Category Archives: Topics

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

21 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Children’s Book Stirring Cries of Anti-Semitism

A children’s book titled “P is for Palestine” is infuriating some New York Jewish mothers — who claimed that it is nothing but anti-Semitic propaganda disguised as a kids’ alphabet book. Of the mothers’ comments on the book: “Omg. Crazy. I’m livid at this,’’ one woman wrote on Facebook. “I […]

21 Nov
7:36

The Colour-coded Israeli ID System for Palestinians

by Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Israel expanded its control and occupation over four territories in the aftermath of the Six Day War, it devised a system of population control that remains in place five decades later. After the 1967 war, the Israeli military declared the occupied territories to be […]

21 Nov
7:28

Save the Children: Rights of Children being ‘Eroded’ from the oPt

On the anniversary of Universal Children’s Day, international NGO Save the Children released a statement highlighting ongoing the rights violations of Palestinian children in the occupied territory, by Israel. Jennifer Moorehead, the country director of Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) called for greater protection of schools […]

21 Nov
7:10

Israeli Soldiers Ransack Ramallah Jewelry Store, Steal Merchandise

Israeli forces raided central Ramallah on Monday, before dawn,  and broke into homes and shops, including a jewelry store from which the soldiers stole gold merchandise, according to Palestinian security sources and shop owners. They said a large force raided Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority and […]

21 Nov
6:41

Israeli Minster Confirms Secret Contacts with Saudi Arabia

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz: Middle East Monitor   Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed that the country maintains secret contacts within Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim and Arab countries, especially those with shared concerns from Iran. Steinitz, a member of Netanyahu’s security cabinet, did not characterize the contacts […]

20 Nov
3:31

Soldiers Take Measurements Of Six Residential Buildings In Kafr ‘Aqab To Carry Out Demolition Orders

On Monday, dozens of Israeli soldiers, and border Police officers, in addition to engineers of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Kafr ‘Aqab neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of six residential buildings in preparation for demolishing them. Ayman Romiyya, one of the residents of the neighborhood, said […]

20 Nov
3:04

Family Of Youngest Detainee Appeals For His Release

The family of Waleed Riyad ad-Daly, 14, held by Israel in Ofer prison, voiced an appeal to various human rights and legal groups, calling for the release of their detained child, who was also injured in his arm when the soldiers abducted him along with two other children, in late […]

20 Nov
11:25

Army Abducts Five Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Jerusalem

November 20, 2017 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five Palestinians, including three children, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted two children, identified as Nader Mazen Moheisin and Zaki Sultan Obeid. The soldiers also abducted a child […]

20 Nov
10:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked their homes, in addition to breaking into a jewelry store, causing serious damage, and illegally confiscating its belongings. Several army jeeps invaded the center of Ramallah city, […]

20 Nov
5:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

November 20, 2017 5:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men from Ya’bad town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the eastern entrance of the town, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

20 Nov
1:08

Omar Barghouti on BDS: How Effective Is It?

The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional,” says Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who co-founded the BDS movement. TRNN video and transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries […]

20 Nov
12:16

Community Efforts to Develop Tourism in Palestine (VIDEO)

Masar Ibrahim al Khalil has organized, for a group of journalists (Palestinians and internationals working in Palestine), in the presence of Ms. Rula Maayah, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a hiking trip within the Thruhike, aiming at promoting Palestinian tourism, especially hiking. The hike went through the Bedouin communities […]

19 Nov
3:31

In Light of Forced Displacement Policy in Area “C”, Israeli Forces Issue military Orders to Evacuate Pope Mountain Bedouin Community, East of Occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area. At the time PCHR emphasizes the legal status of East Jerusalem as […]

19 Nov
11:47

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 14 Palestinian Children This Year”

Marking the World Children’s Day (November 20th) the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed 14 Palestinian children since the beginning of this year, while 300 children are still imprisoned by Israel. It said that, according to statements and official data by the Palestinian […]

19 Nov
11:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, eight young Palestinian men in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah and Tulkarem. Media sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the city, and abducted two […]

19 Nov
7:44

UPDATE: Closure of Washington PLO Office Offical says Erekat (Video)

Saeb Erekat , secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, said on Saturday that “the US State Department notified us with an official letter that they cannot certify the continuance opening of the PLO office in Washington D.C. due to the fact that we are pursuing and […]

19 Nov
6:59

UN Official Calls on Israel to Stop Destroying Palestinian Property, Respect International Law

A Senior UN official called, on Friday, for the Israeli occupation to stop destroying Palestinian property and respect international law. The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in […]

19 Nov
6:51

Rafah Crossing Opens under PA’s Control

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Saturday, for the first time under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which took control of the crossing on Wednesday, after 10 years of Hamas rule. Egypt decided to open the crossing for three days, starting Saturday, and for humanitarian […]

19 Nov
6:44

Dr. Ashrawi: US Disqualifying Itself as Regional Peace Broker

In response to media inquiries concerning the U.S. administration’s refusal to extend the waiver of statutory restrictions on the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, in Washington D.C., PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned such a move and said, according to the PNN: “Instead of […]

18 Nov
1:02

Palestinian Authority Accuses US Government of Blackmail for Trying to Shut Down Consulate

The U.S. State Department has refused to renew the memorandum issued every six months for the Palestinian Consular Mission in Washington DC, stating that if the Palestinian Authority takes Israel to the International Criminal Court or fails to engage in negotiations with the Israeli government, the Mission will remain closed. […]

18 Nov
10:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Halhoul

November 18, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian from his home in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the town, especially homes owned by members of Karja family, and abducted Mohammad Nadi ‘Aqel. […]

18 Nov
4:30

Army Isolates Halhoul, North Of Hebron

November 18, 2017 4:30 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli military completely surrounded and isolated, on Friday evening, the town of Halhoul, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as a collective punishment measure against the entire town, after a Palestinian boy attacked and mildly injured two colonist settlers, earlier in the day. The Palestinian has […]

18 Nov
4:07

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Qalqilia

November 18, 2017 4:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, two young men, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army invaded Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Media sources said the soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at many young […]

18 Nov
3:44

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus, Attack Villagers And Firefighters

November 18, 2017 3:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

A group of extremist Israeli colonists burnt, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burin village, southwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked many villagers and firefighters. The Israeli assailants came from Yitzhar illegal colony, and nearby outposts, built on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, and […]

17 Nov
11:35

Blumenthal: Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims

The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm “Black Cube” to spy on his accusers. Journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that’s no surprise given Israel’s role as a “leading expert on repression”. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared […]

17 Nov
11:19

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

17 Nov
10:48

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

Fishing boat - File photo - Quds News
17 Nov
10:38

Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked off Beit Lahia Coast

The Israeli navy opened fire  on Thursday, towards Palestinian fishermen’s boats off Beit Lahia coast, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local sources pointed out, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishing boats with heavy fire in order to prevent them from fishing, even within the allowed […]

17 Nov
10:28

Peaceful Weekly Protest Suppressed East of Qalqilia

Israeli forces, Friday, quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, according to a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, Murab Shtawi, said Israeli forces used force to suppress demonstrators, who also […]

17 Nov
10:22

US Approves Financial Siege on Hamas

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, yesterday, approved a law against the Hamas movement practicing what it called “terrorist activities,” and claimed that it used Gaza civilians as human shields. Members of the committee stressed that there must be a financial siege on Hamas, and […]

17 Nov
2:10

Israeli Soldiers Invade Many Villages Near Jenin, Abduct One Palestinian

November 17, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Friday, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, installed roadblocks and searched cars, and abducted a young man. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Jihad Faisal Bazzour, 28, from Burqa town, west of Jenin, after stopping him at Barta’a military […]

17 Nov
2:02

Israel To Displace Entire Palestinian Communities Near Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to displace and remove dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families living in their communities around occupied East Jerusalem, after deeming their dwellings as “illegal,” to replace them with colonists. His decision was made after meeting with representatives of the so-called “Jerusalem Belt Forum,” which […]

17 Nov
10:52

Israel Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 121st Time

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday, the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev desert, for the 121st time, rendering all families homeless, yet again. The village was demolished 121 times, while the latest demolition before this one was carried out on October 25. The village has been under constant invasions, […]

17 Nov
9:52

Two Israelis, One Palestinian, Injured Near Bethlehem

Israeli sources have reported, on Friday morning, that a Palestinian allegedly rammed and injured two Israeli settlers with his car, at Efrat Junction and Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and drove towards Israeli soldiers before they shot him, causing serious injuries. Update: The Palestinian […]

16 Nov
1:16

Israeli Courts Issue 24 Administrative Detention Orders

November 16, 2017 1:16 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli authorities have issued Administrative Detention orders against 24 Palestinian political prisoners, including one woman, since the beginning of this month, holding the detainees’ captive without charges or trial. The PPS stated that the female detainee, Bushra Tawil, from al-Biereh […]

16 Nov
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home, Hand Demolition Order Against Another, Near Ramallah

November 16, 2017 11:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Ni’lin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demolished one home, and handed a demolition order against another home. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers demolished the home of Mohammad Adel Awad, in the […]

16 Nov
10:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In Nablus And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the northern West Bank governorates of Nablus and Jenin, and invaded Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, also in northern West Bank. The Nablus office of the PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the Dahia […]

16 Nov
9:50

ISM Report: Settlers of Yitzhar Set Fire to Olive Fields and Attack Farmers the Next Day (VIDEO)

11/15/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team Israeli settlers of Yitzhar set fires in two places, in Palestinian olive fields around their illegal outposts, and attacked a group of farmers a day later, under the eyes of around 30 border police present at the site. ((Edited for the IMEMC […]

16 Nov
9:15

Jerusalem Municipality Demolishes Residential Structure in al-Eesawiyya

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, demolished a residential structure in the neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli construction permit, according to local WAFA sources. The municipality demolished a residential structure, made of metals, that was installed by Omar Dari, a […]

16 Nov
8:59

Palestinian Detainees to be Moved to Tents Due to Overcrowding

November 16, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities are preparing to move number of Palestinian detainees from prison cells to tents, Israeli media revealed, citing a bill proposed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan. Israeli TV Channel 7 said, according to Days of Palestine, that the proposal is one of the solutions […]

16 Nov
8:51

Iron Dome Employed in Gush Dan Settlement Bloc

Israeli forces  have  taken new security measures in preparation for any escalation in the situation with the Islamic Jihad movement. Israel is expecting that the group will avenge the bombing of a tunnel in Gaza, two weeks ago, in which 12 militants of Islamic Jihad and Hamas were killed, according […]

16 Nov
6:39

Israeli Soldiers Close Main Road Of Nabi Saleh Village, Abduct A Young Man Near Jenin

November 16, 2017 6:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday evening, the main road leading to Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, consequently blocking the road leading to many nearby communities. The soldiers also abducted a young Palestinian man, near Jenin. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded […]

Deir Nitham (image from POICA)
16 Nov
4:48

Israeli Forces Imprison Palestinian Village Behind Wall as Punitive Measure

Palestinians in the village of Deir Nitham, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, have been unable to leave their village since Monday, when Israeli forces closed the gate through the Wall that allowed villagers to access the rest of the world.   Now, the entire population of the village […]

15 Nov
11:19

Soldiers Invade Towns Near Jenin, Photograph Homes

November 15, 2017 11:19 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the towns of Fahma and ‘Ejja, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and photographed homes and streets. The soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the two towns, and photographed many homes and streets, before detaining a young man, identified […]

15 Nov
10:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 10:50 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many homes in the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, and abducted fourteen Palestinians, including children, after violently searching their homes, and took them to several detention and interrogation facilities. The soldiers interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cars, in their homes, […]

15 Nov
10:30

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 10:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction two-story building. Mohammad Abu Ryala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said that the family received an order to halt the construction of their property in order […]

15 Nov
9:47

Israeli Soldiers Detonate A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 9:47 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Beit Surik, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and detonated the family home of a Palestinian who was killed near Hadar Adar illegal Israeli colony, last September, after killing three Israeli security officers. Media sources in Jerusalem said the […]

15 Nov
8:52

Fourth Palestinian Detainee Joins Hunger Strike

Four Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Israeli prison. Salah al-Khawaja, 50, of the village of Nil’in, launched a hunger strike on Monday, 13 November after his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial, was renewed only one day before he was scheduled for release. Administrative detention orders, which last for […]

15 Nov
8:44

3,000 Gaza Merchants Banned from Travelling

About 3.000 merchants and businessmen from Gaza are still banned from travelling since Israeli occupation authorities suspended their travel permits. For two years, now, only 800 merchants are allowed to travel, the head of civil affairs department Saleh al-Zeq said. Al-Zeq stressed the importance of the efforts that the department […]

15 Nov
8:36

More Palestinian Land to be Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military authorities notified Palestinian farmers, on Tuesday, that they intend to expropriate plots of land near the village of Shofeh, to the southeast of Tulkarem. The farmers told WAFA that the Israeli military informed the Palestinian liaison office that, by doing so,  it intends to to open roads and […]

15 Nov
8:22

First-ever Bill on Palestinian Human Rights Introduced in US Congress

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2017—Members of Congress on Tuesday introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention. The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act requires the Secretary […]

15 Nov
8:18

Israel To Demolish An Entire Neighborhood In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 8:18 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Authorities, including the City Council of occupied Jerusalem, have decided to demolish an entire Palestinian neighborhood in Kafr ‘Aqab, northeast of Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The neighborhood is close to Qalandia terminal, and became isolated from the rest of occupied East Jerusalem […]

15 Nov
7:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

At least three D9 armored Israeli military bulldozers and three tanks invaded, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands near the border fence in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence. The invasion was also accompanied by army drones that hovered overhead, […]

15 Nov
7:20

Army Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

November 15, 2017 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and injured a young man with live fire. The soldiers invaded the town before stopping and searching a few Palestinians, and cars, leading to clashes with youngsters, who hurled stones at the military jeeps. […]

14 Nov
1:08

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Ala Mohammad Abu Shanab, 22, […]

14 Nov
10:10

Another Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Own Store To Avoid High Fees

November 14, 2017 10:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian man from Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, demolished his own store, on Monday evening, to avoid excessively high fines and fees by the City Council. The Palestinian, Amin Al-Abbassi, said he had to self-demolish his building, after the City […]

14 Nov
10:00

Israeli Forces Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the eastern part of the Khan Younis district, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire from inside the border fence. No injuries were reported. Israeli military incursions inside the besieged […]

14 Nov
9:53

Netanyahu is Redefining Ethnic Cleansing, Not Pursuing Genuine Peace

~Professor Kamel Hawwash, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and its supporters celebrated, […]

14 Nov
9:45

Adalah: Erdan’s Bill to Let Police Hold Bodies of Palestinians Violates International Law

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is proposing a new law that would allow Israeli police to hold bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel until families of the deceased agree to police-imposed restrictions on funeral arrangements. Erdan’s move comes in the wake of a precedent-setting ruling the Israeli Supreme Court made this […]

14 Nov
9:37

Bethlehem: 50 Dunams Seized for Settlement Expansion

The settlement brigade in West Bank recently confiscated 50 dunams of land in the Bethlehem area, for the expansion of the Ma’aleh Rehavam settlement outpost, to the south of the city, Haaretz Hebrew newspapers reported. The confiscation comes to expand the fields surrounding the output, while an Israeli security source […]

14 Nov
9:22

20 European Officials Denied Entry to Israel for Boycott Support

Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the 20-member delegation, which was set to arrive in Israel next week, was to include European parliament members and […]

14 Nov
3:35

Israeli Colonists Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus

A group of Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Monday evening, at many Palestinian cars, wounding two residents after smashing the front shields of their cars, near Nablus, in northern West Bank. The colonists attacked the Palestinian cars near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus. The attacks led to the injury […]

13 Nov
12:04

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem, One Near Jenin

November 13, 2017 12:04 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, and al-Walaja town, west of the city, in addition to another Palestinian from Arraba town, south west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the […]

13 Nov
11:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Hebron

November 13, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several areas in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched many homes and abducted nine Palestinians, including three children. The soldiers invaded many homes in Hebron city, and conducted violent searches, before abducting three children, identified as Samer Hassanein Nahnoush, […]

13 Nov
10:46

Mexico to Abstain from Voting for Palestine

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari Casso has contacted Israel’s ambassador to Mexico, Yoni Peled, and told him that Mexico has decided to change its voting strategy in all the upcoming voting procedures related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and will turn from voting in favor of Palestine to abstaining from doing […]

13 Nov
10:38

A Tale of Zero Cities

11/11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Last month in northern Palestine brought stories of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep look at […]

13 Nov
10:28

Jordan Valley: 300 Palestinians to be Evacuated for Settlement Expansion

Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to evacuate as many as 300 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

The Israeli Knesset is mobilizing to stop EU aid from reaching Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists,” Israel Hayom reported on Friday. According to the online newspaper, Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, is gathering support for the […]

13 Nov
10:10

Gabbay: No Settlement Will Be Evacuated

Israel will not evacuate any settlement in the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, under any peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the leader of Israeli Labor Party Avi Gabbay stated, on Sunday. Ma’ariv paper quoted Gabbay as saying that it is impossible to evacuate 100 thousand settlers under […]

12 Nov
12:22

Palestinian Demolishes His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines

November 12, 2017 12:22 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian man demolished, on Saturday evening, his own home in al-Bustan neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, to avoid more excessive fines and costs, after the City Council issued a demolition order targeting his property. The Palestinian, Abdul-Moghni Dweik, said the Jerusalem City […]

12 Nov
11:51

Army Invades Hebron, Nearby Towns, In Southern West Bank

November 12, 2017 11:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Sunday, several neighborhoods in Hebron city, and nearby towns, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and violently searched many homes. Media sources said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in Hebron city, briefly closed several roads, and harassed many Palestinians. They added […]

12 Nov
11:33

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Bethlehem

November 12, 2017 11:33 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fired several live rounds, gas bombs and concussion, causing many children to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, the head of Teqoua’ Local Council, said the soldiers harassed several children, […]

12 Nov
10:54

Including Five Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 12, 2017 10:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening and Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians from in occupied East Jerusalem, including five children, between the ages of 12 and 15, who were taken prisoner in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the Old City. Media sources said dozens of soldiers […]

12 Nov
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Towns Near Jenin And Summon Four Young Men For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, after the army invaded and searched many homes. The soldiers also invaded homes near Jenin, in northern West Bank, and summoned four Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded and […]

12 Nov
4:41

Report: Israeli Forced Displacement of Palestinians on Both Sides of the Green Line

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and partner organization CIDSE, an international family of Catholic social justice organizations based in Brussels, convened a meeting for 25 diplomats and representatives of international organizations in Jerusalem on 26 […]

12 Nov
4:30

Palestinian Organizer Hassan Karajah Released after 16 Months in Prison without Charge or Trial (VIDEO)

November 12, 2017 4:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Hassan Karajah, Palestinian youth activist and organizer, was released after nearly a year and half held without charge or trial under administrative detention late on Thursday night, 9 November. He was supposed to be released in the afternoon, but his release was delayed for hours; his family and friends waited […]

12 Nov
4:18

UK: PM Knew of Patel’s Secret Meeting but Told to Hide It

by Benjamin Jenkins, London Economic/Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) The Jewish Chronicle just revealed that “Number 10” WAS aware of British Minister of Development Priti Patel’s extra meeting with an Israeli minister […]

12 Nov
4:15

UK’s Minister of Development: An Agent of Israeli Interests? (VIDEO)

Priti Patel secretly visited Israel to court donors in exchange for promoting Israeli policies in the UK. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). 03/21/17 Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

12 Nov
3:59

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under […]

11 Nov
10:19

Video: Jerusalem in October 2017

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in 2009 and was named after the area where it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and settlement organizations in Silwan, in […]

11 Nov
9:59

Lord Mayor of Dublin Launches Life in Palestine 2018 Calendar (VIDEO)

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin MĂ­cheĂĄl Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al […]

11 Nov
8:27

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 civilians wounded, 67 abducted by Israeli forces this week

November 11, 2017 8:27 AM 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 02– 08 November 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip. […]

10 Nov
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. This week’s protest also commemorates the thirteenth anniversary of the death of late President Yasser Arafat. Abdullah Abu […]

10 Nov
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron

November 10, 2017 10:04 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Qalqas village, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Many Palestinians, and international peace activists, marched carrying Palestinian flags and posters demanding Israel to reopen the main village road, which was blockaded by the army seventeen years […]

10 Nov
8:35

Palestinian Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq Released from Israeli Prison

November 10, 2017 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq was released from Israeli prison after ten months jailed on Wednesday, 8 November. Al-Qeeq, 35, was seized by occupation forces in January 2017 as he returned home from a protest against the Israeli detention of the bodies of Palestinians killed by occupation forces. Al-Qeeq became nationally and internationally known after his 94-day hunger […]

10 Nov
8:28

Clashes between Palestinian Youth and Israeli Forces in Kafr Qaddum

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday, firing rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters. Coordinator of the village’s popular resistance, Murad Shteiwi, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets at […]

10 Nov
8:22

Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death Commemorated in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians, yesterday, held rallies in the West Bank city of Ramallah to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Palestinians joined a rally, organized by Fateh and other Palestinian factions, to mark this anniversary, carrying portraits of Arafat, waiving Palestinian flags […]

10 Nov
8:12

Gaza Declared Closed Military Zone

Israeli occupation authorities announced, on Wednesday, that the area near the border of the Gaza Strip is now a “closed military zone.” Israeli settlers living in the periphery of the Gaza Strip are now forbidden from approaching or entering this area at all. Even military patrols were stopped. The decision […]

10 Nov
8:05

Rights Seminar Held in Ramallah for Palestinian Journalists (VIDEO)

Palestinian journalists and human rights activists, this week, highlighted the various violations committed against them in the Palestine, whether out by Israeli occupation or the violations by the Palestinian authorities, in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. PNN reports that the Seminar was organized by the United Nations Educational, […]

10 Nov
1:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Man Near Jenin

November 10, 2017 1:15 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday before noon, a young Palestinian man, after stopping him at a sudden military roadblock near Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The abducted Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Khalil Kamil, from Qabatia town, southwest of Jenin. […]

10 Nov
11:55

Israel Plans To Double The Number Of Colonists In The Jordan Valley

The Israeli government is preparing a plan to double the number of Israeli colonists in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West bank. The new plan was presented by Israeli “Housing Minister” Yoav Galant, who previously served as the Commander of the Southern Command in the Israel army, and aims […]

10 Nov
11:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin

November 10, 2017 11:50 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted three young Palestinian men. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, identified as Khaled Abdullah Abu Bakr, 21, and Mahmoud Bassam Hamarsha, […]

09 Nov
9:59

Army Injures A Child, Abducts A Young Man, Near Ramallah

November 9, 2017 9:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot and injured one child and abducted a young man. Media sources said the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at many youngsters, who protested the […]

09 Nov
11:17

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Hebron Schools From Commemorating Late President Arafat

November 9, 2017 11:17 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded many, Thursday, schools in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and prevented students and staffers from entering them, in an attempt to stop planned commemorations of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Aref Jaber, a local human rights […]

09 Nov
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a young woman and her brother, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted […]

09 Nov
9:55

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

09 Nov
9:48

Ailing Son of Palestinian Detainee Dies after 10-mintue Visit with Father

November 9, 2017 9:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The 19-year-old son of Palestinian detainee Rajab al-Tahan died of cancer on Tuesday evening, after meeting his jailed father for 10 minutes. The visit between Tahhan, who is serving a life sentence, and his son, Majd, who suffered from leukaemia, took place on Monday morning, at the Hadassah hospital, in […]

09 Nov
9:37

Israeli Settlers Injure Civilians near Nablus

A Palestinian farmer and his wife were injured on Wednesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them near the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus, occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, […]