West Bank

‘This vest should've protected him’: Friends mourn Palestinian teen medic killed by Israeli army

‘This vest should've protected him’: Friends mourn Palestinian teen medic killed by Israeli army

"Locals in the camp, located in Bethlehem city in the southern occupied West Bank, told Middle East Eye that Israeli special forces raided the camp around 3am in search of wanted Palestinians, sparking small clashes with residents. During the clashes, Israeli soldiers shot and killed the high school student, despite him wearing a reflective vest clearly marking him as a medic."

Palestine's other open-air prison

Palestine's other open-air prison

"Under a debilitating siege for more than a decade, Gaza has been rightfully declared the biggest open-air prison in the world. But there is another, similar, prison in Palestine that is less obvious because it suffers from a different kind of siege, undeclared and indirect: the West Bank. Every Palestinian who resides there and holds official Palestinian identification papers is a prisoner in their own home."

Love in the Time of Apartheid

 Love in the Time of Apartheid

"As Palestinians, my fiancée and I live under an apartheid system that places us and our families on opposite sides of a wall… a really big wall, the type of wall that Donald Trump dreams of. My love, the woman I’m going to start a family with, is from Nazareth, where she lives with her family, inside Israel. As non-Jews, she and her family are therefore afforded the “privilege” of second-class Israeli citizenship."

Protest closes Israel's 'apartheid road' through West Bank

Protest closes Israel's 'apartheid road' through West Bank

"A new road in the West Bank that separates Palestinian and Israeli drivers was closed by protesters on Wednesday, before they were dispersed by Israeli police deploying teargas and stun grenades. Route 4370 is dubbed the “apartheid road” by some campaigners because of its 8-metre dividing wall of concrete and metal. The western side of the road is principally for Israelis, and the eastern side principally for Palestinians."