All posts by George Rishmawi

18 Apr
1:59

Israel Suspects Two Palestinian Teens Of The Itamar Killing

Two Palestinians admitted that they killed the settler family in the illegal settlement of Itamar last March, Israeli media sources reported on Sunday.The two were identified as Hakim Awwad, 17 and Amjad Awwad, 19 from the village of Awarta near Nablus city in the northern West Bank. Hakim and Amjad […]

12 Apr
4:17

Israeli Military Demolishes a Water Well and a Farm In Bethlehem

Israeli military forces demolished a water well designed to collect rain water and an agricultural structure in al-Khader village southwest of Bethlehem on Monday. The well and the building belong to Mohammad Dar Issa and his brothers. The well can collect some 90 cubic meter of water, and the building […]

12 Apr
4:13

PA: Palestinians Are Ready For Statehood By September

April 12, 2011 4:13 AM George Rishmawi News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Palestinian Prime Minister of the care-taker government said Monday that Palestinians are now ready for statehood in September 2011.’I believe that our governing institutions have now reached a high state of readiness to assume all the responsibilities that will come with full sovereignty on the entire Palestinian occupied territory,’ Fayyad […]

12 Apr
3:38

Lieberman: We should not settle for truce with Hamas

April 12, 2011 3:38 AM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

Israel should not invest efforts in settling for truce with Hamas in Gaza and should instead try to topple Hamas’ government in Gaza, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdore Lieberman said on Monday.Settling on truce with Hamas is “a grave error” said the right wing Minister amidst international meditation efforts are underway […]

13 Feb
3:40

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Dr. Saeb Ereikat Resigned His Post

February 13, 2011 3:40 AM George Rishmawi Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

Dr. Saeb Ereikat, chief negotiator of the Palestinian Authority has resigned from his post Saturday afternoon, Palestinian official sources reported.Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary of the executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said in a press release Saturday afternoon that Ereikat submitted his resignation from his post to the […]

12 Feb
6:26

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns, Military council runs the country

In an official statement presented by Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak declared on Friday his resignation as President and handed over the leadership of the country to the High Command of the Armed Forces to run the country until new presidential elections are held.Mubarak was […]

30 Jan
2:43

17-year-old Boy Killed In Beit Ummar, Hundreds Protest After Funeral

January 30, 2011 2:43 AM George Rishmawi Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Hundreds of residents of the town of Beit Ummar, near Hebron took to the streets in the funeral of 17-year-old Yousef Ikhlayyil who was shot dead by Israeli settlers on Friday.Ikhlayyil was shot when over 150 settlers invaded the village of Safa near Hebron, and clashed with the local residents. […]

27 Dec
2:43

Israeli Army Arrests 9 French Nationals In The West Bank

December 27, 2010 2:43 AM George Rishmawi News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

The Israeli troops operating at the military checkpoint of Qalandia, north of Jerusalem arrested nine French protestors and assaulted others at the checkpoint, Sunday at noon.The nine arrestees were taking part in a protest at the checkpoint expressing their solidarity with the Palestinian people and their rejection to the closure […]

23 Dec
9:00

Israeli troops kidnap Mazin Qumsiyeh and 7 villagers from Al-Walajah

December 23, 2010 9:00 AM George Rishmawi Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian nonviolent activist and seven other villagers form Al-Walajah village were kidnapped by the Israeli soldiers, Wednesday afternoon.IMEMC received a call from Mazin around 14:45 saying that Israeli bulldozers accompanied by military vehicles are bulldozing land in the western part of Al-Walajah, and that the residents […]

09 Oct
4:20

Israeli Settler Hits Two Palestinian Children With His Car In Jerusalem

An Israeli settler hit two Palestinian children with his car, Friday afternoon, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan.Eyewitnesses reported that after the Friday prayer at the Silwan protest tent, clashes erupted between Israeli settlers and Palestinian youth. According to the witnesses report, head of Elad settler organization, David Be’eri, […]

09 Oct
3:42

One Wounded In Anti-Wall Protest In Ni’lin

Hundreds of villagers from Ni’lin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, took to the streets in a protest against the construction of the wall on their land.The protest which was organised by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in the village started after the Friday prayers, and […]

06 Oct
3:31

Israeli Rabbis visit a mosque in Bethlehem, torched by settlers

October 6, 2010 3:31 AM George Rishmawi Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

On Tuesday a number of Israeli Rabbis visited the mosque that Israeli settlers burned in the village of Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem on Monday. Governor of Bethlehem Abdul Fattah Hamayel, Muslim clergy and representatives of the families of the village welcomed the delegation of rabbis.The rabbis condemned the settler’s act […]

29 Sep
4:25

Palestinian Boy Released From Israeli Jail On Bail

September 29, 2010 4:25 AM George Rishmawi Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

An Israeli court released 12-year-old Karam Khaled Da’ana from Hebron, on bail after spending eight days in jail. Yet, the boy will not be allowed to go home until the case is concluded. Da’ana was abducted by Israeli troops after being violently assaulted by Israeli settlers near his school on […]

29 Sep
4:18

Settlers attacks reported in a number of West Bank lcoations

September 29, 2010 4:18 AM George Rishmawi Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli settlers attacked on Tuesday morning some areas in the village of Qaryut south of Nablus and broke into some houses, local sources reported.Residents of the nearby Sara village told media that they have seen settlers riding horses carrying blades and clubs heading to Qaryut. The residents said, that the […]

23 Sep
3:12

Abbas: ‘Settlement Resumption Doesn’t Necessarily Mean End Of Talks

September 23, 2010 3:12 AM George Rishmawi International, News Report, Peace process 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signaled on Wednesday, that renewed settlement construction by Israel would not end the current round of peace talks. Abbas’ comments came during a dinner with Jewish leaders in New York.Abbas was quoted as saying, ‘I can’t say I will leave the negotiations, but it will be […]

22 Sep
3:48

Israeli settlers raid olive orchards, attempt to steal olive

September 22, 2010 3:48 AM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A number of Palestinian civilians were wounded in clashes with Israeli settlers who invaded the olive orchards that belong to the Palestinian farmers in the village of Burin, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.Eyewitnesses reported that the clashes started when a […]

21 Sep
4:16

Israeli Military Invades Bil’in Attempt to Abduct Youth

September 21, 2010 4:16 AM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

An Israeli military force invaded the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday midday.Eyad Burnat head of the popular committee against the wall and settlements in the village told IMEMC, that Israeli troops stormed a number of homes and attempted to arrest local youth, […]

16 Sep
12:04

Britain’s biggest Trade Union reaffirm calls for Israel boycott

Britain’s trade union federation voted on Tuesday to continue its boycott of Israeli goods and services from West Bank settlements.The vote came in the union’s 14th annual congress held in Manchester 13 – 16 September. The TUC said in its council report that the union has worked with the Palestine […]

08 Sep
9:49

Hamas Asks Members To Resist Arrest By PA Security Forces

September 8, 2010 9:49 PM George Rishmawi Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has called on all its members and affiliates to refrain from turning themselves in to the Palestinian Authority security services, the Ma’an News Agency reported Wednesday afternoon.In a statement published Wednesday, the movement also asked them members and supporters to resist arrest and warned the […]

07 Sep
6:19

Three Dying Israelis Saved With Organs Donated From A Palestinian Boy

September 7, 2010 6:19 PM George Rishmawi Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

4-year-old Abdul Hayy Salhout who fell from the balcony in his house in Jabal al-Mukabbir village in occupied East Jerusalem, became source of life for three dying Israeli patients when his parents decided to donate his organs.According to the Ma’an news Agency, doctors at the Hadassah Medical Center spent eight […]

07 Sep
6:03

President Abbas: Talks Will End if Settlement Freeze not Extended

The end of September might be the end of peace talks, if Israel refuses to extend the settlement freeze, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the local daily newspaper al-Ayyam.’This was made clear to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton and to the Israeli Prime Minister, and I told […]

04 Sep
6:05

250 thousand Palestinians pray in Jerusalem this Friday

September 4, 2010 6:05 AM George Rishmawi Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

At least 250 thousand Palestinians prayed in the Aqsa Mosque and the surrounding yards on the last Friday of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian media sources reported. Israeli sources estimated the number at 135 thousand.The worshipers came from different parts of the West Bank and Israel, despite measures […]

04 Sep
5:47

Settlers take over Palestinian land near Nablus

September 4, 2010 5:47 AM George Rishmawi Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers accompanied by Israeli troops gathered on a peace of land near the village of Qaryut in the northern part of the West Bank Friday morning and claimed ownership of the land.The settlers brought with them planting equipment and water tanks and started to plant olive trees […]

03 Sep
3:29

Another Attack Against Settlers In Ramallah, Two Wounded

Two Israeli settlers were wounded, Wednesday night, in a drive-by shooting near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.The attack comes a day after a deadly attack in the southern West Bank city of Hebron claimed the lives of four Israeli settlers. The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas […]

02 Sep
2:07

Israeli Settlers Attack Families And The Military Abducts Two In Hebron

September 2, 2010 2:07 AM George Rishmawi Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli troops abducted two Palestinian brothers and settlers attack another house in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday morning.Troops broke into the home of the al-Tamimi family, searched it, and abducted Bilal and Mu’ath from their house that is adjacent to the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba. Also, […]

20 Aug
10:03

Israeli Media: Palestinians Attempt To Blow Up The Wall

August 20, 2010 10:03 PM George Rishmawi Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

Loud explosions and gun shots were been heard near the annexation wall near Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah, Thursday near Midnight.Israeli media sources reported that Palestinians set some tires on fire and put a gas container in it near the wall causing an explosion near the wall which sustains some […]

18 Aug
5:12

An Israeli female soldier poses in front of Kidnapped Palestinians

August 18, 2010 5:12 AM George Rishmawi Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Photos of an Israeli female soldier posing in front of Palestinian detainees posted on the social networking site Facebook, were met with anger by Palestinians.The photos were posted by Eden Abergil, a young Israeli woman who finished her military service over a year ago. They show the uniformed officer smiling […]

14 Aug
11:56

PA To Decide On Resumption Of Direct Talks In The Coming Two Days

August 14, 2010 11:56 PM George Rishmawi News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

The decision on whether to start direct talks with Israel will come out in two days, said Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of Fatah central committee on Saturday.“Our decision will be determined by what we will hear from the US administration after we demanded more clarity about its activities and the way […]

14 Aug
4:27

Protesters wounded in Anti-wall protests in two W.B villages

Dozens of Palestinian and International protesters were wounded during the nonviolent weekly anti-wall protest in the village of Ni’lin near Ramallah in the central West Bank.Israeli troops fired a number of tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the protesters who marched after the Friday prayer to protest the construction […]

10 Aug
11:39

WAFA: Hamas Security Forces Harass Palestinian Journalist In Gaza

August 10, 2010 11:39 PM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said that the Hamas security forces in Gaza continue to summon a Palestinian journalist to their headquarter to harass him.WAFA said that the Hamas security forces have been harassing Husam Mughanni for the past three weeks, and summon him up to three times every […]

10 Aug
8:37

3 Palestinians Detained By Israeli Military And 5 By Palestinian Security

August 10, 2010 8:37 PM George Rishmawi Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian security forces have detained five Hamas supporters in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian media sources reported on Tuesday.According to a statement by the Islamic movement, Hamas, the detentions were recent and targeted affiliates from Tulkarem, Nablus, and Qalqilia. The Israeli military also detained three Palestinians, in Tulkarem and Nablus […]

10 Aug
4:44

Israeli police destroys 3 more homes in the Negev

August 10, 2010 4:44 AM George Rishmawi Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli authorities demolished three houses in the western Negev, southern Israel area on Monday, Palestinian media sources reported.The houses belong to at-Tantawi family in the Abda village, the source said. Head of Abda village council Ibrahim Al-Wakeely condemned the demolitions saying that the villagers will remain on their land despite […]

07 Aug
4:57

Protest In Artas Against The Israel Wall

The people of the village of Artas west of Bethlehem organized on Friday their weekly march against the construction of the wall on their land.Dozens of citizens, accompanied by international supporters, marched through the village to the construction site of the wall. Local sources said that Israeli troops operating in […]

07 Aug
4:46

Anti-wall Protest In Ni’lin To Commemorate The Death Of One Of Its Activists

The villagers of Ni’lin, near Ramallah, in the West Bank organized their weekly nonviolent protest Friday at noon.This week’s activity was dedicated to commemorate the death of Yousef ‘Amira who was killed by Israeli troops in 2008 during a nonviolent protest in the village. The villagers managed to hold their […]

07 Aug
4:21

Dozens Wounded In The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

The Popular Committee against the Wall and settlements in Bil’in organized their weekly march against the construction of the Wall on Friday at noon.The march started after the Friday prayer and moved towards the lands Israel is building the wall on. Marchers carried Palestinian flags and banners calling for Palestinian […]

06 Aug
9:37

Settlers Assault A Palestinian Woman In Hebron

August 6, 2010 9:37 PM George Rishmawi Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A group of settlers assaulted a Palestinian woman in Al-Buweira area east of Hebron in the southern West Bank Friday morning.Suzan Sultan 51, was moved by local to the nearest medical clinic for treatment as she was suffering bruises in different parts of her body and head. Sultan’s son told […]

02 Aug
11:09

American Journalist Speaks About How American News Media ‘Works In Favor Of Israel’

Alison Weir, an American journalist, explains in a series of three videos about how the news media in the United States works in favor of Israel.Weir discusses in the videos the extreme significance of the way the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is covered. Weir, who is the founder of an organization called, […]

28 Jul
1:21

U.S. To Abbas: Go to direct talks to stop home demolitions and freeze settlements

An Internal Palestinian memo issued by the Negotiation department of the Palestinian Liberation Organization warned the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of rescinding his preconditions to direct talks with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamine Netanyahu as political suicide, Palestinian media sources reported.The memo comes as U.S pressure on the Palestinian president […]

25 Jul
1:26

A Un Fact-finding Mission To Probe Flotilla Attack

July 25, 2010 1:26 AM George Rishmawi Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The United Nations Human Rights Council appointed a team to probe the deadly Israeli attack against the Freedom Flotilla on May 31, which claimed the lives of 9 passengers and wounded dozens.President of the UNHRC, Sihasak Phuangketkeow of Thailand, appointed three international experts to serve on a fact-finding mission, which […]

24 Jul
3:18

Anti-wall Protest In Ni’lin, Protesters Suffer Tear Gas Inhilation

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in the village of Ni’lin, near Ramallah, organized their weekly nonviolent protest against the construction of the annexation wall on the village’s land.According to a press release by the committee, international peace activists joined the villagers in their protest and marched from […]

17 Jul
8:22

Several wounded in anti-wall protest in Bil’in

Two Palestinian citizens were injured and dozens of suffocations occurred due to the attacks of the Israeli military forces to the participants in the weekly anti-wall protest in the town of Bil’in west of Ramallah on Friday.Witnesses said that Israeli soldiers shot rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, and gas towards […]

16 Jul
11:33

Israeli troops invade village near Jenin, break into homes and vandalise property

July 16, 2010 11:33 PM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

An Israeli military force consists of at least 20 armored vehicles invaded the village of Barta’a near Jenin in the northern West Bank and break into residents homes in the early hours of Friday morning. Palestinian sources said that troops stayed for four hours in the village during which they […]

19 Jun
4:35

Protestors Wounded During Bil’in’s Nonviolent Anti-wall Protest

The villagers of Bil’in organized their weekly nonviolent protest against the wall despite Israeli declaration of the area as a closed military zone.A number of protestors were wounded when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at the non-violent demonstration in the village, which is located near Ramallah, […]

19 Jun
3:29

Nonviolent Actions In Bethlehem Against The Wall

In Bethlehem, Palestinians protested Israel’s construction of the wall by marching after the Friday prayer from the mosque to their lands.Dozens of residents from the village of al-Ma’asara protested the confiscation of their land and the construction of the wall on it on Friday afternoon. Israeli forces did not intercept […]

19 Jun
1:09

Scores Wounded at Nonviolent Protest in Ni’lin

The villagers of Ni’lin, together with international supporters, marched after Friday prayers to their confiscated land where Israel is building the wall. Abu Amira, member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and settlements in the village said some of the protestors wore the national dresses of the United Arab […]

16 Jun
4:49

Peaceful March Against The Buffer Zone In Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the Gaza Strip to protest the “buffer zone” Israel is creating in the northern, and eastern side of the Gaza Strip.The march, called for by the Popular Committee Against the Buffer Zone, started from the town of Beit Lahia to the area Israel is leveling […]

16 Jun
12:45

Israeli Authorities Demolish Two Sheds In Jerusalem

Israeli authorities demolished on Tuesday two barracks that belong to Palestinians from Jerusalem, claiming they are built without the proper permits. Clashes erupted between Palestinian civilians and Israeli police who accompanied military bulldozers that arrived in Abbasyeh neighborhood in Jerusalem. The Palestine News Agency reported that the bulldozers demolished a […]

15 Jun
2:34

Gush Shalom Slams Decision To Hold An Israeli Probe Into Flotilla Attack

June 15, 2010 2:34 AM George Rishmawi Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

‘This is a cover-up commission, toothless and powerless. Even had it wanted to, it can’t probe the real issues. International friends of Dore Gold won’t bite’ This was the first statement of a press release published by the Israeli peace movement, Gush Shalom on Monday.The press release comes in response […]

12 Jun
2:44

Ni’lin Residents protest the wall and settlers chant ‘Palestinians go to Jordan’

Residents of the village of Ni’lin organized an anti-wall demonstration after the Friday prayer today. Protesters marched from the mosque to the land slated for confiscation, despite the Israeli decision which declared the villager’s land a closed military zone.Protesters carried Palestinian flags in addition to Turkish flags as well as […]

07 Jun
6:44

American Journalist Slammed for Comments on Israel

Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas was harshly criticized by American Jewish groups for comments she made last week regarding the Israeli occupation in Palestine.Thomas was asked if she has any comment on Israel, during a celebration of the Jewish heritage in the White House on May 28, and was […]

07 Jun
5:57

Flotilla Organizers: Israel Fakes Radio Conversation To Depict Flotilla Passengers As Anti-semites

The Israeli army published a Youtube video on Saturday that includes a radio conversation Israel says it happened between the Marmara passengers and the Israeli navy prior to the attack on the boat.The following is a transcript of the alleged audio: ISRAELI SHIP ‘This is the Israeli Navy, you are […]

05 Jun
4:49

Four Civilians Injured In Bil’in’s Weekly Protest

Four civilians were injured in the weekly anti-wall protest in the village of Bil’in including Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, member of the Palestinian Parliament, two journalists and another protester.Villagers and their International and Israeli supporters marched towards the construction site of the wall carrying Palestinian and Turkish flags and small boat-like […]

05 Jun
4:24

Palestinians Raise Turkish Flags In Nonviolent Demosntration In N’ilin

In the village of N’ilin, near Ramallah hundreds of the villagers were joined by International supporters as they held the Friday prayer on the lands on which Israel is planning to build the wall.The villagers were also joined by Sheikeh Ikrima Sabri, the Sheikh of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Sabri […]

05 Jun
3:44

Hundreds demonstrate against the wall in Bethlehem

Around 150 Palestinians, Internationals and Israelis marched, on Friday, in the village of Wad Rahhal near Bethlehem to protest Israel’s construction of the wall on their land and to protest the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla passengers.The march started after the Friday prayers and arrived at the lands slated […]

03 Jun
6:10

Palestinian Man Dies After Being Hit by Israeli Army Jeep Near Hebron

Mazin al-Jamal, 48, was hit while trying to cross Road 60, a route used mainly by settlers and military forces. The road links Jerusalem with south of the West Bank. The road is also used by Palestinians moving between Hebron and Bethlehem.The Israeli military rushed al-Jamal to an hospital in […]

03 Jun
12:55

Freedom Flotilla Activists To Receive Palestinian Citizenship

June 3, 2010 12:55 AM George Rishmawi Bethlehem, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that, in appreciation of their efforts, all those who were aboard the Freedom Flotilla or helped organize it will be granted honorary Palestinian citizenship.The Palestinian President’s comments came in the opening ceremony of the second International Investment Conference in Bethlehem on Wednesday. In his speech, […]

31 May
7:29

The Aftermath: Three days of mourning in Palestine, Israel seals off Gaza

Reactions in the Middle East and around the world to Israel’s violent raid on the humanitarian Freedom Flotilla.Secretary of the Arab League, Amro Mousa: Israel feels it is above the law Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared a three-day period of mourning in the Palestinian territories in honor of those […]

21 May
3:03

Israeli Troops Kidnap Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli troops kidnapped seven Palestinians from Bethlehem and Ramallah areas in the West Bank on Thursday. Palestinian security sources said a number of Israeli military vehicles invaded the village of Tiqua, near Bethlehem, searched a number of houses and kidnapped five youth from al-Sabah family. The five were identified as […]

14 May
11:19

Human Rights Watch: Israel unlawfully destroyed Palestinian property during the war in January 2009

Human Rights Watch revealed that Israeli army intentionally and unlawfully destroyed Palestinian property, falsifying claims that Palestinians used them for military purposes, during the January 2009 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.“Israel should investigate the unlawful destruction of civilian property during the 2009 Gaza hostilities and lift the blockade that […]

03 May
8:47

Israeli outrage at PA boycott of Israeli products

Israel has threatened to prevent any goods into its ports, and to withhold transferring tax money to the Palestinian Authority if the latter continues to call for the boycott of Israeli settlement products.The Israeli Knesset discussed the suggestion and said Israel may impose fines on the Palestinian Authority to make […]

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22 Apr
4:08

Palestine Today 04 21 2010

April 22, 2010 4:08 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 2.88 MB || 3m 09s Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday April 21st, 2010. Fifth annual conference on Popular resistance starts in Bilin, while the army detains civilians from the […]

17 Apr
1:25

Dozens Suffered Form Gas Inhalation During Anti-wall Protest In Ni’lin

Dozens of residents from Ni’lin village near Ramallah in the northern West Bank took to the streets to protest the construction of the wall on their land.This weekly nonviolent protest started by holding the Friday noon prayer on the lands close to the wall. As protesters marched towards the wall, […]

17 Apr
12:57

Palestinian Killed, Another Wounded In Clashes With Israeli Troops In Gaza

A Palestinian fighter was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops who invaded Al-Shuja’iya neighborhood in the central Gaza Strip, Friday noon, Palestinian medical sources reported. Dr. Mu’awiya Hasaneen, chief of emergency services in Gaza, said another fighter was wounded and was taken to the hospital for treatment. […]

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16 Apr
4:59

Palestine Today 04 15 2010

April 16, 2010 4:59 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file | 4m 30s | 4.13 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org forThursday April 15, 2010. Israeli military kidnaps 13 Palestinians in the West Bank, while Hamas implements death penalty against two Palestinians […]

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15 Apr
3:18

Palestine Today 04 14 2010

April 15, 2010 3:18 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click here to play or download MP3 file | 3m 56s | 3.61 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday April 14, 2010. Israeli troops demolish three houses in the West Bank and open fire at a nonviolent protest in […]

15 Apr
2:23

Israeli Military Kidnaps Two Palestinians And Assault Another

Israeli forces kidnapped two Palestinian civilians Wednesday morning from the West Bank. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli troops invaded the town of Yattah near Hebron and kidnapped Hamza Hoshiyeh and took him to unknown destination.Meanwhile, Israeli border police assaulted Dia’ Abu Mezar in the old city of Hebron. Abu […]

15 Apr
12:47

Israeli Forces Demolish three houses in the West Bank

Israeli military demolished three houses in the West Bank on Wednesday in Al-Khader and Beit Sahour near Bethlehem and the village of Hares near Salfit.Israeli bulldozers demolished a house that belongs to Omar Ribhi from the town of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem on Wednesday afternoon. The house was still under […]

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14 Apr
3:28

Palestine Today 04 13 2010

April 14, 2010 3:28 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click here to download or play MP3 file | 3m 48s | 3.7 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Tuesday April 13, 2010. One Palestinian killed in Gaza while Israeli settlers and soldiers invade West Bank areas, these stories in […]

14 Apr
2:45

Israeli settlers pay a provocative visit to a village near Tulkarem

Israeli settlers invaded the village of Kherbit El-Hamam near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem on Tuesday.Around fifty settlers of different ages marched through the village that is inhabited by around 70 Palestinians, around noon time, when the children go back to their homes from the schools in the […]

13 Mar
12:42

Palestinians Demand Entry to Jerusalem without permits during the Holy Week of Easter

March 13, 2010 12:42 AM George Rishmawi Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian Christian organizations, figures and many other Palestinians from the Jerusalem and the surrounding area have sent a letter on March 4, to the heads of churches in Jerusalem, demanding them to encourage all Christians in Palestine to enter Jerusalem for the Easter celebrations without applying for permits from the […]

10 Jan
6:03

Hamas says Egyptian soldiers killed by Egyptian bullet

January 10, 2010 6:03 AM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Egyptian soldier, killed during clashes that followed protests at the Gaza-Egypt border last week, was not killed by Palestinian fire, Hamas’ spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri stated on Saturday. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/jan2010/vivapalestinalondon.jpg 300 0) One of Viva Palestina vans (Photo by: Gloucester2gaza) Egyptian soldier, killed during clashes that followed protests at the Gaza-Egypt […]

02 Jan
10:25

PA May Reconsider Security Relations With Israel

January 2, 2010 10:25 PM George Rishmawi Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the Palestinian Authority may reconsider its security cooperation with Israel, after Israeli military forces assassinated three Fatah activists in Nablus on December 26 of last year, Palestinian media sources reported.The source added that one of the three, had amnesty from Israel as part of […]

15 Dec
9:05

Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni Will Be Arrested If Enters UK

Arab and Israeli media sources reported Monday that a British court has issued an arrest warrant against former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni for her role in orchestrating last winter’s offensive against Gaza. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/tzipilivni.jpg 300 0) Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni (File) Arab and Israeli media sources reported Monday that […]

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15 Dec
8:21

Palestine Today 121409

December 15, 2009 8:21 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 27s || 4.08 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 14th, 2009 Israeli military kidnap three Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, while […]

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12 Dec
8:25

This Week in Palestine – Week 50, 2009

December 12, 2009 8:25 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 12 m 22s || 11.3 MB || Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 5th, to 11th 2009 Palestinians continue to resist against the wall and settlements in the […]

12 Dec
6:05

Nine wounded in Ni’lin’s weekly nonviolent protest

December 12, 2009 6:05 AM George Rishmawi News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

At least nine Palestinians were wounded in the weekly nonviolent protest in the village of N’ilin on Friday. Residents of Nil’in together with intentional peace activists marched after the Friday prayers attempting to reach their land where Israel is constructing the illegal wall.Protestors raised Palestinian flags as they marched peacefully […]

12 Dec
5:52

Dozens Wounded In Bil’in’s Anti-wall Nonviolent Protest

December 12, 2009 5:52 AM George Rishmawi News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

Dozens of Palestinians were treated for gas inhalation during a nonviolent protest against the wall in the village of Bil’in near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.Villagers along with their international and Israeli supporters marched against the construction of the wall on the village’s land. As soon as the […]

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11 Dec
9:33

Palestine Today 121009

December 11, 2009 9:33 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 53s || 3.55 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, December 10th, 2009. Israeli settler attacks continue against Palestinian Jerusalem residents, while Israeli police arrest hundreds of Palestinian […]

10 Dec
8:02

Body of a Palestinian man killed in 1976 by Israeli troops to be released

December 10, 2009 8:02 AM George Rishmawi Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities agreed to release the body of Mashour Al-Arouri, a Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in 1976, Palestine News Agency reported on Wednesday. The Israeli high court ruled that the body should be released after Israel kept it for 33 years for unknown reasons.The ruling came as the […]

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10 Dec
7:41

Palestine Today 120909

December 10, 2009 7:41 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 30s || 4.12 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. Israeli troops kidnap ten Palestinians in the West Bank while a Palestinian ex-prisoner decides to […]

09 Dec
7:07

Palestinian PM Welcomes EU Call Regarding Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad welcomed the call of the European Union to make Jerusalem a capital of two states.The Palestinian Premiere said this position of the EU is an important landmark on the way of getting the International community to stand up for its responsibility towards ending the Israeli […]

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09 Dec
6:32

Palestine Today 120809

December 9, 2009 6:32 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 00s || 3.67 MB Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 8th, 2009. Israeli settlers continue to prevent government inspectors from implementing a 10-month settlement freeze, and Palestinian […]

17 Nov
10:19

EU: It Is “premature” To Recognize A Palestinian State

The European Union’s Swedish presidency said Tuesday that it was ‘premature’ to recognize a Palestinian state, Reuters news agency reported.The comments came a few days after news about Palestinian leadership’s preparations to seek such recognition at the UN Security Council were released. On Sunday, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said […]

25 Oct
5:02

Israel pulls textbook over reference to ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Palestinians

October 25, 2009 5:02 PM George Rishmawi Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Ministry of Education in Israel has decided to pull a history textbook because it include a passage that talks about the expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 for the creation of the state of Israel, describing it as ‘Ethnic Cleansing.’ OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/oct2009/ethnic2full.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here The Ministry of […]

26 Aug
2:44

Palestine Today 082508

August 26, 2008 2:44 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 0s || 2.76 MBWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday August 25th, 2008. As Israel releases 199 Palestinian prisoners, 130 were taken prisoner during the month of August, meanwhile […]

24 Aug
4:33

Gaza people welcome the two boats to break Gaza siege

Thousands of Palestinians welcome the two boats, SS Liberty and Gaza Free which arrived at the Gaza port Saturday evening coming from Cyprus to break the siege on the Gaza Strip.This is a report from IMEMC ‘s correspondant in the Gaza Strip Rami Al-Meghari about the arrival of the boats […]

24 Aug
4:33

El pueblo de Gaza da la bienvenida a los dos buques que rompen el asedio

August 24, 2008 4:33 AM George Rishmawi News Report 0

Miles de palestinos dan la bienvenida a los dos buques, SS Liberty y Gaza Free, que llegaron al puerto de Gaza en la noche del sábado procedentes de Chipre para romper el sitio a la Franja de Gaza.Ésta es una crónica del corresponsal del IMEMC en la Franja de Gaza, […]

23 Aug
10:45

PFLP official: Hamas is aiming at imposing Islamic ideology in Gaza

August 23, 2008 10:45 PM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Rabah Muhanna a senior official in the Popular Front to Liberate Palestine (PFLP) strongly criticized Hamas on Saturday over the way it rules the Gaza Strip since mid June 2007. In a statement to the press, Muhanna accused Hamas of failing to achieve the political partnership with other political factions, […]

23 Aug
10:45

Oficial del FPLP: Hamas tiene el objetivo de imponer ideologías islámicas en la Franja de Gaza

August 23, 2008 10:45 PM George Rishmawi News Report 0

Rabah Muhanna, oficial superior del Frente Popular para la Liberación de Palestina (FPLP) criticó Hamas fuertemente el sábado por la manera en la que gobierna la Franja de Gaza desde el medio de junio de 2007.En una declaración a los medios, Muhanna acusó que Hamas no logre realizar asociaciones políticas […]

23 Aug
10:06

The Free Gaza Boats under electronic pirates attack

The SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty boats sailing from Cyprus reported that their electronic safety systems came under electronic attack causing them to jam.Below is an communiqué released by the Free Gaza Movement, the organizer of the boats’ trip. At 10am this morning, the Cyprus team of the Free […]

23 Aug
10:06

Los barcos Free Gaza bajo ataques de piratas electrónicas

August 23, 2008 10:06 PM George Rishmawi News Report 0

Los barcos SS Free Gaza (‘SS Libera a Gaza’) y SS Liberty (‘SS Libertad’) zarpando desde Chipre reportaron que sus sistemas electrónicos de seguridad fueron atacados electrónicamente, interfiriendo con comunicaciones. Abajo aparece una comunicación hecha pública por el Free Gaza Movement (el Movimiento por la Liberación de Gaza), organizador del […]

19 Aug
3:02

Palestine Today 081808

August 19, 2008 3:02 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 24s || 3.11 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday August 18th, 2008. Death toll in Gaza due to the Israeli siege reaches 237, meanwhile Israeli troops […]

17 Aug
4:43

Egypt demands Israel speed up Shalit’s deal

August 17, 2008 4:43 AM George Rishmawi Arab World, News Report, Truce 0

Egyptian demanded Israel to speed up talks and increase efforts to end the file of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured in the Gaza Strip.Israeli newspaper Yedeoth Ahronot, reported that Egypt’s intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, demanded Israeli officials responsible for Shalit’s file, Amos Gilad and Ofer Diegle, to intensify efforts […]

12 Aug
2:57

Irish sources refute reports of assassination attempt on exiled Palestinian

August 12, 2008 2:57 AM George Rishmawi Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Both Palestinian and Irish sources decried reports that a Palestinian exile in Ireland, Jihad Jaara, escaped an assassination attempt and describe the story as a total fabrication.The Irish Times reported on August 9, that reports which alleged that the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, tried to assassinate Jaara are false. […]

07 Aug
10:29

Free Gaza Movement invites Israeli FM to welcome them as they sail to Gaza

A group of international peace activist invited the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni to welcome them in the Gaza Strip as they arrive from their planned sail from Cyprus to Gaza.The group are planning a boat trip from Cyprus to the Gaza Strip to break the siege imposed […]

07 Aug
6:26

Israeli settlers prevent a prayer in Beit Sahour, assault worshippers

Israeli settlers assaulted Palestinian and International worshippers who were holding a prayer service at Ush Ghrab park in Beit Sahour Wednesday evening. As the mass started, the settlers, who organized an activity in the same site, started to provoke the worshippers and asked them to leave, eyewitnesses reported. Settlers also […]

04 Aug
3:45

Death Penalty, a punishment for Palestinians, is not sufficient in Israel

The immediate punishment that comes to Israeli officials and security forces for Palestinians who attack Israelis is to raze their homes.  This has become a norm in Israel since a very long time.Hundreds if not thousands of Palestinian homes were demolished as an additional punishment for families of Palestinians who […]

31 Jul
4:59

Israeli settlers invade Osh Ghrab Public Park in Beit Sahour

Around 70 Israeli settlers invaded Osh Ghrab park in Beit Sahour Wednesday evening and forced international and local volunteers to stop the painting work that they were doing in the site. Around 20 Palestinian and International volunteers were painting the place, which is an abandoned military base, when the settlers […]

31 Jul
4:59

Colonos israelíes invaden el parque de público de Osh Ghrab en Beit Sahour

July 31, 2008 4:59 AM George Rishmawi News Report 0

Cerca de 70 colonos israelíes invadieron el parque público de Osh Ghrab el miércoles en la tarde, y forzaron a voluntarios locales e internacionales a detener el trabajo de pintura que realizaban en dicho lugar. Unos 20 palestinos, junto a voluntarios internacionales estaban pintando el sitio, que es una base […]