Hebron - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Hebron Ruling Fatah party fares poorly in Palestinian elections RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah Party posted a poor showing in Palestinian municipal elections across the West Bank, even though the rival Islamic Hamas movement stayed out of the race, according to results announced Sunday. The vote reflected public discontent with Abbas and his Fatah movement, whose popularity has sunk ... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:40:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:40:00Z Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians choose mayors and local councils in communities across the West Bank on Saturday, a rare chance to cast ballots after more than a decade without presidential or legislative elections. Tribal loyalties often trump party affiliation at the local level, but the vote is also seen as a test for the embattled, nepotism-tain... Sat, 13 May 2017 15:03:00 GMT 2017-05-13T15:03:00Z Israeli rights group video: Troops question Palestinian boy JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video of Israeli soldiers surrounding and questioning a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy in the tense West Bank city of Hebron. The group B'Tselem, which posted the video, said the soldiers led Sufian Abu Hitah around the neighborhood to identify other boys whom they suspected of having thrown stones and a ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:17:00 GMT 2017-03-24T14:17:00Z US actor Gere compares West Bank town to 'Old South' JERUSALEM (AP) — Actor Richard Gere has compared life for Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron to segregation in the United States. The "Pretty Woman" star toured Hebron this week with Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli ex-soldiers who criticize Israeli policies in the West Bank. During the visit, Gere said "it's exactly w... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-03-23T17:57:00Z Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli forces in West Bank RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian health ministry says a teenager was shot and killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. It said the16-year-old was killed Friday evening at the entrance to Al-Aroub near the volatile city of Hebron. The Israeli military said "firebombs were hurled at passing vehicles and in respo... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:08:00 GMT 2017-03-17T20:08:00Z Palestinian police disperse rally over Russian Church land HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police broke up a rally by an Islamic party protesting against the Palestinian government handing land over to the Russian Church. Police said officers used tear gas on Saturday to disperse hundreds of protesters and arrested 25 of them in the West Bank city of Hebron. Bahir Saleh, the spokesman of t... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-02-04T13:54:00Z The Latest: Netanyahu supports pardon for convicted soldier TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of an Israeli soldier on charges of manslaughter over the death of a wounded Palestinian attacker (all times local): 8 p.m. Israel's prime minister has called for a pardon for a soldier convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a badly wounded Palestinian assailant. ... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:59:00 GMT 2017-01-04T18:59:00Z