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19 May
3:27

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the “Great March of Return.” Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 “Nakba”, was initially […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

27 Apr
1:21

MADA Calls for Independent Investigation into Killing of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for the formation of an independent commission of inquiry, into the killing of Palestinian journalists Ahmed Abu Hussein and Yasser Murtaja, during field coverage of the Return Marches along the borders of Gaza Strip. Journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25 […]

08 Apr
6:15

MADA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Journalist and Other Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for a formation of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the killing of Yaser Murtaja, a 31 year-old photojournalist for Ain Media and the disproportionate use of excessive force by Israeli forces against journalists and civilians during the […]

10 Feb
10:13

117 Israeli Violations of Palestinian Media Freedoms since December: MADA

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report on Saturday, saying that between December 2017 and the end of January 2018, the group recorded 117 violations against Palestinian media freedoms, at the hands of Israeli forces. MADA reported, according to Ma’an, that there was a decrease […]

14 Dec
11:25

MADA: 26 Media Freedoms Violations during November

November 2017, witnessed a number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, almost identical to those recorded in the previous few months, in September and October, a total of 26 and 28 violations against media freedoms were monitored by MADA, 26 attacks last November. The Israeli occupation carried out 16 […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

25 May
5:12

MADA: 33 Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms in April

A report released by The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concludes that Israel has violated press and media freedom 33 times during the month of April. According to a PNN report, April of 2017 witnessed a slight decrease in the total number of violations against media freedoms […]

04 May
5:10

MADA Calling for Wider Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression

On World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has congratulated all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition for defending freedom of expression in Palestine by all the relevant organizations and bodies, especially the […]

02 May
1:17

MADA: Escalated Attacks against Jerusalem Journalists

Israeli occupation forces and police escalated their attacks against journalists and media, culminating in a wave of attacks on at least 14 journalists in East Jerusalem on Saturday, the 29th of April, 2017. An Israeli police cavalry unit attacked several journalists, injuring them and destroying their equipment, as well as preventing them […]

11 Feb
4:09

MADA Report: 383 Media Freedoms Violations during 2016

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, “MADA”, organized a press conference on Wednesday 02/08/2017, and released its annual report of violations against media freedoms in Palestine during 2016, according to the PNN. Mr.  Mousa Rimawi- General Director of MADA center and Dr. Ammar Dweik- General Direct of The […]

29 Nov
8:29

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

02 Nov
6:27

MADA Demands Formation of “International Moot Court” to Sue Journalists’ Killers

Photo: A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

20 Oct
5:49

MADA Report: Social Media a “New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled “Social Media 
 A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists” — which, according to the PNN, […]

07 Jul
9:21

Ramadan 2016: Harassment, Collective Punishment and Settlement Expansions in the Occupied West Bank

07/07/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Monday the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Ramadan; the holiest holiday in Islam. The Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims celebrate when the Qu’ran was revealed for the first time to the Prophet Muhammad. […]

23 Jun
8:59

MADA Study: Women’s Press More Capable of Raising Rights Issues

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” has issued a study on women’s press and freedom of opinion and expression in Palestine. The study was intended to shed light on women’s press from competent institutions devoted to women’s issues and rights in Palestine, as well as their contributions in […]

20 Jun
7:19

Hundreds of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa over Ramadan

Some 500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday. Feras Al-Debs, the representative of Information Office in the department, said in a press release that the settlers […]

Demolition in Susiya
20 Jun
2:32

Israeli forces demolish two homes south of Hebron, despite pledge to stop demolitions in Ramadan

June 20, 2016 2:32 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli military demolished two homes, an outdoor kitchen and a barn on Saturday in Wadi Jheish and Umm Al-Daraj, in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills. The destruction came despite a pledge by Israeli authorities that they would hold off on destroying Palestinian homes and forcing […]

17 Jun
7:52

Ban on Al Aqsa Lifted, 300 Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Ramadan

Three hundred Palestinians from besieged Gaza were permitted, on Friday, to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials, following a recent decision to lift a ban implemented last week in response to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. The devotees, all of whom were above the […]

12 Jun
10:56

Gazans Break Ramadan Fasts on Beach in Lieu of Power Crisis

As an electricity crisis continues to afflict the Gaza Strip, Muslim residents of the besieged coastal enclave are breaking their fasts on the beach, as the holy month of Ramadan enters its second week. “Without any previous plans and preparations, my wife suggested that we take our homemade food and […]

08 Jun
9:28

Gaza Strip: Continued Power Cuts Over Ramadan

With the arrival of Ramadan, the most densely populated area on the planet – the Gaza Strip – is now facing the added pressure of increasing power cuts amid the hot summer weather. The cuts have affected the live of Gazans at all levels, with  resulting damages to electrical devices adding further dismay to […]

11 Sep
11:54

MADA: Sharp Escalation of Media Freedoms Violations During August

September 11, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

August of 2015 witnessed a high rise in the number of media freedoms violations in Palestine, and recorded a huge leap compared to what was recorded during July, and when compared to all the months since the beginning of 2015, except for the month of June, which also witnessed a […]

11 Sep
4:03

Madama Villagers Foil Infilitration Attack By Israeli Extremists

September 11, 2015 4:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A group young Palestinian men managed, earlier on Friday at dawn, to foil an attempt by a number of Israeli extremists to carry out an attack in Madama village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The WAFA News Agency has reported that the Palestinians noticed an unusual activity, shortly […]

21 Jul
9:54

Settlers Resume Raids on Al-Aqsa as Ramadan Ends

July 21, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Unable to organize provocative visits to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan, when Palestinian Muslims maintain a permanent presence in the holy site, Jewish settlers resumed their regular daily visits to the holy site, on Monday.WAFA correspondence reports that groups of settlers entered the site gradually in […]

17 Jul
4:01

Half of Susiya to be Demolished after Ramadan

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of around half of the homes, in a village south of Hebron, to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said, in a statement, that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out […]

15 Jan
2:18

MADA To Release Documentary on Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recently held a meeting with journalists, to announce its release of a special report and documentary film dealing with the violations against journalists and media outlets during the Israeli attack on Gaza of 2014.The Palestinian News Network reports that MADA’s general […]

16 Oct
9:19

MADA: Over 80% of Palestinian Journalists Self-Censor

October 16, 2014 9:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report, on Thursday, estimating that over 80 percent of Palestinian journalists were engaged in self-censorship.The group released a report of its findings following two studies, along with a meeting on self-censorship and its impact on freedom of expression and […]

10 Sep
12:52

ISM Report: Army Incursions Into Madama

September 10, 2014 12:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

We arrived in Madama yesterday, 8th September; in the early afternoon after we were told that during the night Israeli army invaded this village, and the nearby villages of Burin and Asira Al Qibliya.9th September 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Madama Our contact told us that the main road […]

05 Jul
2:27

VIDEO: Struggle of Al-‘Araqib Continues During Ramadan

July 5, 2014 2:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Since the destruction of the cemetery compound in Al-‘Araqib on June 12, the residents of the village holds a persistent struggle and continue to stay in the area despite the extreme heat, the Ramadan fast that began this week and the lack of shelter from the hot sun.04 July 2014 […]

15 Aug
3:01

MADA Demands Release Of All Detained Journalists

August 15, 2013 3:01 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demanded Israel to stop all of its violations against Palestinians journalists, and to release all detained reporters in compliance with International Law.MADA said that, on August 7, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Mona, a reporter working for the Al-Quds Press Media Agency, […]

27 Mar
7:02

Mada: 238 Violations Of Media Freedoms In 2012

March 27, 2013 7:02 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms’ MADA’ held a press conference on Wednesday which reviewed the Annual Report on the violations against Media freedom in Palestine during 2012. The conference was held at MADA’s headquarter in Ramallah.The conference was opened by the Chairmen of the Board of Directors […]

16 Oct
10:13

MADA campaigns amidst precarious media freedom in Palestine

October 16, 2011 10:13 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched two campaigns in early August demanding an end to attacks on press freedom by Israeli forces and Palestinian security services. How effective the campaigns will be in Palestineñ€ℱs restricted media freedom environment, and how they will help freedom of expression […]

03 Aug
10:16

Prisoners Denied Increased Provisions For Ramadan

August 3, 2011 10:16 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners were refused increased provisions of food for the holy month of Ramadan, Ma’an News reports. Ramadan began on August 1st. Palestinian Authority detainees minister Issa Qaraqe stated that the Israeli Prison administration refused a request to increase provisions by NIS 100. The increase would allow for Palestinian prisoners […]

20 May
2:07

Army Invades Madama Village, Imposes Curfew

May 20, 2011 2:07 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday at night that Madama village, south of the northern West Bank of Nablus, and imposes curfew placing all residents under house arrest. Ehab Al Qit, head of the Madama Village Council, reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded the village, imposed curfew and demanded all […]

12 Jun
8:28

Abbas y el rey Abdullah piden a Israel que se comprometan con los acuerdos firmadas

June 12, 2008 8:28 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

En una reunión el miércoles entre el monarca jordano, el rey Abdullah II, y el Presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, ambos exigieron a Israel que se comprometa con los acuerdos internacionales, en referencia a la celebración de conversaciones sobre todas las cuestiones, con el fin de lograr una paz definitiva y […]

06 Jun
10:37

Tres grupos palestinos de izquierda la bienvenida a la llamada de diålogo interno de Abbas

June 6, 2008 10:37 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Tres grupos de izquierdistas palestinos; el Frente Popular para la Liberación de Palestina (FPLP), el Frente DemocrÃ¥tico para la Liberación de Palestina (FDLP) y el Partido Pueblo Palestino (PPP) celebraron una reunión en la Franja de Gaza, donde se habló sobre la iniciativa de reconciliación del presidente Mahmoud Abbas, y […]

06 Jun
9:47

Haniyya de Hamas acoge con agrado las llamadas de Abbas para un diålogo nacional

June 6, 2008 9:47 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El veterano representante de Hamas, y Primer Ministro del disuelto gobierno de Gaza, Ismail Haniyya acogió con agrado el jueves los llamamientos del Presidente Palestino Mahmoud Abbas para mantener conversaciones amplias con Hamas y todas las demÃ¥s facciones, para conseguir la reconciliación. En un discurso televisado el jueves por la […]

05 Jun
6:31

Hamas acoge positivamente la llamada de Abbas para reanudar las conversaciones internas

June 5, 2008 6:31 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Dr. Ahmad Bahar, el jefe del Consejo Legislativo Palestino y un alto dirigente político del Movimiento de Resistencia IslÃ¥mica de Hamas, acogió con beneplÃ¥cito el miércoles las declaraciones del presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, en la que hizo un llamamiento para la reanudación de las conversaciones internas entre Hamas y […]

27 May
8:48

La armada israelí detiene a 10 pescadores palestinos en las orillad de Rafah

May 27, 2008 8:48 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

La armada israelí ha detenido hoy martes a las 10 de la mañana a varios pescadores palestinos, mientras desde las costas de Rafah, al sur de la Franja de Gaza, fuentes de seguridad palestinas informaban de las detenciones. Los testigos dijeron que las embarcaciones navales israelíes primero interceptaron los barcos […]

20 Mar
7:57

Army releases Dr. Hamadan, a lecturer at Al Najah University

March 20, 2008 7:57 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Authorities release Dr, Ghassan Hamdan, a lecturer at Al Najah National University in the northern West BAnk city of Nablus.Dr. Hamdan was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on January 16, 2008 and was in […]

11 Oct
5:24

Settlers attack residents of Tall Al Rimada in Hebron

October 11, 2006 5:24 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

  A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of Hebron, in the Tell Al area in the West Bank, on Wednesday, at dawn. The settlers, who live in the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramatiashai, near the Tell Al Rumida area, attacked residents’ houses with stones while giving death threats.  […]

07 Oct
3:02

Army closes the Rafah border crossing after promising to open it during the holy month of Ramadan

October 7, 2006 3:02 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities closed the Rafah Border crossing on Saturday after opening it last Wednesday and Thursday and promising to open it for the whole month of Ramadan for regular hours on a daily basis — prompting European Union observers to threaten to leave the crossing if Israel does not […]

06 Oct
1:20

Army invades Balata refugee camp and attacks the Ramadan markets

October 6, 2006 1:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

For the sixth consecutive time this week the Israeli army invaded Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus, at dawn on Friday. Soldiers attacked shops and the vegetables stands in the Ramadan market; breaking doors and causing damage to the stock, eyewitnesses reported, adding that scores of […]

03 Oct
5:25

Economic blockade and invasions hitting families hard this Ramadan

In Jenin Refugee Camp families are reporting that Israeli forces are denying them the right to properly observe Ramadan. Khalid Zaki told PNN that his family was not allowed to take their Ramadan breakfast at sundown after their day of fasting. Zaki said that Israeli forces are raiding homes deliberately […]

26 Sep
6:49

The fourth day of Ramadan arrives with Promises of payments for Palestinian employees

September 26, 2006 6:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Minister of Planning, Samir Abu Aisha, stated on Tuesday that Palestinian civil servants, earning NIS 1800 a month or less , are to receive one month's salary in the few coming days. In a article published by the Maan News Agency Abu Aisha said that the employees earning more […]

25 Sep
6:14

As month-long Muslim holiday begins, many Palestinians unable to purchase Ramadan foods, lanterns

September 25, 2006 6:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The month of Ramadan is a time for fasting during daytime and feasting at night, but this year's Ramadan in Palestine looks to be especially bleak for a population under siege by an international economic blockade, and under the ongoing yoke of Israeli military occupation. At the beginning of Ramadan, […]

24 Sep
7:50

As Ramadan begins, Israeli forces close Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron to Muslims

September 24, 2006 7:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli troops stationed inside the Ibrahimi mosque in the occupied Palestinian town of Hebron, apparently disturbed by an increase in worshippers entering the mosque since the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began yesterday, arbitrarily decided to close the mosque until further notice. The soldiers stationed at the Mosque, all […]

11 Oct
9:08

Pal. Factions to meet in Cairo during Ramadan or after it

October 11, 2005 9:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abu Al Gheit, said that Egypt is trying to arrange a meeting between representatives of the Palestinian factions during the current Muslim month of Ramadan, or after it.  Abu Al Gheit stated that Egypt is trying to aid the Palestinian Authority and factions to resolve their […]

23 May
8:39

Army Attacks Palestinians, Abducts One, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday at night, many Palestinians who were picnicking and socializing on the stairs of Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amoud), one of the main gates leading to the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and abducted one of them. Eyewitnesses said many Palestinians, and after a long day of […]

20 May
1:24

Army Invades Many Neighborhoods In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, many neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and opened fire at protesters, in addition to attacking Palestinians holding social activities, celebrating the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the occupied city, and fired gas […]

16 May
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Be’er al-Basha village, south of […]

15 May
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted at least nineteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searched of homes. The soldiers invaded many communities in several governorates of the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

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, […]

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 […]

10 May
5:31

April: Human Rights Violations in Hebron

Confrontations between young men and the occupation forces in the center of Hebron, April 20, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MAY 9, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On April 8, […]

08 May
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including former political prisoners and one child, in addition to confiscating one car and cash. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Askar […]

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
12:41

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes, before abducting the six Palestinians, and injured one in Beit Ummar town, […]

06 May
9:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians After Colonialist Settlers Assaulted Them In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night, two young Palestinian men from the African Neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, after a group of extremist Israeli colonialist settlers attacked them. Media sources in Jerusalem said the colonialist settlers attacked the two Palestinians, identified as Nasri al-Farrawi and Ali al-Farrawi, while participating […]

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
12:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians from their homes in the several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, during extensive military invasions and violent searches of homes. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in […]

28 Apr
10:15

Jerusalem Family Demolishes Own Garage To Avoid High Fines

A Palestinian family from occupied Jerusalem had to demolish its own garage, in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town, to avoid excessively high fees and fines by the City Council. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the family of Eyad Ramadan, demolished its Karaj, which is attached […]

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 […]

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 […]

25 Apr
9:27

Palestinian Journalist Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On April 13

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a journalist, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip two weeks ago, has died from his wounds. The Ministry stated that the Journalist, Ahmad Mohammad Abu Hussein, 25, from Jabalia refugee camp […]

25 Apr
7:34

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UN Schools May Not Open Next Year, Due to Financial Crisis

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees said that the emergency aid for a million Palestinian in the Gaza Strip might run out in June, if the agency could not collect $200 million, after the United States cut its funding.   UNRWA Commissioner Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
25 Apr
5:39

Video: Soldiers Laugh and Cheer While Shooting at Palestinian Civilians

A new video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli soldiers laughing and cheering as they shoot at Palestinian villagers from Madama, in the northern part of the West Bank, as they try to remove a barrier placed by the Israeli military in the […]

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 […]

21 Apr
7:26

Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 729, In Gaza On Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, four Palestinians, including one child, and injured more than 729, including 24 children and twelve women, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters, on their lands, near the border fence, in 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
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 […]

17 Apr
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a senior political leader of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), during extensive and violent searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also distributed leaflets in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, […]

13 Apr
8:38

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed, Friday, that a young man was killed, and at least 969 Palestinians have been injured, by Israeli army fire, along the eastern border areas, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, […]

13 Apr
7:53

Army Injures Five Palestinians Near Nablus

April 13, 2018 7:53 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, five Palestinians after the army attacked protesters in Kafr Qalil, Madama, Beita and al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) has reported. The PRC said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a live round in the arm, […]

13 Apr
11:03

Israeli Colonizers Deface, Attempt To Burn, A Mosque Near Nablus

Several extremist Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Friday at  dawn, into Aqraba Palestinian town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before defacing and attempting to burn a local mosque. Media sources in Nablus said the colonizers wrote racist graffiti, and poured gasoline on the main doors, and other […]

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 […]

07 Apr
9:37

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers shot three young Palestinian men, including one who suffered a serious injury, in Malka area, east of Gaza city. The Ministry said the three Palestinians were all shot with live fire and added that one of them is in a […]

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, […]

04 Apr
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man In Gaza

April 4, 2018 9:11 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, a young man east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. The sources said Ahmad Omar Arafa, 26, died from serious wounds at the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. They added that Arafa […]

30 Mar
8:33

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

30 Mar
7:58

Update: Sixteen Killed Friday by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest, 1416 Wounded

The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 16, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as: Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, […]

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

26 Mar
12:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 43 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 43 Palestinians, including a husband and his wife, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The Maan News Agency has reported that an Israeli military spokesperson confirmed to their agency that the soldiers arrested 43 Palestinians but did […]

25 Mar
8:40

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Saturday at night and on Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, and later released three of them. The army also installed many roadblocks. Media sources in Bethlehem, in the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the city, and […]

22 Mar
7:48

Israel’s ‘Jewish Nation State’ Bill is Pushback against Palestinian Citizens’ Resistance

Last week, a Knesset committee approved a final version of the controversial “Jewish nation state” bill, sending it to the plenum for its three readings before becoming law. Some Israelis have claimed that the law does not really change much, and stems more from the desire of current ultra-nationalist coalition members to […]

20 Mar
12:11

PPS: “Israeli soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven in occupied Jerusalem. The PPP said dozens of soldiers invaded the ar-Ram town, in Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted Mohammad Yousef Ghazawna, Mohannad Ramadan Ghazawna, Odah […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

12 Mar
12:42

Two Palestinians Injured In Hezma, Israeli Soldiers Completely Isolate The Town

A large military force invaded, on Sunday evening, the town of Hezma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and completely isolated it from its surrounding area, in addition to forcing all stores to close. The soldiers also assaulted and injured one Palestinian teen, while a colonialist settler rammed another with his […]

11 Mar
7:58

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

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

10 Mar
4:12

Women Journalists in Gaza Share Their Experiences and Challenges

Women journalists in Gaza are stressing the urgent need to ensure protection for Palestinian women journalists, and to take further measures to seek redress and rehabilitation for those who face psychological and social assaults. They are also addressing the need to expose all Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists to the […]

06 Mar
11:59

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians, Including A Young Woman, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours, Tuesday, seventeen Palestinians, including two siblings and a young woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes, in several […]

06 Mar
9:44

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Damage A Shop, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, four Palestinians, including two siblings, in addition to damaging the contents of a shop and illegally confiscating cash, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-Mooreq village, southwest of Hebron, searched many homes and abducted Mo’tasem […]

28 Feb
11:07

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, after invading and ransacking them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers also interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and violently searched their homes, before abducting […]

26 Feb
11:52

Updated: Army Abducts Nine Palestinians From Nablus, Hebron And Ramallah

February 26, 2018 11:52 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five Palestinians in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, two in Hebron, in southern West Bank, and two in Ramallah, in central West Bank, in addition to invading Bethlehem and summoning three young men for interrogation, and searching many homes in Azzoun, […]

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 […]

16 Feb
2:32

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many, including one child. The Palestinians nonviolently marched in Sbeih Mountain, south of the city, protesting a new illegal colonialist outpost, which was recently installed by Israeli […]

16 Feb
2:14

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct A Teen, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, and abducted a teenage boy, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. The procession, which was organized by “Dismantle the Hebron Ghetto” campaign, was carried out demanding the removal of Israeli colonizers, living in […]

13 Feb
11:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers carried out, on Tuesday at dawn, military invasions and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and abducted thirteen Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem in northern West Bank, […]

09 Feb
3:35

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Nablus

February 9, 2018 3:35 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, three Palestinians with live fire, injured another with shrapnel from a concussion grenade, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in several parts of the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) said the soldiers attacked dozens of […]