Tag: West Bank

Members of joint US-Israeli committee to map West Bank rule announced

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint US-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty, according to an Israeli newspaper’s report. The members of the committee were recently appointed. Along with Friedman, the US members include his senior adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, director […]

Palestinian mayor forced to quit for joining anti-Trump plan meet with Israelis

A Palestinian mayor was forced to resign Saturday after facing public criticism for participating in a conference with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv. Hamdallah Hamdallah, mayor of the West Bank town of Anabta, was one of some 20 Palestinian Authority officials to attend Friday’s gathering to express support for the two-state solution and opposition to […]

Netanyahu Says Work on Annexation Map Has Begun: ‘We Are Turning Parts of the Homeland in Judea and Samaria Into Part of the State of Israel Forever’

Israel’s government has established a team to map out areas of the West Bank that it will annex in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recently released peace plan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “In recent weeks, we brought enormous news for the State of […]

Netanyahu says Israel has started mapping West Bank areas to annex

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday said Israel has begun mapping parts of the West Bank to annex, appearing to further step back from a pledge to swiftly apply Israeli sovereignty over these areas following the publication of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan. “We’re already in the process of mapping the territory that according […]

Netanyahu pledges US support for West Bank settlement annexation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday pledged to secure United States support for the annexation of the Jordan Valley and other West Bank settlements. “We didn’t return here [Judea and Samaria] just to leave it,” Netanyahu said during a campaign visit to the Mitzpe Yeriho settlement in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. “The […]

IDF CLAMPS DOWN ON WEST BANK AFTER DEADLY TERROR ATTACKS

Kalashnikov automatic weapons used in the Givat Asaf terror attack was found as well as one of the soldier’s weapons stolen by the terrorist. The IDF continued to clamp down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Palestinians as security forces continue to search for a Hamas cell believed to be behind a string of […]

One eve of Gaza reconciliation, Hamas frees Fatah men

Hamas freed five prisoners belonging to the rival Fatah party on Sunday and Egypt sent a delegation to the Gaza Strip to oversee the Islamist group’s planned handover of administrative control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government.The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister, Rami al-Hamdallah, and other officials of the government formed in 2014 […]

Ground broken for first new West Bank settlement in 25 years

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that ground had been broken for the construction of the first Israeli West Bank settlement in 25 years. The new settlement, to be known as Amichai, is to accommodate residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which was evacuated in February in line with court orders because it was built […]

US said pushing Israel to transfer parts of West Bank to PA administrative rule

The administration of US President Donald Trump is said to be pressing Israel to transfer parts of the West Bank to Palestinian administrative control as a goodwill gesture to help revive peace talks between the two sides. Despite a series of economic incentives approved on Sunday by the Israeli cabinet, the US wants to see […]

China bans its construction crews from the West Bank over opposition to Israeli settlements

China is not allowing Chinese construction crews to work in the West Bank because it opposes Israeli settlements in what it considers occupied Palestinian territory. Israel officials said Sunday they had signed a deal with China to bring Chinese construction crews to Israel. They would not address reports that the work would be restricted to […]