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25 Sep
8:40

World Bank: Gaza’s Economy Now In ‘Free Fall’

Gaza’s economy is now in a state of “free fall”, the World Bank warned on Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel, which imposes a strict siege on the coastal enclave, and for the international community to intervene in avoiding immediate collapse. The report was released ahead of a high-level […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “entitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,” an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it “is allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

25 Sep
8:19

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa over Sukkot Holiday

Heavily armed Israeli soldiers escorted hundreds of Israeli settlers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, on Tuesday, to celebrate the Jewish  Sukkot holiday, while the Israeli authorities prevented restoration work from being completed in the compound. Firas al-Dibs, head of the Public Relations and Media Department at the Islamic Endowment (Waqf), […]

25 Sep
8:10

IPS to Impose New Measures against Palestinian Detainees

September 25, 2018 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to impose a series of new punitive measures against detainees held at Hadarim detention center and others, in days to come, the Committee of Detainees Affairs reported, Tuesday. The committee reported, in a press statement, that these measures will involve moving  of all the detainees […]

25 Sep
7:58

Settlers Uproot Fruiting Olive Trees near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, uprooted at least half a dozen fruitful olive trees in al-Hamra area, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. The popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that settlers from the Israeli settlements of Ma’on and Havat Ma’on, built […]

25 Sep
7:51

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

25 Sep
5:05

Irish FM says Country May Recognize Palestinian State if Talks Keep Failing

Ireland may recognize Palestine as an official state, if talks over a two-state solution with Israel keep failing, the Irish foreign minister said, Saturday. FM Simon Coveney made the remarks during a joint press conference in Dublin, with visiting Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, who was accompanying President Mahmoud Abbas. […]

25 Sep
4:45

Navy Fires on Boats Attempting to Break Gaza Siege

Palestinian crowds gathered at the north western borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, to take part in a boat protest, setting off from the Gaza seaport, against the siege, on Monday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that the Israeli navy obstructed the protest, way off the shore, by firing […]

25 Sep
4:35

Palestinian Farmers Fired On East of Deir al-Balah, Abasan

Israeli occupation soldiers, on Monday, opened fire at Palestinian youth and farmers to the east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, and Abasan town, in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers, stationed at military checkpoints along the security fence, opened fire at young men who approached the fence […]

25 Sep
4:24

UNRWA Urges Strikers to Stand By It, Not Against

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), on Monday, urged its employees in Gaza, who are on strike, to stand by it in what it said was a critical time in its history and not against it. UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha said, in a statement reacting […]

25 Sep
4:13

Palestinian Activists Consider Boycott of US Goods

Representatives of the Palestinian National Action Teams, yesterday, discussed the launch of a campaign to boycott US products in Palestine, and later expanding it to the Arab and Muslim world and the world, in response to the US Administration’s positions supporting the Israeli occupation. The meeting pointed out the recent […]

23 Sep
6:48

Secretary of Fateh Movement Detained in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces detained the Secretary of the Fateh movement, Yasser Darwish, predawn Sunday, in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, prior to the detention of Darwish, large numbers of Israeli forces stormed the neighborhood and raided his home. PPS confirmed that, during […]

23 Sep
6:32

Education Minister Barred from Entering Jerusalem Village

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday, banned the Palestinian Minister of Education, Sabri Saydam, from entering the village of Beit Iksa, to the northwest of Jerusalem. In a press release, the Ministry said that Israeli occupation forces banned Saydam, and the accompanying delegation, from entering the village through its main gate, […]

23 Sep
6:24

7 Homes to be Demolished near Jericho

Israeli occupation forces on Sunday notified seven Palestinian households in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, near Jericho city in the West Bank, about their intention to demolish their homes for lacking an Israeli construction permit. According to WAFA, they were given a period of three weeks to leave their homes prior […]

23 Sep
6:11

Israel Orders Khan Al-Ahmar Residents to Demolish Homes (VIDEO)

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday morning, served notices to the residents of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, ordering them to demolish their homes, by themselves, before a deadline of 1 October, 2018. Then demolition notice said, according to the PNN: “Inhabitants of Khan al-Ahmar By the High Court decision you […]

22 Sep
11:29

Flaming Kites Cause Fires in Bordering Israeli Communities near Gaza

Six fires erupted, on Saturday, in Israeli communities surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip, caused by flaming objects launched from Gaza. Ynet reported, according to Ma’an, that more than 10,000 protesters took part in “The Great March of Return” across the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, pointing out that the Israeli […]

22 Sep
11:16

Farmers Protest Israeli Restrictions on Olive Harvest

Dozens of Palestinian farmers and landowners demonstrated, on Saturday, near the Israeli segregation barrier, to the west of Jenin, northern West Bank, in protest against the strict restrictions applied by Israeli military government against them, for the upcoming olive harvest season. Landowners and farmers from the villages of Araqa, Nazlat […]

21 Sep
9:29

Alt-Right March for Israel, Human Rights Activist Smeared as Anti-Semitic

In Canada, Dimitri Lascaris called on B’Nai Brith to disavow a white supremacist who called for Trudeau’s execution. He then found himself accused of being an anti-Semite. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

21 Sep
9:01

Israeli Settler Runs Over Hebron Teen

September 21, 2018 9:01 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A 16-year-old Palestinian teen was hospitalized after an Israeli settler ran him over, on Friday, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that an Israeli settler deliberately ran over the Palestinian teen with his vehicle, in Hebron City. […]

21 Sep
8:52

Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas said, in a press conference on Friday, following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, that the Palestinian leadership is willing to begin confidential or public peace negotiations with Israel. “We have not rejected negotiations, as the Israelis say, but [Benjamin] Netanyahu always refused,” the […]

21 Sep
12:33

More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements

September 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Athletic Clubs To: BjĂžrn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael LĂ€mmermann, Lars SĂžrensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, BĂ©atrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin Köppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association […]

21 Sep
12:21

Palestinian Self-Demolishes Home upon Israeli Court Order

A Palestinian from the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the central occupied West Bank, demolished his own home on Thursday afternoon, upon order by an Israeli court. Fadi Shawamreh said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that he had to demolish his own home; that was built in 2006, […]

20 Sep
11:51

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep
11:39

MADA Announces Launch of Freedom of the Press Index

September 20, 2018 11:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has announced the kick off to its work on the first index on the freedom of the press in Palestine; it will be launched by the end of 2018, in the framework of its hard work to promote media freedom in […]

20 Sep
4:03

Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv

09/19/18 PACBI   We, the undersigned workers’, womens’ and farmer’s associations, appeal to chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018, scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from November 9-23. It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Several world-renowned chefs withdrew from […]

20 Sep
3:51

VIDEO: Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa on Yom Kippur

Heavily armed Israeli forces escorted large groups of Israeli settlers as they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Spokesman of the Islamic Endowment Department (Waqf), Firas al-Dibs, said that, within half an hour, about 40 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque through […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan “United for Freedom.” International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the […]

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

20 Sep
3:20

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

20 Sep
3:11

Gaza: 13,000 UNRWA Employees Protest Against Cuts

Some 13,000 UNRWA employees held a protest in front of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City, against UNRWA cuts in salaries and services provided to refugees after the US decision to completely cut funding for the agency, which offers aid and services for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. Amir Al-Mishal, […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

18 Sep
9:19

Israeli Colonizers Storm Mosques on Yom Kippur

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli settlers entered the Ibrahimi Mosque compound, in the southern occupied district of Hebron, predawn Tuesday, accompanied by dozens of soldiers and police officers, and held celebrations in and outside the mosque. According to local sources, thousands entered the mosque in successive groups and performed […]

18 Sep
8:37

4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA

At least four Palestinians, Tuesday, were shot and injured with live fire as Israeli forces attacked a peaceful rally near Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Four Palestinians were admitted into the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, with live-bullet wounds, after […]

18 Sep
8:28

Settlement Construction Tripled in 2nd Quarter of 2018

Israeli “Peace Now” movement, on Tuesday, said that Israeli construction of settlements has tripled in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter. The movement said, in a statement published on Monday, that during the second quarter of 2018, 794 settlement units were built, compared to 279 settlement […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
2:40

Palestinian Activists Address Comments to UN General Assembly

Activists in occupied Palestine, who were disappointed with speeches made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the UN General Assembly, decided to address the international organisation on their own. In a statement issued by the organisers of the social media campaign, it was pointed out that the action is […]

18 Sep
2:25

VIDEO: Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, and performed religious Jewish prayers under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Spokesman for the Islamic Endowment department (Waqf), Firas al-Dibs, said that dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the compound through the Moroccan Gate in successive groups. Al-Dibs […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

18 Sep
1:31

Israeli Forces Seize Large Sum of Money from Jenin-area Town

September 18, 2018 1:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stormed the town of Silet al-Harithiya, to the west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, and took a large sum of money from inside one of the homes, according to local WAFA sources. The sources said that Israeli forces raided, searched and wreaked havoc in […]

18 Sep
1:15

Dr. Erekat Remembers Sabra and Shatila

In press releases published yesterday, September 16, 2018, Dr. Saeeb Erekat said that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre is a reminder of Israel’s barbaric crimes. Erekat added, according to the PNN, that the massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against the Palestinian […]

16 Sep
9:17

Mother of BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouthi Passes in Amman

Wafia Barghouthi, the mother of BDS co-founder Omar Barghouthi, passed away in Amman, on Friday, as Israeli occupation authorities ban him from travel. In May of 2016, Israel effectively imposed a travel ban on him by refusing to renew his residency document, and Barghouthi was unable to travel to Jordan, to be with […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

16 Sep
8:38

Closure of DC PLO Office Will Impact 600,000 Palestinian-Americans

The Palestinian Council in the United States of America said that the decision to close the PLO office in Washington will harm some 600,000 citizens of Palestinian origin. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Palestinian Council said that the closure is yet another American step toward attempts to liquidate […]

15 Sep
7:25

Remembering the Arafat-Rabin Handshake

by Hanaa Hasan On September 13, 1993, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, shook hands after signing the Oslo peace accords, in what would become an iconic moment in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, 25 years later, the promise […]

15 Sep
7:17

Trump Administration Cuts Last Sources of Aid to Palestinian Civilians

The United States decided to block millions of dollars to programs that build relations between Palestinians and Israelis, as part of its policy to end all aid for Palestinian civilians. The New York Times reported, according to Ma’an, that “the move to prevent Palestinians — including, in many cases, children […]

15 Sep
7:10

ISM Update: Israeli Forces Storm Khan Al-Ahmar, Erect Road Blocks, Suppress Peaceful Demonstration

At around 11.30 am, a bulldozer escorted by a police and military vehicles approached the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and began to move rocks and earth, in order to block access to the village via dirt roads on the outskirts, to prevent resident and activists from reaching the area. […]

15 Sep
7:00

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

14 Sep
6:55

Israel to Seize 267 Acres in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities delivered confiscation notices for hundreds of dunams of Palestinian-owned lands in the Jordan Valley, in the northern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority (PA), told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities delivered […]

14 Sep
7:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 06 – 12 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Two children were killed, and a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds […]

13 Sep
10:08

Czech Embassy Reports Set Straight

Sign reads (in Czech): Freedom for Palestine By: Jennifer Janineh BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli news media published, on Thursday, a reports about the Czech Republic’s intention to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, however, it contradicts the Czech Republic’s position in the European Union and its commitment to […]

13 Sep
9:51

UN Warns of Catastrophic Situation in Gaza

The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is now “catastrophic” due to a decade-long “economic siege” imposed by Israel, on the densely-populated Palestinian coastal enclave.   “The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable,” Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United […]

13 Sep
9:36

Over 150 International Scientists and Scholars Call for UNRWA Support

Scientists and scholars from around the world published a letter of support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in the Lancet, one of the foremost medical journals in the world, urging support for the Agency, after the United States has […]

13 Sep
9:30

Gaza Trauma Care Services Receive Backed by WHO with EU Support

With support from the European Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) is replenishing stocks of urgently-needed trauma medicines in Gaza, and providing hands-on training for health staff working in frontline Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs). Life-saving medicines and medical supplies to treat more than 100,000 people have been delivered to hospitals […]

12 Sep
10:41

French Online Payment Service Provider HelloAsso Refuses to Close Accounts Belonging to BDS Activists

Supporters of Palestinian rights in France. [Photo Credit: BDS France] 09/12/18 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) / France HelloAsso, a French company that provides online payment services, has rejected pressure by Israel lobby groups to shut down the accounts of two French groups which support the BDS movement for […]

12 Sep
10:19

Israeli Forces Raid Ashkelon Prison

September 12, 2018 10:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee said, on Wednesday, that a large number of suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison, in central Israel. The committee confirmed that Israeli suppression forces have recently increased raids into Israeli prisons, in […]

12 Sep
9:57

Trump Administration Defining BDS Activities at American Universities “Anti-Semitic”

The US administration is considering measures to ban and sanction the international movement to boycott Israel, from U.S. universities where the movement thrives. Hebrew sources said, according to the PNN, that the U.S. has already started taking steps to ban the BDS movement on American campuses, after Kenneth L. Marcus  was […]

12 Sep
5:13

Trump Abandons All Pretense of Being a ‘Fair Broker’ in the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Gideon Levy explains that the US is doing everything to disempower, humiliate and weaken Palestinian representation. Contrary to common belief, the US is not doing the State of Israel any favors. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper […]

12 Sep
3:45

Palestine to Box in Istanbul

The Palestinian national team will compete in the 32nd International Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament, in Istanbul, Turkey. “We have also invited Palestinian national team as a reaction to US embassy move to Jerusalem,” Turkish Boxing Federation President Eyup Gozgec said, at an introductory meeting. Atilla Comert, son of the former […]

12 Sep
3:34

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His latest book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli “peacemaker” is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support […]

12 Sep
3:06

Trump Administration Threatens to Sanction ICC Judges, ICC Repsonds

White House national security adviser John Bolton, on Monday, threatened to impose sanctions on ICC judges and prosecutors if they sanction Americans, Israelis or other allies to the United States. Bolton described the ICC as “dangerous” and “irresponsible,” saying it represents an infringement of US sovereignty. Bolton said the International Criminal […]

10 Sep
7:38

Over 140 International Artists Boycott Eurovision in Solidarity with Palestinians

More than 100 global artists, including many famous singers and musicians, have signed a statement called for the boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. In a letter to the paper published on Friday, the artists said they were responding to an appeal by Palestinian artists calling on […]

10 Sep
7:30

Illiteracy Rate in Palestine is Among the Lowest in the World

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) published a report, last week, on the illiteracy rate in Palestine ,and confirmed that it is one of the lowest in the world. The report said that the illiteracy rate in 2017 was 3.3% (7,898 illiterate) […]

10 Sep
7:12

Additional UNRWA Funding of EUR 3.5 Million Approved by Italy

Italy, on Monday, approved an additional funding of EUR 3.5 million for UNRWA programs to be carried out in Lebanon and in the Gaza Strip, according to a press release by the Italian Consulate in Jerusalem. “In accordance with the well-established Italian support to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and […]

09 Sep
7:31

VIDEO: US Cuts to UNRWA Deepen Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

US President Donald Trump has cut funding for the UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW’s Tania KrĂ€mer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are facing a funding crisis. TRNN re-posts selected DW stories as part of a new cooperation agreement […]

09 Sep
7:21

Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Conduct Joint Assaults on Palestinian Village

Israeli soldiers are joining colonialist settlers in attacks on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, according to human rights NGO B’Tselem. The village of ‘Urif, which is located near Nablus, lies in close proximity to the notorious settlement of Yitzhar, established in 1983. All Israeli settlements are illegal under […]

09 Sep
7:12

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Intentionally Kill 16-year-old Palestinian Youth

A video has surfaced, documenting the method of how Israeli forces targeted and killed 16-year-old Palestinian, Ahmad Misbah Abu Tyour, while he was participating in “The Great March of Return” protests, in the besieged Gaza Strip. The video shows the Palestinian teen, while maintaining his distance, throwing rocks towards the […]

09 Sep
7:00

Extremist Settlers, Police Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Dozens of Israeli settlers, lead by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, stormed  the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque ,accompanied by heavy guarded of Israeli occupation police, on Sunday morning. Al Ray sources in Jerusalem reported that more than 150 settlers toured the courtyards, and received explanations about the alleged 3rd Temple, […]

09 Sep
6:53

Backed by Police, Settlers Attack Palestinian Property in Silwan

Extremist Jewish settlers, last night, assaulted Palestinian homes and property in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, ahead of the Jewish New Year celebrations, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that groups of extremist settlers, escorted by Israeli police forces, smashed the windshields of many vehicles and […]

09 Sep
6:31

Celebrities Call for Boycott of Israel Eurovision

(photo: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) Directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno, are among the high profile figures calling for a boycott of a Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. A letter published in The Guardian backed an appeal from Palestinian artists to […]

09 Sep
6:21

Expert Warns of Collapse amid Trump Cuts to Jerusalem Hospitals

The Trump administration has decided to significantly cut U.S. support for East Jerusalem hospitals which serve the Palestinian population from Gaza to the  West Bank, according to Israeli media. According to the PNN, a State Department official told Haaretz that this decision is part of the administration’s broader approach of cutting […]

07 Sep
6:37

EU Spokesman Upholds Israel’s Jewish Nationality Law

Arab-Israeli MP Ayman Odeh left disappointed after a meeting, with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, to request that the body condemn and call for the cancellation of Israel’s new racist law. The meeting came after a number of Israeli officials pressured Mogherini to cancel her meeting with the chairman […]

07 Sep
6:28

15 Acts Cancel Meteor Festival Performances

A wave of cancellations followed Lana Del Rey’s cancellation announcement for the Meteor Music Festival in northern Israel, this weekend. Following efforts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) and worldwide criticism, more than 15 music artists have cancelled their performances at the Meteor Festival in Israel, according to […]

07 Sep
6:14

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UNRWA Will Overcome US Obstacles

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that his agency will overcome US obstacles after Trump’s decision to suspend aid to the Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.   KrĂ€henbĂŒhl stressed, in a press release to Palestinians, that UNRWA will continue to work with […]

05 Sep
8:03

Roger Waters on Lionel Messi, Lana Del Rey and the BDS Movement

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters called on Miss Lana Rey to “do the right thing.” Coincidentally, she did. Waters says such victories, by the BDS Movement, have the potential to be a game-changer.   TRNN Video & Transcript:   DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News from […]

05 Sep
7:48

Nikki Haley: Trump’s Middle East ‘Peace Plan’ Getting Close

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, on Tuesday, that she has read the Trump administration’s much-anticipated Middle East peace plan. And while it is “getting close,” it will not be rolled out later this month, during the U.N. General Assembly, as some had predicted.   “I can tell you that Jared […]

05 Sep
7:40

Two Cows Killed during Israeli Army Exercise

Two cows belonging to Palestinian herders in Kirbat Umm Jimal, in the northern Jordan Valley, were killed during Israeli army exercises in the area, a local official said on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, from the Tubas governor’s office, told WAFA that the two cows were apparently killed while army units were […]

05 Sep
7:23

Israeli High Court Approves Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, has finally decided to demolish the  West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar.  The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim […]

04 Sep
8:52

Show Jumping in Gaza: Riding Brings Hope (VIDEO)

September 4, 2018 8:52 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest 0

For more than 10 years, the headlines coming out of Gaza have been relentlessly grim: three wars, a worsening humanitarian crisis, and political division – all playing out under the restrictive Israeli siege. But, there are pockets of normal life where people, especially children, can escape the chaos. All around […]

04 Sep
8:46

Israel Evacuates 3 Families in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, delivered evacuation notices to three Palestinian families from the al-Burj area, in the northern Jordan Valley of the West Bank. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s settlement file with the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the Israeli authorities delivered the evacuation orders […]

04 Sep
8:28

Colombian President: Recognition of Palestine ‘Irreversible’

Colombia’s new President, Ivan Duque MĂĄrquez, on Monday, told a local radio station that the decision to recognize Palestine, made by Juan Manuel Santos in the last few days, was “irreversible” because “the president of the republic is the person designated by the constitution to manage foreign relations.” Any government […]

04 Sep
8:12

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

03 Sep
10:18

Shlohmo Withdraws from Israeli Festival

American electronic musician Henry Laufer, a.k.a. “Shlohmo”, has canceled his planned appearance at an Israeli music festival, he announced on Twitter, Saturday. Laufer apologized to fans and festival staff, in his announcement, saying that “supporting the oppressed thru [sic] my absence is more important to me especially after the [Israeli] […]

03 Sep
10:08

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in Nablus

Israeli extremists vandalized Palestinian vehicles in Beita village, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, on Monday. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli settlers raided the village overnight and punctured the tires of several Palestinian vehicles. Israeli settlers also spray-painted racist slogans, in Hebrew, on the walls of […]

03 Sep
9:56

Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Groups of Jewish extremist settlers, early Monday, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of Jerusalem, a Palestinian source confirmed, according to Al Ray. The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, said that today’s raid was carried under heavy protection of Israeli special […]

03 Sep
9:51

Youth Shot by Israeli Forces along Gaza Border

A Palestinian youth, on Monday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces along Gaza’s border, to the east of Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip, said WAFA medical sources. Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers, along the borders to the east of Khan Younis city, opened fire at a […]

03 Sep
9:43

VIDEO: Bethlehem Palestinians Gather at Homes Threatened by Demolition, Israelis Join in Protest

A number of Palestinian citizens were injured after they stood up to the Israeli army’s attempts to demolish four houses in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eventually, the army demolished two out of four houses. Local sources in the village said that the residents gathered in two houses, early Monday, […]

02 Sep
8:41

Four Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attacked a Palestinian-owned vehicle in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, injuring four Palestinians. According to local Ma’an News Agency sources, Israeli settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar attacked a vehicle with stones as it passed on the main road, to the […]

02 Sep
8:35

Six Fishermen Detained Off Gaza Coast

September 2, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli navy has reportedly detained six Palestinian fishermen off of the Dier al-Balah coast, in central Gaza. The fishermen’s syndicate said that navy  raided the men’s boat and took the six fishermen into custody. The syndicate identified the fishermen as Zakee Annajar, Ahmad Abu Reyala, Mahmoud Abu Auda, Mohammed […]

02 Sep
8:27

Colonialist Settlers Intrude on Palestinian Village to Perform Rituals

A number of extremist Israeli settlers forced their way, early Sunday, into the village of Awarta, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and performed Jewish religious rituals, according to a local official. Hisham Awad, head of village council, told WAFA that a number of settlers […]

02 Sep
8:15

UNRWA: US Decision to Cut Funding Is Not The End

Spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Sami Musha’sha, on Saturday, said that Washington’s decision to cut funding for the agency does not signify the end of its work, stressing that the decision is not an inevitable fate, and not the end of the […]

01 Sep
10:34

Shattered Limbs, Broken Dreams: Life for Gaza Athletes after Surviving Israeli Bullets

Maha Hussaini & Mohammed A Alhajjar When Raed Jadallah rode the waves of the Mediterranean sea on his surfboard, he was able to transcend the limitations placed on his life forced upon him, as he is a Palestinian living in the besieged Gaza Strip. During some stolen moments of time, […]

01 Sep
10:25

Germany to Increase UNRWA Funding following US Decision

The government of Germany pledged to increase funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as a response to the United States’ decision to cut all funding to the agency. Reuters reported, according to Ma’an, that the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said that the funding crisis for […]

01 Sep
10:06

ISM Speaks to Hakima Motlaq About a Recent Soldier and Settler Attack on the Village of Asira

A photo of Hakima from 2013.   08/26/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Asira al-Qibliya Asira al-Qibliya is a village near Nablus that has been terrorised by the illegal Ytzhar settlement since 1982. In any moment of the day or night, settlers can arrive in the village and make violent incursions against […]

01 Sep
9:09

Scientists Openly Oppose Holding Conference in Israeli Settlement

In an open letter, published on Friday in the British the Guardian newspaper, 15 academics and scientists from around the world expressed opposition to holding a conference on cosmology and particle physics at Ariel University, as it is located in an illegal settlement of the occupied Palestinian territory. “We are […]

01 Sep
8:36

Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA

Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York, next month, to keep UNRWA afloat, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said, on Thursday. Jordan, in collaboration with UNRWA, Sweden, Japan and Turkey, will organize a conference in support of the agency on the sidelines of […]

31 Aug
10:42

Lana Del Rey Cancels Israeli Tour Date

Lana Del Rey performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, California.AP American singer Lana Del Rey has announced that she would postpone a show in Israel scheduled for Friday, due to to her inability to schedule a show for Palestinian fans, […]

31 Aug
9:23

Military Prevents Renovations in Old City Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, ordered a Palestinian family, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, to stop reconstruction on their home, and detained the workers. According to Hebron’s Palestinian Reconstruction Commission, Israeli forces raided Ishaq Maharmeh’s house in the Old City of Hebron, which is under full Israeli […]