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West Bank: Territory claimed by the State of Palestine
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan and the Dead Sea to the east and by Israel to the south, west and north. Under Israeli occupation since 1967, the area is split into 167 Palestinian "islands" under partial Palestinian National Authority civil rule, and 230 Israeli settlements into which Israeli law is "pipelined".

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Palestinians pick olives next to Israeli Evitar outpost [Video]

Palestinians pick olives next to Israeli Evitar outpost

Palestinians and activists pick olives next to the Israeli outpost of Evitar in solidarity with Palestinians whose land was confiscated by Israeli settlers, in the village of Beita, north of Nablus in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Israel recaptures two more Palestinians who broke out of jail [Video]

Israel recaptures two more Palestinians who broke out of jail

Six Palestinians tunnelled out of the Gilboa prison on Monday, setting off a furious manhunt across Israel and in the West Bank.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:45Published
'Where are they?': Israeli troops hunt down prison fugitives into West Bank [Video]

'Where are they?': Israeli troops hunt down prison fugitives into West Bank

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:06Published
Palestinian militants dug their way out of Israel’s most secure prison | Oneindia News [Video]

Palestinian militants dug their way out of Israel’s most secure prison | Oneindia News

In an movie like escape, six Palestinian militants broke out of one the most secure Israeli jail. The escaped terrorists include Zakaria Zubeidi, a prominent former militant leader from the occupied..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:28Published

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9/11 was also the day that everything changed for the Arab world

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The president's daily CIA briefing at 8am on the morning of September 11th 2001 focussed on events in the West Bank and Gaza - there was no reference to al Qaeda and certainly no hint of the attacks to..
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Ben & Jerry's Must Face Consequences for Israel Stance, Says Sen. James Lankford

Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank is its prerogative, but it also means people can decide to stop buying B&J's ... so says Senator James Lankford. The..
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Six Palestinians killed by Israeli army in West Bank amid protests over Gaza violence

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Six Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank in a new wave of violence between the two sides.
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More than 90 Palestinians injured after another night of clashes in Jerusalem

more than 90 palestinians injured after another night of clashes in jerusalem
More than 90 Palestinians have been injured in another night of clashes in Jerusalem with tension throughout Israel, Gaza and the West Bank at its highest level in years.
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Police use water cannon and wrestle with protesters in second night of Jerusalem clashes

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Israeli police have deployed water cannon in a second night of clashes in Jerusalem - with separate clashes at two Israeli checkpoints into the West Bank.
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New West Bank lockdown as Palestinians faces surge of coronavirus cases

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A new lockdown has been imposed across the West Bank as Palestinians face a fresh surge of coronavirus cases and a continued wait for a proper vaccine rollout.
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Checkpoint shooting probe raises questions over Israeli authorities' version of events

checkpoint shooting probe raises questions over israeli authorities' version of events
An investigation into the fatal shooting of a Palestinian man whose car hit a checkpoint has raised questions about the Israeli authorities' version of events and put renewed focus on Israel's tactics..
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Israel's Netanyahu mulls two-phase West Bank annexation, newspaper says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing a limited initial annexation in the occupied West Bank, hoping to quell international opposition to his pledge of wide territorial moves, an Israeli..
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Jordan's king says regional stability put at risk by Israeli annexation

Jordan's King Abdulllah warned on Tuesday that Israel's planned move to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank next month would threaten stability in the Middle East.
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U.N. rights experts condemn Israel's annexation plan and U.S. support

U.N. human rights experts said on Tuesday that Israel's plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning the taking of territory by force, and urged..
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Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to..
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In rare appeal to Israeli public, UAE warns against annexation

Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, a United Arab Emirates envoy wrote in Israel's top newspaper on Friday.
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Israeli minister says still no consensus with U.S. on West Bank annexations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to bridge gaps with the United States and his main coalition partner over his pledged annexation of parts of the West Bank, a cabinet minister said on..
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Germany voices concern over Israeli annexation plan but does not mention sanctions

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday expressed serious concern to Israel about its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but he stopped short of threatening sanctions.
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Israel's Supreme Court strikes down law legalising settlements on private Palestinian land

Israel's Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that had retroactively legalised about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
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Palestinian PM: Israel must face consequences over planned West Bank annexations

Israel must face consequences if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday, pointing to possible European sanctions.
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Israelis protest Netanyahu's annexation plan

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the..
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Some Israeli settlers hit out at Trump-backed annexation plan

Israel's intention to annex parts of the occupied West Bank is being challenged by Jewish settlers who might have been expected to cheer the plan promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under a..
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Palestinians snub tax handover by Israel over annexation plan

The Palestinians said on Wednesday they were rejecting taxes collected on their behalf by Israel, an escalation of measures in protest of Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
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Half of Israelis support West Bank annexation, poll finds

Half of Israelis support annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, although they are divided over whether to take the step without U.S. support, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
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Norway urges Israel not to annex parts of the West Bank

Norway, which chairs a group of international donors to the Palestinians, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
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Israeli defence chief says he's preparing for consequences of West Bank annexations

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel's pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian..
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UAE says Israel should back off threat to annex West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would be a serious setback for the Middle East peace process.
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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian attacker: army

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to run them over with a car in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the military said.
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Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens as Palestinians ease coronavirus curbs

Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, reopened to worshippers and tourists on Tuesday as Palestinian authorities eased coronavirus restrictions in the occupied West..
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Israel's Netanyahu says he won't miss West Bank annexation opportunity

Israel will not miss a "historic opportunity" to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, calling the move one of his new government's top..
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Palestinians easing coronavirus restrictions in West Bank

Mosques, churches and businesses in the occupied West Bank will reopen on Tuesday in an easing of coronavirus restrictions, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday.
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Palestinians shun CIA after declaring end to security coordination with U.S. and Israel

The Palestinians have suspended contacts with the CIA after announcing an end to security coordination with Israel and the United States in protest at Israeli proposals to annex territory in the West..
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Chafing under lockdown, Palestinians long for Eid celebrations

Bethlehem is struggling back to life just in time for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, nearly three months after it became the first town in the West Bank to be sealed off because of a coronavirus..
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Israel must abandon annexation threat, says U.N. Middle East envoy

Israel must abandon its threat to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the U.N. Middle East envoy said on Wednesday, branding such a plan as a serious violation of international law that would "close..
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Israeli settler found guilty of murder in arson attack on Palestinian family

An Israeli court found a Jewish settler guilty of racially motivated murder on Monday in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian couple and their baby in the occupied West Bank.
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Netanyahu's new Israeli government approved, eyes West Bank annexations

Israel's parliament approved on Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new unity government, ending more than a year of political deadlock, but he still faces a trial starting next week for alleged..
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Palestinian hits Israeli soldier in car-ramming and is shot dead: military

An Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday who drove deliberately at high speed towards troops in the occupied West Bank, injuring one of them, the military said.
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Israeli fire kills Palestinian in West Bank, military says he attacked troops

An Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday who the military said drove deliberately at high speed towards troops in the occupied West Bank, injuring one of them.
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In Israel, Pompeo discusses West Bank and coronavirus with Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Wednesday of the complexities of Israel's planned de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..
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Pompeo urges Israeli caution in West Bank moves

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Israeli leaders to factor all parties into a proposed de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank so that it squares with Washington's plan for..
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Pompeo to Israel: Be circumspect on West Bank annexation

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Israeli leaders to consider "all the factors" involved in a proposed de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank so that it squares with..
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Palestinian rock-thrower kills Israeli soldier in West Bank: military

A Palestinian rock-thrower killed an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and police wounded a Palestinian who tried to stab security staff at a checkpoint, Israeli authorities said.
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Israeli soldier killed by rock thrown during West Bank raid

An Israeli soldier died after being struck in the head by a rock thrown from a rooftop during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said.
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France pushing for tough EU response to any West Bank annexation: diplomats

France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, three EU diplomats..
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Britain would not support Israeli West Bank annexation: minister

Britain would not support an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank as it would make a two-state solution with the Palestinians more difficult to achieve, junior Foreign Office minister James..
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Israel plans thousands of new settler homes ahead of Pompeo visit

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.
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Israel plans thousands of new homes for West Bank settlement

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.
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Palestinians extend coronavirus state of emergency to June 5

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has extended to June 5 a state of emergency declared in areas under his administration in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in response to the coronavirus crisis, the..
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Arab foreign ministers condemn Israeli plan to annex parts of occupied West Bank

Arab countries on Thursday condemned Israel's plan to de facto annex parts of the occupied West Bank as a "new war crime" against Palestinians, the Arab League said in a statement after a video..
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