20 Mar

Second Arrest in 3 Days, PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

20 Mar

Army Conducts Life Fire Training In Palestinian Village South Of Nablus

Israeli soldiers continued, for the second day, live fire military training in Khirbat at-Tawil Palestinian village, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The training started on Monday evening, after the soldiers invaded Palestinian lands, installed military tents, before and initiating live fire training maneuvers. Yousef Deeriyya, a member of […]

20 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Injure Schoolchildren Near Hebron

Israeli colonizers attacked and injured, Tuesday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, while heading to school in the Tiwana village, in Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part pf the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

20 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israel colonizers invaded, earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian olive orchard in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, cut at least thirty olive trees, and took them away. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the Israeli assailants came from Bayt ‘Ayin […]

20 Mar

PPS: “Israeli soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven in occupied Jerusalem. The PPP said dozens of soldiers invaded the ar-Ram town, in Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted Mohammad Yousef Ghazawna, Mohannad Ramadan Ghazawna, Odah […]

20 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Fire At Farmers, Invades Lands, In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and invaded farmlands in the area, in addition Beit Hanoun, to the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, driving an armored military […]

20 Mar

Army Injures Many Students Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday morning, several gas bombs at schoolchildren, heading to their schools, in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The children were walking to their schools by the main Nablus-Ramallah road, before the soldiers started firing gas bombs, concussion grenades […]

20 Mar

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Nablus, Take Measurements Of Homes Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, one Palestinian from Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in addition to abducting a man, on Monday at night, at Za’tara military roadblock, south of the city. The army also took measurements of homes in Beit Ummar, […]

20 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Senior Islamic Jihad Political Leader In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, after surrounding homes belonging to his relatives, in the al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, in Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into […]

20 Mar

PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

19 Mar

VIDEO: Settler Unleashes Dog on Palestinian Flock of Sheep

An extremist Jewish Israeli settler from the illegal settlement of Havat Mor, built in the occupied West Bank, unleashes his dog to attack Palestinian flock of sheep. Source: Days of Palestine 03/19/18 Colonial Settlers Attack Farmers, Force Them Off Land 03/19/18 Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Attempt To Invade Homes, […]

19 Mar

Palestinian and International Activists Plant Olive Saplings on Village Land Ordered for Confiscation by Israel in Burin

03/17/18 | International Solidarity Movement Palestinians and International activists successfully planted dozens of olive saplings in the north of West Bank in the village of Burin near Nablus. Palestinians and Internationals together laid pictures of prominent activists in front of the planted saplings, some of these activists were killed by […]

19 Mar

French Official Accused of Transferring Weapons to West Bank

Israeli security agency Shin Bet announced, Monday, the arrest of a French citizen working in the French consulate in occupied Jerusalem, on charges of transferring weapons from the Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank. According to Al Ray, Israeli media quoted the Shin Bet as claiming that Frenchman Roman […]

19 Mar

Colonial Settlers Attack Farmers, Force Them Off Land

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday, attacked Palestinian farmers in the town of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, and forced them off of their land, local sources said, according to WAFA. Saeed Taleb, Turmus Ayya municipal council member, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Adi Ad, which was […]

19 Mar

Israel to Increase Defense, Settlement Spending in 2019

The 2019 Israeli state budget passed its final reading in the Knesset, last week, despite early proceedings being stricken by strife within the right-wing coalition. The 2019 budget will be billed at NIS 480 billion ($137 Billion USD), a 2.6% increase from the previous year. The new budget will include […]

19 Mar

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Attempt To Invade Homes, Near Jerusalem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Hizma, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti on cars and walls, in addition to puncturing tires of many cars, and attempted to break into homes. Samar Salah, the head of Hizma Municipality, said […]

19 Mar

Army Fires Gas Bombs At A School Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday morning, many schoolchildren with gas bombs, in a secondary school in Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the soldiers fired at least ten gas bombs into the school, an issue that forced the administration to close all its […]

19 Mar

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including a child, only 10 years of age. The abducted […]

18 Mar

Abbas’s Craven Response to the US UNRWA Cuts

by Randa Farah In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze a significant portion of the US’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), many leaders and public figures opposed to the move have not decried it for the humanitarian […]

18 Mar

The Palestinian Tale of the Green Line

Dr. Rola Ghanem is a Palestinian novelist from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, she tells the story of her father through this novel which resembles the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation and reveals the struggle of generations.  In the novel, she highlighted the importance of education and spoke […]

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

Palestinian Killed by Police in Jerusalem following Fatal Stabbing of Israeli

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

18 Mar

Hamas Positions Targeted by Israeli Airstrikes after Bomb Detonation on Gaza Border

Israeli airforce fighters struck a series of targets in Gaza, on Saturday night, in retaliation for a bomb detonated near the border the same day, reports the Israeli military spokesperson. In a series of posts to their official twitter account, military officials claim to have targeted Hamas outposts in the […]

18 Mar

Palestinian Demolish His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that a Palestinian citizen of the town had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid excessively high fines by the City Council, under the pretext of being built without a permit. Silwanic stated that the city […]

18 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the city, and abducted four children, identified as Mohammad Yousef Obeid, […]

18 Mar

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Khan Younis

After firing at least eleven missiles overnight into Palestinian lands east of Gaza city, several Israeli army vehicles and tanks invaded, on Monday morning, agricultural lands in Abasan village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the Israeli tanks, and armored bulldozers, […]

18 Mar

Israel Names The Two Soldiers Killed In The West Bank

On Saturday at night, March 17, 2018, the Israeli army cleared for publication the names of the two soldiers who were killed in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, on Friday. The two have been identified as Lieutenant Ziv Daus, 21, from Azur town near Tel Aviv, and […]

18 Mar

Israel Plans Collective Punishment Against Village of Alleged Palestinian Attacker

The Israeli army announced Saturday that it plans to recommend that the Israeli government split the village of Barta’a in two, after a vehicular collision on Friday that resulted in the deaths of two Israeli soldiers. Palestinian family members of the alleged attacker contend that it was a car accident, […]

Fence between Gaza and Israel
17 Mar

One Wounded in Israeli Military Attack on Gaza following Roadside Bomb Explosion

The Israeli military reported, Saturday, that their troops stationed at the Gaza border fired a number of tank shells into an area east of Gaza City, injuring one Palestinian.  The attack followed the explosion of an improvised device near the border, The tank shells targeted an area that Israel suspected […]

17 Mar

UN Report: Lack of Political Process to End Israeli – Palestinian Conflict the Largest Impediment to Palestinian Development

(photo: Gaza’s Shuja’eyya in 2014) nsnbc : A report compiled by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process (UNSCO), published on Friday, stresses that the lack of a political process to end the Israeli – Palestinian conflict continues to be the single-largest impediment to Palestinian development. The […]

17 Mar

Dozens of Palestinians Injured in Weekly Protests for Jerusalem

(Photo: Palestinians celebrate a young man’s birthday while protesting the Israeli occupation in al-BIreh, March 16, 2018. Hamza Shalash for WAFA.) POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MARCH 17, 2018 Marking 100 days since US President Donald Trump ordered the State Department to relocate the Embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinian political parties and civil society movements held […]

17 Mar

Fifteen Years Since Her Death, Rachel Corrie Is Not Forgotten

by Mumin Ghurab Friday, 15 years ago, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer that was preparing to demolish a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip. Corrie has since become an icon of global solidarity with the people of Palestine. Born on April 10, 1979 […]

17 Mar

Protesting Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 4th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that a detainee from Nablus, in northern West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourth day, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges. The Committee said that Mos’ab al-Hindi, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

17 Mar

Gunmen Assassinate A Palestinian Security Officer In Lebanon

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Saturday at dawn, the deputy head of the Palestinian security force in the Mia Mia refugee camp, near Sidon (Saida) in Lebanon. Lebanese media sources said Mohammad Abu Mogheisib was assassinated in the refugee camp and added that armed Palestinian factions have also deployed their fighters […]

17 Mar

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Seventh Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that detainee Bashir Abdullah Khatib, 56, who has been imprisoned for 31 years, started a hunger strike seven days ago, protesting being denied medical treatment. The detainee, from Ramla city, is facing various issues with his teeth, gums and mouth, but has been […]

17 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several Palestinian farmers, and shepherds, east Gaza, and in the al-Fakhari area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, while Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds and fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

17 Mar

Army Invades Many Homes Barta’a And Toura, Near Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, many homes in Barta’a town, and Toura village, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, violently searched homes, causing excessive damage, and interrogated many Palestinians. Media sources in Jenin said a large military force invaded Barta’a town, before breaking into […]

17 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes In Azzoun

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the town of ‘Azzoun, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and isolated a neighborhood before storming and violently searching ten homes. The soldiers surrounded and isolated al-Mintar neighborhood, and conducted violent searches of ten homes, causing excessive damage. […]

17 Mar

Weekly Procession Against The Annexation Wall, Colonies, Held In Bil’in

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Protesters marched while chanting for liberation and independence, for the occupied Palestinian […]

17 Mar

Israeli Army and Police Raid Home of Palestinian Man Suspected in Hit and Run Incident

Israeli forces raided the home of a young Palestinian man suspected of killing two Israeli soldiers and injuring two others, with his car, at an Israeli military checkpoint near Jenin, northern West Bank, on Friday evening, according to local sources. The incident took place near Mevo Dotan illegal Israeli colony, […]

17 Mar

Updated: Army Injures Twenty-Five Palestinians In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters on their lands near the border fence in the northern and eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured at least twenty-five, including eleven who were shot with live fire, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

17 Mar

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Man In Bethlehem

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, Friday, into the Manger Square area, in the center of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped a young Palestinian man, before withdrawing towards military roadblock #300, north of Bethlehem. Media sources in Bethlehem said the undercover soldiers drove a civilian car with Palestinian license […]

17 Mar

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers, in large numbers, assaulted the protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel […]

17 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure Sixteen Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, sixteen Palestinians near the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank. The soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters, and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at them. Medical sources said the […]

16 Mar

Israel Detains 1,319 Palestinians, 274 Children through January and February: Report

Israeli forces detained over 1,000 Palestinians, including 274 children, during the months of January and February, according to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer. Addameer released a statement on Wednesday, citing a joint report by the Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoner Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, […]

16 Mar

A Tribute: “I am here because I care.” – Rachel Corrie

 Rachel Corrie served with ISM — International Solidarity Movement — in Gaza, in 2003, where she was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian doctor. She was 23 years old. Today is the 15th anniversary of her death.   Interview with Rachel in Gaza: […]

16 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Friday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including the head of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many communities and violently searched homes. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded […]

16 Mar

Army Abducts A Patient At Erez Crossing

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian patient from the besieged Gaza Strip, at the Erez Crossing, near Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the patient, identified as Naim Kotkot, filed a permit application, asking to be allowed to leave Gaza and […]

16 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure 38 Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, 38 Palestinians in the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the town, attacked many Palestinians who protested the invasion, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed to […]

15 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

15 Mar

Israeli Military Strangles Its Own Weapons Manufacturer to Privatize It

Elbit Systems bought IMI at a bargain price because managers made sure the company was poorly run to provide an excuse for privatization, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid […]

15 Mar

Soldiers Who Killed Unarmed Palestinian Boy Could Be Acquitted

Two Israeli soldiers who killed an unarmed Palestinian boy in 2013 could be acquitted, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed on Wednesday. The two soldiers, a squad commander and a member of a squad, opened fire in 2013, at 16-year-old Samir Awad, in the vicinity of the Apartheid Wall near the village of Badras, in […]

15 Mar

Olive and Grape Trees to be Uprooted to Pave Settler-only Road near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities reportedly issued notices, on Wednesday, informing Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, in the Bethlehem district, of their intentions to uproot olive trees in order to pave a settler-only road in the area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned WAFA news agency reported, according to […]

15 Mar

Zoabi Excluded from Knesset

The Ethics Committee of the Israeli parliament of the Knesset decided to exclude Arab MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset for a week, after she described the Israeli soldiers as “murderers”. Zoabi said, according to Al Ray, that her description of Israeli soldiers is a kind of freedom of expression […]

15 Mar

Tear Gas Dropped on Gazans by Drone for First Time

Israeli forces used unmanned drones to drop tear gas on Palestinians in Gaza for the first time, last Friday, according to the Times of Israel. Some 200 Gazans had gathered at the border fence with Israel, as part of a weekly protest against the ten-year blockade, when an unmanned aerial […]

15 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two Palestinians, including a political leader of Fateh movement, in occupied Jerusalem, and three others in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers abducted a young man while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, through Bab al-Qattanin (Cotton Merchants Gate) in Jerusalem and […]

15 Mar

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Including One Woman, In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, ten Palestinians, including one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to one who was taken prisoner on Wednesday evening, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Nablus office of the PPS, in northern West Bank said the soldiers invaded […]

15 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles And Shells Into Gaza, Injure One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday morning, at least one Palestinians and caused excessive property damage, after the army fired missiles and shells at many targets in the Gaza Strip. The army claims the escalation started after an explosive targeted a military vehicle near the border fence. Media sources said an […]

14 Mar

On the 12th Anniversary of the Attack on Jericho Prison: Resistance Continues Until Liberation

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following statement from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, issued on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Jericho prison by Israeli occupation forces. March 14, 2018 marks the 12th anniversary of the infamous Zionist attack on the Jericho prison and the kidnapping […]

14 Mar

How Stephen Hawking Supported the Palestinian Cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 76, was known not only for his ground-breaking work but also for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neuron disease, made headlines in May of 2013, when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel, where he […]

14 Mar

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinians Do Not Accept Any Deal at Expense of Cause

Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it. Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of […]

14 Mar

Roger Waters Recites Verses by Mahmoud Darwish in New Song

English singer and songwriter Roger Waters has teamed up with Palestinian group Trio Joubran to record a new song rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to WAFA. The song, titled Supremacy, features a few verses from “The Red Indian’s Penultimate Speech to the White Man,” a poem […]

14 Mar

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

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

14 Mar

VIDEO: Palestinian Culture and History Spotlighted after Tourism Agreement with Europe

An agreement signed between Masar Ibrahim al Khalil and representatives from seven European countries, on Monday night, marks a significant step forward for Palestinian tourism, says the Mayor of Bethlehem. The agreement between the Union of European Cultural Trails operating the pan-European St. James track and Masar Ibrahim, seeks to […]

14 Mar

Soldiers Halt Construction Of Five Palestinian Homes Near Bethlehem

The Israeli army invaded, Wednesday, Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and handed military orders halting the construction of five Palestinian homes. Hannoun Fannoun, a member of Nahhalin Town Council, said the five homes ae located in Sabeeha al-Foqa and Wad an-No’man areas, and added that […]

14 Mar

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

Approximately 450 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continued their boycott of Israeli military courts for the 28th consecutive day. The detainees declared their boycott of the Israeli military courts on February 15th and are demanding Israel to end the illegal policies […]

14 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many Palestinians communities in several parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes an abducted seven Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in addition to invading the homes of a legislator and two journalists. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

13 Mar

Adalah Fights Illegal Israeli Ban Blocking Arabs from Bringing Non-kosher Bread Products into Hospitals During Passover

The Israeli Health Ministry is imposing Jewish religious law on Arab citizens with no legal authority: ‘No law in the State of Israel prevents citizens from carrying leavened foods into hospitals.’ Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is fighting an Israeli government ban that prevents […]

13 Mar

Israel Police Detective Charged with Beating Palestinian Minor to Force Confession

An Israeli police detective “has been charged with beating a Palestinian minor to get him to confess to throwing rocks at cars driven by Israelis,” reported Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The paper noted that “despite the seriousness of the offense, the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers charged the […]

13 Mar

The Amended ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ Is Still Unconstitutional, and Still Must Be Stopped

Written by uscpr USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in an op-ed by Nada Elia for Mondoweiss on the still-unconstitutional nature of the recently amended Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The draconian legislation seeks to impose fines and criminal penalties, and deny government loans to corporations refusing to do business with corporations in illegal Israeli settlements. It infringes on the First […]

13 Mar

Pedaling for Palestinian Rights: 20 Cities Around the World demand UCI and Giro d’Italia #RelocateTheRace

Cyclists and supporters of Palestinian human rights took to the streets in 20 citiesacross the world on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for the #RelocateTheRace International Day of Action. Bike rallies and actions called on Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of cycling to relocate the start of the famed Giro d’Italia […]

13 Mar

Administrative Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike in April

The head of the prisoners and ex-prisoners’ affairs, Issa Qaraqa’a, said that the administrative detainees being held in Israeli occupation prisons will stage steps of the struggle, starting with the hunger strike gradually, next month, if Israeli authorities do not respond to their demands. Qaraqa’a said in a press statement, on […]

13 Mar

Israel Empowers Itself to Revoke IDs of Palestinians in Jerusalem

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER MARCH 13, 2018 “Betraying” the Israeli occupation, under the new law, is grounds to revoke permanent residency status. On March 7, 2018, Israeli parliament passed a new law that empowers the interior minister to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. Specifically, the law enables […]

13 Mar

Palestinian Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt In Gaza

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Rami Hamdallah, and Palestinian Intelligence Chief Majed Faraj, have survived an assassination attempt, Tuesday, while seven guards were injured, after explosions targeted their convoy, just as they entered the Gaza Strip through Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal. Both Hamdallah and Faraj were in a convoy of vehicles […]

13 Mar

PPS: “Army Abducts 22 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Tuesday, 22 Palestinian, including a woman and two of her children in addition to a female university student, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers conducted […]

13 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Farmer South Of Nablus

Israeli colonizers attacked, Tuesday, a Palestinian farmer while plowing his land in Burin village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The assailants came from Yitzhar adjacent illegal colony, which was built on illegally-confiscated Palestinian lands. They hurled stones at Mohammad Hasan Najjar, inflicting various cuts and bruises, […]

13 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers invaded, earlier on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and burnt nearly 30 Dunams. The Coordinator of the Popular and National Committee in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, said […]

13 Mar

Army Pours Concrete into Room of Detainee in Qabatia

Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, and poured concrete into the room of detainee Yousef Khaled Kamil. The family said that the soldiers surrounded their property, and poured the concrete into their detained son’s room in their family home. Yousef is imprisoned by Israel […]

13 Mar

Report: Palestinian Prisoners Suffering from Extreme Cold in Israeli Prisons

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, issued a statement Tuesday contending that Israeli prison authorities have refused to provide heat, blankets, warm clothing to Palestinian prisoners that they are holding without charges in Israeli prisons.. Adalah initially sent a letter on March 4 to IPS Commissioner […]

13 Mar

Army Abducts Twelve Palestinians, Injure One, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, and injured one, during massive invasions in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and abducted the […]

13 Mar

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats, and used sprayed them with water cannons, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the boats were in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, when the navy attacked them. The navy opened fire at […]

13 Mar

Occupation Captured

Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Purim, a display of power and arrogance Pictured here: The Jewish Feast of Purim is a time of harassment and severe problems for Palestinians in al-Khalil (Hebron). In a show of power, the settlers take over […]

13 Mar

Photos: Alrowwad Celebrates 20 Years of Culture in Aida Camp

The Association of Pioneers for Culture and Arts in Aida refugee camp celebrated 20 years of arts and culture classes with the opening of their new building Sunday night. Director General of Pioneers Association for Culture and Arts, Dr. Abdel-Fattah Abu Sorour, hailed the construction of the new building as […]

13 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Storm Islamic Cemetery in Jerusalem, Desecrate Graves

Israeli soldiers, on Monday morning, stormed the Mujahideen Islamic Cemetery in the Sahira Gate area, on Salah al-Din Street in Jerusalem, and destroyed a number of Palestinian graves. PNN sources in Jerusalem said that troops from the Israeli army, police and the so-called border guards, at dawn today, stormed the  […]

13 Mar

While Being Assaulted By Soldiers, Four Medics Rescue Wounded Palestinians – Video

On Monday, four Palestinian medics, and despite being repeatedly assaulted and dragged by the Israeli soldiers, managed to rescue wounded Palestinians after the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters on the main road leading to the military court, north of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. […]

13 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure 17 Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, seventeen Palestinians, including eight who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked dozens of students of Birzeit University, protesting the Israeli abduction and imprisonment of the head of the Students’ Senate, who was taken prisoner last Wednesday, when the soldiers invaded the university campus. […]

12 Mar

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at noon, a young Palestinian man who was praying in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation facility. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the Palestinian in front of the mosque and abducted him before moving him […]

12 Mar

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that Administrative Detainees, held by Israel without charges or trial, will start a gradual hunger strike this coming April, demanding basic rights guaranteed by International Law. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Monday morning, Qaraqe said the Administrative Detainees […]

12 Mar

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Abduct 36 Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy abducted, Monday, at least thirty-six Palestinians, including eleven fishermen, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in Gaza waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region. In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded many homes […]

12 Mar

Updated: Israeli Navy Abducts Eleven Fishermen In Rafah

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, many Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, abducted eleven fishermen and confiscated their boats. Fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the fishing boats, […]

12 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians during massive and violent searches of homes, in many parts of occupied Jerusalem, and moved them to several detention and interrogation facilities. In Silwan town, in the center of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Ayyoub Abu ‘Assab, Hafeth Dirbas, Mohammad Nimir Dirbas, […]

12 Mar

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus, Injures Dozens Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man at Huwwara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured dozens of Palestinians in an invasion into Jayyous town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

12 Mar

Two Palestinians Injured In Hezma, Israeli Soldiers Completely Isolate The Town

A large military force invaded, on Sunday evening, the town of Hezma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and completely isolated it from its surrounding area, in addition to forcing all stores to close. The soldiers also assaulted and injured one Palestinian teen, while a colonialist settler rammed another with his […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

11 Mar

From BDS to the Tamimis, Palestinians Defend Their Rights

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah says US-backed Israeli efforts to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement and to silence protesters like the Tamimi family are backfiring as Palestinians and their allies fight back. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A […]

11 Mar

UNRWA Mobilizes Efforts to Maintain Services

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is mobilizing efforts to raise funds needed to maintain its services offered to Palestine refugees. Adnan abu-Hasna, spokesman of the UNRWA, said on Saturday that the international organization is preparing to hold an international conference in Rome next Thursday, to […]

11 Mar

Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Receives 50,000 Visitors on its First Anniversary

The Walled Off Hotel, located next to the Israeli apartheid wall with the “worst view in the world”  has just celebrated its first anniversary with over 50,000 visitors. The hotel, designed by the British graffiti artist Banksy, contains visual artworks about the occupation and apartheid, and has brought international attention since it […]

11 Mar

Israeli Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank governorate of Jericho and abducted four Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jericho, before abducting the four Palestinians. The PPS identified the abducted Palestinians as Karam Nasser […]

11 Mar

Soldiers Confiscate A Truck And A Bulldozer Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, a Palestinian truck and a bulldozer while preparing to conduct work aimed at paving a new agricultural road leading to Palestinian lands in Qabalan town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The soldiers invaded the area, and confiscated the truck and the bulldozer, […]

11 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Children In Silwan

On Saturday evening, a group of Israeli colonizers, illegally living in colonies in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked many Palestinian children in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood. Eyewitnesses said the assailants attacked many children near an illegal colonialist outpost in the town. The children were […]

11 Mar

Army Invades Homes And Stores Near Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several homes and stores in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank of Hebron, before violently searching them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers invaded many homes and stores in Sinjer neighborhood, in Doura, and violently searched them. […]