Category Archives: Topics

22 Sep
12:54

Israeli soldiers harass Palestinian women, steal their property at military checkpoint

September 22, 2018 12:54 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Two Israeli soldiers have been charged with sexually harassing women at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and stealing their property. According to Israeli sources, the soldiers forced women to undress and be subjected to strip searches, touched them inappropriately, and stole money and property from […]

22 Sep
10:02

Israeli Live Rounds And Gas Bombs Burn A Farm Near Nablus

September 22, 2018 10:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Sebastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and started removing Palestinian flags, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired many live round and gas bombs, resulting in a fire that consumed a farm. Mohammad Azem, the head […]

22 Sep
9:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Jenin

September 22, 2018 9:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Medical sources have reported that several Palestinians suffered, on Saturday at dawn, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in Jaba’ town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Eyewitness said the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the main entrance of the town, before stopping and searching dozens […]

22 Sep
1:05

Army Summons 20 Jerusalemite Palestinians For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers summoned for interrogation, on Friday evening, twenty Palestinians, including the Secretary of Fateh movement, in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian New & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers summoned Fateh Secretary in the city, Shadi Mitwer, along with 19 other Palestinians, for interrogation for protesting the repeated […]

22 Sep
12:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

September 22, 2018 12:42 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers caused, on Friday evening, many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked many youngsters, protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers fired gas bombs, […]

21 Sep
9:29

Alt-Right March for Israel, Human Rights Activist Smeared as Anti-Semitic

In Canada, Dimitri Lascaris called on B’Nai Brith to disavow a white supremacist who called for Trudeau’s execution. He then found himself accused of being an anti-Semite. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law […]

21 Sep
9:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

21 Sep
9:01

Israeli Settler Runs Over Hebron Teen

September 21, 2018 9:01 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A 16-year-old Palestinian teen was hospitalized after an Israeli settler ran him over, on Friday, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that an Israeli settler deliberately ran over the Palestinian teen with his vehicle, in Hebron City. […]

21 Sep
8:54

Updated: “Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 312, In Gaza”

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a young man, and injured 312 other Palestinians, including 54 with live fire, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Karim Mohammad Kollab, 25, after […]

21 Sep
8:52

Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas said, in a press conference on Friday, following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, that the Palestinian leadership is willing to begin confidential or public peace negotiations with Israel. “We have not rejected negotiations, as the Israelis say, but [Benjamin] Netanyahu always refused,” the […]

21 Sep
8:15

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ras Karkar, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured Friday, many Palestinians in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, during a nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and the latest illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, wounding twelve, including a journalist, with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing many to […]

21 Sep
7:24

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, shot two Palestinians and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted […]

21 Sep
6:54

Israeli Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian. The protesters, including Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the orchards, isolated behind […]

21 Sep
12:33

More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements

September 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Athletic Clubs To: BjĂžrn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael LĂ€mmermann, Lars SĂžrensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, BĂ©atrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin Köppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association […]

21 Sep
12:21

Palestinian Self-Demolishes Home upon Israeli Court Order

A Palestinian from the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the central occupied West Bank, demolished his own home on Thursday afternoon, upon order by an Israeli court. Fadi Shawamreh said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that he had to demolish his own home; that was built in 2006, […]

20 Sep
11:59

Israel to Build Hundreds of Settlement Units in Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 The Israeli government has recently approved the construction of nearly 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem settlements. On September 18, 2018, Israeli settler Aryeh King announced that the Israeli Civil Administration approved a plan to install 220 settlement units in Jabal al-Mukkaber, a Palestinian neighborhood […]

20 Sep
11:51

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep
11:50

Army Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

An Israeli drone fired, on Thursday evening, a missile at Palestinians east of Gaza city, wounding one, while the soldiers shot six Palestinians, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. Medical sources said one Palestinian suffered a moderate injury, after an Israeli military drone fired a missile at several young […]

20 Sep
11:39

MADA Announces Launch of Freedom of the Press Index

September 20, 2018 11:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has announced the kick off to its work on the first index on the freedom of the press in Palestine; it will be launched by the end of 2018, in the framework of its hard work to promote media freedom in […]

20 Sep
3:20

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

September 20, 2018 3:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces caused, Thursday, many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after dozens of soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, imposed fines on various stores and ticketed many cars, leading to protests. Media sources said a large military force, accompanied by the police, invaded the […]

20 Sep
2:43

Israel Prevents PPS Lawyer From Visiting Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the administration of the al-Jalama Israeli detention facility, declined a request by one of its lawyers to visit with hunger striking detainee, Khader Adnan. In a statement, PPS lawyer Saleh Ayyoub, said that Adnan is ongoing with his strike for the […]

20 Sep
2:02

Israeli Soldiers Assault Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted many detainees in their room, in Ofer prison, built on Palestinian lands, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The PPS said the undercover officers of the “Israeli Prison Service” stormed room #9 of Section […]

20 Sep
1:15

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including three members of the same family, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of many homes, and […]

20 Sep
5:42

Israeli Soldiers Kills A Child In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday night, a Palestinian child from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and injured many Palestinians in several parts of the coastal region. The Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada, 15, from Rafah, after shooting him with […]

20 Sep
4:57

Soldiers Invade Home In Hebron, Injure One Palestinian

September 20, 2018 4:57 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and conducted violent searches causing damage, before assaulting and wounding one man. Media sources in Hebron city the soldiers stormed the home of Ghaleb Abu Sbeih, in the Old City, and assaulted Shaher […]

20 Sep
4:03

Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv

09/19/18 PACBI   We, the undersigned workers’, womens’ and farmer’s associations, appeal to chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018, scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from November 9-23. It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Several world-renowned chefs withdrew from […]

20 Sep
3:51

VIDEO: Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa on Yom Kippur

Heavily armed Israeli forces escorted large groups of Israeli settlers as they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Spokesman of the Islamic Endowment Department (Waqf), Firas al-Dibs, said that, within half an hour, about 40 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque through […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan “United for Freedom.” International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the […]

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

20 Sep
3:20

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

20 Sep
3:11

Gaza: 13,000 UNRWA Employees Protest Against Cuts

Some 13,000 UNRWA employees held a protest in front of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City, against UNRWA cuts in salaries and services provided to refugees after the US decision to completely cut funding for the agency, which offers aid and services for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. Amir Al-Mishal, […]

20 Sep
2:44

Two Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army at Non-violent Protest in Northern Gaza

Two Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers at approximately 17:00 on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. The two young men were identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammed Abu Naji (32) from Beit Lahia Housing Project who was hit with a bullet to the chest; and Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omer (24) from al-Shati’ […]

19 Sep
1:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Ramallah

September 19, 2018 1:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and searched homes. The PPS added that the soldiers abducted Eid Khaled Abu Tyour, 18, […]

19 Sep
9:51

Israeli Soldiers Cause Schoolchildren To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Hebron

September 19, 2018 9:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers caused, on Wednesday morning, scores of schoolchildren to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army surrounded schools in southern Hebron, and attacked students protesting the invasion. Media sources said the soldiers surrounded an-Nahda School for Boys, and Tareq Bin Ziad Secondary School, in the southern part […]

19 Sep
3:48

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem After A Reported Stabbing Attempt

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man in the al-Misrara area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly attempted to stab soldiers. The Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers kept […]

19 Sep
3:18

PCHR: “Within less than 24 hours, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child”

Date: 18 September 2018: Within less than 24 Hours and Without Posing Any Threat to Life of Soldiers: Israeli Forces Kill 4 Civilians, including Child, in Two Crimes in Southern and Northern Gaza Strip. Within less than 24 hours, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded […]

19 Sep
3:08

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Circumstances of Young Man only Few Hours after Being Arrested by Israeli Forces

Today morning, 18 September 2018, Mohammed al-Khatib, from Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, died only few hours after being arrested by the Israeli forces. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death circumstances of al-Khatib and expresses its deep concern […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

18 Sep
9:19

Israeli Colonizers Storm Mosques on Yom Kippur

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli settlers entered the Ibrahimi Mosque compound, in the southern occupied district of Hebron, predawn Tuesday, accompanied by dozens of soldiers and police officers, and held celebrations in and outside the mosque. According to local sources, thousands entered the mosque in successive groups and performed […]

18 Sep
8:37

4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA

At least four Palestinians, Tuesday, were shot and injured with live fire as Israeli forces attacked a peaceful rally near Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Four Palestinians were admitted into the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, with live-bullet wounds, after […]

18 Sep
8:28

Settlement Construction Tripled in 2nd Quarter of 2018

Israeli “Peace Now” movement, on Tuesday, said that Israeli construction of settlements has tripled in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter. The movement said, in a statement published on Monday, that during the second quarter of 2018, 794 settlement units were built, compared to 279 settlement […]

18 Sep
2:58

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza

September 18, 2018 2:58 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, late on Monday at night, that an Israeli war jet fired a missile at Palestinians, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two young men. Their bodies have been severely mutilated, and it took the […]

18 Sep
1:16

Army Abducts Five Palestinians, Injures Four, In Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli army abducted, Tuesday, five Palestinians and injured four others, after dozens of soldiers and officers accompanied nearly 300 colonialist settlers in provocative tours into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Firas al-Dibis, the media coordinator of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in occupied Jerusalem, […]

18 Sep
12:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted Rania Wajeeh Dweik, after stopping her at the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem. It added that the soldiers […]

18 Sep
11:10

Palestinian Beaten to Death by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man after abducting him from his home, and repeatedly assaulting him. The PPS said undercover Israeli soldiers abducted Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, from his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
2:44

Israeli Soldiers Invade al-Khader and Artas, In Bethlehem

September 18, 2018 2:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, the towns of al-Khader and Artas, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the two towns, and fired many flares before invading them. They added that local youngsters protested the invasions and hurled stoned […]

18 Sep
2:40

Palestinian Activists Address Comments to UN General Assembly

Activists in occupied Palestine, who were disappointed with speeches made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the UN General Assembly, decided to address the international organisation on their own. In a statement issued by the organisers of the social media campaign, it was pointed out that the action is […]

18 Sep
2:34

Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, 26 Palestinians with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against a nonviolent flotilla protest against the ongoing deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza […]

18 Sep
2:25

VIDEO: Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, and performed religious Jewish prayers under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Spokesman for the Islamic Endowment department (Waqf), Firas al-Dibs, said that dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the compound through the Moroccan Gate in successive groups. Al-Dibs […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

18 Sep
1:48

Occupation Forces Arrested 3,500 Palestinians in First Half of 2018

Photo credit: Addameer. POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Occupation forces arrested 3,533 Palestinians, including 651 children, 63 women, and four journalists during the first six months of 2018. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian […]

18 Sep
1:31

Israeli Forces Seize Large Sum of Money from Jenin-area Town

September 18, 2018 1:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stormed the town of Silet al-Harithiya, to the west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, and took a large sum of money from inside one of the homes, according to local WAFA sources. The sources said that Israeli forces raided, searched and wreaked havoc in […]

18 Sep
1:15

Dr. Erekat Remembers Sabra and Shatila

In press releases published yesterday, September 16, 2018, Dr. Saeeb Erekat said that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre is a reminder of Israel’s barbaric crimes. Erekat added, according to the PNN, that the massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against the Palestinian […]

17 Sep
1:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours, Monday, 19 Palestinians, including three siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes across the West […]

17 Sep
12:19

Teacher, Several Students, Injured By Army Gas Bombs In Hebron

September 17, 2018 12:19 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one teacher and several students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Monday, after Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs in and around their school. The sources said the teacher Amjad Tanneena, and scores of schoolchildren, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and were […]

17 Sep
10:29

Army Injures Eight Palestinians, Including Two Medics, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday at night, at least eight Palestinians, including two medics, near Joseph Tomb area, east of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. The soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, in addition to firing live rounds at […]

17 Sep
9:57

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Palestinian Farmers In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday morning, many rounds of live ammunition at several Palestinian farmers, trying to work on their own lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers fired many sporadic live rounds at the farmers, forcing them to […]

17 Sep
9:33

Army Prepares For Demolishing Family Home Of Palestinian Who Killed A Settler

September 17, 2018 9:33 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the home of a Palestinian who, just a day earlier, carried a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and took measurements of the property in preparation for demolishing it, Maan News Agency […]

17 Sep
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinian teenagers from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Silwanic stated that the soldiers broke into and violently searched many homes in the town, and interrogated scores […]

17 Sep
4:10

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday at night, five young Palestinian men on lands near the perimeter fence, east of Khuza’a town east of Khan Younis, and east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed behind sand hills, […]

17 Sep
3:49

US Expels Palestinian Envoy And His Family

After shutting down the Palestinian Representative Office in Washington D.C., the Trump administration on Sunday ordered the Palestinian Envoy, Ambassador Dr. Husam Zomlot, and his family, out of the country, after cancelling their Visas and closing their US bank accounts. Zomlot and his family, consisting of his wife and two […]

16 Sep
9:17

Mother of BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouthi Passes in Amman

Wafia Barghouthi, the mother of BDS co-founder Omar Barghouthi, passed away in Amman, on Friday, as Israeli occupation authorities ban him from travel. In May of 2016, Israel effectively imposed a travel ban on him by refusing to renew his residency document, and Barghouthi was unable to travel to Jordan, to be with […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

16 Sep
8:38

Closure of DC PLO Office Will Impact 600,000 Palestinian-Americans

The Palestinian Council in the United States of America said that the decision to close the PLO office in Washington will harm some 600,000 citizens of Palestinian origin. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Palestinian Council said that the closure is yet another American step toward attempts to liquidate […]

16 Sep
1:32

Update: “Seriously Injured Israeli Settler Dies From His Wounds”

Israeli media sources have confirmed that the settler, who was stabbed at the entrance of a mall near Gush Etzion colony, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has died from his wounds. The man, identified as Ari Fuld, 40 years of age, died from serious wounds to […]

16 Sep
11:58

Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Israeli army abducted, on Sunday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians after the soldiers stormed and searched many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, while one of them was taken prisoner at a military roadblock. Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Qaddoura […]

16 Sep
10:34

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jenin

September 16, 2018 10:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, searched homes, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation during ensuing protests. Media sources in Jenin said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers […]

16 Sep
9:02

Army Continues Closure Of Azzoun, Attacks Its Mayor

September 16, 2018 9:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers continued, for the fifth consecutive day, the complete closure of Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and assaulted its mayor, who was trying to talk to them in an attempt to lift the siege on the town. Local activist, Hassan Shbeita, said the […]

16 Sep
2:46

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On August 3

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a child died, Saturday, from serious wounds he suffered of August 3rd after Israeli soldiers shot him in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Health Ministry said the child, Soheib Abdul-Salam Abu Kashef, 16, […]

16 Sep
1:48

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

September 16, 2018 1:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Shu’fat said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the soldiers abducted four young […]

15 Sep
7:25

Remembering the Arafat-Rabin Handshake

by Hanaa Hasan On September 13, 1993, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, shook hands after signing the Oslo peace accords, in what would become an iconic moment in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, 25 years later, the promise […]

15 Sep
7:17

Trump Administration Cuts Last Sources of Aid to Palestinian Civilians

The United States decided to block millions of dollars to programs that build relations between Palestinians and Israelis, as part of its policy to end all aid for Palestinian civilians. The New York Times reported, according to Ma’an, that “the move to prevent Palestinians — including, in many cases, children […]

15 Sep
7:10

ISM Update: Israeli Forces Storm Khan Al-Ahmar, Erect Road Blocks, Suppress Peaceful Demonstration

At around 11.30 am, a bulldozer escorted by a police and military vehicles approached the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and began to move rocks and earth, in order to block access to the village via dirt roads on the outskirts, to prevent resident and activists from reaching the area. […]

15 Sep
7:00

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

15 Sep
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, at least six young Palestinian men, during violent searches of homes, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters. Dozens of soldiers invaded Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank, before storming the home of Legislator Fathi Qar’awi, ransacked […]

15 Sep
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies. The procession started from the center of the village, heading towards the Wall, […]

15 Sep
6:30

PCHR: “Army Kills 3 Civilians, Including A Child, Injures 148, Including 19 Children, 5 Women and 5 Paramedics”

For Twenty-Five Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces  Kill 3 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 148 Others, Including 19 Children, 5 Women and 5 Paramedics Date: 14 September 2018 – Time: 18:00 GMT, the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) On […]

14 Sep
7:20

Reclaiming the Political Dimension of the Palestinian Narrative

Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Hazem Jamjoum on September 12, 2018 Editor’s Note: This piece launches Al-Shabaka’s Narrative and Discourse Policy Circle, in which a team of Al-Shabaka policy analysts are working together across borders to tackle the question of whether Palestinians should have a sole, legitimate narrative and, if so, […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

14 Sep
6:55

Israel to Seize 267 Acres in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities delivered confiscation notices for hundreds of dunams of Palestinian-owned lands in the Jordan Valley, in the northern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority (PA), told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities delivered […]

14 Sep
6:27

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

14 Sep
4:58

Army Abducts Four Palestinian Children Near Hebron

September 14, 2018 4:58 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday afternoon, four Palestinian children, injured another in the head, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local activist Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said the soldiers […]

14 Sep
4:40

Israeli Soldiers Surround Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Three Nonviolent Protesters

Dozens of Israeli soldier surrounded, Friday, the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians, and one French peace activist, during a nonviolent protest against the village’s pending illegal demolition and displacement. The soldiers closed all main and minor roads leading to the community […]

14 Sep
3:48

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers caused, on Friday afternoon, several Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked, local and international activists, holding a nonviolent procession in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The protesters were nonviolently marching in the weekly procession which was organized […]

14 Sep
2:55

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday, a Palestinian journalist, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession, and […]

14 Sep
1:07

Hanna: “Israel Is Practicing Ethnic Cleansing In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar”

Archbishop Attallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in occupied Jerusalem, said that what Israel is doing against the Palestinians in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community is an act of ethnic cleansing, part of Israel’s illegal policies against the Palestinians. His statements came during a meeting with the European Parliament […]

14 Sep
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands Near Khan Younis

September 14, 2018 12:00 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Friday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands east of the al-Qarara town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said five armored military vehicles, accompanied by a robot vehicle, invaded the lands […]

14 Sep
11:10

ICRC: “Israel Must Abide by International Humanitarian Law”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a statement, Thursday, calling in Israel to abide by International Humanitarian Law, and expressing concern about Israel’s plan to demolish al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank. David Quesne, the head of the ICRC Mission in occupied Jerusalem, said […]

14 Sep
10:40

Israeli Soldiers Assault And Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

September 14, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked and injured, on Thursday at night, a young Palestinian man in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, while on his way to his friend’s wedding. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the young man was stopped and assaulted by the soldiers in Wad Abu al-Hummus area, […]

14 Sep
7:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 06 – 12 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Two children were killed, and a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds […]

14 Sep
4:02

Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Teen, With Rare Condition, To Two Years In Prison

On Thursday evening, the Israeli military court in Salem army base, in northern West Bank, sentenced a Palestinian teenage boy, who suffers from a rare childhood condition, to two years in prison. The teen, Anas Hamarsha, 17, was abducted from his home in Ya’bad town, south of the northern West […]

14 Sep
2:13

Army Confiscates 1079 Dunams Of Lands Near Tubas

The Israeli army has decided to illegally confiscate 1079 Dunams and 666 Square/meters of Palestinian land in the al-Ras al-Ahmar area, in the Northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, for what the military called “security considerations.” Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at […]

13 Sep
10:08

Czech Embassy Reports Set Straight

Sign reads (in Czech): Freedom for Palestine By: Jennifer Janineh BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli news media published, on Thursday, a reports about the Czech Republic’s intention to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, however, it contradicts the Czech Republic’s position in the European Union and its commitment to […]

13 Sep
9:51

UN Warns of Catastrophic Situation in Gaza

The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is now “catastrophic” due to a decade-long “economic siege” imposed by Israel, on the densely-populated Palestinian coastal enclave.   “The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable,” Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United […]

13 Sep
9:36

Over 150 International Scientists and Scholars Call for UNRWA Support

Scientists and scholars from around the world published a letter of support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in the Lancet, one of the foremost medical journals in the world, urging support for the Agency, after the United States has […]

13 Sep
9:30

Gaza Trauma Care Services Receive Backed by WHO with EU Support

With support from the European Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) is replenishing stocks of urgently-needed trauma medicines in Gaza, and providing hands-on training for health staff working in frontline Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs). Life-saving medicines and medical supplies to treat more than 100,000 people have been delivered to hospitals […]

13 Sep
1:11

Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Rafah

Several armored Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Thursday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said at least two armored bulldozers, accompanied military vehicles, advanced dozens of meters into the […]