Category Archives: Bethlehem

22 May
6:28

Bethlehem: Palestinian Youth Slain after Alleged Stabbing Attempt

A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli border police at Israel’s “Container” checkpoint, in the northeast of the Bethlehem area on Monday, after the teen allegedly attempted to stab Israeli forces stationed at the checkpoint. An Israeli police spokesperson said that a Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli border […]

22 May
9:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Nablus, Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in the northern west Bank governorate of Nablus, one in Bethlehem, and one in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers invaded the Askar […]

21 May
10:58

Israeli Colonists Uproot Grapevines, Spray Toxins

Illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, uprooted dozens of recently planted grapevines and sprayed at least 300 vines with toxins. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said […]

21 May
10:13

Child Shot In The Head With Israeli Gas Bomb In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Sunday, that a child, only seven years of age, was shot with an Israeli gas bomb in the head, after the army invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the child, identified as Hasan Issa, 7, […]

20 May
11:06

Child Dies From Wounds Suffered When Israeli Soldiers Shot Her Two Months Ago

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a Palestinian child died, on Saturday evening, from serious wounds she suffered two months ago, after an Israeli soldier shot her at the Etzion junction, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The Health Ministry said Fatima Jibril ‘Ayed Taqatqa, 15, died […]

20 May
10:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian In Bethlehem, Three In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and three others in Shweika area in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. Several army vehicles invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, before the soldiers searched homes, and abducted a young man, identified […]

20 May
12:54

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Bethlehem

Undercover Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, six young Palestinian men, at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank. The undercover officers infiltrated into the area, around Bilal Bin Rabah mosque, north of Bethlehem, and abducted the six young men before withdrawing back to the Rachel Tomb area, […]

18 May
5:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a Palestinian teen. Local sources said the soldiers abducted Qussai Omar Sbeih, 18, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that clashes took place in the town, after the […]

17 May
2:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Siblings, in Bethlehem

BethlehemIsraeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Bethlehem city, in addition to Teqoua’ and Husan nearby towns, searched several homes and abducted five Palestinians, including two siblings, one of them only 16 years of age. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched and ransacked many […]

16 May
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated large sums of cash. The army said it also confiscated a weapon from one of the invaded homes. In the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the West […]

15 May
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron, Two In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Hebron governorate, and two in Bethlehem, after the army invaded several homes and searched them. Mohammad Awad, a media activist from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, said the soldiers invaded ‘Aseeda, the ath-Thaher and downtown areas, and searched many […]

14 May
7:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Qalqilia and Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two siblings, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia and Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that the soldiers invaded homes, in […]

12 May
8:34

Bethlehem: Putin Foundation for Culture and Economics Launched

A new complex named after Russian President Vladimir Putin was inaugurated on Thursday, in Bethlehem. Speaking via video conference from Sochi, in Russia, where he is meeting with Putin, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas thanked Russia for its continuous support for the Palestinian people. He said, according to […]

11 May
10:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Man In Hebron, Confiscate His Car

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinians from the al-Roosh al-Foqa village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated his car. The soldiers invaded the village, one of many communities surrounding Doura town, south of Hebron, before storming and searching many homes, and abducted […]

11 May
8:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, al-Khader town, south of the city and Wad Rahhal village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted four young Palestinian men. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several military jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, searched […]

10 May
8:45

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three young Palestinian men, from Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned one woman for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, before the soldiers stormed and searched […]

09 May
8:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least Fourteen Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, in addition to three lathe workshops, and abducted at least sixteen Palestinians. The soldiers also summoned one Palestinian, identified as Jom’a Mohammad Abdul-Jalil, 24, from Teqoua’ […]

08 May
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a young man in Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, in addition to a child and two siblings from Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated […]

07 May
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, broke into and violently searched homes, and abducted two young men, before moving them to Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said […]

07 May
4:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Father, His Two Sons, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a nonviolent procession in support of the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, in the al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a father and his two sons. Local activist Ahmad Brejiyya stated that the procession started from the center of […]

05 May
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians, including a teenager, from their homes in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the town, and abducted Mustafa Jamal al-Badan, 17, and Ziad Taleb Khalaf, 21. In related news, […]

03 May
11:09

Army Invades Several Areas In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and during early hours Wednesday, several Palestinian communities, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and confiscated surveillance tapes and equipment. Media sources in Bethlehem said a large military force invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, searched homes for hours, […]

03 May
9:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children In Beit Fajjar

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted three children. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers broke into many homes, and violently searched them before abducting the three […]

30 Apr
11:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least thirty Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including seventeen in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in East Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, […]

30 Apr
3:58

Apartheid Wall: Construction Resumed Northeast of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, Saturday, resumed construction of the apartheid wall on land seized from Palestinians in the village of al-Walaja, northeast of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. ‏ Hasan Brijiyeh, from the wall and settlements committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli occupation authorities […]

29 Apr
11:02

Thousands March In Bethlehem In Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Thousands of Palestinians held, Friday, massive nonviolent processions in various parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, expressing their solidarity and support with the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, ongoing with the hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day. In Beit Sahour city, hundreds of Palestinians held a […]

28 Apr
3:45

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For The Twelfth Day

More than 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike which started twelve days ago, while many more plan to join, amidst massive solidarity protests and activities, across the occupied West Bank. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said undercover Israeli soldiers […]

28 Apr
3:13

Including Three Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians men, including three siblings, in Bethlehem city, and nearby Doha town, in the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and searched many homes. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many army vehicles invaded Doha town, and […]

27 Apr
10:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Man In Beit Fajjar

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes and interrogated several Palestinians, before abducting […]

25 Apr
11:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

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

24 Apr
6:45

Bethlehem: Mahmoud Balboul Tells of His 79-day Hunger Strike

Former Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Balboul spoke out, on Sunday, about his experience undertaking a weeks-long hunger strike, last year, and urged Palestinians everywhere to stand in solidarity with a mass hunger strike currently underway in Israeli prisons. Mahmoud Balboul refused food for 79 days, after launching a hunger strike last July, […]

23 Apr
9:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight, Summon Four, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians, and summoned for others for interrogation, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes while interrogating the inhabitants, and […]

21 Apr
12:10

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinian Children In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, three Palestinian children from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, reportedly for hurling Molotov cocktails at an army base. The army is alleging that the three children Molotov cocktails at the military base, in the Gush Etzion Settlement […]

20 Apr
3:29

Palestinian Teenage Girl Injured After Being Struck By A Settler’s Car Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian teenage girl was injured, Thursday, after an Israeli colonialist settler rammed her with his car, while she was on the sidewalk, in Teqoua’ Palestinian town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fled the scene. The head of Teqoua’ Local Council Hatem Sabah said that Kawthar […]

20 Apr
6:16

The ‘Beautiful Resistance’ of Aida Camp – “People cannot tolerate injustice for eternity”

Tucked within the antiquated corridors of the municipality of Bethlehem, there lies Aida Camp, established 1950.  The densely populated cement structures, thinly outlined by narrow passageways, are a living summation of the occupation of Palestine itself. Scraping elbows with the massive checkpoint pathway between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, hedged by the […]

19 Apr
6:49

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man near Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after the army claimed “he deliberately carried out a ramming attack with his car, wounding one Israeli man.” The Palestinian car crashed into the rear of an […]

19 Apr
4:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers invaded the city after some Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at jeeps of the “Border Guard Units,” and detained the two young […]

18 Apr
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have adducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central […]

13 Apr
8:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three young Palestinian men, after invading and violently searching their homes, in Beit Jala city, and the Saff Street area, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Jala city, northwest of Bethlehem, before storming and searching homes, and […]

12 Apr
4:44

Duchess of York Visits Bethlehem, Stresses Support to Palestinians (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, notably in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, […]

12 Apr
11:00

Army Abduct Three Palestinian Teenagers in Bethlehem

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the occupied West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, and Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted three Palestinian teenagers, including a child, 15 years of age. The PPS […]

09 Apr
8:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Doha town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a Palestinian child, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded the home of Waleed Sabri, violently searched the property […]

08 Apr
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinian Children In Bethlehem And Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn and Friday evening, the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Nablus, and abducted three children. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the Saff Street area, in the center of the city, and abducted As’ad Mohammad Abu […]

06 Apr
12:12

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, 25 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, and property. In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ismael Izzat Jaber, 24, Ramez Abdul-Hakim […]

06 Apr
8:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, and one in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after breaking into their homes, and violently searching them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army […]

05 Apr
10:20

Updated: Army Abducts Nine Palestinians, Including A Seriously Wounded Young Man, In Bethlehem

Update: The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in Bethlehem, has reported that the number of Palestinians, abducted by Israeli soldiers, at dawn Wednesday, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, has arrived to nine, while one of them was shot and seriously wounded by army fire. It stated that the soldiers […]

03 Apr
11:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including two children, only 12 and 13 years of age, during military invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied west Bank, in including occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers […]

02 Apr
3:18

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands South Of Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers bulldozed, Saturday, large areas of Palestinian land in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, occupied West Bank, in an apparent move meant to expand an illegal colonialist outpost. Hasan Brejiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, told the WAFA […]

01 Apr
5:08

Israeli Bulldozers Uproot 15 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers invaded, Friday, large areas of Palestinian farmlands, in Khallet al-Qotin area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, uprooted and bulldozed more than 15 dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers first removed fences around the lands, and started bulldozing them […]

29 Mar
3:49

West Bank: Bethlehem-area Residents Prevent Seizure of their Lands as Demolitions Continue in Jordan Valley

Residents of the Bethlehem-area village of Walaja, on Tuesday, confronted Israelis who came to their land and marked it in preparation to take it over, according to Hasan Breijieh, an activist with the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem. Breijieh told WAFA correspondence that staff from an Israeli company known as Yoel, […]

27 Mar
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including a journalist and one woman, during invasions of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The Bethlehem office of the PPS stated that the soldiers […]

27 Mar
7:43

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

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have invaded, and ransacked homes, in the district, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted five, including two children. It stated that several army vehicles invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four Palestinians, including two […]

26 Mar
8:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Young Palestinian men In Bethlehem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the villages of Husan, west of Bethlehem, and al-Jalama, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted six young men. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ma’moun Za’oul, 21, Mohammad Mo’men Za’oul, 20, and […]

26 Mar
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Install Surveillance Cameras In West Bank Villages

Israeli soldiers and military engineers installed, Saturday, several surveillance cameras in, and near, villages in the occupied West Bank, in order, according to a military statement, to use them in uncovering and attempting to prevent Palestinian attacks against the soldiers and settlers. The soldiers installed several cameras on a main […]

23 Mar
8:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Wad Ma’ali area, in the center of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two young men. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers the invaded several homes before, and conducted violent searches, […]

23 Mar
8:01

Several Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Nonviolent Protest

Several Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest, demanding Israel to return the bodies of four slain Palestinians. The procession, organized by several factions and various institutions in Bethlehem, started at the northern […]

22 Mar
1:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Wednesday, sixteen Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank, and one from a village near Nazareth. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded homes in Betunia town, near Ramallah, and abducted two children, identified as Wafa Hasan Marshoud, 11, and his […]

22 Mar
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Tubas And Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Tubas and Hebron, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a car. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Bethlehem, and […]

20 Mar
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least Thirteen Palestinians, including a young female student, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including the young student, […]

20 Mar
8:43

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinian men, from their homes, in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, and summoned for interrogation two Palestinians from Hebron, and one from Bethlehem. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several Israeli army vehicles invaded Tulkarem refugee […]

19 Mar
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes after violently searching them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded many homes, in different parts of […]

17 Mar
10:34

Israeli Colonists Uproot Dozens Of Grapevine Saplings In Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Thursday, Palestinian a grapevine in al-Khader town, south of the West Bank, and uprooted it. Mohammad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the Israeli assailants uprooted 90 grapevine saplings belonging to a local farmer, identified as […]

15 Mar
1:14

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians In The West Bank”

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the number of Palestinians, abducted by Israeli soldiers overnight and at dawn, Wednesday, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, has arrived to thirty, most of them from occupied Jerusalem. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud, of the Jerusalem Parents […]

15 Mar
10:09

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Worker East Of Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, and injured, Wednesday, a Palestinian worker near a military roadblock, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while trying to enter occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent said the soldiers shot Ahmad Radayda, 27, in his left thigh, and later handed him to its medics before […]

15 Mar
8:03

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians, Abduct One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths, wounding five Palestinians, including one who suffered a head injury. The soldiers also searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner. Several army jeeps invaded the refugee […]

14 Mar
12:56

PPS: “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, Tuesday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted four […]

12 Mar
10:32

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, a young Palestinian man from Husan town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem, said the Palestinian has been identified as Yazan Minwer Sha’er, 23, from Husan. They added that the young man was abducted after the soldiers invaded Ertas […]

11 Mar
6:54

Several Palestinians Injured By Israeli Gas Bombs Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents suffered, on Friday evening, the severe effects of teargas inhalation during clashes that took place after Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Salah the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

08 Mar
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in Bethlehem and Tubas, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned one child for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded a home in Hindaza area, in Bethlehem, and searched it before […]

06 Mar
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinian Legislators In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two Palestinian legislators, and another Palestinian, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them. The two Palestinian legislators, member of Hamas’s Change and Reform Parliamentary Bloc, has been identified as Khaled Tafesh and Anwar […]

06 Mar
11:30

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-Biereh town, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and killed a young Palestinian man, after exchanging fire with him for more than two hours; two Palestinians were injured by army fire. The Palestinian has been identified as Bassel […]

05 Mar
7:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday evening, ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men while walking close to the Za’tara military roadblock, near the northern […]

Walled Off Hotel - the worst view in the world
04 Mar
12:48

New Hotel in Bethlehem by British Artist Banksy Offers ‘Worst View in the World’ Overlooking Israeli Wall

The British artist Banksy, who has painted a number of famous murals on the Israeli Annexation Wall in Bethlehem, has taken his art activism to a new level by opening a boutique hotel just next to the Wall in Bethlehem. The building used for the “Walled Off” (hint: rhymes with […]

02 Mar
2:25

Detainees’ Committee Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Wounded, Disabled Child In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a wounded Palestinian child, who previously lost one of his legs after the soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet. The committee stated that the child, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo’ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the […]

02 Mar
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, sixteen Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the […]

01 Mar
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 26 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, 26 Palestinians, including children, during invasions and violent searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded the city, and several surrounding towns and […]

01 Mar
9:08

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Deheishe, ‘Aida and al-‘Azza refugee camps, in addition to Harmala, Husan and al-‘Obeydiyya, and abducted eight Palestinians, including five former political prisoners, during violent searches of homes. Several army vehicles invaded Bethlehem, and Hindaza Mountain area, east […]

28 Feb
7:22

Israeli Soldier Shot near Bethlehem

An Israeli soldier, on Monday night, sustained injuries after he was shot by gunmen near the illegal Efrat settlement, to the south of Bethlehem, central West Bank. The gunmen were allegedly Palestinians, who opened fire towards a group of soldiers near the settlement, wounding one of them. It was added, according to […]

28 Feb
10:01

Israeli Army Abducts A Man In Bethlehem, Invades Two Villages In Jenin

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Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian man from his home. The soldiers also stormed and searched homes in a village and a town, near Jenin in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

27 Feb
11:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours, Monday, many Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, searched dozens of homes and abducted 21 Palestinians, including a woman who is also a former political prisoner, from Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian […]

26 Feb
6:46

Tekoua’ High School Raided by Israeli Forces, Students and Teachers Assaulted (VIDEO)

Israeli forces, on Sunday morning, stormed Tekoua’ high school, east of Bethlehem, central occupied West Bank, attacking its students and teachers. Local sources from the village said that soldiers broke into the school and assaulted students and teachers with pepper spray. The attacks caused clashes to erupt in the area, according […]

21 Feb
1:23

Army Abducts A Palestinian And His Sister Near Bethlehem

February 21, 2017 1:23 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Tuesday, the al-Khader town, south of West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian and his sister, in addition to summing their sister, and two former political prisoners, for interrogation. The soldiers invaded, and violently searched several homes throughout the town, and […]

20 Feb
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Beit Fajjar

February 20, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and breaking into their homes and searching them. Local sources said the soldiers searched the homes of the abducted Palestinians for more than three hours, and interrogated […]

17 Feb
8:24

Scores Join the Freedom March

More than 200 Palestinian and Israeli activists marched on Friday in the freedom march titled “Together Against Land Theft” which was organized by Combatants for Peace and Standing Together collation near the southern West Bank town of Beit Jala. The protest started from a roadblock the army erected at the […]

14 Feb
12:32

Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Two Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted six Palestinians, including two child siblings. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two siblings, identified […]

14 Feb
10:23

Army Abducts Two Child Siblings In Bethlehem

February 14, 2017 10:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two child siblings. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the home of Salam al-Masa’eed and violently searched it, before abducting his two […]

13 Feb
8:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem

February 13, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, violently searched many homes and abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south […]

09 Feb
11:00

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and until dawn hours Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, during invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers […]

09 Feb
10:35

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Another, And Invade A Print Shop, In Bethlehem

February 9, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian in addition to summoning another for interrogation, and invading a print shop. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ibrahim al-‘Amour, 23, from his […]

08 Feb
3:45

Elderly Man Killed After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an elderly man was killed, Wednesday, after being struck by a speeding car of an Israeli colonialist settler, near Daniel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The elderly man, a farmer identified as Suleiman Hammad Salah, 81, […]

08 Feb
1:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted five young men in Um Tuba and al-Mokabber towns, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

08 Feb
9:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and summoned three others for interrogation. The soldiers abducted one Palestinians in Tulkarem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded various communities in the district, searched many homes, […]

03 Feb
1:01

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Six For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians in Jenin, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, and summoned six Palestinians, from Bethlehem, for interrogation. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Yousef Sameh abu ar-Radeef, 22, while […]

02 Feb
8:54

Bethlehem: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In Aida Refugee Camp, One In Husan

February 2, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted twelve young Palestinian men. The soldiers also summoned two Palestinians for interrogation, and abducted one Palestinian in Husan town, west of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem […]

01 Feb
7:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem

February 1, 2017 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians while trying to cross the “Container” roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers stopped the three Palestinians and questioned them, before abducting them. One of the abducted Palestinians has been identified as Omar Rajoub, 18, […]

31 Jan
9:18

Israeli Forces Raid Aida Camp, Attack Residents (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers, Monday evening, stormed Aida refugee camp, in northern Bethlehem, and assaulted residents, with clashes erupting with local youth. Eyewitnesses told PNN that the soldiers detained some of the youth and prevented cars from entering the camp, while attacking residents with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas. Aida refugee camp has […]

31 Jan
12:43

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Summons Four For Interrogation

January 31, 2017 12:43 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched many homes before abducting one Palestinian, and summoning four others for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded several homes in […]

29 Jan
10:47

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Northern Plains, Summon Three From Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Khirbit al-Hadeediyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Bethlehem, and summoned three for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin said several army vehicles surrounded Khirbit al-Hadeediyya, before storming and searching […]

27 Jan
9:10

Extremist Israeli Colonists Uproot And Steel Palestinian Olive Saplings, Grapevines, In Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Friday, Palestinian orchards belonging to residents of the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, before uprooting and steeling hundreds of olive saplings and grapevine seedlings. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the colonists came […]

26 Jan
9:19

Army Injures Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Nablus And One Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, earlier Thursday, two Palestinian teenagers in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, during clashes that erupted after several army vehicles invaded it. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians in Nablus, and one near Bethlehem. Media sources said the Israeli army vehicles invaded several areas […]