Category Archives: West Bank

25 May
5:10

Empire Files Rewind: Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

Published by Telesur on Oct 31, 2016 The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity, led by the fanatical settler movement, is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government. With hundreds on notice to […]

24 May
11:46

The Palestinian Authority Security Forces: Whose Security?

by Alaa Tartir, for Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. “To speak of Israeli-Palestinian “cooperation”…is to use no less than a misnomer. This is not, however, simply because “the outcome of cooperation between an elephant and a fly is not hard to predict,” as Chomsky so pithily writes…but because under Oslo, […]

24 May
3:08

Israeli Soldiers Invade Bilin, Ransack Homes And Confiscate Laptop

In one of the numerous nightly incursions, Israeli troops invaded the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, at 3 am Wednesday, terrify sleeping residents while violently searching their homes and illegally confiscated a laptop. The army invaded with several jeeps and armored vehicles, and stationed themselves […]

24 May
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and until morning hours Wednesday, at least fifteen Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West bank, and confiscated large sums of cash from several homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank. The soldiers attacked and injured civil guards of Al-Aqsa […]

24 May
10:43

Israel Transfers 20 Hunger-Striking Detainees To Hospital

A report by the media committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, has revealed that the Israeli prison administration in Hadarim detention center has transferred at least twenty striking detainees to a hospital. The committee stated that the detainees were transferred to Meir Medical Center, after suffering serious health […]

24 May
10:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinian men in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and illegally confiscated cash from two invaded homes, during violent searches. In Hebron city, the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods before breaking into homes, and abducted Dr. Mustafa Kamel Shawar, 59, before confiscating […]

24 May
9:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, Nablus And Jerusalem

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinian men in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Nablus, and Jerusalem. The soldiers abducted Tareq Mousa Obeyyat, 33, after invading his home and searching it in Wad Abu Freiha area, in Beit Sahour city, east of Bethlehem. In addition, several […]

23 May
9:26

Several Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night, the town of Ya’bad, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after installing a roadblock at the main entrance of the town, and clashed with local youths, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jenin […]

23 May
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child at the Container military roadblock, near Bethlehem, reportedly after he attempted to stab them. Palestinian medical sources have confirmed that the slain child has been identified as Raed Ahmad Radayda, 15, from the al-‘Obeydiyya town,  east of Bethlehem. The […]

23 May
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Safa area in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted five young Palestinian men. One Palestinian was abducted in Hebron city. Mohammad Ayyad Awad, a media activist with the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, said the soldiers […]

22 May
11:40

Army Injures Eighteen Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including eight with live rounds, including one who suffered a severe injury, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Medical sources said eight Palestinians were shot with live fire, […]

22 May
9:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Nablus, Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in the northern west Bank governorate of Nablus, one in Bethlehem, and one in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers invaded the Askar […]

22 May
3:06

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Undercover Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man near Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the undercover soldiers infiltrated into Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah and abducted a young man, identified as Omar Sobhi al-Far, 23. The undercover […]

21 May
11:22

Israeli Army Injures Eight Palestinians, Abducts Two, In Jericho

Eight Palestinians were injured, and fourteen others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers invaded the northern area of Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank, clashed with local youths, abducted two residents, and damaged the windshield of an ambulance. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in […]

21 May
10:58

Israeli Colonists Uproot Grapevines, Spray Toxins

Illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, uprooted dozens of recently planted grapevines and sprayed at least 300 vines with toxins. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said […]

21 May
10:34

Israeli Colonists Injure A Palestinian, Smash Windows Of Car, Near Nablus

A number of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, on Sunday evening, many Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding one Palestinians, and smashed the side windows of a car belonging to a local human rights defender. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors […]

21 May
10:13

Child Shot In The Head With Israeli Gas Bomb In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Sunday, that a child, only seven years of age, was shot with an Israeli gas bomb in the head, after the army invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the child, identified as Hasan Issa, 7, […]

20 May
11:06

Child Dies From Wounds Suffered When Israeli Soldiers Shot Her Two Months Ago

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a Palestinian child died, on Saturday evening, from serious wounds she suffered two months ago, after an Israeli soldier shot her at the Etzion junction, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The Health Ministry said Fatima Jibril ‘Ayed Taqatqa, 15, died […]

20 May
7:12

Video: One Phone Camera Saves Life Of A Child At Roadblock

In what seems just second before a child was potentially shot dead, a Palestinian using his phone to film the unfolding events, can be heard shouting “hey you don’t shoot,” at a soldier pointing his automatic gun at a female child, who reportedly carried a knife. The Israeli soldiers claimed […]

20 May
6:24

164 Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Forces in One Day during Solidarity Protests

Israeli occupation forces wounded, on Friday, 164 Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, with several suffering moderate to critical injuries. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets, in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in solidarity with about 1,600 Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli […]

20 May
10:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian In Bethlehem, Three In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and three others in Shweika area in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. Several army vehicles invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, before the soldiers searched homes, and abducted a young man, identified […]

20 May
1:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure One, Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, two young Palestinian men, including one who was shot by the army, and rammed a third Palestinian with their jeep, during clashes that took place at the Bazaria junction, east of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

20 May
1:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child, Injure Another, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, one Palestinian child, and injured another, after the army invaded Ni’lin village, near Ramallah, while chasing protesters. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers abducted Jamal al-Khawaja, 15, and shot another child with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The attack took place after the soldiers […]

20 May
12:54

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Bethlehem

Undercover Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, six young Palestinian men, at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank. The undercover officers infiltrated into the area, around Bilal Bin Rabah mosque, north of Bethlehem, and abducted the six young men before withdrawing back to the Rachel Tomb area, […]

20 May
12:33

Infant In Serious Condition after Inhaling Gas Fired By Israeli Soldiers Near Ramallah

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Friday, that an infant, only 18 months of age, is currently in a serious condition after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at homes in ‘Aboud village, west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. It stated that local medics resuscitated the infant’s […]

19 May
5:44

Palestinians Met by Israeli Forces as Solidarity Marches Continued on 33rd Consecutive Day of Hunger Strike

As some 1,800 Palestinian detainees entered a critical phase on Friday, in the 33rd day of their hunger strike in Israeli jails, Palestinians made calls to continue solidarity marches and sit-ins across the West Bank. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike called on Palestinians to organize solidarity […]

18 May
6:49

Israeli Settler Kills A Palestinian Near Nablus

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a young Palestinian man was killed, and a journalist was wounded, after an Israeli colonialist settler fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. The Ministry said that the slain […]

18 May
8:28

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, searched homes and abducted one child. The soldiers broke into and violently searched several homes, interrogated a number of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted one child. Locals identified […]

18 May
5:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a Palestinian teen. Local sources said the soldiers abducted Qussai Omar Sbeih, 18, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that clashes took place in the town, after the […]

17 May
11:59

Teenager beaten and dragged off the street by soldiers in Hebron

Report By The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) – A Palestinian teenager was attacked in the street today by Israeli forces as he made his way through Hebron’s Old City. While talking with an NGO worker, the 18-year old was rushed by soldiers and beaten in broad daylight. Bleeding, he was taken […]

17 May
10:50

One Palestinian Injured, Many Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Wednesday evening, one Palestinian with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that took place after the soldiers assaulted protesters, near Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. The clashes started after the soldiers attacked Palestinians, holding a […]

17 May
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Abduct Three, In Red Cross Yard, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and security officers attacked, Wednesday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, and journalists, in the courtyard if the International Red Cross center in occupied East Jerusalem, injured one Palestinian, and abducted three others. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Jerusalem, Nasser Qous, said the soldiers invaded the yard […]

17 May
7:29

Army Destroys Inner Walls Of A Home Near Hebron, Abducts One Palestinian

On Wednesday afternoon, Israeli soldiers invaded a Palestinian home in Kreisa village, west of Doura, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished the inner walls of a home of a former political prisoner, and abducted one Palestinian in Bani Neim town, east of Hebron. The WAFA […]

17 May
7:02

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Tulkarem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that many residents suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation after the soldiers invaded Anabta town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and fired gas bombs at dozens of residents marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees. Media sources […]

17 May
6:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin And Qalqilia

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, three Palestinians in Qalqilia and Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded many homes in the city, and abducted Mahmoud Shawahna, […]

17 May
5:01

Army Injures And Abducts One Palestinian in Silwad

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the town of Silwad, north of Ramallah, in central west Bank, and clashed with many youngsters, before abducting one Palestinian and causing many others, including children, to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Abdul-Rahman Saleh, the head of Silwad Local Council, said the soldiers shot […]

17 May
3:19

Army Injures A Palestinian In Nablus

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with local youths before wounding one Palestinian with an expanding bullet. Medical sources in Nablus said the soldiers shot a young man with a Toto […]

17 May
2:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Siblings, in Bethlehem

BethlehemIsraeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Bethlehem city, in addition to Teqoua’ and Husan nearby towns, searched several homes and abducted five Palestinians, including two siblings, one of them only 16 years of age. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched and ransacked many […]

16 May
12:50

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protest, Abduct Two, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers used excessive force, Tuesday, against nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, and abducted two Palestinians, including a journalist. The procession was held in the eastern part of Nablus city, on the main road between Nablus and Tulkarem. The soldiers assaulted […]

16 May
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated large sums of cash. The army said it also confiscated a weapon from one of the invaded homes. In the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the West […]

15 May
11:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Child Siblings In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at night, Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two child siblings from their family’s home. The two children, identified as Jamal and Mohammad al-Ghoul, were moved to an interrogation center in the city, after […]

15 May
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron, Two In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Hebron governorate, and two in Bethlehem, after the army invaded several homes and searched them. Mohammad Awad, a media activist from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, said the soldiers invaded ‘Aseeda, the ath-Thaher and downtown areas, and searched many […]

15 May
7:17

Israeli Settler Rams Palestinian Man With Car In Hebron

Medical sources have reported, Sunday, that a Palestinian man suffered moderate wounds, after an Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources identified the wounded man as Ghassan al-Mohtasib, 35, and added that he was moved to […]

14 May
12:02

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Saturday at night, one Palestinian from his home in Ra’s al-Far’a area, south of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers searched a few homes in the area, and abducted a man, identified as Shadi Abu Kheizaran, 37, and took […]

14 May
11:34

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West bank city of Jenin, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted three others. The soldiers stormed and ransacked homes during the invasion, and interrogated many Palestinians, before abducting three, identified as Mohammad Mahmoud ‘Ararawi, 17, […]

14 May
10:55

Hunger Strike Continues For 28th Day

Approximately 1800 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, continue the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, which the 28 days ago, while Israel continues to ignore their legitimate demands and its Prison Authority is refusing to hold any direct talks with them. The National Committee for Supporting the Hunger Strike has reported […]

14 May
7:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Qalqilia and Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two siblings, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia and Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that the soldiers invaded homes, in […]

14 May
3:37

Jordan Holds Israel Responsible For The Death Of Its Citizen

The Jordanian Government denounced, Saturday, the death of a Jordanian citizen, in occupied Jerusalem, after he “carried out a stabbing attack targeting Israeli police officers.” Dr. Mohammad Al Momani, Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs, said that his country and its embassy in Tel Aviv, are following the developments […]

13 May
4:00

Israeli Officer Rams Palestinian Child With Car, Flees The Scene

A Palestinian child was injured, on Saturday evening, after a police officer rammed him with his car, in occupied Jerusalem, and fled the scene. Eyewitnesses said the child was struck near Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate) before the Palestinians called for an ambulance. The child was moved to a hospital in […]

13 May
3:37

Israeli Police Kills A Jordanian Man After An Alleged Stabbing Attack In Jerusalem

An Israeli police officer killed, on Saturday afternoon, a Jordanian citizen in the Chains Gate area, in Jerusalem’s Old city, after he reportedly stabbed and wounded a police officer. The Israeli Police said the man approached police officers and stabbed one in the upper part of his body, moderately wounding […]

Bil'in abduction (image by Mohammed Yassin)
13 May
7:35

Israeli Troops Abduct Organizers of Bil’in March in Solidarity With Hunger-Striking Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank, while calling for national unity, and chanting in support of the Palestinian detainees, ongoing with the hunger strike, which started on April 17th, 2017. Israeli soldiers abducted the […]

13 May
7:32

Israeli Soldiers Killed 309, Palestinians, Including 83 Children, Since October 1, 2015

An updated study by the Al-Quds Center for Israeli and Palestinian Studies, revealed that the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since October 1, 2015, has arrived to 309 Palestinians, including Saba’ Nidal Obeid, who was fatally shot on Friday, May 12, 2017. Al-Quds Center stated that the soldiers […]

13 May
2:18

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron, Abduct A Man From A Wedding

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. On Friday evening, the soldiers attacked a wedding celebration in Hebron, and abducted […]

13 May
1:59

Israeli Army Injures 66 Palestinians Near Nablus, Open Fire At Ambulances

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and Beit Forik town, east of the city, wounding 66 Palestinians, including one who was shot with a live round in the face, and causing damage to three ambulances. Ahmad […]

13 May
1:08

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur […]

12 May
10:09

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a live round in the heart, in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters, and injured several others. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, Saba’ Nidal Obeid, […]

12 May
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers conducted searches of homes and property in the al-Mahjar area, in the […]

12 May
2:46

Many Palestinians Injured By Army Fire Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, Palestinians marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, near Ramallah city, in central West Bank, and fired rubber-coated  bullets at the protesters, wounding at least four, in addition to causing dozens of protesters to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers fired many […]

11 May
1:40

Hunger Striking Detainees Reach Critical Levels, Many Vomiting Blood

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that as the detainees continue their hunger strike for the 25th consecutive day, all of them are currently very weak, cannot stand or move due to severe weight loss, and many of them are vomiting blood. The committee stated that the striking detainees, […]

11 May
10:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Man In Hebron, Confiscate His Car

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinians from the al-Roosh al-Foqa village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated his car. The soldiers invaded the village, one of many communities surrounding Doura town, south of Hebron, before storming and searching many homes, and abducted […]

11 May
9:59

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Tulkarem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and Tulkarem refugee camp, searched homes and abducted two young men. Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers abducted Laith Abdul-Fattah Enaya, 37, from Tulkarem city, and Ahmad Abdul-Qader Nasrallah, 30, from its refugee […]

11 May
8:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, al-Khader town, south of the city and Wad Rahhal village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted four young Palestinian men. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several military jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, searched […]

10 May
8:45

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three young Palestinian men, from Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned one woman for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, before the soldiers stormed and searched […]

10 May
8:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 12 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, including three students of Birzeit University. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted three students of Birzeit University, in Ramallah, identified as Ahmad al-’Ayesh, who previously served as the […]

09 May
8:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least Fourteen Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, in addition to three lathe workshops, and abducted at least sixteen Palestinians. The soldiers also summoned one Palestinian, identified as Jom’a Mohammad Abdul-Jalil, 24, from Teqoua’ […]

08 May
2:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a 65-year-old man, the father of a Palestinian teen who was killed by the army in 2012. The soldiers invaded Sweih neighborhood, in Silwan, broke into the home of Sa’id Ayyash, […]

08 May
2:23

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Young Man In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and clashed with local youngsters, wounding one with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The soldiers also broke into and ransacked homes. Bilal Tamimi, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

08 May
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a young man in Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, in addition to a child and two siblings from Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated […]

08 May
1:24

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Hebron city, and several nearby communities, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched many homes, in various parts of the city, […]

08 May
12:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Far’un village, south of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the village, interrogated several Palestinians and […]

08 May
10:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Monday, at least five Palestinians during massive invasions and violent searches of homes in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The invasions targeted dozens of homes in many Palestinian areas in the Old City, including Bab Hatta, Sa’diyya, al-Waad, and the […]

07 May
3:42

Life Under Occupation: Excessive Violence of the Israeli Forces

On 13 December 2015, at least nine Palestinian students of the Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie in Tulkarem were shot by soldiers of the Israeli Occupation Forces. About 7,000 students receive their higher education at the University, which has been exposed to increasing attacks by Israeli forces, particularly since autumn 2015. Despite […]

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07 May
3:34

PCHR: “Force-Feeding is War Crime and Perpetrators Will be Prosecuted”

News is coming about the Israeli preparations to commit the force-feeding crime against hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for 20 days. The Israeli media lately announced the Israeli government’s intention to recruit doctors from abroad to force-feed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. On […]

07 May
12:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man, A Child, In Hebron And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and a child from his home in occupied East Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Ahmad Rajabi, while walking near the Ibrahimi […]

07 May
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, broke into and violently searched homes, and abducted two young men, before moving them to Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said […]

07 May
10:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, one Palestinian in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and searched many homes in the town, and in Sa’ir, east of the city. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many army vehicles invaded neighborhoods […]

07 May
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Injure Nine Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, nine Palestinians marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, at Beita junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at them, wounding at least one, and causing eight to suffer the severe effects of teargas […]

07 May
5:00

Qaraqe: “We will Prosecute Any Doctor Who Participates In Force-Feeding The Detainees”

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that the committee will file legal charges against any physician or health professional, regardless of their nationality, who participates in force-feeding the hunger striking Palestinian detainees. Qaraqe stated that force-feeding the detainees is a crime which jeopardizes the detainees’ […]

07 May
4:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Father, His Two Sons, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a nonviolent procession in support of the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, in the al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a father and his two sons. Local activist Ahmad Brejiyya stated that the procession started from the center of […]

06 May
4:33

Wild Pig Released by Israeli Settlers Attacks Child in West Bank

A wild pig attacked, on Friday night, a 10-year-old child in the town of Yamoun, west of Jenin, causing injury to her hand, according to local sources. According to WAFA, they said that Alaa Houshieh was admitted to hospital after her hand was bit by a pig. Palestinians say Israeli […]

Soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint
06 May
3:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Former Political Prisoner Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a former Palestinian political prisoner, from Salfit governorate, in northeastern West Bank, after stopping him at a military roadblock, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted Essam Mansour, from Deir Istiya town, east of Salfit, and took him to […]

06 May
3:08

Army Injures Three Palestinians, Including One Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and injured three Palestinians, including a teenager and a photojournalist, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers assaulted the […]

05 May
8:24

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Hebron

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that several Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that took place, in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of the city. The sources said local medics rushed to the area of clashes and provided the needed treatment to the wounded Palestinians. […]

05 May
7:41

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Eight Palestinians In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, eight Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers invaded the village and attacked dozens of protesters, and fired live rounds at them, […]

05 May
4:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, hundreds of Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West Bank, , causing dozens of injuries, during processions in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, held by Israel. Medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers shot […]

05 May
12:33

18th day of hunger strike: More prisoners join mass hunger strike

Press Release – Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: Palestinian political prisoners entered 18th day of hunger strike, the day that standing may become difficult or even impossible. On 3 May 2017, significant Palestinian political leaders declared they will be joining the mass hunger strike. A joint press conference […]

05 May
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians, including a teenager, from their homes in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the town, and abducted Mustafa Jamal al-Badan, 17, and Ziad Taleb Khalaf, 21. In related news, […]

05 May
3:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and abducted two Palestinian men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Aziz Sawafta and Mahmoud Sawafta, and took them to an unknown destination. The army said it invaded the village to look for what it […]

04 May
11:53

Israel Moves 41 Hunger Striking Detainees To Ohali Kidar Prison

The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in Israeli prisons, said the Israeli Prison Authority has transferred, Thursday, 41 hunger striking detainees from Asqalan Prison to Ohali Kidar.  The committee stated that the soldiers conducted repeated and extensive invasions and searches of the detainees’ rooms and belongings, […]

04 May
11:25

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Residential And Commercial Structures In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of the city, and demolished residential and commercial structures. The demolished commercial structures are owned by Khalil Abu Sbeitan and Rami Sayyad; the army claimed there were […]

04 May
11:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, seven of them during extensive and violent searches of hones, and one who was abducted from his work in occupied Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of […]

04 May
9:40

Young Palestinian Man Suffers Serious Wounds By Israeli Army Fire In Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Thursday, a young Palestinian man allegedly after attempting to stab Israeli soldiers, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources claimed the young Palestinian man attempted to stab the soldiers at a military roadblock, […]

03 May
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Journalists Protesting Near Ofer Prison

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against Palestinian journalists, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, and imprisoned journalists, near the Ofer Israeli prison, in Ramallah governorate of the occupied West Bank. The journalists were expressing their support to the striking detainees, demanding basic rights, and also demanding […]

03 May
2:45

Israeli Settler Rams Child With Car Near Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child was injured, Wednesday, after a speeding Israeli settler, living in an illegal colony in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, rammed him with his car. The sources stated that the child, Laith Yousef Shatat, 8, suffered moderate wounds, before Palestinian medics […]

03 May
12:08

Israeli Settler, 19, Shot and Killed by Israeli Soldiers during Attempted Stabbing

A 19-year old Israeli settler was apparently mistaken for a Palestinian and immediately shot to death by Israeli soldiers at the Hizme checkpoint near Jerusalem. Israeli military standard procedure is to shoot to kill any Palestinian who appears to be attempting to attack or approach soldiers, while their standard procedure […]

03 May
11:45

Four Young Men Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Qalqilia

Palestinian medical sources have reported that four young men suffered, on Wednesday morning, the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank. The Emergency Unit in Qalqilia said the medics provided the needed treatment to four young men, who suffocated after […]

03 May
11:09

Army Invades Several Areas In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and during early hours Wednesday, several Palestinian communities, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and confiscated surveillance tapes and equipment. Media sources in Bethlehem said a large military force invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, searched homes for hours, […]

03 May
9:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children In Beit Fajjar

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted three children. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers broke into many homes, and violently searched them before abducting the three […]

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02 May
10:57

Former Political prisoner dies in protest tent

A former Palestinian political prisoner who joined the supporters of hunger-striking detainees at a solidarity tent died on Tuesday of a heart attack, just five months after his release from prison. While in Israeli detention, he was subjected to medical neglect, leading to a severe deterioration of his health, including […]

02 May
10:13

Israeli Army Jeep Targeted With Homemade Explosive In Qalqilia

A homemade explosive was hurled, on Tuesday at dawn, at an Israeli military jeep near Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing damage but no injuries. The Israeli army said several shots were also fired at the military jeep after the explosive object was thrown […]