Category Archives: Israel

29 Mar
3:34

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis Oppose Ending of Occupation

A new poll was released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday, revealing that the majority of Israelis oppose any Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, while 79 percent of Israelis believe its important to maintain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli control, in contradiction to longstanding international […]

26 Mar
11:24

Whose “Ethnic Cleansing?”: Israel’s Appropriation of the Palestinian Narrative

by Dina Matar, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently claimed, in a video posted on his Facebook page, that the Palestinian demand to dismantle illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) constitutes an act of “ethnic cleansing” against Israeli Jewish settlers.  The term, […]

26 Mar
10:07

Palestinian Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike April 17

Palestinian Legislative Council MP and member of Fateh’s Central Committee, detainee Marwan al-Barghouti, has announced the intention of fellow Palestinian detainees and Fateh captives, held in Israeli jails, to start a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, April 17. In a statement published on Saturday, Barghouti said that the hunger strike […]

25 Mar
1:44

Empire Files Rewind: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

First published on November 6, 2015. A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to the killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israeli-Palestine […]

21 Mar
9:51

Ex-Mossad Chief: Occupation Is Israel’s Only Existential Threat

Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel. Pardo stated, according to Haaretz: “Israel has one existential threat. It is a ticking time bomb. We chose to stick our head in the sand, […]

21 Mar
2:32

2 More Palestinians Prosecuted over Facebook Posts

March 21, 2017 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Amid a fierce Israeli crackdown on Palestinian freedom of expression, occupation authorities have prosecuted two Palestinians over Facebook posts, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli authorities issued a list of charges, including “Facebook incitement” against Palestinian journalist Mohamed Batroukh, from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Wadi al-Hilweh Information Centre, […]

21 Mar
2:25

Medical Neglect in Nafha Prison

March 21, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has warned of the deteriorating medical conditions of two Palestinian detainees who have been held in Israel’s Nafha prison since 2004, in a statement issued Monday, following PPS lawyer’s visit to the prison. Shadi al-Hawi was detained in 2004 while attempting to leave the besieged Gaza […]

13 Mar
8:37

Israel to Accelerate Arab Home Demolitions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the acceleration of Arab home demolitions in Israel, an Israeli rights group revealed, earlier this week. The Mossawa Centre, an advocacy centre for Arab citizens in Israel, said in a statement that “the Kaminitz bill, which will increase home demolitions and further criminalize […]

13 Mar
8:10

Palestinians Detainees Denied Medical Treatment in Ashkelon

March 13, 2017 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs has expressed concern over the health of seven critically ill Palestinian detainees held in Israel’s Ashkelon prison, warning of a continuous deterioration of their conditions due to “deliberate medical negligence” by Israeli prison authorities. The committee said, in a statement on Monday, that the […]

13 Mar
7:38

Amnesty International: Al-Qeeq Release Deal Further Proves Deception of Administrative Detention

Amnesty International claims that the deal signed to release hunger-striking journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq is another piece of evidence regarding the deception of Israel’s administrative detention policy.   Amnesty’s remarks came following an Israeli military court’s approval of an order confirming Al-Qeeq’s detention for three more months, which can be renewed indefinitely. “The […]

10 Mar
8:16

Journalist Al-Qeeq Suspends Hunger Strike

March 10, 2017 8:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee suspended his hunger strike on Friday, upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services, said Chairman of the Detainees’ Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe. Mohammad al-Qeeq has suspended his 33-day hunger strike upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services to be released on April 14. Al-Qeeq, a […]

10 Mar
5:59

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Detained 89 Palestinian Workers This Week

Israeli soldiers and police officers have detained, this week alone, 89 Palestinians workers “for entering Israel without permits,” and shut down twelve construction sites for hiring them. According to Israeli media outlets, the police arrested 20 persons; many are contractors, and others are drivers, for transporting and providing aid to […]

09 Mar
1:30

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

06 Mar
7:24

Women’s Day: 56 Palestinian Women Imprisoned by Israel

As the world soon marks, on March 8, International Women’s Day, 56 Palestinian women, many of whom are mothers of young children, are currently serving time in the Israeli penal system for resisting the occupation. Among them are 16 individuals under 18 years of age, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said on Monday. […]

03 Mar
4:58

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

02 Mar
8:16

Wife of Mohammad al-Qeeq Urges Action (VIDEO)

A new video by Fayha Shalash, Palestinian journalist and the wife of imprisoned hunger striker and journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, urges international action for his release.   Mohammad al-Qeeq is one of 23 Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the Israeli state.   More info at Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.  

02 Mar
6:39

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

Despite Israeli authorities’ best attempts to erase history, the 1948 catastrophe is a basic component of collective memory for Palestinian citizens of Israel.  via the Alternative Information Center (A)C). How is the memory of the Nakba sustained by younger generations of Palestinians living in Israel? Unlike Palestinians living in camps […]

01 Mar
3:02

Israeli High Court to Prosecute Officer for Urinating on Prisoner

According to Israeli media, the Israeli High Court partially approved a petition, Tuesday, from a Palestinian detainee, requesting that the Department of Internal Police Investigations (DIPI) prosecute an officer which the detainee alleges urinated on him, in 2007. Ynet reported that the High Court partially approved a petition Tuesday, while […]

23 Feb
10:24

Israel Denies Five EU Parliamentarians Entry To Gaza

The Israeli authorities prevented, Wednesday, five European Union parliamentarians from entering the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Israeli Walla News Agency quoted one of the parliamentarians, from Belgium, denouncing the order and stating, “this is inappropriate; I do not know what is it that Israel is trying to hide from […]

Ghost Hunting film
21 Feb
3:25

Film about Israeli imprisonment of Palestinians wins top award in Berlin

A film depicting the torture, humiliation and violence experienced by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel won the first ever “Silver Bear” award at the Berlinale international film festival. The film, “Istiyad Ashbah” (Ghost Hunting), was produced by Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni. It was one of 18 finalists competing for the top […]

Donald Trump (image from wikipedia)
16 Feb
6:54

US President meets with Netanyahu, Changes US Stance on Two-State Solution

The US President, Donald Trump, welcomed Israeli Prime Minister into the White House on Wednesday and the two reminisced about the long relationship between their two families. The US President took the opportunity to announce, in a single sentence, a major shift in US policy in the region. It’s unclear […]

14 Feb
3:08

Revised Version of ‘Azan Bill’ Approved by Knesset

A revised version of the controversial ‘Muezzin Bill’, which imposes further restrictions on the Muslim call to prayer, traditionally known as the Azan, in Israel and occupied Jerusalem, was approved for vote in the Knesset by Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation, on Sunday afternoon. A draft of the bill, which […]

14 Feb
2:06

Autopsy and Video Reveal Deliberate Murder of Al Qee’an

New footage aired on Israeli TV would appear to show that Israeli police intentionally murdered the Israeli-Arab citizen Yaqoub Abu al-Qee’an. The footage shows that Abu al-Qee’an, who ran over an Israeli policeman during a protest against home demolitions in Umm al-Hiran, speeding towards the group of officers only after […]

14 Feb
1:13

The Economic Exploitation of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Israeli prisons serve both as an instrument of political persecution and economic exploitation, says Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in a new report. ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC). Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association explains in a new report how the arrest and detention of Palestinians is “central […]

12 Feb
9:02

Israeli Transportation Minister: ‘Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, on Sunday, slammed the Education Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that he wants to drag the “entire country into a war.” “Cabinet members should not criticize things just to gain political points. Here is a Cabinet minister and the head of a small party who wants […]

12 Feb
8:43

Report: Israel Increases Prison Sentence for Tortured Palestinian Detainee

The Israeli Supreme Court has added two years to the prison sentence of a Palestinian detained during Israel’s 2014 ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza-based al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said in a report issued on Sunday, detailing the prisoner’s torture at the hands of Israeli prison authorities. […]

12 Feb
8:28

Knesset Approves Bill Muffling Muslim Call to Prayer

The Israeli Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation, Sunday, gave approval for a new draft of the muezzin bill prohibiting mosques from using loudspeakers for the ‘Azan’, or call to prayer, labeling it noise pollution. The draft bill must be voted on at the Knesset, in three readings, in order to […]

12 Feb
7:29

Two Palestinians Stabbed by Israeli Settlers

Two Palestinian workers were wounded, Sunday, after being stabbed by Israeli settlers in Beersheba. PNN reports that, according to Israeli media, the two Palestinians sustained light wounds after they were stabbed by colonial settlers during work hours, in the sanitation systems of Beersheba. Ma’an reported that according to Israeli police, […]

11 Feb
4:09

MADA Report: 383 Media Freedoms Violations during 2016

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, “MADA”, organized a press conference on Wednesday 02/08/2017, and released its annual report of violations against media freedoms in Palestine during 2016, according to the PNN. Mr.  Mousa Rimawi- General Director of MADA center and Dr. Ammar Dweik- General Direct of The […]

10 Feb
10:24

Torture: As Described by the Interrogators

February 10, 2017 10:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Opinion/Analysis, Prisoners 0

By Chaim Levinson for Haaretz, via Days of Palestine. For years, the Israeli establishment has tried to conceal what happens in interrogation rooms. When interrogators use torture – or “special means,” to use the establishment’s term – the concealment efforts are redoubled. Even when testimony of torture reaches the public, […]

10 Feb
11:37

18-year old Palestinian Beaten, Arrested In Petah Tikva After Allegedly Injuring 3 Israelis

February 10, 2017 11:37 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israeli media sources reported Friday that an 18-year old Palestinian was in custody after having been beaten unconscious with rocks and clubs, by a crowd that suspected him of shooting and injuring two Israelis, then stabbing another with a screwdriver after his gun jammed. In addition to the three people […]

09 Feb
1:22

New Report by Breaking The Silence – “The High Command” (VIDEO)

BTS official, 02/07/17: “Dear Friends, Last week we published a new report addressing the relations between settler and the IDF: “The High Command – Settler influence on IDF conduct in the West Bank.” The report was written following a comprehensive research and in the context of the contentious public debate surrounding […]

08 Feb
10:27

David Sheen — Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians (VIDEO)

TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Is rape used as a political tool in Israel, to demonize and dehumanize Arabs and Palestinians? Last June, the Israeli public was shocked to hear of a girl with a mental disability, who was reportedly […]

08 Feb
10:01

Al-Qassam Brigades: “We received Israeli proposals of new swap deal.”

The Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas political movement, revealed on Wednesday that they had received Israeli offers, through mediators, to carry out a new prisoner swap deal, according to Al Ray. The brigades reported to Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel that the formula presented by Israel does […]

08 Feb
7:07

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. “Instead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]

03 Feb
10:55

Khader Adnan Calls for Intifada

Khader Adnan, leader of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, and an ex-detainee, has called for an intifada inside and outside prisons.   Adnan demanded during his interview with” voice of prisoners” radio all Palestinians to be united in order to support the prisoners.   He confirmed that the conditions inside […]

30 Jan
6:47

Netanyahu Advances Settlement Legalization Bill

The Israeli Prime Minister encourages the Knesset to issue a final vote on the ‘formalization bill’ as early as tomorrow. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked coalition chairperson David Biton (Likud) to present the “formalization bill” to the Knesset for a final vote, this week, Israeli media reports. The […]

30 Jan
6:36

Dareen Tatour’s Prosecution for Poetry Continues in Nazareth Court

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour testified before the Magistrate’s Court in Nazareth on Thursday, 26 January; Dareen’s saga has lasted for nearly a year and a half as she faces prosecution and imprisonment for writing a poem, “Resist my people, resist them,” and posting […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
26 Jan
12:01

New report reveals top Israeli official living in illegal colonial settlement

An Israeli Finance Minister, who is in charge of implementing a law to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank, is himself living in an unlicensed building in an illegal colonial settlement on Occupied Palestinian land – and he is just one of many Israeli officials living in illegal settlements, […]

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, “This is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.” Other signs, written […]

24 Jan
3:55

New evidence contradicts Israeli account of Negev killing; Israel returns body of deceased

January 24, 2017 3:55 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Following a lawsuit by the family of a Bedouin man killed by Israeli forces, the Israeli High Court ordered the government to release his body to his family. The decision comes just as new video evidence emerges showing that the man who Israel had claimed was an attacker was actually […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

Binyamin Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
05 Jan
8:02

Israeli Prime Minister calls for pardon of soldier who executed prone Palestinian

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came under questioning as part of a corruption probe, Netanyahu issued a call for the pardon of an Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian who was lying on the ground, critically wounded, by firing multiple shots at the Palestinian’s head. Elor Azaria […]

05 Jan
6:35

Israeli Officer Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in 2014 Offensive on Gaza

January 5, 2017 6:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli occupation officer died last night, of injuries sustained in 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip. Israeli radio said that Major Haghai Ben Ari, aged 33, died last night. Ari was in the Paratroopers Brigade and was injured in his head while participating in an attack . The number of […]

05 Jan
6:27

Human Rights Watch: Israel Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Palestinians

Senior Israeli officials, including religious clerics, back the illegal “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Some senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat,” the statement said. “Other Israeli […]

05 Jan
5:54

Israeli Soldier Found Guilty of Manslaughter (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court has just announced its verdict, against 19-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a disarmed and wounded Palestinian, of manslaughter.   Azaria’s sentence will be decided within a month, according to the PNN. On 24 March, 2016, Abdul-Fatah al-Sharif, aged 21, was killed by the last […]

Leanne Nasser (image from gazetaexpress.com)
04 Jan
12:12

Funeral Held for Palestinian  Victim of New Year’s Nightclub Attack in Istanbul

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the town of Tira, in central Israel, on Tuesday to mourn the death of 19-year old Leanne Zahir Nasser, a Palestinian citizen of Israeli who was among the 39 victims of the shooting attack in Istanbul on New Year’s eve. Nasser was in Istanbul, Turkey, […]

28 Dec
7:10

Palestinian Sentenced to 35 years in Prison

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced Abdul Aziz Mirie, aged 22, from the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, in the north of the occupied West Bank, to 35 years in prison plus reparation fees amounting to approximately $140,000, after convicting him of being an accessory to the killing […]

28 Dec
5:55

Netanyahu Cancels Israeli Aid to Angola over Security Council Resolution

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel all Israeli aid to Angola. The decision came in response to the country’s support for UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) which, among others, calls on Israel to end its illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. Netanyahu has been instructing the Israeli […]

28 Dec
6:05

Knesset Member Ghattas Released, Placed Under House Arrest

The Israeli Central Court released, Tuesday, Arab Member of Knesset (MK) Bassel Ghattas, after ordering him under strictly-monitored house arrest for ten days, in the town of ar-Rama, in the Galilee, for the ‘crime’ of visiting Palestinian prisoners.   The Israeli prosecutor’s office demanded the court to hold Ghattas under house […]

26 Dec
8:33

Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

December 26, 2016 8:33 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that an elderly Syrian detainee from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, died in detention under circumstances that remain unclear due to lack of information from the Israeli side. Qaraqe stated that the detainee, identified as As’ad al-Wali, 70, was […]

26 Dec
3:20

(VIDEO) Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: The ‘Real Landlords’ of Israel Are the Settlers

Gideon Levy discusses how the government’s preoccupation with a small Israeli colony, in the occupied West Bank, reflects the political power of settlers in Israel. SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever, from Germany. A small Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank has been on […]

25 Dec
8:08

Israeli TV Regulators Ban Ad for Calling Out Racism, Homophobia

Calling Palestinian rights ‘problematic’ and LGBT rights a matter ‘in public dispute,’ the TV authority bans a public service announcement by Association for Civil Rights in Israel. The Second Authority for Television and Radio (SATR), a public body that supervises Israeli commercial television and radio stations, banned a public service […]

25 Dec
7:59

Rabbis Launch War on Christmas Tree

‘Israeli leaders expect the US to be religiously inclusive, but then they refuse to practise the same at home,’ Hanna Swaid told Al Jazeera. ~Jonathan Cook/Days of Palestine As tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on the Holy Land, this week, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, senior Israeli […]

25 Dec
1:10

Netanyahu Slams UN Security Council Resolution, President Obama

Israeli Prime Minister strongly denounced the latest Security Council resolution denouncing Israel’s illegal colonial activists in occupied Palestine, and said that Obama is the second U.S. President who stood against Israel. His statements came in a speech, delivered by various main Israeli TV station, in which he said that the […]

21 Dec
7:12

Israeli Authorities Deny Winter Clothing to Palestinian Detainees

Amidst freezing winter weather, Israeli occupation forces have banned winter clothes for Palestinian prisoners in Negev Prison, it was revealed on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli authorities prevented the entry of the winter clothing which Palestinian families had sent to their sons being held inside the prison. […]

13 Dec
4:34

Poverty, Hard Data and Colonization

The impoverished population in Israel is growing and it mostly consists of Palestinians. ~ Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Twenty-five percent of the adult population in Israel and 35 percent of the children live in poverty, according to a report published by Latet, an organization that aims to reduce poverty […]

11 Dec
3:37

One Year of Administrative Detention Passes for Palestinian Circus Trainer

December 11, 2016 3:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A year has passed since Israel detained Palestinian circus trainer Mohammad Abu Sakha and placed him under administrative detention without charge or trial, a press release by the Palestinian Circus School in Ramallah said on Saturday. It said that the Israeli High Court rejected, after only 15 minutes of deliberation, […]

08 Dec
5:57

Continued Demolitions in Negev, West Bank

Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in Bedouin villages unrecognized by Israel in the southern Negev region, Wednesday morning. Local sources said that forces from the Yoav, the special Israeli police unit created to implement demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev, escorted by Israeli bulldozers, demolished a house in the village of […]

08 Dec
2:26

Colonial Misogynists

The Israeli military appoints a settler as chief rabbi who once said soldiers can rape ‘enemy’ women, and relieves a decorated war criminal of prison time for rape.  Eyal Krim, the new chief rabbi of the Israeli army, and Ofek Buchris, a former Israeli colonel, are inspirational symbols to national-religious […]

05 Dec
7:29

Eviction Orders Delivered to 8 Facilities in the Negev

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, gave eviction notices to eight Palestinian-owned facilities in the Umm al-Hiran village, in the Negev Desert. Head of the popular committee in the village, Raed Abu Qei’an, affirmed that Israel Land Administration crews stormed the village on Sunday, escorted by Israeli police forces, and delivered the […]

05 Dec
4:20

32 Disabled Detainees Facing Medical Neglect in Israeli Custody

December 5, 2016 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

32 Palestinian prisoners suffering from different disabilities are being held in Israeli detention centers without receiving suitable medical care, according to a report released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) on Sunday. Center spokesperson Riyad al-Ashqar stated according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli use of torture against […]

03 Dec
6:00

Hunger Strikers Reject Israeli Proposal for June 2017 Release

Two Palestinian hunger strikers, Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadid, rejected an Israeli proposal to issue a final four-month administrative detention order against them, and release them in early June of 2017. The two, who have been on hunger strike for 70 days, since 25 September, are currently in a severely […]

03 Dec
5:19

Umm al-Hiran: A Village Off the Maps

12/02/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al Khalil Team Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin village in the Negev desert of southern Israel. The village is surrounded by open landscape, the only structures in sight line. About a fifteen minute drive away is a small city called Hura, where the children […]

02 Dec
5:12

48 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in Novemember

Israeli forces committed more than 48 violations against Palestinian journalists during the month of November, the Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza reported, Thursday. The GMO published a monthly report in which it documented the violations committed by Israeli forces against the journalists. The report, according to Al Ray Palestinian […]

29 Nov
7:12

Palestinian Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

November 29, 2016 7:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli District Court sentenced, on Monday, Palestinian detainee Raed Khalel, aged 36, to two life terms of imprisonment plus 20 years, and fined him 700,000 New Israeli Shekels, on charges of stabbing to death two Israelis. Kahleel, from Dura town in Hebron, is accused of carrying out a stabbing attack […]

27 Nov
4:21

Equal Israeli Access to Stolen Palestinian Land

The ‘regularization law’ to sanction land theft in the West Bank has a solid basis: most Israelis live on Palestinian land confiscated in 1948. The cries of the Cossacks in the West Bank Samarian hills are not meant to arouse compassion in the heart of the average Israeli liberal, who […]

27 Nov
6:29

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

24 Nov
9:57

Fire Breaks Out across Israel and West Bank

November 24, 2016 9:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, West Bank 0

Fires have broken out all over Israel and the occupied West Bank, starting Tuesday and continuing until Thursday evening, due to “dry winds.” However, PNN reports that, according to the Israeli minister of public security, Gilad Erdan, reasons to the fire were due to arson. On Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]

23 Nov
8:47

3 Homes Demolished in Lod’s Al Tuffah Neighborhood

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinian buildings in the Karam Al-Tuffah neighborhood, in the city of Lod, under the pretext of building without permit. The bulldozers, guarded by police forces ,stormed three homes belonging to the Abu Shaaban family, in al-Tuffah, and transformed them into military barracks, […]

23 Nov
8:35

Health of Hunger Strikers Deteriorating

Two Palestinian detainees, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara, are reportedly facing a sharp health deterioration due to their hunger strike, which has now entered its third month, in protest of Israeli administrative detention practices which are conducted without charge or trial, and based on secret information. A lawyer from […]

23 Nov
8:26

Palestinian Girl Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison

An Israeli magistrate court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced a teenaged Palestinian girl to 13-and-a-half years in prison, for a stabbing attack carried out exactly one year ago in Jerusalem. (photo: PNN archive image) According to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), lawyer Mufid al-Hajj reported that […]

22 Nov
4:13

Interrogation Extended for Activist Salah Khawaja

Palestinian grassroots activist Salah Khawaja, the Secretary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, once again was ordered to eight days interrogation on Wednesday, 16 November. Khawaja, 45 years of age and a leader of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall), was seized […]

18 Nov
5:31

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

14 Nov
6:33

Sheikh Raed Salah Declares Hunger Strike

Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement, has declared an open-ended hunger strike, protesting bad treatment in Israeli prison, and his continued solitary confinement. Sheikh Salah, who heads the northern branch of Islamic Movement in historic Palestine, is being held at the Ramon prison, in the Negev Desert. […]

12 Nov
4:40

Hunger Striker Loses Memory, at Risk of Paralysis

A Palestinian hunger striker who has refrained from eating for 49 days, in protest his administrative detention, has lost his memory and is at risk of sudden paralysis, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, Saturday. According to WAFA correspondence, Ahmad Shadid, aged 20, who is currently receiving treatment at Assaf Harofeh Medical […]

11 Nov
4:00

Palestinian Detainees on 47th Day of Hunger Strike, Shackled to Hospital Beds

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian hunger striker Ahmad Abu Fara, 29, is facing a critical health situation after 47 days of hunger strike. Held shackled to his hospital bed in Assaf Harofeh hospital, he has developed a problem pumping blood from his heart. Abu Fara is on hunger […]

10 Nov
6:26

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

A conference of Israelis seeking to change al-Aqsa’s status quo takes place in parliament. A Temple Mount Lobby is born. The tenth annual the Seekers of Zion conference was held in Israeli parliament on Monday, Haaretz reports. Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

07 Nov
2:00

14-year-old Manasra Sentenced to 12 Years in Israeli Prison

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Monday, sentenced 14-year-old Ahmad Manasra to 12 years of prison, under conviction of attempted stabbing. Ahmad, on 12 October, 2015, was shot and tortured on camera by an Israeli settler, while his cousin, Hassan Manasra, was killed on the spot, for allegedly stabbing settlers in Pisgat […]

06 Nov
5:59

VIDEO: Life On Hold – The Policy of Administrative Detention

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization is pleased to announce the launch of a new film that tackles the issue of administrative detention as a policy used by the Israeli government to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information without charge or trial. The film specifically focuses on the psychological effects […]

02 Nov
8:54

Netanyahu: “Peace With The Palestinians Is Not A Precondition For Peace With The Arab World”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, Thursday, that comprehensive peace with the Palestinians in not a precondition for peace with Arab countries, and that many Arab states consider Israel a partner in “the war on Islamic terrorism.” Netanyahu’s statements came during his meeting with the visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. […]

02 Nov
6:00

Further Demolitions in Al Araqib and Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, have reportedly demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 105th time. Local activist Salem Araqib said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by police units, invaded the village in the morning, drove out the villagers from their homes and, then, demolished them. He added […]

01 Nov
5:29

2017 – The Year of Prisoners’ Freedom: Challenges and Ideas for Action by Wael Jaghoub

The following article on the situation and struggle of Palestinian prisoners today was written inside Israeli prison by Palestinian prisoner Wael Jaghoub, a leader in the prisoners’ movement affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was originally published in Arabic by the Handala Center for Prisoners […]

01 Nov
5:17

9 Palestinian Detainees Continuing with Hunger Strike

Nine Palestinian detainees continued their open hunger strikes in Israeli prisons on Monday, according to Sawt al-Asra (Voice of the Prisoners) radio. Protesting for various reasons, the detainees have all refused food until their demands have been met by Israeli authorities. Four of the nine hunger strikers have been protesting being […]

26 Oct
8:10

Israeli Police Detains 34 Palestinians In The Negev

The Israeli police conducted, Wednesday, a large-scale invasion into Houra and al-Leqia towns in the Negev, and detained 34 Palestinian workers, who did not obtain work and entry permits into Israel. According to a statement by the Israeli Police, the 34 Palestinians, from different parts of the West Bank, were […]

20 Oct
7:09

Health of Hunger Strikers Deteriorates

Two Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are suffering from marked health deterioration, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. A PPS lawyer stated, after visiting the detainees in Ramla clinic, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) had imprisoned them in two isolated cells […]

15 Oct
6:07

Jerusalemite Palestinian Organizer Nasser Abu Khdeir Freed after 5 1/2 Years Imprisonment

(via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) Longtime Palestinian struggler, Nasser Abu Khdeir of Shuafat, was released yesterday, 13 October from Israeli prison after serving a sentence five and one-half years. Abu Khdeir, 55, was arrested by occupation forces on 15 April 2011, and subject to a prolonged and cruel […]

13 Oct
4:22

Decolonizing the Vocabulary of Palestinian Human Rights Work

Today’s human rights realities did not begin in 1993 nor in 1967, but with the emergence of Zionist colonisation of Palestine. Human rights organisations will not find a solution if they pretend otherwise. Israeli practices and policies are a combination of apartheid, military occupation, and colonization. This regime is not […]

08 Oct
6:40

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Bedouin Village

For the 104th time in just a few years, Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Friday, the al-Araqeeb Bedouin village, in the Negev. Several Israeli army and police vehicles surrounded the Bedouin community, before invading it, and demolished it. Resident Aziz SIyah Touri, who was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by […]

06 Oct
12:58

Israeli Pilot Killed after Carrying out Gaza Airstrikes

An Israeli air force pilot died and another was injured on Wednesday, as their fighter jet crashed while returning from an air assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. An Israeli army spokesperson said that an F-16 fighter jet crashed while landing at the Ramon air […]

30 Sep
3:09

Israel To Release Wounded Palestinian Woman, Whose Fiance Was Killed On September 16

September 30, 2016 3:09 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Lawyer Karim Ajwa, of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that the Israeli authorities decided to release a wounded young woman from Hebron, who was injured, while her fiance was killed, after the soldiers opened fire on their car following what the army alleged an “attempted vehicular attack.” Ajwa stated […]

29 Sep
7:27

“Godfather” of the Oslo Accords, Shimon Perez, Dead at 93

September 29, 2016 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

photo: Perez and Arafat in 2001 (EPA) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Perez, a.k.a. the “Godfather of the Oslo Accords” has died at the age of 93, after suffering a stroke. For posterity, Perez, was the Israeli PM who signed the “accords” which were no “treaty”. […]

27 Sep
10:56

Autopsy: Palestinian Detainee Died of Heart Condition, Following Longstanding Neglect by Doctors

September 27, 2016 10:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An autopsy has confirmed that the cause of death for 41-year-old Palestinian prisoner Yasser Thiab Hamdouna, who died in Israeli custody Sunday morning, was cardiomegaly, a condition in which the heart is enlarged, and can lead to sudden death. A statement from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, released on […]

26 Sep
12:01

PHRI: “Right-wing Attacks Won’t Deter Us from Our Fight for Human Rights”

September 26, 2016 12:01 PM admin Human rights, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Press Release: Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) has been under attack by a right wing group named Reservists on Duty, which called for funding to be cut for National Service positions at PHRI. The group also called for the cancellation of PHRI’s participation in a course entitled “Equality and […]

Abdul Fattah Sharif, killed in March
21 Sep
11:36

Former Israeli Military Chief Testifies In Favor Of Execution-style Killing Of Wounded Palestinian

September 21, 2016 11:36 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former Deputy Chief of the Israeli military, Uzi Dayan, testified Monday at the trial of an Israeli soldier changed with manslaughter for the shooting in the head of a wounded Palestinian who was lying wounded on the ground. In his testimony, Dayan said the killing was justified, and should […]

19 Sep
9:13

‘I don’t identify:’ Palestinian-Israeli Fans of Israel’s National Football Team

The Zionist symbolism of Israel’s national football team creates a quagmire for its Palestinian Israeli fans. Support for Israel’s national football team indicates that while Palestinian citizens of Israel have an unusual opportunity to identify with an Israeli national symbol, this identification is, it goes without saying, far from being […]

19 Sep
9:08

“Day of Rage” Announced in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission of the Palestinian Authority called, on Monday, for a day of rage in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails. The commission called for mass rallies and a day of rage across the West Bank, on Tuesday, in support of Mohammad and Mahmoud […]

12 Sep
5:46

Israel’s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ‘Struggle Against Terror’ (VIDEO)

09/12/16, Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Even Israeli occupation officials question the amount of secrecy afforded to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ anti-BDS campaign.  Yossi Melman details in his recent article [link: Hebrew] in Maariv newspaper what little is known about the Israeli government’s efforts to undermine the Boycott Divestment and […]

12 Sep
7:36

Israeli Supreme Court: Force Feeding of Hunger Strikers is Constitutional

(photo: A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway, in the UK, during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage. ~Wikipedia) The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that a law which permits force feeding hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is constitutional, rejecting petitions filed last year by the Israel Medical Association (IMA), and by […]