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19 May
4:12

OCHA: “West Bank demolitions and displacement – April 2018”

Overview – In April, a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures). However, given that the majority of the targeted […]

08 Mar
3:59

OCHA Report Documents Impact of Settlements in Hebron

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

28 Jan
3:59

OCHA: One in Two Palestinians to Need Humanitarian Assistance in 2017

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) discusses what to expect in 2017 as East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza mark 50 years under Israeli occupation. “The humanitarian context of [the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT)] is unique amongst today’s humanitarian crises and remains directly tied to […]

30 Sep
9:03

OCHA: “33 Structures Demolished In The Past Three Days In Multiple Incidents”

Press Release – OCHA: Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of lack of building permits. As a result, 35 people, a third of them children, have been displaced, and more than 100 […]

28 May
3:44

OCHA Report On Israeli Violations – May 17-23

Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 17 – 23 May 2016 — This is a report bu the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) — Published on 23 May 2016. A 17-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead by the Israeli Border Police while approaching the Beit Iksa […]

Demolitions in Umm Al-Kheir village, Southern Hebron Hills
09 Apr
7:02

OCHA: 124 Palestinians Left Homeless in Less than 24 Hours

Multiple demolitions in the occupied West Bank left 124 Palestinians homeless in a single day, 60 of them children, according to a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) released on Friday. According to the statement, on 7 April, the Israeli Civil Administration carried […]

03 Feb
12:32

OCHA: 1,177 Palestinians Displaced in 2014

In 2014, Israeli authorities destroyed 590 Palestinian-owned structures in West Bank Area C and occupied East Jerusalem, displacing some 1,177 people, according to OCHA figures.To be noted, this is the highest level of displacement in the occupied West Bank since OCHA began systematically monitoring the issue in 2008. According to […]

01 Oct
3:06

OCHA: Gaza Power Plant to Resume Operations Depending on Fuel Supply

October 1, 2014 3:06 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

‘Resuming the operations of Gaza power plant (GPP) is contingent on securing the necessary fuel,’ the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced Monday, in its weekly ‘Protection of Civilians’ report.The report explains, according to Al Ray, that the GPP shut down on July 29th, after […]

20 Apr
2:07

OCHA: Palestinian Woman Killed, 101 Injured in oPt

One Palestinian was killed and 101 were injured by Israeli violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, during the period from April 8 to 14, a UN report said. According to the report, issued by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Israeli occupation displaceed 40 Palestinians, half […]

03 Oct
12:21

OCHA: “Israel Restricting Palestinian Access To Basic Services”

October 3, 2012 12:21 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory (OCHA) issued a new report accusing Israel of continuing its serious violations against the Palestinian people, and of preventing access to basic services.OCHA said that the majority of these restrictions were enforced during the first […]

19 May
6:27

OCHA Report: “370 Injured During Nakba Commemoration”; Injuries Doubled Since Last Year

May 19, 2012 6:27 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recently issued its weekly report on Israeli violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the period 9-15 of May, revealing that Israeli soldiers shot at least 370 Palestinians during the Nakba commemoration, and continued their violations in the West […]

17 Dec
1:31

OCHA: “Palestinians Prevented From Building On 44% Of West Bank Lands”

December 17, 2009 1:31 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA) reported that Israel is preventing Palestinians from building on 44% of West Bank lands as it allocated these areas to settlements and the military. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/ocha.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here The United Nations […]

10 Aug
6:29

Total of 1,020 killed in Lebanon, OCHA reports; 120 Israelis

August 10, 2006 6:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

According to a report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Wednesday, a total of 1,020 have been killed in Lebanon, 3,508 injured, and 960,000 have been displaced. Emergency aid is being hampered by Israeli forces, leaving communities in extremely difficult situations.  The […]

10 Aug
6:28

Total of 1,020 killed in Lebanon, OCHA reports on Wednesday

August 10, 2006 6:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

According to a report published by OCHA on Wednesday, a total of 1,020 have been killed in Lebanon, 3,508 injured, and 960 000 have been displaced. Emergency aid is being hampered by Israeli forces, leaving communities in extremely difficult situations.   Those still remaining in southern Lebanon are faced with […]

16 Jun
1:19

Nisreen Azzeh: ‘I am here, I resist.’

International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine Nisreen Azzeh’s house sits high, up on a hill, in the Tel Rumeida area of the occupied city of Hebron (al-Khalil is the Arabic name of the city), in the south of the West Bank. The way to her house […]

09 Jun
9:21

Military Order says Palestinians Have 96 Hours to Appeal House Demolition

Israeli forces demolish a home in Kobar village, August 16, 2018. Photo credit: Bahaa Nasr for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN JUNE 8, 2018 Even if Palestinians fulfill the appeal requirements put in place by military order 1797, Israeli authorities maintain complete authority to proceed with demolition. Two Jerusalem legal aid organizations […]

08 Jun
3:24

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

01 Jun
7:51

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 24 – 30 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds, 5 of whom […]

25 May
4:36

In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on Friday, May 18, 2018, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to […]

20 May
1:49

UN Report: 44 West Bank Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israel during April

Israel demolished or seized a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank during April, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied […]

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 […]

15 May
9:23

Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Children in Four Weeks

Azzam Awaidah’s head was struck by a crowd control weapon on April 27 near the perimeter fence east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. He died the next day. (Photo: Courtesy of the Awaidah family) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), Ramallah, May 14, 2018—Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian children […]

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 […]

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. […]

29 Apr
7:50

Steady Rise in Settler Attacks against Palestinians

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has recorded a steady increase in Israeli violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in comparison to previous years. OCHA documented, in a report, that Israeli violence has increased since the begging of 2018, the weekly average of […]

27 Apr
2:08

Report: Israeli Army Demolishing West Bank Schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report of  Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, with special note to the demolition of schools and education facilities in the West Bank.  Israel authorities have repeatedly denied Palestinians the necessary permits to build schools in the West Bank, and have demolished schools built […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

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

Palestinian Killed by Police in Jerusalem following Fatal Stabbing of Israeli

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

14 Mar
9:37

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

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

10 Mar
4:34

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

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

17 Feb
9:26

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

08 Feb
10:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 01 – 07 February, 2018. Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to soldiers’ lives, while Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar, in a crime of extra-judicial execution. […]

06 Feb
7:41

UN: Israel to Level Dozens of Palestinian Schools in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian schools are at risk of being demolished by Israel, the UN has warned, leaving children in the occupied territories even more vulnerable. At least 45 schools are now facing demolition by the occupying Israeli military, the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned on Sunday. Children […]

06 Feb
7:11

Trucks Protest Collapsed Economic Conditions in Gaza

Protesting the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza, traders suspended the entry of  supply trucks via Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, on Tuesday. Traders organized a protest wuth the trucks that are supposed to bring goods into Gaza, along Saladin street, calling for rectifying  the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza. Director of […]

19 Jan
4:09

DCIP Year in Review: Worst Abuse Cases Against Palestinian Children in 2017

Last year marked 50 years of Israeli military occupation, with no signs of abatement in Palestinian children’s vulnerability to injury and abusive military arrest in the West Bank. Rapidly devolving living conditions in the Gaza Strip put in jeopardy the most basic human rights, as children became collateral damage in […]

16 Jan
11:22

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

05 Jan
2:06

Israel Plans Massive Expansion of West Bank Colonial Settlements: 3,829 New Units

In a report by the Israeli Channel Two news, the Israeli government plan was revealed, to give final approval to 3,829 new colonial settlement units next week. The expansion plan follows a number of Israeli directives to take over more Palestinian land in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct […]

18 Dec
9:54

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Challenging Jerusalem Declaration; US Vetoes

Fourteen of the fifteen nations in the United Nations Security Council voted Monday reaffirming the status of the city of Jerusalem as unresolved, and challenging the U.S. administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The U.S., which has veto power in the Council, vetoed the resolution. Following […]

09 Dec
7:54

Israeli Building Laws Push Father to Demolish His Children’s Rooms

DCIP,  Ramallah, December 8, 2017— Three siblings’ dream of having their own rooms rapidly collapsed under the strictly enforced Israeli building laws for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Baha Fawaka, 14, and his siblings, Bayan, 12, and Ayham, 7, enjoyed their new rooms for just two months before their housing situation […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

19 Oct
6:13

Palestinian Building Demolished in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, on Wednesday morning, WAFA reported. Crews from the Jewish municipality of Jerusalem, accompanied by police escorts, raided the neighbourhood and destroyed the building under the pretext that it was built without a permit. The UN […]

03 Oct
5:30

Watchtower As A Neighbor in Arroub Refugee Camp

A child rollerblades down a small street in Arroub refugee camp. (Photo: DCI-Palestine / Ahmad Al-Bazz) Bethlehem, October 2, 2017—Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. Israeli forces shot the teen directly in the heart, killing him on the […]

02 Sep
3:26

UN Chief Says Gaza Siege Must Be Lifted

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on a several-hour visit to the Gaza Strip to check the status of the humanitarian situation, there, called for the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip. He was reported to have said, “I am deeply moved to be in Gaza today, unfortunately to […]

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15 Aug
5:54

PCHR: How the Ongoing Electricity Crisis Impacts the Lives of Gazans (VIDEO)

This summer, the Gaza Power Authority confirmed that the current electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is the worst it has ever been, after fuel from Egypt was stopped and the Israeli electrical supply to the Gaza power lines was reduced, reportedly at the request of the Palestinian Authority. Gaza […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

Israeli settler trailers near Nablus (image from Ma'an)
01 Aug
12:10

Israeli colonizers take over Palestinian home in Hebron; install trailers in Nablus

As Israeli extremists invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday, Israeli settler colonizers also moved into Palestinian areas in several parts of the West Bank. In Hebron, members of a right-wing militia group occupied a Palestinian home in the center of the city; while in Nablus, a dozen trailers were constructed […]

31 Jul
7:59

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]

29 Jun
3:24

Palestinian Lands Set Ablaze, Contaminated with Sewage by Extremist Yitzhar Settlers

Israeli settlers reportedly started a fire near the Palestinian village of Burin. in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday afternoon. According to an Israeli army spokesperson, suspects coming from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar approached Burin on Wednesday afternoon, igniting a fire on lands near the village […]

21 Jun
8:57

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 […]

19 Jun
2:00

Life under Siege: Indiscriminate killing of farmers

“Our life has turned upside down since my mother’s death. With her passing, we lost the backbone of the house.” Hani Salem Elomor is a married father of 3 children and resident of El Elfokhari neighborhood, Khan Younis, whose mother Zeina was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in 2016 […]

16 Jun
4:55

Canada’s Complicity in Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, discusses the Trudeau Government’s continuation of Stephen Harper’s extreme pro-Israel policies. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting from Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. 50 years ago this month, Israel waged the Six-Day War against three of its neighboring Arab […]

28 May
9:01

Gaza Power Authority: No Reply from PA on Electricity Crisis

The Gaza Strip’s power authority said, on Sunday, that it had met all of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) stipulations to end the electricity crisis in the besieged coastal enclave, but that the governing body in the occupied West Bank had yet to respond. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
20 May
3:16

This Week in Palestine Week 20 2017

May 20, 2017 3:16 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 13, to the 19, 2017. Three civilians were killed this week by Israeli gunfire in separate incidents, meanwhile More Palestinian prisoners join the hunger strike which continues for […]

16 May
8:36

200 New Settlement Units Approved near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Monday, approved the construction of over 200 new units in the ultra-orthodox Kochav Yaakov settlement, near Jerusalem, PNN reports. The move comes a week before US President Trump, who has previously criticized Israeli settlements in the territories, visits the region. According to Haaretz daily newspaper, the construction […]

30 Apr
3:58

Apartheid Wall: Construction Resumed Northeast of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, Saturday, resumed construction of the apartheid wall on land seized from Palestinians in the village of al-Walaja, northeast of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. ‏ Hasan Brijiyeh, from the wall and settlements committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli occupation authorities […]

31 Mar
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

24 Mar
11:56

Palestinians Shot with Live Ammunition During Demonstration near Al-Mughayyir (VIDEO)

03/24/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team On 24th March 2017 the popular resistance in Al-Mughayyir, north-east of Ramallah, held a demonstration against a new illegal outpost which was established approximately 10 days ago by Israeli settlers who set up caravans on Palestinian land. Basic buildings and infrastructure have […]

15 Mar
8:51

Netanyahu Defies International Law by Holding Official Meeting in Occupied Zone

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements/PNN The  National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements has warned against Israeli PM Netanyahu’s maneuvers to hold a celebratory cabinet meetings in the illegal settlements built in the West Bank, on the occasion of what he […]

09 Feb
12:47

Israel Clears Palestinians and Homes so its Military Can Practice

Three children stand near a site where Israeli authorities had recently demolished Palestinan homes near the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) Via Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Ramallah, February 6, […]

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31 Jan
2:18

Palestine Today 01 30 2017

January 31, 2017 2:18 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January, 30, 2017. Israeli troops and settlers attacks leave two Palestinian civilians injured. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli settlers have reportedly injured a Palestinian man while […]

30 Jan
9:31

Settlers Target Palestinian Vehicles with Stones, Injuring One

Israeli settlers have reportedly injured a Palestinian man while throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling on the main road between the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus, on Monday afternoon, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

28 Jan
5:41

Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

Hani Swairki, 2, stands at the entrance to the trailer where his infant brother, Mohammad, died from cold exposure. (Photo: Swairki family)  Ramallah, January 24, 2016—A newborn died in freezing conditions, in Gaza on January 8, as he slept in a trailer temporarily sheltering his family, after their home was destroyed […]

25 Dec
12:42

DCI Report: Children in West Bank Face Deadliest Year of Past Decade

Faris al-Bayed, 15, died December 23 after being shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli forces and more than two months in a coma. (Photo: al-Bayed family)  Ramallah, December 23, 2016—Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016. This makes […]

03 Dec
6:46

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

03 Dec
6:33

(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties

The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.) Transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A German multinational arms conglomerate, […]

02 Dec
5:40

Aid Watch Palestine Raises Awareness of Failed Reconstruction Efforts in Gaza

Aid Watch Palestine holds parallel exhibitions in the West Bank and Gaza to advocate for a just reconstruction process in the besieged coastal enclave, and assert Palestinian unity. On Wednesday, November 23, Aid Watch Palestine (AIP) organized a photo exhibition in central Ramallah, West Bank, titled “Gaza Incomplete.” The event […]

18 Nov
5:31

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

06 Nov
4:33

Israeli Destruction of Humanitarian Assistance Items Up 150% says UN

Israel’s destruction and seizure of items provided by international donors, as humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people, have gone up by 150 percent since the beginning of this year, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. In its bi-weekly report on the Protection of Civilians, covering the period between 18 and 31 […]

14 Oct
10:02

PLO: “Israel killed 248 Palestinians since September 2015, 74% under 26”

Ramallah, October 13, 2016 (WAFA News) – Since September 2015, Israel killed 248 Palestinians, 74% of them were 25 years old or younger, a report prepared by the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Negotiations Affairs Department said on Thursday. The report said Israel killed a total of 248 Palestinians in the […]

11 Oct
7:05

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

This report, prepared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), summarizes Israel’s violations, committed by its occupation forces and armed settlers, for over a year: between September 13th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016 (384 days), against occupied Palestine. Such grave violations of international law illustrate, according to the PNN, Israeli policies […]

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30 Sep
11:42

This Week in Palestine Week 39 2016

September 30, 2016 11:42 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 24, to the 30, 2016. As efforts by Arab states to achieve Palestinian reconciliation, two Palestinian deaths this week caused by Israel. These stories, and more, coming up, […]

09 Sep
11:46

Gaza’s Children Go to Work in Trash Pits (Part 1)

Two Palestinian boys lead a donkey cart carrying scrap metal collected from trash pits in Gaza. (Photo: DCIP) “I remember when a 14-year-old child was buried under a pile of garbage,” said Atef O., also 14, from Shuja’iyya, east of Gaza city. Each morning, Atef scavenges in the trash pits […]

08 Sep
11:02

Armed, Autonomous Ford Trucks to Patrol Gaza’s Besieged Border

Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun.  FoxNews.com reported that the Israeli military has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks, called Border […]

06 Sep
11:17

Belgium Allocates €10 million for Humanitarian Aid in Palestine

Belgium has decided to allocate more than €10 million in extra humanitarian aid to address the needs of the Palestinian people, a statement by the Belgium Ministry for Development Cooperation said on Monday. “To respond to the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development […]

31 Aug
1:26

Gaza: Two Years After

The humanitarian affairs office of the UN in Palestine warns of dwindling funds for its stopgap solutions to Israeli occupation and besiegement of Gaza. August 30, 2016, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) released a […]

19 Aug
12:26

Negev: Bedouin-owned Properties Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police, demolished Palestinian-owned properties in several Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert, in southern Israel on Thursday, according to local sources. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished residential buildings and arbors located near al-Salam street near the Arara district in the Negev. […]

28 Jul
10:02

ISM Report: “They destroyed the houses, they destroyed our dreams”

27 July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Late Monday evening, Israeli forces entered the village of Qalandia with 15 bulldozers and around 150 soldiers. In the village, the Israeli military destroyed 11 newly built houses, attacking the residents of the village with stun grenades, tear gas, rubber […]

Caterpillar armored bulldozer demolishing home (file image from ICAHD)
27 Jul
9:47

Israeli troops demolish 12 homes near Jerusalem; attack locals trying to block the demolitions

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers driving Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozers and other armored vehicles entered the town of Qalandia and began demolishing Palestinian homes. A group of townspeople quickly organized a blockade, surrounding the homes with their bodies, but they were violently assaulted by the Israeli soldiers. Local sources report that […]

22 Jul
10:31

Ahmad Dawabsha Returns Home to Douma

Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, as Jewish extremists firebombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media. The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack […]

20 Jul
11:01

Army Uproots Olive Trees in Salfit, “Settlers Only” Road to be Opened

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, uprooted olive trees in the village of Deir Istiya, Salfit governorate, under the pretext of opening a road designated for the sole use of people residing in illegal West Bank settlements. Head of Deir Istiya council, Sa’id Zaidan, informed WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces have begun uprooting […]

14 Jul
10:04

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

12 Jul
9:07

Israeli Settler State Created in West Bank, East Jerusalem: REPORT

Recent statistics have revealed that the number of demolitions and confiscations by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2016 have increased by 450%, in comparison to 2015, signaling a covert attempt to establish a state for Israeli settlers in the Palestinian state. Since the signing of the […]

27 Jun
6:57

Youth Reminds Palestine of Need for Boycott Movement

06/26/16 | International Solidarity Movement, | Al Khalil team On June 25th 2016, the Tomorrow’s Youth Forum (Moltaqa Sawa’d) in cooperation with the Partnership Institution For Development distributed water and date packages in Dura’s city center near occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) to raise awareness about the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

19 Jun
11:03

Military Drills East of Tubas

The Israeli army, on Sunday, reportedly conducted military drills across different parts of the northern Jordan Valley area to the east of Tubas, according to an official. Aref Daraghmeh, an expert on settlements and Israeli violations, informed WAFA that Israeli army forces Palestinians living in the eastern part of Tubas […]

16 Jun
9:16

“Happiness is a Concrete House”

Ramallah, May 16, 2016—Thousands of Gazans took to the streets on May 15, to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” which marks 68 years of Palestinian displacement and dispossession, at a time when “home” is a particularly heavy word. Since Israel’s 50-day strike on Gaza nearly two years ago, many Palestinian […]

08 Jun
10:01

Douma Homes to be Demolished

Yesterday, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli authorities notified Adeeb Dawabsha, deputy mayor of Douma, that two of his homes and a carpentry workshop would be demolished. Adeeb told the Palestinian News and Info Agency that Israeli authorities claim he built the structures without a permit. Douma, […]

09 Apr
6:50

Army Attacks Shepherds near Gaza Border

Israeli soldiers on the border between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel, Saturday, opened machine gun fire on Palestinian shepherds. WAFA correspondence reported that soldiers, stationed at watchtowers along the borderline area, opened fire on shepherds to the east of Rafah, in the southern Strip. Following disengagement from the Gaza […]

27 Mar
12:42

1/3 of Palestinian Village Left Homeless by Demolitions in 2016

Mass Israeli demolitions, in the Jordan Valley village of Khirbet Tana, have left more than a third of its Palestinian residents homeless since the beginning of the year, the UN said Friday.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 of the village’s 250 residents, including 35 […]

16 Mar
12:10

4 Palestinian Stores Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, demolished four Palestinian-owned stores and the foundations of a building in Beit Hanina, an outskirt of Jerusalem, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that Israeli police, accompanied by bulldozers, cordoned off the town and denied the entry and exit of local Palestinians, before they proceeding to […]

05 Mar
10:57

Military Opens Fire on Gaza Farmers

The Israeli military, Saturday, targeted with gunfire a group of Palestinian farmers as they attempted to enter their agricultural land situated along the borderline area of al-Zaytoun neighborhood, to the southeast of Gaza City.WAFA correspondence reported that soldiers manning military watchtowers along the Israel−Gaza security barrier — a border barrier […]

28 Feb
7:09

Israeli Military Targets Gaza Civilians, Violates Truce

February 28, 2016 7:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli military boats and border forces early Sunday morning opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers offshore of the northern Gaza Strip and to the south of the Strip, respectively, according to WAFA correspondence.No injuries were reported among fishermen, who were sailing within the six-nautical-miles allowed fishing zone – […]

14 Feb
2:49

Israel Continues to Breach Ceasefire by Targeting Gaza Fishermen

February 14, 2016 2:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli naval boats, on Saturday, continued to breach a truce agreement reached in August of 2014, under Egyptian auspices, opening heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore, in the north of the Gaza Strip.According to WAFA, the navy fired on the fishermen despite their sailing within the unilaterally imposed 6-nautical […]

10 Feb
12:33

Palestinian Homes Demolished in Nablus Area

February 10, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Nablus, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana, east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military “firing zone” for decades.Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activity, told Ma’an News Agency that […]

06 Feb
7:38

Continued Demolitions in Jordan Valley, Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished five homes and four other Palestinian-owned structures in the Jordan Valley town of Tammun, in the occupied West Bank.A spokesperson for Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) told Ma’an News Agency that Israel’s Civil Administration, as well as security forces, demolished the […]

03 Feb
11:04

Tunnel Collapse Kills Two Hamas Fighters

February 3, 2016 11:04 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Two Hamas resistance fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, just one week after seven other fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza.In a statement, Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, identified the fighters as 35-year-old Fouad […]

03 Feb
7:17

West Bank Update: Surge in Kidnappings, Assaults, Demolitions

February 3, 2016 7:17 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, Tuesday, abducted at least 34 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, mostly during predawn and night raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). Several Palestinian homes were also demolished by Israeli forces.In the Jerusalem district, Israeli police took 15 Palestinians into their custody, most of […]

21 Jan
6:31

Israel Prepares for Military Actions in Syria and Lebanon

The Israeli military has finished training exercises in preparation for a potential “long-term, multi-front” conflict with Syria and Lebanon, according to a statement released by the army.Major General Aviv Kochavi said, in the statement, that the training prepared military forces to “implement operational plans in all arenas, while facing Hezbollah […]

12 Jan
1:42

Six Families in Jerusalem Wait for their Homes to be Demolished

On Thursday, January 7th, the ISM went to visit Kifaya Rishek, a widow who lives in Beit Hanina, occupied East Jerusalem, waiting for her home to be demolished.But Kifaya is not alone, she lives in this house together with her five children and 16 grandchildren, including 11 year-old, Malak, who […]

07 Jan
8:07

Police Bulldoze Jerusalem Homes, Stores

Israeli police, Thursday, demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in Ein el-Lawza neighborhood in Jerusalem, citing construction without a permit as a pretext, according to local sources.An Israeli police contingent accompanied by bulldozers broke into and cordoned off Ein el-Lawza neighborhood in the early morning, before they proceeded to demolish the two […]