Israeli–Palestinian conflict http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24423/all en INTERVIEW-Israeli ex-security chief sees risk of Palestinian uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-israeli-ex-security-chief-sees-risk-palestinian-upris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Spy-chief-turned-politician says peace talks a priority</p> <p>* A settlement still seen possible despite numerous hurdles</p> <p>* Other Israeli parties seen sidelining issue ahead of vote</p> <p>By Crispian Balmer</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Israel faces the prospect of a<br /> new Palestinian uprising because of despair over the gridlock in<br /> peacemaking, a former head of the Israeli internal intelligence<br /> agency who is standing in the Jan. 22 election said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-israeli-ex-security-chief-sees-risk-palestinian-upris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Middle East War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:36 +0000 5731708 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare snowstorm paralyses Jerusalem area, northern Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-northern-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The worst snowstorm in 20 years shut public transport, roads and schools in Jerusalem on Thursday and along the northern Israeli region bordering on Lebanon.</p> <p>Elisha Peleg, an official in charge of emergencies with Israel's municipality for Jerusalem, urged the city's residents to remain at home and stay off the streets, telling Israel Army Radio the area had overnight seen its greatest snowfall since 1992.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-northern-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Israeli–Palestinian conflict Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:15:05 +0000 5732493 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rare snowstorm paralyses Jerusalem area, N.Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-nisrael <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details on snow damage in Palestinian territory,)</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The worst snowstorm in 20 years shut government offices, public transport and schools in Jerusalem and along the northern Israeli region bordering on Lebanon on Thursday.</p> <p>Many Palestinians in the hilly occupied West Bank were also snowed in and dozens were forced to flee flooded homes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-rare-snowstorm-paralyses-jerusalem-area-nisrael" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:58 +0000 5732649 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinians pitch tents on land Israel plans for settlers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/palestinians-pitch-tents-land-israel-plans-settlers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Palestinians protest against contested Israeli initiative</p> <p>* Rocky area near Jerusalem is under international scrutiny</p> <p>By Ismail Khader</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Palestinians from villages in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem pitched tents on Friday on land Israel has earmarked for a new urban settlement, looking to preserve the area for an independent Palestinian state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/palestinians-pitch-tents-land-israel-plans-settlers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Israeli–Palestinian conflict War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:45:20 +0000 5733088 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli forces kill Palestinian along border with Gaza - Hamas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/israeli-forces-kill-palestinian-along-border-gaza-hamas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GAZA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and seriously wounded another in the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel on Friday, the Islamist group Hamas and hospital officials said.</p> <p>The Israeli military said the soldiers opened fire after dozens of Palestinians approached the border fence, an area Israel has long designated as off-limits to Gazans, citing past attempts to attack Israeli patrols along the frontier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/israeli-forces-kill-palestinian-along-border-gaza-hamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian militant groups Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 5733293 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel seeks to remove Palestinian tent outpost in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israel-seeks-remove-palestinian-tent-outpost-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he was seeking court approval to remove an outpost of Palestinian tents pitched in an area of the occupied West Bank that Israel has earmarked for a new settlement.</p> <p>Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian outpost, built in the geographically sensitive area known as E1, could remain for six days while the issue of its removal was being discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israel-seeks-remove-palestinian-tent-outpost-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Politics War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:26 +0000 5733643 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli troops kill Palestinian trying to cross barrier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-trying-cross-barrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who was trying to cross a security barrier to enter Israel from the occupied West Bank on Saturday.</p> <p>Odai al Darawish, 21, was trying to cross into Israel to find work, his family said. He was taken to a hospital in Israel where he was pronounced dead, they said.</p> <p>An Israeli military spokesman said soldiers had opened fire when they saw a man trying to cross the barrier in an area south of the West Bank city of Hebron.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-trying-cross-barrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict War West Bank Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:00:16 +0000 5733666 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel evacuates Palestinians from tent outpost in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israel-evacuates-palestinians-tent-outpost-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces evacuated about 100 Palestinians early on Sunday from an outpost of tents pitched in an area of the occupied West Bank that Israel has earmarked for a new settlement.</p> <p>Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian outpost, built in the geographically sensitive area known as E1, could remain for six days while the issue of the removal of the tents was being discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israel-evacuates-palestinians-tent-outpost-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Politics War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:27 +0000 5733706 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel evacuates Palestinians from W. Bank tent outpost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-israel-evacuates-palestinians-w-bank-tent-outpost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Netanyahu comments, Palestinian reaction)</p> <p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces evacuated about 100 Palestinians early on Sunday from tents pitched in an area of the West Bank as a protest against Israeli plans to build a settlement there.</p> <p>Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian outpost, built in the geographically sensitive area known as E1, could remain for six days while the issue of the removal of the tents was being discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-israel-evacuates-palestinians-w-bank-tent-outpost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Palestinian territories Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:17 +0000 5733744 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel troops kill Palestinian near Gaza border - medics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-troops-kill-palestinian-near-gaza-border-medics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GAZA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip on Monday, medical officials said.</p> <p>Israel had no immediate comment on the reported shooting of the man, who the Islamist Hamas-run Health Ministry said was a farmer, in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya on the frontier with Israel.</p> <p>Palestinian officials said a gunshot to the head had critically wounded 21-year-old Mustafa Abu Jarad. Doctors in the hospital at Shifa where he was treated said he had died of his injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-troops-kill-palestinian-near-gaza-border-medics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:00:49 +0000 5734356 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Palestinian killed in Gaza, Israel denies involvement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-palestinian-killed-gaza-israel-denies-involvement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with Israeli denial of involvement in shooting)</p> <p>GAZA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Palestinian medical officials accused Israeli soldiers of killing a farmer in the Gaza Strip on Monday, but a military spokeswoman denied any Israeli involvement.</p> <p>Mustafa Abu Jarad was shot in the head in the town of Beit Lahiya on the border with Israel, said Gaza's health ministry, run by the territory's Islamist Hamas rulers.</p> <p>The 21-year-old was taken to Shifa hospital but died later, said doctors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-palestinian-killed-gaza-israel-denies-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:36 +0000 5734384 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.</p> <p>The village, pressed up against a separation barrier Israel says is meant to keep out suicide bombers, is a focal point for protests by local residents against Israeli troops.</p> <p>Classmates of the youth said their bus was on the way to school for midterm examinations when clashes erupted with Israeli soldiers patrolling the barrier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the West Bank Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:30:23 +0000 5734641 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Disaffected Israeli Arabs shrug at elections in Jewish state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-disaffected-israeli-arabs-shrug-at-elections-jewish-stat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to fix reference to "she" in 28th paragraph)</p> <p>* Barely half of Arabs in Israel are expected to vote</p> <p>* Jewish state's minority Arabs disillusioned by leaders</p> <p>* Peace deal no longer top concern for Israeli-Arabs</p> <p>By Jihan Abdalla</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-disaffected-israeli-arabs-shrug-at-elections-jewish-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian Arabs Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics Religion Social Issues War Western Asia Zionism Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:00:39 +0000 5734759 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel police block Palestinians from reoccupying protest camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israel-police-block-palestinians-reoccupying-protest-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tents erected to protest against Israeli settlements</p> <p>* Israel cordoned off area after eviction on Sunday</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli police, using stun grenades, blocked about 50 Palestinian activists who tried on Tuesday to reoccupy tents they pitched last week on a patch of West Bank land which Israel wants for Jewish settlements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israel-police-block-palestinians-reoccupying-protest-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Districts of Israel Geography of Asia Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:30:38 +0000 5734814 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian youth in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Israeli army comment)</p> <p>BUDRUS, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.</p> <p>A second boy was shot and injured by soldiers in a nearby village, Palestinians said, but the Israeli military said it was not aware of any such incident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budrus Films Israeli–Palestinian conflict War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:16 +0000 5734866 at http://www.globalpost.com