Eight European Union member states are demanding that Israel pay them back for the demolition and confiscation of buildings and other installations constructed for the benefit of Bedouin encampments in Area C of the West Bank by the EU’s mission in Israel.
As part of the intra-Palestinian reconciliation, Hamas has pledged not to perpetrate terrorist attacks from Judea and Samaria, the London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday.
For the second time since David Friedman assumed his post as US ambassador to Israel, the US State Department has publicly rejected remarks he made pertaining to Israel’s presence in the West Bank as not reflecting the administration’s stance.
The Palestinian Authority Preventative Security arrested Ayman Qawasmeh, the chairman of the Minbar al-Huriyya radio station, in Hebron late Sunday evening, a senior PA security official said on Monday.
The Defense Ministry body responsible for authorizing construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank will reportedly be advancing plans for some 3,000 new housing units when it convenes next month.
Israel's Security Cabinet voted to reduce Israel Defense Forces (IDF) presence in the West Bank and limit the scope of Operation Brother's Keeper, with fears of a continued IDF operation during Ramadan, which begins Saturday, would further escalate tensions in the region, Israel Army Radio reported.
After months of violence, Israelis are now openly debating the possibility of a military invasion of Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip aimed at crushing the Palestinian Authority and ending the rule of Yasser Arafat.