All posts by IMEMC & Agencies

15 Nov

17-year-old Palestinian Climbs into Israeli Police Station; 4 Officers & Suspect Wounded

A 17-year old Palestinian allegedly climbed the fence of a police station in Jerusalem Wednesday and attempted to attack the officers stationed there, according to Israeli sources. The officers shot the young man multiple times, seriously wounding him. Three Israeli officers were allegedly ‘lightly’ wounded – and a fourth was […]

30 Oct

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

24 Oct

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Dozens of Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, escorted by a large police and military force. Eyewitnesses said the attack was carried out by at least 59 colonists, in addition to the soldiers and officers, and took place through the al-Magharba Gate. The Waqf and […]

19 Aug

Army Invades Hebron, Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Hebron city and Ethna town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and searched many homes. on Saturday at night, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian near Nablus. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, and […]

Settlements (source: al-Anadalou news agency
16 Aug

Israeli Authorities Approve 20,000 New Settlement Units in Jerusalem

An Israeli project to construct 20,000 new Jewish-only settlement units in Jerusalem was approved by Israeli authorities on Wednesday, according to Israeli media sources. The cost of the new settlement construction will be 1.4 billion shekels ($379 million), and the units will be spread across East Jerusalem, in Palestinian neighborhoods […]

Image by activestills
15 Aug

Report: 520 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in July

August 15, 2018 2:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In July 2018, Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories, including 69 children, nine women and five journalists, according to Palestinian human rights and prisoners’ institutions that released their monthly report on 13 August. This translation was produced by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Israeli occupation authorities […]

30 Jul

USS Liberty Attack Survivor: Delegate on Freedom Flotilla Boat

Joe Meadors was selected as the delegate from the United States on the final 1,000-mile voyage to Gaza with the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. He was on the Al Awda or Return boat that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in international waters on July 29th. The 2018 flotilla took a 75-day voyage from Scandinavia to reach Gaza. […]

24 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Man And His Wife In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday night after midnight, a Palestinian man and his wife from their home in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The two were taken prisoner when the soldiers stormed their property, just minutes after they returned home, and were moved to Salaheddin Police station for […]

Gaza refugees
21 Jun

World Refugee Day 2018 Report: Palestinians are the Largest Population of Refugees

June 21, 2018 1:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a statement Wednesday to mark the occasion of World Refugee Day. The report stated that Palestinians make up the world’s largest refugee population, with around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Palestinian refugees […]

African Refugees (image from Amnesty International)
21 Jun

Report: Israel’s Deportation of African Asylum-Seekers – Forced and Illegal

June 21, 2018 12:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

The Israeli government’s transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers is cruel and illegal, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report titled Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s Deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda.  In October 2017, Israel announced that it would start deporting Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to […]

14 Jun

UN General Assembly Votes to Condemn Israel’s Excessive Force Against Gaza Protests

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel’s use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. The resolution passed by a vote of 120-8 with 45 countries abstaining. A U.S. bid to condemn Hamas, a Palestinian fundamentalist group, for attacks on Israel also received a majority vote in […]

04 Feb

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, during the pre-dawn hours on Sunday morning, eight Palestinians, including one woman, in Wad Burqin and Burqin towns, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted Saleh Jarir Jarrar, after […]

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, December 31, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
30 Jan

As Long as Occupation Exists, Soldiers Will Continue to Speak Out

We must make our voices heard sharply and clearly, so that every person who served in the occupied territories will know that speaking out is not merely an option — it is a moral duty. By Avner Gvaryahu Like many who served alongside me, I preferred to remain silent. I […]

Neturei_karta (image from wikimedia)
27 Dec

“We Will Not Serve in Your Army!” Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Beaten, Arrested for Refusing Draft

While U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has dangerously fueled an international powder keg, another keg is burning in the heart of that city. In an ongoing act of principled civil disobedience, the Ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem is standing strong in […]

15 Dec

Army Injures Three Palestinians, Abduct Three Others, Near Tubas

December 15, 2017 12:06 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, ‘Atouf village, southeast of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, and attacked a nonviolent procession, wounding three Palestinians, and abducted three others, including a reporter. Media sources in Tubas said dozens of soldiers invaded the village and used excessive force against the protesters, in addition […]

07 Dec

Abbas: “Trump’s Decision Violates International Law, Foils All Efforts Of Peace”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump regarding recognizing occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving the U.S. Embassy to the occupied city, is a sharp blow to all efforts aiming at achieving a lasting and comprehensive peace. Abbas stated that this announcement also […]

12 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Jerusalem office of the PPS, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the occupied city, and abducted five Palestinians identified as Majd Sa’eeda, […]

02 May

Israeli Army Jeep Targeted With Homemade Explosive In Qalqilia

A homemade explosive was hurled, on Tuesday at dawn, at an Israeli military jeep near Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing damage but no injuries. The Israeli army said several shots were also fired at the military jeep after the explosive object was thrown […]

21 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli Soldiers abducted, on Tuesday morning, three young Palestinian men, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, during military invasions, and violent searches, targeting several areas in the district. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Hasan Abu […]

Wasim Khaled Atiyah's home, after it was demolished by Israeli troops this week
02 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian civilian killed, 2 wounded by Israeli troops this week

September 2, 2016 1:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 25– 31 August 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week. A Palestinian suffering from a […]

Pastor Khader Khalila testifies about living as a Palestinian under Israeli occupation. Photo credit: Chris Hazou
15 Aug

Evangelical Lutheran Church Votes to Divest from Israeli Occupation

by Anna Baltzer, US Campaign to End the Occupation On Friday, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly — by an estimated 90% — to create an investment screen that would identify and remove the Church’s investments in corporations profiting from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, and other […]

02 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Kidnapped Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded various communities in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, searched many homes and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified […]

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
27 May

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian girl killed, 5 civilians wounded by Israeli military this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 19 – 25 May 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces this week continued their systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian girl was killed […]

25 May

Israeli human rights organization stops working with military; says “We won’t be used to whitewash”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, announced Wednesday that they will stop working with the Israeli military law enforcement unit, which is supposed to handle complaints filed against soldiers for harm caused to Palestinians in the West Bank, but which, according to B’Tselem, is […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
13 May

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian woman killed, 8 civilians wounded by Israeli troops this week

In its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04 – 11 May 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian woman was […]

Lion's Gate (image from pinterest)
03 May

18-year old Palestinian arrested for allegedly stabbing 60-year old Israeli in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities say that they used a city-wide system of surveillance cameras to track down and arrest an 18-year old suspect for allegedly stabbing an Israeli man near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Neither the alleged perpetrator or victim were identified by the Israeli police at the time of […]

19 Apr

Updated: 21 Israelis Injured; 2 Critical, in Jerusalem Bus Explosion

April 19, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

At least 21 Israelis were injured among them two in critical conditions, and six six who suffered moderate wounds, in a bus explosion near Jerusalem. Israeli media sources said that a bomb exploded in an empty bus that also caused a second bus that had passengers, to catch on fire as […]

14 Apr

Soldiers Cause A Ramallah Building To Burn After Invading Currency Exchange Shop

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, a currency exchange shop in a building in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired stun grenades, causing the building to burn. The soldiers invaded the al-Ajouli Currency Exchange shop in the building, and fired many stun grenades, after confiscating large […]

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
04 Apr

Glick and Entourage Storm Al-Aqsa Compound

A group of extremist Israeli settlers, led by American-Israeli rabbi Yehuda Glick, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound from Al-Magharibah gate, early Monday, according to Al Ray. A statement by the Jerusalem Waqf Department said that the rabbi and the settlers broke into the compound under tight protection of Israeli occupation […]

Gaza Farmers (image from ISM)
04 Apr

Israeli Military Destroys Agricultural Lands in Gaza

  by International Solidarity Movement (ISM) At around 9am on Thursday, the 31st of March, four Israeli bulldozers entered the Gaza Strip at El Fakhuri.

31 Mar

VIDEO: In Palestine, You Can’t Run More than 10KM Without Passing a Checkpoint, Camp, or The Wall

“We hope that in a few years this race will start at the Nativity Church, in Bethlehem, and finish at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.”

31 Mar

Israeli Army Raids Home of Man Who Filmed Hebron Execution

Israeli forces, on Tuesday night, broke into the home of the videographer who filmed an Israeli soldier executing a wounded Palestinian in cold blood, in Tel Rumeida, central Hebron, last week.

30 Mar

New Prison Bill for Minors Targets Palestinian Children

The Israeli Knesset, on Tuesday, approved the first reading of a bill which would allow Israeli courts to hand down prison sentences to minors under the age of 14 — legislation critics say is targeted at Palestinian children.A recent amendment to the bill, which would apply to children convicted of […]

30 Mar

Five Palestinian Detainees Begin Hunger Strike

March 30, 2016 8:23 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails have entered into a hunger strike in protest of being detained without a charge or trial, while a fifth started a hunger strike in protest of being held in solitary confinement, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.Kareem Ajwa, an attorney with the Commission, […]

30 Mar

Youth Against Apartheid

March 30, 2016 8:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Human rights 0

On Sunday, the new team of Youth Against Apartheid was honored to meet with each other for the first time. 03/29/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team The wonderful youth of al-Khalil city (Hebron) who have dedicated their time during the past few years doing voluntary work and activities […]

30 Mar

VIDEO: Kahanist Settler, Killer Soldier Shake Hands

March 30, 2016 8:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Thursday, Israeli human rights group B’tselem released a video of an Israeli soldier shooting Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif in the head, as he was laying wounded and motionless on the ground in Hebron. At the scene, a second Palestinian, Ramziz Aziz al-Qasrawi, quickly dies from a gunshot wound, having […]

30 Mar

Knesset Approves First Reading of MK Suspension Bill

The Israeli Knesset approved the suspension of lawmakers accused of backing ‘terrorism’, a bill which seems to target Arab MPs, while PM Netanyahu has ordered Palestinian bodies held by the military not to be returned.Fifty-nine lawmakers voted for the bill, widely seen to be targeting the Arab-led bloc after three […]

30 Mar

Dayan Placed in New York, Following Rejection by Brazil

After being rejected as Israel’s next ambassador to Brazil, Dani Dayan will replace Ido Aharoni, who has served as consul-general in New York since February of 2011, in New York, USA.According to Jpost, Dayan said that an important role in thwarting the Brasilia post was played by the “Israeli branch […]

30 Mar

Gaza Hit by Blackouts Again

March 30, 2016 7:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Gaza Strip was left almost entirely without power, Tuesday, due to maintenance work on power lines from both Israel and Egypt and ongoing tax disputes on fuel for the enclave’s near-defunct power station.Muhammad Thabit, a spokesman for Gaza’s electricity company, said that starting at 6 a.m., all lines supplying […]

30 Mar

Lieberman Demands The Release Of Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

Israeli Foreign Minister and the head of “Israel Our Home” far-right fundamentalist party, Avigdor Lieberman, was among the hundreds of Israeli fanatics, protesting in front of the Military Court that was holding a hearing in the case of the soldier who was caught on tape executing a seriously wounded Palestinian, […]

29 Mar

Palestine Today 03 29 2016

March 29, 2016 10:13 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After TextWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Israeli navy attack Gaza fishermen and troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police […]

29 Mar

Palestine Today 03 28 2016

March 29, 2016 10:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After TextWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, March 28, 2016. Israeli troops target farmers in Gaza, and demolishes a home and a playground in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Israeli army […]

29 Mar

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats; Army Invades Lands In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence opened fire, on Tuesday morning, targeting Palestinian agricultural lands and farmers, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Navy ships also opened fire on fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.The WAFA News Agency said Israeli soldiers, […]

28 Mar

U.S. States, Academies Crack Down on BDS

On March 18th, the Illinois Investment Policy Board blacklisted 11 companies from doing business with the state for allegedly boycotting Israel.The Illinois legislation behind this move, SB 1761, was passed in 2015. It made Illinois the first state in the country to punish companies for boycotting Israeli trade. Now, Illinois […]

28 Mar

Israeli Forces Target Gaza Farmers

The Israeli army targeted with live fire, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip.Al Ray reports that, according to witnesses, Israeli occupation soldiers opened fire from the military towers east of Khan Younis, near the military site of Kissufim, and targeted Palestinian […]

28 Mar

House Demolitions Doubled in 2016

A report, issued by the national office for the defense of land and resistance of settlement, has revealed that the number of Palestinian homes razed by Israeli occupation forces jumped to two times since the beginning of 2016, in comparison to 2015.The office, which is affiliated with the Palestine Liberation […]

28 Mar

Raid on Negev Slaughterhouse, Undocumented Palestinian Workers Expelled

Monday, at dawn, Israeli police raided a chicken slaughterhouse in the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam, in the southern Israel region of Negev, and rounded up scores of Palestinians from the West Bank who were working without permits.One of the workers told Ma’an News Agency that around 100 Israeli police […]

28 Mar

Soldiers Demolish A Home, Farm, Electricity And Water Networks, Uproot Trees, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, an area north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, demolished a home, a playground, electricity and water networks, in addition to uprooting farmlands, belonging to a Palestinian family.The demolished properties belong to a Palestinian, identified as Khader Nimir al-Jarashi, after the Israeli […]

28 Mar

‘He’s Not Dead, Shoot Him In The Head’: Quote from Israeli Medic

March 28, 2016 1:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After Thursday’s execution of a wounded young Palestinian man and his friend (who bled to death), was captured on tape, many details started emerging, including the involvement of an Israeli military medic in the crime.In one of the videos that captured this extrajudicial assassination of the already seriously wounded, completely […]

27 Mar

New Stun Grenades Used at Ofer Military Prison Demonstration

On 25th March 2016, Israeli forces at Ofer military prison injured 8 Palestinians with various kinds of weapons, and later on attacked the nearby village of Beitunia, injuring even more.03/26/16 | International Solidarity Movement, Al Khalil Team A demonstration, against the Israeli military occupation and for the freedom of the […]

27 Mar

1/3 of Palestinian Village Left Homeless by Demolitions in 2016

Mass Israeli demolitions, in the Jordan Valley village of Khirbet Tana, have left more than a third of its Palestinian residents homeless since the beginning of the year, the UN said Friday.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 of the village’s 250 residents, including 35 […]

27 Mar

VIDEO: Israeli Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

March 27, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Thursday, a video of a soldier executing an injured Palestinian in Hebron went viral. The Israeli army claimed, according to the PNN, that the soldier was suspended, and an investigation was opened into the case. The video by Emad Abu Shamsiyya, who works for B’Tselem rights group showed the […]

26 Mar

Two Palestinians Injured, One Seriously, Near Nablus

March 26, 2016 7:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, shot and injured one Palestinian, and rammed another with their jeep, causing serious wounds.Clashes took place in Beit Forik after several Israeli military vehicles invaded it, especially its eastern area. Monadel Hanani, […]

26 Mar

Christians Celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

March 26, 2016 4:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Christian Palestinians and pilgrims from around the world marked Good Friday, today, by holding a procession on Via Dolorosa, in the historic Old City of annexed East Jerusalem. Security was tight as thousands of worshipers, some bearing wooden crosses, walked through the Old City to the Church of the Holy […]

26 Mar

BDS Salutes UNHRC New Resolution

The BDS Committee, on Thursday evening, welcomed the news from the UN Human Rights Council after four resolutions were passed regarding Palestine, with emphasis to a resolution that will produce a database of all business enterprises that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.Riya Hassan, Europe Campaigns Officer for the Palestinian BDS […]

26 Mar

This Week in Palestine Week 12 2016

March 26, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After TextWelcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for March 19, to the 25, 2016. The UN bans international companies from doing business with Israeli settlements, meanwhile Israeli troops kill three Palestinian youth in separate attacks this week. These […]

25 Mar

Gaza; Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats; Army Fires On Shepherds

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier on Friday morning, targeting a number of Palestinian fishing boats, while the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on shepherds, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Several navy ships fired rounds of live ammunition on a number of Palestinian fishing […]

25 Mar

Palestine Today 03 24 2016

March 25, 2016 4:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After TextWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, March 24, 2016. Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Hebron and kidnap 15 others during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers shot […]

25 Mar

Lebanese Creativity Award Winner Donates Award to Birzeit University

Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, winner of the prestigious Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity 2016, donated his $25,000 award to Birzeit University.Khoury was cited both for his large and diverse literary output and for his attention to Palestine, which has been a cornerstone of his writing and activism. University president Abdel […]

25 Mar

Nassar Ibrahim on Palestine in the Arab Context

Nassar Ibrahim discusses the Palestinian struggle in a globalized era and the Arab uprisings. Nassar Ibrahim is a Palestinian political analyst, writer, author and Co-Director of the Alternative Information Center (AIC). At AIC official: SEE! A Week of Israeli Occupation

25 Mar

Four Palestinian-backed Resolutions Passed by UN

In a landmark victory for Palestinian leadership, the UN Human Rights Council, Thursday, passed four resolutions pertaining to the occupied Palestinian territories, one of which will draw up a “blacklist” of companies who do business in illegal Israeli settlements.The PLO Negotiations Affairs Department said in addition to the resolution regarding […]

24 Mar

PA Bans 5 Major Israeli Food Imports

The Palestinian Authority decided, on Tuesday, to halt imports from five major Israeli food production companies into the occupied Palestinian territory.In a statement released after the weekly cabinet meeting, the Palestinian government said that the decision came in response to an Israeli ban on products from five Palestinian companies earlier […]

24 Mar

Palestine Today 03 23 2016

March 24, 2016 4:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After TextWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Israeli Municipality approves settlement project in Jerusalem, meanwhile troops attack homes in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned. The Israeli “Regional Planning and Construction […]

23 Mar

Jamal, Steadfastness and a Death

Jamal is younger than I am but he doesn’t look it. He is always there, as are all the storekeepers in the souk and he always greets us, as does nearly everybody (walking down the souk when it is open can be a slow business). We walk through the souk […]

23 Mar

UN: Settlements Root Cause of Violations against Palestinians

A senior UN rights official says that the continued development of illegal Israeli settlements is the root cause of a broad spectrum of human rights abuses across the occupied Palestinian territories. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein made the remarks in a statement at the United […]

23 Mar

No Safe Place: BADIL Releases Public ICC Submission

The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights has announced the release of ‘No Safe Place’; a report based upon BADIL’s formal submission to the International Criminal Court, delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor, in February of 2016.No Safe Place provides a damning indictment of Israeli acts […]

19 Mar

This Week in Palestine Week 11 2016

March 19, 2016 2:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for March 12, to the 18, 2016. This week six Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire, in the meantime Israel’s government announces its takeover of more Palestinian lands in Jerusalem. […]

19 Mar

East Jerusalem Closed for Marathon

March 19, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli authorities, early Friday, shut down the streets of annexed East Jerusalem and detained four Palestinians, in preparation for the annual Jerusalem marathon, locals said.A number of roads were blocked by iron barricades and buses, as thousands of runners joined in the marathon for the sixth year in a row. […]

19 Mar

Palestinian Journalists Bear a Heavy Burden

Palestinian journalists must navigate both the Israeli government’s and Palestinian authorities’ attempts to criminalize their profession. Deception remains one of Israel’s primary weapons in influencing local and international public opinion. Claiming “Palestinian incitement,” this week Israeli security authorities shut down the television station Palestine Today in the West Bank town […]

18 Mar

US, UK, Germany, France Publicly Denounce Settlement Expansion

The US, UK, French and German governments condemned Israel’s decision to further expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, this week.According to the PNN, US State Department spokesman John Kirby, on Tuesday, said that the United States was “concerned” with Israel’s moves, noting that there was a “significant increase” […]

18 Mar

Netanyahu: Breaking the Silence Crossed a Red Line

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said rights group Breaking the Silence had “crossed a red line’, following allegations that the group collected classified information from members of the Israeli military.The PM launched the allegation shortly after Israel’s Channel 2 aired an investigative report based on video footage obtained by undercover […]

18 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a young Palestinian man near the Etzion roadblock, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.The army said the young man was driving a car with Israeli license plates, and reportedly “tried to stab soldiers,” after stopping him on the roadblock. Another Palestinian was […]

18 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report: 4 Palestinians Dead from Israeli Military Attacks, 6 Wounded

March 18, 2016 6:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 10– 16 March 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 3 Palestinian civilians were killed and a […]

18 Mar

Palestine Today 03 17 2016

March 18, 2016 5:20 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, March 17, 2016. Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinian youth and extremists threaten to kill a Palestinian journalist has he is recovering from a hundred day hunger strike. These stories, and […]

17 Mar

Israeli Extremists Threaten to Kill Al-Qeeq

Israeli extremists have reportedly made death threats against Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who had been on a hunger strike for nearly a hundred days and is now recuperating in hospital.An Israeli soldier and a settler forced their way into al-Qeeq’s room in al-Afula Hospital, while his security guard was away […]

17 Mar

Israel Cancels Gazans’ Weekly Visit to Al-Aqsa

March 17, 2016 9:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, cancelled a weekly visit which allows elderly Palestinians, from the Gaza Strip, to travel to annexed East Jerusalem for Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to Palestinian liaison officials.Sources at the liaison office said that Israel had called off the agreement, which previously allowed 200 Gazans […]

17 Mar

Bus Crashes During Pilgrimage, 16 Palestinians Dead

16 Palestinian pilgrims killed, while 36 others were injured when their bus overturned on Wednesday evening, in Ma’an city, south of Jordan.The Palestine Information Center reported from the Jordanian Civil Defense that, while on their way to perform pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the driver apparently lost control before the bus […]

17 Mar

Update: Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians In The Northern West Bank

March 17, 2016 8:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Thursday, two Palestinians near the Ariel Israeli colony, illegally built on Palestinian lands, near Salfit in the central West Bank. The army said they reportedly stabbed an Israeli soldier, causing moderate wounds. The head of Beit Fajjar Municipality, south of Bethlehem, said the two Palestinians […]

17 Mar


This is the first time in which I could sit behind the computer and write about the tragic murder of Rachel. Since that happened many of us at the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) have lived through really hard times. What added to my sadness and grief is being the one […]

17 Mar

Palestine Today 03 16 2015

March 17, 2016 2:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Israeli troops kidnap civilians during West Bank invasions and target farmers in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at […]

16 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the ash-Shurfa area, between al-Khader and Batteer towns, west of Bethlehem, and demolished a Palestinian home. The army also kidnapped a Palestinian near Ramallah.Several army vehicles invaded the area, surrounded a home, before forcing the family out, and demolished a home, belonging to Jouda Masood Mousa, […]

16 Mar

Israeli Troops Teargas Bethlehem School

Several Palestinian students suffered from teargas inhalation on Tuesday, when Israeli troops fired teargas towards a school in the village of Hosan, to the west of Bethlehem, according to local sources.Head of Hosan village council, Hasan Hamamreh, told WAFA that Israeli troops cordoned off as-Seddiq school in the village, and […]

16 Mar

4 Palestinian Stores Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, demolished four Palestinian-owned stores and the foundations of a building in Beit Hanina, an outskirt of Jerusalem, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that Israeli police, accompanied by bulldozers, cordoned off the town and denied the entry and exit of local Palestinians, before they proceeding to […]

16 Mar

An Internal BDS Movement?

Israeli sociologists and Palestinian citizens of Israel contemplate initiating boycotts against an Israeli university in a West Bank settlement, though with key ideological differences.At the first conference on the role of Palestinian citizens of Israel in the boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement, Palestinian activists discussed organizing a boycott campaign against […]

15 Mar

Billionaire Donor Using British Council to Combat Israel Boycott

New documents seen by The Electronic Intifada, obtained under freedom of information laws, show that the British Council has been quietly working to thwart the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian rights.The revelations about the government-funded program come as the UK attempts to ban local government […]

15 Mar

Israeli Forces Seize Over 2,300 Acres near Jericho

The Israeli government, on Tuesday, announced the seizure of 2,340 acres of land in the Jericho area, central occupied West Bank, claiming it as “state land”.Israel radio said that the state has embarked on the confiscation despite pressures from both the United States and the United Nations attempting to prevent […]

15 Mar

Palestine Today 03 15 2016

March 15, 2016 11:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Palestinian youth dies of wounds sustained two weeks ago during army invasions targeting West Bank, meanwhile Israeli forces invade areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming […]

15 Mar

Russian Officials Meets with Hamdallah in Ramallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met, on Tuesday, with Russian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Maxim Topolin, who is also the head of the joint Russian-Palestinian affairs committee, to discuss economic and political relations.Hamdallah commended the “strong” Russian-Palestinian relationship and expressed gratitude for the continued Russian support for different […]

15 Mar

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel

A foray of condemnations of the boycott of Israel seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Calls from Western governments, originating from the UK, the US, Canada and others, to criminalize the boycott of Israel have hardly slowed down the momentum of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). […]

15 Mar

Demolition Orders Handed to Jerusalemites

The Israeli occupation municipality, Monday, handed demolition orders to Palestinians in al-Eesawiyya, under the pretext of unlicensed buildings. Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to Al Ray, that the crews of the Israeli municipality, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed the building of Fadee Al-Issawi and handed him a demolition order […]

15 Mar

The U.S. Will Not End the Occupation

On Tuesday of last week, Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The meeting was conducted in an atmosphere rife with rumors and uncertainty: uncertainty about whether Israel would (again) embarrass Biden during his visit with an announcement of settlement expansion; whether […]

15 Mar

Gaza: Hamas Officer Dies in Tunnel Accident

March 15, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A Hamas field commander died on Monday, in a tunnel accident which occurred in the Gaza Strip, the party stated.The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, said that Abd al-Salah al-Butnaji died while he was working in a tunnel in Gaza. Al-Butnaji, 36, was from the al-Shujayya neighborhood of […]

13 Mar

Peaceful Rally Suppressed near Ramallah

Israeli troops, on Sunday, suppressed a peaceful rally organized by five dairy companies at Ofer checkpoint, to the southwest of Ramallah, to protest being denied the marketing of their products in Jerusalem.Soldiers attacked, with teargas canisters, a convoy of trucks belonging to the five companies, while gathering near the checkpoint […]

13 Mar

Israel Denies Indonesian FM West Bank Entry

Israeli authorities denied entrance, to the occupied West Bank, to an Indonesian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, on Sunday morning.The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a statement, that Marsudi was scheduled to visit the occupied Palestinian territory and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign […]

13 Mar

Schoolteachers Halt Month-Long Strike

More than 25,000 public schoolteachers, on Sunday, agreed to end a month-long strike after President Mahmoud Abbas urged them to go back to work and pledged to improve working conditions.A statement by the Teachers Union said that the teachers agreed to suspend the strike and resume classes for a week, […]

13 Mar

The Anniversary of Tristan Anderson and the Ongoing Struggle (VIDEO)

On the 13th of March, 2009, at around 4:30pm, Tristan Anderson, an ISM volunteer from the US, was critically wounded by the occupying Israeli forces while peacefully demonstrating against the ongoing occupation of the West Bank village of Ni’lin. 03/13/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The wounds he […]

13 Mar

Israel Bans Palestinian Products from Jerusalem

Five Palestinian companies warned of financial losses as Israeli occupation forces banned their products from being marketed in occupied Jerusalem, under political and economic pretexts, Palestinian sources reported Saturday. A report identified the five companies as Hamoudah, al-Jideedi, Arryan, distributers of dairy products, as well as Asslwa and Saniora, associated […]

13 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 15 Palestinians In The West Bank, Injure A Child In Gaza

Israeli soldiers, invaded on Sunday at dawn several Palestinian districts in different parts of the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched dozens of homes and kidnapped, at least, fifteen Palestinians. The soldiers also shot and injured a child, east of Gaza city.The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens […]

13 Mar

Palestine Today TV Closed by Israel – Website Blocked

The Palestine Journalists’ Syndicate strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Palestine Today TV after a raid on Friday. The TV channel’s website appears, moreover, to have been subject to a cyber-attack as internet security software flags its website as dangerous. The head of the TV channel, one journalist and a broadcast […]

12 Mar

Ashrawi Meets with Washington Officials

This week, PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi conducted a series of meetings in Washington D.C., and accompanied by Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S.Ashrawi first met with Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near East […]