Biden administration imposes visa bans over West Bank violence

by ian

The Biden administration is imposing visa bans on dozens of Israelis and Palestinians suspected of violence in the West Bank. The State Department made the announcement yesterday.

Israeli settlers in the Palestinian territory are driving the violence, but the ban also includes dozens of Palestinians. U.S. officials fear the conflict will escalate into a new front of the war. President Joe Biden previously warned that a visa ban was possible, but it hasn’t been used since the Clinton administration.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will continue to seek accountability while engaging with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.