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UN says Food Aid for Palestinian Refugees May End Soon (VIDEO)

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. There are growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and its potential to prompt conflict with Israel. […]

February 24, 2018 8:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the “increasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

February 24, 2018 8:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

February 23, 2018 6:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

South African Sci Tech Minister Calls for Severing Ties with Israel

On Tuesday, South African Minister for Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, called on the ruling ANC party to severe diplomatic ties, during a parliamentary session which followed the President’s state of union address, last Friday. Pandor stated that South Africa should cut ties, ‘given the absence of genuine initiatives by […]

February 23, 2018 6:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, International Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, causing scores of injuries, as the protesters held their weekly processions against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and for the twelfth consecutive week, marched against the illegal U.S. […]

February 23, 2018 5:10 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, Nablus, News Report, Qalqilia, Rafah, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian protesters on their lands, near the border fence along the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip, and shot five with live fire. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two Palestinians near Nahal Oz military base, east of Gaza city, before local medics rushed them […]

February 23, 2018 3:52 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Army Injures Three Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two young Palestinian men, and caused at least one to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, at the main entrance of Beita town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Red Crescent in Nablus said the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated […]

February 23, 2018 3:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot three Palestinians, including one child. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the procession started from the center of the town, before […]

February 23, 2018 2:32 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child in addition to the father and the wife of a political prisoner, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers searched a few homes, interrogated Palestinians, and abducted Mohammad Shalabi. Many army jeeps […]

February 23, 2018 11:03 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child with a gas bomb in his head, in Deir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the child, identified as Saleh Mahmoud Tamimi, only 10 years of age, and added that he was shot with […]

February 23, 2018 7:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

February 22, 2018 9:38 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Siege, Holy sites, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Update: Man Violently Beaten by Israeli Soldiers Hours before His Death (VIDEO)

The Palestinian Prisoners Society, on Thursday morning, said that Israeli authorities informed the family of Yassim Al-Saradih (33) of his death, hours after he was taken form his home the same day. The family assured that Yassin was violently beaten during the seizure, and that he did not suffer from […]

February 22, 2018 9:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Amnesty International: Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” […]

February 22, 2018 9:04 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Human rights, International, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

Settlers Attack Palestinians near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian vehicles near the town of Silat al-Zohor, to the south of West Bank city Jenin, and shouted anti-Arab slogans. Witnesses confirmed that settlers deployed near the settlement of “Homesh”, and attacked the vehicles of citizens and threw stones, amid racial chants. They pointed out, […]

February 22, 2018 8:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jenin, News Report 0

Palestinians Kept Indoors as Jewish Settlers Storm West Bank Village

The Israeli army forced Palestinians, in the village Kufl Haris, near Salfit, in the north of the West Bank, to stay indoors on Wednesday night, to make it possible for Jewish extremists to storm the village and perform rituals there, according to residents. They told WAFA that the army raided […]

February 22, 2018 8:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0