Category Archives: Palestine

21 May
3:22

Detainee ‘Oweisat Dies From His Serious Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died at an Israeli hospital from serious complications after he was assaulted by several Israeli soldiers in the prison, who claimed he attacked an officer with a sharp object. The Committee said ‘Oweisat, from Jabal al-Mokabber in occupied Jerusalem, […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

17 May
2:28

Adalah, Al Mezan Demand Urgent Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on Petition against Israeli Army’s Use of Live Fire on Civilian Protesters in Gaza

Since petition filed, Israeli troops have continued to kill Palestinians with live ammunition, including 59 people – seven of whom were children – on 14 May alone. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights submitted yesterday, 16 May 2018, a […]

15 May
9:39

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by Amal Ahmad, Irene Calis, Haidar Eid, Razi Nabulse  May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they also face a myriad of circumstances […]

15 May
9:12

Palestinians Mark Nakba Day following Israeli Bloodshed in Gaza

Just a day after mass Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians, both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are […]

15 May
12:41

Palestinians on US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem & 70 Years of the Ongoing Nakba

May 14, 2018 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today. The move coincides with Israel’s celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of […]

General strike (image by Quds News)
14 May
9:50

General Strike to Commence on 70th Nakba Day

Palestinian Authority spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud, on Monday, announced a general strike for Tuesday, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the day when some 700,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes and displaced by Israel, in 1948. He said, “Based on instructions by President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians will observe […]

11 May
9:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained in the March of Return and Breaking […]

11 May
8:11

Report: Ongoing Nakba Must End — Time Has Come for the International Community to Act

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council has issued a statement entitled: “The ongoing Nakba must end: the time has come for the international community to act.” (WAFA)   For the Palestinian people, 70 years of Nakba means seven decades of subjugation by Israel, characterized by occupation, apartheid and colonial policies […]

09 May
7:13

Detainee In Critical Condition From Brain Hemorrhaging

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a detainee suffered serious brain hemorrhaging, and is currently in a coma at an Israeli hospital. The Committee stated that the soldiers also assaulted the detainee, Aziz ‘Oweisat, while moving him to the hospital, as the army is accusing him of stabbing […]

07 May
8:26

On World Press Freedom Day, PCHR Organizes Activities on “No to Targeting Truth”

On Sunday, 06 May, 2018, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a campaign titled as “No to targeting the truth” on the World Press Freedom Day coinciding the third of May. The report included the release of PCHR’s two reports on freedom of expression, the first titled “Freedom […]

06 May
10:28

Ashrawi Reiterates PA’s Commitment to Democracy

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Sunday, reiterated Palestine’s commitment to tolerance, inclusiveness and democracy. She said in a press release, “As the birthplace of monotheistic religions and multiple civilizations, Palestine is and must remain an important home for religious tolerance and coexistence. It has always sought to ensure […]

03 May
7:05

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Barred from Travel

Israeli occupation forces detained, on Tuesday evening, the minister of al-Aqsa Mosque and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, in front of his home in occupied Jerusalem, serving him with an order barring him from travelling abroad.   Talab Abu Arar, a member of the Israeli Knesset […]

03 May
6:29

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s Passing of ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Israel’s passing of the first reading, of a draft law, that defines Israel ‘as the Jewish and democratic nation state of the Jewish people’ and affirms ‘the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historic homeland,’ said a press release […]

02 May
3:02

Palestinian & Israeli Officials Sign Energy Agreement

After three years of negotiations, Palestine and Israel have signed on an agreement that would free the Palestinian energy sector from total Israeli control, according to the Palestinian Energy Authority. The agreement would regulate the relationship between Israel Electricity Corporation and the Palestinian National Transfer Company, which has exclusive rights […]

01 May
4:35

364,000 Unemployed in Palestine During 2017

The number of unemployed Palestinians was marked at 364.000, for the year 2017; 146.000 in the occupied West Bank and 218.000 in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Bureau Statics reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The overall rate of unemployment in Palestine, during 2017, was 27.7%, […]

28 Apr
4:44

Join the “Tent Campaign” for Solidarity with Gaza and Truth-sharing

 All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to educate Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to […]

27 Apr
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 April 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 5 Palestinian civilians were killed, including a child and 2 […]

21 Apr
7:28

Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council Session

Founded in Geneva in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Among its diverse activities, it is worth highlighting the submission of individual communications and alternative reports to UN specialized […]

20 Apr
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed, in the Gaza Strip. 393 […]

17 Apr
12:27

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

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

12 Apr
9:33

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders without their posing any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ lives. 8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

06 Apr
9:14

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 March – 04 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 29 March – 04 April, 2018. The Bloodiest Week After 2014 Offensive on the Gaza Strip Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders which didn’t pose any threat […]

06 Apr
6:11

353 Palestinian Children Inside Israeli Jails on Palestine Children’s Day

Marking Palestine Children’s Day, the PLO’s Prisoners’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said that 353 Palestinian children had been taken into Israeli custody since the start of 2018. In the statement, the two groups said: “In addition to being brutally arrested in the dead of night, they are sometimes intentionally […]

04 Apr
8:11

Digital Occupation: Palestinian Online Content Targeted through Mass Surveillance and Biased Content Moderation

The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published, today, its annual report on Palestinian digital activism under the title #Palestine 2017. This annual report is published for the third consecutive year and monitors social media activities of all Palestinians throughout 2017. The research provides statistics and information about […]

02 Apr
8:57

Palestinian Activist Family on Palestine Land Day

The events of the 1976 Palestine Land Day came after the confiscation of thousands of acres of Arab land within the boundaries of populated areas under the cover of the Galilee Development Project. The main goal was the Judaisation of Galilee and the Triangle areas; particularly the villages of Arrabeh, […]

31 Mar
10:39

Palestine Land Day: A Day to Resist and Remember

For Palestinians, Land Day presents an opportunity not only to mark a past event, but also to think about creative and resilient ways to further resist Israeli land theft. Forty-two years ago today, Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the Israeli government’s […]

30 Mar
12:37

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

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

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

29 Mar
7:49

Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession and Fragmentation

A local artist from the village of Taffouh depicts the struggles and dreams of the Palestinian people in a mural at the entrance to the local school, Taffouh High School, February 2018. Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY: RICHARD FALK MARCH 27, 2018 Controlling the discourse Israel has been brilliant over […]

29 Mar
12:28

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

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

28 Mar
10:33

PPP Denounces Meeting Between Palestinian Labor Minister And Israeli Counterpart

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

25 Mar
10:47

Several Palestinian Detainees Face Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, Sunday, that a number of detainees at Asqalan Israeli prison are facing seriously deteriorating health conditions and are being denied basic medical treatment. Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Committee, stated that detainee Ali Barghouthi, 45, from Aboud village west of the central West Bank […]

25 Mar
7:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Journalist

Israeli soldiers stationed at the al-Karama Border Terminal between Jordan and Palestine abducted, on Thursday, a Palestinian journalist working for Palestine TV, while he was heading back home after receiving a journalism award in Egypt. The journalist, Bakr Abdul-Haq, was returning to Palestine from Cairo, after receiving a journalism award […]

22 Mar
7:58

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 15 – 21 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests, while 37 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza […]

18 Mar
8:18

Abbas’s Craven Response to the US UNRWA Cuts

by Randa Farah In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze a significant portion of the US’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), many leaders and public figures opposed to the move have not decried it for the humanitarian […]

18 Mar
8:04

The Palestinian Tale of the Green Line

Dr. Rola Ghanem is a Palestinian novelist from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, she tells the story of her father through this novel which resembles the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation and reveals the struggle of generations.  In the novel, she highlighted the importance of education and spoke […]

17 Mar
10:13

Dozens of Palestinians Injured in Weekly Protests for Jerusalem

(Photo: Palestinians celebrate a young man’s birthday while protesting the Israeli occupation in al-BIreh, March 16, 2018. Hamza Shalash for WAFA.) POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MARCH 17, 2018 Marking 100 days since US President Donald Trump ordered the State Department to relocate the Embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinian political parties and civil society movements held […]

17 Mar
1:40

Protesting Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 4th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that a detainee from Nablus, in northern West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourth day, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges. The Committee said that Mos’ab al-Hindi, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

17 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Seventh Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that detainee Bashir Abdullah Khatib, 56, who has been imprisoned for 31 years, started a hunger strike seven days ago, protesting being denied medical treatment. The detainee, from Ramla city, is facing various issues with his teeth, gums and mouth, but has been […]

16 Mar
8:17

Israel Detains 1,319 Palestinians, 274 Children through January and February: Report

Israeli forces detained over 1,000 Palestinians, including 274 children, during the months of January and February, according to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer. Addameer released a statement on Wednesday, citing a joint report by the Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoner Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

14 Mar
11:57

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

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

12 Mar
11:25

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

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

11 Mar
7:58

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

10 Mar
4:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 February – 06 March 2018. Soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, while 12 shooting incidents targeting Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore were […]

05 Mar
9:57

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 […]

03 Mar
7:29

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 […]

01 Mar
8:34

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
3:18

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

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

28 Feb
10:12

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, […]

26 Feb
11:40

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
7:07

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

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

26 Feb
6:42

Israel To Place West Bank, Gaza, Under Strict Siege

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

22 Feb
9:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

17 Feb
9:26

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

15 Feb
8:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 February, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt, as 43 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 26 of them […]

13 Feb
7:54

VIDEO: Palestinian Children Speak of Abuse under Israeli Custody

Palestinian children who had been detained by Israeli occupation forces say that they were beaten and humiliated inside Israeli prisons, according to Days of Palestine. Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) is concerned that Israeli military arrests are not only violent, but that children often lack proper legal representation […]

13 Feb
5:47

Report: Over 60% of Palestinian Child Detainees Tortured

Sixty per cent of Palestinian children who were detained by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) revealed on Sunday. In a statement, the PPS said that Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli occupation were  beaten, prevented from sleeping,and threatened by interrogators in order […]

12 Feb
12:49

Hunger Striking Detainee Forced Into Solitary Confinement

February 12, 2018 12:49 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Israeli authorities have forced a hunger striking detainee into solitary confinement, in an attempt to break his strike. The PPS said that Ashraf Radi, 40, from Ramallah in central West Bank, started his strike six days ago, protesting […]

10 Feb
10:13

117 Israeli Violations of Palestinian Media Freedoms since December: MADA

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report on Saturday, saying that between December 2017 and the end of January 2018, the group recorded 117 violations against Palestinian media freedoms, at the hands of Israeli forces. MADA reported, according to Ma’an, that there was a decrease […]

09 Feb
8:11

To Achieve One State, Palestinians Must Also Work for Two

by Nadia Hijab In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reinforced by Vice President Mike Pence’s promise to move the US embassy before the end of 2019, there has been a flurry of pieces heralding the imminent shift in a Palestinian strategy toward a one-state solution with equal rights. Both […]

09 Feb
7:43

Over 70 International NGOs Foresee Deterioration of Humanitarian Crisis in Palestine

AIDA, an International non-governmental organization (INGO) coordination body consisting of more than 70 of such organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), expressed alarm at the United States government’s recent decision to politicize its assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees. Reducing funding to UNRWA, the UN agency whose primary […]

08 Feb
10:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 01 – 07 February, 2018. Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to soldiers’ lives, while Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar, in a crime of extra-judicial execution. […]

08 Feb
11:17

Israel Still Holding Corpses of 260 Palestinians In “Numbers Graveyards”, 19 In Morgues

The head of Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, Issam al-‘Arouri, has reported that Israel is still holding captive in the “Numbers Graveyards,” the remains of 260 Palestinians who were killed in previous years, while 19 others, who were killed since 2016, are still in Israeli Morgues. Speaking to Palestine Radio on […]

08 Feb
10:50

Israel Moves Hunger Striking Detainee To Ramla Prison Clinic

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved, Wednesday, a Palestinian detainee, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, to the Ramla prison clinic, after his health deteriorated. The committee said that the detainees, Rezeq Rajoub, 61, started his most recent huger […]

08 Feb
4:55

Abu Rodeina: “Ongoing Israeli Occupation, The Root Cause Of Violence In The Region”

Responding to statement by U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, the official Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said Tuesday that the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine is the root cause of all violence in the region, and denounced the American stances that destroy all chances of real peace. Abu Rodeina […]

05 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Conduct Wide-scale Search in Salfit following Settler Stabbing Death

On Monday, Israeli forces carried out a wide-scale search campaign in several villages and towns located to the north of Salfit, blocked roads and declared these areas to be closed military zones following the killing of an Israeli colonist settler near the Israeli settlement of Ariel, according to local sources. […]

02 Feb
6:02

Bassem Tamimi to His Daughter Ahed on Her Birthday: “It is your smile that will bring us towards a brighter future.”

photo: Bassem and Ahed Tamimi support the campaign to free Georges Abdallah at the September 2017 conference on Palestinian women and resistance. Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on 2 February, […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

01 Feb
12:26

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

26 Jan
10:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 January, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt. A Palestinian was killed, 4 others were wounded, and 3 houses were leveled in a military operation in Jenin. 25 […]

20 Jan
4:38

Detainee Dies From Cancer After Being Denied Specialized Treatment

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a detainee, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and was not provided the essential urgently-needed treatment in Israeli prisons, has died Saturday. In a joint statement, the Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said Hussein Hosni Atallah, 57, from the northern West […]

19 Jan
3:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 11 – 17 January, 2018. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 112 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 2 journalists and a paramedic, were wounded in […]

16 Jan
2:54

Palestinian Leadership Decides to Suspend Recognition of and Cooperation with Israel

The second-highest decision-making body of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) decided Monday to call on the executive committee to suspend recognition of Israel until Israel recognizes the existence of Palestine, and annuls its annexation of Jerusalem, marking the latest fallout from Donald Trump’s December 6th claim of Jerusalem as the […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

11 Jan
5:30

Violations Against Palestinian Children Spike Amid Protests Over US Jerusalem Move

Israeli forces  injured and detained Palestinian children in higher numbers, over the final weeks of 2017, as Israeli authorities used widespread force to quash sweeping protests across the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Following the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli forces misused crowd-control weapons and, at times, […]

09 Jan
12:30

Open Letter from Academics at Birzeit University in Palestine

We at Birzeit University call on the academic community to protest the Israeli government’s deliberate harassment of international students and academics who travel to Palestine in order to study or work in Palestinian academic institutions. The past few years have seen many international students and academics stopped, interrogated, and/or deported […]

09 Jan
5:07

Yesh Din: Israelis Go Unpunished for Assaults on Palestinians

An Israeli human rights report has revealed that the majority of Israelis are not convicted of attacks committed against Palestinians or Palestinian property, in the occupied territories. Israel’s Yesh Din: Volunteers for Human Rights issued a report saying that “From the beginning of 2014 to the end of August 2017, […]

08 Jan
10:40

Soldiers Confiscate 2000 Books And Research Documents From Detainees In Hadarim

January 8, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, and the Prison Authority in Hadarim Prison, have confiscated more than 2000 books and search papers, from the detainees. The PPS said the soldiers carried out violent searches of the detainees’ rooms, and confiscated the books and research papers for […]

05 Jan
11:58

Israel to Seize Equipment Used on Worksites without Permits

Israel has illegally notified construction companies in the Naqab (Negev) region that they must, themselves, verify that every project in which they are involved has been approved by authorities, and warned them that equipment and vehicles used in unauthorized construction will be confiscated. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab […]

05 Jan
11:45

Report: The Effect of Israeli Tear Gas on Palestinians

by Ibrahim Husseini & Liam O’Hare A Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank may be the most exposed place to tear gas in the world, according to the author of a new study. The Human Rights Centre of the University of California at Berkeley recently reported that Israel’s […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

04 Jan
10:22

PJS Report: 909 Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2017

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has announced the summary of its annual report for freedoms in 2017, in a special press conference held on Wednesday. The report recorded 909 violations between 1-1-2017 and 31-12-2017, including 740 by Israeli authorities and 169 local violations by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza. According […]

01 Jan
12:40

Court Hearing of Palestinian poet postponed until January

“A poem stands accused, my poem morphs into a crime. In the land of freedom, the artist’s fate is prison.” So read the words of a poem written by the young poet Dareen Tatour, who was put in prison under charges of ‘incitement’ in 2015 for a poem that she […]

31 Dec
1:04

PCHR Weekly Report: 4 Palestinian civilians dead, 128 wounded by Israeli forces this week

December 31, 2017 1:04 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its weekly report for the week of 21 – 27 December 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the Gaza Strip. 128 Palestinian […]

31 Dec
12:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 21-27 December, 2017. Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the […]

27 Dec
10:24

Oren Hazan’s Assault is A Stigma to him, to Israeli Knesset and to Israeli Forces

On Monday, 25 December 2017, a group of extremists led by Oren Hazan, Member of Israeli Knesset of the Right-Wing Likud Party, boarded a bus coming from the Gaza Strip and carrying Palestinian prisoners’ families. The families were on their way to visit their sons in Ramon Prison. Videos published […]

22 Dec
9:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14- 20 December, 2017. Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt: Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 256 […]

UN vote
22 Dec
6:04

Despite US Threats, UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Challenge US Claim on Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly voted 128 to 9 on Thursday to denounce the U.S. President’s December 6th claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, despite explicit US threats against those nations by both Donald Trump and the US Ambassador to the United Nations. The US vowed to cut […]

18 Dec
10:02

Palestinian President: US Can No Longer Be a ‘Mediator’ in the Peace Process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said during a meeting in his Ramallah headquarters,on Monday evening,that the Palestinians reject America’s alleged “mediation role” in the “Peace Process”, and added that the United States and President Donald Trump have chosen not to be a fair mediator, and have made their bias very clear. […]

18 Dec
9:54

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Challenging Jerusalem Declaration; US Vetoes

Fourteen of the fifteen nations in the United Nations Security Council voted Monday reaffirming the status of the city of Jerusalem as unresolved, and challenging the U.S. administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The U.S., which has veto power in the Council, vetoed the resolution. Following […]

17 Dec
2:33

Report: “Nine Palestinians Killed, 3400 Injured, By Israeli Fire Since December 7th”

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed nine Palestinians, and injured at least 3400 others, in various parts of occupied Palestine, since December 7th. The Red Crescent said that the soldiers have killed nine Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and […]

Israeli soldiers attack journalist (image from Khabr Press)
17 Dec
12:51

Israeli Soldiers Continue To Target Journalists; 60 Violations this Week

“We will not be silenced, we will not close the lenses of our cameras, and we will continue to report on the escalating Israeli violations, and the soldiers’ attempts to bury the truth, so that they can continue killing and wounding Palestinians with impunity,” begins a message published Saturday by […]

17 Dec
5:55

Clashes Continue across Palestine as Israeli Media Wages Hate Campaign against Journalists

At least six Palestinians were injured with live ammunition and others suffocated by tear gas as clashes continued, along the Gaza borders, in protest of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital, said sources. Israeli army forces deployed along the eastern borders between Gaza and Israel fired […]

16 Dec
3:40

Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, a nonviolent procession in Bethlehem, assaulted many reporters and tried to prevent them from documenting the unfolding events. The procession was organized by the Coordination Committee of the Palestinian factions, and started in front of the Palestinian Women’s Union, in the Cinema Street, in Bethlehem city. […]

16 Dec
4:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

Four KIlled by Israeli forces Friday
16 Dec
4:27

Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Injured 367 Friday (Comprehensive Report)

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers have killed, Friday, December 15, 2017, four young Palestinian men, and injured at least 367, after the army resorted to the excessive use for force against protesters in various parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital city of […]