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Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

January 16, 2017 9:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestinian Politics, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%

The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids increased by at least 250 per cent over the past seven years; 5,658 Israelis […]

January 16, 2017 8:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.   Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging […]

January 16, 2017 8:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

January 16, 2017 7:55 PM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Hundreds Of Olive Tree For New Illegal Colonialist Road

Israeli soldiers started, on Monday morning, the illegal uprooting of hundreds of olive trees, as part of a plan to uproot hundreds of Palestinian trees to pave a new road for an illegal colony, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

January 16, 2017 1:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

General Union For Palestinian Writers Denounced Abduction Of Palestinian Author

The General Union for Palestinian Writers issued a statement, Monday, strongly denouncing the abduction of author and intellectual Walid al-Hodali, who was taken prisoner at dawn, after many Israeli soldiers invaded his home in Ramallah. In a press release, the Union described the abduction of Hodali is another Israeli crime […]

January 16, 2017 12:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and during morning hours, at least twenty Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the central West […]

January 16, 2017 12:09 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0
Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

January 16, 2017 10:28 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0
Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

January 16, 2017 9:35 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Journalist Who Held Extended Hunger Strike

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, who was released on April 19 2014, after holding a 94-day hunger strike, and detained the family members of slain Palestinians, identified as Mohannad al-Halabi, Thaer Abu Ghazala, Hussein Abu Ghosh, after participating in a peaceful procession in Bethlehem, […]

January 16, 2017 8:42 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. The army also installed roadblocks, and summoned a father and his son for interrogation. Several army vehicles invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the […]

January 15, 2017 11:22 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

January 15, 2017 3:36 AM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PCHR Follows up with Concern Excessive Use of Force by Security Services to Disperse Demonstration in Jabalia Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest incidents in Jabalia refugee camp, where Palestinian security services used excessive force against civilians, including journalists. PCHR stresses the significance of adhering to the legal and international standards when dealing with civilians in all circumstances. PCHR calls […]

January 14, 2017 12:29 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Kufur Qaddoum Nonviolent Procession Demands Removal Of Colonies

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, demanding the international community, and the Paris Conference, to act on ending the Israeli occupation of […]

January 14, 2017 7:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Two Injured, Many Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

January 14, 2017 6:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, The Wall, West Bank 0