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19 Oct
7:45

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. TRNN Video & Transcript: MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Israeli private intelligence company […]

19 Oct
7:33

US to Merge New Embassy with Jerusalem Consulate

The United States announced, on Thursday, that it will merge the US Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, to solely “improve the efficiency and effectiveness.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a statement, “This decision is driven by […]

19 Oct
7:21

ِArmy Injures 130 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry  in Gaza gas confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured 130 Palestinians were injured by live bullets and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation,  on Friday,  as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct
9:37

Seven Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers demolished seven structures and animal barns in the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday. WAFA reported that the seven demolished structures belong to a Palestinian identified as Khalid Sawafta. The demolished structures include three animal barns, a residential structure and three tents. According to […]

18 Oct
9:30

Barghouti Warns of New Offensive on Gaza

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement MP, Mustafa Barghouti, warned of serious intentions to launch a devastating aggression on the Gaza Strip, by Israeli forces.   Barghouti said, in a press statement, that “Similar to what happened in 2014, Israeli occupation ministers want to use the blood of the […]

18 Oct
9:19

House, Retaining Walls to be Demolished near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, notified Palestinians in Al-Walajeh village, near occupied Bethlehem, about their intention to demolish a house and retaining walls in the village, according to local sources. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army, accompanied by staff from the Israeli municipality of […]

18 Oct
9:12

Christian Cemetery Desecrated, Graves Destroyed in Jerusalem

October 18, 2018 9:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Ha’aretz Israeli newspaper, on Thursday, reported that about 30 graves were vandalized two weeks ago, in the cemetery of Beit Jmal monastery, near Jerusalem. The monastery monks discovered the destruction of the tombs yesterday, saying the concrete crosses on the graves were taken down. The old cemetery is located about […]

17 Oct
10:19

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

17 Oct
10:05

Mansour Hails UNGA Vote as ‘New Victory’

Palestine’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, hailed as “a new victory” the UN General Assembly vote in favor of a resolution granting the State of Palestine additional powers in the possibility of assuming the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, on Wednesday. The UNGA voted […]

17 Oct
9:55

Press Release by Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions on Israeli Attacks on Gaza

On the heels of the Israeli arbitrary bombardment on the Gaza Strip, this morning, the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Factions state the following,  Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency has reported: The Palestinian people have been involved in their peaceful battle against the Israeli occupation through the Great Return […]

17 Oct
9:45

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

17 Oct
9:39

Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Confront UK Israeli Ambassador in Belfast

Angry scenes were reported to have developed as pro-Palestinian protesters confronted the UK’s Israeli ambassador, Mark Regev, at Queen’s University, in Belfast. A protester was restrained as several attempted to follow Regev’s car as he left the historic institution following a visit to speak to students. Around 70 pro-Palestinian protesters […]

16 Oct
8:51

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. “Israel’s Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims,” Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu’s comments on […]

16 Oct
8:43

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

16 Oct
8:23

Israeli Policewoman Shot Palestinian ‘For Fun’

An Israeli border policewoman has been arrested over shooting and wounding a Palestinian man just, as she recognized, “for fun,” Israeli media reported on Tuesday. While she was on a patrol near the Israeli military checkpoint called Al-Za’im, in May of this year, the Israeli policewoman shot the Palestinian at […]

16 Oct
8:08

Airstrikes over Gaza Continue

An Israeli warplane carried out an airstrike on Tuesday, targeting a group of Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the southern Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that an Israeli warplane fired one missile towards a group of Palestinian youth in northern Gaza; no injuries were reported. The Israeli army […]

16 Oct
8:00

Bulldozers Resume Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation bulldozers resumed work on Tuesday, at Khan al-Ahmar village, to the east of Jerusalem, leveling land around and inside the village, apparently in preparation for its removal.   Activists on a 24-hour vigil, at the Palestinian village, to ward off Israeli attempts to destroy it and displace its […]

16 Oct
7:54

Palestinian Detainee of 33 Years Warned of Punishment upon Book Publication

October 16, 2018 7:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee who has served 33 years of a 39-year prison sentence in Israeli jails, for acts of resistance to the Israeli occupation, was warned by the prison administration of severe punishment should he publish a book he wrote in prison, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. […]

16 Oct
7:45

Australia Considers Embassy Move to Jerusalem

After the infamous move, of the United States, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Australia now is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

16 Oct
12:58

Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time

Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental […]

16 Oct
12:48

Israeli Settlers Led by Yehuda Glick Break into Al-Aqsa

Dozens of Israeli settlers, headed by extremist American-born rabbi and member of the Knesset for Likud, Yehuda Glick, on Monday morning, broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound via the Maghriba gate, and under heavy protection by Israeli occupation troops. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that […]

16 Oct
12:13

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]

14 Oct
7:50

UN Condemns Settler Stoning of Palestinian Woman

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned, on Sunday, the murder of a Palestinian woman by extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, Mladenov said, according to Days of Palestine: “I condemn this Friday’s attack in the occupied West Bank in […]

14 Oct
7:39

“Educators Who Bravely Act on Principle Should be Championed, Not Punished”

10/12/18 Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) The University of Michigan is reportedly disciplining teachers for their decision to respect the Palestinian picket line against discriminatory Israeli institutions and for supporting Palestinian human rights. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) said: […]

14 Oct
7:22

One Injured in Israeli Strike on Northern Gaza

A Palestinian youth was injured in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a group of Palestinians east of the town of Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. An Israeli drone shelled an area to the east of Beit Hanoun, injuring one youth with missile shrapnel. The youth […]

14 Oct
7:19

31 New Settlement Units Approved in Hebron’s Old City District

The Israeli occupation government reportedly plans to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 31 new settlement housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to the PNN, the government will approve a budget of 22 million shekels for the building of 31 settlement units on Al Shuhada Street, in […]

14 Oct
6:43

Aisha al-Rabi’s Daughter during Funeral: ‘Is mom here, yet?’

Thousands of Palestinians laid the body of 47-year-old Aisha al-Rabi to rest, in her hometown of Biddya, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, on Saturday afternoon. The funeral procession set off from the hospital, where her she was pronounced dead, towards al-Rabi’s home before burial took place […]

14 Oct
6:26

Israeli and International Activists Join Gazan Protestors in the Great Return March

10/10/18 | Wafa Aludini, International Solidarity Movement | Gaza On the morning of October 10, 2018, ten activists from around the world delivered messages of support to the Great March of Return in the Eastern Gaza Strip via Skype, as a part of a ‘virtual rally’ entitled “Words Over Walls.” […]

14 Oct
6:06

Army Destroys Waterline in Kufr Qaddoum

Israeli forces, on Saturday, destroyed a water pipeline and sealed several roads in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, near Qalqilia city, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli army accompanied by a bulldozer broke into […]

12 Oct
8:42

Jordan Valley Village Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, sealed all roads leading to the village of Hadidia, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist, told WAFA that Israeli forces closed all roads leading to the village and prevented […]

12 Oct
8:00

Seven Protesters Injured in Kufr Qaddoum

Seven protesters were injured by Israeli forces on Friday, as the latter cracked down on the weekly protest against Israel’s closure of the main road leading to the village of Kufr Qaddoum, in the occupied West Bank. Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that […]

12 Oct
7:55

4 Palestinians Injured along Gaza Borders

Four Palestinians were injured, late Thursday, along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. Ayman al-Subhani, head of the emergency department at Shifa Hospital, said that three Palestinians were injured by Israeli live ammunition, east of Gaza City, and were transferred to the hospital to receive the necessary medical […]

12 Oct
7:47

UEFA Bans Broadcast of Games to Israeli Settlements

UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), on Monday, has banned Israel’s public broadcaster from airing its games to illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation, known as Kan, won the rights to broadcast preliminary World Cup and European Championship games, after it bid $5.8 […]

11 Oct
11:32

Updated: Israeli Soldier and Settler Wounded in Checkpoint Stabbing

Update: Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into Jama’in village, south of Nablus, and abducted the suspected stabber, identified as Mo’ez Ahmad Qassem Hajj Ali, 19, shortly after he returned home. Prior to abducting the young man, the soldiers closed all roads leading to Nablus, in addition to shutting down Huwwara, Za’tara […]

11 Oct
8:30

VIDEO: Black September in Jerusalem

October 11, 2018 8:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Jerusalem 0

October 10, 2018 — Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Silwan Human Interest 10/04/18 Palestinian Boy Speaks about His Horrible Experience inside Israeli Jails  

11 Oct
8:21

Housing Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian-owned housing structures, along with steel structures used for housing sheep, on Thursday, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to Ma’an, the demolition was carried out under the pretext that the structures were built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli building permit. The demolished structures belonged to Amer […]

11 Oct
8:12

UNESCO Adopts New Resolutions on Palestine

By consensus, the Program and External Relations Commission (PX), of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on Wednesday, adopted two resolutions on Palestine, in the framework of its 205th plenary meeting.   The resolutions, sponsored by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and […]

11 Oct
8:04

More Public Figures Join Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019

The Irish Campaign to boycott the Eurovision Festival in Israel, 2019, has secured the support of a further 20 public figures, including actor Stephen Rea and musical artists Mary Coughlan, Luka Bloom and the members of KĂ­la, and have called on RTÉ not to participate and for musicians not to […]

11 Oct
7:13

Nikki Haley Announces Her Resignation

United States President Donald Trump announced that United Nations Ambassador, Nikki Haley, will be stepping down at the end of the year. Trump and Haley held a press conference during which the US envoy to the UN announced that she would be leaving her position at the end of the […]

11 Oct
7:06

Thousands of Chronically Ill Gazans Deprived of Medicine

Thousands of patients with chronic diseases, in the Gaza Strip, suffer from a shortage of medicines which are supposed to be distributed to them every month in primary health centers throughout the Gaza Strip.   According to a report by the Palestinian Center for Health Information in the Ministry, the […]

11 Oct
6:57

WHO: Israelis Kill 14 Palestinians in Gaza in Last Two Weeks

The latest figures show that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed, while 1,434 were injured by Israeli forces during demonstrations between September 23 and October 6, at the Gaza border with Israel, according to a special situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO) issued on Wednesday. The report also said, […]

11 Oct
6:47

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

10 Oct
9:11

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

10 Oct
9:02

Qatari-funded Fuel Allowed into Gaza

The first truckload of Qatari-funded fuel, of three shipments (truckloads), entered the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, via the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Three shipments of Qatari-funded fuel were allowed entry to the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities for Gaza’s only power plant. Ma’an sources said that a total […]

10 Oct
8:55

Israeli Soldiers, Police Harass Olive Pickers in As-Sawiya Village

10/07/18 | International Solidarity Movement | As-Sawiya Village A group of Israeli soldiers, one Israeli policeman, and one Israeli settler harassed a group of Palestinian and international olive pickers in As-Sawiya village yesterday, demanding identification and threatening to expel the harvesters from the area. Soon after the group began work, […]

10 Oct
8:47

Adnan Continues Hunger Strike for 37th Day

October 10, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Leader of the Islamic Jihad movement, Khader Adnan, from the town of Arraba, in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank, has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days in a row, in protest of his illegal and arbitrary detention. According to the Mohjat al-Quds Foundation for […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

08 Oct
8:47

Palestinians Mark 28th Anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Massacre

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the massacre of the first Al Aqsa Mosque, which was carried out by Israeli occupation forces. On Monday, October 8, 1990, before noon prayers, the settlers of the so-called “Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement” tried to lay the foundation stone for the alleged […]

08 Oct
8:42

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

08 Oct
8:20

East Jerusalem Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home

A Palestinian was forced to demolish his own home, on Monday, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, after receiving demolition threats from the Jerusalem municipality. Ayman Naim Kawasbeh told Ma’an News Agency that he removed furniture and other belongings, and proceeded to demolish the home in which […]

08 Oct
8:02

Settlers Plan to Seize Palestinian Land to Open Road for Themselves

Jewish settlers from the illegal Nave Daniel settlement, south of Bethlehem, told Palestinian residents of the village of Shoshahleh in the Bethlehem-area town of al-Khader that they intend to open a road that will connect their settlement to the main Jerusalem-Hebron road, a local official said on Monday. Ahmad Salah, […]

08 Oct
7:43

Netanyahu: Army Prepping for Possible Military Assault on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip, in the case that the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is […]

08 Oct
12:56

Settlers Destroy 40 Olive Trees in Ramallah Area Village

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, cut and destroyed about 40 olive trees in the town of Turmusaya, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. According to local PNN sources, farmers who went out on their lands, today, found out that over 40 olive trees in their own lands, near […]

08 Oct
12:42

Settlers Continue with Break-ins at Al-Aqsa Mosque

More than 100 Jewish settlers, accompanied by Israeli security forces, forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that more than 75 extremist Israeli settlers and about 30 students of Talmudic yeshivas broke into the holy mosque in groups, under heavy […]

08 Oct
12:35

Israel Considers Releasing 300 Palestinian Detainees Due to Overcrowding

October 8, 2018 12:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel is expected to free 300 Palestinian prisoner after the Knesset passes a bill, in the upcoming fall session, that is meant to ease overcrowded prisons conditions, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Haaretz, the 300 prisoners are among about 1,000 prisoners to be released on the day the […]

Druze protests
07 Oct
10:04

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence […]

06 Oct
9:57

VIDEO: Colonialist Israeli Settlers Steal Olives from Palestinian Orchards

A group of Israeli settlers have been captured, on video, stealing olives from Palestinian farms near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. In the video, the pair can be seen working together to cut and bag the olives from the groves which lie in an area which leaves them […]

06 Oct
9:45

Israeli Authorities Reduce Perimeter of Gaza Fishing Zone

Israel, on Saturday, decided to temporarily reduce the allowed fishing zone, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, for 6 days. Hebrew-language news sites reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to reduce the nautical zone allowed for Gaza fishermen in response to Friday’s protests […]

06 Oct
9:33

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct
9:26

World Health Report: Right to Health 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its report, Right to Health: Crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory 2017. The report examines obstacles to achieving the highest attainable standard of health for Palestinians living under occupation, including barriers to health access and attacks on health care. According to […]

06 Oct
5:24

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

06 Oct
5:16

Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel

    October 5, 2018 —  A Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who supports the BDS movement and has called for an end to US military aid to Israel. The BDS movement congratulates Professor Smith. Dr. Samia Botmeh, Dean at Birzeit University in […]

06 Oct
5:00

UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Statements Made by Mayor of Jerusalem

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed its concern, Friday, regarding recent statements made by the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA said that it conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue […]

06 Oct
4:54

Yahya al-Sanwar: Israeli Journalist Introduced Herself as Italian

On Thursday, the head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yahya al-Sanwar,  in a statement, said that the reporter who published an interview with him on the Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, introduced herself as an Italian journalist. Al-Sanwar’s office explained that the journalist had applied to meet the Hamas […]

04 Oct
9:27

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct
9:15

Palestinian Boy Speaks about His Horrible Experience inside Israeli Jails

‘Israeli occupation troops broke the door of our house, about 11 of them entered and told my mother they were looking for me,’ the boy, who gave his witness to the Military Court Watch, said. On 26 August, 2018, a 15-year-old youth was arrested after he attended Binyamin Police Station, […]

04 Oct
8:45

Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights and International Law

October 3, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Europe The European Union’s program “Israeli and Palestinian Young Leaders at the European Parliament” cynically aims at reducing 70 years of Palestinian suffering under Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, military occupation and apartheid to a “conflict” that can […]

04 Oct
8:35

Family Left Homeless as Israel Demolishes Home in Negev Desert

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, on Thursday, in the Kuseifeh village of Israel’s Negev desert, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli crews stormed the village and demolished the structure, leaving a Palestinian family of ten displaced, […]

04 Oct
8:07

Security Council Prepares to Visit Palestine in October

On Wednesday, Head of the UN Security Council, Bolivian Ambassador, Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz, said that he will seek a visit to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, in October. This came during a press conference held by Soliz, in which his country holds the rotating presidency of the […]

04 Oct
7:56

Breast Cancer the Most Widely Spread Form in Palestine

Breast cancer is the most common and widely spread type of cancer in Palestine, said the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in an official statement, Thursday. MoH said that a total of 503 new cases of breast cancer were documented until the end of 2017, in the West Bank, while 327 […]

04 Oct
7:33

US Withdraws from Protocol to Vienna Convention over Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the optional protocol and dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, in connection to a case challenging the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, US national security adviser John Bolton said, Wednesday. “This is in connection with […]

03 Oct
6:38

Bethlehem: Israel Denies Entry to Participants in Jordanian Trade Fair

Israeli authorities have denied entry, into the West Bank, to more than half of the participants in an exhibition for Jordanian industries, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman of Amman Chamber of Commerce Adnan Ghaith said that 120 Jordanians who have registered to participate in the trade fair […]

03 Oct
6:30

Ohio Billboard Protests US Aid to Israel

A billboard has just gone up in Ohio, that says: “$10 million a day to Israel? We need that money in America.” The billboard is located in Richland County on US 30, MLK Expressway. If Americans Knew erects billboards around the United States to tell Americans how much of their […]

03 Oct
6:18

UNRWA Withdraws Portion of International Staff from Gaza Strip

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), today, decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza, following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the Strip. According to a press statement from UNRWA, the Director of […]

03 Oct
6:13

Israeli Soldiers Kill Elderly Palestinian Farmer in Central Gaza

Israeli military forces shot and killed an elderly Palestinian farmer in the central part of the Gaza Strip, while he was working on his land. Gazan Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra said the 78-year-old Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Ahmad al-Arrouqi, was transported to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, located over 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) south […]

03 Oct
6:03

Settlers Uproot Dozens of Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees on Wednesday, in the village of Turmusayya, north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the illegal settlements of Adi Ad and Amichai, which were built on lands belongings to the residents of Turmusayya […]

03 Oct
5:54

Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Home On Fire

Jewish settlers, on Wednesday, set a Palestinian house on fire, in Hebron’s old town, according the Hebron Reconstruction Committee. The Committee said, according to WAFA, that the settlers set fire to the  house of Izeddin Sharabati, which is located in a military area near the settlement of Abraham Avino, in the […]

03 Oct
5:47

Historic US Military Aid Package to Israel Goes into Effect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, has welcomed a historic $38bn US military aid package, negotiated by the previous US administration. Two years after President Barack Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the 10-year military funding deal went into effect on Monday, with the […]

02 Oct
6:56

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

02 Oct
6:17

Extremist Israelis Raid Palestinian Areas of Jerusalem with Police Backing

Israeli extremists went on a rampage, late Sunday and early Monday, in Palestinian areas inside and out of Jerusalem’s Old City district, as they marked the end of the Jewish Succot holiday, according to local Palestinian sources. They said the Israelis went on a hate-filled rampage in Musrara neighborhood, just […]

02 Oct
5:39

General Strike Held against Israeli Nationality Law

Palestinians, on Monday, held a general strike in areas all over the West Bank and the occupied 1948 lands, to protest against the racist Jewish national law adopted by the Israeli Knesset with the support of Israel’s extreme right. Palestinian factions in the West Bank and Jerusalem expressed their support […]

30 Sep
9:23

Israel Seizes Children’s Clothes Enroute to Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly seized a number of large containers of children’s clothing while on their way to the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were to be used for terrorist acts, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to  Israeli news site Ynet, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that […]

30 Sep
9:02

Palestine Files Lawsuit against United States with the International Court of Justice

The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Malki, said on Saturday that Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the United States at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial body of the United Nations, for violating the international law by moving its embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem […]

30 Sep
8:51

Palestine Circus Festival’s “United for Freedom” Opens in Ramallah

September 30, 2018 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, News Report, Ramallah 0

XY Company performing at the opening of the Palestine Circus Festival in Ramallah. (Photo courtesy of the Circus School)  The second edition of the Palestine Circus Festival, entitled “United for Freedom”, opened in Ramallah on Thursday, with the participation of about 200 local and international artists, according to press release. […]

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for […]

28 Sep
8:06

3-Month-Old Baby Injured at Kufur Qaddoum

A 3-month-old baby was reportedly among several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces suppressing the weekly peaceful anti-settlement procession, on Friday, in the Kufur Qaddoum village of the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in Kafr Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, said that Israeli forces raided […]

28 Sep
7:56

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

September 28, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the excessive use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian detainees. The Center reported, in a press release, that four Palestinians, of those who are administratively detained by the Israeli occupation, have launched a hunger strike […]

28 Sep
7:45

Gaza is the Israeli Arms Industry’s Testing Ground

by Nabil Salem The government in Israel presents us with more proof, every day, that it represents and adopts an aggressive approach that is not interested in peace, or even willing to respect international laws and conventions. It also gives us evidence that it wages wars for the sake of […]

28 Sep
7:35

Palestinians Injured as Israeli Forces Suppress 27th Great March of Return

At least 35 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces, during protests at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that a total of 35 Palestinians were injured until 5:00 p.m. Friday, 20 of whom were transferred to hospitals for […]

28 Sep
6:57

Elderly Injured by Israeli Forces at Bil’in Weekly Protest

An elderly man was injured after he was hit by a gas canister in his leg, while others suffocated from teargas inhalation, when Israeli occupation forces attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in the village of Bil’in, to the west of Ramallah, according to local […]

28 Sep
6:49

MoH: In Less Than Two Weeks, 10 Palestinians Killed & 1,193 Injured

The latest figures provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicate that, during the demonstrations between the 10th and 22nd of September, ten Palestinians, including four children, were killed and 1,193 were injured by Israeli forces. Out of the total 1,193 injured, 690 patients required transfer to the MoH hospitals or NGO clinics, including 127 children […]

27 Sep
8:36

Report: Israel Denies Entry to 2,000 Palestinians Based on Family Names

Over the past two years, more than 2,000 people have been impacted by a decision to revoke entry permits to Israel, from Palestinians who share a name with someone who has carried out a resistance attack. A report by Hebrew channel Social TV revealed, this week, that since 2016, thousands of […]

27 Sep
8:22

VIDEO: Muslim Worshipers Assaulted by Israeli Forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Tensions increased at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Thursday, as Israeli forces assaulted a number of Muslim worshipers, while Israeli settlers performed prayers in the compound. Firas al-Dibs, head of the Public Relations and Media Department at the Islamic Endowment, said that 924 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through […]

27 Sep
8:12

EU Exerts Effort to Halt Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The European Union (EU) has made contact, with the Israeli occupation, to stop the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, an official in the European Commission said. The official responsible of information and communication in the European Commission, Shadi Othman, said that the EU and its member countries […]

27 Sep
8:00

School Suspended due to Nablus Area Raids (VIDEO)

September 27, 2018 8:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers raided, on Thursday, a high school for boys in the northern West Bank village of Einabous, south of the city of Nablus, claiming they were after a student, prompting confrontations with students and suspension of classes, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who is responsible for monitoring […]

27 Sep
7:44

RTÉ Director General Meets with Campaigners over Eurovision Boycott

Representatives of the Irish campaign for a boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Israel, on Wednesday, held a meeting with the Director General of RTÉ Dee Forbes. At the meeting, at which Rory Coveney, Strategic Advisor to the Director General of RTÉ, and Michael Kealy, Head of RTÉ’s delegation for Eurovision, were […]

26 Sep
10:02

Gaza Farmers Have Dates, But Nowhere to Sell Them

Farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip have harvested 12,000 tons of dates from their palm trees; however, they are struggling to find buyers for their produce. High unemployment and rising poverty rates mean that locals in the Strip are unable to buy the fruit, while the Israeli siege has limited […]