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13 Mar

Adalah Fights Illegal Israeli Ban Blocking Arabs from Bringing Non-kosher Bread Products into Hospitals During Passover

The Israeli Health Ministry is imposing Jewish religious law on Arab citizens with no legal authority: ‘No law in the State of Israel prevents citizens from carrying leavened foods into hospitals.’ Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is fighting an Israeli government ban that prevents […]

03 Mar

Adalah Files Contempt of Court Motion against Israeli Authorities for Failing to Bus Bedouin Preschoolers

Preschool children in the Naqab Bedouin village of Al-Sira prepare to board a school bus during the brief period between March and June 2017 when the Education Ministry provided school transportation. (Photo by Khalil Al-Amor) Israeli authorities have twice violated a court decision to provide school buses for 3- and […]

08 Jan

Adalah: Israel Releases ‘BDS Blacklist’ Banning NGOs from Entering Country (VIDEO)

Israel released on Sunday, 7 January 2018 a list of NGOs whose members will be prevented from entering the country. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan announced the list of 22 NGOs from Europe, the United States, South America, and Africa whose employees and/or members are banned from entering Israel […]

14 Nov

Adalah: Erdan’s Bill to Let Police Hold Bodies of Palestinians Violates International Law

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is proposing a new law that would allow Israeli police to hold bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel until families of the deceased agree to police-imposed restrictions on funeral arrangements. Erdan’s move comes in the wake of a precedent-setting ruling the Israeli Supreme Court made this […]

19 Oct

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

29 Aug

Adalah: Israeli AG Fails to Respond to Appeals against Closure of Bakr Investigation

Paramedics and media crews at the location minutes after the attack on the beach that killed the four Bakr children as they were playing on the beach. (Courtesy of Al Mezan) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza), and the Palestinian Center […]

31 May

Adalah: Israel Cannot Legally Offer Land Tenders in West Bank

Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli officials on 23rd of May, urging them to cancel open tenders offering Palestinian lands declared as state property in the West Bank, as Israel has no legal authority over the 1967 occupied territories. Lawyer […]

18 Nov

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

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%, […]

07 Sep

Adalah: Former Police Officer Convicted For Killing Arab Citizen Of Israel Got Financial Aid

September 7, 2010 3:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Palestine News Network published a report issued by Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, which indicates that a former Israeli officer convicted of killing a Palestinian resident of Israel received financial aid from the government to finance his defense in court.On 1 September 2010, Adalah […]

12 Jul

PCATI and Adalah: ‘Exposed: The Treatment of Palestinian Detainees During Operation Cast Lead’

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, released, today, a special report ‘Exposed’ which discusses violations of detainee rights during ‘Cast Lead’.The report relies on a significant number of testimonies given to PCATI and Adalah attorneys, most of the […]

14 Oct

Adalah Demands Israel Not To Authorize A New Under-cover Force

October 14, 2009 7:56 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) demanded the Israeli interior security minister, and the general commander of the Israeli police, to refrain from allowing the operation of a new under-cover force that would operate against the Arabs in Israel. The Center sent a letter to the […]

18 Jun

Adalah goes to court to allow families from Gaza to visit their relatives in Israeli detention

June 18, 2008 11:33 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Tuesday, 17 June 2008, Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of eight family members of Palestinian political prisoners from the Gaza Strip.The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Association for the Palestinian Prisoners […]

18 Jun

Adalah va a los Tribunales para que los Gazauis visiten a sus familiares presos por Israel

June 18, 2008 11:33 PM Ghassan Bannoura News Report 0

El martes 17 de Junio 2008, Adalah, el Centro Legal para los Derechos de las Minorías Árabes en Israel presentó una petición al Tribunal Supremo Israelí en nombre de ocho miembros de familias de prisioneros políticos Palestinos de la Franja de Gaza. El Centro Al Mezan por los Derechos Humanos […]

21 Nov

Adalah appeals Israeli High Court for water supply for the Bedouins

November 21, 2006 2:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah), petitioned the Israeli District Court in Haifa, on Monday, to connect the unrecognized Bedouin communities with water supply by connecting them to the national water infrastructure. The families, totalling several hundreds are living in what Israel considers unrecognized communities in […]

09 Jul

Report: Adalah Demands banning army from stripping the detainees

July 9, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, filed an appeal Wednesday, through its lawyer, Abeer Baker, to the Israeli Prisons department and the government’s legal advisor, demanding them to give direct orders to halt the continuous assaults conducted against the detainees in Israeli detention camps especially in […]

13 Mar

Report: Palestinian Prisoners Suffering from Extreme Cold in Israeli Prisons

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, issued a statement Tuesday contending that Israeli prison authorities have refused to provide heat, blankets, warm clothing to Palestinian prisoners that they are holding without charges in Israeli prisons.. Adalah initially sent a letter on March 4 to IPS Commissioner […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

10 Mar

Israeli Officials Prevent Umm al-Fahm from Naming Streets after Palestinian Leaders

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER Photo credit: Creative Commons, Wikimedia. Umm al Fahm, one of the largest Palestinian cities in Israel’s 1948 borders, continues to lack street names and house numbers. Of the 301 street names selected by the Umm al-Fahm municipality, the Israeli Interior Ministry has stalled the approval of […]

15 Feb

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel Must Safeguard Jewish Majority at Expense of Human Rights

Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to […]

09 Feb

Israel Moves to Approve New West Bank Settlement

The Israeli government convened on Sunday, 4 February, 2018, to approve a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The government said, according to Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, that it had decided to “regularize” the illegal Gilad settlement outpost, to connect it to the electrical […]

13 Jan

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an order nisi (“order to show cause”) in a petition against the Settlement Regularization Law filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

12 Jan

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

11 Jan

Secret Firm Set Up With Top Israeli Ex-generals to Fight “Delegitimization Campaign”

Isael’s Strategic Affairs Ministry has set up a public-benefit corporation to engage in what it calls “mass awareness activities” as part of “the struggle against the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally. Haaretz has obtained a list of the shareholders and directors of the company, Kella Shlomo, who include former Israeli […]

05 Jan

Israel to Seize Equipment Used on Worksites without Permits

Israel has illegally notified construction companies in the Naqab (Negev) region that they must, themselves, verify that every project in which they are involved has been approved by authorities, and warned them that equipment and vehicles used in unauthorized construction will be confiscated. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab […]

31 Dec

Investigation into Math Teacher’s Death Closed, No Officer Held Responsible

December 31, 2017 12:07 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report 0

The Israeli Police Investigations Division (PID) decided to close its probe into the January killing of Ya’akub Abu-Al-Qi’an, and to not hold any officers responsible for his death, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, said on Thursday. Abu Al-Qi’an, a 50-year-old math teacher from Atir-Umm […]

29 Dec

Closure of Probe into Umm al-Hiran Killing: Green Light to Continued Deadly Police Violence against Arab Citizens (VIDEO)

Israel’s Police Investigations Division won’t hold any officers responsible for killing of Ya’akub Abu-Al-Qi’an, and continues to whitewash most serious police violence. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel responded today, 28 December 2017, to the Israeli Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Division (PID)’s decision to close […]

09 Dec

After Trump’s Jerusalem H-Bomb: Weighing Options for Palestinians

by Nadia Hijab Protests around the world are planned against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In so doing, Trump dispensed with such details as boundaries and borders – indeed with international law itself – and repeated the long hollowed-out US commitment to facilitate “a lasting peace agreement.” Given […]

04 Dec

Hundreds of Elected Officials in the Spanish State Endorse BDS for Palestinian Rights

Hundreds of elected officials in the Spanish State endorse BDS for Palestinian rights, setting a new BDS precedent in Europe. They include mayors, city councillors, members of congress, presidents of regional parliaments and members of the European Parliament. (Madrid City Council) This week, on the International Day of Solidarity with the […]

25 Nov

Apartheid from Within? The Palestinian Citizens of Israel

by Yara Hawari Overview Key figures in the international arena have described the situation in the West Bank as apartheid, citing such characteristics of segregation as settler-only roads, fortified settlements, and the separation wall. In his 2006 book Peace Not Apartheid, former US President Jimmy Carter applied the term specifically to the Occupied […]

24 Nov

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied  territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

12 Nov

Report: Israeli Forced Displacement of Palestinians on Both Sides of the Green Line

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and partner organization CIDSE, an international family of Catholic social justice organizations based in Brussels, convened a meeting for 25 diplomats and representatives of international organizations in Jerusalem on 26 […]

09 Nov

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

06 Nov

Israel To Detonate Tunnel Which It Bombarded Last Week, Killing 12 Fighters

The Israeli army announced Sunday, that it intends to detonate what is left of a border tunnel, which it bombarded a week earlier, in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, killing twelve Palestinian fighters, members of Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, and Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas. Israeli media sources have […]

04 Nov

Updated: Bodies Of Five Fighters Found Under Rubble, Twelve Confirmed Dead

A statement released by the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, revealed that the bodied of five of its fighters have been recovered from the rubble of the tunnel, which was bombarded by the Israeli army last Monday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve. The […]

30 Oct

Israeli Army Threatens Gaza Family on Facebook

The Israeli military has posted a status on Facebook threatening the home and lives of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) have responded, calling on the Israeli military to immediately […]

26 Oct

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]

09 Oct

Shin Bet Rejects and Dismisses Teachers In Israeli-Arab Schools

Israeli Internal Security Agency Shin Bet has the power to reject appointment or dismiss Arab teachers at Arab schools, Israeli Ynet News has reported. According to Days of Palestine, a former official at the Israeli Ministry of Education, Emmanuel Koplovich, told Ynet News that Shin Bet has rejected the appointment of many […]

05 Oct

Social Media Posts Leading to Palestinian Detentions Hidden from Inmates by Israeli Police

October 5, 2017 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli law enforcement agencies are not revealing to detainees which of their social media posts led to the issuance of a warrant for their arrest and their subsequent detention, a press release said on Wednesday. This practice is being employed disproportionally against Palestinian citizens of Israel and seriously impairs their […]

01 Oct

Keeping Palestinian Women in Israel on the Economic Margins

by Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Overview Palestinian women citizens of Israel have one of the world’s lowest participation rates in the labor market, while their Jewish counterparts have one of the highest rates. Though Israeli government officials have publicly stated that the country needs to boost […]

26 Sep

Young Palestinian Detained for Facebook Incitement

September 26, 2017 6:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem, on the pretext of publishing inflammatory material on the social network site “Facebook”. According to Al Ray, police representative Lupa al-Samri claimed via press statement that the police arrested a 35-year-old Jerusalemite resident from Shuafat camp, on charges of “inciting […]

16 Sep

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

05 Sep

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

09 Aug

Joint Press Release: The Israeli Guide to Obstructing Justice

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. For victims and survivors of the attack on Gaza, Israel’s own military […]

18 Jul

Al Mezan Joint Press Release: Zero Accountability

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. Three years on, no justice has been attained for victims and survivors […]

11 Jun

Human Rights Groups Brief US Congress on Palestinian Children after 50 Years under Occupation

Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Representatives of Human Rights Watch, Defense for Children […]

15 May

BNC: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

The BDS National Committee (BNC) Commemorates the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. It is possible… It is possible at least sometimes… It is possible especially now To ride a horse Inside a prison cell And run away… It is possible for prison walls To disappear. For the cell to become […]

05 May

18th day of hunger strike: More prisoners join mass hunger strike

Press Release – Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: Palestinian political prisoners entered 18th day of hunger strike, the day that standing may become difficult or even impossible. On 3 May 2017, significant Palestinian political leaders declared they will be joining the mass hunger strike. A joint press conference […]

25 Mar

Permit for Annual March of Return Rejected by Israeli Police

Israeli police have refused to grant a permit for the annual March of Return, this year, organized by Palestinians to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” alongside Israeli Independence Day, Israeli media has reported. According to Haaretz, Israeli police claimed that the event was refused due to inability to provide police […]

09 Mar

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

02 Mar

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

Despite Israeli authorities’ best attempts to erase history, the 1948 catastrophe is a basic component of collective memory for Palestinian citizens of Israel.  via the Alternative Information Center (A)C). How is the memory of the Nakba sustained by younger generations of Palestinians living in Israel? Unlike Palestinians living in camps […]

26 Feb

After Appeal by Leading Writers, Major US Literary Festival Will Proceed without Israeli Government Sponsorship

Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices […]

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20 Jan

Palestine Today 01 19 2017

January 20, 2017 2:51 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, January, 19, 2017. Israeli troops adducts more than a dozen civilians during West Bank invasions, meanwhile the navy attack Gaza fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The […]

01 Jan

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

22 Dec

Knesset Committee Strips Prisoners of Right to Meet with MKs

December 22, 2016 5:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Special session of the Knesset to vote Thursday over whether to strip Basel Ghattas of parliamentary immunity. Member of Knesset (MK) Basel Ghattas, a member of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA), is under the watch of Israeli police for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinian “security prisoners.” Police confronted Ghattas […]

27 Nov

Equal Israeli Access to Stolen Palestinian Land

The ‘regularization law’ to sanction land theft in the West Bank has a solid basis: most Israelis live on Palestinian land confiscated in 1948. The cries of the Cossacks in the West Bank Samarian hills are not meant to arouse compassion in the heart of the average Israeli liberal, who […]

03 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 October – 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016). (photo: On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located at the center of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext […]

19 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 25 Palestinians In The West Bank 

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and Sunday evening, at least 25 Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the […]

19 Sep

Israeli Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians, Including A Woman And Her Son, In Bethlehem

September 19, 2016 10:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched a few homes in Wad Ma’ali area, in the center of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a woman and her son. The soldiers also invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The soldiers […]

12 Sep

Israel’s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ‘Struggle Against Terror’ (VIDEO)

09/12/16, Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Even Israeli occupation officials question the amount of secrecy afforded to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ anti-BDS campaign.  Yossi Melman details in his recent article [link: Hebrew] in Maariv newspaper what little is known about the Israeli government’s efforts to undermine the Boycott Divestment and […]

03 Sep

Canadian Green Party Adopts BDS into Its Platform

via The Green Party of Canada has adopted a policy of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel into its official platform after a hard-fought resolution successfully passed at the party’s annual convention, over the weekend. Despite pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups, supporters of the BDS resolution within the party […]

11 Aug

Israel Closes Investigation Into The Murder Of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein

The Mahash police investigation unit, run by the Israeli Justice Ministry, has decided to close the investigation into the murder of Palestinian government minister, Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by the army nearly 18 months ago. The unit decided that although there were “some problematic conducts” by the Border […]

01 Aug

An Interview with Badran Jabber

August 1, 2016 12:17 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview 0

‘There is the idea that a nation that oppresses another nation is not free. I would say that in the case of Israel, even the beneficiaries of the occupation are not free.’ Badran Jabber is a veteran progressive activist, politician, and freed political prisoner living in the West Bank city […]

27 Jul

Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s call for Bilal Keyes’s immediate release 

July 27, 2016 12:31 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus who is being detained by Israel has reached 43 days of hunger strike, and resolves to continue his protest until he is freed. Bilal was placed in administrative detention on 13 June 2016, when he was supposed […]

18 Jul

Policing the Nakba: Points of Solidarity Between U.S. Citizens of Color and Israeli Palestinians

by Amjad Iraqi The transnational solidarity movement between Palestinians and Black, indigenous, and other minority Americans has made significant strides in promoting the struggle of Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But in its justified focus on challenging Israel’s military regime as an institution of oppression, […]

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

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

15 Jun

Omar Barghouti — BDS: Discussing Difficult Issues in a Fast-Growing Movement

via the Alternative Information Center, courtesy of Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Introduction Israel’s attacks on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and other human rights defenders living under occupation, such as Al Haq staff, have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, including the direct threats made by leading […]

07 Apr

PEN Calls for Israeli Backing of New York Writing Festival to be Dropped

More than 100 prominent writers and literary figures have written a damning open letter to PEN American Center, urging it “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for the week-long World Voices Festival (PWVF) in New York at the end of this month. “It is deeply regrettable that the […]

30 Mar

Knesset Approves First Reading of MK Suspension Bill

March 30, 2016 7:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Knesset approved the suspension of lawmakers accused of backing ‘terrorism’, a bill which seems to target Arab MPs, while PM Netanyahu has ordered Palestinian bodies held by the military not to be returned.Fifty-nine lawmakers voted for the bill, widely seen to be targeting the Arab-led bloc after three […]

04 Mar

New Discriminatory, Anti-democratic Legislation

Adalah unpacks 10 Israeli laws and bills with provisions liable to harm Palestinians and those who defend Palestinian rights. Adalah: the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel released a summary of ten Israeli laws and bills that include “discriminatory and/or anti-democratic provisions that are liable to severely harm […]

19 Jan

Eviction of Bedouin Village Approved by Israeli Supreme Court

January 19, 2016 1:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

The Israeli Supreme Court refused to reconsider a decision to demolish the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, and ordered to evict all its residents, Adalah center reported on Sunday.Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, reported that the Supreme Court rejected its extraordinary motion for a […]

26 Nov

Jewish-Only Cities to Evict Thousands of Palestinians

November 26, 2015 2:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Thousands of Palestinians will be displaced as part of a new Israeli plan to build several Jewish-only communities in the Negev region, in south of the Israeli territory, which will be built on top of Bedouin Palestinian villages, civil rights groups said Wednesday. ‘This is part of an ongoing policy […]

16 Oct

Read Their Lips: Israeli Leaders’ Plans for the Palestinians

Samah Sabaw is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR).History in the Holy Land seems stuck in a loop. In 2000, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, at the time leader of […]

05 Sep

Israel Passes ‘Counterterrorism’ Bill in 1st Reading

September 5, 2015 12:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed a controversial counterterrorism bill in its first reading, on Thursday, when 45 members voted in favor of the bill, while 14 voted against.According to Al Ray, the bill, which consists of 104 pages, will be introduced to the committees of Constitution, law and […]

31 Jul

(VIDEO) Capitol Hill Briefing: Investigate Israel’s Use of US Weapons

Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) participated in a congressional briefing in Washington on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to investigate and hold Israeli forces accountable for using American-supplied weapons in attacks against Palestinian children last summer.The July 29 briefing on Capitol Hill drew around 70 attendees, including staff from at […]

17 Jul

Teaching Tolerance: Five Israeli Schools Unite Jews and Palestinians

July 17, 2015 4:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, Israel 0

Paper lanterns crafted for Ramadan are hanging over the heads of children as they run between a snack table and a cartoon playing on the television.On first glance, this could be any other kindergarten in the city of Jaffa, where over a third of the population are Palestinians. But unlike […]

11 Jun

Israel Destroys Land, Trees in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces destroyed land and trees early Wednesday morning in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya.Accompanied by scores of police and border police officers, Jerusalem municipal bulldozers razed land in the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya from 4.30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Israelis further uprooted and destroyed approximately 150 almond, […]

13 May

Intensified Demolitions of Palestinian Homes

In continuity with the previous executive, the infant Israeli government will not stop the policy of destroying ‘illegal’ Palestinian homes. Entire Bedouin villages at risk.The Israeli Prime Minister builds and demolishes. Brick by brick he builds his government – yesterday he presented a list of ministers and was given trust […]

06 May

Israel to Completely Demolish Negev Village & Displace Residents

The Israeli Supreme Court, on Tuesday, issued a final decision to demolish and displace the people of Atir-Umm Al-Hieran, a Palestinian village which remains unrecognized in the Negev desert of southern Israel.The decision will be utilized to establish a Jewish-only settlement upon the ruins of the Bedouin village, which has […]

19 Feb

Ban on Zoabi Campaign Overruled

February 19, 2015 12:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Supreme Court, on Wednesday, overruled a ban on a member of Knesset from Israel’s Palestinian community, as well as another on an extreme right-wing Jewish activist, from running in next month’s election, an official said.Last week, according to AFP, the Central Elections Committee barred MK Hanin Zoabi, known […]

18 Feb

Israel: Dangerous Ruling in Rachel Corrie Case

(Jerusalem, February 17, 2015) – The Israeli Supreme Court ruling in a suit seeking damages over Rachel Corrie’s death sends a dangerous message to Israeli armed forces that they can escape accountability for wrongful actions, Human Rights Watch said today. Israel’s Supreme Court on February 12, 2015, exempted the Israeli […]

19 Dec

Gazans Who Filed Compensation Against Israel Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel To Testify

December 19, 2014 3:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Press Release: Israeli Supreme Court approves regulations that ban Palestinians from Gaza from entering Israel for their compensation cases against the Israeli military.On 16 December 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected a petition submitted by human rights organizations against Israel’s policy of preventing residents of Gaza who have submitted […]

18 Sep

Israeli High Court Upholds Law Permitting Jewish Housing Developments to Exclude Arabs

September 18, 2014 11:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The High Court of Israel, on Wednesday, decided to continue to allow Israeli Jewish communities to discriminate against Arabs and forbid them from living there.The Israeli Attorney General defended the law, which allows ‘admissions panels’ to screen potential residents, with the aim of keeping Arabs out. According to the Legal […]

27 Jul

West Bank Protests Continue to Escalate, Multiple Injuries, Deaths

Dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured, Saturday, across the West Bank region, with at least two reported dead, including one child who died of critical injuries suffered earlier in the day, during clashes which occured near Bethlehem. Supporters from New York to London and Paris continue to march in […]

24 Jun

Human Rights Organizations Call For an End to Israel’s Collective Punishment Against Palestinians

A number of human rights organization have called, in an official letter, upon the Israeli security and military commanders in the West Bank to refrain from collectively punishing the civilian Palestinian population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as part of the “Operation Brother’s Keeper,” B’Tselem said in […]

03 Jun

Human Rights Organizations Request Immediate Intervention From EU

According to recent post by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), 18 Human Rights Organizations have signed a letter requesting immediate intervention from EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in regard to the mass hunger strike, currently in progress, in which over 100 Palestinian detainees and prisoners are refusing food in […]

19 May

Israel Approves Illegal Confiscation Of 700 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

[Sunday, May 18, 2014] The Israeli “Regional Council for Planning and Construction” approved a plan that would lead to the annexation of more than 700 Dunams (172.9 Acres) as part of Israel’s illegal plan to build “National Gardens” on lands that belong to Palestinian residents of the al-Eesawiyya and at-Tour […]

09 May

Addameer: Administrative Detainees Put in Solitary Confinement, Denied Salt Supplements

The latest wave of mass hunger strikes continue for the second week, as Palestinian prisoners demand the end of the policy of administrative detention. Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association | Ramallah, Occupied Palestine Administrative detention is a procedure in which Palestinians are arbitrarily arrested and detained without charge […]

05 May

7 Minors Arrested Over Racist Attacks

Seven Jewish Israeli minors have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in racist acts and vandalism.Four of the suspects, between the ages of 13 and 15, are accused of spraying racist graffiti at a building site near a Palestinian village west of Jerusalem, on Sunday, according to statements by Israeli […]

17 Apr

Israel Court Lifts Gag Order on Shin Bet Detention of Journalist Majd Kayyal

April 17, 2014 12:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court has agreed to lift beginning tomorrow the gag order on reporting anything related to the detention of the journalist Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Originally submitted to the Electronic Intifada by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 04/16/2014 – 15:25 Kayyal, 23, was arrested last Saturday and […]

14 Apr

Israel Places Journalist in Incommunicado Detention

April 14, 2014 6:10 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has arrested and placed in incommunicado detention the journalist and researcher Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel.Originally submitted by Ali Abunimah to the Electronic Intifada on Sunday, 04/13/2014 – 22:35 The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order – which Israeli media are strictly […]

02 Aug

Protest in al-Naqab against the Prawer plan displacement of Bedouins

August 2, 2013 3:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

On August 1st – the national “day of rage” against the Prawer plan – protestors gathered near Beersheba, in al-Naqab, to protest the impending forcible displacement of up to 70,000 Arab Bedouins, the destruction of 35 villages “unrecognized” by Israel, and the dispossession of their lands. The protestors waved Palestinian […]

16 Jul

Dozens Injured In Jerusalem Protest

Palestinian medical sources have reported Monday [July 15 2013] that dozens of Palestinians have been injured after being violently attacked by Israeli soldiers and police officers, during a protest against the Prawer plan that would forcibly displace between 30,000-70,000 Negev Bedouins.The protest started at the Bab Al-‘Amoud area, in occupied […]

15 Jul

Protests in the Negev, the West Bank, and Gaza against the Begin-Prawer plan

July 15, 2013 7:16 PM Shamus Slaunwhite Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Protestors took to the streets in Be’er Sheva, Bethlehem, and Gaza City calling for the Israeli government to scrap the Begin-Prawer plan that would forcibly displace between 30,000-70,000 Negev Bedouins. More protests are planned for Ramallah, Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus, and Jaffa. The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, […]

12 Jul

Canadian writers urge Israel to halt evictions of thousands of Palestinians and Negev Bedouins

Seventy prominent Canadian writers, including Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Lorna Crozier, and Lisa Moore (Open), wrote an open letter to Canadian and Israeli officials urging Israel to cease its plans to evict Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, and to reject the Begin-Prawer Plan […]

11 Jul

Notes on status of our world

In Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood was the most organized political group running in the post-dictator era The presidential elections in the second round were between Mr. Morsi and a representative of the discredited regime so many people (including secularists and even communists) voted for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mr. Morsi. […]

14 Dec

New Zealand divests from companies of Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which invests money on behalf of New Zealand’s government, announced on December 12 that it is divesting from Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev’s company Africa Israel and its construction subsidiary Danya Cebus over their construction of Israeli settlements.The announcement came amidst heightened international criticism of Israeli […]

18 May

Complaint About Extreme Police Violence to Demonstrators Passed to Israeli Justice Department

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reports today that the complaint about severe police violence against imprisoned protesters after a demonstration outside Ramle prison made by the Adalah advocacy group two weeks ago has been passed to the Israeli Justice Ministry because of the serious nature of the complaint. The police violence was […]

04 May

Hunger Strikers Must Leave Beds To See Lawyers

May 4, 2012 8:15 PM William Temple Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service has confirmed that it is withholding interviews between hunger striking prisoners and their legal representatives as this privilege is conditional on prisoners physically getting up from their beds to request consultation.Adalah and other human rights organisations have stated their intention to go to the Israeli High […]