Search Results for : checkpoints

05 Nov
10:30

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, has prepared a plan which aims to intensify the security in the Bab al-Amud area and in the Old City district, through deploying dozens of checkpoints similar to those used by the military. According to the PNN, the deployment of the Israeli forces and […]

02 May
1:53

Checkpoints for Humiliation: A Journal Piece

Earlier this month, an international woman was ordered to ‘take off her clothes’ after setting off the alarm, whilst passing the metal detector at Shuhada checkpoint, occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). This is a personal journal of the events. Humiliation, harassment, intimidation – a daily occurrence for anyone required by the Israeli […]

08 Dec
6:27

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

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 […]

23 Nov
11:16

VIDEO: Checkpoints, Harassment in Jerusalem

November 23, 2015 11:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

In the neighborhood of A-Tur (Mount of Olives), children fear going to school because of the permanent Israeli police presence in front of a school, AIC reports.Parents and activists organized a small protest this week. In other areas, young Palestinians are being harassed on their way to work or studies […]

20 Aug
11:39

Within 9 Days, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians At Military Checkpoints

August 20, 2015 11:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces stationed at military checkpoints have used excessive lethal force against Palestinian civilians. During the past few days, Israeli forces have killed 3 Palestinian civilians in similar circumstances which did not require the use of excessive force.In addition, Israeli forces claimed in these 3 crimes that Palestinian civilians attempted […]

22 Mar
6:12

Palestinian Kidnapped as Checkpoints Placed at Entrances of Hebron Towns

March 22, 2015 6:12 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, Saturday, stormed several areas in the Hebron district, where they set up military checkpoints and abducted at least one Palestinian, according to reports by security sources.Sources told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that forces stormed several neighborhoods and towns in Hebron, including Athahriyeh, Beit Owwa, Dura, Yatta, […]

12 Feb
12:31

Israeli Forces Storm Hebron, Erect Checkpoints, Earmark Lands for Annexation

February 12, 2015 12:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces raided, on Tuesday evening, the town of Deir Sammit, to the west of Hebron, where they erected a number of mobile check points. In the village of al-Shuyukh, to the northeast, some 2,000 dunams have been designated for annexation.Eyewitnesses reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that […]

14 Sep
3:30

Israeli Army Sets Up Checkpoints In Some West Bank Areas

September 14, 2011 3:30 AM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian security sources said that Israeli soldiers blocked the western and southern entrances of Jenin and stopped passengers and interrogated them. Troops also thoroughly searched passengers cars and documents which cause people to cue for long hours. In addition, eyewitnesses said Israeli military patrolled the eastern part of the West […]

15 Feb
4:17

Israel Closes Northern West Bank Road; Deny Report That Checkpoints Will Be Dismantled

February 15, 2011 4:17 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

Over the weekend, Israeli troops erected new earth mounds blocking the Nablus-Beit Iba road, a road which had been closed by Israeli authorities until international intervention by the Quartet for Mideast Peace, protests and lawsuits led to its opening in 2010. Also this weekend, Israeli military officials told the Tel […]

22 Oct
8:03

New Electronic Checkpoints to Replace Soldiers in the West Bank

October 22, 2010 8:03 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Some new “soldier-free” checkpoints will replace ordinary checkpoints between Israel and the West Bank beginning next year.According to Israeli YNetNews.com, a military source reported that under the new system, entry and exit would be run by Arab-speaking, thumbprint-detecting machines instead of soldiers. The implementation will begin with 12 checkpoints in […]

06 Apr
1:09

No Checkpoints in Heaven

I still vividly remember my father’s face – wrinkled, apprehensive, warm – as he last wished me farewell fourteen years ago. He stood outside the rusty door of my family’s home in a Gaza refugee camp wearing old yellow pyjamas and a seemingly ancient robe. As I hauled my one […]

30 Mar
7:01

Maa’reef: Israel to remove a number of West Bank checkpoints

March 30, 2008 7:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli occupation authorities will begin be removing a roadblock, separating the occupied east Jerusalem from the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli media sources reported. According to Ma’areef newspaper, the Israeli authorities will begin removing that roadblock and tens of other sand piles across the West Bank, which block […]

25 Mar
5:03

Israeli Defense Minister: West Bank checkpoints will not be removed

The Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced on Monday that Israel will not remove the 700 checkpoints, roadblocks and earth mounds that have cut the West Bank into hundreds of isolated islands, and made life for the Palestinian population a constant waiting game.The United Nations has condemned Israel’s checkpoint system […]

04 Feb
9:46

A Palestinian dies of heart attack on one of Israeli checkpoints

February 4, 2008 9:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

On Sunday a Palestinian worker and a resident of Deir Ammar refugee camp, west of Ramallah city died of heart attack while waiting in line for a long time at an Israeli military checkpoint, near Na’leen town, trying to reach his work in Israel.It is reported that Ali al Faqeeh […]

08 Jan
7:55

Three Palestinian women forced to give birth at Israeli checkpoints since mid-December

January 8, 2008 7:55 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has issued a warning to the Israeli military after two different women had to give birth in cars in December after being prevented from leaving Azzoun Atmah village near Qalqilia. In addition, on Monday, a woman in Hebron was forced to give birth at […]

08 Jan
7:55

Tres mujeres palestinas forzadas a dar a luz en checkpoints desde los mediados de diciembre

January 8, 2008 7:55 PM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El grupo derechos humanos israelíes BT SELEM ha enviado una advertencia a los militares israelíes luego de que dos mujeres dieran a luz en dos coches en diciembre, luego de haber sidas prevenidas de dejar el pueblo Azzoun Atmah cerca de Qalqilia. Ademas, el lunes una mujer en Hebrón fue […]

05 Jun
2:07

Army sat up three checkpoints around Qalqilia city in the West Bank

The Israeli army sat up three new checkpoints around the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia on Tuesday morning and did not allow Palestinians in or out of the city.

23 May
3:02

Army kidnaps one civilian from Bethlehem at military checkpoints nearby

Mussa Al Zughari, 25, was kidnapped by the Israeli forces that stationed at military checkpoints to the east of Bethlehem city on Wednesday.

09 May
4:22

Israeli soldiers search Palestinian mobile phones on checkpoints

May 9, 2007 4:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching through mobile phones of the Palestinian passengers without any respect to their privacy.Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching […]

11 Apr
9:59

Report: “68 women gave birth on checkpoints, 33 infants and 4 women died”

April 11, 2007 9:59 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens Rights (PICCR) reported that Israeli troops stationed at hundreds of roadblocks in the occupied territories barred dozens of pregnant women from crossing the checkpoints while in labor; 34 infants and four women died on their roadblocks.The Commission reported that soldiers forced 68 pregnant women […]

06 Apr
5:47

Israeli Army Installs More Checkpoints Throughout West Bank

April 6, 2007 5:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

A recent report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that the Israeli army- on the contrary of previous promises to ease movement restrictions- has installed 40 more mobile checkpoints in different parts of the West Bank over the period between March […]

03 Apr
6:49

Hundreds of Nablus residents, institutions protest against the siege, checkpoints

Hundreds of residents of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, protested on Monday at the Beit Forik Israeli military checkpoint, against the siege and roadblocks that isolates the Palestinian territories.The protest came as part of the public events that commemorates Land Day “March 30”, and was organized […]

17 Mar
5:09

Army setup several checkpoints near Jenin

March 17, 2007 5:09 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

The Israeli army had installed several military checkpoints around the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday morning. Palestinian sources in the city stated that Israeli soldiers installed several military checkpoints between Jenin city and nearby villages, troops stopped and searched cars, in some cases that took ID cards […]

17 Mar
3:48

Humiliation and Child Abuse at Israeli Checkpoints Strip-Searching Children

Israeli officials have been regularly strip-searching children for decades, some of them American citizens. While organizations that focus on Israel-Palestine have long been aware that Israeli border officials regularly strip search men and women, If Americans Knew appears to be the first organization that has specifically investigated the policy of […]

24 Feb
5:01

All Roads Lead to Checkpoints

There may have been a period when all roads led to Rome, but for the Palestinian people, all roads lead to checkpoints. The latest checkpoint Palestinians find themselves at is not manned by Israel but rather the ostensible mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Quartet (which is comprised of […]

23 Feb
5:15

PCHR Weekly report: one Palestinian killed, 2 died at checkpoints, 12 injured, 46 taken prisoner

February 23, 2007 5:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights in Gaza published its weekly report documenting the Israeli authorities’ violations of human rights and attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories in the period between January 15th and January 2st, 2007. During the period of the report, one Palestinian civilian was killed, 12 were […]

15 Feb
7:35

Residents of Nablus hold a peaceful protest against checkpoints and occupation

February 15, 2007 7:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Hundreds of Palestinian civilians, members of the People’s Committee to Break the Siege and non-governmental organizations held on Wednesday a massive non-violent protest in Nablus against the Israeli occupation, roadblocks, and military procedures in the occupied West Bank.“No Occupation, No Barriers”, the protesters chanted as they marched through the streets […]

22 Jan
4:04

Thirty Days Against Checkpoints campaign sing Katyusha song at a checkpoint north of W.B

January 22, 2007 4:04 PM Ghassan Bannoura Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

In the second action of the 'Thirty Days Against Checkpoints' campaign a youth band will perform the popular Russian folk song 'Katyusha' at Huwwara checkpoint on Wednesday 24th of January at 12 noon.   In the second action of the 'Thirty Days Against Checkpoints' campaign a youth band will perform […]

02 Jan
12:10

No change at the Israeli Military checkpoints in Palestine

January 2, 2007 12:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The hardships on the Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank are still making the life of Palestinians who need to travel a nightmare, despite the Israeli claims of removing 27 checkpoints and easing the travel.   Taxi drivers, who need to go through these checkpoints which are placed all […]

25 Dec
9:42

Peretz: “We will remove 59 out of 400 checkpoints in the West Bank”

December 25, 2006 9:42 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, claimed on Monday during his security cabinet session that he will instruct the army to remove 59 out of 400 checkpoints installed by the army in the West Bank.11:11AM Peretz did not set a timeframe for removing those checkpoints. During the session, several Israeli ministers […]

24 Dec
1:46

Israeli army erects military checkpoints around Tubas

December 24, 2006 1:46 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army erected several military checkpoints around the northern West Bank city of Tubas on Sunday morning. Residents said that soldiers stopped and searched them for several hours at those checkpoints, causing residents to miss jobs and school.

02 Dec
7:42

60 years after Partitioning of Palestine, residents stranded between checkpoints, Wall & settlements

by Palestine News Network Last Wednesday, November 29, was the sixtieth anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, the UN Partition Plan for partitioning Palestine of November 29, 1947. It was considered the first decision that called for partitioning Palestine and the creation of two Arab and Jewish […]

18 Nov
5:09

Army installs two military checkpoints north of Tubas

November 18, 2006 5:09 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army installed two military checkpoints north of the West Bank city of Tubas on Saturday morning. One flying military checkpoint was installed on the I'kaba village – Tubas city road while the other one was located at I'kaba village entrance, soldiers stopped residents cars searched them and checked […]

14 Oct
4:08

Army installs several military checkpoints around Tubas

October 14, 2006 4:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Army installs several military checkpoints around the west bank city of Tubas and neighboring villages, on Saturday morning. Troops install two military checkpoints at the northern entrance of tubas, two near the villages of Qabia and Tamur and one near Al Farah refugee camp, just outside Tubas. Soldiers stationed at […]

11 Oct
12:34

Israeli Army Held Responsible For Two Killings at West Bank Checkpoints

October 11, 2006 12:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Feature, Human rights, Palestine 0

After an extensive investigation, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights found that the Israeli army intentionally killed two Palestinian civilians at military checkpoints inside the West Bank city of Nablus.The report, released Tuesday, states that within 24 hours Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and continue to contravene international law. The […]

10 Oct
8:03

Israeli Army Held Responsible For Two Killings at West Bank Checkpoints

October 10, 2006 8:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

After an extensive investigation, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights found that the Israeli army intentionally killed two Palestinian civilians at military checkpoints inside the West Bank city of Nablus. The report, released Tuesday, states that within 24 hours Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and continue to contravene international law. […]

08 Oct
1:56

Report: Pregnancies (and miscarriages) at checkpoints on the rise

October 8, 2006 1:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report by the Palestinian Ministry of Health says that pregnant Palestinian women are often prevented by Israeli forces from reaching hospitals to receive appropriate medical attention, causing many miscarriages and the deaths of some women. Since the beginning of the second Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli military occupation, […]

03 Oct
6:56

Israeli Army installs flying checkpoints around Hebron

October 3, 2006 6:56 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

 The Israeli army  have installed several flying checkpoints south of the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday morning. Soldiers and Israeli police officers stopped civilian traffic, checked IDs and searched vehicles.

03 Oct
5:41

Several Israeli checkpoints installed around Tamon village.

October 3, 2006 5:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army installed  several military checkpoints around the village of Tamon near the West Bank city of Tubass. Soldiers stopped and searched passing traffic checking  ID cards to find the people wanted on their lists, local sources reported.

26 Sep
5:17

Army installs two checkpoints on Jenin`Tulkarem and Jenin-Nablus roads

September 26, 2006 5:17 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli troops installed two military checkpoints on Jenin–Tulkarem and Jenin-Nablus Roads, on Tuesday morning. Soldiers stopped civilian cars and taxis, searched them and checked the identity cards of the residents after forcing them to stop out of the vehicles for long periods. Also soldiers forced several residents to undress in […]

24 Jul
2:29

Army installs several checkpoints around Salfit

The Israeli army troops installed several military checkpoints on the main roads and inside the West Bank city of Salfit Monday morning. Soldiers stopped residents and civilian cars, searching them and checking ID cards on the main roads contacting the city with the neighboring villages and town.  Eyewitnesses reported that […]

24 Jul
2:04

Army installs several checkpoints around in Salfit

Israeli army troops installed several military checkpoints on the main roads to and on roads inside the West Bank city of Salfit Monday morning. Soldiers stopped residents and civilian cars, searching and checking ID cards on the main roads connecting the city with neighboring villages and towns. Soldiers also setup […]

19 Jul
2:15

Army installs three checkpoints at Jenin-Nablus road

The Israeli army installed three military checkpoints at the Jenin-Nablus road on Wednesday morning. Troops stopped residents and cars, searching and checking ID cards,  local residents said. Soldiers held up residents for long periods of time, causing traffic delays.

10 Jul
1:34

The Israeli Army hijack two civilian’s cars from checkpoints near Jenin

The Israeli army and police installed a new checkpoint on the Jenin-Nablus road and highjacked two civilian’s cars Monday afternoon. The soldiers and police officers stopped and searched passing cars, checking civilian ID cards before forcing two drivers to drive with them to unknown destinations, eyewitnesses. The drivers said the police […]

28 Jun
3:17

Army installs several military checkpoints south east of Jenin

The Israeli army have installed several checkpoints south and east of the West Bank city of Jenin, on Wednesday. Troops at these checkpoints stopped the residents and the cars for several hours and searched the vehicles while checking the ID cards of the residents.

14 Jun
5:02

The Army installs yet more portable checkpoints north of Salfit village.

Israeli army intensifies its portable military checkpoints north of Salit and at the entrances of the nearby villages of, Hares ,Kefel Hares and  Qarawet Bani Hassan.   Local eyewitnesses in the area reported that soldiers posted on the checkpoints delayed the movement of the residents, stopped and searched several vehicles […]

12 Jun
3:02

Army installs portable checkpoints south of Tubass and the entrance of Tamon

The Israeli army has installed several portable checkpoints to the south of the West Bank city of Tubass and the nearby village entrance of Tamon, on Monday morning. Troops stopped the residents and the service taxis cars and searched them and forced the resident to stand for long hours, which […]

10 Jun
7:04

Army installs two checkpoints south of Tubas

The Israeli army has installed two portable checkpoints in Al Far’a area, south of the West Bank city of Tubass, Saturday morning. By istalling the two checkpoints, the main road that connects the city with the surrounding towns and villages is completely blocked. Eyewitnesses said that the soliders stopped the […]

03 Jun
2:25

Two more temporary checkpoints installed south of Tubas

Israeli troops installed two temporary checkpoints south of occupied Tubas, Saturday morning. Soldiers stopped and searched vehicles and checked the Identification Cards of passengers forcing them to remain exposed to the hot sun for long periods, eyewitnesses reported.   There are some 600 checkpoints and roadblocks that restricts the movement […]

29 May
5:53

Several main checkpoints in West Bank locked down by Israeli forces

Palestinian security sources reported that Israeli troops locked down Beit Ebyia, Hewara, Ytzhar and Zaatra checkpoints downtown in the West Bank, adding that Israeli occupation forces have partially re-opened most of these checkpoints. The same sources added that the closure of the checkpoints was simultaneous with a wide scale comb of […]

28 May
7:04

Israeli checkpoints increase throughout surrounded city of Nablus

Hamdan Al Salem has stopped dreaming of leaving the city of Nablus after the hours upon hours has spent waiting at checkpoints dotting the city, creating a lone island called Nablus. Al Salem began by taking a public taxi with six passengers heading toward Ramallah. He saw a long ling […]

06 Apr
5:52

Israeli military checkpoints intensify around the city of Tubas

Israeli army forces intensified  military checkpoints around the West Bank city of Tubas and surrounding  villages, Thursday morning. Soldiers’ installed three new checkpoints today around Tubas and its villages, stopping and searching residents, which led to them missing schools and jobs, local sources reported.

05 Apr
11:41

Israeli Municipality bars Women Against the Occupation from exhibiting photos of W.Bank checkpoints

April 5, 2006 11:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The organization, Women Against the Occupation and for Human Rights, known as Checkpoint Watch, is unable to open its photo exhibit entitled Checkpoints Without Borders. The Teaching Center in the Israeli town of Beir Aseeba was the intended locale for the exhibit, however the Municipality of Beir Aseeba opposed it, […]

31 Mar
2:07

Army closes the Jordan valley checkpoints and stops workers from arriving to their jobs

March 31, 2006 2:07 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army troops stationed at the Jordan valley checkpoints closed these checkpoints and did not allow the Palestinian workers from crossing to get to their jobs, Friday dawn. The checkpoints are known as Tayasser and Al Hammra checkpoint which lays 20 KM away from the West Bank city of […]

11 Mar
1:43

Two military checkpoints between the cities of Jenin and Tulkarem

March 11, 2006 1:43 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army installed two military checkpoints near the villages of Araba and Fahma south west of the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday morning.   Troops stopped and checked cars and inspected Identification cards of the local residents causing traffic  delay, local sources reported.   This road going […]

08 Mar
3:32

Army invades Tubass and installs checkpoints around the city

Israeli army troops invaded Tubass, a West Bank city, early Wednesday morning. The army surrounded the city center and shot bullets at residents’ houses.   Amy vehicles proceded to close the main road, installing several military checkpoints and searching residents’ cars, local sources reported.  

04 Mar
3:21

Army detains scores of Palestinian residents at two checkpoints near Tulkarem

The Israeli army troops stationed at Jebara and Itaba checkpoints south of the West Bank city of Tulkarem are detaining scores of Palestinian residents from the city.   Soldiers searched cars and residents before letting them through the checkpoint and eyewitnesses reported that soldiers took a long time to check cars and […]

02 Mar
3:50

Israeli Army installs several new military checkpoints around Jenin

Israeli army forces installed several military checkpoints around the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday morning.   Checkpoints were installed around Tubas city, Qabatia and Kofer Ra’e villages, soldiers searched civilians’ cars and checked the residents’ ID cards, causing traffic delays and making people late for work and school, […]

17 Feb
5:31

Army establishes `“Israeli-only` checkpoints in the West Bank

February 17, 2006 5:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Israeli soldiers started last week to implement a military order that bars Palestinians with permits to enter Israel from entering via the roads “designated only for Israelis”.The order does not only bar the Palestinian residents from crossing these checkpoints, but also forbids Israelis from […]

04 Feb
10:47

Army tightens closure, military procedures at Nablus checkpoints

February 4, 2006 10:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli troops stationed at dozens of checkpoints around the West Bank city of Nablus, tightened the strict military procedures which are limiting the movement of the Palestinian residents.   Troops blocked Beit Eeba Checkpoint west of Nablus, Al Bathan northeast of Nablus, and Huwwara Checkpoint in the south. Israeli soldiers […]

04 Feb
5:56

Soldiers at checkpoints; `“Let Hamas feed you`

February 4, 2006 5:56 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Palestinians say Israeli soldiers manning West Bank checkpoints are taking out their frustration about the results of the recent Palestinian Legislative Council elections on Palestinians as a whole and workers inside Israel in general, insulting and abusing those wanting to cross. Witnesses at several checkpoints around Qalqilia say Israeli soldiers […]

28 Jan
9:26

Soldiers install checkpoints near Tubas

January 28, 2006 9:26 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli army installed a military checkpoint south of the West Bank city of Tubas on the road between the city and the West Bank city of Nablus.   Troops suddenly installed a barrier on the road and blocked the movement of hundreds of Palestinian vehicles and residents, local sources […]

02 Jan
5:23

Happy New Year; thorough search and humiliation at military checkpoints

Only a few hours before the beginning of the New Year, Israeli soldiers installed a portable military checkpoint near the eastern entrance of the West Bank city of Qalqilia, and started to abuse the residents and humiliate them. Palestinian Photographer Mohammad Athba was present when the army installed a military […]

01 Jan
12:03

Nonviolent protest against occupation, checkpoints

An Israeli movement which rejects the occupation organized the protests which it named "It is time to return to the Green Line", demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories since 1967. Palestinian, Israeli and international activists from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the International Women’s Peace Service (IWPS) […]

18 Nov
8:40

Palestinian factions deny sending children to checkpoints

November 18, 2005 8:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian leaders and activists denied any involvement of their factions and armed wings in sending children and young boys to military checkpoints with explosives, namely Huwwara south of Nablus. A spokesperson for the military wings said these incidents at the checkpoints are nothing more than theatrics.   Ala’ Sanaqra, a […]

07 Nov
10:21

Army installs several checkpoints between Tulkarem and Nablus

November 7, 2005 10:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers installed, on Monday morning, several checkpoints between the West Bank cities of Tulkarem and Nablus. Also, troops stationed at Beit Eiba Checkpoint closed the checkpoint, and barred the residents from crossing it. Soldiers based at a Jneidy junction, which is used by the residents of Tulkarem and Jenin […]

22 Oct
1:35

Army setup three military checkpoints on the Nablus Qalqila road

October 22, 2005 1:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli troops setup on Saturday three military checkpoints on the main road linking two West Bank cities. Soldiers placed the checkpoints on the in entrances of the Izbat Al Taieb, Azoon and Kofer Lakef villages, local sources reported. These villages are located between the two cities of Nablus and Qalqila. […]

09 Oct
8:51

Pregnant Palestinian Women and Israeli Checkpoints. A Deadly Encounter

  {mosimage}Several United Nations agencies operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territories recently submitted a report to the UN General Assembly at the convening of its annual summit in New York. The report was researched and compiled by the UNFPA, UNRWA, and WHO, in conjunction with the Palestinian Ministry of Health […]

03 Oct
8:43

UNCHR: `“33 Palestinian Newborn Babies Died at Israeli Checkpoints`

October 3, 2005 8:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The UN Commission of Human Rights (UNCHR) held Israel responsible for the death of 33 newborn babies, after soldiers banned the mothers, while laboring, from crossing military roadblocks on their way to hospitals. The UNCHR sent letters to the different bodies of the UN, to tackle the issue of the […]

23 Sep
1:31

WHO: `“60% of the children born of checkpoints, died`

September 23, 2005 1:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 61 Palestinian women gave birth on Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied territories, in the period between 2000 and 2004 while waiting to be allowed through the checkpoints on their way to hospital. 36 women (60%) lost their babies after giving birth to […]

22 Sep
10:23

Army installs checkpoints around Qalqila

September 22, 2005 10:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli army installed checkpoints at the main road that connects the West Bank city of Qalqila and the villages of Sabeer, Jayous and Azoon villages, on Thursday morning. ‘Troops are searching the vehicles, and checking the ID cards of the passengers’, a local source said. There are still scores of […]

12 Sep
1:13

Army invades Al Thahrea village and install several checkpoints

September 12, 2005 1:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli Army invaded Al Thahrea village south if the West Bank city of Hebron Monday morning, and installed several checkpoints blocking the entrance of the town, local sources reproted. Troops invaded the village and conducted a wide-scaled search to the houses of Al Jabaren family, after forcing the families out […]

17 Aug
1:38

Army closes Al Matahen, Abu Holy checkpoints in the Gaza strip

August 17, 2005 1:38 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Army closed on Wednesday Al Matahen and Abu Holy checkpoints in the central Gaza strip. Residents were detained at the two checkpoints under inhuman conditions, while unable to reach their homes, work or schools, eyewitnesses reported. Closing Al Matahen and Abu Holy checkpoint practically means dividing the Gaza Strip into […]

15 Aug
9:29

Soldiers close abu Holy, al-Matahin checkpoints

August 15, 2005 9:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers closed abu holy and al-Matahin checkpoints, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. A local source in Khan Younis reported that soldiers closed the two checkpoints, causing a huge traffic jam, and barred the residents from crossing.

02 Aug
1:15

Peaceful protest in Salfit against checkpoints and abuse of residents

August 2, 2005 1:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Scores of internationals, Israelis, and Palestinians from numerous villages in the Salfit area marched on Tuesday in Bani Hassan village protesting the abuse of local residents at the checkpoints. The protesters raised banners against the Israeli occupation of their lands and the inhuman treatment and abuses at the checkpoints. Nesfat […]

25 Jul
8:55

Army reopens abu Holy, al-Matahin checkpoints

After three days of full closure, Israeli soldiers reopened abu Holy and al-Matahin checkpoints, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The closure caused daily suffering to the residents who were not able to move between the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip, and were completely blocked […]

21 Jul
3:30

Abu Holy, al-Matahin checkpoints closed

Israeli soldiers closed on Thursday evening, abu Holy and al-Matahin checkpoints, on Salah Ed-deen Road, the main link between northern Gaza Strip areas with the south. The WAFA news agency reported that soldiers closed the two checkpoints causing a huge traffic jam, while thousands of residents and vehicles were waiting […]

12 Jul
9:28

Abu Holy, al-Matahin checkpoints closed

Monday morning, Israeli soldiers closed abu Holy and al-Matahin checkpoints on Salah Ed-Deen road, the main link between southern and northern sections of the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian security source in Khan Younis reported that soldiers closed the two checkpoints, completely barring vehiclefrm crossing and causing a huge traffic jam. Dozens […]

10 Jun
10:29

Human Rights Groups slam military checkpoints

June 10, 2005 10:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report prepared and published by the Human Rights group in Israel slammed the military checkpoints in the Palestinian areas, saying that it paralyzes the lives of million people on daily basis. The Israeli army, and since November 2004, only removed four checkpoints of 61 in the West Bank, and […]

25 Apr
3:59

39 children born at Israeli checkpoints

April 25, 2005 3:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that a pregnant woman was not allowed to cross Al-Tuffah military checkpoint, in the Gaza Strip, the delay caused her abortion. The ministry reported that since September 2000, at least 39 children were born at military checkpoints after the soldiers refused to allow […]

02 Mar
10:41

Checkpoints, towers imprison Palestinians in their own towns

March 2, 2005 10:41 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem reported that Israeli military checkpoints, monitoring towers and concrete blockades are barring the residents from moving between their cities and villages. According to data collected by B’Tselem, the Israeli army erected 48 well armored and heavily guarded checkpoints, […]

21 Feb
4:02

Freed prisoners arrives at WB, Gaza checkpoints

Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel on Monday morning reached five drop-off points in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, where they will undergo a final check by Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials.   Each prisoner was required to sign a pledge declaring that he would not engage in any future terrorist activity.    Groups […]

19 Feb
12:40

More Checkpoints Added on Palestinian Roads after Case-Fire

February 19, 2005 12:40 PM IMEMC Agencies International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported on Saturday that the Israeli army has increased its military presence between the two West Bank Cities of Ramallah and Nablus. Palestinian passengers said it took them long hours to come from Nablus to Ramallah because of the Israeli procedures and the military presence on […]

12 Jan
4:30

Israel wants the U.S. to Fund Wall Checkpoints

January 12, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israel has requested that the United States help in financing the set up of new crossing points and upgrade existing ones along the separation wall. The estimated cost of the plan is $450 million. Israeli officials have already begun to brief U.S. administration and congressional leaders on the tentative proposal, […]

10 Dec
4:30

Feature: ‘Checkpoints; different shapes, locations, same suffering’

December 10, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura, IMEMC Checkpoints spread all over the Palestinian areas, separating the cities, villages and refugee camps from each other, and generate daily events and stories of continuous suffering and humiliation. In spite of efforts carried out by the Israeli government to simplify and “decorate” the real cruel […]

17 Sep
3:30

Inhuman Treatment of Checkpoints; soldiers force a Palestinian to drink their urine

September 17, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Newspaper Maariv, revealed on Wednesday that soldiers forced a Palestinian worker choose between drinking their urine or breaking his leg or hand. The newspaper said that Sameeh, 24 years old, was held by soldiers on Abu Dis checkpoint, near Jerusalem, and was taken to a military post in […]

11 Sep
3:30

Israel is back to `“Undressing` Palestinians at checkpoints

September 11, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

bank city of Nablus reported Thursday that Israeli soldiers detainedAmin Abu Wardeh, IMEMC, September 11, 2003 16:29 Eyewitnesses at Deir Sharaf military checkpoint, west of the West bank city of Nablus reported Thursday that Israeli soldiers detained more than 35 residents and forced the men among them to take off […]

06 Jun
3:30

No significant changes at military checkpoints

IMEMC, through it’s correspondents is running a daily monitoring ofLiving conditions are from bad to worse Fadi Abu Sa’ada – IMEMC Reporters, June 06, 2003 IMEMC, through it’s correspondents is running a daily monitoring of conditions at military checkpoints and the living conditions of the Palestinian population in the occupied […]

18 Apr
4:35

Durham Unanimously Votes for Nation’s First Ban on Police Exchanges with Israel

DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign. The policy, which states that, “the Council opposes international exchanges with any […]

24 Mar
5:38

Bethlehem: 7,000 Run in Freedom for Palestinians Marathon (VIDEO)

Ukrainian Yuri Vladigier was crowned at the 6th Palestine International Marathon, held Friday, in Bethlehem . The marathon, which took place in front of the Church of the Nativity, in the city of Bethlehem, was attended by about 7,000 runner  contestants from 72 countries, in races including 42 km, 21 km, […]

22 Mar
7:36

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

Arrests in al-Khalil Pictured here:  A local man from al-Khalil was arrested for two hours. Initially stopped outside one of the checkpoints, the man was then taken to the Israeli military base. The Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Al […]

22 Mar
7:23

Over 130 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Adidas to End Sponsorship of Israel Football Association

Today, over 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations called on German sportswear giant Adidas to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA) over its inclusion of football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. In a letter addressed to Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted, […]

Military at Beit Ummar village (image from Palestine Solidarity Project)
18 Mar
7:53

Palestinian Killed by Police in Jerusalem following Fatal Stabbing of Israeli

A Palestinian man, 28-year-old Abed al-Rahman Bani Fadel,  was fatally shot by Israeli police, in the Old City of Jerusalem, after he allegedly stabbed and killed an Israeli security guard. The Israeli security guard, Adiel Coleman,  from the illegal Israeli settlement Kochav Hashachar, was critically wounded Saturday afternoon when he was […]

14 Mar
9:37

Jerusalem and Hebron Face Further Judaization Efforts as Israel Provides Grants for Outposts

(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah Source:. Reuters) By: Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The Palestine Liberation Organization’s National Bureau for the Defense of Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest report that the Israeli government is continuing its Judaization policy in Jerusalem and Hebron and continues to provide […]

13 Mar
8:44

Pedaling for Palestinian Rights: 20 Cities Around the World demand UCI and Giro d’Italia #RelocateTheRace

Cyclists and supporters of Palestinian human rights took to the streets in 20 citiesacross the world on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for the #RelocateTheRace International Day of Action. Bike rallies and actions called on Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of cycling to relocate the start of the famed Giro d’Italia […]

13 Mar
6:48

Occupation Captured

Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Purim, a display of power and arrogance Pictured here: The Jewish Feast of Purim is a time of harassment and severe problems for Palestinians in al-Khalil (Hebron). In a show of power, the settlers take over […]

08 Mar
3:59

OCHA Report Documents Impact of Settlements in Hebron

The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron on Palestinian residents is the focus of a new United Nations report, according Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   The document, published this week by UN OCHA, provides a detailed map and key statistics with respect to the impact of the illegal […]

24 Feb
8:36

24 Years since Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre in Hebron

Hebron marks, on Sunday, 24 years since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre took place, when an Israeli settler opened fire at Muslims observing the dawn prayers on a Ramadan morning, killing 29 worshippers and injuring 150 others before he was caught and killed by the crowds. The settler, an American-Israeli physician […]