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Homemade bomb kills Israeli, wounds two others in West Bank

Jerusalem - A rare homemade bomb attack in the occupied West Bank killed one Israeli and seriously wounded her father and brother on Friday as they visited a spring near a Jewish settlement, officials said.

Homemade bomb kills Israeli, wounds two others in West Bank

Jerusalem - A blast from a homemade bomb killed one Israeli and seriously wounded two of her family members in an attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, officials said.

Manhunt after Israeli off-duty soldier killed in West Bank

Bayt Fajjar - An off-duty Israeli soldier was found dead with stab wounds near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a "terrorist" attack, sparking a manhunt.

Israeli killed in West Bank 'terrorist' attack: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli was killed Sunday and two others wounded in stabbing and shooting attacks believed to have been carried out by a Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank, the army said.

Israeli killed in West Bank 'terrorist' attack: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli was killed Sunday and two others wounded in stabbing and shooting attacks believed to have been carried out by a Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank, the army said.

Palestinian who attempted knife attack shot dead by Israeli soldiers: army

Ramallah - A Palestinian who ran at Israeli troops with a knife in the flashpoint city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday was shot dead by soldiers, Israel's army said.

Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed

Jerusalem - Nudged by rightwing political rivals after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks re-election pledged Sunday to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian arrested over killing of Israeli

Jerusalem - A Palestinian suspected of killing a young Israeli woman has been arrested in a raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli security officials said on Saturday.

Israel minister threatens to ban Amnesty over Airbnb policy

Jerusalem - Israel has threatened to bar Amnesty International from access to the Jewish state over its charge Wednesday that digital tourism companies are profiting from "war crimes" in the occupied West Bank.

Israel says arrests Palestinian suspect in deadly shootings

Jerusalem - Israeli forces arrested overnight a Palestinian accused of shooting dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month and involvement in another attack that caused a baby's death, authorities said Tuesday.

Israeli lawmakers advance bill to expel Palestinian attackers' kin

Jerusalem - Members of the Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to controversial legislation enabling the forced displacement within the West Bank of Palestinian attackers' family members.

Israel army razes home of Palestinian attacker in night-long raid

Ramallah - Israeli troops demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of the May killing of a soldier on Saturday, completing a night-long incursion into the Palestinian-controlled city of Ramallah.

Palestinian shoots dead two Israelis in West Bank: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded at least two others at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the army said.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clash: ministry

Jerusalem - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during a clash with the army in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, the health ministry in Ramallah said.

Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that have drawn international concern, his office said Sunday.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian was shot dead Monday after trying to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the army said.An Israeli military statement said the man who tried to attack the soldier near the Jewish settlement of Ariel was shot and killed.

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing

Ramallah - A Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the car she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday.

Israel captures Palestinian knife attack suspect: army

Jerusalem - Israeli forces detained a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and wounding a soldier but a manhunt continued for a second Palestinian who shot dead two Israeli civilians, the army said Friday.

Palestinian shooting attack in West Bank kills two Israelis: army

Jerusalem - A shooting attack by a Palestinian at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement on Sunday killed two Israelis and wounded another, the army said.

Three Israelis wounded in West Bank shooting

Jerusalem - Three Israelis were seriously wounded in a shooting on Sunday at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement, police and medics said, in a possible Palestinian militant attack.

Israel gives Bedouin villagers until end of month to leave

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities issued a notice to residents of a Bedouin village in a strategic spot in the occupied West Bank on Sunday informing them they have until the end of the month to leave.

Israeli fatally stabbed by Palestinian in West Bank

Jerusalem - A Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli man near the entrance to a mall in the occupied West Bank on Sunday before being shot by a civilian, officials said.

Israeli severely wounded in stabbing by Palestinian: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian stabbed and severely wounded an Israeli at the entrance to a mall in the occupied West Bank on Sunday before being "neutralised" by a civilian, the army said.

Israel army moves in on Palestinian village earmaked for demolition

Palestinian - Israeli border police removed caravans on Thursday from near a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, which they have orders to demolish despite international criticism, officials said.

Israel court okays demolition of West Bank village

Jerusalem - Israel's top court on Wednesday upheld an order to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, after debating petitions challenging the decision.

Palestinian knife attacker shot dead by Israeli troops in West Bank: army

Hebron - A Palestinian wielding a knife approached an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Monday and was shot dead by soldiers, the army said.

Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms

Palestinian - Israeli police began evicting settlers from homes in a West Bank outpost on Tuesday ahead of a court deadline to leave structures partially built on Palestinian land, an AFP correspondent reported.

Palestinian tries to hit Israeli soldiers with tractor, shot dead: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man who tried to hit Israeli soldiers with a small tractor in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron was shot dead, the army said.

Israel arrests Arab for murder of settler rabbi

Jerusalem - An Arab Israeli suspected of having stabbed to death a rabbi near a settlement in the occupied West Bank last month has been arrested, Israeli authorities said Sunday.

Israel arrests Palestinians 'planning attack on defence minister'

Jerusalem - Israel arrested six Palestinians suspected of planning attacks targeting Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other Israelis in the occupied West Bank, security agency Shin Bet said Sunday.
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