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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

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli army vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them, while war jets hovered over various areas on the besieged coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said at least six military vehicles, […]

March 22, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Child, Injures Two Others, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several artillery shells, and live rounds,  into an area, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian child, and wounding two others. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the slain teen […]

March 22, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Ex-Mossad Chief: Occupation Is Israel’s Only Existential Threat

Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel. Pardo stated, according to Haaretz: “Israel has one existential threat. It is a ticking time bomb. We chose to stick our head in the sand, […]

March 21, 2017 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Gaza Hospitals Facing Dire Electricity Crisis

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a state of emergency, late Sunday, as main health facilities in Gaza are about to halt critical medical services. Director General of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry, Ashraf abu-Mahady, called for an urgent meeting with Energy Authority and the Gaza power plant […]

March 21, 2017 8:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Forces Raid Hebron District, Search Charity Committee, Lawyer’s Office and Botique

Israeli occupation forces, on Tuesday, raided the Zakat and Charity Committee of Yatta, a lawyer’s office, and a traditional shop to the south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local official. Head of Yatta Zakat Committee, ‘Eid Bhais, told WAFA that a number of Israeli […]

March 21, 2017 8:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

March 21, 2017 8:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Human rights, International News, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Refugees/Immigration 0

2 Barns Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, demolished two barns belonging to Palestinians in the village of Jabal al-Mukaber, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed Shukirat neighborhood and demolished two […]

March 21, 2017 8:08 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0