Category Archives: Internal Unrest

25 Jun
8:24

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
9:39

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
7:18

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
7:19

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
11:03

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
10:10

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
9:04

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
7:37

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
7:12

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
6:29

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
6:21

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
5:14

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
9:04

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
7:22

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
5:37

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
12:26

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
10:56

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
8:40

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
8:44

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
9:46

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
10:15

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
1:26

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
12:01

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
11:21

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
11:04

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
2:13

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
4:56

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
3:01

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
3:59

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
7:24

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
5:16

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
6:49

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
6:13

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
8:01

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
3:18

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
4:06

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
1:34

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
9:32

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
11:15

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
10:25

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
7:35

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
1:32

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
7:18

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
8:53

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
2:30

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
1:17

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
4:05

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
12:24

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
12:08

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
10:20

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
3:24

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
10:28

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
6:20

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
11:22

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 […]

18 Dec
4:21

Quartet Reiterates Call for Significant Steps ‘On the Ground’

From December 16 to 17, envoys of the Middle East Quartet met in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.According to a press release the Palestine News Network received, envoys from the EU, Russia, U.S., and UN met with officials from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of […]

18 Dec
2:53

Rocket Fired from Gaza following Border Raid

December 18, 2015 2:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, landing in an open area in southern Israel, according to the Israeli army.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel after the rocket was launched from the strip. No damage or injuries […]

16 Dec
11:53

UN Secretary-General Accuses Israel of ‘Breeding’ Palestinian Attacks

December 16, 2015 11:53 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, International, News Report 0

This past Tuesday, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It was sponsored by the United Nations.In a statement delivered on his behalf to […]

16 Dec
11:22

UPDATE: 10 Palestinians Injured, 5 Kidnapped near Bethlehem

December 16, 2015 11:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

At least 10 Palestinians were injured, including three with live ammunition, during clashes with Israeli troops who stormed Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, late Tuesday night, according to local sources.Witnesses told WAFA that an Israeli army force broke into the camp at midnight and raided multiple homes, provoking clashes with […]

07 Dec
2:54

5 Palestinians Injured by Live Fire during Clashes in Gaza, West Bank

December 7, 2015 2:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces shot and wounded at least five Palestinians with live rounds in the latest clashes to erupt across the occupied West Bank and Gaza on Sunday, Palestinian sources said.Medics told Ma’an News Agency that a Palestinian child was left in critical condition after he was shot in his abdomen, […]

07 Dec
12:34

Palestinian Killed after Alleged Attack in Jerusalem, Teen Shot in the Back during West Bank Clashes

December 7, 2015 12:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly injured two Israelis in a stabbing attack in the center of Jerusalem, on Saturday night, according to Israeli police.An Israeli police spokesperson said that the Palestinian (later identified as Omar Yasser Skafi, 21 years old) was shot and killed after he […]

01 Dec
2:39

Letter From An Israeli Activist

December 1, 2015 2:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, Opinion/Analysis 0

Anti-colonial Israelis have allowed themselves to be cowed into silence.I read your open letter to Israeli activists with great shame. I do not know you personally but from your letter and your background I gather that you are one of the many Palestinians who hold a real belief in human […]

28 Nov
3:12

UPDATE: 82 Palestinians Shot and Injured Across oPt on Friday

November 28, 2015 3:12 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

At least 82 Palestinians were shot by Israeli military forces, on Friday, during ongoing clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories, according to officials and the Palestinian Red Crescent.A Red Crescent spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that 16 Palestinians were injured by live bullets, as well as two by rubber-coated steel […]

26 Nov
11:02

3rd Palestinian Shot and Killed on Thursday

November 26, 2015 11:02 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed at al-Aroub refugee camp in northern Hebron, Thursday, during clashes. He is the 3rd Palestinian to be killed during the day.Red Crescent officials told Ma’an News Agency that Khaled Mahmoud al-Jawabra, 19, was shot twice in the stomach by Israeli soldiers and later […]

26 Nov
1:56

Right-wing Paramilitary Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

November 26, 2015 1:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli right-wing paramilitary settlers, on Wednesday, broke into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, in an act of provocation against Muslims worldwide, who consider it the third-holiest site in Islam. Such invasions, with weapons, into the sacred site are considered a severe violation of its sanctity.Right-wing Jewish hard-liners […]

18 Nov
12:01

Palestinian Shot Dead in Gunfight with Israeli Forces

November 18, 2015 12:01 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Ramallah 0

Updated: Israeli forces have shot and killed another Palestinian during armed clashes north of Ramallah, Tuesday evening, with two others injured in an exchange of fire.The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Monir Hasan Saleh, 24 years of age, from Ramallah. It added that […]

10 Nov
2:51

VIDEO: Coresistance – Hashem al Azza

November 10, 2015 2:51 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Interview, West Bank 0

(Co)resistance: Palestinians and Israelis searching for a common future.Here, Palestinian activist Hashem al Azza relates both the daily crimes of the Israeli occupation and settlers in Hebron, as well as his vision for just peace in the area. Hashem died on 21 October in Hebron following inhalation of tear gas […]

09 Nov
12:39

18 Injured in Tulkarem Clashes

November 9, 2015 12:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Tulkarem 0

At least three Palestinians were injured with live rounds, while 15 others were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets during clashes with Israeli forces inside the campus of the Palestine Technical University (Kadoorie), in Tulkarem, according to WAFA correspondence.Other Palestinians, mostly university students, also suffocated due to excessive use of teargas […]

07 Nov
2:50

3 Israelis Injured in Hebron Shooting Attacks

November 7, 2015 2:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Three Israelis were shot and injured Friday evening, in two separate shooting attacks in the Hebron district, Israel’s army said.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that an Israeli was shot and severely injured near Beit Einun, north of Hebron Friday evening. Israeli forces were conducting a search in […]

06 Nov
2:47

Palestinian Fisherman Shot and Killed off Gaza Coast by Egyptian Navy

November 6, 2015 2:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Egyptian military forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip, Thursday afternoon, the Ministry of Health in the besieged enclave said.Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the ministry, said Firas Mohammad Miqdad, 18, from Rafah was shot in the abdomen by Egyptian forces while at […]

02 Nov
5:53

Two Injured, Many Suffer Effects Of Tear Gas Inhalation In Bethlehem

November 2, 2015 5:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Several Palestinians suffocated on Sunday, due to inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army against Palestinians, after Israeli soldiers invaded al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, according to security sources. Many Palestinians injured, north of Bethlehem. Two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets, on Sunday evening, during a protest near […]

02 Nov
2:58

VIDEO – Palestinian Killed; Two Wounded, Four Abducted in Separate Incidents near Hebron

November 2, 2015 2:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces shot and killed a young Palestinian man in the village of Beit Einoun east of Hebron after an alleged stabbing attempt, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. Also Sunday evening, in Sa’ir town, north of Hebron, three Palestinians were shot with live rounds by Israeli forces and wounded, and […]

30 Oct
11:28

Haredi Journalist: ‘Stop murdering us.’

October 30, 2015 11:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A Haredi Jewish journalist has been slammed by pro-Israel critics after he objected to demands for Jewish access to Al-Aqsa Mosque.An opinion piece posted in Haredi newspaper, Mishpacha, on Thursday, by deputy editor Aryeh Ehrlich, began in Arabic: “We, the Haredi public, have no interest in going up to the […]

27 Oct
12:21

Another Palestinian Dead after Alleged Attack in Hebron

October 27, 2015 12:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Ibrahimi Mosque on Monday, in the second reported death in Hebron today.The Palestinian was identified as Saad Muhammad Youssef al-Atrash, 19. He died on the way to Shaare Zedek Hospital […]

26 Oct
12:54

Palestinian Voice Speaks Out: 20 War Crimes in a Month by Israeli Soldiers against Palestinians

Hamza Khalil Abu Eltarabish is a freelance journalist who graduated from the Islamic University of GazaThe young Palestinian man Fadi Alon performs the dawn prayers in his home in the west of Jerusalem and browses his Facebook and other social media, until he falls hungry. He heads then to get […]

20 Oct
11:34

West Bank: 9 Palestinians Injured by Live Fire, 35 Kidnapped

October 20, 2015 11:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces shot and injured at least nine Palestinians with live fire on Tuesday during clashes across the occupied West Bank, medics and witnesses said.A reporter in al-Bireh in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, near the Beit El settlement checkpoint, said three Palestinians were injured with live fire […]

19 Oct
12:21

West Bank Clashes Continue, Live Fire Exchanged with Armed Fateh Wing

October 19, 2015 12:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces suppressed marches across the occupied West Bank on Sunday, as clashes continued for the 17th consecutive day.Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians with live fire during clashes that erupted in Qalandia refugee camp, in the central Ramallah district of the occupied West Bank, during an exchange of […]

17 Oct
7:58

The Anger of Palestine’s ‘Lost’ Generation

A few weeks before an Israeli soldier shot him through the stomach, Mutaz Zawahreh discovered a love of the sea.On the coast of Brittany, Mutaz and two friends from Duheisha refugee camp, Murad Ouda and Issa al-Saifi, amazed the French by running into the frigid waters of the north Atlantic. […]

16 Oct
3:37

Hamas Day of Rage: Additional Troops Deployed at Gaza Border

October 16, 2015 3:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Israeli forces have announced heavier deployments at the border area with Gaza, following the announcement of a Hamas-prompted ‘Day of Rage’ planned for Friday, an Israeli army spokesperson said.The spokesperson said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli authorities undertook a ‘situational assessment’ following increased clashes and upheaval along the […]

14 Oct
9:10

Entrance to Nabi Saleh Blocked for Third Day, General Strike in Bethlehem

October 14, 2015 9:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, blocked the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, for the third consecutive day, said a local Palestinian.Speaking over the phone with WAFA, Naji al-Tamimi said Israeli soldiers blocked the entrance of Nabi Saleh, closing the gate located on the entrance and prohibiting villagers from […]

13 Oct
10:59

At Least 50 Injured in Gaza Border Clashes

October 13, 2015 10:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

At least 50 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces during rallies in the northern and central Gaza Strip on Tuesday, with at least three seriously wounded, medics said.Dozens of Palestinian youths took part in a demonstration in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza to rally against ongoing Israeli violations in occupied […]

06 Oct
11:46

Day of Rage Declared for Nazareth, 1948 Territories

October 6, 2015 11:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

The youth movement in the occupied territories of 1948 declared the next Thursday as a rage day for the Palestinians masses.In this context, the student movement of the National Democratic Alliance called, in a press statement, for Palestinian masses to participate in the demonstration of the rage day in Nazareth […]

05 Oct
7:39

48-hour Ban on Palestinian Entry to Old City

October 5, 2015 7:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities have issued a 48-hour ban on Palestinians from entering the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, following two stabbing attacks in which two Israelis were killed and three injured at the site, an Israeli police spokesperson said. The two Palestinians who allegedly committed the stabbing attacks were shot […]

30 Sep
8:28

West Bank’s Day of Rage

September 30, 2015 8:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Tens of Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers Tuesday in protests against Israel’s attacks on al Aqsa and in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners.The Palestinian political and Islamic parties issued a shared statement Monday night, calling on Palestinians to demonstrate throughout the West Bank. The interesting new twist […]

30 Sep
1:20

At Least 18 Injured in West Bank Clashes

September 30, 2015 1:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Some 18 Palestinians were injured on Tuesday, as Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations across the occupied West Bank in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.Twelve Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces suppressed a protest near Ramallah, with three demonstrators reportedly injured by live fire, according to Ma’an. Demonstrators had marched from the […]

22 Sep
1:13

Police Deployed across Jerusalem for Holidays, Soldier Injured in Nablus Clashes

September 22, 2015 1:13 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli police said Monday that thousands of officers would be deployed in occupied East Jerusalem ahead of the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha holidays after three days of clashes rocked the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, last week.Authorities also said 21 Palestinians were detained overnight in East Jerusalem linked to last week’s […]

17 Sep
10:44

Day Three of East Jerusalem Clashes

September 17, 2015 10:44 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Clashes broke out in the neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem for the third consecutive day, on Thursday, as tensions continue to run high following increased violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to locals.The most intense clashes erupted in the neighborhoods of al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, with additional […]

17 Sep
10:07

Jaffa Demonstrates in Protest of Israeli Violations against Al-Aqsa

September 17, 2015 10:07 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

Hundreds of Palestinians in pre-1948 occupied territories participated on their motorcycles, Wednesday, in a mass demonstration launched from Al-Ajami garden, and roamed a number of streets in the city.According to Al Ray, the angry participants chanted slogans denounced the recent desecrations of Al-Aqsa Mosque at the hands of Israeli settlers, […]

08 Sep
8:51

Clashes in Jerusalem Upon Death of Riham Dawabsha

September 8, 2015 8:51 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Clashes erupted in occupied East Jerusalem, overnight Monday, following the death of Riham Dawabsha, the mother of an 18-month-old toddler who was burned alive in an arson attack carried out by Israeli settlers in July.The East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Wadi al-Joz, Silwan and al-Tour witnessed clashes, as Palestinians also marked […]

07 Sep
12:09

Palestine and Israel: The Double-Standard

In the world of marketing, it is a given that what ‘delights’ the customer today, will simply be an expectation tomorrow. For example, when cameras were first introduced on cell phones, this was an exciting concept and people flocked to the stores to upgrade their devices for a fancy new […]

06 Sep
1:45

3 Palestinians Injured at Fateh Conference in Gaza

September 6, 2015 1:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

A number of Palestinians were reportedly injured Saturday morning, after a ‘dispute’ erupted at a Fateh conference in the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.Witnesses told Ma’an that Fateh members threw stones at people taking part in the conference, injuring at least three, including a woman. Ahmad […]

29 Aug
8:34

Several Shot and Injured in West Bank Clashes

August 29, 2015 8:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

A number of Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, with both rubber-coated metal bullets and live ammunition, in clashes which broke out between Friday and Saturday, across the occupied West Bank. In Nablus, a Palestinian man was shot dead by an unknown assailant during a brawl at the […]

27 Aug
10:01

Allan’s Brother Arrested Outside Hospital Room, Clashes Reported

August 27, 2015 10:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli forces, Wednesday evening, took into custody three youngsters during clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli settlers outside the Barzilai Hospital, in Ashkelon, where Mohammad Allan lies in ICU, after ending his recent hunger strike.Activist Marwan Abu Freeh said that the clashes broke out in front of Allan’s Room in […]

26 Aug
3:04

Old City Jerusalem: Clashes as Settlers Build New Synagogue

August 26, 2015 3:04 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian residents of the Old City, in occupied East Jerusalem, clashed with Israeli forces on Tuesday, as settlers began construction work on a new door for a synagogue, locals said.Activist Alaa al-Haddad told Ma’an News Agency that Jewish settlers in the Old City tore down a brick wall and began […]

11 Aug
12:21

Muslims in Jerusalem Denounce Cafe Built on Historic Cemetery

August 11, 2015 12:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A recently opened cafe in West Jerusalem, which is built on a park that Muslims say is the site of an ancient cemetery, is drawing outrage from religious leaders in the Holy City.The Al-Aqsa Association, a group which advocates for protecting the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and other holy […]

06 Aug
5:59

Qalqilia Protests Water Deprivation by Israeli Authorities

August 6, 2015 5:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Qalqilia 0

Dozens of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum staged a sit-in, on Wednesday, to protest the Israeli national water company’s cutting off its supply to the village, locals said.Hamzeh Jumaa, the head of the village council, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli water company […]

05 Aug
9:43

(VIDEO) Update on Photo of ‘Israeli Officer Being Shielded from Stone-throwing Settlers’

August 5, 2015 9:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report 0

Via the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee’s Facebook page: Video showing the actual story not apparent in the viral picture of RHR Field Coordinator Zakaria Sadah and ‪‎Qusra‬ Mayor …returning policewoman to prevent second officer from shooting Palestinians…‘The bottom line is that, while settlers are calling this an intentional publicity stunt, […]

04 Aug
11:11

Firebomb Attack on Moving Car in Jerusalem, Injuries Reported

August 4, 2015 11:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Unknown attackers reportedly threw a firebomb at a moving car in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Monday evening, injuring two.According to Israeli media, via Ma’an, the attackers threw a Molotov cocktail at a car driven by a 27-year-old Israeli woman, who then lost control of the vehicle […]

02 Aug
5:06

Nablus: Settlers Attempt Attack on Farmers, Protesters Attempt to Burn Joseph’s Tomb

August 2, 2015 5:06 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, Saturday morning, attempted an attack on Palestinian farmers in village of Qusra, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, a local official said.Dozens of settlers from the illegal Esh Kodesh outpost descended on farmers in their fields between the outpost and Qusra, said Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian […]

31 Jul
2:44

Clashes Ensue over Beit El Property

On Wednesday afternoon, clashes erupted between Israeli forces and young Palestinians who entered the demolition site in the Beit El settlement, as it is originally private Palestinian property taken over by Israeli authorities.The youths said, according to the PNN, that the land was Palestinian property, insisting that the Israeli high […]

31 Jul
2:00

Gay Pride Marchers Stabbed in Jerusalem

An ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, in a repeat of a 2005 attack for which he served 10 years behind bars, police and medics said.Yishai Shlissel was released from jail three weeks ago after having served his sentence for the attack a […]