Category Archives: Internal Unrest

07 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

26 Jul

Soldiers Injure A Young Woman At The Qalandia Terminal

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Tuesday, a young Palestinian woman near the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, after she reportedly ran rewards them. Israeli TV Channel 10 said the young woman, only 18 years of age, rushed towards the terminal and that the soldiers shot her after […]

25 Jul

Israeli Bill Pushes $78,000 Fine for Every Anti-occupation Post

NAZARETH, (PIC) — A new bill proposing fines for social media sites that do not remove anti-occupation content received the Israeli government’s approval on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill authored by MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) giving social media providers, including Facebook, […]

24 Jul

ISM Photo Story: Friday Prayer at Ibrahimi Mosque — Running the Gauntlet

22nd July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Every Friday, many Palestinian Muslims come to Ibrahimi Mosque for prayers. To get to their place of worship, and home afterwards, they must run a gauntlet of Israeli military checkpoints. The Israeli Border Police invest their time and effort into […]

22 Jul

Ahmad Dawabsha Returns Home to Douma

Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, as Jewish extremists firebombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media. The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack […]

22 Jul

Syria: PLO Statement on Beheading of Palestinian Boy in Aleppo (VIDEO)

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, on Thursday, condemned the heinous murder of 12-year-old Abdullah Issa, a Palestinian refugee in Syria and demanded immediate international intervention to bring those behind the beheading to justice. Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat issued a press release, recently,  in which he addressed a video […]

22 Jul

European Parliamentary Members Call on EU in Support of Boycott Movement

More than 30 members of the European parliament have called on  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to take measures assuring freedom of expression regarding the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for justice and equality and recognizing Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS movement, as a human rights […]

19 Jul

56 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Eleven Palestinian political prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced that they too will hunger strike for Bilal Kayed’s freedom. Now, a total of 56 Palestinian political prisoners are on open-ended hunger strikes in protest of Kayed’s […]

19 Jul

Palestinian Dies of Wounds Suffered Following Alleged Stabbing

51-year-old Mustafa Mohammad Baradeyya, was announced dead today, of wounds sustained by Israeli fire on Monday. Israeli soldiers shot Mustafa with two bullets in the stomach for reportedly stabbing and lightly wounding two soldiers at the entrance of Al-Arroub refugee camp, to the south of Bethlehem. The two soldiers were treated […]

18 Jul

ISM Video: “Willful Killing”

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the long-entrenched and systematic oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian population, using non-violent, direct-action methods and principles.   Founded in August 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by being immediately alongside Palestinians in […]

14 Jul

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

11 Jul

US Churches Advance BDS Initiatives

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian civil society, has offered its congratulation and thanks, to both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, for their respective and powerful votes, in the weeks past, towards advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within […]

09 Jul

Bennett Calls for ‘Kidnapping’ of Palestinians

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett advocated, on Thursday, for Israelis to kidnap Palestinians, to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. In an interview with Radio Darom, Bennett — who […]

08 Jul

ISM: The Impossibility to Know – Navigating the Psychological Siege of Hebron

07/08/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Israeli forces, during the last week of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, have increased and stepped up restrictions for Palestinians in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Thus, they are severely limiting Palestinians’ possibilities to exercise their religion during this most important month in […]

07 Jul

Ramadan 2016: Harassment, Collective Punishment and Settlement Expansions in the Occupied West Bank

07/07/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Monday the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Ramadan; the holiest holiday in Islam. The Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims celebrate when the Qu’ran was revealed for the first time to the Prophet Muhammad. […]

06 Jul

Apartheid Restrictions at Ibrahimi Mosque

07/05/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team During the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Israeli forces have implemented further restrictions in the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron.) These restrictions deliberately and exclusively target Palestinians in attempts to further cleanse this area […]

03 Jul

Settler Attacks in Nablus and Hebron, Palestinians Injured

A number of Palestinians sustained injuries in extremist settler attacks against their cars, to the west and south of both Nablus and Hebron. Ghassan Daghlas, official in charge of settlement affairs, said that Israeli settlers threw stones against Palestinians’ cars, and a number of Palestinians hospitalized in Rafidia hospital in […]

02 Jul

Hebron Blockade Continues, Thousands of Permits Revoked

The Israeli-imposed blockade on the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron (al-Khalil) remained in effect, on Saturday, after Israeli forces sealed the entire district while maintaining a complete lock-down on the village of Bani Naim, and revoking travel permits to Israel for some 2,700 of its residents, and reportedly […]

02 Jul

Remembering Muhammad Abu Khdeir Two Years After His Brutal Murder

7/2/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Today marks the two year anniversary of the brutal kidnap, torture and eventual murder of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir. The teenager was kidnapped in the Shufat neighbourhood of occupied Jerusalem by Ben David of the illegal settlement Geva Binyamin and two […]

01 Jul

Hebron City under Blockade, Escalation

The entire city of Hebron was placed under a general closure, on Friday, while transfers of tax collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians were also cut, following a series of deadly incidents that left three Palestinians and two Israelis killed in two days. An Israeli army spokesperson told […]

01 Jul

Two Injured with Live Ammunition as Kafr Qadoum Celebrates Five Years of Demonstrations

via the International Solidarity Movement 1st July 2016 | IWPS | Kafr Qadoum, occupied Palestine The 1st July 2016, the last Friday in Ramadan, marked the fifth anniversary of Kafr Qadoum’s demonstrations. The Israeli military were present in the village and firing rubber-coated steel bullets prior to the start of […]

01 Jul

Two-state Solution in Danger, says Quartet (Full Report)

The Middle East Quartet has released a report on impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations entitled, ‘Two-state Solution in Danger.’ The report, published in full by the PNN, below, calls Palestinians to act against terrorism, while Israel is urged to stop settlement construction. Foreign Ministers of the Quartet – representing the […]

30 Jun

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

27 Jun

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

25 Jun

Report: Arbitrary Humiliation by Israeli Forces in Former Hebron CMZ

06/24/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team In occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the Tel Rumeida neighborhood and the tiny strip of Shuhada Street still accessible to Palestinian pedestrians, has seen endless restrictions by Israeli forces. After the area was first declared a ‘closed military zone’ (CMZ) on 1st November 2015, […]

23 Jun

PA Foreign Ministry Condemns Ongoing Excavations at al-Aqsa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday condemned ongoing excavations by the Israeli government beneath al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. According to the ministry, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “continues to employ all its potential in its war against the annexed East Jerusalem, and the Palestinian presence there, […]

22 Jun

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, resumed their provocative visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. WAFA correspondence said that small groups of extremist settlers, accompanied by an Israeli police escort, broke into the site during the morning, to perform rituals. In the meantime, Islamic Waqf guards present at the site expelled […]

20 Jun

Hundreds of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa over Ramadan

Some 500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday. Feras Al-Debs, the representative of Information Office in the department, said in a press release that the settlers […]

19 Jun

Military Drills East of Tubas

The Israeli army, on Sunday, reportedly conducted military drills across different parts of the northern Jordan Valley area to the east of Tubas, according to an official. Aref Daraghmeh, an expert on settlements and Israeli violations, informed WAFA that Israeli army forces Palestinians living in the eastern part of Tubas […]

19 Jun

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of […]

18 Jun

Al Sharif: New Footage of Soldier Kicking Knife Surfaces, in a Clear Violation of International Law (VIDEO)

Human Rights Defenders (HRD) in Palestine released a video last week showing an Israeli soldier kicking a knife toward the body of Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif — who was shot point-blank in the head, by an Israeli soldier, in March — an action the group said represents a clear violation of international […]

18 Jun

Ehud Barak: If Government Won’t Get Back on Track, We Must Topple It

Netanyahu and his government are ‘weak, feeble, boisterous and radical,’ says former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, according to Israeli daily Haaretz. Barak hinted, during a speech to the Herzliya Conference, Thursday night, that he may return to politics to knock over Israel’s government: “I call on the government to […]

16 Jun

Hebron: Peaceful Sit-in Violently Dispelled by Israeli Forces

06/15/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On 15th July 2016, a peaceful sit-in protest organized in demand of the opening of Qurtuba stairs, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), by Palestinians as well as Israeli and international activists, was violently broken up by Israeli forces, leaving one Palestinian child injured […]

15 Jun

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection of Israeli occupation police. An Al Ray reporter said that three groups of around 42 Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque, while Palestinian devotees  confronted them with chants of “Allahu […]

15 Jun

26 Violations against Media Freedoms in May

The month of May, 2016, has reportedly witnessed a limited decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month. According to the PNN, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” monitored a total of 26 violations against media freedoms (where 16 violations […]

15 Jun

Teenager Critically Injured by PA Forces near Jerusalem

A teenaged Palestinian boy was hit by a bullet to the head on Wednesday, as Palestinian security officers clashed with masked gunmen in the village of Kafr Aqab, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. Hamza al-Wahsh, aged 15, was in front of his family home at dawn when […]

14 Jun

Knesset: Racist “Emergency Provision” on Family Unification Law Extended for 13th Year

The Israeli Parliament of the Knesset voted, on Monday evening, to re-extend Israel’s “Citizenship and Entry into Israel” provision, which prohibits Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip from automatically obtaining legal status in Israel or annexed East Jerusalem by way of family unions.   The law […]

13 Jun

Homes Raided in 5th Day of Yatta Siege

Israeli forces, on Monday at dawn, broke into and raided Palestinian homes in the southern West Bank town of Yatta, tightening the siege that has been imposed on the town since Thursday. The siege on Yatta followed the Tel Aviv shooting which was carried by two youths from the town, and saw four Israelis killed and several others injured. […]

13 Jun

Breaking the Silence: “I’d Rather Not Know”

A former soldier relates his experience with regard to the destruction of Palestinian olive trees while on patrol with the Israeli army. testimony catalog number: 314970 rank: Sergeant First Class unit: Reserves 455 Armored Corps area: Hebron area period: 2013 ‘There’s this term called ‘price tag.’ (A settler strategy of committing violent […]

13 Jun

Israeli Leaders Vow Revenge after Tel Aviv Attack (VIDEO)

Israel has imposed collective punishment measures, and its leaders have threatened more to come after two Palestinian men opened fire in a busy upscale Tel Aviv square, this past Wednesday evening, killing four Israelis and injuring several more.   The alleged Palestinian gunmen, identified as cousins Muhammad Ahmad Mukhamara and […]

12 Jun

Gazans Break Ramadan Fasts on Beach in Lieu of Power Crisis

As an electricity crisis continues to afflict the Gaza Strip, Muslim residents of the besieged coastal enclave are breaking their fasts on the beach, as the holy month of Ramadan enters its second week. “Without any previous plans and preparations, my wife suggested that we take our homemade food and […]

09 Jun

Continuous Implementation of Apartheid Policies in Hebron

06/09/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team For more than seven months, Israeli forces have kept a staircase leading to Qurtuba school and the surrounding neighbourhood in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), under closed military zone (CMZ) orders, blocking access for Palestinians only. Despite the lifting of the closed military zone […]

08 Jun

Dr. Ashrawi: ‘Nominating Israel to chair UNGA committee like asking the wolf to guard sheep’

Commenting on the Western European and Others Group’s (WEOG) decision to nominate Israel for the chairmanship of the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the move and said: “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, […]

07 Jun

Hundreds of Arab Party Members Summoned by Israeli Police

The Balad Israeli-Arab political party, has denounced the Israeli occupation police campaign against the members of the party, explaining that the aim of the camping is to undermine the political role of the party on the field. The National Democratic Assembly of Balad stated in a press release, on Tuesday, […]

06 Jun

Israeli Court Rejects Petition to Ban Zionist March from Entering Muslim Quarter

The Israeli High Court in Jerusalem, on Sunday, has rejected a petition demanding that the Zionist “Jerusalem Day” march, which celebrates the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, be barred from the Muslim Quarter in the old city of Jerusalem. The annual march, which will be held […]

31 May

Shams Human Rights Center Denounces Execution Of Three Palestinians In Gaza

The (Shams) Human Rights and Democracy Media Center issued a statement strongly denouncing the Hamas authority in Gaza for executing three condemned Palestinians, on Tuesday at dawn, and considered it a violation of the Basic Palestinian Law. The center said that “what Hamas did is an extra-judicial execution, and a […]

31 May

Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians In Gaza

The Hamas-run Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has supervised, on Tuesday at dawn, the execution of three convicted Palestinians, despite repeated calls and condemnations from human rights groups. The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center said the three Palestinians were convicted of several crimes, including murder, committed more than a year […]

19 Apr

Mass Rally Against Approval of New “Social Security” Law

Thousands of Palestinians, on Tuesday, demonstrated outside of a government building, in the occupied West Bank hub of Ramallah, against the Palestinian Authority’s approval of a new law many believe fails to provide adequate protection for workers. Social Security Act No. 6 was ratified by PA Cabinet members in February […]

19 Apr

Israeli Forces Raid Al Quds Newspaper Offices

Last night, Israeli occupation forces stormed the headquarters of local daily newspaper, Al Quds, in the “Atarot” Industrial Zone, to the north of annexed East Jerusalem. Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that soldiers stormed the building and searched all offices, examining the surveillance cameras in search of young men holding IDs from […]

19 Apr

World Bank: PA Losing $285m Annually Under Agreements with Israel

The Palestinian Authority is losing up to $285 million a year under its current economic arrangements with Israel, the World Bank said on Monday. According to Ma’an News Agency, the global financial institution announced the finding a day before it presents its full report to the Ad Hoc Liaison committee, […]

07 Apr

3 Palestinians Injured in Clashes at Joseph’s Tomb

An estimated 1,000 right-wing Israelis, escorted by Israeli forces, prayed at Joseph’s Tomb in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday evening, leading to clashes in which at least three Palestinians were injured. Locals told said at least three Palestinian youth were injured by live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, while […]

Smoke billows in the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon, Lebanon, on August 23, 2015. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat/File)
03 Apr

Condition Escalates in Lebanon Camp, One Palestinian Killed, Several Injured

April 3, 2016 3:01 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

One Palestinian was killed and several others injured, Friday, amid heavy clashes between rival factions at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Helweh, in southern Lebanon, Lebanese state media reported. A dispute between members of the Fateh Movement and “Islamist militants” escalated into gunfire for the second time this week, […]

25 Mar

Nassar Ibrahim on Palestine in the Arab Context

March 25, 2016 3:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Interview, Palestine 0

Nassar Ibrahim discusses the Palestinian struggle in a globalized era and the Arab uprisings. Nassar Ibrahim is a Palestinian political analyst, writer, author and Co-Director of the Alternative Information Center (AIC). At AIC official: SEE! A Week of Israeli Occupation

23 Mar

Jamal, Steadfastness and a Death

Jamal is younger than I am but he doesn’t look it. He is always there, as are all the storekeepers in the souk and he always greets us, as does nearly everybody (walking down the souk when it is open can be a slow business). We walk through the souk […]

03 Mar

Young Gazan Self-immolates, Rescued by Locals

A young Palestinian man set himself on fire in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday night, before being saved by bystanders.The 22-year-old reportedly poured flammable liquid over himself before setting it alight. Bystanders then rushed to put out the flames. He was evacuated to the Nasser Medical […]

28 Feb

Frozen in Their Grief: On the Bereavement of Palestinian Families

While the world was celebrating New Year’s Eve, in 2015, with all of its promise for the coming year, dozens of Palestinian families were receiving the frozen bodies of their Shaheeds (martyrs): children killed by Israelis in the recent political upheaval.Let me state at the outset that this article is […]

28 Feb

Settlers Resume Provocative al-Aqsa Tours

February 28, 2016 6:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, resumed their provocative visits to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, provoking tension with worshipers.WAFA correspondence said that dozens of settlers entered the compound in small groups, and toured throughout the holy site, provoking tension with worshipers who protested by chanting religious slogans. Since the beginning of […]

26 Feb

Child Killed, Another Injured in Gaza Explosion

February 26, 2016 8:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

A Palestinian child was killed and another seriously injured, today, after an explosive device detonated in the Jabalia area of the northern Gaza Strip.The children were identified, respectively, as Soheib Mohajid Saqr, aged 5, and his brother, Mos’ab, aged 6, both from Jabalia. Sources said, according to Ma’an, that the […]

25 Feb

Gunmen Assassinate A Palestinian Security Officer, Former Political Prisoner, In Jenin

February 25, 2016 3:18 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jenin, News Report 0

A group of unknown gunmen assassinated, on Wednesday afternoon, a former political prisoner and a senior security leader, in Sielet al-Harethiyya town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.Ali Zakarna, spokesperson of the Palestinian political factions in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said Brigadier Ayman Jaradat, 40, was […]

15 Feb

14-year-old Palestinian Girl Critically Injured in Hebron Shooting

February 15, 2016 4:06 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Sunday, shot and injured a 14-year-old Palestinian girl near Hebron city’s Ibrahimi Mosque, after an alleged attempted stabbing attack in the southern occupied West Bank, Israeli police said.Local Palestinian sources provided a conflicting report, and told Ma’an News Agency that the girl was with her sister, and […]

10 Feb

Settler Wounded in Gush Etzion Stabbing

February 10, 2016 1:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli settler was wounded in a stabbing attack in the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said.Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom said the settler — a resident of Neve Daniel settlement in Gush Etzion — was in […]

09 Feb

Report: Hamas Under Fire for Israeli Allegations of ISIL Affiliation

A senior Israel official alleged, on Monday, that Hamas has been providing medical treatment to Islamic State-affiliated fighters from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, in claims which Hamas rejected as ‘baseless.’Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), made the allegations in an interview with Saudi newspaper Elaph. ‘We […]

07 Feb

Sudanese Stabbing Suspect Shot Dead in Ashkelon

February 7, 2016 11:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli forces shot and killed a Sudanese man suspected of stabbing an Israeli soldier in the southern coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon, on Sunday.An Israeli police spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that a man, identified as Sudanese national Kamil Hassan, aged 32, allegedly stabbed an Israeli soldier in the central […]

01 Feb

Daily Violence On the Way to School (VIDEO)

February 1, 2016 10:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Internal Unrest 0

On Sunday, 31st January 2016, Israeli forces fired large amounts of tear gas at school-children on their way to school in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron).In the early morning, as children were walking to their schools located past the Salaymeh checkpoint, three school-boys picked up some small stones and tossed them in […]

31 Jan

This Uprising Is About More Than Knives

When the “intifada of the knives” set off in October, last year, Western reporters flooded into Jerusalem to cover the new “escalation,” to interview people from “both sides of the conflict”, and to raise several variations of the old question: “Is this the beginning of a third intifada?”Inevitably, the journalists […]

31 Jan

Israeli Injured in Suspected Stabbing Attack

January 31, 2016 1:32 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A 17-year-old Israeli was injured near Damascus Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Saturday evening, in a suspected stabbing attack, Israeli police said.An Israeli police spokeswoman said that two individuals stabbed the Israeli teenager in the back as he was leaving the Western Wall. The two suspected attackers […]

23 Jan

Israeli Police Evict Illegal Settlers from Hebron Homes

January 23, 2016 7:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces, Friday morning, evicted dozens of Israeli settlers from two buildings believed to belong to Palestinians in Hebron’s Old City, a day after the settlers forced their way into them.An Israeli police spokesperson said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Border Police had removed more than 80 settlers from […]

20 Jan

Army Seals Bethlehem Town with Earth Mounds

January 20, 2016 8:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, sealed off the main entrance of the Bethlehem governorate town of Janata with earth mounds.Security sources told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that soldiers blocked the town’s entrance with earth mounds, in the aftermath of a stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a Palestinian youth […]

19 Jan

Ashrawi: Sectarian Violence a Direct Result of ‘Hate Culture’ Generated by Occupation

“We strongly condemn the vandalization of the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Such an act is the direct result of a hate culture generated by racism and the occupation with impunity, exceptionalism and entitlement. The international community is responsible to protect both Palestinian holy sites and people from such Israeli sectarian […]

11 Jan

Two-state Solution Failed, Now What?

Palestinians and Israelis alike have become increasingly convinced that the two-state solution is no longer an option due to Israel’s policies which continue to see settlements built across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The latter is supposed to be the capital of the Palestinian state to be established […]

09 Jan

Sa’ir Village Declared a Closed Military Zone

January 9, 2016 4:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

On Friday morning, Israeli forces closed all entrances leading to Sa’ir town, north of Hebron, before declaring it a closed military zone.The four Palestinian youths were killed by Israeli soldiers, Thursday evening, after claims that they attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the Gush Etzion junction, were all from Seir […]

06 Jan

Israelis Oust Palestinians from Plane

January 6, 2016 12:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

On January 4th, a number of Israeli tourists on an Aegean Airline plane flying from Athens to Tel Aviv announced that they would not let the plane take off unless two Palestinian passengers from East Jerusalem disembarked.The incident occurred when a number of Israeli passengers discovered that two passengers on […]

06 Jan

Another Palestinian Dead over Alleged Stabbing

January 6, 2016 12:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, shot dead a Palestinian youth who reportedly stabbed an Israeli soldier on a checkpoint north of Hebron, southern West Bank.The youth, who was identified as Ahmad Kawazba (17), from Si’ir village south of Hebron, was killed at the Gush Etzion settlement junction, to the north […]

05 Jan

Army Shoots Unidentified Youth for Alleged Stabbing

January 5, 2016 10:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces, Monday, opened fire on an unidentified Palestinian under the pretext of carrying out an alleged stabbing attack near the neighborhood of al-Musrara , in Jerusalem.In a statement , Israeli police claimed they “neutralized” the youth using gunfire. However, no injuries were reported. WAFA correspondence said that Israeli forces […]

04 Jan

Palestinian Detained after Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem

January 4, 2016 3:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A Palestinian was detained Sunday, after reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli in occupied East Jerusalem, by Israeli police account.Spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that a “young Arab terrorist attacked an Israeli civilian while standing at a bus station.” The bus station was located on Barzani street, in […]

01 Jan

VIDEO: 2 Israelis Killed and 7 Injured in Tel Aviv Shooting

January 1, 2016 10:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

A shooting was carried out Friday, near a Tel Aviv pub, killing two Israelis and injuring seven, Israeli police and medics said.An Israeli police spokesperson said that the shooter opened fire on Dizengoff street before fleeing the scene. Israeli media reported, according to Ma’an, that some of those injured were […]

01 Jan

Palestinian Man Killed after Suspected Car Attack

January 1, 2016 6:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

A Palestinian was shot dead after a suspected vehicular attack near the Huwwara military checkpoint, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, Israel’s army said.An army spokesperson said that an assailant ran his car into Israeli forces who were stationed on highway 60 near the Huwwara checkpoint for […]

27 Dec

Three Palestinians Killed near Nablus in Two Incidents

December 27, 2015 11:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report 0

The Israeli army fatally shot two Palestinians on Sunday, including a minor, after the Palestinians allegedly stabbed and lightly injured two Israeli soldiers in central Huwwara village, south of Nablus, according to security sources. Also, according to the army, soldiers opened fire on and killed a Palestinian in the same […]