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15 May
12:30

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

30 Oct
6:16

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 Sep
6:39

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 […]

05 Sep
5:17

Activist Detained by Palestinian Security over Facebook Post

Farid al-Atrash, left, and Issa Amro at Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank on March 26, 2017. (HRW) Palestinian security forces detained prominent human rights activist Issa Amro on Monday, a day after he posted comments on his Facebook criticizing Palestinian forces for arresting a journalist who also criticized […]

09 Jul
5:15

Facebook Live: A Conversation with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

For those of you who missed it, here is the video link to the interview, via the official BDS Facebook page… A Conversation with Roger Waters The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is pleased to host a conversation with Roger Waters on his involvement […]

21 Apr
5:38

Palestinian Woman Detained for Facebook ‘Incitement’

April 21, 2017 5:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces reportedly detained a 22-year-old Palestinian woman from occupied East Jerusalem, for alleged “incitement” on her personal Facebook page. According to Ma’an News Agency, Israeli media reported that the woman would be presented to an Israeli court on Thursday, to extend her detention following her interrogation. Earlier this week, […]

21 Mar
2:32

2 More Palestinians Prosecuted over Facebook Posts

March 21, 2017 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Amid a fierce Israeli crackdown on Palestinian freedom of expression, occupation authorities have prosecuted two Palestinians over Facebook posts, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli authorities issued a list of charges, including “Facebook incitement” against Palestinian journalist Mohamed Batroukh, from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Wadi al-Hilweh Information Centre, […]

02 Mar
7:08

Fateh Page Closed by Facebook Administration

The Palestinian Ministry of Information protested, on Wednesday, Facebook’s closure of the official page of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh party — apparently over a picture of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat carrying a weapon — as well as the page of a local radio station. The Ministry, according […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

12 Jan
6:14

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

28 Oct
9:34

Israeli Prosecutor Indicts Brother Of Slain Palestinian For “Facebook Incitement”

October 28, 2016 9:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prosecutor at the District Court in occupied Jerusalem filed, Thursday, an indictment against a Palestinian from Silwan, accusing him of incitement on his Facebook page, and of “supporting a terrorist organization.” The Palestinian, Mohammad Shiokhi, 21, is from Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, was taken prisoner just hours […]

06 Oct
1:16

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

18 Jul
8:38

Israelis Confront Facebook “Monster”, Claims Incitement for Palestinian Attacks

Over the last few years, Israel and its most ardent supporters have waged a campaign to restrict critical speech of the Jewish state on social media. They want the state to have the same rights as individuals under Facebook’s community standards. As it stands, threats against individuals, are prohibited. But smearing […]

07 Jul
10:31

Israeli Government Targeting Facebook Activists

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour, 07/07/16. “Under Israeli Military Order 101, Palestinians under military law are prohibited from demonstrating and publishing anything relating to a ‘political matter.’” Israeli security forces have arrested about 400 Palestinians for social media activity since the Palestinian popular uprising began in October 2015. […]

20 Jun
8:29

Facebook and the Israeli Government Cozy Up

Facebook, in present-day Israel, has hired Jordana Cutler as its head of Policy and Communications. Cutler is a longtime senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief of staff to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. According to the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, Israeli Public Security, Strategic Affairs and […]

15 Jun
5:49

“Too dangerous” with 4682 Facebook Friends: Palestinian Astrophysicist Charged with Incitement in Military Court

Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi faced a second hearing yesterday, 13 June in Israeli military court. Barghouthi, 54, is a professor of space plasma physics at Al-Quds University; he was arrested on 24 April as he traveled from Nabi Saleh to his home in Beit Rima. Barghouthi, whose work is internationally […]

28 Jan
8:22

Palestinian Sentenced to 14 months for Facebook Posts

January 28, 2016 8:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court of Salem, a few days ago, sentenced Palestinian citizen Mamdouh Abdulhaq, aged 25, from Nablus, to 14 months actual imprisonment and 18 months of suspended sentence for the charge of incitement on Facebook, Palestine Information Center (PIC) said.The prisoner’s father told PIC that the court convicted […]

20 Nov
5:28

New Israeli Demand: ‘Close your Facebook or you can’t travel!’

Israeli occupation authorities have asked a number of Palestinians to close their Facebook accounts, in order to be allowed to travel via Erez crossing.Head of the studies and documentations unit at the Detainees’ Commission, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, noted that Israeli occupation authorities now follow new methods of extorting Palestinians in the […]

19 Nov
1:11

Palestinian Faces 30 Days In Administrative Detention For Facebook Post

November 19, 2015 1:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Nazareth District Court issued, Wednesday, a 30-day Administrative Detention order against a young Palestinian citizen for a Facebook post that appeared to be suicidal, but explained by Israel as an ‘intent to carry out an attack.’The District Court, following an order from Israel’s Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, issued […]

17 Nov
2:28

PRCS Denies Israeli Facebook Allegations

November 17, 2015 2:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) categorically denies allegations made by Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Government spokesperson, on his Facebook account, in which he claims that PRCS’ teams refused to discharge their humanitarian duty and to assist several wounded Israelis near Al Samou’ (Hebron Governorate), on Friday.According to a report published […]

27 Oct
10:37

NGO Sues Facebook over Pro-Palestinian Posts

According to the Israeli media, 20.000 Israelis joined the Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin – The Israeli Law Center on a civil lawsuit against Facebook on accusations of ignoring widespread Palestinian posts ‘calling for violence against Jews.’The suit was filed this last Monday, in the New York State Supreme Court in […]

11 Oct
9:44

Israeli Intelligence Using Fake Facebook Accounts to Spy on Protesters

October 11, 2015 9:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A number of Palestinian activists on social media have published anonymous messages with Arabic names, that are asking for “names of protesters,” especially in Jerusalem, saying that it’s only “to join them in the clashes.”The messages started flowing on Friday, according to PNN, and there have been several warnings not […]

09 Jul
11:54

Palestinian Facing 18 Months over Facebook ‘Incitement’

July 9, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, Thursday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 18 months in prison over allegedly using the social media website Facebook as a mode of ‘incitement.’Misbah Sbeih Abu Sbeih, 38, was given a one year sentence as well as a six month suspended sentence for incitement, and his […]

29 Jun
3:42

Two Convicted of ‘Incitement on Facebook’

June 29, 2015 3:42 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The District and Magistrate judges sentenced on Sunday four young Jerusalem men, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center.Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the district judge sentenced Tarek Kurd for six and a half months of actual imprisonment and a suspended probation of six months for three years. […]

22 Jun
3:55

Palestinian Sentenced To 17 Months Over Facebook Posts

June 22, 2015 3:55 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, on Monday morning, a young Palestinian man to 13 months of imprisonment, with an additional four months suspended, for what the court called “incitement,” on his Facebook page.Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Ad-Dameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, said Odai […]

20 May
4:24

Palestinian Sentenced to 8 Months over Facebook Posts

May 20, 2015 4:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to eight months of imprisonment, with an additional six months suspended, for activity on social media.The Jerusalem detainees’ families committee said that the Israeli magistrate’s court had handed the sentence to Sami Jamal Faraj Ideis, 28, from Shufat after he was […]

12 May
9:21

Fateh Leader Receives 9 Months Jail for Facebook Posts

May 12, 2015 9:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Head of the Fateh political party in East Jerusalem was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for postings on Facebook, the first time such a punishment has been given under Israeli law. Lawyer: Case of selective law enforcement.Omar Shalabi, leader of the Fateh political party in East Jerusalem, was sentenced to […]

22 Dec
2:14

Israel Arrests 8 Palestinians For Facebook Posts

December 22, 2014 2:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Eight Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested, Monday, on charges of ‘inciting anti-Jewish’ violence through their online postings, in a move by the Israeli state to criminalize all dissent.Media website ‘Addicting Info’ reports, via PNN, that a police spokesman said the residents of occupied east Jerusalem were charged with ‘inciting […]

30 Nov
2:08

Palestinian Sentenced to 6 Months Administrative Detention for Facebook Post

November 30, 2014 2:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Minister of Internal Security has decided to transfer 20-year-old Islam Izzat Natsheh, from Anata, to conditions of administrative detention (imprisonment without charge or trial) for 6 months, in response to the young man’s recent Facebook posts. Sadeq Ghaith, from Silwan, was also placed under similar orders.According to Wadi […]

31 Aug
7:47

Israeli Court Extends Detention of Activist for Facebook Posts

August 31, 2014 7:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian activist who was first taken into custody for political activities on Facebook, a Ma’an News Agency reporter said.The detention of Suhaib Zahida, 31, was extended, by an Israeli court in Petah Tikvauntil, until Sept. 4, folloing his arrest on Thursday for creating […]

19 Feb
10:31

Jerusalem Police Interrogates Palestinian Journalist Over Facebook Post

February 19, 2014 10:31 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

[Tuesday Evening, February 18, 2014] The Israeli Police in occupied Jerusalem kidnapped a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Mohammad Abed-Rabbo, over a Facebook post and picture he shared. Abed Rabbo was moved to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, west of Jerusalem, and was interrogated for more than one hour. The interrogators told […]

19 Aug
2:58

Israeli PR Head issued warnings over racist, offensive Facebook postings

August 19, 2013 2:58 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Danny Seaman, who recently became the head of Israel’s ‘Internet Hasbara (Hebrew for Propaganda)’ branch of the government, has been issued a warning by the Netanyahu administration for a series of racist and offensive postings against Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and Japanese people on his Facebook page.As head of the Internet […]

15 Apr
6:04

Israeli Officer Writes Racist, Anti-Arab Comments On His Facebook Page

April 15, 2013 6:04 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli military officer published racist jokes against Arabs on his Facebook page on the day Israel marks what it calls “Memorial Day”, in which it marks the memory of Israelis due to the ongoing conflict resulting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.The officer, Avi Bin Hamo, who runs a major […]

24 Aug
5:06

Zahhar Denies Connection To Facebook Page That Carries His Name

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar, denied any relation to a Facebook page that carries his name and places statements allegedly made by him.Dr. Zahhar issued a press release that was distributed by the Media Office of the Hamas movement in Gaza, stating that […]

08 Apr
9:50

Facebook Post: “Nothing Like Pesach Bread Dipped In Muslim, Christian, Blood”

April 8, 2012 9:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A post on a Facebook page that carries the name of Israeli Basketball Player, Ido Kozikaro, reads “There is nothing like celebrating the Pesach with “Matzah dipped in the blood of Muslim and Christian Palestinian children”.Several Facebook followers of this page “Liked” the post, while several “fans” commented on the […]

17 Feb
5:20

Israeli Extremists On Facebook Celebrate Death of Palestinian Children Killed In Traffic Accident

February 17, 2012 5:20 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Earlier on Thursday morning, 9 Palestinian children and one adult were killed, and 42 were wounded in a tragic traffic accident between a school bus and a truck, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The accident that bereaved dozens of families was a subject of celebration to several […]

17 Mar
4:59

Facebook Activist Charged With Incitement And “Humiliating Public Employee”

March 17, 2011 4:59 PM Saed Bannoura Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian Facebook activist from Sakhnin, north of the country, was kidnapped by the Israeli police on Wednesday and was placed under interrogation on charges of “inciting violence, and humiliating a public employee”.The activist, Mohammad Ghanayim, was detained on Wednesday at dawn when a “Crime Prevention” unit of the Israeli […]

21 Jan
1:44

Haniyya’s Facebook Page Removed

January 21, 2011 1:44 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The fan page of Ismail Haniyya, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, has been removed from Facebook, the Palestinian Information Center reported. In reaction to the removal of Haniyya’s page, fans addressed a letter to Facebook administration requesting to have the page reinstated. Fans also asked the administration […]

06 Jan
2:25

Call for Israeli Facebook Groups to be closed down

January 6, 2011 2:25 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The deputy Israeli Attorney-General has asked the police in Israel to investigate two Facebook groups for inciting racism against Arabs.Haaretz reports today that Israel’s deputy Attorney-General Shai Nitzan has instigated an enquiry into two Facebook groups – ‘Death to Arabs’ and ‘Protest in Um Al Fahm against the Islamic Movement’ […]

22 Dec
3:24

Nablus on Facebook

December 22, 2010 3:24 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The city of Nablus officially gets a Facebook profile, the PNN reported on Tuesday.The profile on the social network which counts over 500 million users, www.facebook.com/NablusCity, is aimed to connect citizens with local news and encourage locals to post news events online as they see them. The city’s profile has […]

25 Oct
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Continue Their Facebook Displays

October 25, 2010 10:21 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Walla News Website published, on Sunday, several pictures by Israeli soldiers on Facebook showing “memories” while humiliating Palestinians during the war on Gaza. The Website said that the pictures show Palestinian detainees in degrading positions as the soldiers posed next to them. The pictures were taken inside Palestinian […]

05 Mar
9:51

Facebook Post Leads To Cancelling Israeli Invasion

The Israeli army had to cancel an invasion into a West Bank village to kidnap Palestinians after an Israeli soldier posted on his facebook page details regarding the invasion, its timing and the targeted areas. Israeli Army Radio reported that the “arrest raid in the West Bank had to be […]

18 Mar
10:47

Palestinian-Israeli conflict reaches Facebook website

Due to complaints from Israeli settlers over the selection of geographical location, the American based Facebook website will now allow a choice between stating one’s home in either Israel or Palestine. Israelis living in settlements inside the West Bank complained this week that the Facebook social network site listed them […]

25 May
10:17

UK Artists Withdraw from Pop-Kultur Festival Over Israeli Embassy Sponsorship

Via the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI): Palestinians thank the UK artists for their principled stand and urge all participating artists to withdraw from the festival until it ends all forms of collaboration with Israel’s regime of oppression. We deeply appreciate the decision of UK artists […]

23 May
4:28

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Boats In Gaza Port

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, several missiles at the Gaza Sea Port, west of Gaza City, targeting at least two boats prepared for welcoming the Freedom Flotilla boat that is currently sailing to the besieged and impoverished coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli […]

21 May
7:36

Palestinian Activists Expel an American Delegation from Bethlehem District (VIDEO)

Palestinian activists expel an American delegation from Beit Jala in response to the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem -21/5/2018 A group of Palestinian resistance activists expelled a US Consulate delegation from a graduation ceremony, for Palestinian students who were studying in US study programs, at one of  Beit Jala […]

18 May
8:17

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‘Incitement,’ Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‘if we irritated some people then we did our job.’ On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

16 May
11:32

Israeli Colonialist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Man In Hebron

An Israeli colonialist settler shot, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man, in Khirbat Qalqas area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics rushed the wounded young man, identified as Bilal Za’tari, 28, to a hospital […]

15 May
12:41

Palestinians on US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem & 70 Years of the Ongoing Nakba

May 14, 2018 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today. The move coincides with Israel’s celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of […]

13 May
11:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-Asakra village, east of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Yazan Khaled al-Kamel, 18, […]

13 May
4:36

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

11 May
9:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained in the March of Return and Breaking […]

11 May
7:01

Health Ministry: “Army Kills one Palestinian, Injures 448, In Gaza”

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian, and injured 448, including seven who suffered very serious wounds, in the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Jaber Salem Abu Mustafa, 40, after shooting him with a live round in the chest, […]

11 May
3:32

Updated: Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct Four In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians nonviolent protesting in Bab ar-Rahma historic Islamic graveyard, where the Jerusalem City Council dug many graves, by the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and denouncing the illegal U.S. decision to move its embassy to the occupied city. The protesters marched against the ongoing desecration of the […]

09 May
11:57

Army Shoots A Palestinian With A Gas Bomb In The Head

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man with a gas bomb which struck him directly in the head, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers advanced dozens of meters into Palestinian lands east […]

07 May
8:08

VIDEO: Palestinian Takes Down Israeli Drone with Stone

Palestinian protesters near the Gaza border managed to bring down an Israeli drone with a stone and a slingshot, a video posted online recently revealed. Footage by Press TV shows Palestinians hurling stones at an Israeli drone with a slingshot. A heavy cloud of grey smoke can be seen, while […]

07 May
5:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, after storming and searching their homes, in Bethlehem, Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the al-Baloa’ area, in the al-Khader town south of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Jamal […]

07 May
1:16

Army Abducts Three Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinian children from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to Salaheddin Police Station in the city. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers abducted Yousef Khalil Mustafa, 15, Tareq Firas Mustafa, 16, and Ahmad Abdul-Rauf […]

06 May
11:58

Two More Palestinian Protesters Slain by Israeli Forces in Gaza

                  Updated: Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday afternoon, two unarmed Palestinian protesters near the eastern border of the southern city of Khan Younis. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the two protesters as Baha’ Qdeih, 23, and Mohammad Abu Reeda, […]

05 May
11:51

Palestinians: Giro d’Italia Fueling Israel’s Lethal Repression

A Cycling Palestine team leader was detained by armed Israeli forces for “trespassing” during a protest ride against the Giro d’Italia cycling race. May 5, 2018  — Palestinian civil society groups have accused Giro d’Italia cycling race of covering up Israel’s war crimes in Gaza and its secret police’s repression against […]

05 May
1:44

Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

Update: The army released Aya Abu Naab, on Saturday evening, after issuing an order preventing her from enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, for one one. Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian woman, near the Al-Aqsa, in occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stopped the young woman, identified as Aya Abu Naab, 19, from […]

05 May
3:57

Updated – Health Ministry: “Army Injures 1143 Palestinians, Including 83 With Live Fire In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 1143 Palestinians, including 83 with live fire, among them three who suffered serious wounds, and added that the soldiers injured 149 children and targeted medics and journalists, wounding eight of them. Today’s procession, dubbed as […]

05 May
3:47

Natalie Portman’s Boycott of Netanyahu Prompts Attack by Billionaire-Backed Right-Wing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

After Natalie Portman pulled out of an award ceremony in Israel, right-wing activist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach bought a full-page New York Times ad to attack the actress. Journalist Max Blumenthal details how billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankrolls Shmuley’s World Values Network and conservative activism. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling […]

04 May
10:47

Convicted for Poetry: Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour – photo Free Dareen Tatour campaign An Israeli court in Nazareth convicted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour of “incitement” and “support for terror” for posting on Facebook and creating a poetry video on Thursday, 3 May. The conclusion of the trial – in an Israeli civil court – came after years of a […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

03 May
8:03

Palestinian Circus School takes Production to Europe

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Circus School (PCS) is taking, to Europe, its Sarab production that mirrors the plight of refugees through the use of Chinese pole, juggling, acrobatics and trapeze, to reflect on their own history and the repetition of it, today, for millions of people, a PCS press release said […]

03 May
6:43

Israeli Forces Demolish Apartment Building, Displace 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Bulldozers from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolishing a Palestinian residential building in al-Eesawiyya, May 1, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amireh for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MAY 2, 2018 The demolition was completely unexpected. The owner was paying off a 250 thousand-shekel fine in an attempt to save his building. […]

01 May
10:14

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian building in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, after forcing the inhabitants out, and emptying its apartments and stores. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompany by bulldozers, invaded […]

29 Apr
12:12

Army Invades Homes, Abducts Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, many communities in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron, Qalqilia And Ramallah, searched and ransacked homes and abducted five Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a child, identified […]

29 Apr
3:00

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

28 Apr
8:48

Palestinian Child Dies From A Serious Injury Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a child died, on Saturday morning, of a serious gunshot wound he suffered, Friday, after an Israeli army sharpshooter shot him with a live round in the head, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza […]

28 Apr
4:44

Join the “Tent Campaign” for Solidarity with Gaza and Truth-sharing

 All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to educate Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to […]

28 Apr
2:05

Israeli Army Invades Al-Jalazoun Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central west Bank city of Ramallah, reportedly after shots were fired at Beit El illegal colony. Many youngsters hurled stones at the soldiers while armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading forces. Media sources in Ramallah […]

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on Twitter
28 Apr
12:46

Update: “Israeli Army Kills Three In Gaza, Injures 995”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, three young Palestinian men, and injured more than 995, including at least 178 who were shot with live fire. It stated that the first Palestinian who was killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, has been identified as Mohammad Amin […]

27 Apr
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 April 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 5 Palestinian civilians were killed, including a child and 2 […]

24 Apr
10:40

Soldiers Detonate A Home Of A Detainee In Jenin

April 24, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, including military engineering corps, invaded at dawn Tuesday, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and wired the family home of a Palestinian detainee, before detonating and turning it into rubble, in addition to causing damage to surrounding homes. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers […]

24 Apr
6:54

Settlement Investment Top Israeli Priority

Facts on the ground show that Israel’s investment in the occupied West Bank is much more than the one inside the occupied 1948 borders. Within this context, the Israeli government allocated NIS 417,000,000 for developing settlements, in the Dead Sea area, in order to attract more settlers, expand the settlements […]

23 Apr
10:42

Palestinian Teen Dies From Wounds Suffered On April 1st In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian teenager died, Monday, from very serious wounds he suffered, on April 1st, after Israeli soldiers shot him during a nonviolent protest near the border fence, in Khuza’a village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The […]

20 Apr
4:54

Update: Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 83, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the soldiers killed two Palestinians, and injured 83 others, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday. The Ministry said the soldiers shot five Palestinians, including a medic who was shot with a live round in the head, and a journalist […]

20 Apr
9:04

Army Injures A Man, Abduct Two Palestinians, In Jerusalem

A Palestinian man, 65 years of age, was injured on Thursday evening, after Israeli soldiers stormed his home in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted his son during a violent search of the property before hurling a concussion grenade at him. The soldiers also abducted a child during the […]

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 […]

19 Apr
11:41

Over 500 Latin American Artists Endorse Cultural Boycott of Israel

April 19, 2018 — Over 500 Latin American artists have publicly endorsed the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel. They pledged not to perform or exhibit in Israel  and to decline Israeli funding, until Israel respects the comprehensive rights of the Palestinian people under international law. The signatories include poets, painters, […]

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 […]

17 Apr
11:28

Swedish Activist Continues Walking for Palestine

A 25-year-old Swedish activist, who commenced a long walk from Sweden to Palestine, to raise awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territory, reached Turkey’s northwestern Duzce province on Sunday. Benjamin Ladraa crossed Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria to reach Istanbul last week. Ladraa was in Duzce on Sunday. […]

17 Apr
11:18

Settlers Seize Three Palestinian-owned Apartments in Jerusalem

Members of the Ruweidi family after settlers take over their homes with the help of the Israeli police, April 8, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 17, 2018 Israeli police supervised the seizure, which displaced 13 members of the Ruweidi family. Israeli police assisted colonial […]

14 Apr
7:08

Chicago Palestinians Remember Gaza Sand Artist, join #GreatReturnMarch (VIDEO)

Palestinians in Chicago remembered Mohammed Abu Amr, the 19-year-old sand artist known for his sculptures on the beaches of Gaza who was killed by Israeli occupation forces on 30 March 2018 as he participated in the Great March of Return on the colonial “borders” of the Gaza Strip. Organized by the US Palestinian Community […]

12 Apr
9:33

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders without their posing any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ lives. 8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children […]

09 Apr
10:29

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday ay dawn, fifteen Palestinians, including two women, and a former government Minister, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Budrus village, west of the city, searched homes and abducted a woman, identified […]

08 Apr
12:51

Not Only Against Demonstrators but also Journalists: Israeli forces Practice Murder in Cold Blood

On Saturday, 07 April 2018, Israeli forces killed photojournalist Yasser Murtaja. Murtaja succumbed to wounds he sustained after being hit with a live bullet that was shot by an Israeli sniper to the abdomen. Since the beginning of the incidents, 9 journalists sustained live bullets wounds. The Palestinian Center for […]

06 Apr
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Including A Child, Injure 922 In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, including one child, and injured 992 others, in several parts of the coastal region.  An eighth Palestinian died from serious wounds suffered last Friday. Update: The soldiers killed Ala’ Yahya az-Zamily, 17, […]

06 Apr
6:31

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession held by many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The nonviolent protesters marched from the village heading towards their lands, isolated […]

04 Apr
8:56

Global Protests Denounce Gaza Massacre, Demand Justice for Palestine (VIDEO)

Following the Israeli massacre of at least 17 Palestinians and wounding of over 1,400 Palestinian civilians on Friday, 30 March in the Gaza Strip, protests have taken place in cities and towns around the world. The protesters in Gaza were part of tens of thousands participating in the Great March […]

04 Apr
8:11

Digital Occupation: Palestinian Online Content Targeted through Mass Surveillance and Biased Content Moderation

The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published, today, its annual report on Palestinian digital activism under the title #Palestine 2017. This annual report is published for the third consecutive year and monitors social media activities of all Palestinians throughout 2017. The research provides statistics and information about […]

Mosab Salloul
02 Apr
10:40

Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday

Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as: Mohammad Rubaiya and Mosab Zohair Salloul. Although the family confirmed the death of Mosab Salloul, no further information […]

30 Mar
7:08

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian Farmer, Seriously Injure Another, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday morning, tank and artillery shells at Palestinian farmers, east of the Al-Qarara area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one and seriously wounding another. Medical sources said a young man, identified as Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, was […]

26 Mar
11:42

PA Denounces Israeli Police Assault On Palm Sunday Celebration

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement strongly denouncing the attack carried out by Israeli police officers against Palestinian Christians, celebrating Plan Sunday, in occupied Jerusalem, for “raising a Palestinian flag.” In a Press release, the ministry said, “this unprovoked attack against the worshipers is part of Israel’s […]

25 Mar
7:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Journalist

Israeli soldiers stationed at the al-Karama Border Terminal between Jordan and Palestine abducted, on Thursday, a Palestinian journalist working for Palestine TV, while he was heading back home after receiving a journalism award in Egypt. The journalist, Bakr Abdul-Haq, was returning to Palestine from Cairo, after receiving a journalism award […]

24 Mar
8:54

350 People to be Left Homeless when Israel Demolishes Entire Bedouin Village of Umm al-Hiran in April

Israeli police posting eviction notices on Umm al-Hiran homes on 21 March 2018. (Photos by Marwan Abu Frieh/Adalah) Adalah calls on Israeli attorney general, Israel Land Authority to postpone eviction of Bedouin Arab residents and demolition of their homes. Israeli authorities announced this week that they would demolish the entire […]

24 Mar
8:42

Activists Rename Dutch Streets to Honor Ahed Tamimi

All images via MovementX and DocP Activists in the Netherlands changed street names in 13 Dutch cities who “woke up with an additional street name” on 23 March; placards and street signs had been placed around the cities labeling important thoroughfares “Ahed Tamimi street.” MovementX and DocP, two Dutch organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights, posted the grassroots street […]

24 Mar
8:32

Palestinian Singer Rim Banna Laid to Rest at 51

March 24, 2018 8:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel 0

Palestinian singer, songwriter, and composer Rim Banna has died, after battling breast cancer for almost nine years. The 51-year-old died in her hometown of Nazareth, and is survived by her mother, brother, and three children. Family members confirmed, via statements on social media, that the singer had passed away in […]