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UN Official Calls on Israel to Stop Destroying Palestinian Property, Respect International Law

A Senior UN official called, on Friday, for the Israeli occupation to stop destroying Palestinian property and respect international law. The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in […]

November 19, 2017 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International News, International Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Rafah Crossing Opens under PA’s Control

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Saturday, for the first time under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which took control of the crossing on Wednesday, after 10 years of Hamas rule. Egypt decided to open the crossing for three days, starting Saturday, and for humanitarian […]

November 19, 2017 6:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Dr. Ashrawi: US Disqualifying Itself as Regional Peace Broker

In response to media inquiries concerning the U.S. administration’s refusal to extend the waiver of statutory restrictions on the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, in Washington D.C., PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned such a move and said, according to the PNN: “Instead of […]

November 19, 2017 6:44 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Palestinian Politics, Peace process 0

Palestinian Authority Accuses US Government of Blackmail for Trying to Shut Down Consulate

The U.S. State Department has refused to renew the memorandum issued every six months for the Palestinian Consular Mission in Washington DC, stating that if the Palestinian Authority takes Israel to the International Criminal Court or fails to engage in negotiations with the Israeli government, the Mission will remain closed. […]

November 18, 2017 1:02 PM Celine Hagbard International, International Politics, News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Halhoul

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian from his home in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the town, especially homes owned by members of Karja family, and abducted Mohammad Nadi ‘Aqel. […]

November 18, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Isolates Halhoul, North Of Hebron

The Israeli military completely surrounded and isolated, on Friday evening, the town of Halhoul, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as a collective punishment measure against the entire town, after a Palestinian boy attacked and mildly injured two colonist settlers, earlier in the day. The Palestinian has […]

November 18, 2017 4:30 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, two young men, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army invaded Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Media sources said the soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at many young […]

November 18, 2017 4:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus, Attack Villagers And Firefighters

A group of extremist Israeli colonists burnt, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burin village, southwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked many villagers and firefighters. The Israeli assailants came from Yitzhar illegal colony, and nearby outposts, built on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, and […]

November 18, 2017 3:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

November 17, 2017 11:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

November 17, 2017 11:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

November 17, 2017 10:48 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Israel, Israeli Politics, Negev, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked off Beit Lahia Coast

The Israeli navy opened fire  on Thursday, towards Palestinian fishermen’s boats off Beit Lahia coast, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local sources pointed out, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishing boats with heavy fire in order to prevent them from fishing, even within the allowed […]

November 17, 2017 10:38 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Peaceful Weekly Protest Suppressed East of Qalqilia

Israeli forces, Friday, quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, according to a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, Murab Shtawi, said Israeli forces used force to suppress demonstrators, who also […]

November 17, 2017 10:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia 0

US Approves Financial Siege on Hamas

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, yesterday, approved a law against the Hamas movement practicing what it called “terrorist activities,” and claimed that it used Gaza civilians as human shields. Members of the committee stressed that there must be a financial siege on Hamas, and […]

November 17, 2017 10:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, International, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Invade Many Villages Near Jenin, Abduct One Palestinian

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Friday, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, installed roadblocks and searched cars, and abducted a young man. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Jihad Faisal Bazzour, 28, from Burqa town, west of Jenin, after stopping him at Barta’a military […]

November 17, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0