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Palestinians Protest Israeli Police Activity at Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

A Palestinian woman protests Israeli police activity at al-Aqsa Mosque, January 14, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JANUARY 18, 2019 Palestinians refuse an attempt by Israeli police to enter a mosque in al-Aqsa Compound. Israeli police besieged the mosque for six hours and arrested four Palestinians. […]

January 18, 2019 6:49 AM Alternative Information Center Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Cancer Patient Held in Israeli Jail at Critical Stage

Palestinian detainee and cancer victim Sami Abu-Diak has lost a great amount of weight and is no longer able to eat or drink, the Detainees Affairs Commission said on Thursday. Karim Ajwa, the Commission‚Äôs attorney, said Abu-Diak has also lost the ability to sleep and can no longer walk. He […]

January 18, 2019 6:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

290 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in 2018

Israeli forces killed 290 Palestinians, 55 of whom were minors, during 2018: 254 of them in Gaza and the rest in the West Bank, a report by Israeli rights group B‚ÄôTselem¬†said. The report, published Thursday on B‚ÄôTselem‚Äôs website, said these killings are a direct result of Israel‚Äôs reckless open-fire policy, […]

January 18, 2019 6:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Order Hours Before His Release

Just hours before his scheduled release, Thursday, a Palestinian political prisoner, held by Israel, received an arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six months, without charges or trial. The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that the detainee has been identified as Sameh Mohammad Kamil, from Qabatia town, south of the […]

January 17, 2019 9:02 PM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Al-Qassam Fighter Dies of Wounds Sustained in Accidental Explosion

A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, succumbed on Wednesday to wounds he had sustained in an accidental explosion. Al-Qassam said, in a statement, that fighter Hamdi Abed al-Karim Hijazi succumbed to wounds he had sustained last week. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed […]

January 17, 2019 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Palestine Launches Bid for Full UN Membership

Palestine¬†will launch a bid to become a full member of the¬†United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday. The bid will go ahead despite the¬†United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans. “We know that we are going to face a US veto but that won’t […]

January 17, 2019 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, raided the family home of a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, in preparation to demolish it, said a local activist. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided […]

January 17, 2019 8:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

January 16, 2019 2:47 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Residential Shed Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Fasayel Palestinian village, north of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a residential shed. The soldiers surrounded the small community before invading it, and demolished a residential shed, owned by Abdul-Hadi Obeyyat, allegedly for being built without a permit. The owner […]

January 16, 2019 12:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct Four, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, including one who was shot with an expanding bullet, and abducted four others, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Anza village, south of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated […]

January 16, 2019 10:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Teqoua‚Äô town, east […]

January 16, 2019 9:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Update: PCHR Warns of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is warning of the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing crisis of fuel shortage. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority (PA) and international organizations to urgently intervene to order to ensure the rapid flow of […]

January 16, 2019 8:02 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

82 Civil Society Organizations Send Letter to Group of 77+1 Regarding Abbas’ Legitimacy

82 civil society organizations in the Gaza Strip sent a letter to the UN Group of 77 + 1, stating that Mr. Mahmoud Abbas no longer has any legal status in representing the Palestinian people and talk in their behalf in accordance with the Palestinian Basic Law, which set the […]

January 16, 2019 7:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Private Sector Employees Strike over Social Security Law

Employees of the Palestinian private sector, in the occupied West Bank, observed a general strike on Tuesday, as thousands staged a sit-in protest outside the Social Security Corporation headquarters in al-Bireh, calling for scrapping the controversial Social Security Law. Shops, businesses, factories, financial institutions and private schools were shuttered in […]

January 16, 2019 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze […]

January 16, 2019 7:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0