The Israeli military imposed a "total ban" on Palestinian movement in the West Bank after a suicide bus bombing and Palestinian shooting attacks in the last 24 hours killed thirteen people and wounded more than 80.
An attack on an armored bus in the West Bank killed seven and wounded at least a dozen Tuesday, when Palestinians disguised as Israeli soldiers detonated a bomb near the vehicle and then opened fired at the fleeing passengers.
As Israeli troops reoccupied Palestinian-held areas in the West Bank Thursday, a Palestinian attack on a Jewish settlement in the region left at least five dead.
The Israeli government announced Wednesday it will gradually reoccupy Palestinian-held territory in the West Bank until suicide attacks, like the one that killed 19 Israelis in Jerusalem Tuesday, are stopped.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Monday condemned Israel's construction of a security fence around the West Bank as "an act of racism."…
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat emerged from his embattled West Bank compound Thursday after being held there under Israeli siege for more than a month.
Five Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed Monday in the West Bank and Gaza, a day after Israel completed its withdrawal from most of the Palestinian-controlled territories it entered in the past three weeks.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged Monday that Israeli forces would leave most Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank by next week, but said his army would remain in the key cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem.
The Israeli Army withdrew to the perimeter of two West Bank towns Tuesday, while heavy fighting in the Jenin refugee camp left 13 Israeli soldiers and an unknown number of Palestinians dead.
Following mounting pressure from the U.S. and other international leaders to end their incursion into Palestinian controlled areas, Israeli forces announced they would pull out of two West Bank cities late Monday.
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