Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

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. […]

22 Sep
4:27

Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Condemn Attack on St. Stephen

The Council of Catholic Churches in Jerusalem, on Thursday, condemned the attack against St. Stephen’s Church Wednesday night, which resulted in the destruction of internal property. The council said, in a press release, that it demands “the State of Israel, with all its institutions concerned, punish who were responsible for […]

22 Sep
4:08

PLO Report — Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

The UN votes on partition, November 29, 1947 PLO Negotiation Affairs Department/ Ramallah/PNN Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

18 Sep
9:33

3,000 Israeli Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque for New Year Festivities (VIDEO)

Around 3,000 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank, under pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays and marking the Jewish New Year, which starts on Thursday. Israel forces stormed the old city of Hebron, turning it into a military zone, while hundreds of […]

16 Sep
7:55

UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

16 Sep
5:49

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The procession was mainly organized as part of the ongoing activities rejecting the illegal Israeli decision granting the colonists official status and administrative authority. Media […]

15 Sep
4:03

Ni’lin Weekly Protest Marks Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, including Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the 35th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The nonviolent protesters marched towards illegally confiscated Palestinians lands, which Israeli took over for the […]

13 Sep
6:16

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

11 Sep
9:00

Report: Demolitions Continue as Settlement Activities Increase by 85% in 2017

Jamal al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative at the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 85% if compared to the same period in 2016. He indicated, according to Al Ray […]

11 Sep
8:43

Settlers Attack Children’s School near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers attacked, on Monday, the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according to Hassan Breijiyeh, from the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem. He said Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

11 Sep
1:58

Moshe Ya’alon: Dawabsha Murders on Our Hands

Israeli former Chief of Israeli occupation forces, Moshe Ya’alon, called out the Israeli government and bore it the responsibility over the arson attack and subsequent murder of the Dawabsha family, near Douma town in the West Bank. Ya’alon said, in a statement to Israeli  radio, that Dawabsha family’s death was […]

10 Sep
7:46

Woman Injured After Israeli Colonists Assaulted Hurled Stones At Her Home In Hebron

An Palestinian woman was injured, on Saturday evening, after a number of extremist Israeli colonists hurled stones at her as she was sitting on her balcony, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Medical sources said the woman, Hala Abu Rajab, 55, suffered […]

09 Sep
10:44

Jerusalem: Palestinians Protest Sale of Greek Orthodox Property

Members of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine protesting in Jerusalem against sale of church property. (WAFA photo/Afif Amireh)   Hundreds of Palestinian Christians and Muslims demonstrated Saturday, at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, against a sale of church property by the Greek Orthodox patriarch, according to WAFA correspondence. The […]

08 Sep
11:47

Settlers Destroy Olive Trees in Nablus District

Israeli settlers, Friday, chopped down dozens of olive trees belonging to the Palestinian village of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus city, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said a number of Israeli settlers from the nearby Rachalim settlement overnight chopped down a […]

07 Sep
10:08

Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)

TRNN’s Shir Hever says the eviction of a family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah is part of a larger Israeli strategy to displace Palestinians, but it could inadvertently set a precedent for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The […]

07 Sep
9:20

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

07 Sep
8:46

Palestinian Teen Reports Assault by West Bank Settlers

Even though Osama Jamil Daghlas is only 16 years old, this did not prevent a group of 20 grown Israeli settlers from attempting to lynch him. According to the boy, he survived only because the settlers thought that he was dead and left him alone. Speaking about his nightmarish ordeal […]

07 Sep
8:28

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

The Jerusalem Planning and Building committee is to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 176 settlement units in the Jabal Al-Mukaber area, East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. There are talks about expanding Neveh Zion Settlement outpost, which was established six years ago, in the middle of the area’s Palestinian […]

06 Sep
12:36

Israeli Police Forcibly Evict Palestinian Family, Install Israeli Teens in Their Home

The Shamasna family, which has lived in their home in East Jerusalem for 53 years, was forcibly evicted Tuesday by Israeli police, who then allowed three armed Jewish Israeli teenagers to take over the home. The eviction came just two weeks after an Israeli judge had ruled that the eviction […]

04 Sep
9:39

Israeli Colonists Place Tents, Mobile Homes, On Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

September 4, 2017 9:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

A group of illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Monday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and installed mobile homes and a tent, in an area just a few meters away from a new under-construction colony. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who […]

04 Sep
6:09

Israeli Soldiers Assault Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Sunday, dozens of Palestinians marching nonviolently against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a local volunteer with the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem). The residents […]