Palestinians: 1 killed by Israeli army fire in West BankMarch 17, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said troops shot a Palestinian who approached soldiers on Friday and pulled a knife near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian authorities said the man died of his wounds a short while later.
Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab Israeli fatally shotJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian militant allegedly tried to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Saturday and the Israeli shot and killed the Palestinian.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the Palestinian man as Tariq Maali, 42, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group later claimed him as a member.
Palestinian activist’s family seeks ICC probe into his deathDecember 15, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who died last year after allegedly being beaten by Palestinian security forces said Thursday it has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the death.
Palestinians: Israeli army kills 4 in West Bank violenceDecember 8, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the latest violence to shake the region after months of unrest.
Palestinians: Israeli forces kill teenage girl in West BankNovember 14, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian girl during a pre-dawn raid in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday, drawing condemnation from the United Nations and rights groups.
Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian rock throwerNovember 5, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry said Saturday that Israeli forces shot and killed a young man in the occupied West Bank.
The ministry said Musab Nofal, 18, was hit with a bullet in the chest and died at hospital in the city of Ramallah.
As Israel’s far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrugNovember 3, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The apparent comeback of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the dramatic rise of his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies in Israel's general election this week have prompted little more than shrugs from many Palestinians.
Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank amid tensionsOctober 7, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army fatally shot two Palestinian teenagers during confrontations in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The teenagers were among the more than 100 Palestinians killed in the territory so far in 2022 — the deadliest spasm of violence in seven years.
Palestinians: Israeli military kills 2 during West Bank raidOctober 3, 2022 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military shot and killed two Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Palestinian officials said, deepening what has become the deadliest round of fighting in the territory in years.
Israeli military discharges 4 soldiers who beat PalestiniansAugust 24, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it has discharged four soldiers for attacking Palestinians without cause, after video circulated on social media showing them beating and kicking two detainees.
Palestinians fly to Cyprus in Israeli airport pilot programAugust 22, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen Palestinians flew to Cyprus on Monday from an airport in southern Israel as part of a pilot program to allow Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to fly abroad.
The move was part of a series of gestures Israel says it is making to improve living conditions of Palestinians in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians say Israeli fire kills teen in West Bank rallyJuly 29, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing a 16-year old and wounding five people, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Palestinian leader, Israeli PM hold first call in yearsJuly 8, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday received a call from Israel's caretaker prime minister, Yair Lapid, the first such conversation between Abbas and an Israeli premier in years.
Palestinian president and Israeli defense minister meetJuly 7, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met Thursday in the occupied West Bank to discuss security coordination ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to the region next week.
Israel fires at Palestinian stone throwers, teen said killedJune 25, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces early Saturday in the occupied West Bank after soldiers opened fire at stone-throwing Palestinians, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.
In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for PalestiniansMay 24, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict.
Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame IsraelMay 13, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation.
Palestinians hold local elections in occupied West BankMarch 26, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians voted in local elections in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, less than a year after President Mahmoud Abbas called off parliamentary elections that would have likely loosened his party's grip on power.
Palestinians confront winter COVID surge fueled by omicronFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians are facing a winter coronavirus surge driven by the omicron variant, placing stress on the medical system even though vaccines are widely available.
The Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry reported over 70,000 active cases in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, annexed east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, more than twice the number at the height of previous surges.
Israel probes death of elderly Palestinian who was detainedJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was investigating after an 80-year-old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship died of a heart attack after being detained by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.
The State Department said it was in touch with the Israeli government to seek “clarification" about the incident, which occurred early Wednesday, and that it supports a “thorough investigation.”
Israeli says Palestinian man killed in shootout with troopsDecember 22, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man who opened fire at them from a passing vehicle in the occupied West Bank late Wednesday, Israeli officials said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Muhammad Issa Abbas, 26, saying he had been shot in the back near the al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah.
Israel return ex-prisoner weeks after ending hunger strikeDecember 5, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli authorities freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner on Sunday, two weeks after striking a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, said a prisoner rights group.
Israeli army: Two Israelis drove into Ramallah, car torchedDecember 1, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two Israelis drove into the Palestinian city of Ramallah Wednesday, and their car was surrounded by a crowd and set ablaze, according to the Israeli army and video footage posted online.
Palestinians say dozens of cars wrecked in settler vandalismNovember 9, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian eyewitnesses said a group of Israeli settlers vandalized dozens of cars in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.
A number of witnesses told an Associated Press photographer that Israeli settlers entered the town of al-Bireh near the West Bank city of Ramallah and damaged dozens of parked vehicles.
Palestinians mourn man found shot in West Bank, blame IsraelSeptember 1, 2021 GMT
BEIT UR AL-TAHTA, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of people on Wednesday mourned the death of a man Palestinian health officials said was killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
Raed Jadallah, 39, a resident of Beit Ur al-Tahta near Ramallah, was buried on Wednesday.
Palestinians shaken but steadfast as PA suppresses dissentJuly 15, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Nearly two weeks after he was severely beaten by Palestinian security forces, Akil Awawdeh is still short of breath, still shielding his bruised chest with his hand and still haunted by the screams inside the police station.
Israel arrests Palestinian rights lawyer who protested AbbasJuly 4, 2021 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian human rights lawyer was detained by Israeli forces early Sunday after taking part in a protest in the occupied West Bank against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, his rights group said.
Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate against AbbasJuly 4, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday to demonstrate against President Mahmoud Abbas, hoping to inject new momentum into a protest movement sparked by the death of an outspoken critic in the custody of security forces.
Palestinian forces disperse protest over activist’s deathJune 26, 2021 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Angry demonstrators clashed with Palestinian security forces for a third day Saturday during a protest in the West Bank over the death of an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who died while in custody.
Palestinians hold funeral for veteran negotiator ErekatNovember 11, 2020 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians held a funeral Wednesday for Saeb Erekat, a veteran peace negotiator and spokesman for their cause who died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus...
Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli armyOctober 26, 2020 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old Palestinian died early Sunday after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute...
Palestinians fear outbreak in Jerusalem’s ‘no man’s land’May 6, 2020 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month, community leaders in a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents...
Palestinians angrily reject Trump Mideast peace planJanuary 28, 2020 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no's” to the Mideast peace plan announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel...
Palestinians protest US settlement decision in ‘day of rage’November 27, 2019 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the U...
Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglectJanuary 18, 2019 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — On a cold winter's night earlier this month, a convoy of 10 Israeli armored jeeps drove into the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah and parked in front of the Palestinian police headquarters...
Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashesDecember 14, 2018 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank, and a Palestinian was killed in clashes with troops, as the Israeli military pressed ahead on Friday with a crackdown following a pair of deadly shootings blamed on Hamas militants...
Palestinians vote on aging leadership as Abbas tightens gripApril 29, 2018 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The top-tier leadership group of the PLO— average age 70 — is up for election for the first time in over two decades, when hundreds of delegates attend a West Bank convention this week...
Palestinian-American brings #MeToo campaign to West BankFebruary 3, 2018 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A young Palestinian-American is the driving force behind a nascent #MeToo movement in this patriarchal corner of the world, selling T-shirts, hoodies and denim jackets with the slogan "Not Your Habibti (darling)" as a retort for catcalls and writing down women's complaints from her perch in a West Bank square...
Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troublesJanuary 24, 2018 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank.
Either move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, or send U.S. diplomats already there to Ramallah: Baruch Stein (Opinion)January 13, 2018 GMT
Either move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, or send U.S. diplomats already there to Ramallah: Baruch Stein (Opinion)
JERUSALEM -- Without taking a position on Donald Trump's declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and stating his intention to move the American embassy in Israel to the city, the exaggerated reactions from certain parts of the world, including the U.N.