Gush Etzion

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Natan Meir, the husband of Israeli woman Dafna Meir who was killed when she opened the door of her home in the settlement of Otniel on Sunday, at her funeral in Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel has barred all Palestinian labourers from West Bank settlements after two stabbing attacks inside settlements left a woman dead and another inj(...)

Construction hard hats left on metal building poles on the roof of a new multi-storey building in the sprawling Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit, in the West Bank,  after the Palestinian workers left for the day yesterday. The US and European states have  protested to Israel over its plan to appropriate  1,000 acres of land belonging to Palestinian villages in the Gush Etzion area, and declare that state lands. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

The appropriation by Israel of almost 1,000 acres of West Bank land is a “a nail in the coffin of a two-state solution” the Palestinian ambassador to(...)