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22 Mar

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 RĂžrsted, […]

29 Jul

Children Arrive for ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ Football Tour

After they played and charmed their way into the hearts of communities across Ireland last summer, a mostly new group of 19 children from Al Helal Football Academy in Gaza City, Palestine, is due in Ireland tomorrow . “As the trip was such an uplifting, joyous experience, we are doing […]

10 Mar

FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements

A wide coalition of Palestinian and international organisations denounced FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s failure to compel Israel’s national football league to exclude six football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements and called for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine. FIFA’s failure to act against the Israeli settlement clubs […]

29 Nov

PCA Footballers Raise $10,000 for Aida Camp

Saturday 26th November 2016 marked the completion of the PCA Futsal Tournament – season 4, where the The Palestinian Community Association in Victoria (PCA) hosted a fundraiser lunch in collaboration with Knafeh Nabulseyeh (Business Owner Mussa Khayat) in Melbourne, Australia, reaching the goal of A$10,000. According to the PNN, the money will […]

19 Nov

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

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

19 Sep

‘I don’t identify:’ Palestinian-Israeli Fans of Israel’s National Football Team

The Zionist symbolism of Israel’s national football team creates a quagmire for its Palestinian Israeli fans. Support for Israel’s national football team indicates that while Palestinian citizens of Israel have an unusual opportunity to identify with an Israeli national symbol, this identification is, it goes without saying, far from being […]

01 Aug

Football In Ireland for Gaza Youth

Children from the Al-Helal club, in the besieged Gaza Strip, are in Ireland and enjoying a 10-day visit of fun and football! The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as well as in Maynooth, Dublin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over […]

28 Jul

9 Footballers Banned from Traveling to Occupied West Bank

Jamal Al-Khodari, Head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, has condemned an Israeli decision to prevent nine footballers from Gaza to cross into the West Bank to participate in a football competition. “The Israeli occupation insisted to continue its siege against the Gaza Strip and its people. It targeted […]

07 Mar

Army Kidnaps Nine from West Bank, Including Football Player

March 7, 2016 5:35 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted at least nine Palestinians — including a football player — in raids across the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.At least five Palestinians were taken from in and around the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said, in […]

09 Aug

Palestinian Cup Final Postponed: ‘Israel Denied Gaza Footballers Entry’

August 9, 2015 6:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Football Federation has postponed the second leg of the Palestine Cup final, between the champions of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said.According to Al Ray, Gaza’s Shejaia Club needs approval to pass through […]

16 Jan

Palestine National Football Team Holds Press Conference In Melbourne Australia

January 16, 2015 12:29 AM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Miscellaneous 0

In front of a backdrop of the Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh, the Palestinian football team spoke of the challenges they have faced in qualifying, and their upcoming match against Jordan on Friday 16th January. Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Federation, started by thanking the professionalism of the […]

13 Jan

January 12 2015, A Historic Day For The Palestine National Football Team, And, Indeed, Palelestine

At 6:00pm at the Hunter stadium in Newcastle, Australia, Ramzi Saleh led the Palestinian team out for their first ever game in a major tournament. To understand the importance of the event, one needs to be aware of what it took the team to get there. Palestine qualified by virtue […]

26 Nov

Palestinian Football HQ Raided by Israeli Forces

November 26, 2014 6:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces raided, this past Monday morning, the headquarters of the Palestinian Football Association in al-Ram, near Jerusalem. According to Ma’an News Agency, a statement from the PFA said that three Israeli military jeeps raided the headquarters at 9:20 am and apprehended the IDs of several of its employees, prevented […]

14 Feb

Wounded Palestinian Footballers Never to Play Again

Two young Palestinian football players shot by Israeli forces, last month, have learned that they will never again be able to play sports, due to their injuries, say doctors. Doctors at Ramallah governmental hospital said that the pair will need six months of treatment before they can evaluate if the […]

13 Jun

FIFA Expresses ‘Grave Concerns’ Over Israeli Detention of Footballers; Letter Calls for Release

The FĂ©dĂ©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has released a statement on Tuesday via its website regarding the illegal detention of Palestinian footballers, including Mahmoud Sarsak, and a letter has been sent to British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini calling for […]

28 May

Footballer: Prisoners’ Health Deteriorates After 70 Days on Hunger Strike

May 28, 2012 1:30 PM William Temple Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Ma’an News has reported a PA Ministry of Detainee Affairs warning from Sunday that a prisoner on hunger strike for 70 days is suffering deteriorating health.Mahmoud al-Sarsak, a 25-year-old soccer player in Palestine’s national team, has been on hunger strike since March 19 in protest at his detention without charge. […]

12 Jun

New kind of protest: Bil’in villagers play football at the wall

Israelis and international supporters joined on Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the wall in the village of Bil’in, central West Bank.Demonstrators in Bil’in today formed their own Palestine national football team, coinciding with the start of the World Cup, to highlight their right to be an independent nation. Shortly […]

15 Nov

Israeli restrictions on Gaza bars Palestinian Football team from participating in the Asia Cup

November 15, 2006 10:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Ahmad Al Afeefy, head of the Palestinian Football Association said on Wednesday that the team was unable to participate in the Asian World Cup due to the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip and its refusal to allow team player from leaving Gaza. Al Afeefy stated that the players were […]

10 Jul

Three teens killed by Israeli airstrike while playing football in Beit Hanoun

Three boys were killed in an Israeli air raid on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun Monday, witnesses and medical sources reported.  Two Palestinians were killed in a seperate airstrike Monday east of Gaza City and a sixth died from wounds sustained in an airstrike Tuesday morning. Witnesses confirmed that an Israeli […]

08 Jul

World cup? Palestinian women’s football team dreams of playing on grass

On a covered, concrete sports pitch in Bethlehem, 12 women are being put through their paces by the coach.  They run around the pitch several times, do their warm-up exercises and settle into some earnest tackling, dribbling and shooting practice. It is a hard session; one of the first in […]

10 Apr

Army shells the Palestinian Football League headquarters in Gaza

Sunday at night, Israeli soldiers shelled with heavy artillery the headquarters of the Palestinian Football League in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli tanks and artillery fired several shells at the building causing huge damage to the building and its different facilities. […]

17 Jan

Palestinian Football Association asks to host matches in Gaza

January 17, 2006 4:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has asked to host matches on home soil for the first time since Palestinians gained control of the Gaza Strip, PFA president Ahmed Al-Afeefy said. The Palestinian team has been drawn with Iraq, China and Singapore; it will start its qualifying campaign in March.   […]

14 Jul

Abbas Discusses Latest Developments with Putin

PA President Mahmoud Abbas met, on Saturday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar community near Jerusalem. They also discussed issues of mutual concern for Russia and Palestine, and praised the historical […]

04 Jul

Palestinians Urge Iroquois Nationals to Withdraw from Lacrosse Championships in Israel

Palestinians call on world-class Lacrosse team to deny Israel the opportunity to use the Iroquois national sport to cover up its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing throughout Palestinian ancestral lands. July 4, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Dear Iroquois Nationals, We are writing from […]

26 Jun

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

21 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

06 Jun

Argentina Cancels ‘Friendly’ Match with Israel

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

25 May

Shakira Urged to Cancel Israeli Performance

Dozens of Palestinian cultural organizations and local administrations are urging Grammy Award-winning pop star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira to cancel her show in Israel. A letter released by the  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) reads as follows: Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018 Dear Shakira, […]

20 May

70th Nakba: Celtic Fans Make Solidarity Stand on 70th Minute of Match

The Green Brigade Celtic Football Fan Club has organized a solidarity rally  to commemorate the 70th Palestinian Nakba and denounce Israeli crimes, the latest of which was the killing of 63 peaceful demonstrators on the borders of the Gaza Strip. Fans of the Scottish football team made their solidarity stand […]

03 May

Palestinians Face Explosive Bullets, Dangerous Gas Bombs (VIDEO)

~Mersiha Gadzo By the time he was transferred to Istishari Arab Hospital, in Ramallah, after undergoing seven surgeries in Gaza, there was nothing doctors could do to save his left leg. It had to be amputated, unbeknown to al-Zaieem, 22, who was unconscious at the time. “No one dared to tell […]

29 Apr

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

Youth Under Occupation

By Abdalrahim Alfarra – Edited By Murad Qubbaj: I was born in the occupied Gaza Strip, in 1993. That same year, my family moved to the United Arab Emirates, where I completed all my school grades, from primary to secondary school. In 2011, I went back to the Gaza Strip […]

18 Apr

‘Onion Boy’ Dreams of Playground, Just Like Every Other Kid

by Asmaa Tayeh Onion boy is a Palestinian boy who represents most Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community. A picture of a 9-year-old boy in the Gaza Strip went viral immediately after it was posted on social […]

06 Feb

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP BjĂžrnar Moxness (RĂždt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

04 Dec

Roger Waters Confronts the Occupation of the Canadian Mind (VIDEO)

Rock musician and Palestinian rights advocate Roger Waters discusses his recent concert tour in Canada. TRNN transcript & video: D. Lascaris: This is Dmitri Lascaris for The Real News network. Legendary musician Roger Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd, just completed a 14 concert tour of Canada which concluded on […]

28 Nov

ISM Report: Four Houses in Jiftlik Demolished by Israel

On the 7th of November, the state of Israel demolished four houses in the Jordan Valley, making four families homeless. At 6:30 the Israeli army came photographing the house, and, shortly after, three bulldozers entered the Jiftlik village, guarded by around 30 soldiers from special forces known as ‘Yasam’. The […]

24 Nov

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu’s Invitation to Launch Giro d’Italia in Israel

Pope Francis touches the wall on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014 Osservatore Romano—Reuters In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia […]

09 Oct

Gaza: Children Suffer From War Trauma Three Years On

by Gada al-Haddad, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 51-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. […]

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05 Oct

Palestine Today 10 04 2017

October 5, 2017 7:42 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, October, 04, 2017. Troops invade West Bank communities, injuries an old man and detain other civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Several undercover Israeli soldiers attacked, on […]

04 Oct

Israel Bans Children from Playing in Al-Aqsa Mosque Courtyard

Israeli occupation authorities have prohibiting Muslim children from playing in the courtyards surrounding Al-Aqsa Mosque. A report by the Israeli TV Channel 7 said that orders were issued to police units at Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem not to allow children to play with balls in the courtyards. It also reported, […]

11 Sep

Win Over Bhutan: Palestine Leads Asian Cup Competition

The Palestinian national football team beat Bhutan 2-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier to head the four-country group that also includes Oman and the Maldives. The Asian Cup final will take place in the UAE in January of 2019. The win raised Palestine’s FIFA ranking to 93, having been ranked […]

06 Aug

Gaza 2014: “They weren’t sure it wasn’t some family they just took down in there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

10 Jul

Nearly 200,000 Children from Gaza take part in UNRWA Summer Fun Weeks

nsnbc : One hundred and eighty-six thousand children have registered to participate in a month-long programme of summer activities organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The ‘Summer Fun Weeks’ (SFWs) will began on July 8 and culminate in a series of closing […]

10 Jul

BDS Movement Turns 12, Marks Anniversary With List of 12 Wins in 2017

July 9, 2017 marks 12 years since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was born. It’s been 12 years since an impressively large and diverse coalition across Palestinian civil society surmounted incredible odds to unify around three basic Palestinian rights and a nonviolent, inclusive, anti-racist path of struggle to achieve them. […]

29 Jun

Gaza Kids Heading to Ireland amidst Energy Crisis and Israeli Assault

The Gaza Strip is now experiencing a full-on energy disaster, with its already inadequate supply of three to four hours per day of electrical supply now being cut by 45 to 60 minutes per day. The United Nations has warned that these power cuts threaten a “total collapse” of basic […]

21 Jun

Space to Play: Summer in Jenin Refugee Camp

Maiysa Zawaydeh, 15, draws in her sketchbook beneath a portrait of her grandfather in her family home in Jenin refugee camp, West Bank, May 11, 2017. (Photo: DCIP / Ahmad Al-Bazz) As summer begins in Jenin refugee camp, 15-year-old Maiysa Zawaydeh is wary of the coming months. “Unfortunately, there is no safe […]

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 […]

12 May

FIFA President Hijacks Vote on Israeli Settlements, Continues Violations of FIFA Statutes

Palestinians accuse FIFA President Gianni Infantino of corruption and nepotism after he blocked the Palestinian Football Association’s motion at today’s FIFA Congress. The motion demanded that the Israeli Football Association abide by FIFA statutes by excluding football clubs based in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Infantino hijacked the Congress […]

10 May

PLO: Israeli Pressure on FIFA ‘Unprecedented’

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Tuesday strongly condemned Israeli government pressure on FIFA to remove, from its agenda, a Palestinian bill describing the pressure as blatant and unprecedented. Husam Arafat, secretary-general of the PLO’s Youth and Sports Department, slammed in a statement Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s telephone call […]

06 May

Over 170 Sports Clubs in the Occupied West Bank Call on FIFA to Suspend Israel’s Membership

In a letter issued on May 4th, over 170 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations urged FIFA to immediately suspend the Israeli Football Association’s (IFA) membership for its inclusion of seven football clubs that are  based in illegal settlements. The letter comes just days before FIFA’s annual Congress where FIFA […]

21 Apr

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

11 Feb

NFL Players Pull Out of Israel Propaganda Tour

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, following a 37-18 Seattle victory at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 25 September 2016. In solidarity with Palestinians, Bennett this week pulled out of an Israeli-government backed propaganda junket for NFL players.  (Joe Nicholson USA TODAY […]

19 Dec

GMO Declares Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalist

Head of the Palestinian government media office in Gaza, Salama Ma’rouf, has announced a day of solidarity with Palestinian journalists, coinciding on December 31st, and to include various activities in support. Ma’rouf said, during a press conference on Sunday, that the activities would continue for ten days, with cooperation from several […]

13 Oct

FIFA to Assess Matches in Settlements

The council meeting for FIFA, the worldwide football association, that opens on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Zurich, will hear from a monitoring committee it established in 2015 to review its sponsorship of matches on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In a report issued on September 25, 2016, Human […]

23 Aug

Palestine Says #ThanksCelticFans

Author: Poppy Liuba-Carmichael, Alternative Information Center (AIC) An explosion of solidarity On Wednesday, the 15th of August, fans of Scottish football team the Glasgow Celtic Football Club showed Palestine that the world has not forgotten about its struggle under Israeli occupation. Hundreds of fans raised the Palestinian flag during a […]

07 Aug

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

07 Aug

Saudi-Israeli Courtship Heats Up with General’s Visit

BDS National Committee 08/07/16 Palestine solidarity activists in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf states are expressing outrage after a Saudi delegation visited Israel to meet with senior officials. The group “BDS Gulf” said that the visit by academics and businesspersons, led by former Saudi general Anwar Eskhi, “is the newest episode […]

27 Mar

VIDEO: Israeli Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

March 27, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Thursday, a video of a soldier executing an injured Palestinian in Hebron went viral. The Israeli army claimed, according to the PNN, that the soldier was suspended, and an investigation was opened into the case. The video by Emad Abu Shamsiyya, who works for B’Tselem rights group showed the […]

19 Feb

VIDEO: Algeria Celebrates Palestinian Goal in Their Own Net

The Algerian and Palestinian football teams, on Wednesday, held a historical friendly match that made an exception to the rule, where Algerian fans cheered for the Palestinian team, and Palestinian fans cheered for the Algerian team.The match, held at the 5 July Stadium in Algeria city, ended with Palestine winning […]

13 Feb

“Faster than Ronaldo”: Palestinian Supporters Criticize Real Madrid Superstar (VIDEO)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been a treading topic on social media since Wednesday, after posting on his personal social media accounts his new appearance in an Israeli commercial. “There are rumors that I’m going to be a star in Israel. Not in soccer
 In a HOT commercial,” he […]

14 Jan

Real Madrid Invites Ahmad Dawabsha to Visit Team

January 14, 2016 7:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Real Madrid football club, on Wednesday, said that they have invited the arson attack survivor, five-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha, to visit the team and meet star player Cristiano Ronaldo.Ahmad is the only member of the Dawabsheh family who survived the Israeli terrorist arson attack on his home in Douma, near Nablus, […]

09 Jan

2015: A Dangerous Escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque

January 9, 2016 7:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Wadi Hilweh Information Center has issued their 2015 yearly report and monitored the main events in the city of Jerusalem, with special attention given to Israeli violations against Jerusalemites and their properties.The center explained, in its report, that occupation authorities escalated their violations in 2015, a year which witnessed major […]

11 Oct

Family of 13-year-old Shot Dead by Israeli Forces Reflect on His Life

Abdelrahman Obeidallah, or Abed, as most called him, was shot dead by Israeli forces in Bethlehem on Monday just minutes after his school was let out. He was 13 years old.Abed was wearing his school uniform, a light blue collared shirt and black khaki pants, holding his backpack with a […]

03 Sep

Soldiers Kidnap A Child Athlete In Jerusalem

September 3, 2015 6:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Wednesday, the goalkeeper of the Palestine National Soccer Team for Youth, in front of his home in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.The child, Omar Ramzi Za’aneen, 15 years of age, was just standing in front of the family home, when Israeli soldiers assaulted and kidnapped […]

22 Aug

Demolition Order Issued for East Jerusalem Mosque

Israeli municipality officials delivered a demolition order, on Friday, to the al-Qaaqaa Mosque, a house and a studio apartment in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, local sources said.Majdi al-Abbasi, from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, said that Israeli municipality members delivered a demolition order to the […]

26 Jun

Gaza: The Drone Eats With Me — Diaries From a City Under Fire

“We prepare the suhoor. We all sit around five dishes: white cheese, hummus, orange jam, yellow cheese, and olives. Darkness eats with us. Fear and anxiety eat with us. The unknown eats with us. The F16 eats with us. The drone, and its operator somewhere out in Israel, eat with […]

30 May

Rajoub Drops Bid to Suspend Israel from FIFA

Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub dropped a bid to suspend Israel from FIFA, just minutes before the bid was brought to the table on Friday.The football governing body voted instead on an amendment proposing the formation of a committee to monitor the movement of Palestinian football players, Israeli racism, […]

30 May

Rivlin: BDS and FIFA a ‘Strategic Threat’ to Israel

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin , this week, warned that the Palestinian push towards Boycott, Divestment and sanctions against Israel, in international universities, and Footbal FĂ©dĂ©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was a strategic threat to Israel.According to the PNN, Rivlin told members of University councils that the ongoing international BDS […]

30 May

Soldiers Attack Nabi Saleh Weekly Protest

Several Palestinians have been injured, Friday, as dozens of soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Settlements, in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.Similar to protests in Bil’in nearby village, Kufur Qaddoum near Qalqilia, and other areas in the occupied […]

30 May

This Week in Palestine Week 22 2015

May 30, 2015 4:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for May 23rd, to the 29th, 2015. This week Israel calls for the resumption of peace meanwhile Israeli army attacks targeting Palestinians leave one killed and at least a dozen […]

28 May

No Back Down From Palestinians on FIFA Vote

Palestinian Football Association chief, Jibril Rajoub, says of the vote to expel Israel from FIFA that ‘the situation has not changed.’FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been trying to avoid the vote, saying that the situation brings politics into football and that Israel has not breached any of FIFA’s statutes. Israel […]

25 May

The ‘S’ in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Call

The BDS National Committee website describes BDS as, ‘[t]he global movement for a campaign of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005… BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play […]

13 Apr

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02 – 08 April 2015)

April 13, 2015 2:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 02 – 08 April 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian from Senjel village, […]

30 Mar

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (18 – 25 March 2015)

March 30, 2015 3:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 18 – 25 March 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, a Palestinian civilian died of wounds he sustained last […]

11 Feb

Arab American Students Killed by Violent Terrorist in North Carolina

Three Arab American students were shot to death Tuesday night inside their apartment near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Three Arab American students are suspected victims of a terrorist attack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On Tuesday evening Chapel Hill police say that three people were shot to death at a condominium […]

01 Jan

BDS 2014 Roundup

For Palestinians and people of conscience everywhere, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which Israel carried out its bloodiest massacre, ever, of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.2014 was also a year of resistance which saw continued resistance and unprecedented international solidarity with Palestine, and huge steps forward […]

04 Dec

New Investment in East Jerusalem Settlement

The Jerusalem municipality is set to invest some NIS 50 million in the East Jerusalem settlement of Har Homa.The settler-affiliated news site Arutz 7 reports that the investments will include the creation of parks, children’s play areas, green spaces, football and basketball fields. Existing parks and play areas will be […]

25 Oct

Another Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Forces near Ramallah

October 25, 2014 12:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during clashes, late on Friday, in the village of Silwad, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.Medical sources said that ‘Arwa Abdul-Wahab Hammad, age 14, was shot by a live round in his head, and died of his wounds in a local […]

17 Oct

This Week in Palestine Week 42 2014

October 17, 2014 11:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After The Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for October 11th, to the 17th, 2014. This week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas retreated his position on the need for elections, meanwhile Israeli attacks leave a child killed in […]

17 Oct

Palestine Today 10 16 2014

October 17, 2014 6:03 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine 0

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Israeli troops kill a Palestinian child near Ramallah, and Palestinian police clash with armed men and kill one of them. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Palestinian sources announced […]

17 Oct

Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Army Gunfire near Ramallah

October 17, 2014 12:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian sources announced, on Thursday night, that a Palestinian boy died of wounds he sustained during clashes at the village of Beit Liqia, near the central west Bank city of Ramallah. Baha’ Sameer Bader, 13 years old, was playing football with his friends when Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Leqyia and […]

11 Oct

Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July

October 11, 2014 6:00 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 4

This list is still incomplete, but we are trying to fill in gaps – these are Palestinian men, women and children killed during the Israeli assault on Gaza from July 8th to August 27th, 2014, and those who died of their wounds later on. The IMEMC staff tried to document […]

21 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (11- 17 September 2014)

September 21, 2014 11:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (11- 17 September 2014).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings: In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical source pronounced a member of an armed group dead of wounds he sustained on 11 […]

20 Sep

BDS: UEFA Decides Against Jerusalem Tournament Bid

September 20, 2014 12:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

According to, the Union of European Football Associations has rejected an Israeli bid to host games during the 2020 European Championships. Meanwhile, an Israeli court has extended the arrest of Palestinian national football team player, Sameh Maraa’beh, without any clear charge. The UEFA decision follows a campaign by Palestinian […]

05 Aug

VIDEO: In Memory of Salem Shammaly

In honour of the memory of Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) has published all the raw footage, taken by Mohammed Abedullah, of Salem’s murder, and photos of Salem’s decomposed body, taken by Mohammed Al-Qattawi at the morgue.27th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza, Occupied […]

30 Jul

15 Killed By Israeli Missile In Jabalia School; 4 killed in separate strikes

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that fifteen Palestinians have been killed, in the early morning hours before dawn Wednesday, when the Israeli army fired a missile into Abu Hussein School, where families had taken shelter, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Three […]

30 Jul

Ministry of Health: Muslim Holy Days Marred by Gaza Genocide

July 30, 2014 2:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

As hospitals now face an increasingly dire situation in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has issued a number of statements in regard, in addition to further addressing the atrocities inflicted upon the people of Gaza by Israel during the holy month of the Ramadan fast.——————– Official […]

11 Jul

Killed For Love of Soccer

It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. But the evening was cut brutally short when an Israeli raid flattened the Fun Time Beach cafe in the southern Gaza […]

06 Jul

Newly-released Surveillance Footage Shows Faces of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s Likely Abductors

A video that was released to the media on Sunday, but which has been in the hands of Israeli police since Wednesday, shows a different angle of the same incident captured by a separate surveillance video, in which 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir is forced into a car.The video was released […]

02 Jul

VIDEO: Soldiers and Settlers Attack Palestinians, ISM Volunteers in Hebron

For the past two days in al-Khalil (Hebron) Israeli soldiers have stopped and searched many Palestinians in Tel Rumeida. At approximately 22:00 two nights ago, a colonial settler began aggressively photographing Palestinian children who were playing football in the street on Tel Rumeida hill. Two ISM activists began filming her. […]

30 Jun

Awne Shamsiyeh: “The camera is like a weapon, so I can resist non-violently.”

June 30, 2014 2:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, Interview 0

In Al-Khalil (Hebron) in the Tel Rumeida area, 15-year old Awne Shamsiyeh lives with his family. After the Hebron Agreement (1997), the city was divided into two areas, H1 (supposedly under full Palestinian Authority civil and security control) and H2, (under full Israeli military civil and security control). Since 1974, […]

02 May

Continued Violations and Assaults by Israeli Soldiers and Settlers Across West Bank and Gaza

Escalated violence against the Palestinian people and their property, by both Israeli military and civilians, continued on Thursday, with reports of violations and abuses surfacing throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israeli military vehicles invaded farmlands east of Khuza’a, located to the east of Khan Younes, in southern […]

20 Feb

Palestinian Teen Amputees Complete Historic Kilimanjaro Climb

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinian teenagers have made history by becoming the first amputees from the Arab world to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.By Charlie Hoyle On Jan. 23, Mutussam Abu Karsh, 16, from Gaza and Yasmeen Najjar, 17, from the Nablus village of Burin completed a demanding eight-day journey […]

20 Jan

Hundreds Rally In London To Protest Gaza Blockade

On the 6th anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli military in 2008, over 500 hundred people gathered, opposite the Israeli embassy in London, to protest against the continued bombing and blockading of Gaza. The rally was attended by Baroness Jenny Tonge, Labour MP, Andy Slaughter, Mahmoud […]

03 Oct

Childhood Denied

Childhood is a beautiful and strange thing. Before we truly learn how precious it is, it is already over. For many Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation childhood ends even earlier than you’d think.The commonplace elements of a child’s life in Palestine, which under normal circumstances would be filled with […]

11 Aug

Netanyahu Claims P.A. Is Inciting Against Tel Aviv

August 11, 2013 9:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, claiming that the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and its President, Mahmoud Abbas, are inciting against Israel, even after the resumption of direct peace talks.In his letter, Netanyahu told Kerry that the Palestinian Authority is “encouraging the […]

09 Aug

This Week in Palestine Week 32 2013

August 9, 2013 9:17 PM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 25s || 7.71 MB || Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for August 3rd to the 9th, 2013. This week, a date was set for the new round […]

05 Aug

Palestine Today 08 05 2013

August 5, 2013 9:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 2 m 52s || 2.62 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Monday August 5th, 2013. Israeli troops attack west Bank town and leave injured civilians while the government approves […]

15 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 killed, 58 wounded between November 8th and 13th

November 15, 2012 2:44 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 08 -13 Nov. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, and two members of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza […]

15 Nov

Three More Palestinians Killed In Gaza, 15 Injured

November 15, 2012 1:23 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that three Palestinians were killed, on Thursday at dawn, while at least 15 were injured in a fresh wave of Israeli attacks against the coastal region. Israel said a ground invasion on Gaza “is only a matter time”. Israeli sources said that […]