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Israeli army tears down West Bank residence of Palestinian prisoner

The West Bank home of a Palestinian prisoner accused of helping plot the 2015 killing of an Israeli pair in front of their children was destroyed Tuesday by the Israeli army, a spokesman said.

Gaza, West Bank crossings to close for Jewish holiday

Crossings from Israel into Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Monday night due to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, according to an Israeli army...

Palestinian government postpones local elections by four months

The Palestinian government postponed local elections by four months on Tuesday, a day after a court ruled to allow voting in the West Bank, but not the Gaza Strip, an official statement said.

Israel to close Gaza, West Bank crossings during Jewish holiday

Crossings into the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Sunday night, when Jewish New Year festivities begin, according to an Israeli army statement.

Palestinians push for UN Security Council resolution on settlements

The Palestinians were in "extensive consultations" to pass a resolution at the UN Security Council on Israel's continued settlement activity, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said at the UN...

Palestinian local elections put on hold by high court

Campaigning for upcoming local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was suspended Thursday by a Palestinian court, according to a Central Elections Commission official in Ramallah.

Israel approves 463 housing settlements in the West Bank

Israel authorized the construction of hundreds of more housing units in the West Bank, despite calls by world powers to halt settlement activity.

UN: No halt to Israeli settlements despite Quartet recommendations

Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank has continued over the last two months despite recommendations by world powers to the contrary in an effort to revive negotiations over a two-state...

Israeli police detain Jews who entered West Bank city without permit

Israeli authorities arrested dozens of ultraorthodox Jews overnight after they entered a West Bank city without a permit, police said Tuesday.

Raid on refugee camp in West Bank leaves 35 Palestinians injured

An overnight raid by the Israeli army on a refugee camp south of Hebron left 35 Palestinians injured after residents reacted violently, Maan news agency reported Tuesday.

Israel authorizes more construction in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Israel authorized the construction of around 800 new homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements, Israel Radio reported Monday.

Israel's Netanyahu announces new "aggressive" measures in West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced "aggressive" measures against Palestinians in the West Bank, in response to new deadly attacks against Israelis.

Middle East Quartet calls on Israel to end settlement activities

Israel should end its settlement activities in the West Bank if it is serious about a two-state solution in the Middle East, world powers said in a highly anticipated report published Friday,...

Israeli man killed, three injured as violence escalates in West Bank

Israeli police are searching for a gunman after he opened fire on a family's car, causing a crash that left one Israeli man dead and three others injured, the Israeli army said Friday.