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USAID assistance in the West Bank and Gaza has ceased: US official

The halt was requested by the Palestinian Authority but is certain to bring further hardship to people in the already deprived territories. 

Feb 02, 2019, 10:07 AM IST

Hamas due to hand over Gaza in major step toward unity

Hamas`s armed wing, which includes some 25,000 militants, remains a major force in the Gaza Strip.

Nov 28, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Hamas must disarm under unity deal: Palestinian police chief

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is due to retake control of the Gaza Strip, currently still run by Islamist movement Hamas, by December 1.

Nov 08, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Israel soldiers fire on 'suspect' vehicle, Palestinian killed

Israeli forces opened fire on a "suspect" vehicle in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Facebook translates ‘good morning’ post to ‘attack them’, man lands in jail

He had reportedly posted good morning in Arabic on Facebook, but the software translated it as “attack them”.

Oct 23, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement: Cops

A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead, police said.

Sep 26, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Palestinian in West Bank attack bid killed: Israel police

A Palestinian teenager who tried to attack an Israeli border guard in the occupied West Bank with a knife on Saturday was shot dead.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Palestinian tries to stab soldiers in West Bank, shot dead: Israeli army

The incident occurred at the Gush Etzion junction near a large bloc of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

Six people died on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years.

Jul 22, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

Israel has approved over 8,000 news settlements in the West Bank, thus making it the largest expansion of Jewish homes in the area in 25 years.

Jun 12, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

Israel says foils plot to avenge Hamas commander's murder

Israeli authorities said Thursday they had foiled a plot by Arab citizens to attack an Israeli soldier in revenge for the March killing of a Hamas commander.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:17 PM IST

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 13, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Palestinian attempts stabbing, shot by Israeli forces: Police

A Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli police near a flashpoint holy site in Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was shot and wounded, Israeli authorities said.

May 04, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

New Hamas document accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas unveiled on Monday a new policy document easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction, as it seeks to improve its international standing.

May 02, 2017, 00:41 AM IST

Palestinian stabs Israeli guard, arrested

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli guard at a key crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem today before being arrested, the police said.

Apr 24, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Israeli soldier killed in Palestinian car ramming in West Bank: Army

The Israeli military said a car driven by a Palestinian deliberately rammed two Israeli soldiers, killing one and injuring the other, in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.

Apr 06, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Palestinian stabs three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City, shot dead: Police

A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.

Apr 01, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

Mar 24, 2017, 09:37 AM IST

Palestinian policeman killed in refugee camp shootout

A murder suspect killed a Palestinian policeman today in a shootout at a refugee camp in the West Bank, the official Wafa news agency reported.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

US warned Israel against annexing West Bank: Minister

The Israeli minister said annexation would provoke a crisis with Washington and result in steep costs for the government.

Mar 06, 2017, 22:14 PM IST