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Israel to Expand Settlement Housing in Jerusalem with 770 Units

The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has deposited a plan for the construction of 770 new settlement units between the illegal settlement of Gilo and the West Bank village of Beit Jala, according to the PNN. The project will be facing the Cremisan monastery in Beit Jala, where protests took place against […]

July 24, 2016 9:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Army Kidnaps One Palestinian In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched a number of homes in Doura town, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified […]

July 24, 2016 10:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0
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 Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Many Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Bethlehem city and the nearby towns of al-Khader and Beit Sahour, searched homes and property before kidnapping three Palestinians, and confiscated surveillance tapes. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader town, south of […]

July 24, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Vigil from Berlin to NYC in Solidarity with Kayed (VIDEO)

Protesters gathered in New York City on Friday, 22 July to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian prisoners. Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June, is demanding his release from administrative detention without charge or trial. He has refused all supplements, vitamins, salt or medical examinations and has […]

July 24, 2016 9:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Prisoners 0

Army Injures One Palestinian, Summons Three Others, In Silwad

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot and seriously wounded one Palestinian, and summoned three others for interrogation. The invading soldiers clashed with local youths, who hurled stones at the military vehicles, while the army fired […]

July 24, 2016 7:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian Municipal Election Registration Kicks Off: Mashal, Hamas ‘Unafraid’

The registration process for the Palestinian municipal elections began on Saturday, and is to continue over the next five days. The Central Committee for Municipal Elections has called on Palestinian citizens to register their names according to their place of residence. The registration process will continue until next Wednesday, the […]

July 23, 2016 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (14– 20 July 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories continued during the reporting period (14 – 20 July 2016). Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests […]

July 23, 2016 10:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Army Kidnaps Five Palestinians In Jerusalem, Injure One Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday evening, five Palestinians, including an elderly man, in several areas of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also shot and injured a Palestinian in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. On Friday evening, the soldiers invaded the Sa’diyya neighborhood, in Jerusalem’s Old City, searched homes and kidnapped […]

July 23, 2016 1:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0
An undated photo of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

July 22, 2016 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0
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Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Dozens of soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, kidnapped four Palestinians, including a Journalist, and briefly detained a local photojournalist. The soldiers used excessive force against the protesters and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as journalist Khaled Sabarna who […]

July 22, 2016 10:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Deir Qaddis Resists Ongoing Theft of Village Land

20th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Quds Team On the morning of July 14th, Israeli excavators arrived on Majid Mahmoud’s farmland in Deir Qaddis to begin work on an illegal expansion of a wastewater facility for the nearby illegal settlement of Nili. Construction vehicles and Occupation forces were met by […]

July 22, 2016 10:52 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli Authorities to Erect Stone Checkpoint at Ibrahimi Mosque Entrance

Israeli forces are installing a stone checkpoint at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque to restrict Palestinians from entering it, to visit and  to pray. As the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee’s General Manager, Imad Hamdan, illustrated, the new checkpoint will be made of stone in a permanent-style, in front of the […]

July 22, 2016 10:43 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Holy sites, Israeli Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0