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US to Merge New Embassy with Jerusalem Consulate

The United States announced, on Thursday, that it will merge the US Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, to solely “improve the efficiency and effectiveness.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a statement, “This decision is driven by […]

October 19, 2018 7:33 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report 0

ِArmy Injures 130 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry  in Gaza gas confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured 130 Palestinians were injured by live bullets and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation,  on Friday,  as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the […]

October 19, 2018 7:21 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian-American Student Allowed Entry After Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court

A Palestinian-American student who was prevented entry to study in Israel has claimed victory at the Israeli Supreme Court. The court ruled today that 22-year old Lara al-Qasem will be allowed entry to study in a graduate program at Hebrew University. al-Qasem, whose grandparents are Palestinian, is an American student […]

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Celine Hagbard Boycott Movement, Human rights, International Politics, Israel, Jerusalem, News Report 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

October 18, 2018 9:47 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Seven Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers demolished seven structures and animal barns in the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday. WAFA reported that the seven demolished structures belong to a Palestinian identified as Khalid Sawafta. The demolished structures include three animal barns, a residential structure and three tents. According to […]

October 18, 2018 9:37 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Barghouti Warns of New Offensive on Gaza

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement MP, Mustafa Barghouti, warned of serious intentions to launch a devastating aggression on the Gaza Strip, by Israeli forces.   Barghouti said, in a press statement, that “Similar to what happened in 2014, Israeli occupation ministers want to use the blood of the […]

October 18, 2018 9:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

House, Retaining Walls to be Demolished near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, notified Palestinians in Al-Walajeh village, near occupied Bethlehem, about their intention to demolish a house and retaining walls in the village, according to local sources. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army, accompanied by staff from the Israeli municipality of […]

October 18, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Christian Cemetery Desecrated, Graves Destroyed in Jerusalem

Ha’aretz Israeli newspaper, on Thursday, reported that about 30 graves were vandalized two weeks ago, in the cemetery of Beit Jmal monastery, near Jerusalem. The monastery monks discovered the destruction of the tombs yesterday, saying the concrete crosses on the graves were taken down. The old cemetery is located about […]

October 18, 2018 9:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

October 18, 2018 7:59 PM Ali Salam Human interest, Human rights, International, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Hebron And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, five young Palestinian men from their homes in Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent invasions and searches of neighborhoods and homes. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in southern West Bank, has reported that dozens of soldiers […]

October 18, 2018 7:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Former Political Prisoners In Tulkarem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, many areas in the northern West Bank governorate of Tulkarem, and conducted extensive searches of homes, lands and property, before abducting two former political prisoners. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Waleed Issam ‘Asfour (al-‘Aloul), 25, from […]

October 18, 2018 7:19 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Invade Shops, Inspect Surveillance Recordings, In Al-Khader

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and stormed a few shops, before inspecting surveillance recordings. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers invaded […]

October 18, 2018 5:27 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Injures Many Palestinians After Colonialist Settlers Attack School, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured several Palestinians, after a number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked the local secondary school. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said more […]

October 18, 2018 4:50 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and injured several Palestinians, including a child. Media sources in Teqoua’ said several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked a few Palestinian protesters by firing dozens of gas bombs from launchers mounted on […]

October 18, 2018 12:37 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonialists Attack Shepherds, Steel A Sheep

A number of illegal extremist Israeli colonialists attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian shepherds in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, and stole a sheep. Aref Daraghma, a human rights activist, said the colonists chased several Palestinian shepherds, forcing them out of grazing lands, near the illegal Shidmot colony. Daraghma added […]

October 17, 2018 10:40 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jordan Valley, News Report, West Bank 0