Category Archives: Human rights

20 Apr
6:55

Ailing Detainees Join Hunger Strike

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported, Wednesday, that several ailing Palestinian detainees, suffering with serious illnesses and health conditions, have joined the hunger strike, and are threatening to stop taking their medications. Ajwa stated that among the ailing detainees who joined the strike, are Sa’id […]

20 Apr
6:16

The ‘Beautiful Resistance’ of Aida Camp – “People cannot tolerate injustice for eternity”

Tucked within the antiquated corridors of the municipality of Bethlehem, there lies Aida Camp, established 1950.  The densely populated cement structures, thinly outlined by narrow passageways, are a living summation of the occupation of Palestine itself. Scraping elbows with the massive checkpoint pathway between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, hedged by the […]

20 Apr
6:04

Palestinians Take to the Streets in Solidarity with ‘Freedom and Dignity’ Hunger Strike

Palestinians organize solidarity demonstrations as a mass, open-ended hunger strike spreads in Israeli prisons. On the first day of the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners refused food from within 22 Israeli prisons. The hunger strike commenced on Palestinian Prisoner Day, April 17, 2017. The movement demands overarching […]

19 Apr
4:09

Mother Of Four Detainees Starts Solidarity Hunger Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that a Palestinian mother of four detainees, held by Israel and are participating in the hunger strike, has also started a hunger strike in solidarity with them and the rest of the detainees. Qaraqe’ told Maan News that Latifa […]

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19 Apr
3:46

PCHR Strongly Condemns ISS’s Travel Ban on PCHR’s Clients via Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns that the Internal Security Service (ISS) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip prevented one of PCHR’s clients namely, Diaa’ Musalam al-Sheikh ‘Eid, born in 1979 in Rafah City, from heading to an interview related to a compensation […]

19 Apr
8:48

The Demands Of Hunger Striking Detainees In Israeli Prisons

The following is a list of demands presented by the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, who intend to gradually expand their strike to include all Israeli prisons and detention centers, across occupied Palestine. 1. Installing public phones in all prisons, in every section of the prisons, so that the detainees can […]

19 Apr
2:02

Israel Prevents PPS Attorney From Visiting Detainees In Ofer

As part of its decision to cancel all visits to hunger striking detainees in its prisons and detention centers, the Israeli Authorities prevented lawyer Arwa Hleihel from visiting the detainees in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Hleihel went to […]

18 Apr
12:10

Israel Isolates Hunger Striking Detainees

April 18, 2017 12:10 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Authority has isolated all hunger striking Palestinian detainees, canceled all family visits in addition to illegally confiscating all their belongings, including clothes except for what they are wearing. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Qaddoura Fares has reported that Israel has officially informed The Red […]

18 Apr
10:14

On the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Prisoners’ Suffering in Israeli Jails Continues

Today, 17 April 2017, marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Over 6,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners have been detained in the Israeli jails and detention centers under cruel and inhumane conditions. The Palestinians commemorate this day since 1979, supporting the cause of prisoners detained in the Israeli jails, as it marks […]

17 Apr
10:21

1300 Palestinian Detainees Start Hunger Strike

More than 1300 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, initiated the first day of hunger strike, on Monday April 17th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, while hundreds of detainees are preparing to join the “Strike For Dignity.” All detainees in Asqalan, Nafha, Ramon, Hadarim, Galboa’ and Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) […]

17 Apr
4:50

As Christians Around the World Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians Are Barred from Attending

Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world, gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the location of the tomb believed to be that ofJesus Christ. […]

17 Apr
4:38

Six Year Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni (VIDEO)

04/16/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Today marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, a journalist and an Italian activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. Arrigoni first went to Gaza in 2008, on an activist-organised flotilla seeking to defy the Israeli blockade […]

17 Apr
4:25

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

15 Apr
1:00

Israeli High Court Plans To Dismiss Charges Against Soldiers Who Killed Nonviolent Activist Bassem Abu Rahma In 2009

Amhad Abu Rahma, the brother of the late Bassem Abu Rahma, who killed by a high-velocity tear gas canister fired at his chest at close range in 2009, spoke with the IMEMC Friday about the current status of the family’s court case against the Israeli military. The lawyer spoke to […]

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14 Apr
1:03

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian dead; 71 abducted by Israeli troops this week

April 14, 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 06 – 12 April 2017, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian young man from al-Jalazoun refugee camp succumbed to his wounds. 71 civilians, including 11 children, […]

12 Apr
4:58

Petition Urging UK Government to Apologize for Balfour Declaration Exceeding 10,000 Signatures

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling on the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, when, one century, ago then Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour promised a homeland for the Jews, in Palestine, at the expense of its indigenous Arab population, the London-based Palestinian Return Center (PRC) […]

12 Apr
4:44

Duchess of York Visits Bethlehem, Stresses Support to Palestinians (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, notably in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, […]

12 Apr
4:36

Has the Mentality of the Colonial Powers Been Passed On?

Is everybody really born equal or is that just an empty platitude? During the era of the colonial powers, the lands that originally belonged to the natives were taken away and the natives became subjugated in their own land. Their lives were presumably worth less than the lives of the […]

11 Apr
4:41

Crisis Point Reached in Gaza Hospitals Due to Fuel Shortage

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), on Tuesday, called upon the UK government to help ensure that the lives of Palestinians in Gaza are not put at greater risk as a result of the critical lack of fuel, there. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced […]

10 Apr
4:48

Israeli Authorities Admit to Losing Remains of Palestinian Bodies

According to Haaretz Israeli newspaper, authorities confessed that they have lost the remains of dozens of Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces several years ago. This was discovered when Israeli prosecution responded to a petition filed by Palestinian families, to the Supreme Court, to return 123 bodies of their relatives; they […]

08 Apr
8:16

Palestinian Poet Ahmad Dahbour Dies at 71

Well known Palestinian poet Ahmad Dahbour passed away on Saturday, at a Ramallah hospital, following deterioration in his health, said the Ministry of Culture in a eulogy statement, according to WAFA. He was 71. Dahbour was born in Haifa, in 1946, and had lived in Beirut and Syria after the 1948 […]

08 Apr
7:50

Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Published by Telesur on October 6, 2016. In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank, the Balata and Aida camps. With millions of displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of thousands are refugees […]

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07 Apr
1:59

PCHR Report: One Palestinian civilian killed, 22 wounded by Israeli forces this week

April 7, 2017 1:59 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 30 March – 05 April 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian from Nablus […]

06 Apr
4:54

Israeli Forces Assert Military Presence North of Beit Lahia

Several occupation bulldozers moved into the northern Gaza Strip, near the town of Beit Lahia, on Thursday morning. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, approximately seven D9 bulldozers penetrated 100 meters into the northern border of Beit Lahia, from the western gate of Zikim. The bulldozers razed the area […]

06 Apr
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 March – 05 April 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 March – 05 April 2017. Forces killed a Palestinian from Nablus in occupied Jerusalem, while 22 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, were wounded.The military continued to target the border areas in […]

06 Apr
7:26

Israeli Excavations Damage Three Homes In Al-‘Eesawiyya, Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has ordered the eviction and closure of three Palestinian apartments in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town in the occupied East Jerusalem, due to ongoing excavations carried out by the Israeli authorities under their homes, destroying their foundations. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

06 Apr
6:08

Samidoun Organizer Mohammed Khatib Denied Visa to United States (VIDEO)

Palestinian organizer Mohammed Khatib, the Europe coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, was denied a visa to the United States, where he had been invited to speak at the Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, which took place in Chicago from 31 March to 2 April. Along with […]

06 Apr
6:00

Jayyous Lands Again Under Threat

04/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Residents from the West Bank village of Jayyous, east of Qalqilia, endured nightly raids by Israeli forces for a week straight in early April.  Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas at resident’s homes, causing some villagers to be taken for treatment to […]

04 Apr
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Demolish 14 Apartments, One Agricultural Room And Four Walls, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, fourteen apartments, in addition to an agricultural room and four walls, in “Sheikh ‘Anbar” area, in Zaim village, east of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without permits. Dozens of soldiers, and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded the village and demolished […]

02 Apr
4:51

Victory for Free Speech on Palestine in the UK

In a hugely significant development for free speech on Palestine, eminent human rights lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC has issued a legal opinion that finds major faults with the government’s new antisemitism definition’s guidance. In partnership with Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Independent Jewish Voices and Free Speech on Israel, his […]

02 Apr
4:13

Palestinians and Israelis March on Jerusalem Together

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians are reportedly taking part in a Jerusalem march against the Israeli military  occupation. Saturday’s event, according to Haaretz,  is the first in a series organized by “Standing Together,” an umbrella movement consisting of pro-peace organizations and left-wing parties, marking 50 years since the Six-Day War. […]

31 Mar
5:29

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

First published on September 28, 2016. Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and […]

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31 Mar
12:35

PCHR Weekly Report: Child, woman killed; 9 civilians wounded by Israeli forces this week

March 31, 2017 12:35 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 23 – 29 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in al-Jalazone […]

31 Mar
1:33

Ilan Pappé: The Myth of Israel

Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His work […]

31 Mar
12:18

Long-awaited Maintenance Work Offers Rare Sight for Palestinians in al-Khalil

03/30/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, Israeli forces opened a blocked-off street for the first time in almost two decades to allow long-overdue sewage system works. The alley in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), open for less than a day, gave Palestinians the rare opportunity […]

31 Mar
12:01

Clashes Erupt in West Bank during Land Day Demonstration (VIDEO)

Israeli forces, on Thursday afternoon, fired teargas and sound grenades towards Palestinian protesters who took part in the annual Land Day demonstration. Today, on Thursday, March 30, Land Day was marked with the usual demonstrations in memory of the seizure of 21 thousand dunams of land in Al-Jalil, Al-Muthalth and Al-Naqab on March […]

30 Mar
8:18

ICHR Demands Hamas To Void Decision Restricting Freedom Of Movement

The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) issued a statement voicing serious concerns regarding a decision made by the Ministry of Interior and National Security, run by the Hamas movement in Gaza, placing strict conditions that severely limit the freedom of movement of Palestinians wishing to travel through Beit Hanoun […]

26 Mar
11:24

Whose “Ethnic Cleansing?”: Israel’s Appropriation of the Palestinian Narrative

by Dina Matar, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently claimed, in a video posted on his Facebook page, that the Palestinian demand to dismantle illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) constitutes an act of “ethnic cleansing” against Israeli Jewish settlers.  The term, […]

26 Mar
10:33

Activists Demonstrate against AIPAC Conference in West Bank and US

The National Campaign to Lift the Closure of Hebron organized a protest in the southern occupied West Bank city, on Sunday, to denounce the policies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as the lobby held its annual policy conference in the United States. Protesters held Palestinian flags and […]

26 Mar
10:07

Palestinian Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike April 17

Palestinian Legislative Council MP and member of Fateh’s Central Committee, detainee Marwan al-Barghouti, has announced the intention of fellow Palestinian detainees and Fateh captives, held in Israeli jails, to start a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, April 17. In a statement published on Saturday, Barghouti said that the hunger strike […]

25 Mar
1:44

Empire Files Rewind: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

First published on November 6, 2015. A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to the killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israeli-Palestine […]

24 Mar
11:56

Palestinians Shot with Live Ammunition During Demonstration near Al-Mughayyir (VIDEO)

03/24/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team On 24th March 2017 the popular resistance in Al-Mughayyir, north-east of Ramallah, held a demonstration against a new illegal outpost which was established approximately 10 days ago by Israeli settlers who set up caravans on Palestinian land. Basic buildings and infrastructure have […]

24 Mar
11:44

UNHRC Adopts Four Anti-occupation Resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted, during its 34th session held on Friday in Geneva, four pro-Palestinian and anti-occupation resolutions. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the four adopted resolutions are entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, […]

23 Mar
8:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in […]

23 Mar
7:41

Delivery of Carbon Dioxide for Gaza Hospitals Banned by Israeli Government

Israeli authorities have prevented the delivery of carbon dioxide to the Palestinian hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. According to a statement by the Ministry, the stock of carbon dioxide needed for refrigerators, ventilators and many other medical equipment is soon to run out. “This will […]

23 Mar
7:33

Islamic Bank Signs $40m Agreement with UNRWA for Gaza Homes

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in its capacity as Coordinator for the Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has reportedly re-programmed and signed a $40 million agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for reconstruction […]

22 Mar
6:54

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

21 Mar
9:00

Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

21 Mar
8:45

Gaza Hospitals Facing Dire Electricity Crisis

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a state of emergency, late Sunday, as main health facilities in Gaza are about to halt critical medical services. Director General of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry, Ashraf abu-Mahady, called for an urgent meeting with Energy Authority and the Gaza power plant […]

21 Mar
8:22

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

21 Mar
7:59

United States, Israel Attempting to Persuade Countries into Opposing UNHRC Resolutions

Israel and the United States are cooperating to persuade as many Western countries as possible to oppose or to, at least, abstain from voting on five pro-Palestinian resolutions scheduled for a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, Haaretz reported on Monday, citing a Foreign Ministry official. […]

21 Mar
2:52

Balata Refugee Camp, A Palestinian Ghetto

A mother carrying an infant walks with her son through a narrow alley in Balata refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) Gun violence between armed camp residents, during the day, and raids by both Palestinian and Israeli forces, at night, have become […]

20 Mar
8:02

Life Under Siege: A Child’s Wartime Memories

On Wednesday, 21 August 2014, the Reify family was targeted in their agricultural land located in El-Daraj neighborhood, a densely-populated area of Gaza city. The incident happened on the forty fifth day of the war when many members of the family were together in their land, playing, planting and eating, […]

20 Mar
3:34

PCHR: “In Serious Precedent Portending Militarization of Gaza Strip: Military Court in Gaza Issues 2 Death Sentences on Drug Charges in Gaza”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: On Sunday, 19 March 2017, in a serious precedent, the Military Court in Gaza issued two death sentences against two persons convicted of drug possession; one of whom is military and the other is civilian. There is no legal text upholding the application of […]

19 Mar
4:32

Gaza Suffering Annual Fresh Water Deficit

The Palestinian Water Authority has warned of the dangerous situation regarding fresh water in the Gaza Strip, due to increasing salinity and decline of aquifer levels. In a press conference, the head of the water authority in Gaza, Yasser Al-Shanti, stressed, according to Days of Palestine, that the annual fresh […]

19 Mar
4:18

The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace. The landmark report’s endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting to criminalize and suppress international support for Palestinian rights. Published […]

19 Mar
3:39

Palestine Says Popular Struggle Is the Path to Liberation

As support for the two-state solution declines, Palestinians in occupied territory identify popular resistance as the antidote to Israeli occupation and settlement expansion. A study published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), on Tuesday, provides clues as to the current overriding hopes and fears of Palestinians […]

17 Mar
9:07

U.S. State Department Reports Grave Violations Against Palestinian Kids

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks during a press event in Washington, on March 6, 2017, broke with precedent and did not participate in the launch of the 2016 State Department Human Rights Reports. (Photo: U.S. Department of State) Ramallah, March 17, 2017—A U.S. government human rights report released […]

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17 Mar
1:13

PCHR Weekly Report: One civilian killed, 11 wounded, including 3 children, by Israeli troops

March 17, 2017 1:13 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 09 – 15 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in occupied […]

17 Mar
1:59

A Message from Cindy & Craig Corrie

Painting by Malak Mattar; read more about her painting at We Are Not Numbers.    March 16th, marks the 14th anniversary of the day our daughter Rachel stood in Gaza with other international activists and challenged the Israeli military’s illegal confiscation of Palestinian land and the demolition of Palestinian homes. […]

17 Mar
1:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 March 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 09-15 March 2017. A Palestinian civilian was killed in occupied Jerusalem, while 11 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank. Meanwhile, Israeli forces continued to target the border areas in the Gaza […]

17 Mar
1:09

Honoring Rachel Corrie

03/16/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today, March 16th, 2017, marks 14 years since the day that Rachel Corrie had her life taken. And though her life ended early, her courageous heart and defiant spirit will be carried onward, and continue to inspire many activists now and into […]

15 Mar
8:51

Netanyahu Defies International Law by Holding Official Meeting in Occupied Zone

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements/PNN The  National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements has warned against Israeli PM Netanyahu’s maneuvers to hold a celebratory cabinet meetings in the illegal settlements built in the West Bank, on the occasion of what he […]

14 Mar
11:53

Curfew, Harassment and Break-in for Shuhada Street as Settlers Celebrate Purim

14th March 2017 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Israeli settlers, on 12th March 2017, harassed and threatened Palestinians and attempted to break into Shuhada Street kindergarten, as the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) was put under curfew for Palestinians so that settlers could celebrate Purim, undisturbed […]

14 Mar
11:26

B’Tselem Detainee: ‘6 days in Israeli jail and no questioning, as usual’

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one of its volunteers, kept him in jails for six days without any reason. B’Tselem said, in a report about the incident: “On Friday as 4pm, about 20 to 30 residents form the village of Madma in […]

14 Mar
2:47

PCHR Condemns Closure of Arab Studies Society’s Mapping and Survey Office in Occupied Jerusalem and Arrest of its Director

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Police’s raid of the Mapping and Survey Office of the Arab Studies Society- Orient House in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli police confiscated the office contents and arrested its Director, Khalil Tufakji, who is also an […]

13 Mar
9:11

How Israel Uses Gas to Enforce Palestinian Dependency and Promote Normalization

Overview Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory does not only exist above ground. Since 1967, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian natural resources and, in the field of hydrocarbons, has prevented Palestinians from accessing their own oil and gas reserves. Such restrictions have ensured the continued dependence of Palestinians on Israel for […]

13 Mar
8:37

Israel to Accelerate Arab Home Demolitions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the acceleration of Arab home demolitions in Israel, an Israeli rights group revealed, earlier this week. The Mossawa Centre, an advocacy centre for Arab citizens in Israel, said in a statement that “the Kaminitz bill, which will increase home demolitions and further criminalize […]

13 Mar
8:28

Sweden Contributes $6.6m to UNRWA

The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation (SIDA), has contributed $6.6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to support the Agency’s emergency response to the Syria regional crisis and the situation in the occupied Palestinian […]

13 Mar
7:38

Amnesty International: Al-Qeeq Release Deal Further Proves Deception of Administrative Detention

Amnesty International claims that the deal signed to release hunger-striking journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq is another piece of evidence regarding the deception of Israel’s administrative detention policy.   Amnesty’s remarks came following an Israeli military court’s approval of an order confirming Al-Qeeq’s detention for three more months, which can be renewed indefinitely. “The […]

10 Mar
9:08

Israel Bans Entry to Supporters of the Boycott Movement

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

10 Mar
8:42

Changes to Gaza’s Futuwwa Program Reduce Child Protection Risks

A Palestinian boy sits on top of old refrigerators eating chips at the Al-Shatee refugee camp in Gaza City, on August 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP / Mohammed Abed) Gaza’s Futuwwa program, an “awareness and fitness program” in government-run schools, no longer includes the controversial military-style drills that provoked international criticism […]

10 Mar
8:34

FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements

A wide coalition of Palestinian and international organisations denounced FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s failure to compel Israel’s national football league to exclude six football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements and called for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine. FIFA’s failure to act against the Israeli settlement clubs […]

10 Mar
8:26

A New Generation Learns to ‘Shoot’ the Occupation

Qurtuba children learn to use cameras (photo courtesy of Human Rights Defenders) Human Rights Defenders have started a new project to protect the human rights of the children who have to live and study in the middle of the occupation and ghettoisation which is the centre of Hebron. Last Sunday, 5th […]

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10 Mar
12:46

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian Civilian Killed, 7 Wounded by Israeli Troops This Week

March 10, 2017 12:46 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 02 – 08 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories (the West Bank and Gaza). Israeli forces killed […]

09 Mar
9:15

Jericho: Israeli Forces Uproot 350 Palm Trees (VIDEO)

Israeli forces have uprooted some 350 palm trees and bulldozed lands in Jericho city, Jordan Valley. Journalist Adel AbuNemah, reported to the PNN that the land was razed and the trees were uprooted, even though it is located in area B and not C, as Israel claims. The land is private property of farmer […]

09 Mar
2:01

Israel Bans Two Activities Marking International Women’s Day

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers banned two activities, that were planned in celebration of March 8th, the International Woman’s Day, in occupied East Jerusalem, after claiming the two were sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. The decision to ban the two activities was made by Israeli ‘Internal Security Minister” […]

09 Mar
1:14

Israeli Police Shut Down Women’s Day Event in Jerusalem

Public Security Minister Gliad Erdan said the cultural event represented a threat to Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem.  At noon today, an event organized by the Association of Women for Equality and Democracy (AWED) for international women’s day was slated to take place at the Saint George Hotel on Salah […]

08 Mar
2:23

On International Women’s Day, PCHR Calls for Strengthening Role of Women as Tool for Real Change in Societies

On the 8th of March every year, the world celebrates the Women’s Day, which comes as an important reminder of women’s role in making real and positive change in the human society over the ages. The 8th of March celebrates women’s political and social achievements and contributions. This is the […]

08 Mar
2:02

Hunger Striking Detained, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the detained journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, who entered his second month of hunger strike, protesting his continued illegal detention by Israel, was moved to a hospital after a serious deterioration in his health condition. The Committee stated that al-Qeeq lost more than twelve […]

05 Mar
11:56

New York City Protest Demands Freedom for Lena Jarbouni, All Palestinian Prisoners

Protesters in New York City gathered outside the Best Buy at Union Square on Friday, 3 March to protest the imprisonment of Lena Jarbouni and fellow Palestinian women prisoners and urge Hewlett-Packard (HP) corporations to get out of the business of profiting from occupation, apartheid and colonialism. Photo: Joe Catron […]

04 Mar
4:08

Kafr Qaddoum: Israeli Forces Shoot Palestinian Journalist

03/03/17 |  Popular Resistance Committee of Kafr Qaddoum |  Occupied Palestine Today, at the weekly Friday protest in Kafr Qaddoum, a large number of Israeli Forces raided the village and fired large amounts of live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and teargas at Palestinian protesters. One journalist, from Palestine […]

03 Mar
4:58

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

Home demolition by Israeli armored bulldozers (PCHR image)
03 Mar
12:29

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian civilian killed, 6 civilians wounded by Israelis this week

March 3, 2017 12:29 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 23 February – 01 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. During the past week, a Palestinian civilian […]

02 Mar
2:25

Detainees’ Committee Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Wounded, Disabled Child In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a wounded Palestinian child, who previously lost one of his legs after the soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet. The committee stated that the child, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo’ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the […]

02 Mar
6:17

Adeis: Magistrate Decision on Al-Aqsa Leads Toward Religious War

The Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem has issued a decision regarding the future of Al-Aqsa Mosque, considering it to be a holy place for Jews and that they have the right to pray in it. The Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Yusuf Adeis, stressed that such a decision only […]

02 Mar
6:01

Trump Administration Seeks to End UNHRC “Obsession with Israel”

The U.S. presidential administration of Donald Trump is reviewing its participation in the top United Nations human rights body, with an eye to reform a balanced agenda that ends the forum’s “obsession with Israel”, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, according to Haaretz. “In order for this Council to have […]

02 Mar
4:10

Detainee Al-Qeeq Continues His Hunger Strike Since February 6th

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that detainee Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, is ongoing with his hunger strike since February 6th, protesting his Administrative Detention, without charges, and is facing a deteriorating health condition. The statement of the PPS came after one of its lawyers visited him in Ramla […]

01 Mar
3:02

Israeli High Court to Prosecute Officer for Urinating on Prisoner

According to Israeli media, the Israeli High Court partially approved a petition, Tuesday, from a Palestinian detainee, requesting that the Department of Internal Police Investigations (DIPI) prosecute an officer which the detainee alleges urinated on him, in 2007. Ynet reported that the High Court partially approved a petition Tuesday, while […]

01 Mar
1:26

Why Hollywood Has Abandoned Brand Israel

Oscar nominees’ refusal to be paid props for Brand Israel could reflect a desire to avoid a very polarised discussion. (Todd Wawrychuck/ EPA) via the BDS National Commitee. As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees […]

28 Feb
7:50

Life Under Siege: A Farmer’s Struggle with the Occupation

Abdel Salam Manasra is a Gazan citizen, in his 50s, who has dedicated his life to agriculture and farming. Farming has always been his family’s main profession, as inherited from their ancestors. Abdel Salam’s farmland is located east of the Shuja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza city, near the Israeli border – […]

27 Feb
11:48

German University Suspends Course After Instructor Criticized Israel (VIDEO)

TRNN Transcript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever in Heidelberg, Germany. The Department of Political Science at the University of Berlin, the Freie University of Berlin, reneged on its promise to a young lecturer at the university to teach a course next semester. The reason? […]

27 Feb
11:31

Ongoing Violations against Palestinian Journalists Condemned by Forum

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has condemned the escalation of Israeli crimes and violations against Palestinian journalists and media foundations, contrary to the most basic international and legal norms and conventions that guarantee the freedom of press.   In a statement issued on Sunday, the Forum stressed, according to Al Ray, […]

27 Feb
2:24

Israeli Authorities Close East Jerusalem School

After the Israeli occupation had shut down their school, Palestinian students in East Jerusalem attended class in the street, on Sunday. On Thursday, Israeli authorities closed the Palestinian elementary school Al-Nukhba (“The Elite”), in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Sur Bahir. The authorities claimed that the school syllabus incites […]

Dismantle the Ghetto campaign
27 Feb
12:12

Palestinians commemorate 23rd anniversary of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre by launching #DismantleTheGhetto campaign

A newly formed organization the National Campaign to Lift the Closure in Hebron, marked the anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre with a campaign to #DismantleTheGhetto on February 25th. This year’s commemoration coincides with Israel’s unprecedented escalation in seizing Palestinian land in the West Bank for Settlement expansion. This has been […]

26 Feb
9:45

Palestinian Children Requiring Military Escorts Subject to Retaliatory Collective Punishment

Systemic human rights violations challenge Palestinian life in South Hebron Hills. Human rights violations are a daily occurrence in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank, Operation Dove’s January report affirms. The Israeli army commits the vast majority of violations of Palestinian rights as a part of its administration […]

26 Feb
7:52

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

26 Feb
7:14

Youth Against Settlements: Munther Amira Awarded ‘Personality of the Year’ for Popular Struggle

The Youth Against Settlements movement announced, on Saturday, that Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), activist Munther Amira received the Personality of the Year award for 2016. Mu nther was honored in recognition to his commitment to the popular struggle and his activism in enhancing the idea, both on a local and international […]

26 Feb
6:27

Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

26 Feb
7:55

After Appeal by Leading Writers, Major US Literary Festival Will Proceed without Israeli Government Sponsorship

Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices […]