Category Archives: Regions

17 Feb
4:02

Palestine and the Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance

by Ibrahim Fraihat, for Al-Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network The October 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the Saudi government in Istanbul brought into sharp relief the deepening relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel: Israel had supplied Pegasus spyware to the Saudi government, which it used to surveille Khashoggi, and […]

17 Feb
3:54

Palestinian-owned Warehouse Demolished by Owner upon Israeli Order

February 17, 2019 3:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

A Palestinian from the town of Umm al-Fahm, in northern Israel, was forced to demolish a steel structure used as a warehouse, on Saturday, upon receiving a demolition notice by Israeli authorities. Abdullah Jabbarin said that he received a demolition notice for his warehouse, pointing out that he would be […]

17 Feb
3:54

Gaza Crisis Must Be “Immediately Addressed” : Guterres

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, addressed the Community on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Friday, to discuss the humanitarian emergency in Palestine. Guterres emphasized the effect the crisis has had on the youth of Gaza, stressing that they are left with “little […]

16 Feb
11:44

On 47th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 67 Civilians, including 14 Children, 2 Women, 2 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PRHC): On Friday evening, 15 February 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 47th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 67 civilians, including 14 children, 2 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist eastern Gaza […]

16 Feb
11:38

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire At Farmers And Fishermen, in Gaza

The Israeli army and navy opened fired, on Saturday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian agricultural lands and fishing boats, east of Gaza city and in northern Gaza. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, fired live rounds at Palestinian farmers on their […]

16 Feb
11:04

PCHR: “On International Childhood Cancer Day, Israel and Political Division Deepens Struggle of Children with Cancer in Gaza Strip”

Ref: 19/2019 – Date: 14 February 2019: International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), is celebrated  around the world every year on 15 February to reduce children’s cancer incidence. This occasion coincides with the deterioration of health conditions in the Gaza Strip […]

16 Feb
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron And Ramallah

February 16, 2019 10:48 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, four Palestinians in Hebron and Ramallah governorates, in the southern and central parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading and searching their homes. The PPS office in Hebron said the several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, […]

16 Feb
6:35

First and Only Pediatric Cancer Department to Open in Gaza This Month

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, on Thursday, held a press conference to announce the opening of the  first and only Pediatric Cancer Department in the Gaza Strip, which is due to be officially opened on 19 February, according to the PNN. The 24,000 square meter department, named Dr. Musa & Suhaila […]

16 Feb
6:19

7 New UN Resolutions against Israel Up for Review in March

The United Nations Human Rights Council is planning to issue seven resolutions against Israel, during March, according to Israeli news outlets. Israeli Channel 2 reported that a report of the Commission of Inquiry into the “Gaza Fence” and the blacklist of businesses operating inside illegal Israeli settlements and beyond the […]

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

16 Feb
5:57

Bulldozers Raze Lands Near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, razed a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Urif, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to raze an […]

16 Feb
5:50

NĂ­ Riada Calls on EU to End Funding to Israel

Sinn FĂ©in MEP Liadh NĂ­ Riada has called for the ending of all EU funding to Israel. The Ireland South MEP made the call as she tabled an amendment designed to close the loophole allowing Israel to use EU funds for military purposes. “Israel must be completely excluded from receiving […]

15 Feb
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure 20 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 47th consecutive week in the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including at least twenty with live fire, one of them a child, who suffered a life-threatening injury. The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that […]

15 Feb
9:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of […]

15 Feb
8:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, four Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after dozens of residents held Friday prayers on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist and military activities, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the […]

15 Feb
7:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 February 2019)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and another one succumbed to his wound in the Gaza Strip. […]

15 Feb
7:02

Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?

Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and […]

15 Feb
6:49

Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sentenced to House Arrest

An Israeli court, on Wednesday, sentenced the imam of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—to house confinement. An Israeli patrol kidnapped Imam Walid Seyam from his family home, on Tuesday evening, hours before an Israeli court ruled that he be subjected to house arrest until Friday. On Tuesday, […]

15 Feb
6:41

OCHA: 44 Palestinians Displaced by Israel in January

In January, about 40 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities — almost the same as the monthly average recorded in 2018 — displacing 44 people and otherwise affecting some 200 others, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory […]

15 Feb
6:22

ISM: Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

Herding sheep below the illegal settlement construction site close to Um al-Kheir. In early January, ISM activists visited the villages of Um al-Khair and At-Tuwani in the South Hebron hills in order to participate in renovation work on ancient caves and to bear witness to recent settler violence in both […]

15 Feb
5:56

UN Visit to Occupied Territories Opposed by Israel

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Gaza in August of 2017, but several proposed Security Council visits to the Palestinians territories have been blocked. Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories, for a close-up look at […]

15 Feb
5:44

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

15 Feb
5:35

Israeli Forces Cut Water Lines in Yatta Town

On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron. The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Reb’i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta. Reb’i added that the measures […]

14 Feb
11:43

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Tulkarem, One In Qalqilia

February 14, 2019 11:43 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians from Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem, and one in Jayyous, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many […]

14 Feb
10:37

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers, and Israeli navy ships, opened fired on Thursday at dawn, at many Palestinian farmers, shepherds and fishermen, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and at the coast in […]

14 Feb
10:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Ramallah

February 14, 2019 10:18 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and abducted eight Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded Kufur Ni’ma village, west of Ramallah, searched and ransacked many homes, before abducting Suleiman Sa’da, […]

14 Feb
9:59

Army Injures Several Schoolchildren In Hebron

February 14, 2019 9:59 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired gas bombs near a local school, causing dozens of schoolchildren to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also invaded homes in the city, and in […]

14 Feb
8:54

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Salfit

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into Iskaka Palestinian village, east of Salfit city in central West Bank, wrote racist graffiti and punctures tires of several cars. Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, the head of Iskaka village council, said the colonists wrote anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian racist graffiti […]

13 Feb
1:14

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

February 13, 2019 1:14 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Beit Jala city, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a Palestinian home. Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded Bir Una area in Beit Jala, adjacent to the illegal Annexation Wall, before storming the home of Mohammad […]

13 Feb
10:48

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Tubas, One In Jenin

February 13, 2019 10:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from their homes in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, and one Palestinians in Jenin, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting […]

13 Feb
9:15

Israeli Army To Displace Fifty Families To Conduct Military Drills

The Israeli army has ordered fifty Palestinian Bedouin families, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, to leave their dwellings, all day Wednesday, so that the soldiers can conduct live-fire military drills, including the use of explosives. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian […]

13 Feb
6:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure Seventeen Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 13, 2019 6:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and injured seventeen Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Schools Area, near the Al-Quds University, and surrounded the local Secondary School. They added that the school provides education to 800 students, […]

13 Feb
6:04

Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron

A group of illegal Israel fanatic colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian home, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and threatened to kill the entire family. The home owner Emad Eqneibi said the colonists demanded him to leave his property so […]

13 Feb
5:05

Army Demolishes Three Palestinian Homes, A Storage Room, In Silwan

February 13, 2019 5:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinian homes, including an under-construction property, and a storage room, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers demolished two homes, including one that was still under-construction, and a storage room, owned by Jamal Yahia Edkeidik, and his […]

13 Feb
4:54

Israeli Forces Raid Abu Dis, Injure Palestinian Students

More than 17 Palestinian students suffered from tear-gas inhalation, after Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, and attacked university students at al-Quds University. Local sources said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces stormed the Abu Dis village and […]

13 Feb
4:48

Israeli Soldiers Attack Car Of Susiya Council Head Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the car of the Jihad Nawaj’a, the head of Susiya Village Council, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as he was driving near an Israeli military base. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, […]

13 Feb
4:46

Thousands of Bedouin Citizens Prevented from Voting in Upcoming Israeli Election

Photo: General view of one of the Unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Naqab (Negev) Desert, Wikipedia Adalah demands Israel provide voting stations in unrecognized Naqab Bedouin villages; thousands of people with no access to public transportation forced to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote. Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel’s Naqab […]

13 Feb
4:36

Al Mezan: Israel Claims Immunity from All Damages Inflicted on Gaza Protestors

Adalah and Al Mezan appeal to Israeli Supreme Court against lower court ruling finding that Gazans may be denied compensation for damages because Gaza is defined by law as an ‘enemy territory’. Israeli military forces shot Palestinian high school student Attiya Nabaheen on his 15th birthday in the front yard […]

13 Feb
4:30

Samidoun Urges Broad Support for Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Tony Webster/Flickr Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network stands with Ilhan Omar, a strong supporter of Palestine elected to the United States House of Representatives last November, and urges a broad mobilization to defend her against media and political incitement by Israel and its allies. Rep. Omar is one of only […]

13 Feb
4:20

PCHR Warns of Deterioration of Health and Education Services in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is deeply concerned over the repercussions of the sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against the Gaza Strip population for 2 years on the economic and social conditions and service sectors in the Gaza Strip. PCHR believes that impact of these sanctions […]

13 Feb
4:15

Hebron On My Mind

by Jafar Ramini It’s been exactly a week since the colonizers of our land, Mr. Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals, decided not to renew the mandate of TIPH, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron whose role has been to observe and report. These observers were volunteers and they […]

13 Feb
3:57

Palestinian Shot and Injured in Gaza

A Palestinian was shot and injured by live Israeli fire, late Monday, east of Gaza City. Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces opened fire towards a group of Palestinians, east of Gaza City, resulting in the injuring of one Palestinian. Sources confirmed that the Palestinian, whose identity remained unknown, […]

13 Feb
3:50

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Khuzaa

Israeli military vehicles raided, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Local Al Ray sources reported that six large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence and heading south. […]

13 Feb
3:42

Teen Injured in Gaza Protests Succumbs to Wounds

 A Palestinian teenager succumbed to the wounds he sustained after being shot and injured by Israeli forces, during the Great March of Return protests along the borderline area, to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, said medical sources. Medical sources at at Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah  announced, […]

13 Feb
3:36

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man, causing him injuries, while he was herding his sheep in open areas of the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday. According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, settlers from Rotem settlement, which is located on the Palestinians’ land in Al-Farisiyya town, chased […]

13 Feb
2:54

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Jerusalem

February 13, 2019 2:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, two siblings from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted Habis Ali Khatib, and his brother Saddam, before moving them to an interrogation facility in the city. The sources added that […]

12 Feb
1:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and abducted Ashraf Mohammad al-Qaisi, […]

12 Feb
12:32

Army Shoots One Palestinian, Abducts Seven, In Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank, shot one Palestinian and abducted five others, while undercover soldiers abducted a father and his son in Wadi Burqin area, west of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin said a young man […]

12 Feb
5:17

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

12 Feb
4:31

Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans

Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life to issues of […]

12 Feb
4:20

Israeli Undercover Forces Kidnap Palestinian Child in al-Eesawiyya

February 12, 2019 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli undercover soldiers, or mista’arvim, on Sunday evening, kidnapped a Palestinian child from a shop in Jerusalem. Yusuf Dari, age 13, was abducted from a shop in al-Eesawiyya neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, by Israeli undercover forces. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers ambushed Dari, and waited in the store, and […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

12 Feb
3:53

Army Uproots Over 500 Olive Trees in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces cut down and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned olive trees in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, on Monday. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley/Tubas district, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli Civil Administration staff raided the […]

12 Feb
3:46

US Media: Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is Ready

The Trump administration has completed its  ‘Deal of the Century’, or what it called the ‘Middle East Peace Plan’, framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Fox News reported Sunday, from the United States, citing two senior administration officials. According to the report, the final draft of […]

11 Feb
12:46

Updated: PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Abul-Latif, 28, from his home in the Old City. Abdul-Latif is a former political […]

11 Feb
9:21

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Ein Jweiza area in al-Walaja, after surrounding it, and proceeded to demolish the property. The demolished home is owned by Majdi Shweiki, […]

11 Feb
5:05

UNICEF Condemns Israeli Army for Murder Of Palestinian Children

UNICEF said that it is deeply saddened by the killing of two children, aged 13 and 17 years old, shot on Friday, by the Israeli occupation army, near the border fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip. “The exact circumstances of their death are under verification”, said UNICEF in a Saturday […]

11 Feb
4:59

Two Palestinians Killed In Tunnel In Southern Gaza

February 11, 2019 4:59 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, Sunday, that two Palestinians were killed, and nine others were injured, in a siege-busting tunnel on the border with Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyad al-Bozom, the media spokesperson of the Interior Ministry […]

11 Feb
4:58

Israeli Army Admits the Palestinian Motorcyclist They Killed Had No Explosives

Following an investigation by the Israeli military into the killing of a Palestinian motorcycle rider on February 5th, and the severe wounding of his passenger, the military was forced to admit that their initial claim that the young man had explosives was a false claim. Abdullah Faisal Omar Tawalba, 19, […]

11 Feb
4:56

Hague Recognizes Gaza & West Bank as Official Palestinian Birthplaces

Palestinians living in the Netherlands will be allowed to register the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as their official place of birth, Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops told the House of Representatives in The Hague. The Netherlands, which does not recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, currently offers Palestinians […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

11 Feb
4:06

Israeli Forces Attempt to Cut Water Supply to Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces raided water pump rooms in the village of at-Tiwani, east of Masafer Yatta,  south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local official. Head of at-Tiwani village council, Mohammed Rabe’, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, raided the […]

11 Feb
3:43

WHO: $32m Needed to Address Humanitarian Needs in the oPt

Al-Awda hospital ER team providing emergency care to an injured patient. Credit: UHWC A new report by WHO shows that, since the start of the mass demonstrations in Gaza, on 30 March, 2018, 261 people have been killed and a total of 27,942 people injured: “13,174 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points […]

10 Feb
1:18

Settlers Attack School Near Nablus

The administration of Orif Secondary School, in Orif town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, had to shut the school down, and sent the students to their homes when illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked it, and Israeli soldiers fire live rounds into the education facility. Ghassan Daghlas, […]

10 Feb
11:50

19-year old Israeli Settler Killed in Jerusalem; Palestinian Man Arrested

A 19-year old Israeli woman was killed and her body left in Ein Yael forest, East Jerusalem, on Thursday night. A Palestinian man has been arrested in connection with the murder, but Israeli police are unclear as to whether his motivation for the killing was political or criminal in nature. […]

10 Feb
10:51

Two Young Men From Gaza Drown To Death After Boat Capsized Near Algeria

Two young Palestinian men were killed, Saturday, and many others were injured, after a boat, filled with immigrants, capsized while they were trying to sail to Spain to seek better living conditions. Media sources said that the Algerian coastguards were informed about the capsized boat, transporting eighteen persons, including the […]

10 Feb
10:10

Illegal Settlers Attack Homes In Tel Rumeida

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinian homes in Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said the colonists attacked many homes and attempted to invade them and assault the families. Local Palestinians intercepted the assailants and […]

10 Feb
9:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Saturday at night and on Sunday at dawn, six young Palestinian men, from their homes, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and two at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

10 Feb
5:45

Ending A Chef’s Dream, And Maybe His Life

by Rasha Hirzallah, for WAFA News Agency RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 09, 2019 (WAFA) – Before being admitted to hospital to undergo an operation on his eye, Laith Kanaan Barghouti, 26, told his mother, Jamila, about his intention to start a business of his own after the operation in the form […]

10 Feb
5:28

Ashrawi: Serial Violations of Human Rights by Israel Must be Investigated Thoroughly

On Wednesday 6 February, Fares Mohammed Baroud, age 51, from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died from health complications brought on by prolonged and deliberate medical negligence on the part of Israeli prison authorities. The 51-year-old Gaza resident has been incarcerated in Israeli prisons for 28 years, during which […]

10 Feb
4:39

Soldiers Attack Protesters In Hebron

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers, stationed at the entrance of the refugee camp, fire many gas bombs […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

10 Feb
3:12

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars, North Of Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian cars driving at the junction of Gush Etzion colony, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and shouted insults and threats at the Palestinians. Media sources said around 50 illegal colonists gathered […]

09 Feb
7:35

Israeli and US Forces to Begin Major Military Drills

Amid growing tension along the northern border, Israeli and US forces will hold their annual joint exercise next week, to test the level of coordination between the two armies, in the event of future conflicts. The exercise is part of a long standing agreement, between the US and Israel, to […]

09 Feb
7:25

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli war boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of western Rafah City, forcing the fishermen to head back […]

09 Feb
7:19

Anat Cohen Assaults ISM Volunteers in Al-Khalil (again)

02/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ISM volunteers were detained by Hebron Police for over 8 hours after Anat Cohen assaulted them outside the Qurtuba school checkpoint on Thursday. In direct response to the violence waged against Palestinians at the hands of settlers (and the military that protects them), a […]

09 Feb
7:09

Israeli Forces Raid Mosque in Ramallah

An undercover Israeli force, on Friday evening, raided a mosque in the center of Ramallah city, in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped one of its employees. WAFA correspondence said that an undercover Israeli force of about 10 combatants, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque, in the center of […]

09 Feb
6:59

PCHR Calls on PA to Withdraw Decision on Gaza Salaries

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), in a statement, said it was strongly concerned over the Palestinian Government’s decision, against Palestinian Authority (PA) employees in the Gaza Strip, to cease the payment of salaries for thousands without any legal basis and in violation of the amended Civil Service Law […]

09 Feb
2:31

Troops Attack Landowners and Activists Planting Olive Trees in Beit Ummar

A number of landowners and Combatants For Peace activists suffered, Friday, the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli troops at participants of a solidarity action of planting olive trees on lands owned by farmers from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in southern West Bank. The activity […]

09 Feb
1:54

Army Seals Shut A Palestinian Home North Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers sealed shut, on Friday evening, a the front entrance of a Palestinian home in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and the surrounding areas, before storming […]

09 Feb
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian with a gas bomb in his leg, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said dozens […]

08 Feb
11:06

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Palestinian from A Mosque In Al-Biereh

February 8, 2019 11:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Friday evening, into Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque, in the of al-Biereh city, in Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate in central West Bank, and kidnapped a Palestinian man, before regular army units invaded the city, and injured at least five Palestinians. Media sources said the undercover soldiers assaulted […]

08 Feb
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians after firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, while many nonviolent activists were planting trees in Palestinian lands, in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media activist Hamad Taqatqa said the soldiers, and illegal colonialist settlers, attacked […]

08 Feb
9:53

Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinian Teens, Injure Eighteen, In Gaza

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 18 and 14 years of age, and injured at least eighteen others with live fire, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions […]

08 Feb
6:34

Palestinian Prisoner Dies In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian prisoner, held by Israel in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) prison, died on Friday, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment, the media department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The Committee stated that Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city […]

08 Feb
6:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 January – 06 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 31 January – 06 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to his wound while participating in […]

08 Feb
6:10

EU Report: Over 15,000 Settlement Units Built During 2018

The advancement of settlement units continued at an unprecedented high level during the second half of 2018 (July-December), according to a recent EU report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. More than 7,000 units in the occupied West Bank (4,350), including East Jerusalem (2,900), were advanced […]

08 Feb
6:03

Palestinian Child Loses Eye to Israeli Sniper

Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January. ‏When Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to […]

08 Feb
5:51

Foreign Ministry: Warsaw Conference is an American Conspiracy

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said, on Thursday, that the upcoming Warsaw conference called for by the United States is an American conspiracy intended to get the participants to adopt the US views on issues of the region, particularly the Palestine question. The ministry said in a […]

08 Feb
5:29

US Blocks UN Motion against Israeli Expulsion of TIPH Monitors

The US has blocked yet another UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would condemn Israel for expelling an international observer group tasked with safeguarding Palestinians, in the flashpoint West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).   Kuwait and Indonesia presented the motion on Wednesday, after a closed-door UNSC meeting on […]

08 Feb
5:24

Two ISM Members Abducted for Securing Movement of Palestinian Students

Two members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) were detained by Israeli soldiers, on Thursday, while securing movement of elementary school students in the Israeli occupied section of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local rights activist. Human Rights Defender Imad Abu Shamsieh said, according to […]

08 Feb
5:17

Making Art From The Remnants Of War

Handicraft prepared by Akram Warah and his family from the wreckage of war artifacts. Credit: Alethea Kanas For at least a decade, Palestinian refugees lived in makeshift tents precariously in Aida. Little by little, with each day less hope of returning home together with the desire to have a “normal” […]

08 Feb
5:05

Report: Palestinian Christian Diplomacy in Fight against Christian Zionists

by Daoud Kuttab- Amman The Palestinian government is turning to its own Christian community and even its evangelicals to campaign against distorted Christian Zionists. Palestinian foreign ministry officials were in a quandary in recent months. Despite the strong support for the Palestinian cause around the world, a handful of small […]

07 Feb
7:15

PCHR: “Death of Detainee Fares Baroud: An Example of Deliberate Negligence”

Yesterday, 06 February 2019, the Palestinian detainee who spent 28 years in the Israeli jails, Fares Mohammed Baroud (51), from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died only hours after transferring him from “Ramon” Prison to “Soroka” Hospital in circumstances raising suspicions of deliberate medical negligence by the Israeli […]

07 Feb
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, six Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers conducted violent searches of homes, and interrogation many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. It added that the soldiers […]

07 Feb
2:37

Detainee Malek Hamed Forced Into Solitary Confinement

February 7, 2019 2:37 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A Palestinian political prisoner at the Ramon Israeli prison was forced into solitary confinement, on Wednesday at night, when he threw boiling water at a soldier after the guards attacked many detainees. The detainee, Malek Ahmad Hamed, 23, from Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, […]

07 Feb
1:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

07 Feb
12:39

Detainees’ Committee Demands Autopsy On Deceased Detainee

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has demanded Israel to perform an autopsy on the corpse of a detainee who died, Wednesday, shortly after being moved to an Israeli hospital. Yousef Nasasra, a lawyer with the Detainees’ Committee, said that he filed an appeal with the Israeli Central Court in […]

07 Feb
8:05

Dublin National Union of Journalists to Support Eurovision Boycott

(L to R) Celebrities, public figures & activists at Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge during a launch of the Irish Call to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel on June 27, 2018 (Image: Collins) The Irish Campaign to Boycott the 2019 Eurovision, in Israel, welcomes the motion passed by the Dublin Broadcasting Branch […]