Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

17 Jan
10:46

Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

17 Jan
10:17

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

17 Jan
8:30

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, In Beit Iksa

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many cars, and wrote racist graffiti. The Local Council in Beit Iksa said the assailants came from “Ramot” illegal Israeli colony, which was built on private Palestinian […]

17 Jan
7:59

Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Azzoun

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured approximately 100 Palestinians, after the locals intercepted an invasion carried out by extremist Israeli colonists. Media sources said dozens of armed settlers invaded the town, before locals hurled stones and […]

13 Jan
7:14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an order nisi (“order to show cause”) in a petition against the Settlement Regularization Law filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

13 Jan
7:00

(Video) Extremist Israeli Colonists Cut More Than 110 Palestinian Olive Trees In Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living on stolen Palestinian lands in Huwwara and Burin villages, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, have cut Saturday more than 110 olive trees, owned by several Palestinians, while Israeli soldiers watched without trying to stop them. The colonists came […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
6:12

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

12 Jan
3:59

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and injured many protesters. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force […]

11 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child from Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army fired live rounds at dozens of Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by colonialist settlers into their village. Media sources in Nablus said many armed […]

11 Jan
4:51

Maliki: US Responsible for Planned Settlement Expansion

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticized the US government on Wednesday for “giving the greenlight” to Israel, to do “whatever it wants with Palestinian land,” with regard to Israeli announcements of plans to build […]

10 Jan
11:33

Israeli Colonizers Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus; Soldiers Abduct Two In Hebron

Early Wednesday, several Israeli colonizers living in illegal colonies and outposts in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, attacked many Palestinian cars, causing damage and wounding two Palestinians. In Hebron, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians and confiscated gold and cash. Medical sources said one Palestinian, identified as Ayman Farouq […]

10 Jan
9:37

Israeli Settler Shot and Killed in Drive-By Shooting

An Israeli settler, identified as 35-year old Rabbi Raziel Shevach, was shot and killed Tuesday while driving on an Israeli settler-only road near a colonial outpost in the northern part of the West Bank, near Nablus. update 9:40 am January 10th 2018: Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, the head of […]

09 Jan
8:42

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

05 Jan
11:38

Israeli Settler Bus Pelted with Molotov Cocktails near Hebron

Palestinian youth reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli settler bus near the al-Fuwwar refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, late Thursday night. Hebrew-language media reported that damages were done to the bus after being hit with two Molotov cocktails, however, no injuries were reported. […]

05 Jan
4:17

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 Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

05 Jan
2:06

Israel Plans Massive Expansion of West Bank Colonial Settlements: 3,829 New Units

In a report by the Israeli Channel Two news, the Israeli government plan was revealed, to give final approval to 3,829 new colonial settlement units next week. The expansion plan follows a number of Israeli directives to take over more Palestinian land in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct […]

05 Jan
1:48

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held In Bil’in

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. This week’s procession also came to protest the illegal recognition of U.S. President Donald Trump of […]

05 Jan
5:42

Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Colony’s Bus

A Palestinian man was killed, Thursday, after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colony’s bus, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers took his body, and returned it to his family five hours later. The family, from Ertas village, south of Bethlehem, said that the bus driver […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

03 Jan
9:38

Tens of Thousands of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2017

Tens of thousands of Jewish Israeli settlers are known to have raided the Al-Aqsa in 2017, Anadolu reported. The Director of Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa Affairs Department gave the figure on Monday, as 25,630 extremist Jews were documented as having taken part in incursions at the holy site in occupied […]

03 Jan
2:04

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units Near Salfit

Israeli “Housing and Construction Minister,” Yuav Galant, stated that his ministry and the government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, have presented plans for expanding Ariel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, near Salfit, in the occupied West Bank. The plan aims at building hundreds of units in Ariel, in addition to […]

03 Jan
7:32

Palestinian Injured by Shrapnel in Nablus, Settlers Erect Tents

A Palestinian was injured by bullet shrapnel on Tuesday, during clashes which broke out with Israeli soldiers in Salem village, to the east of Nablus, said medical sources. Ahmad Jibrel, head of the ambulance and emergency department of the Red Crescent in Nablus, told WAFA that paramedic crews dealt with […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

29 Dec
12:28

Israeli Forces Attack Protest Supporting Imprisoned Teen

On Thursday, dozens of women were attacked by the Israeli military after they gathered outside the Ofer military camp near Ramallah to protest the detention of 17-year old Ahed Tamimi, who was abducted by the Israeli military last week and held in detention since then. According to local sources, the […]

29 Dec
2:11

Soldiers and Settlers Attack Nablus High School (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers and settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Burin high school, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, and fired tear gas inside it. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that occupation forces stormed the school during periods when the students were all inside their classrooms. The sources […]

Al-Bustan neighborhood. Photo: Keren Manor, Activestills, 15 May 2014
26 Dec
4:58

Family Forced by Israeli Authorities to Demolish their Own Home for the Second Time

The Abu Rajab family of Silwan neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, found themselves homeless again on Saturday, after the Israeli government ordered the family to demolish their home for the second time in two months. The family said they had to demolish the home themselves, after the Israeli Jerusalem Municipal Authority […]

24 Dec
8:13

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Six Palestinians As Colonists Uproot Trees

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, six Palestinians with live fire, and rubber-coated steel bullets, after a group of Palestinians tried to stop fanatic Israeli colonists, who invaded their olive orchards, and cut at least thirty trees, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The incident took place after […]

22 Dec
9:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14- 20 December, 2017. Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt: Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 256 […]

22 Dec
8:33

Palestinians Foil Settler Attack on Nablus-area Village

Palestinian resdients of the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, Friday, managed to foil an Israeli settler attack against their town, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli activities in the north of the occupied West Bank, told WAFA that dozens of Israeli settlers, under the […]

21 Dec
12:01

Israeli Colonists Uproot 20 Olive Trees Near Nablus

Several extremist Israeli colonists from Yitzhar illegal colony invaded, late on Thursday at night, Palestinian lands, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut 20 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies file in northern West Bank, said the assailants came from […]

20 Dec
11:27

Jordan Valley Settlements to be Expanded

The Israeli Ministry of Settlement and National Fund announced, Wednesday, a new settlement plan in the Jordan valley, including doubling the number of Israeli settlers and constructing three more settlements. Haaretz paper reported, according to Al Ray, that there are 20 settlements in the Jordan Valley which are housing about […]

19 Dec
11:30

Nabi Saleh: 16-year-old Girl and Her Mother Jailed by Israeli Forces (VIDEO)

12/19/17  | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team | International Women’s Peace Struggle | Occupied Palestine No break for the kid-targeted repressive operation of the Israeli forces. Tonight, soldiers raided Nabi Saleh and arrested Ahed Tamimi. Since years, the village has been the scene for many protests against Halamish illegal settlement, of […]

19 Dec
10:50

Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler. Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense. The Israeli […]

17 Dec
4:07

Israeli Colonists Uproot 500 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists, illegal living on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, uprooted more than approximately 500 Dunams of Palestinian lands, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli assailants came from the illegal Yitzhar colony, and uprooted 500 Dunams […]

16 Dec
4:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

11 Dec
7:33

Army Abducts Three Young Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the village of Bil’in, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Iyad Burnat, of a senior nonviolent leader of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, said the soldiers abducted his son Abdul-Khaleq, and two […]

08 Dec
12:27

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Kufur Qaddoum

Earlier Friday, dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded and isolated Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, ahead of the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies. The army stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards. Morad […]

08 Dec
1:32

Israel Decides To Build 7000 Units For Colonists In Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli “Housing Minister,” former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Army Galant, have decided, Thursday, to push forward a plan for the construction of 14000 units in Jerusalem, including 7000 for Jewish colonists in East Jerusalem. Galant’s plan aims at building 5000 units in Atarot illegal colony, which […]

04 Dec
7:33

Settlement Council Honors Odeh’s Killer

Shomron regional council head Yossi Dagan, in the north of the West Bank, decided to honor the murderer of Mahmoud Odeh, who died in Qasra village, south of Nablus, last Thursday. Al Ray reports that, according to “04” news site, Dagan said, “He deserved all kind of respect and appreciation as […]

03 Dec
9:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian shepherd in grazing lands, in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers attacked shepherds in the area, close to Maskiot illegal colony, and abducted one of them. They added that the Palestinian has been identified […]

03 Dec
9:30

Palestinians Tear Down Iron Gate in Protest of Apartheid Wall

A Palestinian youth rides his bicycle next to Israel’s separation wall on the outskirts of Jerusalem (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/File) A group of Palestinian youths reprtedly managed to bring down an iron gate that was set up by Israeli forces as part of Israel’s illegal separation wall, running through the village of […]

02 Dec
7:26

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living on Palestinian lands, attacked many Palestinian shepherds, Friday, and forced them out of grazing lands, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. The colonists came from the illegal Rotem outpost, chased the farmers out of the grazing lands, and threatening to shoot them […]

02 Dec
6:14

Army Injures 59 Palestinians In Qusra, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, at least 59 Palestinians, including three with rubber-coated steel bullets, in Qusra village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the soldiers assaulted dozens of residents holding prayers in the area were an Israeli colonist murdered a Palestinian Thursday. The Israeli […]

02 Dec
1:04

Bil’in Holds The Weekly Nonviolent Procession

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demanded the release of detained nonviolent activists. The protesters carried Palestinian flags, and pictures of […]

01 Dec
11:57

Army Injures Four Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured four Palestinians. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades, at the Palestinians and […]

30 Nov
11:26

Hours After Illegal Colonists Killed One Palestinian; Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, One Seriously, Colonists Attack Ambulance

Dozens of Israeli colonists and soldiers invaded, on Thursday at night, the village of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the army shot and seriously wounded one Palestinian, and injured many others, while the colonists smashed the front shield and one of the windows of […]

30 Nov
9:52

Updated: “Israeli Colonists Kill A Palestinian Farmer Near Nablus”

A group of approximately 20 Israeli colonists, on Thursday afternoon, shot a Palestinian farmer in the upper part of his body, leaving him dead, and injured another Palestinian, near Nablus, in northern West Bank, eyewitnesses said. Palestinian paramedics said the farmer was identified as Mahmoud Za’al Odeh, 46, from Qusra […]

30 Nov
6:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 November 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 23 – 28 November, 2017. 4 Civilians, including 2 children and international activist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank […]

29 Nov
8:26

Caravans Installed at Hebron Military Outpost

Israeli forces installed, on Tuesday, six caravans at a military outpost in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Locals told WAFA that the Israeli army installed the six caravans on an area overlooking the Old City neighborhood of Hebron, which means that one and […]

29 Nov
12:39

Army Abducts Two Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinian Shepherds in Ein al-Hilwa and as-Sakout areas, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, for bringing their cattle to a distance of 2 kilometers away from Shidmot illegal colony. The soldiers attacked the two shepherds and abducted them, before moving […]

29 Nov
12:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Mother, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians; one of them is a mother of five, including two toddlers, after a group of illegal Israeli colonists invaded Palestinian lands, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and assaulted many Palestinians. Rateb Jabour, the media […]

25 Nov
5:32

Palestinian Petition to Return Jordan Valley Farmlands Denied

Israel’s High Court, on Thursday, denied a petition filed by Palestinian landowners in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, demanding that their lands, which are currently being cultivated by illegal Israeli settlers, be returned to them. Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, that the landowners […]

24 Nov
8:07

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in, Injure German Activist

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village west of Ramallah in central West Bank, mildly injured a German peace activist, and caused many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, […]

24 Nov
7:26

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the town directly after the procession started. He added that the army fired rubber-coated […]

24 Nov
3:14

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied  territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

24 Nov
3:06

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]

24 Nov
2:56

Bennett: It’s time to recognize the West Bank as ‘Israel’

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated his call for the occupied West Bank to be formally annexed, speaking on Monday evening at an event organised by pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva. Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, Bennett declared that Israel has “a very rare opportunity now”, referring to US […]

23 Nov
7:32

Army Confiscates A Garbage Collection Truck Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Thursday, a garbage collection truck owned by the Joint Services Council for Solid Waste Management, from ‘Aqraba village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Yousef Deeriyya, a member of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Aqraba, said the […]

19 Nov
3:31

In Light of Forced Displacement Policy in Area “C”, Israeli Forces Issue military Orders to Evacuate Pope Mountain Bedouin Community, East of Occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area. At the time PCHR emphasizes the legal status of East Jerusalem as […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

17 Nov
2:02

Israel To Displace Entire Palestinian Communities Near Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to displace and remove dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families living in their communities around occupied East Jerusalem, after deeming their dwellings as “illegal,” to replace them with colonists. His decision was made after meeting with representatives of the so-called “Jerusalem Belt Forum,” which […]

17 Nov
10:52

Israel Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 121st Time

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday, the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev desert, for the 121st time, rendering all families homeless, yet again. The village was demolished 121 times, while the latest demolition before this one was carried out on October 25. The village has been under constant invasions, […]

17 Nov
9:52

Two Israelis, One Palestinian, Injured Near Bethlehem

Israeli sources have reported, on Friday morning, that a Palestinian allegedly rammed and injured two Israeli settlers with his car, at Efrat Junction and Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and drove towards Israeli soldiers before they shot him, causing serious injuries. Update: The Palestinian […]

16 Nov
9:50

ISM Report: Settlers of Yitzhar Set Fire to Olive Fields and Attack Farmers the Next Day (VIDEO)

11/15/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team Israeli settlers of Yitzhar set fires in two places, in Palestinian olive fields around their illegal outposts, and attacked a group of farmers a day later, under the eyes of around 30 border police present at the site. ((Edited for the IMEMC […]

Deir Nitham (image from POICA)
16 Nov
4:48

Israeli Forces Imprison Palestinian Village Behind Wall as Punitive Measure

Palestinians in the village of Deir Nitham, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, have been unable to leave their village since Monday, when Israeli forces closed the gate through the Wall that allowed villagers to access the rest of the world.   Now, the entire population of the village […]

15 Nov
8:36

More Palestinian Land to be Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military authorities notified Palestinian farmers, on Tuesday, that they intend to expropriate plots of land near the village of Shofeh, to the southeast of Tulkarem. The farmers told WAFA that the Israeli military informed the Palestinian liaison office that, by doing so,  it intends to to open roads and […]

14 Nov
9:37

Bethlehem: 50 Dunams Seized for Settlement Expansion

The settlement brigade in West Bank recently confiscated 50 dunams of land in the Bethlehem area, for the expansion of the Ma’aleh Rehavam settlement outpost, to the south of the city, Haaretz Hebrew newspapers reported. The confiscation comes to expand the fields surrounding the output, while an Israeli security source […]

14 Nov
3:35

Israeli Colonists Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus

A group of Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Monday evening, at many Palestinian cars, wounding two residents after smashing the front shields of their cars, near Nablus, in northern West Bank. The colonists attacked the Palestinian cars near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus. The attacks led to the injury […]

13 Nov
10:28

Jordan Valley: 300 Palestinians to be Evacuated for Settlement Expansion

Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to evacuate as many as 300 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

13 Nov
10:10

Gabbay: No Settlement Will Be Evacuated

Israel will not evacuate any settlement in the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, under any peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the leader of Israeli Labor Party Avi Gabbay stated, on Sunday. Ma’ariv paper quoted Gabbay as saying that it is impossible to evacuate 100 thousand settlers under […]

11 Nov
10:19

Video: Jerusalem in October 2017

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in 2009 and was named after the area where it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and settlement organizations in Silwan, in […]

10 Nov
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. This week’s protest also commemorates the thirteenth anniversary of the death of late President Yasser Arafat. Abdullah Abu […]

10 Nov
11:55

Israel Plans To Double The Number Of Colonists In The Jordan Valley

The Israeli government is preparing a plan to double the number of Israeli colonists in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West bank. The new plan was presented by Israeli “Housing Minister” Yoav Galant, who previously served as the Commander of the Southern Command in the Israel army, and aims […]

09 Nov
6:36

Israel To Build 240 New Colonialist Units In East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has decided, Wednesday, to issue construction permits for 240 new units, in illegal colonies in occupied East Jerusalem. Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem City Council Meir Turgeman, said that the city approved the construction of 150 units in Ramat Shlomo, north of East Jerusalem. The colony is […]

08 Nov
11:02

Israeli Colonist Rams Child With His Car Near Salfit

An Israeli colonist rammed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child with his car, near Salfit in central West Bank, and fled the scene. Medical sources said the child, identified as Yamen Mustafa Soufi, 8, from Hares village, suffered moderate but stable wounds, and was moved to an Israeli hospital. The […]

08 Nov
8:41

Netanyahu to Build Bypass Roads for Protecting Illegal West Bank Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to support a plan to build new bypass roads and deploy new measures to “strengthen protection” for Israeli settlers in the West Bank, at 200 million New Israeli shekels (NIS). This came after arguments in the Knesset’s Finance Committee meeting, in the presence […]

07 Nov
9:31

Israeli Colonists Destroy Sections Of Irrigation Line In Northern Plains

A group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian irrigation pipeline, in Ein as-Sakout area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and stole approximately 400 meters of it. The colonists attack the irrigation line at noon, in the area located close to the Jordan River, and stole approximately 400 […]

05 Nov
3:30

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock, near Mabo Dothan colony, which was illegally built on Palestinian lands in Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The Israeli army claimed that the man “carried a knife,” and that the soldiers believe […]

04 Nov
11:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Protest In Nil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The procession started in the afternoon hours, when many locals, and the peace activists, marched towards the Annexation […]

04 Nov
10:22

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

01 Nov
6:36

Jerusalem Municipality Announces Construction of New Israeli Settlement

Mayor of the Jerusalem municipality, Nir Barkat, has announced a plan for the construction of a new Israeli settlement, in a neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. Barakat explained that the center includes the establishment of a high-tech village, with surprising residential and recreational entertainment in a central location above the highway, […]

30 Oct
10:59

Israeli Colonists Open Fire On Palestinian Farmers Near Hebron

Several extremist Israeli colonists opened fire, on Monday morning, at many Palestinians picking their olive orchards, in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, a nonviolent activist against Israeli colonies in Hebron, said the colonists came from Ma’on illegal colony, […]

29 Oct
12:06

Illegal Colonists Again Harvest Palestinian Olive Orchards, Steal Produce

In yet another attack, one of the numerous invasions and violations, a group of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, Palestinian olive orchards owned by villagers of Jeet, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and harvested dozens of trees, stole the produce, and sprayed many trees with toxins. […]

29 Oct
9:35

Annexation Wall Gate Prevents Elderly Man From Visiting Family Graves

Although his family graveyard is now located behind the Annexation Wall in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, resident Ahmad Barghouth (Abu Nidal) has continued to visit the graves of his father, mother and grandmother, by going through a special underground tunnel constructed by Israeli authorities when they constructed the Wall, […]

28 Oct
9:10

Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian Home In Hebron

A number of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, on Friday at night, a Palestinian home in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the colonists hurled stones and concussion grenades at the home, while Israeli soldiers, extensively deployed in the area, did […]

28 Oct
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 October, 2017. A Palestinian child was wounded in the centre of Hebron, south of the West Bank, while Israeli forces conducted 67 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and […]

28 Oct
7:16

Olive Pickers Attacked by Settlers near Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian olive pickers in the Masafer Yatta area, to the south of Hebron, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Anti-settlement activist, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that settlers from the settlement of Ma’on, built illegally on Yatta town land, physically attacked farmers harvesting their olives […]

27 Oct
4:00

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the village of Kufur Qaddoum, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly procession that was held by locals, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur […]

27 Oct
7:46

Israeli Companies Added to UN’s Settlement Black List

130 Israeli companies and 60 international companies operating in Israel have received warning letters signed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zaid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein where they were warned against the possibility of including them in the UN “blacklist”, that includes companies operating in illegal settlements built […]

26 Oct
7:34

Olive Pickers Attacked with Stones by Settlers in Ramallah-area Village

Israeli settlers, Wednesday, attacked Palestinian farmers with stones while they were harvesting olives in Deir Nezam village, near the West Bank district of Ramallah, said a local activist. Mohammad Tamimi, from the anti-settlements committee, said Israeli soldiers stood by while settlers from the nearby Halamish settlement, built illegally on land […]

26 Oct
7:28

176 Settlement Units to be Built in the Heart of East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities approved, on Wednesday, the construction of 176 new settlement units in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal Al-Mukabber, occupied East Jerusalem. The planning committee from the Jerusalem Israeli municipality gave permits for the construction, which will triple the number of settler homes in the Nof Zion settlement, which currently has […]

25 Oct
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Install Barbed Wires, Hand Demolition Order Against Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, installed barbed wires along the Annexation Wall, built on the villagers’ lands, and handed a demolition order targeting one home. Ibrahim Awad, a local activist in al-Walaja, said the soldiers installed barbed wires along the […]

25 Oct
11:23

Israeli Authorities Hand Demolition Notices; Cut Water to Homes in Silwan

October 25, 2017 11:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli water company Gihon cut off water to a number of Palestinian homes in the Silwan neighborhood in east Jerusalem, and on the same day issued demolition notices to several homes in the neighborhood. The new notices come just two days after another wave of demolition notices were issued […]

25 Oct
1:30

Who Wrote the Balfour Declaration and Why: The World War I Connection

 CONTACT@IFAMERICANSKNEW.ORG  OCTOBER 24, 2017  BALFOUR DECLARATION, FIRST WORLD WAR, LEOPOLD AMERY, LOUIS BRANDEIS, WWI (L-R) Chaim Weizmann, future president of Israel, with Louis Brandeis, US Supreme Court Justice, in Palestine, 1919. The two were instrumental in obtaining the Balfour Declaration, a British document that many feel was a critical step in the establishment of Israel. Zionists’ promise […]

24 Oct
8:09

Jerusalem: Jabal Mukaber is the Only Place Palestinians Can Build

Expert on settlement affairs, Jamal Juma, commenting on the Israeli occupation’s intent to approve a plan for the establishment of 176 new settlement units in Jabal Mukaber in Jerusalem, said that this the only area where Palestinians can build. Juma told the official Voice of Palestine radio, on Monday, that […]

24 Oct
8:05

Land Seized from Nabi Saleh Village to Expand Settlement

The Israeli government has issued orders expropriating Palestinian land near the illegal settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah, a local activist said on Monday. Mohammad Tamimi, from the anti-settlements committee, told WAFA that farmers from the village of Nabi Saleh were surprised to find out when they went to their […]

23 Oct
7:37

Amro Detained during Hebron Sit-in over Illegal Building Seizure

A Palestinian committee in the city of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, has reportedly received an order by the Israeli Supreme Court to evacuate a group of Israeli settlers illegally occupying a Palestinian home in the area. The home, which belongs to the Abu Rajab family, has been […]

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank – Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” – yet Palestinian […]