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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two succumbed to wounds sustained in the Great March of Return, in addition to […]

May 25, 2018 5:00 AM PCHR Gaza Gaza Siege, Holy sites, Human rights, Internal Unrest, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Refugees/Immigration 0

In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on Friday, May 18, 2018, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to […]

May 25, 2018 4:36 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, News Report 0

Two Palestinians Die From Serious Wounds In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Thursday, that two Palestinians, who were shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip, have succumbed to their serious wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said a young man, identified as Ahmad Ali Qattoush, […]

May 25, 2018 4:28 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

May 25, 2018 3:53 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

May 25, 2018 3:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International Politics, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

Human Rights Watch Director’s Deportation Overturned

Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Omar Shakir, was given leave to remain in the country, yesterday, after the Jerusalem District Court blocked his deportation order. Two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministry of Interior had ordered Shakir to leave Israel or be forcibly expelled on 24th May. The reason […]

May 25, 2018 3:28 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Al-Haq Calls on the Authorities in the Gaza Strip to Release Samah Abu Ghayyad

Date: 23 May 2018: By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the […]

May 24, 2018 3:28 PM admin Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus, Abduct One In Ramallah

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and shot two Palestinians, in addition to wounding a third young man after ramming him with one of their jeeps. The soldiers also abducted a Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources […]

May 24, 2018 12:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Sibling Fishermen In Gaza, Confiscates A Boast

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire at them in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, before abducting two sibling fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers used automatic fire against several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters close […]

May 24, 2018 11:00 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Injures Several Others, Near Qalqilia

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, abducted four Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many Palestinians, who protested the invasion, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and […]

May 24, 2018 10:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Nablus And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians, from their homes in Nablus and Hebron, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded stores near Bethlehem and examined surveillance recordings. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers […]

May 24, 2018 9:31 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian Officials Call Out US Ambassador over Doctored Photo of Jerusalem

Palestinian officials are condemning the “despicable actions” of the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who was recently photographed while receiving a poster depicting an aerial image of occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock have been erased and replaced by a simulation of […]

May 23, 2018 9:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International News, International Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

May 23, 2018 9:26 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Brazilian Musician Gilberto Gil Cancels Israeli Concert Date

Brazilian singer and songwriter Gilberto Gil has cancelled a performance that was scheduled in Israel this summer, citing “general sentiment of apprehension.” The legendary Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner, once Brazil’s Culture Minister and now considered one of Latin America’s most prominent and influential musicians, was supposed to perform […]

May 23, 2018 9:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, News Report 0

Israeli Minister of Energy: European Union Can Go to Hell

Israeli Minister of  Energy Yuval Steinitz, on Wednesday, slammed the European union for demanding a probe into last week’s police violence against pro-Palestinian protesters in Haifa. On Tuesday, the EU issued a statement calling on Israel to probe police conduct during an Arab-Israel protest in Haifa, last week. “It is […]

May 23, 2018 8:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli attacks, News Report 0