Category Archives: Human rights

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 […]

09 Nov
2:58

Soldiers Attack Students during School Celebration

Israeli soldiers invaded Thursday, Beit Ta’mar Palestinian village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started firing live rounds at students, teachers and officials of the Ministry of Education, during a school celebration. Media sources said the soldiers, and many illegal colonialist settlers, surrounded the area, before the […]

08 Nov
10:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 – 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the […]

08 Nov
10:32

Contaminated Drinking Water in Gaza Spurs ‘Blue Baby Syndrome’

The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children’s ward at Al Nassar Hospital in Gaza City. It’s a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant. At each cubicle, sectioned off by curtains, it’s a similar image: A baby lies […]

08 Nov
4:45

Palestinian Homes in Shofat Refugee Camp Demolished By Israeli Forces

A four-story apartment building, home to twelve people in two families, was destroyed Wednesday by a battalion of around 300 Israeli soldiers who stormed the Shofat camp in Jerusalem with a number of armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers, turned the street into a temporary military base, and smashed the homes to […]

08 Nov
1:48

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Southern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that Egyptian navy ships opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat in southern Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. The fisherman has been identified as Mustafa Khader Khalil Abu Odah, 32, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. He was shot […]

04 Nov
7:28

Over $16,000 in Fines Collected from Child Detainees in October

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoner Affairs Committee, Sunday, reported  that the total of fines imposed on the children held in the Ofer detention camp, during the month of October, reached approximately 62,000 shekels (over 16,000 USD). The number of children sentenced during October was 27, and prison terms ranged from 45 […]

04 Nov
1:44

Ailing Detainee In Solitary Confinement After Being Unable To Leave Room During Search

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that an ailing Palestinian detainee has been in solitary confinement at the Nafha Israeli prison, for several months, because his health condition is preventing him from leaving his room during security inspections by the soldiers. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sidqi Hamed […]

03 Nov
6:54

MADA: Israeli Attacks on Media Expands and Grows More Violent

In 2013 , the UN General Assembly proclaimed November 2nd to be an International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, by virtue of Resolution 68/163. The aim of this resolution is to confront the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes and attacks against journalists, and to empower […]

03 Nov
1:46

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014. The Al-Wafa’ Rehabilitation Hospital said the child, Mohammad Nasr al-Reefy, 14, was seriously […]

02 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation during March at Kafr Qaddoum

A number of Palestinians and international peace activists were injured by Israeli forces during the weekly anti-settlement march, on Friday afternoon, in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of a local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that dozens […]

02 Nov
5:23

Irish Lawmakers Call for Arms Embargo on Israel

In a letter published in the Irish Times newspaper, Minister of State Finian McGrath and fifty other Irish TDs and Senators have called for an arms embargo to be placed on Israel, and for “an end to the bi-lateral arms trade between Ireland and the apartheid state”. In addition to independent Minister McGrath, the signatories […]

01 Nov
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

31 Oct
2:20

Two Detained Sisters, 14 And 15, Released

Two sisters, Aseel Bassem Abu Aker and Nisreen Bassem Abu Aker, ages 14 and 15 respectively, were released from detention by Israel on Tuesday, as reported by Maan News. The sisters were detained by Israeli forces, Monday at dawn, from their home at Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem city. Eighteen […]

31 Oct
12:34

Israeli Military Claims to Open Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Medic

The Israeli military announced Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into the Israeli sharpshooters who targeted and killed 21-year old Palestinian medic Razan Ashraf al-Najjar during a massacre of civilians protesting at the Gaza-Israel border in May. This is a re-opening of the initial military probe, which claimed that […]

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30 Oct
11:55

PPS: “Four Detainees Continue Open-Ended Hunger Strike”

In a statement released, Tuesday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said four Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes, in separate Israeli prisons and detention camps. The PPS said the striking detainees are Saddam Awad, Rezeq Rajoub, Kifah Hattab and Khalil Abu Arram. It stated that […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

30 Oct
6:08

Israeli Nation-State Law is ‘Apartheid,’ Says Democratic Congresswoman

Coverage by Forward of US Representative Betty McCollum’s groundbreaking speech at USCPR’s 2018 national conference, Together We Rise: A US Democratic Party congresswoman described Israel’s nation-state law as “apartheid” at a Palestinian rights event, Mondoweiss reported. Accepting a leadership award at the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights conference on September 30, Rep. Betty […]

28 Oct
11:26

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying Palestinian natural resources. The organisations […]

28 Oct
5:51

Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

On 26 October, 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying […]

27 Oct
4:59

Palestine: What’s Working, What’s Not

Katie Miranda A telesummit with 20 activists, journalists, and more. Join. I first arrived in East Jerusalem during a bitterly cold Palestinian winter in late 2005 to join the International Solidarity Movement. My first few nights were spent at a hostel in East Jerusalem. While at the hostel, I kept hearing […]

27 Oct
4:48

Palestinian Students Strike in Jerusalem

A classroom in al-Eesawiyya. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT OCTOBER 26, 2018 Students, teachers and parents protest Israeli authorities’ refusal to address a lack of classrooms in al-Eesawiyya. Students led a strike in the village of al-Eesawiyya in occupied Jerusalem on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The strike […]

27 Oct
4:28

Palestine Advocacy Project Honors Heroism in Gaza

(PNN) Palestine Advocacy Project is launching a billboard ad campaign to honor the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Palestinian medics who put their lives on the line to rescue and treat injured protesters in Gaza’s ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations. Razan al-Najjar, aged 21, was one of almost 120 […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

23 Oct
7:58

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

by Ramzy Baroud Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in an Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on 15 October. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their […]

23 Oct
7:16

Israeli Forces Dismantle School Caravans North of Tubas

On Tuesday morning, Israeli occupation forces dismantled caravans belonging to the school of the Late Marwan Majali, AKA “Tahadi (10)”, located in Khirbat “Ibiziq” area, to the north of Tubas, northern West Bank. The Director of Education Tubas Sa’ed Qabha told WAFA that the occupation dismantled two caravans as they […]

22 Oct
2:12

Adnan Faces Serious Complications As He Continues Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan, who has been holding a hunger strike for fifty consecutive days, is facing serious health complications. The head of the Legal unit of the PPS, attorney Jawad Boulos, said Adnan suffered a very serious weight loss, and is facing […]

22 Oct
1:02

Legislator Jarrar Receives Another Administrative Detention Order For Three Months

The Israeli Authorities renewed, Sunday, the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against Palestinian legislator, Khaleda Jarrar, for three more months, for the fourth consecutive time. The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs issued a statement strongly denouncing the continued imprisonment of Jarrar, holding her captive under arbitrary orders without charges or trial. […]

20 Oct
3:36

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]

19 Oct
12:00

Palestinian-American Student Allowed Entry After Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court

A Palestinian-American student who was prevented entry to study in Israel has claimed victory at the Israeli Supreme Court. The court ruled today that 22-year old Lara al-Qasem will be allowed entry to study in a graduate program at Hebrew University. al-Qasem, whose grandparents are Palestinian, is an American student […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct
7:59

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

16 Oct
8:43

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

13 Oct
3:28

PCHR: In Serious Escalation of Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On Friday afternoon, 12 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 29th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and and wounded 224 others, including 42 children, 3 women, […]

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

12 Oct
8:13

Israel to Expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Palestinian children receive school supplies from UNRWA, September 13, 2018. Photo credit: UNRWA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT OCTOBER 11, 2018 The Israeli mayor said he would stop the UN Agency from administering services to Shuafat refugee camp, claiming ‘there are no refugees in Jerusalem.’ The outgoing Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir […]

12 Oct
2:32

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli detention facility, Friday. The PPS said the detainee Wisam Abdul-Majid Shalalda, 28, from Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has died in Ayalon Israeli prison, in Ramla. The PPS added […]

12 Oct
1:56

Detainee Khader Adnan Continues Hunger Strike For 40th Day

October 12, 2018 1:56 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 40 days ago, protesting his continued imprisonment. The detainee, from Arraba town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, started the strike on September 2nd, and has been denied […]

11 Oct
8:12

UNESCO Adopts New Resolutions on Palestine

By consensus, the Program and External Relations Commission (PX), of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on Wednesday, adopted two resolutions on Palestine, in the framework of its 205th plenary meeting.   The resolutions, sponsored by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and […]

11 Oct
4:35

PCHR: “On World Day against Death Penalty, PCHR Reiterates its Call for Abolishing This Penalty in Palestinian Law”

 Today, 10 October, coincides the World Day against Death Penalty when calls are annually renewed by the countries of the world to work on abolishing this penalty from its legislation, considering it as an inhuman penalty that is incompatible with the values of justice and goals of punishments that aim […]

06 Oct
9:33

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct
9:26

World Health Report: Right to Health 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its report, Right to Health: Crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory 2017. The report examines obstacles to achieving the highest attainable standard of health for Palestinians living under occupation, including barriers to health access and attacks on health care. According to […]

06 Oct
5:16

Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel

    October 5, 2018 —  A Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who supports the BDS movement and has called for an end to US military aid to Israel. The BDS movement congratulates Professor Smith. Dr. Samia Botmeh, Dean at Birzeit University in […]

06 Oct
5:00

UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Statements Made by Mayor of Jerusalem

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed its concern, Friday, regarding recent statements made by the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA said that it conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue […]

04 Oct
9:27

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct
8:35

Family Left Homeless as Israel Demolishes Home in Negev Desert

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, on Thursday, in the Kuseifeh village of Israel’s Negev desert, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli crews stormed the village and demolished the structure, leaving a Palestinian family of ten displaced, […]

03 Oct
2:49

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

02 Oct
2:38

Colonialist Settlers Flood Al-Khan Al-Ahmar With Sewage

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers flooded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community with Sewage water, in an attempt to force the inhabitants to leave their Dwellings, just as the ultimatum set by the Israeli court for their displacement went into effect, Monday. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a senior nonviolent activist and the […]

02 Oct
6:56

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

30 Sep
12:58

Palestinian With French Citizenship Rearrested Immediately After His Release From Administrative Detention

The Israeli authorities rearrested, Sunday, a Palestinian political prisoner with French citizenship, minutes after his release from prison after spending thirteen months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges. The Palestinian Salah al-Hammouri, from occupied East Jerusalem, was held at the Negev Desert Detention Camp for thirteen months, under Administrative […]

28 Sep
5:55

Erekat: Netanyahu’s Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]

27 Sep
9:05

Israel’s Stranglehold on Area C: Development as Resistance

by Ahmad El-Atrash on September 27, 2018, for Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. Israel’s efforts to tighten its grip on the West Bank have been unprecedented since the current Israeli cabinet formed in 2015. Last year, for instance, witnessed the highest number of tenders for Israeli settlement construction, with more than 3,100 government proposals issued for […]

27 Sep
8:54

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 civilians were killed in Gaza City and northern Gaza. […]

26 Sep
9:39

Palestinians in Gaza Protest Trump UN Speech

Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested in front of the Unied Nations’ headquarters in besieged Gaza City, on Wednesday, in rejection of the United States President Donald Trump’s speech and US decisions affecting the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA). The protest comes under the slogan “No to Jeopardizing the […]

26 Sep
9:23

Media Office Holds Press Conference on International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists

September 26, 2018 9:23 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Government Media Office (GMO) held a press conference on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, which coincides the 26, September, each year, demanding to practically show support for Palestinian journalists.   The head of the GMO, Salma Ma’rouf, praised efforts of the Palestinian journalists who […]

26 Sep
1:11

Human Rights Watch Denounces Trump’s Attack On International Criminal Court

In a letter distributed to Journalists at the United Nations in New York by the Director of the International Justice Program of the Human Rights Watch, Richard Dicker, the organization denounced Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly, attacking the International Criminal Court, “Trump’s threats today against the ICC are […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “entitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,” an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it “is allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

24 Sep
12:51

Lack Of Medications Threatens Lives Of 425 Kidney Patients

September 24, 2018 12:51 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Dr. Abdullah al-Qishawi, the head of the Kidney Branch at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza, has warned that the lives of 425 Palestinian patients, including children, who require kidney dialysis, is at a serious risk due to the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. Dr. al-Qishawi stated that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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
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 […]

13 Sep
6:08

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the newly established al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, which was built for the Palestinian Bedouin families next to the al-Khan al-Ahmar village, threatened with pending Israeli demolition, east of occupied Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers invaded the area after completely surrounding an isolating it, while […]

12 Sep
2:15

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

11 Sep
1:20

Activists Establish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

A group of Palestinian and international peace activists established, overnight, the al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, facing demolition and displacement by the Israeli authorities. The new village is meant to send a message that the Palestinians will remain steadfast on their lands, despite Israel’s escalating violations […]

10 Sep
11:57

Assaf: “We Will Head To International Courts Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Decision”

The Head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, Waleed Assaf, said the Palestinian Authority will be heading to international courts over the Israeli decision to demolish the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community. His statements came during an interview with the Palestinian Radio, regarding the developments and Israel’s […]

09 Sep
7:31

VIDEO: US Cuts to UNRWA Deepen Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

US President Donald Trump has cut funding for the UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW’s Tania KrĂ€mer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are facing a funding crisis. TRNN re-posts selected DW stories as part of a new cooperation agreement […]

07 Sep
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 05 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 05 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 95 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 18 children, 3 paramedics and a journalist. A […]

07 Sep
6:14

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UNRWA Will Overcome US Obstacles

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that his agency will overcome US obstacles after Trump’s decision to suspend aid to the Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.   KrĂ€henbĂŒhl stressed, in a press release to Palestinians, that UNRWA will continue to work with […]

07 Sep
6:08

Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Use of force Pictured here: On Friday afternoon, the Israeli occupation soldiers fired 12 sound grenades and 8 tear gas canisters at Palestinian youth in the Bab iZaweyeh area. This […]

07 Sep
2:45

Held Under Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Ninth Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, started a hunger strike nine days earlier, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS stated that one of its lawyers managed to visit Jamal Alqam, […]

06 Sep
3:53

Army Demolishes Another Home In Occupied Jerusalem, Abducts Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, rendering the family homeless despite a pending appeal with an Israeli court. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, and officers, invaded Beit Hanina, and forcibly removed the […]

05 Sep
12:08

Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services

Jerusalem, 5 September 2018: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written to the donor community requesting […]

03 Sep
9:43

VIDEO: Bethlehem Palestinians Gather at Homes Threatened by Demolition, Israelis Join in Protest

A number of Palestinian citizens were injured after they stood up to the Israeli army’s attempts to demolish four houses in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eventually, the army demolished two out of four houses. Local sources in the village said that the residents gathered in two houses, early Monday, […]

01 Sep
1:40

PA To Head To General Assembly After U.S. Cut Aid To UNRWA

After the United States announced cutting all aid to the United Nations Relief and Words Agency (UNRWA), the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) said it is weighing all options to counter the American move, including heading to the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, […]

01 Sep
3:08

PCHR: “Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza”

Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds Date: 31 August 2018, Time: 18:30 GMT On Friday, 31 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza […]

31 Aug
8:52

Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in West Bank and Gaza

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces, on Friday. According to the Ministry of Health, the number of participants wounded with live bullets, in Gaza’s Great March of Return, including a paramedic who was shot in the chest, to the east of […]

30 Aug
7:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 29 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 29 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, 239 civilians, including 52 children, 6 women, and 5 paramedics, […]

30 Aug
7:30

Satellite Imagery and the Palestine-Israel Exception

This article was originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha Introduction In the United States and beyond, the rules that apply to the rest of the world have long applied differently to Palestine-Israel. In the US, this exceptionalism often manifests as censorship of Palestinian perspectives and operates […]

30 Aug
7:01

Palestinian Film May Be Eligible For Oscar (Trailer)

“Ghost Hunting,” a Palestinian film directed by Raed Andoni, was submitted to the Academy Awards to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category, in hopes that it be nominated for the 91st Academy Awards, which will be held on February 22, 2019. According to a statement by the Palestinian Ministry […]

29 Aug
12:17

Israeli Army Issues An Order Preventing Student From Entering College For Six Months

The Israeli army handed, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man a military order denying him access to the college where he studies, in Nablus, in northern West Bank, for six months. The student, Yousef Dweikat, 20, is from Balata town, east of Nablus. In a phone interview, the student told the […]

29 Aug
10:25

Army Demolishes Print Shop In Silwan, Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian print shop in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a print shop, in addition to abducting two Palestinians after assaulting and wounding them. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers […]

28 Aug
8:27

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

28 Aug
7:17

UNRWA: $5.4m to be Donated by Japan

The Japanese government, by the end of this week, is due to donate 5.4 million dollars to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The funds will be used to provide food aid to one million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are facing one of the […]

28 Aug
2:32

Detainees In Etzion Complain Of Dire Conditions, Skin Rash

Jackline Fararja, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, said that several detainees, who are held in Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem, are imprisoned in dirty cells, and are contacting infections and skin rash. Fararja said that one of the detainees, Mohammad Ayesh Abu Mariya, 19, from Beit Ummar […]

27 Aug
12:33

PCHR: “Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen”

Continue to Chase Fishermen and Deprive them of practicing their job, Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Sailing Within One Nautical Mile Israeli naval forces continued their attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, prevented them from practicing their job freely and denied them access […]