Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

16 Feb
5:57

Bulldozers Raze Lands Near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, razed a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Urif, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to raze an […]

15 Feb
9:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of […]

15 Feb
8:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, four Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after dozens of residents held Friday prayers on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist and military activities, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the […]

15 Feb
5:44

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

14 Feb
8:54

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Salfit

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into Iskaka Palestinian village, east of Salfit city in central West Bank, wrote racist graffiti and punctures tires of several cars. Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, the head of Iskaka village council, said the colonists wrote anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian racist graffiti […]

13 Feb
6:04

Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron

A group of illegal Israel fanatic colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian home, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and threatened to kill the entire family. The home owner Emad Eqneibi said the colonists demanded him to leave his property so […]

13 Feb
4:48

Israeli Soldiers Attack Car Of Susiya Council Head Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the car of the Jihad Nawaj’a, the head of Susiya Village Council, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as he was driving near an Israeli military base. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, […]

13 Feb
3:36

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man, causing him injuries, while he was herding his sheep in open areas of the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday. According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, settlers from Rotem settlement, which is located on the Palestinians’ land in Al-Farisiyya town, chased […]

12 Feb
5:17

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

11 Feb
9:21

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Ein Jweiza area in al-Walaja, after surrounding it, and proceeded to demolish the property. The demolished home is owned by Majdi Shweiki, […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

10 Feb
1:18

Settlers Attack School Near Nablus

The administration of Orif Secondary School, in Orif town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, had to shut the school down, and sent the students to their homes when illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked it, and Israeli soldiers fire live rounds into the education facility. Ghassan Daghlas, […]

10 Feb
10:10

Illegal Settlers Attack Homes In Tel Rumeida

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinian homes in Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said the colonists attacked many homes and attempted to invade them and assault the families. Local Palestinians intercepted the assailants and […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

10 Feb
4:39

Soldiers Attack Protesters In Hebron

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers, stationed at the entrance of the refugee camp, fire many gas bombs […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

10 Feb
3:12

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars, North Of Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian cars driving at the junction of Gush Etzion colony, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and shouted insults and threats at the Palestinians. Media sources said around 50 illegal colonists gathered […]

09 Feb
7:19

Anat Cohen Assaults ISM Volunteers in Al-Khalil (again)

02/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ISM volunteers were detained by Hebron Police for over 8 hours after Anat Cohen assaulted them outside the Qurtuba school checkpoint on Thursday. In direct response to the violence waged against Palestinians at the hands of settlers (and the military that protects them), a […]

09 Feb
2:31

Troops Attack Landowners and Activists Planting Olive Trees in Beit Ummar

A number of landowners and Combatants For Peace activists suffered, Friday, the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli troops at participants of a solidarity action of planting olive trees on lands owned by farmers from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in southern West Bank. The activity […]

09 Feb
1:54

Army Seals Shut A Palestinian Home North Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers sealed shut, on Friday evening, a the front entrance of a Palestinian home in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and the surrounding areas, before storming […]

08 Feb
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians after firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, while many nonviolent activists were planting trees in Palestinian lands, in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media activist Hamad Taqatqa said the soldiers, and illegal colonialist settlers, attacked […]

08 Feb
6:10

EU Report: Over 15,000 Settlement Units Built During 2018

The advancement of settlement units continued at an unprecedented high level during the second half of 2018 (July-December), according to a recent EU report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. More than 7,000 units in the occupied West Bank (4,350), including East Jerusalem (2,900), were advanced […]

07 Feb
1:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

07 Feb
7:49

Mobile Caravans Erected by Israeli Colonists in Jenin

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, set up new mobile caravans on Palestinian-owned agricultural lands between Yaabad town and Zabda village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. The mayor of Yaabad, Samer Abu Bakr, stated that Israeli settlers set up caravans under the heavy protection of Israeli forces […]

07 Feb
7:44

Israeli Tender for Jerusalem Railway Rejected by Spanish Company

A Spanish company announced, yesterday, that it had rejected an Israeli tender to build part of the Jerusalem railway, which will cut deep into occupied Palestinian territory. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF or Construction and Other Railway Services) announced that it “refuses to build a section of the railway […]

06 Feb
9:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Archeological Site, Uproot Trees, Near Nablus

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Wednesday, an archeological site, south of Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused damage, in addition to uprooting ancient olive trees. The invasion targeted an ancient archeological site, known as the Khirbat al-Qasser, south […]

06 Feb
3:56

Israel Surfaces Plan to Seize Land Southeastern Jerusalem

Head of the committee for the defense of East Jerusalem land, Bassam Bahr, says there is an Israeli plan to seize more than a thousand dunams of agricultural land, including olive trees and houses belonging to Palestinian citizens in Khallet Abed, southeastern Jerusalem. Bahr referred to the Jerusalem Municipality’s announcement […]

05 Feb
11:30

OCHA Report: Israeli Settler Attacks Against Palestinians on the Rise

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, published a report for the period of January 15 -28, 2019, finding an increase in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians. During the two-week period covered by the report, 3 Palestinians were shot and […]

05 Feb
3:52

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Olive Saplings Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted, Tuesday, many olive saplings in the al-Hamra area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in southern Hebron, said the assailants came from […]

05 Feb
5:19

Settlers Storm Land, Set Up Mobile Home near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, Monday, set up a mobile home on a plot of land belonging to the southern West Bank village of Tuqu, east of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, Hassan Breijieh, told WAFA that a group of settlers stormed a […]

05 Feb
2:25

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Post Threats to Palestinian Farmers

The residents of Tekoa village, near Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, were shocked to find placards posted around their village on Sunday by Israeli military settlers threatening their livelihoods if they associated with members of Israeli and international peace groups. The placards included a ‘hit list’ […]

04 Feb
2:24

Illegal Colonists Deface Palestinian Mosque Near Ramallah

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Deir Dibwan village, east of the central West Bank city or Ramallah, and defaced a mosque and several cars parked nearby. Mansour Mansour, the mayor of Deir Dibwan, said the colonists defaced the walls of the local […]

02 Feb
5:43

BTS Testimonies: “You hate everyone.”

[[Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

01 Feb
3:20

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Seven Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, seven Palestinians with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after attacking a nonviolent procession in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah. Hundreds of Palestinians held Friday prayers on their lands, which Israel intends to illegally confiscate […]

01 Feb
2:46

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, participating in the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects o teargas inhalation. The protesters marched from […]

01 Feb
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of nonviolent protesters during the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village heading towards their orchards, isolated behind the illegal wall, while chanting […]

31 Jan
1:16

Soldiers Assault Family, Destroy Their Furniture, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian home in the Sahla area, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, before assaulting the family, in addition to destroying their furniture. Hazem Abu Rajab, said the soldiers invaded his home, and assaulted his family, before […]

31 Jan
11:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Demolished For 139th Time

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the so-called “Negev Development Authority” invaded, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 139th consecutive time. The villagers stated that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the community, accompanied by bulldozers, and demolished the tents, barns […]

31 Jan
10:50

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack Shepherds In Northern Plains

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinian shepherds in grazing lands in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma, said the colonists chased the shepherds, and hurled stones at them and the flocks. He added […]

31 Jan
5:35

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles in Nablus

Extremist Israeli settlers vandalized several Palestinian vehicles in al-Lubban al-Sharqiyyeh village, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on Wednesday morning. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli settlers from the Maale Levona illegal Israeli […]

29 Jan
5:21

Settlers Attack Farmers in Masafer Yatta

Israeli settlers from Beit Yatir and Awlad Yaqub Dalia settlements — expatriated, by force, from Palestinian citizens living southeast of Yatta, south of Hebron —  attacked, on Monday, farmers in Masafer Yatta, under the protection of the Israeli army. The coordinator of the local committee against the wall and settlements […]

29 Jan
5:09

UK Minister Condemns Fatal Settler Attack

The United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, on Sunday, condemned the killing of a Palestinian by armed Israeli settlers in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah. “I condemn yesterday’s violence in the West Bank in which a Palestinian man was killed. My thoughts are with his […]

28 Jan
9:37

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home, Abduct A Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers handed, on Monday evening, an order for the demolition of a Palestinian home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a woman while leaving the holy site. The soldiers handed the order to the home owner, Issa Ja’afra, informing him that […]

28 Jan
9:45

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Occupy Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday morning, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Beit Iskariya village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started planting them with trees. The head of Beit Iskariya Village Council, Mohammad Ibrahim, said the colonists invaded and occupied the Palestinian lands […]

28 Jan
4:19

Ashrawi: Israeli Government and Allies Responsible for Rise in Settler Terrorism

Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday evening, said that the Israeli government and its allies are responsible for rise in settler terrorism, referring to the fatal shooting by Jewish settlers of a Palestinian man in the village of al-Mughayer, near Ramallah, earlier on the day. […]

28 Jan
4:15

UN Shocked at Terror Waged by Israeli Settlers

The United Nations has voiced “shock” at the “terror” carried out by Israeli settlers that killed a Palestinian father of four, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.   “Today’s violence in al-Mughayer is shocking and unacceptable!” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Sunday, referring […]

27 Jan
7:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the towns of Ni’lin and Turmus Ayya, before storming and violently searching many […]

27 Jan
4:49

PCHR: “Israeli Forces and Settlers Kill Two Palestinian Civilians, Including Child, in Ramallah and Al-Biereh”

In two separate crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah, and only after less than 24 hours, Israeli settlers killed a Palestinian civilian in al-Moghayer village. Moreover, the Israeli forces wounded 22 other civilians after moving into al- Moghayer […]

27 Jan
5:25

Settler Attacks Palestinians With Axe

A Palestinian father and his son were lightly injured on Saturday evening, after an Israeli settler attacked them with an axe, near the village of Deir Estya, to the north of Salfit,  occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Saeed Zaidan, mayor of the village, told WAFA that a […]

26 Jan
6:39

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 30, Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonialist settlers  killed, Saturday, one Palestinian, while soldiers and settlers injured at least 30 others, after they attempted to invade the northern part of the al-Mughayyir village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and were intercepted by the villagers. The Palestinian Health Ministry said […]

26 Jan
5:39

Settlers Vandalize Vehicles and Property North of Ramallah

Extremist Jewish settlers last night smashed three parked vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls after raiding the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Settlers from the illegal settlement of Shilo, nearby, broke into the village in middle […]

26 Jan
5:00

UPDATE : Israel Releases Body of Slain Palestinian After Being Held for 40 Days

The body of 60 year old Palestinian, Hamdan Tawfiq Arda, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Biereh city, in December, was released Friday. Israeli authorities withheld the body of the slain civilian for 40 days, without a reason, reported WAFA. After 40 days, the Israeli military released […]

26 Jan
4:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said […]

26 Jan
4:07

Colonialist Settlers Injure A Father And His Child, In Hebron

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonialist settlers injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian man and his child, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the illegal colonists came from Keryat Arba’ colony, which was built on Palestinian lands, […]

26 Jan
3:41

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teen, only 16 years of age, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wounded another Palestinian, in addition to moderately injuring a young man in ar-Reesan Mountain area, west of Ramallah. Palestinian medical sources said a […]

24 Jan
11:01

New Evidence in Case of Palestinian Mother Stoned to Death by Right-Wing Israelis

Israeli authorities on Wednesday released new information about the death of Aisha al-Rabi, who was killed by a mob of right-wing Israelis in October 2018, stating that they had found DNA of the central suspect in the case on the rock that caused her death. Of the five right-wing Israeli […]

24 Jan
4:04

Mladenov Addresses Security Council

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, stated that Gaza is currently facing a real catastrophe, pointing out that the possibility of establishing an independent Palestinian state have dwindled.   Al Ray reports that the coordinator renewed his rejection to Israel’s expansion of illegal settlements […]

24 Jan
3:47

West Bank Lands Razed for Settlement Expansion

Several bulldozers, belonging to Israeli settlers, razed and leveled Palestinian lands near Assira al-Qibliya village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that a number of bulldozers, belonging […]

23 Jan
5:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and […]

23 Jan
5:46

Illegal Colonists Cut Hundreds of Olive Trees Near Hebron

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian olive orchards in Wad Abu ar-Reesh area, north of Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut hundreds of olive trees and saplings. Yousef Abu Mariya, a nonviolent activist against Israel’s colonies in Beit […]

22 Jan
4:23

EU Representatives Visit Jerusalem Family Threatened with Eviction

European Union diplomats, on Monday, visited the Sabbagh family, who are under threat of eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Jewish settlers, and warned that settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal under international law. The Israeli High […]

21 Jan
2:13

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, Uproot Olive Trees, Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army vehicles and bulldozers invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Kharja area in Battir town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and bulldozed nearly 60 Dunams of farmlands in addition to uprooting 60 olive trees. Taiseer Qattoush, the mayor of Battir, said a large military […]

18 Jan
6:55

ISESCO Condemns Israeli Plan to Destroy Jerusalem Heritage Site

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned Israeli occupation authorities’ scheme to destroy a 1,200-year-old archaeological site in an Arab town to the north of occupied Jerusalem, as a means to build a logistic center for the “Modi’in” settlement.   ISESCO stated, according to Al Ray, that […]

15 Jan
12:31

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Palestinian Farmlands In Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Yanoun village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, and uprooted them. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists invaded the lands with their […]

14 Jan
1:11

Army Orders Families To Halt Construction Of Home, Shed And Well

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ordered two families to halt the construction of their home, shed and water well. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

13 Jan
8:26

Five Palestinian Families Facing Eviction due to Settler Claims

A Palestinian family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem received an order, from the Israeli authority’s Law Enforcement Department, on Saturday, to evacuate a building it owns, and where five Palestinian families live, by January 23rd. According to the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), […]

13 Jan
8:17

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by heavy guard of Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources reported that 77 settlers toured the courtyards, accompanied by rabbis, and received explanations about their claimed temple grounds, provoking Palestinian Muslim prayers. […]

13 Jan
8:08

Hundreds of Saplings Destroyed by Israeli Settlers near Nablus

Illegal Jewish settlers, on Sunday, have destroyed hundreds of forest saplings that were ready to be planted near the village of Burqa, north of the city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that […]

13 Jan
8:00

PLO Official: ‘Settlements are expanding rapidly, encouraged by U.S. administration’

Tayseer Khaled, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, has raised concerns about the early Israeli elections, which are being utilized by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as a launching pad for a massive settlement plan in the West Bank, including Jerusalem. The Israeli government is also implementing a large-scale […]

13 Jan
3:50

Illegal Colonists Cut Olive Trees At Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists cut, Sunday, many old “Roman” olive trees in the garden of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Hebron, Ra’ed Maswada, […]

12 Jan
4:59

Colonialist Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

A group of illegal extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, Palestinian homes in Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists attacked many homes in the northeastern […]

12 Jan
4:48

Israeli Colonists Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, many Palestinian farmers while working on their own lands, and several shepherds, in Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing them to suffer cuts and bruises. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular […]

12 Jan
11:15

Extremist Colonists Stone Cars Near Jenin

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Friday evening, at many Palestinian cars near the former Homesh illegal colony, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, causing damage to at least one car. Media sources in Jenin said the colonists gathered the near former colony, […]

12 Jan
3:22

Extremist Settlers Stone Vehicles near Bethlehem

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Friday, attacked Palestinian vehicles with stones near the village of  Teqoua’, to the southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. About 50 settlers gathered at the entrance to the village and pelted stones at vehicles bearing Palestinian registration plates, smashing […]

11 Jan
5:06

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, a Palestinian journalist working for a French media agency, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, participating in the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies. Morad […]

11 Jan
10:50

Soldiers Abduct A Man After Illegal Settlers Assaulted Him In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian man from Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after a group of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers assaulted him. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern […]

11 Jan
6:58

Extremist Settlers Uproot Saplings near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted over 30 saplings belonging to Palestinian farmers in Tarqumia town, to the west of Hebron, said a local official. Head of the Agricultural Damage Documentation Section, Hashem Badarin, confirmed to WAFA that settlers from the nearby Telem settlement destroyed and uprooted over 30 olive, grape […]

11 Jan
6:53

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

10 Jan
3:56

Report: New Settlement Plan to Besiege Bethlehem

In its weekly report on Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of  Land  stated that the Israeli occupation government continues imposing dominance through building, expanding settlements and approving additional settlement plans to strengthen control on the Palestinian land in the […]

09 Jan
4:42

Bethlehem to be Surrounded by Israeli Settlement

The Israeli occupation government has put forth a plan for a new neighborhood that would expand the settlement of Efrat toward Bethlehem, Haaretz paper reported Tuesday. The paper reported, according to Al Ray, that the government allocated about 1,200 dunams (300 acres) for the plan. The neighborhood is expected to expand […]

08 Jan
2:43

Israeli Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At Homes Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the village of at-Tayba, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many gas bombs at homes, causing damage and injuries. The head of at-Tayba Village Council, Khaled Jabarin, said the soldiers fired many gas bombs at homes, located near the […]

07 Jan
5:57

Settler Attacks Tripled In 2018

Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank, tripled in 2018, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday. The attacks became increasingly fatal. Israeli settlers carried out at least 482 attacks against Palestinians last year, up from only 140 in 2017, the daily said, according to Days of Palestine. The sattacks […]

04 Jan
9:35

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians, along with international peace activists, marched from the center of the village while carrying Palestinian […]

03 Jan
11:42

Colonialist Settlers Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Thursday evening, at Palestinian cars near Za’tara military roadblock and Yitzhar colony junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli […]

Village of Tell (image from wikimedia)
03 Jan
9:25

Israeli Military Attacks Students in Northern West Bank Village with Live Ammunition & Tear Gas

In the village of Tell, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday, Israeli troops invaded and began to open fire on students as they left school after classes let out. The invasion of the village came in conjunction with an attack by Israeli paramilitary colonial settler forces […]

03 Jan
8:14

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Journalist And A Medic In Nablus

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday at dawn, shot one journalist and one medic, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Palestine TV reported that several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded many neighborhoods in Nablus city, and fired […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

02 Jan
6:34

West Bank Settlement Expansion Underway at Cost of Palestinian Village

The Israeli army razed land in Dhar al-Maleh village, southwest of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, in order to expand an illegal Jewish settlement, the village’s head of council Ahmad Khatib said on Tuesday. Khatib told WAFA correspondence that Israeli bulldozers started work on 120 dunams of village land and, […]

01 Jan
8:22

Israeli Settler Drives into Sheep near Ramallah, Kills 12

In what appears as a premeditated terror attack, an Israeli settler rammed his vehicle into a herd of sheep in the village of al-Mughayyer, to the east of Ramallah, on Monday, killing 12 and injuring 18 others. Local sources told WAFA correspondence that the settler rammed into the herd on […]

31 Dec
5:37

1,200 Dunams of Palestinian Land Taken for New Settlement near Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee filed an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, on Sunday, denouncing the Israeli government’s seizure of 1,200 dunams (297 acres) of Palestinian-owned land to south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The head of the committee, Hassan Bureija, told Voice of Palestine […]

30 Dec
8:12

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian Shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the soldiers attacked and abducted Ali Mohammad Awad while herding his sheep, and took him to an unknown destination. Daraghma added that illegal Israeli […]

30 Dec
5:24

Colonialist Settlers Assault Palestinian Youth in Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian youth in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, late Friday, causing him injuries. Hatem Samih al-Muhtaseb, aged 22, reported that some 10 Israeli settlers attacked him using their hands and legs, causing bruises and pain across his […]

29 Dec
7:51

Ashrawi Denounces Israeli Settlement Expansion

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Thursday, denounced the Israeli Civil Administrations’ authorization of building 1451 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, with 837 more in the plans, Maan News reported. In a statement, the PLO member accused the Israeli government of […]

29 Dec
5:09

UPDATE: Israeli Digs Cause Landslides in Silwan

Underground excavations executed in recent months, by Israeli authorities and settler organizations in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, have caused landslides in the area, as it came under heavy rain during the past few days, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The Center said, according to WAFA, that a […]

28 Dec
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The nonviolent protesters marched from the center of the village carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

28 Dec
10:38

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli colonialist settlers attacked and injured, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian, Hatem Sameeh al-Mohtaseb, 22, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that he was surrounded and assaulted by ten colonists in the […]

28 Dec
8:46

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The procession started on Friday afternoon from the center of Kufur Qaddoum, and was attended by dozens of Palestinians, Morad […]