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Israeli barrier with a mural depicting Eyad al-Halaq, an unarmed and autistic Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli police in West Bank.(Reuters)

Israeli officer charged in killing of autistic Palestinian

AP | , Jerusalem
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • The indictment came just over a year after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq, whose family has criticized Israel's investigation into the killing and called for much tougher charges.
Israeli police remove a Palestinian woman from the area as youth from far-right Israeli groups participate in a flag-waving procession.(Reuters)
Israeli police remove a Palestinian woman from the area as youth from far-right Israeli groups participate in a flag-waving procession.(Reuters)

Palestinian woman shot dead in West Bank after attempted attack: Israeli army

Reuters | , Hizma, West Bank
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Two Palestinians were killed in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, the first during a clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank and the second while wielding a knife at military checkpoint near Jerusalem.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(Reuters)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(Reuters)

Blinken pledges US aid to build Gaza without helping Hamas

AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 05:09 PM IST
  • The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas killed more than 250 people, mostly Palestinians, and caused widespread destruction in the impoverished coastal territory.
Most countries view settlements Israel built on West Bank land captured in a 1967 war as illegal. Israel disputes this, citing biblical and historical connections to the territory, as well as security needs.(AP file photo)
Most countries view settlements Israel built on West Bank land captured in a 1967 war as illegal. Israel disputes this, citing biblical and historical connections to the territory, as well as security needs.(AP file photo)

Israel convicts Palestinian activist of illegal protest, assault, lawyer says

Tel Aviv | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Amnesty International said the charges against Amro were “politically motivated and linked to his peaceful work in exposing Israel’s human rights violations”.
Members of Palestinian security forces stop a car in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS)
Members of Palestinian security forces stop a car in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS)

Palestinians scramble for Covid-19 vaccines as Israel prepares rollout

Ramallah | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Palestinian leaders have cast a wide net in their search, contacting international organisations, drugmakers like Moderna and AstraZeneca and states like Russia and China that are producing their own vaccines.
Members of Israeli security forces stand guard as Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint.(REUTERS/Representative Image)
Members of Israeli security forces stand guard as Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint.(REUTERS/Representative Image)

Israeli forces shoot, wound deaf Palestinian at checkpoint

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:44 AM IST
The incident comes less than three months after Israeli police shot and killed a 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism.
French President Emmanuel Macron “emphasised that such a move would contravene international law and jeopardise the possibility of a two-state solution as the basis of a fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians”, his office said in a statement after the call on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron “emphasised that such a move would contravene international law and jeopardise the possibility of a two-state solution as the basis of a fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians”, his office said in a statement after the call on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)

France asks Israel to drop West Bank annexation plans

Paris | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Israel’s government had set July 1 as the date when it could begin taking over the Palestinian areas, where the population of Israeli settlers has grown since the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been eager to begin annexing West Bank territory in line with President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan(Reuters Photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been eager to begin annexing West Bank territory in line with President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan(Reuters Photo)

Israeli PM Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Jerusalem | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the comments on Tuesday shortly after wrapping up talks with White House envoy Avi Berkowitz and the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will speak before briefings from Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov.(AP file photo)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will speak before briefings from Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov.(AP file photo)

UN chief hopes Israel decides against West Bank annexation

United Nations | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 10:22 AM IST
The UN chief said in an interview with The Associated Press that the United Nations has been consistently conveying the message “that annexation would be not only against international law but it would be a major factor to destabilize the region.”
The grazing lands to the west and east, leading down to the banks of the biblical Jordan River, have been swallowed up by the settlements or fenced off by the Israeli military.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
The grazing lands to the west and east, leading down to the banks of the biblical Jordan River, have been swallowed up by the settlements or fenced off by the Israeli military.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Palestinians fear displacement from an annexed Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel’s far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, which overwhelmingly favours Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians. The process could begin as soon as July 1.
In 2013, Netanyahu had vetoed construction in the E1 corridor in the face of UN, EU and US pressure. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
In 2013, Netanyahu had vetoed construction in the E1 corridor in the face of UN, EU and US pressure. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)

We’re building Jerusalem and outskirts: Israeli PM Netanyahu on building homes in West Bank

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The international community has warned repeatedly that Jewish settlement construction in the E1 corridor would cut the West Bank in two and compromise the contiguity of a future Palestinian state.
A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag as the Jewish settlement of Modiin is seen in the background, during a protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, in the village of Bilin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank February 7, 2020.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag as the Jewish settlement of Modiin is seen in the background, during a protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, in the village of Bilin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank February 7, 2020.(REUTERS)

US envoy warns Israel against ‘unilateral’ West Bank moves without Washington’s consent

Jerusalem | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Israeli PM Netanyahu initially pledged a speedy “application of Israeli law” - de facto annexation - to Jewish settlement blocs and the Jordan Valley, delighting his religious-rightist base ahead of Israel’s March 2 election, where he hopes to win a fifth term.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that a U.S. peace plan envisages the proposed Palestinian capital be located in Abu Dis(AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that a U.S. peace plan envisages the proposed Palestinian capital be located in Abu Dis(AP)

Benjamin Netanyahu says proposed Palestinian capital will be in Abu Dis

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2020 06:40 AM IST
The right-wing leader, who faces a new election in March, said he would bring a proposal for applying Israeli jurisdiction to the Jordan Valley.
Palestinian houses and buildings in Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS Photo)
Palestinian houses and buildings in Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.(REUTERS Photo)

US says West Bank settlements do not violate international law

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:24 PM IST
The secretary of state made clear though the US decision must neither be seen as “green-lighting” new settlements nor as “prejudging” the resolution ultimately of the status of the West Bank.
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)

Rashida Tlaib scraps West Bank trip despite Israel U-turn

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Israel barred Tlaib and another Democrat, Ilhan Omar, from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the boycott movement following an unprecedented appeal from President Donald Trump to deny them entry.
The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal.(AP File Photo)
The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal.(AP File Photo)

White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:34 AM IST
The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians.
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem.(AP File Photo)
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem.(AP File Photo)

Israel’s top court clears way for razing of entire Bedouin village in West Bank

Jerusalem | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Israel’s top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank whose fate has become a focus of Palestinian protests and international concern
The announcement came at a time when the Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy there, reversing decades of US policy.(Bloomberg)
The announcement came at a time when the Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy there, reversing decades of US policy.(Bloomberg)

Trump cuts more than $200 million in US aid to Palestinians

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:37 AM IST
A senior US state department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, would address “high-priority projects elsewhere”.
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Wm(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Wm(AP)

Israel approves more than 1,000 West Bank settler homes: NGO

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved plans for more than 1,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank
A Palestinian worker displays items sent by mail eight years ago as they reach destination, after Israel allowed the letters and goods into the West Bank from Jordan, where they were being held, Jericho, in the occupied West Bank on August 19.(REUTERS)
A Palestinian worker displays items sent by mail eight years ago as they reach destination, after Israel allowed the letters and goods into the West Bank from Jordan, where they were being held, Jericho, in the occupied West Bank on August 19.(REUTERS)

8 years late, Palestinian mails, packages arrive in West Bank after Israel allows entry

Jericho (West Bank) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 11:17 PM IST
In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a wheelchair.
Ahed Tamimi speaks sitting between her father Bassam and mother Nariman during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018.(AP)
Ahed Tamimi speaks sitting between her father Bassam and mother Nariman during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018.(AP)

Crowds greet Palestinian teen after release from Israeli prison

Nabi Saleh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 02:44 AM IST
Tamimi, 17, and her mother Nariman, who was also jailed over the incident, arrived in their village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, where they were mobbed by journalists.
Palestinian activist and campaigner Ahed Tamimi speaks to reporters upon her release from prison after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on July 29, 2018, as she is accompanied by her father and mother.(AFP)
Palestinian activist and campaigner Ahed Tamimi speaks to reporters upon her release from prison after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on July 29, 2018, as she is accompanied by her father and mother.(AFP)

‘The resistance continues’: Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi released from Israeli prison

Nabi Saleh (West Bank) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 01:20 AM IST
Ahed Tamimi was arrested in December after she slapped two Israeli soldiers outside her family home. Her mother filmed the incident and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 12, 2017 shows 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi (C) protesting before Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 12, 2017 shows 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi (C) protesting before Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah.(AFP)

Israel army shoots dead 15-year-old Palestinian in Bethlehem: Ministry

Bethlehem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 02:18 PM IST
Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank
A recent artwork attributed to British activist-artist Banksy.(REUTERS)
A recent artwork attributed to British activist-artist Banksy.(REUTERS)

Banksy’s new murals in Paris target France’s policy on migrants

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 10:23 AM IST
Graffiti artist Banksy’s latest murals in Paris are based on the theme of migration and highlight the plight of refugees in Europe.
A 10th century Quran is on display at Israel's National Library.(AP)
A 10th century Quran is on display at Israel's National Library.(AP)

Israel’s National Library displays tiny, ancient Quran to mark Ramadan

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Israel’s National Library is exhibiting a 10th century Quran as part of a collection of Islamic texts to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A Palestinian paramedic mourns over the death of her colleague Razan al-Najjar at the morgue in Khan Yunis hospital in the southern Gaza Strip on June 1, 2018. Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer for the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence on June 1.(AFP Photo)
A Palestinian paramedic mourns over the death of her colleague Razan al-Najjar at the morgue in Khan Yunis hospital in the southern Gaza Strip on June 1, 2018. Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer for the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence on June 1.(AFP Photo)

Protests resume after Palestinian paramedic’s Gaza funeral

Associated Press, Khuzaa, Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic, was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded near Israel’s perimeter fence with Gaza.
Palestinian women wear plastic bags on their heads as a protection from teargas during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 1, 2018.(AP Photo)
Palestinian women wear plastic bags on their heads as a protection from teargas during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 1, 2018.(AP Photo)

Palestinian paramedic treating wounded protesters killed in Gaza, over 100 injured by Israeli fire

Associated Press, Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The health ministry said Razan Najjar, 21, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and over 100 people were injured, 40 of them by live fire.
Diggers break ground for a new settlement near the Israeli settlement of Shilo, in the West Bank.(AP File Photo)
Diggers break ground for a new settlement near the Israeli settlement of Shilo, in the West Bank.(AP File Photo)

Israel to build 2,500 more settler homes in occupied West Bank

Agence France-Presse, Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his intention to request final approval from a planning committee for the building of 2,500 new homes in 30 West Bank settlements
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah, in occupied West Bank.(Reuters)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah, in occupied West Bank.(Reuters)

Palestinian president warns of unspecified ‘tough steps’ against Israel, US

Associated Press, Ramallah (West Bank) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 02:33 PM IST
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told delegates at the Palestine Liberation Organisation parliament that he is sticking to his rejection of any US proposals for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
The Dead Sea, the lowest point of earth, is full of black mud which could be easily spread on the body, soothing the skin with its healthy ingredients.(Shutterstock)
The Dead Sea, the lowest point of earth, is full of black mud which could be easily spread on the body, soothing the skin with its healthy ingredients.(Shutterstock)

Natural spa: Head to the Dead Sea in Israel for a natural beauty treatment before it shrinks

Press Trust of India, Tel Aviv | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 04:22 PM IST
The Dead Sea, which is 428 metres below the sea level, is 9.6 times saltier than an ocean, making it impossible for plants and animals to survive.
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