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BNC Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS

On March 21st, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, announced that his ministry seeks to create a new database of Israeli citizens who support the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to secure Palestinian human rights. In response, Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), […]

March 23, 2017 7:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, Israeli Politics, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Trump Envoy Asks Israel to Halt Construction Outside Settlement Blocs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East reportedly asked, during last week’s meeting, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction in Jerusalem and outside the large settlement blocs. According to Al Ray, Netanyahu expressed reservations at an official freeze. Channel 2 News reported, on Wednesday, that […]

March 23, 2017 7:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 17 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated machines from a blacksmith’s workshop near Hebron. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Qalqilia district, in the […]

March 23, 2017 12:22 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Qalqilia, Two In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, seven Palestinians in Qalqilia district, in the northern part of the West Bank, and two in Hebron, in southern West Bank. The Qalqilia office of the PPS said the soldiers conducted violent searches of many homes in […]

March 23, 2017 9:28 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum, Confiscates Contents Of Two Print Shops In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, many homes in Kufur Qaddoum town, in Qalqilia district, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians. The army also invaded two print shop in nearby Tulkarem district, and confiscated their equipment and contents. The Qalqilia office of […]

March 23, 2017 9:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

 Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, abducted two fishers, and confiscated their boats. The navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats while sailing in less than four nautical miles from the shore, and abducted […]

March 23, 2017 8:36 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Wad Ma’ali area, in the center of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two young men. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers the invaded several homes before, and conducted violent searches, […]

March 23, 2017 8:27 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Nonviolent Protest

Several Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest, demanding Israel to return the bodies of four slain Palestinians. The procession, organized by several factions and various institutions in Bethlehem, started at the northern […]

March 23, 2017 8:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator, Confiscate His Car, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian legislator after stopping his car at ‘Arraba town junction, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated his car. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted legislator Ibrahim Dahbour, while he was returning […]

March 23, 2017 7:43 AM IMEMC News Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Khan Younis, News Report, West Bank 0

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

March 22, 2017 6:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Human rights, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

In Excessive Use of Lethal Force, Israeli forces Kill Child and Wound Young Man in Southern Gaza Strip

In a new crime of excessive use of force, on 22 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and seriously wounded a young man after firing artillery shells at them when both civilians were near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. The investigations […]

March 22, 2017 2:32 PM IMEMC News News Report 0

Two Detainees Holding Hunger Strikes Protesting Administrative Detention

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that two detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes they started last month. The PPS said that detainee Rafat Hussein Shallash, 34, from Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part […]

March 22, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Wednesday, sixteen Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank, and one from a village near Nazareth. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded homes in Betunia town, near Ramallah, and abducted two children, identified as Wafa Hasan Marshoud, 11, and his […]

March 22, 2017 1:28 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jericho, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Fill Palestinian Home With Concrete

Israeli soldiers invaded the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood, in the southeast part of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, and completely encased the home of a Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli forces earlier this year. A large military force surrounded and invaded the neighborhood, and, according to eyewitnesses, the troops brought with […]

March 22, 2017 10:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Tubas And Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Tubas and Hebron, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a car. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Bethlehem, and […]

March 22, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0