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Ashrawi Calls on American Civil Society to Speak Out

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi called on members of American civil society “to stand up and speak out courageously, against the US administration’s unconditional support of Israel and its unilateral and irresponsible measures that are antithetical to the requirements of a just peace and stability.” During a meeting […]

January 15, 2019 6:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International Politics, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestinian Politics, Ramallah 0

Abbas Assumes Chair for Group of 77 + China

PA President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York on Monday, and is set to formally assume the chair for the Group of 77 and China. A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, at the¬†United Nations General Assembly. The PA President is also scheduled to¬†meet with the UN Secretary General Antonio […]

January 15, 2019 6:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Jerusalem Mosque Employees Detained By Israeli Police

The Dome of the Rock Mosque, situated next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam‚Äôs 3rd holiest site, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Muslim religious officials told WAFA that Israeli police imposed a siege on the place of worship for several hours, Monday. The Waqf employees reportedly refused to […]

January 15, 2019 6:22 AM Ali Salam Holy sites, Israel, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Orders Families To Halt Construction Of Home, Shed And Well

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ordered two families to halt the construction of their home, shed and water well. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

January 14, 2019 1:11 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded the al-‚ÄėArroub refugee camp, before the soldiers […]

January 14, 2019 12:32 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday in Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a child died, on Monday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Friday January 11th, 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in northern Gaza. The Health Ministry stated that the child, Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, was shot with a […]

January 14, 2019 10:36 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

January 14, 2019 9:56 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Fishermen, Seize Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.¬† They then abducted two fishermen and seized a fishing boat.¬† This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding […]

January 14, 2019 2:50 AM PCHR Beit Lahia, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

VIDEO: Jerusalem in 2018

A recap on the events of the past year. Originally published by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, occupied East Jerusalem. (English subtitles.) (photo: BDS National Committee) Human Interest 12/28/18 Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO) 

January 13, 2019 8:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Human interest, Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Five Palestinian Families Facing Eviction due to Settler Claims

A Palestinian family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem received an order, from the Israeli authority‚Äôs Law Enforcement Department, on Saturday, to evacuate a building it owns, and where five Palestinian families live, by January 23rd. According to the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), […]

January 13, 2019 8:26 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by heavy guard of Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources reported that 77 settlers toured the courtyards, accompanied by rabbis, and received explanations about their claimed temple grounds, provoking Palestinian Muslim prayers. […]

January 13, 2019 8:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Hundreds of Saplings Destroyed by Israeli Settlers near Nablus

Illegal Jewish settlers, on Sunday, have destroyed hundreds of forest saplings that were ready to be planted near the village of Burqa, north of the city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that […]

January 13, 2019 8:08 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

PLO Official: ‘Settlements are expanding rapidly, encouraged by U.S. administration’

Tayseer Khaled, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, has raised concerns about the early Israeli elections, which are being utilized by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as a launching pad for a massive settlement plan in the West Bank, including Jerusalem.¬†The Israeli government is also implementing a large-scale […]

January 13, 2019 8:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Several Weeks Earlier In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Sunday, that a man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, three weeks ago, has died from his wounds in a hospital in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry […]

January 13, 2019 4:00 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Illegal Colonists Cut Olive Trees At Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists cut, Sunday, many old ‚ÄúRoman‚ÄĚ olive trees in the garden of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Hebron, Ra‚Äôed Maswada, […]

January 13, 2019 3:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0