Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian motorist in disputed incident

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian motorist who they said tried to ram them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday – an account disputed by his wife, who was with him in the car. Salem Eid, the mayor of Biddu village, where the man lived, said Palestinians may raise the incident… Read More Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian motorist in disputed incident

Israeli security forces fatally shoot Palestinian man during West Bank protests

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian on Friday as demonstrators protesting against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank hurled rocks at soldiers, a witness said. The man was shot in the head during a protest near the villlage of Beit Dajan, near Nablus, and was taken to a hospital where he later died, the… Read More Israeli security forces fatally shoot Palestinian man during West Bank protests

International Criminal Court prosecutor opens formal investigation into war crimes in Palestinian Territories

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday opened a formal investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. The decision comes after the court ruled on February 5 that it has jurisdiction in the case, a move which prompted swift rejection from Washington and Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority welcomed the ruling.… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor opens formal investigation into war crimes in Palestinian Territories

Palestinians open election registration offices in Gaza and West Bank

Palestinians opened election registration offices in Gaza and the West Bank on Wednesday, one day after rival factions agreed steps to ensure that the first elections in 15 years go ahead. The two dominant factions – Fatah and Hamas – convened in Cairo this week with 12 other groups for Egyptian-brokered talks on how to… Read More Palestinians open election registration offices in Gaza and West Bank

Israeli forces fatally shoot suspected Palestinian attacker in West Bank

An Israeli military commander shot a Palestinian man who attempted to stab soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said, and Palestinian officials said the man had been killed. The incident occurred at a road junction south of the Palestinian city of Nablus, the military said in a statement. Israeli troops at… Read More Israeli forces fatally shoot suspected Palestinian attacker in West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu orders advancement of settler housing project in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Monday that plans be advanced to construct some 800 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, an official statement said. The announcement was widely expected ahead of the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who unlike outgoing President Donald Trump, has been critical of Israeli… Read More Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu orders advancement of settler housing project in West Bank

Israeli military court convicts Palestinian activist Issa Amro of illegal protest and assault in West Bank

An Israeli military court on Wednesday convicted a Palestinian rights activist of offences in the occupied West Bank, in a case that Amnesty International described as politically motivated. Issa Amro, of the Palestinian city of Hebron, was convicted on three counts of protesting without a permit, two counts of disrupting Israeli soldiers’ activities, and one… Read More Israeli military court convicts Palestinian activist Issa Amro of illegal protest and assault in West Bank

Israeli officer fatally shoots alleged Palestinian assailant in West Bank

An Israeli security officer shot a Palestinian who threw a knife towards him in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israel’s military said, and Palestinian officials said the man had been killed. The incident occurred at a road junction situated near a cluster of Israeli settlements southwest of the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the military… Read More Israeli officer fatally shoots alleged Palestinian assailant in West Bank