Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

08 Mar
9:21

Settlers Attack West Bank Palestinian Farmers

Israeli Jewish settlers attacked, on Thursday, Palestinian farmers as they were ploughing their land in the village of al-Sawiyeh, south of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank district, said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Rahalim, built on al-Sawiyeh […]

06 Mar
12:55

Israeli Colonizers Attack Four Children In Hebron

Several Israeli colonizers, living in the Mitzpe Yair illegal outpost in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, attacked three Palestinian children while heading back home, Monday, while another colonizer tried to ram a child with his car. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees […]

05 Mar
11:00

Israeli Excavations Cause Damage To Homes In Silwan

The ongoing Israeli excavations under Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh Neighborhood, in Silwan town south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, have led to further structural damage to several homes. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the excavations are causing serious damage to the homes, especially […]

04 Mar
9:11

40% of Israeli Cemeteries on Private Palestinian Lands

Approximately 40 percent of Israeli settlers’ graves in the occupied West Bank were built on privately-owned Palestinian land, an Israeli survey published on Sunday . A survey published by Haaretz revealed, according to Al Ray, that more than 600 graves, on 10 settlements, were built on privately owned Palestinian lands […]

04 Mar
12:20

Israeli Soldiers Fire A Gas Bomb At A Palestinian Couple Carrying Infant

A video published by the Israeli “Volunteers For Human Rights” (Yesh Din) organization, documented Israeli soldiers firing a gas bomb at a Palestinian father and mother, carrying their infant child, during a military invasion into Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday evening. Eyewitnesses […]

03 Mar
7:29

Long Overdue: Alternatives to the Paris Protocol

by Nur Arafeh  Overview If Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is serious about distancing himself from reliance on US mediation and from collaboration with Israel he should look seriously at alternatives to the Paris Economic Protocol – the parameters for the economic relationship between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory […]

03 Mar
7:00

Right Wing Parties Politicize Israeli Judiciary to Legitimize Illegal Settlements

Israel’s judiciary system reportedly did not, and still does not, act in isolation from Israeli political considerations in many stations related to Palestinian lives and the ongoing conflict on the ground, between settlers, the government of Israel and Palestinian citizens. The judicial system usually intervenes under the direction of the […]

02 Mar
11:53

Bil’in Marks Thirteenth Anniversary of Nonviolent Resistance Against the Wall, Colonies

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the fifteenth anniversary of ongoing popular nonviolent resistance against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, before the soldiers resorted to the excessive use […]

02 Mar
6:18

Israeli Soldiers Injure 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 protesters. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of locals, accompanied by Israeli and […]

28 Feb
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Lands To Pave New Segregated Road

Israeli soldiers illegally confiscated, Wednesday, 24 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to pave a new segregated, settler-only road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file in northern West Bank, said the confiscation aims at creating […]

27 Feb
10:47

Israelis Call for Storming Al-Aqsa over Purim Holiday

Groups associated with the reconstruction of the alleged historic Temple Mount have called on supporters to widely take part in the intensive break-ins to al-Aqsa Mosque over the next two days, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. The extremist groups have pointed out that this storming is important to […]

25 Feb
7:55

120 Dunams of Palestinian Land Seized by Israeli Settlers

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, have seized 120 dunams of land from Jalud village, south of Nablus, as Israeli authorities are constructing the settlement of Amihai on Palestinian lands, as well. Ghassan Daghlas, who is responsible for the settlement files in the West Bank, said that settlers are taking advantage […]

25 Feb
12:40

Army Injures One Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli invaded, Saturday, Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and attacked nonviolent protesters, wounding a young man. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers used live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs against the protesters. He […]

25 Feb
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after several army vehicles invaded it, when locals stopped an attack by colonialist settlers. Media sources in Nablus said dozens of Palestinians took off to the street, protesting the military […]

23 Feb
6:39

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

23 Feb
2:32

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot three Palestinians, including one child. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the procession started from the center of the town, before […]

22 Feb
9:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

22 Feb
8:45

Settlers Attack Palestinians near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian vehicles near the town of Silat al-Zohor, to the south of West Bank city Jenin, and shouted anti-Arab slogans. Witnesses confirmed that settlers deployed near the settlement of “Homesh”, and attacked the vehicles of citizens and threw stones, amid racial chants. They pointed out, […]

22 Feb
8:34

Palestinians Kept Indoors as Jewish Settlers Storm West Bank Village

The Israeli army forced Palestinians, in the village Kufl Haris, near Salfit, in the north of the West Bank, to stay indoors on Wednesday night, to make it possible for Jewish extremists to storm the village and perform rituals there, according to residents. They told WAFA that the army raided […]

22 Feb
3:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man, and assaulted another, after the army invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers gathered at the main entrance of the town, and attacked Palestinian protesters with live fire, rubber-coated […]

21 Feb
10:55

New Settlement Under Construction near Nablus

Israeli settlers began, on Wednesday morning, building a new settlement to the south of Nablus, in the occupied northern West Bank, a settlement that was recognized as a substitute for the outpost Amona, which was evacuated last year. According to Al Ray, settlers brought many residential caravans to the outpost […]

21 Feb
10:46

Settlers Attack Palestinian Shepherd, Slaughter Sheep

Jewish Israeli settlers attacked and slaughtered, on Wednesday, 10 sheep belonging to a Palestinian herder in the Nablus area village of Einabus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that settlers from Yitzhar attacked the herder and […]

21 Feb
10:40

Mobiles Homes Installed in West Bank Settlement

On Wednesday morning, the Israeli company “Kelvon” began installing mobile homes at the work site of the new “Amihai” settlement, on the lands of Jalud village, in Nablus governorate. Ghassan Douglass, who is responsible for the settlement files in the northern West Bank,  said that the southern area of ​​the village […]

18 Feb
5:38

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Driver near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Sunday assaulted a Palestinian bus driver who works for the Israeli transportation company Egged, near Hebron, in the southern West Bank, local sources said. WAFA correspondence said that the driver, identified as Salah Abu Jamal, from occupied East Jerusalem, was severely beaten by fanatic settlers near illegal […]

17 Feb
4:06

Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, eight Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and one child in the northern part of Qalqilia city, after the army assaulted dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation […]

16 Feb
3:36

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started from the center of the village, heading towards the illegal Annexation Wall near Abu Lemon area. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by […]

16 Feb
2:32

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many, including one child. The Palestinians nonviolently marched in Sbeih Mountain, south of the city, protesting a new illegal colonialist outpost, which was recently installed by Israeli […]

16 Feb
1:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, one Palestinian with live fire, and another with a gas bomb in his face, in addition causing dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against dozens of residents who marched in the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya […]

16 Feb
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees Near Nablus, Injure Many

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinians, who were planting olive trees in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many of them. Fuad Ma’ali, the head of Beita Local Council, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the Palestinians, and […]

16 Feb
8:21

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian Teen Near Jenin

Several extremist Israeli colonizers attacked, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near the al-Fandaqumiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The teen, identified as Eyad Abdul-Rahman Salama, 16, was picnicking with his friends in the mountains of Sielet ath-Thaher town, west of Jenin when the […]

15 Feb
8:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 February, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt, as 43 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 26 of them […]

15 Feb
7:32

Bethlehem: Israel to Open Settler Road, Build New Housing Units

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly approved the construction of a settlement road, and the establishment of housing units on land in the towns of Beit Jala and  Al Khader, in the Bethlehem governorate. According to WAFA, Israeli reports said the Israeli government approved the construction of a settlement road, extending […]

15 Feb
2:41

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that a young Palestinian man suffered serious wounds after being attacked by extremist Israeli colonists, while leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) rushed to the mosque and provided the young man with the urgently […]

14 Feb
11:24

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinian homes in Asira al-Qibliyya town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from […]

13 Feb
11:44

Israeli Colonists Damage Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonist settlers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Awarta and Jeet villages, east and west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, damaged a few cars, and wrote racist graffiti. Media sources in Nablus said the colonists broke the windshield of several parks Palestinian cars and […]

12 Feb
10:12

Illegal Settlers Install New Outpost Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Monday, a new outpost on Palestinian lands, south of Beita village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Fuad Ma’ali, the head of Beita Local Council, said the colonialists installed four mobile homes on four dunams of Palestinian lands, owned […]

10 Feb
10:02

Protest Marks 30 Years Since Intifada Settler Murder

(photo: Protesters gather on the closed road in front of the illegal settlement Kadumim) 02/10/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Yesterday, in Kfar Qaddum, Israeli armed forces fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters, luckily without injuries. The 8th of February marked 30 years since Kfar Qaddum’s first march during […]

09 Feb
7:59

Israel Moves to Approve New West Bank Settlement

The Israeli government convened on Sunday, 4 February, 2018, to approve a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The government said, according to Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, that it had decided to “regularize” the illegal Gilad settlement outpost, to connect it to the electrical […]

09 Feb
2:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers were deployed around the Ibrahimi Mosque, installed many roadblocks and searched dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. […]

09 Feb
1:28

Army Injures Dozens, Detain Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent Palestinian protesters in the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, injured dozens and detained many journalists. Media sources in Ramallah said the protesters marched in the village, heading towards their lands, which were illegally […]

08 Feb
10:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 01 – 07 February, 2018. Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to soldiers’ lives, while Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar, in a crime of extra-judicial execution. […]

08 Feb
9:55

Villagers Undermine Settler Attempt to Abduct Palestinian Boys

A number of illegal Jewish Israeli settlers recently attempted to abduct two Palestinian children in the village of Madma, to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Talaat Ziyadeh, member of the village council, said, according to Days of Palestine, that the settlers descended from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, […]

08 Feb
9:00

Mount of Olives: Israel Planning Park to Connect Two Settlements

Hebrew daily Haaretz, on Thursday, unveiled a new Israeli plan to build a park on the Mount of Olives overlooking Old Jerusalem, which will link two settlement outposts to the Jewish side of  Jerusalem. PNN reports that the park will be located on the western slopes of the Mount of […]

07 Feb
4:21

Military Training Leaves Devastation And Destruction In Palestinian Lands

On Wednesday morning, Israeli tanks withdrew from Palestinian agricultural lands, in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Pains of the occupied West Bank, after invading them and using them for live fire training, causing excessive damage, and devastating the farmers. The head of the Agricultural Department in the West Bank, […]

06 Feb
7:45

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Monday, that many residents have been injured, after groups of illegal colonialist Israeli settlers hurled stones at their cars, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the Palestinians suffered various cuts and […]

05 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Conduct Wide-scale Search in Salfit following Settler Stabbing Death

On Monday, Israeli forces carried out a wide-scale search campaign in several villages and towns located to the north of Salfit, blocked roads and declared these areas to be closed military zones following the killing of an Israeli colonist settler near the Israeli settlement of Ariel, according to local sources. […]

04 Feb
9:46

Israel To Retroactively Legalize A Colonialist Outpost

The Israeli government is slated to discuss granting official recognition of Havat Gilad illegal outpost, which was built on  illegally-seized private Palestinian lands south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The government will discuss a proposal by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is also […]

03 Feb
10:24

Israeli Colonist Settlers Attack Farmers In Beit Ummar

A group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, many Palestinian farmers on their own lands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that  the assailants, including a security guard of Karmie Tzur illegal colony, […]

02 Feb
5:44

Settlers Paint Racist Graffiti on Walls in Nabi Saleh

(photo: archive image, Alternative Information Center) Jewish Israeli settlers, early Friday, spray-painted anti-Palestinian graffiti on walls in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, said a local activist. Anti-Wall and Settlement activist Mohammad Tamimi said that settlers driving a vehicle stormed the village late in the night and spray-painted graffiti calling […]

02 Feb
5:08

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank, and injured several Palestinians, Mohammad Tamimi, a member of the Popular Committee Against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Nabi Saleh, said the soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest with rubber-coated […]

02 Feb
4:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army attacked the weekly nonviolent procession. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the […]

02 Feb
3:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

02 Feb
3:14

Bil’in Holds Its Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, and demanding the release of all symbols of peaceful resistance in occupied Palestine. The protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters of figures […]

02 Feb
9:00

Armed Colonist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Thursday at night, that an armed colonist settler shot a young man, northwest of Ramallah city, in central West Bank. The sources said that Mohammad Kamal Misfir, 25, was shot in his left foot, and was moved to Palestine Medical Complex. The Palestinian was […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

01 Feb
8:27

UN Report: At Least 206 International Companies Tied to Illegal Israeli Settlements

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report, on Wednesday, identifying 206 companies from around the world that are doing business linked to Israeli settlements, built in the occupied West Bank and in violation of international law. The long-delayed report was initially intended to include […]

01 Feb
8:01

Haley Says UN Anti-settlement Report is a “Waste of Time”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday, slammed a UN report on 206 companies tied to Israeli settlements as “a waste of time and resources that showed an “anti-Israeli obsession”. The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights released the report, which did not name the […]

31 Jan
7:49

Colonial Settlers Uproot Over 100 Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Several Israeli settlers uprooted more than 100 olive trees on Palestinian lands, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers from the illegal Rahhalim settlement uprooted dozens of olive trees […]

26 Jan
9:10

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Despite the heavy rain, dozens of Palestinians, and international peace activists, marched in the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and chanted for against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, and for the release of the detainees, especially those facing serious conditions and are […]

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

17 Jan
10:46

Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

17 Jan
10:17

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

17 Jan
8:30

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, In Beit Iksa

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many cars, and wrote racist graffiti. The Local Council in Beit Iksa said the assailants came from “Ramot” illegal Israeli colony, which was built on private Palestinian […]

17 Jan
7:59

Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Azzoun

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured approximately 100 Palestinians, after the locals intercepted an invasion carried out by extremist Israeli colonists. Media sources said dozens of armed settlers invaded the town, before locals hurled stones and […]

13 Jan
7:14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an order nisi (“order to show cause”) in a petition against the Settlement Regularization Law filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

13 Jan
7:00

(Video) Extremist Israeli Colonists Cut More Than 110 Palestinian Olive Trees In Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living on stolen Palestinian lands in Huwwara and Burin villages, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, have cut Saturday more than 110 olive trees, owned by several Palestinians, while Israeli soldiers watched without trying to stop them. The colonists came […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
6:12

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

12 Jan
3:59

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and injured many protesters. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force […]

11 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child from Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army fired live rounds at dozens of Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by colonialist settlers into their village. Media sources in Nablus said many armed […]

11 Jan
4:51

Maliki: US Responsible for Planned Settlement Expansion

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticized the US government on Wednesday for “giving the greenlight” to Israel, to do “whatever it wants with Palestinian land,” with regard to Israeli announcements of plans to build […]

10 Jan
11:33

Israeli Colonizers Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus; Soldiers Abduct Two In Hebron

Early Wednesday, several Israeli colonizers living in illegal colonies and outposts in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, attacked many Palestinian cars, causing damage and wounding two Palestinians. In Hebron, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians and confiscated gold and cash. Medical sources said one Palestinian, identified as Ayman Farouq […]

10 Jan
9:37

Israeli Settler Shot and Killed in Drive-By Shooting

An Israeli settler, identified as 35-year old Rabbi Raziel Shevach, was shot and killed Tuesday while driving on an Israeli settler-only road near a colonial outpost in the northern part of the West Bank, near Nablus. update 9:40 am January 10th 2018: Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, the head of […]

09 Jan
8:42

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

05 Jan
11:38

Israeli Settler Bus Pelted with Molotov Cocktails near Hebron

Palestinian youth reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli settler bus near the al-Fuwwar refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, late Thursday night. Hebrew-language media reported that damages were done to the bus after being hit with two Molotov cocktails, however, no injuries were reported. […]

05 Jan
4:17

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

05 Jan
2:06

Israel Plans Massive Expansion of West Bank Colonial Settlements: 3,829 New Units

In a report by the Israeli Channel Two news, the Israeli government plan was revealed, to give final approval to 3,829 new colonial settlement units next week. The expansion plan follows a number of Israeli directives to take over more Palestinian land in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct […]

05 Jan
1:48

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held In Bil’in

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. This week’s procession also came to protest the illegal recognition of U.S. President Donald Trump of […]

05 Jan
5:42

Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Colony’s Bus

A Palestinian man was killed, Thursday, after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colony’s bus, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers took his body, and returned it to his family five hours later. The family, from Ertas village, south of Bethlehem, said that the bus driver […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

03 Jan
9:38

Tens of Thousands of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2017

Tens of thousands of Jewish Israeli settlers are known to have raided the Al-Aqsa in 2017, Anadolu reported. The Director of Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa Affairs Department gave the figure on Monday, as 25,630 extremist Jews were documented as having taken part in incursions at the holy site in occupied […]

03 Jan
2:04

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units Near Salfit

Israeli “Housing and Construction Minister,” Yuav Galant, stated that his ministry and the government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, have presented plans for expanding Ariel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, near Salfit, in the occupied West Bank. The plan aims at building hundreds of units in Ariel, in addition to […]

03 Jan
7:32

Palestinian Injured by Shrapnel in Nablus, Settlers Erect Tents

A Palestinian was injured by bullet shrapnel on Tuesday, during clashes which broke out with Israeli soldiers in Salem village, to the east of Nablus, said medical sources. Ahmad Jibrel, head of the ambulance and emergency department of the Red Crescent in Nablus, told WAFA that paramedic crews dealt with […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

29 Dec
12:28

Israeli Forces Attack Protest Supporting Imprisoned Teen

On Thursday, dozens of women were attacked by the Israeli military after they gathered outside the Ofer military camp near Ramallah to protest the detention of 17-year old Ahed Tamimi, who was abducted by the Israeli military last week and held in detention since then. According to local sources, the […]

29 Dec
2:11

Soldiers and Settlers Attack Nablus High School (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers and settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Burin high school, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, and fired tear gas inside it. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that occupation forces stormed the school during periods when the students were all inside their classrooms. The sources […]

Al-Bustan neighborhood. Photo: Keren Manor, Activestills, 15 May 2014
26 Dec
4:58

Family Forced by Israeli Authorities to Demolish their Own Home for the Second Time

The Abu Rajab family of Silwan neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, found themselves homeless again on Saturday, after the Israeli government ordered the family to demolish their home for the second time in two months. The family said they had to demolish the home themselves, after the Israeli Jerusalem Municipal Authority […]

24 Dec
8:13

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Six Palestinians As Colonists Uproot Trees

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, six Palestinians with live fire, and rubber-coated steel bullets, after a group of Palestinians tried to stop fanatic Israeli colonists, who invaded their olive orchards, and cut at least thirty trees, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The incident took place after […]

22 Dec
9:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14- 20 December, 2017. Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt: Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 256 […]

22 Dec
8:33

Palestinians Foil Settler Attack on Nablus-area Village

Palestinian resdients of the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, Friday, managed to foil an Israeli settler attack against their town, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli activities in the north of the occupied West Bank, told WAFA that dozens of Israeli settlers, under the […]

21 Dec
12:01

Israeli Colonists Uproot 20 Olive Trees Near Nablus

Several extremist Israeli colonists from Yitzhar illegal colony invaded, late on Thursday at night, Palestinian lands, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut 20 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies file in northern West Bank, said the assailants came from […]

20 Dec
11:27

Jordan Valley Settlements to be Expanded

The Israeli Ministry of Settlement and National Fund announced, Wednesday, a new settlement plan in the Jordan valley, including doubling the number of Israeli settlers and constructing three more settlements. Haaretz paper reported, according to Al Ray, that there are 20 settlements in the Jordan Valley which are housing about […]

19 Dec
11:30

Nabi Saleh: 16-year-old Girl and Her Mother Jailed by Israeli Forces (VIDEO)

12/19/17  | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team | International Women’s Peace Struggle | Occupied Palestine No break for the kid-targeted repressive operation of the Israeli forces. Tonight, soldiers raided Nabi Saleh and arrested Ahed Tamimi. Since years, the village has been the scene for many protests against Halamish illegal settlement, of […]

19 Dec
10:50

Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler. Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense. The Israeli […]

17 Dec
4:07

Israeli Colonists Uproot 500 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists, illegal living on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, uprooted more than approximately 500 Dunams of Palestinian lands, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli assailants came from the illegal Yitzhar colony, and uprooted 500 Dunams […]

16 Dec
4:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

11 Dec
7:33

Army Abducts Three Young Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the village of Bil’in, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Iyad Burnat, of a senior nonviolent leader of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, said the soldiers abducted his son Abdul-Khaleq, and two […]

08 Dec
12:27

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Kufur Qaddoum

Earlier Friday, dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded and isolated Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, ahead of the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies. The army stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards. Morad […]

08 Dec
1:32

Israel Decides To Build 7000 Units For Colonists In Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli “Housing Minister,” former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Army Galant, have decided, Thursday, to push forward a plan for the construction of 14000 units in Jerusalem, including 7000 for Jewish colonists in East Jerusalem. Galant’s plan aims at building 5000 units in Atarot illegal colony, which […]

04 Dec
7:33

Settlement Council Honors Odeh’s Killer

Shomron regional council head Yossi Dagan, in the north of the West Bank, decided to honor the murderer of Mahmoud Odeh, who died in Qasra village, south of Nablus, last Thursday. Al Ray reports that, according to “04” news site, Dagan said, “He deserved all kind of respect and appreciation as […]