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Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

January 17, 2018 10:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

January 17, 2018 10:26 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

January 17, 2018 10:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Soldiers Invade Stores In Deir Samit, Near Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Deir Samit town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and stormed many stores before violently searching them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers invaded many stores, near the Annexation Wall, west of Doura town, and […]

January 17, 2018 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Official Statement: 2018 US Funding to UNRWA Dramatically below Past Levels

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, on Wednesday, stated that the organization is facing a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community – and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that the US government has announced a contribution […]

January 17, 2018 10:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The demolished property is owned by members of Haddad family, who said that they repeatedly, and for several years, tried to obtain permits from the […]

January 17, 2018 9:52 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, many homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and violently searched them, before abducting at twenty-two Palestinians, including children, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. On Wednesday morning, the soldiers abducted a college student in Bethlehem. The PPS said that the soldiers […]

January 17, 2018 8:28 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Court Sentences Youngest Detainee To Four Months

On Monday, the Ofer Israeli military court, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, sentenced a Palestinian girl, only thirteen years of age, to four months in prison, and 25000 Shekels fine. The child was abducted along with her sister, on January 13, 2018, while walking near the Ibrahimi […]

January 17, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, In Beit Iksa

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many cars, and wrote racist graffiti. The Local Council in Beit Iksa said the assailants came from “Ramot” illegal Israeli colony, which was built on private Palestinian […]

January 17, 2018 8:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Azzoun

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured approximately 100 Palestinians, after the locals intercepted an invasion carried out by extremist Israeli colonists. Media sources said dozens of armed settlers invaded the town, before locals hurled stones and […]

January 17, 2018 7:59 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0
Baby Hadia

Infant Dies in Gaza from Lack of Respiratory Medicine due to Israeli Siege

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Tuesday that a five-day old baby died in the intensive care unit of the Al-Hilal Emirati Hospital in Gaza. The infant, Hadia Mohammad Abu Hilal, died because of the lack of special medication required for the respiratory machine to function properly. Her father, […]

January 17, 2018 6:33 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, seven Palestinian children, after storming their homes and searching them, in Jabal az-Zeitoun neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation center in the city. Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud, of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), said the soldiers abducted […]

January 17, 2018 5:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israel Preventing Gaza Residents from Travelling for Medical Treatment

The Israeli occupation government decided, on Monday, to prevent most of Gaza’s residents from leaving the besieged enclave for treatment. The decision came in response to the Israeli High Court’s petition submitted by the family of the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, who was captured as a prisoner of war during […]

January 16, 2018 11:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

West Bank Schools Going Solar

An estimated 500 West Bank schools are soon going to get their electric power from solar cells. According to WAFA, the Ministry of Education and the Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) signed, on Tuesday, an agreement to install solar cells on roofs of 500 public schools to generate 35 MW of electricity. The […]

January 16, 2018 10:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0