Category Archives: Jerusalem

23 Mar
12:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 17 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated machines from a blacksmith’s workshop near Hebron. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Qalqilia district, in the […]

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 […]

22 Mar
10:36

Israeli Soldiers Fill Palestinian Home With Concrete

Israeli soldiers invaded the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood, in the southeast part of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, and completely encased the home of a Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli forces earlier this year. A large military force surrounded and invaded the neighborhood, and, according to eyewitnesses, the troops brought with […]

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, […]

20 Mar
9:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five Palestinians, including siblings and a young female student, from several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also abducted a Palestinian from Nablus, after stopping him near Jerusalem. Several army vehicles invaded and searched homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

16 Mar
11:05

Israeli Assailants Injure A Palestinian Cab Driver In Jerusalem

A Palestinian taxi driver was injured, late on Wednesday at night, after two Israeli assailants assaulted him, in occupied East Jerusalem. The driver has been identified as Fadi ‘Aabed, from Shurfat village, near Beit Safafa, in occupied East Jerusalem. The two Israeli attackers repeatedly struck him, and attempted to stab […]

16 Mar
10:17

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and during early morning hours Thursday, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, amidst violent invasions and searches of homes. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: 1. Nidal Mohammad Nofal, former political prisoner […]

16 Mar
6:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Woman, And A Young Man, In Jerusalem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian woman, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and a young man from the al-Fandaqumiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The soldiers invaded Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted Palestinian journalist, […]

15 Mar
1:14

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians In The West Bank”

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the number of Palestinians, abducted by Israeli soldiers overnight and at dawn, Wednesday, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, has arrived to thirty, most of them from occupied Jerusalem. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud, of the Jerusalem Parents […]

14 Mar
11:32

East Jerusalem Schools on Strike in Protest of Israeli Policy

Palestinian schools in Jerusalem staged a strike, on Tuesday, protesting repressive Israeli measures against education in occupied East Jerusalem. The strike was, in particular, directed against the continuing closure of Sur Baher School, in addition to imposing a spring holiday on Passover festival. The decision of the strike was taken […]

14 Mar
10:56

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers, on Tuesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Magharba gate. The settlers were escorted, as usual, with special police forces to protect them as they toured the courtyards and took photos of several places. Palestinian worshippers  confronted the settlers and forces to discourage […]

14 Mar
2:47

PCHR Condemns Closure of Arab Studies Society’s Mapping and Survey Office in Occupied Jerusalem and Arrest of its Director

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Police’s raid of the Mapping and Survey Office of the Arab Studies Society- Orient House in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli police confiscated the office contents and arrested its Director, Khalil Tufakji, who is also an […]

14 Mar
12:56

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours, Tuesday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted four […]

14 Mar
12:07

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building, allegedly for being built without a permit. The soldiers, accompanied by the police and undercover forces, gathered at the main entrance of the town, before invading several neighborhoods. The soldiers then […]

14 Mar
11:50

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinian in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, and five in Hizma village, in occupied Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded al-‘Eesawiyya, searched several homes, and abducted two children, identified as Mo’men Ma’moun Mheisin, 15, and Ismael […]

13 Mar
10:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. One Palestinian was abducted near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and violently searched […]

13 Mar
10:06

 Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man in the Asbat Gate area, in Jerusalem’s Old City, after he reportedly “stabbed two border police officers.” The Israeli army alleged that the young man, later identified as Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar, 25, “attacked and stabbed two soldiers before they shot him.” Following the fatal […]

12 Mar
7:37

Israeli Colonists Attack, Wound, Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli colonists stacked and injured, on Saturday evening, two Palestinian men in Hizma town, east of occupied East Jerusalem. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in southern Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the assailants came from […]

11 Mar
12:09

Israeli Police Abduct A Palestinian Novelist From Jerusalem

Israeli police officers abducted, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian novelist after she finished writing her latest work dubbed “The Jackal’s Trap,” talking about informants and collaborators, spying on their own people. The Palestinian novelist, identified as Khaleda Gousha, was abducted after the police and soldiers stormed her home, in Beit […]

10 Mar
5:59

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Detained 89 Palestinian Workers This Week

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

09 Mar
2:01

Israel Bans Two Activities Marking International Women’s Day

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers banned two activities, that were planned in celebration of March 8th, the International Woman’s Day, in occupied East Jerusalem, after claiming the two were sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. The decision to ban the two activities was made by Israeli ‘Internal Security Minister” […]

09 Mar
1:33

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-Two Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Wednesday evening until morning hours Thursday, thirty-two Palestinians, including children, between the ages of 11 and 15, and a female legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS in the southern […]

09 Mar
12:00

Including Three Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening and on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including children, in Shu’fat and Qalandia refugee camps, in addition to Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a […]

09 Mar
1:14

Israeli Police Shut Down Women’s Day Event in Jerusalem

Public Security Minister Gliad Erdan said the cultural event represented a threat to Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem.  At noon today, an event organized by the Association of Women for Equality and Democracy (AWED) for international women’s day was slated to take place at the Saint George Hotel on Salah […]

08 Mar
11:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, three workers of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, for refusing to stop maintenance work on the main gate of the al-Qibli mosque, in Al-Aqsa Compound. The workers, identified as Kayed Jaber, Issa Dabbagh, and the head of Al-Aqsa […]

06 Mar
9:30

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians in Jerusalem

On Sunday at night, Israeli soldiers, and undercover units, invaded the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted five young Palestinian men, after repeatedly assaulting them. Eyewitnesses said undercover Israeli soldiers ambushed and assaulted several young men in the town, before abducting five of them. […]

05 Mar
10:42

Palestinian Beaten and Detained at Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police beat and abducted, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian citizen after he was beaten by Jewish settlers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. An eyewitness said, according to Days of Palestine, that Jewish Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man while he was entering through the Lion’s Gate. Then, Israeli police interfered and, […]

05 Mar
8:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Moments After Completing A Twelve-Year Sentence  

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, Mousa Mohammad Darwish, directly following his release, just as he was stepping out of the Negev Detention Camp, after serving a twelve-year sentence. The Jerusalem Parents of Detainees Committee has reported that Israeli security officers abducted the detainee before he was even able to […]

05 Mar
7:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday evening, ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men while walking close to the Za’tara military roadblock, near the northern […]

05 Mar
5:21

Pictures & Video: Demolishing a Residential Building in al-Eeesawiyya, East Jerusalem

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a residential building owned by Khaled Nimer Mahmoud, in the village of al-Eeesawiyya, under the pretext of building without a permit. According to Wadi Hilweh Information Center in East Jerusalem, more than 200 individuals from special units and occupation police raided the […]

02 Mar
1:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at noon, a Palestinian man in Salaheddin Street, close to the Sahera Gate of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the young man, and assaulted him while interrogating him and inspecting his ID card. The soldiers then abducted the […]

02 Mar
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, sixteen Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the […]

02 Mar
9:17

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a young Palestinian man. Local sources said the soldiers searched several homes in the town, interrogated a few Palestinians, and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Waheed Khatib. The invasion into […]

02 Mar
6:17

Adeis: Magistrate Decision on Al-Aqsa Leads Toward Religious War

The Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem has issued a decision regarding the future of Al-Aqsa Mosque, considering it to be a holy place for Jews and that they have the right to pray in it. The Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Yusuf Adeis, stressed that such a decision only […]

01 Mar
12:20

Updated: Army Demolishes A Residential Building In Jerusalem – Video

Dozens of soldiers and police officers, invaded on Wednesday at dawn, the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a residential building housing thirty Palestinians, including children, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The families living in the building were forced out of their apartments, while […]

28 Feb
7:32

Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Escorted by Israeli police, a group of extremist settlers have again stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to Jerusalemite sources, the settlers, accompanied by rabbis, have provocatively re-stormed the courtyards of the mosque and taken photos of several places there. Prayers and students who were present try to prevent the […]

28 Feb
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Tubas

February 28, 2017 10:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem and Tubas, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned six Palestinians, from Jenin, for interrogation. In Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of the occupied city, searched homes and abducted a young […]

28 Feb
9:17

Israeli Troops Shoot and Injure Palestinian Teen Girl and Elderly Woman at Checkpoint Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday afternoon, two Palestinian women, one of them in her sixties, at the Qalandia terminal north of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted the younger woman. The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a brief statement that the soldiers shot a young woman, who remained unidentified […]

27 Feb
11:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours, Monday, many Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, searched dozens of homes and abducted 21 Palestinians, including a woman who is also a former political prisoner, from Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian […]

27 Feb
2:24

Israeli Authorities Close East Jerusalem School

After the Israeli occupation had shut down their school, Palestinian students in East Jerusalem attended class in the street, on Sunday. On Thursday, Israeli authorities closed the Palestinian elementary school Al-Nukhba (“The Elite”), in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Sur Bahir. The authorities claimed that the school syllabus incites […]

24 Feb
10:17

Several Palestinians Injured Near Jerusalem

February 24, 2017 10:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief, West Bank 0

Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Hizma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, from several directions, and fired dozens of gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, while […]

23 Feb
7:35

Israeli High Court Allows Demolition Of Al-Qanbar Family Home In Jerusalem

February 23, 2017 7:35 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli High Court authorized, Thursday, the demolition of the family home of Fadi Ahmad al-Qanbar, who was killed six weeks ago, after ramming and killing four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. The court said that the demolition was an “acceptable punishment,” and alleged that al-Qanbar family “knew about his intentions […]

22 Feb
6:25

After 15 Years In Prison, Palestinian Detainee Rearrested Just Before His Scheduled Release

February 22, 2017 6:25 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

As the family, along with hundreds of relatives, friends and residents of the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, were preparing to welcome Mohammad Zeidan Mahmoud, 39, who was scheduled to be released, on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities decided to re-arrest him. The family and residents of al-‘Eesawiyya were planning to […]

21 Feb
11:31

Including Three Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 21, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied Jerusalem, violently searched and ransacked homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including three siblings. The soldiers conducted several invasions into the town, overnight and during dawn hours, Tuesday, and clashed with dozens of youngsters, who hurled stones and […]

Ghost Hunting film
21 Feb
3:25

Film about Israeli imprisonment of Palestinians wins top award in Berlin

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

20 Feb
10:49

Israeli Soldiers abduct 22 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least twenty-two Palestinians, from various areas, in the occupied West Bank, and violently searched dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the […]

20 Feb
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Women In Jerusalem

February 20, 2017 2:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, installed roadblocks and abducted two Palestinian women. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers installed a roadblock in Ras al-‘Amoud, stopped before searching many Palestinians, and cars, and interrogated many […]

17 Feb
11:25

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Land In Silwan

February 17, 2017 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Jerusalem City Council has decided to take over and confiscate a privately-owned Palestinian land in the al-Ein Street in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, to turn it into a “public usage property.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers and City Council […]

17 Feb
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Woman In Silwan

February 17, 2017 10:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday night after midnight, a young Palestinian woman, the sister of a young man was killed by the Israeli army last year, and took her to an interrogation center in Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), has reported that the soldiers invaded the […]

17 Feb
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Invade Hizma In Jerusalem

February 17, 2017 9:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Hizma town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and fired several gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said several armored military vehicles surrounded the town, before invading it, and started stopping and searching cars, while investigating […]

16 Feb
1:20

Two Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

February 16, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees, held by Israel, have declared an open-ended hunger strike, starting today – Thursday, protesting their continued imprisonment without charges or trial. The PPS identified the two detainees as Jamal Abu al-Leil and Raed Fayez Mteir, and […]

16 Feb
12:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

February 16, 2017 12:55 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, violently searched homes, and abducted ten Palestinians, including three children, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported. The PPS stated that several army vehicles invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of occupied […]

15 Feb
11:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in different parts of the West Bank, and confiscated fifteen Palestinian cars. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Firas Nidal Mansour, 14, and […]

15 Feb
6:57

2016 Sees Israel Demolish Record Number Of West Bank Palestinian Homes

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — 2016 saw a marked increase in the number of homes Israeli authorities demolished throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, citing lack of building permits as a pretext. The scale of demolitions documented by B’Tselem […]

14 Feb
12:32

Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Two Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted six Palestinians, including two child siblings. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two siblings, identified […]

14 Feb
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Displace Family Of Eleven After Demolishing Their Home In Jerusalem

February 14, 2017 12:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, before forcing a family of eleven out of their home, and demolishing it. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers and police officers, including undercover soldiers, invaded the town, before breaking into the home of […]

14 Feb
9:04

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home In Jerusalem

February 14, 2017 9:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council invaded, earlier Tuesday, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction Palestinian home. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the demolished home is owned by Hasan Yassin Mustafa, and his family. It […]

14 Feb
3:08

Revised Version of ‘Azan Bill’ Approved by Knesset

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

12 Feb
8:54

Colonial Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A group of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, from Mughrabi gate,  under heavy guard of Israeli police. Police closed the gate at ten o’clock in the morning, after the of settlers stormed the holy site. Public relations and media official in the Islamic Waqf […]

12 Feb
8:28

Knesset Approves Bill Muffling Muslim Call to Prayer

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

10 Feb
11:18

Media Activist Sentenced To House Arrest

February 10, 2017 11:18 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Thursday, media activist and the head of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), Jawad Siyam, to five days under house arrest, and a 5000 Shekels bail. Jawad was abducted by Israeli soldiers from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan, along with two […]

09 Feb
10:19

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem, One In Jenin

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, and one in Jenin, during invasions and searches of homes. The PPS said the soldiers violently searched homes in Kufur Aqab neighborhood, north of Jerusalem, interrogated several residents and […]

09 Feb
6:27

Israel Approves 1162 New Illegal Colonialist Units In The West Bank

The Israeli committee, in charge of settlements’ affairs at the Higher Planning Council of the military-run “Civil Administration Office” in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 1162 new units for illegal colonists. Among the approved buildings is what was dubbed as “a new neighborhood,” near Shvut Rachel […]

08 Feb
1:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted five young men in Um Tuba and al-Mokabber towns, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

08 Feb
7:30

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction residential building, under the allegation of being built without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and employee of the Jerusalem […]

07 Feb
2:58

Israeli Soldiers Invade An Orphanage School In Jerusalem

February 7, 2017 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, “Dar al-Aytaam” Industrial Orphanage School, in the al-Waad street area, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers violently searched the school, and interrogated many orphans, after alleging that some hurled stones on army vehicles. After conducting the searches, and interrogations, the soldiers […]

07 Feb
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted eighteen Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded several areas, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, violently searched homes and abducted four Palestinians, identified Nazeeh Abu ‘Oun, from Jaba’ town, Luay […]

07 Feb
10:16

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building in Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers surrounded and invaded the area, after declaring it a “closed military zone.” The soldiers then proceeded to demolish the building, […]

07 Feb
9:25

52.000 NIS In Fines Imposed On Imprisoned Palestinian Children In Ofer Prison In January

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel has collected at least 52.000 Shekels in fines and bails, from families of Palestinian children, imprisoned in Ofer prison alone, in January. The committee stated that eight of the imprisoned children were shot and injured prior to their abduction. It added […]

06 Feb
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Detain 14 Palestinians, Confiscate Cash, Checks and Vehicles, In Jerusalem

February 6, 2017 12:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, seven Palestinian homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, detained fourteen Palestinians and illegally confiscated large sums of cash and cars. The Israeli army said it detained and summoned for interrogation fourteen Palestinians, after searching their homes in Jabal al-Mokabber, at-Tour, Ras al-‘Amoud and Shu’fat […]

06 Feb
9:39

Including An Elderly Man, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and at dawn Monday, several areas in the occupied West bank, including Jerusalem, before invading and searching many homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including a 73-year-old man. The Israeli army said it arrested two Palestinians in Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, in the northern part […]

05 Feb
11:55

Statement: “The Lie Of Amona Eviction”

This is a translation of a statement posted by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, regarding the “eviction of Amona illegal Israeli colony.” At the same time as the eviction, Israel approved thousands of new units for illegal colonizers, living on stolen Palestinian land. “The Lie […]

03 Feb
1:01

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Six For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians in Jenin, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, and summoned six Palestinians, from Bethlehem, for interrogation. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Yousef Sameh abu ar-Radeef, 22, while […]

01 Feb
11:57

PPS: “Israeli Army Abducts 15 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, during massive invasions of homes, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from different parts of the occupied West Bank. In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in Beit […]

01 Feb
6:51

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units, After One Illegal Outpost Was Scheduled For Removal

Following the Israeli decision to remove the “Amona” illegal colonialist outpost, in the occupied West Bank, the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided to build more than 3000 units for Jewish settlers, on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands. The decision was officially announced by the office of Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

30 Jan
12:39

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight, at least eleven Palestinians, including children and former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several […]

30 Jan
10:03

Soldiers Abduct Two Former Political Prisoners, North Of Jerusalem

January 30, 2017 10:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, the town of al-Ram, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers broke into homes, searched them and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting two young men. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad ‘Aabed and Rafat al-Hathaleen; they […]

30 Jan
7:06

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa

Israeli occupation settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under Israeli police protection. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli settlers carried out suspicious tours in the courtyards of the mosque, took photos to places in Aqsa, and received explanations on the alleged structure, amid […]

26 Jan
3:10

Israeli Army Kills A Young Palestinian Man Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man at a bus station close to an illegal colony, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly tried to ram soldiers with his car. The army is claiming that the Palestinian, Hussein Salem Abu Ghosh, 24, […]

25 Jan
11:08

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Accelerated Israeli Colonization of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem municipality has approved the construction of 560 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the West Jerusalem municipality’s approval of a plan to construct 560 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday. The Jerusalem Planning and Housing Committee approved […]

25 Jan
1:56

Soldiers Demolish Several Buildings And Walls In Jerusalem

January 25, 2017 1:56 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a storage room, a parking structure and walls surrounding it, in the al-Abbasiyya neighborhood, and a warehouse for construction materials, in Wad Qaddoum, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that a large military force, accompanied […]

25 Jan
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several villages and towns, in the West Bank districts of Ramallah, Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, before conducting extensive searches of homes, and abducted at least nineteen Palestinians. Several army vehicles invaded Deir Ghassana village, northwest of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted […]

25 Jan
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

January 25, 2017 10:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from Beit Iksa village and Biddo towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted one. The soldiers stationed at the military roadblock that isolates the Beit Iksa village, surrounded by the Annexation Wall, stopped and searched many cars, and investigated the ID cards […]

24 Jan
11:25

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

24 Jan
11:08

Israeli Settler Performs Wedding Rituals in Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday , stormed into Al-Aqsa  Mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces. Jerusalemite sources reported. according to Al Ray, that about 11 settlers stormed into the holy site and carried out provocative tours in its yards, while Palestinian worshipers confronted with Takbeer chants […]

24 Jan
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to several detention and interrogation center. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, said the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun […]

24 Jan
3:50

East Jerusalem Teen Detained at Night and Beaten during Interrogation

Amir Othman Darweesh, 14, was repeatedly beaten during an interrogation by Israeli officers on January 2. (Photo: Darweesh family) Ramallah, January 23, 2017—Israeli forces beat a Palestinian boy during interrogation after detaining him from his East Jerusalem home, in the early morning hours of January 2, on suspicion of throwing stones. […]

24 Jan
2:48

Al-Quds: ‘The Key to Peace, The Key to War’

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate, in the West Bank, against relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Written by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator at the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Under the slogan “al-Quds is the key to peace and the […]

23 Jan
10:23

Israeli Military Police Abducts Abdullah Abu Rahma While Attending Court Hearing

The Israeli Military Police abducted, Monday, senior nonviolent activist, Abdullah Abu Rahma, at the Ofer Military Court, while attending a hearing for activists who were abducted last Friday. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, in Ramallah, strongly denounced the abduction of Abu Rahma, who […]

Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
23 Jan
12:37

Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

23 Jan
4:02

Trump’s First Order of Business: Denying Palestinian Right to Jerusalem

Anonymous sources within the Trump administration in the US allegedly told Israeli News Channel 2 Friday that the new US President, Donald Trump, would on Monday make his first order of business the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively denying the Palestinian people’s […]

22 Jan
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four More Palestinians In Jerusalem

January 22, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians during invasions and violent searches of homes in the at-Tour neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, shortly after abducting one Palestinian in the neighborhood. Local layer Mohammad Mahmoud said the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes before abducting four Palestinians, and […]

22 Jan
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

January 22, 2017 10:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem. The abducted Palestinian has been identified as Faisal Shabana; he was cuffed and blindfolded by the soldiers, before being moved to an interrogation center in the city. […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan
1:46

Palestinian Peace Activists Attempt to Re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli Forces Destroy It

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

19 Jan
12:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

18 Jan
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, at least fourteen Palestinians, during various invasions targeting homes in several communities in the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded several communities in the district, searched and […]

18 Jan
11:24

Army Injures Six Palestinians, Demolishes Structures, Causes Truck And Cars To Burn In Qalandia

January 18, 2017 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least six Palestinians, after the army invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and prevented journalist and medics from entering it. The soldiers demolished structures and causing fires in a truck and several […]

16 Jan
8:57

Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%

The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids increased by at least 250 per cent over the past seven years; 5,658 Israelis […]

16 Jan
12:09

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and during morning hours, at least twenty Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the central West […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]