West Bank

Ein 'Arik is a small village just west of Ramallah in the West Bank.

‘No one is helping us’: Palestinians in West Bank barred from Israel face unemployment, financial insecurity

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Since Oct. 7, 2023, Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank have been barred from working in Israel. Tens of thousands in the West Bank who were doing building or agricultural jobs are out of work, and it’s drastically impacting their daily lives and the lives of many shopkeepers as people tighten their belts.

An Israeli flag on the surrounding wall of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Migdalim near the Palestinian town of Nablus, Oct. 25, 2021.

US places rare visa travel restrictions on Israeli settlers implicated in West Bank violence

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, shake hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 13, 2023.

The Palestinian political system needs to be rebuilt on ‘national consensus,’ says political activist

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people amid explosion

A timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Rodney Dixon, lawyer for Al Jazeera, third from left, and Lina Abu Akleh, niece of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, second left, answer questions during a press conference

Al Jazeera wants the ICC to do a ‘thorough and independent’ investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing

Conflict & Justice
Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist for Al Jazeera network who was shot and killed in Jenin

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank


Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has been shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin. She was fatally shot in the head. Her producer, Palestinian journalist Ali Samoudi, was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the back.

Palestinian laborers work building new houses in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Bruchin near the Palestinian town of Nablus

Israel approves nearly 3,000 new Jewish settlement homes in the West Bank

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Israeli committee approves nearly 3,000 new settlement homes in the West Bank. Also, India’s Supreme Court orders an independent probe into spying claims revealed in the Pegasus Papers. And, a Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.

US President-elect Joe Biden, left, who was then US Vice President, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, meet at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, March 9, 2016.

PLO official: Biden is ‘no savior’ for Palestinians but should hold Israel ‘to account’

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The past four years of the Trump administration has not been good for Palestinians. As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, Palestinian senior official Hanan Ashrawi says his administration has a chance to turn things around.

A child looks out from a door as a Uighur woman walks by

New reports on surveillance, ‘demographic genocide’ of Uighurs; Israel hesitates on annexation; Russian election comes to close

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New reports on China’s policies toward Uighurs show draconian efforts to cut birthrates and surveil the largely Turkic-speaking and Muslim population. Israel hesitates with moving forward on annexing part of the West Bank. In Russia, a week-long vote comes to a close. A Eurovision spoof film is inspiring covers from real musicians.

A photo of the West Bank.

Former US ambassador: Israel would be ‘making itself an international outlaw’ with West Bank annexation


The annexation process could start as soon as next week, despite widespread condemnation from Palestinians, US-Arab allies and numerous foreign governments.