All posts by Saed Bannoura

marwan Barghouthi (image from medium.com)
09 May
11:23

Israeli Authorities Release Fabricated Video to Try to Undermine Palestinian Hunger Strike

May 9, 2017 11:23 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli government on Monday released a video purporting to show the leader of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike sneaking food in his cell – but the video does not have a verified time stamp, does not show the face of the prisoner in the cell, and has been discounted […]

07 May
5:00

Qaraqe: “We will Prosecute Any Doctor Who Participates In Force-Feeding The Detainees”

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that the committee will file legal charges against any physician or health professional, regardless of their nationality, who participates in force-feeding the hunger striking Palestinian detainees. Qaraqe stated that force-feeding the detainees is a crime which jeopardizes the detainees’ […]

05 May
1:55

Israeli Government May Bring In Foreign Doctors To Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

As a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners enters its third week, Israeli authorities told reporters that they are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed the prisoners. The decision, which has not been finalized, comes after last year’s Israeli High Court ruling that force-feeding fits within Israeli law. But […]

29 Apr
11:02

Thousands March In Bethlehem In Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Thousands of Palestinians held, Friday, massive nonviolent processions in various parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, expressing their solidarity and support with the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, ongoing with the hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day. In Beit Sahour city, hundreds of Palestinians held a […]

15 Apr
1:00

Israeli High Court Plans To Dismiss Charges Against Soldiers Who Killed Nonviolent Activist Bassem Abu Rahma In 2009

Amhad Abu Rahma, the brother of the late Bassem Abu Rahma, who killed by a high-velocity tear gas canister fired at his chest at close range in 2009, spoke with the IMEMC Friday about the current status of the family’s court case against the Israeli military. The lawyer spoke to […]

31 Mar
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Silwad

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of Ramallah in central West Bank, violently searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians, including two children. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Husam Hamed, 16, Abdul-Qader Saed Hamed, 16, former political prisoner Mohammad Abdul-Majid […]

28 Feb
10:54

Palestinian Killed After Falling Into A Quarry As Soldiers Chased Him And Other Workers

February 28, 2017 10:54 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was killed, earlier at dawn Tuesday, after falling into a deep quarry when Israeli soldiers chased him, and others workers, while trying to enter Israel for work, without permits. The sources stated the Palestinian, Rabea’ Najeh Salman, 20, is from Askar […]

08 Feb
3:45

Elderly Man Killed After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an elderly man was killed, Wednesday, after being struck by a speeding car of an Israeli colonialist settler, near Daniel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The elderly man, a farmer identified as Suleiman Hammad Salah, 81, […]

05 Feb
11:55

Statement: “The Lie Of Amona Eviction”

This is a translation of a statement posted by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, regarding the “eviction of Amona illegal Israeli colony.” At the same time as the eviction, Israel approved thousands of new units for illegal colonizers, living on stolen Palestinian land. “The Lie […]

24 Dec
5:26

Army Injures A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east if Gaza city, medical sources said. The sources stated that the soldiers, stationed at the “Nahal Oz” military base across the border fence, east of Gaza, fired many live rounds at protesters, in Palestinian lands. […]

08 Dec
11:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

December 8, 2016 11:37 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several neighborhoods in Hebron city, and two surrounding towns, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted five Palestinians. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Hebron city, Yatta town, south of […]

08 Dec
2:16

Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree With Message Of Peace And Justice (Video)

The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera George Baboun, delivered this years’ Christmas message of peace and justice during the annual official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held on December 4th, at the Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The ceremony was carried out […]

13 Oct
5:14

PCHR: 20 Years Against Death Penalty; Facts on Death Penalty in Palestine and PCHR’s Position

World Day against Death Penalty, 10 October 2016, The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) – “On the World Day against Death Penalty, we stress that our struggle will continue on all levels to abolish this penalty… We believe, as everybody else do, the purpose of this punishment is reform and deterrence. However, […]

26 Sep
5:59

Balboul Could Regain Eyesight After Treatment And Nutrition

September 26, 2016 5:59 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday, Arab members of Israeli Knesset (MK) Dr. Ahmad Tibi and Osama Sa’adi, along with Optometrist Dr. Salam Erekat, visited detainee Mohammad Balboul, at the Wolfson Israel medical center, and said that Balboul’s blindness, could be temporary, but he needs good nutrition and professional medical treatment. Mohammad Balboul lost […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
19 Sep
5:27

PCHR: “Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences”

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

08 Sep
8:22

Video: Hunger-Striking Detainee Loses Eyesight, Continues His Strike

September 8, 2016 8:22 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Mohammad Balboul, who started a hunger strike more than two months ago, said he is continuing with his strike despite losing his eyesight, and experiencing a seriously deteriorating health condition. Balboul started his strike after an Israeli court renewed his arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding him prisoner without charges […]

29 Aug
12:38

Dozens Injured As Israeli Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At A Soccer Match North Of Jerusalem

Dozens of fans and players suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs into a stadium during a soccer match, in the ar-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs into the stadium filled with […]

09 Aug
7:21

PCHR Follows Up With Concern Excessive Use Of Force By The Palestinian Security Services In The West Bank

Press Release by the Palestinian  Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The West Bank witnessed a number of security incidents in which force was excessively used and a number of civilians were arrested in Tulkarem and Jenin. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern these developments in […]

08 Aug
1:55

35 Hunger-Striking Detainees Denied Visits With Their Lawyers

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the administration in Galboa’ Israeli prison prevented 35 hunger striking detainees from meeting their lawyers, as a form of illegal collective punishment. The detainees are striking in solidarity with detainee Bilal Kayed who launched a hunger strike 55 days ago protesting […]

15 Jul
12:08

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Injure 13 Palestinians With Live Fire Near Ramallah

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Thursday evening, into the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot thirteen Palestinians with live fire, and kidnapped one. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the village, before breaking into the home of a young Palestinian, identified as […]

05 Jul
9:46

The Untold Story Of A Palestinian Physician Who Rushed To Rescue Family of Wounded Israeli Settlers

“I saw a car that crashed and flipped over; I instantly stopped my car and rushed towards it to provide aid to the wounded. I didn’t care that my life, and the lives of my family members who were with me, could be at risk. I am a doctor and […]

25 Jun
2:51

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. Morad Eshteiwy coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in the village, said the soldiers attacked the protesters, leading to clashes. He added that the army fired […]

25 Jun
2:20

Bil’in Residents, Israeli And International Peace Activists, Hold The Weekly Protest

On friday, many Palestinians from Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank district of Ramallah, held the weekly nonviolent protest, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists. Approximately thirty Palestinians, and ten Israeli and international activists marched from the center of the village, heading towards Palestinian orchards, while the soldiers […]

20 Jun
2:27

Young Palestinian Man With Down’s Syndrome Dies Of Wounds He Suffered On May 4th

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered on May 4th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during an invasion of Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron. The sources said Arif Sharif Jaradat, 22, was shot with live Israeli army fire, […]

18 Jun
2:19

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held In Bil’in

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists held, on Friday afternoon, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before the soldiers tried to stop them. Peace activist Ashraf Abu Rahma told the […]

09 Jun
11:52

Israeli Army Kidnaps Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from their homes, and on military roadblocks, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Nablus. One of them, identified as […]

06 Jun
2:38

Palestinian Dies Of Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, that a young Palestinian man died of serious wounds he suffered, on Friday at dawn June 3rd, after Israeli soldiers shot him during an invasion of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The ministry said the young man, Jamal Mohammad Dweikat, 20, […]

Soldiers shoot at al-Azza (image from mondoweiss)
05 Jun
12:35

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinians districts in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped seventeen Palestinians, including ten who were taken prisoner in the southern West Bank district of Hebron; among them a 78-year-old man, and five former political prisoners. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the […]

04 Jun
4:01

One Palestinian Injured In Gaza, Many Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and injured a Palestinian teen with a live round, while dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Gaza city. The sources said that soldiers, stationed in the Nahal Oz military base, across the border fence, east of […]

04 Jun
3:41

Two Siblings Injured In Kufur Qaddoum, Army Sprays Homes With Wastewater

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and assaulted the weekly protesters, wounding two siblings with live rounds. The army also sprayed many homes with wastewater mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the […]

04 Jun
2:39

Many Injured In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, has reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers used excessive force against the weekly nonviolent protest, causing dozens of injures, and leading to burning farmlands. The committee said that dozens of soldiers were deployed at the western […]

31 May
1:26

Shams Human Rights Center Denounces Execution Of Three Palestinians In Gaza

The (Shams) Human Rights and Democracy Media Center issued a statement strongly denouncing the Hamas authority in Gaza for executing three condemned Palestinians, on Tuesday at dawn, and considered it a violation of the Basic Palestinian Law. The center said that “what Hamas did is an extra-judicial execution, and a […]

30 May
11:54

Infant With Heart Condition Dies Due To Gaza Siege

The deadly siege on the war-torn Gaza Strip claimed, on May 29 2016, the life of a five-month old infant, who was born with a heart condition, but whose family was unable to transfer her to a hospital outside of Gaza until a few days ago, when she was moved […]

Funeral of Abdul-Fattah Sharif (image from Ma'an)
29 May
2:53

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed execution-style in March

May 29, 2016 2:53 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

After the Israeli military released the body of Abdul-Fattah Sharif Friday, two months after his execution by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, Sharif’s parents held a funeral for their 21-year old son. The funeral was attended by hundreds of Hebron residents mourning the murder of the young man.

26 May
10:46

Dr. Ashrawi: “Capital Punishment, Not A Deterrent, Must Be Abolished”

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced the Hamas decision to execute 13 convicted Palestinians, and called on the Palestinian President and the government, to completely abolish capital punishment. She said that the approval made by Hamas legislators in Gaza, authorizing […]

26 May
8:38

Hamas Approves Execution Of 13 Convicted Palestinians  

Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip, and the Hamas movement, said they intend to allow the execution of 13 Palestinians, convicted with several crimes, without the approval of the president, as stated in the Palestinian Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights calls for abolition of capital punishment. Thirteen Hamas […]

24 May
2:22

Senior Nonviolent Activist, Abu Rahma, Released

The Ofer Israeli military ordered, on Monday at night, the release of internationally recognized human rights defender, and the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in village, Abdullah Abu Rahma, after he was held for eleven days. He was released on Monday at night, and […]

20 May
5:00

Dozens Injured In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Wall has reported that the Palestinians, Israeli and international […]

20 May
11:48

PJS: “Israel Is Holding Captive 20 Palestinian Journalists”

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has reported that the Israeli occupation is holding captive twenty Palestinians journalists, including its General Secretariat, Omar Nazzal. While congratulating journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, and his family, after winning his freedom following an extended hunger strike that lasted for 94 days, the PJS said that Israel […]

20 May
11:05

Detainee Janazra Resumes His Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Sami Janazra resumed his hunger strike, Wednesday, after suspending it for several days. The detainee went on strike for 70 days, protesting his arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges. The head of the Legal Unit of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Lawyer […]

20 May
10:27

Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq Released

The Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who went on hunger strike for 94 days, protesting his arbitrary, illegal, Administrative Detention without charges. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that al-Qeeq, 34, from Doura city, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was released […]

20 May
2:29

Video: Israeli Soldiers Invade Bil’in, Storm Home Of Elderly Couple

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and stormed the home of an elderly couple, before summoning one of them for interrogation. Cameraman Haitham Khatib, who filmed the invasion, said on his Facebook page that the elderly couple are […]

17 May
2:33

Army Demolishes Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinian homes in the Suwwana neighborhood, east of the city walls of occupied East Jerusalem, rendering 23 Palestinians homeless. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the city council claimed the homes were built without permits, and that […]

17 May
12:47

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Tuesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority moved detainee Fuad Rabah Aassi, 30, to the Soroka Hospital, due to a serious health complication as he continues his strike for the 45th consecutive day. The Committee said Aassi was held in solitary confinement, in the Asqalan […]

15 May
12:18

PCBS: “Israel Controls More than 85% of the Land of Historical Palestine”

This is a special statistical bulletin by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the 68th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948. The number of Palestinians worldwide has multiplied about nine-fold — Israel Controls More than 85% of the Land of Historical Palestine     The Nakba: Ethnic […]

15 May
10:30

UNICEF: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 25 Palestinian Children In Last Three Months of 2015”

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has reported that the Israeli army have killed 25 Palestinian children in the last three months of 2015, and expressed its concern about the dangerous increase in the arrest and imprisonment of children. The UNICEF said that the soldiers have killed 25 Palestinian […]

15 May
2:38

Jaffa Mosque Defaced With “Death To Arabs” Graffiti

For the second time, the “Hassan Bek” mosque in Jaffa, was defaced on Saturday at dawn with racist graffiti written in Hebrew, similar to dozens of previous incidents that targeted mosques and churches, with slogans such as “Death to Arabs”, “Revenge,” and “Kahane was right.” The graffiti defaced the western […]

15 May
1:46

68 years: The Nakba continues

By Manuel Hassassian – The 15th May marks the Palestinian Nakba. The word Nakba means ‘catastrophe’ because that is exactly what happened in May 1948 when Palestine was wiped off the map. With British backing, espoused in the Balfour Declaration, and British policies on the ground, Israel was created and […]

Kafr Qaddoum bulldozer
14 May
2:26

Video: Army Attacks Kafr Qaddoum Weekly Protest, Causing Many Injuries

Israeli soldiers attacked on Friday dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists during the weekly protest in Kafr Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and used jeep-mounted launchers to fired dozens of gas bombs, in addition to firing live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets and sponge-tipped […]

05/13 March in Bil'in
14 May
1:48

Israeli Army Kidnaps Two, Injures Dozens In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, kidnapped a senior nonviolent Palestinian activist and an Israeli activist, and injured dozens. This week’s protest marks the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, and […]

March near al-Boreij 5/13/16
13 May
11:40

Israeli Army Injures Three Palestinians During Protest in Central Gaza

Medical sources reported Friday that Israeli soldiers shot and injured three Palestinian with live fire, during a protest march east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

12 May
3:26

Mohammad Al-Khatib Nominated For “Front Line Defenders Award“

Mohammad Khatib, a senior human rights defender from the village of Bil’in, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, is one of six human rights defenders around the world, nominated for the Front Line Defender Award for 2016. The nominees are from Palestine, Azerbaijan, Burma/Myanmar, Colombia, Honduras and Tanzania. […]

12 May
2:13

Janazra: “Suspension Of My Strike Is Temporary, Awaiting Interrogation”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, on Wednesday evening, on behalf of detainee Sami Janazra that he has temporarily suspended his hunger strike, for seven days, awaiting interrogation outcome, and that he will only be on a liquid diet during this period. Janazra told a PPS lawyer that the […]

11 May
1:05

Detainee Janazra Suspends His Hunger Strike

May 11, 2016 1:05 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee (PPS) has reported, on Wednesday morning, that hunger-striking detainee Sami Janazra, has suspended his hunger strike, that lasted for 69 days protesting his Administrative Detention. The PPS said the detainee decided to suspend his strike, for seven days, awaiting the decision of the Israeli prosecution to […]

07 May
1:35

Including Two Medics, Army injures 33 Palestinian In Abu Dis

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Abu Dis, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with dozens of youngsters, wounding at least thirty-three, including two medics. |Three Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza| The soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding nine Palestinians, […]

07 May
12:04

Three Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and injured three Palestinians, in different parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The sources said that a young man was shot with a live round in his leg, and two others suffered severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the soldiers, […]

06 May
2:38

Israeli Shell Kills A Palestinian Woman In Khan Younis

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian woman was killed, on Thursday evening, after the Israeli army fired shells into Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources said that Zeina al-‘Amour, 55, was killed after the Israeli army fired artillery shells into the al-Fakhari […]

05 May
4:12

Israeli Army Official: “No Agreement Regarding Limiting Army Operations On Gaza Border”

Israeli Army Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories, Major Maj. -Gen. Yoav ‘Poli’ Mordechai, said the Israeli army will continue its activities in border areas in the Gaza Strip, and denied any knowledge of an agreement on the issue. Mordechai stated the army intends to continue its operations […]

05 May
1:14

Elderly Man, Three Children, Injured In Israeli Bombardment Of Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an elderly man, and three children, suffered moderate-to-severe wounds at dawn Thursday in a serious of Israeli air strikes targeting a number of areas in the Gaza Strip. The WAFA News Agency has reported that an F-16 Israeli fighter jet, fired a missile into […]

05 May
6:48

Israeli TV: “Tension On Gaza Border Could Last For Several Days”

Various military analysts of the Israeli TV said, on Wednesday at night, that the current deterioration, and escalation, on the Gaza border is serious, but will unlikely lead to a full-blown war, and added that both Israel and Hamas are not interested in a new war. They stated that what happened […]

05 May
4:53

While Factions Call For De-escalation, Tension On Gaza Border Warns Of An Impending War

Various Palestinian factions, including Hamas and Fateh movements, have warned that the latest Israeli military escalation on Gaza, including the Wednesday bombardment of border areas in the southern part of the coastal region, could lead the area into a new full-fledged military escalation and war. Yet, while calling of de-escalation, […]

04 May
12:52

Shells Fired Across The Border Fence In Southern Gaza

An armed Palestinian resistance group fired, Wednesday, a mortar shell on Israeli military vehicles, operating near the border fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The army also fired two shells targeting Hamas fighters. Israeli sources claimed the army responded to a mortar shell targeting […]

04 May
2:22

Soldiers Attack Hunger Striking Detainee After Refusing To Be Shackled To Hospital Bed

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that one of its lawyer managed to visit hunger striking detainee Sami Janazra, who started his hunger strike 62 days ago, and said the detainee was beaten by the soldiers after refusing to be cuffed and shackled to his bed in Soroka […]

03 May
2:06

Erekat: “All Security Meetings With Israel Have Been Ceased”

Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated Tuesday that all bilateral security coordination meetings with the Israeli side have been ceased. Erekat told the Palestine Radio that the decision to suspend all security coordination with Israel was made after Israel clearly and […]

Child stands in home demolished by Israeli army (image by vozisneias.com)
01 May
1:32

Report: “Army Killed Four Palestinians In April”

The Abdullah Al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation has reported that the Israeli army killed four Palestinians, including a child and a woman, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, in April. 270 Palestinians, including 85 children, were injured, and 400, including 60 children, were kidnapped. Israel also confiscated […]

Bilin_04_29_2016
30 Apr
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peaceful protesters, holding the weekly procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing […]

30 Apr
12:16

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital After Sharp Health Setback

April 30, 2016 12:16 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Friday, that hunger striking detainee Sami Janazra, 41, was moved to the Soroka Israeli hospital, after suffering a serious health deterioration. The PPS said that Janazra is ongoing with his strike for the 58th consecutive day, demanding an end to his arbitrary, and […]

Palestinian hunger strike (image by Latuff)
29 Apr
4:37

Imprisoned Palestinian-Swedish Lawyer Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Friday, that a Palestinian Lawyer, who also holds a Swedish citizenship, declared hunger strike after Israeli soldiers kidnapped him five days ago. The PPS said that the Lawyer, Majdi Safwat Yassin, 33, was kidnapped five days ago while crossing the al-Karama Border Terminal, […]

29 Apr
9:29

Detainee Janazra Continues His Strike Since March 3

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported, Thursday, that detainee Sami Janazra, 43, went on hunger strike on March 3, protesting his ongoing arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges, since March 3rd despite his deteriorating health condition.  He went on hunger strike while being held in the Negev detention camp, in the […]

28 Apr
1:39

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, in central West Bank, and […]

28 Apr
2:48

The Woman, Who was Killed By Israeli Soldiers Along With Her Brother, Was Pregnant

Palestinian medical sources confirmed that the Palestinian woman, who was killed by Israeli army fire, on Wednesday, did not carry an explosive belt as the army claimed, but was instead five months pregnant, and “her only fault was walking the wrong route and not understanding Hebrew.” The Israeli police and […]

21 Apr
1:32

PPS: “Army Kidnaps Ten Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during military invasions and searches of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. One Palestinian was injured after being rammed by a settler’s car near Bethlehem. The PPS added that […]

21 Apr
11:09

Bethlehem; Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Teqoua’, Closes Al-Khader’s Southern Entrance

The Palestinian Prisoners Society has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian in Teqoua’ town, near Bethlehem, and invaded Beit Fajjar, in addition to closing roads leading to al-Khader. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched the home of Ibrahim Suleiman, in Teqoua’ town east […]

21 Apr
9:51

At Least 12 Palestinians Injured In Al-Ezariyya And Abu Dis, In Jerusalem  

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, Abu Dis and the al-‘Ezariyya towns, in occupied Jerusalem, kidnapped one Palestinian, and injured at least twelve others during ensuing clashes. The Israeli police said it uncovered two workshops, allegedly used for manufacturing weapons and explosives, in Abu Dis town east of occupied […]

By Sameer Khalili
17 Apr
1:30

Report: “Israeli Army Kidnapped And Imprisoned 1.000.000 Palestinians Since 1967”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) have reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped around 1.000.000 Palestinians, including tens of thousands of women and children, since occupying the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in 1967. Two detainees died in 2015 due to being denied […]

16 Apr
1:20

Report: “1700 Ailing Palestinian Detainees, Including 25 Cancer Patients, Imprisoned By Israel”

The United Health Works Committee (UHRC), in occupied Palestine, has reported Friday that Israel is holding captive 1700 ailing detainees, including 25 who suffer from various types of cancer, and are in urgent need of specialized medical care. The statement came in preparation for April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and […]

15 Apr
2:06

Dozens Injured After Israeli Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, causing dozens of protesters to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. This week’s protest comes in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the death […]

14 Apr
7:36

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Israel’s Decision To Build Hundreds Of Colonialist Units

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced the Israeli decision to build hundreds of colonialist units in the occupied West Bank, and described the move as part of Israel’s force displacement, and ethnic cleansing, of the Palestinian people. In a statement […]

12 Apr
9:33

Students Affairs Council of Palestinian Universities Condemns Israel’s Violations of Right to Education in Al-Quds University

This is a press release from the Deans of Students’ Affairs Council of Palestinian Universities, condemning the Israeli army’s continuous invasions into academics institutions, especially the latest invasion into the Al-Quds University on April 5, 2016. Deans of students’ Affairs Council of the Palestinian universities strongly condemns the Israeli Occupation Forces […]

08 Apr
11:01

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists holding the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village , near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This week’s protest commemorates the 68th anniversary of Deir Yassin Mass acre. The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, in […]

Image from DCI
07 Apr
11:24

DCI: “Israeli Soldiers Abuse Children During Home Invasions, Arrests”

Defense for Child International – Palestine Branch has reported that Israeli soldiers are systematically abusing Palestinian children, especially during invasions of their homes and while abducting them. DCI said it documented many cases of abuse targeting Palestinian children after the soldiers stormed their families’ homes without any cause or justification, […]

07 Apr
9:54

Israeli Government To Approve Millions Of Dollars In Aid To West Bank Colonies

The Israeli Government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve more than 45 Million Israeli Shekels in aid to Jewish colonies, in the occupied West Bank, under the pretext of “helping families impacted by terrorism.” The government will be holding its weekly cabinet meeting this Sunday, and […]

07 Apr
8:47

Hebron; Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under Construction Home, Trailer And A Well, Uproot Farmlands

The Israeli army invaded, on Wednesday evening, the town of Sammoa’, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished an under-construction home, a trailer and a well, in addition to uprooting farmlands. The Palestinian New & Info Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers surrounded the area, and demolished the […]

07 Apr
8:02

Israeli Army Demolishes Residential Tents And Structures Near Nablus

Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded on Thursday morning Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and demolished residential structures and tents. One Palestinian was also injured in Nablus city. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements File in the northern […]

07 Apr
7:18

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Auto Body Shop, A Slaughter House Near Ramallah

Several Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Ni’lin, west of Ramallah, and demolished an Auto Body shop and a slaughter house, east of the town. Mohammad Abdul-Qader Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the […]

07 Apr
7:04

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians, Including Two Women And One Child, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian homes in Jerusalem’s Old city, and searched them before kidnapping two women. The army also kidnapped three Palestinians, including a child and a woman, on Wednesday evening. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in Jerusalem, said the soldiers kidnapped Dalal […]

07 Apr
6:14

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Children Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Wednesday, five Palestinian children, in Ni’lin town west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after assaulting them. Media sources in Ni’lin said the soldiers violently attacked the five children, causing various cuts and bruises, before cuffing and blindfolding them, and took them to military base […]

06 Apr
11:12

Press Release: The 7th Annual Conference of “ Struggles for Freedom”

In the 7th Annual Conference of “ Struggles for Freedom”:A Comparative Approach Discusses Liberation Movements Resistance History Dimensions of the Palestinian, Indigenous and third world liberation struggles and resistance were marked in the 7th annual conference of “ Struggles for Freedom” organized by the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit […]

06 Apr
5:49

Army Demolishes Slaughterhouse, And A Balcony, In Beit Sahour

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Sahour city, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished a slaughter house, licensed and owned by the City Council, occupied a caravan in the al-Janab area, northeast of Beit Sahour, and demolished a balcony. The Beit Sahour Municipality said the slaughterhouse is owned […]

06 Apr
12:13

Israeli Extremists Invade Douma Village, Near Nablus

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Tuesday evening, after a number of fanatic Israeli colonists attempted to invade Douma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements File in the northern part […]

05 Apr
8:54

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eleven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian areas in occupied Jerusalem, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians. The soldiers invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and kidnapped Abdul-Qader Dari, Mohammad Abu Ryala, and a child identified as Mohammad Abu […]

05 Apr
8:16

Army Kidnaps Seven Palestinians In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli army invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian areas in the southern West bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched many homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians. The PPS said the soldiers kidnapped Mahmoud Hmeidat, from his home in Surif […]

Demolished home in Qabatia
04 Apr
10:28

Soldiers Demolish Three Palestinian Homes Near Jenin

April 4, 2016 10:28 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by several vehicles and bulldozers, invaded on Monday at dawn, Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and demolished homes of three Palestinians, who were killed in occupied Jerusalem, two months ago. Many Palestinians were injured by army fire, including two with live […]

Israeli soldier in front of jeep (File - Bethlehem News)
04 Apr
9:09

Israeli Army Kidnaps Three Palestinian Teenagers In Bethlehem

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Teqoua’ town and ‘Aida refugee camp, east and north of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinian teenagers.

Notice posted by Israeli army in Huwwara
04 Apr
12:10

Israeli Army Forces Stores To Shut Near Nablus

April 4, 2016 12:10 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers forced all stores on the main road in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to shut after Palestinians allegedly hurled stones at army vehicles and cars of Israeli colonizers living in illegal nearby colonies.

Al-boreij protest (File - Maan Images)
02 Apr
12:20

Israeli Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday, at least five Palestinians in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said clashes took place after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on Palestinians protesting against the ongoing Israeli escalation. Medical sources stated that one Palestinian was shot with […]

Mohammad Abu Thaher, 20 (image from family)
01 Apr
12:24

Army Closes Investigation into ‘Nakba Day’ Killing of Palestinian Protester by Israeli Army in 2014

April 1, 2016 12:24 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 1

The Israeli army on Wednesday closed the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian teenager during Nakba Day protests in May of 2014, without filing an indictment against the soldiers responsible for shooting the youth to death. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) said […]

Photo by: Frits Meyst
30 Mar
6:13

Walking Bethlehem

March 30, 2016 6:13 PM Saed Bannoura Palestinian Politics 0

Mentioning Bethlehem, the first thing that comes to mind is visiting the Church of the Nativity for a pilgrimage. If you take time to wander the streets of Bethlehem, you will discover so much more!

25 Mar
8:05

Elderly Man Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians, including an elderly man who was shot in the head.The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers invaded the town and fired many gas bombs […]

25 Mar
6:45

Israeli Soldiers Assault The Nonviolent Weekly Protests In Bil’in And Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. Many were also injured in Ni’lin nearby village.The soldiers assaulted the locals, Israeli […]