Category Archives: Bethlehem

11 Dec
1:57

Israeli Army Orders A Palestinian To Halt Construction Of His Home

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, delivered an order instructing a Palestinian to halt the construction of his home, and summoned three home owners for interrogation. Local media activist Ibrahim Awad said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and handed […]

11 Dec
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least twenty-eight Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

11 Dec
4:24

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Merchant At Erez Terminal

December 11, 2018 4:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian merchant while crossing Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal, between the Gaza Strip and Israel, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the merchant managed to obtain a permit from Israel to leave the Gaza Strip and head to the […]

10 Dec
11:34

PPS:“Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted,on Monday at dawn, 29 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including ten in Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers conducted very violent searches of dozens of homes, and stores, across the West Bank, causing property damage, […]

09 Dec
12:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians from the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Nablus and Jerusalem,the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the three governorates of the occupied West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians […]

05 Dec
1:43

Elderly Woman Injured After Colonialist Settler Rammed Her With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that an elderly woman was injured, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after a speeding illegal Israeli colonialist setter rammed her with his car. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Bethlehem, said […]

05 Dec
11:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians, including children and former political prisoner, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians, […]

05 Dec
8:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a child and a former political prisoner, from the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of […]

04 Dec
1:02

PPS: “Army Abducts 24 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, twenty-four Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes in various parts of the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting […]

03 Dec
12:17

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several towns in the governorate, and violently searched many homes, causing damage. They added that the soldiers abducted […]

03 Dec
6:21

VIDEO: Thousands Gather for Christmas Tree Lighting in Bethlehem

Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year – December. Locals and foreigners, wrapped up in their coats and beanies, […]

02 Dec
11:55

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem

December 2, 2018 11:55 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem have reported that the soldiers abducted Ahmad Ramzi al-Mashni, 23, after invading his home and searching it. They […]

01 Dec
9:38

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem

December 1, 2018 9:38 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Hindaza area, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian. The soldiers also broke into and searched several homes in the governorate. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Sami Obeyyat, 23, after invading […]

01 Dec
5:48

Holiday Preparations Well Underway in Bethlehem

Preparations for Christmas 2018 are well underway, according to the Press Conference held at the Bethlehem Peace Center, today. With the world’s spotlight beaming down, this December, on the city – the world celebrated birthplace of Jesus Christ – the municipality of Bethlehem announced that the theme of this Christmas […]

30 Nov
10:00

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Friday at dawn, into a Palestinian village near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, punctured tires of several cars, and wrote racist graffiti. Media sources said the Israeli assailants infiltrated into al-Jab’a village, west or Bethlehem, before puncturing the tires of […]

29 Nov
10:55

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

November 29, 2018 10:55 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured several Palestinians. Media sources in the town said several army jeeps invaded it, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians, protesting the invasion. They added that many Palestinians […]

29 Nov
2:39

Israel Supreme Court Grants Palestinian Land to The Jewish National Fund

The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for ownership of 522 Dunams (129 acres) of Palestinian owned land according to Hebrew language outlets, reported Ma’an News Agency. The Palestinians previously appealed an Israeli Central Court decision handing over the land to the JNF, […]

28 Nov
11:02

P.A. Denounces Israel’s Confiscation Of 522 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Southern West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly condemning an illegal Israeli decision to confiscate 522 Dunams (128.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands, for its colonialist activities, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Ministry described the Israeli decision as “racist,” and added that Israel’s so-called […]

26 Nov
10:12

Palestinians Protest The Killing Of Nurse From Bethlehem

November 26, 2018 10:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Hundreds of Palestinians marched, Monday, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, protesting the assassination of a Palestinian nurse, who was killed by Israeli soldiers while heading to Hebron to assist a patient. Media sources in Bethlehem said the processions took off from Bethlehem University and Palestine Ahliya University, along […]

25 Nov
8:24

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, ten Palestinians, including the governor of Jerusalem and several children, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said many soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Gheith, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, before abducting […]

25 Nov
3:48

Bethlehem Prepares to Celebrate Christmas 2018

Preparing the Christmas tree in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, outside the Church of Nativity, where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  Preparations are underway, by the City of Bethlehem, to celebrate Christmas 2018, according to Palestinian officials. Fadi Ghattas, head of the municipality’s media […]

22 Nov
11:14

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, 21 Palestinians from their homes, and illegally confiscated money from many homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted four young men, after stopping a car that […]

21 Nov
8:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Teenage Boys Near Bethlehem

November 21, 2018 8:08 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two teenage boys from their homes, including one who is recovering from surgery. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes in the town, after surrounding […]

20 Nov
1:13

Army Abducts Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two children, identified as […]

19 Nov
1:46

Soldiers Force Farmer And His Family Out Of Their Land, Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, a Palestinian agricultural land, owned by a local farmer in Ein al-Qassis area, west of the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and forced a farmer along with his family out of their land. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee […]

18 Nov
10:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from several areas in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians, before abducting three. The PPS […]

13 Nov
1:16

Israeli Army Abducts Nine Palestinians

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nine Palestinians from Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem said many army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, and the al-Obeyyat area in Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted Mohammad Ali […]

12 Nov
12:18

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, at least ten Palestinians, including two children, and summoned one for interrogation, after invading and searching many homes in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted two […]

11 Nov
12:39

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 11, 2018 12:39 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Awni Ahmad Taqatqa, 14, from his home in Beit Fajjar town, south […]

11 Nov
10:30

Updated: Army Injures Many Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

November 11, 2018 10:30 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in two villages in Bethlehem governorate in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli attacks took place in Dar Salah village and Teqoua’ town, during activities marking the 14th anniversary of […]

11 Nov
4:41

Army Attacks A Park Near A School In Bethlehem

November 11, 2018 4:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian park near the Tahadi 5 School in Beit Ta’mar village, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and […]

09 Nov
2:58

Soldiers Attack Students during School Celebration

Israeli soldiers invaded Thursday, Beit Ta’mar Palestinian village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started firing live rounds at students, teachers and officials of the Ministry of Education, during a school celebration. Media sources said the soldiers, and many illegal colonialist settlers, surrounded the area, before the […]

08 Nov
1:28

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while investigating their ID cards, before abducting seven. The PPS […]

07 Nov
7:06

Settlement Group Files Suit to Re-demolish Bethlehem School

The settlement organization known as “Regavim” has filed a lawsuit, in an Israeli court, to demolish the Tahaddi 5 school, in the Beit Ta’mar area, east of Bethlehem. The head of the office for the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, Hassan Brejiya, said that the lawyer of Saint […]

07 Nov
4:32

Army Abducts Five Palestinians, Including A Legislator, Injures Several Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a legislator, and injured at least nine Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers invaded Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted Palestinian legislative Council member and former political prisoner, Mohammad Abu […]

04 Nov
7:39

Palestinian Construction Halted in Bethlehem & Hebron

Israeli authorities served stop-work orders on four houses that were recently renovated in the Shushahla area, in the town of al-Khader, south of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA a large military force […]

02 Nov
12:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian From His Land In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a Palestinian man while working on his farmland in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Ramzi Rezeq Salah, who is also a former political prisoner, and took him to Etzion military base. They added that […]

01 Nov
6:26

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Assault, Abduct Father & Son Deheisheh Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, early Thursday morning, broke into Deheisheh Refugee Camp, north of Bethlehem, where they raided homes, assaulted residents and arrested a father and his son. The short mobile phone videos show Israeli soldiers raiding the house, attacking the residents and preventing one family member from documenting the process. Another […]

01 Nov
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated dozens of thousands of Shekels from a few homes. Among the abducted Palestinians is a father, and two of his sons, in addition to a […]

31 Oct
2:20

Two Detained Sisters, 14 And 15, Released

Two sisters, Aseel Bassem Abu Aker and Nisreen Bassem Abu Aker, ages 14 and 15 respectively, were released from detention by Israel on Tuesday, as reported by Maan News. The sisters were detained by Israeli forces, Monday at dawn, from their home at Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem city. Eighteen […]

30 Oct
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians in West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said the Palestinians were taken prisoner for their participation in ongoing protests in the occupied West Bank. […]

29 Oct
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn at least twenty-two Palestinians, including two sisters, ages 14 and 15, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded many governorates in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, searched […]

29 Oct
8:48

After Demolishing Their Homes In Early September, Army Summons Three Palestinians For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers summoned, Sunday, three Palestinians from the al-Walaja town, northwest of Bethlehem, including one woman, for interrogation for “constructions’ violations,” although the military demolished their homes, earlier in September of this year. Local activist Ibrahim Awadallah, said the soldiers invaded Jweiza and Khallet as-Samak areas, and summoned Hanan ar-Razem, […]

29 Oct
7:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, including Two Underage Siblings, Near Bethlehem

October 29, 2018 7:42 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two underage siblings and a young man, in addition to summoning a child for interrogation, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps abducted Aseel Bassam Abu Aker, 15, and her sister Nisreen, 16, from their home in ‘Aida refugee camp, […]

28 Oct
9:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

October 28, 2018 9:04 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from several areas in Bethlehem Governorate, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and abducted Ahmad Jamal al-‘Amour, […]

27 Oct
4:36

Settlers Close Off Entrance to Bethlehem Village

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Friday, shut down the west entrance to the village of Taqou, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Dozens of settlers, backed by Israeli army and police, gathered at the west entrance to Taqou and banned Palestinian vehicles from entering or leaving the […]

25 Oct
7:19

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

24 Oct
12:51

Israel Confiscates Thousands Of Dunams To Expand Colonialist Road

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, the expansion of Road #60, used by illegal colonialist settlers, between Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, has reported that Israeli Transportation Minister, Yisrael Katz, has authorized […]

23 Oct
12:49

PPS: “Army Abducts 15 Palestinians, Including Children And One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Tuesday morning, fifteen Palestinians, including children, and one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers abducted one woman, identified as Islam Oweida, 25, while visiting her imprisoned husband Abdullah Obeyyat, while Abdullah’s brother, Hussein Obeyyat, 17, was abducted from his […]

23 Oct
9:22

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian, Abduct A Teenage Boy, In Bethlehem

October 23, 2018 9:22 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Doha town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and shot a young man, in addition to abducting a teenage boy in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city. Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded Doha town, and fired […]

22 Oct
11:45

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, sixteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched dozens of homes. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mohammad al-Halabi, and Walid Suleiman Rabea’, […]

21 Oct
12:28

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

On Sunday, a number of illegal extremist Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by soldiers, invaded Palestinian lands in Khallet al-Nahla area near Khalayel al-Louz, southeast of Bethlehem, and bulldozed them. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonists brought bulldozers […]

21 Oct
12:01

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians, during extensive searches of homes and property in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians were taken prisoner after the soldiers carried out extensive and violent searches of homes and property, causing excessive damage. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted […]

18 Oct
9:19

House, Retaining Walls to be Demolished near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, notified Palestinians in Al-Walajeh village, near occupied Bethlehem, about their intention to demolish a house and retaining walls in the village, according to local sources. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army, accompanied by staff from the Israeli municipality of […]

18 Oct
5:27

Israeli Soldiers Invade Shops, Inspect Surveillance Recordings, In Al-Khader

October 18, 2018 5:27 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and stormed a few shops, before inspecting surveillance recordings. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers invaded […]

18 Oct
12:37

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

October 18, 2018 12:37 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and injured several Palestinians, including a child. Media sources in Teqoua’ said several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked a few Palestinian protesters by firing dozens of gas bombs from launchers mounted on […]

17 Oct
6:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Former Political Prisoner, South Of Bethlehem

October 17, 2018 6:45 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian former political prisoner from the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers abducted Rezeq Ali Khader Salah, 54, while working on […]

17 Oct
8:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

October 17, 2018 8:18 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a teenage boy, from their homes in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, and abducted Mohammad Hasan al-‘Amour, 23, and Mohammad Riyad al-‘Amour, […]

16 Oct
5:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians, including three children, and a young man with special needs, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, […]

16 Oct
12:13

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have […]

15 Oct
11:01

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In the West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Monday at dawn, at least 16 Palestinians, including children, during extensive and violent invasions and searches of homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Zein Mohammad al-‘Amour, 15, […]

14 Oct
12:00

Israeli Colonists Uproot 400 Olive And Grapevine Saplings In Al-Khader

October 14, 2018 12:00 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Sunday, Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and uprooted 400 grape and olive saplings. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the Israeli […]

14 Oct
9:04

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Qalqilia, Summons Three In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men, including a former political prisoner, in Qalqilia governorate, in northern West Bank, and summoned for interrogation three others, including two children, from Bethlehem governorate. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a former […]

14 Oct
2:29

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, several Palestinians in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked many youngsters who protested the invasion, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, and at a number of homes. Medical […]

13 Oct
11:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man Near Bethlehem

October 13, 2018 11:39 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several armored military jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched homes. It added that […]

10 Oct
2:44

Israel Approves Eight New Units Near Bethlehem

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, the construction of eight colonialist units in Migdal Oz illegal colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

09 Oct
12:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours, Tuesday, thirteen Palestinians, including five women, and one child, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Abdul-Rahman Mazen Abdo, 20, and Yousef […]

08 Oct
8:02

Settlers Plan to Seize Palestinian Land to Open Road for Themselves

Jewish settlers from the illegal Nave Daniel settlement, south of Bethlehem, told Palestinian residents of the village of Shoshahleh in the Bethlehem-area town of al-Khader that they intend to open a road that will connect their settlement to the main Jerusalem-Hebron road, a local official said on Monday. Ahmad Salah, […]

08 Oct
12:48

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Invade Village In Bethlehem, Photograph Homes And Mosque

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Monday, the village of Shoshahla in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and photographed many homes, in addition to the local mosque. Ahmad Salah, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies […]

04 Oct
1:12

Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike

October 4, 2018 1:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Salah Jawareesh, 23, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement and a court ruling, stating that his current Administrative Detention orders will not be renewed. The PPS said Jawareesh went on hunger strike for eight days, protesting the […]

03 Oct
6:38

Bethlehem: Israel Denies Entry to Participants in Jordanian Trade Fair

Israeli authorities have denied entry, into the West Bank, to more than half of the participants in an exhibition for Jordanian industries, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman of Amman Chamber of Commerce Adnan Ghaith said that 120 Jordanians who have registered to participate in the trade fair […]

03 Oct
11:00

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and interrogated several Palestinians before […]

03 Oct
2:32

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Al-Khader

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy from the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers abducted Ghlaeb Ashraf Salah, 17, after interrogating him in […]

02 Oct
1:27

Army Abducts 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Tuesday at dawn, at least twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded many communities in Bethlehem, Jenin, Tulkarem and Hebron, before storming and ransacking dozens of homes, and interrogated many […]

01 Oct
9:48

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children and a former political prisoner, from their homes in Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the mayor of Nahhalin, said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of homes in the town, […]

01 Oct
12:24

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In His Home Near Bethlehem

October 1, 2018 12:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man after invading his home and firing many live rounds and concussion grenades inside the property in Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the head of Nahhalin Local Council, said dozens of soldiers invaded […]

30 Sep
11:29

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two siblings, in Hebron, Bethlehem and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting the six. The PPS office in Hebron, in the […]

27 Sep
11:32

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least twelve Palestinians, from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Ethna town, west of the city, and abducted Safwat […]

22 Sep
12:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

September 22, 2018 12:42 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers caused, on Friday evening, many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked many youngsters, protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers fired gas bombs, […]

20 Sep
1:15

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including three members of the same family, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of many homes, and […]

18 Sep
12:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted Rania Wajeeh Dweik, after stopping her at the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem. It added that the soldiers […]

18 Sep
2:44

Israeli Soldiers Invade al-Khader and Artas, In Bethlehem

September 18, 2018 2:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, the towns of al-Khader and Artas, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the two towns, and fired many flares before invading them. They added that local youngsters protested the invasions and hurled stoned […]

17 Sep
1:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours, Monday, 19 Palestinians, including three siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes across the West […]

16 Sep
1:32

Update: “Seriously Injured Israeli Settler Dies From His Wounds”

Israeli media sources have confirmed that the settler, who was stabbed at the entrance of a mall near Gush Etzion colony, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has died from his wounds. The man, identified as Ari Fuld, 40 years of age, died from serious wounds to […]

16 Sep
11:58

Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Israeli army abducted, on Sunday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians after the soldiers stormed and searched many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, while one of them was taken prisoner at a military roadblock. Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Qaddoura […]

15 Sep
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, at least six young Palestinian men, during violent searches of homes, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters. Dozens of soldiers invaded Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank, before storming the home of Legislator Fathi Qar’awi, ransacked […]

14 Sep
10:40

Israeli Soldiers Assault And Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

September 14, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked and injured, on Thursday at night, a young Palestinian man in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, while on his way to his friend’s wedding. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the young man was stopped and assaulted by the soldiers in Wad Abu al-Hummus area, […]

12 Sep
1:21

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting […]

12 Sep
10:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Former Political Prisoner In Bethlehem

September 12, 2018 10:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, abducted a former political prisoner and summoned a child for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers stormed and searched several homes in the refugee camp, and interrogated many […]

11 Sep
12:03

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Three Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, and summoned three others for interrogation, during extensive and violent military invasions, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad al-Hilo, from Hizma town, east of Jerusalem, after stopping him near al-Khan al-Ahmar […]

08 Sep
10:58

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

September 8, 2018 10:58 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-Walaja Palestinian village, northwest of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in the village said several army jeeps invaded the community, and attacked Palestinian protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and […]

07 Sep
2:45

Held Under Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Ninth Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, started a hunger strike nine days earlier, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS stated that one of its lawyers managed to visit Jamal Alqam, […]

06 Sep
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office PPS said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Ziad Naim al-Masri, Zeid Ahmad Sheikh and Bassel Mizhir, in Deheishe refugee camp […]

06 Sep
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Three, In Bethlehem

September 6, 2018 8:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot one Palestinian and abducted two others, in addition to abducting another Palestinian in Marah Rabah village, also south of Bethlehem. Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers invaded […]

04 Sep
12:02

189 Homes Still Face Threat Of Demolition In Al-Walaja

Waleed Assaf, the head of the National Commission against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, said that the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, is still facing the Israeli demolition of 189 of its homes. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Tuesday morning, Assaf said the demolitions are part of a […]

03 Sep
9:43

VIDEO: Bethlehem Palestinians Gather at Homes Threatened by Demolition, Israelis Join in Protest

A number of Palestinian citizens were injured after they stood up to the Israeli army’s attempts to demolish four houses in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eventually, the army demolished two out of four houses. Local sources in the village said that the residents gathered in two houses, early Monday, […]

03 Sep
12:25

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted on Monday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, most of them former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in Biddu and Silwan towns, in occupied […]

03 Sep
12:06

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Four Homes, Injure Sixteen Palestinians, Near Bethlehem

September 3, 2018 12:06 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday at dawn, four homes, and injured sixteen Palestinians, in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers surrounded and isolated the village, before invading it, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it. The Israeli army said the […]

30 Aug
11:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least sixteen Palestinians from several parts of occupied Palestine, and injured many others, including six members of one family. The soldiers invaded Tubas city, in northeastern west Bank, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at protesters, and at a number of surrounding homes. Medical […]

30 Aug
9:45

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, searched several homes and abducted […]