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21 Sep
12:51

Two Meals and Two Fields: At The Intersection of Hunger and Labor

Muath Ghalia, 12, inspects corn growing on his family’s rented agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. (Photo: DCIP / Saud Abu Ramadan) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) Ramallah, September 20, 2017 — “My favorite dish is fish,” said Muath Ghalia. At 12 years old, he is well versed […]

21 Sep
12:45

Uproar over Ultra-Orthodox Military Service Deepens Old Israeli Rift (VIDEO)

Journalist and documentarian Lia Tarachansky discusses the decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service. Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist and documentary filmmaker who previously reported for The Real News Network on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Born in the […]

21 Sep
12:33

Soldiers Uproot West Bank Crops

September 21, 2017 12:33 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, uprooted dozens of fruit trees and leveled Palestinian land west of West Bank city of Nablus. Tareq Hazzaa, owner of the land, said that a bulldozer escorted by Israeli Civil Administration forces razed more than 50 fig and lemon trees that were bearing fruit. He said […]

21 Sep
12:23

Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa

September 21, 2017 12:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Maghariba gate, under heavy protection of Israeli police. Local sources said, according to Al Ray, that around 131 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque, toured its compound and listened to Talmudic rituals. The sources pointed out that […]

20 Sep
11:23

Clashes Erupt in Hebron City

Clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces erupted on Wednesday afternoon, in central Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Palestinians youth threw rocks at Israeli soldiers in the Bab al-Zawiya area of the city, and that the soldiers responded by shooting stun grenades and […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

18 Sep
9:47

Banksy Art to be Sold at The Walled Off Hotel

New works by elusive street artist Banksy will be available for sale, at The Walled Off Hotel’s gift shop in the Palestinian territories, for first time in four years. The collection includes limited-edition crucifixes that have been shaped into giant grappling hooks, and painted key rings and ornaments fashioned after […]

18 Sep
9:40

Palestinian Detainee on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said that the Palestinian detainee Anas Shedid, 21, from Dura village, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, is on an open hunger strike for the fifth day, now, in a row against his administrative detention. In a press release issued on Monday, the […]

18 Sep
9:33

3,000 Israeli Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque for New Year Festivities (VIDEO)

Around 3,000 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank, under pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays and marking the Jewish New Year, which starts on Thursday. Israel forces stormed the old city of Hebron, turning it into a military zone, while hundreds of […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

17 Sep
6:29

Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

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17 Sep
6:14

Trump: I Love Israel, and Peace Could Actually Happen

U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday, expressed his deep affection for Israel during a call to American Jewish leaders on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, which coincides on Thursday, announcing that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis could actually happen. “I am proud to stand with the Jewish […]

17 Sep
6:03

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

16 Sep
7:55

UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and […]

16 Sep
7:03

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

16 Sep
6:54

UN Official Praises Hamas’ Willingness to Recognize PA’s Reconciliation Terms

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed support for Hamas’ expressed willingness to reconcile with the Fateh movement, head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), in a statement released on Wednesday. Nickolay Mladenov said that he welcomed developments this week, after a Hamas delegation in […]

16 Sep
6:44

Gaza Crossings Sealed Off by Israeli State

Israeli occupation authorities are to seal off crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip during September and October, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday. Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza, Nazmi Muhanna, said that Karem Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing will be fully […]

16 Sep
6:37

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Decision to Bury Palestinians in “Numbers” Cemetery

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi. in a statement on Thursday, denounced Israel’s decision to bury four of the Palestinians killed by its forces in its so-called “Numbers Cemetery.” “Such a move constitutes a blatant disregard for life and the sanctity of death, and is yet another violation of international […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

13 Sep
8:56

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

13 Sep
6:16

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

13 Sep
5:59

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

13 Sep
5:52

Palestinian Abducted by Israeli Forces as Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

September 13, 2017 5:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces took into custody an employee of the Department of Awqaf in al-Aqsa Mosque while dozens of settlers stormed the courtyard of the mosque, on Tuesday morning. Local sources stated, according to Al Ray, that the occupation arrested the employee of the Reconstruction Committee of the Awqaf Department, Mahmoud […]

13 Sep
5:42

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

13 Sep
5:25

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

By Emma Von Larsen and Bettina Boye/PNN Various Israeli officials joined the IDC institute of Counterterrorism annual conference to discuss the development of terrorism and ways to counter, where Israeli minister of education, Naftali Bennett  emphasized that “modern Zionism has created a safe haven for Jewish people, and Iran threatens this” […]

11 Sep
9:27

Israeli Settler Indicted for Attack on Palestinian Walking with Jewish Woman

An Israeli court indicted a teenage Israeli settler, this Sunday, for allegedly attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem, over an Israeli woman the settler thought was in a relationship with the Palestinian, Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. The settler, who lives in the illegal Modiin Illit settlement, […]

11 Sep
9:08

Netanyahu Has Lost the Freedom of Speech Game

by Motasem A Dalloul Days of Palestine In an attempt to persuade the media, diplomats and academics that he was true to ban Al-Jazeera, Israeli PM foolishly took a measure that spoiled his plan. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always claimed proudly that Israel is the only democracy in […]

11 Sep
9:00

Report: Demolitions Continue as Settlement Activities Increase by 85% in 2017

Jamal al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative at the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 85% if compared to the same period in 2016. He indicated, according to Al Ray […]

11 Sep
8:43

Settlers Attack Children’s School near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers attacked, on Monday, the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according to Hassan Breijiyeh, from the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem. He said Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

11 Sep
2:24

Win Over Bhutan: Palestine Leads Asian Cup Competition

The Palestinian national football team beat Bhutan 2-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier to head the four-country group that also includes Oman and the Maldives. The Asian Cup final will take place in the UAE in January of 2019. The win raised Palestine’s FIFA ranking to 93, having been ranked […]

11 Sep
2:19

Hebron Commercial Center Raided by Israeli Forces

September 11, 2017 2:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

09/10/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team On Friday, 8th of September, large amounts  of Israeli soldiers went into the H1 area of occupied Hebron, supposedly under full Palestinian control. The army  used teargas and stun grenades  at one of the main junctions in downtown Hebron, effecting the accessibility […]

11 Sep
2:13

Soldiers Teargas Students in Abu Dis

Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning, and fired tear gas at university students and young schoolchildren at al-Quds University. Hani Halabiya, a spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees in the town, told Ma’an News Agency that several […]

11 Sep
2:06

Yair Netanyahu Publishes anti-Semitic Cartoon on Social Media

September 11, 2017 2:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yair Netanyahu, who is reportedly behind much of his father’s social media stunts, recently published a cartoon portraying George Soros as the All-Powerful Jew who controls the world, according to 972mag. The cartoon shows Manny Naftali, the former superintendent of the Prime Minister’s Residence, who is at the forefront of […]

11 Sep
1:58

Moshe Ya’alon: Dawabsha Murders on Our Hands

Israeli former Chief of Israeli occupation forces, Moshe Ya’alon, called out the Israeli government and bore it the responsibility over the arson attack and subsequent murder of the Dawabsha family, near Douma town in the West Bank. Ya’alon said, in a statement to Israeli  radio, that Dawabsha family’s death was […]

11 Sep
1:49

Palestinians Rebuild Demolished School East of Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in the Palestinian Authority, in cooperation with activists and parents restored the construction of the Jeb Al-Theeb School east of Bethlehem, which was demolished by the Israeli occupation on the 23rd of last month. Minister Walid Assaf said, according to the PNN, that the […]

09 Sep
10:44

Jerusalem: Palestinians Protest Sale of Greek Orthodox Property

Members of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine protesting in Jerusalem against sale of church property. (WAFA photo/Afif Amireh)   Hundreds of Palestinian Christians and Muslims demonstrated Saturday, at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, against a sale of church property by the Greek Orthodox patriarch, according to WAFA correspondence. The […]

09 Sep
10:24

Gaza Poverty Rate Reaches 80%

Chairman of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza said, on Friday, that poverty rate among Palestinians in the territory has reached 80 per cent. “This has had disastrous effects on all aspects of life,” explained Jamal Al-Khodari in a press statement. “Moreover, at a time of unprecedented crises, […]

09 Sep
12:53

Four Abducted as Israelis Join Protest against Eviction of Palestinian Family

According to Israeli media, over 200 Israelis marched from central Jerusalem to the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Friday, to protest the eviction of a Palestinian family from their homes. The demonstrators marched on West Jerusalem’s thoroughfare until they crossed over into the Palestinian neighborhood, where they were met by dozens of […]

09 Sep
12:19

PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Issa Amro, PSS Continues to Arrest Human Rights Activist ‘Amr for Demanding Application of Rule of Law

The Palestinian Authority (PA) Continues to arrest ‘Issa Isma’il ‘Amro (39), Coordinator of Youth against Settlements in Hebron, on grounds of expressing his opinion on Facebook.  On Wednesday, 06 September 2017, the Public Prosecution accused him of inciting racial feuds according to Article (150) of the 1960 Penal Code. According […]

09 Sep
12:00

Palestinian Shot in Chest with Rubber Bullet during Weekly Kafr Qaddum Protest

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet on Friday after suppressing a weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator for the village’s popular resistance, Murad Shteiwi, said that a Palestinian “youth” was struck in the chest […]

08 Sep
11:47

Settlers Destroy Olive Trees in Nablus District

Israeli settlers, Friday, chopped down dozens of olive trees belonging to the Palestinian village of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus city, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said a number of Israeli settlers from the nearby Rachalim settlement overnight chopped down a […]

08 Sep
11:42

Hamas Declares Interest in Long-term Cease-fire Deal

Less than a week after senior Hama official Hassan Yousef’s release from Israeli prison, where he had been held for 22 months, he has expressed Hamas’ new interest in engaging in a long-term cease-fire. “Hamas is prepared to make a long-term cease-fire with the Israeli occupation, in return for it […]

07 Sep
10:08

Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)

TRNN’s Shir Hever says the eviction of a family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah is part of a larger Israeli strategy to displace Palestinians, but it could inadvertently set a precedent for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The […]

07 Sep
9:51

Imprisoned Women and Girls: Updates from Israeli Prisons

September 7, 2017 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

As administrative detainee Ihsan Dababseh was once against ordered imprisoned without charge or trial – one of five Palestinian women held under administrative detention orders – the youngest Palestinian female prisoner was denied access to family visits. The parents of Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, from al-Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, were turned back by Israeli […]

07 Sep
9:35

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

07 Sep
9:20

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

07 Sep
9:07

PA Releases Radio Journalist Qawasmeh, Holds Amro

Palestinian security forces released the director of Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station, Ayman Qawasmeh, on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA), and continued to hold prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who declared a hunger strike on Tuesday, in detention for cricizing the […]

07 Sep
8:46

Palestinian Teen Reports Assault by West Bank Settlers

Even though Osama Jamil Daghlas is only 16 years old, this did not prevent a group of 20 grown Israeli settlers from attempting to lynch him. According to the boy, he survived only because the settlers thought that he was dead and left him alone. Speaking about his nightmarish ordeal […]

07 Sep
8:35

Israeli Security Services Warn of Hostilities Igniting Again

Israeli security services warned that there is a great opportunity to ignite the security situation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, once again, during the current month. According to Al Ray, Haaretz newspaper quoted the security services as saying that September seems to be the most sensitive month for […]

07 Sep
8:28

176 New Settlement Units to be Built in the Heart of East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Planning and Building committee is to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 176 settlement units in the Jabal Al-Mukaber area, East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. There are talks about expanding Neveh Zion Settlement outpost, which was established six years ago, in the middle of the area’s Palestinian […]

06 Sep
7:26

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

06 Sep
7:17

Nabi Saleh: ‘It’s a silent ethnic cleansing’

by Jaclynn Ashly Days of Palestine/Al Jazeera – The writer speaks to one of the heroines of the Palestinian popular resistance in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Ahed Tamimi was just 14 when she rose to international prominence through the release of a video and a series of […]

06 Sep
7:08

Violations against Palestinian Prisoners Escalate over Eid

September 6, 2017 7:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS), under the cover of the Israeli government, has stepped us violations of international conventions and international humanitarian law against male and female detainees during the holiday of Eid, the Center for Prisoners Studies said on Sunday. According to Al Ray, the center said that IPS […]

06 Sep
6:57

Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area Village

(Photo: Douma area 2014, Wikipedia) Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Douma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, […]

06 Sep
6:49

Groups Call on Palestinian Authority to Release Issa Amro

Human rights organizations, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and other Palestinian factions have called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to release human rights activist Issa Amro, who was arrested last night by Palestinian security services. In a number of  emails sent to the PNN, the groups  expressed their unwillingness to […]

05 Sep
5:30

Fadwa Barghouthi Reportedly Banned from Visiting Her Husband until 2019

September 5, 2017 5:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian lawyer Fadwa Barghouthi, the wife of prominent imprisoned Palestinian leader and Fateh central committee member Marwan Barghouthi, said on Monday, 4 September that she had been banned from visiting her husband until 2019 in retaliation for her involvement in supporting the prisoners’ hunger strike in April-May 2017. Barghouthi said that she had been […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

05 Sep
5:17

Activist Detained by Palestinian Security over Facebook Post

Farid al-Atrash, left, and Issa Amro at Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank on March 26, 2017. (HRW) Palestinian security forces detained prominent human rights activist Issa Amro on Monday, a day after he posted comments on his Facebook criticizing Palestinian forces for arresting a journalist who also criticized […]

03 Sep
5:16

Hebron’s Governor says Expansion of Settlers’ Municipal Powers Most Dangerous since 1967

Hebron governor Kamel Hameed, on Saturday, said that the Israeli army’s decision to expand municipal powers of illegal settlers in the city of Hebron is “the most dangerous since 1967”. He told the official radio station ‘Voice of Palestine’ that the decision is paving the way for undermining Palestinian authority […]

03 Sep
5:03

Israeli Mayor, Police Assault Palestinian Worshipers (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces, on Friday, raided a mosque in the central Israeli city of Lod (or Lydda) and attempted to stop Eid al-Adha prayers and the call to prayer that were being transmitted through the mosque’s speakers, citing noise violations. Yaffa 48 news website reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli […]

03 Sep
4:49

Shift Proposed for Labour Party Policy on Israel/Palestine

Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) plans to present proposals to the Party conference, later this month, which dramatically alter the current position on Israel/Palestine. As recently as June, the election manifesto called for an end to Israel’s blockade, illegal occupation and settlements. These have been dropped from the policy proposal, […]

02 Sep
3:46

Toys Seized from Hebron Town

Israeli forces, on Thursday, seized toys during a raid into Bani Naim, a town to the east of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, said local sources. Israeli forces raided the town, ransacked toy shops and took bead guns, paintball guns, fireworks, and laser pointers, citing lack of permits as […]

02 Sep
3:39

Relations Between Israel and Jordan Frozen as Re-entry of Israeli Ambassador Refused

The Jordanian government is reportedly refusing to allow the return of the Israeli ambassador to the country, more than a month after an Israeli embassy security guard shot and killed two Jordanian citizens, Israeli news website Ynet reported on Thursday. Additionally, Ynet reported that relations between Israel and Jordan have […]

02 Sep
3:26

UN Chief Says Gaza Siege Must Be Lifted

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on a several-hour visit to the Gaza Strip to check the status of the humanitarian situation, there, called for the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip. He was reported to have said, “I am deeply moved to be in Gaza today, unfortunately to […]

31 Aug
6:33

Racial Profiling Policies Israeli Style

Shir Hever examines the privatization of security, which undermines Israel’s racial policies. 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 of the Palestinian […]

31 Aug
6:22

Right to Education Severely Impeded for Qurtuba School Students

Photo: Palestinian students detained at staircase leading to Shuhada Street, when leaving Qurtuba school, on Monday. 08/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement |al-Khalil team Israeli forces in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) are severely restricting, for the second day in a row, the freedom of movement for Palestinian students and teachers at Qurtuba […]

31 Aug
6:11

Palestinian Folk Singer Jailed for Songs

Perhaps the Palestinian folk singer Mohammad Barghouti, 23, did not know that he was going to end up in an Israeli jail because of his popular folk songs. But, he did along with two others from his band. Israeli soldiers raided, early Wednesday, Barghouti’s home in the village of Kufr […]

31 Aug
6:03

Murder Case of Cartoonist Naji al-Ali Reopened in UK

British police have launched fresh appeal for information on the murder of a famous Palestinian political cartoonist in London, 30 years ago, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday. The  police, Days of Palestine reports, said that they hoped someone might feel more able to speak up, three decades later. Naji Salim […]

31 Aug
5:55

Israeli Settlers Threaten Palestinian Woman with Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a video today showing a group of settlers from Israel’s illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, hurling abuse through a loudspeaker at Palestinians in the area. In the presence of Israeli soldiers and police, settlers used a loudspeaker […]

29 Aug
8:28

Adalah: Israeli AG Fails to Respond to Appeals against Closure of Bakr Investigation

Paramedics and media crews at the location minutes after the attack on the beach that killed the four Bakr children as they were playing on the beach. (Courtesy of Al Mezan) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza), and the Palestinian Center […]

29 Aug
8:06

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

The Israeli minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, is seeking new security measures to help build a new Jewish settlement near the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem. This expansion will be at the expense of the Palestinian population in the area. On Monday, […]

28 Aug
7:15

BDS: 7 Jordanian Companies End Contracts with G4S

Jordan BDS, today, announced that seven private and public companies have discontinued their service contracts with G4S, the security company.  This announcement comes in response to a global boycott call against G4S’ parent company for its complicity in Israel’s regime of occupation and settler-colonialism. In particular, the companies are: Jordan Hospital Medical […]

28 Aug
7:08

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just A Political Regime

Overview As Israel intensifies its settler-colonial project, apartheid has become an increasingly important framework for understanding and challenging Israeli rule in historic Palestine. Indeed, Nadia Hijab and Ingrid Jaradat Gassner make a convincing argument that apartheid is the most strategic framework of analysis. And in March 2017, the UN Economic and Social […]

28 Aug
6:54

Israel Revokes Citizenship of Thousands of Israeli-Arabs

The Israeli occupation has revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians (known as Israeli-Arabs) in southern region of Al-Naqab (Negev) in the past two years, Israeli daily Haaretz revealed Friday, according to Days of Palestine. The newspaper said that the Israeli Interior Ministry has changed the status of these Israeli-Arabs from “citizens” […]

28 Aug
6:42

Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home

Israeli occupation forces imposed an order on Palestinian man, Sanad Al-Faqeer, to demolish his home Saturday in Lod, under the pretext of “unauthorized construction.” He demolished his home in order to avoid paying huge sums should the Lod Municipality itself demolish the home, according to Al Ray. The issues of […]

28 Aug
6:27

Radical Israeli Terrorist Group Gaining Members in the West Bank

A source in the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, reported a new generation from the Revolt movement, a radical Jewish extremist group in the West Bank area, and its members, are concentrated in the Bladim settlement outpost, near Nablus. The “formal generation” of this organization was responsible for crimes against […]

27 Aug
4:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 August, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting:   […]

27 Aug
3:58

Imprisoned Women and Girls: 14-year-old Malak Longs to Return to School

Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, the youngest Palestinian prisoner, asked her mother to get her school certificate for the coming school year – however, the Israeli occupation continued her trial indefinitely and she does not know even when she will next face the Ofer military court. Malak, a Palestinian refugee from the […]

26 Aug
10:15

Amnesty: Israel Banning Palestinian Protests for 50 years

For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday, according to WAFA. Marking 50 years since Israel issued Military Order […]

26 Aug
9:58

Kushner to Abbas: Stopping Settlement Construction Impossibile

The U.S. delegation led by Kushner expressed openness to the two-state solution while refusing to commit to the 1967 borders, according to diplomatic sources who spoke to international Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. A U.S. delegation headed by President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, this week, […]

25 Aug
8:17

The Policies Kushner Should Push For

by Zaha Hassan on August 24, 2017 Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, as well as envoy Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security advisor for strategy Dina Powell, are in Israel and Palestine today in an attempt to restart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian “peace process.” According to the White House, their discussions […]

25 Aug
8:11

Gaza Baby Suffers in Silence

Three-month old baby girl Yomna Allouh suffers from cramps and suffocation, spending her days between the intensive care unit, the child incubator and her family home in Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip. Allouh waits her turn for a medical referral to receive treatment abroad. The case of baby Allouh is […]

25 Aug
7:55

Report: Israel Demolishes 3 Schools Days before Start of 2017 School Year

Israeli forces destroyed three Palestinian schools for children in the occupied West Bank, just days before start of school year, Relief Web said on Wednesday. The facilities demolished include the only kindergarten for the Jabal Al Baba Bedouin community, which was destroyed in the early hours of 21 August, and […]

25 Aug
7:42

Netanyahu Green Lights Storming of Al-Aqsa by MKs

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that, yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave authorization for Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday. Netanyahu issued an order prohibiting members of the Knesset from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in October of 2015, since the outbreak of the uprising in Jerusalem. In July, he […]

24 Aug
11:21

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

24 Aug
6:36

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Hebron Mayor from Visiting Schools as Settlers Mutter Death Threats

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, assaulted Hebron’s mayor, Tayser Abu-Sninieh, and prevented him from visiting the schools in the old city of Hebron, due to the start of the new school year. The old city of Hebron is located in the H-2 area, a mix of areas B and C. Area […]

24 Aug
6:27

Update: Umm Al-Kheir: Soldier Attacks Elderly Man

08/23/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team In the demolition threatened village, Umm Al-Kheir, in the south Hebron Hills, a military truck of the occupation forces arrived in the village to check buildings for potential demolitions.  Suliman Eid Hathaleen, a 70-year old resident tried to stop them, but was violently […]

24 Aug
6:20

AIC Report: Human Rights Violations in Hebron April 2017

Palestinians demand human and national rights as Israeli soldiers and settlers entrench an illegal military occupation. Violence by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians:           Moussa Mshour Mashahra. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. Israeli soldiers shot and killed Moussa Mshour Mashahra, 21, on April 19, 2017 at Gush […]

24 Aug
6:13

Abbas Will Continue with Punitive Measures against Gaza says PA Official

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas will continue his punitive measures against Gaza by dismissing around 30 thousand PA employees, Israeli media reported on Wednesday morning, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   Israel Hayom newspaper cited a Palestinian official speaking on condition of anonymity, who said that Abbas […]

24 Aug
5:50

136 Settlers Enter Al Aqsa with Yehuda Glick

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under protection of Israeli police, on Wednesday morning. In the early hours of the morning, when the Magharaba gate was opened, Israeli occupation forces deployed in the courtyards of the mosque, to protect the extremists’ intrusion, Al Ray reports. […]

22 Aug
9:50

102 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyard

102 settlers stormed the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday morning, via the Moroccan Gate, with intensive presence of Israeli police. According to Jerusalemite sources, the settlers stormed the courtyard in groups, and in a provocative way. The source added, according to Al Ray, that a group of students and […]

22 Aug
9:42

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Tuesday, Israeli police stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, prevented the entry of textbooks destined for three Palestinian schools located inside the Muslim holy compound. The books were going to two high schools and a kindergarten. The police prevented the entry of […]

22 Aug
9:35

Israeli State: Seizure of Land Benefits Palestinians

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost “Regularization law” at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation […]

22 Aug
9:28

Children’s Toys Confiscated in Jenin

Israeli occupation forces, yesterday, announced that they confiscated children’s toys from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. In a statement, the Israeli army said that its troops carried a campaign, the first of its kind, against air guns used by children fearing that they would be turned into “lethal […]

20 Aug
9:28

Portuguese Photographers Pledge BDS on Israeli Government

Over 40 Portuguese photographers, teachers of photography and photography students pledged on Saturday, which marked World Photography Day, not to accept professional invitations or financing from Israel, and to” refuse to collaborate with Israeli cultural institutions complicit in Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid,” according to the official website […]

20 Aug
9:20

Al Mezan: Suspected Cause of Death of Child is Sea Pollution and Delayed Medical Referral

Palestinian child Mohammed Salim Al-Sayis, 5, from Az-Zaytoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza City died on Saturday, 29 July 2017, at around 2 am. He was diagnosed with Ekiri syndrome, which caused lethal toxic encephalopathy. He died as a result, according to the diagnosis in his medical report.   While at […]

20 Aug
9:12

Settlers Provoke Worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi gate, guarded by Israeli occupation forces and police. Al Ray sources said that dozens of settlers stormed the mosque courtyards in batches, since the morning hours, accompanied by rabbis, who gave explanations about the alleged […]

20 Aug
8:46

B’Tselem on Latest Administrative Detention Orders

August 20, 2017 8:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have issued 84 administrative detention orders against Palestinian detainees, since the beginning of this month, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS noted, according to WAFA, that new administrative detention orders were issued to 47 Palestinian detainees, whereas the remaining 38 others received renewed orders. Israel’s widely […]

20 Aug
8:30

More Palestinian Homes Demolished for Settlement Expansion

Israeli bulldozers, on Friday, demolished three houses belonging to Palestinian locals near the Negev desert, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Palestinian sources, according to the PNN, reported to Quds Press that the demolitions included a house in the village of Umm-Qabu, near Tall Al-Sabe village, as well as two […]