Category Archives: Salfit

16 Jul
5:55

Detainee Faces Deteriorating Condition, Awaits Treatment

July 16, 2015 5:55 PM IMEMC News News Report, Prisoners, Salfit 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee suffered health complications but is still denied access to treatment.The PPS said that one of its lawyers managed to visit Haitham Jaber, 40 years of age, in the Ramon Israeli prison. Jaber told the lawyer that he suffers sharp […]

11 Jul
2:24

Israeli Extremists Uproot 80 Olive Trees In Salfit

A group of colonialist Israeli settlers, driving a number of bulldozers, invaded earlier Saturday Palestinian orchards belonging to residents of Deir Estia village, northwest of the central West Bank district of Salfit, and uprooted more than 80 olive trees.Local villagers said the settlers uprooted the olive trees in order to […]

05 Jun
1:45

Settler Runs over Palestinian, Causing Serious Injuries

A female Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian youth on Thursday morning, near the West Bank city of Salfit.Witnesses said that the settler approached the youth while he was walking on the platform of the main street in the city. “She hit him and ran away,” an eyewitness said, according […]

20 May
11:35

Settlers Torch 90 Olive Trees near Salfit

May 20, 2015 11:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers, Wednesday morning, burned down 90 olive trees in Sarta town, near the central West Bank city of Salfit. Eyewitnesses and farmers from the town said, according to the PNN, that Israeli occupation fire trucks and vehicles arrived to the scene, but did not interfere. The witnesses added that […]

22 Apr
4:34

Settlers Destroy 450 Olive Trees in Salfit

April 22, 2015 4:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers from the Immanuel settlement uprooted some 450 olive trees and saplings from lands in Deir Istiya, northern Salfit, on Tuesday.Mayor of Deir Istiya Amal Qouqash told Ma’an News Agency that farmers were surprised that the trees had been uprooted as they went to farm their lands near the […]

20 Apr
9:31

Settlers Steal Palestinian Soil near Salfit

April 20, 2015 9:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers have stolen large amounts of nutrient-rich soil belonging to Palestinians in the Salfit-district village of Kafr ad Dik, witnesses reported Sunday.Witnesses said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli bulldozers moved huge piles of the fertile soil from Kafr ad Dik into the illegal Israeli settlement of Lishim. […]

30 Mar
2:24

Settlers Steal Stones near Salfit for Paving Settlement Streets

Witnesses and citizens of towns and villages west of Salfit reported that bulldozers were tracking the area and left with several massive stones. Settlers are using this kind of stone to pave new streets of newly built settlements.Palestinian researcher reported that they are traces or crushed stones in settlements, grinded […]

27 Mar
4:42

Two Kidnapped Near Salfit

March 27, 2015 4:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Clashes took place, on Thursday evening, near the western entrance of Kufur ed-Deek village, in the central West Bank city of Salfit, after Israeli soldiers and extremist settlers tried to invade it; while the soldiers also kidnapped two Palestinians.Media sources in Salfit said a large number of Israeli fanatics from […]

27 Feb
1:41

Soldiers Invade Town Near Salfit

February 27, 2015 1:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, Kuful Hares town, east of the central West Bank city of Salfit, to accompany Israelis touring archaeological sites in the town. Dozens of Palestinians suffer effects of teargas inhalation in Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses said approximately 30 military vehicles invaded the town after […]

07 Feb
11:42

ISM Report: Olive Tree Planting in Kafr ad Dik

February 7, 2015 11:42 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Salfit 0

On the morning of February 5, ISM volunteers travelled with around 50 Palestinian activists from the Salfit area to the village of Kafr ad Dik to take part in an olive tree planting action organised by the Joint Council of Salfit (a newly formed coalition which includes a group of […]

03 Feb
9:34

Israeli Settlers Raze 50 Dunams in Salfit Governorate

February 3, 2015 9:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday morning, bulldozed over 50 dunams of Palestinian-owned land in the village of Iskaka, near the Za’tara checkpoint, Salfit governorate.PNN reports that, at the present time, eyewitnesses say that bulldozers backed by Israeli forces are still proceeding to raze the village. Researcher Khaled Ma’ali said that Israel […]

30 Dec
2:44

Israel ‘Legalizes’ A Settlement Outpost In Salfit

December 30, 2014 2:44 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered the “Civil Administration Office,’ run by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank, to legalize the El Matan illegal settlement outpost, built on Palestinian lands belonging to residents of the central West Bank district of Salfit.The decision grants the outpost a legal status […]

17 Nov
2:31

Settlers Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Salfit

November 17, 2014 2:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Monday, Palestinian farmlands, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and bulldozed agricultural lands to expand settlements’ industrial zones in the area.Local sources said the settlers came from Ariel and Barkan industrial settlements, built on Palestinian lands west of Salfit, […]

16 Nov
6:39

Japanese-funded Project for Upgrading Electricity Distribution in Zawiya Reaches Completion

On Thursday, November 13th, the Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, Junya Matsuura attended the opening ceremony of the project for ‘Rehabilitation and Upgrading the Electricity Network in Zawiya’, funded by the Government of Japan in March of 2014, through the Japan’s Grant Assistance for […]

09 Nov
8:17

Israeli Settlers Level Lands West of Salfit

November 9, 2014 8:17 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Under guard of Israeli soldiers, colonizers from the illegal settlement of Netafim leveled private Palestinian lands near the central West Bank village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, according to witnesses.The settlers intend to expand Netafim, which was founded in 1986 on Palestinian land, from the villages of Qarawat Bani Hassan and […]

28 Oct
1:53

Settlers Prepare To Expand illegitimate Settlement Near Salfit

October 28, 2014 1:53 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A large number of Israeli settlers of the Bruchin illegal settlement outpost built on Palestinian lands east of Broqeen town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, started bulldozing lands in an attempt to expand their illegitimate settlement.The Palestine News Network (PNN) said the settlers brought bulldozers and […]

20 Oct
2:09

Protesters Suffer from Teargas Fired by Israeli Soldiers in Salfit

October 20, 2014 2:09 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Clashes took place between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers who stormed Dakhliya street, in Salfit, Sunday morning, with many reported cases of tear gas inhalation, including journalist Khalid Maali.According to the Palestinian News Netwrok, eye witnesses stated that five Israeli units invaded the city, where they launched teargas and sound […]

14 Aug
12:45

Palestinian Killed Near Salfit

August 14, 2014 12:45 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Thursday morning, that a young Palestinian man was killed after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle near an illegal Israeli settlement, in the central West Bank district of Salfit. The sources said that Mohammad Abdul-Karim Abu Salim, 23, from Hares village, near Salfit, was […]

04 Jul
6:31

Israeli Forces Attack Mosque in Salfit, Detain and Beat Child

At 9 o’clock in the evening of July 2nd, Israeli forces invaded the small Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, approximately 10 km northwest of Salfit in the northern half of the West Bank.3rd July 2014 | ISM, Nablus Team | Qarawat Bani Hassan, Occupied Palestine They approached the mosque […]

30 Jun
1:46

Lands Damaged in Preparation for New Settlements

Israeli bulldozers have flattened numerous agricultural lands in the village Kofr al-Deek, east of Salfit.According to local sources, dozens of trees were uprooted and existing crops were destroyed in the Thohour el-Sboh area, north of Kofr el-Deek. The PNN reports that Israeli authorities damaged the land in order to build […]

21 Jun
1:33

Elderly Man Dies In Salfit After Soldiers Invaded His Home

June 21, 2014 1:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

[Saturday at dawn, June 20, 2014] Palestinian medical sources in Salfit, in central West Bank, have reported that a Palestinian man, in his sixties, died of a heart attack after dozens of soldiers invaded his home, and attacked him. Several residents have been injured in the military invasion.The sources said […]

25 May
4:05

Israel Illegally Confiscates 3,000 Dunams Of Salfit Lands

[Sunday, May 25, 2014] The Israeli Authorities announced the illegal annexation of 3,000 Dunams of privately owned Palestinian lands belonging to residents of the Salfit district, in central West Bank.Jamal Tawfiq of the Land Defense Committee in Salfit told the Ma’an News Agency that the soldiers bulldozed and uprooted large […]

22 May
3:08

Army Uproots Olive Trees, Bulldozes Lands Near Salfit

Several Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by armored bulldozers, invaded on Thursday morning [May 22, 2014], Palestinians lands and olive orchards in Kufur Ed-Deek, west of the central West bank city of Salfit, bulldozed lands and uprooted several olive trees.Member of the Kufur Ed-Deek Local Council, Mousa Qassoul, stated that several […]

04 May
12:44

Five Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Salfit

[Sunday at Dawn, May 3, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that five residents have been wounded after Israeli soldiers invaded the central West Bank city of Salfit.Eyewitnesses said several Israeli military jeeps invaded the city, firing dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades at local residents and causing five […]

09 Apr
3:18

Israeli Soldiers Raid University Campus in Salfit

Israeli forces, early Wednesday, fired tear gas at a university campus in the central West Bank, administrators said.Officials at the Salfit branch of al-Quds Open University told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli soldiers raided the campus and showered students with tear gas. ‘Campus workers collected some 70 empty tear gas […]

21 Mar
7:08

Three Detained in Salfit Raid

March 21, 2014 7:08 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Salfit 0

Israeli forces stormed a headquarters of the Palestinian civil defense forces in Salfit, detaining three members, in a dawn raid conducted on Friday.A public relations official for the civil defense forces told Ma’an that an estimated 40 Israeli soldiers stormed the office and detained three military personnel working there. He […]

21 Mar
2:46

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinian Security Officers In Salfit

March 21, 2014 2:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

[Friday at Dawn, March 21, 2014] Several Israeli military jeeps invaded the Palestinian Civil Defense headquarters in the central West Bank city of Salfit, violently searching it before kidnapping three security officers.The violent search and invasion, which lasted for more than an hour, led to excessive property damage; soldiers also […]

15 Jan
5:27

Deir Estia Mosque Attacked Again By Settlers

January 15, 2014 5:27 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

[Wednesday at Dawn January 15, 2014] A number of Israeli settlers infiltrated into Deir Estia town, near the central West Bank district of Salfit, and burned the entrance of its mosque before locals noticed and extinguished the fire before it spread out.Head of the Deir Estia local counsel, Ayyoub Abu […]

28 Nov
12:39

Palestinian Home Demolished Near Salfit

November 28, 2013 12:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

[November 28, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invade Deir Ballout, demolish unfinished home.Property owner Ghanem Mahmoud Abdul-Karim stated that Israeli military bulldozers, accompanied by several armored jeeps, entered Deir Ballout town, west of the Central West Bank district of Salfit, at approximately 5 am, Thursday, and demolished his property. He […]

26 Nov
2:08

Israeli Settlers Destroy Palestinian Olive Grove Near Salfit

November 26, 2013 2:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of Israeli settlers invaded the village of Bruqin, near Salfit in the northern West Bank, early Monday morning, and uprooted a grove of 15 olive trees. This follows a similar uprooting of over 100 trees, the week before, in Yatta village.The Israeli military and settlers have destroyed close […]

13 Nov
4:33

Settlers Dump Toxins On Palestinian Lands Near Salfit

November 13, 2013 4:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

[Wednesday November 13, 2013] A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Palestinians lands, close to the “Samaria Highway” settler road, near the Bruqin village, west of the central West bank district of Salfit, and dumped toxins.Head of the Bruqin village council, lawyer Nafeth Barakat stated that a number of residents […]

13 Nov
3:00

Settlers Invade Palestinian Orchard Near Nablus

November 13, 2013 3:00 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday [November 12, 2013] a Palestinian orchard east of Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of the central West Bank district of Salfit.Head of the Qarawat Bani Hassan village council Abdul-Hamid Mer’ey stated that the settlers brought some citrus trees and planted them […]

10 Nov
4:16

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus, Install Outpost

November 10, 2013 4:16 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Eyewitnesses have reported Saturday [November 9 2013] that a number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, bulldozed them and installed a number of mobile homes in an attempt to expand their adjacent Revava illegal settlement.Head of the Deir Estia town […]

01 Sep
5:04

Army Uproots Lands To Build Settlement Units In Salfit

September 1, 2013 5:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Local sources in Salfit district, in the central part of the West Bank, have reported that Israeli bulldozers uprooted Palestinians lands, west of Salfit, in preparation for building new units in Leshim illegal settlement.The lands are located between Deir Ballout and Kufr Ad-Deek towns. Leshim was built last year on […]

25 Jun
3:56

Soldiers Invade Salfit

June 25, 2013 3:56 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

A number of Israeli military jeeps invaded on Tuesday at dawn [June 25 2013] the central West Bank city of Salfit, broke into homes and searched them.Local sources have reported that the soldiers handed a number of residents military warrants ordering them to head to a nearby military base for […]

07 Jun
5:59

Soldiers Invade Village Near Ramallah, Impose Curfew

June 7, 2013 5:59 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the Al-Mogheer village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after closing all of its entrances, and imposed curfew forcing the villagers under house arrest.Local sources have reported that the army claimed that local youths hurled stones at Israeli military and settlers’ […]

02 Jun
4:19

Settlers Block Main Road Near Salfit

Sunday June 2 2013, several Israeli settlers closed the main road leading to Yasouf village, east of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and attacked a number of cars and citizens.Local sources have reported that dozens of settlers gathered at the road, blocked it, and attacked several Palestinian vehicles […]

08 Nov
9:02

Clashes Take Place In Hares Village Near Salfit, Army Demolishes Homes

November 8, 2012 9:02 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Hares near the central West bank city of Salfit, and demolished two homes; twenty residents injured.Local sources reported that the army, accompanied by a military bulldozer, invaded the village and demolished two homes. The army previously issued orders against twenty […]

31 Jul
2:23

Israel Blocks Roads in Salfit

July 31, 2012 2:23 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Salfit 0

In Salfit on Monday, the Israeli military closed two dirt roads used by farmers.The mayor of the Salfit village of Deir Istiya, Nathmi Salman told WAFA news that Israeli soldiers used a bulldozer to block the Wadi Abu Nasser and Qattan al-Jami roads with earth and rocks. This closure will […]

27 Jun
3:49

Army Breaks Into PLC Office In Salfit

June 27, 2012 3:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the office of elected Hamas parliament members, in the West Bank district of Salfit. They also broke into the home of the head of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in Salfit, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported.The army searched the office and withdrew […]

01 Apr
3:55

Four Injured After Being Attacked By Settlers

April 1, 2012 3:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that several extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday afternoon, several Palestinians in the central West Bank district in Salfit, wounding four of them, including two women; one of the wounded men suffered serious injuries.The attack took place at the Mikhmas Junction, linking between the West Bank […]

25 Feb
4:57

Israel To Grab 21 Dunums In Salfit

February 25, 2012 4:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Aziz Aasi, mayor of Qarawat Bani Hassan stated, Saturday, that the Israeli army issued a new order to takeover privately-owned Palestinian lands in Khallet Hadida of Sarta town in Salfit district. He added that the 21 Dunums that were included in the illegal order are located near the Rakan Industrial […]

14 Jan
6:07

Settlers Cut More Than One Hundred Olive Trees Near Salfit

January 14, 2012 6:07 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A number of fundamentalist Israeli settlers cut on Friday more than 100 Palestinian Olive trees, including some ancient Roman trees that belong to residents of Yasouf and Jam’een towns, near the central Went Bank district of Salfit. Local sources reported that the settlers came from the illegal Tapoah settlement, and […]

11 Jan
3:11

Setters Deface Mosque, Torch Cars In West Bank

January 11, 2012 3:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of fundamentalist Israeli settlers burnt, on Tuesday at night, three Palestinian cars in Dir Estia village, in the West Bank district of Salfit, and defaced the local mosque with “Price Tag” graffiti.The Israeli Police reported that it is investigating the attack; Police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, stated that the […]

07 Dec
3:06

Settlers Burn Entrance To Mosque Near Salfit

December 7, 2011 3:06 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli settlers set fire to the main entrance of the Broqeen Mosque, and a number of Palestinian cars parked nearby, at a village near the West Bank city of Salfit.Local sources reported that several armed Israeli settlers invaded the village and tried to burn down the […]

03 Dec
3:13

Israeli Occupation Closes Western Entrance to Nabe Saleh

December 3, 2011 3:13 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli forces closed the western entrance of An-Nabi Saleh village, North West of the West Bank city of Ramallah, and prevented citizens from entering or leaving the village, the Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported Friday afternoon.Eyewitnesses claimed that the Israeli soldiers were searching the vehicles, interrogating citizens over […]

30 Nov
2:53

Army Uproots Farmlands In Salfit

November 30, 2011 2:53 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Salfit, The Wall 0

Israeli army bulldozers uprooted on Wednesday Palestinian farmlands that belong to resident of Mas-ha town, in the Salfit District in the central West Bank. The soldiers also demolished stables in the area.Resident Hani Amer stated that the army uprooted nearly 100 olive trees that belong to him, in order to […]

30 Sep
12:50

Three Injured By Army Fire In Salfit

September 30, 2011 12:50 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian medical sources reported, on Thursday evening, that three residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Yasouf Palestinian village, near the West Bank city of Salfit.Local sources reported that the clashes first erupted when a number of armed Israeli settlers attacked the […]

20 Sep
1:13

Israeli Settlers Cut 500 Trees Near Salfit

September 20, 2011 1:13 AM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

A number of armed Israeli settlers invaded on Monday morning an olive orchard in the village of Deir Istia, near Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank.Nathmi Salman, head of the village council, confirmed that settlers chain-sew around 500 olive trees that belong to Daoud Harb. The farmer […]

19 May
3:33

Israeli military imposes closure on Salfit area

May 19, 2011 3:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Residents of the Salfit township, in the north-central West Bank, reported Wednesday that scores of Israeli soldiers had deployed in the area since Tuesday and declared it a ‘closed military zone’ – preventing residents from leaving their homes or going to work or school.According to the mayor of nearby Deir […]

19 Mar
3:09

Settlers Attack A Cab Driver Near Salfit

March 19, 2011 3:09 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of Israeli settlers attacked on Friday a Palestinian Cab driver at the Za’tara junction east of the central West Bank city of Salfit. The driver, Fathallah Bozeah, 45, was heading to Nablus when the settlers hurled stones at his can smashing its windshield and causing damage to the […]

11 Jan
8:25

Palestinian Legislator Kidnapped In Salfit

January 11, 2011 8:25 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped in Salfit, on Tuesday at dawn, Palestinian legislator of the Hamas Change and Reform Bloc, Dr. Omar Abdul-Raziq, who also served as the Finance Minister of the Hamas-led government in 2006. The legislator was kidnapped after the army broke into his home in the central West Bank […]

14 Oct
7:49

Settlers Level Palestinian Lands To Expand Settlement

October 14, 2010 7:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers started, on Wednesday, expansion work in Elkana settlement at the expense of Palestinian lands that belong to villagers of Mas’ha village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit.Two days ago, the settlers brought equipment and bulldozers to the scene, and started uprooting trees and leveling the […]

29 Sep
4:14

Hamas Prisoner In P.A. Jail Hospitalized Due To Torture

September 29, 2010 4:14 PM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday evening that a political prisoner of the Hamas movement was moved to hospital after being reportedly tortured by security personnel of the Fatah movement. The prisoner, Bilal Abu Asba, was moved to Salfit Hospital due to extreme torture during interrogation, the Hamas movement stated in […]

01 Sep
3:09

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers Near Salfit

September 1, 2010 3:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of Israeli settlers opened fire at a group of Palestinian farmers while working on their lands near the village of Deir Istiah, near Salfit In the northern West Bank, Palestine News Network reported.The head of the village council Nazmi Salman said the three farmers were surprised to see […]

04 May
7:29

Israeli settlers release wild pigs on Palestinian farmland in Salfit

In a move that has become common practice among Israeli settlers, a herd of wild pigs that was captured inside Israel was recently released in the Salfit district, leading to large-scale destruction of Palestinian crops.The boars ran rampant across Palestinian farms on Sunday, trampling crops in the Al-Matwi, Ash-Shala and […]

09 Apr
9:39

Settlers Uproot 15 Olive Trees near Dir Estia

A group of extremist Jewish settlers uprooted on Thursday 15 Olive trees in Wadi Qana area, north east of Dir Estia, near the central West Bank district of Salfit.Head of the Dir Estia city council, Nathmi Salman, told the Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, that the Olive trees belong […]

03 Apr
1:40

Villagers Protest The Israeli Wall In Deir Istiya In Northern West Bank

Local politicians joined the villagers of Deir Istiya in northern West Bank in their protest against the Israeli wall on Friday. People marched from the village towards their lands Israeli is planning to take over to construct the wall there. Joining the villager was Mustafa Al Barghouthi, a local MP. […]

31 Mar
4:49

Troops Kidnap Two Residents, Impose Curfew On Dir Estia Village, Near Salfit

March 31, 2010 4:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers imposed curfew on the village of Dir Estia, west the central West Bank city of Salfit, after invading and kidnapping two residents, including a child. Several military vehicles invaded the village after claiming that stones were hurled at settler vehicles driving of settler-only roads near […]

18 Feb
1:32

Soldiers Invade Salfit village, Break Into Municipality Building

February 18, 2010 1:32 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday afternoon, the village of Kufr Ad Deek, near the central West Bank city of Salfit, and broke into its local council building.At least ten military vehicles invaded the village, surrounded by the Annexation Wall, and broke into the local council to hand its head an order […]

18 Jan
7:48

Nine Settlers, Including Three Teens, Arrested For Involvement in Salfit Mosque Attack

January 18, 2010 7:48 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli sources reported Monday that the Israeli Police and Internal Security Services detained on Sunday six teen yeshiva students and three adult settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on suspicion of involvement in torching a mosque last month in Yasuf Palestinian village, near the central West Bank […]

12 Dec
3:00

Rabbi Froman: “Burning Yassuf Mosque, Blasphemy”

December 12, 2009 3:00 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

Rabbi Menachem Froman stated Friday that torching of the mosque in Yasuf Palestinian village is a blasphemy and an act that does not represent Judaism as it is an insult to Islam and Judaism as well. In a phone interview with the Maan News Agency, Froman said that several Jewish […]

12 Dec
2:00

Betawy: “Burning Salfit Mosque, Part Of Ongoing Attacks”

December 12, 2009 2:00 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian Legislator, Sheikh Hamed Betawy, said that the Friday at dawn torching of the Great Mosque in Salfit is not the first or the last attack carried out by fundamentalist Jewish settlers, against the Palestinians and their holy sites.Al Betawy said that the settlers are racists and terrorists who target […]

11 Dec
1:52

Settlers Torch a Mosque Near Salfit

December 11, 2009 1:52 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of fundamentalist Jewish settlers burnt on Friday at dawn large sections of the “Great Mosque” in Yasuf village, near the central West Bank city of Salfit. The settlers also sprayed “Price Tag” and “We Will Burn You All” on the walls of the mosque. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/salfit_mosque_burnt_1.jpg 300 0) Salfit […]

21 Nov
2:03

Troops Kidnap Five Palestinian Security Officers In Salfit

November 21, 2009 2:03 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Friday morning five Palestinian security officers near the West Bank city of Salfit. Israel confirmed the arrests but did not provide details on the circumstances. The five kidnapped officials are senior officers in the Palestinian General Intelligence Service, including Salfit region security commander, Mohammad Abdul-Hamid. Israeli […]

04 Aug
10:35

Israeli settlers attack Yasuf village south of Salfit

August 4, 2008 10:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Local sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers attacked Yasuf village southern the West Bank city of Salfit on Monday midday. Israeli settlers attacked civilians in the village and shot intensive gunfire under the protection of the Israeli army. Settlers attacked 76 year old Ibrahim Yasin which led to […]

09 Jul
8:28

Israeli army attacks several towns North of Salfit

The Israeli army invaded several towns North of Salfit city on Wednesday morning. A huge force raided the towns of Hares, Kufel, and Derasitia and erected several military checkpoints. Moreover it separated those cities from the others and imposed a curfew. Local witnesses reported that the Israeli forces attacked the […]

04 Jul
9:55

Soldiers invade a Palestinian town near Nablus

July 4, 2008 9:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian sources in Kuful Hares village, north of the West Bank city of Salfit, reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the village on Thursday evening and installed tents at its entrances, in order to enable a group of settlers to visit some religious sites. The sources added that soldiers divided the […]

22 Apr
7:15

Israeli army attacks the village Marda: Detains 50 civilians and kidnaps two

April 22, 2008 7:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

On Tuesday morning, at least 40 Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Marda, located near the northern West Bank city of Salfit. The army searched homes, detained 50 civilians, and kidnapped two. Troops surrounded the home of Hazem Ibdah, located in Marda. Soldiers forced his family out, then made […]

06 Apr
2:53

Grass roots struggle for ecology in Palestine

April 6, 2008 2:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Salfit 0

This weeks Indy Global Reports was recorded in the village of Marda, in the middle of the West Bank International activists and environmentalists from across the world, Palestine and Israel came together to join a workshop which was originally to be led by Star Hawk, author and activist. Star Hawk […]

23 Feb
9:32

Twelve residents injured in a protest against land expropriation near Salfit

February 23, 2008 9:32 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

The National Resistance Committee reported on Friday that twelve residents were injured near the west Bank city of Salfit after the Israeli army attacked a peaceful protest against the ongoing Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands in order to pave a settler-only road.The twelve residents suffered gas inhalation as the army […]

20 Feb
10:13

Palestinian man critically wounded as he was attacked by loose pigs from a nearby Israeli settlement

February 20, 2008 10:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Pigs that belong to settlers from the Israeli settlement of Areil near Salfit in the West Bank attacked a Palestinian elderly man and critically injured him. The man is still receiving medical treatment in the hospital for the past 10 days. Palestinian sources reported that pigs Abed al M’oti ar-Rimawe,53, […]

14 Jan
11:09

An Appeal to end the solitary confinement of a Palestinian journalist

January 14, 2008 11:09 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Salfit 0

The family of detainee Waleed Khalid Harb, 38, the director of Palestine Newspaper, from Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, appealed the International Journalist Union and Reporters Without Borders to intervene for his release, and for ending his solitary confinement.The family stated that Harb spent nearly six […]

02 Jun
3:32

Israeli army invades a village near Salfit

Israeli forces attacked and searched homes in the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, located near Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank, on Saturday Troops searched and ransacked homes, assaulting a number of students on their way to school in the process. Local sources reported no injures […]

28 May
6:36

Israeli military occupies home of man they killed

May 28, 2007 6:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

On Sunday, Israeli troops invaded the town of Kafr ad-Dik, in the Salfit district in the northern West Bank. The troops took up a position inside the home of Mazin Abu al-Wafa, and began occupying the home to turn it into a military post. Al-Wafa was killed by Israeli forces […]

24 May
3:38

Israeli army kidnaps the Mayor of Bidia village near Salfit

Israeli forces invaded the village of Bidia near the northern West Bank city of Salfit and kidnapped the mayor of the village after searching his house on Thursday. Ramadan Shatat, was taken from his home after troops searched and ransacked it, witnesses reported

18 May
2:12

Israeli army invades Salfit city and nearby village, kidnaps six civilians

May 18, 2007 2:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Salfit and the nearby Iskaka village; soldiers searched homes and took six residents to unknown detention camps, on Friday at dawn. Among those kidnapped was the director of the Palestinian education ministry in Salfit city.

09 May
4:22

Israeli soldiers search Palestinian mobile phones on checkpoints

May 9, 2007 4:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching through mobile phones of the Palestinian passengers without any respect to their privacy.Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching […]

29 Mar
5:03

Israeli army abducts one civilian near Salfit

March 29, 2007 5:03 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces abducted one Palestinian civilian during a morning invasion of Kufer Al Diek village near the northern West Bank city of Salfit on Thursday. Ahmad Mir'e was taken from his home when Israeli troops searched and ransacked it along with several other houses, eyewitnesses reported.  

26 Mar
5:41

Israeli troops invade a village near Salfit and attack houses

March 26, 2007 5:41 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces invaded the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, west of Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank, and searched several houses on Monday morning. Troops ransacked families' belongings and forced the families out of their homes during the search; eyewitnesses reported that soldiers fired sound bombs […]

18 Mar
3:26

Troops invade Salfit, wound three residents

March 18, 2007 3:26 PM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Three Palestinians were wounded on Sunday morning in Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, when Israeli forces opened their machine gun fire randomly in residential areas, Palestinian sources said.Three Palestinians were wounded on Sunday morning in Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, when Israeli […]

13 Mar
3:06

Sewer of Ariel settlement destroys natural sceneries in Salfit

March 13, 2007 3:06 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Ariel settlement, one of the biggest settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank, dumps its sewer in the valleys of of Salfit district, in the northern part of the West Bank, destroying its natural sceneries and parks used by the residents. These areas because totally abandoned as a result of […]

05 Mar
8:30

Israeli army surrounds the village of Dier Istiya

The Israeli army surrounded the village of Dier Istiya, north of Salfit city, in the northern part of the West Bank on Monday. Residents reported that the Israeli forces kept all roads leading to the village closed since the morning and not allowing anyone in or out of the village. […]

01 Mar
7:22

Israeli troops invade a village near Salfit and abduct four civilians

On Thursday, Israeli forces invaded the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, west of Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank and abducted four Palestinian civilians. Ten armored Israeli army vehicles stormed the village. Troops searched scores of residents’ homes and ransacked their belongings, then abducted the four […]

23 Feb
12:56

Settlers release boars in Palestinian farmlands

February 23, 2007 12:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian sources in Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported on Thursday that Israeli settlers released boars in Palestinian farmlands near Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank.Resident Abdul-Fattah Al Ghazzawi, 43, stated that the settlers released at least twenty boars that attacked his farmland […]