Category Archives: Topics

30 Mar
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Injure 50 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, Palestinian protesters marking the 41st anniversary of Palestinian Lands Day, shot at least fifty with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Madama village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent has confirmed […]

30 Mar
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Tubas office of the PPS, in the northeastern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

30 Mar
11:29

Israeli Soldiers Invade Abu Dis, Abduct A Child In Shu’fat, In Jerusalem

March 30, 2017 11:29 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, clashed with many local youngsters, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. The soldiers also abducted a child from his home in Shu’fat refugee camp, The invasion into Abu Dis wasn’t the first […]

30 Mar
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian woman in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army claimed she “carried scissors” and attempted to attack the soldiers. Palestinian medical sources said the woman, identified as Seham Rateb Nimir, 49, from Shu’fat refugee camp, north of […]

30 Mar
9:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Jenin

March 30, 2017 9:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and clashed with local youths, causing many to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and confiscated three computers from the home of a blind former political prisoner in Ya’bad nearby town. […]

30 Mar
9:05

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, In Tubas

March 30, 2017 9:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Tubas city and the al-Far’a refugee camp, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, shot and injured one Palestinian, and abducted two others. The Tubas office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Tubas, and […]

30 Mar
8:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

March 30, 2017 8:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the towns of Beit Ummar and Bani Neim, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers surrounded Beit Ummar and Bani Neim towns, north and east of Hebron, before storming and violently searching homes, and […]

30 Mar
8:18

ICHR Demands Hamas To Void Decision Restricting Freedom Of Movement

The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) issued a statement voicing serious concerns regarding a decision made by the Ministry of Interior and National Security, run by the Hamas movement in Gaza, placing strict conditions that severely limit the freedom of movement of Palestinians wishing to travel through Beit Hanoun […]

29 Mar
10:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children From Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted three Palestinian children from their homes. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated several young men, while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted three children. […]

29 Mar
9:57

Army Abducts One Palestinian, Injures Several Others, In Jenin

March 29, 2017 9:57 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and nearby towns, broke into and searched many homes, and abducted one Palestinian. The soldiers also injured several Palestinians, and caused damage to cars and homes, in Jaba’ town, south of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin […]

29 Mar
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, two Palestinian homes in Jabal al-Mokabber village, in the southern part of occupied Jerusalem, after violently forcing the families out. The two homes are owned by Islam and Imam al-‘Abbassi in the Sal’a neighborhood in Jabal al-Mokabber; the army said the buildings were constructed […]

29 Mar
3:58

Palestinian Student Kifah Quzmar Launches Hunger Strike Under Interrogation

March 29, 2017 3:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian university student Kifah Quzmar, in his final year studying business administration at Bir Zeit University, launched a hunger strike on Sunday, 26 March in Ashkelon prison, where he is held shackled and remains under interrogation after 22 days of imprisonment. Quzmar, a popular, well-known student, was seized by Israeli […]

29 Mar
3:49

West Bank: Bethlehem-area Residents Prevent Seizure of their Lands as Demolitions Continue in Jordan Valley

Residents of the Bethlehem-area village of Walaja, on Tuesday, confronted Israelis who came to their land and marked it in preparation to take it over, according to Hasan Breijieh, an activist with the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem. Breijieh told WAFA correspondence that staff from an Israeli company known as Yoel, […]

29 Mar
3:34

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis Oppose Ending of Occupation

A new poll was released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday, revealing that the majority of Israelis oppose any Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, while 79 percent of Israelis believe its important to maintain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli control, in contradiction to longstanding international […]

29 Mar
3:25

UK Medical Team Carries Out Special Training in Gaza

A British surgical team has launched a medical training program for Palestinian doctors working in the hospitals of the Gaza Strip. The team, from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (RCSEd), arrived in Gaza on Friday to implement the training at Al-Shifa Hospital, the main and largest hospital in […]

29 Mar
3:03

Settlers Vandalize Spanish Consulate in Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, sprayed racist slogans on the walls of the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem, according to local sources in the city. Sources said, according to the PNN, that the ultra-orthodox Jewish “Pay the Price” groups have vandalized the walls of the consulate, which is located in […]

29 Mar
2:57

Netanyahu Gives Official “Green Light” for Ministers, MKs to Storm Al- Aqsa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided, on Monday evening, to reconsider the policy of banning Knesset members from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, based on developments in the security situation, after the coming month of Ramadan.   Israeli channel 2 reported that Netanyahu was under pressure from the right, and intends to […]

29 Mar
2:33

VIDEO: Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel

After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a ‘delegitimization’ campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein. TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: […]

28 Mar
11:31

Israeli Army Abducts 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, twenty-four Palestinians, including children and a young woman, during invasions and violent searches of homes in Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus, Tubas and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians, […]

28 Mar
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers In Khan Younis And Rafah

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, opened fire, on Tuesday mornings, at farmers in their own lands, east of Khan Younis, and Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The soldiers fired many live rounds at the farmers, while […]

28 Mar
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron and Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including two children, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and two young men in Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

28 Mar
9:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Guards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Just one day after the Israeli army abducted four civilian guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, the soldiers and police abducted, earlier Tuesday, six more guards, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in the city. The soldiers abducted Khalil Tarhouni, Mohannad Edrees, Samer al-Qabbani, […]

28 Mar
8:11

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinian homes, without a prior warning, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without construction permits. Several Israeli police and military vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the town, before the soldiers demolished a home, belonging to Ahmad Abu […]

28 Mar
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sa’ir, Near Hebron

March 28, 2017 2:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs during clashes with local youths. Media sources in Hebron said an army truck apparently entered Sa’ir by accident, […]

27 Mar
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including a journalist and one woman, during invasions of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The Bethlehem office of the PPS stated that the soldiers […]

27 Mar
9:08

Army Abducts Two Guards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem, One Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Monday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two local guards after they prevented the soldiers from confiscating some of its ancient stones to send them to an Israeli archeologist. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian, near Jenin, in the […]

27 Mar
8:29

Soldiers Invade Home Of Palestinian Artist, Confiscate His Caricatures

Many Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Kafr Ni’ma, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before breaking into and searching the home of a Palestinian artist, and confiscated his Caricatures. The artist, Osama Nazzal, said the soldiers surrounded his family’s home, approximately at […]

27 Mar
7:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Bethlehem

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have invaded, and ransacked homes, in the district, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted five, including two children. It stated that several army vehicles invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four Palestinians, including two […]

27 Mar
6:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including a recently-released political prisoner, in the occupied West Bank, during violent searches of homes, and confiscated thousands of dollars. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

26 Mar
11:24

Whose “Ethnic Cleansing?”: Israel’s Appropriation of the Palestinian Narrative

by Dina Matar, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently claimed, in a video posted on his Facebook page, that the Palestinian demand to dismantle illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) constitutes an act of “ethnic cleansing” against Israeli Jewish settlers.  The term, […]

26 Mar
11:00

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Harass and Assault West Bank Palestinian Girls

Israeli forces were recently caught harassing and assaulting Palestinian girls as they were watching clashes between children and Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a video, last week, showing the Israeli occupation soldiers also trying to kidnap one of the Palestinian girls. B’Tselem said, […]

26 Mar
10:33

Activists Demonstrate against AIPAC Conference in West Bank and US

The National Campaign to Lift the Closure of Hebron organized a protest in the southern occupied West Bank city, on Sunday, to denounce the policies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as the lobby held its annual policy conference in the United States. Protesters held Palestinian flags and […]

26 Mar
10:07

Palestinian Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike April 17

Palestinian Legislative Council MP and member of Fateh’s Central Committee, detainee Marwan al-Barghouti, has announced the intention of fellow Palestinian detainees and Fateh captives, held in Israeli jails, to start a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, April 17. In a statement published on Saturday, Barghouti said that the hunger strike […]

26 Mar
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, a Palestinian man from Taffouh village, west of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and confiscated a small surveillance drone. Army opens fire on farmers, fishermen, in Gaza. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the home of Rif’at Sarhan at-Tarda, violently searched […]

26 Mar
8:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Young Palestinian men In Bethlehem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the villages of Husan, west of Bethlehem, and al-Jalama, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted six young men. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ma’moun Za’oul, 21, Mohammad Mo’men Za’oul, 20, and […]

26 Mar
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Install Surveillance Cameras In West Bank Villages

Israeli soldiers and military engineers installed, Saturday, several surveillance cameras in, and near, villages in the occupied West Bank, in order, according to a military statement, to use them in uncovering and attempting to prevent Palestinian attacks against the soldiers and settlers. The soldiers installed several cameras on a main […]

25 Mar
7:26

Medical Discovery in Ramallah: Artificially Born Sons Do Not Automatically Inherit Father’s Infertility

Palestinian doctors say they have discovered that sons born artificially do not necessarily inherit the infertility problem of their biological father. According to Salem Abu Khaizaran, head of Razan Center for IVF and Infertility at the Consultancy Hospital in Ramallah, artificially born sons are able to marry and give birth […]

25 Mar
7:04

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Forces in Beit Ummar

A number of Palestinians were injured on Saturday, during clashes which broke out with Israeli occupation forces in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told WAFA that soldiers raided and ransacked a house and a […]

25 Mar
6:57

Permit for Annual March of Return Rejected by Israeli Police

Israeli police have refused to grant a permit for the annual March of Return, this year, organized by Palestinians to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” alongside Israeli Independence Day, Israeli media has reported. According to Haaretz, Israeli police claimed that the event was refused due to inability to provide police […]

25 Mar
6:43

UN Special Coordinator: All Israeli Settlement Activities Are Illegal

On Saturday, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, expressed that the United Nations’ view on Israeli settlements activities is that they are, in fact, illegal and the growing number of settlements is concerning. During a briefing, Mladenov said, according to the PNN, that the continued breach […]

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

25 Mar
7:47

Israeli Soldiers Injure Twelve Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, twelve Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters, marching against the new Israeli decision build a settlement on Palestinian lands, east of Ramallah, in the occupied […]

25 Mar
5:43

Bil’in Weekly Protest Denounces Death Of Teen Killed By Israeli Soldiers

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted Friday the weekly nonviolent procession in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and condemning the death of a Palestinian teen, who was killed by the Israeli army near […]

25 Mar
5:08

Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and fired many gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing at least ten protesters to suffer the effects if teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the […]

25 Mar
1:44

Empire Files Rewind: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

First published on November 6, 2015. A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to the killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israeli-Palestine […]

25 Mar
12:52

Hamas Commander Assassinated in Gaza

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Friday evening, a commander of al-Qassam Brigades and ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Mazen al-Fuqaha. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman, Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. An inquiry has been opened into the incident, he said. A statement by the […]

25 Mar
12:24

Gaza Fishermen Reported Injured Following Israeli Detention

Two fishermen who were detained by Israeli forces, on Thursday, were reported injured on Friday, and were subsequently being treated in Israeli hospitals. Zakariya Bakir, the head of the fishermen committee, said that the detained fishermen, identified as Rajab Abu Mayala and Khader al-Saadi, were injured during their detentions, one […]

25 Mar
12:14

In Suspected Preparation for Strike on Gaza, Israel to Hold Largest Aerial Drills Ever

Likely preparing for another deadly offensive on Gaza, the Israeli air force is preparing for the largest ever and most complex military drills ever held, later this year. According to Israeli public radio, about 100 fighters, other aircraft and a few hundred soldiers and pilots, along with logistical support forces […]

24 Mar
11:56

Palestinians Shot with Live Ammunition During Demonstration near Al-Mughayyir (VIDEO)

03/24/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team On 24th March 2017 the popular resistance in Al-Mughayyir, north-east of Ramallah, held a demonstration against a new illegal outpost which was established approximately 10 days ago by Israeli settlers who set up caravans on Palestinian land. Basic buildings and infrastructure have […]

24 Mar
11:44

UNHRC Adopts Four Anti-occupation Resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted, during its 34th session held on Friday in Geneva, four pro-Palestinian and anti-occupation resolutions. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the four adopted resolutions are entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, […]

24 Mar
10:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and invaded homes in Azzoun nearby town. The soldiers also invaded Jenin, and installed many roadblocks in the district. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society […]

24 Mar
2:41

Army Kills One Teen, Injures Three Others, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teen, 17 years of age, and seriously wounded three others, after opening fire at their car near the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Palestinian medical sources in Ramallah said the slain teen, Mohammad Mahmoud Hattab, 17, his […]

23 Mar
8:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in […]

23 Mar
7:41

Delivery of Carbon Dioxide for Gaza Hospitals Banned by Israeli Government

Israeli authorities have prevented the delivery of carbon dioxide to the Palestinian hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. According to a statement by the Ministry, the stock of carbon dioxide needed for refrigerators, ventilators and many other medical equipment is soon to run out. “This will […]

23 Mar
7:33

Islamic Bank Signs $40m Agreement with UNRWA for Gaza Homes

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in its capacity as Coordinator for the Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has reportedly re-programmed and signed a $40 million agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for reconstruction […]

23 Mar
7:28

BNC Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS

On March 21st, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, announced that his ministry seeks to create a new database of Israeli citizens who support the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to secure Palestinian human rights. In response, Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), […]

23 Mar
7:18

Trump Envoy Asks Israel to Halt Construction Outside Settlement Blocs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East reportedly asked, during last week’s meeting, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction in Jerusalem and outside the large settlement blocs. According to Al Ray, Netanyahu expressed reservations at an official freeze. Channel 2 News reported, on Wednesday, that […]

23 Mar
12:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 17 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated machines from a blacksmith’s workshop near Hebron. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Qalqilia district, in the […]

23 Mar
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Qalqilia, Two In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, seven Palestinians in Qalqilia district, in the northern part of the West Bank, and two in Hebron, in southern West Bank. The Qalqilia office of the PPS said the soldiers conducted violent searches of many homes in […]

23 Mar
9:05

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum, Confiscates Contents Of Two Print Shops In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, many homes in Kufur Qaddoum town, in Qalqilia district, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians. The army also invaded two print shop in nearby Tulkarem district, and confiscated their equipment and contents. The Qalqilia office of […]

23 Mar
8:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Wad Ma’ali area, in the center of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted two young men. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers the invaded several homes before, and conducted violent searches, […]

23 Mar
8:01

Several Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Nonviolent Protest

Several Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest, demanding Israel to return the bodies of four slain Palestinians. The procession, organized by several factions and various institutions in Bethlehem, started at the northern […]

23 Mar
7:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator, Confiscate His Car, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian legislator after stopping his car at ‘Arraba town junction, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated his car. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted legislator Ibrahim Dahbour, while he was returning […]

22 Mar
6:54

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

22 Mar
2:10

Two Detainees Holding Hunger Strikes Protesting Administrative Detention

March 22, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that two detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes they started last month. The PPS said that detainee Rafat Hussein Shallash, 34, from Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part […]

22 Mar
1:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Wednesday, sixteen Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank, and one from a village near Nazareth. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded homes in Betunia town, near Ramallah, and abducted two children, identified as Wafa Hasan Marshoud, 11, and his […]

22 Mar
10:36

Israeli Soldiers Fill Palestinian Home With Concrete

Israeli soldiers invaded the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood, in the southeast part of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, and completely encased the home of a Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli forces earlier this year. A large military force surrounded and invaded the neighborhood, and, according to eyewitnesses, the troops brought with […]

22 Mar
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Tubas And Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Tubas and Hebron, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a car. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Bethlehem, and […]

22 Mar
9:16

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands in Southern Gaza

March 22, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Several Israeli army vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them, while war jets hovered over various areas on the besieged coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said at least six military vehicles, […]

22 Mar
7:55

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Child, Injures Two Others, In Gaza

March 22, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several artillery shells, and live rounds,  into an area, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian child, and wounding two others. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the slain teen […]

21 Mar
9:51

Ex-Mossad Chief: Occupation Is Israel’s Only Existential Threat

Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel. Pardo stated, according to Haaretz: “Israel has one existential threat. It is a ticking time bomb. We chose to stick our head in the sand, […]

21 Mar
9:00

Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

21 Mar
8:45

Gaza Hospitals Facing Dire Electricity Crisis

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a state of emergency, late Sunday, as main health facilities in Gaza are about to halt critical medical services. Director General of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry, Ashraf abu-Mahady, called for an urgent meeting with Energy Authority and the Gaza power plant […]

21 Mar
8:28

Israeli Forces Raid Hebron District, Search Charity Committee, Lawyer’s Office and Botique

Israeli occupation forces, on Tuesday, raided the Zakat and Charity Committee of Yatta, a lawyer’s office, and a traditional shop to the south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local official. Head of Yatta Zakat Committee, ‘Eid Bhais, told WAFA that a number of Israeli […]

21 Mar
8:22

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

21 Mar
8:08

2 Barns Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, demolished two barns belonging to Palestinians in the village of Jabal al-Mukaber, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed Shukirat neighborhood and demolished two […]

21 Mar
7:59

United States, Israel Attempting to Persuade Countries into Opposing UNHRC Resolutions

Israel and the United States are cooperating to persuade as many Western countries as possible to oppose or to, at least, abstain from voting on five pro-Palestinian resolutions scheduled for a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, Haaretz reported on Monday, citing a Foreign Ministry official. […]

21 Mar
11:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli Soldiers abducted, on Tuesday morning, three young Palestinian men, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, during military invasions, and violent searches, targeting several areas in the district. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Hasan Abu […]

Hilwe Abu Ras, lit be Israeli colonial settler's car
21 Mar
10:59

Israeli Colonizer Rams Elderly Palestinian Woman with His Car near Nablus

On Monday evening, an Israeli driver hit and severely injured an elderly Palestinian woman in Sawiya village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. The victim was identified as Hilwe Abu Ras, 70, who was walking along the side of the road when she was hi. […]

21 Mar
9:46

Including A Teenage Boy And His Mother, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron

March 21, 2017 9:46 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Tuesday, Yatta, Doura and ath-Thaheriyya towns, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched many homes and abducted four Palestinians, including a teenage boy and his mother, and a legislator. The soldiers also confiscated a bulldozer and a truck. The soldiers invaded Yatta town, south […]

21 Mar
3:03

Navy Attacks Fishermen Off Gaza Coast

Israeli occupation naval boats resumed, on Monday, persistent gunfire attacks on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the unilaterally imposed six-nautical-mile fishing zone offshore Gaza, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that the navy opened machine gunfire on fishermen’s boats while they were sailing offshore Gaza City, inflicting financial damages to some […]

21 Mar
2:52

Balata Refugee Camp, A Palestinian Ghetto

A mother carrying an infant walks with her son through a narrow alley in Balata refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) Gun violence between armed camp residents, during the day, and raids by both Palestinian and Israeli forces, at night, have become […]

21 Mar
2:45

Security Personnel Killed During Clashes at Balata Refugee Camp

A member of the National Security Forces personnel was shot dead and another injured, during clashes with outlaws in Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, said security sources. Adnan Damiri, official spokesperson for the Palestinian security forces, told WAFA that, as security forces surrounded one of the […]

21 Mar
2:32

2 More Palestinians Prosecuted over Facebook Posts

March 21, 2017 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Amid a fierce Israeli crackdown on Palestinian freedom of expression, occupation authorities have prosecuted two Palestinians over Facebook posts, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli authorities issued a list of charges, including “Facebook incitement” against Palestinian journalist Mohamed Batroukh, from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Wadi al-Hilweh Information Centre, […]

21 Mar
2:25

Medical Neglect in Nafha Prison

March 21, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has warned of the deteriorating medical conditions of two Palestinian detainees who have been held in Israel’s Nafha prison since 2004, in a statement issued Monday, following PPS lawyer’s visit to the prison. Shadi al-Hawi was detained in 2004 while attempting to leave the besieged Gaza […]

20 Mar
8:02

Life Under Siege: A Child’s Wartime Memories

On Wednesday, 21 August 2014, the Reify family was targeted in their agricultural land located in El-Daraj neighborhood, a densely-populated area of Gaza city. The incident happened on the forty fifth day of the war when many members of the family were together in their land, playing, planting and eating, […]

20 Mar
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least Thirteen Palestinians, including a young female student, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including the young student, […]

20 Mar
9:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five Palestinians, including siblings and a young female student, from several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also abducted a Palestinian from Nablus, after stopping him near Jerusalem. Several army vehicles invaded and searched homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

20 Mar
8:43

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinian men, from their homes, in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, and summoned for interrogation two Palestinians from Hebron, and one from Bethlehem. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several Israeli army vehicles invaded Tulkarem refugee […]

20 Mar
7:55

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years […]

20 Mar
7:19

Israeli Settlers Continue to Violate Palestinian Rights under State Protection

Around 131 of extremist Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Magharba gate. The settlers were escorted, as usual, by special police forces to protect them. Local sources said, according to Al Ray, that 44 Israeli settlers, 70 Jewish students and 16 members of Israeli intelligence […]

20 Mar
5:47

International Conference on Palestinian Children and Israeli Detention Policies: Report

“Stop the war on our children’s minds.” The conference took place in the Grand Park Hotel on the 15th and 16th of March.  For two days, Palestinian and international speakers made an assessment of the problem and ex-detainee children told their story. The goal was to join forces in formulating […]

20 Mar
3:34

PCHR: “In Serious Precedent Portending Militarization of Gaza Strip: Military Court in Gaza Issues 2 Death Sentences on Drug Charges in Gaza”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: On Sunday, 19 March 2017, in a serious precedent, the Military Court in Gaza issued two death sentences against two persons convicted of drug possession; one of whom is military and the other is civilian. There is no legal text upholding the application of […]

19 Mar
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes after violently searching them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded many homes, in different parts of […]

19 Mar
5:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Teen In Hebron

March 19, 2017 5:39 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night, a Palestinian teenage boy in Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the abducted teen has been identified as Ma’moun Hussein Natsha, 18, and that he was […]

19 Mar
4:40

Ashrawi on UN Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced, in a statement released Saturday, the decision by the United Nations to remove the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) report from its website, which concluded that “Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime […]

19 Mar
4:32

Gaza Suffering Annual Fresh Water Deficit

The Palestinian Water Authority has warned of the dangerous situation regarding fresh water in the Gaza Strip, due to increasing salinity and decline of aquifer levels. In a press conference, the head of the water authority in Gaza, Yasser Al-Shanti, stressed, according to Days of Palestine, that the annual fresh […]

19 Mar
4:18

The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace. The landmark report’s endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting to criminalize and suppress international support for Palestinian rights. Published […]

19 Mar
3:39

Palestine Says Popular Struggle Is the Path to Liberation

As support for the two-state solution declines, Palestinians in occupied territory identify popular resistance as the antidote to Israeli occupation and settlement expansion. A study published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), on Tuesday, provides clues as to the current overriding hopes and fears of Palestinians […]

19 Mar
3:33

Palestinian Resistance Attacks Israeli Military Post

Friday night, fighters who are reportedly part of a Palestinian resistance group, fired at an Israeli military post west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The gunmen were travelling in a vehicle and, at approximately 2:00 AM, they opened fire at a watchtower of the Salem military base. Immediately […]