Ahead of Palestinian elections, West Bank homes of 2 candidates hit by gunfire

Separately, Israel arrests Hamas candidate for parliament, angering terror group Tensions in the West Bank city of Hebron have risen over the past two days, with the homes of two local politicians sprayed with bullets ahead of the Palestinian legislative elections in May. Armed gunmen…

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

Washington clarifies position after report on human rights situation restores the expression, excised under Trump, but also uses some of previous administration’s terminology WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden’s administration said Wednesday that Israel’s control of the West Bank is indeed “occupation,” clarifying its stance…

Uproar as US Ambassador to Israel Twitter account temporarily adds West Bank and Gaza too

The account has been changed back to say only ‘U.S. Ambassador to Israel’ President Joe Biden’s administration quickly came under criticism on Inauguration Day, after the Twitter page for the U.S. Ambassador to Israel was modified during the transition on Wednesday. The account was temporarily updated to say…