Category Archives: West Bank

24 Feb
10:17

Several Palestinians Injured Near Jerusalem

February 24, 2017 10:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief, West Bank 0

Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Hizma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, from several directions, and fired dozens of gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, while […]

24 Feb
8:54

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Stores Near Jenin

February 24, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, several stores and shops in Barta’a village, isolated behind the Annexation Wall, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and confiscated large quantities of clothes from one of the shops. Local sources said the soldiers invaded the stores in the Central Merchants […]

24 Feb
4:35

Palestinian Lands in Salfit Razed for Settlement Expansion

Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, leveled Palestinian lands in Salfit city, northern occupied West Bank, for the purpose of settlement expansion. Palestinian farmers in Qarawat Bani Hassan and Deir Istiya, to the west of Salift, said that Israeli bulldozers have been leveling their land lots in an attempt to expand […]

23 Feb
10:08

Israel To Demolish School, Residential Sheds, Barns And a Well Near Hebron

February 23, 2017 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, several residential communities in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting a school, residential sheds and tents, barns, and a water well. Rateb al-Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in the southern part […]

23 Feb
7:35

Israeli High Court Allows Demolition Of Al-Qanbar Family Home In Jerusalem

February 23, 2017 7:35 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli High Court authorized, Thursday, the demolition of the family home of Fadi Ahmad al-Qanbar, who was killed six weeks ago, after ramming and killing four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. The court said that the demolition was an “acceptable punishment,” and alleged that al-Qanbar family “knew about his intentions […]

22 Feb
6:25

After 15 Years In Prison, Palestinian Detainee Rearrested Just Before His Scheduled Release

February 22, 2017 6:25 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

As the family, along with hundreds of relatives, friends and residents of the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, were preparing to welcome Mohammad Zeidan Mahmoud, 39, who was scheduled to be released, on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities decided to re-arrest him. The family and residents of al-‘Eesawiyya were planning to […]

22 Feb
4:59

Palestinian Child With Epilepsy And Leukemia Sentenced To 90 Days In Israeli Prison

Report By Samidoun: Palestinian boy Ahmad Kaddour, 15, was sentenced on Monday, 20 February to 91 days in prison and a fine of 3000 NIS (approximately $810 USD), accused of throwing stones at Israeli occupation soldiers. Ahmad suffers from epilepsy and is undergoing continued treatment for leukemia, with frequent need for medication […]

21 Feb
1:23

Army Abducts A Palestinian And His Sister Near Bethlehem

February 21, 2017 1:23 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Tuesday, the al-Khader town, south of West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian and his sister, in addition to summing their sister, and two former political prisoners, for interrogation. The soldiers invaded, and violently searched several homes throughout the town, and […]

21 Feb
11:31

Including Three Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 21, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied Jerusalem, violently searched and ransacked homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including three siblings. The soldiers conducted several invasions into the town, overnight and during dawn hours, Tuesday, and clashed with dozens of youngsters, who hurled stones and […]

20 Feb
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Destroy An Internationally-Funded Drinking Water Pipeline

Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said many […]

20 Feb
10:49

Israeli Soldiers abduct 22 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least twenty-two Palestinians, from various areas, in the occupied West Bank, and violently searched dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the […]

20 Feb
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes In Hebron

February 20, 2017 9:15 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several neighborhoods in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and nearby towns, searched homes and installed roadblocks. The soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Hebron city, before breaking into and searching homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The […]

20 Feb
8:48

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Nablus

February 20, 2017 8:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Tal, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, searched homes and abducted two young Palestinian men. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several military vehicles invaded Tal village, before the soldiers broke into and […]

20 Feb
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Beit Fajjar

February 20, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and breaking into their homes and searching them. Local sources said the soldiers searched the homes of the abducted Palestinians for more than three hours, and interrogated […]

20 Feb
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Women In Jerusalem

February 20, 2017 2:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, installed roadblocks and abducted two Palestinian women. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers installed a roadblock in Ras al-‘Amoud, stopped before searching many Palestinians, and cars, and interrogated many […]

18 Feb
11:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

February 18, 2017 11:32 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, five Palestinians from several parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, including two who were taken prisoners at a military roadblock, south of the city. The soldiers also summoned for interrogation the father of a young man and a teenage girl, who were killed […]

18 Feb
6:24

Bil’in Marks Twelve Years Of Ongoing Struggle Against the Israeli Annexation Wall, Colonies

Scores of Palestinian, Israel and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking twelve years of ongoing nonviolent struggle, steadfastness and determination. Photojournalist Haithem Khatib, from Bil’in, said a young man suffered a fracture in his leg, after the soldiers […]

18 Feb
5:20

Many Injured After Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Ni’lin

Palestinian medics sources have reported, Friday, that many protesters, including three Israeli activists, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent procession in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The procession started on Friday afternoon, after the nonviolent protesters gathered […]

18 Feb
5:08

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, leading to clashes. Murad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the […]

17 Feb
1:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

February 17, 2017 1:46 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man in Barta’a town, completely isolated behinds the Annexation Wall, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded the town, and broke into homes, especially in the al-Hammala area, before abducting a young man, identified as […]

17 Feb
11:25

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Land In Silwan

February 17, 2017 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Jerusalem City Council has decided to take over and confiscate a privately-owned Palestinian land in the al-Ein Street in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, to turn it into a “public usage property.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers and City Council […]

17 Feb
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Woman In Silwan

February 17, 2017 10:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday night after midnight, a young Palestinian woman, the sister of a young man was killed by the Israeli army last year, and took her to an interrogation center in Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), has reported that the soldiers invaded the […]

17 Feb
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Invade Hizma In Jerusalem

February 17, 2017 9:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Hizma town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and fired several gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said several armored military vehicles surrounded the town, before invading it, and started stopping and searching cars, while investigating […]

16 Feb
1:20

Two Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

February 16, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees, held by Israel, have declared an open-ended hunger strike, starting today – Thursday, protesting their continued imprisonment without charges or trial. The PPS identified the two detainees as Jamal Abu al-Leil and Raed Fayez Mteir, and […]

16 Feb
12:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

February 16, 2017 12:55 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, violently searched homes, and abducted ten Palestinians, including three children, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported. The PPS stated that several army vehicles invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of occupied […]

16 Feb
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians in Tulkarem, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, and one in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Israeli navy ships attack Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded […]

15 Feb
11:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in different parts of the West Bank, and confiscated fifteen Palestinian cars. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Firas Nidal Mansour, 14, and […]

15 Feb
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child in Bil’in Near Ramallah

February 15, 2017 10:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Bil’in, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian child, in addition to summoning another Palestinian for interrogation. Abdullah Abu Rahma, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

15 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

February 15, 2017 9:55 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Doura town, southwest of Hebron, violently searched several homes and abducted five Palestinians. Mohammad Awad, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, said the soldiers invaded homes […]

15 Feb
6:57

2016 Sees Israel Demolish Record Number Of West Bank Palestinian Homes

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — 2016 saw a marked increase in the number of homes Israeli authorities demolished throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, citing lack of building permits as a pretext. The scale of demolitions documented by B’Tselem […]

14 Feb
12:32

Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Two Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted six Palestinians, including two child siblings. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two siblings, identified […]

14 Feb
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Displace Family Of Eleven After Demolishing Their Home In Jerusalem

February 14, 2017 12:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, before forcing a family of eleven out of their home, and demolishing it. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers and police officers, including undercover soldiers, invaded the town, before breaking into the home of […]

14 Feb
10:23

Army Abducts Two Child Siblings In Bethlehem

February 14, 2017 10:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two child siblings. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the home of Salam al-Masa’eed and violently searched it, before abducting his two […]

14 Feb
10:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

February 14, 2017 10:12 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, abducted one Palestinian, and installed many roadblocks. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded the Shiokh town, north of Hebron, and abducted Zaher Abdul-Rahim Halayqa, after […]

14 Feb
9:04

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home In Jerusalem

February 14, 2017 9:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council invaded, earlier Tuesday, the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction Palestinian home. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the demolished home is owned by Hasan Yassin Mustafa, and his family. It […]

14 Feb
3:08

Revised Version of ‘Azan Bill’ Approved by Knesset

A revised version of the controversial ‘Muezzin Bill’, which imposes further restrictions on the Muslim call to prayer, traditionally known as the Azan, in Israel and occupied Jerusalem, was approved for vote in the Knesset by Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation, on Sunday afternoon. A draft of the bill, which […]

13 Feb
9:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron And Qalqilia

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and two in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Hebron office of the PPS said […]

13 Feb
8:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem

February 13, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, violently searched many homes and abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south […]

12 Feb
8:35

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

February 12, 2017 8:35 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted two young Palestinian men, in addition to summing another for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the solders abducted Ekrema Odah al-Amour, 20, and […]

12 Feb
7:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Father, His Seven Sons And Daughter-In-Law In Near Hebron

February 12, 2017 7:53 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian father, his seven sons, and the wife of one of his sons, in the Sammoa’ town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated military uniforms and ammunition. Israeli Police spokeswoman Luba Samri issued a statement […]

11 Feb
7:47

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Hebron

February 11, 2017 7:47 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian woman near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, reportedly for carrying a knife. The Israeli army claimed that the woman “pulled out a knife at the roadblock, but the soldiers managed to arrest her, […]

11 Feb
4:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Qalqilia

February 11, 2017 4:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, three young Palestinian men while walking in Palestinian olive orchards, south of Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers attacked the three […]

10 Feb
7:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with many youngsters, wounding three of them, including two were also detained. The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus said its medics arrived at the scene, and provided treatment to a Palestinian […]

10 Feb
5:26

Wounded Palestinian Dies From Serious Injuries Suffered In November 2016

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that a young Palestinian man died, Friday, from wounds he suffered on November 9, 2016, at the Huwwara Israeli military roadblocks, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Amer al-Jallad, 24, from the northern […]

10 Feb
5:05

Two Palestinians Injured In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest, held by Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to clashes that resulted in wounding two Palestinians, including a child. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, […]

10 Feb
12:45

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot 400 Palestinian Olive Saplings Near Ramallah

Several extremist Israeli settlers, living in a colony built on illegally confiscated Palestinian land, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, invaded at dawn Friday, a Palestinian olive orchard, and uprooted more than 400 saplings. The mayor of Sinjel, Arroub Sweidan, said the assailants invaded the Palestinian orchards, and […]

10 Feb
12:29

Army Abducts One Palestinian Near Jenin

February 10, 2017 12:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Fahma refugee camp, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted Monir Khamis al-Batran, 30, after violently searching his home, causing damage. The sources added that the soldiers […]

10 Feb
11:18

Media Activist Sentenced To House Arrest

February 10, 2017 11:18 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Thursday, media activist and the head of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), Jawad Siyam, to five days under house arrest, and a 5000 Shekels bail. Jawad was abducted by Israeli soldiers from Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan, along with two […]

09 Feb
11:00

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and until dawn hours Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, during invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers […]

09 Feb
10:35

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Another, And Invade A Print Shop, In Bethlehem

February 9, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian in addition to summoning another for interrogation, and invading a print shop. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ibrahim al-‘Amour, 23, from his […]

09 Feb
10:19

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem, One In Jenin

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, and one in Jenin, during invasions and searches of homes. The PPS said the soldiers violently searched homes in Kufur Aqab neighborhood, north of Jerusalem, interrogated several residents and […]

09 Feb
10:05

Army Invades Homes Near Jenin, Distributes Threatening Leaflets

February 9, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, violently searched homes, and distributed leaflets threatening severe measures and punishment. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the town, before storming and searching several homes. They […]

09 Feb
6:27

Israel Approves 1162 New Illegal Colonialist Units In The West Bank

The Israeli committee, in charge of settlements’ affairs at the Higher Planning Council of the military-run “Civil Administration Office” in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 1162 new units for illegal colonists. Among the approved buildings is what was dubbed as “a new neighborhood,” near Shvut Rachel […]

09 Feb
12:47

Israel Clears Palestinians and Homes so its Military Can Practice

Three children stand near a site where Israeli authorities had recently demolished Palestinan homes near the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) Via Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Ramallah, February 6, […]

08 Feb
3:45

Elderly Man Killed After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an elderly man was killed, Wednesday, after being struck by a speeding car of an Israeli colonialist settler, near Daniel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The elderly man, a farmer identified as Suleiman Hammad Salah, 81, […]

08 Feb
1:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted five young men in Um Tuba and al-Mokabber towns, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

08 Feb
9:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and summoned three others for interrogation. The soldiers abducted one Palestinians in Tulkarem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded various communities in the district, searched many homes, […]

08 Feb
9:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

February 8, 2017 9:04 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the towns of Yatta and Beit Ummar, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and abducted three Palestinians. Several army vehicles invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes, and abducted two siblings, identified as […]

08 Feb
7:30

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction residential building, under the allegation of being built without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and employee of the Jerusalem […]

07 Feb
2:58

Israeli Soldiers Invade An Orphanage School In Jerusalem

February 7, 2017 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, “Dar al-Aytaam” Industrial Orphanage School, in the al-Waad street area, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers violently searched the school, and interrogated many orphans, after alleging that some hurled stones on army vehicles. After conducting the searches, and interrogations, the soldiers […]

07 Feb
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted eighteen Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded several areas, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, violently searched homes and abducted four Palestinians, identified Nazeeh Abu ‘Oun, from Jaba’ town, Luay […]

07 Feb
10:16

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building in Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers surrounded and invaded the area, after declaring it a “closed military zone.” The soldiers then proceeded to demolish the building, […]

07 Feb
9:25

52.000 NIS In Fines Imposed On Imprisoned Palestinian Children In Ofer Prison In January

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel has collected at least 52.000 Shekels in fines and bails, from families of Palestinian children, imprisoned in Ofer prison alone, in January. The committee stated that eight of the imprisoned children were shot and injured prior to their abduction. It added […]

06 Feb
9:12

B’Tselem: Slain Palestinian Youth Posed No Danger

Two months ago, an Israeli soldier shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth. B’Tselem’s investigation shows that, contrary to the military’s claim, the Palestinian and his friends did not pose any danger to the forces. According to the report issued by B’Tselem , on 22 December, 2016, an Israeli soldier shot […]

06 Feb
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Detain 14 Palestinians, Confiscate Cash, Checks and Vehicles, In Jerusalem

February 6, 2017 12:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, seven Palestinian homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, detained fourteen Palestinians and illegally confiscated large sums of cash and cars. The Israeli army said it detained and summoned for interrogation fourteen Palestinians, after searching their homes in Jabal al-Mokabber, at-Tour, Ras al-‘Amoud and Shu’fat […]

06 Feb
9:39

Including An Elderly Man, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and at dawn Monday, several areas in the occupied West bank, including Jerusalem, before invading and searching many homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including a 73-year-old man. The Israeli army said it arrested two Palestinians in Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, in the northern part […]

05 Feb
11:55

Statement: “The Lie Of Amona Eviction”

This is a translation of a statement posted by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, regarding the “eviction of Amona illegal Israeli colony.” At the same time as the eviction, Israel approved thousands of new units for illegal colonizers, living on stolen Palestinian land. “The Lie […]

04 Feb
7:52

Israeli Colonists Attack A Man, Several Cars, Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers of the Yitzhar colony, built on Palestinian land south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, attacked on Saturday evening a Palestinian man, and hurled stones at parked Palestinian cars, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements file at the Palestinian […]

04 Feb
6:33

Illegal Israeli Colonizers Attack Shepherds In Northern Plains

On Saturday evening, several extremist Israeli colonists, living in outposts illegally established on Palestinian lands in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, attacked Palestinian Shepherds, and forced them out of grazing lands. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency quoted Aref Daraghma, an expert in Israeli settlements’ file and violations, stating that the […]

03 Feb
11:14

New Settlement to be Erected for Evacuated Amona Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, on Wednesday, plans to build new settlement for Jewish settlers evacuated from the illegal outpost of Amona. The new settlement would be the first one to be officially planned, approved and built in some 25 years. While Israel stopped establishing new settlements in the […]

03 Feb
4:40

Dozens Injured After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Many Palestinian and international activists suffered, Friday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies […]

03 Feb
4:14

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held in Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, in the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said this week’s protest comes in solidarity with […]

03 Feb
3:51

Army Attacks The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

03 Feb
1:01

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Six For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians in Jenin, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, and summoned six Palestinians, from Bethlehem, for interrogation. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Yousef Sameh abu ar-Radeef, 22, while […]

02 Feb
4:30

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Birzeit University Students

February 2, 2017 4:30 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, Thursday, into the western entrance of Birzeit University, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two students. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers were driving a truck, before attacking Bassel Filian and Tawfiq Abu ’Arqoub, and took them to an unknown destination. Bassel […]

02 Feb
10:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jenin And Tubas

February 2, 2017 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, and two others in Tubas district, in the northeastern part of West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers […]

02 Feb
9:51

Netanyahu Prepares For New Colony In The Occupied West Bank

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, announced that he was working on appointing a team tasked with creating a new colony in the occupied West Bank, to fulfill what he called “a promise” to the illegal colonists of Amona outpost. Netanyahu stated that the […]

02 Feb
8:54

Bethlehem: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In Aida Refugee Camp, One In Husan

February 2, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted twelve young Palestinian men. The soldiers also summoned two Palestinians for interrogation, and abducted one Palestinian in Husan town, west of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem […]

01 Feb
10:36

Khirbet Tana — Daily Life Under Threat of Demolition (VIDEO)

(photo: Al Ray archive image) Khibet Tana is a rural community located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, in the Beit Furik municipality, Nablus Governorate. Israeli authorities declared the area a “closed military zone” in the 1970s, and confiscated some 13,000 dunams of community land to support the […]

01 Feb
11:57

PPS: “Israeli Army Abducts 15 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, during massive invasions of homes, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from different parts of the occupied West Bank. In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in Beit […]

01 Feb
11:19

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians Near Hebron

February 1, 2017 11:19 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched and ransacked them causing excessive damage, and abducted six Palestinians, including a child. Mohammad Awad, an activist with the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, said the soldiers […]

01 Feb
11:00

Army Abducts A Former Political Prisoner Near Ramallah

February 1, 2017 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, violently searched and ransacked homes, and abducted a former political prisoner. The soldiers abducted No’man Hamed, 21, after detonating the main door of his family’s home, and searched the property, causing excessive […]

01 Feb
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Tubas And Tulkarem

February 1, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Tubas and Tulkarem, during violent invasions and searches of homes. The soldiers also invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and shut down a carwash facility. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, in central […]

01 Feb
9:46

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus

February 1, 2017 9:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, allegedly carrying a weapon, after the army stopped a Palestinian bus and searched it, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli sources said the Shabak security service received what it called a tip, about an armed […]

01 Feb
7:33

Detained Father Of Slain Palestinian Teen Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Shafiq al-Halabi, the father of Mohannad, who was killed by the army last year, has declared a hunger strike, protesting his detention without charges. Shafiq was taken prisoner on Sunday January 29, 2017, after he was summoned for interrogation at the Ofer […]

01 Feb
7:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem

February 1, 2017 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians while trying to cross the “Container” roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers stopped the three Palestinians and questioned them, before abducting them. One of the abducted Palestinians has been identified as Omar Rajoub, 18, […]

01 Feb
6:51

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units, After One Illegal Outpost Was Scheduled For Removal

Following the Israeli decision to remove the “Amona” illegal colonialist outpost, in the occupied West Bank, the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided to build more than 3000 units for Jewish settlers, on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands. The decision was officially announced by the office of Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

31 Jan
11:03

12-year-old Circus Student Abducted by Israeli Forces

January 31, 2017 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

12-year-old student at the Palestinian Circus School, Sohaib Saeed, was abducted last Thursday, in Birzeit, by the Israeli occupation army. Sohaib was sentenced to 31 days in prison and  a fine of 500 NIS (135 USD) on charges of throwing stones. The school, in a statement expressed outrage about the […]

31 Jan
10:28

Operation Dove: A Dangerous Road to Education

Operation Dove reports negligence on the part of Israeli military escorts charged with protecting Palestinian children from settler violence in At-Tuwani during the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year. via the Alternative Information Center (AIC). (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) Children from the West Bank Palestinian […]

31 Jan
10:01

Eviction of ِAmona Illegal Ourpost Ordered within 48 Hours

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, ordered the eviction of the illegal Amona Israeli colonialist outpost within 48 hours, in preparation to demolish it by Febrary 8. Amona, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah, was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, where 40 settler families are currently living. The court ruling came […]

31 Jan
9:45

Trump Donated $10,000 to Beit El Settlement

US president-elect Donald Trump made a $10,000 donation to the West Bank settlement of Beit El in 2003, Washington Post Newspaper revealed, Sunday. The newspaper said that Trump’s gift was made in honor of his friend David Friedman, who went on to become his adviser and whom Trump, last week, […]

31 Jan
9:29

Army Stops Construction of Tubas Home and Water Line

Israeli forces ordered, on Tuesday, a Palestinian from the village of Kardala, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to halt construction of both his home and a water pipeline, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

31 Jan
12:43

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Summons Four For Interrogation

January 31, 2017 12:43 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched many homes before abducting one Palestinian, and summoning four others for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded several homes in […]

31 Jan
11:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

January 31, 2017 11:50 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Tuesday, the West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted one Palestinian from his home. The soldiers also summoned a former political prisoner, from Beit Ola town, for interrogation. Media sources in Hebron said several military vehicles invaded Abu Romman Mountain area, searched homes and abducted one […]

31 Jan
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Salfit And Jenin

January 31, 2017 11:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, one Palestinian from Qalqilia, after opening fire at his car near Salfit, and abducted another Palestinian during massive invasions and searches of homes in a town and two villages, in Jenin. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers opened fire at a car, driven […]

30 Jan
9:31

Settlers Target Palestinian Vehicles with Stones, Injuring One

Israeli settlers have reportedly injured a Palestinian man while throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling on the main road between the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus, on Monday afternoon, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

30 Jan
8:32

Knesset to Pass Bill “Legalizing” Settlements, New Sanctions for Palestinians Building without Permits

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset is expected to pass a bill legalizing settlements built on private Palestinian private lands, in its second and third reading. This issue was activated again by direct orders of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Al Ray reports that, according to Haaretz Israeli daily, the bill […]

30 Jan
12:39

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight, at least eleven Palestinians, including children and former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several […]

30 Jan
10:03

Soldiers Abduct Two Former Political Prisoners, North Of Jerusalem

January 30, 2017 10:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, the town of al-Ram, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers broke into homes, searched them and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting two young men. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad ‘Aabed and Rafat al-Hathaleen; they […]

30 Jan
9:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

January 30, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, in addition to Doura and Beit Ummar towns, searched homes and abducted five Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, violently […]