Category Archives: Bethlehem

25 Jan
8:45

Army Abducts One Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday morning, a young Palestinian man from the al-Khader town, 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 many army jeeps invaded the town, searched homes and abducted one […]

24 Jan
9:56

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including one woman and a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including one woman and a child, in […]

23 Jan
8:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians, including two children, at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and near Husan village, west of Bethlehem. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted two children, identified as Mohammad Adel Mahmoud, 14, and Ahmad Khader Shamali, from […]

22 Jan
10:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In The West Bank

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including a legislator, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers searched homes in Kafr Malek and Kharbatha al-Misbah […]

21 Jan
8:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, stormed and violently searched homes, abducted three Palestinians, and summoned one for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Baha’ Aref al-‘Amour, 22, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

20 Jan
11:40

Army Summons Four Palestinians For Interrogation In Jenin And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, many homes in Jenin and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and searched them before summing for Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers summoned Ahmad Husam Touqan, and his brother, Mo’men for interrogation in Salem […]

19 Jan
3:15

Armenian Patriarch Arrives in Bethlehem to Usher in Further Christmas Celebrations

January 19, 2018 3:15 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

The Orthodox Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem, Nourhan Manougian, arrived on Thursday at Manager Square in Bethlehem, heading a procession of Armenian clergy and notables, ushering in the start of Armenian Christmas celebrations and the Feast of the Epiphany. Manougian’s procession started from the Armenian Patriarchate, located within the Monastery of […]

18 Jan
8:28

Soldiers Summon Child, 9, For Interrogation In Bethlehem, Abduct Young Man In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned a child, only nine years of age, for interrogation in the nearby Etzion military base and security center. The soldiers also invaded Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, and abducted a young man. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian […]

17 Jan
10:17

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

17 Jan
8:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, many homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and violently searched them, before abducting at twenty-two Palestinians, including children, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. On Wednesday morning, the soldiers abducted a college student in Bethlehem. The PPS said that the soldiers […]

16 Jan
8:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and buildings, and injured five young men. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at many protesters, who hurled […]

15 Jan
12:45

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

January 15, 2018 12:45 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, in ongoing with a hunger strike, he started five days ago. The PPS said that detainee Ayyoub Yacoub al-‘Asa, 33, from the al-Obeydiyya town Bethlehem, was moved […]

15 Jan
11:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, after breaking into them, and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, from several parts of […]

15 Jan
9:24

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Azzoun, Near Qalqilia

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, al-Khader and Teqoua’ towns, south and east of the city, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to summing a child, only ten years of age, for interrogation. The soldiers also invaded ‘Azzoun town, […]

15 Jan
2:07

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus, Abduct A Teen With Disability In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also invaded the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, and abducted a physically-disabled teen. Media sources in Nablus said many […]

12 Jan
2:57

Israeli Soldiers Attack Protesters In Several Parts Of The West Bank And Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and oppression, and the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel. The protests started on Friday afternoon, before the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force, and fired injured many Palestinians. […]

12 Jan
2:19

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bethlehem

January 12, 2018 2:19 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, who marched near the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, as part of ongoing protests against Donald Trump’s illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as a unified capital of Israel, and abducted two. The Palestinians marched following Friday prayers in the al-Azza […]

10 Jan
1:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, after invading and searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two others at a roadblock, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. On Wednesday at noon, the soldiers installed a military […]

10 Jan
5:17

Army Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

January 10, 2018 5:17 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man with a live round in his leg, after the army invaded Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and attacked protesters, marching in their town. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ through its western entrance, near […]

09 Jan
12:59

Israeli Soldiers Attack Protesters In Bethlehem

January 9, 2018 12:59 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian protesters, who marched from the center of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, heading towards the northern entrance of the city. The Palestinians marched from Bab Zqaq area, heading towards Hebron-Jerusalem Roads, then near Bilal Bin Rabah mosque, at the northern entrance […]

09 Jan
12:25

Army Abducts At Least Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Tuesday at dawn, massive invasions into homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and abducted at least thirteen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Qusra village, […]

08 Jan
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 16 Palestinians, including children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers carried out massive invasions into many communities in the West Bank, stormed and violently […]

08 Jan
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes, in several areas of the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said many soldiers invaded the al-Asakra village, east of the city, violently searched homes […]

07 Jan
4:27

VIDEO: Palestinian Christians Protest Patriarch Who Sold Church Land to Israel

Palestinian Christians from around the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Israel came out in harsh opposition, Saturday, to a visit by Greek Orthodox Church Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, to the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Theophilos III, along with several other religious and political figures, were […]

07 Jan
1:43

Orthodox Leaders Arrive in Bethlehem for Beginning of Christmas Celebration

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III arriving in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. (WAFA photos/Ahmed Mizher)  Orthodox churches celebrating Christmas according to the Eastern calendar completed, on Saturday, their arrival at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas celebrations. The Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Vicar of the Holy Land […]

05 Jan
11:30

Bethlehem: Custos of Holy Land Arrives for Epiphany

January 5, 2018 11:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Custos of the Holy Land Father Francesco Patton arrived on Friday, in Bethlehem, in anticipation of Epiphany, which takes place on January 6. Patton headed the annual procession of Epiphany, which started in the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem and made its way to Manger Square in Bethlehem, passing through a massive […]

05 Jan
5:42

Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Colony’s Bus

A Palestinian man was killed, Thursday, after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colony’s bus, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers took his body, and returned it to his family five hours later. The family, from Ertas village, south of Bethlehem, said that the bus driver […]

04 Jan
1:45

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, seven Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldier invaded many homes in Nablus governorate, in northern West Bank, and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Rabea’ Abdul-Karim Issa, […]

04 Jan
8:56

Army Injures 10 And Abducts One Palestinian In Bethlehem, Five Near Nablus And Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, shot ten young men, and abducted one, in addition to abducting three Palestinians near Nablus, and two near Jenin. Media sources in Bethlehem said dozens of soldiers, and undercover officers, invaded the Deheishe refugee […]

03 Jan
9:44

Israel Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, dozens of homes in the occupied West Bank, and conducted violent searches while interrogating scores of Palestinians, and abducted twenty-two. Dozens of soldiers also invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank […]

02 Jan
12:51

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in the […]

31 Dec
9:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least fifteen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including ten in occupied East Jerusalem, during violent invasions and searched of homes. In Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the al-Isawiya town, broke into and violently searched many homes, and abducted nine Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Mansour […]

29 Dec
1:37

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bethlehem

December 29, 2017 1:37 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians who marched from al-‘Azza refugee camp, to the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them. Media sources in Bethlehem said the Palestinians were nonviolently marching against the U.S. […]

29 Dec
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening and Friday morning, six Palestinians, including one woman, and summoned several others for interrogation, in various parts of the occupied West Bank. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded homes in Faqqu’a and al-Fandaqumiya villages, and abducted Odai […]

27 Dec
8:41

Popular Struggle Activist Detained in Bethlehem (VIDEO)

December 27, 2017 8:41 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, detained the head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee activist, Munther Amira, while he participated in a resistance march at the northern entrance of  Bethlehem city. PNN sources said that Israeli occupation forces took into custody the activist Munther Amira, at the northern entrance to the […]

26 Dec
12:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Tulkarem, Salfit And Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including siblings, after invading and ransacking their homes, in the West Bank governorates of Tulkarem, Salfit and Bethlehem. The Tulkarem office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and […]

25 Dec
12:43

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least 26 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Monday at dawn, extensive invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and abducted at least 26 Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. Most of the abducted Palestinians are from the northern […]

24 Dec
10:04

Bethlehem: Christmas Eve Broadcasted Live from Manger Square

The Palestine News Network (PNN) has an open wave covering the marking of Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, where thousands of locals and internationals are gathered. Today’s events will include Christmas Carols organized by the Bethlehem Municipality. Mayor of Bethlehem, Anton Salman, said that this year’s theme is “hope”, […]

22 Dec
8:12

Tour Reveals Stunning History of Old City Bethlehem (VIDEO)

Over 20 people, including Palestinian journalists, researchers  and internationals, on Thursday, took part in a tour in the Old City District of Bethlehem, to learn more about the city’s history and little known facts. The tour, held by Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil (MIAK) organization and the Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation […]

20 Dec
10:14

Army Abducts 26 Palestinians in Jenin, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers conducted, on Wednesday at dawn, massive invasions and violent searches of homes, in the West Bank governorates of Jenin, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted at least 26, including children. Several army jeeps invaded Jenin, in northern West Bank, and abducted Moath Fayez Abu Hatab, 20, […]

18 Dec
10:48

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, at least nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, while large groups of soldiers and colonists invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and archeological sites in Kifl Hares, near Salfit, in northwestern West Bank. The Hebron office of […]

16 Dec
3:40

Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, a nonviolent procession in Bethlehem, assaulted many reporters and tried to prevent them from documenting the unfolding events. The procession was organized by the Coordination Committee of the Palestinian factions, and started in front of the Palestinian Women’s Union, in the Cinema Street, in Bethlehem city. […]

15 Dec
3:29

Protests Continue Across Occupied Palestine

Dozens of thousands of Palestinians marched, Friday, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and were met by soldiers who resorted to the excessive use of force, leading to dozens of injuries, among them one who was seriously wounded, reportedly after “attempted to […]

15 Dec
1:11

Many Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem

December 15, 2017 1:11 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent Palestinian procession near the al-Azza refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation in addition to cuts and bruises. The Palestinians marched from the refugee camp, and headed towards the northern entrance of […]

13 Dec
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian Protesters in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets and live rounds, causing dozens of injuries. In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers attacked protesters in Halhoul Bridge area, north of […]

12 Dec
4:53

Bethlehem Mayor Responds to Israeli Report on Christmas

The mayor of Bethlehem, lawyer Anton Salman, on Monday, made comments about an Israeli report which portrayed Bethlehem city as if it were simply celebrating Christmas and separating itself from the Palestinian struggle, and the ongoing political situation, while there are protests and clashes currently ongoing in all Palestinian cities,  […]

12 Dec
11:40

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Monday evening until Tuesday at dawn, 22 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, bringing the number of abducted Palestinians since the U.S. President made his illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of […]

11 Dec
12:09

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

Updated: The Palestinians Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at night and throughout dawn hours Monday, at least twenty-five Palestinians, during violent and extensive military invasions and searched of homes, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted Khalil Taha […]

11 Dec
3:24

Christian Palestinians Not Welcoming of Mike Pence Visit

Christian Palestinians, along with Muslims, held a protest in front of the historic Church of the Nativity, after Sunday prayers, to express their rejection of US president Donald Trump’s decision to consider Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. The protesters assured that they would not meet with Trump’s second […]

10 Dec
10:48

Army Abducts A Child In Bethlehem, Injures Several Palestinians

December 10, 2017 10:48 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians, and abducted one child, earlier Sunday, at the eastern entrance of ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many to suffer the effects of […]

10 Dec
3:22

Protests Continue in Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers violently suppressed protests in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem for the third day in a row, on Saturday, firing tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets at locals. Dozens of people were treated for severe tear-gas inhalation while others were injured with sponge bullets, according to Ma’an […]

09 Dec
2:26

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, dozens of Palestinians, who marched near the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, wounding dozens, including a journalist. The soldiers attacked the Palestinians, who marched from the center of Bethlehem city, and headed towards its northern entrance, before the soldiers fired dozens […]

08 Dec
11:28

Friday: Two Palestinians Killed In Gaza; More Than 767 Protesters Injured by Israeli Troops

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that another Palestinian died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinians in northern Gaza. The Palestinian, identified as Maher Atallah , 54, was shot in northern Gaza on Friday evening, and died from his serious wounds at a […]

image from Vic2Pal on Twitter
08 Dec
12:38

Thursday: 108 Wounded as Israeli Troops Attack Palestinian Protesters in Ten Cities

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that its medical teams treated 108 Palestinians for injuries from Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters Thursday, including wounds received from live rounds. The medics treated wounded Palestinians who had participated in protests in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Qalqilia, Jenin, Hebron, Khan Younis and […]

Bethlehem tree ( image from @naglaSalahEldin/Twitter)
07 Dec
2:02

Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour Engage in “Christmas Blackout” to Protest US Jerusalem Decision

Just days after the Christmas tree lighting in the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, the lights on the giant Christmas tree were turned off at the request of local officials, to protest the US claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The ‘Christmas Blackout’ protest also included the Christmas tree […]

07 Dec
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 36 Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 36 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including 22 from Qusra village, south of Nablus, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Nablus office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said […]

04 Dec
12:55

Thousands Attend Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bethlehem

Outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Christians believe that Jesus was born, thousands of people gathered Saturday for the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration, ceremony, concert and fireworks. Among the people who attended the ceremony were the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah, the Governor of Bethlehem Major […]

04 Dec
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Children, in Bethlehem, Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron and Jenin, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Issa Mohammad al-Hreimi, 17, from […]

04 Dec
12:34

Army Invades Two Schools Near Bethlehem, Detains Local Council Head And Workers, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, two schools in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.In  Hebron, the soldiers detained a Local Council head, two council members, and workers. The soldiers also detained the head of Tiwani Local […]

03 Dec
9:03

VIDEO: Bethlehem Museum Decorates Olive Tree to Reflect City’s Suffering under Israeli Occupation

In a ceremony attended by a group of Palestinians and Internationals, under the  initiative of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), as part of Bethlehem Heart of Christmas, Bethlehem Museum celebrated the lighting of its Christmas tree which was decorated with gas bombs and live bullets fired by the […]

01 Dec
11:09

Soldiers Invade Homes Near Qalqilia And Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the towns of Azzoun and Kafr Thulth, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded many homes in Bethlehem governorate, and summoned several Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Qalqilia said the invasions […]

30 Nov
10:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 30, 2017 10:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many army jeeps invaded Wadi Ma’ali area, in the center of the city, before […]

29 Nov
9:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 29, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, at dawn Wednesday, Harmala village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted three Palestinians, including two siblings. The soldiers invaded the village before breaking into, and violently searching, many homes and abducted the three Palestinians, before moving them to an unknown destination. The abducted […]

28 Nov
9:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin And Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three young Palestinians from Jenin and Nablus governorates, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also summoned for interrogation two Palestinians from Bethlehem. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Atallah Hashshash, from […]

27 Nov
7:56

Soldiers Dump Civilian Outside Refugee Camp, After Shooting And Abducting Him From Ambulance

Israeli soldiers released, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man, who was shot and injured by army fire, on Sunday afternoon, by dumping him at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent said […]

26 Nov
7:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, four Palestinians, including two teenagers, in Hebron and Bethlehem, and distributed demolition orders targeting a farm and structures, in Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that […]

23 Nov
6:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including a child, only nine years of age, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said that the soldiers invaded many homes in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, […]

22 Nov
12:03

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Maisoon Anis al-Halees, from Yatta town, south of Hebron, […]

20 Nov
12:16

Community Efforts to Develop Tourism in Palestine (VIDEO)

Masar Ibrahim al Khalil has organized, for a group of journalists (Palestinians and internationals working in Palestine), in the presence of Ms. Rula Maayah, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a hiking trip within the Thruhike, aiming at promoting Palestinian tourism, especially hiking. The hike went through the Bedouin communities […]

17 Nov
11:19

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

17 Nov
9:52

Two Israelis, One Palestinian, Injured Near Bethlehem

Israeli sources have reported, on Friday morning, that a Palestinian allegedly rammed and injured two Israeli settlers with his car, at Efrat Junction and Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and drove towards Israeli soldiers before they shot him, causing serious injuries. Update: The Palestinian […]

15 Nov
7:20

Army Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

November 15, 2017 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and injured a young man with live fire. The soldiers invaded the town before stopping and searching a few Palestinians, and cars, leading to clashes with youngsters, who hurled stones at the military jeeps. […]

14 Nov
9:37

Bethlehem: 50 Dunams Seized for Settlement Expansion

The settlement brigade in West Bank recently confiscated 50 dunams of land in the Bethlehem area, for the expansion of the Ma’aleh Rehavam settlement outpost, to the south of the city, Haaretz Hebrew newspapers reported. The confiscation comes to expand the fields surrounding the output, while an Israeli security source […]

13 Nov
12:04

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem, One Near Jenin

November 13, 2017 12:04 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, and al-Walaja town, west of the city, in addition to another Palestinian from Arraba town, south west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the […]

12 Nov
11:33

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Bethlehem

November 12, 2017 11:33 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fired several live rounds, gas bombs and concussion, causing many children to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, the head of Teqoua’ Local Council, said the soldiers harassed several children, […]

12 Nov
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Towns Near Jenin And Summon Four Young Men For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, after the army invaded and searched many homes. The soldiers also invaded homes near Jenin, in northern West Bank, and summoned four Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded and […]

09 Nov
6:36

Israel To Build 240 New Colonialist Units In East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has decided, Wednesday, to issue construction permits for 240 new units, in illegal colonies in occupied East Jerusalem. Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem City Council Meir Turgeman, said that the city approved the construction of 150 units in Ramat Shlomo, north of East Jerusalem. The colony is […]

06 Nov
11:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least Twenty-One Palestinians

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, earlier Monday, at least twenty-one Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes in the West Bank, and one of them was taken prisoners at the Erez Terminal, in northern Gaza. The Bethlehem […]

05 Nov
10:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Detain Schoolteachers, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Sunday morning, seven Palestinians, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, confiscated money, and detained many schoolteachers. The soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, before violently searching them, and illegally confiscated thousands of Shekels. Furthermore, […]

04 Nov
11:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Invade Jenin And Nearby Towns

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Bethlehem city, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and invaded many villages and towns near Jenin. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that […]

03 Nov
1:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jenin And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in Jenin and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, and a coffeeshop, and abducted four Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Many army jeeps invaded Qabatia town, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank, before […]

01 Nov
9:19

Army Abducts Five Palestinians, Injures One, In Bethlehem

November 1, 2017 9:19 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, abducted five young men and injured one. The soldiers invaded several alleys in the refugee camp, and fired many live rounds and gas bombs at local youths, who hurled […]

31 Oct
7:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children Near Bethlehem

October 31, 2017 7:58 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Khader town, south of the northern West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two children. Mohammad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said dozens of soldiers invaded the Old City, especially around the schools’ area, and […]

29 Oct
9:35

Annexation Wall Gate Prevents Elderly Man From Visiting Family Graves

Although his family graveyard is now located behind the Annexation Wall in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, resident Ahmad Barghouth (Abu Nidal) has continued to visit the graves of his father, mother and grandmother, by going through a special underground tunnel constructed by Israeli authorities when they constructed the Wall, […]

29 Oct
8:37

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Bethlehem, Jerusalem And Jenin

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening and Sunday at dawn, six Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Bethlehem office of the PPS has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the […]

27 Oct
11:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank, Invade Lands And Fire At Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several homes in different areas, in the occupied West Bank, and searched them before abducting five Palestinians. In Gaza, the soldiers carried out a limited invasion into farmlands, and opened fire at fishing boats. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

26 Oct
12:08

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Protesting Their Illegal Administrative Detention

October 26, 2017 12:08 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that two detainees, illegally held by Israel under arbitrary detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes their separately started on October 11, and October 18. The PPS stated that detainee Hasan Shouka, 29, from Bethlehem, started a hunger strike on […]

25 Oct
12:06

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Wahid Hamdi Abu Mariya, […]

25 Oct
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Install Barbed Wires, Hand Demolition Order Against Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, installed barbed wires along the Annexation Wall, built on the villagers’ lands, and handed a demolition order targeting one home. Ibrahim Awad, a local activist in al-Walaja, said the soldiers installed barbed wires along the […]

24 Oct
1:02

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, at dawn Tuesday, sixteen Palestinians from their homes, after the soldiers broke into them and violently searched them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the […]

24 Oct
9:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jenin

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, and five others in Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said that the soldiers […]

23 Oct
10:50

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jenin, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, searched homes and abducted four young men, including a former political prisoner. Israeli navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

22 Oct
12:03

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

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Nablus and Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several homes in various parts of […]

22 Oct
11:33

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two Palestinian  teenagers. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town from several directions, and searched homes. The added that the soldiers abducted Hussein Khaled al-Badan, 17, […]

21 Oct
10:58

Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian In His Orchard, Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Friday, a Palestinian man, while picking his olive trees, in his orchard, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The colonists attacked the man, Ibrahim Mohammad Sbeih, 58, in his olive orchard in the al-‘Amara area, close to the illegal […]

19 Oct
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Nablus and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ramallah an al-Biereh governorate, abducted Mohammad […]

19 Oct
9:49

Army Invades Homes, Confiscates A Car, In Bethlehem

October 19, 2017 9:49 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, searched homes and confiscated a car owned by a wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers confiscated a car owned by the wife of […]

18 Oct
8:15

Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Media Outlets In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers, and secret security officers, invaded eight media outlets, on Wednesday at dawn, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and shut them down under direct military orders, in addition to confiscating equipment. Some of the invaded agencies are Ramsat, Trans Media and Pal Media, which the military […]

17 Oct
11:26

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn, Tuesday, many homes in various communities in the occupied West Bank, and abducted eighteen Palestinians. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

17 Oct
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Doura and Beit Ummar towns, […]