“The United States said Tuesday it would refuse visas for extremist Israeli settlers who attack Palestinians, stepping up pressure to curb a wave of violence in the West Bank during the Gaza war…

More than 250 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank, according to a Palestinian government tally, since Hamas’s attack on October 7 sparked a new war with Israel.

Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, not the West Bank, and Palestinians have complained of impunity over attacks and harassment carried out by settlers.”