Sufian Taha


Sufian Taha is a Jerusalem-based journalist who has covered the West Bank for The Washington Post since 2002. He has reported on the most impactful events of the last two decades, including the Second Intifada, the expansion of Israeli settlements and the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club award.
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American teen killed in West Bank, leaving mosque ‘devastated’ back home

Tawfic Hafeth Abdel Jabbar, a 17-year-old who grew up in the New Orleans area, was killed Friday in the West Bank, according to a relative.

January 21, 2024

Pope’s patriarch observes somber Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

At this time of year, Bethlehem should be blazing with light and song. On Sunday the mood was quiet and dark, the public celebrations canceled because of the war in Gaza.

December 25, 2023

‘Jesus in the rubble’: Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem canceled

“Who can sing ‘Joy to the World’ today?” asks the Rev. Munther Isaac, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church.

December 23, 2023

Images of stripped and humiliated Palestinians draw condemnation

Israelis see in the video and photos victory over the Hamas terrorists who killed 1,200 people on Oct. 7. But the claim that the detainees were militants was quickly challenged.

December 14, 2023

Young Palestinian prisoners describe harsh treatment in Israeli jails

Teenager Noah Bseso says he was held in solitary confinement and given little more than bread some days, part of a crackdown in Israeli jails after Oct. 7.

December 4, 2023

For released Palestinian prisoners, a complicated homecoming

The return of prisoners has been a small shot of relief amid what people in the West Bank say is the most devastating war since the state of Israel was founded in 1948.

November 25, 2023

Israeli drone strikes in Jenin signal new strategy, risk militant blowback

The Israeli army, focused on Gaza, is relying increasingly on air power in the West Bank, though the strategy risks reenergizing Palestinian militants.

November 13, 2023

As settler violence surges, West Bank Palestinians fear new displacement

At least seven Palestinians have been killed by Israeli settlers since the war in Gaza began, rights groups say, and hundreds have been driven from their homes.

October 30, 2023

Separated by Gaza war, Palestinian families live in fear of the next call

From Washington to the West Bank, separated families have spent hours each day desperately trying to connect with relatives.

October 25, 2023

    Rare Israeli air strike in West Bank escalates tensions

    In the West Bank city of Jenin, there is anger over a rare Israeli air strike on a mosque. And outrage over arrests made on the outskirts of a refugee camp.

    October 23, 2023