West Bank

Donald Trump Backers Launch West Bank Ground Campaign

09/06/2016 - 11:10

KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank — Republican backers of Donald Trump opened a campaign office here Monday in what they said was a first on behalf of an American presidential candidate.

From left, Yossi Dagan, Mark Zell and Abe Katzman celebrating the opening of the Republicans Overseas Israel office. JTA

Hamas Restraint Tied To Elections?

Situation in Gaza and West Bank could become more troubling for Israel after upcoming vote.

08/29/2016 - 13:18
Contributing Editor

Israel came down hard on Hamas two weeks ago, after a rocket fired last week from Gaza landed in the Israeli city of Sderot. But despite the scale of the Israeli strikes unleashed as a reaction, Hamas showed uncharacteristic restraint.

Nathan Jeffay

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded In Palestinian Stabbing Attack Near Hebron

07/18/2016 - 12:05

Jerusalem — Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a Palestinian stabbing attack in the West Bank near Hebron.

Israeli soldiers are seen at the site of a stabbing attack by a Palestinian man near the city of Hebron. Getty Images

Israel’s Cabinet Approves $1.5 Million In Aid For Kiryat Arba Settlement

07/11/2016 - 12:41

Jerusalem — Israel’s Cabinet voted to approve a $1.5 million aid package for the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba in the aftermath of three attacks in the area that left two dead and one injured.

Rina Ariel mourning over the body of her 13-year-old daughter Hallel, who was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian attacker. JTA

Annexation Talk Follows Brazen Murder

In wake of killing of 13-year-old, settlement expansion moves to the fore.

07/05/2016 - 16:37
Contributing Editor

Kiryat Arba, West Bank — The pair of youths leaving the shiva house for Hallel Yaffa Ariel had an urgent message for their peers.

Rina Yaffa Ariel grieves last week at the funeral of her slain daughter in Kiryat Arba. Getty Images

Soldier Who Killed Subdued Palestinian Charged With Manslaughter

04/18/2016 - 10:48

Jerusalem — The Israeli soldier who was captured on video shooting an already downed Palestinian assailant in the head was charged Monday with manslaughter.

The Israeli soldier who shot a Palestinian attacker in Hebron at a hearing at a military court near Kiryat Malachi. JTA

Video Of West Bank Shooting Roiling Israel

Arrest of soldier who shot incapacitated terror suspect sparks protests, petitions and political split.

03/29/2016 - 18:38
Contributing Editor

Beit Shemesh, Israel — “Better a dead terrorist than a soldier dead!” shouted Amalia Bochbot through a megaphone at a demonstration at the entrance of this Israeli city.

A solidarity rally in Beit Shemesh on behalf of the Israeli soldier at the center of the controversial shooting. joshua Mitnick

4 Israeli Soldiers Injured In 2 West Bank Car-Ramming And Shooting Attacks

03/14/2016 - 15:01

Jerusalem — Four Israeli soldiers were injured in two car-ramming and shooting attacks in the West Bank.

Isreali forces stand guard at the scene where 3 Palestinians carried out 2 attacks, a shooting and a car ramming. Getty Images

Jerusalem Car Ramming-Shooting Attack Injures Palestinian Bystander

03/09/2016 - 11:13

Jerusalem — A Palestinian bystander was seriously injured when two Palestinian residents of eastern Jerusalem allegedly tried to run over and then shoot police officers and civilians at a Jerusalem light rail stop.

Israeli security at scene where a man was seriously injured when a Palestinian attacker drove his vehicle into pedestrians. JTA

Israeli Father Of 5 Attacked Outside His West Bank Home Saves His Children

03/02/2016 - 12:24

Jerusalem — A father of five who was attacked by two Palestinian teens said he managed to shove his assailants out of his West Bank home before they could hurt his family.

Roi Harel, an army reservist who lives in the West Bank settlement of Eli, being treated at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. JTA
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