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Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree With Message Of Peace And Justice (Video)

The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera George Baboun, delivered this years’ Christmas message of peace and justice during the annual official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held on December 4th, at the Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The ceremony was carried out […]

December 8, 2016 2:16 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Shabak Claims Arresting Palestinians Involved In Shooting Against A Military Base

The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) allowed for publication the arrest of what it called a “Palestinian cell” involved in shooting attacks targeting a military base near the Ofra illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, east of Ramallah in the West Bank. The Shabak alleged that the cell carried out several […]

December 8, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestinian attacks, Ramallah, West Bank 0

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 16 Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during home invasions and violent searches, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the […]

December 7, 2016 10:59 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah, Salfit, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

December 7, 2016 8:00 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

UN World Food Program in Jordan Drops G4S Contracts

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights. The WFP in Jordan had contracts with G4S worth more than $900,000 in 2015, but WFP has instead hired […]

December 7, 2016 4:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, News Report 0

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

December 7, 2016 4:28 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Boycott Movement, International, International Politics, News Report, Non-violent action, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator

UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the occupied West Bank. Some have pronounced it to be a step towards the total […]

December 7, 2016 4:01 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished several residential sheds. Several army vehicles and bulldozers invaded the village after surrounding it, and demolished residential sheds belonging to residents Abdul-Hadi Ali Obeyyat, Adnan Ibrahim Abu Kharabeesh, Zeid Mahmoud Abu Kharabeesh. After the […]

December 6, 2016 9:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0
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Israeli authorities demolish 2 homes in Jerusalem, thrusting 12 people into homelessness

Two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian homes, despite the fact that Israel has not issued any construction permits for Palestinian […]

December 6, 2016 12:26 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted […]

December 6, 2016 11:53 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted a merchant from Gaza, while crossing the Erez terminal. In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, […]

December 6, 2016 11:34 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Gaza Strip, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Illegal Colonists Uproot 40 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, more than 40 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement’s files in the northern part of the West Bank, said […]

December 6, 2016 10:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0