Israel cancels West Bankers` Gaza visits after attacks

 Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for hundreds of Palestinians living in the West Bank to visit relatives in the Gaza Strip, after a series of attacks, some fatal.

Shooting wounds four Israelis near West Bank settlement
Shooting wounds four Israelis near West Bank settlement

 A shooting near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank wounded four Israelis, sparking a manhunt Tuesday, in the latest such violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Palestinian stabs Israel soldier at Jerusalem checkpoint
Palestinian stabs Israel soldier at Jerusalem checkpoint

A Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli soldier in the neck at a checkpoint between Jerusalem and West Bank city Bethlehem on Monday, police said, in the latest such attack in recent days.

Israel releases prominent Hamas official year after arrest

Israel on Thursday released a prominent Hamas leader in the West Bank, the Islamist group said, a year after his arrest along with hundreds of others following the killing of three Israeli teenagers.

UN urges Israel to ease travel for Palestinians

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to ease restrictions on travel for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank for Ramadan prayers.

Palestinians to submit first case material against Israel to ICC
Palestinians to submit first case material against Israel to ICC

 The Palestinian Authority will hand over documentation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the first time on Thursday outlining alleged Israeli crimes in the occupied West Bank and the 2014 Gaza war, its mission to the Netherlands said. 

Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman, then shot by same officer
Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman, then shot by same officer

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman outside Jerusalem`s Old City on Sunday, critically wounding him, with the officer managing to shoot his attacker, leaving him in critical condition.

Palestinian wounded near site of fatal West Bank attack

A Palestinian woman was lightly injured after stones were thrown at her car late Saturday near the site of a recent fatal West Bank shooting, medical and security sources said.

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews `held in Jordan`

 The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

Israeli artists up in arms over culture minister remarks

 Israeli artists and leading cultural figures gathered Sunday to try and consolidate an approach against Culture Minister Miri Regev`s declared intent to withdraw support from institutes that "delegitimise" Israel, a move critics say would amount to censorship.

Palestinian killed by Israeli jeep in West Bank

An Israeli army jeep struck and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, with the military and locals giving conflicting accounts of the circumstances.

Court nixes bid to end Israel`s iron grip on W.Bank planning

Israel`s Supreme Court has dismissed a Palestinian petition that sought to end discriminatory housing policies in the occupied West Bank and would have returned local planning rights to the Palestinians.

Palestinians away in Saudi for World Cup qualifier
Palestinians away in Saudi for World Cup qualifier

The Palestinian national football team will have to face Saudi Arabia away, officials from both countries have decided, for a World Cup 2018 qualifier that was to take place in the West Bank.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

Israeli paramilitary policemen killed a Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, witnesses and medics said.

Israeli minister calls on world to recognise Golan annexation

A far-right Israeli minister on on Saturday called for the international community to endorse his country's 1981 annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, where he called for increased Jewish settlement.

Israeli rabbi peddles `kosher` pleasure with online sex shop

Their inspiration may be exotic -- the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Rome`s Colosseum -- but rabbi Natan Alexander`s vibrators have a distinctly domestic goal: giving Orthodox Jewish couples gratification without the guilt.

Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world soccer`s governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to Tunisia on Thursday.

New messianic message for Israel diplomats

A top Israeli diplomat, in a video seen by AFP on Friday, has instructed envoys to quote the Bible as giving Jews sovereignty over the entire Holy Land, including the West Bank.

'Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis'

Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from Wednesday be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on West Bank

Clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters Saturday in the northern West Bank wounded five people, including two photographers, Palestinian sources said.