Category Archives: Topics

22 Sep
10:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

September 22, 2017 10:26 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in addition to Hebron city and nearby al-‘Arroub refugee camp, searched homes and abducted at least two Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, before storming and searching homes, and abducted Saleh Ahmad al-Jo’eidi, 25. […]

22 Sep
9:26

Army Abducts Five Palestinians Near Qalqilia

September 22, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, five young Palestinian men, when many army jeeps invaded Jayyous town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, before the soldiers broke into and searched many homes. The soldiers conducted searches of homes and neighborhoods in the town, before abducting Ezz Bader […]

22 Sep
4:53

Twelve Million Reasons To Boycott Israel

by Mahmoud el-Yousseph, Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) About 12 million Palestinians scattered all over the world constitute a reason for, not only boycotting Israel, but pushing it out of Palestine. There […]

22 Sep
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14-19 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 14- 19 September 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces continued to target the border areas of Gaza, with no casualties reported. […]

22 Sep
4:27

Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Condemn Attack on St. Stephen

The Council of Catholic Churches in Jerusalem, on Thursday, condemned the attack against St. Stephen’s Church Wednesday night, which resulted in the destruction of internal property. The council said, in a press release, that it demands “the State of Israel, with all its institutions concerned, punish who were responsible for […]

22 Sep
4:08

PLO Report — Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

The UN votes on partition, November 29, 1947 PLO Negotiation Affairs Department/ Ramallah/PNN Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two […]

21 Sep
10:33

Israeli Military Claims US has Established First-ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

For the first time, the U.S. military established a permanent base in Israel this week, according to Israeli military officials. But after the statements of the military officials were made public, the U.S. government denied that such a base was being built. Previously, the U.S. had supported the Israeli military […]

21 Sep
12:51

Two Meals and Two Fields: At The Intersection of Hunger and Labor

Muath Ghalia, 12, inspects corn growing on his family’s rented agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. (Photo: DCIP / Saud Abu Ramadan) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) Ramallah, September 20, 2017 — “My favorite dish is fish,” said Muath Ghalia. At 12 years old, he is well versed […]

21 Sep
12:45

Uproar over Ultra-Orthodox Military Service Deepens Old Israeli Rift (VIDEO)

Journalist and documentarian Lia Tarachansky discusses the decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service. Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist and documentary filmmaker who previously reported for The Real News Network on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Born in the […]

21 Sep
12:33

Soldiers Uproot West Bank Crops

September 21, 2017 12:33 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, uprooted dozens of fruit trees and leveled Palestinian land west of West Bank city of Nablus. Tareq Hazzaa, owner of the land, said that a bulldozer escorted by Israeli Civil Administration forces razed more than 50 fig and lemon trees that were bearing fruit. He said […]

21 Sep
12:23

Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa

September 21, 2017 12:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Maghariba gate, under heavy protection of Israeli police. Local sources said, according to Al Ray, that around 131 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque, toured its compound and listened to Talmudic rituals. The sources pointed out that […]

20 Sep
11:23

Clashes Erupt in Hebron City

Clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces erupted on Wednesday afternoon, in central Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Palestinians youth threw rocks at Israeli soldiers in the Bab al-Zawiya area of the city, and that the soldiers responded by shooting stun grenades and […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

20 Sep
11:09

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

September 20, 2017 11:09 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded al-Manara junction area, and fired many gas bombs causing […]

19 Sep
1:48

Three Detainees Currently Holding Hunger-Strikes

The Palestinian Detainees Radio has reported, Tuesday, that three detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with hunger strikes protesting being held without charges, bad living conditions and treatment. It stated that detainee Anas Ibrahim Shadeed, 20, from Doura town, in the southern West bank governorate of Hebron, has started a […]

19 Sep
12:30

Army Detains A Wife And Her Infant While Visiting Detained Husband

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, the wife of a political prisoner, and their infant, while visiting him in Ofer Israeli prison, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. The family said that the soldiers detained the wife of detainee Yahia Hasan Rimawi, and their two-month of age newborn girl. The family is […]

19 Sep
12:13

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel In Southern Gaza

September 19, 2017 12:13 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday, that a Palestinian fighter was killed in a border tunnel, between Gaza and Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has confirmed that the Palestinian, identified as Hani Faraj Shallouf, 24, […]

19 Sep
11:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded many Palestinians areas and searched homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded many […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

18 Sep
9:47

Banksy Art to be Sold at The Walled Off Hotel

New works by elusive street artist Banksy will be available for sale, at The Walled Off Hotel’s gift shop in the Palestinian territories, for first time in four years. The collection includes limited-edition crucifixes that have been shaped into giant grappling hooks, and painted key rings and ornaments fashioned after […]

18 Sep
9:40

Palestinian Detainee on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said that the Palestinian detainee Anas Shedid, 21, from Dura village, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, is on an open hunger strike for the fifth day, now, in a row against his administrative detention. In a press release issued on Monday, the […]

18 Sep
9:33

3,000 Israeli Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque for New Year Festivities (VIDEO)

Around 3,000 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank, under pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays and marking the Jewish New Year, which starts on Thursday. Israel forces stormed the old city of Hebron, turning it into a military zone, while hundreds of […]

18 Sep
11:02

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians, identified as Luay Shakhsheer, Mohammad Edkeidik, Mohammad Abu Naab, Mustafa Kashour, We’am Jaradat and Abdullah […]

18 Sep
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building Near Jerusalem

September 18, 2017 10:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the village of al-Za’im, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian residential building. The soldiers surrounded the village before many army jeeps, and military bulldozers, invaded it, and demolished the building, owned by Mohammad Awad Sa’iri. The Israeli army claims that the building […]

18 Sep
9:26

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

September 18, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to detention and interrogation centers in the city. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes, and abducted Fares Yousef Mkheimar, from his home in Shu’fat refugee camp, and Mostafa […]

18 Sep
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians Near Ramallah, Three Near Qalqilia

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Kobar, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians from ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said at least fifteen […]

18 Sep
6:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian In Bethlehem

September 18, 2017 6:21 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man near the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man, 19 years of age, with several live rounds in his legs, before he was moved to Beit […]

17 Sep
10:19

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians During A Wedding Near Jerusalem

September 17, 2017 10:19 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinians participating in a wedding ceremony in the town of al-‘Ezariyya, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted four young men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers installed a roadblock near Maale Adumim colony, close to the main entrance of […]

17 Sep
9:49

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes, and abducted at least eight Palestinians. Mohammad Awad, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said the […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

17 Sep
6:29

Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

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17 Sep
6:14

Trump: I Love Israel, and Peace Could Actually Happen

U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday, expressed his deep affection for Israel during a call to American Jewish leaders on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, which coincides on Thursday, announcing that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis could actually happen. “I am proud to stand with the Jewish […]

17 Sep
6:03

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

16 Sep
10:14

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Another, Near Nablus

September 16, 2017 10:14 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Iraq-Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with many Palestinians, before injuring one and abducting another. Medical sources said the soldiers shot Jaber Hakim Qadous, 16, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his arm, before he […]

16 Sep
12:01

Army Abducts A Palestinian, Injures Several Others, in Hebron

September 16, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the town of as-Sammoa’, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, abducted one Palestinian, in addition to causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Hebron city. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Nizar Sami Abu ‘Arqoub, […]

16 Sep
7:55

UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and […]

16 Sep
7:03

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

16 Sep
6:54

UN Official Praises Hamas’ Willingness to Recognize PA’s Reconciliation Terms

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed support for Hamas’ expressed willingness to reconcile with the Fateh movement, head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), in a statement released on Wednesday. Nickolay Mladenov said that he welcomed developments this week, after a Hamas delegation in […]

16 Sep
6:44

Gaza Crossings Sealed Off by Israeli State

Israeli occupation authorities are to seal off crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip during September and October, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday. Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza, Nazmi Muhanna, said that Karem Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing will be fully […]

16 Sep
6:37

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Decision to Bury Palestinians in “Numbers” Cemetery

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi. in a statement on Thursday, denounced Israel’s decision to bury four of the Palestinians killed by its forces in its so-called “Numbers Cemetery.” “Such a move constitutes a blatant disregard for life and the sanctity of death, and is yet another violation of international […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

16 Sep
5:49

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The procession was mainly organized as part of the ongoing activities rejecting the illegal Israeli decision granting the colonists official status and administrative authority. Media […]

15 Sep
4:03

Ni’lin Weekly Protest Marks Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, including Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the 35th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The nonviolent protesters marched towards illegally confiscated Palestinians lands, which Israeli took over for the […]

15 Sep
11:42

Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Hebron

September 15, 2017 11:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday morning, several areas in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into and searched many homes, and clashed with local youngsters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Local media activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded […]

15 Sep
11:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Silwan, Invade Communities In Jenin, Bethlehem and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Friday morning, the town of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted two children. The soldiers also invaded many homes in the governorates of Jenin, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan town from several directions, before […]

15 Sep
11:01

Two Qassam Fighters Killed In Tunnel Accidents In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported Friday that two of its fighters were killed, on Thursday  evening, in two separate incidents, when border tunnels collapsed on them. Al-Qassam Said the Khalil Bassem ad-Dumyati, 32, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city, was killed when a border […]

14 Sep
11:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Men in Tulkarem

September 14, 2017 11:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and fired many live rounds and gas bombs, before breaking into homes, and abducted two Palestinians. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the city from several directions, before firing many live rounds and gas bombs. […]

14 Sep
10:34

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man After Assaulting Him And His Father Near Jerusalem

September 14, 2017 10:34 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, before breaking into a home, and assaulted a young man and his father, causing various cuts and bruises. Medical sources said that the soldiers assaulted Ata Lati, and his son Wisam, after storming their home […]

14 Sep
9:26

Army Invades Homes In Many Villages And Towns In Hebron, Confiscate Cash

September 14, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several villages and towns in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched homes, and illegally confiscated a large sum of cash from one home. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-‘Arous area, in Yatta […]

14 Sep
6:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

September 14, 2017 6:27 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and invaded two workshops. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Ed’eis, 49, after invading his home and violently […]

13 Sep
8:56

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

13 Sep
11:39

Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Jerusalem

September 13, 2017 11:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Many Palestinians suffered, Wednesday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and Hizma town, northeast of the city, and fired gas bombs during ensuing clashes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the two towns, and searched a few […]

13 Sep
10:44

Soldiers Confiscate A Truck, Force Farmers Out Of Their Lands, In Tubas

September 13, 2017 10:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers illegally confiscated, Wednesday, a Palestinian truck in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, and forced many villages out of their farmlands. The army also invaded many villages, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Media sources in Tubas said […]

13 Sep
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Hebron

September 13, 2017 9:28 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, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes, and abducted a former political […]

13 Sep
9:00

Army Injures A Palestinian, Abduct Him Along With Two Others, In Tubas

September 13, 2017 9:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the city of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, and clashed with many youngsters, before shooting one, and abducted him along with two others. Medical sources in Tubas said the soldiers shot Laith Daraghma with a live […]

13 Sep
6:16

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

13 Sep
5:59

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

13 Sep
5:52

Palestinian Abducted by Israeli Forces as Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

September 13, 2017 5:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces took into custody an employee of the Department of Awqaf in al-Aqsa Mosque while dozens of settlers stormed the courtyard of the mosque, on Tuesday morning. Local sources stated, according to Al Ray, that the occupation arrested the employee of the Reconstruction Committee of the Awqaf Department, Mahmoud […]

13 Sep
5:42

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

13 Sep
5:25

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

By Emma Von Larsen and Bettina Boye/PNN Various Israeli officials joined the IDC institute of Counterterrorism annual conference to discuss the development of terrorism and ways to counter, where Israeli minister of education, Naftali Bennett  emphasized that “modern Zionism has created a safe haven for Jewish people, and Iran threatens this” […]

12 Sep
10:27

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In the West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and during morning hours Tuesday, at least eight Palestinians, and injured several others, in the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, has reported that the soldiers […]

12 Sep
10:08

Soldiers Invade Agricultural Lands In Khan Younis

Many Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and uprooted them while firing live rounds. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that at least three armored bulldozers and three […]

12 Sep
9:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin, Detain Several Others

September 12, 2017 9:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Tuesday, three Palestinians and briefly detained many others, after the army invaded several areas of the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin. Many army vehicles invaded Jenin refugee camp, broke into and searched several homes, causing property damage, before abducting Adham Mohammad Jabarin, 20, and Waseem […]

11 Sep
9:27

Israeli Settler Indicted for Attack on Palestinian Walking with Jewish Woman

An Israeli court indicted a teenage Israeli settler, this Sunday, for allegedly attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem, over an Israeli woman the settler thought was in a relationship with the Palestinian, Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. The settler, who lives in the illegal Modiin Illit settlement, […]

11 Sep
9:08

Netanyahu Has Lost the Freedom of Speech Game

by Motasem A Dalloul Days of Palestine In an attempt to persuade the media, diplomats and academics that he was true to ban Al-Jazeera, Israeli PM foolishly took a measure that spoiled his plan. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always claimed proudly that Israel is the only democracy in […]

11 Sep
9:00

Report: Demolitions Continue as Settlement Activities Increase by 85% in 2017

Jamal al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative at the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 85% if compared to the same period in 2016. He indicated, according to Al Ray […]

11 Sep
8:43

Settlers Attack Children’s School near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers attacked, on Monday, the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according to Hassan Breijiyeh, from the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem. He said Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

11 Sep
12:48

Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, identified as ’Akef […]

11 Sep
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Abduct A Patient, in The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in their lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and abducted a patient at Beit Hanoun (Erez) border terminal. The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence in southern Gaza, fired […]

11 Sep
2:24

Win Over Bhutan: Palestine Leads Asian Cup Competition

The Palestinian national football team beat Bhutan 2-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier to head the four-country group that also includes Oman and the Maldives. The Asian Cup final will take place in the UAE in January of 2019. The win raised Palestine’s FIFA ranking to 93, having been ranked […]

11 Sep
2:19

Hebron Commercial Center Raided by Israeli Forces

September 11, 2017 2:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

09/10/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team On Friday, 8th of September, large amounts  of Israeli soldiers went into the H1 area of occupied Hebron, supposedly under full Palestinian control. The army  used teargas and stun grenades  at one of the main junctions in downtown Hebron, effecting the accessibility […]

11 Sep
2:13

Soldiers Teargas Students in Abu Dis

Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning, and fired tear gas at university students and young schoolchildren at al-Quds University. Hani Halabiya, a spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees in the town, told Ma’an News Agency that several […]

11 Sep
2:06

Yair Netanyahu Publishes anti-Semitic Cartoon on Social Media

September 11, 2017 2:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yair Netanyahu, who is reportedly behind much of his father’s social media stunts, recently published a cartoon portraying George Soros as the All-Powerful Jew who controls the world, according to 972mag. The cartoon shows Manny Naftali, the former superintendent of the Prime Minister’s Residence, who is at the forefront of […]

11 Sep
1:58

Moshe Ya’alon: Dawabsha Murders on Our Hands

Israeli former Chief of Israeli occupation forces, Moshe Ya’alon, called out the Israeli government and bore it the responsibility over the arson attack and subsequent murder of the Dawabsha family, near Douma town in the West Bank. Ya’alon said, in a statement to Israeli  radio, that Dawabsha family’s death was […]

11 Sep
1:49

Palestinians Rebuild Demolished School East of Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in the Palestinian Authority, in cooperation with activists and parents restored the construction of the Jeb Al-Theeb School east of Bethlehem, which was demolished by the Israeli occupation on the 23rd of last month. Minister Walid Assaf said, according to the PNN, that the […]

Issa Amro (image from Twitter)
11 Sep
1:06

Palestinian Authority Releases Human Rights Activist Issa Amro on Bail

Amidst a flurry of controversy following the arrest of Issa Amro for ‘causing strife’ with a Facebook post, the Palestinian Authority agreed Sunday to release the Hebron-based activist on bail. Amro is the head of the organization Youth Against Settlements, which has organized many protests against Israeli settlement expansion and […]

10 Sep
5:01

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

September 10, 2017 5:01 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several homes in the West Bank governorates of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and abducted four Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians in various parts of the city. They have been identified as Ahmad Abu Thiab, Nasrallah Abu Thiab […]

10 Sep
12:01

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron

September 10, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and several nearby towns, broke into and searched many homes and abducted one Palestinian. Media sources in Hebron said many soldiers invaded Beit Kahel town, west of the city, before breaking into and violently searching many homes, and abducted […]

10 Sep
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate Vehicles Near Tubas

September 10, 2017 11:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, at least three privately-owned Palestinian vehicles in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, southeast of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers were heavily deployed in the area, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and confiscated at least three vehicles. Aref Daraghma, […]

10 Sep
10:37

Palestinians raise money to send to Houston Hurricane Relief

After a Category 4 Hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, devastated the city of Houston with severe flooding, people around the world have offered support. And Palestinians are no exception. On September 2nd, a Palestinian non-profit coalition based in Ramallah launched a campaign to raise aid money for the people of Houston, and […]

10 Sep
9:10

Israeli Soldiers Surround A School That Was Previously Demolished In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian school in Job ath-Theeb village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied, to prepare for demolishing it, after it was reconstructed when the army demolished it on August 23rd. Hasan Brejiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

10 Sep
7:46

Woman Injured After Israeli Colonists Assaulted Hurled Stones At Her Home In Hebron

An Palestinian woman was injured, on Saturday evening, after a number of extremist Israeli colonists hurled stones at her as she was sitting on her balcony, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Medical sources said the woman, Hala Abu Rajab, 55, suffered […]

09 Sep
10:44

Jerusalem: Palestinians Protest Sale of Greek Orthodox Property

Members of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine protesting in Jerusalem against sale of church property. (WAFA photo/Afif Amireh)   Hundreds of Palestinian Christians and Muslims demonstrated Saturday, at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, against a sale of church property by the Greek Orthodox patriarch, according to WAFA correspondence. The […]

09 Sep
10:24

Gaza Poverty Rate Reaches 80%

Chairman of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza said, on Friday, that poverty rate among Palestinians in the territory has reached 80 per cent. “This has had disastrous effects on all aspects of life,” explained Jamal Al-Khodari in a press statement. “Moreover, at a time of unprecedented crises, […]

09 Sep
1:28

Israel Transfers Corpses Of Two Slain Palestinians Back To Their Families

The Israeli military transferred, Friday, the corpses of two Palestinians, who were shot dead by army fire last month, in Tulkarem and Bethlehem, back to their families. On Friday evening, the soldiers transferred the corpse of Qoteiba Zahran, 17, to the Palestinian side at military roadblock #104, west of Tulkarem […]

09 Sep
12:53

Four Abducted as Israelis Join Protest against Eviction of Palestinian Family

According to Israeli media, over 200 Israelis marched from central Jerusalem to the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Friday, to protest the eviction of a Palestinian family from their homes. The demonstrators marched on West Jerusalem’s thoroughfare until they crossed over into the Palestinian neighborhood, where they were met by dozens of […]

09 Sep
12:19

PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Issa Amro, PSS Continues to Arrest Human Rights Activist ‘Amr for Demanding Application of Rule of Law

The Palestinian Authority (PA) Continues to arrest ‘Issa Isma’il ‘Amro (39), Coordinator of Youth against Settlements in Hebron, on grounds of expressing his opinion on Facebook.  On Wednesday, 06 September 2017, the Public Prosecution accused him of inciting racial feuds according to Article (150) of the 1960 Penal Code. According […]

09 Sep
12:00

Palestinian Shot in Chest with Rubber Bullet during Weekly Kafr Qaddum Protest

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet on Friday after suppressing a weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator for the village’s popular resistance, Murad Shteiwi, said that a Palestinian “youth” was struck in the chest […]

08 Sep
11:47

Settlers Destroy Olive Trees in Nablus District

Israeli settlers, Friday, chopped down dozens of olive trees belonging to the Palestinian village of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus city, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said a number of Israeli settlers from the nearby Rachalim settlement overnight chopped down a […]

08 Sep
11:42

Hamas Declares Interest in Long-term Cease-fire Deal

Less than a week after senior Hama official Hassan Yousef’s release from Israeli prison, where he had been held for 22 months, he has expressed Hamas’ new interest in engaging in a long-term cease-fire. “Hamas is prepared to make a long-term cease-fire with the Israeli occupation, in return for it […]

08 Sep
2:06

Army Abducts A Father And His Son in Hebron, Two Children In Jerusalem, And A Man Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Friday, a Palestinian father and his son, in Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, in addition to abducting two children in Jerusalem, and one man near Jenin. The army also summoned three Palestinians from Bethlehem for interrogation. Several army […]

07 Sep
10:08

Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)

TRNN’s Shir Hever says the eviction of a family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah is part of a larger Israeli strategy to displace Palestinians, but it could inadvertently set a precedent for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The […]

07 Sep
9:51

Imprisoned Women and Girls: Updates from Israeli Prisons

September 7, 2017 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

As administrative detainee Ihsan Dababseh was once against ordered imprisoned without charge or trial – one of five Palestinian women held under administrative detention orders – the youngest Palestinian female prisoner was denied access to family visits. The parents of Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, from al-Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, were turned back by Israeli […]

07 Sep
9:35

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

07 Sep
9:20

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

07 Sep
9:07

PA Releases Radio Journalist Qawasmeh, Holds Amro

Palestinian security forces released the director of Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station, Ayman Qawasmeh, on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA), and continued to hold prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who declared a hunger strike on Tuesday, in detention for cricizing the […]

07 Sep
8:46

Palestinian Teen Reports Assault by West Bank Settlers

Even though Osama Jamil Daghlas is only 16 years old, this did not prevent a group of 20 grown Israeli settlers from attempting to lynch him. According to the boy, he survived only because the settlers thought that he was dead and left him alone. Speaking about his nightmarish ordeal […]

07 Sep
8:35

Israeli Security Services Warn of Hostilities Igniting Again

Israeli security services warned that there is a great opportunity to ignite the security situation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, once again, during the current month. According to Al Ray, Haaretz newspaper quoted the security services as saying that September seems to be the most sensitive month for […]

07 Sep
8:28

176 New Settlement Units to be Built in the Heart of East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Planning and Building committee is to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 176 settlement units in the Jabal Al-Mukaber area, East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. There are talks about expanding Neveh Zion Settlement outpost, which was established six years ago, in the middle of the area’s Palestinian […]