Category Archives: Regions

19 Aug

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug

UN Protection Proposals Rejected by Israel

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, condemned the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ report on improving Palestinian protection in the occupied territories. Danny Danon spoke on behalf of Israel and announced Israel’s rejection of the report presented by Guterres on Friday. Danon said, in a statement, that “The only […]

19 Aug

Erez Crossing Closed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian side of closing Erez border crossing, in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, to allow the entry of humanitarian cases only. Director of Public Relations and Information Mohammed Al – Maqdama said that Israeli occupation forces announced the closingof the crossing for Palestinian travelers, with […]

19 Aug

Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour

A town in Ireland has completed the first step towards twinning with Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district of the occupied West Bank. Kerry County Council has passed unopposed a motion to link Tralee, in County Kerry, with the Palestinian municipality. Councillor Pa Daly of the Sinn Fein political party, […]

19 Aug

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

19 Aug

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 19, 2018 1:57 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Two Palestinian detainees are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes they started eight days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS identified the two detainees as Saddam Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north of the […]

19 Aug

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, In Jerusalem

Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, Habayel al-Arab neighborhood of the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, wrote racist graffiti and punctured the tires of more than 15 Palestinian cars, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in […]

19 Aug

Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus

A number of Israeli colonizers from Yitzhar colony, illegally built on Palestinian lands south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, hurled stones at several Palestinian cars, wounding four residents, and caused damage to many cars. Media sources in Nablus said the attacks took place on the main road […]

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 […]

19 Aug

Israeli Colonists Uproot 70 Olive Saplings Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonizers uprooted, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian olive saplings, and cut trees, in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants invaded lands, owned by Khaled Samhan, in the northern part of the village, and […]

18 Aug

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

18 Aug

Gutteres Suggests Armed UN Presence to Insure Palestinian Protection

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, presented four proposals, this Friday, aimed at protecting Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in the besieged Gaza Strip, including the deployment of observers and increased humanitarian and development assistance. Guterres presented his proposals in a 14-page report prepared at the request of […]

18 Aug

Israeli Police Ban Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Baraa’ al-Ghazzawi is arrested at al-Aqsa Mosque, August 12, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT AUGUST 17, 2018 Worshippers report being arrested as they exit the holy compound and then banned from praying there. There has been a marked increase in Israeli police and security forces restricting […]

18 Aug

Norwegian Activist Shot as Israeli Forces Subdue Protest East of Qalqilia

A Norwegian activist, Saturday, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, said WAFA correspondence. Confrontations reportedly broke out between demonstrators who also rallied to protest Israel’s closure […]

18 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

18 Aug

Illegal Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Jenin

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers cut, on Saturday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian olive trees in ‘Arraba town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the assailants invaded an orchard, owned by a local resident identified as Nathmi Dheidi, near the […]

18 Aug

Palestinian Killed After Attempted Stabbing of Israeli Police Officer

Local sources in Jerusalem and Israeli sources reported Friday afternoon that a Palestinian was shot dead in occupied Jerusalem, after attempting to stab an Israeli police officer. The Palestinian man, from the town of Umm al-Fahm in Israel, was shot and killed by Israeli police after attempting to stab an […]

18 Aug

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

Shir Hever discusses the recent Intercept report revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham. While the interview was recorded, Israeli authorities announced the result of a separate […]

18 Aug

200 Olive Trees Cut Down by Illegal Settlers

Extremist Israeli settlers, early Friday, chopped down 200 fruitful olive trees belonging to Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Eli broke into Wadi […]

18 Aug

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians, injure 270, In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians and injured 270 others, including 60 who were shot with live fire. The Ministry said the soldiers killed Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, by shooting him with a live round in his head, east […]

17 Aug

Weekly Kafr Qaddoum Protest Violently Suppressed by Israeli Forces

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation, as Israeli forces suppressed the weekly Kafr Qaddoum march in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday afternoon. Coordinator of the local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that Israeli forces showered protesters with tear-gas bombs, in […]

17 Aug

Solidarity Cup to Commence Despite Cancellation of Gaza Kids to Ireland Trip

The young footballers from Gaza who have visited Ireland, for the past two summers, have been forced to cancel their trip, this year. The Palestinian boys from Al Helal Football Academy, who live under Israeli occupation in Gaza, had planned to travel Tuesday (August 14th) through the territory’s border with […]

17 Aug

Hours Before Her Release, Palestinian Woman Receives Administrative Detention Order

August 17, 2018 1:40 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities issued, Friday, an Administrative Detention order against a young Palestinian female detainee, just hours before he scheduled release. The young Palestinian woman, identified as Fida’ Mohammad Ekhlayyel, 21, is from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Fida’ was […]

17 Aug

Palestinian Man Turns Himself In after Fatal Collision with Israeli Settler

August 17, 2018 12:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian taxi driver, in his sixties, turned himself in to the Palestinian Authority on Thursday evening after the vehicle he was driving hit an Israeli settler. The settler, 42-year-old Hava Rozin, died from her injuries. After turning himself in, the taxi driver said that he initially fled the scene […]

17 Aug

Israeli Military Closes Investigation, Claims ‘No Wrongdoing’ in 2014 Rafah Attack

The Israeli military investigation of itself closed Wednesday with the decision to file no charges against the soldiers who massacred 70 Palestinian civilians in a single day on August 1st, 2014. The day, known as ‘Rafah’s Black Friday’, came in the midst of a series of massacres, including the destruction […]

16 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

16 Aug

Abbas Firm on Rejection of US ‘Peace Deal’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected the U.S. political plan referred to as “Deal of the Century”. The deal suggests, according to Andalou/Al Ray, addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by forcing the Palestinians to make concessions, including the status of East Jerusalem. “We are the first to stand against it […]

16 Aug

Israeli Ship Forced to Leave Tunisian Port

The Tunisian General Labor Union (TGLU) and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists, on Thursday, forced an Israeli ship belonging to Zim Integrated Shipping Services to change course, as it was attempting to dock at the Rades port in Tunisia, on its way to Spain. The ship was turned around at […]

16 Aug

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UNRWA School Year to Begin as Scheduled

At an extraordinary session of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, in Amman today, the Commissioner-General, Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl announced that the school-year for 526’000 Palestine refugee girls and boys will open on time in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. According to the PNN, KrĂ€henbĂŒhl emphasized that […]

16 Aug

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Twelfth Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that a detainee is ongoing with a hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day, demanding to be released due to various health issues. The committee stated that the detainee, Omar Hashem Ahmad al-Khatib, 60, is from Jabalia, in the northern part of the […]

16 Aug

Despite Claims to Expand Fishing Area, Israeli Forces Detained 4 Fishermen and Seized 2 Fishing Boats Sailing within 1 Nautical Mile

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Thursday morning 16 August, 2018, Israeli gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1 nautical mile, arrested 4 fishermen and detained a fishing boat. These violations refute the Israeli authorities’ claims regarding easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the  fishing area […]

16 Aug

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip following the Israeli Disengagement Plan in […]

16 Aug

Israel Plans To Turn A Jordan Valley Military Base Into A Colony

Palestinian researcher and human rights activists, Aref Daraghma, has reported that Israel is planning to turn a military base, in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, into an illegal colony. Daraghma quoted Israeli human rights groups stating that Tel Aviv is planning to settle […]

16 Aug

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen And Confiscate Their Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, before abducting four fishermen, and confiscating their boat. Nizar Ayyash, the secretary of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate, said the navy attacked the boats before […]

16 Aug

Illegal Colonists Settlers Start Preparing Road For Outpost

On Thursday, a group of Israeli colonists, illegally living on Palestinian lands in the West Bank’s Plains, started the preparation work for paving a road leading to their illegal colony. Palestinian human rights activist ‘Aref Daraghma, said the colonists started laying down the foundation of a new road which they […]

16 Aug

Al-Araqib Village Demolished For The 132nd Time

Israeli bulldozers demolished, Thursday, the al-Araqib ‘unrecognized’ Bedouin village, in the Negev, for the 132th consecutive time, and abducted three Palestinians. Media sources said dozens of officers surrounded the village, before demolishing and removing residential structures and tents, in addition to barns. They added that the police also abducted Sheikh […]

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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 […]

16 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Galboa’ Prison

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian detainees in Galboa’ prison. The committee added that the attack took place in Section 3 of Galboa, when dozens of soldiers invaded it, and conducted violent searches of the detainees are their […]

16 Aug

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including three children and one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. One […]

15 Aug

Gaza: Meet the Palestinian Doctor Who Watched His Son Die

Ghazal Othman In the 22 years of Sari al-Shobaki’s life, his father rescued him from death seven times, but the eighth time, when he was shot by the Israeli occupied snipers, he failed. The first time, Dr Dahoud al-Shobaki recalls, was when his son was born three months premature and […]

15 Aug

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

15 Aug

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]

15 Aug

Colonialist Settler Injures A Farmer; Soldiers Prevent Palestinians From Entering Their Lands In Salfit

An Israeli guard of the illegal Ariel colony attacked and injured, on Wednesday afternoon, a Palestinian farmer, while Israeli soldiers prevented several others from entering their lands, in Kifl Haris village, north of Salfit, in northwestern West Bank. Media sources said the farmer suffered various cuts and bruises, and was […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinian Women in Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, six Palestinian women in front of one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Naheda Salah Abu Shaqra, 64, Salsabeel Mohammad Emara, Sajeda Mahameed, Sojoud Mahameed, Samah Mahameed and Nour Mahajna. The army also summoned Khadija […]

15 Aug

Army Demolishes A Home In Jerusalem

August 15, 2018 12:45 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian home, consisting of two apartments, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretense that it was constructed without a permit. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers and officers, in addition to undercover forces, invaded the town, after isolating it, and […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Tubas And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, from their homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Tubas said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, and abducted Omar Hamza Daraghma […]

15 Aug

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes, in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before breaking into a number of homes and violently searching them. The soldiers then abducted Mousa Khalil al-‘Amour, 17, and a former political prisoner, […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Journalist In Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Borham village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a prominent Palestinian journalist, a correspondent with Palestine TV. The Palestinian TV has reported that the soldiers invaded the home of its “military correspondent,” Ali Dar Ali, and […]

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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 […]

15 Aug

Allying Against Iran: Repercussions for Palestine

Article  originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Diana Buttu, Osamah Khalil, Mouin Rabbani on August 14, 2018 When the Iran deal – or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – was signed three years ago, Al-Shabaka analysts did not see significant changes in store for US-Palestinian relations, although they predicted that Palestinians’ situation would worsen when […]

15 Aug

Khan al-Ahmar to Receive Health Services

Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awad said that a comprehensive health center will begin providing health services to the resilient people in Al Khan al-Ahmar village, today. According to the PNN, the center provides primary health care services at the general medicine clinic, and allocates a day to the dermatologist […]

15 Aug

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel’s navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class […]

15 Aug

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

15 Aug

Illegal Israeli Colonists March In Hebron, Invade Home

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists marched, Tuesday, in Tel Romedia Palestinian neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, heading to the Ibrahimi Mosque, and stormed a Palestinian home. Emad Jaber, a local nonviolent activist against Israel’s colonies, said Israeli soldiers closed the Ibrahimi Mosque, and prevented […]

15 Aug

Israel Seizes Palestinian Farmland for ‘Gardening Purposes’

An Israeli flyer outlining Palestinian land to be confiscated, August 10, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER AUGUST 14, 2018 Palestinians say that Israeli authorities in Jerusalem barred them from tending to their plants in the area targeted for confiscation. On August 10, 2018, the Israeli […]

15 Aug

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Force Out Families for Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a house belonging to a Palestinian resident in the town of Deir Dibwan, east of the West Bank district of Ramallah, said local WAFA sources. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the area, accompanied by bulldozers and heavy machinery, before proceeding to demolish the house. The house […]

15 Aug

Over 600 Units Added to Avni Hafetz Settlement

The Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that  Israeli occupation authorities have added more than 600 settlement units, during the past five days, to the settlement “Avni Hafetz “, which is built on land in Shofa village, in Tulkarem. “There is […]

14 Aug

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians, Including Two Women, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several communities in the occupied West Bank, and abducted 29 Palestinians, including two women from Hebron. The soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of homes during the invasions, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting […]

14 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Bulldoze Lands, Near Nablus

August 14, 2018 11:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

On Tuesday at dawn, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and surrounding villages, before storming and searching homes, and abducted five Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Palestinian lands near Nablus, and bulldozed them, in preparation for expanding an illegal colony. Media sources in Nablus, […]

14 Aug

Army To Demolish A Home Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took measurements of the family home of a Palestinian detainee, believed to be behind the killing of an Israeli soldier, in preparation for demolishing the property. Media […]

14 Aug

Israeli Occupation Keeps Palestinian Journalist Alaa Rimawi Jailed, Writer Lama Khater Under Interrogation

Photo: Alaa Rimawi. Wattan TV Even as four Palestinian journalists were released after paying a bail of NIS 5000 ($1350) each, an Israeli military court extended the detention of journalist Alaa Rimawi, the director of the Al-Quds TV office. Rimawi previously went on hunger strike for 6 days immediately following his arrest. In addition, […]

14 Aug

PA Sends Needed Cancer Medication to Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that medications were transported into the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday, for the treatment of cancer. The Palestinian Minister of Health, Jawad Awad, said that, upon instructions from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, medications were transported on Monday, to the […]

14 Aug

Diary Entry from an ISM Volunteer. Northern Jordan Valley.

08/13/18 Kristin Foss , International Solidarity Movement I lost my flight.. On purpose.. I was pretty sure I would though, when I left for Palestine. To be honest, I don’t think its gonne make it easier to leave later. The more I know, the more people I know – the […]

14 Aug

The Palestinian David

The Israeli military bombs Gaza, August 9, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY: MICHAEL WARSCHAWSKI AUGUST 13, 2018 The Israeli Goliath, one of the strongest and most technological armies in the whole world, has proven unable to handle the stone of Palestinian David. Who in the West hasn’t heard about the biblical […]

14 Aug

PLO Seeks to Expel Israel from United Nations on Grounds of Apartheid

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said, on Monday, that it has started a process to kick Israel out of the United Nations, on ground of being an apartheid state. Ahmad Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said that the request for suspending Israel’s membership in the United […]

14 Aug

Jeremy Corbyn Faces Attacks by UK’s Pro-Israel Lobby

Frontrunner for England’s Prime Minister spot Jeremy Corbyn has been at the center of controversy over his criticism of the state of Israel, specifically for refusing to adopt certain provisions of a new definition of Anti-Semitism that extends to what he sees as genuine criticism over Israel’s policies. This debate […]

14 Aug

Army Injures Five Palestinians, Abducts Four, Near Hebron

August 14, 2018 1:21 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday evening, five Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted four others in Safa area, northwest of the city. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel […]

14 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Attack And Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked and abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian woman from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted the woman, and abducted her, before moving her to a nearby police station. Firas ad-Dibis, the head of the Public Relations Department at the […]

14 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Detain A Child Near Jenin

August 14, 2018 12:23 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, on Monday at night, a Palestinian child from Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after the army invaded several homes and stores in the town. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Bilal Abu Bakr, 15, from the Schools’ Neighborhood, and interrogated him, […]

13 Aug

Detainee Anas Shadeed Suspends Hunger Strike

August 13, 2018 12:53 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that a political prisoner, identified as Anas Shadeed, 21, has suspended his hunger strike, and was moved to Ramla prison clinic, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority. The committee stated that Shadeed, from Doura town, south of the southern West […]

13 Aug

Two Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

August 13, 2018 12:09 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees in Israeli prisons have declared a hunger strike, protesting their continued detention under Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS said that the two detainees have been identified as Saddam Ayyad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north […]

13 Aug

Army Hands Family An Order For Demolishing Their Home

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and handed a demolition order against the family home of a Palestinian, who was killed in July on this year, after killing an Israeli colonialist settler. Media sources in Ramallah said the […]

13 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar […]

13 Aug

Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered On May 14

Palestinian Medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that a seriously injured young man has died from his wounds, on Sunday at night. The sources said that Wisam Yousef Hijazi, 30, was shot by Israeli army fire on May 14th, during the Great Return March procession, east of Abasan […]

12 Aug

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug

Report: Four Boys on Gaza Beach in 2014 Killed by Drone

According to a confidential Israeli military police report obtained by The Intercept, four Palestinian cousins were killed in two separate drone strikes after they were mistaken for Hamas fighters, said Israeli daily Haartez. It said, according to WAFA, that the Israeli strike which killed four Palestinian children who were playing […]

12 Aug

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

12 Aug

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Ramallah And Hebron”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, nine Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah and Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians from several parts of the governorate. The abducted Palestinians […]

12 Aug

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron

August 12, 2018 11:34 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from their homes in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and abducted the two Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

12 Aug

Detainee From Hebron Continues Hunger Strike

August 12, 2018 11:13 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a political prisoner from the southern West Bank city of Hebron is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourteenth consecutive day, protesting his continued Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee said the detainee Dirar Abu Minshar, 39, is currently held […]

12 Aug

Health Ministry: “80% Of Cancer Medications Depleted In Gaza Hospitals”

August 12, 2018 10:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry is Gaza has reported that 80% of cancer medications in the besieged coastal region have depleted, an issue that poses imminent threats to the lives of the patients. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the Rantisi specialized hospital, […]

12 Aug

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted five fishermen from the same family. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, and abducted Nasser Fadel Bakr, and his sons Fadel Nasser Bakr, Ahmad Nasser […]

12 Aug

Israel’s Siege of Gaza is Anything But Legal

On Sunday, 29 July, Israeli commandos boarded a boat taking part in a Freedom Flotilla which was taking humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boat — Al-Awda (The Return) — was captured by Israel while sailing in international waters. If anyone else had conducted the raid, it would […]

12 Aug

Syrian Air Force Intercepts Israeli Jet

Syrian air defenses allegedly intercepted an Israeli warplane, to west of the Syrian capital of Damascus, predawn, Saturday. The SANA Syrian news agency reported, according to Ma’an, that Syrian air defenses were used against a “hostile” warplane penetrating the Syrian airspace. Sources said that the Syrians allegedly intercepted an Israeli […]

12 Aug

Friday Demonstration Violently Repressed in Hebron

08/11/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday, on the 10th of August, the Friday demonstration in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) was violently repressed by Israeli forces. Unarmed protestors gathered after Friday prayers, around 13:30, to protest against the occupation and in solidarity with Gaza. During the first hour […]

12 Aug

Settlers Inaugurate ‘Tourist Center’ in Silwan

Israeli settlers attend an inauguration ceremony for a tourist center in Silwan, August 1, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 10, 2018 Two Palestinians were arrested prior to the event and dozens of others were forcibly cleared from the streets by fully armed Israeli police. The […]

12 Aug

Palestinian Shepherds Chased Off Land by Occupation Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday, chased Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron,  said a local activist, according to WAFA. Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Separation Wall and […]

12 Aug

Israeli Air Strikes Injure Three Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Saturday, that Israeli army drones fired missiles at three areas, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, mildly wounding three Palestinians. The first strike targeted Palestinians east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, wounding two Palestinians. The second strike targeted Palestinians […]

11 Aug

Army Injures Four Palestinians Near Hebron

August 11, 2018 11:49 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, four young Palestinian men in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, after the army invaded the town, and attacked protesters. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar and distributed leaflets warning extreme measures against the […]

11 Aug

Israel Illegally Confiscates Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Silwan

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders for the illegal annexation of dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of using them for “gardening, irrigation pipes, roads and public gardens.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has […]

11 Aug

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds her suffered, Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire during the Great Return March. The Health Ministry said the man, Ahmad Jamal Suleiman Abu Louli, 40, was shot with a live […]

11 Aug

Health Ministry Condemns Israeli Killing Of A Palestinian Medic

Dr. Jawad Awwad, the Palestinian Health Minister, issued a statement denouncing the ongoing Israeli excessive use of force against Palestinian nonviolent protesters, and condemning the fatal shooting of a Palestinian medic. Dr. Awwad said the killing of medic volunteer Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, east of Rafah, and the targeting of medics, […]

11 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked protesters against the Annexation Wall and colonies, wounding two. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of soldiers invaded the […]

11 Aug

Israeli Municipality to Seize East Jerusalem Lands, Including GOC

The Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem decided, on Friday, to approve the seizure dozens of dunams of land in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. WHIC said staff of the Israeli municipality distributed notices informing local citizens about the municipality’s intention to take the […]

11 Aug

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinians, Homes, In Hebron

Dozens of Israeli colonizers, illegally living on stolen Palestinian lands in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked Friday several Palestinians and their homes in Tal Romedia area, in the center of the city. Morad Amro, the coordinator of the Youth Coalition against Settlements, said the colonists attacked activists […]

11 Aug

Which will it be: Unequivocal support for Israel or First Amendment rights?

By Justine McCabe, CT Viewpoints An alarming paradox has taken shape in legislation before [the United States’] Congress:  Our representatives would violate Americans’ First Amendment rights in order to protect the State of Israel. This draconian legislation is H.R. 1697/S. 720, the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” is a proposed law that could harshly penalize […]

10 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian In Bethlehem

August 10, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in his knee, before he was rushed to a local hospital. The Palestinian was shot after several army […]

10 Aug

Including One Medic, Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians, Injure 307, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, including one medic, and injured 307 others, including 85 who were shot with live fire. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers killed Ali Sa’id al-‘Aloul, 55, after shooting him […]

10 Aug

Israeli Forces Target Civilian Property, Destroy al-Mishal Cultural Center and Wound 20 Civilians in Gaza City

In New Crime of Crime Against Civilians and Cultural Objects, Israeli Forces Target Civilian Property, Destroy al-Mishal Cultural Center and Wound 20 Civilians in Gaza City In new crime of crimes against Palestinian civilians and cultural objects, Israeli warplanes targeted al-Mishal Cultural Center building, which includes the Egyptian community’s office. […]

10 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Ramallah And Tulkarem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians, and injured several others, in Ramallah and Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers stormed Tulkarem refugee camp, before invading and […]