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Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

February 26, 2017 6:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, dozens of live rounds at homes, close to the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said many live rounds struck homes, in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, causing […]

February 26, 2017 8:00 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

After Appeal by Leading Writers, Major US Literary Festival Will Proceed without Israeli Government Sponsorship

Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices […]

February 26, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Diplomacy, Human rights, International, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Reports of Shooting on President Abbas’ Beirut Motorcade Denied by Palestinian Security

A senior Palestinian security source has denied  reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ motorcade was exposed to shootings during his departure from the Lebanese capital Beirut, today. According to the PNN, the source said that the news is baseless and  suspicious,  aiming to disrupt a successful visit of President in Lebanon, […]

February 25, 2017 9:38 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Three Tunnel Workers Killed, Five Injured In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that three workers were killed, and five others were injured, after inhaling gas while working in a siege-busting tunnel, on the Egyptian border. The workers were conducting maintenance work in the tunnel, on the Egyptian border with Rafah, in the southern part of the […]

February 25, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

Two Palestinians Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, wounding two Palestinians, including a child, and causing nine to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator […]

February 24, 2017 11:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Friday, targeting several Palestinian fishing bats, in Palestinian territorial waters in three areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of rounds at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the […]

February 24, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Stores Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, several stores and shops in Barta’a village, isolated behind the Annexation Wall, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and confiscated large quantities of clothes from one of the shops. Local sources said the soldiers invaded the stores in the Central Merchants […]

February 24, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (16 – 22 February 2017)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 16 – 22 February, 2016. Three Palestinian civilians were wounded, including a child, in the West Bank. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.  […]

February 24, 2017 8:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Official UNRWA Statement on Gaza Neutrality Issue

Gaza Neutrality Issue Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness 23 February 2017   Allegations have been circulating in conventional and social media networks about an UNRWA staff member being elected to political office in Gaza.   As soon as the allegations came to UNRWA’s attention, the Agency undertook a preliminary […]

February 24, 2017 8:04 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Flags, Spirits High as Week of Action in Hebron Comes to Climax

Palestinian and international activists hoist Palestinian flags above Israeli occupied Hebron and stage a pop-up protest market on Shuhada Street. Dozens of Hebron residents and local activists gathered at the entrance to Shuhada Street on Wednesday to hoist and release a Palestinian flag over the main commercial thoroughfare in Hebron. […]

February 24, 2017 7:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Soldier Injured During Raid on Joseph’s Tomb

An Israeli soldier was wounded, Thursday at dawn, when Israeli forces entered Nablus to secure hundreds of settlers in Joseph’s Tomb, in the eastern part of Nablus. Hebrew public radio said, according to Al Ray,  that the soldier was slightly injured  as a result of an explosion, and was taken to a […]

February 24, 2017 6:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Internal Unrest, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Palestinian Lands in Salfit Razed for Settlement Expansion

Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, leveled Palestinian lands in Salfit city, northern occupied West Bank, for the purpose of settlement expansion. Palestinian farmers in Qarawat Bani Hassan and Deir Istiya, to the west of Salift, said that Israeli bulldozers have been leveling their land lots in an attempt to expand […]

February 24, 2017 4:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israel Denies Five EU Parliamentarians Entry To Gaza

The Israeli authorities prevented, Wednesday, five European Union parliamentarians from entering the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Israeli Walla News Agency quoted one of the parliamentarians, from Belgium, denouncing the order and stating, “this is inappropriate; I do not know what is it that Israel is trying to hide from […]

February 23, 2017 10:24 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel To Demolish School, Residential Sheds, Barns And a Well Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, several residential communities in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting a school, residential sheds and tents, barns, and a water well. Rateb al-Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in the southern part […]

February 23, 2017 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0