Category Archives: Jerusalem

20 Jul
1:48

Palestinian Families Demolish Own Homes in East Jerusalem

Two Palestinian families demolished their own four homes with a heavy heart on Thursday, in East Jerusalem. According to Ma’an News Agency, locals said that the two families, Shawamreh and Abu Rmeileh, watched as bulldozers demolished their four homes in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. The families, who were left homeless, pointed […]

20 Jul
1:16

Israel Ramps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 19, 2018 UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018. The demolition of Palestinian-owned homes and structures […]

18 Jul
9:19

(VIDEO) Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, under armed security by the Israeli police, on Wednesday, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av. Tisha B’Av notably commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temple, which Jews believe were located where Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site […]

18 Jul
9:13

East Jerusalem Home Demolished by Israeli Authorities

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, in the al-Tur neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Wednesday. Local witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities, along with Israeli forces raided the al-Tur neighborhood and demolished a house, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. The demolished […]

18 Jul
8:59

Israel Bans Palestinian Academic Conference in Jerusalem

Israeli forces raid a Palestinian academic conference, July 14, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 18, 2018 One Palestinian was arrested. Over a dozen others were briefly detained and in some cases ordered to appear before Israeli intelligence at a later date. The Israeli minister of […]

18 Jul
8:30

Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least Twenty-Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday, at last twenty-seven Palestinians, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers violently invaded and searched dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before abducting twenty-eight, including a female photojournalist, […]

16 Jul
9:36

School Year Begins at Khan al-Ahmar

Despite Israeli attempts to demolish the only school of the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Education exceptionally opened the school year at the village school, on Monday. More than 170 students attended, alongside their families, as Minister of Education Sabri Saydam declared the beginning of […]

16 Jul
9:24

Extremist Israelis Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers, early Monday, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem, a Palestinian source confirmed to Al Ray. The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, said that dozens of extremists settlers forced their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque from […]

16 Jul
11:53

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from several governorates of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted at least ten. One of the […]

16 Jul
2:07

Feminist Israelis Attacked by Right-wing Israelis; Police Fail to Respond Because ‘Attackers Aren’t Arabs’

A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the ‘Women of the Wall’ held their monthly prayer service at the ‘Western Wall’ in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The […]

15 Jul
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Install Iron Gates To Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers installed, Sunday, two additional iron gates blocking the entrances of al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers installed the two iron gates to block entry to the community, which is illegally stalled for demolition by the army, to serve Israel’s […]

14 Jul
12:07

Israeli Police Bans Academic Conference In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police officers prevented, Saturday, Palestinian academics, intellectuals and religious leaders from holding a conference  at a Palestinian college in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli officers also issued an order shutting the educational facility down. The officers, accompanied by security officials, surrounded the Arts Campus […]

13 Jul
12:00

Israel To Transfer Corpses Of Three Slain Palestinians To Their Families

The Israeli authorities have decided to transfer the corpses of three slain Palestinians back to their families in the occupied West Bank, on Friday evening. The army will be transferring the corpse of Mohammad Marshoud, 30, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to the Palestinian side at Jeet […]

13 Jul
3:06

Another Court Ruling Achieved Delaying Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

Lawyers of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission” managed, Thursday, to obtain a ruling from the Israeli High Court freezing the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community until August 15th. Commission head, Waleed Assaf, said the ruling is related to the one which was achieved last Monday, postponing the […]

12 Jul
3:22

Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday morning, two Palestinian children from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in Silwan said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by a K9 unit, invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, and conducted extensive searches. They added that the soldiers abducted […]

12 Jul
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including Two Children in Tulkarem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Thursday morning, four Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in Tulkarem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army jeeps invaded Thannaba area, east of Tulkarem, and Qaffin nearby tow, stormed and searched homes, and abducted Rami […]

11 Jul
1:57

Israeli Soldiers Surround, Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Dozens of Israeli soldiers completely sealed and isolated, Wednesday, al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, which is slated for demolition and displacement, and placed concrete blocks at its entrances. The head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, said the soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

11 Jul
12:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinian In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded several communities in the occupied West Bank, before breaking into and violently searching dozens of homes, and abducted nineteen Palestinians in addition to illegally confiscating cash, a mobile phone and a laptop from one of the homes. The PPS […]

10 Jul
11:03

Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Woman To Ten Years

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The Israeli Central Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Tuesday, a Palestinian woman to 10 years in prison and a 30.000 Shekels fine, after convicting her of “attempting to stab Israeli soldiers.” The woman, Fadwa Nazeeh Hamada, 31, was taken prisoner on August 12th 2017, in Bab al-Amoud area (Damascus Gate) […]

09 Jul
8:58

Israeli MKs Carry Out Provocative Tour in Al-Aqsa Coutrtyards

Three Israeli extremist lawmakers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, provoking Muslim devotees, Palestinian media reported.   According to Al Ray, the provocative tour came a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave permission to his legislators to enter the compound. Amir Ohana and Ehud Glick, from the […]

08 Jul
7:55

Israeli Ministers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Two Israeli ministers, on Sunday morning, stormed the court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s decision to allow the entry of Israeli ministers and Knesset members. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel,  and the Israeli Minister […]

08 Jul
3:38

Israeli Army Installs Mobile Homes In Abu Dis Ahead Of Demolishing Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli army installed, Sunday, several mobile homes in Wadi al-Jir area in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, and relocating them in another area. Eyewitness confirmed that the army installed several homes, after carrying them on huge trucks, […]

08 Jul
12:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Five Children, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening and on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including five children, from their homes in Silwan town, and the Sa’adiyya neighborhood in the Old City, in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, stormed and […]

06 Jul
11:16

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul
2:52

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

06 Jul
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Thursday at night, two young Palestinian men, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded al-’Isawiya, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted Amjad Shafiq ‘Obeid. The soldiers also abducted Issa Met’eb, after repeatedly assaulting him, in Jerusalem’s Old City, […]

06 Jul
2:15

UN Officials Call for an End to West Bank Demolitions and Respect for International Law

The Following is a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) : Today (Thursday), the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for […]

05 Jul
7:29

Israeli Forces Demolish Nine Palestinian Homes, Three Farms (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish buildings in Abu Nuwar, July 4, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JULY 5, 2018 At least 62 Palestinian Bedouins of the Abu Nuwar community in Jerusalem are now homeless. Israeli forces demolished nine homes and three agricultural buildings in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu […]

05 Jul
3:43

Illegal Israeli Colonists Gather To “Celebrate” Ethnic Cleansing Of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

As hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been deployed around al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation for ethnically cleansing it, and displace the residents, groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists gathered in the area to “celebrate” the assault. The colonists came from the illegal […]

05 Jul
2:24

Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Army’s Attacks On Journalists In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s assault of journalists while documenting the army‘s invasion into al-Khan Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing it. The Syndicate said the soldiers attacked many journalists, imposed fines and issued traffic tickets targeting dozens […]

05 Jul
1:59

PPS: “Army Abducts 28 Palestinians, Two International Peace Activists, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least 28 Palestinians, and two international peace activists, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including twelve in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, near Jerusalem. The soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the Palestinians, […]

05 Jul
12:57

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 31 Palestinian Children In June”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, in June, 31 Palestinian children in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and imposed fines reaching at least 75.000 Shekels. The PPS said that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, issued fines against […]

05 Jul
3:46

Israeli Army Injures 36, Abducts 10, While Trying to Demolish Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, and the local residents of al-Khan al-Ahmar community, east of occupied Jerusalem, during the Israeli attempts to demolish and displace the Palestinian community. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics provided treatment to approximately 36 persons, […]

04 Jul
8:45

1,064 New Settlement Units in East Jerusalem Proposed by Israeli Committee

Israel’s Civil Administration’s Higher Planning Committee presented, on Tuesday, six architectural plans to build more than 1,000 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the new settlement housing units are intended for the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev, in the Jerusalem […]

04 Jul
8:34

Four-year Anniversary of the Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Relatives of Mohammed Abu Khdeir hold pictures of him outside his home in Jerusalem (photo: the Guardian) The 2nd of July, 2018, marks four years to the day since the kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from Shu’fat, East Jerusalem. The shocking nature of his […]

04 Jul
1:28

Israeli Bulldozers, Soldiers, Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Start Destruction Of Community

As dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists gathered and protested the illegal decision to displace an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in al-Khan Al-Ahmar, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers started the destruction of the structures, attacked, injured and abducted, several human rights defenders. The peace activists formed a […]

04 Jul
11:14

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, east of the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished residential sheds, and barns. The soldiers demolished 40 residential sheds and barns in the community. Waleed Assaf, the head of the Committee against the Israeli Annexation […]

04 Jul
6:34

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

04 Jul
4:53

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Australian Decision To Cut Aid To The Palestinian People

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian political leader and a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), strongly denounced the Australian decision to end its aid to the Palestinian people. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said, “it is clear Australia has surrendered to American pressures, and […]

04 Jul
3:32

Israel To Build Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” presented, Tuesday, plans for the constructions of more than 1000 new units for illegal colonialist settlers in occupied Jerusalem. The plan aims at expanding the illegal Pisgat Zeev colony, built on Palestinian lands, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The colony is situated west of […]

02 Jul
9:01

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Scores of Israeli settlers, during the early hours of Monday, broke into courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Mughrabi Gate, under heavy protection of Israeli occupation police.   Jerusalemite sources reported that 51 settlers stormed the mosque’s courtyards in groups and carried out provocative tours.   The sources added […]

02 Jul
1:58

Army Demolishes Carwash Facility, Barn, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday a carwash facility, and a barn, owned by Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers, accompanied by personnel from the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Wadi Qaddoum area, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and demolished a carwash facility. The army also invaded Umm Tuba […]

02 Jul
9:39

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, late at night and on Monday at dawn, at least twenty-one Palestinians, including women and children, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing […]

01 Jul
1:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Detainee Instantly After His Release

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian detainee from occupied East Jerusalem, instantly upon his release after spending a prison sentence of 11 months. The detainee, Rami Saleh al-Fakhouri, from the Old City of Jerusalem, was released from the Negev detention camp, but was re-arrested and taken prison in front of […]

30 Jun
5:10

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians in the center of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said hundreds of Palestinians nonviolently marched in the city, condemning and rejecting the illegal policies of both Israel and the United States, the ongoing military occupation […]

26 Jun
1:30

Jerusalemite Palestinian Exiled From The City For Six Months

Israel’s Police ordered, Monday, a Jerusalemite Palestinian, from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, out of the Holy City for six months. The Palestinian, Odai Sonnokrot, a married father of two children, was held under interrogation at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility for thirty-two consecutive days. Last Thursday, Odai was […]

26 Jun
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In Jerusalem, Two Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians, during extensive and violent searches of homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers also abducted two Palestinians near Nablus. Dozens of soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of Jerusalem, and the ar-Ram town, north of the city, […]

26 Jun
10:16

Army Demolishes A Home; Two Families Forced To Demolish Their Homes, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, while two families were forced to demolish their own homes, in Sur Baher and Silwan. The soldiers invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, after surrounding and isolating it, and demolished a home, under the pretext of […]

26 Jun
12:08

Israeli Forces Demolish Buildings in Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian agricultural and commercial buildings in the Hizma neighborhood of Jerusalem, Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces, escorting staff from the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality, raided Hizma, surrounding agricultural and commercial buildings on the outskirts of the town. Sources added that Israeli forces razed […]

25 Jun
11:36

Building Seizure Foiled by Palestinians in Sheik Jarrah

Palestinians from the Um Haroun area, Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, occupied Jerusalem, on Monday, foiled an attempt to take over two buildings, by Israeli forces. WAFA correspondence reported locals as saying that Israeli police withdrew from the area after being asked to present the court’s eviction order, which they failed to do. […]

24 Jun
9:00

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]

21 Jun
10:01

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers, early Thursday, stormed the compounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in military occupied Jerusalem, Palestinian sources reported.   The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib said that dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the mosque through al-Magharebah Gate, under heavy protection […]

21 Jun
3:34

King Abdullah: “No Peace Without A Palestinian State With East Jerusalem As Its Capital”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, Thursday, that there can be no peace or stability in the region without establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and stability next to Israel. The Jordanian Monarch stated, during a meeting in Amman with the German Chancellor […]

21 Jun
12:02

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political […]

21 Jun
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

20 Jun
12:28

Israeli Soldiers Install Another Monitoring Tower Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers installed, Tuesday, another monitoring post near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The new monitoring tower, in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, overlooks several locations, including the parking lot where Palestinians park their cars outside the walls of the Old City. On Monday, the soldiers installed a […]

20 Jun
10:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers conducted very violent searches of dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians, before abducting twenty, and took them to various […]

19 Jun
11:22

New Israeli Law to Allow Seizure of Christian Properties

The Islamic Christian Commission for the Support of Jerusalem and Holy Sites has warned of a draft law for a project which allows the Israeli occupation government to confiscate land sold by the Orthodox Church to private investors. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the organization stressed, in a […]

19 Jun
1:48

Soldiers Attack A Celebration Of The Palestinian Russian Friendship Society In Jerusalem

A large police force and intelligence officers invaded, on Monday evening, a hall at the Ambassador Hotel in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society, and detained several Palestinians. The participants were celebrating the Russian National Day, before the officers stormed the hotel and […]

18 Jun
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Install A Monitoring Post In Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Israeli soldiers installed, Monday, a monitoring post on the rooftop of Bab ar-Rahma Hall, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied East Jerusalem. Firas ad-Dibis, the head of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, said the soldiers installed the monitoring post, after detaining the local guards of the holy site […]

18 Jun
7:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, two young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers abducted the two Palestinians, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, after stopping them in the Old City of Jerusalem. They were handcuffed before the soldiers took them to a detention and […]

16 Jun
1:06

Settlers Obstruct Palestinian Access to Al-Aqsa on Last Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, June 12, 2018. Photo credit: Ayman Nobani for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 15, 2018 One group of settlers attempted to invade the compound. Another performed religious rituals at a gate to al-Aqsa compound. On Thursday night, June 14, 2018, a group of settlers tried […]

12 Jun
12:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians From Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Tuesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from Deir Abu Da’if and Kafr Dan villages, and invaded Jenin city, in northern West Bank. The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Majdi Awwad, from Deir Abu Da’if, while trying to enter Jerusalem to pray in […]

10 Jun
9:13

Al-Khan Al-Ahmar’s Children Rally to Save their School

Dozens of Palestinian children will rally on Monday, to call on the international community and global leaders to intervene and prevent the demolition of their school. The children, whose ages range between 8 to 16 years old, are from the Jahalin tribe that has, for decades, lived on the hills […]

10 Jun
1:04

Army Abducts 14 Palestinians, Including Three Siblings, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, fourteen Palestinians, including three siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Tulkarem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded Tulkarem governorate, in northern West Bank, searched many homes and abducted Eyad Mohammad […]

09 Jun
10:26

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli Soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a child, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded Hebron, in southern West Bank, and broke into the home of a father of two Palestinians who were killed by the army in 2003. Several […]

08 Jun
3:24

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

07 Jun
10:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Child, A Young Man, Amidst Increasing Invasions Into Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian child and a young man in the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards, in occupied Jerusalem, after dozens of officers and settlers invaded the holy site and conducted provocative tours. Many worshipers started chanting against the violation, and ongoing occupation, before the soldiers assaulted them, and fired […]

07 Jun
2:59

Army Abducts Four Palestinian Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, four Palestinian children near the New Gate, of the old city of occupied Jerusalem, and moved them to an interrogation center. Khaldoun Najm, a lawyer with Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers assaulted and injured the four children, before abducting […]

07 Jun
2:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a young Palestinian man from the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied Jerusalem. Many soldiers invaded the home of Wasim Nayef Obeid, and abducted him, after violently searching the property. The young man was cuffed and blindfolded, before the soldiers took him to an interrogation […]

06 Jun
11:08

Army Abducts Twelve Palestinians, Injure Many, In The West Bank

Israeli soldier abducted, earlier Wednesday, at least twelve Palestinians, and injured many others during massive invasions targeting homes and communities, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of the city, searched homes and abducted Monther […]

06 Jun
1:04

PCHR: “Israeli Supreme Court Issues Decision to Demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, East of Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and expresses its concern over implementing this decision at any moment by Israeli forces. PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and assume its legal and moral […]

05 Jun
11:17

Israel Claims Arrest of Cell Intending to Assassinate Netanyahu

Israeli media reported, on Tuesday, according to the PNN, that security forces have detained a Palestinian for allegedly plotting to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The Shin Bet Israel security agency additionally claims to have detained a cell of three persons from Shu’fat refugee […]

05 Jun
1:55

Army Attacks Many Palestinians, Abduct Fifteen, in Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, assaulted many worshipers and abducted fifteen young men. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians were siting and walking in the yard of the al-Qibli Mosque, in Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, before the soldiers stormed it through the al-Magharba […]

04 Jun
8:35

Digging Resumed at Ancient Palestinian Cemetery in East Jerusalem

Officers of Israel’s Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) reportedly resumed excavation work on Sunday, at the Palestinian Bab-al-Rahma cemetery, just outside the walls of the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that INPA staff began digging up graves and land in the cemetery around 20 […]

03 Jun
9:20

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under heavy protection of Israeli police. The move was seen, by the elders of the mosque, as a provocation and a challenge to the feelings of Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. According to local PNN […]

01 Jun
5:24

UN Officials Call on Israel to Halt Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

United Nations officials, on Friday, called on Israel to abandon plans to demolish and transfer the Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar community, east of Jerusalem. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Director of Operations in the West Bank, Scott […]

01 Jun
7:22

Israel Funnels Millions to Erase Palestinian History

Silwan/City of David. Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 31, 2018 The Ministry of Culture earmarks $17 million to expand archeological excavations in East Jerusalem. This month, the Israeli minister of culture Miri Regev (MK Jewish Home) announced plans to funnel $17 million toward archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem. […]

01 Jun
7:07

Wounded Palestinian Woman Shot in Jerusalem to be Released

A Palestinian woman who was shot in the leg and held in detention at a hospital, after being suspected of planning an attack, was released from detention on Thursday, ahead of a scheduled court hearing, said attorney Mufeed al-Haj of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society. Khawla Sbeih, from Jerusalem, was shot […]

31 May
3:33

Army Abducts A Former Political Prisoner In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night, a former political prisoner in front of one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stopped the young man, identified as Haitham al-Jo’ba, and abducted him before moving him to an unknown destination. The Palestinian is a former […]

31 May
3:24

Jerusalem Municipality Seizes Historic Islamic Cemetery (VIDEO)

Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY MAY 30, 2018 Throughout May, the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority has been hard at work confiscating Bab al-Rahmah Cemetery in East Jerusalem. Following years of unearthing graves, preventing burials, and installing wire fencing there, Israeli construction crews cordoned off the cemetery with a metal fence this month. Bab […]

30 May
10:23

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers conducted, on Wednesday at dawn, extensive and violent searches of homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted eleven Palestinians. The soldiers interrogated many Palestinians, while searching their homes, and abducted eleven of them, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. […]

29 May
1:06

Israel Decides Against Releasing Corpse Of Slain Detainee

Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has decided against transferring the corpse of a Palestinian detainee, who was died from complications after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in prison, back to his family for burial. The detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died a week ago while receiving treatment at an Israeli medical […]

28 May
9:31

Italy Worried over Destruction of Palestinian School in Khan Al-Ahmar

The Italian Foreign Ministry has expressed grave concern over the possible demolition of the Khan al-Ahmar school, in the Bedouin community east of occupied Jerusalem, demanding Israel not to demolish it. The ministry said in a statement, on Saturday, that Italy has taken high-level steps with Israeli authorities to persuade […]

28 May
9:09

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Shoot Unarmed Palestinian Woman in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday night, shot and wounded a Palestinian woman near the light rail in Shu’fat town, occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of attempting to stab a soldier. The shooting was filmed on mobile camera by one of the eyewitnesses, and shows seven Israeli soldiers pointing their […]

28 May
2:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Israeli soldiers conducted, on Sunday at night and Monday at dawn, extensive and violent searched of homes and property in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and abducted 28 Palestinians, including 15 in Ramallah. In Jerusalem, dozens of soldiers invade the al-‘Isawiya town, […]

27 May
10:58

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem, One In Hebron”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, six young Palestinian men from occupied East Jerusalem, and one in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes, and conducted violent searches, causing property damage. The soldiers invaded many homes in occupied Jerusalem, and […]

26 May
1:05

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Qalqilia, Tulkarem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, six Palestinians in Qalqilia, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Qalqilia city, in northern West Bank, searched homes and abducted Motayyam Khaldoun Radwan, 17, and Tha’er Ashraf Zeid, 19. Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Barta’a town, southwest of […]

25 May
6:38

Army Abducts A Palestinian After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian political prisoner from Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, shortly after his release from prison after serving a prison sentence of 7.5 years. The Detainees’ Parents Committee in Jerusalem said the detainee, Mousa Hamada, 48, was released, earlier Thursday, from […]

25 May
6:08

P.A Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

The Palestinian Presidency issued a statement, Thursday, strongly condemning a ruling by an Israeli Court allowing the displacement and the removal of an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. The President’s office said the decision to remove the […]

25 May
5:14

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

23 May
2:25

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

23 May
8:39

Army Attacks Palestinians, Abducts One, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday at night, many Palestinians who were picnicking and socializing on the stairs of Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amoud), one of the main gates leading to the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and abducted one of them. Eyewitnesses said many Palestinians, and after a long day of […]

22 May
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, and two children in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem said that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Isawiya town, in the heart of Jerusalem, before […]

21 May
3:22

Detainee ‘Oweisat Dies From His Serious Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died at an Israeli hospital from serious complications after he was assaulted by several Israeli soldiers in the prison, who claimed he attacked an officer with a sharp object. The Committee said ‘Oweisat, from Jabal al-Mokabber in occupied Jerusalem, […]

20 May
1:24

Army Invades Many Neighborhoods In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, many neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and opened fire at protesters, in addition to attacking Palestinians holding social activities, celebrating the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the occupied city, and fired gas […]

19 May
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian After Shooting Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded it, and abducted him. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Fathi Abu al-Hummus, 27, after shooting him with a rubber-coated […]

18 May
8:17

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‘Incitement,’ Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‘if we irritated some people then we did our job.’ On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

17 May
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in several parts of the occupied West Bank, violently searched homes and abducted fourteen Palestinians, including a legislator.  Dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted Ahmad Jalal […]