17 Jan
9:02

Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Order Hours Before His Release

Just hours before his scheduled release, Thursday, a Palestinian political prisoner, held by Israel, received an arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six months, without charges or trial. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the detainee has been identified as Sameh Mohammad Kamil, from Qabatia town, south of the […]

17 Jan
8:47

Al-Qassam Fighter Dies of Wounds Sustained in Accidental Explosion

A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, succumbed on Wednesday to wounds he had sustained in an accidental explosion. Al-Qassam said, in a statement, that fighter Hamdi Abed al-Karim Hijazi succumbed to wounds he had sustained last week. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed […]

17 Jan
8:42

Palestine Launches Bid for Full UN Membership

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday. The bid will go ahead despite the United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans. “We know that we are going to face a US veto but that won’t […]

17 Jan
8:34

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, raided the family home of a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, in preparation to demolish it, said a local activist. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided […]

16 Jan
2:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

16 Jan
12:06

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Residential Shed Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Fasayel Palestinian village, north of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a residential shed. The soldiers surrounded the small community before invading it, and demolished a residential shed, owned by Abdul-Hadi Obeyyat, allegedly for being built without a permit. The owner […]

16 Jan
10:55

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct Four, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, including one who was shot with an expanding bullet, and abducted four others, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Anza village, south of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated […]

16 Jan
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east […]

16 Jan
8:02

Update: PCHR Warns of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is warning of the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing crisis of fuel shortage. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority (PA) and international organizations to urgently intervene to order to ensure the rapid flow of […]

16 Jan
7:52

82 Civil Society Organizations Send Letter to Group of 77+1 Regarding Abbas’ Legitimacy

82 civil society organizations in the Gaza Strip sent a letter to the UN Group of 77 + 1, stating that Mr. Mahmoud Abbas no longer has any legal status in representing the Palestinian people and talk in their behalf in accordance with the Palestinian Basic Law, which set the […]

16 Jan
7:41

Private Sector Employees Strike over Social Security Law

Employees of the Palestinian private sector, in the occupied West Bank, observed a general strike on Tuesday, as thousands staged a sit-in protest outside the Social Security Corporation headquarters in al-Bireh, calling for scrapping the controversial Social Security Law. Shops, businesses, factories, financial institutions and private schools were shuttered in […]

16 Jan
7:26

Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze […]

16 Jan
6:52

Israeli Military Courts Fined Palestinians $16m In 3 Years

Israeli military courts have imposed fines topping $16m, on West Bank Palestinians, from 2015 to 2017, “even though the great majority of the offenses do not involve the harming of people or property.” According to a report by Haaretz, “the money is deposited in the Israeli Civil Administration’s accounts in the […]

16 Jan
6:46

Beit Hanoun Hospital to Shut Down over Ongoing Fuel Crisis

Beit Hanoun hospital director Jameel Suleiman has warned that their generator would be shut down within two days, due to shortage of fuel. Suleiman said, in a statement, that the depletion of fuel would lead to complete paralysis in the services of the hospital, which serves 340 thousand people north […]

16 Jan
6:41

World Food Programme Cuts Aid to Palestine

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended or reduced aid for some of its Palestinian beneficiaries in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, due to funding shortages, an official has said. Some 27,000 Palestinians are no longer receiving aid through the United Nations programme since January 1, in the occupied West Bank, said Stephen Kearney, […]

16 Jan
6:29

Army Destroys Jordan Valley Farmland

The Israeli army destroyed the crops of Palestinian farmers when its bulldozers opened a one-kilometer-long road in the area of al-Burj, Northern Jordan Valley, PNN reports. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers later, Tuesday morning, carried out military drills on the agricultural land that belongs to Palestinians. The army also forced 13 families […]

16 Jan
6:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two young Palestinian men near Hebron and Jenin, in the southern and northern parts of the occupied West Bank, and searched dozens of cars. The soldiers stopped a young man, identified Yousef Nadi al-‘Emla, in the center of Hebron city, and abducted him. They […]

15 Jan
3:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least 28 Palestinians, including children, and a shepherd, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, has reported that the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians in […]

15 Jan
2:01

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Confiscate Lathe Machines, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday ay dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before abducting three Palestinians, in addition to confiscating several expensive lathe machines from a workshop. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers invaded the eastern area of the city, before abducting Fadi Abu Hadrous, from the […]

15 Jan
12:31

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Palestinian Farmlands In Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Yanoun village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, and uprooted them. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists invaded the lands with their […]

15 Jan
6:50

Palestinian Detainee in Critical Condition

Palestinian detainee Sufyan Asskafee, 35, is hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Sharai Tsidk hospital, and in critical condition, Kareem Ajwaj, lawyer of Commission of detainees and ex-detainees affairs warned, on Monday. Ajwa noted, according to Al Ray, that Skafee has been using respiratory equipment to breathe, is in […]

15 Jan
6:43

Ashrawi Calls on American Civil Society to Speak Out

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi called on members of American civil society “to stand up and speak out courageously, against the US administration’s unconditional support of Israel and its unilateral and irresponsible measures that are antithetical to the requirements of a just peace and stability.” During a meeting […]

15 Jan
6:38

Abbas Assumes Chair for Group of 77 + China

PA President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York on Monday, and is set to formally assume the chair for the Group of 77 and China. A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, at the United Nations General Assembly. The PA President is also scheduled to meet with the UN Secretary General Antonio […]

15 Jan
6:22

Jerusalem Mosque Employees Detained By Israeli Police

The Dome of the Rock Mosque, situated next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s 3rd holiest site, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Muslim religious officials told WAFA that Israeli police imposed a siege on the place of worship for several hours, Monday. The Waqf employees reportedly refused to […]

14 Jan
1:11

Army Orders Families To Halt Construction Of Home, Shed And Well

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ordered two families to halt the construction of their home, shed and water well. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

14 Jan
12:32

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, before the soldiers […]

14 Jan
10:36

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday in Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a child died, on Monday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Friday January 11th, 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in northern Gaza. The Health Ministry stated that the child, Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, was shot with a […]

14 Jan
9:56

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

14 Jan
8:31

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Ben White discusses his new book, “Cracks in the Wall”, which examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes. Shir Hever is an economic researcher at the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli […]

14 Jan
2:50

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Fishermen, Seize Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then abducted two fishermen and seized a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding […]

14 Jan
2:42

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza […]

13 Jan
8:54

VIDEO: Jerusalem in 2018

A recap on the events of the past year. Originally published by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, occupied East Jerusalem. (English subtitles.) (photo: BDS National Committee) Human Interest 12/28/18 Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO) 

13 Jan
8:26

Five Palestinian Families Facing Eviction due to Settler Claims

A Palestinian family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem received an order, from the Israeli authority’s Law Enforcement Department, on Saturday, to evacuate a building it owns, and where five Palestinian families live, by January 23rd. According to the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), […]

13 Jan
8:17

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by heavy guard of Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources reported that 77 settlers toured the courtyards, accompanied by rabbis, and received explanations about their claimed temple grounds, provoking Palestinian Muslim prayers. […]

13 Jan
8:08

Hundreds of Saplings Destroyed by Israeli Settlers near Nablus

Illegal Jewish settlers, on Sunday, have destroyed hundreds of forest saplings that were ready to be planted near the village of Burqa, north of the city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that […]

13 Jan
8:00

PLO Official: ‘Settlements are expanding rapidly, encouraged by U.S. administration’

Tayseer Khaled, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, has raised concerns about the early Israeli elections, which are being utilized by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as a launching pad for a massive settlement plan in the West Bank, including Jerusalem. The Israeli government is also implementing a large-scale […]

13 Jan
4:00

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Several Weeks Earlier In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Sunday, that a man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, three weeks ago, has died from his wounds in a hospital in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry […]

13 Jan
3:50

Illegal Colonists Cut Olive Trees At Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists cut, Sunday, many old “Roman” olive trees in the garden of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Hebron, Ra’ed Maswada, […]

13 Jan
11:05

Israeli Soldiers Distribute Warning Leaflets In Teqoua

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, forced some sores shut, and distributed warning leaflets, threatening harsh measures and constant invasions “if the Palestinians do not stop throwing stones at army vehicles and colonialist settlers’ cars […]

13 Jan
10:44

Army Demolishes Agricultural Sheds And Structures Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, Beit Iksa village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished agricultural sheds and structures, owned by two siblings. Bilal al-Mashni, a member of Beit Iksa Village Council, said the soldiers surrounded the entire area of the properties, and preventing the Palestinians from entering or […]

13 Jan
9:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Bethlehem, Hebron And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, six Palestinians, including one child, from the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron and Qalqilia, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of the city, searched homes and abducted a child, […]

13 Jan
3:53

Islamic-Christian Committee Denounces Israeli Exhibit Mocking Jesus Christ

The Islamic-Christian Committee for Supporting Jerusalem and Holy Sites issued, Saturday, a strong condemnation of a provocative Israeli art exhibit, in Haifa, mocking Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. The Committee said that the so-called art exhibit depicted Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in a mocking and racist manner […]

13 Jan
3:25

Israeli Soldiers Fire Several Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday at night, several missiles and shells into a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing property damage. The army claimed it was “retaliating to a shell that landed in an open area in Sdot regional Council.” The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has […]

13 Jan
2:23

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, many areas in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians, protesting the invasion, causing several injuries. The Health Ministry in Ramallah said the seven Palestinians were rushed to Palestine Medical Complex, […]

12 Jan
7:37

Israeli Police Fire Tear Gas at Palestinian Christians Protesting Israeli Exhibit Mocking Jesus Christ

Hundreds of Palestinian Christians and their supporters gathered Friday in Haifa, in northern Israel, to protest an Israeli exhibit that featured Ronald McDonald taking the place of Jesus on the cross. The so-called “McJesus” exhibit was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinon, and has been on display at a gallery […]

12 Jan
4:59

Colonialist Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

A group of illegal extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, Palestinian homes in Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists attacked many homes in the northeastern […]

12 Jan
4:48

Israeli Colonists Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, many Palestinian farmers while working on their own lands, and several shepherds, in Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing them to suffer cuts and bruises. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular […]

12 Jan
1:57

Report: “20% Of Palestinians Injured In Gaza In 2018 Were Children”

In its annual report, the Gaza European Hospital has revealed that 20% of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army, during the Great Return March processions of the Gaza Strip, in 2018, were children, and more than half of them were shot with live fire. The report stated that […]

12 Jan
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Saturday, four young Palestinian men from their homes in Arrana village, northeast of Jenin. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the village and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The […]

12 Jan
11:15

Extremist Colonists Stone Cars Near Jenin

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Friday evening, at many Palestinian cars near the former Homesh illegal colony, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, causing damage to at least one car. Media sources in Jenin said the colonists gathered the near former colony, […]

12 Jan
3:44

Settlers Suspected of Stoning Palestinian Mother to Death Released

Israeli authorities released to house arrest, on Thursday, four of five Israeli settlers held on suspicion of involvement in killing a Palestinian mother, last October. Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, 47, a mother of eight children, from the Bidya village near Salfit in the northern occupied West Bank, was killed and […]

12 Jan
3:36

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Apartheid Threatens International Peace and Security

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned, on Friday, Israel’s opening of a new ‘Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall. “The creation of this new apartheid road affirms Israel’s willful intent to entrench its racist colonial […]

12 Jan
3:22

Extremist Settlers Stone Vehicles near Bethlehem

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Friday, attacked Palestinian vehicles with stones near the village of  Teqoua’, to the southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. About 50 settlers gathered at the entrance to the village and pelted stones at vehicles bearing Palestinian registration plates, smashing […]

11 Jan
6:21

Israeli Army Bombards Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Friday evening, several missiles and artillery shells into thee sites, east of Gaza city, and east of Khan Younis, causing excessive damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the Israeli Air Force fired at least one missile into a site, believed to be […]

11 Jan
6:05

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian, Abduct Another, Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Teqoua, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and attacked Palestinian protesters, wounding one with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to abducting another Palestinian. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, the head administrator […]

11 Jan
5:39

Soldiers Seriously Injure a Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a young Palestinian man reportedly after he attempted to stab them in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Israeli media sources quoted the army stating that “the Palestinian was neutralized after a suspected stabbing attack.” Although initial news […]

11 Jan
5:06

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, a Palestinian journalist working for a French media agency, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, participating in the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies. Morad […]

11 Jan
4:46

Updated: Soldiers Kill One Woman, Injure 25 Palestinians, Including A Medic and Two Journalists, In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian woman has been identified as Amal Mustafa at-Taramisi, 43, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza city. It added that the woman was shot in her head, and died from her serious wounds shortly after she was injured. At least 25 […]

11 Jan
1:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Fire Rockets At Home, In Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, villages in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, injured a photojournalist, and fired a rocket at a home. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded villages in the western part of the governorate, before imposing a […]

11 Jan
10:50

Soldiers Abduct A Man After Illegal Settlers Assaulted Him In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian man from Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after a group of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers assaulted him. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern […]

11 Jan
10:39

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday at night, many Palestinians in the al-Masyoon neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after several army jeeps invaded it, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at local protesters. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the […]

11 Jan
10:29

PPS: “Israel Still Preventing Lawyer From Visiting With Detained Wounded Man”

On Wednesday, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that he, or any other lawyer, have been denied the right to visit with a wounded and detained Palestinian, who was abducted, along with his son, on December 13th, 2018, after the soldiers repeatedly assaulted them. The Lawyer, Ma’moun […]

11 Jan
7:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 03 – 09 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the […]

11 Jan
7:13

The BDS Movement Salutes Angela Davis

January 10, 2019 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / United States The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, salutes Angela Davis for her lifelong struggle for justice and expresses its full solidarity […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

11 Jan
6:58

Extremist Settlers Uproot Saplings near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted over 30 saplings belonging to Palestinian farmers in Tarqumia town, to the west of Hebron, said a local official. Head of the Agricultural Damage Documentation Section, Hashem Badarin, confirmed to WAFA that settlers from the nearby Telem settlement destroyed and uprooted over 30 olive, grape […]

11 Jan
6:53

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

11 Jan
2:18

Four Right-Wing Israelis Released After Arrest for Killing Palestinian Woman

Four of the five Israeli paramilitary settlers who were arrested Tuesday under suspicion of involvement in the death of a Palestinian woman have been released from custody, according to Israeli sources. The Jerusalem Post reported that the number of hate crimes by Israelis toward Palestinians drastically increased in 2018 compared […]

10 Jan
1:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Qalqilia And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, three children and four former political prisoners, from their homes in Qalqilia and Jenin governorates, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, before storming and searching many homes, causing damage, and abducted Abdul-Rahman Daoud […]

10 Jan
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a young man who was detained minutes after his release from prison, and assaulted two others, in several parts of Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Hebron city, […]

10 Jan
10:44

Israel Plans To Illegally Annex 139 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Ramallah

The Land Research Center in occupied Jerusalem has reported that the Israeli Ministry of Finance has authorized a plan to illegally annex nearly 139 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Dir Dibwan village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, to build new colonialist structures and segregated roads. The […]

10 Jan
4:46

Human Rights Defenders Call Out Israel on Dangerous Herbicides Sprayed over Gaza

A number of human rights organizations have called on Israel to stop spraying dangerous herbicides over the Gaza Strip, as they endanger health and crops in the besieged coastal enclave, a press release by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said, on Wednesday. Al Mezan […]

10 Jan
4:42

A NYT Investigation Examining the Killing of Medic Razan al-Najjar Concludes: “Possibly a War Crime” by Israeli Forces

The Investigation by the NYT into the killing of  21-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar reveals:  “. . . the shooting by (IDF-Sniper) appears to have been reckless at best, and possibly a war crime,.. for which no one has yet been punished.”  We speak with James North of Mondoweiss. TRNN Video […]

10 Jan
4:34

The Prisoners’ Movement: Revolutionary School and Ethical Compass by Khaled Barakat

Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian writer and the international coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat. This article is translated from Arabic, and it was originally published at Al-Mayadeen: The experiences of revolutionary strugglers behind bars constitute one of the most important sources of moral strength from which peoples’ movements and […]

10 Jan
4:25

Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinian Prisoners Must Be Exposed

by Dr. Fayez Rasheed :Palestinian prisoners experience had conditions inside Israeli jails as they are kept in crowded and difficult conditions and face a lack of adequate nutrition and poor medical treatment. In a press conference at the Public Security Ministry headquarters in occupied Jerusalem a few days ago, Minister […]

10 Jan
4:19

Palestinian Detainees Suffer Severe Cold in Etzion Detention Center

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated that Palestinian detainees being held in the Israeli detention center of Etzion are subjected to extreme cold, under frigid weather conditions, lack of blankets and winter clothing, and scarcity of medical care. The Commission quoted its lawyer Jacqueline Fararja, following her visit […]

10 Jan
4:07

Anti-Boycott of Israel Bill Pushed Back in US Senate

The US Senate voted down, in a cloture vote on Tuesday, a bill aimed at impeding the international boycott of Israel spearheaded by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, according to a press statement by the Institute For Middle East Understanding (IMEU). Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, Cory […]

10 Jan
3:56

Report: New Settlement Plan to Besiege Bethlehem

In its weekly report on Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of  Land  stated that the Israeli occupation government continues imposing dominance through building, expanding settlements and approving additional settlement plans to strengthen control on the Palestinian land in the […]

10 Jan
3:40

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wins Right to Approach Supreme Court

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has won the right to challenge the Court of Appeal judgement which upheld the government’s right to restrict Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) from divesting contrary to UK foreign and defence policy, thereby limiting the possibility of divestment from companies involved in Israel’s human rights violations. In […]

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10 Jan
12:35

Palestinian Man Rushed to Hospital after Severe Beating by Israeli Soldiers

According to the Wafa News Agency, Israeli forces transferred a Palestinian man to a hospital after severely beating him in his house in Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of Ramallah, said an attorney on Wednesday. Mamon al-Hashem, an attorney representing Palestine Prisoner’s Society, said that Ziyad Mohammad Shalalda, a 45-year-old resident […]

09 Jan
11:55

Birmingham Honors Angela Davis after Israel Lobby Sabotages Award

(from the Electronic Intifada) American academic Angela Davis says she is “stunned” at the decision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama to revoke a human rights award it was planning to give her at a gala next month. In a statement on Facebook, the iconic Black intellectual and activist said that the […]

09 Jan
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Teen In Tulkarem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Wednesday, Qaffin town, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and abducted a teenage boy. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before storming a few homes and violently searching them. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Hifthi Akram Harsha, 17, from […]

09 Jan
10:50

Army Abducts A Child Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar and Surif towns, north and west of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched many homes and stores, and abducted a child, in addition to illegally confiscating cash. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, searched homes […]

09 Jan
8:56

Including Eight Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including eight children, from Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, south and east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Beit Fajjar town, […]

09 Jan
5:19

B’Tselem: Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes, Makes Palestinians Homeless

The Israeli occupation has demolished at least 1,401 Palestinian residential units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, between 2006 and 2018, an Israeli rights group has revealed. According to the rights group B’Tselem, Israeli demolitions caused have caused some 6,207 people, including at least 3,134 minors, to lose their homes. The Israeli occupation […]

09 Jan
5:10

MADA Report on Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During December 2018

“Attiya Darwish” Al Ray Agency photographer was hit by a tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces while covering the peaceful return march in Karni area, east of Gaza. December 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month; […]

09 Jan
4:42

Bethlehem to be Surrounded by Israeli Settlement

The Israeli occupation government has put forth a plan for a new neighborhood that would expand the settlement of Efrat toward Bethlehem, Haaretz paper reported Tuesday. The paper reported, according to Al Ray, that the government allocated about 1,200 dunams (300 acres) for the plan. The neighborhood is expected to expand […]

09 Jan
2:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted three Palestinians, including a wounded young man, during protests against the invasion. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs at many Palestinian protesters, who hurled […]

09 Jan
1:51

Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)  – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]

09 Jan
1:47

Oppose Senate Bill S.1 – Would Give Israel $38 Billion, Combat BDS, & More

Senators Mark Rubio (R-FL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nov. 4, 2015. (Photo from Jewish Insider.) Phone and email your senators NOW to vote no on Senate bill S.1! The latest news is that Democrats may try to prevent today’s action on the bill (over concerns over the government shutdown), so phoning […]

08 Jan
1:10

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted, Tuesday, nearly thirty Palestinian olive trees in the al-Hamra area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies […]

08 Jan
11:02

Army Invades Villages In Hebron, Summon One Palestinian For Interrogation

Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday morning, several towns in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and summoned one Palestinian for interrogation, in addition to installing many roadblocks. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, before storming and searching homes, and summoned a […]

08 Jan
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children, from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and searching them, and summoned one for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded many homes in Beit Fajjar town, […]

08 Jan
10:15

Father And Three Sons Among Seven Palestinians Abducted By Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, seven Palestinians, including a father and three of his sons, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Shkheidim village, north of Ramallah, before storming and ransacking […]

08 Jan
5:39

Durham NC Becomes First City to Ban Training By Israeli Police and Then be Forced to Reconsider It

Jazmynne Williams of Jewish Voices for Peace discusses the organizing efforts underway to ensure the ban remains. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner, great to have you with us. Israel has become the hub to train the world’s police in military tactics, […]

08 Jan
5:33

Qatar Fund Transfer To Gaza Suspended by Israel

The Israeli occupation government suspended a fund transfer, from Qatar to Palestinian employees, in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 20 reported, on Monday. Israeli authorities claim that freezing the payment came in response to the firing of a rocket, from Gaza, towards Ashkelon. Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: […]

08 Jan
5:23

Palestinian Girl Shot at Israeli Military Checkpoint

Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian girl, on Monday, at Zaatara military checkpoint, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, injuring her lightly, according to witnesses and the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The girl, who was not immediately identified, was shot in the leg and […]

08 Jan
2:43

Israeli Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At Homes Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the village of at-Tayba, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many gas bombs at homes, causing damage and injuries. The head of at-Tayba Village Council, Khaled Jabarin, said the soldiers fired many gas bombs at homes, located near the […]

08 Jan
1:17

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, three young Palestinian men in the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the city, and attacked dozens of protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. They […]