Matthew Bell

Politics

Abbas urges settlement freeze extension

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Israel to extend its just-expired partial freeze on the building of Jewish settlements. The US says it is 'disappointed' by Israel's decision not to extend the ban. Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Murders prompt new settlement in West Bank

The World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.