Last year, the United Nations reported that Israeli settlers damaged or destroyed nearly 11,000 olive trees owned by the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. The Post’s William Booth’s takes PostTV to the village of Yassuf where olives are a way of life. (William Booth and Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post) KFAR YASSUF, West Bank The rains have come to wash away the dust of summer from the olives, and so the annual harvest begins and with it, another cycle of violence against man and tree
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In West Bank, Palestinians gird for settler attacks on olive trees
Israels intelligence minister ruled out any withdrawal from the West Bank amid political turmoil across the Middle East and doubts the Palestinian Authority can restrain the Gaza Strips Hamas rulers. A pullout would be ridiculous, Yuval Steinitz, Israels minister of security affairs and intelligence, said yesterday in an interview. After our extremely negative experience in Gaza, it will be very difficult to take similar risks in the West Bank
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Israeli West Bank Withdrawal Ridiculous Netanyahu Ally Says
Jerusalem (AFP) – An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian activist for "interfering" with the work of an army tractor as it tried to erect a barrier in the West Bank, his lawyer said Tuesday.
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Palestinian convicted for 'interfering' with Israeli army work
This information reflects initial calls for service reported by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for the west bank of Jefferson Parish.
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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office West Bank crime report, Oct. 20
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Noah Browning GAZA/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – The first torrential downpour of an approaching winter has already soaked the Gaza Strip, compounding the misery of thousands of Palestinians who scrambled to patch homes wrecked by the summer war with Israel. While Palestinian officials rejoiced at $5.4 billion pledged at an international aid conference last week toward …
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Palestinians downbeat on promised rebuilding of ruined Gaza Strip
East West Bancorp, Inc. , parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 today.
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East West Bancorp Reports Net Income for Third Quarter of 2014 of $88.8 Million, Up 21% from Prior Year and $0.62 Per …
Oct 20 2014 / 8:00 pm Palestinian Authority police regularly detain people in the West Bank due to their political affiliation, an official said Sunday. Khalil Assaf, a member of the subcommittee on civil liberties formed after the West Bank-Gaza unity government was sworn in in June, told Maan that regardless of the committees formation, none of its recommendations have been implemented
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Official: PA Forces Regularly Conduct politically Motivated Arrests
Jefferson Parish School Board candidates competing in races to represent the West Bank are expected to participate in a forum Monday (Oct.
Jefferson Parish School Board forum Monday(Oct. 20) focuses on West Bank districts
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."
Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
This information reflects initial calls for service reported by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for the west bank of Jefferson Parish. Locations are approximate due to automated location methods and address inconsistencies, the Sheriff’s Office says. Burglar alarm calls are excluded.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office West Bank crime report, Oct. 19