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Official UNRWA Statement on Gaza Neutrality Issue

Gaza Neutrality Issue Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness 23 February 2017   Allegations have been circulating in conventional and social media networks about an UNRWA staff member being elected to political office in Gaza.   As soon as the allegations came to UNRWA’s attention, the Agency undertook a preliminary […]

February 24, 2017 8:04 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Flags, Spirits High as Week of Action in Hebron Comes to Climax

Palestinian and international activists hoist Palestinian flags above Israeli occupied Hebron and stage a pop-up protest market on Shuhada Street. Dozens of Hebron residents and local activists gathered at the entrance to Shuhada Street on Wednesday to hoist and release a Palestinian flag over the main commercial thoroughfare in Hebron. […]

February 24, 2017 7:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Soldier Injured During Raid on Joseph’s Tomb

An Israeli soldier was wounded, Thursday at dawn, when Israeli forces entered Nablus to secure hundreds of settlers in Joseph’s Tomb, in the eastern part of Nablus. Hebrew public radio said, according to Al Ray,  that the soldier was slightly injured  as a result of an explosion, and was taken to a […]

February 24, 2017 6:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Internal Unrest, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Palestinian Lands in Salfit Razed for Settlement Expansion

Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, leveled Palestinian lands in Salfit city, northern occupied West Bank, for the purpose of settlement expansion. Palestinian farmers in Qarawat Bani Hassan and Deir Istiya, to the west of Salift, said that Israeli bulldozers have been leveling their land lots in an attempt to expand […]

February 24, 2017 4:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israel Denies Five EU Parliamentarians Entry To Gaza

The Israeli authorities prevented, Wednesday, five European Union parliamentarians from entering the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Israeli Walla News Agency quoted one of the parliamentarians, from Belgium, denouncing the order and stating, “this is inappropriate; I do not know what is it that Israel is trying to hide from […]

February 23, 2017 10:24 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel To Demolish School, Residential Sheds, Barns And a Well Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, several residential communities in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting a school, residential sheds and tents, barns, and a water well. Rateb al-Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in the southern part […]

February 23, 2017 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli High Court Allows Demolition Of Al-Qanbar Family Home In Jerusalem

The Israeli High Court authorized, Thursday, the demolition of the family home of Fadi Ahmad al-Qanbar, who was killed six weeks ago, after ramming and killing four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. The court said that the demolition was an “acceptable punishment,” and alleged that al-Qanbar family “knew about his intentions […]

February 23, 2017 7:35 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 fishermen arrested, including a boy, 1 fisherman wounded and fishing boat confiscated

On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against […]

February 22, 2017 6:45 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After 15 Years In Prison, Palestinian Detainee Rearrested Just Before His Scheduled Release

As the family, along with hundreds of relatives, friends and residents of the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, were preparing to welcome Mohammad Zeidan Mahmoud, 39, who was scheduled to be released, on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities decided to re-arrest him. The family and residents of al-‘Eesawiyya were planning to […]

February 22, 2017 6:25 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Palestinian Child With Epilepsy And Leukemia Sentenced To 90 Days In Israeli Prison

Report By Samidoun: Palestinian boy Ahmad Kaddour, 15, was sentenced on Monday, 20 February to 91 days in prison and a fine of 3000 NIS (approximately $810 USD), accused of throwing stones at Israeli occupation soldiers. Ahmad suffers from epilepsy and is undergoing continued treatment for leukemia, with frequent need for medication […]

February 22, 2017 4:59 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0
Abdul Fatah Sharif's sister protesting her brother's murder (image from Middle East Eye)

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing Palestinian execution-style

Elor Azaria, the soldier who shot and killed 21-year old Abdul-Fattah Sharif in March 2016 while Sharif was lying on the ground, unarmed and wounded, has been sentenced by an Israeli military court to an 18-month sentence – a sentence which Palestinian leaders say gives the “green light” for Israeli […]

February 22, 2017 12:59 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

Army Abducts A Palestinian And His Sister Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Tuesday, the al-Khader town, south of West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian and his sister, in addition to summing their sister, and two former political prisoners, for interrogation. The soldiers invaded, and violently searched several homes throughout the town, and […]

February 21, 2017 1:23 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

PCHR: “Military Courts Issue 7 Death Sentences in Gaza in One Day”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) – Press Release: On Sunday, 20 February 2017, the Gaza Military Courts issued 7 death sentences against Palestinian civilians convicted of collaboration with Israel. Three of those sentences were new ones while two sentences were issued by the Military Appeal Court upholding previous […]

February 21, 2017 1:02 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishers From The Same Family In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire on them, before abducting five fishers from the same family, and confiscated one of their boats. The navy attacked the fishing boats less than four nautical miles from the shore near Gaza city, chased them while […]

February 21, 2017 12:45 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Including Three Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied Jerusalem, violently searched and ransacked homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including three siblings. The soldiers conducted several invasions into the town, overnight and during dawn hours, Tuesday, and clashed with dozens of youngsters, who hurled stones and […]

February 21, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0