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Evacuation of 150 West Bank settlers beginsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:09:00

Israeli security officials on Tuesday started the process of evacuating some 150 Jewish residents from their homes at the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

Palestinian mosque burned in suspected settler attackupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 15:04:00

A Palestinian mosque in the village of Jabaa was vandalized and partially set on fire early Tuesday morning, Israeli and Palestinian officials said, with both sides suspecting Israeli settlers of the attack.

Israel to build housing in West Bankupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 09:12:00

Israel announced it will construct 851 housing units in the West Bank, a move the United States immediately said "undermines peace efforts."

Israel asks court for delay in demolition of settler outpost updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 11:31:00

The Israeli government asked the country's high court Friday for a delay in the scheduled demolition of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost.

Israel legalizes 3 West Bank settlements, angering Palestiniansupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 06:22:00

The Israeli government said Tuesday that it has decided to legalize the status of three settlement posts that were built in the West Bank during the 1990's.

Israel suspends officer videotaped striking activistupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 09:03:00

The Israeli military said Monday that it has suspended an officer who was caught on video striking a pro-Palestinian activist in the face.

3 cars torched, mosque defaced in West Bankupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 06:05:00

Three cars were set ablaze and a mosque was defaced in a Palestinian village in the West Bank, police said.

Israeli court indicts 5 right-wing extremistsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 07:09:00

Five Israeli right-wing extremists have been indicted by an Israeli court which accused them of attempting to prevent the demolition of illegal settlements in the West Bank, organizing a break-in at a military base and planning riots.

Israel announces construction plans in Jerusalem, West Bankupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 13:09:00

Israel's Construction and Housing Ministry announced Sunday plans to build 1,000 new homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israel suspects Jewish extremists in West Bank mosque burningupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 12:32:00

A day after the Israeli government announced measures to curb a spike in right wing violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian mosque was torched and vandalized in what authorities suspect is the latest in a string of attacks against both Palestinian and the Israeli military targets by Jewish extremists.

Jewish 'terrorists' attack Israeli base on the West Bankupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 14:34:00

In an attack Tuesday -- which an Israeli official termed an act of Jewish terrorism -- around 50 right-wing Israeli extremists infiltrated and attacked the Ephraim Regional Division Headquarters, an Israel Defense Forces military base in the West Bank.

Right-wing attack on Israeli baseupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 14:34:00

There is growing concern in Israel about a spate of right-wing attacks. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

West Bank mosque torchedupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 19:37:00

A Palestinian mosque in the northern West Bank was torched early Wednesday morning in what police suspect is a nationalistic "price tag" attack.

Activist: Israeli government won't protect its own citizensupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:13:00

On September 30, a group of Jewish Israelis from the activist groups Solidarity and Ta'ayush set out on a visit to support the Palestinian al Rifai family in the West Bank. The family's claim to their land has been recognized by the Israeli Supreme Court, but the settlement of Anatot is nevertheless built upon it. Al Rifai family members have faced harassment for years while insisting on their right to access private land. The settlers of Anatot, enraged by the Israeli support of the Palestinian family, violently attacked the family and activists alike.

'Price tag' attacks against Palestiniansupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:17:00

A suspected arson attack on a mosque raises fears more violence will hit West Bank settlers. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Israeli police arrest suspect in mosque arsonupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:17:00

Police in Israel have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the burning of a mosque, according to Israeli National Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Unrest on tense day in West Bankupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:14:00

Violence erupted in the West Bank on Friday as several dozen Palestinian youths hurled rocks and bottles at Israeli security forces near Jerusalem and a man died during clashes near Nablus.

Israel destroys 3 houses at illegal West Bank communityupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 12:51:00

Israeli police and security forces destroyed three houses in the Israeli settlement outpost of Migron in the northern West Bank early Monday morning clashing with settlers who refused to accept an Israeli court decision ordering the community to be demolished.

Mentally ill sisters freed from chains in West Bankupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:38:00

We first met Mohedeye and Nedaa Dawabsha sitting quietly on the floor of a small room in their family's modest house in the dusty West Bank village of Duma. Neither of the sisters were able to leave the room.

Family: Chaining our daughters necessaryupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:38:00

Two mentally ill sisters are getting treatment after being locked up in chains for years. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Clashes erupt at West Bank refugee campupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 10:15:00

Clashes erupted overnight at a West Bank refugee camp, authorities said Monday.

A Picasso comes to the Palestiniansupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 04:43:00

In a small showroom in the West Bank city of Ramallah, two Palestinian security guards carefully watch over a masterpiece by one of the most famous artists in modern history.

Israeli military begins to move West Bank barrierupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 09:12:00

Four years after an Israeli high court initially ruled that the path of the barrier separating Israelis from Palestinians around the West Bank village of Bilin needed to be rerouted, the Israeli military Wednesday began to dismantle parts of the controversial fence.

3 Israeli settlers arrested over attack on police carupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 03:48:00

Three Israeli settlers from the West Bank were arrested overnight on suspicion of setting fire to a police commander's car, Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN Monday.

Palestinians say Israeli government was behind West Bank mosque fireupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:04:00

The Palestinian Authority has accused the Israeli government of incitement in an arson attack Tuesday on a West Bank mosque, claiming the act was committed by settlers under the protection of the Israeli military.

Thousands lost residency under former policy, Israeli adviser saysupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:25:00

The Israeli government has acknowledged that it pursued a policy of stripping West Bank Palestinians of their residency status between the years 1967 and 1994, according to an Israeli human rights organization.

Man killed near West Bank holy siteupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 13:45:00

An Israeli man was killed near the site known as Joseph's Tomb. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Israeli man killed near West Bank holy siteupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 13:45:00

An Israeli man was killed and four others were wounded early Sunday morning near Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, an Israeli military spokesman said.

Arrests made in slaying of Israeli family in West Bankupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 10:23:00

The Israel Defense Forces arrested two people it identified as responsible for the massacre of an Israeli family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, officials said Sunday.

Report: Palestinian journalists abused by Palestinian security forcesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:37:00

Palestinian journalists are finding reporting increasingly difficult in the face of the growing abuse toward them by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank and Gaza, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.

Israeli family of 5 killed in terror attack, military saysupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:54:00

Five members of an Israeli family were killed in the West Bank early Saturday morning in what the Israeli military is calling a terror attack.

Israeli settlers burn Palestinian home, carsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 20:10:00

Israeli settlers damaged cars and tried to burn down a house in Palestinian villages in the West Bank Monday night and Tuesday, police told CNN. The actions followed removal of three illegal shacks in a Jewish settlement.

Officials: Teen shot in West Bank clashesupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 06:24:00

At least one Palestinian was shot in clashes in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar Friday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Two Palestinian teens killed in separate incidents, officials sayupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 11:45:00

Two Palestinian teens were killed on Thursday, one in a shooting and the other by an explosion, medical and security sources said.

Residents: Mosque, other structures demolished in Palestinian villageupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 16:45:00

A mosque and other structures were demolished by bulldozers in a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Thursday, according to village residents.

West Bank settlement freeze not a done deal, source saysupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 14:16:00

As optimism flowed from U.S. leaders over the prospect of a settlement freeze in the West Bank, an Israeli government source on Monday tapped the brakes, saying that an agreement over such a freeze still had not been reached.

600 new homes begun since settlement freeze ended, group saysupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:53:00

Construction has started for about 600 new housing units in the West Bank since the Israeli settlement freeze ended late last month, the group Peace Now said Thursday.

Vandals set fire to West Bank mosqueupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 13:51:00

Vandals torched a West Bank mosque and sprayed graffiti on its walls early Monday, officials said.

Vandals torch West Bank mosqueupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 13:51:00

Vandals attack a mosque in the West Bank, spraying graffiti on its walls. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Baby born after mom shot near West Bank settlementupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 01:36:00

A woman who was shot near a West Bank settlement gave birth to her baby at a nearby hospital, the Israeli military said Monday.

Israel's moratorium on settlement building in West Bank endsupdated: Sun Sep 26 2010 22:21:00

Israeli settlers cheered Sunday's expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, as Israel's prime minister urged Palestinians not to walk away from newly resumed peace talks over the lapsed restrictions.

Clinton pushes extended West Bank construction moratoriumupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 04:42:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed a three-month extension of Israel's construction moratorium on the West Bank, a diplomatic source told CNN Thursday.

Israel's PM suggests compromise on settlements possibleupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 06:00:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has stopped well short of agreeing to a continued freeze on building Israeli settlements in the West Bank, made comments that suggested that he might be willing to compromise on the issue.

West Bank shooting wounds 2 Israelisupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 22:21:00

Two Israelis were wounded Wednesday night in a shooting at Rimonim Junction, east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Israel Defense Forces said.

4 Israelis shot dead in West Bankupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 22:15:00

On the eve of meetings to start peace talks in Washington, four Israeli settlers are killed in the West Bank.

Israeli military hunts West Bank drive-by shootersupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 22:15:00

The Israeli military said Wednesday it is still looking for the perpetrators behind a drive-by attack Tuesday evening that left four people dead, including a pregnant woman.

4 Israelis shot dead in West Bankupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 23:40:00

Four Israelis -- including a pregnant woman -- were killed Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank in a shooting for which the militant wing of Hamas claimed responsibility, officials said.

Nonviolent West Bank protester guilty of incitementupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 08:00:00

An Israeli military court has found the leader of a West Bank protest movement guilty of incitement and organizing illegal demonstrations.

Israelis detain former EU official at West Bank protestupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:31:00

The Israeli military detained former European Parliament Vice President Luisa Morgantini at a protest Friday, but she was immediately released after her identity was learned, the Israeli Defense Forces said.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian near settlement in West Bankupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 04:57:00

The Israeli military said early Thursday it shot and killed a Palestinian trying to infiltrate the Barqan settlement in the northern West Bank.

Three Israeli policemen shot in West Bank, one deadupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:55:00

One Israeli policeman was killed and two others were wounded near Hebron in the southern West Bank early Monday, authorities said. Security forces are searching the area for the shooters.

Palestinian teen killed in West Bankupdated: Fri May 14 2010 07:11:00

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank, an Israeli police spokesman said Friday.

Palestinian Authority blocks sale of goods made at Israeli settlementsupdated: Wed May 12 2010 12:57:00

The Palestinian Authority has embarked on a series of measures aimed at ending what one official has called the "cancer" of Palestinian economic dependence on Israel's West Bank settlements.

Ban on Israeli settlement goodsupdated: Wed May 12 2010 12:57:00

The Palestinian Authority hopes a sales block of goods made in Israeli settlements will improve the Palestinian economy.

Fire damages mosque in West Bankupdated: Tue May 04 2010 14:50:00

Palestinian officials blamed Israeli settlers for a fire that damaged a mosque in the northern West Bank Tuesday morning, while Israeli officials suggested the blaze may have been accidental.

Israeli soldiers reprimanded over Palestinian deathsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 14:15:00

The Palestinian prime minister's office on Tuesday slammed Israel for giving only a "symbolic" punishment to soldiers involved in last month's shooting death of four Palestinians.

Jordan protests to Israel over expulsionsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 14:15:00

Jordan has called in Israel's ambassador for an official protest over a controversial decision to expel Palestinians that Israel says are living illegally in the West Bank, the Jordanian state news agency reported Wednesday.

Palestinians object to definition of 'infiltrator'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 07:01:00

A new Israel Defense Forces order aimed at preventing infiltration in the West Bank is sparking angry condemnations in the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli security forces seal off West Bankupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 08:25:00

Israeli security forces said they will close the West Bank region from midnight Sunday to Tuesday, April 6.

1 boy killed, 1 hurt in West Bank violenceupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 23:49:00

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead and another Palestinian was in critical condition after being shot in the head during clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank, a local medical official said Saturday.

Israeli military hopes closures will end West Bank protestsupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 13:48:00

In a bid to end what it calls illegal riots, the Israeli military will prohibit outsider access to areas in two occupied West Bank villages one day a week, according to a statement explaining the move.

Israel extends West Bank closureupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 22:30:00

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has extended the closure of the West Bank, initially scheduled to end Saturday night, for three more days, Israeli officials said Saturday.

Strain on peace process?updated: Fri Mar 12 2010 11:25:00

Middle East policy experts explain the impact of Vice President Joe Biden's recent trip to the region.

Israel seals off West Bankupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 11:25:00

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered the army to seal off the West Bank for 48 hours and tightened security around the old city of Jerusalem, Israeli officials said Friday.

Clashes erupt over West Bank religious shrinesupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 07:14:00

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers broke out Monday, a day after Israel announced it would include two West Bank religious shrines as part of a larger list of 150 Zionist heritage sites.

West Bank barrier protestupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 18:48:00

Villagers claim a small victory on the fifth anniversary of their protests in the West Bank. Paula Hancocks reports.

Frustration over Israeli, Palestinian talksupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 10:06:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East ended a four-day trip to Israel and the West Bank with no breakthrough in persuading Israelis and Palestinians to go back to the negotiating table.

Israel kills 3 Palestinians over settler's deathupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 11:20:00

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza early Saturday, acts that quickly drew Palestinian condemnation.

Israeli troops kill 6 Palestiniansupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 13:45:00

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza early Saturday, acts that quickly drew Palestinian condemnation.

West Bank settlements to receive more funding under planupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 13:49:00

The Israeli government on Sunday approved a controversial plan that would classify a number of West Bank settlements as "National Priority Zones," meaning they are entitled to millions of shekels in funding.

Jewish settlers blamed over mosque attackupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 11:09:00

Vandals burned a mosque in the West Bank on Friday in an attack a Palestinian official said reflected Israeli settler rage over a government moratorium on settlement construction.

Protesting freeze, Israeli settlers block inspectorsupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 13:06:00

Leaders of the Jewish settlement movement poured concrete for the foundations of a synagogue Wednesday in this West Bank settlement south of Jerusalem.

Israel approves temporary settlement freezeupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:37:00

Israeli government ministers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a temporary freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

Women flock to see first female football game in West Bankupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 08:45:00

The Faisal al Husseini football stadium was packed, two hours before kick off, with a noisy sea of Palestinian flags and white hijabs. Football matches are always a big deal in the West Bank, but this game was more significant than most. 10,000 women had flocked to the stadium, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem and a mere few meters from the separation barrier that snakes around the West Bank, to watch a historic football match few would have believed possible just a few years ago: the Palestinian women's national team were to play Jordan in their first ever home international.

Lack of water in Gaza campsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 10:14:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the lack of water in Gaza refugee camps.

Israel keeping Gaza parched, Amnesty International saysupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 10:14:00

Israel is denying Palestinians access to adequate water supplies by controlling shared water resources, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.

Israeli settlers burn fields after illegal outpost dismantledupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 10:52:00

Israeli settlers on Sunday set Palestinian fields and olive groves on fire after their illegal outpost in the West Bank was dismantled, Israeli military sources told CNN.

West Bank settlement wranglingupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 15:30:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on what Israel's leader calls a prelude to a freeze in settlement activity in the West Bank.

Israeli settlers wary, defiant in West Bankupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 11:29:00

Many Jewish settlers in the West Bank believe the land was promised to them in the Bible by God.

Palestinian filmmakers beat the odds to hit silver screenupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 13:08:00

When the 10th London Palestine Film Festival opens this week, Londoners will have greater access to films made in the Palestinian territories than many people living in the region.

Palestinian despair deepens ahead of electionsupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 06:19:00

My eyes stung, I was coughing, my nose was running. Along with cameraman David Hawley and freelance producer Kareem Khadder, I had just been tear-gassed -- not for the first time last Friday -- during a day-long clash between Palestinian kids and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Na'alin, on the West Bank.

Palestinian expectations lowupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 06:19:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gauges low Palestinian expectations for Israel's upcoming elections.

West Bank T.V.updated: Thu Dec 18 2008 14:17:00

A pilot internet series offers a different point of view of Israel's settler movement. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Time.com: Israel in a Showdown with West Bank Settlers updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 10:00:00

West Bank settlers, long coddled by the Israeli government, turn on the security forces, hoping to block moves toward a two-state peace with the Palestinians

Israeli, Palestinian forces cooperate in West Bankupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 13:48:00

Hundreds of Palestinian security reinforcements were awaiting orders Saturday as part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian operation in the West Bank town of Hebron, officials said.

Israeli policeman arrested after Palestinian boy's deathupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 17:19:00

An Israeli border policeman has been arrested in connection with last week's shooting death of a Palestinian boy, an Israeli police spokesman said Sunday.

Time.com: Israel: New West Bank Settlementupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 06:00:00

A key committee has approved construction of the first new Jewish settlement in the West Bank in a decade. The news infuriated Palestinians, who said the decision could cripple peace efforts

Time.com: Israel Raids West Bank Mallupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 18:00:00

Israeli troops stormed the shopping mall in this West Bank city Tuesday and ordered it to close, saying the popular facility is linked to the militant Islamic Hamas

Investment conference boosts Palestinian profileupdated: Fri May 30 2008 09:59:00

Business should be improving for the Abu Lafi Stone and Marble Company.

Palestinian investmentupdated: Fri May 30 2008 09:59:00

Despite restrictions on the movement of labor and goods, an increasingly young and unemployed labour force, and the problems of brain drain, the Palestinians are looking forward.

Time.com: A Paid Exit for West Bank Settlers?updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 11:00:00

A new bill would compensate West Bank settlers like the Venturas who voluntarily leave their homes, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to decide within days whether to support it

Strait of Hormuz confrontationupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 23:44:00

U.S. Navy releases audio of communication between Iranian defense force and American ships.

Bush: Confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz was 'provocative'updated: Tue Jan 08 2008 23:44:00

As President Bush prepared Tuesday to head to Israel and the West Bank for the first time as commander-in-chief, he called a confrontation between U.S. Navy warships and Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz "a provocative act."

Artists draw attention to Bethlehemupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 22:36:00

British graffiti artist Banksy has launched an art exhibition in Bethlehem that he hopes will focus attention on the poverty of the West Bank and draw tourists to the traditional birthplace of Christianity.

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