Tag: West Bank

  • EU offers new €2.37 million contribution to support Palestinian farmers

    EU offers new €2.37 million contribution to support Palestinian farmers

    Jerusalem : The European Union made a new contribution of €2.37 million to support Palestinian farmers and agro-businesses in the West Bank. The contribution was channeled through the Palestinian Authority’s program “Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank (AAWB)”, the EU said in a statement published Thursday by Palestinian news agency WAFA. A total of…

  • US to cut $200 mn aid to Gaza and West Bank

    US to cut $200 mn aid to Gaza and West Bank

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has ordered more than $200 million in economic aid which was to be allocated to Gaza and the West Bank be redirected elsewhere. A State Department official said the decision was made after a review “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests”, BBC reported…

  • ​Israeli government approves new West Bank settlement units

    ​Israeli government approves new West Bank settlement units

    Ramallah : The Israeli government on Wednesday approved construction of 450 new Jewish-only settlement units in the occupied West Bank. According to Israel’s Channel 7, the government’s planning and building committee approved construction of the new housing units in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem. Roughly 600,000 Israeli settlers currently live on more…

  • 8 Palestinians arrested in overnight raids in West Bank

    8 Palestinians arrested in overnight raids in West Bank

    Ramallah, Palestine: Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians during overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a Palestinian NGO reported Thursday. According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, four Palestinians were arrested in the city of Bethlehem while another three were arrested in Jenin and Jericho. “Wa’ad Tamimi, brother of [Palestinian resistance icon] Ahed Tamimi, was arrested…

  • US recognition hurts Jerusalem businesses: Official

    US recognition hurts Jerusalem businesses: Official

    By Muhammed Ferid Mahmud Abdullah, Mohamed Sabry Emam Muhammed, Jerusalem : U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has negatively affected businesses in the holy city, according to Jerusalem’s chamber of commerce. “Trump’s decision has adversely affected the city market and tourism business,” chamber’s director Fadi al-Hidmi told Anadolu Agency…