18 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem, Bethlehem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night and Friday at dawn, four Palestinians from Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, and assaulted the mother and child brother of one of the abducted Palestinians. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded al-Atan […]

18 Aug

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and during the day Thursday, eighteen Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent military searches of homes. The Ramallah office of the PPS said the soldiers have abducted seven Palestinians from […]

17 Aug

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Jerusalem, Ramallah And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, Beiteen and Beit Rima villages, in Ramallah, in addition to Beit Sahour city, in Bethlehem governorate, and abducted six Palestinians. Several Israeli army vehicles invaded Silwan town, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few […]

17 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Detonate A Palestinian Home Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah, and detonated the family home of Adel Ankoush, who was killed along two other Palestinians, on June 16th 2017, after attacking Police officers with knives and guns, killing a border policewoman, identified as Hadas […]

17 Aug

Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA “Reconciliation” Terms

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated threats against the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, threatening further repressive measures should Hamas not unconditionally abide by the PA’s demands to resolve the decade-long intra-Palestinian conflict. Numerous attempts have been made in the […]

17 Aug

Israel to Impose Fines for Commemoration of Nakba

Israeli occupation authorities are prepared to impose massive fines on Palestinians who commemorate the Israeli occupation of Palestine, a report revealed on Tuesday. An Arab member of the Knesset said, according to Days of Palestine, that occupation authorities have decided to fine institutions which rent out space for events organized […]

17 Aug

Settler Caravans Erected Near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, installed caravans near the village of Nahalin, to the west of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sobhi Zeidan, head of Nahalin village council, told WAFA that a group of settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Beitar Elit installed 10 caravans near the fence separating the […]

17 Aug

Raids Ongoing at Ramon Prison

The Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and ex-Prisoners has noted that detainees in Ramon prison have been subjected to  ongoing and vehement onslaught by the Israeli prison administration, through intensified and almost daily raids into the prison’s rooms and sections. The ministry stated that, since early Tuesday morning, the prison […]

17 Aug

Tayseer Khaled Welcomes Move to Boycott African-Israeli Summit

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) & Head of National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Colonial Settlements, Tayseer Khaled, has welcomed South Africa’s decision to boycott the African-Israeli Summit on Higher Technology, Communication, Agriculture and Security, to be held in Lomé, Togo, in […]

16 Aug

As Part of Excessive Application of Collective Punishment Policy, Israeli Forces Demolish ‘Omer al-‘Abed’s Family House

As part of the collective punishment policy adopted by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian civilians accused of carrying out attacks against Israeli soldiers or/and settlers, on Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the Israeli forces demolished a house belonging to ‘Omer ‘Abdel Jalil al-‘Abed in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah.  The […]

16 Aug

Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting several Palestinian fishing boats near the coast of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The attack did not lead to casualties, abductions or property damage, but forced the fishermen back to shore without being able to fish […]

16 Aug

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Tulkarem, One In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Wednesday morning, three young Palestinian men in the northern West Bank governorate of Tulkarem, while undercover officers abducted a young man in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied Jerusalem. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Shweika area, […]

16 Aug

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem, Jenin And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians in Abu Dis town, and one in at-Tour, in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to abducting another Palestinian near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, and three in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Many army vehicles invaded Abu […]

16 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home, Injure 26 Palestinians, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Kobar, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished a home belonging to the family of a Palestinian who stabbed, last month, three Israelis to death, in their home at a nearby colony. The soldiers also injured […]

16 Aug

Army Demolishes A Commercial Building, And A Home, In Jerusalem

Israeli Soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a commercial building, and a home, owned by two Palestinians, in occupied East Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency said dozens of soldiers invaded the Sal’a neighborhood, between Jabal al-Mokabber and Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and demolished a commercial structure. It […]

16 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron, Injure Many Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation near Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

15 Aug

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, One In Jerusalem, Break Into shops, Warehouses, In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, violently searched them and abducted six Palestinians in Hebron and one in Jerusalem. The army also broke into shops and warehouses in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council of occupied East Jerusalem, invaded on Tuesday morning, the town of a-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolish a two-story building, used for residence and commercial purposes. The WAFA Palestinian New Agency quoted Raed Abu Mayyala of Jerusalem’s Follow-Up Committee, stating that […]

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15 Aug

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 […]

15 Aug

Netanyahu Seeks to Amend Israeli Basic Law

Israeli Channel 2 has revealed that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to make an amendment on an article of the Israeli Basic Law, so that he can make the decision of war alone, without reference to the government or even the Cabinet. Channel 2 reported, according to […]

15 Aug

Hamdallah Meets with Hamas to Discuss Reconciliation

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with a delegation of Hamas deputies of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Monday to discuss ways to end the decade-long political rivalry between the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the Fateh-led PA in […]

15 Aug

3 Palestinian Homes Demolished in Yatta Town

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, demolished three homes in the Khashm Al-Daraj area of Yatta town, southern Hebron hills, southern West Bank. The homes were funded by the European Union, and were demolished by Israeli soldiers who broke into the area with bulldozers, closed it off, and began the […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Father And His Teenage Daughter In Salfit

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Monday afternoon, a Palestinian father in the al-Jisir area in Salfit, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted him along with his teenage daughter. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted Yasser Suleiman, causing various cuts and bruises, and prevented Palestinian medics from providing […]

14 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours Monday, several Palestinians areas in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted fifteen Palestinians, including many teenagers. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Silwan town, in […]

14 Aug

Israeli Tanks, Bulldozers, Invade And Uproot Farmlands In Central Gaza

At least three Israeli army tanks, and three armored military bulldozers, invaded on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, fired live rounds and bulldozed large sections close to the border fence, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the […]

14 Aug

Army Injures A Palestinian Worker In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday morning, a Palestinian worker, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while trying to enter occupied East Jerusalem for work. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot Anas Hijazi al-Harsh, 25, from the at-Reehiyya village, south of Doura, in the southern West Bank governorate […]

14 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several homes in Palestinian communities in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Tulkarem, abducted three Palestinians, and  summoned three others for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified […]

14 Aug

Palestinian Journalists Declare Hunger Strike

A journalist during a protest at Israel’s Ofer detention center in the West Bank (PLO/File) As local and international criticism continued to mount against the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tightening noose on freedoms of expression in the occupied West Bank, seven Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the PA have begun a […]

14 Aug

Patriarch: Court Ruling on Church Property Politically Motivated

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III said, Sunday, that a two-week old Israeli District Court ruling upholding a 99-year lease of church property in Jerusalem’s Old City, to Jewish settler organizations, is politically motivated. Theophilos said, at a press conference in the Jordanian capital of Amman, that this legal battle, which […]

14 Aug

Shin Bet, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and members of Shin Bet stormed, on Sunday morning, Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Moroccan Gate and under tight security protection. Local sources said that about 69 Israeli settlers and 15 Shin Bet members toured the courtyards of the mosque and took photos of several areas, there. Shin Bet […]

14 Aug

Army Offers Conditions for Removal of Hebron Restrictions

Israeli forces, on Sunday, informed locals from three Hebron neighborhoods that they would remove the security restrictions if they “behave”, via leaflets distributed in the area. Conditions, according to the leaflets, will depend on “the population’s non-interference in terrorist operations and stone and Molotov throwing incidents.” PNN further reports that […]

13 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a young Palestinian man. The invasion was carried out by a large military force; the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the town, installed roadblocks, before stopping and searching several Palestinians and cars. The army then abducted […]

13 Aug

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including two children, during invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Many army vehicles invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, and abducted two children […]

13 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Mother And Brother Of Detained Palestinian Near Ramallah

For the second time in just a few weeks, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, Ibtisam al-‘Abed, the mother Omar, who was taken prisoner on June 21st, after stabbing three Israeli settlers to death in Halamish colony. The soldiers also abducted her other son Khaled. Following the fatal stabbing, […]

13 Aug

EU Aid Seized from Palestinian Bedouin Community

Israeli occupation forces recently seized electricity-producing solar panels from the Bedouin community camp of Abu Al-Nawar, according to local sources. Abu Al-Nawar’s representative and local community leader, Abu Emad al-Jahalin, told local sources yesterday that the occupation authorities violated a decision issued by the Israeli Supreme Court to stop confiscating […]

13 Aug

Palestinian Youth Activist Tareq Mattar Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial

Palestinian youth activist Tareq Mattar was ordered to six months imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention on 10 August 2017. The order was issued by the Israeli occupation military commander over the West Bank and a confirmation is expected from an Israeli military court within 72 hours. Mattar, […]

13 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 August 2017. Ten Palestinian were wounded, including 9 civilians, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Five of them were wounded in the West Bank and 5 others in the Gaza […]

13 Aug

Settlers Erect Mobile Homes Near Nablus

Jewish settlers, on Saturday, set up mobile homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar, near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, said Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements activities in the northern West Bank. He told WAFA that the homes were set up on land overlooking the […]

13 Aug

Palestinian Woman Detained over Stabbing Incident in Jerusalem

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian woman outside the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, on Saturday, for reportedly carrying out a stabbing attack that lightly injured a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem.   Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri had initially said, in a statement, that a Palestinian woman approached a “civilian […]

12 Aug

Settlement Activity Tripled in First Half of 2017

Israeli occupation authorities have escalated the illegal plunder of Palestinian land to build illegal settlements in West Bank, defying international consensus. Illegal settlement activities in occupied Palestine have skyrocketed in recent months, almost tripling in 2017, compared to the number in the same period last year, according to a newly […]

12 Aug

Zamir: Hamas Not Interested in Warring with Israel

On Wednesday, the head of the Israeli occupation forces’ Southern Command, Eyal Zamir, said that the Hamas movement does not seem interested in fighting a war against Israel, now. Zamir added, following the firing of a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, that Hamas is not interested in […]

12 Aug

36 Palestinian Homes Demolished as Punishment since October 2015

Israel’s demolition policy of Palestinian homes as a punitive measure has affected dozens of families, such as this one in Silwad demolished on Thursday to punish the family of a Palestinian alleged to have attacked Israeli soldiers. (WAFA photo/Baha Nasr) With the demolition of three Palestinian homes in the West […]

12 Aug

Settlers Torch Palestinian Vehicles

Israeli settlers, yesterday, set fire to two Palestinian vehicles and painted racist-vengeance slogans on the walls of local homes, in Ramallah’s northern town of Umm Safa. The head of the village’s council, Marwan Sabah, said that a group of settlers attacked the town in the early hours of yesterday morning […]

12 Aug

Dr. Ashrawi on the 9th Anniversary of Mahmoud Darwish’s Passing

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on the 9th anniversary of the passing of Mahmoud Darwish said, according to the PNN: ”On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we mark with great sorrow the 9th anniversary of the death of Palestine’s greatest poet and national […]

12 Aug

Netanyahu’s Billionaire Backer May Help Bring Him Down (VIDEO)

The growing corruption scandal threatening Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future now includes casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of […]

12 Aug

Army Abducts Two Children In Beit Ummar

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before the soldiers abducted two children. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers abducted Baha’ Raed Moqbel, 16, and Odai Bassam Za’aqeeq, 15, and took them to Karmie Tzur illegal […]

12 Aug

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs on the protesters. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the Palestinians […]

12 Aug

Israeli Colonists Chase A Child, Hurl Stones At A Home, In Hebron

A number of extremist Israeli colonists chased, on Friday at night, a Palestinian child, and hurled stones at a home, in Wad al-Hasseen area, close to Keryat Arba’ illegal colony, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Kayed Da’na said the colonists attacked his nephew, […]

11 Aug

Army Injures Several Palestinians, Including A Teen In Serious Condition, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, many young Palestinian men, including a teenager who suffered life-threatening wounds, during clashes that took place in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Medical sources said a teenage boy, 16 years of age, suffered a serious injury after the soldiers, stationed across the […]

11 Aug

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday at dawn, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds the fishing boats, confiscated a small boat, and abducted two fishermen, identified as Saddam Abdul-Bari Sultan, 22, and […]

11 Aug

The New Normal in Palestine

June 26, 2015 .Salem Saoody, 30, is getting his daughter Layan (L) and his niece Shaymaa 5 (R) in the only remaining piece from their damaged house, which is the bathing tub. They now live in a caravan near the rubbles. photo By Emad Nassar. By Iris Mark/ PNN/ In […]

11 Aug

Palestinian Government Offices Raided by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces, on Thursday, raided and searched a number of Palestinian government offices in Hebron’s old town district, Palestinian security sources told WAFA. They said that forces raided offices for the ministries of interior, justice and labor. The soldiers also searched a number of Palestinian homes in the same area, […]

11 Aug

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Injure Seven Palestinians Near Ramallah

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Thursday evening, into Beit Rima town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot seven young men with live fire, after the soldiers attempted to abduct a Palestinian. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the […]

11 Aug

Four Children injured After Being Struck By An Israeli Colonist’s Car In Silwan

Palestinian medical sources have reported that four children were injured, Thursday, after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colonist’s car, in the al-‘Ein Street, in Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The sources said the four children suffered various cuts and bruises, before an Israeli ambulance […]

10 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Invade Mosque Near Jerusalem, Abduct Three Worshipers

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a local mosque in the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, after smashing its doors, and assaulted many worshipers before abducting three, in addition to causing damage in the holy site. The soldiers smashed the main doors of the mosque, and assaulted many worshipers, before […]

10 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted thirteen Palestinians. In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Nour Shams refugee camp, east of the city, and abducted Raja Ateyya […]

10 Aug

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted eight Palestinians, including one from Qalandia refugee camp, north of the city. The soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the Old City, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as Yousef al-‘Ammawi, Ala’ […]

10 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Three Homes In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Deir Abu Mashal and Silwad towns, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and demolished three homes belonging to the families of two slain Palestinians, and a detainee, involved in attacks that led to the death of two Israeli soldiers. Media sources […]

10 Aug

Five Journalists Arrested in West Bank, PCHR Warns of Misusing Laws in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yesterday and today, the Palestinian General Intelligence Service (GIS) arrested 5 journalists in the West Bank on grounds of leaking sensitive information to hostile parties, according to Wafa Agency, without identifying the hostile entity in question.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with deep concern this dangerous development […]

10 Aug

Hamas Detains Gaza Journalist

Hamas militias, on Wednesday, detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call has been made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months. The syndicate said, according to WAFA, that […]

10 Aug

Azarya Incarcerated Despite Efforts to Postpone

Former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya began his 18-month prison sentence on Wednesday, for the point-blank shooting and killing of a Palestinian in 2016 — after a last-minute attempt to postpone his incarceration. Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison, for shooting and […]

10 Aug

Settler Extradited by Brazil after Fleeing 20-year Sentence for Killing Palestinians

Yehoshua Elitzur, 44, is getting extradited from Brazil after he fled from Itamar settlement 10 years ago, before his plea hearing for killing two Palestinians Sael Jabara al-Shatiya, east of Nablus, in 2004. Elitzur was initially accused of murder, but was sentenced to 20 years in prison, in 2005, for […]

10 Aug

Settler Violence Continues in Hebron

Groups of settlers on the main road near Palestinian families Photo credit: Jabari family On the evening of Saturday 5th August, a group of 30 to 50 settlers aged between 15 and 30 years old from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba entered the Palestinian neighbourhood Wadi al-Hussein, from the illegal […]

09 Aug

Soldiers Bulldoze Farmlands Near Bethlehem To Conduct Training

On Wednesday morning, dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and bulldozed them to conduct military training. Thiab Masha’la, the head of al-Jab’a Village Council, said the soldiers invaded al-Khour area, west of the […]

09 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-five Palestinians, including children, during massive military invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. In Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West […]

09 Aug

Army Injures And Abducts Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and abducted two young Palestinian men, after shooting them. Media sources said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds during the invaded, and abducted Abdul-Aziz Ahmad Arafa and Raed As’ad Salhi, after shooting and […]

09 Aug

Army Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired missiles, on Wednesday at dawn, into several areas, west of Gaza city and Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, wounding at least seven Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury. Medical sources said the soldiers injured seven […]

09 Aug

Army Demolishes A Home, Several Structures And a Barn, in Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, several commercial structures and a barn in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and a home in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem. Many military jeeps, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina after surrounding it, and demolished several commercial structures and a barn, under […]

09 Aug

Joint Press Release: The Israeli Guide to Obstructing Justice

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. For victims and survivors of the attack on Gaza, Israel’s own military […]

09 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children, One Adult, Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers repeated assaulted, on Tuesday, a Palestinian child in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, causing carious cuts and bruises, and abducted him. The army also abducted a local sheikh near Al-Aqsa Mosque, and three children, in Silwan. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers attacked and injured Mohammad Abu […]

09 Aug

In Gaza, My Child Died Before My Eyes

By Sarah Algherbawi Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive. The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, […]

09 Aug

Navy Attacks Gaza Fishermen

Israeli occupation gunboats targeted, last night, fishing boats off the shores of Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the south and central Gaza Strip, with heavy machine guns. Al Ray reports that, according to local sources, the military boats targeted fishermen’s boats while they were fishing at sea, within the […]

09 Aug

PA Reluctant to Resume Security Coordination with Israel

Palestinian officials said, on Monday, that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would not consider resuming its controversial security coordination with Israel unless the latter acceded to a number of demands. The PA’s security coordination with Israel has been denounced as a “revolving door” policy funneling Palestinian activists from PA jails to […]

09 Aug

Sara Netanyahu to be Indicted for Fraud and Misuse of Public Funds

Israeli Channel 2, on Monday, reported that the Attorney-General  will indict Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over suspicions of fraud and misuse of public funds. PNN reports that, according to Channel 2, the four felonies are: privately employing an electrician who did not win a tender, […]

09 Aug

Extremist Settlers Set Fire to Palestinian Citrus Orchard

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, torched a large area of land planted with citrus trees near the village of Aqraba, to the south of Nablus in the West Bank, according to a local source. Yousef Deriyeh, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Itamar […]

08 Aug

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, several communities in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, searched many homes and abducted nine Palestinians. The soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in Nablus city, before storming and ransacking many homes and abducted six members of al-Fayed and Salama families. The abducted Palestinians have […]

08 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Confiscate A Truck, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinians, interrogated six others, and confiscated a truck, in the northern West Bank governorates of Nablus. Dozens of soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in Nablus city, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian, identified as Tha’er al-Aghbar, from Ras al-Ein area. The soldiers also […]

07 Aug

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A Young Palestinian Magician’s March to Fame

Ammar Faqih, a promising young Palestinian magician, doing one of his card tricks at his Tullkarem home. (Photo courtesy of Faqih.)  Ammar Faqih may be just 17 years old, but he can  do tricks magicians have spent many years trying to master. One day, Faqih entered a clothing store in […]

07 Aug

Israel to Close Al Jazeera

Israeli Communication Minister Ayoob Kara said, on Sunday, that Israel is preparing to close Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem. Kara said he had requested that the government press office revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera’s journalists. He said, according to Days of Palestine, that he would join the Gulf countries, […]

07 Aug

BDS Conference in Australia to End Complicity with Israeli Apartheid (Video Link)

08/07/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Australia Multi-award winning poet and playwright Samah Sabawi began Australia’s second and biggest national conference on Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions last week, in Sydney, with words from the diaspora: “In 2005, after decades of failed negotiations, Palestinian civil society lit a candle in […]

07 Aug

Hundreds of Extremist Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa, Joseph’s Tomb

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa mosque from Al-Magharba gate, under the protection of the Israeli occupation police, on Sunday morning. Police opened Al-Magharba gate at 7:30 a.m. and deployed its units in the mosque compound and gates, in protecting the Israeli settlers. According to an eyewitness who worked […]

07 Aug

61 Palestinian Women Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails, Including 5 Administrative Detainees

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. There are currently 61 Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails, according to reports by the Asra Media Center. They include 10 minor girls and five women jailed without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention, including Palestinian parliamentarian, national leader and leftist feminist Khalida Jarrar. […]

07 Aug

Ramon Prison Raided by IPS

Israel Prison Service (IPS) special forces, on Monday morning, raided Ramon prison and assaulted Palestinian detainees, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement.  According to the committee, PNN reports, the Massada and Dror special units, in addition to members of Israeli border police Yamas unit, stormed Section […]

07 Aug

Army Abducts A Young Palestinian Woman In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, a young Palestinian woman from Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, and installed many roadblocks, around the city and nearby towns, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also installed a roadblock near Jenin. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society […]

07 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Nablus, Abduct Two In Salfit

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men Nablus, and abducted two others in Salfit. Media sources in Nablus said clashes took place after dozens of soldiers, accompanied Israeli settlers’ buses and cars, invaded the eastern area […]

07 Aug

Army Abducts Seven Palestinian Children In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening and Monday at dawn, seven Palestinian children, including two children, 10 years of age, and summoned one Palestinian for interrogation, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded, on Monday […]

07 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Attack And Abduct Eleven Palestinians Near Al-Aqsa In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Sunday, several young Palestinian men and women near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially at the Council Gate and the Chain Gate of the holy site, and abducted twelve of them, but released one later. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted many worshippers, especially youngsters, as they were heading to […]

07 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers isolated, on Sunday at night, the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern west Bank city of Hebron. Local sources said the soldiers closed the three entrances of the refugee camp with iron gates, and prevented all cars from entering or leaving it. The soldiers also interrogated many […]

06 Aug

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

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

06 Aug

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 […]

06 Aug

Demolition Orders Strike al-Walaja as Separation Wall Stretches through Hebron

On Thursday August 3rd Israeli Authorities issued thirteen military demolition orders for Palestinian properties in the village of al-Walaja, in the western part of the Bethlehem district. The orders target nine houses and four residential buildings, all of which are located on the Ayen Al jewaiza site, which Israel illegally annexed […]

06 Aug

Navy Fires on Homes and Fishermen in Gaza

The Israeli navy, Sunday morning, fired at Palestinian fishermen in their boats, as they were sailing off al-Sudaniya shore, north of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. According to WAFA correspondence, the attack caused damage to the boats, but no casualties were reported among the fishermen, who fled the sea […]

06 Aug

12 Palestinians Abducted in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces kidnapped at least 12 Palestinians, including a minor, during overnight raids between Saturday and Sunday, across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces detained Amina al-Ghalban, 24, the wife of Palestinian prisoner Abed al-Ghalban, from the Qalqilia district, according to the […]

06 Aug

Donald Trump Inspires Graffiti on Bethlehem Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise for a wall along the Mexican border went viral last year, and, on Friday, the promise left its mark on Israel’s apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Drawings of Trump hugging an Israeli army watch-tower with hearts surrounding him and an image of Trump saying, “I’m going to […]

06 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

06 Aug

Palestinian Youth Beaten and Tortured in Israeli Prison

The lawyer of the prisoners and ex-prisoners’ commission, Loay Akeh, revealed the testimony of the Mohammed Shamasneh, aged 18, from the town of Qutneh in Jerusalem, where he recounts the harsh interrogation, assaults and beatings he was subjected to by the Israeli Prison Service. Shamasneh explained to the lawyers, according […]

06 Aug

July Violations Against Journalists Highest This Year

The Ministry of Information said, Saturday, that Israel committed 76 violations against journalists in July, more than 60 per cent of them in East Jerusalem, the highest since the start of the year. It said, according to WAFA, that most of the violations were related to coverage of events at […]

06 Aug

Israelis Release 4 Palestinian Bodies for Burial

Israeli authorities released the corpses of four Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces during the month of July to their families, in the southern occupied West Bank, Friday. According to Ma’an, authorities released the corpses of Abdullah Taqatqa, 24, from Marah Maalla in southern Bethlehem, and Muhammad Tnouh, 26, […]

05 Aug

Youngest Palestinian Detainee to Begin Hunger Strike

The youngest Palestinian being detained under Israeli administrative detention is thinking of starting hunger strike, a committee revealed this week. The boy Nour Issa, 16, is the youngest Palestinian prisoner under Israeli administrative detention, the PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee (PFPC) said, according to Days of Palestine. Nour Issa, […]

05 Aug

Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Peaceful Sit-in Demonstration in Khursa [VIDEO]

08/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team On Friday 4th of August in the village of Khursa in occupied Al-Khalil (Hebron), the residents gathered for a peaceful sit-in demonstration and Friday prayer against the new Israeli military watchtower. After the prayer, tensions were high and Israeli forces started firing stun […]