West Bank

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A bulldozer demolishes a home in the recently evicted illegal Israeli settler outpost of Amona. Israel has passed a law retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The European Union has cancelled a top-level summit with Israel in response to a new law retroactively legalising some 4,000 settler homes built on pr(...)

Israeli police evict settlers in the West Bank outpost of Amona. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo

Israel has embarked on an unprecedented wave of West Bank settlement expansion, approving 3,000 new homes less than a week after authorisation was gra(...)

Naftali Bennett: The education minister and leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party is spearheading a campaign to annex Maale Adumim to Israel. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

The right-wing Jewish Home party is spearheading a campaign to annex the West Bank city of Maale Adumim to Israel, believing the election of Donald Tr(...)

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee to be next US ambassador to Israel, with the US president-elect and his daughter Ivanka. Photograph: Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership has warned that if US president-elect Donald Trump follows through with his promise to relocate the American embassy from T(...)

A construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near Jerusalem. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israel has approved plans for hundreds of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, according to reports, prompting a swift condemnation(...)

Israel’s defence minister Avigdor Lieberman wants to hold talks with West Bank Palestinian figures without  the approval of the  Palestinian Authority. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

In a clear attempt to bypass the Palestinian leadership, Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman wants to hold talks with West Bank Palestinian fig(...)

Palestinians and Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint as the army announced a closed military zone in Yatta. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

Israel has imposed a series of restrictions on West Bank Palestinians in response to Wednesday night’s shooting in a Tel Aviv restaurant, but fell sh(...)

The decision on Thursday last by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva to create a database of businesses “involved in activities”(...)

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Yousef Tarayra, 18, during his funeral in the West Bank. The Israeli military said he was shot dead by the Israeli army after he carried out an attack. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma./Reuters

Three Palestinians who slightly hurt four Israeli soldiers in the West Bank were shot and killed by troops yesterday as Israel continued to react to s(...)

Clampdown: an Israeli soldier checks the documents of a Palestinian passenger of a taxi on its way out of   Ramallah yesterday. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Long traffic jams built up on approach roads to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday as Israel imposed a partial closure on the city, letting in o(...)

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