze on settlements

As the world eagerly anticipates President Trump's upcoming visit to the Middle East, Palestinian officials hope that US-led peace talks would make Israel stop settlement construction.

Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements

07 Feb 2017

World
Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements

The Israeli parliament has passed a law that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, further diminishing chances of achieving longstanding peace.

Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes

26 Jan 2017

World
Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes

In the second such announcement since Trump assumed office, Israel's Defence Ministry stated that it will build 2500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.

Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington

23 Jan 2017

World
Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington

US President Donald Trump has extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington in February.

Kerry condemns Israel, Trump defends

29 Dec 2016

World
Kerry condemns Israel, Trump defends

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Israel of jeopardizing middle-east peace by constructing settlements on Palestinian land; Israeli PM Netanyahu accused Kerry of showing bias.

Israeli PM summons US Ambassador over UN vote

26 Dec 2016

World
Israeli PM summons US Ambassador over UN vote

Angered by the anti-settlement vote at the UN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, to discuss the US's abstention at the vote.

US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

25 Dec 2016

World
US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

Ignoring protests by Israel and calls by Donald Trump to the contrary, the US allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.

Egypt withdraws UN resolution against Israel

24 Dec 2016

World
Egypt withdraws UN resolution against Israel

A UN resolution drafted by Egypt, condemning Israel for constructing settlements in territories claimed by Palestine, was withdrawn just hours before the vote.