Category Archives: Israel

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 […]

09 Sep
10:26

PHRI Concerned by Recent Court and Hospital Decisions

September 9, 2016 10:26 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

PHRI – Press Release: Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHRI) is concerned by the recent court decision to temporarily freeze the administrative detention of hunger strikers Muhammad and Mahmoud Balboul until they recover from their hunger strike, with the option of renewing it once they are no longer in critical danger. […]

08 Sep
10:56

Mengitsu Family: “Netanyahu Forgot Our Son”

The family of the missing  Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Mengistu, demonstrated on Thursday, near the Gaza border, where he went missing. Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Meida Agency, the message of the family which demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu work on their son’s release. The family said: “It seems […]

06 Sep
11:08

Palestinians Rally Around Hunger Striking Prisoners

by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator, Alternative Information Center In Bethlehem, hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march in solidarity with three Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and local civil society groups organized the demonstration. […]

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

04 Sep
11:53

Strike Continues in Palestinian Schools

An open-ended strike continues in a number of schools in the villages and towns of the pre-1948 occupied territories, in protest of poor infrastructure and logistics. The village of Shaqib Al-Salam, in the Negev, witnessed a strike at all schools, in solidarity with Al-Zahraa school, which initially staged the strike in […]

02 Sep
11:39

Hunger Striker Rushed to ICU

Tareq Barghouthi, a lawyer for the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said in a statement issued Thursday that the hunger striker Mohammad Balboul’s health had seriously worsened, adding that he was transferred to the intensive care unit at the Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv. Balboul’s health situation has sharply […]

02 Sep
11:20

AIC Video: Neglecting Settlers’ Violence

In contradiction of extremely low conviction rates, settler violence against Palestinians is at least a weekly occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In 2016, there has been an average of 2 incidents of settler violence per week, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the United […]

29 Aug
12:48

Palestinian Man Enters 28th Year in Israeli Prison

August 29, 2016 12:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Raed Mohammad al-Saadi entered his 28th year in Israeli custody on Sunday, making him one of a number of Palestinians currently detained the longest by Israel. Al-Saadi, a 49-year-old native of the village of Silat al-Harithiya, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, was detained on Aug. […]

29 Aug
12:01

Shaul Family: “Hamas fighters captured our son alive, not shreds.”

The family of an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades, during the 2014 Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip, Oron Shaul, confirmed that their son was taken alive by Hamas, not “shreds”. See: 07/23/14 Missing Israeli Soldier Identified 07/26/16 Israeli Army Claims Captured Soldier Dead According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shaul’s […]

27 Aug
11:13

4 Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition, Handcuffed to Hospital Beds

Four hunger-striking Palestinian detainees are reportedly in critical condition at Israel’s Assaf Harofeh Hospital, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, as 120 other Palestinian prisoners continued hunger strikes, in a mass solidarity movement. The four hunger strikers were identified by the committee as […]

27 Aug
10:57

Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Prisons

August 27, 2016 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that at least 750 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial in Israeli detention facilities. The commission said, in  a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli […]

25 Aug
10:42

Private Sector Rejects Lieberman’s “Carrot and Stick” Plan

The Palestinian private sector, in a Thursday press statement, rejected and described as “insulting” the so called “carrot and stick” policy unveiled by current Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The statement, issued by the all-inclusive coordinating council of all the business associations, chambers of commerce, and industrial & trade organizations […]

25 Aug
10:28

Netanyahu Opposes Formation of Council to Investigate 2014 Aggression

Families of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 military assault on the Gaza Strip said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still refusing to form a committee for the purpose of studying the outcome of the aggression. In a meeting with the families, Netanyahu devalued the importance of such a committee, and of […]

19 Aug
12:26

Negev: Bedouin-owned Properties Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police, demolished Palestinian-owned properties in several Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert, in southern Israel on Thursday, according to local sources. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished residential buildings and arbors located near al-Salam street near the Arara district in the Negev. […]

18 Aug
1:09

Health Deteriorates for Hunger Strikers

August 18, 2016 1:09 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), on Wednesday, raised alarm bells over the exacerbated health status of four Palestinian hunger-strikers held at Ofer prison, in Israel, according to the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). A PPS lawyer said that the health of prisoners Muhammad al-Balboul, Malek al-Kadhi, Iyad al-Hreimi, and Omar Nazal […]

13 Aug
10:59

Beyonce Cancels Israeli Tour Dates

Israeli news site Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet) reports that Beyonce fans in Israel will be disappointed to learn that the singer’s representatives have announced a round of performance cancellations that were supposed to include two concerts in Israel: “Beyonce’s performances, which were supposed to take place in Hayarkon Park in October, will […]

11 Aug
10:53

Ahmad Dawabsha Transferred to Tel Hashomer Hospital after Severe Health Deterioration

Five-year-old sole survivor of an arson attack in the village of Douma, in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, last year, Ahmad Dawabsha, was taken to Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital Wednesday night, after his health deteriorated. Naser Dawabsha, a member of the family, told Ma’an News Agency that the […]

08 Aug
2:52

Israel Launched Anti BDS Task Force to Crush Any Boycott

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli government formed a ministerial task force to track down any foreigners in Israel who are engaged in activities linked to the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The government compares these subversive elements with terrorists that aim at destroying Israel from within. The launch […]

07 Aug
10:05

Apartheid, Fascism — But, Mostly Colonialism

“Struggling against Israel as a fascist or apartheid state must be a part of an anti-colonial struggle that Jews themselves participate in.” ~ 08/07/16 Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Fascism, apartheid My friend and comrade Eli Aminov sent me a text that he wrote titled Fascism or Apartheid. In […]

04 Aug
10:52

New Law Allows Imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians Aged 14 and Under

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed a bill into law, on Wednesday, which permits the imprisonment of children under the age of 14 if the child committed acts of “terrorism,” according to a statement released by the Knesset. The legislation, labeled the “Youth Bill,” would allow Israeli authorities to […]

04 Aug
9:54

11th Anniversary of Shafa Amer Massacre Commemorated

Palestinians in the pre-1948 territories are commemorating the 11th anniversary of Shafa Amer massacre, committed by Israeli soldiers in 2005, Al Ray reports. 11 years ago, an Israeli soldier opened fire against a Palestinian bus, leading to the death of four and the injury of 15 others. The popular committee […]

04 Aug
1:00

Hunger Striker Bilal Kayed Refuses to See Doctors

[Palestinian detainee] Bilal Kayed has now been on [hunger strike] for 50 days. In mid-June, he was supposed to return to his home in the West Bank village of Asira al-Shamaliya after serving nearly 15 years in an Israeli prison. But, when Israeli authorities reneged and placed him under administrative detention […]

04 Aug
12:24

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Is Home, But Still Not Free

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Palestinian poet and political prisoner Dareen Tatour finally returned to her hometown of Reineh, last week, after enduring various forms of Israeli detention for nearly nine months. Her family and supporters joyously greeted her with music, food and fireworks when she arrived […]

02 Aug
10:37

Knesset Rebukes Zoabi

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset rebuked Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi  over her remarks about Israeli soldiers who participated in the Mavi Maramra attack, in which she described them as murderers. The committee of behavior at the Knesset said that Zoabi’s remarks were “extreme, provokable and untrue,” according to Al Ray […]

02 Aug
10:29

Travel Ban on BDS Co-founder Temporarily Suspended by Israeli Authorities

The effective travel ban imposed by the Israeli government on the BDS Movement’s co-founder Omar Barghouti was temporarily suspended for two months, during a court hearing at Haifa District Court, on 19 July 2016. Barghouti has been under an effective travel ban since April of 2016, ostensibly based on the […]

01 Aug
11:43

WAFA Report: Monitoring Incitement and Racism in Israeli Media

The Palestine News Agency WAFA, on Monday, monitored incitement and racism published in the Israeli media against Palestinians and Arabs between June 15 and 21 July, 2016. The 296 issue of the report, reviewed a number of articles and op-ed published by Israeli writers and journalists, which incite against Palestinians and Arabs […]

01 Aug
12:24

The Right Man in the Right Place

Following Eyal Karim’s appointment as chief rabbi of the Israeli military, secular Israelis must realize that their allies in the fight for a secular democratic state are none other than Palestinians. ~ Eli Aminov The appointment of Colonel Eyal Karim as chief rabbi of the “world’s most moral army” is the […]

30 Jul
10:40

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Amid Deteriorating Health

July 30, 2016 10:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Multiple Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike Saturday in protest of their administrative detentions in Israeli prisons, Sawt al-Asra (Voice of Prisoners) radio reported, according to Ma’an. The radio reported on the status of various high-profile prisoners, principally Bilal Kayed, who continued his hunger strike Saturday for the 46th day, […]

26 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Raid Ramon and Ofer Prisons as Palestinian Detainees Join Kayed in Hunger Strike

Israeli prison guards raided and searched Section 5 of the Ramon prison and moved 100 Palestinian prisoners affiliated to the Fateh and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movements to the Ohalei Kedar prison. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that the […]

25 Jul
9:11

Israeli Bill Pushes $78,000 Fine for Every Anti-occupation Post

NAZARETH, (PIC) — A new bill proposing fines for social media sites that do not remove anti-occupation content received the Israeli government’s approval on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill authored by MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) giving social media providers, including Facebook, […]

22 Jul
11:09

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

22 Jul
10:31

Ahmad Dawabsha Returns Home to Douma

Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, as Jewish extremists firebombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media. The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack […]

19 Jul
8:52

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, reportedly sentenced a young Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” according to Ma’an. The family of Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), said that she was detained in April, in her occupied East Jerusalem […]

19 Jul
8:35

56 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Eleven Palestinian political prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced that they too will hunger strike for Bilal Kayed’s freedom. Now, a total of 56 Palestinian political prisoners are on open-ended hunger strikes in protest of Kayed’s […]

19 Jul
8:25

Herzog: Israeli Politicians Inciting Hatred, Racism

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned, recently, of “growing hatred and racism” being incited by right-wing politicians in the state of Israel. “We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings and assassination based on the overwhelming internal hatred here,” Herzog said during a […]

18 Jul
8:00

Israeli Legislators Seek to Legalize West Bank Settlement

Haaretz Israeli daily newspaper, on Sunday, said that right-wing lawmakers from the Jewish Home nationalist party will attempt, today, to legalize expropriation of private Palestinian land in West Bank settlements through a bill, despite Prime Mininster Netanyahu’s “opposition” to it. The bill is reportedly directed at Amona illegal settlement, near the central […]

18 Jul
7:40

Lieberman Vows to Improve Checkpoints, Enforces Apartheid System

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, said that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to Hizma checkpoint and vows to ease the travel process is an enforcement of the apartheid system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Lieberman, on Sunday, visited Hizma checkpoint into Jerusalem and promised to “streamline passage […]

18 Jul
6:57

Policing the Nakba: Points of Solidarity Between U.S. Citizens of Color and Israeli Palestinians

by Amjad Iraqi The transnational solidarity movement between Palestinians and Black, indigenous, and other minority Americans has made significant strides in promoting the struggle of Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But in its justified focus on challenging Israel’s military regime as an institution of oppression, […]

14 Jul
8:46

Palestinian Peace Activist Refused Entry Permit For Her Own Movie Premiere

 ‘Combatants for Peace’ activist participating in new documentary film ‘Disturbing the Peace’ will not be able to participate in movie’s world premiere screening today at the Jerusalem Film Festival Combatants for Peace (CfP) activist, Shifa al-Qudsi, was refused entry into Israel today in order to attend the world premiere of […]

12 Jul
8:32

Knesset Approves Controversial NGO Law

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset has approved a controversial law forcing NGOs to declare the funds they receive from foreign state entities, with opposition saying the legislation will lead to the growth of “fascism.” The law was approved with 57 votes to 48 on Tuesday, according to Press TV/Al […]

11 Jul
9:14

Multiple Life Sentences for Palestinian Accused of Killing 3 Israelis

An Israeli court in Jerusalem sentenced a Palestinian man to multiple life sentences, with an additional 60 years, on Monday, after he was convicted for the murder of three Israelis. Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud, who works with the prisoners’ rights group Addameer, told Ma’an News Agency that a Jerusalem district court […]

11 Jul
7:37

Kayed to be Transferred Again as Condition Weakens

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Lawyers for Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed expect Israeli authorities to transfer him from Ashkelon prison to Barzilai Hospital at any time, due to his deteriorating health. Bilal has been on hunger strike for 27 days. He is only consuming water and has […]

09 Jul
10:25

Bennett Calls for ‘Kidnapping’ of Palestinians

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett advocated, on Thursday, for Israelis to kidnap Palestinians, to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. In an interview with Radio Darom, Bennett — who […]

07 Jul
10:21

Bilal Kayed: 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike for the 22nd day, as of 7 July; Addameer lawyer Mona Nadaf visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation. Nadaf reported that he is continuing to refuse any kind of […]

07 Jul
9:31

Israeli Commander: Soldier Unjustified in Hebron Execution

An Israeli army commander testified on Wednesday, in the ongoing trial of Elor Azaria, an Israeli soldier accused of shooting and killing a prone Palestinian in Hebron, in March, saying that there was no justification for the shooting, which has been labeled by the UN as an “extrajudicial execution.” Col. […]

06 Jul
9:28

Report: Practices and Policies of Racial Discrimination by the Occupying Power in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

via bdsmovement.net Over time, and increasingly, the term “apartheid” has been used to describe the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). It is hardly surprising that use of the term brings with it a highly charged debate and strong sentiments, given the not so distant and dark history in […]

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

03 Jul
12:53

Meretz Head: “Netanyahu’s Theory Of Running The Conflict Has Collapsed”

Meretz Party head, Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) Zehava Gal-On, stated Saturday that the theory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running the conflict has failed, and added that the only solution is ending this conflict through a political solution. “Israel cannot just ignore the Quartet Committee report,” Gal-On said, […]

01 Jul
1:11

One Palestinian Killed, Two Israelis Injured, In Netanya

Israeli sources have reported, on Thursday evening, that two Israelis were injured when a Palestinian reportedly stabbed them before he was shot dead by an armed Israeli man, in the coastal city of Netanya. Israeli daily Haaretz said the Palestinian stabbed a 40-year-old ultra-Orthodox man, and a 62-year-old woman, before […]

30 Jun
7:38

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

29 Jun
8:32

PFLP Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike, Await Decision on Kayed

Palestinian prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced a ten-day suspension of their mass hunger strike Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Prisoners and Former Prisoner’s Affairs Ministry in the Gaza Strip. Dozens of PFLP-affiliated prisoners held in Israeli prisons launched a […]

29 Jun
8:00

Al-Araqib Demolished for 100th Time

Israeli bulldozers demolished homes in the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev  desert, for the 100 time on Wednesday, in addition to a home in the Negev village of Atir, local activists said. Israeli police reportedly imposed a blockade on al-Araqib before carrying out the demolitions, according to Al […]

28 Jun
7:43

Ban Ki-moon: 50 Years of Occupation of Palestine Hasn’t Brought Security for Israelis

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Israel and Palestine. Following a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, Ki-moon noted that nearly 50 years of occupation of Palestinian land has not brought security for Israelis. Ban’s generalizing statements, void of specific criticism with regard to the illegal […]

Ban ki-Moon in Gaza (image from UN)
28 Jun
1:19

UN Secretary-General visits Israel and Gaza

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon traveled to Gaza Monday, following a meeting with the Israeli President in Tel Aviv. In a press statement following his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Ban condemned an attack by a Palestinian several weeks ago in which four Israelis were killed. In 2016 […]

27 Jun
7:40

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

26 Jun
10:45

Update: Bilal Kayed (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — Kayed’s political party — announced, on June 24th, that Israeli authorities transferred dozens of PFLP prisoners on hunger strike in solidarity with Keyed from Megiddo prison to other Israeli prisons. […]

23 Jun
8:19

Ofer Military Court Acquits Child of Stone Throwing Conviction

Lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Elijah Theodory, was reportedly able, on Thursday, to acquit 15-year-old Abuallah Qasem of a recent conviction over an incident in which he was accused of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. The Ramallah resident was convicted, in Ofer military court, of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers last […]

19 Jun
10:10

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of […]

19 Jun
9:32

Livni Calls for Referendum over Two-state Solution

Zionist Union member of the Israeli parliament of the Knesset, Tzipi Livni, called for a referendum, Saturday afternoon, over what she reduced to a “problem” with Palestinians. Speaking at an event in the Israeli city of Rishon LeZion, south of Tel Aviv, Livni censured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing […]

19 Jun
9:19

$18m Approved for Settlement Construction

The Israeli government voted, in its session today, to provide extensive funding for projects which aim to expand illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. According to Israeli TV, NIS 70-74 (approximately $18 million USD) will be allocated to enhance settlement security, under the pretext of “confronting Palestinian attacks,”  according […]

18 Jun
7:37

Ehud Barak: If Government Won’t Get Back on Track, We Must Topple It

Netanyahu and his government are ‘weak, feeble, boisterous and radical,’ says former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, according to Israeli daily Haaretz. Barak hinted, during a speech to the Herzliya Conference, Thursday night, that he may return to politics to knock over Israel’s government: “I call on the government to […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun
1:09

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

16 Jun
8:59

$570m Underground Wall to Block Gaza Tunnels Underway

Israeli news site Ynet, on Thursday revealed the Israeli state’s plans to build a concrete wall along the Gaza-Israeli borders, reportedly to halt the use of tunnels from Gaza. According to Ynet, the wall will be dug to a depth of several dozen meters underground and will also be built above […]

16 Jun
8:50

Megiddo: 30 Detainees Launch Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

30 Palestinian detainees in Megiddo Prison are carrying out a solidarity hunger strike with Palestinian detainee Bilal Kayed. The 35-year-old  was ordered, on Monday, to six months of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation military, when he had been scheduled for release after 14 and one-half years in Israeli prison. He launched an […]

16 Jun
6:54

Ex-detainee Forced to Divorce Wife for Treatment

Ahmad Nattat is a former Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who spent years in Israeli custody. Nattat was married to Sameera Al-Shawmra, from the occupied West Bank of Hebron, 13 years ago, and lives with her in Gaza. Two years after their marriage, Al Ray reports, Sameera wanted to visit her […]

15 Jun
6:21

26 Violations against Media Freedoms in May

The month of May, 2016, has reportedly witnessed a limited decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month. According to the PNN, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” monitored a total of 26 violations against media freedoms (where 16 violations […]

15 Jun
5:49

“Too dangerous” with 4682 Facebook Friends: Palestinian Astrophysicist Charged with Incitement in Military Court

Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi faced a second hearing yesterday, 13 June in Israeli military court. Barghouthi, 54, is a professor of space plasma physics at Al-Quds University; he was arrested on 24 April as he traveled from Nabi Saleh to his home in Beit Rima. Barghouthi, whose work is internationally […]

14 Jun
9:04

Knesset: Racist “Emergency Provision” on Family Unification Law Extended for 13th Year

The Israeli Parliament of the Knesset voted, on Monday evening, to re-extend Israel’s “Citizenship and Entry into Israel” provision, which prohibits Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip from automatically obtaining legal status in Israel or annexed East Jerusalem by way of family unions.   The law […]

13 Jun
7:15

Detention of Palestinian Circus Performer Extended

Israeli authorities, on Monday, decided to extend the administrative detention of a 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer, in spite of widespread outcry from activists and rights groups around the world demanding his release. Israeli authorities ruled to extend Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha’s remand for another six months, from June 13 until […]

13 Jun
12:26

Israeli Leaders Vow Revenge after Tel Aviv Attack (VIDEO)

Israel has imposed collective punishment measures, and its leaders have threatened more to come after two Palestinian men opened fire in a busy upscale Tel Aviv square, this past Wednesday evening, killing four Israelis and injuring several more.   The alleged Palestinian gunmen, identified as cousins Muhammad Ahmad Mukhamara and […]