All posts by Alternative Information Center

18 Sep
1:48

Occupation Forces Arrested 3,500 Palestinians in First Half of 2018

Photo credit: Addameer. POSTED BY:¬†ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION¬†SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Occupation forces arrested 3,533 Palestinians, including 651 children, 63 women, and four journalists during the first six months of 2018. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian […]

14 Sep
6:27

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

07 Sep
6:08

Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Use of force Pictured here: On Friday afternoon, the Israeli occupation soldiers fired 12 sound grenades and 8 tear gas canisters at Palestinian youth in the Bab iZaweyeh area. This […]

01 Sep
9:32

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish a printing house in East Jerusalem, August 29, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†AUGUST 31, 2018 Israeli forces demolished six Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in August. The European Union¬†reported¬†this month that nearly half of the Palestinian-owned structures demolished by Israeli […]

18 Aug
7:57

Israeli Police Ban Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Baraa‚Äô al-Ghazzawi is arrested at al-Aqsa Mosque, August 12, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†AUGUST 17, 2018 Worshippers report being arrested as they exit the holy compound and then banned from praying there. There has been a marked increase in Israeli police and security forces restricting […]

15 Aug
12:46

Israel Seizes Palestinian Farmland for ‚ÄėGardening Purposes‚Äô

An Israeli flyer outlining Palestinian land to be confiscated, August 10, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER¬†AUGUST 14, 2018 Palestinians say that Israeli authorities in Jerusalem barred them from tending to their plants in the area targeted for confiscation. On August 10, 2018, the Israeli […]

14 Aug
2:36

The Palestinian David

The Israeli military bombs Gaza, August 9, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†MICHAEL WARSCHAWSKI¬†AUGUST 13, 2018 The Israeli Goliath, one of the strongest and most technological armies in the whole world, has proven unable to handle the stone of Palestinian David. Who in the West hasn‚Äôt heard about the biblical […]

12 Aug
5:57

Settlers Inaugurate ‚ÄėTourist Center‚Äô in Silwan

Israeli settlers attend an inauguration ceremony for a tourist center in Silwan, August 1, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY:¬†AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†AUGUST 10, 2018 Two Palestinians were arrested prior to the event and dozens of others were forcibly cleared from the streets by fully armed Israeli police. The […]

06 Aug
11:48

The Cost of Occupation: Jerusalem

The Old City on the first day of Ramadan, 2017. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT AND AMALYA DUBROVSKY¬†AUGUST 5, 2018 Three Israeli policies target Palestinian economic life in Jerusalem: the expulsion and banning of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce; the separation barrier; and high municipal taxes. […]

31 Jul
10:16

World Silent as Palestinians Defend Al-Aqsa

POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 30, 2018 Israeli police expelled worshippers and closed al-Aqsa Mosque for four hours on Friday. At least 40 Palestinians were injured and 20 arrested. Fully armed Israeli police officers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem‚Äôs Old City following Friday prayers on July 27, 2018. Israeli forces then forcibly […]

20 Jul
1:16

Israel Ramps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JULY 19, 2018 UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018. The demolition of Palestinian-owned homes and structures […]

18 Jul
8:59

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
5:14

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
8:07

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
6:55

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
6:34

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
8:01

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
7:29

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
4:34

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
1:06

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
9:21

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
3:24

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
11:38

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
7:22

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
3:24

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
9:16

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
8:20

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
8:17

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
4:07

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
5:31

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
6:43

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
9:43

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
1:26

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
9:43

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
8:14

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
11:18

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
10:15

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
7:49

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
7:45

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
5:59

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
7:36

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
8:26

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
4:34

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
9:31

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 […]