Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

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 […]

08 Jun
6:14

Amnesty International Launches Pro-BDS Campaign against Settlements

Fifty years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, NGO Amnesty International announced, on Wednesday, that it was launching a campaign to convince the international community to implement a full boycott of illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory. “One of the tragedies of […]

08 Jun
5:52

Report: Israeli Planning 67,000 New West Bank Housing Units, Knesset Calls for Total Annexation

Israeli news site Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet) has published a report on housing unit construction plans made by the West Bank Israeli Settlement Council in order to solve the housing crisis in the Gush Dan settlement bloc. The plans, which were made in agreement with Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant, were presented […]

07 Jun
7:17

Norman Finkelstein (pt3): 50 Years After Since June 1967 War, Israel Continues World’s Longest Military Occupation

In the third and final installment of TRNN’s special on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein argues that the U.S.-backed “peace process” was never intended to end the Israeli occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics […]

06 Jun
5:50

Empire Files Rewind: Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

Published on Jan 10, 2017 Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. This installment visits both the rural countryside of Douma—interviewing the surviving members of the Dawabsha family, victims of a horrific arson attack that left three dead—and the urban center […]

06 Jun
4:51

Norman Finkelstein (pt2): Why American Jews Embraced Israel After the June 1967 War

In the second part of this three-part interview special, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein analyzes the material, emotional and psychological factors behind the American Jewish embrace of Israel after the June 1967 war. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He […]

05 Jun
5:34

Norman Finkelstein (pt1): Six-Day War, 50-Year Occupation — What Really Happened in June 1967?

In the first of an extended three-part interview on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein debunks the enduring myths surrounding that historic confrontation — myths that have sustained​ the ensuing Israeli ​occupation of Palestinian lands​. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in […]

05 Jun
4:42

2,500 Settlement Units to be Approved

Israeli occupation authorities are expected to approve 2,500 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank next week, a local NGO revealed on Friday. According to Peace Now, the High Planning Committee of the Israeli Civil Administration — the military authority governing the occupied territories – will be meeting to […]

03 Jun
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 May 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip were wounded during activities supporting Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, while Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border area. Shooting: […]

03 Jun
6:39

2,100 West Bank Settlement Units to be Approved

Some 2,100 new housing units, all over the West Bank, will be on the agenda of the planning and building committee of the Israeli army’s civil administration, next week, Haaretz reported. The Israeli paper noted, according to the PNN:”Some 1,500 of the units are to be constructed inside the settlement blocs, […]

03 Jun
1:31

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held In Bil’in

Approximately ten Palestinians, accompanied by 15 solidarity activities from Norway, held Friday the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Nonviolent activist Ashraf Abu Rahma told the IMEMC that the protesters carried Palestinian flags, and marched from […]

02 Jun
11:28

Clashes Erupt After Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, leading to clashes. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of […]

31 May
8:34

Silwan; Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Colonist Settlers Attack Homes And Cars

Dozens of fanatic Israeli colonists marched, on Wednesday at dawn, in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and caused damage to Palestinian homes and cars, while Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians. Majd Gheith, of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), […]

31 May
7:30

Life Under Occupation: Resisting Israeli Apartheid in H2 area of Hebron

The violence of soldiers and settlers has not deterred the Shamsiya family from reporting on human rights violations in Israeli occupied Hebron. Imad Abu Shamsiya is a 47-year old husband and the father of five children – three boys and two girls. A shoemaker by profession, for years he has […]

31 May
7:21

Struggle for Jerusalem Taking a ‘Serious Turn’, says Analyst

The battle for control over East Jerusalem is taking a serious turn, as Israeli plans aim to completely change its demographic character and culture, director of the Arab Studies Society’s Mapping Department Khalil Tafakji said on Tuesday. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Tafakji said that Israel is forcing Palestinian schools […]

31 May
7:07

Adalah: Israel Cannot Legally Offer Land Tenders in West Bank

Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli officials on 23rd of May, urging them to cancel open tenders offering Palestinian lands declared as state property in the West Bank, as Israel has no legal authority over the 1967 occupied territories. Lawyer […]

29 May
9:39

New Settlement Planned for Amona Evacuees — 140,000 to be Forced Out of Jerusalem

The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee approved, on Sunday, the building of a new colonial settlement in the occupied West Bank for the evacuees from the Amona settlement. Amona was an unauthorized Jewish-only settlement near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Owners of the land on which the settlement […]

28 May
2:24

One Palestinian Wounded After Israeli Soldiers, Colonists, Invaded Nablus Village

A group of Israeli colonists and soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Madama, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured one Palestinian in the head. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers, and a group of colonist settlers, invaded the al-Be’er area, in Madama, […]

27 May
5:08

British Labour to ‘Immediately’ Recognize Palestine if Elected

Britain’s Labour party announced, in its 2017 elections manifesto, that, if elected in June, the party would immediately recognize the state of Palestine. The manifesto stated,according to Ma’an, that the party was committed to a two-state solution to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding that “there can be no military […]

26 May
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Nil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers started firing gas bombs at the Israeli, Palestinian and international peace activists […]

25 May
5:10

Empire Files Rewind: Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

Published by Telesur on Oct 31, 2016 The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity, led by the fanatical settler movement, is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government. With hundreds on notice to […]

24 May
11:18

Update: Israeli Forces Assault and Detain Al-Aqsa Mosque Guards as Israeli Settlers Overtake Holy Site (VIDEO)

(Photo: PNN archive image.) Three Palestinian security guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, were assaulted and detained by Israeli police on Wednesday, as hundreds of right-wing Israelis and settlers took to the holy site in celebration of “Jerusalem Day.” Jerusalem Day is celebrated […]

21 May
10:58

Israeli Colonists Uproot Grapevines, Spray Toxins

Illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, uprooted dozens of recently planted grapevines and sprayed at least 300 vines with toxins. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said […]

19 May
5:27

‘No End in Sight’: UN Officials Deliver Statements on Recent Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settler, Peace Process, Hunger Strike

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov,  has condemned yesterday’s  killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli settler, and the wounding of a photojournalist. Mladenov said : ”I condemn today’s reported killing of a Palestinian by an Israeli settler and the wounding of a […]

18 May
6:49

Israeli Settler Kills A Palestinian Near Nablus

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a young Palestinian man was killed, and a journalist was wounded, after an Israeli colonialist settler fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. The Ministry said that the slain […]

17 May
8:10

Palestinians Clash with Israeli Forces after Attempting to Block Highway near Silwad

Israeli forces, Wednesday, clashed with Palestinians near the town of Silwad, to the north of Ramallah, following attempts by residents to block a highway used by settlers, in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, according to a local source. Abdul Rahman Saleh, mayor of Silwad, told WAFA that clashes […]

16 May
8:36

200 New Settlement Units Approved near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Monday, approved the construction of over 200 new units in the ultra-orthodox Kochav Yaakov settlement, near Jerusalem, PNN reports. The move comes a week before US President Trump, who has previously criticized Israeli settlements in the territories, visits the region. According to Haaretz daily newspaper, the construction […]

15 May
7:17

Israeli Settler Rams Palestinian Man With Car In Hebron

Medical sources have reported, Sunday, that a Palestinian man suffered moderate wounds, after an Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources identified the wounded man as Ghassan al-Mohtasib, 35, and added that he was moved to […]

Bil'in abduction (image by Mohammed Yassin)
13 May
7:35

Israeli Troops Abduct Organizers of Bil’in March in Solidarity With Hunger-Striking Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank, while calling for national unity, and chanting in support of the Palestinian detainees, ongoing with the hunger strike, which started on April 17th, 2017. Israeli soldiers abducted the […]

06 May
3:08

Army Injures Three Palestinians, Including One Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and injured three Palestinians, including a teenager and a photojournalist, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers assaulted the […]

05 May
3:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and abducted two Palestinian men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Aziz Sawafta and Mahmoud Sawafta, and took them to an unknown destination. The army said it invaded the village to look for what it […]

03 May
2:45

Israeli Settler Rams Child With Car Near Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child was injured, Wednesday, after a speeding Israeli settler, living in an illegal colony in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, rammed him with his car. The sources stated that the child, Laith Yousef Shatat, 8, suffered moderate wounds, before Palestinian medics […]

30 Apr
12:25

Child Injured After Being Struck By Israeli Settler’s Car In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Monday, that a child suffered moderate wounds, after an Israeli colonialist settler’s rammed him with his car, and fled the scene. The sources sated that Morad Samer Razem, 4, was walking near Qfeisha building, in the center of Hebron city, when the Israeli car struck […]

30 Apr
4:51

Israeli Soldiers, Colonists, Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that two residents were injured, one by Israeli army fire, and one after being assaulted by fanatic Israeli colonists, invading Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The sources said that one Palestinian, identified as Monir an-Nouri, suffered various cuts […]

30 Apr
3:53

25,000 New Settlement Units Approved for Jerusalem

For two years, the Israeli government has been planning to build 25,000 new settlement units in the city of Jerusalem, an Israeli minister stressed on Friday. Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant told Israeli television Channel 2, on Thursday, that his ministry had been discussing the plan with Jerusalem’s Jewish municipality […]

27 Apr
3:09

Israeli Colonists Open Fire On A Nonviolent Palestinian Procession

As dozens of Palestinians marched, Thursday, in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, a number of extremist Israeli colonists opened fire on them, in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. Media sources said the settlers were in Psigot colony, illegally built on private Palestinian lands, in al-Biereh […]

27 Apr
9:30

Israeli Colonists Injure A Palestinian, Cause Damage To Cars, Near Jenin

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at dawn, many Palestinian cars in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, causing damage, in addition to assaulting a man after pelting his car with rocks, causing injuries that required hospitalization. Medical sources in Jenin said the colonists attacked Ali Ahmad Kabaha, […]

26 Apr
2:43

10,000 New Settlement Units Approved in Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing and the West Jerusalem municipality has revived the construction of 10,000 settlement units in Atarot settlement, to the north of Jerusalem. PNN reports thayt, according to Israeli media, the construction plans have been frozen for years, due to the Obama administration’s opposition to building settlements. […]

26 Apr
9:02

Israeli Colonists Burn A Palestinian Car Near Nablus

A number of extremist Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Wednesday at dawn, into Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and burnt a parked Palestinian car. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of Israeli settlements’ file, at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part […]

26 Apr
6:52

Israel Approves 10.000 Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli “Housing Ministry,” and the Jerusalem City Council, have approved the construction 10.000 new units, on illegally-confiscated Palestinian lands, near Qalandia, north of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The constructions are planned for the expansion of Atarot area, built on Palestinian lands, northwest of Jerusalem. Israeli TV, […]

24 Apr
5:46

China Demands Israel not Employ Its Workers in Settlements

The Israeli cabinet is expected to ratify an agreement after China demanded the condition that Israel not employ Chinese workers in in settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, PNN reports, Israel and China have engaged in negotiations for several years over an agreement on Chinese […]

23 Apr
1:47

Palestinian Injured After An Israeli Colonist Settler Rammed Him With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported Saturday, that a young man was injured when he was struck by a speeding Israeli colonist’s car, in the al-Mas’oudiyya area, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the young man, identified as Assem Salem, 19, […]

23 Apr
1:31

Elderly Woman, Two Men, Wounded As Israeli Colonists Attack Nablus Villages; Soldiers Injure Four

Groups of extremist Israeli colonists carried out, Saturday, a series of invasions into Palestinian towns, including attacking a number of homes, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, wounding an elderly woman and two young men, while Israeli soldiers also injured four young men, and caused many Palestinians to […]

22 Apr
4:39

VIDEO: Extremist Settlers Attack and Injure Activists Accompanying Palestinian Shepherds

Israeli media published  video on Friday night which shows  masked Israeli settlers attacking activists accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the occupied West Bank . The video show settlers throwing stones at the activists, who belong to the Ta’ayush organization, and tried to hit them with clubs near the Baladim outpost. Four […]

21 Apr
5:28

Protesters In Bil’in Express Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, and called for more solidarity with the detainees. The protesters marched from the center of the village, and headed […]

21 Apr
4:30

Eight Protesters, One Journalist, Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and mildly injured eight Palestinians, including a journalist and an Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, […]

20 Apr
3:29

Palestinian Teenage Girl Injured After Being Struck By A Settler’s Car Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian teenage girl was injured, Thursday, after an Israeli colonialist settler rammed her with his car, while she was on the sidewalk, in Teqoua’ Palestinian town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fled the scene. The head of Teqoua’ Local Council Hatem Sabah said that Kawthar […]

20 Apr
4:15

212 New Settlement Units Approved for Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, approved the construction of 212 new units in the  illegal Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo settlements of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli radio said, according to the PNN, that the approved housing units are a part of a larger settlement plan to be implemented during the new US […]

16 Apr
2:56

Clashes Erupt After Dozens Of Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Nablus

Clashes took place, on Saturday evening, after dozens of extremist Israeli colonists invaded Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the invading colonists briefly clashed with many local youngsters from; there have been no reports of injuries on either side. The […]

15 Apr
12:20

Bil’in Protest Commemorates Bassem Abu Rahma

The Weekly protest in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank, was held Friday, commemorating the eighth anniversary of the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, one of the senior figures of the popular resistance in the village, who was killed by Israeli soldiers during a nonviolent protest […]

14 Apr
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Wound And Abduct A Palestinian In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and wounded a young Palestinian man before abducting him. The soldiers invaded the village, and attacked the weekly procession by firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel […]

14 Apr
7:06

Army Injures Three Palestinian Children In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and shot three children with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in […]

12 Apr
12:56

Israeli Extremists Write Racist Graffiti In Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli colonists wrote, earlier Wednesday, racist graffiti, including the largely-used “Death To Arabs,” on a wall of a Palestinian neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. The racist graffiti was written in the Baq’a Palestinian neighborhood, and were uncovered by locals who called the Police. Besides “Death To Arabs,” among the […]

11 Apr
5:03

Lands Leveled by Soldiers for Road near Tulkarem

Heavy Israeli machinery, on Tuesday, leveled lands located near the Israeli Jabara military checkpoint, to the south of Tulkarem, and proceeded to pave a new road, according to witnesses. Israeli bulldozers leveled land along a road connecting the checkpoint with Tulkarem-Qalqilia road, and surfaced it with crushed gravel. Forces reportedly […]

11 Apr
1:41

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 18 Olive Trees Near Salfit

Several Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded Palestinian orchards, on Tuesday morning, and uprooted 18 olive trees, in Deir Ballout, in the West Bank governorate of Salfit. The invasion was carried out into orchards in the southern part of Deir Ballout village, after the soldier surrounded them. The […]

08 Apr
7:50

Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Published by Telesur on October 6, 2016. In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank, the Balata and Aida camps. With millions of displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of thousands are refugees […]

08 Apr
12:56

Bil’in Weekly Protest Marks Deir Yassin Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and marking the 69th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre. The soldiers used a surveillance drone to film the protesters, […]

08 Apr
12:19

Army Injures Nine Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, wounding two Palestinians, and causing seven others to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded […]

06 Apr
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 March – 05 April 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 March – 05 April 2017. Forces killed a Palestinian from Nablus in occupied Jerusalem, while 22 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, were wounded.The military continued to target the border areas in […]

06 Apr
7:26

Israeli Excavations Damage Three Homes In Al-‘Eesawiyya, Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has ordered the eviction and closure of three Palestinian apartments in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town in the occupied East Jerusalem, due to ongoing excavations carried out by the Israeli authorities under their homes, destroying their foundations. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

02 Apr
3:33

New West Bank Settlement Approved for Former Amona Residents

On Thursday night, the Israeli security cabinet unanimously voted for the establishment of a new settlement in Emek Shilo, to house the Amona settlement evacuees. After the High Court of Israel ruled the Amona settlement illegal in 2006 and later, in 2014, ordered the complete evacuation of the settlement, Israel […]

01 Apr
8:44

Bil’in marks 41st anniversary of Palestinian land Day

The villagers of Bil’in, in the central part of the West Bank, accompanied by international and Israeli activists, marched Friday from the center of the village to the site of the Annexation Wall, constructed illegally on village land. They carried Palestinian flags, chanted against the Israeli occupation and for Palestinian […]

01 Apr
5:08

Israeli Bulldozers Uproot 15 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers invaded, Friday, large areas of Palestinian farmlands, in Khallet al-Qotin area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, uprooted and bulldozed more than 15 dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers first removed fences around the lands, and started bulldozing them […]

31 Mar
5:29

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

First published on September 28, 2016. Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and […]

31 Mar
12:21

Israel To Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Salfit To Build College, Colonialist Units And Railways

The Israeli government is planning to illegally confiscate 100 Dunams of Palestinian lands, in Salfit district, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, to build a college and many colonialist units, in addition to planning two railroad lines. Jamal al-Ahmad, the coordinator of the Committee for Defending Salfit […]

31 Mar
11:31

Israel Orders Illegal Confiscation Of 977 Dunams On Palestinian Lands In Nablus

The Israeli government has decided, Thursday, to illegally confiscate nearly 977 Dunams of Palestinian lands, south of the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after ruling them as “State-owned property.” The 977 Dunams are privately-owned by many families from the villages of Qaryout, as-Sawiya, al-Lubban ash-Sharqiyya and Sinjel, south […]

31 Mar
1:33

Ilan Pappé: The Myth of Israel

Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His work […]

31 Mar
12:18

Long-awaited Maintenance Work Offers Rare Sight for Palestinians in al-Khalil

03/30/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, Israeli forces opened a blocked-off street for the first time in almost two decades to allow long-overdue sewage system works. The alley in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), open for less than a day, gave Palestinians the rare opportunity […]

30 Mar
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Injure 50 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, Palestinian protesters marking the 41st anniversary of Palestinian Lands Day, shot at least fifty with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Madama village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent has confirmed […]

26 Mar
11:24

Whose “Ethnic Cleansing?”: Israel’s Appropriation of the Palestinian Narrative

by Dina Matar, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently claimed, in a video posted on his Facebook page, that the Palestinian demand to dismantle illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) constitutes an act of “ethnic cleansing” against Israeli Jewish settlers.  The term, […]

25 Mar
6:43

UN Special Coordinator: All Israeli Settlement Activities Are Illegal

On Saturday, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, expressed that the United Nations’ view on Israeli settlements activities is that they are, in fact, illegal and the growing number of settlements is concerning. During a briefing, Mladenov said, according to the PNN, that the continued breach […]

25 Mar
7:47

Israeli Soldiers Injure Twelve Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, twelve Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters, marching against the new Israeli decision build a settlement on Palestinian lands, east of Ramallah, in the occupied […]

25 Mar
5:43

Bil’in Weekly Protest Denounces Death Of Teen Killed By Israeli Soldiers

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted Friday the weekly nonviolent procession in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and condemning the death of a Palestinian teen, who was killed by the Israeli army near […]

25 Mar
5:08

Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and fired many gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing at least ten protesters to suffer the effects if teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the […]

25 Mar
1:44

Empire Files Rewind: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

First published on November 6, 2015. A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to the killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israeli-Palestine […]

23 Mar
7:18

Trump Envoy Asks Israel to Halt Construction Outside Settlement Blocs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East reportedly asked, during last week’s meeting, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction in Jerusalem and outside the large settlement blocs. According to Al Ray, Netanyahu expressed reservations at an official freeze. Channel 2 News reported, on Wednesday, that […]

22 Mar
6:54

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

21 Mar
8:22

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

Hilwe Abu Ras, lit be Israeli colonial settler's car
21 Mar
10:59

Israeli Colonizer Rams Elderly Palestinian Woman with His Car near Nablus

On Monday evening, an Israeli driver hit and severely injured an elderly Palestinian woman in Sawiya village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. The victim was identified as Hilwe Abu Ras, 70, who was walking along the side of the road when she was hi. […]

18 Mar
4:00

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Israeli Activists, Cause Many Protesters To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired at the protesters, wounding two Israeli peace activists with rubber-coated steel bullets, and causing dozens of protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of […]

17 Mar
9:20

Netanyahu “Will Keep His Word” to Amona Settlers through Expected US Deal

Before meeting with US President Donald Trump’s envoy, Netanyahu has told the Amona settlers that Israel and the US are working on a “mutually agreed settlement policy”, saying that he will keep his word on the illegal settlement outpost, which was demolished by Israel upon court order. Netanyahu’s statements, as […]

17 Mar
10:34

Israeli Colonists Uproot Dozens Of Grapevine Saplings In Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Thursday, Palestinian a grapevine in al-Khader town, south of the West Bank, and uprooted it. Mohammad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the Israeli assailants uprooted 90 grapevine saplings belonging to a local farmer, identified as […]

16 Mar
10:43

Army Shoots, Seriously Injures, Teenage Girl In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, and seriously wounded, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian teenage girl, near the Etzion colony block, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after she allegedly tried to ram them with a car. Initial information revealed that the girl has no driver’s license, and never had any […]

15 Mar
8:51

Netanyahu Defies International Law by Holding Official Meeting in Occupied Zone

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements/PNN The  National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements has warned against Israeli PM Netanyahu’s maneuvers to hold a celebratory cabinet meetings in the illegal settlements built in the West Bank, on the occasion of what he […]

14 Mar
11:53

Curfew, Harassment and Break-in for Shuhada Street as Settlers Celebrate Purim

14th March 2017 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Israeli settlers, on 12th March 2017, harassed and threatened Palestinians and attempted to break into Shuhada Street kindergarten, as the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) was put under curfew for Palestinians so that settlers could celebrate Purim, undisturbed […]

14 Mar
11:26

B’Tselem Detainee: ‘6 days in Israeli jail and no questioning, as usual’

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one of its volunteers, kept him in jails for six days without any reason. B’Tselem said, in a report about the incident: “On Friday as 4pm, about 20 to 30 residents form the village of Madma in […]

14 Mar
11:17

Trump Envoy Discusses Settlements with Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy, on Monday, discussed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Israeli news site Ynet reported, according to WAFA, that Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, and Netanyahu met and discussed settlement construction in the oPt […]

14 Mar
10:56

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers, on Tuesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Magharba gate. The settlers were escorted, as usual, with special police forces to protect them as they toured the courtyards and took photos of several places. Palestinian worshippers  confronted the settlers and forces to discourage […]

11 Mar
8:36

Army Injures A Child In Ni’lin, Causes Many To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, wounding one child and causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, when the […]

09 Mar
9:54

Hebron; Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Olive Saplings, Spray Crops With Toxins

A number of extremist Israeli colonist, from the Ma’on illegal outpost, installed on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands southeast of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, invaded at dawn, Palestinian farmlands and orchards, before uprooting olive saplings and spraying crops with toxins. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of […]

06 Mar
10:43

Israeli Colonists Assault, Wound, Two Palestinians Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists assaulted, earlier Monday, many Palestinian farmers, in their own lands, in Far’ata village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding two, including an elderly woman The assailants came from nearby illegal colonies and outposts, and attacked the farmers while plowing their lands, and […]