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19 Aug
7:05

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug
6:58

UN Protection Proposals Rejected by Israel

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, condemned the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ report on improving Palestinian protection in the occupied territories. Danny Danon spoke on behalf of Israel and announced Israel’s rejection of the report presented by Guterres on Friday. Danon said, in a statement, that “The only […]

19 Aug
6:51

Erez Crossing Closed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian side of closing Erez border crossing, in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, to allow the entry of humanitarian cases only. Director of Public Relations and Information Mohammed Al – Maqdama said that Israeli occupation forces announced the closingof the crossing for Palestinian travelers, with […]

19 Aug
6:38

Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour

A town in Ireland has completed the first step towards twinning with Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district of the occupied West Bank. Kerry County Council has passed unopposed a motion to link Tralee, in County Kerry, with the Palestinian municipality. Councillor Pa Daly of the Sinn Fein political party, […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

18 Aug
8:23

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

18 Aug
8:07

Gutteres Suggests Armed UN Presence to Insure Palestinian Protection

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, presented four proposals, this Friday, aimed at protecting Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in the besieged Gaza Strip, including the deployment of observers and increased humanitarian and development assistance. Guterres presented his proposals in a 14-page report prepared at the request of […]

18 Aug
7:49

Norwegian Activist Shot as Israeli Forces Subdue Protest East of Qalqilia

A Norwegian activist, Saturday, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, said WAFA correspondence. Confrontations reportedly broke out between demonstrators who also rallied to protest Israel’s closure […]

18 Aug
7:43

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

18 Aug
5:14

Palestinian Killed After Attempted Stabbing of Israeli Police Officer

Local sources in Jerusalem and Israeli sources reported Friday afternoon that a Palestinian was shot dead in occupied Jerusalem, after attempting to stab an Israeli police officer. The Palestinian man, from the town of Umm al-Fahm in Israel, was shot and killed by Israeli police after attempting to stab an […]

18 Aug
5:09

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

Shir Hever discusses the recent Intercept report revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham. While the interview was recorded, Israeli authorities announced the result of a separate […]

18 Aug
4:00

200 Olive Trees Cut Down by Illegal Settlers

Extremist Israeli settlers, early Friday, chopped down 200 fruitful olive trees belonging to Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Eli broke into Wadi […]

17 Aug
7:31

Weekly Kafr Qaddoum Protest Violently Suppressed by Israeli Forces

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation, as Israeli forces suppressed the weekly Kafr Qaddoum march in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday afternoon. Coordinator of the local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that Israeli forces showered protesters with tear-gas bombs, in […]

17 Aug
7:13

Solidarity Cup to Commence Despite Cancellation of Gaza Kids to Ireland Trip

The young footballers from Gaza who have visited Ireland, for the past two summers, have been forced to cancel their trip, this year. The Palestinian boys from Al Helal Football Academy, who live under Israeli occupation in Gaza, had planned to travel Tuesday (August 14th) through the territory’s border with […]

16 Aug
9:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

16 Aug
9:20

Abbas Firm on Rejection of US ‘Peace Deal’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected the U.S. political plan referred to as “Deal of the Century”. The deal suggests, according to Andalou/Al Ray, addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by forcing the Palestinians to make concessions, including the status of East Jerusalem. “We are the first to stand against it […]

16 Aug
9:07

Israeli Ship Forced to Leave Tunisian Port

The Tunisian General Labor Union (TGLU) and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists, on Thursday, forced an Israeli ship belonging to Zim Integrated Shipping Services to change course, as it was attempting to dock at the Rades port in Tunisia, on its way to Spain. The ship was turned around at […]

16 Aug
8:49

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UNRWA School Year to Begin as Scheduled

At an extraordinary session of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, in Amman today, the Commissioner-General, Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl announced that the school-year for 526’000 Palestine refugee girls and boys will open on time in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. According to the PNN, KrĂ€henbĂŒhl emphasized that […]

15 Aug
10:01

Gaza: Meet the Palestinian Doctor Who Watched His Son Die

Ghazal Othman In the 22 years of Sari al-Shobaki’s life, his father rescued him from death seven times, but the eighth time, when he was shot by the Israeli occupied snipers, he failed. The first time, Dr Dahoud al-Shobaki recalls, was when his son was born three months premature and […]

15 Aug
9:55

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

15 Aug
9:43

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]

15 Aug
1:41

Khan al-Ahmar to Receive Health Services

Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awad said that a comprehensive health center will begin providing health services to the resilient people in Al Khan al-Ahmar village, today. According to the PNN, the center provides primary health care services at the general medicine clinic, and allocates a day to the dermatologist […]

15 Aug
1:34

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel’s navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class […]

15 Aug
1:21

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

15 Aug
12:38

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Force Out Families for Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a house belonging to a Palestinian resident in the town of Deir Dibwan, east of the West Bank district of Ramallah, said local WAFA sources. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the area, accompanied by bulldozers and heavy machinery, before proceeding to demolish the house. The house […]

15 Aug
12:29

Over 600 Units Added to Avni Hafetz Settlement

The Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that  Israeli occupation authorities have added more than 600 settlement units, during the past five days, to the settlement “Avni Hafetz “, which is built on land in Shofa village, in Tulkarem. “There is […]

14 Aug
3:10

Israeli Occupation Keeps Palestinian Journalist Alaa Rimawi Jailed, Writer Lama Khater Under Interrogation

Photo: Alaa Rimawi. Wattan TV Even as four Palestinian journalists were released after paying a bail of NIS 5000 ($1350) each, an Israeli military court extended the detention of journalist Alaa Rimawi, the director of the Al-Quds TV office. Rimawi previously went on hunger strike for 6 days immediately following his arrest. In addition, […]

14 Aug
2:59

PA Sends Needed Cancer Medication to Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that medications were transported into the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday, for the treatment of cancer. The Palestinian Minister of Health, Jawad Awad, said that, upon instructions from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, medications were transported on Monday, to the […]

14 Aug
2:53

Diary Entry from an ISM Volunteer. Northern Jordan Valley.

08/13/18 Kristin Foss , International Solidarity Movement I lost my flight.. On purpose.. I was pretty sure I would though, when I left for Palestine. To be honest, I don’t think its gonne make it easier to leave later. The more I know, the more people I know – the […]

14 Aug
2:08

PLO Seeks to Expel Israel from United Nations on Grounds of Apartheid

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said, on Monday, that it has started a process to kick Israel out of the United Nations, on ground of being an apartheid state. Ahmad Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said that the request for suspending Israel’s membership in the United […]

14 Aug
1:59

Jeremy Corbyn Faces Attacks by UK’s Pro-Israel Lobby

Frontrunner for England’s Prime Minister spot Jeremy Corbyn has been at the center of controversy over his criticism of the state of Israel, specifically for refusing to adopt certain provisions of a new definition of Anti-Semitism that extends to what he sees as genuine criticism over Israel’s policies. This debate […]

12 Aug
10:11

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug
9:58

Report: Four Boys on Gaza Beach in 2014 Killed by Drone

According to a confidential Israeli military police report obtained by The Intercept, four Palestinian cousins were killed in two separate drone strikes after they were mistaken for Hamas fighters, said Israeli daily Haartez. It said, according to WAFA, that the Israeli strike which killed four Palestinian children who were playing […]

12 Aug
9:49

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

12 Aug
6:33

Israel’s Siege of Gaza is Anything But Legal

On Sunday, 29 July, Israeli commandos boarded a boat taking part in a Freedom Flotilla which was taking humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boat — Al-Awda (The Return) — was captured by Israel while sailing in international waters. If anyone else had conducted the raid, it would […]

12 Aug
6:24

Syrian Air Force Intercepts Israeli Jet

Syrian air defenses allegedly intercepted an Israeli warplane, to west of the Syrian capital of Damascus, predawn, Saturday. The SANA Syrian news agency reported, according to Ma’an, that Syrian air defenses were used against a “hostile” warplane penetrating the Syrian airspace. Sources said that the Syrians allegedly intercepted an Israeli […]

12 Aug
6:13

Friday Demonstration Violently Repressed in Hebron

08/11/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday, on the 10th of August, the Friday demonstration in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) was violently repressed by Israeli forces. Unarmed protestors gathered after Friday prayers, around 13:30, to protest against the occupation and in solidarity with Gaza. During the first hour […]

12 Aug
5:44

Palestinian Shepherds Chased Off Land by Occupation Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday, chased Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron,  said a local activist, according to WAFA. Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Separation Wall and […]

11 Aug
12:54

Israeli Municipality to Seize East Jerusalem Lands, Including GOC

The Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem decided, on Friday, to approve the seizure dozens of dunams of land in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. WHIC said staff of the Israeli municipality distributed notices informing local citizens about the municipality’s intention to take the […]

09 Aug
9:29

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the […]

09 Aug
9:19

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

09 Aug
9:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 02-08 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed while another civilian succumbed to his pervious wounds. 99 […]

09 Aug
8:59

UN: ‘Well-being of 2 Million’ in Gaza at Stake as Emergency Fuel Runs Dry

To avert hospital closures, raw sewage overflowing onto streets of Gaza, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, on Wednesday, called on the Israeli occupation to allow UN-purchased emergency fuel the besieged enclave. “Restricting the entry of emergency fuel to Gaza is a dangerous practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in […]

09 Aug
8:43

Colombia to Recognize Palestinian State

Colombia has reportedly decided to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, only days before Ivan Duque took office, according to an official letter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Aria Angela Holguin, to the Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Malki. The recognition came a few days before the end […]

09 Aug
8:35

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Turns Herself In to Finish Sentence

August 9, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian poet, photographer and social media activist Dareen Tatour, from the town of Reineh, in northern Israel, turned herself in on Wednesday, to the Israel Prison Service, to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence, according local sources. An Israeli court had earlier sentence Tatour, […]

09 Aug
8:26

Israeli Airstrike Levels Five-story Building in Gaza City

An Israeli airstrike on a cultural center in Gaza City, on Thursday, turned the five-story building into rubble, according to WAFA correspondence. He said that Israeli warplanes fired 10 missiles at the building, for no apparent reason other than to inflict as much damage as possible in Gaza. Israel has […]

09 Aug
8:16

Abbas Appeals to International Community in Halting Attacks on Gaza

PA President Mahmoud Abbas held intensive meetings, today, with international contacts at all levels to stop the Israeli military escalation against the people of Gaza. According to the PNN, he called on the international community to intervene immediately, to stop the violence and prevent further destruction and instability in the region. Three citizens, including a pregnant woman and her infant daughter, were […]

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

09 Aug
3:57

Palestinian Child Sentenced to One and a Half Years in Jail by Israeli Court

An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to a Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held, in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities, is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel […]

08 Aug
11:23

601 Irish Artists Pledge Boycott of Israeli Cultural Exchanges

Ireland’s continued support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement has extended into the cultural sphere, as Israel’s hosting of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest may be held without Irish Singers. A petition created by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign commits signatories to refrain from performing in Israel or accepting any funding […]

08 Aug
11:18

Newly Launched Air Strikes on Gaza Leave Two Injured

Israeli military aircraft, Wednesday, carried out a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip, injuring at least two Palestinians, said WAFA sources. Israeli F16 warplanes and drones carried out a series of air strikes targeting the northern part of the Gaza Strip, the western part of Gaza city, and […]

08 Aug
7:03

DCIP: Israeli Forces are Killing Palestinian Children at Record Rates

On August 5, Ahmad al-Aydi died in central Gaza from an injury sustained on March 30 from Israeli live fire. (Photo: Courtesy of al-Aydi family.) Four Palestinian children died from gunshot wounds between July 27 and August 5 after Israeli forces shot them during “March of Return” protests in the […]

08 Aug
6:45

Bethlehem: U.S. Companies Investing in Settlements

Representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, Hassan Brejiyyeh, on Tuesday, revealed the arrival of U.S. delegations from political and tourism companies, in order to carry out investment projects in two Bethlehem settlements. In an interview with Voice of Palestine radio, Brejiyyeh said that American companies are […]

07 Aug
11:12

US Jewish Activists Interrogated by Israelis over ‘Connections with Palestinians’

Israeli security services held and interrogated Simone Zimmerman, a US Jewish activist, at the border with Egypt for several hours on Sunday, over her alleged “connections with Palestinians.” Zimmerman, who resides and works in Israel, tweeted that her and a friend were held at the Taba Crossing for four hours, where they […]

07 Aug
10:57

Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law

Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, warned of an “earthquake” that would occur, in the case that the Israeli High Court of Justice decides to overturn the controversial Jewish Nation-State law. Ma’an reported that, according to the Times of Israel, during an interview with the official Israeli Army Radio, Shaked […]

07 Aug
10:45

Palestinian Flats Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished, on Tuesday morning, two flats in a building located in the Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of improper licensing. Palestinian resident Suliman al-Muhtaseb said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that he was surprised by Israeli soldiers who surrounded the five-story […]

07 Aug
10:34

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

07 Aug
10:21

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Promoted

An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade. Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomer’s vehicle, near the […]

07 Aug
12:03

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

August 7, 2018 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi’a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that  Rabi’a suffers from several health problems. He has […]

06 Aug
11:22

Settlers Demolish Palestinian Homes Built on Church Grounds Despite Court Order

The Samara home in Beit al-Baraka after it was destroyed by Israel settlers. (WAFA Images / Samar Badr)  Israeli settlers, escorting a bulldozer, on Monday, demolished two Palestinian homes at Beit al-Baraka church compound at the Hebron-Jerusalem road, despite the presence of a court order allowing the owners to stay […]

06 Aug
10:58

Rise in PA Standing following Rejection of U.S. “Deal”

A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, showed that out of the majority of Palestinians polled, 60.6% support the Palestinian Authority leadership’s position not to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the peace process. However, 28.1% […]

05 Aug
5:57

EU, Netherlands Contribute Over €10 Million to PA

The European Union (EU) made a contribution amounting to €10 million and another €0.62 million, from the Netherlands, to the Palestinian Authority (PA), for the salaries and pensions of Palestinian civil servants in the occupied West Bank. The EU and the Netherlands made such a contribution to the PA’s payment […]

05 Aug
5:50

Terms of Initial Israeli Agreement on Egyptian Proposal Put forth

August 5, 2018 5:50 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

An initial Israeli agreement, on the Egyptian vision regarding a truce with Gaza, has reportedly been achieved, provided that a real progress is made with regard to captured Israeli soldiers in Gaza, Hebrew channel 7 reported, Sunday. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Channel 7 quoted the Israeli Minister […]

05 Aug
5:40

Five Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 5, 2018 5:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are still on an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS.) The statement said, according to WAFA, that the five prisoners, including a journalist, are striking in protest […]

05 Aug
5:36

Four Wounded in Israeli Tank Attack on Gaza

Four Palestinians were wounded Sunday, when Israeli occupation forces targeted an alleged Palestinian resistance site north of Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local media said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane targeted a training site belonging to the resistance movements north of the town of Beit Lahia, causing injuries […]

04 Aug
8:19

Israel Rejects Travel for Hundreds of Gaza Patients in 2018

At least 769 Palestinian patients have been denied exit from the blockaded Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities, since January, Israeli media reported this week. The applicants included Palestinians who sought medical treatment for diseases such as cancer. Israeli authorities cited first-degree relations between the applicants and Hamas members, for denying […]

04 Aug
8:13

Israeli Drone Targets Gaza

An Israeli drone fired at least one missile, targeting a group of Palestinian youth in eastern Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern  Gaza Strip, on Saturday. A Ma’an reporter confirmed the incident, saying that no injuries were reported. On Friday, one Palestinian youth was killed and at least 220 others […]

04 Aug
8:06

Video: Activists Stand in Solidarity with Gaza

Israeli and international protesters demonstrated at Gaza fence in solidarity with The Great Return March On Friday August 3rd, “Return”, a group of Israeli and international anti-Zionist activists, including activists from the International Solidarity Movement, protested on the east side of the Gaza fence, in solidarity with the Great March of […]

04 Aug
7:55

Church Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Nation-State Law

Heads of churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reacted with dismay and concern to the Israeli Knesset’s adoption, on 19 July, 2018, of a new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, which specifies that “The right to exercise national self-determination in the State […]

04 Aug
4:35

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

04 Aug
4:19

Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike

August 4, 2018 4:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]

03 Aug
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 July – 01 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 July – 01 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed in the southern Gaza Strip. 138 […]

03 Aug
6:42

Journalist Shot during Nablus Confrontations

Violent confrontations erupted as hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday night, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, guarded by the Israeli forces and for the purpose of performing Talmudic rituals. Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, stormed Beit Furik checkpoint, to the east of Nablus. […]

03 Aug
6:04

Ban on Entry of Foreign Academics Hindering Palestinian Education says Rights Group

The Campaign for the Right to Enter the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Thursday, expressed deep concern at the rise in Israeli denial, of work or stay visa applications, for foreign nationals seeking to enter the occupied territories, saying this measure is hurting Palestinian education. The group said, in a press release, […]

03 Aug
5:54

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in West Bank Village

Israeli settlers vandalized  nearly a dozen Palestinian vehicles on Thursday, in the Ein Yabrud village, east of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals told Ma’an NEws Agency that Israeli forces stormed the village escorting a number of Israeli settlers who vandalized several Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray painted […]

03 Aug
5:41

New Khan al-Ahmar Decision Attempts Alternate Tactic for Evacuation

Khan al-Ahmar will be destroyed after the Bedouin community is given five days to respond to new relocation options, Israel’s Supreme Court has determined. The court decided on Aug. 1, according to the PNN, that the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar is inevitable, even though the citizens have shown popular rejection […]

02 Aug
6:19

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

02 Aug
6:01

Norway Demands Explanation for Israeli Seizure of Gaza-bound Boat

Reuters reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Norway has asked the Israeli government to explain the legal grounds for detaining a Norwegian-flagged fishing boat seized, while activists tried to sail with aid to the Gaza Strip, Norway’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said its diplomats […]

02 Aug
5:47

Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike

August 2, 2018 5:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]

02 Aug
5:27

Amnesty International Targeted with Israeli NSO Cyberweapons

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said, Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures, in the Middle East and beyond. In a 20-page report, Amnesty outlined […]

31 Jul
11:17

Palestinian student Ola Marshoud Sentenced to 7 Months in Israeli Prison; Female Students Receive Arrest Threats

July 31, 2018 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Ola Marshoud, via Asra Media Palestinian student Ola Marshoud, 21, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was sentenced to seven months in Israeli prison by the Salem military court on Monday, 30 July, for her involvement in student activism on the An-Najah University campus. Marshoud has been detained since March, when […]

31 Jul
11:06

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

31 Jul
10:54

192 Palestinians Klled by Israeli Forces since January 2018

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of 2018 is 192, the National Committee for Palestinian Martyrs reported on Tuesday. The committee explained, in a statement, that 32 of the dead are children under 18 years old. 173 are from Gaza and 19 from West […]

31 Jul
10:34

Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion

July 31, 2018 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli […]

31 Jul
9:40

Palestinian Cabinet Urges World Support for UNRWA

During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, today, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah, condemned the latest Israeli escalation against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and considered it part of the plans of the occupying power to Judaize Jerusalem, alter its historical features, and obliterate its Arab and […]

30 Jul
8:57

Report: Israeli Settlement Expansion Continued as Hundreds of Housing Units are Approved

(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah — REUTERS) At the beginning of the year 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved a law for annexing academic institutions within Israeli settlements constructed in the occupied West Bank (e.g. Ariel University and the 2 Education faculties in the Akena and Alon Shvut […]

30 Jul
8:27

Settlers Vandalize Ramallah-area Village

Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian property in the village of al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Monday. Al-Mughayyir Mayor Amin Abu Alia said that Israeli settlers stormed the village predawn, on Monday, slashed tires of eight Palestinian-owned vehicles and sprayed racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls […]

30 Jul
8:19

Navy Intercepts Norwegian-flagged Flotilla Ship

The Israeli navy has intercepted a Norwegian-flagged ship, with activists on board, as it was approaching the shores of the besieged Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian relief to the inhabitants of the impoverished enclave. “The activity ended without exceptional events. At this time, the ship is being transferred to the […]

30 Jul
8:01

Salman Rejects US “Peace Plan”

Saudi Arabian monarch Prince Salman told U.S. President Trump that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, while rejecting the U.S. Middle East peace plan, which does not address the Jerusalem and refugee issues. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, agrees with the Arab countries that are afraid of Trump’s so-called […]

29 Jul
7:56

Heavy Economic Loss in Besieged Gaza due to Israeli Ban of Basic Goods

Israeli occupation authorities have banned, for the 19th day in a row, the entry of basic goods and humanitarian aid, via Kerem Shalom crossing, the sole commercial crossing with Gaza, MP Jamal al-Khudari, head of the People’s Committee to Face the Siege, stated on Sunday. Khudari said that the most […]

29 Jul
7:21

Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza

Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 miles from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship in international waters in violation of international maritime law, after shouting toward the boat via loudspeaker and asking for the boat’s destination. In a statement, […]

29 Jul
9:26

Ahed Tamimi Released from Israeli Prison, Along with Her Mother

17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi, along with her mother Nariman, were released from Israeli prison Sunday, after serving more than seven months in prison. The two were greeted by hundreds of people in their hometown of Nabi Saleh, in the central part of the West Bank. Israeli protesters […]

28 Jul
9:03

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

28 Jul
7:58

Israeli Activist Who Grew Up In A Kibbutz Sails To Gaza On The Freedom Flotilla

Zohar Regev Chamberlain says the injustice she witnessed as a child, in Israel, moved her to defend Palestinian human rights. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer […]

28 Jul
7:42

Israel Seizes 68 Dunams of Jordan Valley Lands

Israeli authorities officially declared, on Saturday, the confiscation of 68 dunams of land from the Ras al-Ahmar area of the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank. Local official Mutaz Bisharat told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces delivered notices, to the Palestinian owners of the land, declaring the confiscation of […]

28 Jul
7:28

Five Injured by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces injured four Palestinian civilians on Saturday, during confrontations which erupted in the occupied West Bank. Three Palestinian youth were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers after the latter raided the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern West Bank, according to local sources. Mohammad Awad, a local media […]

28 Jul
2:05

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul
1:51

Israel Forces Teachers to Leave Palestine

Photo: Issam Rimawi (APA images) Israel has completely shut down a Palestinian university in Jerusalem amid a series of assaults on academic freedom. Israel is obstructing academic freedom at Palestinian universities through various measures, including closing colleges and denying visas for visiting professors. On 14 July, Israeli police raided and shut […]

28 Jul
1:35

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

28 Jul
1:24

Ahed Tamimi to be Released on Sunday

Artists painting a picture for civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Israel’s apartheid wall surrounding Bethlehem. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi is expected to be released from Israeli prison on Sunday, after serving eight months in detention for slapping an armed Israeli soldier […]