20 Apr
5:59

Lieberman Calls for Adoption of Thatcher’s Hunger Strike Policy

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman recently called for a policy of non-negotiation with Palestinian hunger strikers, following the steps of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s policy in dealing with Irish Catholic hunger strikers in 1981. Avigdor Liberman suggested to take the approach of Thatcher, who publicly refused to accede […]

20 Apr
4:15

212 New Settlement Units Approved for Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, approved the construction of 212 new units in the  illegal Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo settlements of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli radio said, according to the PNN, that the approved housing units are a part of a larger settlement plan to be implemented during the new US […]

Palestine Today - audio
20 Apr
3:15

Palestine Today 04 19 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April, 19, 2017. Palestinian youth killed by Israeli army gunfire meanwhile others more suffer effects of tear gas inhalation in separate attacks. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. […]

19 Apr
6:49

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man near Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after the army claimed “he deliberately carried out a ramming attack with his car, wounding one Israeli man.” The Palestinian car crashed into the rear of an […]

19 Apr
4:09

Mother Of Four Detainees Starts Solidarity Hunger Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that a Palestinian mother of four detainees, held by Israel and are participating in the hunger strike, has also started a hunger strike in solidarity with them and the rest of the detainees. Qaraqe’ told Maan News that Latifa […]

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19 Apr
3:46

PCHR Strongly Condemns ISS’s Travel Ban on PCHR’s Clients via Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns that the Internal Security Service (ISS) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip prevented one of PCHR’s clients namely, Diaa’ Musalam al-Sheikh ‘Eid, born in 1979 in Rafah City, from heading to an interview related to a compensation […]

19 Apr
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, including two teenagers, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers abducted two teenagers, […]

19 Apr
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Farm In Al-‘Eesawiyya

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian farm. The army also destroyed doors of a carwash facility and four farms, and posted demolition orders targeting two farms, car repair shop and a car dealership. The soldiers surrounded […]

19 Apr
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Qalqilia, Two Teenagers In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many Palestinian homes in Qalqilia and Hebron governorates, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young Palestinian man and two teenagers. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched many homes […]

19 Apr
8:48

The Demands Of Hunger Striking Detainees In Israeli Prisons

The following is a list of demands presented by the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, who intend to gradually expand their strike to include all Israeli prisons and detention centers, across occupied Palestine. 1. Installing public phones in all prisons, in every section of the prisons, so that the detainees can […]

19 Apr
4:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers invaded the city after some Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at jeeps of the “Border Guard Units,” and detained the two young […]

Palestine Today - audio
19 Apr
2:45

Palestine Today 04 18 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, April, 18, 2017. Palestinian Political prisoners held by Israel continue their hunger strike as Israel escalate measures. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. As part of its decision […]

19 Apr
2:02

Israel Prevents PPS Attorney From Visiting Detainees In Ofer

As part of its decision to cancel all visits to hunger striking detainees in its prisons and detention centers, the Israeli Authorities prevented lawyer Arwa Hleihel from visiting the detainees in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Hleihel went to […]

18 Apr
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have adducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central […]

18 Apr
12:10

Israel Isolates Hunger Striking Detainees

The Israeli Prison Authority has isolated all hunger striking Palestinian detainees, canceled all family visits in addition to illegally confiscating all their belongings, including clothes except for what they are wearing. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Qaddoura Fares has reported that Israel has officially informed The Red […]

18 Apr
10:14

On the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Prisoners’ Suffering in Israeli Jails Continues

Today, 17 April 2017, marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Over 6,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners have been detained in the Israeli jails and detention centers under cruel and inhumane conditions. The Palestinians commemorate this day since 1979, supporting the cause of prisoners detained in the Israeli jails, as it marks […]

Palestine Today - audio
18 Apr
2:29

Palestine Today 04 17 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, April, 17, 2017. A Palestinian tunnel worker dies in Gaza accident as Palestinian political detainees held by Israeli announce hunger strike. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The […]

17 Apr
10:21

1300 Palestinian Detainees Start Hunger Strike

More than 1300 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, initiated the first day of hunger strike, on Monday April 17th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, while hundreds of detainees are preparing to join the “Strike For Dignity.” All detainees in Asqalan, Nafha, Ramon, Hadarim, Galboa’ and Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) […]

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17 Apr
9:49

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike on Monday for Palestinian Prisoners Day

Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Palestinian leader who has been likened to the ‘Palestinian Mandela’, is leading the call for a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners from every party and faction beginning on Monday. Every major Palestinian political party has announced their support for the strike, which marks the largest […]

17 Apr
8:31

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) issued a statement revealing that one of its fighters was killed, on Monday morning, when a tunnel collapsed on him in Gaza. The Al-Qassam said that Anas Mousa Abu Shaweesh, from the Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City, died […]

17 Apr
4:50

As Christians Around the World Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians Are Barred from Attending

Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world, gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the location of the tomb believed to be that ofJesus Christ. […]

17 Apr
4:38

Six Year Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni (VIDEO)

04/16/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Today marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, a journalist and an Italian activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. Arrigoni first went to Gaza in 2008, on an activist-organised flotilla seeking to defy the Israeli blockade […]

17 Apr
4:25

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

16 Apr
2:56

Clashes Erupt After Dozens Of Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Nablus

Clashes took place, on Saturday evening, after dozens of extremist Israeli colonists invaded Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the invading colonists briefly clashed with many local youngsters from; there have been no reports of injuries on either side. The […]

16 Apr
2:39

Security Forces Capture Two Undercover Israeli Soldiers, Hand Them Back To Israel

Palestinian Security Forces officer captured, on Saturday evening, two undercover Israeli soldiers, who infiltrated into Rafidia area, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and later handed them back to the Israeli army. Palestinian security sources said the officers noticed a while car parked near “Nasser Center” shops, […]

15 Apr
1:00

Israeli High Court Plans To Dismiss Charges Against Soldiers Who Killed Nonviolent Activist Bassem Abu Rahma In 2009

Amhad Abu Rahma, the brother of the late Bassem Abu Rahma, who killed by a high-velocity tear gas canister fired at his chest at close range in 2009, spoke with the IMEMC Friday about the current status of the family’s court case against the Israeli military. The lawyer spoke to […]

15 Apr
12:20

Bil’in Protest Commemorates Bassem Abu Rahma

The Weekly protest in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank, was held Friday, commemorating the eighth anniversary of the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, one of the senior figures of the popular resistance in the village, who was killed by Israeli soldiers during a nonviolent protest […]

14 Apr
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Wound And Abduct A Palestinian In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and wounded a young Palestinian man before abducting him. The soldiers invaded the village, and attacked the weekly procession by firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel […]

14 Apr
7:23

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians With Live Fire In Tubas

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Tubas city, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, and clashed with local youths, before shooting four with live fire, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Medical sources in Tubas said four young men suffered moderate wounds, after being shot […]

14 Apr
7:06

Army Injures Three Palestinian Children In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and shot three children with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in […]

14 Apr
5:03

4 Detained After Fending Off Extremists at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, on Friday, detained four Muslim worshipers after attempting to fend off Israeli fanatics from touring the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to WAFA correspondence. The worshipers reportedly attempted to fend off provocative tours inside the mosques’ compound  and prevent them from performing religious […]

14 Apr
4:52

Stabbing in Jerusalem, Palestinian Detained

A “mentally unstable” Palestinian man was detained Friday, after committing a stabbing inside the Jerusalem Light Rail, leaving one Britsh woman in her twenties dead, according to official Israeli sources. Though Israeli media initially reported that an Israeli woman in her twenties was seriously injured, it was later reported that […]

14 Apr
4:43

Human Rights Activists Denied Entry into Israel

On Friday, Kamel Hawwash, member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign EC and also vice chair of the British Palestine policy council, was denied entry into Israel under the new “anti-boycott” law. This follows the refusal, last month, to allow entry to Hugh Lanning PSC chair, and, last weekend, to Anwar Makhlouf, […]

Military at Beit Ummar village (image from Palestine Solidarity Project)
14 Apr
1:03

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian dead; 71 abducted by Israeli troops this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 06 – 12 April 2017, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian young man from al-Jalazoun refugee camp succumbed to his wounds. 71 civilians, including 11 children, […]

14 Apr
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers And Fishers In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday morning, on farmers, and fishers, in Palestinian agricultural lands, and territorial waters, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed on a number of military towers across the border fence, east of Khan […]

13 Apr
1:22

Israeli Soldiers Attack Students In Al-Quds University, Wound Twenty-Four

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinian students, protesting near the campus of Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and wounded six with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing eighteen others to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers invaded the School […]

13 Apr
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Thursday, Doura city, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young Palestinian man. The soldiers also installed many roadblocks, and closed several areas, in the Hebron governorate. The Hebron office of […]

13 Apr
8:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three young Palestinian men, after invading and violently searching their homes, in Beit Jala city, and the Saff Street area, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Jala city, northwest of Bethlehem, before storming and searching homes, and […]

13 Apr
8:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, a young Palestinians man, after stopping him at a sudden military roadblock near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and violently searched the home of a political prisoner in Jenin refugee camp, while interrogating the family. Media sources said the soldiers […]

12 Apr
5:04

145 UK Labour Party Members Declare Solidarity with Black Jewish Pro-Palestinian Activist

Against the background of calls for Ken Livingstone’s expulsion from the Labour Party, for remarks about zionism, 145 party members have publicly declared their solidarity with Jackie Walker, the Black Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who seems set to be the next victim of Labour’s blood-letting, Free Speech on Israel said. In […]

12 Apr
4:58

Petition Urging UK Government to Apologize for Balfour Declaration Exceeding 10,000 Signatures

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling on the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, when, one century, ago then Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour promised a homeland for the Jews, in Palestine, at the expense of its indigenous Arab population, the London-based Palestinian Return Center (PRC) […]

12 Apr
4:51

1,500 Palestinian Prisoners Prepare for Open-ended Hunger Strike

Some 1,500 Palestinian detainees he;d in Israeli jails are prepared to launch the first escalatory steps of hunger strike, under a campaign for freedom and maintaining achievements and capabilities, Committee of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners stated. In a press release, the committee said that 120 prisoners of the Gaza Strip will join the hunger […]

12 Apr
4:44

Duchess of York Visits Bethlehem, Stresses Support to Palestinians (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, notably in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, […]

12 Apr
4:36

Has the Mentality of the Colonial Powers Been Passed On?

Is everybody really born equal or is that just an empty platitude? During the era of the colonial powers, the lands that originally belonged to the natives were taken away and the natives became subjugated in their own land. Their lives were presumably worth less than the lives of the […]

12 Apr
12:56

Israeli Extremists Write Racist Graffiti In Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli colonists wrote, earlier Wednesday, racist graffiti, including the largely-used “Death To Arabs,” on a wall of a Palestinian neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. The racist graffiti was written in the Baq’a Palestinian neighborhood, and were uncovered by locals who called the Police. Besides “Death To Arabs,” among the […]

12 Apr
11:00

Army Abduct Three Palestinian Teenagers in Bethlehem

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the occupied West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, and Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted three Palestinian teenagers, including a child, 15 years of age. The PPS […]

12 Apr
9:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted overnight and at dawn Wednesday, four Palestinians, from their homes, in various parts of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Sbeih Abu Sbeih, Mohammad Zghayyar, Jihad Qous and Rawhi Kolghassi. The Palestinians were taken prisoner after the […]

12 Apr
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator And A Hamas Spokesperson, From Their Homes In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian legislator, who is originally from Jerusalem, and a Hamas spokesperson, after storming their homes, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. One Palestinian was also abducted in Hebron. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted legislator Ahmad Attoun, and Hamas […]

12 Apr
6:51

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man from Hebron, after stopping him at a military roadblock, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers stopped the young man, identified as Mo’tasem Samir Breigheeth, 20, at the roadblock, while he was heading back home, in Beit Ummar […]

12 Apr
6:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Man Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man from Sur Baher town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and took him to an interrogation center in the city. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the 20-year-old man, after stopping his car at a military roadblock, […]

11 Apr
5:03

Lands Leveled by Soldiers for Road near Tulkarem

Heavy Israeli machinery, on Tuesday, leveled lands located near the Israeli Jabara military checkpoint, to the south of Tulkarem, and proceeded to pave a new road, according to witnesses. Israeli bulldozers leveled land along a road connecting the checkpoint with Tulkarem-Qalqilia road, and surfaced it with crushed gravel. Forces reportedly […]

11 Apr
4:52

Israeli Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Facilities

Israeli occupation forces raided, on Monday evening, a number of facilities in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, searching for defenders, Jerusalemite sources reported. The sources reported that the soldiers detained one worshipper while he was on his way out of the mosque, after performing Ishaa evening prayers. A state of tension has evolved […]

11 Apr
4:41

Crisis Point Reached in Gaza Hospitals Due to Fuel Shortage

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), on Tuesday, called upon the UK government to help ensure that the lives of Palestinians in Gaza are not put at greater risk as a result of the critical lack of fuel, there. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced […]

11 Apr
1:41

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 18 Olive Trees Near Salfit

Several Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded Palestinian orchards, on Tuesday morning, and uprooted 18 olive trees, in Deir Ballout, in the West Bank governorate of Salfit. The invasion was carried out into orchards in the southern part of Deir Ballout village, after the soldier surrounded them. The […]

11 Apr
1:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, after dozens of soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, amidst extensive military deployment in the area. The invasion into the courtyards of the mosque were largely made through the al-Magharba Gate, and the […]

Soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint
11 Apr
12:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians From Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank governorate of Tulkarem; one was abducted at a roadblock near Qalqilia, and one from his work in Jerusalem. Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers abducted a worker, identified as Baha’ Farid Farkh, 22, after stopping him at a […]

11 Apr
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Detain Two Palestinian Journalists In Hebron

Israeli soldiers detained, on Tuesday morning, two Palestinian photojournalists, working for the WAFA Palestinian news agency, and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, in Hebron’s Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers searched the two journalists, Mash-hour al-Wihwah, who works for the Palestinian Info […]

11 Apr
7:20

Palestinian Teen Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Soldiers

Jassem Nakhla, 17, suffered very serious wounds, on March 23rd 2017, after the soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian car, near the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. The shooting led to the instant death of Mohammad Hattab, 17, and the injury of three others. He died from his wounds on […]

11 Apr
2:32

Israeli Government Resorting to Extortion to Secure UN Votes

Israel is blackmailing impoverished countries to obtain votes in its favour at the UN, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity AMAN revealed on Sunday. AMAN’s Director, Azmi Shuaibi, said that Israel uses the funds allocated to the UN to buy votes in favour of or against proposals criticizing its violence and […]

10 Apr
5:06

Palestinian Assaulted, Work Tools Confiscated During Early Morning Raid

At 2am on Wednesday morning, three intelligence vehicles and six military vehicles arrived at the building where Shahar Dharma lives with his family in Kafr ad Dik; Salfit municipality. For over two hours, Israeli forces raided and searched the apartments of the three families living in the building, harassing the […]

10 Apr
4:54

Rocket Fired from Sinai Lands in Southern Israel

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, late Monday morning, landed in southern Israel, the Israeli army said. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that a “projectile” hit a greenhouse in the Eshkol regional council, causing no injuries. A police spokesman said that bomb disposal experts had searched the […]

10 Apr
4:48

Israeli Authorities Admit to Losing Remains of Palestinian Bodies

According to Haaretz Israeli newspaper, authorities confessed that they have lost the remains of dozens of Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces several years ago. This was discovered when Israeli prosecution responded to a petition filed by Palestinian families, to the Supreme Court, to return 123 bodies of their relatives; they […]

10 Apr
4:36

Settlers Continue to Invade Al Aqsa Mosque

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, have entered the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque in small and consecutive groups, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection by Israeli forces. According to the PNN, a total of 33 settlers entered the yards of the mosque without permission, despite such actions continuing […]

10 Apr
10:55

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Sanour, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent searches of homes, […]

10 Apr
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian homes, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, violently searched them and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to confiscating machines from a lathe workshop. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted Rafat Maher Sharabati, from his […]

10 Apr
9:26

Israeli Colonizers Uproot 310 Olive Trees Near Jerusalem  

Many extremist Israeli colonists invaded, earlier Monday, Palestinian olive orchards in Mikhmas village, southeast of the occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and uprooted 310 old olive trees, owned by several Palestinian villagers. Media sources said the assailants invaded orchards, owned by Ali Aref al-Haj, Abdul-Samea’ Mhanna and Dahesh […]

09 Apr
11:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians from various parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and shut down a blacksmith workshop, after confiscating some of its machines and tools. Media sources in Hebron city said the soldiers abducted four Palestinians from the city, three of […]

09 Apr
9:19

Israeli Authorities Issue Orders Preventing 15 Palestinian From Entering Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli authorities issued, Sunday, orders against fifteen Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem, denying them entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and its courtyards, for periods varying between 15 days and six months. The Palestinians were detained during several previous Israeli military invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of Jerusalem, […]

09 Apr
8:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Doha town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a Palestinian child, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded the home of Waleed Sabri, violently searched the property […]

09 Apr
7:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least seventeen Palestinians in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes and property. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the invasions and abductions were largely concentrated in the Old […]

08 Apr
8:16

Palestinian Poet Ahmad Dahbour Dies at 71

Well known Palestinian poet Ahmad Dahbour passed away on Saturday, at a Ramallah hospital, following deterioration in his health, said the Ministry of Culture in a eulogy statement, according to WAFA. He was 71. Dahbour was born in Haifa, in 1946, and had lived in Beirut and Syria after the 1948 […]

08 Apr
8:05

ISM Report: Israeli Forces Threaten Palestinian Acitvists’ Families With House Demolitions

04/07/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team On 5th April, 2017, Israeli forces told Abbas Qar’an and his family that their home in al-Bireh was going to be demolished. The homes of two other anti-occupation activists in the area received similar threats. ISM activists met with Abbas, the son […]

08 Apr
7:50

Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Published by Telesur on October 6, 2016. In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank, the Balata and Aida camps. With millions of displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of thousands are refugees […]

08 Apr
7:34

Will Hamas Party Charter Accept a Two State Solution? (VIDEO)

A leaked Hamas charter suggests a willingness to accept a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Palestinian researcher at the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Imad Alsoos. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international […]

08 Apr
7:06

Wilderness First Aid Courses Held for West Bank Teachers

In cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, the Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organization, in mid-March, began two-day training courses on Wilderness First Aid for 80 primary school teachers from the West Bank (Jericho, Ramallah, Jenin, Hebron). The training, according to the PNN, prepares educators to face the possible risks and […]

08 Apr
6:58

Russia to Possibly Acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that, if a peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian people could be reached, Russia could acknowledge West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Russia does not officially acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to the PNN, and, up until Thursday, has not […]

08 Apr
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinian Children In Bethlehem And Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn and Friday evening, the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Nablus, and abducted three children. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the Saff Street area, in the center of the city, and abducted As’ad Mohammad Abu […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
08 Apr
1:39

This Week in Palestine Week 14 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 01, to the 07, 2017. As Israel welcomes the US attack on Syria this week Israeli army gunfire leave one Palestinian teenager killed another civilian injured. These stories, […]

08 Apr
12:56

Bil’in Weekly Protest Marks Deir Yassin Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and marking the 69th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre. The soldiers used a surveillance drone to film the protesters, […]

08 Apr
12:19

Army Injures Nine Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, wounding two Palestinians, and causing seven others to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded […]

07 Apr
10:01

Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined on Friday the Freedom March ““Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley” that was organized by Combatants for Peace movement. The protest started at the nearby settler road until the Palestinian Israeli Peace Farming project Ecome at the entrance of Jericho city. The Israeli government […]

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07 Apr
1:59

PCHR Report: One Palestinian civilian killed, 22 wounded by Israeli forces this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 30 March – 05 April 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian from Nablus […]

07 Apr
11:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem and Nablus

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Friday at dawn, an elderly man and a young man from Bethlehem, and two young men fr[om Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded Hindaza Mountain area, east […]

07 Apr
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Silwad

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank, broke into and ransacked several homes, and abducted four Palestinians, in addition to preventing local mosques from opening for dawn prayers. The soldiers violently invaded and searched many homes in […]

Palestine Today - audio
07 Apr
3:08

Palestine Today 04 06 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, April, 06, 2017. An Israeli soldier killed by a Palestinian driver meanwhile troops invade communities in the West Bank and detain two dozen civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, […]

07 Apr
3:02

Israeli Court Sentences Two Palestinian Children From Jerusalem To House Arrest, Imposes Fines

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem, sentenced two Palestinian children, only 12 and 14 years of age, from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied city, to house arrest and imposed high fines on them. The two children have been identified as Yazan Froukh, 14, and Yousef […]

07 Apr
1:57

Shots Fired At Fortified Israeli Military Tower Near Ramallah

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that several live rounds were fired, on Thursday at night, at a fortified military tower, near Psigot illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. It stated that a speeding car fired many live rounds at the […]

06 Apr
10:50

Update: Israeli Soldier Killed, One Mildly Wounded, Near Ramallah

Update: Israeli sources initially did not release the name of the soldier, or even information indicate that he was a soldier, but hours later identified him as sergeant Elichai Taharlev, 20, of the Golani Brigade. He was buried in occupied Jerusalem at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, in occupied Jerusalem, while several […]

06 Apr
5:00

Princess Nokia Cancels Show at Israeli Music Festival Amid BDS Pressure

Organizers subsequently canceled the Kalamazoo Festival and promised to refund tickets. On March 26, the Israeli Kalamazoo Festival announced that Destiny Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia, canceled her upcoming performance at the Haoman 17, a nightclub in Tel Aviv. “Under extreme pressure from [the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement], […]

06 Apr
4:54

Israeli Forces Assert Military Presence North of Beit Lahia

Several occupation bulldozers moved into the northern Gaza Strip, near the town of Beit Lahia, on Thursday morning. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, approximately seven D9 bulldozers penetrated 100 meters into the northern border of Beit Lahia, from the western gate of Zikim. The bulldozers razed the area […]

06 Apr
4:46

Trump Discusses Middle East Affairs with Jordan’s King Abdullah during Press Conference

On Wednesday, the 5th of April, U.S. President Donald Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah II both took part in a joint press conference in Washington D.C., where they discussed issues including the Middle East; Syria, Palestine and Israel were the primary focus. Trump and Abdullah II both used the press […]

06 Apr
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 March – 05 April 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 March – 05 April 2017. Forces killed a Palestinian from Nablus in occupied Jerusalem, while 22 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, were wounded.The military continued to target the border areas in […]

06 Apr
12:12

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, 25 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, and property. In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ismael Izzat Jaber, 24, Ramez Abdul-Hakim […]

06 Apr
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Former Political Prisoners Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two former political prisoners from their homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and summoned four Palestinians for interrogation. The soldiers invaded Beit Ummar from several directions, before storming homes and violently searching them, and abducted […]

06 Apr
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Qalqilia, One In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians from in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, and one in Tal village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and took them to detention and interrogation centers. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), […]

06 Apr
8:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, and one in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after breaking into their homes, and violently searching them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army […]

06 Apr
8:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several homes in different parts of Tulkarem governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted six Palestinians, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and […]

06 Apr
7:26

Israeli Excavations Damage Three Homes In Al-‘Eesawiyya, Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has ordered the eviction and closure of three Palestinian apartments in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town in the occupied East Jerusalem, due to ongoing excavations carried out by the Israeli authorities under their homes, destroying their foundations. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

06 Apr
6:41

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Jerusalem

Undercover Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two young Palestinian homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the soldiers invaded it and clashed with local youngsters. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Eesawiyya, said the soldiers invaded the center of the town, especially […]

06 Apr
6:08

Samidoun Organizer Mohammed Khatib Denied Visa to United States (VIDEO)

Palestinian organizer Mohammed Khatib, the Europe coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, was denied a visa to the United States, where he had been invited to speak at the Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, which took place in Chicago from 31 March to 2 April. Along with […]