Feb 27 2015 - 10:53am Israel to let water flow to West Bank development at center of political feud
February 27, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intervened to allow the newly constructed Palestinian city of Rawabi in the West Bank to connect to Israeli-controlled water sources, Israeli senior officials said Friday.

Feb 27 2015 - 10:52am Israel to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset PA electricity debt
February 27, 2015

The Israel Electric Corporation has agreed to stop cutting power to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for the Israeli government’s promise to use some of the Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding to partially defray the PA’s debt, a senior Israeli official said Thursday.

Feb 27 2015 - 10:51am Oxfam: Rebuilding Gaza could take more than 100 years if Israel maintains blockade
February 27, 2015

The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete, unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday.

Feb 26 2015 - 10:42am Settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school
February 26, 2015

Settlers on Thursday spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school in the village of Urif south of Nablus, a Palestinian official said.

Feb 26 2015 - 10:41am Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem
February 26, 2015

Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday and sprayed hate slogans on the walls, police said.

Feb 26 2015 - 10:40am The Human Stain
February 26, 2015

Yet Israeli settlements here on the West Bank mar the elections, and the future of the country itself. The 350,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank — not even counting those in Arab East Jerusalem — impede any Middle East peace and stain Israel’s image.

Feb 25 2015 - 10:56am New Palestinian city has condos, a mall and a sports club — but no water
February 25, 2015

The billion-dollar, five-year gamble to build a new middle-class Palestinian city on a West Bank mountaintop was just about to welcome its first residents when the Israeli government decided this month to withhold a basic necessity: running water.

Feb 25 2015 - 10:55am Israel cutting power to parts of West Bank, for second time this week
February 25, 2015

The Israel Electric Corporation cut power flow to the West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin for about 30 minutes on Wednesday morning, for the second time in two days, in response to the Palestinian Authority's unpaid bills.

Feb 25 2015 - 10:55am Settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
February 25, 2015

Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals told Ma'an.

Feb 24 2015 - 11:01am 40 percent rise in new West Bank settlement homes in 2014
February 24, 2015

The number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent, the Peace Now anti-settlements watchdog said Monday.


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