West Bank

Palestinian President Abbas calls for timetable on ending occupation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a timetable for ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank following a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity.

Shock US abstention allows UN condemnation of Israel over settlements

The United States allowed UN Security Council passage of a resolution Friday demanding a halt to Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank, exposing an unusual rift between the two allies.

Israeli court rejects delay to West Bank settlement demolition

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday denied a government request to delay the demolition of homes in a West Bank settlement for several months, according to a court statement.

Medvedev: Russia still open towards Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that Moscow's invitation to host direct talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders was still on the table.

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.