Category Archives: Bethlehem

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

February 28, 2017 10:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

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 […]

26 Jan
8:16

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The army is claiming that the soldiers also located a weapon’s manufacturing workshop in Hebron. An Israeli army spokesperson said the soldiers initiated an extensive campaign in the southern West Bank […]

25 Jan
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several villages and towns, in the West Bank districts of Ramallah, Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, before conducting extensive searches of homes, and abducted at least nineteen Palestinians. Several army vehicles invaded Deir Ghassana village, northwest of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted […]

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’ […]

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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 […]