WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)Â – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]
In the latest set of abductions through invasion of Palestinian areas, a nightly occurrence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces took 32 Palestinians from their beds in pre-dawn raids New Year’s morning. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the invasions occurred in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoefat, […]
By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]
According to a number of local sources, Hamas leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the Israeli government to prevent their fellow Palestinians from protesting at the border each week, in exchange for some concessions from Israel. As part of the deal, Israel will allow Hamas officials to receive money […]
Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) â President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]
Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. Iâm just so sad. Iâm crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, Iâm just going to cry. Maybe I need […]
The Israeli military investigation of itself closed Wednesday with the decision to file no charges against the soldiers who massacred 70 Palestinian civilians in a single day on August 1st, 2014. The day, known as âRafahâs Black Fridayâ, came in the midst of a series of massacres, including the destruction […]
Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be âbroadâ and âpainfulâ. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]
July 10, 2018 (Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA) â Israel detained 3533 Â Palestinians during the first half of 2018, including 651 children, 63 women and four journalists, several Palestinian human rights organizations working on prisoners issues said on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human […]
ByÂ Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael YemeniÂ confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrarâs administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has […]
Date: 23 May 2018: By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the […]
RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) â Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]
Since petition filed, Israeli troops have continued to kill Palestinians with live ammunition, including 59 people â seven of whom were children â on 14 May alone. Adalah â The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights submitted yesterday, 16 May 2018, a […]
In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]
By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]
Reprinted From WAFA News Agency: A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that almost half of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, who need treatment outside of the besieged Gaza Strip and applied for exit permits from Israel, have their exit permit applications delayed, and lost their […]
For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]
The weekly non-violent protests in the villages of Nilâin and Bilâin, both near Ramallah, were met by the usual use of force by Israeli troops invading the villages. In Bilâin, the protesters managed to march to the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall constructed on their stolen village land, separating […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 23 February â 01 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. During the past week, a Palestinian civilian […]
By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. âInstead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05 â 11 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians were killed, and two journalists were […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 Dec. 2016 â 04 Jan 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into […]
By Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law – Dalal Theeb Lolah, 9, a special needs child, lived in âAwarta, south of Nablus city, was diagnosed with cerebral atrophy at the age of three, and has suffered breathing problems since. On 29 December 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, Dalal started having […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22 â 28 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed and child succumbed […]
On Sunday, an Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian girl to a 16-year prison term for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem in 2015. During the incident in question, she was shot 4 times and severely wounded by the Israeli settler, who claimed that he was acting […]
Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 08 â 14 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian boy was killed at Zaâtara checkpoint, […]
Adalah â The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed âThe Womenâs Boat to Gazaâ, who were slated for deportation from the country. Â 07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 September- 05 October 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed at […]
Press Release – OCHA:Â Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of lack of building permits. As a result, 35 people, a third of them children, have been displaced, and more than 100 […]
Press Release: Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) has been under attack by a right wing group named Reservists on Duty, whichÂ called for funding to be cut for National Service positions at PHRI. The group also called for the cancellation of PHRIâs participation in a course entitled âEquality and […]
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 11â 17 August 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed while 32 others […]
International Solidarity Movement –Â On July 9th at 4:00 in the morning, the Beârat family awoke to find Israeli soldiers pounding on the door of their home in Kufr Malik, demanding that Jihad, the son of Mohammed Tawfik and Nadia Mustafa, report for interrogation. Jihad, however, passed away twenty-two years ago, […]
The Israeli Information Center on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, issued a press release Monday stating that a second Palestinian was executed in Hebron on March 24th, in addition to Abdul-Fattah Sharif. Sharif’s case made international headlines because video of his execution, while he was lying wounded on […]
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Dozens of autistic children and their families in occupied Jerusalem participated, on Saturday, in a march organized by the Jerusalem Society for Autistic Children, with the support of the United Nations Development Project and Islamic Bank, on the International Day for Autistic Children.
Israeli settlers, on Sunday, razed land in the village of Jallud, to the south of Nablus, that belongs to a Palestinian man. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank, said settlers from the illegal settlement of Esh Kodesh razed, with bulldozers, land that belongs to Ahmad Muhammad. […]
The autopsy conducted on the body of Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif, on Sunday, confirmed that the 21-year-old Palestinian was still alive before a bullet, fired at his head at point-blank range by an Israeli soldier, killed him, according to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoners Society.
A 23-year old woman from the town of Qafr Qassem, in the Negev desert, was detained by Israeli police after allegedly stabbing an Israeli woman lightly in the hand, in an industrial park near Tel Aviv Sunday.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped eight Palestinians. The soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched a number of homes and kidnapped a young Palestinian man, identified as Mohsen Asâad Thawabta, 20. The […]
The family of Palestinian detainee Mohammad Dawod, from Bethlehem, has informed the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) that he launched a hunger strike eight days ago, to protest his administrative detention. PPS said, in a press release, that 34-year-old Dawod is detained without charge or trial in Ofer prison. He was […]
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the town of ath-Thaheriyya south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers searched the home of Sameh Mohammad Zabdiyya, 25, and kidnapped him. The soldiers also invaded several neighborhoods, and homes, […]
Palestinian medical sources reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers and fanatic colonizers, attacked Palestinian protesters, and journalists, during a peaceful protest in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners took to the streets on Friday, to take part in the fourth annual marathon to be hosted by the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, aimed at highlighting the severe movement restrictions Palestinians face under Israel’s military occupation. First conceived in 2013 under the theme “Right to […]
In its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 24â 30 March 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 2 Palestinian civilians were wounded and then […]
Below is a translation, by the Alternative Information Center (AIC), of testimony provided by a policeman who participated in Israelâs oppression of the 1976 Palestinian Land Day. The now-defunct Hebrew-language weekly news magazine Haolam Haze published this anonymous testimony on 7 April 1976, which is brought here in its entirety. […]
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and kidnapped at least sixteen Palestinians.
The following is a press release by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistic (PCBS), marking the fortieth anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day – March 30, 2016. Israeli Occupation Authorities laid hand over more than 85% of the total area of historical land of Palestine which totals about 27,000 km2. […]
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Saturday, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin; one of them is a former political prisoner who was held for 13 years. The soldiers also invaded Teqouaâ town, in the Bethlehem district, and injured three Palestinians.