Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

World / Social Issues Jul 30, 2020

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

A second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping the Israeli-occupied West Bank is fueling fears of a surge in overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps where social distancing is next to impossible. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Palestinian Authority quickly imposed a lockdown ...

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

The Israeli army announced an increased presence in the West Bank and near Gaza Wednesday evening, as U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan sparked outrage among Palestinians. The plan, seen as overwhelmingly supportive of Israeli goals and drafted with no Palestinian input, gives the ...

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

World / Social Issues Dec 25, 2019

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, ushering in Christmas celebrations across the globe. Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners converged on the "little town" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with Christmas ...

Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

World Sep 1, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renewed his pledge to annex all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he sought to shore up right-wing support ahead of a Sept. 17 election. Netanyahu and his Likud party have been working to maximize turnout ...