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Israel to seal off Palestinian territories for Jewish holidays

The closures come against a backdrop of soaring tensions after a series of deadly attacks on Israelis since March.

Palestinian demonstrators protesting the arrest of two Palestinian militants clash with Palestinian security forces, in Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Palestinian demonstrators protesting the arrest of two Palestinian militants clash with Palestinian security forces, in Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 11:24 PM IST
AFP |

Israel issues new travel rules for foreign tourists coming to occupied West Bank

Many of the travel changes in the 90-page document appeared to be largely cosmetic. The US ambassador expressed concern over the rules and critics said they merely entrenched Israel’s 55-year control over the Palestinian population in the territory.

Israel issues new travel rules for foreign tourists coming to occupied West Bank (Musa Zanoun)
Israel issues new travel rules for foreign tourists coming to occupied West Bank (Musa Zanoun)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 04:44 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jerusalem

Banksy's long-lost painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

The painting initially appeared near Israel’s separation barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem and was one of several works created in secret around 2007. They employed Banksy’s trademark absurdist and dystopian imagery to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Koby Abergel, an Israeli art dealer, reveals a painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Koby Abergel, an Israeli art dealer, reveals a painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 07:10 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tel Aviv, Israel

Shireen Abu Akleh, slain Al Jazeera journalist, laid to rest in Jerusalem

The Israeli military said its initial investigation showed that a heavy firefight was underway around 200 meters (yards) from where Shireen Abu Akleh was killed, but that it was unable to determine whether she was shot by Israeli forces or Palestinian militants.

Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, next to Israeli security forces, during her funeral in Jerusalem.(REUTERS)
Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, next to Israeli security forces, during her funeral in Jerusalem.(REUTERS)
Published on May 13, 2022 05:44 PM IST
AP |

Slain Al Jazeera journalist was icon of Palestinian coverage

News of Shireen Abu Akleh's death reverberated across the region.

Palestinian holds a light candle and a picture of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, to condemn her killing, in front of the office of Al Jazeera network, in Gaza City.(AP)
Palestinian holds a light candle and a picture of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, to condemn her killing, in front of the office of Al Jazeera network, in Gaza City.(AP)
Updated on May 12, 2022 01:38 PM IST
AP | , Jerusalem
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