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Bethlehem Protests PA Sanctions on Gaza

A protest took place in Bethlehem, yesterday evening, against  Palestinian Authority (PA) sanctions on the Gaza Strip. Around one hundred people gathered at six pm, filling the island between Bethlehem’s Hebron Road and Children’s Road. “We are protesting the sanctions that the PA has put on Gaza, including withholding money, […]

June 21, 2018 9:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

King Abdullah: “No Peace Without A Palestinian State With East Jerusalem As Its Capital”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, Thursday, that there can be no peace or stability in the region without establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and stability next to Israel. The Jordanian Monarch stated, during a meeting in Amman with the German Chancellor […]

June 21, 2018 3:34 PM IMEMC News Holy sites, International Politics, Israel, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Hamas Tells Egypt It Is Ready For Comprehensive Deal; Israel Mulling Military Offensive

According to al-Akhbar Lebanese News Agency, the Hamas movement in Gaza has informed Egypt that it is willing to reach an indirect deal with Tel Aviv, which includes restoring calm, providing information about Israeli soldiers missing or killed in Gaza since the war in 2014, and other important issues, especially […]

June 21, 2018 2:52 PM IMEMC News Deir al-Balah, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, Khan Younis, News Report 0

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank.”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political […]

June 21, 2018 12:02 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

June 21, 2018 10:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In Nablus, Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, ten Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron, after the army stormed and violently searched many homes. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the city, and […]

June 21, 2018 8:53 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of extremist illegal colonizers hurled stones, on Wednesday evening, at Palestinian cars trying to cross Huwwara Israeli military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said that the Israeli assailants gathered near the military roadblock and started throwing stones at the Palestinian cars, […]

June 21, 2018 7:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Install A New Illegal Outpost On Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Wednesday, a new illegal outpost on Palestinian agricultural lands in Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The armed colonizers invaded the lands, owned by Ed’eis family in the al-Hamra area, and installed a tent, a mobile […]

June 21, 2018 7:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers demolished, late on Wednesday at night, the home of a Palestinian detainee, who is imprisoned on charges of crashing into a military roadblock on March 17, 2018, killing two soldiers. The Israeli army has claimed that Ala’ Rateb Kabaha, 26, deliberately rammed soldiers at the military roadblocks, killing […]

June 21, 2018 6:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In May

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Wednesday, that a young Palestinian man who was shot and serious injured by Israeli army fire on May 14th, 2018, has died from his wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the Palestinian, identified as Mohammad […]

June 21, 2018 5:44 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

June 21, 2018 4:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
Gaza refugees

World Refugee Day 2018 Report: Palestinians are the Largest Population of Refugees

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a statement Wednesday to mark the occasion of World Refugee Day. The report stated that Palestinians make up the world’s largest refugee population, with around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Palestinian refugees […]

June 21, 2018 1:33 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0
African Refugees (image from Amnesty International)

Report: Israel’s Deportation of African Asylum-Seekers – Forced and Illegal

The Israeli government’s transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers is cruel and illegal, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report titled Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s Deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda.  In October 2017, Israel announced that it would start deporting Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to […]

June 21, 2018 12:21 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

Israel Targets Several Sites in Gaza, Hamas Responds with Rocket Fire

Israeli military planes carried out airstrikes targeting several locations allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement, in the besieged Gaza Strip, overnight Tuesday, while Hamas fighters fired dozens of rockets into Israeli territory in the predawn hours of Wednesday. At least three Palestinians were injured in the shelling of the Tel […]

June 20, 2018 9:44 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israeli PM Praises US for Leaving UN Human Rights Council

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US administration for leaving the UN Human Right Council, saying its step was “courageous” in criticizing the council of bias. Netanyahu thanked, in a statement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump, Minister Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their decision against what he […]

June 20, 2018 9:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0