The Waze navigation app has an option to "avoid dangerous areas," meaning areas Israel does not legally allow its citizens to go. This mechanism was disabled on the phones of the Israeli soldiers who strayed into a Palestinian refugee camp. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israeli soldiers stand guard on the main road during the funeral of Dalia Lemkus on Nov. 11, 2014. Lemkus, who lived in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Tekoa, was killed in a stabbing attack. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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In The West Bank, Barriers Don't Necessarily Make Good Neighbors

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Palestinian activist Issa Amro advocates nonviolence in the West Bank city of Hebron. He recently talked a teenage girl out of an attack, but acknowledges it can be difficult to persuade young Palestinians to his position. In the background, Israeli soldiers patrol an olive tree grove next to his home, which the army has declared off-limits to non-residents. Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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In Hebron, A City Hit Hard By Violence, A Palestinian Preaches Nonviolence

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blasted the European Union plan to begin labeling products produced in Israeli settlements. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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At Rukab's Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Ramallah, servers can stretch some flavors over a foot. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Gooey Goodness: Ramallah's Stretchy Ice Cream Delights

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The Weinfeld Family, 2009. Photographer Frederic Brenner, who took this photo, created This Place, an exhibit that features the work of 12 internationally acclaimed photographers in Israel and the West Bank. Frederic Brenner/Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery hide caption

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Israel And The West Bank Through Fresh Eyes

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The indictment against 24-year-old Palestinian Ayman Mahareeq says comments he posted on Facebook illegally insulted the West Bank police force and the Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or Worse

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For many commuters, standing in the parking lot after driving to work wouldn't be noteworthy. But for rheumatologist Anas Muhana, it's a big deal. He's one of only 100 Palestinian West Bank residents now permitted to drive his own car, with its white-and-green plates, to his job in Israel. The Israeli military banned Palestinian-plated cars for the past 15 years. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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With Small Shifts, Israel Eases Restrictions On Some Palestinians

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One of the first homes going up on land bought and sold as part of a Canadian-Palestinian investment firm's effort to properly register plots. Much land in the West Bank is not registered and has no title deed, creating problems for economic development. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Clearing The Tangled Path For Land Ownership In The West Bank

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A Palestinian family leaves the visitors center at Rawabi. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

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Palestinians held rallies last November, like this one in the West Bank city of Nablus, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat. Palestinians are increasingly frustrated with the two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have not led to an independent Palestinian state. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

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Stav Shaffir, 29, left, is considered a rising star in the left-leaning Labor Party. Anat Roth, 40, is a candidate for the Jewish Home Party. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

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The Bedouin camp has a black plastic water tank near a school built from mostly mud and tires. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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The West Bank Battle For Land ... And Water

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Shlomy Mizrahi, an Israeli real estate agent, stands near a sign at the entrance to a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The Israeli government bars Israelis from entering the Palestinian towns for their safety. Mizrahi lives in the nearby Israeli settlement of Ariel and sells homes there. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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In The West Bank, Living Side By Side — But Agreeing On Nothing

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Israel declared as state land this week nearly 1,000 acres in the West Bank, beginning the process to build settlements in more areas Palestinians say should be part of a future Palestinian country. Here, a general view of construction of new housing units in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, which borders some of the appropriated land. Debbie Hill/UPI/Landov hide caption

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As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

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Paul Salopek, National Geographic fellow, looks out over Jerusalem during his seven-year journey by foot from Africa to South America. Bassam Almohor/National Geographic hide caption

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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing "genocide" against Palestinians, and he has also criticized Hamas for firing rockets on Israel. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

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A key, symbolizing the Palestinians who lost their homes at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, sits at the entrance of the West Bank city of Jericho, on Feb. 22. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nimrod Vider, an Israeli who owns a cafe in the Jordan Valley, part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. He says he would be willing to leave the West Bank if the Israeli government thought it was the right thing to do. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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