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Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours, Monday, many Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, searched dozens of homes and abducted 21 Palestinians, including a woman who is also a former political prisoner, from Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian […]

February 27, 2017 11:27 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Qalqilia, Salfit, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Authorities Close East Jerusalem School

After the Israeli occupation had shut down their school, Palestinian students in East Jerusalem attended class in the street, on Sunday. On Thursday, Israeli authorities closed the Palestinian elementary school Al-Nukhba (“The Elite”), in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Sur Bahir. The authorities claimed that the school syllabus incites […]

February 27, 2017 2:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
Dismantle the Ghetto campaign

Palestinians commemorate 23rd anniversary of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre by launching #DismantleTheGhetto campaign

A newly formed organization the National Campaign to Lift the Closure in Hebron, marked the anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre with a campaign to #DismantleTheGhetto on February 25th. This year’s commemoration coincides with Israel’s unprecedented escalation in seizing Palestinian land in the West Bank for Settlement expansion. This has been […]

February 27, 2017 12:12 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Holy sites, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

February 26, 2017 7:52 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Tekoua’ High School Raided by Israeli Forces, Students and Teachers Assaulted (VIDEO)

Israeli forces, on Sunday morning, stormed Tekoua’ high school, east of Bethlehem, central occupied West Bank, attacking its students and teachers. Local sources from the village said that soldiers broke into the school and assaulted students and teachers with pepper spray. The attacks caused clashes to erupt in the area, according […]

February 26, 2017 6:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

February 26, 2017 6:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, dozens of live rounds at homes, close to the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said many live rounds struck homes, in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, causing […]

February 26, 2017 8:00 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

After Appeal by Leading Writers, Major US Literary Festival Will Proceed without Israeli Government Sponsorship

Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices […]

February 26, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Diplomacy, Human rights, International, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Reports of Shooting on President Abbas’ Beirut Motorcade Denied by Palestinian Security

A senior Palestinian security source has denied  reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ motorcade was exposed to shootings during his departure from the Lebanese capital Beirut, today. According to the PNN, the source said that the news is baseless and  suspicious,  aiming to disrupt a successful visit of President in Lebanon, […]

February 25, 2017 9:38 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Three Tunnel Workers Killed, Five Injured In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that three workers were killed, and five others were injured, after inhaling gas while working in a siege-busting tunnel, on the Egyptian border. The workers were conducting maintenance work in the tunnel, on the Egyptian border with Rafah, in the southern part of the […]

February 25, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

Two Palestinians Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, wounding two Palestinians, including a child, and causing nine to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator […]

February 24, 2017 11:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Friday, targeting several Palestinian fishing bats, in Palestinian territorial waters in three areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of rounds at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the […]

February 24, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Stores Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, several stores and shops in Barta’a village, isolated behind the Annexation Wall, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and confiscated large quantities of clothes from one of the shops. Local sources said the soldiers invaded the stores in the Central Merchants […]

February 24, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (16 – 22 February 2017)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 16 – 22 February, 2016. Three Palestinian civilians were wounded, including a child, in the West Bank. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.  […]

February 24, 2017 8:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

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