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Stories with place: West Bank
  • Palestinian assailant killed after stabbing Israeli soldier story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 9:29 am

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, the latest in an unrelenting, two month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

  • Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:41 am

    JERUSALEM - Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily focused on ending the terror.

  • Patriots hold moment of silence for fan killed in West Bank 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 8:49 pm

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - The New England Patriots observed a moment of silence for an 18-year-old fan who was killed in the West Bank while studying in Israel.

  • After years of delays, Palestinians get high-speed mobile 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:44 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.

  • Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.

  • Prince Ali: Violence shouldn't force soccer out of countries 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 1:06 pm

    LONDON - Violence should not force teams to play matches outside their home countries, FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Wednesday.

  • New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:47 am

    QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, West Bank - A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement.

  • Palestinian official: Gaza border deal reached with Egypt 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 2:46 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Monday said the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Gaza Strip's main border crossing in an arrangement meant to bypass the territory's Hamas rulers.

  • Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel's isolation 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 12:39 am

    JERUSALEM - The European Union's decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.

  • Hamas hands over Arafat's Gaza home to his Fatah party 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 3:32 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers handed over the house of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to officials from his Fatah party on Tuesday with the intention of turning it to a museum for the iconic leader.

  • Netanyahu appointment casts cloud over US visit story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly appointed spokesman on Thursday apologized for a series of insulting comments about U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, days before his boss heads to Washington on a fence-mending mission.

  • Palestine's World Cup qualifiers to be played in Jordan 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 8:55 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The president of the Palestinian soccer federation says the national team's two upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be played in Jordan.

  • Attack on Israeli rabbi part of unchecked settler violence 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 1:30 am

    BURIN, West Bank - Rabbi Arik Ascherman's right middle finger is still bandaged from a recent confrontation in the West Bank, when a suspected extremist Jewish settler lurched at him with a knife, punching and kicking him.

  • Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 3:53 pm

    RISHON LEZION, Israel - Twenty-four-year-old shopkeeper Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.

  • Palestinians say amateur video backs claims of Israeli abuse 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 4:28 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Recent videos show Israeli troops shooting a wounded Palestinian at close range, pepper-spraying Palestinian medics, ramming a Palestinian with a jeep and threatening refugee camp residents with tear gas "until you die" unless they stop throwing stones.

  • Palestinian lawyer talks about viral photo of tear gas kick story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 11:18 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - One of the most memorable images of the current Israeli-Palestinian confrontations shows a young Palestinian lawyer in dark shades, a suit and formal legal robe as he kicks away an Israeli tear gas canister, his legs flying high above billowing white gas.

  • Divided Hebron, West Bank largest city, focus of violence 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:35 pm

    HEBRON, West Bank - The West Bank's largest city has become a focal point of Israeli-Palestinian violence, with near-daily deadly confrontations erupting at Israeli army checkpoints that guard enclaves of Jewish settlers in the once-thriving center of Hebron.

  • Jewish activists step up activities at sensitive holy site 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 1:26 pm

    JERUSALEM - A new Israeli proclamation to uphold a ban on Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site should have dealt a sobering blow to the die-hard activists who have spent years fighting for the right to worship at the spot, which is sacred to Muslims as well as Jews. Instead, it has only emboldened them.

  • Israeli residency proposal unnerves Jerusalem's Palestinians 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 4:20 pm

    JERUSALEM - An Israeli proposal that could potentially strip tens of thousands of Palestinians in Jerusalem of their residency rights has sent shudders through the targeted Arab neighborhoods - areas that were dumped outside Israel's separation barrier a decade ago, even though they are within the city's boundaries.

  • The Latest: Israel marks 20 years since killing of PM Rabin story has photos
    Updated: Oct-26-15 12:58 pm

    JERUSALEM - The latest developments in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence (all times local).