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Bethlehem: Mahmoud Balboul Tells of His 79-day Hunger Strike

Former Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Balboul spoke out, on Sunday, about his experience undertaking a weeks-long hunger strike, last year, and urged Palestinians everywhere to stand in solidarity with a mass hunger strike currently underway in Israeli prisons. Mahmoud Balboul refused food for 79 days, after launching a hunger strike last July, […]

April 24, 2017 6:45 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report, Non-violent action, Prisoners 0
Scene outside hotel where stabbing took place (image from Ma'an)

Three Israelis mildly injured in stabbing attack in Tel Aviv

On Sunday afternoon, an 18-year old Palestinian allegedly stabbed three Israelis with ‘work tools’ in the lobby of a hotel in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police. A fourth Israeli, in his seventies, fell down trying to escape the attack and was also injured. The teenager who carried out the […]

April 24, 2017 6:29 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

40 Detainees from Megiddo Prison Join Mass Hunger Strike

At least 40 Palestinians being held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo have joined the open-ended mass hunger strike, said the strikers’ Media Committee of “Freedom and Dignity”. The committee said, according to WAFA, that the prison administration prevented the lawyer from visiting the hunger strikers. The mass strike entered its […]

April 24, 2017 6:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

70-Year-Old Woman Joins Sons’ Hunger Strike

70-year-old other of four Palestinian detainees, Lateefa Annaje, has joined the ongoing mass Palestinian hunger strike in solidarity with her four sons, who were sentenced to life imprisonment, for a week. According to Al Ray, of the four sons, one serves seven life sentences, another five life, another four and the […]

April 24, 2017 6:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

B’Tselem: 107 Palestinians Slain in 2016

According to Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, Israelis killed a total of 107 Palestinians in 2016, 101 of them by soldiers and 6 by settlers. B’Tselem pointed out that 90 of the slain were killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The report also counted eight in the […]

April 24, 2017 5:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

China Demands Israel not Employ Its Workers in Settlements

The Israeli cabinet is expected to ratify an agreement after China demanded the condition that Israel not employ Chinese workers in in settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, PNN reports, Israel and China have engaged in negotiations for several years over an agreement on Chinese […]

April 24, 2017 5:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired many gas bombs, during clashes that took place with local youngsters, causing many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Awwad, media spokesperson of the Popular Committee […]

April 24, 2017 4:10 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Injures Two Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men, including one who suffered serious wounds, during clashes that took place after several military vehicles invaded Kufur Malek village, northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Sources at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said the seriously […]

April 24, 2017 3:45 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Qaraqe Denies Misleading Israeli Reports About Detainees Ending Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe denied, Sunday, misleading Israeli reports and false allegations, claiming that eighty-eight detainees have stopped their hunger strike, and affirmed that the number of striking detainees is gradually increasing. Qaraqe even challenged Israel by asking Prison Authority officials to allow the lawyers […]

April 23, 2017 10:33 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Tulkarem

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Nour Shams refugee camp, east Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted three young men. Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers interrogated several Palestinians, while violently searching their homes, and abducted three, […]

April 23, 2017 10:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight, Summon Four, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians, and summoned for others for interrogation, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes while interrogating the inhabitants, and […]

April 23, 2017 9:14 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian Injured After An Israeli Colonist Settler Rammed Him With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported Saturday, that a young man was injured when he was struck by a speeding Israeli colonist’s car, in the al-Mas’oudiyya area, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the young man, identified as Assem Salem, 19, […]

April 23, 2017 1:47 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Elderly Woman, Two Men, Wounded As Israeli Colonists Attack Nablus Villages; Soldiers Injure Four

Groups of extremist Israeli colonists carried out, Saturday, a series of invasions into Palestinian towns, including attacking a number of homes, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, wounding an elderly woman and two young men, while Israeli soldiers also injured four young men, and caused many Palestinians to […]

April 23, 2017 1:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israel Transfers Corpse Of Slain Palestinian Teen To His Family

The Israeli Authorities allowed, Friday, the transfer of the corpse of a Palestinian teen, who was shot dead by the Israeli police officers, on April 1st, 2017, to the Palestinian side. The Palestinian, Ahmad Ghazal, 17, was killed on April 1st in occupied Jerusalem, after the soldiers and the police […]

April 22, 2017 11:06 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nitzan Prison

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Administration assaulted, Friday, several hunger-striking Palestinian detainees in Nitzan Prison, in Ramla, and unleashed their dogs on them, during violent searches of the detainees and their rooms. In a statement to the press, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that the soldiers also preventing the […]

April 22, 2017 10:04 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0