Category Archives: Jerusalem

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]