Category Archives: Jerusalem

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 heading 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 […]

15 Jan
11:22

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. The army also installed roadblocks, and summoned a father and his son for interrogation. Several army vehicles invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the […]

12 Jan
4:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 3 Merchants, 10 Young Men, In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Wad area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, broke into stores and abducted three Palestinian merchants. The soldiers also invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, and abducted ten young men. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said many soldiers, police officers […]

12 Jan
3:46

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Eight Structures In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 3:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Bulldozers demolished, Wednesday, four temporary structures installed on five Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal al-Mokabber area, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being set up without a permit from the city council. The Jerusalem City Council claims that the eight structures were used for “selling construction materials,” and […]

11 Jan
1:18

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

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

11 Jan
4:03

Army Abducts Father of Palestinian Killed In October 2015

January 11, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, the father of Tha’er Abu Ghazala, who was killed by the army in early October of 2016. The Abu Ghazala family said dozens of soldiers surrounded their home before invading it, and violently searched the property. It added that the soldiers then abducted Abdul-Salam Abu Ghazala, […]

10 Jan
12:15

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 26 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least 26 Palestinians, including several children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting four children and a […]

09 Jan
1:03

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

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

08 Jan
10:11

4 Israeli soldiers, 1 Palestinian killed as truck plows through crowd in Jerusalem

January 8, 2017 10:11 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after driving a truck through a crowd of Israeli soldiers on a street in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed, and 15 others injured, when they were hit by the truck. The driver, who was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to […]

Bedouin encampment (archive image from decodejerusalem.net)
03 Jan
11:58

Israeli Troops Demolish 11 Bedouin Homes – Dozens of Children Among the 87 Made Homeless

On Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and destroyed the homes of 87 Palestinian Bedouins, most of whom are women and children. Adal Jahaleen, one of the residents of the Bedouin village, told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli military arrived with several Caterpillar […]

Israeli army invasion - archive image (from Istandul Daily Times)
03 Jan
2:23

15 Palestinians abducted in pre-dawn raids by Israeli forces, including 5 minors

Israeli troops conducted pre-dawn raids in several West Bank towns on Monday, abducting 15 Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations. In Jerusalem, Israeli troops abducted 8 Palestinians, including 5 minors aged between 15 and 17 years old. The youth were identified as Ameer Darwish, Adam Mustafa, Hussam Eliyan, Moumen […]

02 Jan
8:51

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

31 Dec
7:12

New East Jerusalem Settlement Units Were Approved Prior to Kerry Speech

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality, this past week, approved a plan to build a three-story housing complex for Israeli settlers in the center of Silwan, East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the project was introduced by an Israeli pro-settlement nonprofit organization called Ateret Cohanim, and its approval was postponed many times in the past, due […]

28 Dec
7:22

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

28 Dec
6:45

Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, early on Wednesday, Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards from Al-Magariba gate. Jerusalemite sources reported that 176 Israeli settlers stormed the compound, accompanied by tight protection of Israeli police. Palestinian worshippers and students confronted the provocative tours with the chanting of protest slogans and Takbeer (“Allahu Akhbar — God is […]

Shurouq Dwayyat (image from silwanic.net)
26 Dec
5:04

19-year old Palestinian girl sentenced to 16 years in prison, $20,000 fine

On Sunday, an Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian girl to a 16-year prison term for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem in 2015. During the incident in question, she was shot 4 times and severely wounded by the Israeli settler, who claimed that he was acting […]

21 Dec
7:42

Ghaith-Sub Laban Family Allowed to Stay in their Home for 10 Years, but Without Children

The Israeli High Court released, late on Tuesday, its decision regarding the Ghaith-Sub Laban eviction, in which the court partially accepted the family’s appeal and stopped their eviction. The decision keeps the family’s protected tenant status for 10 more years, after which the family would be evicted and the house […]

20 Dec
3:47

Israeli Army Abduct 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the army invaded and searched homes and abducted six Palestinians, identified as Amer Abed, Mohammad Dari, 13, Ahmad Zidani, 13, Amer Zidani, 17, […]

20 Dec
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Abducts Seven Palestinians, Including Four Children, In Jerusalem

December 20, 2016 10:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several homes in the towns of Silwan and al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched the properties, and abducted four children and one adult. On Monday evening, the army abducted a young man and a child in Silwan. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in […]

20 Dec
1:52

Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Silwan: The next target for “Judaization” of East Jerusalem

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]

19 Dec
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians in the West Bank, including seven from Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Old City of Jerusalem, and Shu’fat […]

18 Dec
2:38

Palestinian Injured by Israeli Fire; Soldiers Abduct Three Others In Silwan

Palestinian medical sources in occupied Jerusalem have reported that one man was injured, on Saturday evening, after being shot by an Israeli guard in Silwan, and three children were sprayed with gas, while Israeli soldiers also abducted three young men, and summoned two others for interrogation. The Wadi Hilweh Information […]

15 Dec
9:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 24 Palestinians, Including Nine Children And A Woman, In Jerusalem

December 15, 2016 9:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and during early dawn hours Thursday, dozens of homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and violently searched them, before abducting 24 Palestinians, including one woman and nine children. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in Jerusalem, said most of the abductions and […]

15 Dec
1:39

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man In Jerusalem, Injures A Child

December 15, 2016 1:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man on Wednesday on al-Wad Street, in occupied Jerusalem, after alleging that the young man stabbed a soldier. Bullet fragments from the Israeli soldiers’ gunfire also injured a Palestinian child in the skull. Israeli sources said two officers were wounded. Israeli military […]

14 Dec
5:38

Israeli Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, Joseph’s Tomb

Israeli extremist settlers and archaeologists, backed by special troops, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday.  Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that 70 Jewish Israeli settlers and 48 archaeologists broke into Al-Aqsa’s courtyards via the Maghariba gate, and tried to perform Talmudic rituals.  The sources said that guards and […]

12 Dec
11:59

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

11 Dec
11:49

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 11, 2016 11:49 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinians in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and Hizma town, north of the city. Israeli navy ships attack Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza waters. Local sources in occupied Jerusalem said the soldiers stopped two young Palestinian men, identified […]

11 Dec
3:19

East Jerusalem: Israeli Strategy Explored in New Video

A new video released by the Negotiations Affairs Department, titled “East Jerusalem: Israel’s Colonial Project Unraveled,” declares that Israel’s policy in the city, since the 1967 occupation, is three fold: creating a Jewish majority, reducing Palestinian presence and isolating East Jerusalem and dividing it from its West Bank parts. According to WAFA, […]

09 Dec
12:29

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Child And A Young Man In Jerusalem

December 9, 2016 12:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian child from his home in Bab Hatta area, next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. The army also abducted a young man in the city. The child’s family said many soldiers invaded their home and violently […]

08 Dec
1:45

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 18 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, 18 Palestinians, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians, identified […]

08 Dec
12:22

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Jerusalem

December 8, 2016 12:22 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted three young men. Media sources in the refugee camp said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Oleyyan, Mustafa Badriyya and Mohammad al-Louzi, after storming their homes, and many nearby homes, and violently […]

07 Dec
10:59

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 16 Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during home invasions and violent searches, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS office in Bethlehem, said the […]

07 Dec
8:00

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

Zoning map of East Jerusalem
06 Dec
12:26

Israeli authorities demolish 2 homes in Jerusalem, thrusting 12 people into homelessness

December 6, 2016 12:26 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian homes, despite the fact that Israel has not issued any construction permits for Palestinian […]

05 Dec
8:12

Israeli Army Abducts Twenty-Three Palestinians In The West Bank

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

05 Dec
7:55

Israeli Forces Abduct 13 Palestinians Overnight

Israeli forces abducted at least 13 Palestinians during overnight raids across occupied West Bank districts and East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Monday. It said Israeli police detained six Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Israeli police also said, according to WAFA, that the six were arrested on charges of […]

01 Dec
2:03

Economic Collapse in East Jerusalem: Strategies for Recovery

Nur Arafeh , November 30, 2016 Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network In an unusual move, and after years of neglect, American and European delegations and development agencies have recently been visiting East Jerusalem and showing an increased interest in “doing something” about its deteriorating socioeconomic conditions. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is, […]

30 Nov
10:40

Israeli Army Injures 50 Palestinians In Abu Dis

November 30, 2016 10:40 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with many Palestinians near Abu Dis University, leading to the injury of 50 Palestinians, including ten who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets. The Palestinian Red Crescent said its medics provided the needed treatment […]

30 Nov
12:20

Army Abducts Fourteen Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Wednesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, […]

28 Nov
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Qalandia Refugee Camp

November 28, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two young men in Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS said the two men, identified as Mohammad Fahmi Yacoub and Raed al-Khatib, were taken prisoner after the soldiers stormed their homes […]

28 Nov
9:22

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

November 28, 2016 9:22 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Monday, a young Palestinian man from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and one Palestinian in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. One Palestinian was injured near Al-Aqsa after colonialist Israeli settlers assaulted him. Local sources said the soldiers invaded and […]

27 Nov
11:04

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and […]

26 Nov
2:22

Israeli Soldiers Delay An Ambulance Rushing To Rescue A Wounded Palestinian

November 26, 2016 2:22 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers stopped, on Friday, a Palestinian ambulance while rushing to provide a wounded young man with the urgently needed medical treatment, and delayed it for 10 minutes while photographing and interrogating the medics, in Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) said the soldiers stopped […]

26 Nov
1:06

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Child Near Jerusalem

November 26, 2016 1:06 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian child at a military roadblock near Shu’fat refugee camp, east of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army alleged he attempted to stab a soldier. The child was born with one kidney, and has a disease in the other. The child […]

23 Nov
10:03

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jerusalem

November 23, 2016 10:03 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the area surrounding the Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with many Palestinians, causing several residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers surrounded the university area after invading it, and several neighborhoods in Abud […]

23 Nov
9:45

After Convicting Her Of Attempted Stabbing, Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Teen To 13 Years

An Israeli court sentenced, Wednesday, a wounded Palestinian teenage girl to 13.5 years in prison, after convicting her of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, along with her cousin Hadeel, who was executed after being shot and seriously injured. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that an Israeli court, […]

22 Nov
3:36

Historic Names of Palestinian Landmarks in Jerusalem to be Changed by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli government reportedly intends to change the historic names of Jerusalem landmarks into Israeli ones, Hebrew channel 7 reported. According to the site, the  government will change the name of Damascus Gate, one of the most ancient gates of Jerusalem, to “Heroes Square”, in honor of Israeli settlers and soldiers. […]

22 Nov
1:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes, in Nablus, Jerusalem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and abducted Jaber ‘Oweiss and Anas Hamdan. […]

22 Nov
12:25

Army Kills A Palestinian Man Near Jerusalem

November 22, 2016 12:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian man has been identified as Jihad Mohammad Khalil, 40, from Beit Wazan village, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the […]

21 Nov
1:29

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

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

20 Nov
8:24

Al-Quds University Campus Sabotaged by Israeli Forces

An Israeli military force stormed, in a predawn raid, Al-Quds University campus, in the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, sabotaging and seizing exhibits, the Palestinian Ministry of Education said on Saturday. Troops broke down doors to an exhibition held at the Faculty of Medicine, sabotaging and seizing all […]

20 Nov
8:17

Extremist Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli colonial settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi Gate, under protection of Israeli occupation police. Local sources said that the settlers carried out provocative tours in the courtyards, and took pictures of various locations, according to Al Ray. The sources added that the presence […]

20 Nov
10:42

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 20, 2016 10:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a 15-year-old child, in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to a detention facility. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, in at-Tour neighborhood, in Jerusalem’s Old City, and the al-‘Eesawiyya town, […]

18 Nov
4:48

Jerusalem’s African Community Center Hosts “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” Exhibition

(PNN) The African Community Center, in the Old City of Jerusalem, last week, hosted the exhibition, “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine”, which portrays the life and struggle of the iconic leader, Black Panther, George Jackson.  The exhibition was opened by president of the community, Nasser Qous, followed by […]

17 Nov
11:57

Barkat Threatens Destruction Of Hundreds Of Palestinian Homes If Illegal Outpost Is Removed

Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir Barkat, threatened to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the city, should Israel implement a high court ruling regarding the removal of Amona colonialist outpost, defined by Israel itself as illegally built on Palestinian land, in the occupied West Bank. Barkat claimed that the […]

Israeli troops stop Palestinian man at checkpoint (PCHR photo)
17 Nov
11:12

PCHR Weekly Report: 6 civilians wounded, including 2 children, by Israeli forces this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 10 – 16 November 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting […]

17 Nov
12:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and earlier Thursday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including two young men, and children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the al-‘Eesawiyya town, […]

17 Nov
10:45

Army Abducts Five Children And A Young Man, In Jerusalem, Three From Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including five children, from the al-‘Eesawiyya town, and Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to interrogation centers. The soldiers and police also abducted three Palestinians, including two siblings, from Jenin. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded […]

17 Nov
3:57

Video: “Israeli Colonists Cause Damage To The Church of Holy Sepulcher, Attempt To Occupy It”

Many extremist illegal Israeli colonists, living in an outpost above the Church of Holy Sepulcher, in occupied Jerusalem, attacked the church property, causing damage, and attempted to occupy a room belonging to the church. The attack caused excessive damage to the church property, while priests and church officials called the […]

16 Nov
11:44

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

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, nine Palestinians, including a twelve-year-old child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Updated – 11:44 AM: The soldiers invaded Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Ma’an Emad Abu Tammoun, 25, […]

16 Nov
4:48

Army Invades Silwan, Al-‘Eesawiyya And Hizma, In Jerusalem, Kidnaps One Palestinian

November 16, 2016 4:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and kidnapped a young Palestinian man. The army also invaded Hizma and al-‘Eesawiyya towns, in Jerusalem, and clashed with dozens of youngsters. Several army jeeps invaded Ras al-‘Amoud, searched homes […]

15 Nov
12:12

Video: Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Store, Stable And A Room In Jerusalem

November 15, 2016 12:12 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, a store in Jabal al-Mokabber, a stable for horses and a hot house, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the al-Farouq area in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished a store for what the army said “being built […]

14 Nov
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children, A Young Man, In Jerusalem

November 14, 2016 12:49 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched a few homes before abducting two children, and a young man. The soldiers searched homes during the invasion, and interrogated many Palestinians, before abducting a young man, identified as Hamza Hamada Taha, and […]

14 Nov
5:58

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster. Abu Rudeina , on Sunday evening, said that these measures are completely unacceptable, adding that […]

13 Nov
12:53

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In Different Parts Of The Occupied West Bank”

westThe Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including six children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said several army vehicles invaded Deheishe refugee camp, south […]

12 Nov
2:25

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]

12 Nov
10:56

Israel Releases A Wounded Young Woman After Four Moths In Detention

November 12, 2016 10:56 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities released, Friday, Raghad Nasrallah Sho’ani, 18, after holding her captive for four months, following an Israeli court ruling, sentencing her to six-month suspended sentence for three years, and ordered her to play a 2000 Israeli Shekels fine. Sho’ani was released at Jabara military roadblock, near Tulkarem, in […]

12 Nov
1:59

Wounded young Palestinian woman released after 4 months in prison

After being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers and imprisoned for four months under the allegation of attempting to stab a soldier, a young Palestinian woman was released from custody on Friday. The woman, Raghad Nasrallah Sho’ani, 18, was released at Jabara military roadblock near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. […]

10 Nov
6:52

Israelis Continue to Tour Al Aqsa Despite Status Quo Challenge

(Al Ray archive image) At least 100 Jewish Israelis, including students, toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, escorted by Israeli police, while the Islamic Endowment (Waqf) condemned recent attempts by Israeli politicians to challenge the status quo at the holy site. Israeli settlers entered through the Moroccan Gate and […]

10 Nov
6:26

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

A conference of Israelis seeking to change al-Aqsa’s status quo takes place in parliament. A Temple Mount Lobby is born. The tenth annual the Seekers of Zion conference was held in Israeli parliament on Monday, Haaretz reports. Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around […]

09 Nov
12:53

Israeli Army Demolishes A Carwash Facility In Jerusalem

November 9, 2016 12:53 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a carwash building, after surrounding and isolating the entire area. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the demolished structure belong Abdullah and his brother Abdul-Rauf Maraqa. Silwanic stated that the […]

09 Nov
12:08

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

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

08 Nov
1:24

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

November 8, 2016 1:24 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and earlier Tuesday, twenty-two Palestinians, including children and a physically-challenged man, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that soldiers invaded and searched many homes, in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and […]

08 Nov
10:12

Army Demolishes Two Buildings In Jerusalem

November 8, 2016 10:12 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, demolished on Tuesday at dawn two buildings in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, and al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by two bulldozers, invaded Wadi al-Jouz approximately at 4:30 at dawn, and surrounded a residential building, before demolishing it. […]

07 Nov
12:50

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Monday, seventeen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded several towns in the Ramallah and al-Bireh District, searched dozens of homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians. […]

07 Nov
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians in Tulkarem, Jerusalem And Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several areas in the West Bank districts of Tulkarem, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, searched many homes, and kidnapped six Palestinians, including two underage siblings. The soldiers Invaded Bal’a town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, […]

06 Nov
1:10

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 14 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Sunday, at least 14 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Qabatia and Burqin towns, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped four […]

06 Nov
12:34

Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians In Jerusalem, One In Bethlehem

November 6, 2016 12:34 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians in East Jerusalem, and one Palestinian near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Old City, and kidnapped Jihad Nasser Qous, Mahmoud Abdul-Latif […]

06 Nov
5:03

Muslim Call to Morning Prayer Banned from 3 Mosques in Jerusalem District

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities reportedly banned the Muslim call to dawn prayer, from being projected over loudspeakers, in three different mosques in the Jerusalem district town of Abu Dis, on Friday, according to local sources. Lawyer Bassam Bahr, head of a local committee in Abu Dis, said that Israeli forces […]

04 Nov
5:20

Jerusalem Mayor Wants to Ban Muslim Call to Prayer

Hebrew Radio, on Thursday, announced that the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Brakhat, has issued a resolution to Israeli officials and police, calling for halting the Azan (Muslim call to prayer) in Jerusalem, because it is “noisy.” According to the PNN, Brakhat sent a letter to the head of the Israeli […]

03 Nov
12:35

PPS: “Army Kidnaps 24 Palestinians, Including Eight Family Members And A Journalist, In Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and at dawn Thursday, 24 Palestinians, including a journalist and eight family members, and a journalist, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers searched and ransacked many homes in the Ramallah […]

03 Nov
12:14

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Siblings And Their Cousin In Jerusalem

The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several neighborhoods in the occupied city, searched homes and kidnapped three siblings and their cousin. Most of the invasions were focused in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, after many army […]

02 Nov
8:54

Netanyahu: “Peace With The Palestinians Is Not A Precondition For Peace With The Arab World”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, Thursday, that comprehensive peace with the Palestinians in not a precondition for peace with Arab countries, and that many Arab states consider Israel a partner in “the war on Islamic terrorism.” Netanyahu’s statements came during his meeting with the visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. […]