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 ...

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

World / Politics Apr 8, 2019

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader's pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday's national ballot approaches, as mainly a ...

Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

Business Nov 20, 2018

Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

Short-term rental company Airbnb Inc. said it will remove listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood. "We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the ...