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25 Apr
7:53

US City’s Ban on Police Training in Israel Builds Momentum Against Racist Violence

Durham, North Carolina’s city council banned police exchanges with Israel in a landmark vote. Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson says this is an important step to combat police brutality, militarization, and oppression of Palestinians. TRNN video & transcript: BEN NORTON: It’s The Real News. I’m Ben Norton. The […]

25 Apr
7:34

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UN Schools May Not Open Next Year, Due to Financial Crisis

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees said that the emergency aid for a million Palestinian in the Gaza Strip might run out in June, if the agency could not collect $200 million, after the United States cut its funding.   UNRWA Commissioner Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said […]

25 Apr
7:24

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 25, 2018 Taken from home Pictured here: A 13-year-old child came home after a day at school and was met by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers claimed he threw rocks and that he would be arrested. The boy’s parents were not home, though his 9-year-old brother was […]

25 Apr
7:18

Israeli Policeman Who Murdered Palestinian Teen Sentenced to Nine Months

An Israeli border policeman who murdered a 16-year-old Palestinian teen on Nakba Day, four years ago, was sentenced to only nine months in prison, on Wednesday. The Jerusalem District Court sentenced Israeli border policeman Ben Deri to nine months in prison, after being convicted of negligent homicide, upon killing Nadim […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
25 Apr
5:39

Video: Soldiers Laugh and Cheer While Shooting at Palestinian Civilians

A new video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli soldiers laughing and cheering as they shoot at Palestinian villagers from Madama, in the northern part of the West Bank, as they try to remove a barrier placed by the Israeli military in the […]

24 Apr
8:05

Israeli MK: Tamimi ‘Should Have Gotten Bullet, at Least in Knee’

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager famed for slapping an Israeli soldier on camera, should have been shot, at least in the knee, Deputy Knesset Speaker Bezalel Smotrich wrote on Twitter, Saturday. “In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap,” he wrote. “That would have put her […]

24 Apr
7:55

Germany Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a public statement assuring that the country will not relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Her comments were made during an interview with Israeli TV on Sunday, maintaining Germany’s official rejection of a unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. […]

24 Apr
7:41

Administrative Detainees Boycott Courts for 68th Day

April 24, 2018 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

500 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention (without charge or trial) are continuing their open-ended boycott of Israeli military courts for the 68th consecutive day.   The detainees staged the strike in protest of their illegal detention, as well as due to the increasing use of administrative […]

24 Apr
7:15

West Bank Students Attacked by Israeli Forces

A number of students, on Monday, suffered from suffocation due to inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces, near their school in al-Lubban, to the north of Nablus in the West Bank, according to Ghassan Dughlas, who monitors settlements’ activities in the northern West Bank. He said that […]

24 Apr
6:54

Settlement Investment Top Israeli Priority

Facts on the ground show that Israel’s investment in the occupied West Bank is much more than the one inside the occupied 1948 borders. Within this context, the Israeli government allocated NIS 417,000,000 for developing settlements, in the Dead Sea area, in order to attract more settlers, expand the settlements […]

22 Apr
8:23

MSF Teams Observe Severe, Devastating Gunshot Injuries in Gaza

Since 1 April, MĂ©decins Sans FrontiĂšres (MSF) teams in Gaza have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by Israeli gunshots, during the Great March of Return demonstrations. The number of patients treated in MSF clinics, over the last three weeks, is more than the number they treated throughout […]

22 Apr
8:12

EU Calls for Investigation into Killing of Peaceful Palestinian Demonstrators on Gaza Border

The European Union (EU) has called for the opening of a full investigation regarding the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s borders, on Friday. The EU mentioned, in a press release, that the soldiers used live bullets intensively, leading to the death of 4 demonstrators, […]

22 Apr
7:52

Israeli Soldiers Damage, Close Print Shop in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Sunday morning, have attacked and closed down a print shop in Beit Anan village, northwest of Jerusalem, under the pretext of printing “inciting materials”, PNN reports. According to the owner of the print shop, Israeli soldiers invaded the area at 6:00 AM, where they partially demolished the […]

21 Apr
7:41

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

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 […]

21 Apr
7:28

Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council Session

Founded in Geneva in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Among its diverse activities, it is worth highlighting the submission of individual communications and alternative reports to UN specialized […]

21 Apr
7:13

Settlers Raid Village, Spray Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires

Israeli settlers raided a Palestinian town in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah before dawn, on Friday, puncturing the tires of several vehicles and spraying racist, anti-Arab graffiti across the town. Residents of the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, told Ma’an News Agency that they woke up […]

21 Apr
7:05

US State Department Drops ‘Occupied Territories’ from Annual Human Right Report

The US State Department has dropped, from its annual human rights report released on Friday, the term “Occupied Territories” when making reference to the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, according to the Washington-based Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), which it said is a major shift in US foreign […]

20 Apr
9:59

Natalie Portman Rejects Israel Prize in Light of its Crimes in Gaza

After decades of egregious human rights violations against Palestinians, Israel’s recent massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza has made its brand so toxic that even well-known Israeli-American cultural figures, like Natalie Portman, now refuse to blatantly whitewash, or art-wash, Israeli crimes and apartheid policies. The Palestinian-led, Nobel Peace Prize nominated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions […]

20 Apr
9:52

Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Gaza Protests

Palestinian men carry a man wounded during confrontations with Israeli security forces, outside a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 9, 2015. (AFP) A Palestinian man from the northern Gaza Strip who was critically injured earlier on Friday was pronounced dead, later in the afternoon. […]

20 Apr
9:37

Palestinians Assaulted by Israeli Settlers South of Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, overnight, assaulted five Palestinians to south of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, said security sources. A group of settlers from Bat Ayin settlement, which is a part of the cluster of Israeli settlements making up the Gush Etzion bloc, intercepted five Palestinian chess referees and hurled stones […]

20 Apr
9:28

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

20 Apr
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed, in the Gaza Strip. 393 […]

19 Apr
11:49

UN Calls on Israel to End Expulsions from Jerusalem

Senior UN officials called on Wednesday for Israeli occupation to halt expelling Palestinian refugees from their residence in occupied Jerusalem, a UN report said. “We are monitoring the situation in Khan al Ahmar closely and are deeply concerned by what we see here, and in the scores of other vulnerable Bedouin communities,” UN Humanitarian […]

19 Apr
11:41

Over 500 Latin American Artists Endorse Cultural Boycott of Israel

April 19, 2018 — Over 500 Latin American artists have publicly endorsed the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel. They pledged not to perform or exhibit in Israel  and to decline Israeli funding, until Israel respects the comprehensive rights of the Palestinian people under international law. The signatories include poets, painters, […]

19 Apr
11:24

Hospital in Ramallah Amputates Leg of Injured Gaza Child

A Ramallah hospital amputated, on Thursday, the left leg of Gaza child Abdul Rahman Noufal, aged 13, from Nuseirat refugee camp, who was shot in the leg with an explosive bullet that ruptured his bones during protests at the Gaza border with Israel, according to family members. Noufal underwent surgery […]

18 Apr
8:40

‘Onion Boy’ Dreams of Playground, Just Like Every Other Kid

by Asmaa Tayeh Onion boy is a Palestinian boy who represents most Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community. A picture of a 9-year-old boy in the Gaza Strip went viral immediately after it was posted on social […]

18 Apr
8:29

MoH: 33 Palestinians Killed since Beginning of Return March

The journalist Yasser Mortaja, killed by Israeli fires at eastern boarder of Gaza strip while covering Great March of Return. The Palestinian Ministry of Health stated, Wednesday, that about 33 Palestinians were killed and 4,279 injured by Israeli occupation fire since the beginning of Great March Return on 30 March, […]

18 Apr
8:08

Palestinian Students, Journalists Attacked by Israeli Soldiers and Settlers

Israeli forces, Wednesday, physically assaulted three Palestinian journalists during clashes that broke out in al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said security sources. Sources told WAFA Israeli soldiers physically assaulted three journalists while they were covering confronatations that erupted near the Palestine technical college, […]

18 Apr
8:01

UNRWA Suffering $300m Financial Deficit

Spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Adnan Abu Hasna, said that the agency still suffers from a $ 300 million financial deficit, which it considers as an existential threat. Abu Hasna told Voice of Palestine radio, on Wednesday, that the agency continues […]

18 Apr
4:35

Durham Unanimously Votes for Nation’s First Ban on Police Exchanges with Israel

DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign. The policy, which states that, “the Council opposes international exchanges with any […]

17 Apr
11:28

Swedish Activist Continues Walking for Palestine

A 25-year-old Swedish activist, who commenced a long walk from Sweden to Palestine, to raise awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territory, reached Turkey’s northwestern Duzce province on Sunday. Benjamin Ladraa crossed Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria to reach Istanbul last week. Ladraa was in Duzce on Sunday. […]

17 Apr
11:07

150 European Organizations Call on EU to Stop Funding Israeli Arms (VIDEO)

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries have issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework […]

16 Apr
9:33

Settlers Storm Archaeological Site, Damage Grave in Islamic Cemetery

A group of Israeli settlers, on Monday, stormed a historic archaeological site in the town of Sebastia, near Nablus, northern West Bank, under heavy protection by the Israeli army. The mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA that a number of settlers, broke into the site amid the protection by […]

16 Apr
9:22

University of Sydney Backs BDS

Dozens of academics at the University of Sydney have declared their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, reported the Australian. The move comes as a response to the lethal crackdown by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. The Australian notes, according to Days of […]

16 Apr
9:11

Elderly Palestinian Man Dies of Wounds after Being Run Over by Israeli Settler

An elderly Palestinian man, on Monday, has died of wounds he sustained as a result of being run over by a settler. The man, identified as Odeh Malash, 65, from Al-Doha town, in Bethlehem, the man was run over by an Israeli settler about a month ago, in the town […]

15 Apr
8:21

PCBS Report: More Than Half of Gaza Lives in Poverty

A new report by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the Levels of Living in Palestine in 2017, released on Sunday, noted that more than half the population in Gaza Strip were poor in 2017. According to the report, the percentage of poverty was 13.9% in the West Bank, while it reached […]

14 Apr
8:11

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

14 Apr
7:58

The Nation: American Laws Can Help Stop Israeli Massacres in Gaza

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer speaks to The Nation about efforts to move the US to hold Israel accountable for its excessive use of force and targeting of Palestinian demonstrators participating in the Great Return March. “The United States could send a very strong message to the Israelis about the […]

14 Apr
7:50

Israeli Navy Continues to Prevent Fishing off Gaza Shores

Israeli navy boats barred fishermen, on Saturday, from sailing in the northern Gaza shores and forced them to return to coast, according to fishermen who told WAFA that this has been a daily occurrence. They said that the navy opened fire at fishermen across from Sudaniya shores in the northern […]

14 Apr
7:43

Four Palestinian Fighters Killed East of Rafah

Four people were killed and several others injured, on Saturday, in what initially appeared to be an Israeli artillery attack targeting a group of Palestinians who were riding a three-wheeled “tuk tuk” motorcycle (rickshaw) east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Other accounts indicated that the four died in […]

14 Apr
7:08

Chicago Palestinians Remember Gaza Sand Artist, join #GreatReturnMarch (VIDEO)

Palestinians in Chicago remembered Mohammed Abu Amr, the 19-year-old sand artist known for his sculptures on the beaches of Gaza who was killed by Israeli occupation forces on 30 March 2018 as he participated in the Great March of Return on the colonial “borders” of the Gaza Strip. Organized by the US Palestinian Community […]

14 Apr
6:49

Members of US Congress Release Statement on Gaza Protests

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry […]

12 Apr
9:19

Detainee from Hebron Enters 18th Day of Hunger Strike

April 12, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detainee Sami Mohammad Janazra, 45, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 18th day, in a protest against the renewal of his administrative detention, according to a report released on Thursday, by the detainees and ex-detainees’ commission. After his visit to the Ofer detention […]

12 Apr
9:08

Israeli Forces Prevent Restoration Work in Old City Hebron

The Israeli army, on Thursday, prevented the rehabilitation of a historical building in the Old City neighborhood of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, according to local sources. Imad Hamdan, head of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, the body in charge of maintaining old buildings in Hebron, told WAFA that the […]

11 Apr
10:23

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Reconsideration of Arms Sales to Israel

Head of British Labour Jeremy Corbyn has said that Britain should consider halting the sale of arms to Israel, after nine more Palestinians lost their lives on the Gaza border. In a message read at a demonstration outside Downing Street yesterday, Corbyn condemned the violence as an “outrage”, and attacked […]

11 Apr
10:02

Israeli Forces Target School with Tear Gas

Israeli forces, Wednesday, attacked a school with tear gas canisters in Nahalin town, to the west of Bethlehem, said a municipal source. The town’s deputy mayor Hani Fannun told WAFA that Israeli forces raided the town, particularly the school area, and surrounded Nahalin Secondary Boys School. He said that the […]

11 Apr
9:55

Internationals Penalized for Support of Palestine

Eight American Jews from the “If Not Now Movement” were arrested in front of US Senator Chuck Schumer’s office in Manhattan, on Monday. The activists were chanting, “How many more Chuck?” referring to the number of Palestinian protesters killed at the Gaza Border. The New York senator has not bothered […]

10 Apr
7:24

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

10 Apr
7:10

UN Commissioner Condemns Israeli Army Killing of Gaza Protesters

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell released a statement, over the weekend, condemning the “deplorable killing” of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The statement was released on Friday, hours before nine Palestinians were killed along the border — including a journalist and two minors — bringing the […]

10 Apr
7:01

Gaza Children Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

A group of Palestinian children gathered on Monday, near the eastern border area of the Gaza city, to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the life of American icon activist Martin Luther King.   In their speech, the children paid tribute to Martin’s non-violent struggle and peaceful resistance in fighting racism, […]

10 Apr
6:45

Israeli Forces & Settlers Drive Palestinian Farmers Off Their Land

Israeli forces and settlers, Tuesday, forced Palestinian farmers to leave their land in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Hassan Brejieh, member of the anti-wall and anti-settlement committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli forces and settlers broke into the land of Ibrahim Sbeih […]

10 Apr
6:29

Dublin City Council Votes to Support BDS

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has warmly welcomed the vote by Dublin City Council to formally support and endorse the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for freedom, justice and equality. The motion, voted for by a majority of Councillors, according to the PNN, also commits the council to […]

08 Apr
6:28

B’Tselem under Investigation for urging Israeli Soldiers Not to Kill Gaza Protesters

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has asked Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate rights group B’Tselem for asking Israeli soldiers not to kill Gaza protesters. In a tweet, Liberman urged the state to “probe the heads of B’Tselem for incitement to disobedience after their call for soldiers to refuse orders in […]

08 Apr
6:20

Agricultural Lands Shelled by Israeli Artillery

Israeli artillery, Sunday, shelled Palestinian agricultural land in the Juhr Ad-Dik area, southeast of Gaza city. No casualties were reported, said WAFA sources. Israeli artillery stationed along Gaza borders with Israel, to the southeast of Gaza city, fired six missiles targeting agricultural land to the east of Juhr ad-Deek. The […]

08 Apr
6:15

MADA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Journalist and Other Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for a formation of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the killing of Yaser Murtaja, a 31 year-old photojournalist for Ain Media and the disproportionate use of excessive force by Israeli forces against journalists and civilians during the […]

07 Apr
4:55

The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On Reality Asserts Itself (RAI) with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. TRNN video & transcript: (Additional links at bottom of page.) JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to […]

06 Apr
7:27

Gideon Levy: The Israel Massacre Forces

by Gideon Levy The death counter ticked away wildly. One death every 30 minutes. Again. Another one. One more. Israel was busy preparing for the seder night. TV stations continued broadcasting their nonsense. It’s not hard to imagine what would have happened if a settler had been stabbed – on-site […]

06 Apr
7:16

Army to Shoot Palestinians within 300 Meters of Gaza Fence

The Israeli army has stepped up military measures on the border with the Gaza Strip after demonstrators gathered there for the Great March of Return, today. According to a military reporter for the Israeli news site Wallah, the Israeli army is preparing for another protest planned for the weekend, and […]

06 Apr
6:11

353 Palestinian Children Inside Israeli Jails on Palestine Children’s Day

Marking Palestine Children’s Day, the PLO’s Prisoners’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said that 353 Palestinian children had been taken into Israeli custody since the start of 2018. In the statement, the two groups said: “In addition to being brutally arrested in the dead of night, they are sometimes intentionally […]

06 Apr
5:58

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Injuring 3

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fisherman as they were sailing along the coast of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, injuring three. Local sources told Maan News Agency that three fishermen were injured with live ammunition, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds. The fishermen, whose identities were unknown at the […]

06 Apr
5:44

Hundreds of Settlers Storm Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Joseph’s Tomb, on Thursday at dawn, in Nablus city, north of West Bank, guarded by Israeli forces under the pretext of performing Talmudic rituals and celebrating the Jewish Passover.   Eyewitnesses said that more than ten military vehicles came from Beit Furik checkpoint and stormed […]

06 Apr
5:33

New Book Sheds Light on Life in Occupied Golan

“Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation” is the title of a new book published this week by Al-Marsad, a Golan Heights based human rights organization. A press release by Al-Marsad, the only human rights organization based in the occupied Golan Heights, tells the […]

04 Apr
8:56

Global Protests Denounce Gaza Massacre, Demand Justice for Palestine (VIDEO)

Following the Israeli massacre of at least 17 Palestinians and wounding of over 1,400 Palestinian civilians on Friday, 30 March in the Gaza Strip, protests have taken place in cities and towns around the world. The protesters in Gaza were part of tens of thousands participating in the Great March […]

04 Apr
8:40

The Failures of Western Reporting in Gaza

by Vijay Prashad If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, the best thing to do is to treat the Palestinians as a threat. Their bodies are weapons, their existence is dangerous. If a Palestinian is killed by an Israeli soldier, the most appropriate thing to […]

04 Apr
8:33

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in Qalqilia

Extremist Israeli settlers from the illegal Havat Gilad settlement outpost, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqiliia, raided the Palestinian town of Faraata on Wednesday, where they spray-painted racist graffiti and punctured car tires. Ultra-nationalist Israeli settlers from Havat Gilad raided the town before dawn on Wednesday and […]

04 Apr
8:26

Palestinians Hack Israeli Websites

A group of Palestinian hackers were able to hack a number of Hebrew sites simultaneously, and post on the main pages pictures taken during the attack on the peaceful Great Return March, this past Friday. Ynet reported, according to Al Ray, that the hackers were able to hack a number […]

04 Apr
8:18

Israeli Forces Fire on Shepherds along Gaza Border

Israeli forces, Wednesday, opened fire on shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in pastures along Gaza borders with Israel, said WAFA sources. The shepherds were forced to leave the pastures located along the borders in fear of their lives. No injuries were reported. Earlier today, two Palestinians were shot and […]

04 Apr
8:11

Digital Occupation: Palestinian Online Content Targeted through Mass Surveillance and Biased Content Moderation

The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published, today, its annual report on Palestinian digital activism under the title #Palestine 2017. This annual report is published for the third consecutive year and monitors social media activities of all Palestinians throughout 2017. The research provides statistics and information about […]

03 Apr
9:38

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]

02 Apr
9:10

Qatar Pledges Unprecedented Financial Support to UNRWA

With its unprecedented pledge of USD 50 million to UNRWA at a recent ministerial conference in Rome, Qatar will become one of UNRWA’s top donors and will have a major impact on the Agency’s ability to continue its vital services to the vulnerable Palestine refugee community during this period of […]

02 Apr
8:57

Palestinian Activist Family on Palestine Land Day

The events of the 1976 Palestine Land Day came after the confiscation of thousands of acres of Arab land within the boundaries of populated areas under the cover of the Galilee Development Project. The main goal was the Judaisation of Galilee and the Triangle areas; particularly the villages of Arrabeh, […]

02 Apr
8:49

Israel Overreacted says US Senator Bernie Sanders

Less than 24 hours after the deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Freedom March were announced, US Senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont tweeted: ​“The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without […]

01 Apr
8:32

Israeli Military Admits Massacre of Unarmed Gaza Protesters Was Intentional – then Deletes Tweets

By Ben Norton   The Israeli military has admitted that its bloody crackdown on unarmed Palestinian protesters was “accurate and measured.” The Israel Defense Forces, which shot 773 Gazans with live ammunition, likewise said, “we know where every bullet landed.”   Israel’s military made this admission in posts on Twitter, […]

01 Apr
8:17

Saudi Prince Meets with AIPAC, anti-BDS Leaders during US Visit

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has met with leaders from a number of right-wing Jewish organizations during his tour of the United States. The groups, which have donated millions to illegal settlement building and the fight against BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, include officials from […]

01 Apr
8:02

275 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Dozens of settlers, guarded by intensive police forces, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Sunday morning. Jerusalemite sources reported that 275 settlers stormed the mosque via The Moroccan Gate, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving Talmudic teaching. It is noteworthy that the settlers daily storm […]

01 Apr
7:53

Settlers Flood Sewage into Hebron-area Farmland

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, flooded their sewage into an orchard planted with grapes near the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Yousef Abu Maria, an anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that extremist Israeli settlers from the Gush Etzion settlement, […]

31 Mar
10:39

Palestine Land Day: A Day to Resist and Remember

For Palestinians, Land Day presents an opportunity not only to mark a past event, but also to think about creative and resilient ways to further resist Israeli land theft. Forty-two years ago today, Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the Israeli government’s […]

31 Mar
10:29

PACBI: Netflix, Time to Nix War Crimes Glorifying Series

Palestinians are urging Netflix to dump the “Fauda” series, created by former members of Israeli army death squads, that legitimizes and promotes racist violence and war crimes. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is calling on Netflix to nix the “thriller” series “Fauda,” claiming it […]

31 Mar
10:13

Child Injured by Israeli Forces near Qalqilia

A Palestinian child was injured on Staurday, during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia city in the West Bank, according to local WAFA sources. Murad Shtewi, a local activist, said a rally set off in the village in condemnation of […]

31 Mar
10:07

Hamas: Gazans Will Continue to Protest on the Border, Will Not Give Up Right of Return

Hamas resistance leadership has announced that the protests on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue, after visiting the various protest locations. Head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, was east of Gaza City. Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, was in the southern Gaza Strip […]

31 Mar
7:33

Bolton Acted Against US Interests to Push Israel’s Agenda in Lebanon

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006, then-Ambassador John Bolton worked to prevent a ceasefire, acting as “an asset for Israel against the interests of his own secretary of state, his own State Department, his own superiors, and his own president,” says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis […]

30 Mar
8:17

Christians in Gaza Denied Access to Holy Week in Jerusalem

Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip are being denied access to Jerusalem, by Israel, during Holy Week and the Easter weekend. Worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem’s Old City, and held to be the most sacred ground in Christianity, carries special significance during the Easter […]

30 Mar
8:00

Villagers Foil Settler Attempts to Seize Land near Ramallah

Villagers from Turmus Ayya, a village to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, were able to foil attempts by Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian-owned land near the village, on Friday, said the village mayor. Rasmi Shehadeh said, according to WAFA, that a group of settlers from […]

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

29 Mar
8:34

US Ambassador Threatens to Replace Abbas if He Does not Resume ‘Peace Talks’

The American ambassador to the Israelis, David Friedman,  has threatened to replace Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if he persists on refusing to resume the process of peace talks, and boycotts US administration. “Time does not stop, and if Abbas continues to refuse to run the negotiations, someone else will come […]

29 Mar
1:54

Marked Increase in Number of Bedouin Structures Demolished in Israel

The number of structures demolished in Bedouin Palestinian communities in Israel nearly doubled in 2017, compared to the previous year, according to a report in Haaretz. Official government data for 2017 revealed that 2,220 structures were demolished overall, compared to 1,158 in 2016. More than 70 per cent of the […]

27 Mar
8:23

Irresponsible Rhetoric Allows Violence Against Palestinians

“The UNHRC is manipulated by bloodthirsty dictatorships hiding their own massive human rights violations by attacking Israel,” a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said, after the council had adopted five decisions against Israel. In diplomatic circles, language hardly changes from one scenario to the next. It is only the […]

27 Mar
8:15

Evacuated Amona Settlers Move into New Illegal Settlement

Palestinians walking near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, in the occupied West Bank, on April 7, 2015 (AFP/Abbas Momani/File) A little over a year after the illegal Amona outpost was evacuated by the Israeli government, 25 Israeli settler families from Amona moved into their new homes in the illegal […]

27 Mar
7:59

Dozens of Palestinian Detainees Have Died Directly Following Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies stated  that dozens of released Palestinian detainees died of  serious illnesses they sustained  during the period of detention, of deliberate medical negligence, and lack of proper treatment by Israeli prison services . The spokesperson of Center, Reyad al-Ashqar said, in a statement, that Israeli […]

27 Mar
7:34

Journalists Denounce Detention of Colleague, Demand End to Violations

Dozens of journalists, Tuesday, called for the immediate release of Baker Abdul Haq, a journalist working for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), and demanded an end to violations committed against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli state. Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media, said the detention of Abdul Haq […]

27 Mar
7:26

Euro-Med Delivers Report to OHCHR in Review of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Status

Syria’s Palestinian refugees have been subjected to the most-dire humanitarian conditions, with Syria now at seven years of devastating conflict, reveals a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, to be issued in a few days. These refugees have been forcibly displaced for the second time, now, while living […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

26 Mar
8:50

UK’s Chief Rabbi Criticizes Israeli Counterpart over Racist Insults

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has slammed his Sephardic counterpart in Israel, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, for making “deeply offensive” remarks about black people, comparing them to monkeys. Yosef drew criticism last week, for comparing, during one of his weekly religious lessons, black people with monkeys, referring to them using the pejorative […]

26 Mar
8:44

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles entered into the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, and razed lands along the border with Israel. Local sources told Ma’an New Agency that five military bulldozers razed lands east of Khan Younis, near the border fence, while a drone flew overhead. Israeli military incursions inside […]

26 Mar
8:33

Army on High Alert ahead of Great Return March

Israeli newspaper Maariv published, on Monday morning, a report on the preparation of the Israeli army and the security establishment to confront the Great March of Return, which is slated to be held on March 30, along the eastern border with Gaza.   The newspaper reported that the army will […]

26 Mar
8:00

Closure to be Imposed on West Bank, Gaza for Jewish Holiday

Israeli authorities, Monday, declared that a closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza for eight days, over the Jewish Passover holiday, starting Thursday and lasting until midnight, April 7. The closure, according to WAFA, means entry into Israel for all Israeli-issued permit holders will be banned, except for […]

26 Mar
7:54

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel “In Profound Breach” of Palestinians’ Right to Health

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, occupied since 1967, Professor Michael Lynk, has found Israel to be “in profound breach of the right to health with respect to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” in his latest report released this week. As the occupying power, Israel is […]

25 Mar
7:50

Paris March for International Women’s Day Urges Freedom for Imprisoned Palestinian Women and Girls (VIDEO)

EuroPalestine and others marched through the streets of Paris on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to demand freedom for Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli prisons. Joining in the large International Women’s Day demonstration, protesters marched from Republique to Opera led by a banner urging freedom for 17-year-old Palestinian prisoner Ahed Tamimi. Carrying photos of Ahed […]

25 Mar
7:35

Corbyn Condemns US Treatment of Palestinians

Head of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has condemned American punishments against the Palestinian people, including the assault on their right to have Jerusalem is the capital of their state. Labour Friends of Palestine met in British Parliament on 14 March, highlighting speeches by Palestinian Authority Ambassador Manuel Hassassian, […]

25 Mar
7:27

Palestinian Mother Sentenced to 10 Years

March 25, 2018 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli central court at Salah Eddin Street, in Jerusalem, sentenced a woman from the Silwan neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, to 10 years imprisonment, and ordered her to pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,400), according to local WAFA sources. Amani al-Hashim, a mother of two children, was detained in […]