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Israeli Bill Pushes $78,000 Fine for Every Anti-occupation Post

NAZARETH, (PIC) — A new bill proposing fines for social media sites that do not remove anti-occupation content received the Israeli government’s approval on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill authored by MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) giving social media providers, including Facebook, […]

July 25, 2016 9:11 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Boycott Movement, Human rights, Internal Unrest, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Human Rights Groups Boycott Santana Concert

via BDS National Committee Carlos Santana is scheduled to cross the international picket line called for by Palestinian civil society and perform in Tel Aviv on July 30. Santana has not responded to multiple attempts to contact him by the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and partners including […]

July 25, 2016 8:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, Human rights, International, News Report 0

Official UNRWA Statement on Hebron Closures

25 JULY  2016 UNRWA is deeply concerned about the humanitarian impact of the closure applied by the Israeli authorities in the Hebron district, affecting in particular Fawwar refugee camp. The closure was implemented following a series of violent incidents that took place before the end of Ramadan in which two […]

July 25, 2016 8:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
Jenin West Bank

Army Kidnaps Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Monday, eleven Palestinians, including two women and two former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers kidnapped a woman, identified as Su’ad Abdul-Mohsin Thawabta, while visiting her […]

July 25, 2016 11:48 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians Near Jenin

The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped four young Palestinian men. The PPS said the soldiers surrounded the town, before […]

July 25, 2016 9:41 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Kidnaps Two Palestinians in Hebron, Searches Homes And Closes Roads

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian homes in different parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched many homes, kidnapped two Palestinians, and closed many roads with sand hills and concrete blocks. The soldiers invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron, and kidnapped Ziad Abu […]

July 25, 2016 8:23 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0
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Extremist Settlers Desecrate Islamic Sites in Kifl Haris

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, broke into Kifl Haris town, to the north of the West Bank district of Salfit, and proceeded to desecrate Islamic shrines there. Witnesses said, according to WAFA correspondence, that a large number of settlers broke into the town in the predawn hours, and proceeded to ‘intentionally […]

July 24, 2016 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0
File photo: Gilo settlement looking over the village of Beit Jala

Israel to Expand Settlement Housing in Jerusalem with 770 Units

The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has deposited a plan for the construction of 770 new settlement units between the illegal settlement of Gilo and the West Bank village of Beit Jala, according to the PNN. The project will be facing the Cremisan monastery in Beit Jala, where protests took place against […]

July 24, 2016 9:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
Soldiers in Hebron (archive photo)

Army Kidnaps One Palestinian In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched a number of homes in Doura town, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified […]

July 24, 2016 10:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0
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 Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Many Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Bethlehem city and the nearby towns of al-Khader and Beit Sahour, searched homes and property before kidnapping three Palestinians, and confiscated surveillance tapes. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader town, south of […]

July 24, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Vigil from Berlin to NYC in Solidarity with Kayed (VIDEO)

Protesters gathered in New York City on Friday, 22 July to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian prisoners. Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June, is demanding his release from administrative detention without charge or trial. He has refused all supplements, vitamins, salt or medical examinations and has […]

July 24, 2016 9:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Prisoners 0

Army Injures One Palestinian, Summons Three Others, In Silwad

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot and seriously wounded one Palestinian, and summoned three others for interrogation. The invading soldiers clashed with local youths, who hurled stones at the military vehicles, while the army fired […]

July 24, 2016 7:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0