Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian gunman - army
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
January 20, 2011 - 1:00am

Palestinian gunman opened fire at Israeli soldiers, who shot back and killed him, near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, the military said. The incident seemed likely to fuel concern in Israel that Palestinian attacks against Israelis in the occupied West Bank, which have largely subsided in the past few years, could increase if peace talks remain frozen. Major Itamar Ashkenazi, a deputy battalion commander in the area where the shooting took place, said the attacker was on a donkey when he approached the guard post near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan.

Israel demolishes homes and classroom in West Bank village
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Harriet Sherwood - January 14, 2011 - 1:00am

In a bleak but beautiful landscape of undulating stony hills I watched a group of Palestinian schoolchildren take their lessons yesterday in the open air next to a heap of rubble that, until this week, was their classroom. This is the village of Dkaika, about as far south in the West Bank as you can get. It's a community of around 300 people, without electricity or running water, whose days are spent tending their herds of goats and sheep and trying not to attract the attention of nearby Jewish settlers.

Palestinian wounded in Israeli fire in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
January 13, 2011 - 1:00am

A Palestinian elderly man was seriously injured when Israeli army dispersed villagers clashing with Jewish settlers in the West Bank Thursday, witnesses said. The Israeli army fired tear gas and rubber bullets towards Palestinians near the northern city of Nablus and a gunshot has wounded a Palestinian seriously, the witnesses told Xinhua. The clashes followed the settlers' attack on an agricultural land in Qussra village. The witnesses said that the settlers set fire to crops and threw rocks at the villagers, who responded also with throwing stones.

Israel razes Nablus outpost
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
January 12, 2011 - 1:00am

Israeli authorities demolished on Wednesday an illegal settlement outpost adjacent to a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, officials said. Calls to Israel’s Civil Administration were not immediately returned, but onlookers said bulldozers dismantled the “Yesh Dam” outpost near Qusra, a Palestinian village south of Nablus. Two busloads of soldiers were seen deployed in the village late Tuesday ahead of the demolition which removed a cement structure, agriculture buildings, and tents.

Israeli troops destroy Palestinian school in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
January 12, 2011 - 1:00am

Israeli troops on Wednesday destroyed a Palestinian school in Hebron city in southern West Bank, saying it was an illegal construction, Palestinian witnesses said. The witnesses said that Israeli troops besieged the school and forced teachers and students out before they demolished it. The makeshift school was built six years ago from metal sheets. Nine teachers educate some 50 students in the school.

West Bank protester has jail term extended
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
January 12, 2011 - 1:00am

West Bank protester Abdallah Abu Rahmah is facing a further three months in prison after the Israeli military court of appeal today extended his sentence. Abu Rahmah, a leader of protests against Israel's separation barrier in the village of Bil'in, was convicted in August of incitement and organising illegal demonstrations. This was criticised by Cathy Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, who described him as a "human rights defender committed to non-violent protest against the route of the Israeli separation barrier".

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC News
January 8, 2011 - 1:00am

The man leapt from a taxi and ran towards the checkpoint east of Nablus carrying a pipe bomb, ignoring orders to stop, a spokesman said. Troops later found a second explosive device on his body. Palestinian security officials said the man was a member of the militant group Islamic Jihad in the town of Jenin. Last Sunday another Palestinian man was shot dead at the same checkpoint. Israeli officials said he had tried to attack troops with a bottle after they refused to let him through.

Israeli troops kill wrong man in Hamas raid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Douglas Hamilton, Dan Williams - January 7, 2011 - 1:00am

Israeli troops killed a 65-year-old Palestinian in his bedroom on Friday during a pre-dawn raid to seize a Hamas suspect who lived in the same building in what the army admitted was a mistake. The man was shot as troops swooped on houses in the occupied West Bank to re-arrest five members of the Islamist Hamas group who had been freed from Palestinian jails just the day before.

Israeli army investigating Jawaher Abu Rahma tear-gas incident in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - January 5, 2011 - 1:00am

The Israeli army, which had questioned reports by Palestinian witnesses and doctors that tear gas led to the death of a woman after a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank on Friday, said Wednesday that it is still conducting its own inquiry into the death and will make an announcement after its completion.

Protester death shows IDF may be using most dangerous type of tear gas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Avi Issacharoff, Anshel Pfeffer - January 3, 2011 - 1:00am

Questions are surfacing about Israel's use of tear-gas grenades, as security officials investigate the recent death of a protester at the weekly demonstration near the separation fence at the West Bank village of Bil'in. A 36-year-old woman, Jawaher Abu Rahmah, died on Saturday morning. Protester Bil'in The medical report filed in the Ramallah hospital where Abu Rahmah was taken shows that her death was caused by respiratory failure resulting from the inhalation of tear gas. Haaretz obtained the medical report on Sunday from Jawaher's brother, Ahmed Abu Rahmah.

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