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West Bank: Bethlehem-area Residents Prevent Seizure of their Lands as Demolitions Continue in Jordan Valley

Residents of the Bethlehem-area village of Walaja, on Tuesday, confronted Israelis who came to their land and marked it in preparation to take it over, according to Hasan Breijieh, an activist with the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem. Breijieh told WAFA correspondence that staff from an Israeli company known as Yoel, […]

March 29, 2017 3:49 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis Oppose Ending of Occupation

A new poll was released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday, revealing that the majority of Israelis oppose any Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, while 79 percent of Israelis believe its important to maintain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli control, in contradiction to longstanding international […]

March 29, 2017 3:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Settlers Vandalize Spanish Consulate in Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, sprayed racist slogans on the walls of the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem, according to local sources in the city. Sources said, according to the PNN, that the ultra-orthodox Jewish “Pay the Price” groups have vandalized the walls of the consulate, which is located in […]

March 29, 2017 3:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Netanyahu Gives Official “Green Light” for Ministers, MKs to Storm Al- Aqsa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided, on Monday evening, to reconsider the policy of banning Knesset members from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, based on developments in the security situation, after the coming month of Ramadan.   Israeli channel 2 reported that Netanyahu was under pressure from the right, and intends to […]

March 29, 2017 2:57 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

VIDEO: Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel

After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a ‘delegitimization’ campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein. TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: […]

March 29, 2017 2:33 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, News Report 0

Israeli Army Abducts 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, twenty-four Palestinians, including children and a young woman, during invasions and violent searches of homes in Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus, Tubas and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians, […]

March 28, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers In Khan Younis And Rafah

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, opened fire, on Tuesday mornings, at farmers in their own lands, east of Khan Younis, and Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The soldiers fired many live rounds at the farmers, while […]

March 28, 2017 11:00 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron and Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including two children, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and two young men in Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

March 28, 2017 10:07 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Guards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Just one day after the Israeli army abducted four civilian guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, the soldiers and police abducted, earlier Tuesday, six more guards, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in the city. The soldiers abducted Khalil Tarhouni, Mohannad Edrees, Samer al-Qabbani, […]

March 28, 2017 9:34 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinian homes, without a prior warning, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without construction permits. Several Israeli police and military vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the town, before the soldiers demolished a home, belonging to Ahmad Abu […]

March 28, 2017 8:11 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sa’ir, Near Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs during clashes with local youths. Media sources in Hebron said an army truck apparently entered Sa’ir by accident, […]

March 28, 2017 2:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including a journalist and one woman, during invasions of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The Bethlehem office of the PPS stated that the soldiers […]

March 27, 2017 11:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Two Guards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem, One Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Monday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two local guards after they prevented the soldiers from confiscating some of its ancient stones to send them to an Israeli archeologist. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian, near Jenin, in the […]

March 27, 2017 9:08 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Invade Home Of Palestinian Artist, Confiscate His Caricatures

Many Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Kafr Ni’ma, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before breaking into and searching the home of a Palestinian artist, and confiscated his Caricatures. The artist, Osama Nazzal, said the soldiers surrounded his family’s home, approximately at […]

March 27, 2017 8:29 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Bethlehem

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have invaded, and ransacked homes, in the district, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted five, including two children. It stated that several army vehicles invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four Palestinians, including two […]

March 27, 2017 7:43 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0