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First and Only Pediatric Cancer Department to Open in Gaza This Month

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, on Thursday, held a press conference to announce the opening of the  first and only Pediatric Cancer Department in the Gaza Strip, which is due to be officially opened on 19 February, according to the PNN. The 24,000 square meter department, named Dr. Musa & Suhaila […]

February 16, 2019 6:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human Interest, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

7 New UN Resolutions against Israel Up for Review in March

The United Nations Human Rights Council is planning to issue seven resolutions against Israel, during March, according to Israeli news outlets. Israeli Channel 2 reported that a report of the Commission of Inquiry into the “Gaza Fence” and the blacklist of businesses operating inside illegal Israeli settlements and beyond the […]

February 16, 2019 6:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

February 16, 2019 6:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Opinion/Analysis, Refugees/Immigration 0

Bulldozers Raze Lands Near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, razed a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Urif, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to raze an […]

February 16, 2019 5:57 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

Ní Riada Calls on EU to End Funding to Israel

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for the ending of all EU funding to Israel. The Ireland South MEP made the call as she tabled an amendment designed to close the loophole allowing Israel to use EU funds for military purposes. “Israel must be completely excluded from receiving […]

February 16, 2019 5:50 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure 20 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 47th consecutive week in the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including at least twenty with live fire, one of them a child, who suffered a life-threatening injury. The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that […]

February 15, 2019 10:04 PM IMEMC News Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia, Deir al-Balah, Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah, Refugees/Immigration 0

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of […]

February 15, 2019 9:09 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, The Wall, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, four Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after dozens of residents held Friday prayers on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist and military activities, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the […]

February 15, 2019 8:32 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 February 2019)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and another one succumbed to his wound in the Gaza Strip. […]

February 15, 2019 7:11 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sentenced to House Arrest

An Israeli court, on Wednesday, sentenced the imam of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—to house confinement. An Israeli patrol kidnapped Imam Walid Seyam from his family home, on Tuesday evening, hours before an Israeli court ruled that he be subjected to house arrest until Friday. On Tuesday, […]

February 15, 2019 6:49 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

OCHA: 44 Palestinians Displaced by Israel in January

In January, about 40 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities — almost the same as the monthly average recorded in 2018 — displacing 44 people and otherwise affecting some 200 others, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory […]

February 15, 2019 6:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

UN Visit to Occupied Territories Opposed by Israel

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Gaza in August of 2017, but several proposed Security Council visits to the Palestinians territories have been blocked. Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories, for a close-up look at […]

February 15, 2019 5:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Diplomacy, Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

February 15, 2019 5:44 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli Forces Cut Water Lines in Yatta Town

On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron. The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Reb’i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta. Reb’i added that the measures […]

February 15, 2019 5:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Tulkarem, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians from Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem, and one in Jayyous, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many […]

February 14, 2019 11:43 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0