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17 Jan
11:05

Palestinian Community Leader Detained by US Immigration Agency

Amer Adi, a Palestinian American small business owner and a community leader in Youngstown, Ohio, has been targeted relentlessly for decades by US immigration agencies on the basis of false allegations of a “sham marriage.” After a decade of legal and political struggle, he was forced to a “voluntary” deportation to Amman, […]

17 Jan
10:46

Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

17 Jan
10:26

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

17 Jan
10:17

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

17 Jan
10:05

Official Statement: 2018 US Funding to UNRWA Dramatically below Past Levels

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, on Wednesday, stated that the organization is facing a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community – and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that the US government has announced a contribution […]

16 Jan
11:32

Why is Trump Targeting Palestinian Refugees?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed US threats to the funding of UNRWA, the UN agency that delivers vital services to millions of Palestinian refugees. TRNN’s Aaaron MatĂ© speaks to Yara Hawari of Al Shabaka – the Palestinian Policy Network. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real […]

16 Jan
11:22

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

16 Jan
11:16

Israel Preventing Gaza Residents from Travelling for Medical Treatment

January 16, 2018 11:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli occupation government decided, on Monday, to prevent most of Gaza’s residents from leaving the besieged enclave for treatment. The decision came in response to the Israeli High Court’s petition submitted by the family of the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, who was captured as a prisoner of war during […]

16 Jan
11:06

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

16 Jan
10:55

West Bank Schools Going Solar

An estimated 500 West Bank schools are soon going to get their electric power from solar cells. According to WAFA, the Ministry of Education and the Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) signed, on Tuesday, an agreement to install solar cells on roofs of 500 public schools to generate 35 MW of electricity. The […]

16 Jan
10:45

Palestine to Apply for Full Membership at UN

Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki said, on Tuesday, that the Palestinian mission to the United Nations will soon submit a request for full membership of the state of Palestine at the United Nations. Maliki announced, in a press statement, today, that the request for full membership will be presented […]

16 Jan
1:44

Updated: Army Kills A Student Near Qalqilia

Palestinian medical sources said that Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Salim, 28, from Jayyous town, was shot with a live round in his head, and died from his serious wounds at Darwish Nazzal hospital, in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, wounding Ahmad […]

15 Jan
9:13

Empire Files Rewind: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi — Message From A Freedom Fighter

Published on Jan 10, 2018 Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank, in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation, and it becomes clear […]

15 Jan
9:02

New Orleans Passes BDS Resolution

The New Orleans City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for a process to avoid contracting with or investing in companies that profit from abuses of human rights, civil rights, labor rights, and other violations. The resolution was spearheaded by USCPR member group New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee (NOPSC). […]

15 Jan
8:53

Central Council: Orthodox Christian Property Sales are Documented

The Central Council of the Orthodox Christians in Jordan and Palestine said, on Sunday, that it has documents proving that strategic properties of Patriarchate in Jerusalem had been sold to Israel. In a letter sent to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), the Orthodox Christian body said that the documents also […]

15 Jan
8:44

ISM Report: New Construction in Umm al-Khair (VIDEO)

01/14/18 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team ISMers joined with other international and Israeli activists in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Khair on Saturday at the invitation of the Bedouin community. Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, was a busy day constructing a dwelling for a Bedouin family while Israeli authorities have their […]

15 Jan
8:02

Israel: Gaza Economy Plummeted from “Zero to Below Zero”

Israeli daily Haaretz, on Monday, reported that Israeli  military officials have acknowledged that the Palestinian situation is deteriorating, and that the economy and infrastructure  in Gaza was “from zero to below zero.” Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Israeli politicians were acting as if military pressure can continue on Gaza, […]

14 Jan
7:06

UNRWA Considers Reducing Services Provided to Palestinians

The United Nations agency for relief and work with Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) called, in an urgent meeting held in Amman, to announce the state of reduction to all expenses and services provided for Palestinian refugees, waiting for a firm decision of the U.S administration regarding their intention to halt funds […]

14 Jan
6:55

Elderly Couple Dies in Gaza due to Suffocation

An elderly couple using a charcoal grill to heat their house, in Gaza, was found dead on Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the man, who was 90 years old and his wife 88 years old, used the charcoal grill to heat […]

14 Jan
6:40

Excavations Resumed near Al-Aqsa for Construction of Pedestrian Bridge

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, resumed excavations in several areas in Wadi Al-Rababeh area in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan – only a few dozen meters away from al-Aqsa Mosque – in preparation for the construction of a ‘pedestrian bridge’, said Wadi Hilweh Information Center. WAFA reported that, according to […]

14 Jan
6:14

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with Even Greater Force

Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use “even greater force if necessary,” after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah. “There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect,” Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli […]

13 Jan
8:14

Israa Jaabis’ Cry for Justice: Israeli Occupation High Court Hears Appeal

January 13, 2018 8:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis came before the Israeli occupation’s High Court of Justice on Thursday, 11 January in an appeal against her 11-year sentence, noting her severe injuries and poor overall health, with her suffering only intensified due to the conditions in HaSharon prison, where she is held. Her lawyers have argued that […]

13 Jan
7:14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an order nisi (“order to show cause”) in a petition against the Settlement Regularization Law filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

13 Jan
6:45

Thousands March in Funerals for Slain Palestinian Teens

Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank marched on Friday, in the funerals of the two Palestinian teenagers who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Thursday. In the northern West Bank village of Iraq Burin, in the Nablus district, crowds set off from […]

13 Jan
6:16

Palestinian Villages Attacked – Yet Resisting Illegal Outposts

12th January 2018 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  Today, in Kafr Qaddum, the protesters, marching towards the road closed off due to the illegal settlement of Kadumim, were suppressed by Israeli military. Protesters were met with teargas and rubber coated steel bullets. Luckily there were no serious injuries. […]

13 Jan
6:05

Nabi Saleh Declared a Closed Military Zone

The Israeli army closed off, on Saturday, entrances to the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh (home to imprisoned teenage activist Ahed al-Tamimi), to the north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, and declared the area to be a closed military zone, barring entry into it, according to a local […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
7:19

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

12 Jan
7:06

Mohammed Tamimi, 19, Seized by Occupation Forces as Global Solidarity Escalates (VIDEO)

January 12, 2018 7:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before […]

12 Jan
6:42

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

12 Jan
6:12

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

11 Jan
5:54

Finkelstein on Gaza’s Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)

In part three of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas’ armed resistance to Israel’s occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Finkelstein is the author of […]

11 Jan
5:30

Violations Against Palestinian Children Spike Amid Protests Over US Jerusalem Move

Israeli forces  injured and detained Palestinian children in higher numbers, over the final weeks of 2017, as Israeli authorities used widespread force to quash sweeping protests across the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Following the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli forces misused crowd-control weapons and, at times, […]

11 Jan
5:10

Secret Firm Set Up With Top Israeli Ex-generals to Fight “Delegitimization Campaign”

Isael’s Strategic Affairs Ministry has set up a public-benefit corporation to engage in what it calls “mass awareness activities” as part of “the struggle against the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally. Haaretz has obtained a list of the shareholders and directors of the company, Kella Shlomo, who include former Israeli […]

11 Jan
4:51

Maliki: US Responsible for Planned Settlement Expansion

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticized the US government on Wednesday for “giving the greenlight” to Israel, to do “whatever it wants with Palestinian land,” with regard to Israeli announcements of plans to build […]

11 Jan
4:31

Francis Again Calls to Respect Status of Jerusalem

Pope Francis reiterated, on Monday, his call to respect the status quo of Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing ambassadors from more than 180 countries Francis said, according to the PNN, “We reiterate our call to abide by UN resolutions and to […]

09 Jan
9:11

Norman Finkelstein: Hamas Isn’t The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

09 Jan
8:57

Erekat: No Negotiations with Jerusalem Decision in Place

Palestinians officials will not agree to resume negotiations with Israel before the United States annuls its decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Tuesday. He told the official Voice of Palestine radio that US talk […]

09 Jan
8:51

US Vice President Pence to Visit Middle East in January

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Mideast from January 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday. The White House explained, in a statement, that Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel without mentioning if he will visit West Bank or not. Pence was scheduled to visit […]

09 Jan
8:42

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

09 Jan
5:28

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza (1/4)

In his groundbreaking new book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the […]

09 Jan
5:07

Yesh Din: Israelis Go Unpunished for Assaults on Palestinians

An Israeli human rights report has revealed that the majority of Israelis are not convicted of attacks committed against Palestinians or Palestinian property, in the occupied territories. Israel’s Yesh Din: Volunteers for Human Rights issued a report saying that “From the beginning of 2014 to the end of August 2017, […]

09 Jan
5:00

Settlers Continue to Break into Al Aqsa Courtyards

Extremist Israeli settlers continued to storm, on Monday morning, Al Aqsa Mosque, heavily guarded by Israeli occupation forces and police. According to Jerusalem sources, about 34 Jewish extremists stormed al-Aqsa mosque, from Mughrabi Gate, wandering in the courtyards where they received explanations about alleged temple. The mosque witnessed the presence […]

09 Jan
4:54

UNRWA says Mandate Comes Only from UN General Assembly

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said, on Monday, that its mandate comes only from the United Nations General Assembly, which created it in 1950 following the Palestinians’ dispersion from their homeland, with Israel’s creation by a UN resolution in 1947. UNRWA’s response came after […]

09 Jan
4:43

Palestinians Breach Apartheid Wall Twice in Two Weeks

January 9, 2018 4:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

A group of young men and women, on Sunday night, opened up a gap in the Israeli separation wall in Abu Dis, East Jerusalem, local sources reported. A group of activist youth managed to breach the wall for at least the second time in two weeks. According to PNN sources, […]

08 Jan
3:13

Adalah: Israel Releases ‘BDS Blacklist’ Banning NGOs from Entering Country (VIDEO)

Israel released on Sunday, 7 January 2018 a list of NGOs whose members will be prevented from entering the country. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan announced the list of 22 NGOs from Europe, the United States, South America, and Africa whose employees and/or members are banned from entering Israel […]

07 Jan
7:49

Custos of Holy Land Celebrates Baptism of Christ at Jordan River

The Custos of the Holy Land, Francesco Patton of the Latin Church, Sunday, led the procession that commemorated the baptism of Jesus Christ at the Jordan River, on the Palestine-Jordan border. The procession was received by local government figures, including Governor of Jericho Mjaed al-Fetyani, Mayor of Jericho Salem Ghrouf, […]

07 Jan
7:40

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery of the […]

07 Jan
7:28

Netanyahu Supports “Gradual Cutback” of UNRWA Funding by US

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has expressed support for a gradual cutback of US funding to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, according to Israeli reports. Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Netanyahu’s bureau said, over the weekend, that the prime minister “supports a critical […]

07 Jan
4:27

VIDEO: Palestinian Christians Protest Patriarch Who Sold Church Land to Israel

Palestinian Christians from around the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Israel came out in harsh opposition, Saturday, to a visit by Greek Orthodox Church Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, to the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Theophilos III, along with several other religious and political figures, were […]

07 Jan
2:02

Gazans Struggle to Cope with Heavy Rains as Threat of War Escalates

Dozens of makeshift houses in the Gaza Strip have been flooded since Thursday night, due to heavy rains amid an extreme cold wave hitting the region. Rainfall has poured into houses sheltering dozens of Palestinian families in several areas across the blockaded coastal enclave. Using fishing boats, civil defense services […]

07 Jan
1:43

Orthodox Leaders Arrive in Bethlehem for Beginning of Christmas Celebration

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III arriving in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. (WAFA photos/Ahmed Mizher)  Orthodox churches celebrating Christmas according to the Eastern calendar completed, on Saturday, their arrival at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas celebrations. The Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Vicar of the Holy Land […]

06 Jan
3:06

Israeli-US Campaign against UNRWA Condemned by Foreign Ministry

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Friday, condemned what it described as “the vicious Israeli and US campaign” targeting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The ministry criticized, in a press release, the campaign targeting UNRWA as seen in US statements threatening to cut financial aid […]

06 Jan
12:17

Wadi Hilweh: Jerusalem in 2017 (VIDEO)

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

05 Jan
11:58

Israel to Seize Equipment Used on Worksites without Permits

Israel has illegally notified construction companies in the Naqab (Negev) region that they must, themselves, verify that every project in which they are involved has been approved by authorities, and warned them that equipment and vehicles used in unauthorized construction will be confiscated. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab […]

05 Jan
11:45

Report: The Effect of Israeli Tear Gas on Palestinians

by Ibrahim Husseini & Liam O’Hare A Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank may be the most exposed place to tear gas in the world, according to the author of a new study. The Human Rights Centre of the University of California at Berkeley recently reported that Israel’s […]

05 Jan
11:38

Israeli Settler Bus Pelted with Molotov Cocktails near Hebron

Palestinian youth reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli settler bus near the al-Fuwwar refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, late Thursday night. Hebrew-language media reported that damages were done to the bus after being hit with two Molotov cocktails, however, no injuries were reported. […]

05 Jan
11:30

Bethlehem: Custos of Holy Land Arrives for Epiphany

January 5, 2018 11:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Custos of the Holy Land Father Francesco Patton arrived on Friday, in Bethlehem, in anticipation of Epiphany, which takes place on January 6. Patton headed the annual procession of Epiphany, which started in the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem and made its way to Manger Square in Bethlehem, passing through a massive […]

05 Jan
7:56

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

January 5, 2018 7:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, an Israeli court ordered the release of Nour Tamimi on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, after holding her captive for two weeks. The court denied an appeal by the prosecution, demanding keeping Nour held without bail, and ordered her immediate release. updated from: Nour Tamimi Indicted for […]

04 Jan
11:21

DCIP’s Brad Parker: Can Global Pressure Protect Palestinian Youth from Israel?

Musab Tamimi, the 17-year old cousin of jailed Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, has been shot dead by Israeli forces at a protest in the occupied West Bank. Musab, who was unarmed, is the latest Palestinian youth to die at the hands of Israelis after 35 were killed in 2016. Hundreds […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

04 Jan
10:39

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

04 Jan
10:22

PJS Report: 909 Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2017

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has announced the summary of its annual report for freedoms in 2017, in a special press conference held on Wednesday. The report recorded 909 violations between 1-1-2017 and 31-12-2017, including 740 by Israeli authorities and 169 local violations by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza. According […]

03 Jan
10:25

In Violation of Longstanding Agreement, Settlers Perform Marriage at Al-Aqsa Mosque

In violation of a longstanding agreement between Jordan and Israel, which prevents non-Muslim religious rituals from being performed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a group of Israelis reportedly performed a marriage ritual inside the compound on Wednesday. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that a group of […]

03 Jan
10:17

“United Jerusalem Bill” Approved by Israeli Parliament

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the second and third readings of the so-called United Jerusalem Bill, which takes occupied Jerusalem from any future deal with Palestinians. Sources said, according to Days of Palestine, that 64 extremist Jewish MKs voted in favour of the bill, while 51 voted against […]

03 Jan
9:50

Fateh: United States Rejected as Peace Broker Unless Jerusalem Decision Reversed

Azzam Al-Ahmed, member of Fateh’s Central Committee, Wednesday, said that the Palestinian side is “fighting an open political battle with the US and will not accept, under any condition, the US as a partner in a peace process before it reverses its Jerusalem decision.” He said, during a meeting with […]

03 Jan
9:38

Tens of Thousands of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2017

Tens of thousands of Jewish Israeli settlers are known to have raided the Al-Aqsa in 2017, Anadolu reported. The Director of Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa Affairs Department gave the figure on Monday, as 25,630 extremist Jews were documented as having taken part in incursions at the holy site in occupied […]

03 Jan
7:39

Khalida Jarrar Among 41 Palestinians Ordered Imprisoned without Charge or Trial

The Israeli occupation military courts confirmed 41 more administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners in the latter half of December 2017. There are currently over 450 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention orders. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and are issued for one to six months at […]

03 Jan
7:32

Palestinian Injured by Shrapnel in Nablus, Settlers Erect Tents

A Palestinian was injured by bullet shrapnel on Tuesday, during clashes which broke out with Israeli soldiers in Salem village, to the east of Nablus, said medical sources. Ahmad Jibrel, head of the ambulance and emergency department of the Red Crescent in Nablus, told WAFA that paramedic crews dealt with […]

03 Jan
7:11

Extra-Judicial Executions Never Stopped: New Attempts Before Israeli Knesset to Legitimize Killing of Palestinians

The Israeli Knesset intends to vote on Wednesday, 03 January 2018, to amend the Penal Code in order to legalize the use of death penalty against those involved in murders while carrying out “terrorist operations”. The bill was presented before the Knesset on 30 October 2017 by three Israeli extremist […]

03 Jan
7:04

Gaza Health Services to Collapse Due to Siege

After 11 years of strict Israeli military siege on the Gaza Strip and the intentional procrastination of Palestinian Authority (PA), to take up its responsibilities in Gaza, healthcare services will reportedly collapse in days. Shelves of the Palestinians Ministry of Health, in Gaza, are almost empty, as hundreds of medicines […]

03 Jan
6:56

Trump to Move US Embassy in 2018

Hebrew “0404” website, on Tuesday, said that US President Donald Trump has confirmed, to Israel, his intention to transfer the embassy of his country from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as soon as possible, and will begin the transfer this year. The website reported, according to the PNN, that Trump is […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

31 Dec
11:45

Israeli Testimony: “If ‘roof knocking’ was conducted and no one came out after a few minutes, then the assumption was that there was no one there.”

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

31 Dec
11:06

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces

December 31, 2017 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted seven Palestinians, in a wide arrest campaign across the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army explained, in a statement, that the detainees are wanted in relation to security. In Bethlehem, soldiers took into custody two Palestinians from the Mansheyah area. Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, […]

31 Dec
10:56

Abbas Marks 53rd Anniversary of Palestinian Revolution

President Mahmoud Abbas lit the torch on Sunday evening, in Ramallah, marking the 53rd anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian liberation revolution and Fateh movement. Speaking on this occasion, Abbas reiterated his commitment to establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the 1967 borders […]

31 Dec
10:49

New Airstrikes on Gaza Continue

Israeli warplanes, at dawn on Sunday, launched two F16 airstrikes on “Hamas sites” east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. A spokesman for the Israeli army claimed that “Israeli jets launched raids on the strip in response to a rocket fired on Friday, adding that the situation is likely […]

31 Dec
12:40

Why is Egypt Counting on US Aid to Israel?

Trump’s promise to stop aid is based on a misunderstanding of how aid works. 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 […]

31 Dec
12:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 21-27 December, 2017. Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the […]

31 Dec
12:18

Lorde Set an Example to Follow for Young Celebrities

In the growing tide of support for the cultural boycott of Israel, New Zealand music star Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert is precedent-setting in many ways. Lorde cancelled the Israeli leg of her 2018 world tour only days after it was announced. With commendable modesty and openness to engage […]

31 Dec
12:07

Investigation into Math Teacher’s Death Closed, No Officer Held Responsible

December 31, 2017 12:07 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report 0

The Israeli Police Investigations Division (PID) decided to close its probe into the January killing of Ya’akub Abu-Al-Qi’an, and to not hold any officers responsible for his death, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, said on Thursday. Abu Al-Qi’an, a 50-year-old math teacher from Atir-Umm […]

29 Dec
11:12

Closure of Probe into Umm al-Hiran Killing: Green Light to Continued Deadly Police Violence against Arab Citizens (VIDEO)

Israel’s Police Investigations Division won’t hold any officers responsible for killing of Ya’akub Abu-Al-Qi’an, and continues to whitewash most serious police violence. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel responded today, 28 December 2017, to the Israeli Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Division (PID)’s decision to close […]

29 Dec
10:59

Khalida Jarrar’s Imprisonment without Charge or Trial Extended for Six More Months

The Israeli occupation military issued an order extending the arbitrary administrative detention of Palestinian parliamentarian and national leader Khalida Jarrar for an additional six months on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, four days before her detention was to expire. Jarrar was seized by occupation soldiers who invaded her home in El-Bireh on 2 July […]

29 Dec
10:53

Israeli Interrogations Could Lead to False Confessions, says Israeli Court

December 29, 2017 10:53 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israel judge ripped into the Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence service, for its interrogation tactics, saying they could lead people to confess crimes they did not commit. The panel of Be’er Sheva District Court judges has issued the opinion blasting the security service as part of a ruling explaining […]

29 Dec
10:33

The Battle Ground of the South Hebron Hills

12/28/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team The area of the South Hebron Hills is one of the battle zones against the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. This region stretches along the southern border of the West Bank. The villages of At-Tuwani, At-Tuba, Mufaqarah, and Sarura are located in the […]

29 Dec
10:16

Qatar Calls for Suspending Diplomatic Delegations to Jerusalem

Qatar called on all countries to suspend diplomatic delegations to occupied Jerusalem, and adhere to  UN Security Council decisions. The statement was issued Wednesday during the meeting of ministers council held at the Emiri Diwan in Doha, chaired by Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Minister of Justice, […]

29 Dec
2:51

Bassem Tamimi: Israeli Occupation Won’t Break Us

Bassem Tamimi, father of jailed 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, says the arrest of Ahed, along with her mother and cousin, won’t break the family’s determination to resist Israeli occupation. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂ©. Last week, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was arrested […]

29 Dec
2:37

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Donkey in Jerusalem

Israeli military police recently arrested a donkey on a street in Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Seven Israeli military police surrounded the donkey and arrested it in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. They then detained it for some time before releasing it. No reason was given as to […]

29 Dec
2:28

Mayor of London: Trump Not Welcome in UK

Describing London as the city of “tolerance, acceptance and diversity,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan, however, on Wednesday, said that President Donald Trump is not welcome. Khan’s written statement came after the London Assembly asked him how the city’s government would prepare for an official state visit from Trump. “As Mayor, I will […]

29 Dec
2:21

Al Juneidi Released

December 29, 2017 2:21 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities released, on Wednesday night, teenaged Palestinian child detainee from Hebron. Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi was released from Ofra detention camp, to the west of Ramallah, upon which his family received him  and took him to the Palestine Medical Compound to be treated. Fawzi sustained fractures in his shoulder […]

29 Dec
2:11

Soldiers and Settlers Attack Nablus High School (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers and settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Burin high school, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, and fired tear gas inside it. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that occupation forces stormed the school during periods when the students were all inside their classrooms. The sources […]

27 Dec
9:25

Army Warns Cabinet of Military Confrontation in Gaza

Leaders of the Israeli occupation army warned, during a cabinet session, of the gravity situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip, which could end up with the outbreak of a new armed confrontation with the Palestinian resistance factions. According to Israeli Channel 2, ministers were told, at the cabinet meeting, that […]

27 Dec
8:57

Friedman Asks US State Department to Stop Referring to West Bank as ‘Occupied’

US Ambassador to Israeli occupation David Friedman has asked the US State Department to stop using the term “occupied” in official documents referring to Israeli occupation of West Bank. Friedman and the State Department agreed that the issue will be discussed again and that the US President Donald Trump will […]

27 Dec
8:49

Guatemalans Unhappy with Embassy Move

Guatemalans reacted with anger and concern over their president’s decision to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following suit as a result of a similar United State move, the Department of Expatriate Affairs, a branch of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), reported on Wednesday. It […]

27 Dec
8:41

Popular Struggle Activist Detained in Bethlehem (VIDEO)

December 27, 2017 8:41 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, detained the head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee activist, Munther Amira, while he participated in a resistance march at the northern entrance of  Bethlehem city. PNN sources said that Israeli occupation forces took into custody the activist Munther Amira, at the northern entrance to the […]

26 Dec
9:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Northern Gaza

Israeli military bulldozers leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to locals. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that six Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, raided Gaza east of the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the north, where they leveled lands near the border fence with Israel. No […]

26 Dec
9:28

Three More Countries to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

After Guatemala, Israeli occupation authorities say that another two countries will move embassies of their countries to Jerusalem. Guatemala’s eastern neighbors, Honduras and Paraguay, are also expected to join the trickle of embassies flowing into Jerusalem. The two Central American countries, Honduras and Guatemala, were among the seven countries that […]

26 Dec
9:20

Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Courtyards

Israeli settlers and members of Israeli intelligence stormed again, on Tuesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi gate. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that settlers and intelligence forces stormed the courtyards of al-Aqsa protected by Israeli police. The settlers have been deliberately violating the sanctity of […]

26 Dec
9:12

Update: Four Palestinians Shot by Israeli Forces in Hebron (VIDEO)

Four Palestinians were shot and injured with live bullets while others suffocated from teargas exposure on Tuesday, during separate clashes with Israeli forces in the town of Sa’ir and nearby al-Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron, according to local and security sources. Israeli forces raided al-Aroub refugee camp, […]

25 Dec
11:07

Gas in Palestine: An Introduction

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following is an English translation of the introductory piece on a new Dutch-language blog exploring the relationship between the colonization of Palestine, natural gas and the Palestinian revolution.  The original article was published in Dutch on 24 December 2017, Fifteen gas fields […]