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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

November 15, 2018 7:23 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Abbas Signs Accession Papers to International Conventions

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas signed, on Thursday, accession papers to a number of international organizations and conventions. According to Ma’an, Abbas signed accession papers to 11 international organizations and conventions, which included the Universal Postal Union, the Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, the Optional Protocol to […]

November 15, 2018 7:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Army Seizes West Bank Farmlands for ‘Security Reasons’

The Israeli army seized, on Thursday, a plot of agricultural land amounting to 29 dunams, in an area that belongs to farmers in the village of Jalameh, east of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, under the pretext of “security reasons,” according to one of the landowners. Khaled Abu Farha, […]

November 15, 2018 6:58 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jenin, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Billboard Honoring First Responders of Gaza Removed

Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites, and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the […]

November 15, 2018 6:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International News, News Report 0

17-year-old Palestinian Climbs into Israeli Police Station; 4 Officers & Suspect Wounded

A 17-year old Palestinian allegedly climbed the fence of a police station in Jerusalem Wednesday and attempted to attack the officers stationed there, according to Israeli sources. The officers shot the young man multiple times, seriously wounding him. Three Israeli officers were allegedly ‘lightly’ wounded – and a fourth was […]

November 15, 2018 1:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

November 15, 2018 3:22 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists

Al Jazeera’s undercover film The Lobby – USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary’s explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see. Video Interview & Transcript […]

November 15, 2018 3:16 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, News Report, Opinion/Analysis 0

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

UN Security Council Fails to Adopt a Decision on Gaza

The Kuwait mission to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi, has declared that the Security Council decisions on the situation in the Gaza Strip have failed to lead to an outcome.   Al-Otaibi stated, on Tuesday evening, at a conference which followed, “Our situation is clear
We have invited with Bolivia to hold […]

November 15, 2018 12:15 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, International, International Politics, News Report, Truce 0
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Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, Wednesday, at Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, killing a young fisherman, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, killing […]

November 14, 2018 8:33 PM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Two Medics, In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday morning and at dawn, six Palestinians, including two medics, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many […]

November 14, 2018 12:34 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Soldiers Storm Red Crescent In Jerusalem, Abducts Two Medics

Israeli soldiers and intelligence officers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) building in the Suwwana neighborhood, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted two medics. The PRCS in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted the two medics, identified as Rajeh Hawarin and Mohammad Odah from […]

November 14, 2018 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at night, Toura village, in Ya’bad area, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also invaded homes in a town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media […]

November 14, 2018 9:47 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Illegal Colonists Burn A Palestinian Car In Nablus (Video)

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli paramilitary settlers infiltrated, on Wednesday at dawn, into Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, burnt a Palestinian car, and wrote racist graffiti. Media sources in Nablus said the assailants burnt a car, owned by Mahmoud Mahfouth Shehada, after causing […]

November 14, 2018 9:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0