Search Results for : water

18 Sep
10:33

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

September 18, 2017 10:33 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. One of the fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the navy ships fired many […]

13 Sep
5:42

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

07 Sep
9:35

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

06 Sep
6:57

Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area Village

(Photo: Douma area 2014, Wikipedia) Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Douma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, […]

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 […]

09 Jul
5:15

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

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

10 May
5:58

Syria: Palestinian Refugees’ Water Contaminated with Disease

The Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria has confirmed a spread of serious diseases among Palestinian refugees in the southern region of Damascus. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the group said in a press release, Monday, that the diseases spread in the areas of Yilda, Babila, Beit […]

28 Apr
8:04

Israel Cuts Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

On Thursday morning, Israeli bulldozers destroyed all pipelines supplying water to Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, leaving approximately 3,500 villagers without water. According to the PNN, Mutaz Bisharat told news reporters that Israeli bulldozers, military jeeps and Israeli Civil Administration officials were behind the destruction of the pipelines. The […]

19 Mar
4:32

Gaza Suffering Annual Fresh Water Deficit

The Palestinian Water Authority has warned of the dangerous situation regarding fresh water in the Gaza Strip, due to increasing salinity and decline of aquifer levels. In a press conference, the head of the water authority in Gaza, Yasser Al-Shanti, stressed, according to Days of Palestine, that the annual fresh […]

09 Mar
9:34

Gaza Water Reservoir Operating Again with Help from Germany

Thanks to a 9-million euro fund from the German government, the Muntar water reservoir in Gaza, destroyed by Israel during its summer 2014 military onslaught, is once again operating. Germany’s Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Peter Beerwerth, and Palestinian Minister of Water, Mazen Ghneim, inaugurated the rebuilt reservoir in ceremonies […]

Nabi Saleh protest March 3rd 2017
04 Mar
4:29

Non-violent Demonstrators March to Stolen Water Well in Nabi Saleh, Where Israeli Colonizers Attack Them

In Nabi Saleh village Friday, a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held a non-violent march to the location of a water well which was seized by armed Israeli colonial militia fighters in the area. The demonstrators were then attacked by both Israeli soldiers and armed colonizers. Among […]

20 Feb
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Destroy An Internationally-Funded Drinking Water Pipeline

Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said many […]

31 Jan
9:29

Army Stops Construction of Tubas Home and Water Line

Israeli forces ordered, on Tuesday, a Palestinian from the village of Kardala, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to halt construction of both his home and a water pipeline, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

05 Jan
6:52

Israeli Soldiers Demolish 10 Water Wells near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday morning, knocked down water wells in Teqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. Mayor of the town, Tayseer Abu Mufreh, said Israeli occupation vehicles demolished ten water wells used by Palestinian farmers, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. At the same time, according to the PNN, Israeli forces […]

13 Dec
12:15

Two Palestinian Hunger Strikers Stop Drinking Water After Israeli Court Denied Their Appeal

December 13, 2016 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On the same day that Israeli authorities released from prison one long-term hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, the Israeli High Court decided not to release two others, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah. Both men have been on hunger strike for more than 80 days, and both declared on Monday that […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

16 Nov
4:24

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea, in Gaza, and abducted two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the navy attacks the fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, near Gaza city, while they were sailing less […]

05 Nov
12:12

(Video) Army Injures Three, Kidnaps One, And Sprays Waste-Water Inside Homes In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, the […]

03 Nov
9:09

Mezan: “Israeli Navy Kidnapped Six Fishers In Gaza Waters”

The Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, after opening fire on them, and kidnapped six. Mezan stated that in the morning of Tuesday November 11, 2016, the navy ships fired dozens of rounds at two fishing […]

17 Oct
11:07

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

October 17, 2016 11:07 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli Navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, targeting a number of fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of improvised Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and used water cannons, forcing the fisher back to shore. They added that the […]

07 Oct
6:07

Freedom March “Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”

At least 200 people joined on Friday the monthly freedom March demanding the Israeli occupation to “   Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”. The protest was organized by Combatants for Peace movement in association with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s. The protest started at […]

07 Oct
12:40

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishes In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Friday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, and kidnapped two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy kidnapped Mahmoud Sa’id Sa’eedi, and Mohammad Awwad Sa’eedi. It added that the navy also confiscated the fishing boat of the […]

27 Sep
10:05

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians, Demolish Four Water Wells In Hebron

September 27, 2016 10:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. The soldiers also demolished four water wells in Sa’ir town, north of Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the several army […]

07 Aug
10:21

Gaza Strip: Blockade Causing an End to Fresh Water Resources

7th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team As every year, during the summer, the water shortage in the Gaza Strip is accentuated. At the same time, the energy shortage caused by the blockade prevents engines and water pumps from pushing it from wells and tanks to houses […]

28 Jul
10:52

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Boats, Kidnaps Seven Fishers, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped seven fishers and confiscated their boats. The WAFA News Agency quoted a fisher stating that the navy boats attacked them from several directions, and fired many rounds of live […]

25 Jul
10:55

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

14 Jul
10:50

Army Destroys Water Wells, Damages Property, In Hebron

July 14, 2016 10:50 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

As the extensive Israeli military invasion into the southern West Bank district of Hebron continues to escalate, the soldiers destroyed, on Thursday morning, water wells, and the entrances of several Palestinian homes. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers destroyed several Palestinian water wells, detonated the entrances of eight apartments, […]

12 Jul
8:55

Gaza: Turkey to Build Seawater Desalination Plant

The Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs announced, Tuesday, that Turkey is to establish a seawater desalination plant to solve water crisis, estimating the coast of the project to $300,000,000 USD. The minister noted, according to Al Ray, that the project is big-ticket, noting that some countries announced that […]

27 Jun
7:40

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

27 Jun
7:19

Adalah: Stop Cutting Water Supply to West Bank Palestinians

Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli government, military and water officials demanding that they cease cutting the water supply to Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank. “In violation of int’l treaties, Israel has cut water supply up to 70%, […]

21 Jun
6:47

Qarawah Water Apartheid

21st June 2016 | IWPS | Deir Istiya, occupied Palestine When Aziz ‘Aasee, the mayor of Qarawah Bani Hassan village drives through the streets, we’re stopped every few meters by one of his constituents, all of whom are asking the same question: When will we have water again? For some, […]

20 Jun
8:12

Jordan Valley: Israeli Authorities to Destroy Bedouin Water Well

The Israeli civil administration is reportedly willing to demolish a 10-meter-deep water reservoir that is the only source of water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that it was built without a permit. According to Palestine Information Center, the 20 families own 700 sheep and […]

19 Jun
10:10

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of […]

16 Jun
6:13

Mekerot’s West Bank Water War Continues

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah issued a statement decrying Israeli national water company Mekorot’s decision to cut off water supplies to several Palestinian cities and villages. “Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements […]

14 Jun
9:49

EU Commissioner Visits Seawater Gaza Desalination Plant, Funding Announced

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, visited the EU-funded seawater desalination plant in southern Gaza, today. PNN reports, today, that the first phase of the desalination plant is in its final stage of construction, and is the largest being built, so far, in Gaza.  […]

08 Jun
10:10

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Three Fishers In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ship attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and kidnapped three fishers. The navy used automatic fire against the fishing boats, causing damage, before kidnapping the three fishers, and took them to the Ashdod Port. […]

04 Jun
3:41

Two Siblings Injured In Kufur Qaddoum, Army Sprays Homes With Wastewater

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and assaulted the weekly protesters, wounding two siblings with live rounds. The army also sprayed many homes with wastewater mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the […]

31 May
2:18

Israeli Navy Injures One Palestinian Fisher, Kidnaps Four Others, In Gaza Waters

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one fisher was shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, and four others were kidnapped, after the navy ships attacked them in Gaza waters, near the shore of Wadi Gaza area, southwest of Gaza city. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) quoted a […]

27 May
11:48

Israel To Demolish Homes, Sheds, Electricity And Water Networks, Near Nablus

The Israeli Authorities decided to demolish homes, agricultural sheds, in addition to water and electricity networks, in Douma Palestinian village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli settlements’ files in the northern West Bank, said the […]

16 May
10:20

Israeli Navy Kidnaps 10 Palestinian Fishers In Gaza Territorial Waters

Update: Monday, 05-16-2016 — The army released eight of the ten kidnapped fishers. The two were remained imprisoned have been identified as Khamis Radwan Bakr and Hasan Ibrahim Madhi. Original Article – Published on May 16, 2016 @ 01:16 Several Israeli navy boats attacked, on Sunday evening, Palestinians fishing boats, […]

19 Apr
12:23

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Three Fishers, Injure One, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats and opened fire on them, wounding of fisher, and kidnapped three others, in Gaza territorial waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Fishers Syndicate, said the soldiers kidnapped the […]

15 Apr
3:35

Rainwater Harvesting Well Demolished near Hebron Camp

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a rainwater harvesting well near al-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, in the southern West Bank, said a local activist. Local activist Muhammad Awad said that a bulldozers, escorted by Israeli forces and “Civil Administration” officers, stormed Abu Suda locality, opposite to Biet al-Braka […]

28 Mar
2:40

Soldiers Demolish A Home, Farm, Electricity And Water Networks, Uproot Trees, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, an area north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, demolished a home, a playground, electricity and water networks, in addition to uprooting farmlands, belonging to a Palestinian family.The demolished properties belong to a Palestinian, identified as Khader Nimir al-Jarashi, after the Israeli […]

25 Feb
2:44

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

February 25, 2016 2:44 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, on several Palestinian fishing boats, only four nautical miles away from the Gaza shore, causing damage.The navy fired several rounds of live ammunition, hitting some boats, causing damage, and forcing the fishers back to the shore, in fear of additional assaults and […]

15 Feb
3:35

Report: Palestinians’ (Lack of) Access to Water in 2015

February 15, 2016 3:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians’ access to water is worse, in 2015, than it was in 1995, due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime. Thirsting for Justice released a newsletter on the status of Palestinians’ right to water in 2015. The report explains that, since the Oslo Accords introduced a […]

14 Jan
8:40

Jordan Valley: 4 Greenhouses, Water Well Demolished

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished four greenhouses and a water well in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, locals said.Bassam Maslamani, an activist who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley area, told Ma’an News Agency that three Israeli bulldozers, escorted by five military vehicles, demolished the greenhouses […]

27 Dec
11:58

Egypt’s Seawater Pumping Project Endangers Gazans’ Lives

December 27, 2015 11:58 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

During recent months the subsidence of the land along the Egyptian border have become a great danger for the population of Rafah.12-24-15 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team This is due to the Egyptian project that has been pumping seawater all along its border with the Gaza Strip. The […]

24 Dec
8:00

Israeli Settlers Flood Hebron Lands with Wastewater

December 24, 2015 8:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli settlers from the illegal Metarim industrial zone, located to the east of Dhahiriya, south of Hebron, flooded land belonging to Palestinians.Bahjat Jabarin, Project and Proposal Manager of Environmental Quality Authority in Hebron, said the illegal settlement of Metarim includes four factories for soap, stone cutting, mineral oils and aluminum. […]

22 Dec
4:00

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Four Fishers In Gaza Waters

December 22, 2015 4:00 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, late on Monday at night, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Beit Lahia sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishers.Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several live rounds on the boats, and kidnapped four fishers; two of them have been […]

08 Dec
1:35

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

December 8, 2015 1:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to Gaza City shore, causing damage but no injuries.The fishers were only four nautical miles away from the shore, in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City. On Monday evening, Israeli Navy ships attacked […]

01 Dec
2:28

Israel Confiscates Jordan Valley Water Pumps, ICRC Tents

Israeli forces confiscated, on Monday morning, water pumps which supply Khirebt al-Deer in the Jordan Valley, near the border with Jordan, depriving farmers of their sole irrigation source. Also on Monday, 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were […]

10 Sep
4:04

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’

September 10, 2015 4:04 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reporters from RT (Russia Today) traveled to Gaza to look into last year’s report that 90% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. As they sampled water from different parts of the coastal Strip, they found that the report is accurate – the water throughout Gaza is dirty, salty and undrinkable.“We can’t […]

17 Aug
9:46

VIDEO: Kafr Qaddum Punished by Damaging Water Supply

August 17, 2015 9:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, News Report, Non-violent action 0

On Saturday the 15th of August 2015, the villagers from Kafr Qaddum once again demonstrated against the blockage of the road leading to Nablus as well as the nearby Kedumin settlement. In solidarity with the local people there were few international activists and journalists to cover the demonstration.16 August 2015 […]

12 Aug
7:47

Israel Denies Water Access to More Palestinian Villages

August 12, 2015 7:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

During the hottest month of the year, the Israeli occupation has cut off water from three more Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.The villages of Qarawat Bani Hassan, Biddya and Sarta, in the West Bank cityu of Nablus, have received only a partial supply of water, leaving almost half […]

08 Aug
10:16

Israel cuts water to Palestinian village, causing deaths of hundreds of farm animals

August 8, 2015 10:16 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

As an exceptionally hot summer heatwave continues to drain the region’s water supplies, this week Israeli water company Mekorot took the situation to a new level with the villagers of Kafr Qaddoum when the company cut off the village’s water supply.The village is almost entirely dependent on agriculture, and the […]

06 Aug
5:59

Qalqilia Protests Water Deprivation by Israeli Authorities

August 6, 2015 5:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Qalqilia 0

Dozens of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum staged a sit-in, on Wednesday, to protest the Israeli national water company’s cutting off its supply to the village, locals said.Hamzeh Jumaa, the head of the village council, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli water company […]

28 Jul
3:52

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

A number of Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza waters, in the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City.Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several rounds of live ammunition on the fishing boats, causing damage but no injuries. The fishers had […]

06 Jun
2:13

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters. Soldiers open fire on farmers in different areas. Media sources said the navy attacked Palestinian fishing boats in the al-Waha area, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern part of the […]

02 Jun
1:11

Three Fishers Injured By Israeli Navy Fire In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, wounding three fishers.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the wounded fishers have been moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza […]

01 Jun
3:10

Soldiers Storm Jenin Area in Search of Water Wells

June 1, 2015 3:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces stormed, on Sunday, the Marg Ibn Amer plain, west of the city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, and launched a broad campaign in search of water wells in the region.Farmers said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli military patrols roamed in […]

25 May
12:23

Settlement Sewage Water Pollutes Salfit Tourist Areas

The farmers and citizens of Salfit city, and of Kafr Al-Deek town, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Sunday, made complaints about the dangerous environmental damage they were facing because of the skunk water poured by the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel.Farmers said, according to the PNN, that the […]

22 May
3:03

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

May 22, 2015 3:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City, causing significant property damage.Eyewitnesses said the Navy fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition at fishing boats less than four nautical miles off the Gaza shore. The fishers had to sail […]

21 May
3:54

Detainee Adnan Is Only Consuming Water And Salt

May 21, 2015 3:54 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Hunger-striking detainee Khader Adnan, who started his strike nearly three weeks ago, is currently only consuming salt and water, rejecting medical checkups and any sort of supplements. Lawyer Ashraf al-Khatib of the Palestinian Detainees Committee said Adnan is determined to continue his strike until the Israeli authorities end his arbitrary […]

18 May
2:08

Israeli soldiers stalk 5-year old, spraying sewage-smelling water at him until he falls

May 18, 2015 2:08 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

A group of Israeli soldiers were captured on camera chasing down a five-year old child in Kafr Qaddoum, spraying him with foul-smelling ‘skunk water’ until he fell down on some rocks.The incident took place around the time of the weekly non-violent protest on Friday against the Wall and Settlements, but […]

17 May
10:33

Bennett Wants to See Palestinians Become ‘Water Carriers and Wood Hewers’ for Jews

If you think that the UN was wrong in labeling Zionism as a racist movement, think again.Of course, Zionist crimes, committed in the name of Judaism and the Jewish people, have not stopped ever since Zionist supremacists declared their plans to create an exclusive Jewish state in Palestine in the […]

10 May
12:46

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishers In Gaza Waters

May 10, 2015 12:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Sunday morning, on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, causing damage to one boat, before the soldiers kidnapped two fishers.Nizar Ayyash, head of the Palestinian Fishers Syndicate, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the navy kidnapped Hatem Abdul-Rahman Sultan, 33, and […]

29 Apr
4:13

Settlers Damage Water Pipes in Hebron’s Old City District

April 29, 2015 4:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A group of Israeli settlers damaged water pipes serving the Palestinian community in Hebron’s Old City, Tuesday, according to locals.Mufid al-Sharabati, a resident of Shuhada street, told Ma’an News Agency that a group of settlers deliberately made holes in the plastic water pipes providing water to Palestinian homes. The burst […]

12 Mar
1:51

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

March 12, 2015 1:51 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City.Local fishers said the navy fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition towards a number of fishing boats less than four miles off […]

08 Mar
2:55

Fisherman Killed By Israeli Fire In Gaza Waters

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a fisher who was shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, earlier Saturday, died of his wounds in the Shifa Medical Center, in Gaza, a few hours after his injury.The fisher, Tawfiq Abu Ryala, 34, was shot in the abdomen when Israeli naval ships […]

07 Mar
3:45

Fisherman Moderately Injured, Two Kidnapped, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy boats opened fire, on Saturday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, moderately wounding one fisher, and kidnapped two others.Ziad ‘Ayyash, head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate, said resident Tawfiq Abu Ryala, 25, was shot in the abdomen, while Jihad and Wahid Sayyed Kaskin, were […]

05 Mar
3:00

Two Fishers Shot, Four Kidnapped In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy vessels attacked, on Thursday morning, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, wounding two fishers by live rounds, and kidnapped four others, in Palestinian waters near the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City. Local fishers said the two wounded residents suffered moderate injuries, and were moved to the Shifa […]

22 Feb
10:42

Aida Refugee Camp Flooded by Excess Settlement Water

February 22, 2015 10:42 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Aida refugee camp, north Bethlehem city, has drowned after the Gilo settlement opened its barrages, throwing all excess rain and melted snow water onto the camp. Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes, Sunday morning, after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the […]

02 Feb
1:39

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

February 2, 2015 1:39 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the Sudaniyya shore, northwest of Gaza city. Eyewitnesses said one of the navy ships chased the fishing boats while firing rounds of live ammunition, forcing the fishers back to the shore. The boats […]

29 Jan
11:08

Israeli Forces Destroy 1,000 Meter Water Pipe Donated to Yezra

January 29, 2015 11:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday, destroyed a water pipe being used in connecting the West Tubas district’s Atoof village with Khirbet Yezra, in the northern Jordan Valley.Head of Al-Maleh local council, Aaref Daraghmeh, said that the pipe had length of 1,000 meters, and was donated by Agricultural Relief to provide the […]

01 Dec
5:02

Israel to Build Water Barrier Along Jordan and Egypt

December 1, 2014 5:02 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Following the first phase in approving a controversial bill to officiate Israel as a uniquely Jewish nation state, Israeli authorities now intend to build a water barrier to expand its political hegemony. Israel’s Foreign Minister, furthermore, has proposed paying off Palestinian citizens to leave the country.PNN correspondence reported, Sunday, that […]

29 Nov
4:15

Hunger Striking Detainee Refusing Water

November 29, 2014 4:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Nahar Al Saadi, from Jenin, is now in his first week of hunger strike in protest of ill-treatment from the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) and their denial of a visit by his mother.The Palestinian Prisoners Club stated Wednesday that Nahar, in solitary confinement for a year and half, […]

18 Nov
3:25

Desalinated Drinking Water Inducing Cancer and Other Fatal Illnesses in Gaza

November 18, 2014 3:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his 9-year-old son, Mohammad, has osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water […]

22 Oct
1:57

Four Palestinian Fishermen Kidnapped In Gaza Waters

October 22, 2014 1:57 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy boats attacked, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian fishing boat close to the Gaza shore in the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City.Eyewitnesses said the navy fired rounds of live ammunition at a boat belonging to members of Abu Bakr family, and kidnapped five of them. The kidnapped fishermen […]

09 Sep
1:26

Four Fishermen Kidnapped In Northern Gaza Waters

September 9, 2014 1:26 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy boats attacked on Tuesday, at dawn, Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishermen.The Maan News Agency has reported that the fishermen, all members of the Sultan family, have been kidnapped by the navy, […]

04 Sep
9:37

West Bank: Israeli Forces Close Agricultural Roads, Confiscate Water Pipes

September 4, 2014 9:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Thursday, closed agricultural roads in Idhna and confiscated water pipes from al-Baq‘a, located respectively to the west and east of Hebron, according to municipal sources and witnesses.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency has reported that several agricultural roads were closed in al-Bas springs, al-Khirbi al-Bayda, Khirbet al-Ras, […]

31 Jul
10:05

Dr. Mona El-Farra: ‘We have no power and no water.’

July 31, 2014 10:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

“We don’t have power at the moment. We don’t have water,” physician Dr. Mona El-Farra told The Electronic Intifada from Gaza today. Dr. El-Farra works with the Palestine Red Crescent Society and is the director of Gaza projects at the Middle East Children’s Alliance.7/30/14 | The Electronic Intifada | Nora […]

17 Jul
2:09

Growing Water Crisis in Gaza

Following a week of Israeli airstrikes, hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents remain without running water. International aid agencies warned Tuesday that Israel’s ongoing destruction of Gazan infrastructures threatens the entire coastal strip with a water crisis within days. 16 July 2014 | Alternative Information Center | Connie Hackbarth ‘Within […]

13 Jul
11:39

Israeli Airstrikes Bomb Major Water Line, Sewage Station and Water Wells in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes bombed a major water line and sewage plant, west of Gaza City, which provides water to tens of thousands of citizens and is regarded as the main water line for al-Shati refugee camp west of the city.The director of the Water Department in the Municipality of Gaza, Saad […]

02 Jun
11:45

Tens of Thousands of Jerusalemite Palestinians Still Lacking Water

A statement recently released by Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has revealed that 60-80,000 Palestinian Jerusalem residents have been without running water for 3 months.According to the statement, several neighborhoods in north-east Jerusalem, namely the Shu’fat Refugee Camp, Ras Khamis, Ras Sh’hadeh and Dahiyat a-Salam, all separated from the rest […]

23 May
1:36

Contaminated Water Lands Striking Detainees In Hospital

May 23, 2014 1:36 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestine Detainees Study Center quoted lawyer Rami al-Alamy stating that the Prison Administration at the Be’er As-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli Prison had to move all hunger striking Palestinian detainees to the Soroka Medical Center due to contaminated water.Amina Tawil, media spokeswoman of the Center, stated that a doctor at the […]

07 May
3:38

Two Fishermen Injured In Gaza Waters

[Wednesday, May 7, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that two fishermen were injured after Israeli Navy boats chased Palestinian fishing boats in territorial waters, west of Gaza city.The sources said the two fishermen, of the Bakr family, suffered mild-to-moderate wounds, and were moved to the Shifa Medical Center. Eyewitnesses […]

09 Apr
10:01

Bethlehem; Settlers Flood Farmlands With Wastewater

[Tuesday, April 8, 2014] A number of Israeli settlers from the Efrat settlement, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, flooded Palestinian farmlands in al-Khader town with sewage.Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in al-Khader, Ahmad Salah, stated that the settlers pumped sewage into eight […]

08 Apr
7:03

Thousands of Palestinians in Jerusalem Without Water

April 8, 2014 7:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man’s land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The residents of the Shufat refugee camp are technically part […]

08 Apr
11:16

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

[Tuesday Morning, April 8, 2014] Israeli Navy boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, near Gaza city, causing excessive damage.One of the fishermen reported the navy to have fired several rounds of live ammunition at the fishermen and their boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of […]

18 Mar
7:19

13 Days Without Water in East Jerusalem

The East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Ras Shehada, Ras Khamis, Dahyat A’salam and the Shufat refugee camp, which are cut off from the rest of the city by the separation wall, have gone without running water since March 4. (Al Ray) Locals say that Ras Shehada has had problems with water […]

16 Mar
7:22

$170m Loss for Israeli Water Firm as BDS Spreads Southward

In the latest success for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have suspended a proposed $170m water treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot. The decision comes after a recent campaign by local trade unions and human rights groups […]

08 Mar
9:05

Three Days, No Water for Some 50,000 East Jerusalem Residents

Some 50,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been without water for three days, after their water supply was cut off, on Tuesday. The residents are from the Shufat refugee camp and the neighborhoods of Ras Hamis, Ras Shehada and Hashalom – all within the Jerusalem municipality, and where a majority […]

16 Feb
11:13

Israel Cuts Off Water Supply to Several Jerusalem Homes

Israeli authorities, Sunday, completely cut off the water supply of 14 houses in the old city of Jerusalem, under the pretext of accumulated debts, bringing the number of houses without water to 44 homes, according to an official. Ashraf al-zorba, responsible on following up on water issues in the old […]

11 Feb
3:35

Army Kidnaps Three Fishermen In Gaza Waters

February 11, 2014 3:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

[Tuesday Morning, February 11, 2014] Israeli Navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, near Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, and kidnapped three fishermen.Local sources have reported that the navy forced fishermen in two boats to leave their boats, and kidnapped them. The navy then towed the two […]

20 Dec
3:22

Israeli Navy Chases Fishermen, Confiscates Fishing Equipment in Gaza Waters

December 20, 2013 3:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli Naval Forces stationed off Beit Lahi shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in 4 separate incidents, while sailing between 600 meters and 3 nautical miles. Israeli naval forces also confiscated 24 fishing nets.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) expresses concern over the […]

22 Oct
3:55

Settlers Flood Farmlands With Sewage Water

[Tuesday October 22, 2013] A number of extremist Israeli settlers used sewage water to flood Palestinian farmlands in the Al-Khader town, south of the West bank city of Bethlehem.Head of the Al-Khader Local Council, Tawfiq Salah, stated that settlers of the Efrat settlement, built on lands that belongs to the […]

19 Sep
12:23

Fishermen Sentenced To One Year For Entering Egyptian Waters

September 19, 2013 12:23 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

Egyptian sources have reported that an Egyptian military court sentenced on Wednesday [September 18, 2013] five Palestinian fishermen to one year imprisonment after “convicting” them of violating Egyptian territorial waters.The Anadolu Turkish news agency stated that the five fishermen accidentally crossed into Egyptian waters while fishing. Palestinian fishermen in Gaza […]

15 Sep
11:18

Egyptian Navy Boats Enter Palestinian Waters In Rafah

September 15, 2013 11:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

[Saturday evening September 14, 2013] Palestinian security sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that a two Egyptian Navy boats sailed into Palestinian territorial waters in the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishermen, opened fire at their boats, and arrested a fisherman.The sources said that the Palestinian boats did not enter […]

09 Aug
12:34

Nabi Saleh weekly protest on friday: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas and skunk water

During friday’s weekly protest in the village of An Nabi Saleh the villagers once more stipulated their discontent over their difficult situation under the occupation. The peaceful protest was met with tear gas and skunk water from the Israeli military.Friday at noon the weekly protest against the occupation took place […]