Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

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 […]

23 Oct
7:11

Japan Declares Disgust with New West Bank Settlement Approval

The government of Japan deeply deplores Israel’s approval of plans for the construction of some 3,000 housing units in West Bank settlements, despite repeated calls from the international community, including Japan, for freezing such activities, foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama said, in a press release. The release, according to WAFA, […]

22 Oct
10:56

Israeli Colonists Invade Al-Ein Al-Jadeeda Area In Hebron, Prepare For New Outpost

Several Israeli colonists invaded, on Saturday at night, the al-Ein al-Jadeeda area, south of Tal Romedia, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while carrying wooden boards and some construction tools, in preparation for establishing a new illegal outpost. The Youth Coalition against Settlements in Hebron said the attack […]

22 Oct
10:36

Israeli Colonists Harvest Palestinian Olive Orchards, Steel Produce

Several Israeli colonists invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Palestinian olive orchards, in al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, and Burin village, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, before harvesting the trees and stealing the procedure. The colonists, from Adi Ad illegal colony, invaded Palestinian orchards in the al-Mughayyir village, […]

21 Oct
10:58

Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian In His Orchard, Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Friday, a Palestinian man, while picking his olive trees, in his orchard, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The colonists attacked the man, Ibrahim Mohammad Sbeih, 58, in his olive orchard in the al-‘Amara area, close to the illegal […]

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

20 Oct
6:46

Facts On The Ground And Double Standard For Palestine

by Dina Badie, Huffington Post/Days of Palestine Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO is a flagrant attempt to punish Palestinians for doing what Israel has done all along. Israel has monopolised the “facts on the ground” debate through government-sanctioned settlement expansions into the West Bank, including an announcement this past week about […]

19 Oct
6:22

Over 2,000 Settlement Housing Units Advanced in One Week

A bulldozer is seen next to a new housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa (background) in east Jerusalem on March 19, 2014 (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli, File) The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee convened, on Tuesday and Thursday, and advanced plans for 2,615 housing units in illegal […]

18 Oct
7:53

P. A Denounces Israel’s New Colonialist Plans

The Palestinian National Authority denounced, Tuesday, the latest Israeli decision to build 300 new units in Beit El illegal colony, north of Ramallah, and 31 units in the heart of Hebron city, in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian President’s Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said all of Israel’s colonies are illegal […]

17 Oct
11:26

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn, Tuesday, many homes in various communities in the occupied West Bank, and abducted eighteen Palestinians. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

17 Oct
6:52

Settlers Steal Olives from West Bank Lands

On Monday, at dawn, Israeli settlers robbed olives from Al-Janiya town, west of Ramallah, and al-Sawiya town, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Douglass, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement activity in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said that residents of Beit Ra’anan […]

17 Oct
2:42

Israel Approves 31 Colonialist Units In Hebron City

The Israeli “Civil Administration Office,” run by the army in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 31 colonialist units, for Jewish settlers, in the old Central Bus Station, in the Shuhada Street, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The approval is the largest construction plan […]

13 Oct
9:10

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest 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. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the village, and attacked the marchers, shortly after […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

11 Oct
7:42

Olive Harvesters Attacked by Settlers near Nablus

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian farmers while they were harvesting olives in the village of Kufr Qalil, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in Nablus area, told WAFA that Israeli settlers from the illegal Brakha […]

11 Oct
7:38

12,000 New Settlement Units Approved by Israel in 2017

The Israeli occupation government has approved a series of settlement plans, including  12,000 new settlement units in 2017, four times the number in 2016, Haaretz reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said, according to the PNN, that the settlement units would be located throughout the West Bank, including Hebron, the Migron […]

11 Oct
4:43

Israeli Colonists Cause Damage To Twelve Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Tuesday evening, at many Palestinian cars, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage to twelve cars. Media sources in Nablus said the colonists simultaneously hurled stones at Palestinian cars, driving on Yitzhar road, in addition to the main Huwwara road […]

11 Oct
3:30

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians South Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and clashed with many Palestinians, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in southern […]

10 Oct
4:50

PLO Condemns Israeli Plans to Build 4,000 Illegal Settlement Units

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned, on Monday, Israeli plans to build around 4,000 housing units in illegal settlements throughout the occupied West Bank. “We strongly condemn Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of the construction of 3,829 illegal settlement units in the Occupied West Bank,” said Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member […]

08 Oct
7:51

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinians In Their Olive Orchards Near Nablus

Several Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinians while picking their olive trees in their own orchards, in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinians were assaulted by many colonists from Yitzhar illegal settlement, which was built on Palestinian lands south of Nablus. […]

07 Oct
5:06

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, 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 soldiers tried to ambush the protesters near the new water reservoir of the […]

06 Oct
10:44

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 September – 04 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 September – 04 October 2017. 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 […]

06 Oct
3:34

Israeli Colonists Injure A Child In Hebron

On Thursday at night, several Israeli colonists hurled stones at Palestinian cars, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, wounding a child in her face and head. Medical sources in Hebron said the child, Yaffa Jaber, only seven years of age, suffered various cuts […]

06 Oct
11:36

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man In West Bank

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was seriously injured, earlier Friday, after Israeli colonists hurled stone at his car, while driving on the main Nablus-Ramallah road, in the occupied West Bank. The sources said the young man, Mahmoud Mohammad Jarar’a, 26, from ‘Aseera ash-Shemaleyya town, near the […]

05 Oct
6:49

“Greater Jerusalem” Bill to Annex 19 Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged his support for the so-called “Greater Jerusalem” bill, which is tantamount to the annexation of 19 illegal settlements in the Jerusalem area, including Maaleh Adumim, where between 125,000 and 150,000 Israeli settlers live. Maale Adumim is the third largest settlement in population size, […]

03 Oct
5:09

When Buildings Break Bones

Photo: The mayor of Urif shows ISM activists where settler attacks have come from. 10/01/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  It was a somber trip through the villages of Urif, Einabus, and Huwara yesterday. Their peripheries continue to be threatened by the illegal settlement of Yitzar, which sits […]

01 Oct
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Farmers From Entering Their Lands Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers prevented, Sunday, many Palestinian farmers from entering their orchards and farmlands, isolated near Maali Shomron illegal colony, which was built on their lands. The farmers said they wanted to enter their orchards to pick their olive trees, but the soldiers stopped them and prevented them from entering their […]

30 Sep
6:31

Soldiers Assault Nonviolent Protesters In Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, to protest the escalating Israeli violations against the city, including the Ibrahimi Mosque, and the colonialist activities. The procession started after noon prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque, and was called for by […]

30 Sep
4:48

Friday Protest in Kafr Qaddoum Suppressed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces suppressed a weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday, firing rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters. Coordinator of the village’s popular resistance Murad Shteiwi told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces “attacked” protesters by firing rubber-coated […]

30 Sep
2:55

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Nil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Mohammad Amira, a member of National Committee Against the Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the nonviolent procession started from the center of the […]

29 Sep
4:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 27 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 27 September, 2017. An armed Palestinian was killed at the entrance to “Har Adar” settlement, northwest of Jerusalem, a Palestinian civilian wounded during Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilia, while Israeli […]

29 Sep
4:17

UN Takes First Concrete Step To Hold Israel Accountable For Violating Palestinian Human Rights

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, shakes hand with delegates before the opening of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations. Credit: Laurent Gillieron/AP Media reports reveal that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights began sending letters, two […]

27 Sep
2:57

Israeli Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians, Abducts Two, Including A Journalist, Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, a nonviolent procession against the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians and their lands in al-Baq’a Meadow, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, wounding at least fifteen, and abducted two Palestinians, including a journalist. The protesters marched carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the ongoing […]

26 Sep
6:52

B’Tselem: Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was […]

26 Sep
6:30

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

26 Sep
1:35

Israeli Colonists Pump Sewage Into Farmlands Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists pumped, on Monday evening, sewage water into Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the colonists, from Efrat illegal colony which […]

23 Sep
3:28

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets. The procession started directly after Friday noon prayers, when dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activist marched chanting […]

22 Sep
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14-19 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 14- 19 September 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces continued to target the border areas of Gaza, with no casualties reported. […]