Search Results for : Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

18 Nov
8:32

Israeli Sources Admit Hamas in Possession of “Game Changing” Missiles

An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services has admitted that the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is now possessing “game-changing” missiles that could hit targets in Israel with considerable ease and precision. The Debka file said, in a report on Saturday, that its […]

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14 Nov
11:59

Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

02 Nov
8:34

Lieberman Approves New Illegal Colony In Hebron Market

Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman has approved plans for the construction of a new illegal colony in an old Palestinian vegetables market, in the heart of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The approval of the new colony comes just a few […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

17 Oct
10:19

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]

06 Oct
9:45

Israeli Authorities Reduce Perimeter of Gaza Fishing Zone

Israel, on Saturday, decided to temporarily reduce the allowed fishing zone, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, for 6 days. Hebrew-language news sites reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to reduce the nautical zone allowed for Gaza fishermen in response to Friday’s protests […]

27 Aug
7:58

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

30 Jul
8:57

Report: Israeli Settlement Expansion Continued as Hundreds of Housing Units are Approved

(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah — REUTERS) At the beginning of the year 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved a law for annexing academic institutions within Israeli settlements constructed in the occupied West Bank (e.g. Ariel University and the 2 Education faculties in the Akena and Alon Shvut […]

27 Jul
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Invade Kobar, Abduct Three Palestinians

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Kobar village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, and took measurements of the family home of Mohammad Tareq Dar Yousef, 17, who was killed following the fatal stabbing incident in Adam illegal colony, in preparation […]

27 Jul
11:07

Lieberman Decides To Expand “Adam” Illegal Colony

Following the fatal stabbing incident in Geva Binyamin “Adam” illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands, southeast of Ramallah in central West Bank, Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman decided to approve the construction of 400 new units to expand the colony. Lieberman said that he decided to prepare a plan […]

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20 Jul
10:36

Dozens Of Israeli Bombs Dropped In Various Parts Of Gaza Strip; One Soldier Killed By Palestinian Fire

As night fell on Friday evening, after Israeli airstrikes killed  Palestinian fighters that afternoon, and one Israeli soldier stationed at the border was reportedly killed, reports began coming in on Twitter from different parts of Gaza showing Israeli fighter jets dropping bombs. The Israeli army said one of its soldiers […]

20 Jul
8:09

Israeli Army Kills A Fourth Palestinian In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a fourth Palestinian, in the Gaza Strip, after it killed three others earlier. The Health Ministry stated that an Israeli army sharpshooter shot Mohammad Sharif Badwan, 27, with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza City. Mohammad was […]

20 Jul
7:32

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinian Fighters In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, three Palestinian fighters, and injured many residents, after the army fired missiles into two sites run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Al-Qassam Brigades issued a statement mourning Sha’ban […]

20 Jul
5:40

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

17 Jul
4:39

Israeli Missile Injures Two Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have confirmed, Tuesday, that two young men were injured by a missile fired by an Israeli done in northern Gaza. The Israeli army said it targeted Palestinians, reportedly flying burning kites from an area near the Eastern Graveyard, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza. Israeli Ynet News […]

15 Jul
8:59

Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza

Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 […]

26 Jun
7:18

Lieberman says Gaza Can Have Cyprus Seaport if Israeli Prisoners Released

Plans for a Gaza seaport in Cyprus, policed by Israel, were discussed as Defense Minister for Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, met with his Cypriot and Greek counterparts, on Friday. The offer is conditional upon Hamas’ release of Israeli prisoners and remains of Israeli soldiers, with no mention of the 6036 Palestinian […]

02 Jun
7:36

Activist Who Filmed Fatal Shooting of Hebron Man Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, briefly detained a local activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a Palestinian worker earlier in the morning in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces detained Aaref Jaber, who filmed the moment when Israeli forces shot […]

25 May
6:08

P.A Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

The Palestinian Presidency issued a statement, Thursday, strongly condemning a ruling by an Israeli Court allowing the displacement and the removal of an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. The President’s office said the decision to remove the […]

25 May
3:53

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

06 May
10:39

Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a Price

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.” Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray […]

01 May
4:58

Israeli Military Attacks Iranian Backed Syrian Bases

Colonel Larry Wilkerson: Israel does not want to end the war in Syria; it is in their interest to keep this war going, and to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal from succeeding. TRNN video & transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from […]

20 Apr
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed, in the Gaza Strip. 393 […]

10 Apr
7:24

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

10 Apr
7:10

UN Commissioner Condemns Israeli Army Killing of Gaza Protesters

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell released a statement, over the weekend, condemning the “deplorable killing” of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The statement was released on Friday, hours before nine Palestinians were killed along the border — including a journalist and two minors — bringing the […]

08 Apr
6:28

B’Tselem under Investigation for urging Israeli Soldiers Not to Kill Gaza Protesters

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has asked Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate rights group B’Tselem for asking Israeli soldiers not to kill Gaza protesters. In a tweet, Liberman urged the state to “probe the heads of B’Tselem for incitement to disobedience after their call for soldiers to refuse orders in […]

01 Apr
12:43

Lieberman Refuses Investigation, Vows “Harsher” Military Response

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Sunday, that Israel will not hold any investigation, or cooperate with international inquiries, into the excessive use force against unarmed protesters in Gaza, Friday, leading to the death of sixteen Palestinians, in addition to hundreds of injuries. Lieberman did not only refuse any investigation […]

06 Mar
9:47

Israeli Parliament Votes on Bill to Cut Funding for Palestinian Detainees

The Israeli Knesset, on Monday, approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax  funding to the Palestinian Authority, by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian detainees and families of the slain. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the 2017 payments to these  families exceeded $347 […]

18 Feb
6:01

Two Gaza Youth Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Two Palestinian youth, both aged 17, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the two Palestinians, identified as Salem Mohammad Suleiman Sabbah, 17, and ‘Abdullah Ayman Salim Irmeilat, 15,. Both of […]

18 Feb
5:32

Lieberman Warns of Continued Violence in Gaza

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Israeli aggression in Gaza while continue so long as ‘the score remains unsettled,’ according to a Sunday interview with Ynet. Lieberman’s warning was issued in response to an explosion along the Israel-Gaza border that wounded 4 IOF soldiers, two of which were […]

06 Feb
11:32

Israeli Forces Extrajudicially Execute Palestinian Man Accused of Killing Israeli Settler

February 6, 2018 11:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded the village of al-Yamoun and killed Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22,  whom they suspected of the murder of an Israeli, without filing charges or arresting him for the crime. Extrajudicial assassinations like this one, despite being commonly practiced by the Israeli military against […]

24 Jan
12:20

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

03 Jan
7:11

Extra-Judicial Executions Never Stopped: New Attempts Before Israeli Knesset to Legitimize Killing of Palestinians

The Israeli Knesset intends to vote on Wednesday, 03 January 2018, to amend the Penal Code in order to legalize the use of death penalty against those involved in murders while carrying out “terrorist operations”. The bill was presented before the Knesset on 30 October 2017 by three Israeli extremist […]

13 Dec
2:56

Lieberman Calls for Boycott on Arabs in Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for boycotting Arab citizens in Israel, for organizing protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lieberman told Israeli TV Channel 2: “We have to boycott Um Al-Fahm and Wadi Ara [Israeli cities with a majority of Arab residents] in […]

30 Oct
10:28

Update 2: “Seven Palestinians Killed In Israeli Bombardment Of Border Tunnel”

Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that the number of Palestinians, who were killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, has arrived to seven, while at least eleven more were injured, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds. […]

04 Sep
3:23

Palestinian Who Was Shot Last Month By Israeli Forces Dies of His Wounds

September 4, 2017 3:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

A 21-year old Palestinian, Raed As’ad Salhi, who was shot on August 9th during an Israeli military raid of Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem died of his wounds on Sunday. Salhi had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, puncturing his liver and landing him in critical condition […]

23 Jun
7:06

Lieberman: No Return to Israel for Palestinian Refugees

During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld […]

20 Apr
5:59

Lieberman Calls for Adoption of Thatcher’s Hunger Strike Policy

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman recently called for a policy of non-negotiation with Palestinian hunger strikers, following the steps of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s policy in dealing with Irish Catholic hunger strikers in 1981. Avigdor Liberman suggested to take the approach of Thatcher, who publicly refused to accede […]

31 Mar
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

26 Feb
8:46

(VIDEO) Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

05 Jan
5:54

Israeli Soldier Found Guilty of Manslaughter (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court has just announced its verdict, against 19-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a disarmed and wounded Palestinian, of manslaughter.   Azaria’s sentence will be decided within a month, according to the PNN. On 24 March, 2016, Abdul-Fatah al-Sharif, aged 21, was killed by the last […]

24 Oct
6:42

Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes

In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman,  raising sharp criticism within the Palestinian community who called the interview an act of “normalizing occupation”. In the interview, Lieberman said, according to the PNN, that Israel is ready […]

05 Sep
12:43

Striking Gaza 50 times: Lieberman’s Phantom Victory

Israel’s latest disproportionate response to a rocket launched from Gaza is indicative of longstanding Israeli policy – not a unique willingness on the part of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to employ provocative violence against Palestinians. Though the latest Israeli response to a rocket launched from Gaza on 22 August 2016 […]

25 Aug
10:42

Private Sector Rejects Lieberman’s “Carrot and Stick” Plan

The Palestinian private sector, in a Thursday press statement, rejected and described as “insulting” the so called “carrot and stick” policy unveiled by current Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The statement, issued by the all-inclusive coordinating council of all the business associations, chambers of commerce, and industrial & trade organizations […]

18 Aug
11:33

Lieberman Approves New West Bank Security Plan

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman unveiled a new plan which aims to change the political and security reality in the West Bank. The Public Hebrew Radio reported, according to Al Ray, that the plan is based on offering economic intensives to Palestinian communities where no commando operations were launched. In return, […]

22 Jul
11:09

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

18 Jul
7:40

Lieberman Vows to Improve Checkpoints, Enforces Apartheid System

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, said that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to Hizma checkpoint and vows to ease the travel process is an enforcement of the apartheid system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Lieberman, on Sunday, visited Hizma checkpoint into Jerusalem and promised to “streamline passage […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

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31 May
12:24

Israeli Cabinet Swears-In Controversial Defense Minister

Avigdor Lieberman, the controversial right-wing politician who has frequently called for the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, was sworn in Monday as the new Israeli Defense Minister. The appointment of Lieberman came after the surprise firing of the previous Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in […]

20 May
5:26

Hamas: “Lieberman’s Threats Do Not Scare Us”

Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said Friday that the threats of the newly appointment Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, against the movement and the Gaza Strip, do not scare it, and that it will always remain steady. Member of the Political Bureau of Hamas Fathi Hammad said during a massive procession […]

20 May
3:36

Israeli Prime Minister replaces Defense Minister with Rightwing Zealot

Following a shake-up in the Israeli Defense Ministry which included a statement by the military’s Chief of Staff that the current trends in Israeli society were reminiscent of pre-World War II Germany, the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, decided to replace his Defense Minister with an extreme right-wing ideologue, Avigdor […]

30 Mar
6:16

Lieberman Demands The Release Of Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

Israeli Foreign Minister and the head of “Israel Our Home” far-right fundamentalist party, Avigdor Lieberman, was among the hundreds of Israeli fanatics, protesting in front of the Military Court that was holding a hearing in the case of the soldier who was caught on tape executing a seriously wounded Palestinian, […]

09 Jul
1:27

Secret Deal to Control Israeli Supreme Court Exposed

A secret deal between the Likud party and Yisrael Beiteinu party, in the Knesset, was exposed today. according to the PNN.The deal, agreed between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu President Avigdor Lieberman, would enable both parties to object to the appointment of any judge in the so-called […]

04 Jun
12:43

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Different Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Thursday at dawn, several air strikes targeting a number of areas, and resistance camps, in different parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage but no injuries. Israel claims the bombardment came in retaliation to shells fired from Gaza. Media sources said […]

27 Aug
4:57

Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement

August 27, 2014 4:57 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

According to Israeli National Radio, Avigdor Lieberman (Foreign Minister), Naftali Bennett (Industry, Trade and Labor Minister), Gilad Erdan (Home Front Defense Minister) and Yitzhak Aharonovich (Internal Security Minister) oppose the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire agreement.The PNN reports that Naftali Bennett has requested that PM Benjamin Netanyahu hold a cabinet session, in order […]

24 Jun
5:10

Lieberman Calls for “Reoccupying” Gaza

Israeli Member of Knesset, head of the Foreign and Security Committee, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday [June 24 2013] that Israel should seriously consider “reoccupying and imposing fill Israeli military and security control over the Gaza Strip”.His statements came during an interview with the Israeli Radio. He said that “should Israel […]

15 Dec
2:53

Israeli FM Resigns Following Fraud, Breach Of Trust, Indictment

December 15, 2012 2:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister of the far right ‘Israel Our Home” Party, Avigdor Lieberman, had to submit his resignation Friday after facing an indictment of fraud and breach of trust, and said that he will also resign from his post as vice Prime Minister despite claiming that he “committed no crime”.Lieberman […]

03 Dec
3:35

Israeli Security Services Oppose Government Decision To Build More Settlements

December 3, 2012 3:35 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli Security Services expressed rejection of the new Israeli government decision to build additional 3000 units for Jewish settlers in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, and said that “the move is un-calculated”.Israeli daily, Maariv, reported that the new decision that was also described as “an angry move’ by […]

05 Apr
11:01

Eviction of 15 settlers in Hebron causes rift in Israeli government

In the West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police evicted 15 Israeli settlers from a house owned by Palestinians that had been taken over by Israeli settlers last week. Numerous Israeli legislators and officials, including Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, criticized the eviction, and Lieberman even called for the replacement of Defense […]

21 Jun
1:32

Israeli Migdal Oz Plan Outlines Response To Palestinian Reactions To Declarations of Statehood

Israel is drawing up plans for a series of eventualities come September and a Palestinian declaration of statehood. The Migdal Oz plan, seen by YNet, is the Israeli document on how the army plans on maintaining order in the aftermath of the September state bid. Israeli military officials in the […]

08 Feb
11:54

Dutch Foreign Minister Calls For More Exports From Gaza

February 8, 2011 11:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jerusalem, News Report 0

During his visit to Israel, on Monday, Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has urged the State of Israel to increase the number of items that the Gaza Strip can export.Rosenthal expressed his desire to see the number of items available for export, currently set at tomatoes, strawberries and carnations, increased […]

06 Jan
8:38

Lieberman: “Gaza Siege Could Be Lifted if Smuggling Stops & International Forces Are Deployed”

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman stated during his Wednesday meeting with the visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, that the siege on Gaza can only be lifted if the EU wants to deploy forces along the border, and help stop the smuggling of weapons into the coastal region. Lieberman […]

29 Sep
7:56

Netanyahu: “Lieberman’s UN Speech Does Not Represent Israel’s Official Stance”

September 29, 2010 7:56 PM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Following a controversial speech at the UN General Assembly by Israeli Foreign, Avigdor Lieberman, in which he said peace could take decades, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a statement rejecting the speech, stating that it was not coordinated. Lieberman said that peace is unlikely in the current stage, and […]

15 Jan
6:31

Ma’areef: Israeli Ministers Call for a Massive Military Attack on Gaza

January 15, 2007 6:31 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

  Yesterday, the Israeli Daily Ma’areef quoted a senior Israeli military officer saying that the Israeli army is preparing to launch a massive military campaign on the Gaza Strip.   According to this source, the anticipated attack will aim at preventing Palestinians from smuggling weapons to the Gaza Strip through […]

12 Jan
12:28

Lieberman calls on Peretz to resign for appointing an Arab minister

January 12, 2007 12:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Minister of so-called 'Strategic Affairs', Avigdor Lieberman, called on the Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz to resign after the latter appointed an Arab minister, and said that Peretz is unfit to remain in his post. The statements of Lieberman came after Peretz appointed Raghib Majalda as a minister […]

30 Oct
8:32

Lieberman approved in government in three minutes

October 30, 2006 8:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli government approved the inclusion of Avigdor Lieberman as “Minister fro Strategic Affairs, in a three minutes session, Israeli sources reported. The deal will be brought before the Knesset for approval on Monday evening.   The ministers also approved the appointment of Labor member of Knesset, Ephraim Sneh as […]

26 Jun
9:52

Lieberman calls on Israel to abduct Palestinian Prime Minister

Member of Knesset Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of the extreme right wing Yisrael Beiteinu party,  called on Monday for a massive military invasion into the Gaza Strip and for the abduction of the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya  in retaliation for Sunday’s attack at the Kerem Shalom Israeli crossing. Talking to […]

18 Mar
4:30

Israeli Government sources: West Bank withdrawal will be Minimal, no

Israeli sources said that the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharonpullout from Philadelphi Road IMEMC & Agencies, March 18, 2004 Israeli sources said that the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon has dropped the option of withdrawal from 17 West Bank settlements. The source said, the drop is a result of the […]

30 Sep
9:23

Israel Seizes Children’s Clothes Enroute to Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly seized a number of large containers of children’s clothing while on their way to the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were to be used for terrorist acts, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to  Israeli news site Ynet, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that […]

27 Aug
3:21

One Year of Arbitrary Detention for French-Palestinian Lawyer Salah Hamouri

French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has been imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial for over a year. On 23 August 2017, Hamouri’s home in Kufr Aqab, Jerusalem was attacked and invaded by Israeli occupation forces – only three days after he had taken and passed the Palestinian bar examination […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

21 Jul
3:21

Ceasefire Understanding Reached Under Egyptian Mediation

An indirect ceasefire understanding was reached between Hamas and Israel, on Friday at night, following extensive Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, and the killing of four Palestinian fighters, and one soldier. Hamas spokesperson in Gaza, Fawzi Barhoum, said that “through Egyptian, and international mediation, a ceasefire understanding was reached […]

06 Jun
11:56

Argentina Cancels ‘Friendly’ Match with Israel

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has decided to cancel Saturday’s ‘friendly’ game against Israel, which was due to be held at the Teddy Stadium, in Jerusalem.  After mounting pressure from world-wide campaigns calling on Argentina to boycott the match, Messi and his teammates will no longer come to Israel but […]

28 May
9:44

Israel Begins Construction of Naval Barrier off Gaza Coast

Palestinian fishermen sit on a boat at the port of Gaza City, January 25, 2015. (AFP, File) The Israeli government began construction of a marine barrier off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, which it says will be used to prevent the movement of the Hamas military […]

26 May
8:33

Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Soldiers

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) released a statement on Saturday condemning the proposal of a new bill in the Israeli Knesset that would criminalize the photographing or recording of Israeli soldiers while on duty. The bill was proposed on Thursday, with the support of right-wing Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

20 Apr
9:43

Israel Shutters Media Organization Serving Palestinian Youth in Jerusalem

An Israeli defense ministry order to close the Elia Youth Media Foundation is taped to its doors, April 12, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 19, 2018 Palestinians condemn the closure as a blatant attempt to undermine Palestinian presence in the holy city and stifle […]

14 Apr
8:11

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

14 Apr
6:49

Members of US Congress Release Statement on Gaza Protests

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry […]

04 Feb
9:46

Israel To Retroactively Legalize A Colonialist Outpost

The Israeli government is slated to discuss granting official recognition of Havat Gilad illegal outpost, which was built on  illegally-seized private Palestinian lands south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The government will discuss a proposal by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is also […]

12 Jan
6:12

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

05 Jan
2:06

Israel Plans Massive Expansion of West Bank Colonial Settlements: 3,829 New Units

In a report by the Israeli Channel Two news, the Israeli government plan was revealed, to give final approval to 3,829 new colonial settlement units next week. The expansion plan follows a number of Israeli directives to take over more Palestinian land in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct […]

05 Jan
7:56

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

January 5, 2018 7:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, an Israeli court ordered the release of Nour Tamimi on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, after holding her captive for two weeks. The court denied an appeal by the prosecution, demanding keeping Nour held without bail, and ordered her immediate release. updated from: Nour Tamimi Indicted for […]

03 Jan
1:14

World-renowned Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Indicted for ‘Assaulting’ Soldier

On Monday, one day after her 21 year old cousin Nour was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier, 16-year old Ahed was also charged with the same crime, along with ‘interfering with a soldier’s duties’ and stone throwing. The charges came after Ahed, her cousin and her mother were seen […]

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03 Oct
7:05

Palestine Today 10 02 2017

October 3, 2017 7:05 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, October, 02, 2017. Three Palestinians injured, four abducted during West Bank invasions as the Palestinian cabinet arrives in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers invaded, […]

02 Oct
6:46

Israel Imposes Tight Siege On The West Bank

The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to impose a tight siege on the entire West Bank for eleven days while it celebrates Sukkot Jewish holiday. The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, although the military leadership expressed concerns regarding this move, which could lead to further tension […]

06 Sep
7:26

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

02 Jul
3:59

Israel Seizes Dutch-funded Solar Panels in West Bank

The Netherlands has reacted with outrage after Israeli authorities seized dozens of solar panels, from a remote occupied West Bank village, that were donated by the Dutch government. Israeli forces confiscated the solar panels in the isolated village of Jubbet al-Dhib, east of Bethlehem, on Wednesday, that were installed last […]

28 Jun
4:49

Report: PA Barring Travel for Gaza Medical Patients

As the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip continues to raise alarms, reports emerged on Monday that the occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) has been preventing Palestinians in the coastal enclave from leaving the territory for medical treatment. Palestinians in Gaza have provided testimonies to Israeli daily Haaretz, […]

02 Feb
9:51

Netanyahu Prepares For New Colony In The Occupied West Bank

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, announced that he was working on appointing a team tasked with creating a new colony in the occupied West Bank, to fulfill what he called “a promise” to the illegal colonists of Amona outpost. Netanyahu stated that the […]

29 Nov
6:43

MADA Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed, 46 Injured in 6 Months

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has issued a special report on Israeli attacks targeting both male and female journalists, during their coverage of the Great March of Return protests that erupted eight months ago. It should be noted that these demonstrations mostly take place in five […]

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

05 Nov
7:54

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

17 Oct
9:19

Unknown Group Fires Rocket Into Israel

For the first time in months, a Grad rocket was fired from Gaza at around 4 am on Wednesday, hitting the yard of a house in the city of Beersheba, causing no injuries or damage. Various Palestinian armed resistance movements rejected responsibility for the rocket. They issued a statement stating […]

14 Oct
7:19

31 New Settlement Units Approved in Hebron’s Old City District

The Israeli occupation government reportedly plans to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 31 new settlement housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to the PNN, the government will approve a budget of 22 million shekels for the building of 31 settlement units on Al Shuhada Street, in […]

12 Sep
3:34

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His latest book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli “peacemaker” is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support […]

04 Sep
8:12

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

22 Aug
10:44

382 New Homes in Illegal West Bank Settlements Approved

Israeli occupation authorities have agreed to build hundreds of units in West Bank settlements, as well as to legitimize two new settlement outposts, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Israeli occupation authorities approved  construction of 382 new housing units in the West Bank settlements, some in relatively isolated locations. The Israeli newspaper […]

15 Aug
9:43

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]