West Bank

West Bank

The West Bank is a part of the occupied Palestinian territories that covers 2,270 square miles. It is home to approximately 2.6 million Palestinians. In small areas of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was created under the terms of the supposedly interim Oslo Accords during the 1990s, exercises some governing responsibilities but exists under the auspices of the Israeli military. In addition, Israel's separation wall cuts thousands of West Bank Palestinians off from their farmlands, and severely restricts their movement, affecting their access to employment, education, and medical care.

Diaries of Childhood in Israeli Military Detention News Roundup
Megha Mohan, BBC News

Diaries of Childhood in Israeli Military Detention

Palestinian children living under occupation are routinely ripped from their beds in the middle of the night by armed Israeli soldiers, placed under arrest and then tried in military courts. Israel is believed to be the only country that tries children that way.

about 3 weeks ago
‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs News Roundup
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs

Israeli settlers have taken over dozens of springs in the occupied West Bank, all of them on private Palestinian land, and are keeping the owners away.

about 3 weeks ago
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan News & Analysis
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
Palestine: 2018 in Review Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestine: 2018 in Review

The IMEU offers an overview of notable events and facts and figures in Palestine over the course of 2018, including important political developments and statistics on casualties, home demolitions, and the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements. Photo: Mohammed Talatene / AP Images.

on January 3, 2019
She Slapped An Israeli Soldier and Was Sent To Prison. Now a Palestinian Teen is Free. Op-Eds & Analysis
Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times

She Slapped An Israeli Soldier and Was Sent To Prison. Now a Palestinian Teen is Free.

Two days after her release from an Israeli jail, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi sat in her parents’ yard, wearing jeans and a tired expression, the front of her mane of blond curls tied in a bun atop her head.

on August 3, 2018
How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression Op-Eds & Analysis
Alice Speri, The Intercept

How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression

As if anyone needed reminding, even on the day of her release from prison, Israeli authorities seemed to want to show Ahed Tamimi, her family, and her many supporters that they control Palestinian lives.

on July 31, 2018
Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’ News Roundup
Ian Lee, CNN

Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been freed from an Israeli prison after serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping a soldier, according to a spokesman for Israel's Prison Authority. Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi, was also released.

on July 31, 2018
Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi to Be Released From Israeli Prison News Roundup
Yotam Berger and Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi to Be Released From Israeli Prison

Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager convicted of assaulting Israeli soldiers, will be released on Sunday after serving her sentence, her family said Thursday.

on July 27, 2018
After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank

The United Nations said Wednesday it had been forced to lay off more than 250 Palestinian employees in Gaza and the West Bank and cut services after the United States slashed hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

on July 25, 2018