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Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

September 18, 2017 10:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Palestinian Detainee on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said that the Palestinian detainee Anas Shedid, 21, from Dura village, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, is on an open hunger strike for the fifth day, now, in a row against his administrative detention. In a press release issued on Monday, the […]

September 18, 2017 9:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action, Prisoners 0

3,000 Israeli Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque for New Year Festivities (VIDEO)

Around 3,000 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank, under pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays and marking the Jewish New Year, which starts on Thursday. Israel forces stormed the old city of Hebron, turning it into a military zone, while hundreds of […]

September 18, 2017 9:33 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians, identified as Luay Shakhsheer, Mohammad Edkeidik, Mohammad Abu Naab, Mustafa Kashour, We’am Jaradat and Abdullah […]

September 18, 2017 11:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. One of the fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the navy ships fired many […]

September 18, 2017 10:33 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the village of al-Za’im, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian residential building. The soldiers surrounded the village before many army jeeps, and military bulldozers, invaded it, and demolished the building, owned by Mohammad Awad Sa’iri. The Israeli army claims that the building […]

September 18, 2017 10:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to detention and interrogation centers in the city. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes, and abducted Fares Yousef Mkheimar, from his home in Shu’fat refugee camp, and Mostafa […]

September 18, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians Near Ramallah, Three Near Qalqilia

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Kobar, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians from ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said at least fifteen […]

September 18, 2017 9:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man near the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man, 19 years of age, with several live rounds in his legs, before he was moved to Beit […]

September 18, 2017 6:21 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians During A Wedding Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinians participating in a wedding ceremony in the town of al-‘Ezariyya, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted four young men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers installed a roadblock near Maale Adumim colony, close to the main entrance of […]

September 17, 2017 10:19 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes, and abducted at least eight Palestinians. Mohammad Awad, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said the […]

September 17, 2017 9:49 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

September 17, 2017 6:45 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestinian Politics, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

September 17, 2017 6:29 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0
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Trump: I Love Israel, and Peace Could Actually Happen

U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday, expressed his deep affection for Israel during a call to American Jewish leaders on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, which coincides on Thursday, announcing that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis could actually happen. “I am proud to stand with the Jewish […]

September 17, 2017 6:14 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Peace process 0

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

September 17, 2017 6:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Israeli attacks, Lebanon war, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0