Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

26 May
5:02

Israeli Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Trees Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli colonizers invaded, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and cut dozens of trees. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonizers cut 25 Peach trees, and 35 grapevines, owned by a local […]

26 May
4:44

Army Injures A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

25 May
6:08

P.A Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

The Palestinian Presidency issued a statement, Thursday, strongly condemning a ruling by an Israeli Court allowing the displacement and the removal of an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. The President’s office said the decision to remove the […]

25 May
5:14

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

25 May
3:53

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

25 May
3:37

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

22 May
8:15

Colonial Settlers Cut Down 700 Grape Trees in Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, cut down 700 grape trees planted in Halhoul, to the north of Hebron. According to orchard owners, brothers Maher and Ismail Karja, Israeli settlers cut a total of 400 grape trees; 200 of each. The other 300 were owned by Younes Abu Arish and Walid Duhdel; […]

21 May
8:40

Report: Israel Continues Judaization in Jerusalem, Ethnic Cleansing in Area C

photo: Israeli forces cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community. by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The policy of Judaization and ethnic cleansing practiced by Israeli occupation authorities, to displace the Palestinian population from their land, restrict their life, and to expand settlements and military areas, are continued, in violation […]

20 May
2:02

Settler Tourists Given Weekly Armed Escort through Streets of Hebron

On Saturday May 19th, over twenty soldiers escorted armed settlers through the souq Every Saturday, Zionist settler tours take place in the narrow alleys of the souq in Al Khalil’s (Hebron). These guided tours usually last for about an hour, and settlers are always accompanied by armed Israeli forces, intimidating […]

19 May
11:25

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Local and international peace activists marched from the center of the village, heading towards the Annexation Wall, separating the villagers from their lands and […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

17 May
2:44

Illegal Israeli Colonizers Occupy An Archeological Palestinian Home In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers, living on Palestinian lands in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, occupied on Wednesday evening an archeological Palestinian home in Doura city, south of Hebron. Media sources in Hebron said the colonizers invaded Ein ad-Dalba area, near the eastern entrance of Doura, […]

16 May
11:32

Israeli Colonialist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Man In Hebron

An Israeli colonialist settler shot, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man, in Khirbat Qalqas area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics rushed the wounded young man, identified as Bilal Za’tari, 28, to a hospital […]

15 May
9:39

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by Amal Ahmad, Irene Calis, Haidar Eid, Razi Nabulse  May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they also face a myriad of circumstances […]

14 May
11:26

Army Installs Two Iron Gates On Roads Leading To Farmlands Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers installed, Monday, two iron gates on agricultural roads leading to Palestinian farmlands 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 soldiers installed the iron gates at […]

11 May
9:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained in the March of Return and Breaking […]

11 May
6:55

Young Man Dies From Wounds Suffered Two Days Ago

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that a young man died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered on May 9th, after being rammed by an Israeli colony’s bus. The sources said the Palestinian, Hani Fayez al-’Adarba, 23, was struck by […]

11 May
5:15

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two 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 shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started in the afternoon, after […]

11 May
11:22

Army Injures 61 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday at dawn, 61 Palestinians, including two with live fire, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two young men with live fire, fourteen with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused 45 others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. […]

11 May
9:44

Israeli Colonizers Firebomb Relatives of Family Killed in 2015 Israeli Firebombing

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers hurled, on Friday at dawn, fire bombs at a home of the Dawabsha family in Douma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the Israeli assailants hurled many firebombs into the home of Yasser Ahmad […]

10 May
5:31

April: Human Rights Violations in Hebron

Confrontations between young men and the occupation forces in the center of Hebron, April 20, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MAY 9, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On April 8, […]

08 May
8:00

Colonial Settlers Dump Wastewater into Planted Palestinian Land

Israeli settlers, Tuesday, dumped wastewater into an agricultural land belonging to a Palestinian family in the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said a local official. Yousef Abu Maria, an anti-settlement activist in the town, told WAFA that settlers from the […]

06 May
10:21

Former Israeli Military Prosecutor Lives in Home Built on Palestinian Land

(PNN) A former chief Israeli military prosecutor lives in a house in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, which was illegally constructed on private Palestinian land, it has been revealed. According to anti-occupation NGO Kerem Navot, Lieutenant Colonel Morris Hirsch served as the chief military prosecutor in the West Bank until […]

05 May
11:37

Colonial Settlers Install Caravans in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers installed caravans on Saturday, in the al-Farsiya area of the northern Jordan Valley region, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told WAFA that settlers installed caravans on agricultural lands outside of the illegal Rotem and Shadmot settlements in the […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

03 May
7:57

Settlers Bulldoze Salfit Lands to Expand Settlement

Israeli settler bulldozers, on Thursday morning, have razed the lands of  Kafr El Deek town in Salfit, northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses confirmed that the bulldozers leveled lands west of Kafr El Deek, west of Salfit, in order to expand the settlement of “Aleh Zahav”, adding that they were used for […]

01 May
3:37

Report: Settler Gangs Escalating Aggression against Palestinians under Full US Bias

By Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defense of Land and Resisting Settlements (NBPRS)/PNN In the West Bank, settlement and terrorist activities continue against Palestinians and their property by “Pay the Price” groups, the most recent of which are the attacks on the towns of Ramon, Burin, Barqa and Beit Iksa, as […]

29 Apr
7:50

Steady Rise in Settler Attacks against Palestinians

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has recorded a steady increase in Israeli violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in comparison to previous years. OCHA documented, in a report, that Israeli violence has increased since the begging of 2018, the weekly average of […]

27 Apr
9:43

Israeli Forces Uproot, Steal 60 Olive Trees in Jerusalem

Israeli forces uproot and steal olive trees in Sur Baher, April 23, 2018. Photo credit: Israel Land Authority. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 26, 2018 Israeli authorities plan to build a new settlement in Sur Baher for Israeli police and military. Using bulldozers, cranes and armed police, Israeli authorities uprooted at least […]

27 Apr
9:36

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Neighborhood near Nablus

Israeli settlers, on Friday, slashed the tires of vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls near the village of Asira al-Qiblia, to the south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, said that illegal Israeli settlers slashed […]

27 Apr
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 April 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 5 Palestinian civilians were killed, including a child and 2 […]

27 Apr
1:26

Settlers Knock on Palestinians’ Doors, Tell Them to Leave their Homes

The day after settlers seize the Zaatari family’s home in downtown Hebron, March 27, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 26, 2018 Settlers attack the homes of the Kfeisheh and Jaber families in occupied Hebron. The same group of settlers who recently occupied the Za’tari home in downtown Hebron attempted to displace the […]

24 Apr
6:54

Settlement Investment Top Israeli Priority

Facts on the ground show that Israel’s investment in the occupied West Bank is much more than the one inside the occupied 1948 borders. Within this context, the Israeli government allocated NIS 417,000,000 for developing settlements, in the Dead Sea area, in order to attract more settlers, expand the settlements […]

23 Apr
9:20

Updated: Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti in West Bank Neighborhoods

A group if illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Beit Iksa village, surrounded by the Wall northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many Palestinian cars and wrote racist graffiti. Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Awadallah, a member of Beit Iksa Local Council, said the assailants carried their attack out in […]

21 Apr
7:13

Settlers Raid Village, Spray Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires

Israeli settlers raided a Palestinian town in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah before dawn, on Friday, puncturing the tires of several vehicles and spraying racist, anti-Arab graffiti across the town. Residents of the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, told Ma’an News Agency that they woke up […]

20 Apr
9:37

Palestinians Assaulted by Israeli Settlers South of Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, overnight, assaulted five Palestinians to south of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, said security sources. A group of settlers from Bat Ayin settlement, which is a part of the cluster of Israeli settlements making up the Gush Etzion bloc, intercepted five Palestinian chess referees and hurled stones […]

20 Apr
4:13

Israeli Colonists Cut 100 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists uprooted, Friday, at least 100 olive trees from an Orchard in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The assailants, who came from a nearby illegal colony, invaded an orchard owned by Mohammad Raja, and cut 100 trees; many of […]

20 Apr
11:37

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Ramallah

Several extremist Israeli colonists, living in an illegal colony which was built on private Palestinian lands, invaded at dawn Friday the village of Burqa, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wrote racist graffiti and punctured tires of many cars. Locals said the assailants came from the illegal […]

20 Apr
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed, in the Gaza Strip. 393 […]

18 Apr
8:14

Escalating Settler Attacks Create State of Anxiety in West Bank

A resident of the Palestinian village of al-Sawiyeh stands next to his car after it was vandalized by settlers on April 17, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA/Ayman Noubani POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 17, 2018 Three Palestinian villages wake up to sweeping property damage and racist graffiti. In the early morning on […]

18 Apr
2:18

Israeli Colonizers Cut Trees, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

Several Israeli colonizers, living in Yitzhar illegal colony which was built on Palestinian lands, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wrote racist graffiti and cuts many olive and almond trees in Orif village. The head of Orif Village Council Mazen Shehada said the Israeli assailants cut dozens […]

17 Apr
11:18

Settlers Seize Three Palestinian-owned Apartments in Jerusalem

Members of the Ruweidi family after settlers take over their homes with the help of the Israeli police, April 8, 2018. Photo credit: the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY APRIL 17, 2018 Israeli police supervised the seizure, which displaced 13 members of the Ruweidi family. Israeli police assisted colonial […]

16 Apr
9:33

Settlers Storm Archaeological Site, Damage Grave in Islamic Cemetery

A group of Israeli settlers, on Monday, stormed a historic archaeological site in the town of Sebastia, near Nablus, northern West Bank, under heavy protection by the Israeli army. The mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA that a number of settlers, broke into the site amid the protection by […]

13 Apr
4:25

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, near of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said dozens of protesters marched towards the wall, […]

13 Apr
3:10

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing large areas of land to burn. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the procession started from the […]

13 Apr
11:03

Israeli Colonizers Deface, Attempt To Burn, A Mosque Near Nablus

Several extremist Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Friday at  dawn, into Aqraba Palestinian town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before defacing and attempting to burn a local mosque. Media sources in Nablus said the colonizers wrote racist graffiti, and poured gasoline on the main doors, and other […]

12 Apr
9:33

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders without their posing any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ lives. 8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

11 Apr
10:15

Occupation Captured

POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS APRIL 10, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Segregation Pictured here: The Jewish holiday of Passover took place between March 30 and April 7 this year. During the Jewish celebrations, Palestinians face an increase in restrictions of movement and […]

10 Apr
6:45

Israeli Forces & Settlers Drive Palestinian Farmers Off Their Land

Israeli forces and settlers, Tuesday, forced Palestinian farmers to leave their land in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Hassan Brejieh, member of the anti-wall and anti-settlement committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli forces and settlers broke into the land of Ibrahim Sbeih […]

07 Apr
4:55

The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On Reality Asserts Itself (RAI) with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. TRNN video & transcript: (Additional links at bottom of page.) JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to […]

06 Apr
9:14

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 March – 04 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 29 March – 04 April, 2018. The Bloodiest Week After 2014 Offensive on the Gaza Strip Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders which didn’t pose any threat […]

06 Apr
6:31

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession held by many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The nonviolent protesters marched from the village heading towards their lands, isolated […]

05 Apr
10:35

Soldiers Search Tens And Barns In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, many residential tents, and barns, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, while colonialist settlers wrote racist graffiti, and punctured tires, in occupied Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers invaded Khirbat Hamsa village, in the Northern Plains, before storming and searching residential tents used by […]

04 Apr
8:33

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in Qalqilia

Extremist Israeli settlers from the illegal Havat Gilad settlement outpost, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqiliia, raided the Palestinian town of Faraata on Wednesday, where they spray-painted racist graffiti and punctured car tires. Ultra-nationalist Israeli settlers from Havat Gilad raided the town before dawn on Wednesday and […]

04 Apr
2:30

Soldiers Close A Palestinian School For Girls Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers closed, on Tuesday afternoon, the al-Lubban School for Girls, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after threatening to attack it with gas bombs. ‘Aisha Nubani, the principal of the school, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers ordered the instant evacuation of the […]

02 Apr
1:59

Soldiers Attack Palestinians Planting Trees, Near Salfit, Injure One

Israeli soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force, Sunday, against Palestinians planning trees on their lands in Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit, in northeastern West Bank, causing several injuries, during a nonviolent activity aimed at Planting trees on lands threatened by Israel’s illegal construction of expansion of its […]

01 Apr
8:02

275 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Dozens of settlers, guarded by intensive police forces, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Sunday morning. Jerusalemite sources reported that 275 settlers stormed the mosque via The Moroccan Gate, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving Talmudic teaching. It is noteworthy that the settlers daily storm […]

31 Mar
11:08

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, and assaulted one of them, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers chased Ribhi Mohammad Seder and his brother Tamer, while driving a motorcycle, near the illegal Haggai […]

30 Mar
8:33

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

30 Mar
8:00

Villagers Foil Settler Attempts to Seize Land near Ramallah

Villagers from Turmus Ayya, a village to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, were able to foil attempts by Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian-owned land near the village, on Friday, said the village mayor. Rasmi Shehadeh said, according to WAFA, that a group of settlers from […]

30 Mar
12:37

Erekat Denounces Incitement Campaign By U.S. And Israel Against Legitimate Palestinian Rights

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing what he called a calculated incitement campaign by Israel and the United States, against the Palestinian people, their leadership and their legitimate, internationally-guaranteed rights. Dr. Erekat said that both the […]

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

28 Mar
8:12

Soldiers Demolish Under-Construction Home And Walls, Destroys Graves Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished an under-construction home, walls and destroyed graves. Local nonviolent activist Ibrahim Awadallah told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers invaded Ein Jweiza area, north of the village, and […]

27 Mar
8:15

Evacuated Amona Settlers Move into New Illegal Settlement

Palestinians walking near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, in the occupied West Bank, on April 7, 2015 (AFP/Abbas Momani/File) A little over a year after the illegal Amona outpost was evacuated by the Israeli government, 25 Israeli settler families from Amona moved into their new homes in the illegal […]

27 Mar
5:59

Israeli Colonizers Invade Two Buildings Palestinian In Hebron, Force Family Out

A group of around fifteen Israeli colonialist families invaded, on Monday at night, two Palestinian buildings close to the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, despite being evicted earlier following a court ruling. The colonizers invaded the two buildings, after claiming they purchased them with the […]

27 Mar
3:23

Israeli Prosecution Drops Indictment Against Colonizer Who Killed Palestinian Farmer In 2017

The Israeli prosecutor’s office has dropped all charges against an Israeli colonizer who, on November 30, 2017, shot and killed a Palestinian farmer, after a group of colonizers attacked Palestinians who were working in their orchard. Israeli sources said the prosecution ruled that the colonizers who opened fire on the […]

26 Mar
7:20

Israel To Build 600 Illegal Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli Jerusalem City Council’s “Construction and Planning Committee” has approved the construction of 600 colonialist units in Jabal al-Mokabber Palestinian town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The decision was made just a week after the City Council approved the construction of 600 colonialist units, which were added to 350 units […]

25 Mar
9:38

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian Shepherd Near Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian shepherd in grazing lands east Tawania area, in Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing fractures and bruises. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

23 Mar
9:35

Army Injures Five 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 five Palestinians, including a child and a cameraman working for Palestine TV. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

23 Mar
8:30

Army Injures Nine Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, nine young men with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, after the army invaded the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of Ramallah, and attacked Palestinian protesters. Palestinian medical sources said five young men were shot with live fire, and four with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many more […]

22 Mar
7:23

Over 130 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Adidas to End Sponsorship of Israel Football Association

Today, over 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations called on German sportswear giant Adidas to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA) over its inclusion of football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. In a letter addressed to Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted, […]

20 Mar
1:14

Israeli Colonizers Injure Schoolchildren Near Hebron

Israeli colonizers attacked and injured, Tuesday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, while heading to school in the Tiwana village, in Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part pf the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]

20 Mar
12:48

Israeli Colonizers Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Several extremist Israel colonizers invaded, earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian olive orchard in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, cut at least thirty olive trees, and took them away. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the Israeli assailants came from Bayt ‘Ayin […]

19 Mar
7:36

Colonial Settlers Attack Farmers, Force Them Off Land

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday, attacked Palestinian farmers in the town of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, and forced them off of their land, local sources said, according to WAFA. Saeed Taleb, Turmus Ayya municipal council member, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Adi Ad, which was […]

19 Mar
11:03

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Attempt To Invade Homes, Near Jerusalem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Hizma, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti on cars and walls, in addition to puncturing tires of many cars, and attempted to break into homes. Samar Salah, the head of Hizma Municipality, said […]

18 Mar
2:04

Palestinian Demolish His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that a Palestinian citizen of the town had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid excessively high fines by the City Council, under the pretext of being built without a permit. Silwanic stated that the city […]

17 Mar
5:41

Weekly Procession Against The Annexation Wall, Colonies, Held In Bil’in

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Protesters marched while chanting for liberation and independence, for the occupied Palestinian […]

17 Mar
4:46

Israeli Army and Police Raid Home of Palestinian Man Suspected in Hit and Run Incident

Israeli forces raided the home of a young Palestinian man suspected of killing two Israeli soldiers and injuring two others, with his car, at an Israeli military checkpoint near Jenin, northern West Bank, on Friday evening, according to local sources. The incident took place near Mevo Dotan illegal Israeli colony, […]

17 Mar
2:38

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers, in large numbers, assaulted the protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

15 Mar
7:59

Olive and Grape Trees to be Uprooted to Pave Settler-only Road near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities reportedly issued notices, on Wednesday, informing Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, in the Bethlehem district, of their intentions to uproot olive trees in order to pave a settler-only road in the area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned WAFA news agency reported, according to […]

14 Mar
9:37

Jerusalem and Hebron Face Further Judaization Efforts as Israel Provides Grants for Outposts

(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah Source:. Reuters) By: Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The Palestine Liberation Organization’s National Bureau for the Defense of Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest report that the Israeli government is continuing its Judaization policy in Jerusalem and Hebron and continues to provide […]

13 Mar
11:01

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Farmer South Of Nablus

Israeli colonizers attacked, Tuesday, a Palestinian farmer while plowing his land in Burin village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The assailants came from Yitzhar adjacent illegal colony, which was built on illegally-confiscated Palestinian lands. They hurled stones at Mohammad Hasan Najjar, inflicting various cuts and bruises, […]

13 Mar
10:33

Israeli Colonizers Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers invaded, earlier on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and burnt nearly 30 Dunams. The Coordinator of the Popular and National Committee in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, said […]

12 Mar
12:42

Two Palestinians Injured In Hezma, Israeli Soldiers Completely Isolate The Town

A large military force invaded, on Sunday evening, the town of Hezma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and completely isolated it from its surrounding area, in addition to forcing all stores to close. The soldiers also assaulted and injured one Palestinian teen, while a colonialist settler rammed another with his […]

11 Mar
7:58

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

11 Mar
7:48

From BDS to the Tamimis, Palestinians Defend Their Rights

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah says US-backed Israeli efforts to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement and to silence protesters like the Tamimi family are backfiring as Palestinians and their allies fight back. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A […]

11 Mar
11:12

Soldiers Confiscate A Truck And A Bulldozer Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, a Palestinian truck and a bulldozer while preparing to conduct work aimed at paving a new agricultural road leading to Palestinian lands in Qabalan town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The soldiers invaded the area, and confiscated the truck and the bulldozer, […]

11 Mar
10:44

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Children In Silwan

On Saturday evening, a group of Israeli colonizers, illegally living in colonies in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked many Palestinian children in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood. Eyewitnesses said the assailants attacked many children near an illegal colonialist outpost in the town. The children were […]

11 Mar
10:17

Army Invades Homes And Stores Near Hebron

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several homes and stores in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank of Hebron, before violently searching them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers invaded many homes and stores in Sinjer neighborhood, in Doura, and violently searched them. […]

11 Mar
8:26

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinians Near Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Saturday, the at-Tiwana Palestinian village, near Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and hurled stones at the residents while Israeli soldiers started firing gas at the Palestinians. The assailants came from Ma’on and Havat Ma’on illegal colonies, which were built […]

10 Mar
10:12

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Nablus

Israeli soldiers killed, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man in the eastern area of ‘Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Medical sources at Rafidia Hospital in Nablus said the Palestinian, identified as Ameer Omar Shehada, 22, was rushed to surgery after suffering a gunshot […]

10 Mar
9:37

Colonial Settlers Attack Houses in Hebron Area, Attempt to Burn Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank village of al-Tiwani, and attempted to set fire to the village’s mosque, according to locals. Locals from al-Tiwani, located in the South Hebron Hills, told Ma’an News Agency that a group of 30 settlers from the […]

10 Mar
4:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 February – 06 March 2018. Soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, while 12 shooting incidents targeting Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore were […]

10 Mar
1:16

Palestinian Hospitalized After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Him Near Bethlehem

A young Palestinian man was rushed, on Friday evening, to Beit Jala governmental hospital, after Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted him, and struck him with their rifles and batons. The young man, identified as Jihad Zawahra suffered moderate wounds, when a group of soldiers assaulted him after stopping him near the […]

09 Mar
4:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure And Abduct Many Palestinians Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against protesters across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, injured and abducted many protesters, as the weekly processions continue for the 14th consecutive week against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital […]

09 Mar
3:35

Weekly Nonviolent Procession Held In Ni’lin

Scores of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli international peace activists, held on Friday the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village and heading towards the Annexation Wall near […]

09 Mar
3:13

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The protesters marched from the center of […]