Category Archives: Human rights

18 Jul
9:43

Palestinian Cabinet: “Israel’s systematic aggression aims at changing facts on the ground.”

“The Palestinian Cabinet declares that the systematic aggression on Bedouin communities aim at changing facts on the ground and undermining the two-state solution, welcomes the Irish Seanad bill banning the importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements, condemns the latest Israeli escalation of violence against the Gaza Strip and demands […]

18 Jul
8:59

Israel Bans Palestinian Academic Conference in Jerusalem

Israeli forces raid a Palestinian academic conference, July 14, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 18, 2018 One Palestinian was arrested. Over a dozen others were briefly detained and in some cases ordered to appear before Israeli intelligence at a later date. The Israeli minister of […]

18 Jul
5:14

June: Human Rights Violations in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers arrest journalists and activists near Bani Naim, June 23, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 16, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On June 2, Israeli soldiers shot and […]

18 Jul
3:33

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is, in fact, an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the […]

17 Jul
2:22

Israel Reduces Fishing Zone For Gaza, Closes Crossing

The Israeli Authorities have decided, on Monday evening, to close Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, and to reduce the fishing zone allotted for the Palestinians in Gaza, from six to only three nautical miles. Engineer Raed Fattouh, the chairman of the coordination committee for the entry of goods into […]

16 Jul
9:36

School Year Begins at Khan al-Ahmar

Despite Israeli attempts to demolish the only school of the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Education exceptionally opened the school year at the village school, on Monday. More than 170 students attended, alongside their families, as Minister of Education Sabri Saydam declared the beginning of […]

16 Jul
2:10

Palestinian Information Ministry Denounces Israeli “Facebook Bill”

The Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the new Israeli “Facebook Bill,” and described it as one of Israel’s illegal policies, especially those aiming at concealing and burying the truth, and the ongoing crimes committed by its army against the people of occupied Palestine. In a statement released […]

16 Jul
4:36

Aftermath Of Israeli Strikes Proves Israel Is Targeting History, Culture And Ordinary Civilians

After the Israeli army bombarded Gaza on Saturday, killing two children and causing damage to public, civilian facilities, it became apparent that the soldiers were also targeting a prominent building, meant for preserving and displaying Palestinian archeology, arts and culture. The Palestinian TV has reported that some of the Israeli […]

Kite flying in Gaza (image from Twitter)
16 Jul
1:37

Israeli Warplane Drops Bombs in Northern Gaza, Injuring Two Palestinians

Israeli forces carried out airstrikes in northern Gaza on Sunday, a day after a ‘ceasefire’ was declared between Israel and the Palestinian Authority governed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The airstrikes targeted a group of Palestinians who were making kites in an open area in northern Gaza. According to […]

15 Jul
9:05

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy

Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People that would constitutionally enshrine the identity of the State of Israel […]

15 Jul
8:59

Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza

Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 […]

15 Jul
8:25

IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers

photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the […]

15 Jul
7:41

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo: Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

15 Jul
1:26

Two Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike; Three Others Continue

Luay Akka, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated Sunday that two detainees have suspended their hunger strikes after reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Authority, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding them captive without charges or trial, while three others continue their strike, demanding their freedom. Akka said […]

15 Jul
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Install Iron Gates To Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers installed, Sunday, two additional iron gates blocking the entrances of al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers installed the two iron gates to block entry to the community, which is illegally stalled for demolition by the army, to serve Israel’s […]

14 Jul
3:36

Israeli Colony’s Industrial Zone Continues To Flood Palestinian Farmlands With Toxic Wastewater

The flooding of waste and toxic water from the Industrial Zone of the illegal Alfie Menashe Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, continues to devastate Palestinian agricultural lands, and the environment, in Wad ar-Rasha village, exposing the residents to serious health risks. […]

14 Jul
3:17

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

13 Jul
10:05

Episcopal Church Votes To Divest From Companies Involved In Israeli Violation Of Palestinian Human Rights

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, with more than 3 million members, has voted to divest from companies involved in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to get to make the Episcopal Church the 10th Christian denomination in […]

12 Jul
7:52

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

12 Jul
7:19

UNRWA Responds to COGAT Announcement

On the record quote from Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson: “The recent announcement, by COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), that new measures will be taken to suspend exports from the Gaza Strip and restrict the import of goods to only humanitarian supplies approved by COGAT, can be expected […]

11 Jul
7:10

Seven Passengers of Gaza Flotilla Released

Israel on, Wednesday, released seven passengers of a humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break the decade-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday, according to Al Ray. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that […]

11 Jul
11:00

Tightening Closure Imposed On the Gaza Strip For 11th Year

Israeli Authorities Impose Closure On the Only Commercial Crossing in the Gaza Strip “ Karm Abu Salem” and Reduce Fishing Area. PCHR strongly condemns the Israeli authorities decision to tighten the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip and close the only commercial crossing “Karm Abu Salem” and warns of its […]

11 Jul
6:28

West Bank School Raided, Threatened with Demolition

The Israeli army raided, on Tuesday, a school in the village of Khillat al-Dabe, in Masafer Yatta, southern occupied West Bank, and informed the head of the Twanneh village council, Muhammad Ribee, that it will be removed. Ribee told WAFA that the soldiers also informed a local resident that the […]

11 Jul
6:08

Malki to Meet ICC Secretary General Next Week

Palestinian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Rawan Suleiman, revealed that Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki is due to visit The Hague next week, for a meeting with the Secretary General of the International Criminal Court and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Chemical Weapons. Suleiman told Voice of Palestine radio that the […]

11 Jul
12:41

Israel Declares Al-Quds TV As ‘Terrorist Media’

A Palestinian media agency that is known for being first on the scene and recording eyewitness videos of Israeli military atrocities against Palestinians has been banned by Israel, as the Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman signed an order declaring Al-Quds TV to be a ‘terrorist’ media […]

10 Jul
9:03

Israeli Navy Seizes Boat of Wounded Palestinians Seeking Treatment

On Tuesday, the Israeli Navy confiscated a Palestinian boat off the coast of Gaza. The passengers on the boat included wounded Palestinians who had exhausted the limited medical resources available in Gaza and were seeking treatment abroad. This is the second such attempt to break the Israeli military siege of […]

10 Jul
2:19

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

PCHR Fact Sheet: 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 Strip following the Israeli […]

09 Jul
9:17

Palestine Appoints Permanent Chemical Weapons Prohibition Representative

Rawan Suleiman, Palestine’s ambassador to the Netherlands and International Organizations in The Hague, presented on Monday, in official ceremonies, her credentials to the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Üzumcu, as Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to this organization. Suleiman stressed, […]

08 Jul
8:01

Ten Days in Spain, Ten Days of Hard Work for Palestine

Palestinian and international activists meet in Malaga. Photo credit: Al-Quds Association. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 8, 2018 Palestinian popular resistance activists meet with international solidarity groups. The Al-Quds Association and other Palestine solidarity groups hosted the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and activists from Palestinian popular resistance movements in Spain. The group […]

08 Jul
3:38

Israeli Army Installs Mobile Homes In Abu Dis Ahead Of Demolishing Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli army installed, Sunday, several mobile homes in Wadi al-Jir area in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, and relocating them in another area. Eyewitness confirmed that the army installed several homes, after carrying them on huge trucks, […]

07 Jul
10:45

Adalah Mourns Passing of Felicia Langer, 1930 – 2018

Holocaust survivor Felicia Langer was a world-renowned defender of Palestinian human rights and fought against the Israeli occupation and oppression, for peace, justice, and the enforcement of international law. It is with great sorrow that Adalah mourns the passing of human rights activist and attorney Felicia Langer, known internationally for […]

07 Jul
10:13

Update: Palestinian Nationality Granted to Swedish Activist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has granted Palestinian nationality to Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa, aged 25, and bestowed the Medal of Merit on him, in appreciation of his efforts and support of the Palestinian people. Ladraa had walked 4,800 kilometers, through 15 countries and for a period of 11 months, carrying […]

07 Jul
12:29

Palestinian Government Issues A Thank You Statement To Ladraa

The Palestinian Unity Government issued, Saturday, a statement thanking Swedish peace activist Benjamin Ladraa, who walked to Palestine to highlight the suffering of the Palestinian people living under illegal Israeli occupation. He was denied entry by Israel as he was trying to cross from Jordan into the occupied West Bank. […]

06 Jul
11:16

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul
2:52

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

06 Jul
2:15

UN Officials Call for an End to West Bank Demolitions and Respect for International Law

The Following is a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) : Today (Thursday), the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for […]

06 Jul
2:04

Ad-Dameer: “Administrative Detention Order of Khalida Jarrar Confirmed”

By  Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael Yemeni  confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has […]

05 Jul
7:58

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 June – 04 July 2018)

July 5, 2018 7:58 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 June – 04 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, while another child succumbed to his […]

05 Jul
7:44

Salama Remembers Razan

In response to a call for solidarity from Gazan women, a Jewish activist group dubbed “Return” gathered to hold a memorial for Razan AlNajar, at the location of her village of origin, Salameh. While thousands of women marched towards the border in the Saja’iya area in Gaza, the activists held a ceremony […]

05 Jul
2:24

Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Army’s Attacks On Journalists In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s assault of journalists while documenting the army‘s invasion into al-Khan Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing it. The Syndicate said the soldiers attacked many journalists, imposed fines and issued traffic tickets targeting dozens […]

05 Jul
12:57

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 31 Palestinian Children In June”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, in June, 31 Palestinian children in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and imposed fines reaching at least 75.000 Shekels. The PPS said that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, issued fines against […]

04 Jul
1:28

Israeli Bulldozers, Soldiers, Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Start Destruction Of Community

As dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists gathered and protested the illegal decision to displace an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in al-Khan Al-Ahmar, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers started the destruction of the structures, attacked, injured and abducted, several human rights defenders. The peace activists formed a […]

04 Jul
11:14

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, east of the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished residential sheds, and barns. The soldiers demolished 40 residential sheds and barns in the community. Waleed Assaf, the head of the Committee against the Israeli Annexation […]

04 Jul
6:34

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

03 Jul
5:23

Prominent Jewish activist denied entry into Israel

Ariel Gold, a member of Code Pink for Peace and an outspoken proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the U.S., was detained at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday, and was denied entry and sent back to the U.S. The movement that Gold is […]

Soldiers drag Palestinian after shooting him (image from Al Quds video)
03 Jul
4:02

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures Three, Then Abducts Two Of Them

Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, at least one Palestinian, and injured three others, including two who were then abducted by the soldiers after being injured, and one teenager who was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli news agency […]

02 Jul
9:34

25 Palestinian Children Slain by Israel since Beginning of 2018

Israeli occupation forces have killed 25 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of 2018, Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) revealed on Sunday. Of the 25 minors killed by occupation forces, 21 were targeted in the besieged Gaza Strip, the organisation said. […]

02 Jul
1:39

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 28th Day Despite Health Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started 29 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges, in addition to bad living conditions and the repeated punitive measures […]

02 Jul
12:13

Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians. Via The Real News Network. (photo: Days of Palestine) […]

01 Jul
11:15

PCHR Testifies before UN Special Rapporteur

On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) testified before the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 in Amman, Jordan within his official mission starting from 25 to 29 June 2018. The testimony, according to the PNN, reviewed […]

01 Jul
12:34

Israel Preparing to Annex West Bank says UN Expert

Israel is in the process of enacting laws that would allow it to formally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in serious violation of international law, a United Nations expert said on Friday, according to WAFA. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Michael Lynk, […]

30 Jun
12:32

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians; One of Them is Child, and Wounded 124 Others, including 13 Children, 3 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Female Journalist

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 June 2018, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 11th Friday in a row, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 124 other civilians, including 13 children, 3 women, 3 […]

30 Jun
6:03

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21– 27 June 2018)

June 30, 2018 6:03 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 21 – 27 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 84 others were wounded, including 11 children, 2 […]

30 Jun
5:08

Health Ministry: Acute Depletion in Leukemia Treatment

The director of the blood and tumors pharmacy at Rantisi Hospital for Children, Talha Balousha, warned of a severe depletion of the drug Mercaptopurine, and the resulting threat to the lives of children with leukemia. Balousha said, on Thursday, in a press statement, that the depletion of the drug threatens […]

30 Jun
4:34

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Occupation Censored

Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS JUNE 29, 2018 Descriptions of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Humiliation NOT pictured here: A young adult male on his way for the Ramadan Noon Prayer, is stopped by the Border Police at the Mosque […]

29 Jun
4:57

Journalists’ Syndicate Condemns Barring of Qena from Coverage of Royal Visit

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), on Thursday, condemned the Israeli barring of the Associated Press journalist, Nebi Qena, from covering the visit by Britain’s Prince William to the Israeli prime minister’s official residence, on Tuesday. Nebi Qena, the AP’s chief television producer for Israel and the Palestinian territories, was held […]

28 Jun
3:13

ISM Speaks to ‘Aref Jaber about the Increase of Raids by Israeli Forces in his Neighborhood

June 2018 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ‘Aref Jaber lives in the Jaber neighbourhood in the H2 area of occupied Hebron, under Israeli control. He is a local activist and works with Human Rights Defenders filming and publicising the violations of international law committed by Israeli forces in his city. […]

26 Jun
7:00

Jewish American Explains Why She Supports Palestine and BDS

CODEPINK organizer Ariel Gold discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton why she supports BDS and the movement for Palestinian rights: “The actions of the state of Israel do not represent my values as an American Jew.” Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch  

26 Jun
12:33

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

24 Jun
9:00

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]

23 Jun
4:19

Gaza Health Care at Breaking Point say UN Experts

UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. They also remind Israel, as the occupying power, of its obligation to protect the population of Gaza, ensure its welfare and well being, and to allow and […]

22 Jun
12:38

P. A Files Appeal With IFG Against Israeli Law Criminalizing Filming Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Authority’s Information Ministry sent a letter to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) complaining about the preliminary Israeli Knesset proposal, which passed the first reading, forbidding journalists, and ordinary residents, from filming and documenting Israeli invasions and military activities in occupied Palestine. The new bill passed the first […]

21 Jun
10:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 20 June, 2018. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. 8 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip, while 3 Palestinians were wounded […]

21 Jun
4:46

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

20 Jun
9:36

Israeli PM Praises US for Leaving UN Human Rights Council

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US administration for leaving the UN Human Right Council, saying its step was “courageous” in criticizing the council of bias. Netanyahu thanked, in a statement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump, Minister Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their decision against what he […]

20 Jun
8:05

US Ditches UN Human Rights Council over “Anti-Israel Bias”

The United States administration declared their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights council on Tuesday, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. Niki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, described the body as a “cesspool of political bias” because of its focus on human rights abuses in West Bank and Gaza. She […]

19 Jun
10:44

Occupation Forces Residents to Remove Clothing before Entering Homes

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demanded the residents of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in Hebron, to take off their clothes before allowing them to enter their homes. An activist against settlement policy, Imad Abu Shamsieh, said that Israeli soldiers stationed at checkpoints in the neighborhood, at the center of Hebron’s […]

18 Jun
12:25

Detained Teen Released After Losing His Sight Due To Torture, And Being Denied Treatment

A detained Palestinian teen, identified as Taiseer Hassan Tamimi, 18, from Deir Nitham village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West bank, was released, Monday, after he lost his sight while in prison, due to torture and after being denied specialized medicine or any treatment for preexisting health conditions. Tamimi required […]

17 Jun
7:59

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

by Zaha Hassan on June 17, 2018 Attention has been focused on the state of Palestine’s recent submission of a “referral” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Israeli officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people. However, another complaint recently submitted by the state of Palestine has received much […]

17 Jun
8:03

Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights Advocate Speaks on His Torture and Abuse by PA Security (VIDEO)

Laith Abu Zeyad, a longtime Palestinian prisoners’ rights advocate and a staff member with Amnesty International in occupied Palestine, was one of over 40 Palestinians – mostly youth – seized on Wednesday night, 13 June, during a march to lift the Palestinian Authority’s sanctions on Gaza. He was subject not only to political […]

15 Jun
5:16

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 12 June 2018)

June 15, 2018 5:16 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 12 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Four Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed within hours of one another, in the Gaza Strip. 287 Palestinian […]

15 Jun
5:04

May 2018 Report: 605 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Palestinian human rights associations, including the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission and the Al-Mezan Center for human rights issued their monthly report on Israeli occupation forces’ arrests of Palestinians in May 2018. Translated by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Photo: Anne Paq, Activestills […]

15 Jun
4:35

Palestinian Security Breaks Up Ramallah Protest

Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse a rare anti-government protest in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday, as hundreds demonstrated against Palestinian punitive measures against the Gaza Strip. According to local PNN sources, dozens were beaten and detained, including foreign journalists, in […]

14 Jun
10:59

UN General Assembly Votes to Condemn Israel’s Excessive Force Against Gaza Protests

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel’s use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. The resolution passed by a vote of 120-8 with 45 countries abstaining. A U.S. bid to condemn Hamas, a Palestinian fundamentalist group, for attacks on Israel also received a majority vote in […]

13 Jun
9:26

DCIP Report: Israeli Soldier Shoots, Kills 14-year-old Palestinian in Gaza Strip

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian with live ammunition during protests east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, near the perimeter fence, on June 8. Haitham Mohammad Khalil al-Jamal died Friday evening in a hospital, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a few hours […]

13 Jun
8:14

Recently Released Activist Social Worker Munther Amira on Non-violent Resistance

Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender, was arrested by Israeli forces during a non-violent protest, in Bethlehem, against the Trump Administration declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in addition to Israeli violations of Palestinian children’s rights. Amira was  released last week, after six months […]

12 Jun
3:08

Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch

TRNN speaks with Omar Shakir, the director of HRW in Israel-Palestine about his deportation order. TRNN video & transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Human Rights Watch reports regularly on the violations of human rights and international law in Israel and […]

11 Jun
9:12

“I visited Hebron for the first time, and it was shocking.”

By Eoin On’Moore- PNN/ Hebron/ Today, I visited Hebron for the first time. I was apprehensive before going — Hebron is seen as one of the front lines of the occupation, and I had seen videos of clashes there. Hebron (Khalil in Arabic) is the largest Palestinian city, and the […]

09 Jun
9:03

NGOs Call on Israel to Halt the Demolition and Forcible Transfer of Bedouins at Khan al Ahmar

Concerned about a recent ruling by Israel’s High Court of Justice authorizing the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar and evacuation of its residents to a site near Abu Dis, AIDA, a network consisting of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), […]

08 Jun
9:18

Funeral Held in Nabi Saleh for Izz al-Deen Tamimi, Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers

  Mourners carrying the body of Izz Tamimi, 21 years, yesterday in Nabi Saleh The funeral of 21-year-old Izz al-Deen Tamimi was held this week, on Wednesday, 6th June, in Nabi Saleh, a village north of Ramallah. Israeli soldiers shot the young man with three live bullets in the early […]

08 Jun
4:15

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

08 Jun
3:24

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

08 Jun
12:48

Please Dad, Stay And Celebrate All My Birthdays

                        The heartbreaking picture of Ritaj, the little girl, the orphaned child, next to her wounded dad, celebrating her sixth birthday with her dad, from his hospital dead, shortly before he succumbed to serious wounds after being shot by […]

06 Jun
5:20

Cousin of Palestinian Medic Killed by Israel Speaks Out

Palestinian nurse Razan al-Najar was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper, in Gaza, while she was wearing a white medic’s uniform and had her hands raised. Dalia al-Najjar says her cousin “Razan showed everyone what it is to want freedom.” She tells TRNN’s Ben Norton, “Everyone is joining the […]

06 Jun
1:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Member Of Hebron City Council

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a member of the City Council in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after storming her home and ransacking it. The City Council member, Suzan Abdul-Karim al-‘Oweiwi, 39, has a Master’s Degree in Institution Building and Development from the […]

06 Jun
1:04

PCHR: “Israeli Supreme Court Issues Decision to Demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, East of Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and expresses its concern over implementing this decision at any moment by Israeli forces. PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and assume its legal and moral […]

04 Jun
9:10

GMO: 125 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in May

Israeli occupation forces committed 125 violations against Palestinian journalists during the past month of May, a Palestinian government office said, in its monthly report. The report revealed the  number and the conditions of wounded Palestinian journalists who sustained injuries while covering the Great March of Return, in eastern Gaza, with […]

04 Jun
8:54

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

03 Jun
9:33

Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act.’

On Tuesday, 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen, to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotilla with a mission to defy Israel’s illegal siege on the Gaza […]

03 Jun
12:32

Israel Collected 100.000 Shekels In Fines From Palestinian Children In May

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that Israeli courts have collected, in May, more than 100.000 Shekels in bail and fines, imposed on detained Palestinian children, held in Ofer Prison, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. In a report released on Sunday morning, the committee stated the soldiers have abducted […]

02 Jun
7:25

Amnesty International: Forcible Transfer of Bedouin Village Constitutes War Crime

Amnesty International called upon Israeli authorities, on Friday, to immediately cancel plans to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible eviction of its Bedouin community, describing the Israeli plans as a war crime. Residents of the village are set to be transferred to a site near […]

01 Jun
6:03

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by Valentina Azarova As Israel ramps up construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do all private transactions and business dealings in or related […]

01 Jun
5:47

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival Gains Momentum with New Cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call. Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two […]

01 Jun
7:51

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 24 – 30 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds, 5 of whom […]

31 May
11:46

500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that 500 detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, have decided to start a hunger strike next week. Qaraqe’ said the detainees will gradually join the hunger strike, and will continue the boycott […]

31 May
8:05

Israeli Military Prevents Palestinian Attempt to Break Gaza’s Naval Blockade

Palestinians in Gaza mounted a flotilla of small ships to take 17 injured to Cyprus, for medical treatment, but Israel’s navy halted the expedition. Meanwhile, Israel also launched massive strikes on Hamas positions, in retaliation for mortar fire from Gaza. Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza. Story Transcript & Video NOOR […]

31 May
3:58

8 Things I Learned About Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

by Ramzi Baroud On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations […]

29 May
1:06

Israel Decides Against Releasing Corpse Of Slain Detainee

Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has decided against transferring the corpse of a Palestinian detainee, who was died from complications after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in prison, back to his family for burial. The detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died a week ago while receiving treatment at an Israeli medical […]

28 May
10:03

Freedom Flotilla to Depart Gaza as Another Sets Sail from Copenhagen

The National Higher Committee for the Great Return March (NHCGRM) announced, yesterday, that a flotilla of ships is going to depart the Gaza Strip, in breaking the siege imposed by Israeli occupation forces for over eleven years, which led to a dire and unlivable situation in the coastal enclave. In a press conference […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]