Category Archives: Bethlehem

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

10 Jan
12:15

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 26 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least 26 Palestinians, including several children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting four children and a […]

09 Jan
1:03

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

Israeli soldiers abducted during overnight invasions into different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, twenty Palestinians from their homes, including two brothers and a sister of the Palestinian who was killed Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in occupied Jerusalem said the […]

09 Jan
12:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

January 9, 2017 12:04 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp and Beit Fajjar town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and abducted three Palestinians. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoner’ Society (PPS) said several army vehicles Beit Fajjar town, […]

07 Jan
10:22

Israeli Army Injures Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem

January 7, 2017 10:22 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before shooting and injuring three young men, during clashes that took place following the invasion. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh the director of the Local Council in Teqoua’, said the clashes took place in […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Jan
12:54

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In The West Bank, 100 In Five Days

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers have abducted at least 100 Palestinians in the first five days of this year. The […]

05 Jan
6:52

Israeli Soldiers Demolish 10 Water Wells near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday morning, knocked down water wells in Teqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. Mayor of the town, Tayseer Abu Mufreh, said Israeli occupation vehicles demolished ten water wells used by Palestinian farmers, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. At the same time, according to the PNN, Israeli forces […]

03 Jan
11:19

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirty Palestinians, including several children, during massive invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, […]

31 Dec
9:05

Israeli Soldiers Fence Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

The Israeli army invaded, Friday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Wad Rahhal village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and fenced them, in preparation for illegally confiscating them. Hasan Brejiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that […]

27 Dec
5:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, eleven Palestinians from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Ramallah office of the PPS said the soldiers stormed and searched many homes in the district, and abducted five Palestinians, […]

25 Dec
3:23

Bethlehem Celebrates Christmas

December 25, 2016 3:23 AM Ghassan Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and international visitors joined the celebration at the Manger Square outside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem city, southern West Bank. Boy-scouts musical bands preformed as people gathered at both sides of the square. At around midday Pierre Batista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, […]

24 Dec
6:04

Bethlehem: Israeli Forces Violently Subdue Holiday ‘Santa Claus March’ (video link)

Israeli forces, on Friday, suppressed Bethlehem’s “Santa Claus March,” shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at participants, with many suffering from tear gas inhalation. A number of demonstrators, including five journalists and foreigners, participated in a march near Israeli checkpoint 300, in the north of Bethlehem, which separates residents […]

22 Dec
12:40

Israeli Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli soldiers have abducted overnight and at dawn Thursday, thirteen Palestinians, including three children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The Tulkarem office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

22 Dec
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem and Hebron

December 22, 2016 11:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted a Palestinian teen. The soldiers also abducted a young man for interrogation, and summoned another in Hebron. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) […]

21 Dec
11:17

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 24 Palestinians, Including Seven Children, In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, 24 Palestinians, including seven children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted seven […]

21 Dec
10:58

Updated: Army Abducts Seven Children In Beit Fajjar

December 21, 2016 10:58 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted seven children, after the army invaded […]

20 Dec
3:47

Israeli Army Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the army invaded and searched homes and abducted six Palestinians, identified as Amer Abed, Mohammad Dari, 13, Ahmad Zidani, 13, Amer Zidani, 17, […]

20 Dec
9:07

Army Abducts One Teen, Summons Two Children (Ages 11 and 12) For Interrogation

December 20, 2016 9:07 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, late on Monday evening, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, abducted a teenager, and summoned two children, 11 and 12 years of age, for interrogation. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers broke into several homes, violently searched them […]

19 Dec
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians in the West Bank, including seven from Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Old City of Jerusalem, and Shu’fat […]

19 Dec
11:04

Army Abducts One Palestinian Near Bethlehem

December 19, 2016 11:04 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian man from Jub ath-Theeb village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after stopping him at a roadblock near the village, and illegally confiscated his car. The soldiers installed a military roadblock near Hindaza area, east of Bethlehem, stopped and […]

18 Dec
9:57

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Three Others, In Bethlehem

December 18, 2016 9:57 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted two others. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian in Marah Rabah village, south of Bethlehem. In Deheishe refugee camp, the soldiers fired […]

Children visit Bethlehem (image from HCEF)
17 Dec
8:38

Hundreds of Children Arrive in Bethlehem as part of “Bethlehem Heart of Christmas”

December 17, 2016 8:38 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

On Friday, December 16th, 350 children from around Palestine visited Bethlehem’s holy sites to learn first-hand about Palestine’s living Christian heritage. The event was part of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s 12th Annual “Journey to Bethlehem.” For the majority of these children, this represents the first time they have […]

14 Dec
9:05

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

December 14, 2016 9:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, and undercover forces, have abducted, at dawn Wednesday, four Palestinians in several areas of the district. It stated that several Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, before the soldiers stormed into many […]

12 Dec
11:59

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

12 Dec
7:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Deheishe

December 12, 2016 7:45 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, before shooting and injuring four Palestinians during ensuing clashes. The soldiers invaded the refugee camp from three separate directions, and searched many homes, an issue that […]

09 Dec
1:19

Israel Releases Balboul Brothers

December 9, 2016 1:19 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities released, on Thursday evening, Mohammad and his brother Mahmoud, who were held under illegal Administrative Detention orders, and went on hunger strike for 82 consecutive days, until reaching an agreement for their freedomBeth. Mohammad and Mahmoud were welcomed by hundreds of Palestinians in a massive celebration at […]

08 Dec
2:16

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

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

07 Dec
10:59

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 16 Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during home invasions and violent searches, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the […]

07 Dec
8:00

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

06 Dec
11:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted a merchant from Gaza, while crossing the Erez terminal. In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, […]

05 Dec
8:12

Israeli Army Abducts Twenty-Three Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on earlier Monday, at least twenty-three Palestinians, including nine children between the ages of nine and fifteen, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted ‘Oweiss Husseini, […]

05 Dec
3:55

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

02 Dec
5:30

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Worker near Bethlehem

Israeli troops, on Thursday, reportedly shot and injured a Palestinian worker near the village of Numan, to the east of Bethlehem, while he was on his way to work in Jerusalem, according to WAFA medical sources. Israeli soldiers were said to have opened fire at Mousa Dababseh, aged 28, injuring […]

Cremisan monastery (image from http://friendsofbethlehem.org)
01 Dec
10:28

Chilean Court Charges Israeli Officials with War Crimes

December 1, 2016 10:28 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in Chile this week charges three Israeli High Court Justices with war crimes for their decision last year to split an ancient monastery in the Bethlehem District from its community by running the Annexation Wall through it. The lawsuit was filed on behalf […]

27 Nov
11:04

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and […]

21 Nov
9:32

Army Injures A Palestinian Worker Near Bethlehem

November 21, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday, a Palestinian day laborer in Wadi al-Hummus area, near the al-Khass and an-No’man villages, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as he was trying to enter Jerusalem for work. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) […]

20 Nov
12:29

Israeli Army Abducts Ten Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least ten Palestinians, including children in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers violently invaded and searched homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped seven Palestinians. […]

20 Nov
8:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 20, 2016 8:57 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and Husan village, west of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to summoning two others for interrogation. The soldiers violently searched the home of Nabil Ahmad Taqatqa, 40, and […]

18 Nov
8:07

Army Injures A Palestinian In The Face In Bethlehem

November 18, 2016 8:07 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the face, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing a moderate wound. The Red Crescent Society (RCS) in Bethlehem said the Palestinian was shot in his cheek, and that the bullet exited through […]

17 Nov
12:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and earlier Thursday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including two young men, and children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the al-‘Eesawiyya town, […]

16 Nov
11:44

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

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, nine Palestinians, including a twelve-year-old child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Updated – 11:44 AM: The soldiers invaded Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Ma’an Emad Abu Tammoun, 25, […]

14 Nov
12:21

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, at least ten Palestinians, including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and injured five Palestinians near Jericho, including one who suffered serious wounds. The Hebron office of the PPS, in […]

14 Nov
10:44

Army Abducts A Child Near Bethlehem

November 14, 2016 10:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, a Palestinian child in Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and summoned two Palestinians from Doha town, west of Bethlehem, for interrogation. The PPS stated that the soldiers searched a number of homes in […]

13 Nov
12:53

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In Different Parts Of The Occupied West Bank”

westThe Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including six children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said several army vehicles invaded Deheishe refugee camp, south […]

13 Nov
10:15

Army Kidnap A Palestinian Teen In Ramallah

November 13, 2016 10:15 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes and kidnapped a Palestinian teen.  The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched and ransacked a number of homes, and kidnapped Ahmad Mohammad Hamed, 16. […]

13 Nov
9:25

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, Summon Six Others For Interrogation

November 13, 2016 9:25 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians. The soldiers also summoned one Palestinian from the refugee camp, and five others from Beit Fajjar town, for interrogation at Etzion military […]

11 Nov
10:28

Freedom March: Stop Demolishing of Palestinian Homes

November 11, 2016 10:28 PM Ghassan Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

At least 250 Palestinian and Israeli activists from Combatants for Peace and other peace groups marched on Friday at the freedom march demanding  the halt of Israeli occupation policy of destroying Palestinian homes in the West Bank. The march was in coordination with Standing To gather Coalition and other Palestinian […]

10 Nov
12:54

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 23 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, 23 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and that one of them is a child who was also shot and injured by the army, prior to his abduction. The Bethlehem office of the PPS […]

10 Nov
11:58

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Twelve Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jenin

November 10, 2016 11:58 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Thursday, Beit Fajjar and al-Khader towns, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped six Palestinians. The soldiers also kidnapped six Palestinians in Marka and Zawiya villages near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. […]

08 Nov
12:46

Army Kidnaps Ten Palestinians, Including Seven Children, In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

November 8, 2016 12:46 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Tuesday, ten Palestinians, including seven children, in occupied Jerusalem, and the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. The soldiers invaded Silwan town, in Jerusalem, and kidnapped Mohammad al-Hashlamoun, 18, after violently searching his family’s home.    Mohammad imprisoned by […]

07 Nov
12:50

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Monday, seventeen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded several towns in the Ramallah and al-Bireh District, searched dozens of homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians. […]

07 Nov
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians in Tulkarem, Jerusalem And Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several areas in the West Bank districts of Tulkarem, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, searched many homes, and kidnapped six Palestinians, including two underage siblings. The soldiers Invaded Bal’a town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, […]

06 Nov
1:10

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 14 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Sunday, at least 14 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Qabatia and Burqin towns, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped four […]

06 Nov
12:34

Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians In Jerusalem, One In Bethlehem

November 6, 2016 12:34 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians in East Jerusalem, and one Palestinian near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Old City, and kidnapped Jihad Nasser Qous, Mahmoud Abdul-Latif […]

29 Oct
1:51

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut Palestinian Olive Trees In Bethlehem

A group of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, earlier Saturday, a Palestinian olive orchard in Wad al-Harayeq area, south of Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, and cut more than 18 large olive trees. The assailants apparently tried to cut more trees, but a fence that was around large areas of the […]

27 Oct
12:11

PPS: “Israeli Army Kidnaps 28 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

lThe Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn, twenty-eight Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped eleven Palestinians in the district, mainly from al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The […]

27 Oct
9:19

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seven Palestinians In Al-Khader, Occupy A Home

October 27, 2016 9:19 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including three siblings. The soldiers also occupied a home and used it as a make-shift interrogation center. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in al-Khader, said […]

26 Oct
9:16

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khader

October 26, 2016 9:16 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the Old City of the al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with Palestinian youngsters. The Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, Ahmad Salah, said dozens of soldiers, and undercover forces, invaded the area […]

26 Oct
6:32

Israeli Soldier Injured In Bethlehem Clashes

October 26, 2016 6:32 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli military sources have reported, Wednesday, that one soldier was injured in the head during clashes with Palestinians near ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the soldier was hit in the head with a marble launched from a slingshot, and was […]

25 Oct
12:24

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier on Tuesday, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded Nahhalin town, southwest of the city, searched homes and kidnapped […]

21 Oct
11:03

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, Jenin And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday at dawn, three Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.  The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded the al-Walaja village, searched a few homes, and kidnapped Bassel […]

21 Oct
2:47

Several Palestinians Injured In al-Khader

October 21, 2016 2:47 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that many residents have been injured, on Thursday evening, after Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The sources stated that the residents, including children, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed medical treatment. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of […]

20 Oct
12:04

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and on Thursday morning, at least six Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Jerusalem, Jenin, Nablus and Bethlehem. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded homes in Jerusalem, searched them, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as […]

19 Oct
12:37

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 24 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, at least 24 Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, among them fifteen from Jerusalem. Army vehicles invaded agricultural lands in northern Gaza. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded […]

18 Oct
1:15

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank districts of Hebron, Bethlehem and Jenin, stormed and violently searched many homes, and kidnapped seven Palestinians. The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded many towns and communities, in the […]

13 Oct
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Bethlehem

October 13, 2016 9:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Nahhalin village and Teqoua’ town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including three children. The soldiers also invaded Beit Fajjar town, searched homes and threatened collective punishment. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the […]

12 Oct
11:02

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Tuesday at night and early Wednesday, several districts in the occupied West Bank, broke into and violently searched many homes, and kidnapped nine Palestinians, including a woman from Jerusalem. The Ramallah office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in central West Bank, has reported that […]

11 Oct
6:49

Army Invades Aida Refugee Camp, In Bethlehem, Injures Three Palestinians

October 11, 2016 6:49 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot and injured three young men with live fire, during clashes that took place in the camp. Medical sources said the soldiers shot three young men with live fire, and that […]

08 Oct
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Deheishe Refugee Camp, In Bethlehem

October 8, 2016 10:21 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday morning, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and clashed with many youngsters who hurled stones on the army vehicles. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the camp through the main Jerusalem-Hebron road, and that many youngsters hurled stones and empty bottles on the […]

08 Oct
1:31

Army Kidnaps Two Children In Bethlehem, A Young Man Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday evening, two Palestinians from ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and a man in Zabbouba village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The army also invaded homes and occupied rooftops near Hebron. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers kidnapped two children […]

07 Oct
6:07

Freedom March “Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”

At least 200 people joined on Friday the monthly freedom March demanding the Israeli occupation to “   Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”. The protest was organized by Combatants for Peace movement in association with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s. The protest started at […]

06 Oct
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Children, A Young Man, In Deheishe, One Man Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped three children and a young man. The soldiers also kidnapped one Palestinian near Hebron. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the Deheishe […]

05 Oct
10:51

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier on Wednesday, nine Palestinians, including two children, in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

05 Oct
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Mohammad Mousa […]

01 Oct
9:45

Palestinian Investment Fund Launches First Cement Factory

The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), the investment arm of the Palestinian Authority, launched phase one of the new cement factory on Saturday, the first in the Palestinian areas. Ceremonies were held on this occasion, at Jaser Palace, in Bethlehem, under the patronage of President Mahmoud Abbas and in the presence […]

29 Sep
10:04

Soldiers Install Surveillance Cameras East Of Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers installed, on Thursday morning, several surveillance cameras on the western entrance of Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local nonviolent activist Mohammad al-Badan told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the soldiers installed four surveillance cameras at the western entrance of Teqoua’. Al-Badan added that […]

29 Sep
1:49

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 43 Palestinians, Including Children And A Legislator, Wednesday”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, late at night and on Wednesday, at least 43 Palestinians, including children a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped 20 Palestinians from […]

28 Sep
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Partially Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

September 28, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers and several military bulldozers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, Beit Jala city near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and partially demolished a Palestinian home. Resident Sa’id al-Qassas, the owner of the partially demolished building, said the soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded the area and forced him and […]

28 Sep
9:05

Army Kidnaps One Palestinian Near Bethlehem

September 28, 2016 9:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped one Palestinian. Ahmad Salah, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers kidnapped a young man in his twenties, identified as Mohammad Rashad Issa. […]

28 Sep
2:27

Detainee Jawareesh Starts Hunger Strike Demanding Ending Violations, Constant Transfers

Palestinian detainee Jawad Jawareesh, 40, declared hunger strike this past Sunday from his solitary confinement cell in the Ramon Israeli prison, protesting ongoing violations, and his repeated transfers from one prison to another without any reason but to keep his restless. The detainee is from the West Bank city of […]

27 Sep
11:14

Israeli Army Kidnaps 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, seventeen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including nine in occupied Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in Jerusalem, and kidnapped Rami Fakhouri, Ahmad […]

26 Sep
8:29

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

September 26, 2016 8:29 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinians, while one Palestinian was kidnapped near Hebron, on Sunday afternoon. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS)said several army jeeps invaded the Saff Street, in Bethlehem city, broke into […]

24 Sep
10:13

ISM: World Week of Peace 2016

Fire. That seemed to be the theme, yesterday, as we celebrated World Week for Peace, in Bethlehem. Fire, when tear gas canisters erupted into flames in the Aida refugee camp, showing the continued violence. Fire, as we lit candles in the shape of the West Bank, signifying hope. And, fire […]

24 Sep
8:29

Bethlehem; Army Summons Three Palestinians For Interrogation

September 24, 2016 8:29 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Saturday at dawn, a number of communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and summoned three Palestinians, including an elderly man, for interrogation at the Etzion military base, north of Bethlehem. The soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as […]

23 Sep
10:16

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem

September 23, 2016 10:16 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers and undercover forces invaded, on Friday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped eight young Palestinian men. Update: The soldiers invaded al-Karkafa area, in Bethlehem, city, and kidnapped two siblings, identified as George Hanna Abu ‘Aita, 29, and his […]

22 Sep
12:20

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 27 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, 27 Palestinians, including a young woman, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians from their homes in Shu’fat refugee camp, and Abu Dis town, […]

21 Sep
12:06

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Twenty-one Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians, during extensive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Nablus office of the PSS, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers searched […]

20 Sep
12:30

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 33 Palestinians In The West Bank, Including Twelve In Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, 33 Palestinians, including many children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank – twelve of them were kidnapped in Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers invaded, at dawn Tuesday, many homes in […]

20 Sep
11:52

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Kidnap Four, Including A Child, In Deheishe Refugee Camp,

September 20, 2016 11:52 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot and injured two young Palestinian men, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a child. Several military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, before storming and searching homes, leading to clashes […]

19 Sep
1:48

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 25 Palestinians In The West Bank 

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and Sunday evening, at least 25 Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the […]

19 Sep
10:01

Israeli Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians, Including A Woman And Her Son, In Bethlehem

September 19, 2016 10:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched a few homes in Wad Ma’ali area, in the center of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a woman and her son. The soldiers also invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The soldiers […]