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Ashrawi Calls on Norway to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Tuesday, has called on Norway to recognize Palestine in the immediate future. Ashrawi, in a meeting at her office with Norwegian Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Hilde Haraldstad, expressed her appreciation to the Norwegian government for its continued economic […]

January 24, 2017 10:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

January 24, 2017 10:47 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, International, International Politics, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Army And Navy Open Fire On Farmers, And Fishers

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on Palestinian farmers in their lands, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired many live rounds at fishing boats, in southern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza […]

January 24, 2017 12:06 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah 0

Israel opens investigation into army killing of 17-year old Palestinian in Bethlehem

After a video was published showing Israeli soldiers dragging a severely wounded Palestinian boy across the ground, resulting in his death, the Israeli military announced that they will launch an investigation of the incident. In most cases in the past, such internal military investigations have been largely formalities, with no […]

January 24, 2017 10:45 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to several detention and interrogation center. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, said the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun […]

January 24, 2017 10:07 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

New evidence contradicts Israeli account of Negev killing; Israel returns body of deceased

Following a lawsuit by the family of a Bedouin man killed by Israeli forces, the Israeli High Court ordered the government to release his body to his family. The decision comes just as new video evidence emerges showing that the man who Israel had claimed was an attacker was actually […]

January 24, 2017 3:55 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

American University Bars Activity from “Students for Justice in Palestine”

American Fordham University will not allow students to form Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group, claiming it promotes one country’s interests. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fordham, a Jesuit school in New York City, said that SJP would act more like a political lobby than a traditional campus […]

January 24, 2017 3:21 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

January 24, 2017 3:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Gaza Siege, Human rights, International, International News, International Politics, Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

West Bank: Occupation Plants Hidden Cameras in Ex-detainees’ Houses

By coincidence, two ex-detainee brothers, Tareq and Akram Jibril, found very tiny and accurate cameras, planted by Israeli soldiers, at the entrances of their homes in the town of Tekoa, south-east of Bethlehem, south of the West Bank. The Israeli occupation has recently accelerated the targeting campaign against residents of […]

January 23, 2017 11:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Gaza Fisherman Condition Critical Following Israeli Naval Attack

A Palestinian fisherman, on Monday morning, sustained serious wounds after he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli naval forces. Head of Gaza’s Fishermen’s Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestine Information Center (PIC) that Israeli forces attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off of western Beit Lahiya […]

January 23, 2017 11:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Army Demolishes Sheds, Tents And Barns, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday at noon, several sheds, tents and barns, owned by Palestinians living in the al-Jiftlik town, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, north of Jericho. Sabah Abu Rashed, the representative of Jericho District who witnessed the demolitions, along with a representative of the International Red Cross, […]

January 23, 2017 11:21 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Military Police Abducts Abdullah Abu Rahma While Attending Court Hearing

The Israeli Military Police abducted, Monday, senior nonviolent activist, Abdullah Abu Rahma, at the Ofer Military Court, while attending a heading for activists who were abducted last Friday. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, in Ramallah, strongly denounced the abduction of Abu Rahma, who […]

January 23, 2017 10:23 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Non-violent action, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0
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Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

January 23, 2017 12:37 PM Celine Hagbard Holy sites, International, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to several detention and interrogation centers. The Israeli army claimed the abducted Palestinians “participated on throwing stones on soldiers and settlers.” Two of the abducted […]

January 23, 2017 8:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Trump’s First Order of Business: Denying Palestinian Right to Jerusalem

Anonymous sources within the Trump administration in the US allegedly told Israeli News Channel 2 Friday that the new US President, Donald Trump, would on Monday make his first order of business the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively denying the Palestinian people’s […]

January 23, 2017 4:02 AM IMEMC News International, International Politics, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0