Tagged: West Bank

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank News & Analysis
Aljazeera

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank

Israel controls all aspects of the Palestinian economy, what can and cannot be imported/exported, what taxes are levied, and the mobility of Palestinian workers. Now, the pandemic is adding another layer of restrictions.

about 3 days ago
A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot News & Analysis
Yaniv Kubovich, Hagar Shezaf and Jack Khoury, Haaretz

A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot

A Palestinian family was farming near their home in the West Bank. Suddenly, armed Israeli soldiers showed up and attacked them with tear gas and bullets.

about 1 week ago
Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith News & Analysis
Amnesty International

Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith

Amnesty human rights campaigner Laith Abu Zeyad was banned by Israel from traveling and denied permits because of his human rights advocacy. Spread the word and demand Israel #LiftTheBan.

about 1 week ago
Netanyahu takes office in deal that could see West Bank annexation News & Analysis
Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

Netanyahu takes office in deal that could see West Bank annexation

A coalition agreement has been reached in Israel. Netanyahu and former military general Benny Gantz will rotate leadership over a unity government. Both are committed to illegally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank as early as this summer.

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates News & Analysis
Adam Rasgon and Mohammed Najib, New York Times

Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates

Israel's most recent use of collective punishment against Palestinians: As of Saturday, Israel is forbidding banks from processing payments made to the families of Palestinian prisoners.

about 3 weeks ago
Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf and Netael Bandel, Haaretz

Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules

In 2018, Aisha Rabi was killed by an Israeli settler who targeted her car with large rocks. Now, two years later, Israel is releasing him on house arrest and allowing him back to his home in the occupied West Bank, where the killing took place.

on May 4, 2020
Love Palestinian food? Then you’ll relish this new podcast News & Analysis
Ashleigh Stewart, The National

Love Palestinian food? Then you’ll relish this new podcast

Hosted by Fadi Kattan, Sabah Al Yasmine is a new podcast from Radio Alhara, an online radio station in Palestine. Fadi talks about everything from food to music, and guests include some hot shot names like Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Mohamed Hadid.

on April 28, 2020
Palestinians decry Netanyahu-Gantz deal, warn ‘annexation’ ends peace deal News & Analysis
Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post

Palestinians decry Netanyahu-Gantz deal, warn ‘annexation’ ends peace deal

Palestinians from across the political spectrum are making it clear that the agreement between rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to form a unity government will lead to the expansion of Israel's apartheid regime.

on April 21, 2020
Palestinians In The West Bank Improvise Checkpoints To Help Fight Coronavirus News & Analysis
Daniel Estrin, NPR

Palestinians In The West Bank Improvise Checkpoints To Help Fight Coronavirus

In the absence of clear political leadership and with Israeli soldiers raiding their cities, Palestinians have set up their own committees and safety measures to organize against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

on April 20, 2020
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