Category Archives: Jericho

21 May
11:22

Israeli Army Injures Eight Palestinians, Abducts Two, In Jericho

Eight Palestinians were injured, and fourteen others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers invaded the northern area of Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank, clashed with local youths, abducted two residents, and damaged the windshield of an ambulance. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in […]

10 May
6:08

Army Demolishes Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities demolished four structures in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho, on Tuesday morning. Residents of the village, which is located in the Jordan Valley region, said that Israeli bulldozers under military protection demolished two makeshift homes and two barns belonging to Najih […]

07 Apr
10:01

Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined on Friday the Freedom March ““Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley” that was organized by Combatants for Peace movement. The protest started at the nearby settler road until the Palestinian Israeli Peace Farming project Ecome at the entrance of Jericho city. The Israeli government […]

30 Mar
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Tubas office of the PPS, in the northeastern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

22 Mar
1:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians

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

20 Mar
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

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

09 Mar
9:15

Jericho: Israeli Forces Uproot 350 Palm Trees (VIDEO)

Israeli forces have uprooted some 350 palm trees and bulldozed lands in Jericho city, Jordan Valley. Journalist Adel AbuNemah, reported to the PNN that the land was razed and the trees were uprooted, even though it is located in area B and not C, as Israel claims. The land is private property of farmer […]

25 Jan
5:34

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Barns and Sheds In Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, several sheds and barns in Qrontol Mountain area, in Jericho district, in the occupied West Bank, under the allegation of being built without permits. The International Red Cross in Jericho said the soldiers demolished barns and sheds owned by two Palestinian shepherds, identified as Yousef Salem […]

23 Jan
11:21

Army Demolishes Sheds, Tents And Barns, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday at noon, several sheds, tents and barns, owned by Palestinians living in the al-Jiftlik town, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, north of Jericho. Sabah Abu Rashed, the representative of Jericho District who witnessed the demolitions, along with a representative of the International Red Cross, […]

11 Jan
1:18

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least thirty-three Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers have abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad […]

09 Jan
1:03

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

Israeli soldiers abducted during overnight invasions into different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, twenty Palestinians from their homes, including two brothers and a sister of the Palestinian who was killed Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in occupied Jerusalem said the […]

06 Dec
9:02

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds Near Jericho

December 6, 2016 9:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished several residential sheds. Several army vehicles and bulldozers invaded the village after surrounding it, and demolished residential sheds belonging to residents Abdul-Hadi Ali Obeyyat, Adnan Ibrahim Abu Kharabeesh, Zeid Mahmoud Abu Kharabeesh. After the […]

05 Dec
8:12

Israeli Army Abducts Twenty-Three Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on earlier Monday, at least twenty-three Palestinians, including nine children between the ages of nine and fifteen, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted ‘Oweiss Husseini, […]

24 Nov
11:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Thursday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and summoned several Palestinians for interrogation. In Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Ayyoub Enfei’at, and his brother […]

21 Nov
1:29

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, ten Palestinians in Jerusalem, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the PPS, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, […]

14 Nov
12:21

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, at least ten Palestinians, including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and injured five Palestinians near Jericho, including one who suffered serious wounds. The Hebron office of the PPS, in […]

10 Nov
12:54

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 23 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, 23 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and that one of them is a child who was also shot and injured by the army, prior to his abduction. The Bethlehem office of the PPS […]

09 Nov
12:08

PPS: “Army Kidnaps 22 Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Wednesday, twenty-two Palestinians, including a journalist, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, ten of them in Hebron. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and […]

21 Oct
3:24

Jericho: World’s Largest Floor Mosaic Opened for Public Display

The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has unveiled the world’s largest floor mosaic for public display, in the West Bank district of Jericho. The mosaic covers the floor of the reception hall and the large bath of Hisham’s Palace, an Islamic archaeological site in the north of Jericho, and […]

19 Oct
12:37

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 24 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, at least 24 Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, among them fifteen from Jerusalem. Army vehicles invaded agricultural lands in northern Gaza. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded […]

29 Sep
1:49

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 43 Palestinians, Including Children And A Legislator, Wednesday”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, late at night and on Wednesday, at least 43 Palestinians, including children a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped 20 Palestinians from […]

19 Sep
1:48

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 25 Palestinians In The West Bank 

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and Sunday evening, at least 25 Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the […]

11 Aug
10:35

Jenin; Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Brick Factory, Confiscate Its Equipment

August 11, 2016 10:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, Barta’a ash-Sharqiyya village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, demolished a brick factory and confiscated its equipment. The WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency said the demolished factory belonging to Waleed Ajaj, and that the army claimed it […]

28 Apr
11:05

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians From Jenin

Israeli soldiers kidnaped, late at night Wednesday, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin. The soldiers also searched many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Adnan Erheil, 25, from Kafr Dan village, west of Jenin, after […]

15 Mar
11:38

Israeli Forces Seize Over 2,300 Acres near Jericho

The Israeli government, on Tuesday, announced the seizure of 2,340 acres of land in the Jericho area, central occupied West Bank, claiming it as “state land”.Israel radio said that the state has embarked on the confiscation despite pressures from both the United States and the United Nations attempting to prevent […]

24 Feb
5:28

Palestinian Woman Killed, Her Daughter Injured, After Being Struck By Israeli Settler’s Car

February 24, 2016 5:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian woman was killed on Tuesday night, and her daughter was moderately wounded, after being struck by a speeding Israeli settler’s car on the al-‘Oja road, in the Southern Pains of the Jericho district.The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the woman has been […]

07 Feb
11:23

Palestinian Legislator Among Many Injured in Jenin

February 7, 2016 11:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinians, protesting the ongoing Israeli onslaught and siege, targeting Qabatia town, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. The soldiers shot and injured a legislator, and many other Palestinians.Hundreds of Palestinians participated in the procession, driving […]

01 Sep
5:46

Including A Father and His Son, Army Kidnaps Four In Jericho

September 1, 2015 5:46 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a father and his son, in the West Bank district of Jericho.The Jericho office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded, and violently searched several homes, and interrogated many residents before kidnapping four. The four […]

27 Jun
4:22

Palestinian Taxi Driver Killed By Israeli Army Fire Near The Al-Hamra Roadblock

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday afternoon, that a young Palestinian Taxi driver was shot and killed by Israeli army fire on the Al-Hamra Roadblock, between the West Bank districts of Jericho and Nablus. Head of the al-‘Oja Village Council, north of Jericho, Fakhri Najjoum said the soldiers shot […]

05 Feb
10:27

Soldiers Kidnap Four Palestinians In Jericho

February 5, 2015 10:27 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, the West Bank city of Jericho, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a teenager who was kidnapped from a residence belonging to the YMCA in Aqbat Jaber refugee camp.The Jericho Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, broke […]

08 Feb
12:42

120 Palm Trees Uprooted Near Jericho

Israeli forces uprooted, on Thursday, around 120 palm trees in Al-Zubeidat, a town located to the north of Jericho, according to local sources. Hasan Al-Jarmi, the land owner, said that Israeli bulldozers surrounded the area, in the early morning hours, bulldozing the land and uprooting around 120 palm trees under […]

14 Jan
12:55

Israel Seizes Emergency Tents Provided By UN

[Monday, January 13, 2014] Israeli authorities have seized emergency tents provided by the United Nations to shelter families whose homes were demolished by the army last week, according to a UN press release.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) reports that the release, issued by the United Nations Office for […]

19 Dec
4:43

Four Palestinians Kidnapped In Jericho

December 19, 2013 4:43 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

[Thursday, December 19, 2013] Dozens of Israeli military jeeps have invaded Fasayel village and the Ein Al-Sultan refugee camp, in the West Bank district of Jericho, and kidnapped four Palestinians.The Jericho Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers searched homes in Fasayel village, kidnapping […]

02 Dec
5:05

Soldiers Demolish Two Homes, Four Sheds, Near Jericho

December 2, 2013 5:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

[Monday, December 2, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Najada area, in Al-‘Oja in the West Bank district of Jericho, and demolished two homes and four sheds. Soldiers also surrounded a number of homes and tents in the area.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the […]

04 Jun
4:43

Army Demolishes Four Homes, Four Sheds Near Jericho

Tuesday June 4 2013, eyewitnesses have reported that dozens of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by an armored D9 bulldozers, invaded the An- Nuwei’ma area, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished four homes, and four sheds.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) have reported that the army […]

28 May
6:05

Army Demolishes Three Homes, Two Hothouses, Two Barns In Jericho

Monday May 27 2013, Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Jiftlik Palestinian village in the Jericho district in the West Bank, and demolished three homes, two hothouses and two barns.Local sources have reported that a number of armored Israeli military jeeps, and two military D9 bulldozers, invaded the village after surrounding it, […]

08 May
11:54

Army Demolishes Two Homes In Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the Al-‘Oja village in Jericho, demolished two Palestinian homes, and handed orders for the demolition of five more homes in the village.Local sources reported that the army invaded the area and demolished the two homes under the pretext that they were built without a […]

19 Jan
3:32

Israeli Troops Clash with Settlers During Removal of Illegal Outpost

January 19, 2012 3:32 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jericho, News Report 0

During the eviction of an unauthorized settlement outpost Thursday morning, Israeli troops arrested three Israeli settlers who were protesting the eviction. During the clashes that resulted, six settlers and three Israeli police officers were slightly injured, according to the Israeli Army Radio.The police officers were injured when a protesting settler […]

16 Dec
3:39

Army Demolishes Home In Jericho

December 16, 2011 3:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli troops demolished in the West Bank city of Jericho, on Thursday, a home that belongs to a political leader of the Hamas movement, currently imprisoned by Israel.Local sources reported that the soldiers broke into the home of Shaker Amara, in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, after hurling concussion grenades and […]

27 Nov
2:03

Palestinian students use their bodies to spell out message of peace

November 27, 2011 2:03 AM Saed Bannoura Jericho, News Report, Non-violent action 0

In an action inspired by a British artist and a United Nations Agency, a thousand Palestinian refugee youth gathered beneath the Mount of Temptation near Jericho to create an image with their bodies of Pablo Picasso’s ‘Peace Dove’ and spell out the words ‘Love All’.The children and teens are all […]

10 May
11:45

Army Invades A Village Near Jericho

May 10, 2011 11:45 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded on Monday the Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, broke into a home and installed a roadblock. Local sources reported that the army violently broke into a home in the village causing damage, while the soldiers interrogated the residents. Troops also installed a […]

14 Apr
8:39

Israel Demolishes Tin-Houses, Barns, Near Jericho

April 14, 2011 8:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center reported that Israeli soldiers violated a ruling issued by the Israeli High Court, and demolished six tin-houses and barns that belong to Bedouin residents living in Al Nwei’ma area, near the Jericho City.The Center sent an urgent letter to the Israeli Prosecution, […]

25 Mar
10:49

Palestinian Wounded By Israeli Gun Fire, Soldier Wounded by Stone

March 25, 2011 10:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

In Jericho, a Palestinian man was wounded by Israeli fire on Friday morning, after throwing stones at an Israeli soldier near the settlement of Tomer in the Jordan Valley. The soldier’s wounds to his head were described as serious.Sources in the Palestinian Red Crescent stated that the injured man suffered […]

07 Dec
3:19

Israeli Man Missing In Jericho

December 7, 2010 3:19 PM Saed Bannoura Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Ma’an News Agency reported that an Israeli man went missing on Monday evening, near Nabi Mousa area, near Jericho, and that the Israeli army has declared the area as a closed military zone. The Israeli Police reported that the car of the missing man was located, and that his […]

01 Dec
10:01

JCSER: “Israeli Police Used Dogs In Attacking Homeowners In Jerusalem”

December 1, 2010 10:01 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights in Jerusalem (JCSER) reported that Israeli policemen used dogs during their Tuesday attack against Palestinian homeowners as the police attacked their homes before demolishing them earlier in the day in Al Esawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Research and Documentation Unit of the […]

20 Oct
9:10

Palestinian Legislator Released After 54 Months Imprisonment

October 20, 2010 9:10 PM Saed Bannoura Jericho, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Legislator of the Hamas affiliated Change and Reform Bloc, Ali Romanim, was released on Tuesday evening from an Israeli detention center after spending 54 months in detention. Romanim, one of the prominent Islamic leaders in Jericho, was kidnapped by Israeli military forces on June, 26, 2006, and was sentenced […]

15 Oct
5:46

P.A. Official: “Israel Changing Jerusalem’s Demography”

October 15, 2010 5:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Ahmad Roweidy, head of the Jerusalem Unit at the Palestinian President’s office, stated that the Israeli government is escalating what he called “the demographic war” in Jerusalem in order to empty the occupied city from its indigenous Palestinian people.Roweidy stated that Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, has once again asked Israeli […]

22 May
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Camel Near Jericho

May 22, 2010 10:38 AM Saed Bannoura Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian sources reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed a camel that belongs to a Bedouin resident of northern Jericho in the occupied West Bank.The owner of the camel filed a complaint to the Israeli police. An Israeli army spokesperson reported that soldiers stationed in the area left their […]

28 Jul
11:18

Settlers attack, wound, two Palestinian workers near Jerusalem

July 28, 2008 11:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

The Israel Radio reported on Sunday that settlers attacked and wounded two Palestinian workers at an Israeli factory located near the “Red Inn area” on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road. The settlers attacked the two workers inside the factory and inflicted serious injuries on one of them while the other sustained minor […]

21 Jul
11:54

The Israeli army invades a charitable institution and a kindergarden in Jericho City

July 21, 2008 11:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Local sources reported that the Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Jericho with a number of military vehicles and attacked a charitable institution in addition to a kindergarden. Eye witnesses reported that the Israeli troops invaded al Israañ€ℱ charitable institution, the troops ransacked it and confiscated a number […]

27 Mar
7:39

Ereikat asks EU to pressure Israel to commit to the Road Map

March 27, 2008 7:39 PM Ghassan Bannoura Jericho, News Report, Peace process 0

The head of the Negotiations Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO, Dr. Sa’eb Ereikat, asked the EU, USA, UN, and Russia to but more pressure on Israel to commit to the Road Map Peace Plan. Ereikat made his comments during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Luxemburg John […]

14 Mar
1:19

One Palestinian civilian injured in Jericho

Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian civilian was injured in the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday. Soliyman Abu Dahok, 34, was injured after a land-mine left by the Israeli army exploded near him. Medical sources said that the man sustained moderate wounds to his legs and was moved […]

14 Feb
4:28

Negotiator Eriqat warns of Israeli invasion of Gaza, denies talks on Jerusalem delayed

February 14, 2008 4:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Jericho, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Head of the Palestinian negotiations department, Saeb Eriqat, believed today that once Israel reoccupies the Gaza Strip, a humanitarian disaster would emerge in the most densely-populated part of the world, where 1.5 million residents live. Eriqat’s remarks came on the side line of a meeting with Brazilian foreign minister, Silso […]

05 Jun
2:19

Abbas and Olmert to meet on Thursday

June 5, 2007 2:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are due to meet in Jericho on Thursday for their first talks in nearly two months, according to officials in Abbas’ office.Their first meeting in a West Bank city comes after an escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, with […]

05 Jun
1:55

Israeli army kidnaps Khaleed E’layan, the Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon

The Israeli army kidnapped Khaled E’layan, the Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon, located in the north of Tulkarem in the West Bank, as he returned from Jordan on Moday. E’layan, won the post of Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon Municipality after the last Municipal election, he was on the reformation […]

28 May
4:02

Army injures two Palestinians and kidnaps them after surrounding a hospital in Jericho

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday, injuring and kidnapping two Palestinian security officers from the local hospital. Palestinian medical sources reported that Omer Abu Dayiah, 24, and Sami Al Alam, 25, were injured when troops invaded the centre of Jericho city and clashed with local […]

14 Apr
3:22

Eriqat: Abbas-Olmert meeting’s agenda ‘open’

April 14, 2007 3:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Jericho, News Report, Peace process 0

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Sae’b Eriqat, stated Saturday that the agenda of President Abbas’s meeting on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, will be an open one, dealing with a variety of issues. Eriqat stressed that President Abbas will focus his talks on exploring possibilities to implement the two-state solution, […]

05 Apr
11:32

Israeli Army Gunfire Kills a Palestinian Civilian and Wounds others in Jericho

April 5, 2007 11:32 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Palestinian media sources reported that a Palestinian civilian was shot dead and several others were wounded Thursday by Israeli army gunfire in the West Bank city of Jericho. The sources said that Israeli soldiers stationed at a military outpost in an area overlooking the city opened fire at a number […]

05 Apr
11:04

Top Palestinian Negotiator Presses for Operating Rafah Crossing Regularly

Top Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Eriqat, pressed Thursday for operating the Rafah crossing terminal regularly, urging the international community to pressure the Israeli government for that end. In his meeting in Jericho with representatives of the World Bank and the European Union, Eriqat stressed that the terminal should resume working normally […]

15 Mar
4:04

Japan backs joint Palestinian/Jordanian/Israeli plans for agro-industrial project in West Bank

March 15, 2007 4:04 PM IMEMC Agencies Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported Thursday that Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan agreed on a plan to build an agro-industrial park in the West Bank, on Wednesday. This comes as part of efforts backed by Japan to promote economic co-operation and development in the Middle East.At the end of a […]

30 Jan
2:42

Israeli army abducts one Palestinian man from Tammoun village

January 30, 2007 2:42 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Israeli forces abducted one Palestinian man from the village of Tammoun near the northern West Bank city of Tubass on Tuesday morning. Samier Bisharat, 23, was abducted when Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint between Tubas and Jericho cities stopped him in the morning while he was going to […]

10 Jan
5:57

Israeli forces abducted two Palestinian men from Jericho city

January 10, 2007 5:57 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

  Israeli forces invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Wednesday morning and abducted two Palestinian men.   Local sources reported that troops and army jeeps stormed and searched residents houses in 'Oqbat Jabir refugee camp in the southern side of Jericho. Soldiers left after several hours, taking with […]

30 Nov
7:46

During their Jericho meeting, Rice praises Abbas and vows to “renew peace process”

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and US secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, met on Thursday in the West Bank city of Jericho to discuss cease-fire and efforts to achieve a sustainable agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. During their meeting, Rice told Abbas that Washington is interested in “intensifying the efforts […]

29 Nov
12:25

Abbas, Rice to meet in Jericho Thursday

November 29, 2006 12:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Jericho, News Report 0

Dr. Rafiq Husseini, head of the Palestinian President's Office, said on Tuesday that president Mahmoud Abbas is slated to meet with the US secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday. Dr. Husseini added that there will be no American-Palestinian meeting in the Jordanian […]

23 Nov
3:37

Residents taken prisoner in Jericho

November 23, 2006 3:37 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Nidal Mansour, 25, was taken prisoner by the Israeli forces that invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday at dawn. Troops and army jeeps stormed the city center, surrounded the house of Mansour, who is also an officer in the Palestinian Authority forces, then took him to an […]

21 Nov
6:56

Israeli soldier shoots and kills teenager holding toy gun near Jericho checkpoint

November 21, 2006 6:56 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

17-year-old Rakan al-Nusairat was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers Monday evening near Jericho checkpoint.  According to eyewitnesses, the boy had a plastic gun in his hand when he was shot. Medical sources said that the Israeli army prevented ambulances from approaching al-Nusairat or offering first aid, and he was […]

31 Oct
2:51

Soldiers abduct eleven residents in Jericho invasion

October 31, 2006 2:51 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Palestinian security sources reported on Monday evening that under-cover forces, of the Israeli army, and army units invaded the West Bank city of Jericho and abducted eleven residents, including one who is charged of killing an Israeli taxi driver. The Ramattan News Agency reported that several army vehicles and a […]

23 Oct
2:45

Unknown gunmen kill a resistance fighter in Jericho

October 23, 2006 2:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Unknown gunmen killed Mukafeh Doghless, 25, an Al-Aqsa Brigades fighter, the armed wing of Fatah, in the West Bank city of Jericho late Sunday night. Security sources in Jericho reported that two unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire at Doghless and killed him; the gunmen then rushed away. Palestinian […]