In a rare action against Israel, US says extremist West Bank settlers will be barred from America

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a press conference Nov. 30, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

WASHINGTON — In a rare punitive move against Israel, the State Department said Tuesday it will impose travel bans on extremist Jewish settlers implicated in a rash of recent attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.