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Israel Considers Expanding Military Control to Areas of East Jerusalem

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, on Monday morning, that the Israeli army is currently considering taking full security and military responsibility for certain neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.   The army is examining the possibility of extending its security and military control to involve areas located outside the apartheid wall in occupied […]

January 19, 2018 3:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Armenian Patriarch Arrives in Bethlehem to Usher in Further Christmas Celebrations

The Orthodox Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem, Nourhan Manougian, arrived on Thursday at Manager Square in Bethlehem, heading a procession of Armenian clergy and notables, ushering in the start of Armenian Christmas celebrations and the Feast of the Epiphany. Manougian’s procession started from the Armenian Patriarchate, located within the Monastery of […]

January 19, 2018 3:15 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Trump Denies Embassy Moving in 2018

US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, denied Netanyahu’s statement that the US embassy to Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within the year. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, last month, the embassy move was “probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” a […]

January 19, 2018 3:07 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, International, International Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Hizma Town, Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers surrounded and isolated, on Thursday evening, the town of Hizma, east of occupied Easy Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, and fired dozens of gas bombs at local youngsters, who hurled stones at the army jeeps after invading their town. Media sources in Hizma […]

January 19, 2018 2:15 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

PCHR: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Demolish 3 Houses in Wide-Scale Military Operation in Jenin

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights issued a statement Thursday condemning the disproportionate force used by the Israeli military on Thursday morning, 18 January 2018, when Israeli forces conducted a wide-scale military operation in Jenin and its suburbs targeting Ahmed Nasser Khalid Jarrar (22). Ahmed survived, but the Israeli forces […]

January 18, 2018 7:08 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Extrajudicially Execute the Cousin of ‘Wanted’ Man

The young man killed by Israeli soldiers in a pre-dawn raid in Jenin has been identified as Ahmad Ismael Jarrar, 31 – the cousin of the man that the Israeli forces were targeting. The soldiers conducted the raid allegedly to extrajudicially execute a man (Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22) accused of the […]

January 18, 2018 4:18 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Summon Child, 9, For Interrogation In Bethlehem, Abduct Young Man In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned a child, only nine years of age, for interrogation in the nearby Etzion military base and security center. The soldiers also invaded Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, and abducted a young man. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian […]

January 18, 2018 8:28 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures Several Others, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, confiscated surveillance recordings, before abducting two Palestinians, and injured many others. Media sources said the soldiers abducted at least two young men, while working ina local gas station, and cashed with dozens of […]

January 18, 2018 2:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian Community Leader Detained by US Immigration Agency

Amer Adi, a Palestinian American small business owner and a community leader in Youngstown, Ohio, has been targeted relentlessly for decades by US immigration agencies on the basis of false allegations of a “sham marriage.” After a decade of legal and political struggle, he was forced to a “voluntary” deportation to Amman, […]

January 17, 2018 11:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Prisoners, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

January 17, 2018 10:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

January 17, 2018 10:26 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

January 17, 2018 10:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Soldiers Invade Stores In Deir Samit, Near Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Deir Samit town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and stormed many stores before violently searching them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers invaded many stores, near the Annexation Wall, west of Doura town, and […]

January 17, 2018 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Official Statement: 2018 US Funding to UNRWA Dramatically below Past Levels

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, on Wednesday, stated that the organization is facing a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community – and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that the US government has announced a contribution […]

January 17, 2018 10:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The demolished property is owned by members of Haddad family, who said that they repeatedly, and for several years, tried to obtain permits from the […]

January 17, 2018 9:52 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0