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A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

Palestinian Dies at Gaza Border Crossing with Israel after Repeated Denial of Medical Permit

A Palestinian identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while on his way to get treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights said, on Wednesday. Abu Saqer, WAFA reports, had applied three […]

June 20, 2018 8:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

US Ditches UN Human Rights Council over “Anti-Israel Bias”

The United States administration declared their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights council on Tuesday, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. Niki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, described the body as a “cesspool of political bias” because of its focus on human rights abuses in West Bank and Gaza. She […]

June 20, 2018 8:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man while driving his car near Um Salmouna village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at a car, moderately wounding Ahmad Nasser Thawabta, 27, from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem. Palestinian […]

June 20, 2018 2:44 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army To Demolish Wells And A Shed Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers delivered, Wednesday, demolition orders targeting seven wells and a shed, in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers handed seven orders for the demolition of water wells built on private Palestinian lands. The wells are owned by Ahmad Khalaf Jibreel, Ibrahim Mohammad Jibreel, […]

June 20, 2018 1:57 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Install Another Monitoring Tower Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers installed, Tuesday, another monitoring post near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The new monitoring tower, in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, overlooks several locations, including the parking lot where Palestinians park their cars outside the walls of the Old City. On Monday, the soldiers installed a […]

June 20, 2018 12:28 PM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers conducted very violent searches of dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians, before abducting twenty, and took them to various […]

June 20, 2018 10:55 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Grenade Hurled At Army Post In Hebron

Israeli sources said. Tuesday, that an explosion struck a post for the Israeli Military Police, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said the explosion was caused by an explosive charge which detonated near the police post, close the the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. […]

June 20, 2018 2:47 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestinian attacks, West Bank 0

New Israeli Law to Allow Seizure of Christian Properties

The Islamic Christian Commission for the Support of Jerusalem and Holy Sites has warned of a draft law for a project which allows the Israeli occupation government to confiscate land sold by the Orthodox Church to private investors. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the organization stressed, in a […]

June 19, 2018 11:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

40 Dunams of Palestinian Land Leveled in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday, leveled land belonging to Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley area, without providing any reasons. Mutaz Bisharat, an activist from Tubas, said that Israeli bulldozers leveled more than 40 dunams of land (approximately 10 acres) belonging to Palestinians in the area, despite having ownership deeds, known […]

June 19, 2018 10:48 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Occupation Forces Residents to Remove Clothing before Entering Homes

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demanded the residents of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in Hebron, to take off their clothes before allowing them to enter their homes. An activist against settlement policy, Imad Abu Shamsieh, said that Israeli soldiers stationed at checkpoints in the neighborhood, at the center of Hebron’s […]

June 19, 2018 10:44 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

Soldiers Start Preparation Work For New Base Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers started, Tuesday, preparation work for the construction of a new military base on Palestinian lands, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Dozens of soldiers invaded the Palestinian lands in Wad al-Hasseen area, east of Hebron city, and started the preparation work. They brought heavy equipment, […]

June 19, 2018 2:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Opens Fire At Shepherds In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at many Palestinian shepherds, hundreds of meters away from the border fence, in the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in Kissufim Crossing, fired many live rounds at shepherds, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. They added that the army […]

June 19, 2018 1:53 PM IMEMC News Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Israeli Colonizers Uproot Agricultural Lands Near Hebron

Groups of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian farmlands near Tiwana village, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and uprooted dozens of trees. Rateb Jabour, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

June 19, 2018 12:44 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated cash from some of the invaded homes, in addition to seizing one car. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers located weapons in some of the homes, and […]

June 19, 2018 12:16 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Soldiers Attack A Celebration Of The Palestinian Russian Friendship Society In Jerusalem

A large police force and intelligence officers invaded, on Monday evening, a hall of a hotel in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society, and detained several Palestinians. The participants were celebrating the Russian National Day, before the officers stormed the hotel and attacked […]

June 19, 2018 1:48 AM IMEMC News International Politics, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0