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24 Nov
3:52

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 November 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 22 November, 2017. A Palestinian child was wounded and taken into custody at the intersection of “Gush Etzion”, while Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy. Shooting: During the reporting […]

24 Nov
3:30

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu’s Invitation to Launch Giro d’Italia in Israel

Pope Francis touches the wall on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014 Osservatore Romano—Reuters In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia […]

24 Nov
3:21

Former Dutch PM: Israel is the Most Dangerous Country in the Middle East

Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries Van Agt said that “Israel, for those who do not know, has a range of nuclear bombs,  [and] is the most dangerous country in the Middle East.” This came in a speech delivered by Van Agt during a discussion session on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, organized […]

24 Nov
3:14

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied  territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

24 Nov
3:06

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]

24 Nov
2:56

Bennett: It’s time to recognize the West Bank as ‘Israel’

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated his call for the occupied West Bank to be formally annexed, speaking on Monday evening at an event organised by pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva. Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, Bennett declared that Israel has “a very rare opportunity now”, referring to US […]

23 Nov
6:11

US State Department Confirms Rapport with Palestinian Authority

US State Department confirmed, Tuesday, that it keeps communication with the Palestinian Authority (PA) despite its decision to close the Palestine Liberation Office’s DC venue. “In our view, communications are not frozen,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in a briefing Tuesday afternoon, Al Ray reports. “Conversations will be […]

23 Nov
5:55

US Palestinians Start Campaign in Protest against Closure of PLO Office

Palestinian communities in the United States are continuing with their campaign against the US State Department’s decision not to renew the license of the Palestinian diplomatic delegation in Washington and to shut down its office. Multiple meetings have been held, and a letter was written to US Secretary of State […]

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

21 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Children’s Book Stirring Cries of Anti-Semitism

A children’s book titled “P is for Palestine” is infuriating some New York Jewish mothers — who claimed that it is nothing but anti-Semitic propaganda disguised as a kids’ alphabet book. Of the mothers’ comments on the book: “Omg. Crazy. I’m livid at this,’’ one woman wrote on Facebook. “I […]

21 Nov
7:36

The Colour-coded Israeli ID System for Palestinians

by Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Israel expanded its control and occupation over four territories in the aftermath of the Six Day War, it devised a system of population control that remains in place five decades later. After the 1967 war, the Israeli military declared the occupied territories to be […]

21 Nov
7:28

Save the Children: Rights of Children being ‘Eroded’ from the oPt

On the anniversary of Universal Children’s Day, international NGO Save the Children released a statement highlighting ongoing the rights violations of Palestinian children in the occupied territory, by Israel. Jennifer Moorehead, the country director of Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) called for greater protection of schools […]

21 Nov
7:10

Israeli Soldiers Ransack Ramallah Jewelry Store, Steal Merchandise

Israeli forces raided central Ramallah on Monday, before dawn,  and broke into homes and shops, including a jewelry store from which the soldiers stole gold merchandise, according to Palestinian security sources and shop owners. They said a large force raided Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority and […]

21 Nov
6:41

Israeli Minster Confirms Secret Contacts with Saudi Arabia

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz: Middle East Monitor   Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed that the country maintains secret contacts within Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim and Arab countries, especially those with shared concerns from Iran. Steinitz, a member of Netanyahu’s security cabinet, did not characterize the contacts […]

20 Nov
1:08

Omar Barghouti on BDS: How Effective Is It?

The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional,” says Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who co-founded the BDS movement. TRNN video and transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries […]

20 Nov
12:16

Community Efforts to Develop Tourism in Palestine (VIDEO)

Masar Ibrahim al Khalil has organized, for a group of journalists (Palestinians and internationals working in Palestine), in the presence of Ms. Rula Maayah, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a hiking trip within the Thruhike, aiming at promoting Palestinian tourism, especially hiking. The hike went through the Bedouin communities […]

19 Nov
7:44

UPDATE: Closure of Washington PLO Office Offical says Erekat (Video)

Saeb Erekat , secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, said on Saturday that “the US State Department notified us with an official letter that they cannot certify the continuance opening of the PLO office in Washington D.C. due to the fact that we are pursuing and […]

19 Nov
6:59

UN Official Calls on Israel to Stop Destroying Palestinian Property, Respect International Law

A Senior UN official called, on Friday, for the Israeli occupation to stop destroying Palestinian property and respect international law. The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in […]

19 Nov
6:51

Rafah Crossing Opens under PA’s Control

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Saturday, for the first time under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which took control of the crossing on Wednesday, after 10 years of Hamas rule. Egypt decided to open the crossing for three days, starting Saturday, and for humanitarian […]

19 Nov
6:44

Dr. Ashrawi: US Disqualifying Itself as Regional Peace Broker

In response to media inquiries concerning the U.S. administration’s refusal to extend the waiver of statutory restrictions on the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, in Washington D.C., PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned such a move and said, according to the PNN: “Instead of […]

17 Nov
11:35

Blumenthal: Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims

The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm “Black Cube” to spy on his accusers. Journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that’s no surprise given Israel’s role as a “leading expert on repression”. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared […]

17 Nov
11:19

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

17 Nov
10:48

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

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17 Nov
10:38

Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked off Beit Lahia Coast

The Israeli navy opened fire  on Thursday, towards Palestinian fishermen’s boats off Beit Lahia coast, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local sources pointed out, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishing boats with heavy fire in order to prevent them from fishing, even within the allowed […]

17 Nov
10:28

Peaceful Weekly Protest Suppressed East of Qalqilia

Israeli forces, Friday, quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, according to a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, Murab Shtawi, said Israeli forces used force to suppress demonstrators, who also […]

17 Nov
10:22

US Approves Financial Siege on Hamas

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, yesterday, approved a law against the Hamas movement practicing what it called “terrorist activities,” and claimed that it used Gaza civilians as human shields. Members of the committee stressed that there must be a financial siege on Hamas, and […]

16 Nov
9:50

ISM Report: Settlers of Yitzhar Set Fire to Olive Fields and Attack Farmers the Next Day (VIDEO)

11/15/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team Israeli settlers of Yitzhar set fires in two places, in Palestinian olive fields around their illegal outposts, and attacked a group of farmers a day later, under the eyes of around 30 border police present at the site. ((Edited for the IMEMC […]

16 Nov
9:15

Jerusalem Municipality Demolishes Residential Structure in al-Eesawiyya

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, demolished a residential structure in the neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli construction permit, according to local WAFA sources. The municipality demolished a residential structure, made of metals, that was installed by Omar Dari, a […]

16 Nov
8:59

Palestinian Detainees to be Moved to Tents Due to Overcrowding

November 16, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities are preparing to move number of Palestinian detainees from prison cells to tents, Israeli media revealed, citing a bill proposed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan. Israeli TV Channel 7 said, according to Days of Palestine, that the proposal is one of the solutions […]

16 Nov
8:51

Iron Dome Employed in Gush Dan Settlement Bloc

Israeli forces  have  taken new security measures in preparation for any escalation in the situation with the Islamic Jihad movement. Israel is expecting that the group will avenge the bombing of a tunnel in Gaza, two weeks ago, in which 12 militants of Islamic Jihad and Hamas were killed, according […]

15 Nov
8:52

Fourth Palestinian Detainee Joins Hunger Strike

Four Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Israeli prison. Salah al-Khawaja, 50, of the village of Nil’in, launched a hunger strike on Monday, 13 November after his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial, was renewed only one day before he was scheduled for release. Administrative detention orders, which last for […]

15 Nov
8:44

3,000 Gaza Merchants Banned from Travelling

About 3.000 merchants and businessmen from Gaza are still banned from travelling since Israeli occupation authorities suspended their travel permits. For two years, now, only 800 merchants are allowed to travel, the head of civil affairs department Saleh al-Zeq said. Al-Zeq stressed the importance of the efforts that the department […]

15 Nov
8:36

More Palestinian Land to be Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military authorities notified Palestinian farmers, on Tuesday, that they intend to expropriate plots of land near the village of Shofeh, to the southeast of Tulkarem. The farmers told WAFA that the Israeli military informed the Palestinian liaison office that, by doing so,  it intends to to open roads and […]

15 Nov
8:22

First-ever Bill on Palestinian Human Rights Introduced in US Congress

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2017—Members of Congress on Tuesday introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention. The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act requires the Secretary […]

14 Nov
10:00

Israeli Forces Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the eastern part of the Khan Younis district, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire from inside the border fence. No injuries were reported. Israeli military incursions inside the besieged […]

14 Nov
9:53

Netanyahu is Redefining Ethnic Cleansing, Not Pursuing Genuine Peace

~Professor Kamel Hawwash, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and its supporters celebrated, […]

14 Nov
9:45

Adalah: Erdan’s Bill to Let Police Hold Bodies of Palestinians Violates International Law

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is proposing a new law that would allow Israeli police to hold bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel until families of the deceased agree to police-imposed restrictions on funeral arrangements. Erdan’s move comes in the wake of a precedent-setting ruling the Israeli Supreme Court made this […]

14 Nov
9:37

Bethlehem: 50 Dunams Seized for Settlement Expansion

The settlement brigade in West Bank recently confiscated 50 dunams of land in the Bethlehem area, for the expansion of the Ma’aleh Rehavam settlement outpost, to the south of the city, Haaretz Hebrew newspapers reported. The confiscation comes to expand the fields surrounding the output, while an Israeli security source […]

14 Nov
9:22

20 European Officials Denied Entry to Israel for Boycott Support

Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the 20-member delegation, which was set to arrive in Israel next week, was to include European parliament members and […]

13 Nov
10:46

Mexico to Abstain from Voting for Palestine

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari Casso has contacted Israel’s ambassador to Mexico, Yoni Peled, and told him that Mexico has decided to change its voting strategy in all the upcoming voting procedures related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and will turn from voting in favor of Palestine to abstaining from doing […]

13 Nov
10:38

A Tale of Zero Cities

11/11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Last month in northern Palestine brought stories of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep look at […]

13 Nov
10:28

Jordan Valley: 300 Palestinians to be Evacuated for Settlement Expansion

Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to evacuate as many as 300 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

The Israeli Knesset is mobilizing to stop EU aid from reaching Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists,” Israel Hayom reported on Friday. According to the online newspaper, Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, is gathering support for the […]

13 Nov
10:10

Gabbay: No Settlement Will Be Evacuated

Israel will not evacuate any settlement in the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, under any peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the leader of Israeli Labor Party Avi Gabbay stated, on Sunday. Ma’ariv paper quoted Gabbay as saying that it is impossible to evacuate 100 thousand settlers under […]

12 Nov
4:41

Report: Israeli Forced Displacement of Palestinians on Both Sides of the Green Line

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and partner organization CIDSE, an international family of Catholic social justice organizations based in Brussels, convened a meeting for 25 diplomats and representatives of international organizations in Jerusalem on 26 […]

12 Nov
4:30

Palestinian Organizer Hassan Karajah Released after 16 Months in Prison without Charge or Trial (VIDEO)

November 12, 2017 4:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Hassan Karajah, Palestinian youth activist and organizer, was released after nearly a year and half held without charge or trial under administrative detention late on Thursday night, 9 November. He was supposed to be released in the afternoon, but his release was delayed for hours; his family and friends waited […]

12 Nov
4:18

UK: PM Knew of Patel’s Secret Meeting but Told to Hide It

by Benjamin Jenkins, London Economic/Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) The Jewish Chronicle just revealed that “Number 10” WAS aware of British Minister of Development Priti Patel’s extra meeting with an Israeli minister […]

12 Nov
4:15

UK’s Minister of Development: An Agent of Israeli Interests? (VIDEO)

Priti Patel secretly visited Israel to court donors in exchange for promoting Israeli policies in the UK. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). 03/21/17 Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

12 Nov
3:59

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under […]

11 Nov
10:19

Video: Jerusalem in October 2017

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in 2009 and was named after the area where it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and settlement organizations in Silwan, in […]

11 Nov
9:59

Lord Mayor of Dublin Launches Life in Palestine 2018 Calendar (VIDEO)

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin MĂ­cheĂĄl Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al […]

10 Nov
8:35

Palestinian Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq Released from Israeli Prison

November 10, 2017 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq was released from Israeli prison after ten months jailed on Wednesday, 8 November. Al-Qeeq, 35, was seized by occupation forces in January 2017 as he returned home from a protest against the Israeli detention of the bodies of Palestinians killed by occupation forces. Al-Qeeq became nationally and internationally known after his 94-day hunger […]

10 Nov
8:28

Clashes between Palestinian Youth and Israeli Forces in Kafr Qaddum

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday, firing rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters. Coordinator of the village’s popular resistance, Murad Shteiwi, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets at […]

10 Nov
8:22

Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death Commemorated in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians, yesterday, held rallies in the West Bank city of Ramallah to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Palestinians joined a rally, organized by Fateh and other Palestinian factions, to mark this anniversary, carrying portraits of Arafat, waiving Palestinian flags […]

10 Nov
8:12

Gaza Declared Closed Military Zone

Israeli occupation authorities announced, on Wednesday, that the area near the border of the Gaza Strip is now a “closed military zone.” Israeli settlers living in the periphery of the Gaza Strip are now forbidden from approaching or entering this area at all. Even military patrols were stopped. The decision […]

10 Nov
8:05

Rights Seminar Held in Ramallah for Palestinian Journalists (VIDEO)

Palestinian journalists and human rights activists, this week, highlighted the various violations committed against them in the Palestine, whether out by Israeli occupation or the violations by the Palestinian authorities, in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. PNN reports that the Seminar was organized by the United Nations Educational, […]

09 Nov
9:55

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

09 Nov
9:48

Ailing Son of Palestinian Detainee Dies after 10-mintue Visit with Father

November 9, 2017 9:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The 19-year-old son of Palestinian detainee Rajab al-Tahan died of cancer on Tuesday evening, after meeting his jailed father for 10 minutes. The visit between Tahhan, who is serving a life sentence, and his son, Majd, who suffered from leukaemia, took place on Monday morning, at the Hadassah hospital, in […]

09 Nov
9:37

Israeli Settlers Injure Civilians near Nablus

A Palestinian farmer and his wife were injured on Wednesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them near the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus, occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, […]

09 Nov
9:31

Kerry: “No One Among the Israeli Leaders Wants Peace”

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry and the US administration’s Middle East envoy expressed disappointment at the Israeli occupation leaders’ position on peace, PNN reports. He said, in a recording published by Channel 10 Hebrew TV: “No one among the Israeli leaders wants peace, That is why his efforts […]

08 Nov
9:21

ISM: Remembering Balfour Under Apartheid

11/06/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Yesterday, in al Khalil (Hebron), the Palestinian group Youth Against Settlements held an event to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration is viewed as a foundational document of the Israeli state’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite promises […]

08 Nov
9:09

Two Residential Buildings Demolished in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian-owned buildings in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext they were built without a permit. Owner of one of the buildings, Ahmad Bani Odeh, told WAFA that he had requested an Israeli construction permit two years ago, but his […]

08 Nov
9:04

Senior Hamas Leader says Faction No longer Responsible for Gaza Residents

Senior Hamas official Mousa abu-Marzook said, on Monday, that his movement is no longer responsible for the residents of the Gaza Strip. He called for the Palestinian factions to put pressure on the Government of National Accord to carry out its duty and fulfil its responsibilities in the besieged enclave. […]

08 Nov
8:50

Israeli Police Assault Palestinian Driver in Negev

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian driver at the central bus station in Beersheba, Negev. According to local Al Ray sources, the driver worked for the transport company “Metropoline” and was transferred to Soroka Hospital, to complete treatment after being brutally assaulted by police. On Tuesday morning, […]

08 Nov
8:41

Netanyahu to Build Bypass Roads for Protecting Illegal West Bank Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to support a plan to build new bypass roads and deploy new measures to “strengthen protection” for Israeli settlers in the West Bank, at 200 million New Israeli shekels (NIS). This came after arguments in the Knesset’s Finance Committee meeting, in the presence […]

07 Nov
9:07

Soldiers Take ‘Selfie’ with Injured Palestinian Detainees

Two Palestinian prisoners, including one teenager, gave testimonies to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, detailing the abuse and harassment they faced at the hands of Israeli forces during their arrests. The committee released a statement on Monday saying that Israeli forces raided the home of brothers Tariq Baajeh, 26, […]

07 Nov
8:55

Cameras to Monitor Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque as Settlers and Police Continue Systematic Provocations

Israeli occupation police have begun placing new cameras at the Council Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to monitor Palestinians’ entry and exit through the Islamic holy site. Director of Al-Aqsa Academy for Science and Heritage Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat said, according to Days of Palestine, that Israeli police “are placing the cameras […]

06 Nov
1:57

Gideon Levy: 22 Years After Rabin’s Murder, Israel Even Further From Peace

On the 22nd anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s murder by a far-right Israeli, journalist Gideon Levy says Israel has become even more hostile to a just peace — one that Rabin himself was never willing to offer. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: 06/05/17 Norman Finkelstein (pt1): […]

05 Nov
11:31

BTS Video Testimony: “There is No Such Thing as Innocent Civilians”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

05 Nov
11:12

Thousands March in London against Balfour Declaration

Thousands of pro-Palestinians marched through the streets of London on Saturday, to protest the centenary celebration of the Balfour Declaration that helped Jews to establish a national state in Palestine. Protesters held signs reading “Free Palestine” and “Justice for Palestine,” while they chanted “Free, Free Palestine” and “Occupation No More.” […]

05 Nov
10:44

Settlers Break into Al Aqsa Courtyards

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via Mughrabi Gate, under guard of the Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that more than 36 Jewish settlers stormed Al Aqsa, carrying out suspicious and provocative tours, while Palestinian worshipers and students tried […]

05 Nov
10:30

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, has prepared a plan which aims to intensify the security in the Bab al-Amud area and in the Old City district, through deploying dozens of checkpoints similar to those used by the military. According to the PNN, the deployment of the Israeli forces and […]

04 Nov
10:44

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 October – 01 November 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 October – 01 November, 2017. A Palestinian civilian was shot dead and his sister was wounded by Israeli settlers, northwest of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the […]

04 Nov
10:31

Army Injures Two Palestinians In Gaza

At least two Palestinians were shot and injured on Friday when the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, along Gaza borders with Israel, according to WAFA sources. Many youngsters then hurled stones at the soldiers, stationed across the border fence. One youth was shot by a rubber-coated steel bullet, in the foot, […]

04 Nov
10:27

Shir Hever on Balfour: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s colonial legacy endures, says 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 to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation […]

02 Nov
8:53

Despite His Talk Of ‘Reconciliation,’ Abbas Continues To Act In Israel’s Interests

Ramona Wadi is an independent researcher, freelance journalist, book reviewer and blogger. Her writing covers a range of themes in relation to Palestine, Chile and Latin America. The writer traces remarks by the PA and Fatah president and found that he is faking Palestinians throughout his apparent involvement in the […]

02 Nov
8:46

Al Shakaba Roundtable: After Balfour — 100 Years of History and the Roads Not Taken

Overview A worldwide wave of analysis and activism is marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 2017. The Declaration gave an imperial imprimatur to the Zionist movement’s resolution at its first conference in Basel in 1897 to “establish a home for the Jewish people in Palestine […]

02 Nov
8:37

Newly Formed Government Officially Takes Control of Gaza Crossings

As a step towards implementing the latest reconciliation agreement made in Cairo between Hamas and Fateh, the Palestinian Government of National Consensus, early Wednesday, took control over the border crossings of the Gaza Strip, under the supervision of the Egyptian Government. During a press release held at the entrance of […]

02 Nov
8:28

Palestinians Mark Anniversary of Balfour Declaration

(PNN) On the Balfour Declaration centennial, Palestine launched a series of national and international events marking the centennial of the day that turned their lives upside down, through allowing the establishment of a national home for Jews on Palestinian homeland. Since then, Israeli massacres and crimes have begun, as the […]

01 Nov
6:55

Arab-American Activist Banned from Entering Israel

Israeli occupation authorities banned, on Tuesday, the Arab-American activist Raed Jarrar from entering Israel, over his support of the boycott movement against Israel. Jarrar was barred from accessing pre-1948 Palestinian lands in Israel by recommendation of Israeli Minister of Internal Security Golad Erdan.  Erdan said that everyone who activates against […]

01 Nov
6:42

Reconciled Government Ready to Take Over Gaza’s Border Crossings

The national reconciliation government has confirmed its readiness to take full responsibility over the Gaza Strip border crossings,  beginning November 1st, said Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Civil Affairs Authority, in a press release on Tuesday. Al-Sheihk also said that, starting from November 11th, 2017, the Rafah crossing — the […]

01 Nov
6:36

Jerusalem Municipality Announces Construction of New Israeli Settlement

Mayor of the Jerusalem municipality, Nir Barkat, has announced a plan for the construction of a new Israeli settlement, in a neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. Barakat explained that the center includes the establishment of a high-tech village, with surprising residential and recreational entertainment in a central location above the highway, […]

31 Oct
6:09

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for Freedom

Several Palestinian prisoners are continuing their hunger strikes for freedom as of Monday, 30 October. Hassan Shokeh, 29, of Bethlehem, has been on hunger strike for 20 days against his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. Shokeh was detained by occupation forces on 29 September, less than a month after […]

31 Oct
6:01

Award-Winning Filmmakers Donate Film Screening Proceeds to BDS Movement

Award-winning British filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty have donated proceeds from screenings of their latest film “I, Daniel Blake” to the BDS movement, as a gesture of support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Award-winning British filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty […]

31 Oct
5:53

Israeli MK Zohar: Palestinians Have No Right to National Identity

MEMO/Days of Palestine An Israeli parliamentarian has expressed his support for formal apartheid, backing annexation of entire West Bank, but without its Palestinian inhabitants being granted the right to vote. MK Miki Zohar, who is chair of the Knesset’s Special Committee for Distributive Justice and Social Equality, expressed his views […]

30 Oct
6:25

Labour MP: Balfour Should Be Marked by Recognizing Palestine

A top parliamentary member of the UK Labour Party has said that “the most important way” for the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration is to “recognize Palestine.” In an interview published Monday, with the Middle East Eye news site, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said the […]

30 Oct
6:16

Israeli Army Threatens Gaza Family on Facebook

The Israeli military has posted a status on Facebook threatening the home and lives of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) have responded, calling on the Israeli military to immediately […]

30 Oct
6:07

53 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Israeli settlers again stormed, on Monday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi gate, under tight protection from Israeli occupation police. Around 53 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards accompanied by rabbis who provide explanation about the so-called “temple,” sources said, […]

30 Oct
5:59

Israeli Forces Destroy Tunnels on Gaza Border

A spokesman for the Israeli army said that they blew up tunnels along the Gaza Strip border, near the Kissufim military base. The spokesman said, according to the PNN, that constructing tunnels along the Gaza border is a violation of what he called Israel’s sovereignty, and requires a clear military […]

28 Oct
10:09

Official Statement: UNRWA Condemns Neutrality Violation in Gaza

Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson 28 October 2017 East Jerusalem On 15 October 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) discovered the existence of what appeared to be a tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza.  In accordance with its protocol, the Agency […]

28 Oct
10:03

Teen Accused of Attempted Stabbing Released

October 28, 2017 10:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, released a Palestinian teen from detention after more than a month, originally held in custody over an alleged stabbing attack that happened in September, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Ihab al-Ghaith, a lawyer from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said, in […]

28 Oct
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 October, 2017. A Palestinian child was wounded in the centre of Hebron, south of the West Bank, while Israeli forces conducted 67 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and […]

28 Oct
7:24

Corbyn Refuses To Attend Balfour Dinner

Leader of UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has declined an invitation from pro-Israel lobby to attend a Balfour Declaration centenary gala dinner, next month, in London. Corbyn announced, according to Days of Palestine, that he would decline an invitation celebrating the hundred-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration […]

28 Oct
7:16

Olive Pickers Attacked by Settlers near Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian olive pickers in the Masafer Yatta area, to the south of Hebron, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Anti-settlement activist, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that settlers from the settlement of Ma’on, built illegally on Yatta town land, physically attacked farmers harvesting their olives […]

27 Oct
8:12

British PM’s Remarks on Balfour Declaration “Offensive” says Malki

Foreign Minister Riyad Malki criticized, on Thursday, remarks British Prime Minister Theresa May made the day before regarding the centennial of the Balfour declaration, describing them as “offensive and unacceptable.” “Ms. May boasted about this declaration, which willfully and determinedly disregarded the existence of the Palestinian people and denied their […]

27 Oct
8:04

Orthodox Church Sells Off More Property

Orthodox Christian properties in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Caesara are being sold at very low and questionable prices to companies in offshore tax havens. Documents obtained by the Israeli newspaper appear to show an unknown company purchased a three story office building on King David Street, in Jerusalem, for $850,000 – […]

27 Oct
7:52

Israeli Government-Sponsored Culinary Festival Loses Another Chef Amid Boycott Calls

Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura becomes the second to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round Tables culinary festival which whitewashes ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. October 26, 2017 — Top chef Mitsuharu Tsumura has announced that he is dropping out of this year’s Round Tables culinary festival in Israel, an event which […]

27 Oct
7:46

Israeli Companies Added to UN’s Settlement Black List

130 Israeli companies and 60 international companies operating in Israel have received warning letters signed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zaid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein where they were warned against the possibility of including them in the UN “blacklist”, that includes companies operating in illegal settlements built […]

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]