Category Archives: Regions

08 Mar

OCHA Report Documents Impact of Settlements in Hebron

The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron on Palestinian residents is the focus of a new United Nations report, according Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   The document, published this week by UN OCHA, provides a detailed map and key statistics with respect to the impact of the illegal […]

08 Mar

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 […]

08 Mar

Palestinians Demand Release of Sons’ Bodies

Palestinians demanded, on Wednesday, that Israel release the bodies of their dead sons it has been holding, some for decades. Families of Palestinians killed by Israelis, and whose corpses are still held by Israel, demanded in a protest at the Red Cross office in Ramallah, from Israel, to free the […]

08 Mar

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

07 Mar

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. It said that the soldiers conducted massive and violent invasions and searches of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting eleven, from […]

07 Mar

Soldiers Prevent Children From Reaching Their Schools Near Nablus

March 7, 2018 10:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers prevented, on Wednesday morning, many Palestinian schoolchildren from reaching their educational facilities, near Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the students, from the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, were stopped by the soldiers at the main Nablus-Ramallah Road, and were ordered to […]

07 Mar

Army Displaces Two Families Ahead Of Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, on Wednesday morning, two Palestinian Bedouin families from their homes in Khirbat Ibzeeq village, northeast of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, as the army is preparing to conduct live fire military drills in their area. The families said they will not be allowed back to their Dwellings […]

07 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Salfit, Search Homes In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, from his homes, near Salfit city, in northwestern West Bank, and searched many homes in Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the az-Zawiya town, […]

06 Mar

Settler Attempts to Run Over Palestinian Human Rights Defender

An Israeli settler, on Tuesday, attempted to run over a Palestinian human rights defender while he was on his way home to Tel al-Ramida, in Hebron. The human rights defender, Imad Abu Shamsiyya, said ‘the extremist Israeli settler Ofer Hanna, who regularly intimidates peaceful Palestinian demonstrations, attempted to run him […]

06 Mar

Israeli Parliament Votes on Bill to Cut Funding for Palestinian Detainees

The Israeli Knesset, on Monday, approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax  funding to the Palestinian Authority, by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian detainees and families of the slain. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the 2017 payments to these  families exceeded $347 […]

06 Mar

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians, Including A Young Woman, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours, Tuesday, seventeen Palestinians, including two siblings and a young woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes, in several […]

06 Mar

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, and one in Nablus, in northern West Bank, after invading and violently searching their homes, The Bethlehem office the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of the city, […]

06 Mar

Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Open Fire At Fishing Boats And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, Tuesday, at several Palestinian fishing boats, while the soldiers fired live rounds at farmers, in the southern and northern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, fired dozens of live rounds, […]

06 Mar

Israeli Army Abducts A University Student, And A Former Political Prisoner, Near Jenin

March 6, 2018 10:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a female university student from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and a former political prisoner from Sielet al-Harithiyya town, west of Jenin. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers, accompany by K9 units, invaded the […]

06 Mar

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Damage A Shop, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, four Palestinians, including two siblings, in addition to damaging the contents of a shop and illegally confiscating cash, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-Mooreq village, southwest of Hebron, searched many homes and abducted Mo’tasem […]

06 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Farmlands In The Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers bulldozed, Monday, Palestinian farmlands and installed tents, in the al-Farisiyya area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. The soldiers bulldozed large sections of a land planted with Hummus, and owned by a Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Daraghma. The soldiers also bulldozed a farmland owned by Suleiman Abu Mohsin, […]

06 Mar

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinians, mainly schoolchildren, after firing gas bombs at them near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who were protested in Jroun Jarad area, […]

06 Mar

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

06 Mar

Israeli Colonizers Attack Four Children In Hebron

Several Israeli colonizers, living in the Mitzpe Yair illegal outpost in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, attacked three Palestinian children while heading back home, Monday, while another colonizer tried to ram a child with his car. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees […]

05 Mar

Women’s Studies Conference in Thailand Cuts Ties with Israeli Settlement University

The BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) Campaign Thailand and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand are welcoming the  decision by Kasetsart University in Bangkok and the International Center for Research and Development (ICRD) to end all ties with Israeli settlement university Ariel for the upcoming International Conference on Gender & Women’s […]

05 Mar

Residents of Umm Al-Hiran Receive Demolition Orders

People of the unrecognized Palestinian village of Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev desert area, on Sunday evening, received administrative demolition orders to a number of houses on the pretext that they are unlicensed buildings.   Local sources reported that vehicles of the Israeli occupation police broke into the village, handed […]

05 Mar

16 Bedouin Families to Be Evacuated for Military Drills

Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday morning, have notified 16 Palestinian families that they will be evicted from their homes in Khirbat Ibiziq village, east of Tubas, under the pretext that the Israeli army will conduct military drills in the area. According to the official over the Jordan Valley file in […]

05 Mar

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, twelve Palestinians, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards and searching their […]

Jimmy Morales
05 Mar

Guatemalan President to follow Trump lead in Moving Embassy in May

The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, a close ally of the US, told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday that he plans to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. The announcement came just after a Guatemalan judge ruled in Morales’ favor following a […]

05 Mar

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 […]

05 Mar

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Monday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters. Media sources in Gaza said the attacks took place near Gaza city, and in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. They added that the fishing boats had to sail back […]

05 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ramon Prison

Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday morning, many Palestinian political prisoners in a section of Ramon prison, south of the Negev Desert, and moved them to another branch of the same facility. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the soldiers assaulted many detainees, in section […]

05 Mar

Army Prevents Farmers from Entering Their Lands Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers prevented, on Monday morning, many Palestinian farmers from Jayyous town, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, from entering their farmlands and orchards, isolated behind the Annexation Wall. The soldiers stationed at the gate of the Annexation Wall, prevented hundreds of farmers from entering their lands, […]

City of Akka
04 Mar

Palestinian-Israeli in critical condition after altercation over traffic ticket

March 4, 2018 11:55 PM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian with Israeli citizenship who was apparently angry about an unfair traffic ticket allegedly rammed his car into an Israeli Border Control officer, then hit two soldiers, all of whom fired their weapons at the driver, wounding him severely and landing him in critical condition at the hospital. The […]

04 Mar

Wounded Child Undergoes Successful Complicated Surgery

The wounded Palestinian child, who is also a former political prisoner, Mohammad Fadel Tamimi, 15, underwent a complicated but successful skull reconstruction surgery, Sunday, at the Istishari Palestinian hospital, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian surgeons carried out the surgery with utmost precision to construct the face […]

04 Mar

Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right

Gideon Levy speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC on the eve of the official AIPAC conference.  Gideon Levy, a columnist for the Israeli daily Haaretz, says when you shoot a fifteen year old in the head and say he fell from his bicycle, no Zionist questions it, […]

04 Mar

Soldiers Attack Students of Hebron Technical University

Confrontations broke out on Sunday, between Israeli forces and Palestinian students of Palestine Technical University, in the West Bank district of Hebron, with no injuries reported until the moment, said director of students’ affairs department, Issa al-Amla. Forces reportedly fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters toward the students […]

04 Mar

Haim Hanegbi Bajayo, the Palestinian Hebronite Jew

A native of the Jewish community of Hebron and founder of Matzpen, Haim Hanegbi Bajayo passes away on March 2nd, 2018. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MARCH 2, 2018 The Palestinian and Hebronite Jew, as he liked to say. The man who formed a committee of Hebronite Jews after 1967 to stand against […]

04 Mar

40% of Israeli Cemeteries on Private Palestinian Lands

Approximately 40 percent of Israeli settlers’ graves in the occupied West Bank were built on privately-owned Palestinian land, an Israeli survey published on Sunday . A survey published by Haaretz revealed, according to Al Ray, that more than 600 graves, on 10 settlements, were built on privately owned Palestinian lands […]

04 Mar

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 […]

04 Mar

Masar Ibrahim Launches 330km “Thru Hike” (VIDEO)

During its 330 kilometer hike that starts from Jenin, northern West Bank, to Hebron in the south, tourism experts have called on adopting Masar Ibrahim’s Thru Hike as a national touristic and environmental trail, to strengthen national Palestinian tourism as Israeli occupation continues to claim Palestinian sites as its own. […]

04 Mar

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Jenin

March 4, 2018 12:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Fahma, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers fired a barrage gas bombs and concussion grenades at many Palestinians, who protested […]

04 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Fire A Gas Bomb At A Palestinian Couple Carrying Infant

A video published by the Israeli “Volunteers For Human Rights” (Yesh Din) organization, documented Israeli soldiers firing a gas bomb at a Palestinian father and mother, carrying their infant child, during a military invasion into Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday evening. Eyewitnesses […]

03 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Farmer In Khan Younis

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Saturday evening, that a Palestinian farmer died from serious wounds he suffered at noon, when Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said that Mohammad Ata Abu […]

03 Mar

Adalah Files Contempt of Court Motion against Israeli Authorities for Failing to Bus Bedouin Preschoolers

Preschool children in the Naqab Bedouin village of Al-Sira prepare to board a school bus during the brief period between March and June 2017 when the Education Ministry provided school transportation. (Photo by Khalil Al-Amor) Israeli authorities have twice violated a court decision to provide school buses for 3- and […]

03 Mar

Long Overdue: Alternatives to the Paris Protocol

by Nur Arafeh  Overview If Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is serious about distancing himself from reliance on US mediation and from collaboration with Israel he should look seriously at alternatives to the Paris Economic Protocol – the parameters for the economic relationship between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory […]

03 Mar

Joint Statement: Israel’s Occupation Threatens Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem

On 25 February 2018, the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem announced the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as a measure of protest against Israel’s deliberate violation of the status quo and its systematic campaign of targeting Churches and the Christian presence therein. […]

03 Mar

Right Wing Parties Politicize Israeli Judiciary to Legitimize Illegal Settlements

Israel’s judiciary system reportedly did not, and still does not, act in isolation from Israeli political considerations in many stations related to Palestinian lives and the ongoing conflict on the ground, between settlers, the government of Israel and Palestinian citizens. The judicial system usually intervenes under the direction of the […]

02 Mar

Bil’in Marks Thirteenth Anniversary of Nonviolent Resistance Against the Wall, Colonies

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the fifteenth anniversary of ongoing popular nonviolent resistance against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, before the soldiers resorted to the excessive use […]

02 Mar

Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians In Gaza

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, fifteen young men protesting on Palestinian lands near the border fence in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and in central Gaza. It said that the soldiers, stationed on military towers and tanks around Nahal […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure 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 protesters. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of locals, accompanied by Israeli and […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and one who was taken prisoner at a military roadblock, on Thursday at night. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

01 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 27 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 22 – 27 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while arresting him when no danger to the soldiers’ life had been posed. 10 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the […]

01 Mar

Fueling Impunity: Israel’s Gas Exports to Europe

Ongoing talks on the possibility of EU purchases of Israel’s natural gas put into question the EU’s commitment to Palestinian rights under international law. The EU has made a strong commitment towards energy transition to renewable sources and has developed an ambitious strategy to meet Paris Agreement climate change targets. At the same time […]

01 Mar

ISM Report: Israeli Forces Provoke and Fire Tear Gas, Stun Grenades at School Children

2-28-18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al Khalil Team  This morning, armed Israeli border police entered Salaymeh neighborhood, in Al Khalil, Hebron. They advanced towards the schools, firing one tear gas canister and one stun grenade at school children at 7:45 am. This happened after a single border police provoked […]

01 Mar

Palestinian Astrophysicist Wins International Prize

Palestinian scientist, professor and lecturer at Al-Aqsa University, Suleiman Baraka, received the Italian Renata Borlon Prize, for the year 2018, in its fourth edition, at the University of Sofia in Tuscany. Palestinian astrophysicist Sulaiman Baraka is from the town of Bani Suhaila in Khan Younis, southern the Gaza Strip. Baraka […]

01 Mar

EU Not Planning to Recognize Palestinian State

A European Union official, yesterday, denied that the bloc had decided to recognize an independent Palestinian state, saying that the conditions for such a decision have not been met. The European Commission’s Information and Communication Officer in Jerusalem, Shadi Othman, told Quds Press that the decision to recognize the State of Palestine […]

01 Mar

Detainees Recount Tales of Torture, Maltreatment by Israeli Army

The Detainees Commission published, on Thursday, a report that includes affidavits by Palestinian detainees, including those of children, of torture and maltreatment by Israeli forces, during detention and interrogation at Ofer and Etzion military camps and detention centers. Mohammad Dawood, 17, from Beit Duqqu, northwest of Jerusalem, said Israeli forces raided his […]

01 Mar

B’Tselem: New Video Footage Shows Israeli Soldiers Shooting and Beating Palestinian to Death

On the night of 22 February, 2018, about 20 Israeli soldiers entered Jericho city as part of a raid and arrest campaign, where they entered a home and searched it while other soldiers waited at the entrance to the alley where the house was located. According to the PNN, the […]

01 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In The West Bank

March 1, 2018 11:09 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Tulkarem 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a physically challenged young man, after invading and searching their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, […]

01 Mar

Army Invades Farmlands In Khan Younis

On Thursday morning, several armored Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, southeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the military vehicles left the Sofa army base, across the border fence, and invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east […]

01 Mar

Sarah Silverman Mocked by Israelis following Call to Release Ahed Tamimi

Jewish-American comedian Sarah Silverman is at the center of a Twitter storm, after tweeting in support of detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. It all started on February 16, when Silverman tweeted in support of Ahed Tamimi – the Palestinian teenager who was detained by Israel in December, after she was filmed […]

01 Mar

Lieberman Claims Dozens of Weekly Attacks in Hebron

Minister of the Israeli occupation army, Avigdor Lieberman, has publicly claimed that the army’s security services foil, on a weekly basis, about 20 to 30 attacks on Israeli forces settlers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.   Lieberman took a tour of settlements in Hebron, Tuesday, with General […]

01 Mar

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

Hours Before His Scheduled Released, Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Order

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee received an administrative detention order for four months, just hours before his scheduled release from Israeli prison. The PPS said the detainee, Tawfiq Ahmad Shalabi, 23, was supposed to be released, Wednesday, after he served a prison sentence of […]

01 Mar

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the al-Yamoun town, and obstructed traffic at Haifa Road, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and at Qabatia Junction, south of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in al-Yamoun, and abducted Aneed […]

01 Mar

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

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh. The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) has reported that the soldiers shot a young man with live rounds in his chest and shoulder, causing moderate wounds, before […]

01 Mar

Army Injures Many Students In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday morning, several Palestinian schoolchildren in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers detained, searched and harassed many young boys an girls while heading to their schools, after stopping him at […]

01 Mar

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 […]

28 Feb

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, after invading and ransacking them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers also interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and violently searched their homes, before abducting […]

28 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Lands To Pave New Segregated Road

Israeli soldiers illegally confiscated, Wednesday, 24 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to pave a new segregated, settler-only road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file in northern West Bank, said the confiscation aims at creating […]

28 Feb

Prisoner shackled to bed, held in solitary with no visitation, after refusing to be strip-searched

February 28, 2018 10:12 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee reported on Wednesday that the Prison Administration in Nafha has imposed new sanctions against Wael an-Nadsha by cuffing his arms and shackling his legs on a bed for one week, and denying him visits for a month. This is in addition to a 250 shekel fine, […]

28 Feb

Army Prevents Students From Reaching School Near Nablus

February 28, 2018 10:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers prevented, on Wednesday morning, many Palestinian schoolchildren from the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, from reaching their school in a nearby village. Media sources said dozens of soldiers closed junctions leading to the village, and prevented the students from reaching their […]

28 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes, after dozens of soldiers invaded Hebron city, in addition to nearby Halhoul and Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported […]

27 Feb

Privatizing US Foreign Policy

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s offer to pay for moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem represents the privatization of U.S. foreign policy, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in […]

27 Feb

Ghent: “Eye on Palestine” Features Prisoners’ Struggle, Black-Palestinian Solidarity and Rasmea Odeh

Photo: Eye on Palestine The Eye on Palestine festival in Ghent, Belgium, running from 17 to 23 February 2018, featured a range of films, cultural events and discussions focusing on the struggle of oppressed communities internationally, particularly the Black Liberation movement in the United States and the Palestinian liberation struggle. In particular, […]

27 Feb

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 […]

27 Feb

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Leading Secret US-Palestinian Talks

Palestinian and US officials are reportedly holding secret talks brokered by Saudi Arabia to improve relations between the two sides, after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying he will move US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israeli Maariv daily reported, Tuesday, that Saudi […]

27 Feb

Israeli Bill to Prevent Palestinians from Petitioning High Court

The Israeli government will support a bill barring Palestinians from petitioning the High Court of Justice, a Knesset committee announced on Sunday. A new bill, put forward by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, would see the cases of West Bank residents redirected to the Jerusalem […]

27 Feb

Army Levels Lands in Northern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers entered into the “buffer zone” along the northern Gaza border, on Monday morning, where they razed lands under heavy military protection. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four Israeli military bulldozers raided lands in the town of Beit Lahiya. As the bulldozers razed and leveled lands, military […]

27 Feb

West Bank and Gaza to Close for Purim

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday, said that there will be a security cordon on the West Bank and Gaza for four days, on the occurrence of the Jewish holiday of “Purim”. The closure will start on Tuesday night, until midnight Saturday. According to Israeli army, Gaza crossings with Israel will be […]

26 Feb

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

Updated: Army Abducts Nine Palestinians From Nablus, Hebron And Ramallah

February 26, 2018 11:52 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five Palestinians in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, two in Hebron, in southern West Bank, and two in Ramallah, in central West Bank, in addition to invading Bethlehem and summoning three young men for interrogation, and searching many homes in Azzoun, […]

26 Feb

Paralyzed Detainee Holds Hunger Strike

February 26, 2018 11:40 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Shireen Iraqi, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that detainee Amir As’ad, 35, who is paralyzed and imprisoned by Israel, started a hunger strike twelve days ago, protesting bad treatment and being held in an inaccessible section in Galboa’ prison. Iraqi said the detainee, from Kafr Kanna town […]

26 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Tamimi Family Members, Including Wounded Child, In Nabi Saleh

February 26, 2018 10:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a wounded child, and nine other Palestinians, mainly children, from Tamimi family, during extensive and violent searches of their homes. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers […]

26 Feb

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

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

Israeli Navy Kills a Teenage Palestinian Fisherman, Injures Two Others

Update: Medical Sources identified the slain fisherman as Ismael Saleh Abu Ryala, 18, from Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. The wounded fishermen have been identified as Mahmoud Adel Aby Ryala, 18, and ‘Aahed Hasan Abu Ali, 26, who were both abducted by the navy. The navy fired a […]

25 Feb

BTS: “They fired the way it’s done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

25 Feb

Palestinian Mother and Daughter Rusaila and Sara Shamasneh to be Released Today

February 25, 2018 8:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian mother and daughter Rusaila Shamasneh, 48, and Sara Shamasneh, 14, will be released on Sunday, 25 February, from Israeli occupation prisons. The Shamasneh women are the mother and sister, respectively of Mohammed Shamasneh, 23, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2016. They were seized from their home in Qatana in […]

25 Feb

120 Dunams of Palestinian Land Seized by Israeli Settlers

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, have seized 120 dunams of land from Jalud village, south of Nablus, as Israeli authorities are constructing the settlement of Amihai on Palestinian lands, as well. Ghassan Daghlas, who is responsible for the settlement files in the West Bank, said that settlers are taking advantage […]

Image from surveillance video showing soldiers killing Yassin
25 Feb

Autopsy of Palestinian killed Thursday shows that Israeli soldiers shot him at point-blank range

The Palestinian Detainees Committee issued a statement Saturday condemning the Israeli assassination of Yassin Omar Saradeeh two days before. Forensic pathologist Dr. Rayan al-Ali, who participated in the autopsy of Yassin, said that the Palestinian man was killed by a bullet in his abdomen, which was fired at point-blank range. […]

25 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Bethlehem, Young Man In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, two Palestinian children, and a young Palestinian man with French citizenship, in Bethlehem and Tulkarem, and summoned a child for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Teqoua’ town, east of the […]

25 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes, Install Roadblocks, In Hebron

February 25, 2018 9:29 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, many homes in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in addition to nearby Halhoul, Beit Ila and Kharas towns, searched many homes and installed roadblocks. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, in Hebron, and Halhoul town, […]

25 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, two young men in Palestinian men, near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds and flares in the area. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, […]

25 Feb

Army Injures One Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli invaded, Saturday, Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and attacked nonviolent protesters, wounding a young man. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers used live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs against the protesters. He […]

25 Feb

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 […]

25 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after several army vehicles invaded it, when locals stopped an attack by colonialist settlers. Media sources in Nablus said dozens of Palestinians took off to the street, protesting the military […]

24 Feb

24 Years since Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre in Hebron

Hebron marks, on Sunday, 24 years since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre took place, when an Israeli settler opened fire at Muslims observing the dawn prayers on a Ramadan morning, killing 29 worshippers and injuring 150 others before he was caught and killed by the crowds. The settler, an American-Israeli physician […]

24 Feb

UN says Food Aid for Palestinian Refugees May End Soon (VIDEO)

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. There are growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and its potential to prompt conflict with Israel. […]

24 Feb

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the “increasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

23 Feb

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy […]

23 Feb

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

23 Feb

South African Sci Tech Minister Calls for Severing Ties with Israel

On Tuesday, South African Minister for Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, called on the ruling ANC party to severe diplomatic ties, during a parliamentary session which followed the President’s state of union address, last Friday. Pandor stated that South Africa should cut ties, ‘given the absence of genuine initiatives by […]