21 Oct
11:34

Army Invades Homes Near Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Saturday, the village of Raba, east of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and searched several homes. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded the village from several directions, before breaking into homes and violently searching them, while interrogating the Palestinians. Owners […]

21 Oct
10:58

Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian In His Orchard, Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Friday, a Palestinian man, while picking his olive trees, in his orchard, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The colonists attacked the man, Ibrahim Mohammad Sbeih, 58, in his olive orchard in the al-‘Amara area, close to the illegal […]

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

21 Oct
6:49

Israeli Navy Shoots Palestinian Teen Sailing Gaza Coast

A Palestinian teenager was shot and injured, by Israeli naval forces, off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that the 19-year-old, whose identity remained unknown, was sailing off the coast of Beit Lahiya when Israeli naval forces opened fire on the […]

21 Oct
6:38

Japan Funds Construction of West Bank Schools

Japan’s Representative Office to Palestine, Thursday, signed two grants to fund the construction of additional classrooms in two secondary schools in the Jenin-district village of Kufr Dan and Nablus-district village of Farkha. Japan’s ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to Palestine Takeshi Okubo and a representative of Kufr Dan municipality […]

21 Oct
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Release Two Teens After Holding Them For Several Hours

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Palestinian agricultural lands, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and detained two teenagers for several hours. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded Palestinian lands in Zabbouba village, and abducted Suleiman Jamal Jaradat, 16, and Ahmad Hamdan Shar’a, 16; both from […]

21 Oct
3:20

Army Injures A Palestinian Child In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs s and concussion grenades, wounding one child with a live round in his leg. Medical sources in Hebron said the child, Odai Ibrahim […]

21 Oct
2:34

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. Many […]

20 Oct
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, many Palestinians areas in several parts of the occupied West Bank, before breaking into homes and violently searching them, and abducted at least ten Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said. The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said the […]

20 Oct
7:27

Two Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention: Bilal Diab and Hassan Shokeh

Bilal Diab launched a hunger strike on Tuesday, 17 October following the denial of his appeal against his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial on the basis of secret evidence. The Ofer military court rejected the appeal, claiming that the secret file shows that he is a “danger to the security […]

20 Oct
7:19

Reconciliation Government: Trump Envoy Says Hamas Must Disarm

Members of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on December 4, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed, File) US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt released a statement on Thursday, echoing statements by the Israeli government on the recent Palestinian reconciliation […]

20 Oct
7:08

Upscale Tokyo Department Store Withdraws Products from Illegal Israeli Settlements

October 19, 2017 — The upscale Mitsukoshi department store in the Ginza district of Tokyo has withdrawn Israeli settlement products. Earlier this month, the store was scheduled to host an event featuring Israeli wines, including wines made in illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen land. But after Japanese civil society raised concerns, […]

20 Oct
7:02

Ashrawi: U.S. Event Raises Funds for 18-bed Pediatric Unit in Ramallah

An event recently held in Atlanta, Georgia raised funds for an 18-bed pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) in Ramallah, a statement by the office of Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Wednesday. Ashrawi gave the keynote address at the Palestine […]

20 Oct
6:46

Facts On The Ground And Double Standard For Palestine

by Dina Badie, Huffington Post/Days of Palestine Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO is a flagrant attempt to punish Palestinians for doing what Israel has done all along. Israel has monopolised the “facts on the ground” debate through government-sanctioned settlement expansions into the West Bank, including an announcement this past week about […]

20 Oct
1:50

Israeli Navy Injures A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fired, on Thursday evening, on Palestinian fishing boats, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman with a live round. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the al-Waha area, in the Sudaniyya Sea shore, northwest of […]

19 Oct
3:57

Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore

PCHR – 18 October 2017: Israeli gunboats fired shells at a Palestinian fishing boat sailing within 2.5 nautical miles.  As a result, the boat was destroyed and drowned in the Sea. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored that Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against Palestinian fishermen despite […]

19 Oct
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Nablus and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ramallah an al-Biereh governorate, abducted Mohammad […]

19 Oct
10:49

Health Minister Denounces Israeli Invasion Into Qalqilia Hospital

The Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Jawad Awwad, issued a statement denouncing the Thursday morning Israeli military invasion, and the firing of gas bombs, in the yards of Darwish Nazzal hospital, in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The statement came after the soldiers invaded the yards of the hospital, and fired […]

19 Oct
10:14

PPP: “Israeli Invasions And Closures Of Media Outlets Are State-Sponsored Terrorism”

The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli military invasions into various Palestinian media outlets, violent searches and the orders to shut them down, and described them as “state-sponsored terrorism.” In its statement, the PPP said that the outrageous and violent invasions into the […]

19 Oct
9:49

Army Invades Homes, Confiscates A Car, In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and confiscated a car owned by a wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers confiscated a car owned by the wife of […]

19 Oct
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two young men in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds into the area. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and tanks close to the fence, fired many live […]

19 Oct
8:15

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at homes, and several youngsters, who hurled stones at the advancing army jeeps, causing many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. […]

19 Oct
7:03

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

19 Oct
6:34

Pitfalls of the Fateh-Hamas Reconciliation

by Khalil Shaheen on October 18, 2017 The Fateh-Hamas reconciliation announced on October 12 may sound like a breakthrough, but many questions remain. Of course any progress bridging the two sides is a welcome development for people in Gaza, who have suffered since 2007 from Israel’s cruel blockade and, more recently, from the […]

19 Oct
6:22

Over 2,000 Settlement Housing Units Advanced in One Week

A bulldozer is seen next to a new housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa (background) in east Jerusalem on March 19, 2014 (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli, File) The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee convened, on Tuesday and Thursday, and advanced plans for 2,615 housing units in illegal […]

19 Oct
6:13

Palestinian Building Demolished in East Jerusalem

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

19 Oct
6:02

Boycott Movement: Arab Delegations Withdraw from International Festival

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has welcomed the Palestinian student delegation and other Arab delegations’ withdrawal from the World Festival of Youths and Students, held in the Russian city of Sochi, due to the participation of Israeli delegations. “We appreciated the principled stand taken by the Arab youths rejecting […]

19 Oct
5:52

Palestinian Girl Places First Over 7.4 Million Participants in Reading Contest

Arab Reading Challenge crowned as winner a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who beat 7.4 million contestants to win this year’s title as the champion of the contest in Dubai. Afaf Sharif was crowned during a grand ceremony held at the Dubai Opera House, and received Dh550,000 in prize money, PNN reports. […]

18 Oct
10:46

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the towns of Jaba’, Qabatia, and Zababda, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted seven Palestinians. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Lutfi Taher Malaysha, 28, Khattab Mohammad Ghannam, […]

18 Oct
9:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian homes, in the al-Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, searched them and abducted at least six Palestinians before moving them to a number of detention and interrogation centers in the city. The abducted Palestinians have been identified […]

18 Oct
8:45

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded and ransacked, on Wednesday at dawn, many homes in the northern West Bank governorate of Tulkarem, and abducted five Palestinians. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said a large military force invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, and abducted Abdul-Nasser Tweir. It added that the soldiers […]

18 Oct
8:36

Israel Releases Lawyer Shireen al-Issawi After Holding Her Captive For 43 Months

The Israeli authorities released, on Tuesday evening, lawyer Shirin al-‘Issawi, from the al-Isawiya town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, after holding her captive for 43 months. Al-‘Issawi was repeatedly abducted and imprisoned by Israel, including three times when her brother, Samer al-Issawi held a hunger strike for nine consecutive months, […]

18 Oct
8:15

Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Media Outlets In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers, and secret security officers, invaded eight media outlets, on Wednesday at dawn, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and shut them down under direct military orders, in addition to confiscating equipment. Some of the invaded agencies are Ramsat, Trans Media and Pal Media, which the military […]

18 Oct
7:53

P. A Denounces Israel’s New Colonialist Plans

The Palestinian National Authority denounced, Tuesday, the latest Israeli decision to build 300 new units in Beit El illegal colony, north of Ramallah, and 31 units in the heart of Hebron city, in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian President’s Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said all of Israel’s colonies are illegal […]

18 Oct
7:34

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday evening, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired the live rounds and chased some boats, forcing the fishermen back to the shore. The incident, part […]

17 Oct
2:29

Soldiers Abduct Four Farmers, Confiscate A Car, In Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, four Palestinian farmers, and illegally confiscate a car that was transporting them, in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. The soldiers stopped a car transporting farmers to their lands, south of Tubas, abducted four of them, and illegally confiscated the car. […]

Fishing boat - File photo - Quds News
17 Oct
12:14

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats, Capsizes One

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the besieged Gaza Strip, and capsized one of them after firing shells  and live fire at it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy fired many live rounds at fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

17 Oct
11:57

Army Injures Many School Children In Jerusalem

Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya village, in occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers injured, throughout the day Monday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, in the village. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), quoted Abu al-Hummus stating that the soldiers invaded the Schools Street, in […]

17 Oct
11:26

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn, Tuesday, many homes in various communities in the occupied West Bank, and abducted eighteen Palestinians. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

17 Oct
11:21

Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

On Tuesday morning, dozens of Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, demolished two homes, postponed the demolition of a third home in al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of the city. The soldiers invaded […]

17 Oct
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Doura and Beit Ummar towns, […]

17 Oct
7:22

Medical Students at Chile’s Largest University Overwhelmingly Vote for BDS

(University of Chile, Faculty of Medicine) More than three-fourths of students at the University of Chile’s Faculty of Medicine voted to break institutional ties with Israeli universities in a student referendum held last month. They also voted against Israeli government sponsorship or attendance of events at their university. This is the […]

17 Oct
7:13

Egypt Backtracks on Opening Rafah Border Crossing

Egyptian authorities have announced ta decision to postpone opening Rafah Crossing with Gaza, after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province. Despite plans to open the crossing four days from today, Hesham Udwan, head of the Commission of Crossings and Borders, notified Gazan authorities of the change after clashes […]

17 Oct
6:57

Israeli Soldiers Raid Qalandia Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers, on Monday, raided Qalandia refugee camp, to the south of Ramallah, searched shops and homes, and detained two people before releasing one of them, according to witnesses. The soldiers also seized surveillance cameras. Residents clashed with the soldiers who fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets […]

17 Oct
6:52

Settlers Steal Olives from West Bank Lands

On Monday, at dawn, Israeli settlers robbed olives from Al-Janiya town, west of Ramallah, and al-Sawiya town, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Douglass, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement activity in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said that residents of Beit Ra’anan […]

17 Oct
6:47

Israel Attacks Anti-aircraft Battery in Syria

The Israeli air force carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery near the Syrian capital of Damascus, after it fired a missile targeting Israel Air Force planes flying in Syria. According to Haaretz, the reason for the attack is a launch of an Sa5-type missile at Israeli reconnaissance […]

17 Oct
6:41

Gaza Fishing Union Denies Israeli Reports of Zone Expansion

Israeli authorities reportedly announced, Monday, that they would be expanding the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip from 6 to 9 nautical miles, starting Wednesday October 18th, 2017, according to Israeli media. Reports said that Israel demanded all Gaza fishermen “not violate” the boundaries of the […]

17 Oct
2:42

Israel Approves 31 Colonialist Units In Hebron City

The Israeli “Civil Administration Office,” run by the army in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 31 colonialist units, for Jewish settlers, in the old Central Bus Station, in the Shuhada Street, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The approval is the largest construction plan […]

17 Oct
2:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child, who was playing with several other children, in the at-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers invaded the area, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets at a group of children there, […]

16 Oct
11:12

Detained Jerusalem Teen Released After Being Tortured

The Israeli police released, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian teenager from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he was interrogated and tortured, under suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at army jeeps. The Palestinian, Mohammad Abdul-Raouf Mahmoud, 18, told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

16 Oct
10:50

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Ya’bad, Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the town of Ya’bad, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Noureddin Atatra, 27, Saleh Mahmoud Hamarsha, 28, Mahmoud Abdullah Jabr, 24, […]

16 Oct
10:21

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Serve Demolition Orders Targeting Five Homes, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers carried out, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, frequent invasions into the al-‘Isawiya Hizma towns, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted three young Palestinian men, in addition to attacking a father and his daughter. The soldiers also invaded al-‘Ezariyya town, and delivered demolition orders against five homes. Media […]

16 Oct
9:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jenin, Invade Farmlands In Gaza

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted three Palestinians, including two siblings. Many army vehicles also invaded Palestinian farmlands in northern Gaza. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes, causing damage, and interrogated many […]

16 Oct
7:58

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, Rommana village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired dozens of gas bombs, causing scores of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded the village, which  is surrounded by the […]

16 Oct
7:54

Al Mezan: Military Police in Gaza Must Stop Policing Civilian Affairs

Overstepping their jurisdiction, the military police in Gaza continue to interfere in civilian cases. In the latest instances, the military police are holding one civilian in detention and maintaining a summons to appear in another. In doing so, the military police are disregarding the ruling of the Administrative Court and […]

16 Oct
7:47

Extremists Attempt to Burn Hebron Mosque

Israeli settlers tried, on Sunday at dawn, to set fie to Eltona Mosque in Moshafer Yatta, south of Hebron governorate, occupied West Bank. Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, that residents of nearby Ma’on settlement stormed,  at dawn, the village mosque and tried to burn it before Palestinian residents […]

16 Oct
7:41

Children Assaulted by Israeli Settler in Hebron

An Israeli settler, on Sunday morning, physically assaulted two children while they were on their way to school in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources. Noura Nasser, principal of Qurtuba school in Hebron, told WAFA that an Israeli settler, who was hiding behind a vehicle […]

16 Oct
7:35

Olive Picking in Palestine: Another Form of Solidarity (VIDEO)

A group of 70 elderly internationals, today, participated in an olive harvest in Wadi Fukin village, southwest of Bethlehem, central West Bank, located in area C and falling under Israeli control, according to the Oslo Accords. The group, according to the PNN, aims to help Palestinian farmers in these lands […]

16 Oct
7:25

Hundreds of Settlers Riot In Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian shop owner was hospitalized after hundreds of extremist Israeli settlers rioted in the Jerusalem’s Old City, an eyewitness told mass media. Approximately 400 extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers marched through the Old City from Al-Buraq Wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque towards the Damascus Gate, an eyewitness said, according to Days of […]

15 Oct
12:24

Updated – PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians from their homes, in various parts of the occupied West Bank. One child was also abducted in Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said […]

15 Oct
11:29

Army Abducts A Child In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian child, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers abducted the child near the Rashidiyya School, close to the Sahera Gate (Herod’s Gate). It added that the soldiers cuffed the child, […]

15 Oct
8:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, fired many live rounds at them, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, while were […]

15 Oct
8:16

Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with many youngsters, before injuring one Palestinian, and abducted another from his home. Media sources said the soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades, […]

15 Oct
7:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Farmers, Confiscate Agricultural Machines, Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday afternoon, three Palestinian farmers, and confiscated agricultural machines from them and others, ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. The soldiers stopped the farmers, while heading to their lands, and abducted three of them. The soldiers also illegally confiscated several agricultural machines from […]

15 Oct
5:37

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO, over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias,’ but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fateh and Hamas have reached a new unity deal. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

15 Oct
5:22

11 Palestinians Abducted from West Bank

Israeli occupation forces abducted, on Saturday night, 11 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, including one boy. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported the abductions following raids of different Palestinian areas across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. According to the PPS, Israeli occupation forces which raided […]

15 Oct
5:16

5 Palestinians Injured, Two Detained along Gaza Borders

Five Palestinian youth were injured during clashes with Israeli forces, near the border of the central and northern Gaza Strip, on Friday, according to Palestinian sources. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that two youth were injured in the legs with live ammunition, during […]

15 Oct
5:06

Bennett to Demand Cutting Ties with Palestinian Authority

Right-wing Israeli Education  Minister Naftali Bennet will demand, during a government on Sunday, to cut relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in light of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fateh, Israeli Channel 2 reported Bennet  will demand the cancellation of all agreements signed with the PA, including the abolition […]

14 Oct
6:58

Palestinian Children Beaten, Tortured Under Israeli Interrogation

Several Palestinian child prisoners in Ofer prison revealed their experiences with torture and mistreatment to Palestinian lawyer Wael Awakah, including beatings and threats by Israeli occupation soldiers and interrogators from the moment of their arrest. Awakah reported that Waleed Riyad al-Dali, 14 years old, a tenth-grade student and a resident of […]

14 Oct
6:51

Israeli Airlines being Sued over Intrusive Body Search

by Ibrahim Husseini, Days of Palestine/Al Jazeera Three young Palestinian women are suing two Israeli airlines, El Al and Arkia, for an “intrusive body search” for racial profiling by Israeli security personnel in Belgrade Airport. The three women, who are Palestinian citizens of Israel, told Al Jazeera that the body […]

14 Oct
6:43

PLO Secretary-General Erekat Undergoes Successful Lung Transplant

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat, early Friday, underwent a successful lung transplant surgery in a Virginia hospital. “The medical team announced the surgery was successful and Erekat’s new lung is working and responding well,” said Head of the PLO’s General Delegation in the US […]

14 Oct
1:45

This Week in Palestine Week 41 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 07, to the 13, 2017. Palestinian rival political groups signed this week a unity deal, as Israeli attacks targeting both Gaza and the West Bank leave three injured […]

14 Oct
12:46

Israeli Army Jeep Rams A Palestinian Near Qalqilia

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday evening, that a Palestinian man was injured after an Israeli military jeep rammed his tractor as he was crossing an agricultural road, causing moderate wounds. Eyewitnesses said the speeding army jeep struck the tractor, throwing the man, identified as Saber Hannoun, out of his […]

14 Oct
12:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian From Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man, from Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and threatened to confiscate mosque speakers, south of Hebron. The soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, stopped and searched dozens of […]

13 Oct
9:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, attacked protesters in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding at least five Palestinians, and causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said many Palestinians marched near the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, […]

13 Oct
9:10

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the village, and attacked the marchers, shortly after […]

13 Oct
6:23

USA and Israel Quit UNESCO over Alleged Anti-Israeli Bias

nsnbc : The United States and Israel have both withdrawn from the UN Science, Culture and Education Agency UNESCO after accusing it of having an anti-Israeli bias. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

13 Oct
9:00

Prominent Chefs Urge Colleagues to Withdraw From Tel Aviv “Culinary Propaganda” Festival

Israeli soldiers regularly harass and assault Palestinian farmers and destroy their crops (AP/Mohammed Ballas)   October 12, 2017 — In an open letter, prominent chefs from Palestine and nine other countries called on their colleagues to withdraw from the upcoming Round Tables culinary festival in Tel Aviv. This festival is sponsored by […]

13 Oct
8:53

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa, Damage Palestinian Property

Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked properties of Palestinians, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, on Thursday, as they made their way to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli forces. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that, around dawn, Israeli settlers threw rocks and chairs at Palestinian shopfronts […]

13 Oct
8:44

Hamas, Fateh Reach Reconciliation Deal in Cairo

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fateh have reached a consensus on reconciliation to end a decade long of national split, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh announced, Thursday morning, without providing further details. Hamas member Taher al-Nono said in a statement, on Thursday, to the pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center, that Haniyeh announced that […]

13 Oct
8:31

36 Dunams of Jordan Valley Farmland to be Seized

The Israeli army, today, announced a decision to put hands on 36 dunams of agricultural land in the Ras Al-Ahmar area, in the northern Jordan Valley. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that the Israeli  commander handed residents of the area notices in Arabic and Hebrew, with a map […]

12 Oct
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Close Roadblock Near Jerusalem, Detain Passengers Of Three Buses

Israeli soldiers closed, on Thursday evening, Beit Iksa military roadblock, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, stopped and searched many vehicles, and detained passengers in three buses, mainly women, for several hours. The soldiers, stationed at the permanent military roadblock, on the main entrance of Beit Iksa village, decided to close […]

12 Oct
7:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night, a Palestinian child in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank, after several colonists attacked homes and stores – the child was released and after his family was forced to pay a fine, and was placed under house arrest. […]

Palestine Today - audio
12 Oct
11:16

Palestine Today 10 11 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Israeli settlers and army attacks leave three Palestinians injured during dawn invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Three Palestinians were injured on Wednesday night, […]

11 Oct
7:51

Eight Israeli Soldiers Commit Suicide Within 3 Months

The number of suicide cases among the Israeli army soldiers is “constantly” mounting, Hebrew reports have revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Israel’s 0404 reported, today, that an Israeli soldier at the Hatzor military base, located at the southern area of the Palestinian occupied territories, committed suicide last night, as she fired […]

11 Oct
7:42

Olive Harvesters Attacked by Settlers near Nablus

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian farmers while they were harvesting olives in the village of Kufr Qalil, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in Nablus area, told WAFA that Israeli settlers from the illegal Brakha […]

11 Oct
7:38

12,000 New Settlement Units Approved by Israel in 2017

The Israeli occupation government has approved a series of settlement plans, including  12,000 new settlement units in 2017, four times the number in 2016, Haaretz reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said, according to the PNN, that the settlement units would be located throughout the West Bank, including Hebron, the Migron […]

11 Oct
7:33

Three Palestinians Wounded at Joseph’s Tomb as Tens of Thousands Storm Holy Sites

Three Palestinians were injured on Wednesday night, in clashes that erupted with Israeli occupation forces, when Israeli settlers raided Jospeh’s Tomb in Nablus city. Local witnesses reported that more than 30 buses of Israeli settlers stormed the tomb, escorted by a large group of Israeli soldiers, according to Al Ray. […]

11 Oct
11:15

Israeli-led “Women’s Peace March” Criticized as Normalization

A two-week march led by Israeli women calling for peace culminated in a rally in Jerusalem Sunday, although the march was largely boycotted by Palestinians who called it a part of the‘normalization’ of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. The organizers of the march called for a return to the […]

11 Oct
10:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Tulkarem, Injure One In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Shweika area and Bal’a town, north of the northern West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also injured one Palestinian east of Nablus. The soldiers invaded homes in Shweika area, and abducted Anas Ibrahim Nayfa, 26, after […]

11 Oct
9:45

Army Invades Homes In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many homes in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, photographed homes and threatened further collective punishment. The soldiers invaded al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem, before breaking into and searching two homes, belonging to ‘Ayed Rabay’a and Eid Rabay’a. In addition, the soldiers invaded […]

Palestine Today - audio
11 Oct
9:12

Palestine Today 10 10 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Settlers attack Palestinian cars as troops invade west Bank communities and detain civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, on […]

11 Oct
4:43

Israeli Colonists Cause Damage To Twelve Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Tuesday evening, at many Palestinian cars, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage to twelve cars. Media sources in Nablus said the colonists simultaneously hurled stones at Palestinian cars, driving on Yitzhar road, in addition to the main Huwwara road […]

11 Oct
3:30

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians South Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and clashed with many Palestinians, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in southern […]

10 Oct
11:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also invaded Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. Media sources in occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, in the […]

10 Oct
9:42

Soldiers Abduct A Fateh Official Near Ramallah, And A Woman Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a political leader of Fateh movement in Ramallah, in central West Bank, and a woman from Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and abducted […]

10 Oct
5:06

Labour Expels Jewish Anti-Zionist for ‘Anti-Semitism’

Moche Machover, an Israeli-born mathematician, philosopher and radical activist, received an expulsion letter from the Labour Party for his article, ‘Anti-Zionism Does Not Equal Anti-Semitism’. TRNN transcript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever in Heidelberg, Germany. After Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of the Labour […]

10 Oct
4:50

PLO Condemns Israeli Plans to Build 4,000 Illegal Settlement Units

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned, on Monday, Israeli plans to build around 4,000 housing units in illegal settlements throughout the occupied West Bank. “We strongly condemn Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of the construction of 3,829 illegal settlement units in the Occupied West Bank,” said Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member […]

10 Oct
4:45

Moroccan MP to Former Israeli Defense Minister: “War Criminal, Leave Our Country”

Moroccan lawmakers protested yesterday, against the presence of an Israeli delegation at a conference organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), at the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat. The parliamentarians called it “a provocation against the Moroccan people.” “You are a war criminal […]