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Israel puts brakes on West Bank annexation plan

February 03, 2020 8:06 am

In the days following Tuesday’s unveiling of the plan in Washington, the Trump administration urged Netanyahu to delay any effective annexation of territory at least until after the March 2 Israeli elections. But it looks as if the Israelis misread the signals from Washington.

Explained: What the change in US policy on Israeli settlements in West Bank means

November 21, 2019 7:09 am

The West Bank, a patch of land about one and a half times the size of Goa, was captured by Jordan after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Israel snatched it back during the Six Day War of 1967, and has occupied it ever since.

Why the Arab world isn’t outraged by Netanyahu’s West Bank vow

September 11, 2019 11:14 am

The reasons for the muted response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s preelection promise Tuesday were many: It was seen as a late-game appeal by Netanyahu to right-wing voters.

Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank - defence minister

May 24, 2018 1:04 pm

Some 500,000 Israelis live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas that are also home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

Area around Jesus Christ's baptism site being cleared of land mines

March 29, 2018 2:45 pm

The project's organizers had to navigate a virtual minefield of often quarreling church denominations, as well as Israeli and Palestinian officials.

US Ambassador: Israel occupies just two per cent of West Bank

September 29, 2017 8:53 am

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 war. The Palestinians have limited autonomy in 40 per cent of the area, with Israel in full control over the remaining 60 per cent. Palestinians demand the West Bank as part of a future state. The international community views settlements there as illegal.

West Bank attack: Three Israeli guards killed by Palestinian gunman

September 26, 2017 4:09 pm

West Bank attack: The incident was unusual in that the 37-year-old man had been issued an Israeli work permit - a process that entails security vetting - unlike most of the Palestinians involved in a wave of street attacks that began two years ago.

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex

July 29, 2015 8:57 am

The military said troops took over the under-construction complex inside the Beit El settlement overnight to remove protesters that had holed themselves up inside.

Jewish settlers blamed in Palestinian house fire

November 23, 2014 2:11 pm

Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house.