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JERUSALEM  | Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

JERUSALEM  — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail. Israel has come under … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel’s Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar. In a statement Wednesday, … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

BIDYA, West Bank | Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

BIDYA, West Bank — Palestinians on Saturday buried eight of their dead — a woman killed when a stone hit her in the head while riding in a car in the West Bank, an attack blamed on Jewish settlers, and seven who were shot by Israeli troops during protests in Gaza the previous day. It … Continue reading BIDYA, West Bank | Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

JERUSALEM | Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed a well-known Israeli settler to death Sunday at a busy mall in the West Bank. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was popular in the local community and an outspoken Israel advocate on social media platforms. The military said the attacker … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank | The Latest: Turkey criticizes US over PLO mission closure

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Latest on reaction to closing of Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Turkey has strongly criticized the United States for ordering the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington. A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday said the decision was “worrying,” described it … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | The Latest: Turkey criticizes US over PLO mission closure

JERUSALEM | European countries warn against demolishing West Bank hamlet

JERUSALEM— Major European countries have issued a rare joint statement warning Israel against its planned demolition of a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom said on Monday its strategic location is important to maintain “contiguity of a future Palestinian state.” “The consequences a demolition and displacement would … Continue reading JERUSALEM | European countries warn against demolishing West Bank hamlet

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian protest family Tamimi says travel abroad denied

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The family of teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi says they have been banned from traveling abroad. Her father, Bassem, said they were informed by the Palestinian Ministry of Civil Affairs they are barred by the Israeli Authorities from leaving. He said they were set to leave last week upon initiation by … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian protest family Tamimi says travel abroad denied

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians condemn US ending funding for UN refugee agency

RAMALLAH, West Bank— The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas‘s spokesman said Saturday. Nabil Abu Rudeneh said the move “does not serve peace but rather strengthens terrorism in … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians condemn US ending funding for UN refugee agency