West Bank

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A relative of Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, cousins who killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, holds their pictures. Palestinian assaults on Israelis have surged recently. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

The attack yesterday by Palestinian cousins on a synagogue in west Jerusalem stunned Israelis but was welcomed by the leftist Popular Front for the Li(...)

An armed Palestinian woman who supports the mainstream Fatah movement, and belongs to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

A spate of stabbing and vehicle attacks mounted by Palestinian youths against Israelis in the run-up to the 10th anniversary this week of the death of(...)

 An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Seir, near Hebron. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

A Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank yesterday as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of prov(...)

Emergency workers at the scene of an attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut yesterday.  Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP

Israel reinforced military and police deployments throughout the country last night and declared that Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives will be targe(...)

Palestinians pray as Israeli police officers stand guard during Friday prayers in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian youths in several locations in east Jerusalem today, but prayers passed off relatively quietly after Israel re(...)

Destroyed houses in the Al-Sha-af neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

The Palestinian consensus government may have to scale down its plan for the reconstruction of Gaza, devastated by 50 days of Israeli bombing and s(...)

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(...)

Ramping up: a SkatePal skateboarder in the West Bank. Photograph: Martin O’Grady

When Aram Sabbah, a 16-year-old from Ramallah, in the West Bank, was shot in the leg at a protest against the Israeli operation in Gaza, it wasn’t lon(...)

 Friends of Gil-Ad Shaer, one the three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed, mourn on his grave during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modi’in. PHotograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

A recording of a mobile phone call apparently made to a police emergency number by one of three Israeli teenagers after they were kidnapped in the Wes(...)

IAvigdor Lieberman with then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in 2012. Israel’s foreign ministewr has become an enthusiastic supporter of the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has undergone a dramatic political transformation in recent months: until recently a diplomatic (...)

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