Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

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 […]

04 Sep
1:08

US & Israel threaten to cut UN Funding over ‘Settlement Blacklist’

Both Israel and the United States have threatened to cut their funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council if the Council moves ahead with its promise to publish a list of companies that do business in Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land. The threats come in the midst of […]

03 Sep
5:16

Hebron’s Governor says Expansion of Settlers’ Municipal Powers Most Dangerous since 1967

Hebron governor Kamel Hameed, on Saturday, said that the Israeli army’s decision to expand municipal powers of illegal settlers in the city of Hebron is “the most dangerous since 1967”. He told the official radio station ‘Voice of Palestine’ that the decision is paving the way for undermining Palestinian authority […]

02 Sep
3:15

Peace Now: “Official Status Granted to Hebron Settlers by the Civil Administration”

Published By peace Now on August 31st: The Israeli Army’s Spokesperson Unit announced that the Head of the Central Command, Major General Roni Numa, signed a military order establishing a municipal services administration for the Jewish settlers in Hebron. The order was signed following administrative work by the Military Advocate […]

02 Sep
3:05

Child Seriously Injured After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a child was seriously injured after being rammed by a speeding car, driven by an Israeli colonist near Keryat Arba’ illegal colony, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the child, identified as Samira […]

31 Aug
5:55

Israeli Settlers Threaten Palestinian Woman with Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a video today showing a group of settlers from Israel’s illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, hurling abuse through a loudspeaker at Palestinians in the area. In the presence of Israeli soldiers and police, settlers used a loudspeaker […]

29 Aug
8:06

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

The Israeli minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, is seeking new security measures to help build a new Jewish settlement near the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem. This expansion will be at the expense of the Palestinian population in the area. On Monday, […]

28 Aug
7:08

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just A Political Regime

Overview As Israel intensifies its settler-colonial project, apartheid has become an increasingly important framework for understanding and challenging Israeli rule in historic Palestine. Indeed, Nadia Hijab and Ingrid Jaradat Gassner make a convincing argument that apartheid is the most strategic framework of analysis. And in March 2017, the UN Economic and Social […]

28 Aug
6:27

Radical Israeli Terrorist Group Gaining Members in the West Bank

A source in the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, reported a new generation from the Revolt movement, a radical Jewish extremist group in the West Bank area, and its members, are concentrated in the Bladim settlement outpost, near Nablus. The “formal generation” of this organization was responsible for crimes against […]

27 Aug
4:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 August, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting:   […]

26 Aug
11:48

Hundreds Participate In Funeral Of Slain Child

On Saturday evening, hundreds Of Palestinians participated in the funeral ceremony of Aseel Tareq Abu ‘Oun, 8, who was killed after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s car, near Furush Beit Dajan area, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The funeral procession took off from Rafidia Hospital, […]

26 Aug
9:58

Kushner to Abbas: Stopping Settlement Construction Impossibile

The U.S. delegation led by Kushner expressed openness to the two-state solution while refusing to commit to the 1967 borders, according to diplomatic sources who spoke to international Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. A U.S. delegation headed by President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, this week, […]

25 Aug
7:42

Netanyahu Green Lights Storming of Al-Aqsa by MKs

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that, yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave authorization for Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday. Netanyahu issued an order prohibiting members of the Knesset from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in October of 2015, since the outbreak of the uprising in Jerusalem. In July, he […]

24 Aug
11:21

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

24 Aug
11:09

Israel Promotes Plans For Three New Colonies In Gush Etzion Bloc

Israel has recently stepped-up plans for building three new colonies in the Gush Etzion settlement block, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, in direct coordination with the Gush Etzion Regional Council and the “Judean Hills Development Corporation.” Israeli daily Maariv has reported that the Judean Hills Development […]

22 Aug
9:50

102 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyard

102 settlers stormed the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday morning, via the Moroccan Gate, with intensive presence of Israeli police. According to Jerusalemite sources, the settlers stormed the courtyard in groups, and in a provocative way. The source added, according to Al Ray, that a group of students and […]

22 Aug
9:35

Israeli State: Seizure of Land Benefits Palestinians

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost “Regularization law” at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation […]

19 Aug
7:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 10 – 16 August, 2017. 17 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and 7 others […]

19 Aug
6:34

19-year-old Israeli Extremist Released from Administrative Detention

Israeli authorities released a 19-year-old Israeli terrorist from administrative detention — an Israeli policy of imprisonment without charge or trial — on Friday, after he was detained in June for allegedly attacking Palestinian communities. The Hebrew language version of Haaretz reported that the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, released […]

19 Aug
5:47

Settlers Assault Palestinian Bus Driver

Two Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, a Palestinian bus driver near the Bat Ayin settlement, in Gush Etzion settlement bloc, southwest of Bethlehem. Israel’s Channel 7  said, according to the PNN, that the settlers assaulted the Palestinian driver, sprayed him with pepper spray, beat him and tried to damage his […]

17 Aug
3:56

Settler Caravans Erected Near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, installed caravans near the village of Nahalin, to the west of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sobhi Zeidan, head of Nahalin village council, told WAFA that a group of settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Beitar Elit installed 10 caravans near the fence separating the […]

15 Aug
5:17

3 Palestinian Homes Demolished in Yatta Town

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, demolished three homes in the Khashm Al-Daraj area of Yatta town, southern Hebron hills, southern West Bank. The homes were funded by the European Union, and were demolished by Israeli soldiers who broke into the area with bulldozers, closed it off, and began the […]

14 Aug
6:03

Shin Bet, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and members of Shin Bet stormed, on Sunday morning, Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Moroccan Gate and under tight security protection. Local sources said that about 69 Israeli settlers and 15 Shin Bet members toured the courtyards of the mosque and took photos of several areas, there. Shin Bet […]

13 Aug
6:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 August 2017. Ten Palestinian were wounded, including 9 civilians, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Five of them were wounded in the West Bank and 5 others in the Gaza […]

13 Aug
6:02

Settlers Erect Mobile Homes Near Nablus

Jewish settlers, on Saturday, set up mobile homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar, near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, said Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements activities in the northern West Bank. He told WAFA that the homes were set up on land overlooking the […]

12 Aug
5:13

Settlement Activity Tripled in First Half of 2017

Israeli occupation authorities have escalated the illegal plunder of Palestinian land to build illegal settlements in West Bank, defying international consensus. Illegal settlement activities in occupied Palestine have skyrocketed in recent months, almost tripling in 2017, compared to the number in the same period last year, according to a newly […]

12 Aug
4:30

Settlers Torch Palestinian Vehicles

Israeli settlers, yesterday, set fire to two Palestinian vehicles and painted racist-vengeance slogans on the walls of local homes, in Ramallah’s northern town of Umm Safa. The head of the village’s council, Marwan Sabah, said that a group of settlers attacked the town in the early hours of yesterday morning […]

12 Aug
12:14

Israeli Colonists Chase A Child, Hurl Stones At A Home, In Hebron

A number of extremist Israeli colonists chased, on Friday at night, a Palestinian child, and hurled stones at a home, in Wad al-Hasseen area, close to Keryat Arba’ illegal colony, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Kayed Da’na said the colonists attacked his nephew, […]

10 Aug
4:44

Settler Violence Continues in Hebron

Groups of settlers on the main road near Palestinian families Photo credit: Jabari family On the evening of Saturday 5th August, a group of 30 to 50 settlers aged between 15 and 30 years old from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba entered the Palestinian neighbourhood Wadi al-Hussein, from the illegal […]

09 Aug
1:07

Extremist Settlers Set Fire to Palestinian Citrus Orchard

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, torched a large area of land planted with citrus trees near the village of Aqraba, to the south of Nablus in the West Bank, according to a local source. Yousef Deriyeh, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Itamar […]

07 Aug
10:34

Hundreds of Extremist Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa, Joseph’s Tomb

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa mosque from Al-Magharba gate, under the protection of the Israeli occupation police, on Sunday morning. Police opened Al-Magharba gate at 7:30 a.m. and deployed its units in the mosque compound and gates, in protecting the Israeli settlers. According to an eyewitness who worked […]

06 Aug
12:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

05 Aug
12:49

Army Abducts A Child And A Man In Hebron; Colonists And Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians

Medical sources have reported, on Friday evening, that at least three Palestinians were injured, when Israeli soldiers and colonist settlers assaulted many Palestinians in Jaber neighborhood, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank. The soldiers also abducted a child, only twelve years of age, and […]

Map of South Hebron Hills showing path of Wall (image from UN)
03 Aug
12:41

Israeli construction of southern section of Annexation Wall completed

A 26-mile stretch of Wall, 20-feet high and made from cement, has been completed in the South Hebron Hills, in the southern part of the West Bank, according to Israeli sources. This section of Wall divides the southern part of the West Bank and cements the illegally established settlements put […]

Israeli settler trailers near Nablus (image from Ma'an)
01 Aug
12:10

Israeli colonizers take over Palestinian home in Hebron; install trailers in Nablus

As Israeli extremists invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday, Israeli settler colonizers also moved into Palestinian areas in several parts of the West Bank. In Hebron, members of a right-wing militia group occupied a Palestinian home in the center of the city; while in Nablus, a dozen trailers were constructed […]

01 Aug
4:01

192 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Dozens of Israeli extremist settlers stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque early Monday morning, from Al-Maghariba gate,  guarded by Israeli police, amid more restrictions imposed on Palestinian entry to the mosque. Israeli police opened Al-Maghariba gate at 7:30 AM, deployed special forces and rapid deployment in the Al-Aqsa courtyards, to ensure the […]

01 Aug
3:49

Village in Qalqilia under Blockade for Second Week

Israeli army forces continued to uphold the closure imposed on the village of Azzun Atma, to the south of Qalqilia, and banned non-residents from entry. Abd Al Karim Ayyob, an employee at the village council, said that Israel set up a checkpoint at the northern entrance of the village under […]

29 Jul
10:52

Soldiers Force Residents from Bethlehem Homes

Israeli soldiers, Saturday, forced residents of Khirbit Shoshala, in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, to evacuate their homes, according to a local source. Hasan Breijieh, coordinator of a local committee against the wall and settlements, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided the area and forced its residents to […]

26 Jul
12:05

Israel Declares Abu Rajab Home A Closed Military Zone

After more than 120 Israeli colonists invaded and occupied, Tuesday, the Abu Rajab family home in Hebron, in the southern part the West Bank, the army declared the property a “closed military zone.” The decision was made after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reportedly asked Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to […]

26 Jul
1:15

Israeli Colonists Attack Family In Their Home In Hebron’s Old City

Many Israeli colonists invaded, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked the family before occupying the rooftop and raising Israeli flags and signs on the property. Israeli soldiers handed the family temporary orders occupying their stores. […]

24 Jul
8:13

Settlers Terrorize Jenin Village Families

Dozens of Israeli settlers broke into the village of Dahr al-Maleh, to the west of Jenin in the West Bank, and terrorized residents, according to local sources. Head of Dahr al-Maleh village council, Omar al-Khatib, told WAFA news agency that extremist settlers, armed with rifles, forced their way into the […]

24 Jul
6:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct An Elderly Palestinian Author In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, an elderly Palestinian author, intellectual and political leader of the leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPS) from Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The abducted Palestinian figure, Mohammad Sa’id Medhya, 83, was taken prisoner after a number […]

22 Jul
8:10

Israel Names Three Israelis Fatally Stabbed In Settlement Colony

On Saturday evening, Israeli sources identified the three Israelis slain Friday as Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya, 46, and his son Elad, 36. Yosef’s wife, and the mother of Chaya and Elad, is still receiving treatment at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, in Jerusalem. Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that […]

22 Jul
6:30

Settlements to Cut Off Ramallah from Jerusalem

The Israeli construction and housing ministry is planning a major housing project that includes 1,100 settlement units, cutting off Ramallah from Jerusalem. The plan will extend through the city’s built-up areas, eastward, filling in the gap between the illegal settlement of Adam (also known as Geva Binyamin) and the illegal […]

21 Jul
8:40

Israeli Settler Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem

An armed Israeli colonist settler shot and killed, Friday, a Palestinian teenage boy in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, while Israeli soldiers shot and injured many Palestinians, during ensuing clashes. The slain Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Mahmoud Sharaf, 18. He was shot in the neck with […]

21 Jul
7:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 July 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 July, 2017. Israeli forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians from Um al-Fahm were killed in an armed clash inside al-Aqsa Mosque yards. 35 Palestinian civilians, […]

16 Jul
7:45

Settlers Impose Caravans on Bethlehem Land

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, set up caravans on lands near the village of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the village, told WAFA that a group of settlers set up five caravans on […]

13 Jul
10:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 July 2017

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 06 – 12 July 2017. Israeli forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians, one of whom is a child, in the West Bank. 10 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 2 […]

12 Jul
5:48

Young Man Seriously Injured After Being Rammed By A Speeding Settler’s Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that a young man was seriously injured, near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after an excessively speeding Israeli setter’s car rammed him, and fled the scene. Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian, As’ad Arfan, was walking in the center […]

12 Jul
5:03

France Asks Israel to Reconsider East Jerusalem Settlement Project

France, on Tuesday, called on Israeli authorities to reconsider the recently granted approval of construction plans for more than 1,500 housing units in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, WAFA news agency reported, according to the PNN. A statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs expressed concern over information […]

11 Jul
7:57

Germany Watching with “Great Concern” over Israeli Settlement Plans

The German government said, on Monday, that it was concerned about Israeli settlement plans in occupied East Jerusalem, WAFA news agency reported, according to the PNN. The German Foreign Ministry said, in a statement, that it was “watching with great concern” Israeli decisions to build settlements inside Palestinian neighborhoods, in […]

Israeli settler child being rescued by Palestinians
10 Jul
5:38

Palestinians rescue Israeli settler family after traffic accident

In Hebron, an area of the West Bank known for being home to the most violent groups of Israeli settler militias, a group of Palestinian teens and young men rushed to the aid of a colonial settler family when their car crashed in a Palestinian area. A video of the […]

09 Jul
10:30

Pregnant Palestinian Woman Injured After Being Rammed By An Israeli Settler’s Car In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a pregnant Palestinian woman was injured, Sunday, after an Israeli colonist’s car struck her near al-‘Arroub College, in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the woman, Abeer Bassam Jawabra, 28, […]

09 Jul
5:25

Apartheid Illustrated: Israeli Soldier Shoots another Soldier in Hebron

On Tuesday, 4th July 2017, Israeli forces were conducting a ‘military training’ in a civilian Palestinian neighborhood near Gilbert checkpoint in Tel Rumeida in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). The result of this ‘military training’ was a fatal shot by one Israeli soldier to the other. The injured commander was immediately evacuated […]

09 Jul
5:07

EU Expects Israel to ‘Reconsider’ Settlement Plans

The European Union deplored, on Friday, Israeli plans to build more housing units within illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, and called on Israel to “reconsider” these plans. “Earlier this week, Israeli authorities proceeded with plans and issued building permits for over 1.500 settlement units in East Jerusalem. Reportedly, […]

07 Jul
11:52

Palestinian Killed After Being Hit By A Settler’s Motorcycle

Updated: Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a man from the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, was killed after being struck by a Motorcycle , driven by an Israeli colonist, while riding his motorcycle, at bypass road #60, west of Bethlehem. The  Palestinian, identified […]

06 Jul
5:12

Solar Panels Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli forces seized, on Wednesday, solar panels belonging to Palestinians in Khirbet al-Hammeh village, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a local Palestinian official, said Israeli forces raided the village and dismantled dozens of solar panels residents used […]

06 Jul
4:36

Report: Netanyahu Vows to Continue Settlement Construction as Jerusalem Municipality Schemes to Judaize the City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a most provocative way, recently visited the illegal Ariel settlement, and laid the foundation stone for new settlement units at the local university, asserting that Ariel will remain a main part of Israel, adding that building in it and other settlements of the Palestinian territories […]

04 Jul
8:09

5 Palestinian Families to be Expelled for Construction of Jerusalem Settlement Units

Israeli occupation authorities are to discuss the approval of 1,800 settlement units in the Sheikh Jarrah Neighbourhood, in the heart of occupied Jerusalem. According to Israeli rights watchdog Peace Now, the Israeli Jerusalem Regional Committee would discuss the approval of the project on July 16. The project requires the expulsion […]

02 Jul
9:43

Empire Files Rewind: Max Blumenthal on Palestine’s Rebellion, Israel’s Fascism

Published on Nov 13, 2015 Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and […]

02 Jul
8:35

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish its Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family, on Saturday, was forced to demolish its own house in the town of al-Eeesawiyya, an Arab neighbourhood in Jerusalem, after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem threatened to demolish the house under the pretext it was built without an Israeli-issued permit. Member of the follow up committee […]

02 Jul
3:59

Israel Seizes Dutch-funded Solar Panels in West Bank

The Netherlands has reacted with outrage after Israeli authorities seized dozens of solar panels, from a remote occupied West Bank village, that were donated by the Dutch government. Israeli forces confiscated the solar panels in the isolated village of Jubbet al-Dhib, east of Bethlehem, on Wednesday, that were installed last […]

01 Jul
2:02

Weekly Procession Against The Wall And Colonies Held In Ni’lin

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village, following noon prayers, and headed towards […]

30 Jun
4:50

ISM Journals: A Day in Umm al-Kheir, Threatened by Demolition

The fence separating Umm al-Kheir from the illegal Karmel settlement. 06/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Our day in Umm al Kheir started with a common flying checkpoint, set up by the Israeli forces in Zif. Our mini-bus driver didn’t want to pass this control so we got […]

29 Jun
3:24

Palestinian Lands Set Ablaze, Contaminated with Sewage by Extremist Yitzhar Settlers

Israeli settlers reportedly started a fire near the Palestinian village of Burin. in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday afternoon. According to an Israeli army spokesperson, suspects coming from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar approached Burin on Wednesday afternoon, igniting a fire on lands near the village […]

28 Jun
4:07

Empire Files Rewind — Israeli Soldier’s Explosive Tell-All: “Palestinians are Right to Resist”

Published on Mar 20, 2017 In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of […]

27 Jun
2:10

Israel Resumes Work To Complete A Bypass Road In East Jerusalem

The Israeli government announced, Monday, it would be resuming work to complete a bypass road linking Anatot illegal colony, in occupied East Jerusalem, with Road #1 (Jerusalem – Dead Sea Road) with a bugged of hundreds of millions of Shekels. Israel Hayom (Israel Today) News Agency has reported the road […]

26 Jun
7:59

7,000 Settler Housing Units Approved for Jerusalem

The Israeli Prime Minister’s office has given the green light, to the Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem, to discuss the approval of some 7,000 housing units in illegal settlement blocs, Israeli media reported. Israel Hayom said, according to the PNN, Israel’s Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turjeman, who heads […]

26 Jun
7:02

Israeli Colonist Stabs A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

An Israeli colonist stabbed, Sunday, a Palestinian man, near Beitar Illit Israeli colony, illegally built on private Palestinian lands, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the Israeli assailant stabbed the Palestinian, causing moderate wounds, and fled into Beitar Illit colony. The identity of the attacker […]

26 Jun
2:52

Israeli Colonists Uproot Dozens of Olive Saplings Near Nablus

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, Palestinian olive orchards belonging to Palestinian farmers from Burin and Huwwara towns, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and uprooted dozens of olive saplings. Media sources said the Israeli assailants came from Yitzhar colony, built on illegally confiscated Palestinian […]

24 Jun
3:36

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Teen In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and moderately injured a teenage boy with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The army also fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, and invaded many homes. Morad Eshteiwy, the media […]

24 Jun
3:10

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The procession was held by many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, who marched from the center of the village, carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

20 Jun
7:26

PCHR 2016 Annual Report

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has published its annual report for the year of 2016. A fully detailed PDF version of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. […]

20 Jun
6:51

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 June, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in the Gaza Strip, in new crime of excessive use of force. 21 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during peaceful demonstrations […]

17 Jun
9:41

Many Injured As Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing at least ten to suffer the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

17 Jun
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin, Abduct One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted one Palestinian. Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Wall and […]

17 Jun
6:27

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

10 Jun
6:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 01 – 07 June 2017. In 2 crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a girl in the West Bank and another civilian in the Gaza Strip.12 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, […]

10 Jun
6:17

Settlers Continue to Vandalize Palestinian Property in Jerusalem

Israeli Jewish settlers, Friday overnight, vandalized a number of Palestinian-owned cars in the Beit Safafa neighborhood, south of East Jerusalem. WAFA correspondence reported the settlers slashed the tires of several Palestinian-owned cars and spray-painted racist anti-Arab graffiti on walls in the neighborhood. Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is […]