Category Archives: Human rights

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, “This is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.” Other signs, written […]

24 Jan
10:47

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

24 Jan
3:50

East Jerusalem Teen Detained at Night and Beaten during Interrogation

Amir Othman Darweesh, 14, was repeatedly beaten during an interrogation by Israeli officers on January 2. (Photo: Darweesh family) Ramallah, January 23, 2017—Israeli forces beat a Palestinian boy during interrogation after detaining him from his East Jerusalem home, in the early morning hours of January 2, on suspicion of throwing stones. […]

24 Jan
3:21

American University Bars Activity from “Students for Justice in Palestine”

American Fordham University will not allow students to form Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group, claiming it promotes one country’s interests. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fordham, a Jesuit school in New York City, said that SJP would act more like a political lobby than a traditional campus […]

24 Jan
3:06

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

23 Jan
11:55

West Bank: Occupation Plants Hidden Cameras in Ex-detainees’ Houses

By coincidence, two ex-detainee brothers, Tareq and Akram Jibril, found very tiny and accurate cameras, planted by Israeli soldiers, at the entrances of their homes in the town of Tekoa, south-east of Bethlehem, south of the West Bank. The Israeli occupation has recently accelerated the targeting campaign against residents of […]

23 Jan
11:21

Army Demolishes Sheds, Tents And Barns, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday at noon, several sheds, tents and barns, owned by Palestinians living in the al-Jiftlik town, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, north of Jericho. Sabah Abu Rashed, the representative of Jericho District who witnessed the demolitions, along with a representative of the International Red Cross, […]

Palestinian home destroyed by Israeli army (PCHR photo)
20 Jan
1:03

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 10 wounded by Israeli troops this week

January 20, 2017 1:03 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces also wounded ten […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

18 Jan
10:07

Detainee Jaradat Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that an ailing Palestinian detainee, who is held in solitary confinement in Asqalan Israeli prison, declared an open-ended hunger strike, demanding receiving the urgently-needed medical treatment. The PPS said that Anas Ghaleb Jaradat, 36, from Sielet al-Harethiyya town west of the northern West […]

17 Jan
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

17 Jan
4:06

Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’

Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike. Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Leaders of the Palestinian community in present-day Israel announced a general strike as hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the demolition […]

17 Jan
3:47

PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City

On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was held in Attadamun office in Rafah City from 9 to 12 January 2017 and […]

16 Jan
8:57

Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%

The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids increased by at least 250 per cent over the past seven years; 5,658 Israelis […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan
9:35

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

14 Jan
12:29

PCHR Follows up with Concern Excessive Use of Force by Security Services to Disperse Demonstration in Jabalia Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest incidents in Jabalia refugee camp, where Palestinian security services used excessive force against civilians, including journalists. PCHR stresses the significance of adhering to the legal and international standards when dealing with civilians in all circumstances. PCHR calls […]

14 Jan
3:38

Mladenov on Gaza Power Crisis Protests: “We call for the full respect of the right to freedom of expression in Gaza.” (VIDEO)

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, said on the electricity crisis and protests in Gaza : ”I am following, with great concern, the tense situation unfolding in Gaza, after two million Palestinians have been left with just a couple of hours of electricity […]

Family mourns Mohammad Salhi, killed by Israeli forces in front of his mother (PCHR photo)
13 Jan
11:44

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinians killed, 2 wounded, 58 abducted by Israeli forces this week

January 13, 2017 11:44 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05 – 11 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians were killed, and two journalists were […]

10 Jan
2:14

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’a Refugee Camp”

In an extra-judicial execution crime, on Tuesday dawn, 10 January 2017, Israeli forces shot dead in cold blood a Palestinian civilian in al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, in front of his mother. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) stresses that this crime was committed after the Israeli political […]

10 Jan
2:03

Foreign Ministry: “Salhi’s Execution, Sate-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s execution of a former political prisoner, in front of his family in his home, and described the attack as a “state-sponsored terrorism.” The Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, in Tubas, and terrorized […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
08 Jan
1:55

PCHR Weekly Report: 67 civilians abducted, including 10 children; one woman shot and wounded

January 8, 2017 1:55 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 Dec. 2016 – 04 Jan 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into […]

Binyamin Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
05 Jan
8:02

Israeli Prime Minister calls for pardon of soldier who executed prone Palestinian

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came under questioning as part of a corruption probe, Netanyahu issued a call for the pardon of an Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian who was lying on the ground, critically wounded, by firing multiple shots at the Palestinian’s head. Elor Azaria […]

05 Jan
6:27

Human Rights Watch: Israel Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Palestinians

Senior Israeli officials, including religious clerics, back the illegal “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Some senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat,” the statement said. “Other Israeli […]

05 Jan
5:54

Israeli Soldier Found Guilty of Manslaughter (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court has just announced its verdict, against 19-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a disarmed and wounded Palestinian, of manslaughter.   Azaria’s sentence will be decided within a month, according to the PNN. On 24 March, 2016, Abdul-Fatah al-Sharif, aged 21, was killed by the last […]

Bedouin encampment (archive image from decodejerusalem.net)
03 Jan
11:58

Israeli Troops Demolish 11 Bedouin Homes – Dozens of Children Among the 87 Made Homeless

On Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and destroyed the homes of 87 Palestinian Bedouins, most of whom are women and children. Adal Jahaleen, one of the residents of the Bedouin village, told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli military arrived with several Caterpillar […]

02 Jan
8:51

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

30 Dec
6:06

Ashrawi: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Well Informed on Israeli Religious Violations

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, expressed concerns regarding the statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who recently praised Israel for being a “democracy” that “respects freedom of worship.” In an official statement, Ashrawi said that “Theophilos III is very well informed of […]

West Bank: Israeli Forces Close al-Jesser Road Between Ras Karkar and Deir Ibzaigh Villages. (PCHR image)
30 Dec
12:21

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 civilians dead, 14 wounded by Israeli forces this week

December 30, 2016 12:21 PM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22 – 28 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed and child succumbed […]

28 Dec
6:25

Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms Escalate in November

The Palestinian Center for development and media freedoms monitored, in November, a total of 31 violations against media freedom, committed by Israeli occupation, and different Palestinian apparatuses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting that the total violations topped at 27, whilst Palestinian parties committed 4 violations. Israeli Occupation […]

25 Dec
8:08

Israeli TV Regulators Ban Ad for Calling Out Racism, Homophobia

Calling Palestinian rights ‘problematic’ and LGBT rights a matter ‘in public dispute,’ the TV authority bans a public service announcement by Association for Civil Rights in Israel. The Second Authority for Television and Radio (SATR), a public body that supervises Israeli commercial television and radio stations, banned a public service […]

25 Dec
7:59

Rabbis Launch War on Christmas Tree

‘Israeli leaders expect the US to be religiously inclusive, but then they refuse to practise the same at home,’ Hanna Swaid told Al Jazeera. ~Jonathan Cook/Days of Palestine As tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on the Holy Land, this week, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, senior Israeli […]

25 Dec
12:42

DCI Report: Children in West Bank Face Deadliest Year of Past Decade

Faris al-Bayed, 15, died December 23 after being shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli forces and more than two months in a coma. (Photo: al-Bayed family)  Ramallah, December 23, 2016—Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016. This makes […]

24 Dec
5:13

7-year-old Boy Targeted in Kafr Qaddoum

(Photo: Masked members of the Israeli security forces briefly detain a Palestinian boy during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land, by Israel, in the village of Kfar Qaddoum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on December 23, 2016. / AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH) 12/23/16 | […]

Jerusalem: On 19 December 2016, Israeli Forces Demolish Commercial Facility in Shaikh Jarrah Neighborhood Belonging to Adnan Harhash. (PCHR photo)
23 Dec
1:12

PCHR Weekly Report: Child killed, adult civilian wounded by Israeli troops this week

December 23, 2016 1:12 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 15 – 21 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A Palestinian child was killed and another was […]

22 Dec
10:23

UNRWA Suspends Operations at Ein El-Hilweh Refugee Camp due to Violent Outbreaks

The United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) has strongly condemned an outbreak of armed violence which took  place at the Ein El Hilweh Palestinian Refugee camp in Lebanon, today and yesterday, and calls for restraint. Due to armed violence and increased risks to civilian […]

21 Dec
7:52

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

21 Dec
7:12

Israeli Authorities Deny Winter Clothing to Palestinian Detainees

Amidst freezing winter weather, Israeli occupation forces have banned winter clothes for Palestinian prisoners in Negev Prison, it was revealed on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli authorities prevented the entry of the winter clothing which Palestinian families had sent to their sons being held inside the prison. […]

21 Dec
5:58

Global Foundation Renews Commitment to Gaza Youth, Awards 265 New Scholarships

Education Above All (EAA), through its program “Al Fakhoora”, has awarded 265 new scholarships to young leaders in the Gaza Strip. This will help to enable young people in attending university, build a better future for themselves and their families, and lead their communities toward a more peaceful future. These […]

19 Dec
6:43

Stopped at the Door: Disability and the Right to Education (Part 1)

A Palestinian runner pushes a friend in a wheelchair along the Israeli separation wall, during the second annual Palestinian Marathon, April 11, 2014. (Photograph: ActiveStills / Ryan Rodrick Beiler) Ramallah, December 16, 2016, DCIP—“I go with my son to school every day and stay with him until the end of […]

19 Dec
5:40

Jewish Students and Scholars Object to “Antisemitism Awareness Act”

Jewish scholars and students have released statements urging the US House of Representatives and President Obama to reject the controversial “Antisemitism Awareness Act”. In a recent initiative by US based organization Jewish Voice for Peace, Jewish scholars and students signed statements urging both the House of Representatives, as well as President Obama, […]

18 Dec
4:19

Detainees Shadeed And Abu Fara Continue Hunger Strike Amidst Life-Threatening Health Conditions

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that hunger striking detainees Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara have stopped drinking water, four days ago, and that they are ongoing with the strike amidst serious, life-threatening, deteriorations in their health condition.   The two detainees are at the […]

Palestinian creativity/community center raided by Israeli troops (PCHR image)
16 Dec
11:10

PCHR Weeky Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 76 abducted by Israeli troops this week

December 16, 2016 11:10 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 08 – 14 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian boy was killed at Za’tara checkpoint, […]

14 Dec
5:02

Israel Blocks Gaza Women from Breast Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients take part in a rally to raise awareness about Breast Cancer in Gaza City on 26 October. (Mohammed Asad/APA images) Khuloud Abu Qamar spoke quietly, but her words still shocked. “Israel is killing me slowly,” she said. “And it is killing my children, too.” After undergoing surgery for […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

10 Dec
4:19

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

08 Dec
6:27

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

08 Dec
6:11

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

08 Dec
5:29

(VIDEO) Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution. TRNN transcript: YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: Ever since the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, the Palestinians, who are the natives of the land, have been struggling for self-determination, which […]

08 Dec
2:26

Colonial Misogynists

The Israeli military appoints a settler as chief rabbi who once said soldiers can rape ‘enemy’ women, and relieves a decorated war criminal of prison time for rape.  Eyal Krim, the new chief rabbi of the Israeli army, and Ofek Buchris, a former Israeli colonel, are inspirational symbols to national-religious […]

05 Dec
7:29

Eviction Orders Delivered to 8 Facilities in the Negev

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, gave eviction notices to eight Palestinian-owned facilities in the Umm al-Hiran village, in the Negev Desert. Head of the popular committee in the village, Raed Abu Qei’an, affirmed that Israel Land Administration crews stormed the village on Sunday, escorted by Israeli police forces, and delivered the […]

05 Dec
3:55

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

02 Dec
5:22

WHO: Latest Health Access Report for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, marked by the UN since 1977[1], WHO launched a 2-year report on health access at an event in Gaza, to highlight how the Israeli permit system and physical barriers obstruct health access for Palestinian patients, ambulances and health […]

02 Dec
5:12

48 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in Novemember

Israeli forces committed more than 48 violations against Palestinian journalists during the month of November, the Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza reported, Thursday. The GMO published a monthly report in which it documented the violations committed by Israeli forces against the journalists. The report, according to Al Ray Palestinian […]

02 Dec
4:55

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (24 – 30 November 2016)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 November 2016. Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the the northern part of occupied Jerusalem, while forces conducted 57 incursions into Palestinian communities across the West Bank, and one in the […]

29 Nov
8:29

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

28 Nov
7:41

Hunger Striking Detainee Forced Into Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority has forced, Monday, a hunger striking Palestinian detainee into solitary confinement as he continues his strike for the ninth consecutive day, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The PPS identified the detainee Ammar Ibrahim Hammour, 27, from Jaba’ town, south of the northern West Bank city […]

28 Nov
2:39

Dakota Access: There is Only One Struggle

11/28/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Sometime after 9-11, U.S. police departments (state, local, & sheriff), along with many U.S. governmental law enforcement agencies, such as Homeland Security, the FBI, and Border & Customs Police, began to send their officers to Israel for training with the police and […]

28 Nov
2:18

Gaza Hospitals Amidst Fuel Crisis Again

Palestinian hospitals in the besieged Gaza strip are in an acute crisis because of a severe shortage of fuel that is needed to run the generators, threatening lives of many patients.   Fuel crisis in Gaza has embittered the lives of medical patients from time to time. They live in […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

27 Nov
12:22

Israel Is Threatening To Force-feed Two Hunger Striking Detainees

The head of the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that Israel is threatening to fore-feed two detainees, who are ongoing with their hunger strikes they started 65 days ago. Qaraqe’ stated that the two detainees, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara,  from Hebron, in the southern […]

Home demolition by Israeli forces (PCHR photo)
25 Nov
12:37

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 3 wounded by Israeli forces this week

November 25, 2016 12:37 AM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 17 – 24 November 2016, Israeli forces continued their systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. During the past week, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza […]

24 Nov
6:06

Norwegian City Boycotts Israeli Settlements

A banner reads “Recognize Palestine, Boycott Israel” during a May Day parade in Oslo this year.(Ryan Rodrick BeilerActiveStills) Elected representatives in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have voted to boycott goods and services from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank. Trondheim’s city council has also called on the Norwegian national […]

24 Nov
4:43

Militarized BDS Backlash Targets College Campuses

Reservists on Duty and the Lone Soldier Center recruit recently released American Israeli soldiers to attack the BDS movement on college campuses. Israeli anti-BDS organization Reservists on Duty (RoD) is partnering with the Lone Soldier Center to launch a recruitment campaign titled “Project Gideon,” the Jerusalem Post reports RoD was established in […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

22 Nov
4:23

UN’s “Third Committee” Votes in Favor of Palestinian Right to Self-determination

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee) of the United Nations, on Monday, voted overwhelmingly in favor of the right of Palestinian self-determination. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the vote saw 170 countries voting in favor, while seven countries voted against, including Canada, the United, States, Israel, […]

19 Nov
7:32

20-year-old Palestinian-Australian Footballer, Nadeem Farhoud, on the Formation of Aida United FC

Nadeem Farhoud, a young man of Palestinian origins, born in Australia: a Palestinian at heart, a soccer player, college student, and an activist who created a fundraising campaign for Palestinian children through the annual Futsal competition, in October of 2016, aiming to raise funds for Palestinian children in Palestine. Through […]

18 Nov
7:36

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

18 Nov
5:54

Nothing is Simple in Palestine

11/17/16 | International Solidarity Movement (ISM) | al-Khalil Team Almost nothing in Palestine is what you expect, for the most part. And, this is so true of the negative things you see. No matter how bad you think things are or expect them to be, you are almost always guaranteed that […]

18 Nov
5:20

Palestine Campaigners Join Anti-Trump Protest in Dublin

Activists from the The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in a protest opposing US President Trump’s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, asserting the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest was called by a coalition of […]

18 Nov
4:48

Jerusalem’s African Community Center Hosts “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” Exhibition

(PNN) The African Community Center, in the Old City of Jerusalem, last week, hosted the exhibition, “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine”, which portrays the life and struggle of the iconic leader, Black Panther, George Jackson.  The exhibition was opened by president of the community, Nasser Qous, followed by […]

18 Nov
4:25

DCIP Calls on EU to Hold Israel Accountable

Khaled Quzmar, DCIP general director, addresses the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo: European Parliament News screen capture) Ramallah, November 17, 2016—Defense for Children International – Palestine urged the European Union, during a meeting on Thursday, to pressure Israeli authorities to end ill-treatment of Palestinian […]

Israeli troops stop Palestinian man at checkpoint (PCHR photo)
17 Nov
11:12

PCHR Weekly Report: 6 civilians wounded, including 2 children, by Israeli forces this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 10 – 16 November 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting […]

16 Nov
7:16

UNRWA Headquarters on Strike in West Bank and Gaza

The employees at all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) headquarters, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, launched a strike on Monday, in a response to the systematic neglect of the international agency and its denial of the rights of […]

15 Nov
1:45

The Palestine Housing Cooperative Union Calls for Considering the Right of Housing in Palestine as a Basic Human and Civil Right

The Palestine Housing Cooperatives Union (PHCU) held the annual meeting of its General Assembly and commemorated the twelfth anniversary of  the passing away of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. The meeting began with the Palestinian national anthem and a moment’s of silence was observed to honor the people who […]

14 Nov
7:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (03 – 09 November 2016)

During the week of 03 – 09 November 2016, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian at the entrance to the “Ofra” settlement, northeast of Ramallah and al-Bireh. Additionally, 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a photojournalist, were wounded in the occupied West Bank. Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian […]

14 Nov
5:58

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster. Abu Rudeina , on Sunday evening, said that these measures are completely unacceptable, adding that […]

13 Nov
11:46

PCHR: “The Rule of Law vs. The Law of the Jungle: Independence of Palestinian Judiciary in Jeopardy”

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) : Deep concerns have arisen over the independence of the Palestinian judiciary after waves of interferences with its work and structure, initiated by the executive authority in the Palestinian Authority (PA), aimed at exercising further control over the judicial system. The Palestinian Center for […]

12 Nov
3:52

End Medical Apartheid: Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Patient Abd al-Kareem

32-year-old Abd al-Kareem Nahid Abu Halloub had a heart attack on 6/10/2016, and has been in a coma for about 36 days, now, as a result of a sudden fall to the floor. He convulsed. His health condition is extremely serious, as the doctors stated, and has to get his […]

11 Nov
2:00

Three Detained Siblings Hold Hunger Strike

Three detained brothers from Beit Amin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, have been holding hunger strikes for 10 days, demanding removing one of them from solitary confinement, where he has been held for more than three consecutive years. Two of the detained siblings, Abdul-Salam and […]

10 Nov
7:11

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]

10 Nov
6:36

Gaza: UNRWA Provides Reconstruction Payments for 244 Refugee Families

(Al Ray archive image) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) disbursed over $1.6 million for reconstruction and severe repair works to 244 refugee families across Gaza, an official statement said on Wednesday. It said, according to WAFA, that emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

07 Nov
2:21

3-day Strike at UNRWA Facilities

Head of the workers union at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Suhil Al-Hindi, says that the union has decided to close all UNRWA facilities in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip for three days, starting on Tuesday, in a protest […]

03 Nov
7:00

Looting Palestinian Cultural Heritage

Israel illegally transfers rare archaeological artifacts from East Jerusalem into a new Israeli museum. Where is the international community? by Sergio Yahni The construction of Israel’s National Archaeology Campus (NAC), designed by architects Moshe Safdie and Irit Kohavi, has slowly but steadily progressed since 2012. NAC will sit next to […]

03 Nov
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 October – 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016). (photo: On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located at the center of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext […]

02 Nov
6:27

MADA Demands Formation of “International Moot Court” to Sue Journalists’ Killers

Photo: A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

02 Nov
2:17

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 6 Fishermen, including Child, Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

01 November 2016: The Palestinian Centre For Human Right (PCHR) On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 6 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated two fishing boats and nets on board. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed […]

01 Nov
5:06

PFLP Extends Revolutionary Greetings to Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock

‘In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.’ ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian political party founded by George Habash in 1967, announced on Saturday their […]

01 Nov
4:45

Israelis Raise Flag at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  The Higher Presidential Committee of Church Affairs in Palestine has condemned the raising of an Israeli flag at the eastern entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, in occupied Jerusalem. The committee asserted, in a press release, that this constitutes a […]

01 Nov
4:16

Israeli Forces Attack East Jerusalem School in Search of “Stone-throwers”

Israeli soldiers, on Monday morning, raided a Palestinian school in annexed East Jerusalem, looking for “stone-throwers”, and summoned its headmaster for police interrogation. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, soldiers broke into the school, located in Ras Al-Armud, looking for stone throwers, and then showered the school with random barrages […]

01 Nov
6:06

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Throw Stones at Palestinian Children

This video shows Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank throwing stones at Palestinian schoolchildren in the village of al-Tuwani on 27 October. According to the video’s captions, the Israeli soldiers are supposed to protect the children from attacks by Israeli settlers in the area. But instead, as the video […]

30 Oct
9:12

PCHR Press Release: “In Security Escalation in Nablus, 2 Wounded, Including Security Officer”

Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) In Security Escalation in Nablus, 2 Wounded, Including Security Officer, Due to Clashes Between Security Officers and Armed Persons in Balata Refugee Camp Yesterday (Saturday), two persons, including a Palestinian security officer, were wounded during clashes between Palestinian security officers and armed persons in […]

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29 Oct
2:15

Protesters in Bil’in cut Israeli barbed wire, face tear gas fired by Israeli troops

October 29, 2016 2:15 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

On Friday afternoon, around 50 international supporters joined 30 local residents and 10 Israelis in a protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall. They marched from the center of Bil’in towards Palestinian lands close to Modi’in Illit colony, where they raised Palestinian flags and pictures of an Israeli activist who recently […]

28 Oct
11:50

PCHR Weekly Report: Child killed, 3 civilians, including child, wounded by Israeli troops

October 28, 2016 11:50 AM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 20 – 26 October 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian child was killed in Beit Ummar […]

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27 Oct
1:42

Israeli Border Guards Who Killed Pregnant Palestinian Mom & Her Brother Will Not Be Charged

In April 2016, a 16-year old boy and his 23-year old pregnant sister were shot and killed near the largest Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank, Qalandia. The two Israeli border guards who killed the two family members have faced no charges or discipline, and now, Israeli prosecutors have officially […]

22 Oct
7:29

Palestine’s Sweeter Fruit

The al-Natsheh family vineyard, run by one of its founder’s sons, faces an uncertain future… Palestine’s most famous crop is the olive, but not to be overlooked are its grapes. Best known for grape production is the Hebron area of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The al-Natsheh family vineyard in Hebron […]

21 Oct
3:41

Illegal Settlers Seize Palestinian-owned Lands in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, reportedly took over a Palestinian-owned area of land in al-Humma region of the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down an infrastructure, according to a local official. M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements […]

21 Oct
2:34

UNRWA Statement on Killing of Four Palestinian Refugees in Syria

via Christopher Gunness, UNRWA. [Jerusalem, 21 October, 2016] Four Palestine refugees were killed on the night of 18 October as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, to which access has been highly restricted. Nofeh Mohammed Jarad, who was in her […]