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 Extremist Israeli settlers today uprooted about 400 grape saplings belonging to Palestinians in the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.

They said a group of hardcore Israeli settlers raided the outskirts of the village and uprooted 400 grape saplings in a new attack targeting the livelihood of the local Palestinian population. The attacking settlers also destroyed an irrigation network and cut off seven olive trees...

For the fifth week in a row, Israeli police on Friday prevented hundreds of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayer.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, Israeli police stopped worshipers from the West Bank at checkpoints at the entrances to the Old City in Jerusalem.

Israeli police asked all worshippers to show their identifications to prove they are not from the occupied West Bank.


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Jewish settlers on Monday attacked Palestinian vehicles on the road between Nablus and the town of Qalqilya in the north of the occupied West Bank, damaging cars but no casualties were reported.

Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlements in the Northern West Bank, said that settlers attacked vehicles at the entrance to the settlement of Yitzhar north of Nablus, causing damage to them and intimidating motorists.

He said that the incident is a...

As the world celebrated World Children's Day on Friday, Israeli soldiers injured a Palestinian child in the center of Hebron city in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers attacked dozens of residents protesting the ongoing closure of Shuhada Street, in the center of the city.

One child, 15 years of age, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the thigh. He was later taken to a local hospital. Medics also provided treatment to Palestinians who suffered the...

Israeli authorities have arrested at least 400 Palestinian children in the first 10 months of the current year, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PSS) said on Thursday.

In a statement released on the anniversary of the International Children’s Day, the PSS said: "The Israeli occupation authorities have arrested 400 Palestinian children under the age of 18 since the beginning of this year [...] most of them from East Jerusalem."

"The Israeli authorities continue to hold 170...

Israeli settlers attempted to establish more than 15 settlement outposts in separate areas of the West Bank during the last three months, a Palestinian official said Wednesday.

Walid Assaf, head of the official Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, explained to Anadolu Agency that local Palestinians foiled most of the attempts to build outposts which are being established with the ultimate aim to turn them into illegal settlements.

"More than 15 outposts have been...

The United Nations has rebuked Israel for carrying out what it said was the biggest demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank for a decade.

Some 73 people, including 41 children, were made homeless when their dwellings were knocked down in the Bedouin settlement of Khirbet Humsa, in the Jordan Valley, the UN said.

The Israeli military said the structures had been built illegally.

But the UN called the Israeli actions a "grave breach" of international law...

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem today leveled and demolished several Palestinian-owned structures and land in Beit Hanina and Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhoods, according to a media center and witnesses.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that Israeli police escorted a bulldozer into Beit Hanina neighborhood, where the Hyundai heavy machinery leveled a plot of land.

Police also forced their way into Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood, where they used a bulldozer to ...

The Israeli occupation authorities today approved the destruction of dozens of Palestinian businesses in Wad al-Joz neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem as part of a plan to construct a new settlement on their ruins called “Silicon Valley,” a step that has raised concern and anger of the Palestinian businesses in the area, most of them have been there since before the Israeli occupation in 1967.

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem has advanced the plan for the technology...

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian house and settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees in the occupied West Bank on Monday, according to Palestinian state news agency Wafa.

Israeli soldiers and bulldozers blocked an area in Taybeh village and demolished a house, which was close to the Israeli separation wall that runs through the village’s land.

In the town of Salfit, north of the West Bank, Israeli bulldozers razed and uprooted almost 60 olive trees on Sunday.

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 Israeli authorities on Wednesday advanced plans to build over 2,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, pressing ahead with a building boom that has gained steam during the presidency of Donald Trump.

The approval raised the number of settlement homes to be advanced this year to nearly 9,500, according to a settlement watchdog group, by far the highest number of approvals since Trump took office in early 2017. The Civil Administration’s higher planning council, the...

The Israeli authorities issued 20 military orders preventing Palestinians from entering olive gardens in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian official. 

Walid Assaf, the head of the National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization, told Anadolu Agency Monday that the Israeli authorities issued the decisions preventing Palestinians from entering their own lands "despite the attacks of Jewish settlers on...

The Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday signed four orders to seize money recently transferred by the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas resistance group to families of Palestinian prisoners and martyrs.

"The orders targeted funds transferred by both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to Palestinians serving prison sentences in Israeli jails for terror attacks, as well as to family members of terrorists who were killed during the attacks,” the Israeli English language...

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday overnight arrested 37 Palestinians, including a journalist, through raids on different cities of the West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) confirmed in a press statement that Israeli police rounded up 17 Palestinians from Jerusalem district.

Two of the 17 detainees were identified as residents of al-Tur neighborhood and the 15 others as residents of al-Essawiya neighborhood.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces...

Israel has demolished more than 500 structures in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip this year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday.

In a statement, the UN office said 506 buildings were razed by Israeli forces in the West Bank on the pretext of lacking a building permit.

According to the statement, a total of 134 structures were demolished in east Jerusalem.

OCHA said Israeli forces brought down 22 buildings...