Search Results for : ICC

27 Nov

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

06 Oct

ICC Delegation to Visit the Holy Land

A delegation from the world’s only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, this week, to “promote better understanding” about its work, their chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The trip, from Wednesday until October 10, will be the first to the region by officials from the prosecutor’s […]

06 Jun

Human Rights Watch Calls on ICC to Launch Investigation into Israeli War Crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into serious crimes committed against Palestinians, by the state of Israel, over the past decades. HRW said in a statement, Sunday, that ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda should carry out a formal probe consistent with […]

23 Mar

No Safe Place: BADIL Releases Public ICC Submission

The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights has announced the release of ‘No Safe Place’; a report based upon BADIL’s formal submission to the International Criminal Court, delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor, in February of 2016.No Safe Place provides a damning indictment of Israeli acts […]

12 Feb

Gaza: Rights Groups Submit 2nd Communication to ICC

February 12, 2016 12:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Four Palestinian human rights organizations submitted, on Wednesday, a second communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in August of 2014.According to a Al Mezan Center for Human Rights’ press release, the four organizations whose mandate it is to pursue justice […]

21 Dec

Ashrawi on Former ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Settlement Comments

It was recently reported in the Jerusalem Post that former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Louis Moreno-Ocampo, allegedly claimed that the Israeli High Court’s rulings could safeguard Israel from being prosecuted for war crimes, and, in an interview with Times of Israel, he praised an Israeli Foreign […]

14 Dec

ICC Delegation to Visit oPt in February

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to visit the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) in February, a Palestinian Authority official said.A member of a national committee in charge of follow-up with the ICC, Wasel Abu Yusif, told Ma’an News Agency that the visit will include ongoing investigations […]

23 Nov

Palestinian Rights Organisations Deliver Submission to ICC

November 23, 2015 9:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Palestinian Human Rights organisations have delivered a submission to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 2014 Gaza offensive.23 November 2015 Today, in a historic moment in Palestinian pursuit of accountability, four Palestinian human rights organisations delivered a confidential communication to […]

04 Aug

PA Report on Settler Violence Submitted to ICC

The Palestinian Authority filed a report on settler violence with the International Criminal Court on Monday, following an arson attack in the West Bank last week that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler.Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma’an News Agency that the file was handed over to the ICC’s chief prosecutor […]

29 Jul

ICC Postpones Visit to Palestine

A Palestinian diplomat on Monday announced that a planned visit to Palestine later this month by a delegation from The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would be postponed.“The ICC has informed the Palestinian government of the postponement of the delegation’s visit – initially slated for the end of July – […]

18 Jul

ICC Prosecutor Ordered to Reconsider Israeli Flotilla Raid

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered its chief prosecutor to review a decision not to probe Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, saying ‘errors were made.’Fatou Bensouda late last year dropped the investigation leading to potential prosecution into the incident in which 10 Turkish activists were […]

27 Jun

Obama “Hamstrung” by Israeli Lobby on Palestinian ICC Bid

The US opposition to the bid by the Palestinian Authority to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza is the result of pressure from the Israeli lobby, says an investigative journalist.“AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) clearly has total control of the US Congress […]

26 Jun

PA Presents Evidence Against Israel to ICC

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday delivered the first batch of evidence to the International Criminal Court in support of its campaign to have Israel investigated for alleged war crimes.’The state of Palestine has pledged to cooperate with the court including by providing it with relevant information and it is fulfilling […]

25 Jun

PLO to Submit ICC Documents Thursday

The PLO on Thursday will submit information to the International Criminal Court to assist with preliminary examinations into crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories since June 2014.Mustafa Barghouthi, head of the Palestine National Initiative, told a press conference Wednesday that the reports will be submitted at 4 […]

24 Jun

Palestinian MKs: Israel Should be Sued at ICC

Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset said Tuesday that the UN report on last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip provided enough evidence that Israel should be taken before the International Criminal Court.The Joint List, which groups the main Palestinian parties in the Knesset, said in a statement that it […]

12 Jun

ICC to Begin Investigation on Israeli Crimes in Gaza

The Hague-based International Criminal Court will send inspectors to arrive in Israel on June 27, as part of probe into suspected “war crimes” during last summer’s war in Gaza, Haaretz website reported Wednesday.The move, according to the PNN, comes two days after Palestine’s Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki said that the […]

09 Jun

Al-Maliki: “Files Of Settlements, Gaza, To Be Submitted To ICC On June 25”

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, stated that the files of Israel’s illegal settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and the repeated Israeli aggression on the besieged coastal Gaza Strip, will be submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 25.Al-Maliki said that all preparations for submitting […]

01 Jun

“160 Files On Israeli Settlements To Be Submitted To ICC,’ Expert Says

Khalil Tafakji, a Palestinian expert in Maps and the head of the ‘ and Geographic Information Systems Department’ of the Arab Studies Center in Jerusalem, said the Palestinian Authority intends to submit 160 files to the International Criminal Court (ICC), documenting Israel’s illegal settlement activities.Tafakji said the files will be […]

19 May

PA Demands Fixed Date for ICC Lawsuit Submission

The Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, said on Monday that he asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to set a date for submitting the case files pertaining to the settlements and war crimes lawsuits against Israel to the court.’I filed a request two days ago to the ICC to set […]

15 Apr

PLO: 2 Months for ICC to Receive Israeli War Crimes and Settlement Files

Nabil Shaath, PLO central committee member and the International commissioner for the organization, said on Sunday that the Palestinian committees working on the Israeli war crimes case will file lawsuit against Israeli occupation authorities at the ICC, in Lahai, within the next two months.Shaath, in a statement to Al Khalij […]

11 Apr

Hamas Demands Israeli Leaders be Brought Before ICC

Earlier this month, Palestine officially joined the ICC, after the Hague-based tribunal approved its accession bid.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Hamas said Thursday that it will hand over any Palestinian to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Israeli leaders are brought to tribunal. ‘Hamas is ready to cooperate […]

01 Apr

Barghouthi: “Joining ICC A Significant Move To Strip Israel’s Illegal Immunity”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestine would be able to file cases against Israel and its commanders for war crimes against the Palestinian people, and to strip Israel of its illegal immunity that allowed it to continue […]

31 Mar

Erekat: “Palestine To Be Declared ICC Member Wednesday”

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat stated that Palestine would be announced, Wednesday, an official member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, adding that the Palestinian Authority has concluded all technical and legal preparations.Erekat said the move would enable Palestine to become a member of 523 international […]

30 Mar

PA to ‘Pause’ ICC Move in Exchange for Tax Revenues

When the Palestinian Authority joins the International Criminal Court on April 1, it will hold off on steps against Israel regarding settlement construction, Israeli media reported Sunday. The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported, according to Ma’an, that the decision follows Israel’s release of seized tax revenues. According to the report, the […]

26 Feb

Shaath: “We Will Appeal US Court Decision, Head To ICC”

Nabil Shaath, member of the Executive Committee of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinian National Authority (P.N.A) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), intend to appeal a ruling made by a US Court, and said the Palestinians will head to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Shaath said […]

14 Feb

Federation of Arab Journalists Backs Pursuit of Israel in the ICC

The Federation of Arab Journalists has adopted the decision of filing suit, in the International Criminal Court, against Israel and its crimes committed against Palestinian journalists.The federation called, previously, to file a suit against Israeli war crimes at the ICC, at a session held in Tangier over a two day […]

19 Jan

Israel Prepares Launch of Media Campaign Against ICC

January 19, 2015 3:12 PM Alexandra Halaby Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

At the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu railed against the International Criminal Court’s recent announcement that it will initiate a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that the ICC announcement by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to initiate a preliminary investigation into Israel for possible […]

17 Jan

Lieberman Threatens To “Dismantle” ICC

Following the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation to determine “whether war crimes have been committed” during Israel’s last war Gaza in the summer of 2014, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened that Israel “would act on dissolving the ICC,’ and considered the decision […]

16 Jan

ICC Probe Into Israeli War Crimes Opened

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, on Friday, opened an initial probe to see if war crimes have been committed against Palestinians, including during last year’s war on Gaza. ‘Today the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine,’ her office announced […]

12 Jan

US Senators Threaten Palestinian Officials Over ICC Bid

American senators have threatened Palestinian leadership with a ‘strong response’ over the recent decision to join the International Criminal Court.Press TV reports, via PNN, that Senators Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Chuck Schumer, and Mark Kirk issued the warning in a statement, on Friday. The statement described the Palestinian move as […]

11 Jan

U.S. Duplicity In Punishing Palestine for Joining the ICC

The United Nations announced this week that the State of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced on Tuesday that the UN approved the documents submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to join the ICC. Israel’s immediate response was to freeze […]

08 Jan

Palestine to Join ICC on April 1st

In a statement posted on the UN’s treaty website Tuesday night, United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said: ‘The statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.’On Monday, ICC registrar Herman von Herbel confirmed that the body has received documents by Palestine declaring its […]

07 Jan

Israel and US to break Backs of the Camels called Oslo Accords and ICC

Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. […]

05 Jan

Netanyahu Threatens Palestinian Prosecution Over ICC Bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Sunday, that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid to join the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would only expose him and other Palestinian officials to prosecution over their support for what he called ‘militant Islamist groups’, PNN reports. ‘We will take steps in response and […]

01 Jan

Abbas Submits Application for ICC Membership

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, signed a formal request for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a failed UN resolution for ending the Israeli occupation.Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council came after a three-month Palestinian campaign to win support for the resolution. […]

10 Dec

Palestine Takes on Observer Status at the ICC

Palestine became an official observer at the Hague’s International Criminal Court, on Monday, according to UN envoy Riyad Mansour.The Palestinian official said the move would strengthen possibilities for Palestinian statehood, Ma’an News Agency reported. Mr. Mansour additionally stated that Palestine’s new status at the ICC was ‘another victory for Palestinians […]

01 Oct

Abbas: “We Will Join ICC Should Our Sec. Council Bid Fail”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority would go ahead with its plan to join the International Criminal Court, should the Palestinian UN Security Council bid for setting a time frame for ending the Israeli occupation fail, or be vetoed by the United States.Abbas made his statement during […]

14 Sep

Palestinian MP: Abbas Blocked ICC Bid on Israeli War Crimes

September 14, 2014 1:11 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

According to the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreisha, Fateh party member and defacto president of the country, Mahmoud Abbas, has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian […]

24 Aug

Hamas Agrees to Apply for ICC Membership

Hamas has now signed a proposal for Palestinian application for membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Netherlands, through which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of Gaza’s ruling party said, on Saturday.The declaration follows two days of talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

06 Aug

Palestinian Negotiators Meet in Cairo, Al Maliki Meets ICC Reps at the Hague

Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation attempting to negotiate a longer truce between combatants in Gaza entered Egypt through Rafah crossing, on Tuesday, according to MENA state news.Ma’an News Agency has reported that a joint Palestinian negotiating team representing the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Islamic Jihad has been in […]

15 May

ICC To Conduct Preliminary Examination Into Marmara Attack

The International Criminal Court said that it initiated a preliminary investigation into the May 2010 deadly Israeli attack that targeted the Turkish MV Marmara solidarity Ship leading to the death of nine Turkish activists. humanitarian and medical supplies.The court said it needs to investigate the issue to determine whether the […]

04 Apr

PCHR: ‘In Light Of Ongoing Violations, Palestine Must Join The ICC’

April 4, 2013 7:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

PCHR urges President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership to follow through on recent statements they have made, in which they have pledged to sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).The Palestinian leadership must fulfil their responsibilities in ensuring justice and redress for Palestinian victims […]

12 Dec

Lieberman: “Heading To ICC, A Palestinian Declaration Of War On Israel”

December 12, 2012 8:49 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 1

Israeli Foreign Minister of the extremist far-right ‘Israel Our Home Party’, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that should the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Israeli for its decision to build 3000 settlement units, the move will be regarded by Israel as a […]

12 Dec

Abbas Threatens To Head To ICC Should Israel Implement E1 Project

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, threatened to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) should Israel insist on implementing its decision to build more than 3000 homes for Jewish settlers as part of its E1 illegal settlement project in occupied East Jerusalem.The statements of Abbas came during a press conference with […]

11 Dec

PCHR launches campaign ‘ Palestine to the ICC’

December 11, 2012 1:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

On 10 December, 2012, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, PCHR is launching its ‘ Palestine to the ICC’ campaign.The campaign aims to encourage the relevant stakeholders, namely the State of Palestine, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the international community, to fulfill their responsibilities in ensuring […]

10 Sep

ICC Calls On Interpol To Arrest Gaddafi

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, requested on Thursday that the Interpol issue “a red notice” to arrest Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Eslam, and the Libyan intelligence services chief, Abdullah Snousy‏ , for the alleged crimes against humanity of murder and persecution. “ICC is […]

04 May

Informe: el Gobierno israelí miente sobre el levantamiento de las restricciones de circulación

May 4, 2008 10:05 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro de Información Israelí para los Derechos Humanos en los Territorios Ocupados, B®Tselem, ha publicado un informe con la conclusión de que el gobierno israelí ha seguido manteniendo graves y amplias restricciones a la circulación en Cisjordania, a pesar de las afirmaciones en sentido contrario. La eliminación de algunos […]

20 Feb

ُEl enviado de las NNUU critica enérgicamente a Israel por no mejorar las restricciones de Cisjordan

February 20, 2008 10:45 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

El Embajador de las NNUU en Israel, Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, criticó a Israel el Lunes por no aliviar las restricciones en la Cisjordania ocupada, y añadió que Israel debería tener mas fe en la Autoridad Palestina, y también que Israel debería tener mas fe en la Autoridad Palestina. La Agencia France […]

01 May

PICCR initiates a probe in the killing of a Gaza resident

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) initiated a probe into the incidents that led to the killing of resident Izzat Rasheed Al Bazary, who was abducted last week.The Commission went to Bazaria village, where the slain resident resided, met with his family and listened to their testimonies regarding […]

19 Jan

PICCR receives guarantees from Al Aqsa Brigades for smooth flow of elections

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights held two meetings with leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus regarding a smooth flow of the legislative council elections slated of January 25. The representative of the PICCR, Yasser Alawna, met in Nablus with […]

27 Dec

PICCR calls on the P.A to close political detention files

December 27, 2005 4:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Independent Commission For Citizen’s Rights (PICCR )expressed its rejection to any illegal arrests against the Palestinian residents, and demanded the Palestinian Authority to releases all of the political detainees, or the detainees who were arrested for their political opinions.   The PICCR called on the security devices to […]

08 Mar

PICCR Report: PA Lacks the Ability to Enforce Law

released Sunday its ninth annual report on the status of theIMEMC & Agencies, 16:56 The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) released Sunday its ninth annual report on the status of the Palestinian Citizens’ rights during the year 2003. The report reflects the nature, types, and ramifications of the […]

23 Jun

Largest Israeli Public Transportation Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian Rights

Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the Netherlands, which includes the country’s capital, Amsterdam. This contract was valued at 19.1 million […]

20 Jun

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 June, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in the Gaza Strip, in new crime of excessive use of force. 21 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during peaceful demonstrations […]

17 Jun

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

10 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 01 – 07 June 2017. In 2 crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a girl in the West Bank and another civilian in the Gaza Strip.12 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, […]

03 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 May 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip were wounded during activities supporting Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, while Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border area. Shooting: […]

28 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 18-24 May, 2017. Soldiers killed a Palestinian child while a girl succumbed to her wounds in Bethlehem. A Palestinian civilian was killed and a photojournalist was wounded by a settler in Howarah village, south […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

13 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 –10 May 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 10 May 2017. Israeli forces executed a Palestinian girl in occupied Jerusalem, while 24 Palestinian civilians were wounded during peaceful protests in the occupied West Bank. Among the wounded were 2 children and […]

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07 May

PCHR: “Force-Feeding is War Crime and Perpetrators Will be Prosecuted”

News is coming about the Israeli preparations to commit the force-feeding crime against hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for 20 days. The Israeli media lately announced the Israeli government’s intention to recruit doctors from abroad to force-feed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. On […]

04 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 April – 03 May 2017)

Israeli forces have continued their systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 April – 03 May 2017. 37 Palestinian civilians were wounded during peaceful protests in the West Bank. Among the wounded were 14 children. 14 journalists, including 3 females, were beaten while covering […]

31 Mar

Clashes Erupt in West Bank during Land Day Demonstration (VIDEO)

Israeli forces, on Thursday afternoon, fired teargas and sound grenades towards Palestinian protesters who took part in the annual Land Day demonstration. Today, on Thursday, March 30, Land Day was marked with the usual demonstrations in memory of the seizure of 21 thousand dunams of land in Al-Jalil, Al-Muthalth and Al-Naqab on March […]

22 Mar

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 […]

21 Mar

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 […]

15 Mar

Netanyahu Defies International Law by Holding Official Meeting in Occupied Zone

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements/PNN The  National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements has warned against Israeli PM Netanyahu’s maneuvers to hold a celebratory cabinet meetings in the illegal settlements built in the West Bank, on the occasion of what he […]

03 Mar

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

26 Feb

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

07 Feb

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regularization Bill”

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regulation Bill” and Calls upon International Community to Stop Immediately Treating Israel as State Above Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Settlement Regulation Bill”, which allows the theft of Palestinian privately owned lands […]

25 Jan

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

01 Jan

Annotated Transcript and Video Coverage of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Historic 12/28/16 Speech

“Thank you, all. It’s good to be here, even in the middle of a holiday week. I wish you all a happy and productive new year. Today, I want to share candid thoughts about an issue that, for decades, has animated the foreign policy dialogue, here and around the world […]

26 Dec

PCHR Welcomes UN Resolution On Israeli Settlements

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) welcomes the UN Security Council resolution yesterday condemning the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). PCHR believes this is a significant resolution that has been waited for. Moreover, PCHR calls for a prompt and effective action to restore confidence in the […]

19 Nov

20-year-old Palestinian-Australian Footballer, Nadeem Farhoud, on the Formation of Aida United FC

Nadeem Farhoud, a young man of Palestinian origins, born in Australia: a Palestinian at heart, a soccer player, college student, and an activist who created a fundraising campaign for Palestinian children through the annual Futsal competition, in October of 2016, aiming to raise funds for Palestinian children in Palestine. Through […]

07 Nov

Activists Denounce Participation in “Apartheid” Culinary Tour in Tel Aviv

Human rights activists picketed the Musket Room in New York, LÂŽami Jean in Paris and the Maruja LimĂłn in Vigo, as well as restaurants in other cities, in protest of their participation in a culinary event in Tel Aviv which intends to whitewash Israel’s violent repression of Palestinian human rights. […]

15 Oct

Jerusalemite Palestinian Organizer Nasser Abu Khdeir Freed after 5 1/2 Years Imprisonment

(via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) Longtime Palestinian struggler, Nasser Abu Khdeir of Shuafat, was released yesterday, 13 October from Israeli prison after serving a sentence five and one-half years. Abu Khdeir, 55, was arrested by occupation forces on 15 April 2011, and subject to a prolonged and cruel […]

15 Oct

British Consulate to Support Palestinian Olive Harvest

(photo: Wikipedia) British Consulate General in Jerusalem, Alastair McPhail, announced on Friday that, for the second year in a row, the British Consulate General will be supporting the Palestinian olive harvest in Area C and East Jerusalem. McPhail made the announcement during an olive picking event in the village of […]

13 Oct

PCHR: 20 Years Against Death Penalty; Facts on Death Penalty in Palestine and PCHR’s Position

World Day against Death Penalty, 10 October 2016, The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) – “On the World Day against Death Penalty, we stress that our struggle will continue on all levels to abolish this penalty
 We believe, as everybody else do, the purpose of this punishment is reform and deterrence. However, […]

13 Oct

The West Bank Olive Harvest, In Light of Settler Attacks

(Photo: The harvest season represents a symbol to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian farmers, and a refuge for impoverished families.) The olive harvest, in the occupied West Bank, is considered to be as a Palestinian wedding which comes in October of every year; yet, it remains unsafe from the […]

11 Oct

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

This report, prepared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), summarizes Israel’s violations, committed by its occupation forces and armed settlers, for over a year: between September 13th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016 (384 days), against occupied Palestine. Such grave violations of international law illustrate, according to the PNN, Israeli policies […]

06 Oct

Bahar Warns Israeli Navy against Intercepting ‘Zaytouna’

The first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Ahmed Bahar, warned Israeli forces against intercepting the Zaytouna relief ship coming to Gaza. Bahar said, in a statement, that intercepting the ship is a kind of privateer since the ship is sailing in the international waters. “There are Arab […]

21 Sep

B’Tselem: 2014 Israeli Crimes on Gaza not Investigated

(photo: Palestinian girl crying her brother, who was killed by the Israeli army, in the 2014 war on Gaza.) According to the PNN, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, has recently revealed that Israeli investigations into the events of Israeli 2014 military aggression on Gaza are attempting […]

11 Sep

Bethlehem: Protesters Stage Sit-in at Red Cross Headquarters in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

A group of Palestinian youth, activists and politicians staged a sit-in, Saturday, at the Bethlehem office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the southern occupied West Bank, to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody. Spokesperson for the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoner’s […]

31 Aug

Palestinian Injured by Settler Dogs

An elderly Palestinian man sustained serious to moderate injuries Tuesday after an Israeli settler unleashed his dogs on him, according to a Palestinian official. Rizeq Abu Nasir, coordinator of the popular committee against the apartheid wall, told WAFA correspondence that Tawfiq Khaled, aged 66, was picking figs on his land in Deir […]

19 Aug

Islamic Christian Committee: Israel Planning Jerusalem Entrance Project to Obliterate Muslim Christian Spirit

The Islamic Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and Holy Sites warned, on Thursday, against an Israeli project called the “New Face of Modern Jerusalem,” which targets the main western entrance of the city. The committee said, in a press release, that the plan aims to give Jerusalem a Jewish character, obliterate […]

17 Aug

Army Razes Farmland in Hebron

Israeli army bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, have reportedly leveled Palestinian-owned lands to the south of Hebron province. A local  journalist in Hebron said, according to the PNN, that the Israeli army destroyed a water tank and bulldozed Palestinian lands covering an area of 15 dunams  in the western town of […]

17 Aug

Former Political Prisoner Dies From Serious Health Complications

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a former political prisoner died, Tuesday, from serious health complications resulting from years in Israeli prisons without proper and adequate medical treatment. The former detainee, Naim Younis Shawamra, 46, is from Doura city, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. The Committee […]

28 Jul

ISM Report: “They destroyed the houses, they destroyed our dreams”

27 July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Late Monday evening, Israeli forces entered the village of Qalandia with 15 bulldozers and around 150 soldiers. In the village, the Israeli military destroyed 11 newly built houses, attacking the residents of the village with stun grenades, tear gas, rubber […]

24 Jul

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 […]

22 Jul

Deir Qaddis Resists Ongoing Theft of Village Land

20th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Quds Team On the morning of July 14th, Israeli excavators arrived on Majid Mahmoud’s farmland in Deir Qaddis to begin work on an illegal expansion of a wastewater facility for the nearby illegal settlement of Nili. Construction vehicles and Occupation forces were met by […]

14 Jul

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

27 Jun

Adalah: Stop Cutting Water Supply to West Bank Palestinians

Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli government, military and water officials demanding that they cease cutting the water supply to Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank. “In violation of int’l treaties, Israel has cut water supply up to 70%, […]

13 Jun

Army Flares Set Fire to Dozens of Olive Trees

Agricultural lands located behind the apartheid wall in Qalqilia, were set on fire late Sunday night due to the firing of flares by Israeli forces, according to WAFA security sources. Dozens of olive trees were reportedly engulfed in flames after Israeli forces fired light flares over agricultural lands in Qaliqilia. […]

23 Mar

UN: Settlements Root Cause of Violations against Palestinians

A senior UN rights official says that the continued development of illegal Israeli settlements is the root cause of a broad spectrum of human rights abuses across the occupied Palestinian territories. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein made the remarks in a statement at the United […]

07 Mar

PCHR: Threats Against Al-Haq Target Palestinian Rights Movement As A Whole

March 7, 2016 5:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), on Sunday, expressed its solidarity with and support of Al-Haq human rights organization, in confrontation of the campaign which aims to defame Al-Haq organization, and its staff members, by unknown sources.PCHR stressed that this campaign is targeting the whole Palestinian human rights’ movement […]

14 Feb

Israel Continues to Breach Ceasefire by Targeting Gaza Fishermen

February 14, 2016 2:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli naval boats, on Saturday, continued to breach a truce agreement reached in August of 2014, under Egyptian auspices, opening heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore, in the north of the Gaza Strip.According to WAFA, the navy fired on the fishermen despite their sailing within the unilaterally imposed 6-nautical […]

25 Jan

Netanyahu Vows More Support For Settlements

January 25, 2016 2:07 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed, during the Sunday government meeting, to support settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and to seek ‘a legal process to allow the settlers to return’ to the two Hebron buildings they were evicted from, Thursday.His statements about the ‘evicted settlers in […]

19 Jan

Ashrawi: Sectarian Violence a Direct Result of ‘Hate Culture’ Generated by Occupation

“We strongly condemn the vandalization of the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Such an act is the direct result of a hate culture generated by racism and the occupation with impunity, exceptionalism and entitlement. The international community is responsible to protect both Palestinian holy sites and people from such Israeli sectarian […]

13 Nov

Palestinian Authority Forms Special Force To Protect Hospitals

November 13, 2015 12:47 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Ministerial Cabinet, Ali Abu Diak, said that the Acting Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah issued direct orders to the police and security forces to form a special security force responsible for protecting hospitals and medical centers. Abu Diak stated that the invasion carried out by Israeli […]

19 Oct

Foreign Ministry Denounces Execution Of Palestinians, Demands International Investigation

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Sunday, strongly condemning the ongoing “Israeli violations and crimes, carried out by soldiers and paramilitary settlers’, on a daily basis in different parts of occupied Palestine, and demanding an international investigation into the violations and escalation.It said that the escalating Israeli crimes and […]

07 Oct

VIDEO: What Was Abdul-Rahman Doing in the Last Few Minutes of His Life?

As the overwhelming news of Israeli snipers executing the 13-year-old schoolboy Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah shook Bethlehem, furious demonstrations dominated the streets.Locals from Aida refugee camp, where he lived, demanded justice, calling it a cold-blooded execution by Israeli troops. His family are demanding answers. The boy was shot just yards from his […]