Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

17 Jul
7:50

Extremist Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes, Torch West Bank Farmland

Jewish settlers attacked, on Tuesday, Palestinian homes in the northern West Bank village of Assira al-Qibliya, and set farmland on fire, according to Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlers’ activities in the north of the West Bank. Daghlas told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement attacked the Palestinian homes […]

17 Jul
4:13

Israeli Military Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Khader town, south o the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and posted orders for the illegal confiscation of 120 Dunams. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the Palestinians found the […]

16 Jul
9:24

Extremist Israelis Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers, early Monday, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem, a Palestinian source confirmed to Al Ray. The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, said that dozens of extremists settlers forced their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque from […]

16 Jul
9:18

Settlers Destroy Crops in West Bank Village

Israeli settlers,on Monday, destroyed crops in the southern West Bank town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, after they ran over them with their vehicle, according to the landowner. Fadi Zayyah, a local farmer, said that the assailants drove their vehicle on his land planted with tomatoes and cucumbers, destroying the […]

16 Jul
2:07

Feminist Israelis Attacked by Right-wing Israelis; Police Fail to Respond Because ‘Attackers Aren’t Arabs’

A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the ‘Women of the Wall’ held their monthly prayer service at the ‘Western Wall’ in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The […]

15 Jul
9:05

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy

Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People that would constitutionally enshrine the identity of the State of Israel […]

15 Jul
7:54

Settlers Prevent Shepherds from Feeding Livestock in Jordan Valley

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Sunday, chased Palestinian shepherds out pasture areas near the village of Khallet Makahoul, in the northern  Jordan Valley, preventing them from grazing their livestock, said a local activist. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers chased the shepherds and prevented […]

15 Jul
12:41

Israeli Soldiers Install Iron Gates To Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers installed, Sunday, two additional iron gates blocking the entrances of al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers installed the two iron gates to block entry to the community, which is illegally stalled for demolition by the army, to serve Israel’s […]

14 Jul
2:41

Gun Ownership Made Easier for Israeli Settlers

The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) National Office for the Defense of Land and Resistance of Settlement said, on Saturday, that the Israeli government provides full support for illegal settlement outposts and for settlers’ gun ownership. According to the office’s weekly report on Israeli settlement activities, a number of Israeli ministries […]

14 Jul
3:36

Israeli Colony’s Industrial Zone Continues To Flood Palestinian Farmlands With Toxic Wastewater

The flooding of waste and toxic water from the Industrial Zone of the illegal Alfie Menashe Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, continues to devastate Palestinian agricultural lands, and the environment, in Wad ar-Rasha village, exposing the residents to serious health risks. […]

14 Jul
1:44

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum, Injure A Journalist

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, injured one Palestinian journalist, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Medical sources in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers shot a photojournalist working for a Chinese news agency, identified […]

13 Jul
9:03

Israeli Settlers Storm West Bank Village

Hundreds of extremist Israeli settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed into Awarta village, near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, where they held Talmudic rituals. The settlers broke into the village under army protection, who cleared the way for them to enter. Meanwhile, Palestinians were confined to their homes and prevented from […]

13 Jul
10:48

Israeli Colonists Burn Two Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A number of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, on Friday at dawn, Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt two Palestinian cars. Media sources in Nablus said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Yitzhar colony, built on private Palestinian lands. They added that the […]

13 Jul
3:06

Another Court Ruling Achieved Delaying Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

Lawyers of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission” managed, Thursday, to obtain a ruling from the Israeli High Court freezing the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community until August 15th. Commission head, Waleed Assaf, said the ruling is related to the one which was achieved last Monday, postponing the […]

12 Jul
7:52

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

12 Jul
6:55

Occupation Captured

Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS JULY 11, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Patrols of harassment Pictured here: The Israeli border police go on regular patrols in the Old City, even if nothing is happening to warrant such […]

12 Jul
6:36

Settler Who Planned Dawabsha Arson Attack to be Released

On Thursday, an Israeli court decided to release the main settler who planned the arson attack on  the Dawabsha family in Douma village, near Nablus, killing three people, including a baby. According to the decision of the Israeli court in Lod, Israeli police must release the accused and transfer him […]

12 Jul
12:25

Army Bulldozes Agricultural Lands In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers started, Thursday, bulldozing Palestinian agricultural lands in Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers are searching for what it called “illegal irrigation systems.” Dirar Sawafta, a member of Bardala Village Council, said many soldiers invaded the lands, and dug three holes […]

11 Jul
1:57

Israeli Soldiers Surround, Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Dozens of Israeli soldiers completely sealed and isolated, Wednesday, al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, which is slated for demolition and displacement, and placed concrete blocks at its entrances. The head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, said the soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

11 Jul
6:34

Settler Attacks on the Rise in Hebron’s Tel Rumeida

Palestinians protest in Hebron, 2016. Photo credit: Hebron Defense Committee. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 10, 2018 Israeli settlers attempt vigilante settlement expansion and physically assault one resident. On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the well-known extremist settler Baroch Marzel set up a tent in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of downtown of Hebron. The tent […]

09 Jul
8:45

Central Cemetery Approved for Settlers in Hebron

Israeli Channel 7, on Monday morning, said that Israeli authorities approved a new central cemetery for settlers, to be established in an industrial zone, to the south of Hebron, northern West Bank. PNN reports that, according to the station, this is the first central cemetery to be built in 20 […]

09 Jul
3:36

Israeli Soldiers Install Tent On Lands East Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Wad al-Hasseen area, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and installed a military tent on a private Palestinian near the site where, a week ago, the army installed mobile homes. Several army jeeps surrounded the land, nearly 4 Dunams owned […]

09 Jul
2:53

Army Issues Demolition Order Of One Home, Removal Of Make-Shift School

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed a demolition order of one home, in addition to delivering another order for the removal of mobile homes, which are used as a make-shift school. Rateb Jabour, the media coordinator of the […]

08 Jul
8:20

Israeli Parliament to Push Bill Allowing Jews to Purchase Occupied Lands

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation, on Sunday, was scheduled to consider a bill that would allow Jews to acquire land rights in the occupied West Bank. The bill was proposed by Israeli Knesset member Bezalel Smotrich, from the Jewish Home party, and seeks to strengthen Jewish property rights in […]

08 Jul
3:38

Israeli Army Installs Mobile Homes In Abu Dis Ahead Of Demolishing Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli army installed, Sunday, several mobile homes in Wadi al-Jir area in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, and relocating them in another area. Eyewitness confirmed that the army installed several homes, after carrying them on huge trucks, […]

07 Jul
9:53

Settlers Continue to Destroy Hundreds of Vineyards in Bethlehem-area Town

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down hundreds of fruitful vineyards belonging to Palestinians in the town of al-Khader, in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli settlers cut down around 200 […]

07 Jul
4:38

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing several injuries. The protesters marched from the center of the town heading towards their land, isolated behind the annexation Wall, while chanting against […]

07 Jul
3:14

Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinians Defending Their Village After Colonists Attacked It, Cut And Burnt Dozens Of Trees

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, one was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and many others sustained cuts and bruises, after Israeli soldiers attacked them while defending their village, Orif, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, when […]

06 Jul
11:16

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul
2:52

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

05 Jul
7:36

Settlers Attack Citizens in Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday evening, a number of Palestinian citizens in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron, occupied West Bank. The coordinator of the group of Human Rights Defenders, Emad Abu Shamsheh, said that the settlers attacked a number of citizens, including Yasser Abu Markhia, Bassam […]

05 Jul
3:43

Illegal Israeli Colonists Gather To “Celebrate” Ethnic Cleansing Of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

As hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been deployed around al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation for ethnically cleansing it, and displace the residents, groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists gathered in the area to “celebrate” the assault. The colonists came from the illegal […]

05 Jul
10:41

Israeli Colonizers Cut 350 Grapevines In Bethlehem

Israeli colonizers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and cut at least 350 grapevines, near the illegal Daniel colony, built on Palestinian lands. Ahmad Salah the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said […]

05 Jul
3:46

Israeli Army Injures 36, Abducts 10, While Trying to Demolish Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, and the local residents of al-Khan al-Ahmar community, east of occupied Jerusalem, during the Israeli attempts to demolish and displace the Palestinian community. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics provided treatment to approximately 36 persons, […]

05 Jul
3:12

Israeli Colonizers Injure Three Palestinians; Soldiers Abduct One, In Hebron

On Wednesday evening, a group of Illegal Israeli colonizers, living in Ramat Yishai Colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands in Tal Romedia neighborhood in the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked many Palestinians, wounding three, before the soldiers abducted one Palestinian. The WAFA Palestinian […]

04 Jul
8:45

1,064 New Settlement Units in East Jerusalem Proposed by Israeli Committee

Israel’s Civil Administration’s Higher Planning Committee presented, on Tuesday, six architectural plans to build more than 1,000 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the new settlement housing units are intended for the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev, in the Jerusalem […]

04 Jul
8:34

Four-year Anniversary of the Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Relatives of Mohammed Abu Khdeir hold pictures of him outside his home in Jerusalem (photo: the Guardian) The 2nd of July, 2018, marks four years to the day since the kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from Shu’fat, East Jerusalem. The shocking nature of his […]

04 Jul
7:51

Farmers Denied Access to Lands East of Salfit

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, denied Palestinian farmers from Iskaka village, east of Salfit, access to their farmlands, adjacent to the illegal Ariel settlement, said a local council source. Head of Iskaka village council, Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, said that a group of farmers from the village were denied access to their […]

04 Jul
1:28

Israeli Bulldozers, Soldiers, Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Start Destruction Of Community

As dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists gathered and protested the illegal decision to displace an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in al-Khan Al-Ahmar, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers started the destruction of the structures, attacked, injured and abducted, several human rights defenders. The peace activists formed a […]

04 Jul
11:14

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, east of the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished residential sheds, and barns. The soldiers demolished 40 residential sheds and barns in the community. Waleed Assaf, the head of the Committee against the Israeli Annexation […]

04 Jul
6:34

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

04 Jul
3:32

Israel To Build Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” presented, Tuesday, plans for the constructions of more than 1000 new units for illegal colonialist settlers in occupied Jerusalem. The plan aims at expanding the illegal Pisgat Zeev colony, built on Palestinian lands, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The colony is situated west of […]

02 Jul
9:01

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Scores of Israeli settlers, during the early hours of Monday, broke into courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Mughrabi Gate, under heavy protection of Israeli occupation police.   Jerusalemite sources reported that 51 settlers stormed the mosque’s courtyards in groups and carried out provocative tours.   The sources added […]

02 Jul
8:29

Sewage Pumped by Settlers Toward Village Outside of Ramallah

The new settlement of “Amichai” has reportedly discharged sewage water, on Monday morning, that drenched Palestinian lands in a town called TurmusAyya, north-west of Ramallah. Even though the residents tried to dig holes to collect the polluted water, it continued to flow toward adjacent lands. Locals fear that it would […]

01 Jul
7:29

Israeli Army Closes Hebron City Center

After groups of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers attacked homes and residents in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers turned the area into a closed military zone to the Palestinians, literally imprisoning them in their homes. The Israeli measure came after […]

30 Jun
11:10

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinians In Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers, illegally living in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked on Friday evening Palestinian inhabitants of Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the heart if the city, while Israeli soldiers stood and watched, before attacking the Palestinians, and abducted one of them. Local sources said […]

30 Jun
5:53

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters immediately […]

30 Jun
4:41

Israeli Colonizers Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers from Itamar colony, built on private Palestinian lands east of Nablus, in northern West Bank, burnt dozens of Dunams of Palestinians of farmlands. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the assailants burnt dozens of dunams in the Shararba […]

30 Jun
3:57

Israeli Colonizers Cut Palestinian Olive Trees, Grapevines, Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Ein al-Qassis area in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and cut more than 20 trees and grapevines, in addition to destroying walls. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said […]

28 Jun
1:29

Israeli Colonizers Start The Construction Of New Outpost Near Salfit

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers started, Thursday, the construction of a new colonialist outpost on Palestinian lands, in Qana Valley area, west of Deir Istiya town, north of Salfit in Central West Bank. The Mayor of Salfit, Sa’id Zidan, said the so-called Civil Administration Office, run by the army […]

28 Jun
11:35

Israeli Colonizers Write Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires, Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Orif, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wrote racist graffiti, and punctured the tires of many parked cars. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, […]

26 Jun
12:17

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians, Injures Fifty, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, seven Palestinians and injured fifty others, during protests that took place after dozens of soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, accompanying hundreds colonialist settlers, heading to Joseph Tomb area. Media sources said the soldiers accompanied buses filled with Israeli colonialist […]

26 Jun
9:11

Colonialist Settlers Install Outpost On Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Tuesday, an outpost on Palestinian lands in the al-Boweira area, close to the illegal Kharsina colony, east Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Locals said the colonizers installed four mobile homes on the Palestinian lands, owned by several […]

26 Jun
12:33

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

25 Jun
4:50

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Beit Fajjar Town

A large military force invaded, on Sunday evening, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before surrounding and isolating it, reportedly after shots were fires at Migdal Oz nearby illegal colony. The soldiers initiated extensive searches in Beit Fajjar, reportedly looking for a car that sped […]

25 Jun
4:17

Illegal Colonists Burn 300 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists burnt, on Sunday evening, approximately 300 Palestinian olive trees in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the colonizers burnt 300 olive trees, owned by Palestinians from Tal village, west of Nablus. He added that […]

24 Jun
8:29

Settlers Erect Bus Stop on Palestinian Land in Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, placed a wooden barracks in Tel Rumeida area, in the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron, to be used as a bus stop. Witnesses said, according to WAFA, that settlers, backed by a military force, placed the wooden barracks on land belonging to Palestinian locals […]

24 Jun
1:09

Army Halts Construction Of Three Homes In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Nahhalin town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and handed orders for halting the construction of three Palestinian homes. Hani Fannoun, the deputy mayor of Nahhalin, said the army targeted the under-construction 80 square/meter home of Ali Abdul-Hafeth Shakarna, the 120 square/meter home of […]

23 Jun
2:13

Including Two Journalists, Army Abducts Ten Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday afternoon, ten Palestinians, including two journalists, during an activity in support of residents who received illegal annexation orders of their lands, in the al-Hamra area near Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The activity was organized by the Popular […]

23 Jun
4:31

Israeli Colonizers Burn Dozens Of Trees Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers burnt, on Friday evening, dozens of Dunams of Palestinian Olive orchards in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activity in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said […]

23 Jun
4:02

Army Injures Seven Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, seven Palestinians, including one journalist, after the army attacked the weekly protests against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said […]

22 Jun
2:30

Illegal Israeli Colonizers Injure Palestinian Woman, Burn Olive Trees, Near Jenin

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Thursday at noon, Palestinian orchards near the junction between Burqa and Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, injured one woman and burnt at least 30 olive trees. The colonizers invaded the Palestinians orchards, and attacked […]

21 Jun
10:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 20 June, 2018. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. 8 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip, while 3 Palestinians were wounded […]

21 Jun
9:44

Nablus Woman Injured by Stone Throwing Israeli Settlers

A Palestinian woman was injured on Thursday, after extremist Israeli settlers attacked her with stones at the entrance to the village of Burqa, to the north of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area said that Israeli settlers […]

21 Jun
7:39

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of extremist illegal colonizers hurled stones, on Wednesday evening, at Palestinian cars trying to cross Huwwara Israeli military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said that the Israeli assailants gathered near the military roadblock and started throwing stones at the Palestinian cars, […]

21 Jun
7:05

Israeli Colonists Install A New Illegal Outpost On Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Wednesday, a new illegal outpost on Palestinian agricultural lands in Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The armed colonizers invaded the lands, owned by Ed’eis family in the al-Hamra area, and installed a tent, a mobile […]

19 Jun
10:48

40 Dunams of Palestinian Land Leveled in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday, leveled land belonging to Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley area, without providing any reasons. Mutaz Bisharat, an activist from Tubas, said that Israeli bulldozers leveled more than 40 dunams of land (approximately 10 acres) belonging to Palestinians in the area, despite having ownership deeds, known […]

19 Jun
2:50

Soldiers Start Preparation Work For New Base Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers started, Tuesday, preparation work for the construction of a new military base on Palestinian lands, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Dozens of soldiers invaded the Palestinian lands in Wad al-Hasseen area, east of Hebron city, and started the preparation work. They brought heavy equipment, […]

18 Jun
7:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, two young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers abducted the two Palestinians, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, after stopping them in the Old City of Jerusalem. They were handcuffed before the soldiers took them to a detention and […]

16 Jun
1:06

Settlers Obstruct Palestinian Access to Al-Aqsa on Last Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, June 12, 2018. Photo credit: Ayman Nobani for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 15, 2018 One group of settlers attempted to invade the compound. Another performed religious rituals at a gate to al-Aqsa compound. On Thursday night, June 14, 2018, a group of settlers tried […]

15 Jun
11:54

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday morning, two young Palestinian men at the main entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank. Mohammad Tamimi, a nonviolent activist against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers, stationed on a military tower at the main entrance of the […]

14 Jun
1:17

Israeli Colonizers Cut 200 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian olive orchards in Khirbet Beit Iskariya village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and cut 200 trees. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants cut at […]

13 Jun
2:31

Israel Illegally Confiscates 24 Dunams Of Lands Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers illegally confiscated, Tuesday, 24 Dunams of Palestinian land in Jabal Sbeih area of Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israeli colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers handed Beita Town Council a […]

12 Jun
10:22

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack Homes Near Nablus, Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday at night, two young Palestinian men in Burin village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, after a group of extremist colonizers invaded the village and attacked homes. Media sources said a group of colonists from Yitzhar illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, […]

11 Jun
9:12

“I visited Hebron for the first time, and it was shocking.”

By Eoin On’Moore- PNN/ Hebron/ Today, I visited Hebron for the first time. I was apprehensive before going — Hebron is seen as one of the front lines of the occupation, and I had seen videos of clashes there. Hebron (Khalil in Arabic) is the largest Palestinian city, and the […]

10 Jun
10:03

Army Attacks Palestinian Medics In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian ambulance crew while they were trying to rescue persons who were injured in a traffic accident near the illegal Gush Etzion colonialist block, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Department of the Bethlehem […]

10 Jun
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Attack And Abduct A Child In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian child after attacking him, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers attacked a child, identified as Hamza […]

09 Jun
1:58

Israeli Soldiers Detain A Man And His Wife On Their Land Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, a Palestinian man and his wife for several hours on their agricultural land in Khallet al-Katla area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers invaded the agricultural land, close to Karmie Tzur illegal colony, and detained Ali Ayyad […]

09 Jun
3:46

Soldiers Arrest A Palestinian, Injure Activist And His Family, And Threaten To Kill Him For Documenting Their Violations

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a Palestinian man in Beit Kahil town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in addition to invading the home of Human Rights activist, cameraman Aref Jaber, in Hebron city, assaulted and injured him and his family, and threatened to kill […]

08 Jun
4:15

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

08 Jun
3:24

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

06 Jun
1:04

PCHR: “Israeli Supreme Court Issues Decision to Demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, East of Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and expresses its concern over implementing this decision at any moment by Israeli forces. PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and assume its legal and moral […]

04 Jun
8:54

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

04 Jun
7:32

Settlers Take Over House in Hebron’s Old City District

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, took over a new house  on Al-Sahla Street,  in the old city of Hebron. The house is part of the Qaitoun neighborhood and is in need of reconstruction. A group of Israeli settlers, heavily guarded by soldiers, took over the house. The soldiers facilitated […]

03 Jun
11:59

Israel Starts Expanding An Illegal Colony Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers, and personnel of the “Civil Administration Office,” run by the military in the occupied West Bank, started the construction work to expand an illegal colony, which was built on Palestinian lands, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. Ahmad Salhoob, the Mayor of Doura city, southwest of […]

03 Jun
10:18

Israeli Soldiers, Colonialist Settlers, Injure Six Palestinians, Including An Elderly Man, Near Nablus

Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Saturday evening, ‘Orif Palestinian village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, attacked and injured an elderly Palestinian man, and two young men, before the soldiers invaded the village and injured three others. Media sources in Nablus said the colonialist settlers invaded the […]

02 Jun
1:35

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The soldiers attacked the nonviolent procession with gas bombs and concussion grenades, just as the protesters reached Bawwabat al-‘Asfour area, causing many […]

01 Jun
6:03

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by Valentina Azarova As Israel ramps up construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do all private transactions and business dealings in or related […]

01 Jun
7:51

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 24 – 30 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds, 5 of whom […]

31 May
3:15

Israeli Colonizers Attack And Injure Two Siblings In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, the two siblings were injured after Israeli colonizers assaulted them in Husan town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said the assailants came from Sidi Boaz colony, illegally built […]

30 May
6:11

Israel Approves 450 New Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” run by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 450 units in illegal colonies built on Palestinian lands, south and east of Bethlehem. The new units will be part of Gush Etzion colonialist block, while the Regional Council in […]

26 May
5:02

Israeli Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Trees Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli colonizers invaded, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and cut dozens of trees. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonizers cut 25 Peach trees, and 35 grapevines, owned by a local […]

26 May
4:44

Army Injures A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

25 May
6:08

P.A Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

The Palestinian Presidency issued a statement, Thursday, strongly condemning a ruling by an Israeli Court allowing the displacement and the removal of an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. The President’s office said the decision to remove the […]

25 May
5:14

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

25 May
3:53

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

25 May
3:37

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

22 May
8:15

Colonial Settlers Cut Down 700 Grape Trees in Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, cut down 700 grape trees planted in Halhoul, to the north of Hebron. According to orchard owners, brothers Maher and Ismail Karja, Israeli settlers cut a total of 400 grape trees; 200 of each. The other 300 were owned by Younes Abu Arish and Walid Duhdel; […]

21 May
8:40

Report: Israel Continues Judaization in Jerusalem, Ethnic Cleansing in Area C

photo: Israeli forces cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community. by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The policy of Judaization and ethnic cleansing practiced by Israeli occupation authorities, to displace the Palestinian population from their land, restrict their life, and to expand settlements and military areas, are continued, in violation […]