West Bank

Terrorists planned to kill Jewish visitors to Joseph’s Tomb

By Jessica Weinstein, August 25, 2015

Israeli forces foiled an attack on Jewish worshipers at a holy site in the West Bank, it has been revealed.

After a gag order was lifted on Tuesday, the Shin Bet security service said that four Palestinians had been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on Jewish visitors to Joseph’s Tomb.


Shin Bet rounds-up settlers in major West Bank operation

By Jessica Weinstein, August 10, 2015

Israeli police have rounded up extremist Jewish settlers in their biggest operation in years.

The Shin Bet arrested nine people suspected of extremist activities against Palestinians on Sunday. Two more were placed in “administrative detention” without trial.


IDF shoots Palestinian man following clashes during raid

By JC Reporter, July 22, 2015

The IDF has shot a Palestinian man dead in the West Bank following clashes during an Israeli raid on Tuesday night.

Mohammed Alawneh, in his early twenties, was shot in the chest by Border Police in the village of Birqin, near Jenin, after riots broke out, and later succumbed to his wounds.


Fake kidnap man arrested

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 8, 2015

The disappearance of an Israeli man near Hebron last Thursday that was originally feared to be a terror kidnapping quickly developed into a bizarre case of wilful disappearance.

Thousands of soldiers and police officers, assisted by helicopters and the Shin Bet, were deployed last Thursday afternoon after Eran Negauker, a career IDF NCO, reported that his friend, Niv Assraf, had disappeared.


Two Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank stabbing

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers have been stabbed by a Palestinian youth at a junction in the West Bank.

One of the victims, a 20-year-old, suffered a serious wound to his upper body and is in critical condition after being flown by helicopter to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.


IDF searching for missing man in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, April 2, 2015

The Israeli army and police are searching for a man who has gone missing in the Hebron area.

The man from Beersheva, an army veteran named as Niv Asraf who was reportedly stationed in Hebron, was returning from visiting the Cave of the Patriarchs with a friend.


Anti-Israel demo closes Kent drone factory

By Josh Jackman, February 19, 2015

Anti-Israel protesters have caused the temporary closure of a factory owned by a subsidiary of Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems.

A group of 14 activists from anti-arms and pro-Palestinian organisations, including Brighton BDS and Swansea Action for Palestine, stopped production at the Kent factory of Instro Precision on Tuesday.


Hamas member jailed for murder of three Israeli teens

By JC Reporter, January 6, 2015

A Palestinian man has been sentenced to three life sentences for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June last year.

The killings sparked a cycle of violence that led to a 50-day war with Hamas in Gaza.

Two other suspects in the murder were shot dead by Israeli security forces in September.


Israel must not let Rawabi fail

By Robert Philpot, December 31, 2014

A light breeze gently whips the Palestinian flags that fly over Rawabi. Sloping gently down the craggy green hills of Judea, with Nablus to the north, Ramallah to the south, and the Mediterranean coast visible to the west, this is the first planned city in Palestinian history.


Molotov attack leaves girl with horror burns

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 31, 2014

An 11-year-old Israeli girl suffered third-degree burns last Thursday when the car she was travelling in near the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Shomron was firebombed.

Ayala Shapira, whose family escaped serious injury, was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.