Category Archives: Internal Unrest

27 Apr
2:05

General Strike Held in Solidarity with Hunger Stikers

Palestinian institutions, on Thursday, held a comprehensive general strike in response to the Prisoners committees call for solidarity with detainees, who today entered their 11th day of collective hunger strike. According to the PNN, the strike includes all sectors except for health sector, tawjihi class and bakeries. This precedes an […]

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 […]

14 Apr
5:03

4 Detained After Fending Off Extremists at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, on Friday, detained four Muslim worshipers after attempting to fend off Israeli fanatics from touring the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to WAFA correspondence. The worshipers reportedly attempted to fend off provocative tours inside the mosques’ compound  and prevent them from performing religious […]

14 Apr
4:52

Stabbing in Jerusalem, Palestinian Detained

A “mentally unstable” Palestinian man was detained Friday, after committing a stabbing inside the Jerusalem Light Rail, leaving one Britsh woman in her twenties dead, according to official Israeli sources. Though Israeli media initially reported that an Israeli woman in her twenties was seriously injured, it was later reported that […]

11 Apr
4:52

Israeli Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Facilities

Israeli occupation forces raided, on Monday evening, a number of facilities in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, searching for defenders, Jerusalemite sources reported. The sources reported that the soldiers detained one worshipper while he was on his way out of the mosque, after performing Ishaa evening prayers. A state of tension has evolved […]

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
4:54

Rocket Fired from Sinai Lands in Southern Israel

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, late Monday morning, landed in southern Israel, the Israeli army said. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that a “projectile” hit a greenhouse in the Eshkol regional council, causing no injuries. A police spokesman said that bomb disposal experts had searched the […]

10 Apr
4:36

Settlers Continue to Invade Al Aqsa Mosque

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, have entered the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque in small and consecutive groups, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection by Israeli forces. According to the PNN, a total of 33 settlers entered the yards of the mosque without permission, despite such actions continuing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

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 […]

29 Mar
3:34

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis Oppose Ending of Occupation

A new poll was released by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday, revealing that the majority of Israelis oppose any Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, while 79 percent of Israelis believe its important to maintain a unified Jerusalem under Israeli control, in contradiction to longstanding international […]

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
11:00

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Harass and Assault West Bank Palestinian Girls

Israeli forces were recently caught harassing and assaulting Palestinian girls as they were watching clashes between children and Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a video, last week, showing the Israeli occupation soldiers also trying to kidnap one of the Palestinian girls. B’Tselem said, […]

25 Mar
7:04

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Forces in Beit Ummar

A number of Palestinians were injured on Saturday, during clashes which broke out with Israeli occupation forces in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told WAFA that soldiers raided and ransacked a house and a […]

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

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 […]

25 Mar
12:52

Hamas Commander Assassinated in Gaza

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Friday evening, a commander of al-Qassam Brigades and ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Mazen al-Fuqaha. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman, Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. An inquiry has been opened into the incident, he said. A statement by the […]

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
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
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
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

02 Mar
6:39

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

Despite Israeli authorities’ best attempts to erase history, the 1948 catastrophe is a basic component of collective memory for Palestinian citizens of Israel.  via the Alternative Information Center (A)C). How is the memory of the Nakba sustained by younger generations of Palestinians living in Israel? Unlike Palestinians living in camps […]

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 […]

28 Feb
9:17

Israeli Troops Shoot and Injure Palestinian Teen Girl and Elderly Woman at Checkpoint Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday afternoon, two Palestinian women, one of them in her sixties, at the Qalandia terminal north of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted the younger woman. The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a brief statement that the soldiers shot a young woman, who remained unidentified […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 Feb
8:04

Official UNRWA Statement on Gaza Neutrality Issue

Gaza Neutrality Issue Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness 23 February 2017   Allegations have been circulating in conventional and social media networks about an UNRWA staff member being elected to political office in Gaza.   As soon as the allegations came to UNRWA’s attention, the Agency undertook a preliminary […]

24 Feb
6:55

Israeli Soldier Injured During Raid on Joseph’s Tomb

An Israeli soldier was wounded, Thursday at dawn, when Israeli forces entered Nablus to secure hundreds of settlers in Joseph’s Tomb, in the eastern part of Nablus. Hebrew public radio said, according to Al Ray,  that the soldier was slightly injured  as a result of an explosion, and was taken to a […]

14 Feb
3:08

Revised Version of ‘Azan Bill’ Approved by Knesset

A revised version of the controversial ‘Muezzin Bill’, which imposes further restrictions on the Muslim call to prayer, traditionally known as the Azan, in Israel and occupied Jerusalem, was approved for vote in the Knesset by Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation, on Sunday afternoon. A draft of the bill, which […]

14 Feb
12:05

Hamas Secretly Elects New Leadership in Gaza

The ruling party in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement, today announced its new leader following “secret” elections in the strip. The new leader, Yahia Sanwar, is a senior commander who was released from Israeli prisons in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011, and is considered one of the […]

12 Feb
8:28

Knesset Approves Bill Muffling Muslim Call to Prayer

The Israeli Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation, Sunday, gave approval for a new draft of the muezzin bill prohibiting mosques from using loudspeakers for the ‘Azan’, or call to prayer, labeling it noise pollution. The draft bill must be voted on at the Knesset, in three readings, in order to […]

08 Feb
10:27

David Sheen — Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians (VIDEO)

TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Is rape used as a political tool in Israel, to demonize and dehumanize Arabs and Palestinians? Last June, the Israeli public was shocked to hear of a girl with a mental disability, who was reportedly […]

08 Feb
10:01

Al-Qassam Brigades: “We received Israeli proposals of new swap deal.”

The Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas political movement, revealed on Wednesday that they had received Israeli offers, through mediators, to carry out a new prisoner swap deal, according to Al Ray. The brigades reported to Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel that the formula presented by Israel does […]

31 Jan
9:56

Relatives of Palestinians Slain in 2014 Gaza Offensive Break into Palestine TV

Dozens of relatives of Palestinians killed during the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip broke into the office of Palestine TV, on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the committee of slain Palestinians’ families, Alaa al-Birawi, told Ma’an News Agency that the family members entered the building in the Tal […]

31 Jan
9:18

Israeli Forces Raid Aida Camp, Attack Residents (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers, Monday evening, stormed Aida refugee camp, in northern Bethlehem, and assaulted residents, with clashes erupting with local youth. Eyewitnesses told PNN that the soldiers detained some of the youth and prevented cars from entering the camp, while attacking residents with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas. Aida refugee camp has […]

30 Jan
8:18

Palestinian Boy Shot in the Knee near Tulkarem

A Palestinian youth, on Monday, reportedly sustained inuries in his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers at Jebara checkpoint, south of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank. PNN reports that, according to local sources, Israeli forces opened fire on the youth, aged 19, while he was working in the area. […]

30 Jan
6:59

Gaza: Palestinian Writer Detained, Activists Summoned

Gaza security forces have detained Palestinian writer Abdullah Abu Sharikh, and summoned a number of activists from the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local sources said that Hamas security forces detained Abu Sharikh after summoning him for interrogation, on Saturday. They added, according to Ma’an News […]

17 Jan
3:13

Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza

A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi, poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire in front of a […]

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 […]

12 Jan
6:14

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

28 Dec
6:58

Ramallah: Closure, Isolation and Suffering for a Second Week

More than fifty thousand Palestinians are suffering after Israeli occupation forces besieged multiple villages in Ramallah, West Bank. ~ Ahmad Jaradat, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Israeli occupation forces have blocked civilians from entering and exiting their own villages and towns in the Ramallah district of the West Bank, for two […]

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
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
6:04

Bethlehem: Israeli Forces Violently Subdue Holiday ‘Santa Claus March’ (video link)

Israeli forces, on Friday, suppressed Bethlehem’s “Santa Claus March,” shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at participants, with many suffering from tear gas inhalation. A number of demonstrators, including five journalists and foreigners, participated in a march near Israeli checkpoint 300, in the north of Bethlehem, which separates residents […]

24 Dec
4:31

Islamist Extremism Spills Over into Palestinian Ein El-Helweh Refugee Camp in Lebanon

nsnbc : After Palestinian refugee camps in Syria were drawn into the war by Islamist radicals, the problem has recently spilled over into the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Helweh, in Lebanon, leading to clashes between the Islamist Jund al-Sham and the secular Al-Fateh. (Photo: Non-combatant civilians are the ones […]

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 […]

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, […]

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
5:16

Reparations and the Nakba

What does it mean to advocate for compensation and repatriation when these processes are embedded within settler colonial and colonial frameworks? ~Susan Slyomovics, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Since 1948, there have been numerous maximalist and minimalist proposals to resolve the fates of Palestinian refugees by those outside the homeland and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

27 Nov
4:21

Equal Israeli Access to Stolen Palestinian Land

The ‘regularization law’ to sanction land theft in the West Bank has a solid basis: most Israelis live on Palestinian land confiscated in 1948. The cries of the Cossacks in the West Bank Samarian hills are not meant to arouse compassion in the heart of the average Israeli liberal, who […]

27 Nov
4:05

Golan Heights: ISIS Fighters Reportedly Killed in Israeli Strike

A number of fighters, which Israel claims were affiliated with ISIS, were killed in an Israeli strike on Sunday, following an alleged attempted ambush of Israeli soldiers in the occupied Syrian  Golan Heights. According to Haaretz, the attempt was carried out by an organization named “Shuhada al-Yarmouk”  which has pledged […]

22 Nov
3:28

265 Palestinians Slain since October 2015

A statistic prepared by the Jerusalem Institute for Israeli and Palestinian affairs has shown that the number of Palestinians who have been killed, since the start of the Al-Quds Intifada (Jerusalem Uprising), which broke out in October of 2015, has now reached 265. PNN reports that, according to the statistic, the Hebron […]

16 Nov
3:37

Woman Killed and 5 Security Officers Wounded in Armed Clashes in Nablus

November 16, 2016 3:37 PM PCHR Gaza Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the security chaos in Nablus, the latest of which were the clashes between Palestinian security services and a number of armed persons today morning. These latest clashes resulted in the killing of a woman inside her house and injury […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
6:52

Israelis Continue to Tour Al Aqsa Despite Status Quo Challenge

(Al Ray archive image) At least 100 Jewish Israelis, including students, toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, escorted by Israeli police, while the Islamic Endowment (Waqf) condemned recent attempts by Israeli politicians to challenge the status quo at the holy site. Israeli settlers entered through the Moroccan Gate and […]

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 […]

06 Nov
5:03

Muslim Call to Morning Prayer Banned from 3 Mosques in Jerusalem District

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities reportedly banned the Muslim call to dawn prayer, from being projected over loudspeakers, in three different mosques in the Jerusalem district town of Abu Dis, on Friday, according to local sources. Lawyer Bassam Bahr, head of a local committee in Abu Dis, said that Israeli forces […]

04 Nov
5:37

Clashes in Al Jalazun Refugee Camp

An Israeli soldier was injured with a rock during clashes at the entrance of the al-Jalazun refugee camp, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Thursday evening. Clashes erupted after Israeli forces set up a checkpoint near the refugee camp, following the death of 23-year-old Ma’an Nasser-Eddin […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 Oct
10:15

General Closure on West Bank Enforced ahead of Jewish Holiday

The Israeli army, on Saturday evening, slapped a total closure on the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which is to last until Monday night, ahead of the Jewish holiday of “Sukkot”. Tens of thousands of Palestinian workers will not be able to enter  or exit the occupied territories […]

15 Oct
5:38

Palestinian FM Refutes UNESCO Director-General’s Comments

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Dr. Riyad al-Maliki, has reportedly refuted UNESCO Director-General’s comments on the last resolution adopted by  the Executive Board of the organization, with regard to the state of affairs in Jerusalem. In a press statement sent by the Ministry of Foreign affairs Dr. al-Maliki stated, today, according to the […]

30 Sep
10:26

REPORT: Extrajudicial Killings in Old City Hebron since September 2015

On the 25th of September, 2016, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee submitted a comprehensive complaint to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, regarding the frequent and systematic extrajudicial killing of Palestinians in the Hebron’s Old City district since September of 2015. Since then, 32 Palestinians were slain there. 4 of the 32 killings […]

22 Sep
10:34

Distortions of Palestinian Identity: ‘The Merry Christmas People’

When Palestinian Minister of Sports and Youth Jabril Rajoub called Palestinian Christians ‘the Merry Christmas people’ he fueled the problematic debate of who is truly Palestinian. by Nassar Ibrahim Usually I do not engage in discussions that challenge my sense of national or social dignity. For instance, I am not […]

22 Sep
10:28

Israeli Police Assault Jerusalemite Woman

Israeli police have reportedly beat a Jerusalemite woman named Hanade Halawani, as she was leaving al-Aqsa mosque. Halawani said that one of the officers beat her while she was leaving the holy site after the Maghrib prayer, according to Al Ray. She explained that the period for the expulsion order against her has ended; however, […]

19 Sep
9:00

Israeli Forces Order Jerusalemites to Close Shops, Extremist Settlers Raid Al Aqsa

Israeli soldiers forced, on Monday morning, traders from occupied Jerusalem to close their shops. Al Ray sources said that the occupation ordered the traders to close their shops in Salah al-Din, al-Sultan Suleiman, and al-Rashid streets, in the Old City district of Jerusalem. The sources also explained that the soldiers spread […]

08 Sep
10:56

Mengitsu Family: “Netanyahu Forgot Our Son”

The family of the missing  Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Mengistu, demonstrated on Thursday, near the Gaza border, where he went missing. Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Meida Agency, the message of the family which demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu work on their son’s release. The family said: “It seems […]

Funeral of Halaweh (image by Maan)
29 Aug
10:43

Funeral of Palestinian killed by PA Security Forces draws a thousand mourners

Over a thousand people gathered in downtown Nablus Sunday for the funeral of a Palestinian man who was apparently beaten to death in prison by Palestinian Authority security forces after his arrest for the shooting death of two Palestinian Authority officers. Ahmad Izz Halaweh was a leader in the al-Aqsa […]

19 Aug
9:50

P.A. Security Forces Kill Two Wanted Persons Involved In Criminal Activities

August 19, 2016 9:50 AM IMEMC News Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Less than 24 hours after wanted gunmen shot and killed two Palestinian security officers, in the Old City of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian police and security forces killed two gunmen, who exchanged fire with the security officers attempting to apprehend them. Media sources in Nablus said […]

19 Aug
1:07

Two Palestinian Security Officers Killed In Nablus

August 19, 2016 1:07 AM IMEMC News Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Two Palestinian security officers have been killed, Thursday, and two others injured, during and an exchange of fire with wanted drug traffickers and arms dealers, in the Old City, in the center of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. A Palestinian official said the security forces were trying to […]

12 Aug
11:42

We’re American Jewish Historians. This Is Why We’ve Left Zionism Behind

  Our connections to Israel flourished, faltered and finally ended even though we grew up, live and work in the heart of the American Jewish community. When I was asked to run as a delegate on the progressive Hatikva platform to the 2010 World Zionist Congress, I encountered my personal […]

11 Aug
11:01

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (04– 10 August 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) continued during the reporting period (04 – 10 August 2016). Photo: Israeli Forces Demolish Two Houses in Yatta Village, Hebron. (AFP) Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued […]

09 Aug
9:54

Occupation Captured: CPT Photo Story 08/09/16

Weekly photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron, courtesy of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and the Alternative Information Center (AIC).     Growing restrictions Pictured here: The Israeli occupation is fortifying the checkpoint at the Ibrahimi Mosque, which will further restrict Palestinians worship at the […]

09 Aug
7:21

PCHR Follows Up With Concern Excessive Use Of Force By The Palestinian Security Services In The West Bank

Press Release by the Palestinian  Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The West Bank witnessed a number of security incidents in which force was excessively used and a number of civilians were arrested in Tulkarem and Jenin. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern these developments in […]

07 Aug
10:05

Apartheid, Fascism — But, Mostly Colonialism

“Struggling against Israel as a fascist or apartheid state must be a part of an anti-colonial struggle that Jews themselves participate in.” ~ 08/07/16 Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Fascism, apartheid My friend and comrade Eli Aminov sent me a text that he wrote titled Fascism or Apartheid. In […]

04 Aug
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Beat Pregnant Wife of Suspected Gunman

Israeli military forces stormed, on Wednesday at dawn, the house of Hadeel Owda, wife of Mohammad al-Faqeeh, who was killed by Israeli forces on July 27, and proceeded to physically assault her. Family members claimed, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that an Israeli military detachment stormed the house, while a […]

01 Aug
11:43

WAFA Report: Monitoring Incitement and Racism in Israeli Media

The Palestine News Agency WAFA, on Monday, monitored incitement and racism published in the Israeli media against Palestinians and Arabs between June 15 and 21 July, 2016. The 296 issue of the report, reviewed a number of articles and op-ed published by Israeli writers and journalists, which incite against Palestinians and Arabs […]

30 Jul
10:29

Solidarity Demonstration Held in Occupied Hebron

30th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team A demonstration in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners, and against the cut of family visits by the International Committee of the Red Cross, was organised by the Hebron Defense Committee in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) on 28th July 2016. The sit-in […]