The West Bank is a landlocked territory now under Israeli or joint Israeli-Palestinian Authority control. It shares boundaries with Israel and Jordan.
The West Bank was occupied by Israel in 1967. It has an estimated population of just under three million Palestinians, and approximately 370,000 Israeli settlers. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, illegal under international law. Israel disputes this Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the West Bank.
Thousands of women from Israel and the Palestinian territories have joined a march for peace across Israel and the West Bank. They're calling on the region's politicians to resolve their conflicts and return to the negotiating table. Irris Makler reports.
Belgium has halted education projects in the Palestinian territories after finding that a school it financed was renamed after a woman whom Brussels considers a terrorist. Two further school projects have been suspended.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is visiting Gaza to negotiate a Hamas-Fatah unity government. But Netanyahu has said Hamas needs to make three specific concessions for Israel to accept any eventual deal.
Tensions in the West Bank have flared enormously with deaths on both sides of the conflict. Israel has now appeared to offer some concessions over contentious security precautions that led to bloody violence.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently approved a new cyber crime law. There are concerns over the ways it could interfere with the working conditions of journalists. Authorities are just required to cite general security concerns as the only reason to legally prosecute journalists. Local journalists fear an increasing erosion of press freedom in the West Bank.