Category Archives: Regions

25 Jan
2:09

Two New Death Sentences in Gaza

January 25, 2017 2:09 AM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On Tuesday, 24 January 2017, two new death sentences by hanging were issued in the Gaza Strip. The first one was issued by Deir al-Balah Court of First Instance against (Gh. E.) from the central Gaza Strip after being convicted of premeditated murder of his brother (30). The second one […]

24 Jan
11:25

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

24 Jan
11:08

Israeli Settler Performs Wedding Rituals in Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday , stormed into Al-Aqsa  Mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces. Jerusalemite sources reported. according to Al Ray, that about 11 settlers stormed into the holy site and carried out provocative tours in its yards, while Palestinian worshipers confronted with Takbeer chants […]

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, “This is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.” Other signs, written […]

24 Jan
10:51

Ashrawi Calls on Norway to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Tuesday, has called on Norway to recognize Palestine in the immediate future. Ashrawi, in a meeting at her office with Norwegian Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Hilde Haraldstad, expressed her appreciation to the Norwegian government for its continued economic […]

24 Jan
10:47

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

24 Jan
12:06

Israeli Army And Navy Open Fire On Farmers, And Fishers

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on Palestinian farmers in their lands, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired many live rounds at fishing boats, in southern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza […]

24 Jan
10:45

Israel opens investigation into army killing of 17-year old Palestinian in Bethlehem

January 24, 2017 10:45 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

After a video was published showing Israeli soldiers dragging a severely wounded Palestinian boy across the ground, resulting in his death, the Israeli military announced that they will launch an investigation of the incident. In most cases in the past, such internal military investigations have been largely formalities, with no […]

24 Jan
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to several detention and interrogation center. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, said the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun […]

24 Jan
3:55

New evidence contradicts Israeli account of Negev killing; Israel returns body of deceased

January 24, 2017 3:55 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Following a lawsuit by the family of a Bedouin man killed by Israeli forces, the Israeli High Court ordered the government to release his body to his family. The decision comes just as new video evidence emerges showing that the man who Israel had claimed was an attacker was actually […]

24 Jan
3:50

East Jerusalem Teen Detained at Night and Beaten during Interrogation

Amir Othman Darweesh, 14, was repeatedly beaten during an interrogation by Israeli officers on January 2. (Photo: Darweesh family) Ramallah, January 23, 2017—Israeli forces beat a Palestinian boy during interrogation after detaining him from his East Jerusalem home, in the early morning hours of January 2, on suspicion of throwing stones. […]

24 Jan
3:21

American University Bars Activity from “Students for Justice in Palestine”

American Fordham University will not allow students to form Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group, claiming it promotes one country’s interests. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fordham, a Jesuit school in New York City, said that SJP would act more like a political lobby than a traditional campus […]

24 Jan
3:06

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

24 Jan
2:48

Al-Quds: ‘The Key to Peace, The Key to War’

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate, in the West Bank, against relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Written by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator at the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Under the slogan “al-Quds is the key to peace and the […]

Palestine Today - audio
24 Jan
2:37

Palestine Today 01 23 2017

January 24, 2017 2:37 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January, 23, 2017. Palestinian fisherman injured as navy attack Palestinian boats in Gaza waters, meanwhile troops in the West Bank demolish structures in the Jordan valley. These stories, and more, […]

23 Jan
11:55

West Bank: Occupation Plants Hidden Cameras in Ex-detainees’ Houses

By coincidence, two ex-detainee brothers, Tareq and Akram Jibril, found very tiny and accurate cameras, planted by Israeli soldiers, at the entrances of their homes in the town of Tekoa, south-east of Bethlehem, south of the West Bank. The Israeli occupation has recently accelerated the targeting campaign against residents of […]

23 Jan
11:42

Gaza Fisherman Condition Critical Following Israeli Naval Attack

A Palestinian fisherman, on Monday morning, sustained serious wounds after he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli naval forces. Head of Gaza’s Fishermen’s Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestine Information Center (PIC) that Israeli forces attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off of western Beit Lahiya […]

23 Jan
11:21

Army Demolishes Sheds, Tents And Barns, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday at noon, several sheds, tents and barns, owned by Palestinians living in the al-Jiftlik town, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, north of Jericho. Sabah Abu Rashed, the representative of Jericho District who witnessed the demolitions, along with a representative of the International Red Cross, […]

23 Jan
10:23

Israeli Military Police Abducts Abdullah Abu Rahma While Attending Court Hearing

The Israeli Military Police abducted, Monday, senior nonviolent activist, Abdullah Abu Rahma, at the Ofer Military Court, while attending a heading for activists who were abducted last Friday. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, in Ramallah, strongly denounced the abduction of Abu Rahma, who […]

Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
23 Jan
12:37

Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

23 Jan
8:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

January 23, 2017 8:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to several detention and interrogation centers. The Israeli army claimed the abducted Palestinians “participated on throwing stones on soldiers and settlers.” Two of the abducted […]

23 Jan
4:02

Trump’s First Order of Business: Denying Palestinian Right to Jerusalem

Anonymous sources within the Trump administration in the US allegedly told Israeli News Channel 2 Friday that the new US President, Donald Trump, would on Monday make his first order of business the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively denying the Palestinian people’s […]

22 Jan
12:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child, Two Young Men, In Bethlehem, One In Qalqilia

January 22, 2017 12:18 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the towns of Husan and Beit Fajjar, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a child and two young men. The army also summoned two Palestinians, from Bethlehem city and Beit Fajjar, for interrogation. The Bethlehem office […]

22 Jan
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four More Palestinians In Jerusalem

January 22, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians during invasions and violent searches of homes in the at-Tour neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, shortly after abducting one Palestinian in the neighborhood. Local layer Mohammad Mahmoud said the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes before abducting four Palestinians, and […]

22 Jan
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

January 22, 2017 10:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem. The abducted Palestinian has been identified as Faisal Shabana; he was cuffed and blindfolded by the soldiers, before being moved to an interrogation center in the city. […]

22 Jan
4:07

Army Injures A Child, Abducts A Man, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding a child in his arm, and also abducted a man. Medical sources said the child, identified as Awad Mansour, 12, was shot with […]

21 Jan
8:50

Bethlehem: Palestinians Burn Trump Pictures over Renewed US Support to Israel (VIDEO)

A group of Palestinian activists in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem burned, on Friday, 20/1/2017, pictures of  new US President Donald Trump in his first day of taking office because of his support to Israel, and especially his promises to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel […]

21 Jan
6:01

Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Accident In Khan Younis

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has announced the one of its fighters was killed, on Friday evening, in a tunnel accident in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam identified the fighter as Yousef Issam al-Agha, 22, from Khan Younis, and […]

21 Jan
5:49

Palestinian Child Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Northern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a child, only five years of age, was shot in her abdomen, after Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at homes and lands, in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. The sources said the child, identified as Rimas Hamdouna, 5, received the urgently-needed medical treatment […]

21 Jan
5:28

Kufur Qaddoum Protest Denounces Israeli Attacks On Um al-Hiran

Hundreds of Palestinians, and several international and Israeli peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest on Friday, this week denouncing the police killing of a Palestinian in Um al-Hiran town in the Negev, and the demolition of many homes there. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
21 Jan
2:35

This Week in Palestine Week 03 2017

January 21, 2017 2:35 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 14, to the 20, 2017. This week, Israel welcomes Donald Trump with plans to build more new settlement, meanwhile Israeli attacks leave three Palestinians killed this week. These […]

20 Jan
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Open Automatic Fire At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of the Gaza Strip, fired dozens of rounds targeting homes and lands, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of rounds for no apparent reason, hitting many […]

20 Jan
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Assault The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This week’s protest, attended by Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, was held in condemnation of statement by US president-elect Donald Trump regarding moving the […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan
1:46

Palestinian Peace Activists Attempt to Re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli Forces Destroy It

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

Palestinian home destroyed by Israeli army (PCHR photo)
20 Jan
1:03

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 10 wounded by Israeli troops this week

January 20, 2017 1:03 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces also wounded ten […]

20 Jan
12:12

Israeli Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian. The soldiers also invaded many neighborhoods in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

20 Jan
11:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Retired Palestinian Lieutenant Near Hebron

January 20, 2017 11:45 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and detained a retired Palestinian Lieutenant, after breaking into his home and searching it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers detained Lieutenant Hatem Hasan Eghneimat, while violently searching his home, and confiscated […]

20 Jan
11:22

2700 Colonialist Units Awaiting Trump’s Inauguration

Dozens of Americans flags have been raised, Thursday, at the junctions and roads leading to the Gush Etzion Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as the “Settlements Council” is preparing to celebrate Trump’s inauguration and the pending approval of 2700 news colonialist […]

20 Jan
11:00

Israeli Navy Injures A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot, on Thursday morning, after Israeli navy ships opened fire on several fishing boats, near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Medical sources said the wounded fisherman has been identified as Abed Hisham Sultan, and that the man was […]

Palestine Today - audio
20 Jan
2:51

Palestine Today 01 19 2017

January 20, 2017 2:51 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, January, 19, 2017. Israeli troops adducts more than a dozen civilians during West Bank invasions, meanwhile the navy attack Gaza fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The […]

19 Jan
12:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

19 Jan
10:46

Israeli Army Abducts A Palestinian In Hebron

January 19, 2017 10:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Thursday morning, a young Palestinian man in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and invaded Bani Neim town, east of the city, and searched homes. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the […]

19 Jan
9:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Tubas And Nablus

January 19, 2017 9:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aqabah village in Tubas, and the Old Askar refugee camp, in Nablus, searched several homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded a home in Jerusalem, and violently searched it. In Tubas district, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and […]

Palestine Today - audio
19 Jan
1:31

Palestine Today 01 18 2017

January 19, 2017 1:31 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January, 18, 2017. One Palestinian, and an Israeli police officer killed in the Negev meanwhile seven Palestinians injured during army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming […]

18 Jan
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, at least fourteen Palestinians, during various invasions targeting homes in several communities in the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded several communities in the district, searched and […]

18 Jan
11:24

Army Injures Six Palestinians, Demolishes Structures, Causes Truck And Cars To Burn In Qalandia

January 18, 2017 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least six Palestinians, after the army invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and prevented journalist and medics from entering it. The soldiers demolished structures and causing fires in a truck and several […]

18 Jan
11:02

Army Injures One Palestinian, Abducts Two Others, In Nablus

January 18, 2017 11:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted one Palestinian in addition to shooting two others, as many army vehicles and settlers’ busses invaded the city. Media sources in Nablus said approximately fifteen buses, carrying dozens of colonists, and […]

Photo By Silwanic
18 Jan
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Hebron And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Hebron and Tulkarem, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. In Bethlehem, several military vehicles invaded Marah Rabah village, south of the city, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes, and abducted […]

18 Jan
10:07

Detainee Jaradat Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that an ailing Palestinian detainee, who is held in solitary confinement in Asqalan Israeli prison, declared an open-ended hunger strike, demanding receiving the urgently-needed medical treatment. The PPS said that Anas Ghaleb Jaradat, 36, from Sielet al-Harethiyya town west of the northern West […]

Palestine Today - audio
18 Jan
3:49

Palestine Today 01 17 2017

January 18, 2017 3:49 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January, 17, 2017. Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at a West Bank checkpoint, meanwhile a settler hit a child with his car. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. […]

18 Jan
2:46

Israeli Troops Detain 14 Palestinians From The West Bank And Gaza

Palestinian sources announced that Israeli troops detained, on Tuesday at dawn, 13 Palestinian civilians during home searches in the West Bank, while one man was detained at Gaza border crossing. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that nine Palestinian were abducted when Israeli troops invaded the Shu;fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, […]

18 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man Near Tulkarem

Hours after Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teen in Bethlehem, the army shot and killed, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian man at a military roadblock, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian medical sources said the man has been identified as Nidal Daoud Mahdawi, […]

18 Jan
2:15

Hebron; Israeli Settler Rams A Palestinian Child, Injuring Her

January 18, 2017 2:15 AM Ghassan Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian child was injured on Tuesday midday when she was hit by a speeding car driving by an Israeli settler in Hebron city, northern West Bank. Liyan Al Razam, 5, was moved to the Ahli Hospital in Hebron city after sustaining moderate after being hit by the settler car. […]

17 Jan
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

17 Jan
4:06

Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’

Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike. Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Leaders of the Palestinian community in present-day Israel announced a general strike as hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the demolition […]

17 Jan
3:47

PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City

On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was held in Attadamun office in Rafah City from 9 to 12 January 2017 and […]

17 Jan
3:13

Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza

A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi, poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire in front of a […]

Palestine Today - audio
17 Jan
1:24

Palestine Today 01 16 2017

January 17, 2017 1:24 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January, 16, 2017. Israeli troops kill a Palestinian youth in West Bank clashes and attack Gaza Fishermen in Palestinian territorial waters. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli […]

16 Jan
11:05

Breaking the Silence: “The civilian was laying there, writhing in pain.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the […]

16 Jan
10:33

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. This is the second major defeat for […]

16 Jan
9:53

Asa Winstanley: Al-Jazeera Investigation Reveals Israel Lobby’s Influence in the UK (VIDEO)

Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley says Israel has set up astroturf organizations in the UK whose purpose is to sabotage Palestine solidarity. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. A recently released video from Al Jazeera shows an Israeli diplomat and an aide […]

16 Jan
9:27

Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

16 Jan
8:57

Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%

The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids increased by at least 250 per cent over the past seven years; 5,658 Israelis […]

16 Jan
8:45

Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.   Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging […]

16 Jan
8:17

US Had ‘Secret Accord’ to Continue ‘Natural Growth’ of Israeli Settlements

A leaked cable from Paris reveals that the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak advertised the fact that the US and Israel had a ‘secret accord’ to ‘continue the natural growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.’ ~ Rory Wood, Wikileaks According to the cable [09PARIS827], the MFA Middle East […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

16 Jan
1:10

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Hundreds Of Olive Tree For New Illegal Colonialist Road

January 16, 2017 1:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers started, on Monday morning, the illegal uprooting of hundreds of olive trees, as part of a plan to uproot hundreds of Palestinian trees to pave a new road for an illegal colony, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

16 Jan
12:25

General Union For Palestinian Writers Denounced Abduction Of Palestinian Author

January 16, 2017 12:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The General Union for Palestinian Writers issued a statement, Monday, strongly denouncing the abduction of author and intellectual Walid al-Hodali, who was taken prisoner at dawn, after many Israeli soldiers invaded his home in Ramallah. In a press release, the Union described the abduction of Hodali is another Israeli crime […]

16 Jan
12:09

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and during morning hours, at least twenty Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the central West […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan
9:35

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

16 Jan
8:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Journalist Who Held Extended Hunger Strike

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, who was released on April 19 2014, after holding a 94-day hunger strike, and detained the family members of slain Palestinians, identified as Mohannad al-Halabi, Thaer Abu Ghazala, Hussein Abu Ghosh, after participating in a peaceful procession in Bethlehem, […]

15 Jan
11:22

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. The army also installed roadblocks, and summoned a father and his son for interrogation. Several army vehicles invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the […]

15 Jan
3:36

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

14 Jan
12:29

PCHR Follows up with Concern Excessive Use of Force by Security Services to Disperse Demonstration in Jabalia Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest incidents in Jabalia refugee camp, where Palestinian security services used excessive force against civilians, including journalists. PCHR stresses the significance of adhering to the legal and international standards when dealing with civilians in all circumstances. PCHR calls […]

14 Jan
7:17

Kufur Qaddoum Nonviolent Procession Demands Removal Of Colonies

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, demanding the international community, and the Paris Conference, to act on ending the Israeli occupation of […]

14 Jan
6:01

Two Injured, Many Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

14 Jan
5:26

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Ni’lin Mohammad ‘Amira said the soldiers targeted the nonviolent protesters with gas […]

14 Jan
3:44

Israeli Soldiers Assaults Detainees In Ramon

January 14, 2017 3:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli special forces attacked, on Thursday at night, many detainees in the Ramon detention center, and conducted extensive searches of their rooms. The detainees said the undercover officers forced them out in the cold, and conducted extensive searches of their room, and that the soldiers also assaulted many of them […]

14 Jan
3:38

Mladenov on Gaza Power Crisis Protests: “We call for the full respect of the right to freedom of expression in Gaza.” (VIDEO)

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, said on the electricity crisis and protests in Gaza : ”I am following, with great concern, the tense situation unfolding in Gaza, after two million Palestinians have been left with just a couple of hours of electricity […]

14 Jan
3:03

FM Lavrov to Meet Delegates of Palestinian Parties in Moscow: Zakharova

nsnbc : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with representatives of Palestinian parties in Moscow on January 16, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the press on Thursday. Zakharova said: “On January 16, the Russian top diplomat will receive representatives of the leading Palestinian organizations who are expected […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
13 Jan
11:08

This Week in Palestine Week 02 2017

January 13, 2017 11:08 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 07, to the 13, 2017. Palestinian leadership warns against moving the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem, meanwhile Israeli gunfire leave two Palestinians killed this week. These stories, and […]

Family mourns Mohammad Salhi, killed by Israeli forces in front of his mother (PCHR photo)
13 Jan
11:44

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinians killed, 2 wounded, 58 abducted by Israeli forces this week

January 13, 2017 11:44 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05 – 11 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians were killed, and two journalists were […]

Palestine Today - audio
12 Jan
11:59

Palestine Today 01 12 2017

January 12, 2017 11:59 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, January, 12, 2017. Israeli troops kidnap civilians from the West Bank and open fire at Gaza farmlands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, […]

12 Jan
6:14

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

Soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint
12 Jan
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

January 12, 2017 9:15 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Thursday morning, three Palestinian men at a number of military roadblocks, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and also stormed and searched many homes. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers abducted Mos’ab Salam Eghneimat, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Hmeidat, 33, after […]

12 Jan
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Coop Near Jenin

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a coop, in addition to handing warrants for the destruction of another coop, and an industrial structure. Tawfiq Kabaha, a member of the Barta’a Local […]

12 Jan
4:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 3 Merchants, 10 Young Men, In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Wad area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, broke into stores and abducted three Palestinian merchants. The soldiers also invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, and abducted ten young men. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said many soldiers, police officers […]

12 Jan
3:46

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Eight Structures In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 3:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Bulldozers demolished, Wednesday, four temporary structures installed on five Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal al-Mokabber area, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being set up without a permit from the city council. The Jerusalem City Council claims that the eight structures were used for “selling construction materials,” and […]

Palestine Today - audio
11 Jan
11:29

Palestine Today 01 11 2017

January 11, 2017 11:29 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January, 11, 2017. Four Palestinian stores demolished, 33 civilians kidnapped during army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli Bulldozers demolished, Wednesday, four […]

11 Jan
1:18

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least thirty-three Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers have abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad […]

11 Jan
11:41

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In Teqoua’

January 11, 2017 11:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, stormed and searched many homes and abducted eleven Palestinians. The soldiers invaded Teqoua’ from several directions, after surrounding it, initiated extensive searches of homes, while interrogating many Palestinians and inspecting their […]

11 Jan
10:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron, One In Jenin

January 11, 2017 10:15 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least five Palestinians in several communities in the district. The army also abducted one Palestinian in the northern West Bank […]

11 Jan
4:16

Israeli Soldiers Invade Marda Village, Near Salfit

January 11, 2017 4:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at night, the village of Marda, north of Salfit in central West Bank, before storming into stores and interrogating many Palestinians. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers violently invaded and searched many stores in the village, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. […]

11 Jan
4:03

Army Abducts Father of Palestinian Killed In October 2015

January 11, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, the father of Tha’er Abu Ghazala, who was killed by the army in early October of 2016. The Abu Ghazala family said dozens of soldiers surrounded their home before invading it, and violently searched the property. It added that the soldiers then abducted Abdul-Salam Abu Ghazala, […]

Palestine Today - audio
10 Jan
11:59

Palestine Today 01 10 2017

January 10, 2017 11:59 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, News Report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January, 10, 2017. Israeli troops executes a Palestinian man in front of his family during predawn invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. A […]

10 Jan
2:14

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’a Refugee Camp”

In an extra-judicial execution crime, on Tuesday dawn, 10 January 2017, Israeli forces shot dead in cold blood a Palestinian civilian in al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, in front of his mother. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) stresses that this crime was committed after the Israeli political […]

10 Jan
2:03

Foreign Ministry: “Salhi’s Execution, Sate-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s execution of a former political prisoner, in front of his family in his home, and described the attack as a “state-sponsored terrorism.” The Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, in Tubas, and terrorized […]

10 Jan
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Execute Young Palestinian Man In His Home Near Tubas

January 10, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Updated: According to investigations by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and the mother’s testimony, Fawziyah Mahmoud Khamis Salhi (67) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 02:00 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas.  They surrounded the family house of Mohammed […]