Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

10 Dec

Knesset Approves Plans for 770 Housing Units

The Local Committee for Planning and Building for the Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem approved, on Wednesday evening, a plan to build 770 housing units in the Gilo neighborhood, south of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the committee also approved a new […]

10 Dec

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

08 Dec

Barghouthi: Legitimizing Settlement Outposts a Declaration of War

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouthi, on Tuesday, said the legitimization of settlement outposts, by the Israeli Knesset, is “a war on the Palestinian people.” In a press statement, the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the misappropriation of private Palestinian land in favor of illegal settlements amounts to “a […]

08 Dec

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

08 Dec

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

08 Dec

Continued Demolitions in Negev, West Bank

Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in Bedouin villages unrecognized by Israel in the southern Negev region, Wednesday morning. Local sources said that forces from the Yoav, the special Israeli police unit created to implement demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev, escorted by Israeli bulldozers, demolished a house in the village of […]

07 Dec

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

07 Dec

Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator

UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the occupied West Bank. Some have pronounced it to be a step towards the total […]

06 Dec

Illegal Colonists Uproot 40 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, more than 40 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement’s files in the northern part of the West Bank, said […]

05 Dec

John Kerry to Israel: Choose Settlements or Two-state Solution

Israel cannot have both, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, in unprecedented comments, Sunday, at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. “There is no status quo. It is getting worse,” said Kerry, according to Al Ray, referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is […]

03 Dec

Umm al-Hiran: A Village Off the Maps

12/02/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al Khalil Team Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin village in the Negev desert of southern Israel. The village is surrounded by open landscape, the only structures in sight line. About a fifteen minute drive away is a small city called Hura, where the children […]

03 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This week’s protest also marked the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People.   Many Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists marched from the center […]

02 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (24 – 30 November 2016)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 November 2016. Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the the northern part of occupied Jerusalem, while forces conducted 57 incursions into Palestinian communities across the West Bank, and one in the […]

01 Dec

Economic Collapse in East Jerusalem: Strategies for Recovery

Nur Arafeh , November 30, 2016 Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network In an unusual move, and after years of neglect, American and European delegations and development agencies have recently been visiting East Jerusalem and showing an increased interest in “doing something” about its deteriorating socioeconomic conditions. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is, […]

29 Nov

Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980

Arab human rights organization resists Israeli plans to construct 1,600 settlement units, and expropriate 25,000 acres of Syrian land in the occupied Golan.  Al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan announced, in a press release, that it has written to the European Union, European governments and the Permanent Members […]

27 Nov

Jordan Valley: Israeli Settlers Attempt to Cultivate Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attempted to cultivate Palestinian-owned lands in the village of Sakout, near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors settlement activity in Jordan Valley, said that Israeli settlers, accompanied by agricultural equipment, broke into a land near the village and attempted […]

27 Nov

Equal Israeli Access to Stolen Palestinian Land

The ‘regularization law’ to sanction land theft in the West Bank has a solid basis: most Israelis live on Palestinian land confiscated in 1948. The cries of the Cossacks in the West Bank Samarian hills are not meant to arouse compassion in the heart of the average Israeli liberal, who […]

27 Nov

Israeli Settlements: More than just ‘Obstacles to Peace’

(Photo: A Palestinian stands on his property overlooking the Israeli settlement Har Homa, West Bank, February 18, 2011. UPI/Debbie Hill) With the election of businessman and erstwhile reality TV star Donald Trump to the presidency, all conventional political ‘wisdom’ was upended. This, in and of itself, may not be a […]

26 Nov

Israel Condemns French Decision to Label Settlement Products

The Israeli government has condemned France’s decision to label settlement products, according to Israeli public radio. The Foreign Ministry said that, with this decision, France may strengthen measures which could be interpreted as support for “extremist” group positions, including the boycott movement against Israel. PNN further reports that an Israeli political source […]

26 Nov

Bil’in Holds The Weekly Protest

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched Friday against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Popular Committee in Bil’in said the nonviolent protestors marched while carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting for national unity, the […]

22 Nov

Settlers Pelt Hebron Area Home with Molotov Cocktails

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, set fire to a Palestinian-owned home in Masafer Yatta, to the south of Hebron, according to a local activist. Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the popular committee against the separation wall and settlements, told WAFA correspondence that settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Yatir, built on Palestinian-owned […]

22 Nov

Historic Names of Palestinian Landmarks in Jerusalem to be Changed by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli government reportedly intends to change the historic names of Jerusalem landmarks into Israeli ones, Hebrew channel 7 reported. According to the site, the  government will change the name of Damascus Gate, one of the most ancient gates of Jerusalem, to “Heroes Square”, in honor of Israeli settlers and soldiers. […]

20 Nov

With Trump in Power, Israel to Resume Construction of Thousands of “Frozen” Settlement Units

The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee, on Sunday, announced that Israel intends to build thousands of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, now that Donald Trump has been elected to the United States presidential office, saying that the settlement project was “frozen for years, for fear of angering Obama.” […]

20 Nov

Army Confiscates A Tractor Near Tubas

Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, southeast of Tubas in the West Bank, and confiscated an agricultural tractor belonging to a local farmer. ‘Aref Daraghma, a Palestinian expert in colonies’ affairs and Israeli violations in the occupied territories, said the soldiers confiscated a tractor belonging […]

18 Nov

Palestinians, Israeli And International Activists Hold The Weekly Protest In Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protest was held by approximately twenty Palestinians, ten Israelis and five international peace activists, who marched from […]

18 Nov

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

17 Nov

Barkat Threatens Destruction Of Hundreds Of Palestinian Homes If Illegal Outpost Is Removed

Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir Barkat, threatened to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the city, should Israel implement a high court ruling regarding the removal of Amona colonialist outpost, defined by Israel itself as illegally built on Palestinian land, in the occupied West Bank. Barkat claimed that the […]

14 Nov

Israel Seizes Land near Salfit, Evicts 10 Jordan Valley Families over Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Sunday, confiscated an 18-dunam plot of land near Salfit town, in the central occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Jamal al-Ahmad, a local anti-settlement activist, said that, by declaring the plot a state land, Israel will have taken over 138 dunams of land in the area, […]

14 Nov

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster. Abu Rudeina , on Sunday evening, said that these measures are completely unacceptable, adding that […]

12 Nov

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]

12 Nov

Clashes In Kufur Qaddoum After Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession 

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of protesters in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, as dozens marched during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and the continued closure of the town’s main road for the 14th consecutive year. The protestors marched […]

11 Nov

Settlements Aren’t an Obstacle to Peace says Top Trump Advisor

Jason Greenblatt, prospective advisor to Donald Trump on Israel, emboldens Israeli hopes of annexing the West Bank.  ~Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) The U.S. election results, on Wednesday, were welcomed with excitement in Israel. Israeli minister of education Naftali Bennett (Habait Hayehudi) called the election of Donald Trump a […]

10 Nov

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]

09 Nov

Palestinian Dies From A Head Injury Suffered In 1992

Medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man, died on Wednesday morning, from very serious wounds he suffered in 1992, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the head, during a military invasion into the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The sources said the Palestinian, Ahmad […]

08 Nov

Construction of Settlement Trade Center Approved by Israeli Government

The High Committee for Israeli Civil Planning and Building has approved the building of a huge shopping center to west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, after deliberating for several years. Israeli daily “Haaretz” reported, on Tuesday, that the plan was approved last month, and that the state is to build a […]

07 Nov

Settlers Steal Olive Crops from Village in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers have reportedly stolen olive crops gathered from land belonging to farmers from the village of Deir Sharaf, to the northwest of Nablus, a Palestinian official said on Monday. Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of the settlements file in the northern occupied West Bank, told WAFA that […]

06 Nov

Colonizers Build New Illegal Settlement in Jordan Valley

Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, on Sunday, said that Israeli settlers have a new community gathering near an Israeli military station in the northern part of the valley, five kilometers away from two other settlements. According to the newspaper, PNN reports, the settlers arrived in the area two months ago, built a […]

05 Nov

Two Seriously; Four Palestinians Injured After Being Assaulted By Fanatic Israeli Colonists

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that four Palestinians have been injured, two of them suffered life-threatening wounds, after being assaulted by several extremist Israeli colonists near Ramallah. The attack took place in the al-Batha area, close to Talmon illegal colony, that was built on privately-owned Palestinian lands. The Palestinian […]

05 Nov

(Video) Army Injures Three, Kidnaps One, And Sprays Waste-Water Inside Homes In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, the […]

03 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 October – 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016). (photo: On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located at the center of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext […]

02 Nov

Jordan Valley: 9 Families Forced Out of Homes for Israeli Military Drills

Israeli forces have ordered nine Palestinian Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes, in order to make way for Israeli military training in the area, local sources said on Wednesday. Palestinians believe, according to WAFA, that the military exercises are part of a larger Israeli scheme […]

02 Nov

Settlements to be Connected through Light Rail

Israeli transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, has approved a plan to connect several illegal West Bank Israeli settlements around Jerusalem via light rail system. According to Jerusalem Online, the new light rail stations, made of four lines, will be connected to the already existing  light rail stations in Jerusalem. The lines […]

31 Oct

Israeli Bulldozers Carry Out Limited Incursion into Gaza

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday morning, have reportedly carried out a limited incursion into the Khan Younis region of the southern Gaza Strip. Four army bulldozers launched a limited incursion into eastern Al-Khuza’a town, to the east of Khan Younis, entering 50 meters into the Strip. Bulldozers then started leveling lands, according […]

29 Oct

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut Palestinian Olive Trees In Bethlehem

A group of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, earlier Saturday, a Palestinian olive orchard in Wad al-Harayeq area, south of Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, and cut more than 18 large olive trees. The assailants apparently tried to cut more trees, but a fence that was around large areas of the […]

27 Oct

181 Settlement Units to be Built in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities are planning to build 181 new housing units in Jerusalem, next week, according to the Bilateral Committee for Planning and Municipal Building in the “Gilo” neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. According to the report published by Israeli Channel 2, last night, the approval was delayed in order not […]

27 Oct

1600 Israeli Settlement Units to be Built in Occupied Golan

According to reports, the Israeli Finance Ministry has approved plans for the construction of 1,600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Katzrin, in the occupied Syrian Golan. Katzrin is the largest Israeli settlement (population 8,000) in the Occupied Syrian Golan. According to the PNN, it was built over the […]

27 Oct

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Hebron, Navy Attacks Fishers In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday, the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The soldiers also invaded an area east of Tubas, while the navy attacked fishing boats in Gaza waters. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

27 Oct

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered When Israeli Settler’s Car Struck Ho Horse-Dawn Cart

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian man died from wounds suffered Tuesday when a speeding Israeli settler’s car struck his horse-drawn cart, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, causing very serious injuries. The sources stated that Mohammad Daoud, 61, died from his serious wounds on […]

25 Oct

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Tents In Palestinian Land, In The Northern Plains

Dozens of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian land in Khirbit al-Himma, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and installed tents, after recently illegally occupying the land, and establishing a new outpost. Mo’taz Bisharat, who monitors Israel’s illegal colonist activities in Tubas Governate, said nearly 30 Israeli colonists […]

25 Oct

Palestinian Man And His Wife Injured After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car

Medical sources have reported that, Monday, that a Palestinian man and his wife suffered serious and moderate wounds after being struck by a speeding car driver by an Israeli colonist’s car, east of Qalqilia. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the man suffered life-threatening wounds, and his wife suffered […]

22 Oct

Palestine’s Sweeter Fruit

The al-Natsheh family vineyard, run by one of its founder’s sons, faces an uncertain future… Palestine’s most famous crop is the olive, but not to be overlooked are its grapes. Best known for grape production is the Hebron area of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The al-Natsheh family vineyard in Hebron […]

22 Oct

Israeli Colonists Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian lands close to Elon Moreh colony that was illegally built on Palestinian property, and started bulldozing large areas. Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement policies in the occupied territories, said the settlers bulldozed and uprooted large […]

22 Oct

Weekly Protest Held In Kufur Qaddoum

Dozens of Palestinians, and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent pretest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and the continued closure of the town’s main road, in addition to the escalating Israeli violations. The protesters […]

22 Oct

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack The Weekly Protest In Bil’in

On Friday, several extremist Israeli colonists, taking position on a small hill behind the Annexation Wall, attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from […]

21 Oct

Illegal Settlers Seize Palestinian-owned Lands in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, reportedly took over a Palestinian-owned area of land in al-Humma region of the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down an infrastructure, according to a local official. M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements […]

19 Oct

Settlers Erect Tents in Hebron, Force Out Shepherds

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday erected tents on Palestinian land located to the east of the town of Idhna, south of Hebron, chased Palestinian shepherds out and prevented them from grazing their livestock in the area, according to local sources. Sources told WAFA correspondence that settlers erected three tents […]

16 Oct

Israeli PM Blasts Human Rights Organizations for Speaking Out against Military Occupation

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted two Israeli rights groups for speaking against illegal Israeli settlements and occupation at a UN Security Council meeting. B’Tselem and Americans for Peace Now, affiliated to the Israeli Peace Now movement, on Friday, joined an informal UN Security Council session on Tel Aviv’s continued […]

16 Oct

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Picking Olives Near Nablus

Dozens of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Sunday, Palestinians harvesting their olive orchards, in a number of villages and towns, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement policies in the occupied territories, said that the colonists […]

13 Oct

FIFA to Assess Matches in Settlements

The council meeting for FIFA, the worldwide football association, that opens on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Zurich, will hear from a monitoring committee it established in 2015 to review its sponsorship of matches on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In a report issued on September 25, 2016, Human […]

13 Oct

The West Bank Olive Harvest, In Light of Settler Attacks

(Photo: The harvest season represents a symbol to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian farmers, and a refuge for impoverished families.) The olive harvest, in the occupied West Bank, is considered to be as a Palestinian wedding which comes in October of every year; yet, it remains unsafe from the […]

11 Oct

ISM Photo Story: Jewish Holidays Bring Harassment to Occupied Hebron

The 3rd and 4th of October marked the celebrations of the Jewish New Year. In the occupied West Bank, Jewish holidays, celebrated by the settlers from the illegal settlements. This usually translates to an increase in harassment, restrictions and the presence of heavily-armed military occupying forces and settlers, often not […]

08 Oct

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Bedouin Village

For the 104th time in just a few years, Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Friday, the al-Araqeeb Bedouin village, in the Negev. Several Israeli army and police vehicles surrounded the Bedouin community, before invading it, and demolished it. Resident Aziz SIyah Touri, who was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by […]

Israeli helicopter over settlement of Shiloh (image from
02 Oct

Israeli government marks Rosh Hashanah by sealing borders, expanding settlements

Israeli authorities locked down the West Bank and Gaza, home to over 5 million Palestinians, in preparation for the national celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Sunday. In addition, the Israeli government approved plans for nearly one hundred more settlement units to be […]

30 Sep

Ingrid Jaradat: Israeli Politics on Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Ingrid Jaradat, a lobbyist and expert on Jerusalem affairs discusses, with the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Israeli politics on Jerusalem and the problem of a lack of specific solidarity strategies regarding the city. Jaradat, who is a former director of Badil, a civil society organization working on Palestinian residency rights, states […]

30 Sep

REPORT: Extrajudicial Killings in Old City Hebron since September 2015

On the 25th of September, 2016, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee submitted a comprehensive complaint to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, regarding the frequent and systematic extrajudicial killing of Palestinians in the Hebron’s Old City district since September of 2015. Since then, 32 Palestinians were slain there. 4 of the 32 killings […]

27 Sep

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian School for 4th Time

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demolished a new classroom made out of Zinc, in the Abu Nuwwar school, Khan Al-Ahmar, occupied East Jerusalem. This is the fourth time the school is demolished by Israel, who refuses to give it permission to continue, according to the PNN. The school is located in area […]

26 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Invade Bedouin A Community Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and officials of the “Civil Administration Office” invaded, Sunday, the Abu Nowwar Bedouin committee in the al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and took pictures of a room that was added to the local elementary school. Daoud Jahalin, the spokesperson of Abu Nowwar community, said the soldiers […]

24 Sep

Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest Celebrates Victory Of Hunger Striking Detainees

Residents of Bil’in village in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly protester in the village, Friday, also celebrating the victory of three hunger striking detainees, held by Israel. The procession started from the center of the village, and headed […]

19 Sep

Israeli Forces Order Jerusalemites to Close Shops, Extremist Settlers Raid Al Aqsa

Israeli soldiers forced, on Monday morning, traders from occupied Jerusalem to close their shops. Al Ray sources said that the occupation ordered the traders to close their shops in Salah al-Din, al-Sultan Suleiman, and al-Rashid streets, in the Old City district of Jerusalem. The sources also explained that the soldiers spread […]

19 Sep

Hebron: Palestinian Trees Resist Israeli Occupation

According to the PNN. the Center for Freedom and Justice in Beit Ummar village, to the north of Hebron, is facilitating a popular struggle, with grape trees and vegetable fields as key components. Beit Ummar has, for several years, been a hot spot for nonviolent popular struggle against the Israeli occupation. […]

17 Sep

Hundreds March In Kufur Qaddoum’s Weekly Protest

Hundreds of Palestinians marched, Friday, in the weekly protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, also demanding Israel to reopen the town’s main road that was closed more than 13 years ago. Morad Eshteiwy, the media […]

12 Sep

Two Palestinians Seriously Injured After Being Crushed By an Israeli Vehicle In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two young men suffered serious wounds, on Monday evening, after being crushed by an Israeli military vehicle in the al-Fahs area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Zeidan Abu Daoud, who witnessed the attack, said the military vehicles […]

11 Sep

Palestinian Child Killed In Bethlehem After Being Rammed By An Israeli Car

Palestinian medical sources said that a child, six years of age, was killed on Saturday evening, after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colonist’s car in Um Rokba area, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. She was identified as Lama Marwan Mousa. Israeli medics […]

10 Sep

Ashrawi Meets with Delegation from Chile

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi recently met with a visiting delegation of Palestinian business and civil society leaders from Chile at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, and welcomed them to Palestine. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Ashrawi called on the members of the delegation to maintain […]

06 Sep

Army Seizes Agricultural Road For Settler Use in Qaryut Village

The Israeli army’s civil administration, on Monday, decided to annex a dirt road used by Palestinian villagers for agricultural purposes, in Qaryut village, south of Nablus, for use by Jewish settlers. A local activist said, in a statement, that the army would seize the dirt road and the land around […]

05 Sep

Extremist Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Israeli settlers, under heavy guard of special forces, again stormed Al-Aqsa mosque courtyards via the Maghariba gate, on Sunday morning. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that the settlers broke into Al-Aqsa in small groups and carried out provocative tours in the courtyards, adding that photos were taken in several areas of […]

02 Sep

AIC Video: Neglecting Settlers’ Violence

In contradiction of extremely low conviction rates, settler violence against Palestinians is at least a weekly occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In 2016, there has been an average of 2 incidents of settler violence per week, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the United […]

01 Sep

Plans for 463 Settlement Housing Units Advanced in West Bank

Photo: A bulldozer is seen next to a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa on March 19, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli, File) Israel’s Civil Administration recently approved the advancement of plans for 463 new housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, Israeli NGO Peace […]

31 Aug

Palestinian Injured by Settler Dogs

An elderly Palestinian man sustained serious to moderate injuries Tuesday after an Israeli settler unleashed his dogs on him, according to a Palestinian official. Rizeq Abu Nasir, coordinator of the popular committee against the apartheid wall, told WAFA correspondence that Tawfiq Khaled, aged 66, was picking figs on his land in Deir […]

Beit Romano (image from TIPH)
24 Aug

Israel to expand colonial settlement in Hebron

August 24, 2016 9:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday condemned an announcement the previous day by the Israeli government that they would allow the expansion of a Jewish-only settlement in Hebron to allow an additional 100 Israelis to construct houses on illegally-seized Palestinian land. The new houses will be constructed on an Israeli military […]

22 Aug

Israel Plans To Build New Illegal Colony In Hebron

August 22, 2016 10:38 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu and its “Housing Ministry” are planning the construction of new colonialist residential units for Jewish settlers in the heart of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that, a few months ago, former Defense Minister […]

19 Aug

Islamic Christian Committee: Israel Planning Jerusalem Entrance Project to Obliterate Muslim Christian Spirit

The Islamic Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and Holy Sites warned, on Thursday, against an Israeli project called the “New Face of Modern Jerusalem,” which targets the main western entrance of the city. The committee said, in a press release, that the plan aims to give Jerusalem a Jewish character, obliterate […]

18 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

Several Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday, the western area of Teqoua town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before uprooting and bulldozing Palestinian lands. The soldiers surrounded the area before invading it, and started bulldozing and uprooting the Palestinian lands, close to the western entrance […]

15 Aug

Hamdallah: Israel Planning to Cut West Bank in Two

The Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, condemned an Israeli plan to appropriate Palestinian land in order to establish a new settlement in the West Bank. “Israel’s move to build a new illegal settlement and bypass road next to Bethlehem is another step into cutting the West Bank […]

Settlers invading al-Aqsa (image by Ma'an news)
15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers & Settlers invade al-Aqsa Mosque, 18 Palestinians Injured

On Sunday, a group of around 250 armed Israeli settlers, accompanied by dozens of Israeli soldiers, invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in the world for Muslims. The Israeli settlers, mainly religious Jews, invaded the mosque as part of their celebration of the Jewish holiday of […]

14 Aug

Salfit Farmers Unable To Harvest Their Lands Isolated Behind The Wall

Dozens of farmers from the central West Bank district of Salfit have complained about being prevented from entering their lands, isolated behind the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, in Salfit. The farmers, from Salfit city, Masha, Marda, Eskaka and many communities in the district, said the Israeli army is denying them […]

13 Aug

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked dozens of residents holding the weekly nonviolent protest, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of […]

12 Aug

Mobile Home Settlements Established in Hebron’s Old City District

In the anticipation of extending existing illegal settlements on Palestinian lands, Israeli forces have been setting up new mobile homes in the heart of Hebron’s old city. Thus far they have built 12 mobile homes behind the military base, in the old bus station behind Osama Bin Monqez School, according […]

12 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, as the Israeli, international and Palestinian activists marched this week in solidarity with hunger-striking detainee Bilal Kayed. The protesters marched from the center of the village carrying Palestinian flags, posters of […]

10 Aug

ISM Issues Statement Concerning Israeli Measures against Activists

8th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement with a mandate to support Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance to Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance includes the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, until it adheres to its obligations […]

10 Aug

Israeli Synagogue and Plunge Pool to be Built on Palestinian Lands

The so-called Committee for Planning and Construction, in the municipality of Jerusalem, is scheduled to discuss a plan to confiscate lands from the Mount Scopus neighborhood, in Jerusalem, for the construction of synagogues and a plunge pool. The synagogue and pool are to be constructed in the settlement neighborhood of […]

09 Aug

154 Settlers Storm Al Aqsa

Dozens of extremist settlers, accompanied by Israeli intelligence agents, stormed  Al Aqsa  Mosque on Tuesday morning, via the Mughrabi gate, amid intensive military presence in the Old City district of annexed East Jerusalem.  At 7.30 am, Israeli police opened the gate and spread out special forces and rapid intervention units and individuals […]

09 Aug

New Israeli Plan To Build 2,500 Units In Illegal Gilo Colony

The Israeli government and the Jerusalem City Council are advancing a plan to build 2,500 units in the Gilo colony, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Gilo was built on lands owned by Palestinians from Beit Jala, al-Walaja and Batteer in the West Bank district of Bethlehem. The new construction plan, that […]

04 Aug

VIDEO: 2016 Spike in Home Demolitions

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. According to B’Tselem — the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities during the first six months of 2016 than in all of 2015. From January to July in 2016, Israel […]

04 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Beat Pregnant Wife of Suspected Gunman

Israeli military forces stormed, on Wednesday at dawn, the house of Hadeel Owda, wife of Mohammad al-Faqeeh, who was killed by Israeli forces on July 27, and proceeded to physically assault her. Family members claimed, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that an Israeli military detachment stormed the house, while a […]

02 Aug

Israeli Forces Hunt for Palestinian Children in Hebron Market

1st August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team On Sunday, 31st July 2016, Israeli forces in the Old City Palestinian market (souq), in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), were searching for a group of three Palestinian boys. Claiming they were throwing stones, Israeli searched for them in order to arrest […]

01 Aug

1970 Document Shows West Bank Settlements Built on Lies

While it has been a long open secret that the seizure of Palestinian land to build illegal settlements in the West Bank has been built on false pretenses, a secret document from 1970 has surfaced which confirms this, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The document, a copy of which […]

29 Jul

US Department of State: Israeli Settlement Policy “Provocative”

The US State Department strongly condemned, in a statement issued on Wednesday, Israel’s continued settlement expansion in occupied Jerusalem. State Department Spokesman John Kirby said, in the statement, that the United States was “deeply concerned” by reports of the Israeli government opening tenders for 323 additional units in several Israeli […]

28 Jul

New Tenders Released for Over 300 Settlement Units in Jerusalem

The Israel land authority, on Wednesday, released tenders for the construction of 323 housing units in occupied Jerusalem. According to the new plan, 130 housing units will be built in the Har Homa settlement on  Abu Gneim Mount, east of Bethlehem, 89 others in Gilo settlement, to the south of Jerusalem, […]

24 Jul

Extremist Settlers Desecrate Islamic Sites in Kifl Haris

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, broke into Kifl Haris town, to the north of the West Bank district of Salfit, and proceeded to desecrate Islamic shrines there. Witnesses said, according to WAFA correspondence, that a large number of settlers broke into the town in the predawn hours, and proceeded to ‘intentionally […]