Category Archives: Topics

20 Jan
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Open Automatic Fire At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of the Gaza Strip, fired dozens of rounds targeting homes and lands, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of rounds for no apparent reason, hitting many […]

20 Jan
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Assault The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This week’s protest, attended by Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, was held in condemnation of statement by US president-elect Donald Trump regarding moving the […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan
1:46

Palestinian peace activists attempt to re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli forces destroy it

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

Palestinian home destroyed by Israeli army (PCHR photo)
20 Jan
1:03

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 10 wounded by Israeli troops this week

January 20, 2017 1:03 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces also wounded ten […]

20 Jan
12:12

Israeli Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian. The soldiers also invaded many neighborhoods in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

20 Jan
11:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Retired Palestinian Lieutenant Near Hebron

January 20, 2017 11:45 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and detained a retired Palestinian Lieutenant, after breaking into his home and searching it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers detained Lieutenant Hatem Hasan Eghneimat, while violently searching his home, and confiscated […]

20 Jan
11:22

2700 Colonialist Units Awaiting Trump’s Inauguration

Dozens of Americans flags have been raised, Thursday, at the junctions and roads leading to the Gush Etzion Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as the “Settlements Council” is preparing to celebrate Trump’s inauguration and the pending approval of 2700 news colonialist […]

20 Jan
11:00

Israeli Navy Injures A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot, on Thursday morning, after Israeli navy ships opened fire on several fishing boats, near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Medical sources said the wounded fisherman has been identified as Abed Hisham Sultan, and that the man was […]

19 Jan
12:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, during massive invasions and searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio host fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook post empathizing with slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

19 Jan
10:46

Israeli Army Abducts A Palestinian In Hebron

January 19, 2017 10:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Thursday morning, a young Palestinian man in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and invaded Bani Neim town, east of the city, and searched homes. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the […]

19 Jan
9:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Tubas And Nablus

January 19, 2017 9:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aqabah village in Tubas, and the Old Askar refugee camp, in Nablus, searched several homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded a home in Jerusalem, and violently searched it. In Tubas district, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and […]

18 Jan
1:25
18 Jan
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, at least fourteen Palestinians, during various invasions targeting homes in several communities in the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded several communities in the district, searched and […]

18 Jan
11:24

Army Injures Six Palestinians, Demolishes Structures, Causes Truck And Cars To Burn In Qalandia

January 18, 2017 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least six Palestinians, after the army invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and prevented journalist and medics from entering it. The soldiers demolished structures and causing fires in a truck and several […]

18 Jan
11:02

Army Injures One Palestinian, Abducts Two Others, In Nablus

January 18, 2017 11:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted one Palestinian in addition to shooting two others, as many army vehicles and settlers’ busses invaded the city. Media sources in Nablus said approximately fifteen buses, carrying dozens of colonists, and […]

Photo By Silwanic
18 Jan
10:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Hebron And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Hebron and Tulkarem, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. In Bethlehem, several military vehicles invaded Marah Rabah village, south of the city, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes, and abducted […]

18 Jan
10:07

Detainee Jaradat Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that an ailing Palestinian detainee, who is held in solitary confinement in Asqalan Israeli prison, declared an open-ended hunger strike, demanding receiving the urgently-needed medical treatment. The PPS said that Anas Ghaleb Jaradat, 36, from Sielet al-Harethiyya town west of the northern West […]

18 Jan
2:46

Israeli Troops Detain 14 Palestinians From The West Bank And Gaza

Palestinian sources announced that Israeli troops detained, on Tuesday at dawn, 13 Palestinian civilians during home searches in the West Bank, while one man was detained at Gaza border crossing. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that nine Palestinian were abducted when Israeli troops invaded the Shu;fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, […]

18 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man Near Tulkarem

Hours after Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teen in Bethlehem, the army shot and killed, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian man at a military roadblock, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian medical sources said the man has been identified as Nidal Daoud Mahdawi, […]

18 Jan
2:15

Hebron; Israeli Settler Rams A Palestinian Child, Injuring Her

January 18, 2017 2:15 AM Ghassan Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian child was injured on Tuesday midday when she was hit by a speeding car driving by an Israeli settler in Hebron city, northern West Bank. Liyan Al Razam, 5, was moved to the Ahli Hospital in Hebron city after sustaining moderate after being hit by the settler car. […]

17 Jan
11:45

Video shows soldiers abusing, killing Palestinian boy they had shot by dragging, pulling him

January 17, 2017 11:45 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

In a newly-released video of the Israeli military killing of a 17-year old Palestinian boy in Bethlehem Monday, the Israeli soldiers who fired live rounds at the youth can be seen dragging the severely wounded teen across the ground, banging his head and pulling at his limbs and torso. Medical […]

17 Jan
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

17 Jan
4:06

Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’

Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike. Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Leaders of the Palestinian community in present-day Israel announced a general strike as hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the demolition […]

17 Jan
3:47

PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City

On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was held in Attadamun office in Rafah City from 9 to 12 January 2017 and […]

17 Jan
3:13

Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza

A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi, poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire in front of a […]

16 Jan
11:05

Breaking the Silence: “The civilian was laying there, writhing in pain.”

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

16 Jan
10:33

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. This is the second major defeat for […]

16 Jan
9:53

Asa Winstanley: Al-Jazeera Investigation Reveals Israel Lobby’s Influence in the UK (VIDEO)

Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley says Israel has set up astroturf organizations in the UK whose purpose is to sabotage Palestine solidarity. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. A recently released video from Al Jazeera shows an Israeli diplomat and an aide […]

16 Jan
9:27

Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

16 Jan
8:57

Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%

The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids increased by at least 250 per cent over the past seven years; 5,658 Israelis […]

16 Jan
8:45

Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.   Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging […]

16 Jan
8:17

US Had ‘Secret Accord’ to Continue ‘Natural Growth’ of Israeli Settlements

A leaked cable from Paris reveals that the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak advertised the fact that the US and Israel had a ‘secret accord’ to ‘continue the natural growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.’ ~ Rory Wood, Wikileaks According to the cable [09PARIS827], the MFA Middle East […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

16 Jan
1:10

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Hundreds Of Olive Tree For New Illegal Colonialist Road

January 16, 2017 1:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers started, on Monday morning, the illegal uprooting of hundreds of olive trees, as part of a plan to uproot hundreds of Palestinian trees to pave a new road for an illegal colony, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

16 Jan
12:25

General Union For Palestinian Writers Denounced Abduction Of Palestinian Author

January 16, 2017 12:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The General Union for Palestinian Writers issued a statement, Monday, strongly denouncing the abduction of author and intellectual Walid al-Hodali, who was taken prisoner at dawn, after many Israeli soldiers invaded his home in Ramallah. In a press release, the Union described the abduction of Hodali is another Israeli crime […]

16 Jan
12:09

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and during morning hours, at least twenty Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the central West […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan
9:35

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

16 Jan
8:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Journalist Who Held Extended Hunger Strike

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, who was released on April 19 2014, after holding a 94-day hunger strike, and detained the family members of slain Palestinians, identified as Mohannad al-Halabi, Thaer Abu Ghazala, Hussein Abu Ghosh, after participating in a peaceful procession in Bethlehem, […]

15 Jan
11:22

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. The army also installed roadblocks, and summoned a father and his son for interrogation. Several army vehicles invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the […]

15 Jan
3:36

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

14 Jan
12:29

PCHR Follows up with Concern Excessive Use of Force by Security Services to Disperse Demonstration in Jabalia Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest incidents in Jabalia refugee camp, where Palestinian security services used excessive force against civilians, including journalists. PCHR stresses the significance of adhering to the legal and international standards when dealing with civilians in all circumstances. PCHR calls […]

14 Jan
7:17

Kufur Qaddoum Nonviolent Procession Demands Removal Of Colonies

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, demanding the international community, and the Paris Conference, to act on ending the Israeli occupation of […]

14 Jan
6:01

Two Injured, Many Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

14 Jan
5:26

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Ni’lin Mohammad ‘Amira said the soldiers targeted the nonviolent protesters with gas […]

14 Jan
3:44

Israeli Soldiers Assaults Detainees In Ramon

January 14, 2017 3:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli special forces attacked, on Thursday at night, many detainees in the Ramon detention center, and conducted extensive searches of their rooms. The detainees said the undercover officers forced them out in the cold, and conducted extensive searches of their room, and that the soldiers also assaulted many of them […]

14 Jan
3:38

Mladenov on Gaza Power Crisis Protests: “We call for the full respect of the right to freedom of expression in Gaza.” (VIDEO)

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, said on the electricity crisis and protests in Gaza : ”I am following, with great concern, the tense situation unfolding in Gaza, after two million Palestinians have been left with just a couple of hours of electricity […]

14 Jan
3:03

FM Lavrov to Meet Delegates of Palestinian Parties in Moscow: Zakharova

nsnbc : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with representatives of Palestinian parties in Moscow on January 16, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the press on Thursday. Zakharova said: “On January 16, the Russian top diplomat will receive representatives of the leading Palestinian organizations who are expected […]

Family mourns Mohammad Salhi, killed by Israeli forces in front of his mother (PCHR photo)
13 Jan
11:44

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinians killed, 2 wounded, 58 abducted by Israeli forces this week

January 13, 2017 11:44 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05 – 11 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians were killed, and two journalists were […]

12 Jan
6:14

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

Soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint
12 Jan
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

January 12, 2017 9:15 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Thursday morning, three Palestinian men at a number of military roadblocks, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and also stormed and searched many homes. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers abducted Mos’ab Salam Eghneimat, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Hmeidat, 33, after […]

12 Jan
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Coop Near Jenin

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a coop, in addition to handing warrants for the destruction of another coop, and an industrial structure. Tawfiq Kabaha, a member of the Barta’a Local […]

12 Jan
4:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 3 Merchants, 10 Young Men, In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Wad area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, broke into stores and abducted three Palestinian merchants. The soldiers also invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, and abducted ten young men. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said many soldiers, police officers […]

12 Jan
3:46

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Eight Structures In Jerusalem

January 12, 2017 3:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Bulldozers demolished, Wednesday, four temporary structures installed on five Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal al-Mokabber area, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being set up without a permit from the city council. The Jerusalem City Council claims that the eight structures were used for “selling construction materials,” and […]

11 Jan
1:18

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least thirty-three Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers have abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad […]

11 Jan
11:41

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In Teqoua’

January 11, 2017 11:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, stormed and searched many homes and abducted eleven Palestinians. The soldiers invaded Teqoua’ from several directions, after surrounding it, initiated extensive searches of homes, while interrogating many Palestinians and inspecting their […]

11 Jan
4:16

Israeli Soldiers Invade Marda Village, Near Salfit

January 11, 2017 4:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at night, the village of Marda, north of Salfit in central West Bank, before storming into stores and interrogating many Palestinians. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers violently invaded and searched many stores in the village, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. […]

11 Jan
4:03

Army Abducts Father of Palestinian Killed In October 2015

January 11, 2017 4:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, the father of Tha’er Abu Ghazala, who was killed by the army in early October of 2016. The Abu Ghazala family said dozens of soldiers surrounded their home before invading it, and violently searched the property. It added that the soldiers then abducted Abdul-Salam Abu Ghazala, […]

10 Jan
2:14

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’a Refugee Camp”

In an extra-judicial execution crime, on Tuesday dawn, 10 January 2017, Israeli forces shot dead in cold blood a Palestinian civilian in al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, in front of his mother. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) stresses that this crime was committed after the Israeli political […]

10 Jan
2:03

Foreign Ministry: “Salhi’s Execution, Sate-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s execution of a former political prisoner, in front of his family in his home, and described the attack as a “state-sponsored terrorism.” The Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, in Tubas, and terrorized […]

10 Jan
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Execute Young Palestinian Man In His Home Near Tubas

January 10, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Updated: According to investigations by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and the mother’s testimony, Fawziyah Mahmoud Khamis Salhi (67) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 02:00 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas.  They surrounded the family house of Mohammed […]

10 Jan
12:15

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 26 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least 26 Palestinians, including several children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting four children and a […]

10 Jan
10:52

Israeli Soldiers Assault An Elderly Woman In Kufur Qaddoum

January 10, 2017 10:52 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday evening, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, broke into and searched many homes and assaulted an elderly Palestinian woman, causing various cuts in addition to causing her to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Eyewitnesses […]

09 Jan
1:03

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

Israeli soldiers abducted during overnight invasions into different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, twenty Palestinians from their homes, including two brothers and a sister of the Palestinian who was killed Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in occupied Jerusalem said the […]

09 Jan
12:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

January 9, 2017 12:04 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp and Beit Fajjar town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and abducted three Palestinians. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoner’ Society (PPS) said several army vehicles Beit Fajjar town, […]

09 Jan
9:24

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinian Teachers In Jenin

January 9, 2017 9:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, two Palestinian teachers from their homes in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted ‘Allam Ziad Jaradat, 43, from his home in Jenin […]

09 Jan
7:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Budrus town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee […]

08 Jan
10:11

4 Israeli soldiers, 1 Palestinian killed as truck plows through crowd in Jerusalem

January 8, 2017 10:11 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after driving a truck through a crowd of Israeli soldiers on a street in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed, and 15 others injured, when they were hit by the truck. The driver, who was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to […]

08 Jan
3:11

One Detained as Troops Attack Peaceful Protest near Qalqilia

Israeli troops attacked on Saturday a peaceful protest organized by Combatants for Peace, CFP, and the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb, northern West Bank, against a new settlers road Israel is planning to build. Israeli and Palestinian activists joined the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb and land owners in addition to local […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
08 Jan
1:55

PCHR Weekly Report: 67 civilians abducted, including 10 children; one woman shot and wounded

January 8, 2017 1:55 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 Dec. 2016 – 04 Jan 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into […]

Invasion of Kafr Qaddoum (archive image from khamakarpress.com)
07 Jan
11:46

Peaceful protest met with violence from Israeli military in Kafr Qaddoum

January 7, 2017 11:46 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia 0

A protest in Kafr Qaddoum village in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday was met with Israeli military violence, including tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs. The protesters, which included local Palestinians as well as Israeli and international supporters, held a march and rally to […]

07 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes, Lands, In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire on Saturday morning targeting a number of homes and lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the attacks did not lead to physical injuries, but caused anxiety attacks among […]

07 Jan
10:47

Army Invades Villages And Towns Near Jenin

January 7, 2017 10:47 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, several Palestinian villages and towns, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, installed roadblocks and confiscated one car. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers surrounded and invaded Sielet al-Harethiyya, Kafr Dan, Ta’nak and al-Yamoun, and […]

07 Jan
10:39

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Ni’lin said the protest came in solidarity with local nonviolent […]

07 Jan
10:22

Israeli Army Injures Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem

January 7, 2017 10:22 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before shooting and injuring three young men, during clashes that took place following the invasion. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh the director of the Local Council in Teqoua’, said the clashes took place in […]

07 Jan
10:03

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest in Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israelis and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protests in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, before Israeli soldiers assaulted them. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers intercepted the nonviolent protesters, and claimed that the […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Jan
12:54

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In The West Bank, 100 In Five Days

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers have abducted at least 100 Palestinians in the first five days of this year. The […]

05 Jan
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Senior Palestinian Health Ministry Official

January 5, 2017 12:12 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday at night, at the car of the Palestinian undersecretary of the Health Ministry, while he was traveling from Ramallah to Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The car was driving near the ar-Ram town, in Ramallah, when the soldiers fired several live rounds at […]

05 Jan
11:52

Gaza Fisherman Missing After Israeli Navy Capsized A Palestinian Fishing Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, causing one boat to capsize while a fisherman went missing in the aftermath of the assault. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Ahmad al-Hassi, went […]

Binyamin Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
05 Jan
8:02

Israeli Prime Minister calls for pardon of soldier who executed prone Palestinian

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came under questioning as part of a corruption probe, Netanyahu issued a call for the pardon of an Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian who was lying on the ground, critically wounded, by firing multiple shots at the Palestinian’s head. Elor Azaria […]

05 Jan
6:52

Israeli Soldiers Demolish 10 Water Wells near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday morning, knocked down water wells in Teqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. Mayor of the town, Tayseer Abu Mufreh, said Israeli occupation vehicles demolished ten water wells used by Palestinian farmers, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. At the same time, according to the PNN, Israeli forces […]

05 Jan
6:27

Human Rights Watch: Israel Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Palestinians

Senior Israeli officials, including religious clerics, back the illegal “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Some senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat,” the statement said. “Other Israeli […]

05 Jan
5:54

Israeli Soldier Found Guilty of Manslaughter (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court has just announced its verdict, against 19-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a disarmed and wounded Palestinian, of manslaughter.   Azaria’s sentence will be decided within a month, according to the PNN. On 24 March, 2016, Abdul-Fatah al-Sharif, aged 21, was killed by the last […]

Leanne Nasser (image from gazetaexpress.com)
04 Jan
12:12

Funeral Held for Palestinian  Victim of New Year’s Nightclub Attack in Istanbul

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the town of Tira, in central Israel, on Tuesday to mourn the death of 19-year old Leanne Zahir Nasser, a Palestinian citizen of Israeli who was among the 39 victims of the shooting attack in Istanbul on New Year’s eve. Nasser was in Istanbul, Turkey, […]

03 Jan
11:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children Near Qalqilia

January 3, 2017 11:36 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two Palestinian children. Media sources in Qalqilia said several army vehicles invaded Azzoun, and clashed with many youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles at them, while the […]

Bedouin encampment (archive image from decodejerusalem.net)
03 Jan
11:58

Israeli Troops Demolish 11 Bedouin Homes – Dozens of Children Among the 87 Made Homeless

On Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and destroyed the homes of 87 Palestinian Bedouins, most of whom are women and children. Adal Jahaleen, one of the residents of the Bedouin village, told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli military arrived with several Caterpillar […]

03 Jan
11:52

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Residential Structures Near Nablus

January 3, 2017 11:52 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded earlier Tuesday the village of Khirbit Tana, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and demolished several residential sheds and structures. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of Israeli settlements’ file in the northern part of the West Bank, […]

03 Jan
11:19

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirty Palestinians, including several children, during massive invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, […]

Israeli army invasion - archive image (from Istandul Daily Times)
03 Jan
2:23

15 Palestinians abducted in pre-dawn raids by Israeli forces, including 5 minors

Israeli troops conducted pre-dawn raids in several West Bank towns on Monday, abducting 15 Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations. In Jerusalem, Israeli troops abducted 8 Palestinians, including 5 minors aged between 15 and 17 years old. The youth were identified as Ameer Darwish, Adam Mustafa, Hussam Eliyan, Moumen […]

02 Jan
8:51

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

02 Jan
2:39

Israeli Army Abducts Three Teens In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinian teens in Tulkarem city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded an area close to a factory, west of the city, and abducted three teens who were […]

01 Jan
9:14

BDS: Provincial Council of Valencia Declares itself ‘Israeli Apartheid Free’

The Provincial Council of Valencia (Diputación de Valéncia) recently became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself “Free of Israeli Apartheid.” Via the BDS National Committee. On the 29th of December, the Provincial Council of Valencia (Diputación de Valéncia) passed a motion supporting the inalienable rights of the […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

01 Jan
12:47

Annotated Transcript and Video Coverage of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Historic 12/28/16 Speech

“Thank you, all. It’s good to be here, even in the middle of a holiday week. I wish you all a happy and productive new year. Today, I want to share candid thoughts about an issue that, for decades, has animated the foreign policy dialogue, here and around the world […]

31 Dec
7:12

New East Jerusalem Settlement Units Were Approved Prior to Kerry Speech

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality, this past week, approved a plan to build a three-story housing complex for Israeli settlers in the center of Silwan, East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the project was introduced by an Israeli pro-settlement nonprofit organization called Ateret Cohanim, and its approval was postponed many times in the past, due […]

31 Dec
9:05

Israeli Soldiers Fence Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

The Israeli army invaded, Friday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Wad Rahhal village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and fenced them, in preparation for illegally confiscating them. Hasan Brejiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that […]

31 Dec
8:22

Bil’in’s Weekly Protest Commemorates Jawaher Abu Rahma

December 31, 2016 8:22 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists conducted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, also commemorating Jawaher Abu Rahma, who was killed by the army on January 1, 2011. The Popular Committee in […]

31 Dec
3:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

December 31, 2016 3:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at night, Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, clashed with many youngsters who hurled stones on the military vehicles, and abducted two young men. Mohammad Abu Shamla, a former member of Ya’bad Local Council, said several military vehicles invaded the […]

30 Dec
6:06

Ashrawi: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Well Informed on Israeli Religious Violations

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, expressed concerns regarding the statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who recently praised Israel for being a “democracy” that “respects freedom of worship.” In an official statement, Ashrawi said that “Theophilos III is very well informed of […]