Category Archives: Human rights

14 Jan
9:56

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

14 Jan
8:31

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Ben White discusses his new book, “Cracks in the Wall”, which examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes. Shir Hever is an economic researcher at the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli […]

14 Jan
2:50

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Fishermen, Seize Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then abducted two fishermen and seized a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding […]

14 Jan
2:42

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza […]

13 Jan
8:54

VIDEO: Jerusalem in 2018

A recap on the events of the past year. Originally published by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, occupied East Jerusalem. (English subtitles.) (photo: BDS National Committee) Human Interest 12/28/18 Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO) 

12 Jan
7:37

Israeli Police Fire Tear Gas at Palestinian Christians Protesting Israeli Exhibit Mocking Jesus Christ

Hundreds of Palestinian Christians and their supporters gathered Friday in Haifa, in northern Israel, to protest an Israeli exhibit that featured Ronald McDonald taking the place of Jesus on the cross. The so-called “McJesus” exhibit was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinon, and has been on display at a gallery […]

12 Jan
1:57

Report: “20% Of Palestinians Injured In Gaza In 2018 Were Children”

In its annual report, the Gaza European Hospital has revealed that 20% of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army, during the Great Return March processions of the Gaza Strip, in 2018, were children, and more than half of them were shot with live fire. The report stated that […]

12 Jan
3:36

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Apartheid Threatens International Peace and Security

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned, on Friday, Israel’s opening of a new ‘Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall. “The creation of this new apartheid road affirms Israel’s willful intent to entrench its racist colonial […]

11 Jan
7:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 03 – 09 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the […]

11 Jan
7:13

The BDS Movement Salutes Angela Davis

January 10, 2019 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / United States The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, salutes Angela Davis for her lifelong struggle for justice and expresses its full solidarity […]

10 Jan
4:34

The Prisoners’ Movement: Revolutionary School and Ethical Compass by Khaled Barakat

Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian writer and the international coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat. This article is translated from Arabic, and it was originally published at Al-Mayadeen: The experiences of revolutionary strugglers behind bars constitute one of the most important sources of moral strength from which peoples’ movements and […]

10 Jan
4:25

Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinian Prisoners Must Be Exposed

by Dr. Fayez Rasheed :Palestinian prisoners experience had conditions inside Israeli jails as they are kept in crowded and difficult conditions and face a lack of adequate nutrition and poor medical treatment. In a press conference at the Public Security Ministry headquarters in occupied Jerusalem a few days ago, Minister […]

10 Jan
4:19

Palestinian Detainees Suffer Severe Cold in Etzion Detention Center

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated that Palestinian detainees being held in the Israeli detention center of Etzion are subjected to extreme cold, under frigid weather conditions, lack of blankets and winter clothing, and scarcity of medical care. The Commission quoted its lawyer Jacqueline Fararja, following her visit […]

10 Jan
4:07

Anti-Boycott of Israel Bill Pushed Back in US Senate

The US Senate voted down, in a cloture vote on Tuesday, a bill aimed at impeding the international boycott of Israel spearheaded by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, according to a press statement by the Institute For Middle East Understanding (IMEU). Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, Cory […]

10 Jan
3:40

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wins Right to Approach Supreme Court

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has won the right to challenge the Court of Appeal judgement which upheld the government’s right to restrict Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) from divesting contrary to UK foreign and defence policy, thereby limiting the possibility of divestment from companies involved in Israel’s human rights violations. In […]

09 Jan
5:10

MADA Report on Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During December 2018

“Attiya Darwish” Al Ray Agency photographer was hit by a tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces while covering the peaceful return march in Karni area, east of Gaza. December 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month; […]

09 Jan
1:51

Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)  – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]

09 Jan
1:47

Oppose Senate Bill S.1 – Would Give Israel $38 Billion, Combat BDS, & More

Senators Mark Rubio (R-FL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nov. 4, 2015. (Photo from Jewish Insider.) Phone and email your senators NOW to vote no on Senate bill S.1! The latest news is that Democrats may try to prevent today’s action on the bill (over concerns over the government shutdown), so phoning […]

04 Jan
7:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 December 2018 – 02 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 December 2018 – 02 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A disabled Palestinian was killed in eastern Khan Younis, while 25 civilians, including […]

04 Jan
1:19

Minister of Information Calls on United Nations to Protect Journalists

Given the recent injury of a journalist in Palestine, the Minister of Information, Riyad al-Malki, put pressure on the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to apply resolution #2222 for “attacks against Palestinian journalists in the Occupied territories”. Al-Malki, said “Israel started the new year, 2019, by shooting […]

03 Jan
8:31

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

02 Jan
6:47

DCIP: 2018 Reigned Deadly Force On Palestinian Children

Palestinian children stand near the ruins of the building where Al Aqsa channel was located and which was targeted the night before by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Photo: ActiveStills / Mohammad Zaanoun) Israeli forces continued to kill Palestinian children at an average pace exceeding one child […]

31 Dec
10:03

Nineteen Palestinian Journalists Are Still Imprisoned By Israel

The Palestinian Information Ministry has reported that there are nineteen Palestinian journalists who are still imprisoned by Israel, in direct violation of various treaties and International Law. In a press statement Monday, the Ministry said that the Israeli occupation and its military courts are ongoing with their serious violations against […]

31 Dec
8:01

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 312 Palestinians In 2018”

The National Gathering of Martyrs’ Families has stated in its annual report for the year 2018 that Israeli soldiers have killed 312 Palestinians, including women and children, and added that this number is four times higher than the year 2017. Mohammad Sbeihat, the Secretary-General of the Gathering, has reported that […]

31 Dec
7:24

PCHR Calls upon Security Services to Stop Summonses and Arrests on Political Grounds, Emphasizing that Freedom of Political Participation is Right Guaranteed

December 31, 2018 7:24 PM PCHR Gaza City, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Today and yesterday, The Interior Security Service (ISS) in the Gaza Strip summoned dozens of Fatah Members on grounds of calling for the celebration of the 54th anniversary of founding Fatah Movement, which marks Tuesday, 01 January, and ordered them not to organize any event for this occasion. The Palestinian […]

29 Dec
11:03

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

28 Dec
11:06

On 40th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian With Disability and Wound 18 Other Civilians, including 4 Children and 2 Paramedics

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday evening, 28 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed a Palestinian civilian with disability and wounded 18 other civilians, including 4 children and 2 paramedics (female and male), in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the […]

28 Dec
8:02

Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Enforced Disappearance of Saleh Omar Barghouthi

By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]

28 Dec
8:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 December 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person with mobility impairment, were killed. 142 civilians, […]

26 Dec
5:36

VIDEO: Kairos Palestine Assures that “Christian Palestinians are also Palestinians”

The Kairos Palestine initiative, in its 9th annual statement, has called on the Christian community, in Palestine and in the world, to recognize Israel as an apartheid state, and to end the occupation and end attempts to shift the identity of Jerusalem towards a “Jewish only” policy. PNN reports that, […]

25 Dec
8:47

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of First Preliminary Reading of Bill to Expel Families of Palestinians Involved in Attacks

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved the first preliminary reading of a bill to expel families of Palestinians involved in attacks to other areas in the West Bank. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces in the strongest terms the approval of […]

25 Dec
4:42

Israeli Forces Assault Mourners At Funeral of Slain Teen

December 25, 2018 4:42 AM Ali Salam Holy sites, Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The funeral of Qassem al-Abbassi, the teen killed by Israeli forces, on December 20, 2018, was held Monday night, in the town of Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian men were carrying the teen’s body on their shoulders, from the Silwan mosque, and many of the mourners shouted criticism […]

25 Dec
4:30

Israeli Forces Suppress Sit-in for Human Rights Activist near Ofer Prison

Several Palestinians suffocated from tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces suppressed the demonstration of a crowd who gathered in front of Ofer prison, in solidarity with prominent Palestinian human rights activist Abdullah Abu Rahmeh. Abu Rahmeh was sentenced to four months in prison, a suspended sentence for three years and […]

24 Dec
7:27

Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians at Gaza Protest

Israeli forces attacked, Monday,  the Naval March protest taking place along the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. The peaceful protests, taking place for 21 weeks, with the intent of ending the 11 year Israeli/Egyptian blockade on Gaza. Israeli forces injured at least 27 Palestinian protesters, Maan News Agency […]

23 Dec
3:29

Al Mezan Organizes Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Child Art Award

On Thursday, 20 December 2018, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), organized a ceremony to honor the winners of the child human rights and international humanitarian law annual art award for 2018. Paintings by children of […]

22 Dec
11:43

Family of 7 Ordered Out Of Their Home In East Jerusalem

On Saturday, a Palestinian family of 7, was ordered by the City Council in Occupied Jerusalem, to vacate their home in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Israeli explanation for the order, was the collapse of a portion of […]

22 Dec
2:34

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians, including 1 Child and 1 Man with Mobility Impairment, and Wound 115 Civilians”

On 39th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians, including 1 Child and Person with Mobility Impairment, and Wound 115 Other Civilians, including 21 Children, 2 Women, 2 Journalists and 3 Paramedics On Friday evening, 21 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed 3 […]

21 Dec
11:30

Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Four at Protest in Kufur Qaddoum

The village of Kufur Qaddoum held its weekly non-violent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall on their land on Friday, and Israeli forces used excessive force against the Palestinian demonstrators. Dozens of peaceful protesters in the northern occupied West Bank village suffered the effects of tear-gas, while 4 were shot […]

21 Dec
1:34

European Union Missions Condemn School Demolition

December 21, 2018 1:34 PM Ali Salam Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

The European Union (EU) missions, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, released a statement Thursday, condemning Israel’s demolition of the al-Tahadi 13 school in al-Simiya village, Maan reported. The school, located in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, destroyed by Israeli authorities, December 5, 2018 , was the 5th school in […]

21 Dec
4:26

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 13 – 19 December, 2018. Israeli forces killed Ashraf Na’alwah in a crime of extra-judicial execution. 2 civilians, including an elderly, were killed in Ramallah and al-Bireh. 24 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 7 […]

20 Dec
11:14

Battir Lands Invaded by Israeli Settlers Building A New Road

The following is an interview, conducted by Ghassan Bannoura with the Mayor of Battir village about the invasion that took place earlier today. Q. Please introduce yourself and tell us what happened in the lands between Al-Makhrour area and Battir? (In Bethlehem governorate in the West Bank) And who are […]

20 Dec
4:17

No Vaccination for Palestinian Children, Decides the Occupying Power, Israel

by Ihab Rimawi Updated from 12/12/18 Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine Lara Hamdan had no idea, when she went to the health services center in Ramallah, to vaccinate her one-year-old daughter, that the vaccination was not available and that she had to wait until Israeli authorities allow the vaccines to […]

19 Dec
10:59

200 Cactus Seedlings Destroyed By Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Tuesday uprooted 200 new cactus seedlings in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the occupied West Bank. The cactus seedlings were the property of a Palestinian farmer named Faris Sawafta, from the Bardala village, according to local sources. He was planting the seedlings on his […]

19 Dec
5:03

Palestinians Have A Legal Right To Armed Struggle

by Stanley L Cohen (edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) Long ago, it was settled that resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force is not just recognised under international law but specifically endorsed. In […]

19 Dec
12:02

Illegal Israeli Settlers Raid, Vandalize Village in West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlers, Tuesday, raided the village of Yasouf, near the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, adjacent to the illegal settlement of Ariel, witnesses told WAFA. The colonialist settlers spray-painted provocative and inflammatory language on the village’s mosque, and slashed tires on Palestinian owned vehicles. The words spray painted […]

18 Dec
12:45

Israeli Military Demolishes Two Apartment Buildings in Jerusalem

The Israeli military on Tuesday invaded the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber in Jerusalem and demolished two Palestinian-owned apartment buildings under the pretext that they were “built without a permit”. Israel has issued no permits for Palestinians to build on their land in Jerusalem since 1967, but the excuse is […]

18 Dec
12:16

Extremist Israelis Vandalize Cars, Property, In Nazareth

As the city of Nazareth, in the northern part of the country, prepares for the celebration of Christmas, extremist Israelis on Monday,spray-painted hateful, racist anti-Arab slogans in the Arab majority city. They wrote in Hebrew, “Death to Arabs“, and “The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel“, witnesses […]

17 Dec
4:05

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Fisherman, Arrest 4 Others and Detain Fishing Boats

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Saturday, 15 December 2018, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats, wounded a fisherman and arrested him. Moreover, Israeli naval forces chased Palestinian fishing boats, arrested 4 fishermen and detained 2 fishing boats as part of the ongoing Israeli attacks against […]

17 Dec
2:27

Palestinian Journalist Syndicate Calls for Protection of Journalists

Cameraman from Al Jazeera network, Majdi Bannoura, was injured Saturday, covering the Israeli military invasion of Ramallah and the subsequent protests. He added that he tried to protect is head with his hand after the soldiers fired a teargas bomb at him and his colleagues, before the bomb hit him […]

16 Dec
4:05

68-year-old Palestinian Woman Dies when Israeli Forces Block Ambulance

An elderly Palestinian woman died Saturday in Jerusalem when she suffered a heart attack while praying at the al-Aqsa Mosque. She was identified as Sumayya Mahmoud Nasser, 68, from the Jit area in the land that is now Israel. Israeli forces stationed outside the mosque prevented an ambulance from reaching […]

16 Dec
2:54

West Bank Witnesses Worst Escalation in This Year, Israeli Forces Kill 4 Palestinian Civilians within Only 48 Hours; Two of Them Were Extra-Judicially Executed

Ref: 133/2018 – Date: 15 December 2018 – Time: 13:00 GMT: The West Bank is witnessing the worst and most violent escalation by the Israeli forces and settlers in this year. Only within 48 hours, the Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including an elderly and 2 extra-judicially killed, and […]

15 Dec
4:32

Israel’s Executions Can’t Kill Palestinian Resistance: Remembering Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir and Hasan Arda

Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir (l-r). Graphic: Quds News Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. On 13 December, 2018, Israeli occupation forces shot down four Palestinians, including several resistance fighters who had evaded their pursuit for months. Ashraf Na’alwa, 23, was killed by occupation forces who attacked the home where […]

15 Dec
2:10

On 38th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 120 Civilians, including 20 Children, 2 Women, 1 Journalist and 2 Paramedics

On Friday evening, 14 December 2018, Israeli forces wounded 120 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the sixth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during […]

15 Dec
1:56

Israeli Soldiers Invade Kadoorie College Campus In Tulkarem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the Campus of Kadoorie Technical University, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after surrounding it. The Public Relations Department in Kadoorie told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers surrounded the campus, and invaded it […]

14 Dec
7:54

Actress Natalie Portman says New Israeli Nation-state Law is ‘Racist’ and a ‘Mistake’

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman said, according to Israeli daily Haaretz, that Israel’s nation-state law is “racist” and a “mistake”, and that she does not agree with it, in an interview she gave to London-based Arabic daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, published Thursday. Israel’s controversial nation-state law, which the Knesset passed in July, states that “Israel […]

14 Dec
7:24

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 06 – 12 December, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against protestors in the Gaza Strip. A 4-year-old child was killed in the southern Gaza Strip, while 93 civilians, including 22 children, […]

14 Dec
12:27

60 Year Old Palestinian Man Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers

The Israeli military, according to Israeli media sources, has admitted that its soldiers mistakenly killed Hamdan Tawfiq Arda, 60, after initially claiming that he had deliberately tried to ram his vehicle into soldiers, in the Industrial Zone in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses told Maan News Agency that […]

13 Dec
8:44

B’Tselem: Israeli Soldier Used Lethal Force To Kill Mentally Disabled Palestinian (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem announced, on Wednesday, a report proving that Israeli soldiers used lethal force from a very close distance to kill a mentally disabled Palestinian. On Tuesday, 4 December, 2018, at around midnight, some 100 Israeli soldiers invaded the city of Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. Some […]

12 Dec
10:48

Palestinian Cabinet Appeals To France to Recognize the State of Palestine

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Palestinian Cabinet in Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, strongly condemned the Israeli army invasions of the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Al-Biereh in which the Israeli military injured many citizens with rubber coated steel […]

12 Dec
6:50

Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine

Israeli occupation authorities have issued a decree barring the Palestinian Ministry of Health from importing vaccines, starting from the beginning of the year 2019, said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Asaad Ramlawi. In an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio station, Dr. Ramlawi said that the […]

12 Dec
2:43

Green Riding Hood… Pain Dwells within Her Ribs

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Around month and a half after being injured by the Israeli forces, pain so far dwells the body of Palestinian woman Malinah al-Hendi (34) and hinders her responsibility of taking care of her family. Malinah, mother of six children, was shot by an Israeli […]

12 Dec
1:50

PCHR Calls upon Attorney General to Investigate Two Torture Crimes in West Bank and Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over the torture practiced against two arrestees by the security services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during their detention. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General to investigate seriously both crimes and publish the investigation results in public in […]

Invasion of WAFA TV
11 Dec
7:45

Palestinian Prime Minister Condemns Israeli Attack on WAFA News Agency

The Israeli raid on WAFA headquarters in the Occupied West Bank city of Ramallah Monday elicited strong condemnation from many people. On Tuesday, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called the Palestinian news agency to offer his support and solidarity to the journalism staff, reported WAFA. Speaking with WAFA editor-in-chief Kholoud Assaf, […]

11 Dec
7:01

Israeli Settlers Incite Violence Against Palestinian President

Posters found on cement blocks in the Occupied West Bank, written in Hebrew and presumably posted by right-wing Israeli settlers, called for the assassination of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The posters depicted Palestinian President Abbas in crosshairs. They were denounced by local Palestinian officials, according to the WAFA News Agency. […]

Invasion of WAFA TV
10 Dec
11:50

Israeli Military Raids Office of WAFA News Agency in Ramallah; Fires Tear Gas (VIDEO)

A squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded the headquarters of the WAFA News Agency in Ramallah, on Monday, offering no reason or justification for the invasion. After storming the offices with guns drawn, and terrorizing the journalists who were working there, the soldiers went back downstairs and out of the building. […]

08 Dec
12:51

Jerusalemite Family Forced To Demolish Its Own Home

An indigenous Palestinian family from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its own home, Saturday,to avoid further excessive fines and fees, after an Israeli court ordered the destruction of their building for “being constructed without a permit.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

08 Dec
12:17

On 37th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 72 Civilians, including 11 Children, 1 Woman and 2 Paramedics

On Friday evening, 07 December 2018, Israeli forces wounded 72 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the sixth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during […]

07 Dec
7:47

Peaceful Protest Suppressed By Israeli Forces

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.  The soldiers shot live ammunition and tear-gas canisters at the peaceful citizens, causing many to suffer the effects of tear-gas inhalation, the Popular Committee against […]

07 Dec
1:01

Israeli Court Denies Appeal Against Demolition Of Village Water Network

One year after the Al-Aqaba Village Council, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, filed an appeal with an Israeli court in an attempt to save the village’s water network, the court decided to deny it. Sami Sadeq, the head of Al-Aqaba Village Council, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

07 Dec
4:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 November – 05 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 29 November – 05 December, 2018. On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarem. 5 civilians were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli […]

07 Dec
3:44

41 Violations Committed against Palestinian Social Media Content in November

41 violations recorded against Palestinian content on social media pages during last November, SadaSocial site reported. The report that published on Wednesday, by SadaSocial, recorded a significant increase in the violations against Palestinian content on social media. The report noted, according to Al Ray, that the violations increased after the […]

07 Dec
1:10

Israeli Soldiers Raid a Print Shop in Ramallah City

During an early morning raid into Ramallah City, Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a print shop and confiscated the equipment, sparking locals to resist. Eyewitnesses said that local Palestinian’s opposed the incursion, and hurled stones at the invading soldiers who fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters at the civilians. Fawwaz […]

06 Dec
4:37

“Occupying Hebron 2011-2017” – New Booklet of Testimonies

Via BTS official: Dear friends and supporters, This year marked a jubilee since the founding of the settlement in Hebron. Throughout the past 50 years, thousands of soldiers were deployed in the city, us included. Being sent by Israeli governments to enforce the occupation in Hebron, we have become far […]

06 Dec
4:31

Palestinian Ministry Presses for Investigation of Israeli Killing of Disabled Palestinian

The killing of 22-year-old disabled Palestinian Mohammad Husam Abdul-Latif Habali by Israeli forces Tuesday has drawn the attention of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Riyad Malki, the head of the Ministry, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the shooting, and blaming the Israeli government for this “heinous crime”, according to […]

06 Dec
4:14

Israeli Military Industries Moving Massive Testing Facility South, Bedouins at Risk of Forced Displacement

Israel’s state-owned weapons manufacturer is relocating a massive testing facility from the center of the country to an area in the Naqab (Negev) desert in a move that puts some 1,200 Bedouin homes and other structures at risk of forced displacement. The planned facility is more than twice the size […]

06 Dec
3:54

After School in Hebron, A Journal – 6 Boys Detained by Israeli Forces in 2 Days

International Solidarity Movement, al Khalil Team, occupied Palestine, December 5, 2018 For two days running, Israeli occupation soldiers and Border Police ambushed young children aged 10-14 years after school in Hebron. On Tuesday, 24th December, 2 boys were detained at Salaymeh checkpoint after being ambushed by a group of soldiers sneaking […]

05 Dec
11:14

Army Demolishes A School Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a Palestinian school. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers surrounded Seemia area, north of the Sammoa’ town, and declared it a closed military zone, preventing the Palestinians from […]

05 Dec
2:23

Israeli Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian family home Tuesday, in Occupied East Jerusalem WAFA reported. A large number of Israeli police officers and soldiers stormed the town of Jabal Al-Mukkaber, surrounded and blockaded the house, preventing residents from approaching, and restricting movement of others. The home was still under construction, and […]

04 Dec
11:30

Israeli Court Rules: No Compensation for Palestinian Doctor Whose 3 Daughters Were Killed

A Palestinian doctor whose three daughters and niece were killed in an Israeli airstrike, and who was giving a live report on Israeli television when he received the news of his family being killed, has been told by an Israeli court in Beersheva that he will receive no compensation. The […]

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

At the 18th weekly Naval March, hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip Monday. Nine Palestinians were injured by projectiles shot by the Israeli army, while dozens of other protesters suffocated from tear gas. The nine casualties include 1 hit with live ammunition, 4 […]

02 Dec
11:52

Israeli Settlers Slash Tires in Kafr Qassem

The Palestinian village of Kafr Qassem, east of Tel Aviv was stormed by Israeli settlers Sunday, who vandalized many cars, local sources told Maan News. Dozens of settlers reportedly punctured tires of 32 vehicles belonging to Palestinians, and spray painted threats and racist slurs. Some of the slogans that damaged […]

02 Dec
4:41

Gazans’ Injuries Risk Permanently Shattering Lives

~Doctors Without Borders/Days of Palestine The vast majority of the 3,117 patients treated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) between 30 March and 31 October – out of the total 5,866 the Ministry of Health says have been injured by live fire – had been shot in the leg. Around half […]

01 Dec
6:04

CNN Fires Commentator for Speaking Up for Palestinians

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired on Thursday, following comments he made about Israel, during a speech at a United Nations assembly. Hill, a media studies professor at Temple University, in Pennsylvania, was criticized for calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea” during his speech. […]

01 Dec
5:57

UN General Assembly Adopts 5 More Resolutions in Favor of Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, on Friday evening, in favor of five resolutions on Palestine and a sixth resolution on the Golan Heights, WAFA correspondence reported. One of the most important resolutions adopted today, by the UNGA, called on member states not to recognize any measures taken by […]

30 Nov
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 – 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

29 Nov
6:43

MADA Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed, 46 Injured in 6 Months

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has issued a special report on Israeli attacks targeting both male and female journalists, during their coverage of the Great March of Return protests that erupted eight months ago. It should be noted that these demonstrations mostly take place in five […]

28 Nov
7:56

The Great March of Return Seven Months On

B’Tselem has completed a very revealing survey of 406 live gunshot wound survivors, with information from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This investigation involved 406 protesters wounded with live ammunition shot from Israeli soldiers across the perimeter fence, […]

26 Nov
11:57

On World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Open Call to International Community to Offer Protection to Palestinian Women

November 26, 2018 11:57 PM PCHR Human interest, Human rights, International 0

November 25th coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women that was designated by the United Nations (UN), in December of 1999, as part of UN efforts to curb violence against women and girls all over the world. On this occasion, the UN launches the 16 […]

26 Nov
8:02

Army Shoots Three Palestinians In Naval March On Gaza Coast

On the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, 3 Palestinians have been shot by Israeli army life fire, with many more suffering the effects of teargas inhalation. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed three Palestinians were shot with live fire, and dozens suffered […]

25 Nov
3:56

ISM Journals: Welcome to At Tuwani

It was 7am when we woke up after a night under the stars, in the village of At Tuwani, surrounded by arid hills and olive groves. It’s the kind of place you’d want to sightsee, or drink tea with the locals, admire the work of weaving and embroidery by the […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

22 Nov
3:10

Administrative Detention Extended for 23 Palestinians

Israel’s Ofer military court, near Ramallah, on Wednesday, extended the administrative detention of 23 Palestinian prisoners, according to Ma’an News  Agency. The extensions ranged from two to six months, with nine of the prisoners having their sentence prolonged for 6 more months. A prisoner held under administrative detention has not […]

21 Nov
10:38

Army Starts The Demolition Of Stores In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and police officers started, on Wednesday morning, the demolition of many stores in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Nasser Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said dozens of soldiers, officers and employees of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, stormed the refugee camp, […]

20 Nov
1:01

Israeli Forces Wound 25 Palestinians, Including AP Cameraman, in Gaza Boat Protest

The weekly protest at the Gaza beach to protest the ongoing Israeli closure of sea access to Gaza was met with violence from Israeli forces today, who fired live ammunition at protesters in boats and along the shore. 25 were wounded with live bullets, including an AP camera operator. The […]

18 Nov
8:41

ISM Report: International and Palestinian Journalists Tear Gassed

11/17/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) decided to hold its annual meeting in Palestine this year, where they demonstrated at the infamous Qalandia checkpoint, on Saturday. Dozens of journalists, holding only international press cards, were immediately met with canisters of tear gas. […]

18 Nov
8:12

Journalists Syndicate Condemns Assault on International March

The Palestinian Journalists Society (PJS) strongly condemned the suppression of the march of International Federation of Journalists towards Qalandia checkpoint, by Israeli occupation forces, through intensive use of toxic tear gas and sound bombs, which caused the injury of the PJS president Nasse Abu Baker, by a tearing gas bomb […]

16 Nov
10:07

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly Protest In Kafr Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian demonstrators, Friday, with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters in Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank District of Qalqilia. The coordinator of the weekly marches, Murad Ishteiwi, told Ma’an News Agency that two Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many more suffered […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov
12:30

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]