Category Archives: Jerusalem

25 Apr
9:10

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Abu Dis

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday morning, several Palestinians after the army attacked protesters in the Schools Street and around the Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a few Palestinians with live fire, and several others with rubber-coated steel bullets […]

25 Apr
7:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem, And One In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and one Palestinian in Bethlehem. The soldiers abducted Ahmad Yousef Obeid and Waseem Dari, after invading their homes and searching them in al-‘Isawiya, and moved them to an interrogation […]

24 Apr
9:58

Mainly Children, Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening and on Tuesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, mainly children, from their homes in various parts of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also injured several Palestinians near Qalqilia. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Silwan town, south of the […]

23 Apr
11:10

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing scores of injuries, including some who were shot with live bullets. Media sources in Abu Dis said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who […]

23 Apr
9:20

Updated: Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti in West Bank Neighborhoods

A group if illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Beit Iksa village, surrounded by the Wall northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many Palestinian cars and wrote racist graffiti. Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Awadallah, a member of Beit Iksa Local Council, said the assailants carried their attack out in […]

23 Apr
9:57

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Three Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least twenty-three Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including nine who were abducted in Jerusalem. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes […]

22 Apr
7:52

Israeli Soldiers Damage, Close Print Shop in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Sunday morning, have attacked and closed down a print shop in Beit Anan village, northwest of Jerusalem, under the pretext of printing “inciting materials”, PNN reports. According to the owner of the print shop, Israeli soldiers invaded the area at 6:00 AM, where they partially demolished the […]

20 Apr
9:43

Israel Shutters Media Organization Serving Palestinian Youth in Jerusalem

An Israeli defense ministry order to close the Elia Youth Media Foundation is taped to its doors, April 12, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 19, 2018 Palestinians condemn the closure as a blatant attempt to undermine Palestinian presence in the holy city and stifle […]

20 Apr
9:04

Army Injures A Man, Abduct Two Palestinians, In Jerusalem

A Palestinian man, 65 years of age, was injured on Thursday evening, after Israeli soldiers stormed his home in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted his son during a violent search of the property before hurling a concussion grenade at him. The soldiers also abducted a child during the […]

19 Apr
11:49

UN Calls on Israel to End Expulsions from Jerusalem

Senior UN officials called on Wednesday for Israeli occupation to halt expelling Palestinian refugees from their residence in occupied Jerusalem, a UN report said. “We are monitoring the situation in Khan al Ahmar closely and are deeply concerned by what we see here, and in the scores of other vulnerable Bedouin communities,” UN Humanitarian […]

Soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint
19 Apr
9:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Tuesday evening, two young Palestinian men in two separate incidents at military roadblocks near Jenin and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers installed a military roadblock near Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted […]

18 Apr
9:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and summoned four others for interrogation. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted the guard, identified as Arafat Najeeb, while trying to enter the holy site through Hotta Gate. They added that the soldiers […]

17 Apr
11:18

Settlers Seize Three Palestinian-owned Apartments in Jerusalem

Members of the Ruweidi family after settlers take over their homes with the help of the Israeli police, April 8, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 17, 2018 Israeli police supervised the seizure, which displaced 13 members of the Ruweidi family. Israeli police assisted colonial […]

17 Apr
12:27

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year. In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including […]

16 Apr
9:10

Army Abduct Six Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, including one woman and three children, in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and searching them. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in at-Tour, […]

mohammad marshoud
10 Apr
12:07

Palestinian Shot in Head by Israeli Settler on Sunday Dies of His Wounds

Palestinian medical sources reported on Monday evening that a man died from serious wounds he suffered Sunday when an Israeli colonial settler shot him near Mishor Adumim colony between Jerusalem and Jericho. The sources said that Mohammad Abdul-Karim Marshoud, 30, died from his serious wounds on Monday evening. The Israeli […]

10 Apr
10:44

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight young Palestinian men, including a former political prisoner, from several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted Ali Sufian Obeid and Ahmad Essam Darwish. The soldiers also invaded the home of […]

08 Apr
11:28

Army Abducts 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, from Saturday evening until Sunday at dawn, 28 Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The Israeli army issued a press release stating that its soldiers “arrested 28 wanted Palestinians,” and moved them to several detention and interrogation […]

08 Apr
11:14

Update: Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Children, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem. Three other Palestinians, including two children, were abducted from their homes in the town, on Saturday evening. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the […]

05 Apr
12:27

Israel Separates Palestinian Mother From Her Husband And Children In Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities have recently deported a Palestinian mother, who is married and was living with her Jerusalemite Palestinian husband and children for the past sixteen years, after repeatedly denying her applications for residency in the occupied city. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the Palestinian woman, […]

05 Apr
11:40

Undercover Soldiers Attacks Two Young Men, Abduct Two, In Jerusalem

Undercover Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, two young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem, causing one to lose consciousness, and abducted the other young man, in addition to abducting a young man from al-‘Isawiya town, while dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the city and installed roadblocks. Media sources said […]

05 Apr
10:35

Soldiers Search Tens And Barns In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, many residential tents, and barns, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, while colonialist settlers wrote racist graffiti, and punctured tires, in occupied Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers invaded Khirbat Hamsa village, in the Northern Plains, before storming and searching residential tents used by […]

02 Apr
9:00

Israeli Army Abducts Six Children In Jerusalem, Five Young Men In Bethlehem, Nablus And Qalilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinian children from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to abducting a young man in Bethlehem, three in Nablus, and one in Qalqilia, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya […]

02 Apr
1:08

Army Injures 98 Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, 98 Palestinians after the army attacked protesters in front of the Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem; two of the wounded were shot in the head, and one in the chest. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) said its medics provided treatment to […]

01 Apr
8:02

275 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Dozens of settlers, guarded by intensive police forces, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Sunday morning. Jerusalemite sources reported that 275 settlers stormed the mosque via The Moroccan Gate, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving Talmudic teaching. It is noteworthy that the settlers daily storm […]

30 Mar
1:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinian siblings, only 8 and 10 years of age, from their home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers claim that the two children “hurled stones at their jeeps,” on Road #20, near their neighborhood, and abducted them before […]

30 Mar
12:37

Erekat Denounces Incitement Campaign By U.S. And Israel Against Legitimate Palestinian Rights

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing what he called a calculated incitement campaign by Israel and the United States, against the Palestinian people, their leadership and their legitimate, internationally-guaranteed rights. Dr. Erekat said that both the […]

29 Mar
12:28

Israeli Government Issues “Shoot To Kill” Orders in Preparation for Friday Protests

The Israeli ministerial cabinet held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the expected mass Palestinian protests, especially in the Gaza Strip, this Friday, to commemorate Palestinian Land Day. The Cabinet decided to significantly increase military deployments, in addition to using live fire and shoot to kill orders “if the Palestinians […]

29 Mar
10:14

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-One Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted on late at night, Wednesday, and on Thursday at dawn, thirty one Palestinians from their homes, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. One of the abducted Palestinians, identified as Tha’er […]

28 Mar
10:33

PPP Denounces Meeting Between Palestinian Labor Minister And Israeli Counterpart

The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) issued a statement strongly condemning a meeting between the Palestinian Labor Minister, Ma’moun Abu Shahla, and his Israeli counterpart Haim Katz, under German mediation. The PPP said that the meeting contradicts and violates the decisions made by the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation […]

28 Mar
12:57

Israeli Court Refuses To Release A Wounded Child Who Was Abducted From Palestinian Hospital

An Israeli Court decided, Tuesday, to remand a wounded child, who is currently at an Israeli hospital receiving treatment for severe burns, until further deliberations are held this coming Thursday. The child was abducted from a Palestinian hospital. The child, Asadeddin Abu al-Hawa, 14, from at-Tour neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

27 Mar
8:15

Evacuated Amona Settlers Move into New Illegal Settlement

Palestinians walking near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, in the occupied West Bank, on April 7, 2015 (AFP/Abbas Momani/File) A little over a year after the illegal Amona outpost was evacuated by the Israeli government, 25 Israeli settler families from Amona moved into their new homes in the illegal […]

27 Mar
9:37

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Abu Dis University

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, many Palestinians, who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises, near Abu Dis University, in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, on Tuesday morning, before advancing to the Schools […]

26 Mar
8:00

Closure to be Imposed on West Bank, Gaza for Jewish Holiday

Israeli authorities, Monday, declared that a closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza for eight days, over the Jewish Passover holiday, starting Thursday and lasting until midnight, April 7. The closure, according to WAFA, means entry into Israel for all Israeli-issued permit holders will be banned, except for […]

26 Mar
11:42

PA Denounces Israeli Police Assault On Palm Sunday Celebration

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement strongly denouncing the attack carried out by Israeli police officers against Palestinian Christians, celebrating Plan Sunday, in occupied Jerusalem, for “raising a Palestinian flag.” In a Press release, the ministry said, “this unprovoked attack against the worshipers is part of Israel’s […]

26 Mar
7:20

Israel To Build 600 Illegal Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli Jerusalem City Council’s “Construction and Planning Committee” has approved the construction of 600 colonialist units in Jabal al-Mokabber Palestinian town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The decision was made just a week after the City Council approved the construction of 600 colonialist units, which were added to 350 units […]

24 Mar
12:26

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and injured many Palestinians, after attacking locals who protested the invasion. The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while local youngsters hurled stones at the invading army jeeps. […]

22 Mar
8:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, for the second day in a row, searched many homes and abducted at least eighteen Palestinians. The soldiers stormed the refugee camp, before invading and violently searching […]

21 Mar
8:44

Police and Settlers Storm Al Aqsa, Abduct Guard

Israeli colonial settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, while Israeli police arrested one of its guards from his workplace, inside the mosque. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that 24 settlers guarded by security forces stormed Al-Aqsa in the early morning hours, via The Moroccan […]

21 Mar
8:25

Under New Law, 12 Palestinians Stand to Lose Jerusalem Residency

Israeli authorities are considering stripping 12 Palestinians of their permanent residency status in occupied East Jerusalem, in what would reportedly be the first use of recently adopted legislation. According to Haaretz, Interior Minister Arye Dery is weighing up the move in light of a law which passed two weeks ago, […]

21 Mar
8:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 27 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 27 Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including 20 in Shu’fat refugee camp, east of occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting the 27 young men. The […]

20 Mar
12:11

PPS: “Israeli soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven in occupied Jerusalem. The PPP said dozens of soldiers invaded the ar-Ram town, in Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted Mohammad Yousef Ghazawna, Mohannad Ramadan Ghazawna, Odah […]

19 Mar
11:03

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Attempt To Invade Homes, Near Jerusalem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Hizma, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti on cars and walls, in addition to puncturing tires of many cars, and attempted to break into homes. Samar Salah, the head of Hizma Municipality, said […]

19 Mar
10:04

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including a child, only 10 years of age. The abducted […]

Military at Beit Ummar village (image from Palestine Solidarity Project)
18 Mar
7:53

Palestinian Killed by Police in Jerusalem following Fatal Stabbing of Israeli

A Palestinian man, 28-year-old Abed al-Rahman Bani Fadel,  was fatally shot by Israeli police, in the Old City of Jerusalem, after he allegedly stabbed and killed an Israeli security guard. The Israeli security guard, Adiel Coleman,  from the illegal Israeli settlement Kochav Hashachar, was critically wounded Saturday afternoon when he was […]

18 Mar
2:04

Palestinian Demolish His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that a Palestinian citizen of the town had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid excessively high fines by the City Council, under the pretext of being built without a permit. Silwanic stated that the city […]

17 Mar
2:38

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers, in large numbers, assaulted the protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel […]

16 Mar
10:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Friday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including the head of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many communities and violently searched homes. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded […]

16 Mar
8:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure 38 Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, 38 Palestinians in the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the town, attacked many Palestinians who protested the invasion, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed to […]

15 Mar
1:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two Palestinians, including a political leader of Fateh movement, in occupied Jerusalem, and three others in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers abducted a young man while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, through Bab al-Qattanin (Cotton Merchants Gate) in Jerusalem and […]

15 Mar
11:44

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Including One Woman, In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, ten Palestinians, including one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to one who was taken prisoner on Wednesday evening, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Nablus office of the PPS, in northern West Bank said the soldiers invaded […]

14 Mar
10:00

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinians Do Not Accept Any Deal at Expense of Cause

Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it. Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of […]

14 Mar
9:37

Jerusalem and Hebron Face Further Judaization Efforts as Israel Provides Grants for Outposts

(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah Source:. Reuters) By: Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The Palestine Liberation Organization’s National Bureau for the Defense of Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest report that the Israeli government is continuing its Judaization policy in Jerusalem and Hebron and continues to provide […]

14 Mar
11:57

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

Approximately 450 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continued their boycott of Israeli military courts for the 28th consecutive day. The detainees declared their boycott of the Israeli military courts on February 15th and are demanding Israel to end the illegal policies […]

13 Mar
8:26

Israel Empowers Itself to Revoke IDs of Palestinians in Jerusalem

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER MARCH 13, 2018 “Betraying” the Israeli occupation, under the new law, is grounds to revoke permanent residency status. On March 7, 2018, Israeli parliament passed a new law that empowers the interior minister to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. Specifically, the law enables […]

13 Mar
11:28

PPS: “Army Abducts 22 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Tuesday, 22 Palestinian, including a woman and two of her children in addition to a female university student, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers conducted […]

13 Mar
9:34

Army Abducts Twelve Palestinians, Injure One, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, and injured one, during massive invasions in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and abducted the […]

13 Mar
6:23

Israeli Soldiers Storm Islamic Cemetery in Jerusalem, Desecrate Graves

Israeli soldiers, on Monday morning, stormed the Mujahideen Islamic Cemetery in the Sahira Gate area, on Salah al-Din Street in Jerusalem, and destroyed a number of Palestinian graves. PNN sources in Jerusalem said that troops from the Israeli army, police and the so-called border guards, at dawn today, stormed the  […]

12 Mar
11:54

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at noon, a young Palestinian man who was praying in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation facility. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the Palestinian in front of the mosque and abducted him before moving him […]

12 Mar
11:25

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that Administrative Detainees, held by Israel without charges or trial, will start a gradual hunger strike this coming April, demanding basic rights guaranteed by International Law. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Monday morning, Qaraqe said the Administrative Detainees […]

12 Mar
10:37

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Abduct 36 Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy abducted, Monday, at least thirty-six Palestinians, including eleven fishermen, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in Gaza waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region. In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded many homes […]

12 Mar
9:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians during massive and violent searches of homes, in many parts of occupied Jerusalem, and moved them to several detention and interrogation facilities. In Silwan town, in the center of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Ayyoub Abu ‘Assab, Hafeth Dirbas, Mohammad Nimir Dirbas, […]

12 Mar
12:42

Two Palestinians Injured In Hezma, Israeli Soldiers Completely Isolate The Town

A large military force invaded, on Sunday evening, the town of Hezma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and completely isolated it from its surrounding area, in addition to forcing all stores to close. The soldiers also assaulted and injured one Palestinian teen, while a colonialist settler rammed another with his […]

11 Mar
10:44

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Children In Silwan

On Saturday evening, a group of Israeli colonizers, illegally living in colonies in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked many Palestinian children in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood. Eyewitnesses said the assailants attacked many children near an illegal colonialist outpost in the town. The children were […]

09 Mar
4:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure And Abduct Many Palestinians Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against protesters across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, injured and abducted many protesters, as the weekly processions continue for the 14th consecutive week against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital […]

08 Mar
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Continue Home Invasions, Roadblocks, In Al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers continued, Thursday, the siege, home invasions and violent searches in the al-’Isawiya town, in the center of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in al-‘Isawiya said the soldiers installed dozens of roadblocks in several parts of the town, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated scores of Palestinians, […]

08 Mar
12:11

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five young Palestinian men, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, searched homes and abducted Hazem Srouji and […]

08 Mar
7:54

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, three young Palestinian men from occupied East Jerusalem, including one who was taken prisoner minutes after his release following five years in prison. On Wednesday evening, the soldiers invaded the al-’Isawiya town, in the center of Jerusalem, and abducted Mohammad Zakariya ‘Oleyyan and Anas Dirbas, and […]

08 Mar
3:52

Army Injures Eight Women Marching For International Women’s Day

Israeli soldiers resorted, Wednesday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of women, and several men, who nonviolently marched near Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, marking International Women’s Day. Palestinian medical sources said at least eight women suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation and received the […]

05 Mar
11:00

Israeli Excavations Cause Damage To Homes In Silwan

The ongoing Israeli excavations under Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh Neighborhood, in Silwan town south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, have led to further structural damage to several homes. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the excavations are causing serious damage to the homes, especially […]

04 Mar
9:02

Jerusalem Area Village Stages General Strike over Municipality Negligence

The Um Tuba schools, from the village of Um Tuba, near Jerusalem, have started a general strike in protest against the Jerusalem Municipality’s neglect of students’ safety. The head of the Parents’ Committee in Um Tuba, Ashraf Abu Teir, told the press that the village schools have started a general […]

01 Mar
8:35

Church of the Sepulcher Reopens as Israeli State Halts Tax Move

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher reopened its doors, as the Israeli Prime Minister, along with the Mayor of West Jerusalem Israeli municipality, Nir Barkat, said they will “formulate a solution, announcing a suspension of the collection actions it has taken in recent weeks. In response, the leaders of the […]

01 Mar
3:18

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

01 Mar
1:24

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Gas Stations In Hizma

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, gas stations, walls and agricultural structures, in Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Hizma said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and demolished many walls, agricultural structures, and gas station, under the pretext of being built without permits. It is […]

27 Feb
10:47

Israelis Call for Storming Al-Aqsa over Purim Holiday

Groups associated with the reconstruction of the alleged historic Temple Mount have called on supporters to widely take part in the intensive break-ins to al-Aqsa Mosque over the next two days, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. The extremist groups have pointed out that this storming is important to […]

26 Feb
12:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 5 Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp, 24 Since Dawn In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at noon, five young Palestinian men in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, bringing the number of abducted Palestinians since dawn hours to 24, including many children. Media sources in Jerusalem said many several jeeps invaded Shu’fat refugee camp and fired many gas bombs […]

26 Feb
7:07

Ashrawi: “Israeli Violations Against Churches Are Attacks Aimed At All Palestinians”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) denounced the latest Israeli decision targeting churches and their property in occupied Jerusalem, and said that such violations not only target holy sites, but are attacks against all Palestinians. She said that freezing church assets in […]

26 Feb
6:42

Israel To Place West Bank, Gaza, Under Strict Siege

The Israeli Authorities has announced, on Sunday evening, that the military will be placing the entire West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, under a very strict siege, for four days, during the Purim Jewish feast. The occupied Palestinian territory will be completely closed and isolated starting on Tuesday night at […]

25 Feb
12:30

Updated: Church of the Holy Sepulcher Closes in Protest of Israeli Policies

Jerusalem’s Christian leaders, Sunday, decided to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the old City of Jerusalem, in protest of Israel’s tax policy and a proposed land appropriation law. Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, in the name of all of Jerusalem’s Churches’ leaders and Patriarchs, announced in a […]

23 Feb
11:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child in addition to the father and the wife of a political prisoner, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers searched a few homes, interrogated Palestinians, and abducted Mohammad Shalabi. Many army jeeps […]

22 Feb
2:42

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units On Palestinian Lands

February 22, 2018 2:42 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem approved, Thursday, the construction of 3000 new colonialist units, near Gilo illegal colony, south of Jerusalem. The targeted lands, which Israel is planning to build the new units on, are largely privately-owned by the Palestinians. The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who also heads the […]

22 Feb
12:53

Army Abducts Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Thursday at dawn, twenty Palestinians during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Wajeeh Zoheir Awwad, 25, from his home in […]

21 Feb
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home, Hair Saloon And A Barn, In Jerusalem

February 21, 2018 1:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian home, hair salon and a barn, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army alleged they were built without permits, yet, the families did not receive prior warnings. Many army jeeps and bulldozers, in addition to police officers and workers of the City […]

21 Feb
11:32

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, twenty-one Palestinians, including a father and two of his children, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: Ahmad Bassem Hamed, 20, Ramallah. Mahmoud Mohammad Jom’a, 21, Ramallah. Jihad Nidal […]

21 Feb
8:41

Israel Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Children, In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including children and a former political prisoner, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting the eight Palestinians. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: Ebada Najeeb, […]

21 Feb
2:48

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem

February 21, 2018 2:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-‘Isawiya, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) that […]

20 Feb
11:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage boy from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and a young man in Birzeit, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Hizma town, before the soldiers broke into many homes, after smashing their doors, and conducted […]

19 Feb
12:00

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Monday, nineteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. It added that many of the […]

19 Feb
10:53

Israeli Colonizers Injure Young Man In Jerusalem; Court Punishes Him And Two Who Treated Him

The family of a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem has reported, Monday, that their son suffered moderate wounds, last Wednesday, when a group of extremist Israeli colonizers attacked him as he was leaving al-Aqsa Mosque. Maysoon al-Moghrabi said that her son, Mustafa Ibrahim al-Moghrabi, 20, was attacked by a […]

18 Feb
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jenin, Salfit And Jerusalem, Briefly Detain 14 In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, one Palestinian near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, three others north of Salfit, in central West Bank, and a young woman in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to briefly detaining fourteen others in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said […]

18 Feb
9:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least seven Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the soldiers invaded and searched many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and nearby communities, and abducted […]

18 Feb
6:29

Israel’s Latest Attempts to Alter Geopolitical Realities in Jerusalem

by Zena Agha on February 18, 2018 Since 1967, Israel has sought to limit Palestinian power, ownership, and habitation in the Jerusalem area on the one hand, and increase Jewish-Israeli presence and control on the other. While Jerusalem remains the only Palestinian territory illegally annexed by Israel since 1967, the nationalist right wing […]

18 Feb
5:53

Dozens of Settlers Intrude on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli special forces and rapid intervention troops, continued on Wednesday morning with ritual intrusions into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Moroccan gate. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli police opened the gate at 7:30 am, in preparation for the […]

17 Feb
9:06

Watchtower Checkpoint Completed at Damascus Gate

February 17, 2018 9:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities have completed the construction of a watchtower checkpoint at the entrance of Damascus Gate, the main gate into the Muslim Quarter of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. The watchtower checkpoint is one of three which Israel began to install last month, drawing criticism from Palestinian residents of the […]

15 Feb
11:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians, Injure Two, In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes, and injured two others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers surround and invaded Deir Abu Mashal village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and violently searched many homes […]

15 Feb
2:41

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that a young Palestinian man suffered serious wounds after being attacked by extremist Israeli colonists, while leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) rushed to the mosque and provided the young man with the urgently […]

14 Feb
10:37

Army Abducts 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 28 Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes, across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

13 Feb
12:08

Army Demolishes Two Commercial Structures In Jerusalem

February 13, 2018 12:08 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, and members of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, demolished two commercial structures, in the al-‘Isawiya town, and also cut and uprooted trees. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-Isawiya, said the soldiers surrounded the town, before invading it, and bulldozed the two structures. […]

12 Feb
12:42

Detained Mother Of Slain Palestinian Starts Hunger Strike

The family of Bothaina Shamasna, 48, the detained mother of a Palestinian who was killed by the Israeli army on October 12, 2015, has been holding a hunger strike for the seventh consecutive day, protesting being held under very difficult conditions, and torture inflicted on her and her child, Sara, […]

12 Feb
11:10

Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians, during massive military invasions and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers invaded […]