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Judea and Samaria
Israel security forces arrest Hamas cell in Samaria
“The IDF and Shin Bet will continue to act decisively against all terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria, and against terrorist operatives who will be in contact with Hamas terrorist operatives in the Gaza Strip,” according to a statement released by the IDF.
Israel police award civilian who prevented terror attack
Ofek Kaufman chased the terrorist for 500 feet before the attacker turned on him. Then he then opened fire.
Israel district attorney indicts murderer of Rabbi Ben Gal
Assi was indicted for committing an ideologically and nationalistically motivated terror attack when it was discovered that he selected Ben Gal as his victim when he saw him wearing religious-looking attire.
On AIPAC sidelines, Israeli ministers express support for settlements
Said Israel’s Consul General to New York Dani Dayan: “If we are foreigners to Judea and Samaria, then of course we are foreigners to Tel Aviv.”
Ariel University receives full state accreditation, despite being located in West Bank
Accreditation of the university had been difficult to achieve, in part due to its location in ‘Area C,’ a section of the West Bank under Israeli military and civilian control. No other Israeli universities are located in the disputed territories. Full accreditation will enable Ariel University to advance plans to develop a medical school.
IDF busts Arab weapons ring amidst increased violence in West Bank
Troops confiscated four handguns, three air-powered guns, four commando knives, military equipment such as holsters, harnesses and gun mounts, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
PM Netanyahu blocks vote to apply sovereignty throughout Judea and Samaria
The Judea and Samaria sovereignty bill, submitted by MK Yoav Kish (Likud) calls for “unrestricted construction and to extend Israeli law and sovereignty” throughout all Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank.
Residents of Judea neighborhood bemoan continued Israeli government preparations to destroy homes
Residents of the Netiv Ha’avot neighborhood in northern Judea expressed dismay over the continuation of plans to destroy 16 homes that were found to have been built on unauthorized land,
Along the strategic Route 443, Israel treads a fine line between security and everyday life
For Israeli security personnel who guard the strategically significant Route 443, one of only two highways connecting Jerusalem to Israel’s coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, the difference between stopping contraband food or an armed terrorist isn’t very large.
New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves
At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. While the mainstream press, led by The New York Times, branded the moves as “annexation” and “apartheid,” legal expert Avi Bell told JNS that the Israeli initiatives are almost entirely symbolic and have “no meaningful legal consequences.”