West Bank

Two Jews charged over West Bank fire-bomb attack

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Two Jews have been indicted over the arson attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank in which two parents and their one-and-a-half-year-old child were killed.

Amiram Ben-Uliel, a 21-year-old West Bank settler, has been charged with the murder of Ali Dawabsheh and his parents, Riham and Saad, while a minor has been charged with being an accessory to murder.


Experts divided over settlement building

By Simon Rocker, December 27, 2015

Israel should be building more settlements – just not in the Occupied Territories.

That was the view of Oxford University Israel studies academic Sara Hirschhorn who opened a panel debate before a large audience at the Limmud conference on Sunday on the pros and cons of settlement construction.


Hebron killing leaves Israel in tears

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 19, 2015

Although violence has largely died down in most of Israel, it is continuing in the West Bank.

On Friday afternoon, an Israeli father and son were shot dead by a Palestinian in a drive-by shooting south of Hebron. And on Sunday night, two Palestinians were killed in Kalkilya after they shot at IDF soldiers demolishing the homes of men who had killed an Israeli five months ago.


Palestinian teenagers arrested in early morning raids

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2015

At least seven Palestinian teenagers have been detained by Israeli authorities after door-to-door raids were carried out on homes in East Jerusalem in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Terrorists killed after latest attacks in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, October 12, 2015

A terrorist has been killed in Jerusalem’s Old City after he attempted to stab an Israeli police office.

The incident on Monday morning followed a weekend of spiralling violence across Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The attack, near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the city, took place after the man approached the area and was asked by police to take his hands out of his pockets.


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.