All posts by Alternative Information Center

18 Jul

Israel Bans Palestinian Academic Conference in Jerusalem

Israeli forces raid a Palestinian academic conference, July 14, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 18, 2018 One Palestinian was arrested. Over a dozen others were briefly detained and in some cases ordered to appear before Israeli intelligence at a later date. The Israeli minister of […]

18 Jul

June: Human Rights Violations in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers arrest journalists and activists near Bani Naim, June 23, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 16, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On June 2, Israeli soldiers shot and […]

14 Jul

Israeli Military Releases Objector to the Occupation after 100 Days in Prison

Ayelet Brachfeld. Photo credit: Messarvot. POSTED BY:¬†MAKI¬†JULY 13, 2018 Ayelet Brachfeld refused to be conscripted into compulsory Israeli military service due to her opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Israeli military released from prison on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, occupation objector Ayelet Brachfeld after incarcerating her for […]

12 Jul

Occupation Captured

Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†JULY 11, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Patrols of harassment Pictured here: The Israeli border police go on regular patrols in the Old City, even if nothing is happening to warrant such […]

11 Jul

Settler Attacks on the Rise in Hebron’s Tel Rumeida

Palestinians protest in Hebron, 2016. Photo credit: Hebron Defense Committee. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 10, 2018 Israeli settlers attempt vigilante settlement expansion and physically assault one resident. On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the well-known extremist settler Baroch Marzel¬†set up¬†a tent in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of downtown of Hebron. The tent […]

08 Jul

Ten Days in Spain, Ten Days of Hard Work for Palestine

Palestinian and international activists meet in Malaga. Photo credit: Al-Quds Association. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 8, 2018 Palestinian popular resistance activists meet with international solidarity groups. The Al-Quds Association and other Palestine solidarity groups hosted the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and activists from Palestinian popular resistance movements in Spain. The group […]

05 Jul

Israeli Forces Demolish Nine Palestinian Homes, Three Farms (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish buildings in Abu Nuwar, July 4, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†JULY 5, 2018 At least 62 Palestinian Bedouins of the Abu Nuwar community in Jerusalem are now homeless. Israeli forces demolished nine homes and three agricultural buildings in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu […]

30 Jun

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Occupation Censored

Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†JUNE 29, 2018 Descriptions of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Humiliation NOT pictured here: A young adult male on his way for the Ramadan Noon Prayer, is stopped by the Border Police at the Mosque […]

16 Jun

Settlers Obstruct Palestinian Access to Al-Aqsa on Last Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, June 12, 2018. Photo credit: Ayman Nobani for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JUNE 15, 2018 One group of settlers attempted to invade the compound. Another performed religious rituals at a gate to al-Aqsa compound. On Thursday night, June 14, 2018, a group of settlers¬†tried […]

09 Jun

Military Order says Palestinians Have 96 Hours to Appeal House Demolition

Israeli forces demolish a home in Kobar village, August 16, 2018. Photo credit: Bahaa Nasr for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†COREY SHERMAN¬†JUNE 8, 2018 Even if Palestinians fulfill the appeal requirements put in place by military order 1797, Israeli authorities maintain complete authority to proceed with demolition. Two Jerusalem legal aid organizations […]

08 Jun

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza.¬†Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

05 Jun

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Occupation Captured

Photo credits: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†JUNE 5, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Festival of Ramadan Pictured here: The Old City of Hebron is joyful and celebratory for the Festival of Ramadan. Flickering yellow, green and red […]

01 Jun

Israel Funnels Millions to Erase Palestinian History

Silwan/City of David. Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY:¬†COREY SHERMAN¬†MAY 31, 2018 The Ministry of Culture earmarks $17 million to expand archeological excavations in East Jerusalem. This month, the Israeli minister of culture Miri Regev (MK Jewish Home) announced plans to funnel $17 million toward archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem. […]

31 May

Jerusalem Municipality Seizes Historic Islamic Cemetery (VIDEO)

Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†MAY 30, 2018 Throughout May, the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority has been hard at work confiscating Bab al-Rahmah Cemetery in East Jerusalem. Following years of¬†unearthing graves,¬†preventing burials, and¬†installing wire fencing¬†there,¬†Israeli construction crews cordoned off the cemetery with a metal fence this month. Bab […]

23 May

Israeli Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat

POSTED BY:¬†ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION¬†MAY 22, 2018 Awisat is the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli prison this year. Israeli occupation forces bear full responsibility for the death of the 53-year-old prisoner Aziz Awisat. On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the […]

22 May

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†MAY 21, 2018 Right to return Pictured here: Waving Palestinian flags alongside flags with a key ‚Äď a symbol of the right to return ‚Äď hundreds of Palestinians gathered to peacefully demonstrate. When the¬†Nakba, meaning ‚Äúcatastrophe,‚ÄĚ occurred in 1948 many Palestinians fled their homes, locking their doors […]

18 May

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‚ÄėIncitement,‚Äô Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†COREY SHERMAN¬†MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‚Äėif we irritated some people then we did our job.‚Äô On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem‚Äôs Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

13 May

Jerusalem Municipality Resumes Evicting Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah

Activists gather against the eviction of the Shamasna family in Sheikh Jarrah, March 1, 2013. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†MAY 11, 2018 At least 75 Palestinian families live under threat of eviction in the East Jerusalem neighborhood. Jerusalem municipal authorities delivered an eviction notice to In‚Äôam […]

10 May

April: Human Rights Violations in Hebron

Confrontations between young men and the occupation forces in the center of Hebron, April 20, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†MAY 9, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On April 8, […]

03 May

Israeli Forces Demolish Apartment Building, Displace 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Bulldozers from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolishing a Palestinian residential building in al-Eesawiyya, May 1, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amireh for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†MAY 2, 2018 The demolition was completely unexpected. The owner was paying off a 250 thousand-shekel fine in an attempt to save his building. […]

27 Apr

Israeli Forces Uproot, Steal 60 Olive Trees in Jerusalem

Israeli forces uproot and steal olive trees in Sur Baher, April 23, 2018. Photo credit: Israel Land Authority. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†APRIL 26, 2018 Israeli authorities plan to build a new settlement in Sur Baher for Israeli police and military. Using bulldozers, cranes and armed police, Israeli authorities uprooted at least […]

27 Apr

Settlers Knock on Palestinians’ Doors, Tell Them to Leave their Homes

The day after settlers seize the Zaatari family’s home in downtown Hebron, March 27, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†APRIL 26, 2018 Settlers attack the homes of the Kfeisheh and Jaber families in occupied Hebron. The same group of settlers who¬†recently occupied¬†the Za‚Äôtari home¬†in downtown Hebron¬†attempted¬†to displace the […]

20 Apr

Israel Shutters Media Organization Serving Palestinian Youth in Jerusalem

An Israeli defense ministry order to close the Elia Youth Media Foundation is taped to its doors, April 12, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†APRIL 19, 2018 Palestinians condemn the closure as a blatant attempt to undermine Palestinian presence in the holy city and stifle […]

18 Apr

Escalating Settler Attacks Create State of Anxiety in West Bank

A resident of the Palestinian village of al-Sawiyeh stands next to his car after it was vandalized by settlers on April 17, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA/Ayman Noubani POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†APRIL 17, 2018 Three Palestinian villages wake up to sweeping property damage and racist graffiti. In the early morning on […]

17 Apr

Settlers Seize Three Palestinian-owned Apartments in Jerusalem

Members of the Ruweidi family after settlers take over their homes with the help of the Israeli police, April 8, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†APRIL 17, 2018 Israeli police supervised the seizure, which displaced 13 members of the Ruweidi family. Israeli police assisted colonial […]

11 Apr

Occupation Captured

POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†APRIL 10, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Segregation Pictured here:¬†The Jewish holiday of Passover took place between March 30 and April 7 this year. During the Jewish celebrations, Palestinians face an increase in restrictions of movement and […]

29 Mar

Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession and Fragmentation

A local artist from the village of Taffouh depicts the struggles and dreams of the Palestinian people in a mural at the entrance to the local school, Taffouh High School, February 2018. Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY:¬†RICHARD FALK¬†MARCH 27, 2018 Controlling the discourse Israel has been brilliant over […]

27 Mar

VIDEO: A History of Arab Nationalism or “Pan-Arabism”

Nassar Ibrahim, the director of the Alternative Information Center, explains the concept of pan-Arabism, its history in the Middle East, and how it affects the region today. 03/24/18 What is Palestinian-Israeli Co-resistance?

24 Mar

What is Palestinian-Israeli Co-resistance?

photo: (AIC) Palestinian and Israeli activists march in the West Bank city of Hebron to mark the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre and oppose the occupation, March 2017.¬† POSTED BY:¬†NASSAR IBRAHIM¬†MARCH 23, 2018 Palestinian-Israeli co-resistance is a political, social and cultural necessity imposed by the reality of the protracted occupation. Palestinian-Israeli co-resistance […]

22 Mar

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

Arrests in al-Khalil Pictured here:¬† A local man from al-Khalil was arrested for two hours. Initially stopped outside one of the checkpoints, the man was then taken to the Israeli military base. The Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Al […]

13 Mar

Israel Empowers Itself to Revoke IDs of Palestinians in Jerusalem

POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†MARCH 13, 2018 ‚ÄúBetraying‚ÄĚ 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 […]

10 Mar

Israeli Officials Prevent Umm al-Fahm from Naming Streets after Palestinian Leaders

POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER Photo credit: Creative Commons, Wikimedia. Umm al Fahm, one of the largest Palestinian cities in Israel‚Äôs 1948 borders, continues to lack street names and house numbers. Of the 301 street names selected by the Umm al-Fahm municipality, the Israeli Interior Ministry has stalled the approval of […]

04 Mar

Haim Hanegbi Bajayo, the Palestinian Hebronite Jew

A native of the Jewish community of Hebron and founder of Matzpen, Haim Hanegbi Bajayo passes away on March 2nd, 2018. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†MARCH 2, 2018 The Palestinian and Hebronite Jew, as he liked to say. The man who formed a committee of Hebronite Jews after 1967 to stand against […]