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Part of the Palestinian territories near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia

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West Bank: Part of the Palestinian territories near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by the Green Line separating it and Israel on the south, west and north. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore. The West Bank was the name given to the territory that was captured by Jordan in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and subsequently annexed in 1950 until 1967 when it was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in the West Bank: health ministry

Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a Palestinian who threw a fire-bomb at a car on Saturday, the Israeli military said, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said the man was..
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EU should recognise Palestinian state after U.S. backs Israeli settlements: Luxembourg

The European Union should recognise a Palestinian state after the United States expressed support for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for West Bank


Israel arrests Palestinian university students [Video]Israel arrests Palestinian university students

Israeli army is accusing occupied West Bank's most prestigious university, Birzeit, of being recruitment centre for what it calls 'terrorism'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Pope gifts relic of Jesus' manger to Bethlehem [Video]Pope gifts relic of Jesus' manger to Bethlehem

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem on Saturday as a gift from the Pope, kicking off Christmas celebrations. Conway G...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

'US policy opens door for Netanyahu to annex the West Bank' [Video]'US policy opens door for Netanyahu to annex the West Bank'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:36Published

Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel [Video]Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Since Trump took office in 2017, the White House has taken a series of steps that have outraged the Palestinians and delighted Israel. Here are some of the key events.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:47Published

The Brief: Euronews travels to the West Bank [Video]The Brief: Euronews travels to the West Bank

The Brief: Euronews travels to the West Bank

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 04:31Published

The Brief: EU's role in the Palestine's dream of statehood [Video]The Brief: EU's role in the Palestine's dream of statehood

Ahead Israel's deadline to form a new government, Euronews traveled to the West Bank by invitation from the EU. The bloc's role in the region is in question, after the US policy shift away from the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:31Published

US says Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal in dramatic reversal [Video]US says Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal in dramatic reversal

US says Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal in dramatic reversal

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:30Published

U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements [Video]U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:24Published

Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements [Video]Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Microsoft Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate Facial Recognition [Video]Microsoft Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate Facial Recognition

Microsoft hired US Attorney General Eric Holder to audit an Israeli facial recognition company called AnyVision. Microsoft's investment was met with backlash by the ACLU. News reports suggest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Ban on Palestinian websites challenged in West Bank [Video]Ban on Palestinian websites challenged in West Bank

About 50 Palestinian websites banned, as critics fear clampdown on press freedom.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match [Video]Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match

Saudi Arabia's national football team has faced off with Palestine in the occupied West Bank, a break in the norm for Arab sport teams.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. position on Israeli settlements: SPA

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it completely rejected Washington's statement on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, state news agency SPA reported.
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Arab League to meet over U.S. support for Israeli settlements

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting of foreign ministers on Monday to discuss Washington's change of position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's state news agency MENA said on..
Reuters - Published

Vatican says Israeli-Palestinian peace process at risk after U.S. move

The Vatican said on Thursday the search for peace between Israelis and Palestinians had been put at risk after the United States backed Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reuters - Published

Trump shift on Israeli settlements fulfills wish list of evangelical base

A U.S. decision effectively backing Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank, long a cherished item on conservative Christians' wish list, is expected to strengthen evangelicals'..
Reuters - Published

Russia calls U.S. backing for Israeli settlements blow to peace process

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel warning after Pompeo's settlement announcement

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday warned Americans about traveling in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, soon after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States was softening its..
Reuters - Published

Jordan warns of 'dangerous consequences' of U.S. shift on West Bank settlements

Jordan's foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, warned that a U.S. change of position on Monday on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank would have "dangerous consequences" on the prospects of..
Reuters - Published

Israel welcomes U.S. settlement move, Palestinians outraged

Israel praised a U.S. decision on Monday to soften its position on Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that upset the Palestinians who said it contradicts international law.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo expected to announce U.S. softening position on Israel's Jewish settlements : administration official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday the United States is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a Trump administration official said on..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the..
Reuters - Published

Israeli gunfire kills a West Bank Palestinian: medics

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said.
Reuters - Published

Jordan says two citizens held in Israel to return 'before end of week'

Israel will soon release two Jordanians whose months-long detention without charge, after crossing into the occupied West Bank, had led Jordan to recall its ambassador, the two countries said on..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel's defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died..
Reuters - Published

Palestinians protest against Israel over hospitalized detainee

Palestinians protested in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after a detainee suspected of killing an Israeli teenager in a bomb attack was hospitalized during interrogation by Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troopers shoot Palestinian woman, say she tried to stab them

Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her..
Reuters - Published

Merkel criticizes Netanyahu plan to annex Jordan Valley

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement last week that he intended to annex the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank, saying it..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu sharpens focus on settlements, two days before ballot

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bid for far-right votes two days before a closely-contested election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Israel becoming 'racist, apartheid regime' with annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week's elections shows Israel is becoming a "racist, apartheid regime", Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says OIC to convene after Netanyahu annexation plans

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday to discuss Israel's announcement of its intention to annex areas of the West Bank, the Turkish foreign..
Reuters - Published

Christian evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

It's harvest time in vineyards atop the hills of Shilo settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But it's not Jewish settlers picking the grapes, it's evangelical Christians.
Reuters - Published

'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Netanyahu's West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week..
Reuters - Published

Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas 'aggression'

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "aggression" undermining any chances of a peace settlement with the..
Reuters - Published

No changes to U.S. position as Netanyahu announces annexation plan: U.S. official

U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinian territories remains unchanged, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex part of the..
Reuters - Published

Arab League says Netanyahu's plan will undermine peace process

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the head of the Arab League said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins next week's election in a closely contested..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian women demand legal protection after suspected 'honor killing'

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank on Wednesday to demand legal protection for women after a 21-year-old woman died last month in what rights groups say was a so-called honor..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu pays homage in Hebron, in nod to rightist voters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare visit to a core ultra-nationalist Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, pledging a permanent Israeli presence there as he tries to..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he intends to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, but again gave no timeframe in repeating an election promise he made five..
Reuters - Published

Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials

An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.
Reuters - Published

One Israeli killed and two injured in bomb attack near settlement: ambulance

One Israeli was killed and two injured in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli medical officials said.
Reuters - Published

Three Israelis injured by bomb in attack near settlement: military

Three Israelis were injured by a bomb in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said.
Reuters - Published

"May God ruin Trump", Tlaib's grandmother says

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel's 'oppressive conditions' for West Bank visit

U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family there because the Israeli government had imposed..
Reuters - Published

Driver shot dead after ramming car into Israeli civilians in West Bank

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian driver they said had carried out a car-ramming attack on Friday that injured two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank, one of them critically.
Reuters - Published

After ban, Israel permits U.S. Rep Tlaib to make humanitarian visit to family in West Bank

Israel decided on Friday to allow U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib - a critic of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians - to visit family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds after barring..
Reuters - Published

Israel to allow U.S. Rep Tlaib to visit family in West Bank

Israel will allow U.S. lawmaker Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds, the interior ministry said on Friday, after barring an official visit under pressure..
Reuters - Published

Israel bars visit by U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Israel will bar a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who planned to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the country's deputy..
Reuters - Published

Israel weighs barring visit by U.S. congressional critics: Israeli official

Israel is considering barring a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who plan to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, an Israeli..
Reuters - Published

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