Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

26 Sep
9:12

Settlement Guard Burns Agricultural Land South of Nablus

An Israeli settlement guard, Wednesday, set fire to Palestinian-owned agricultural land planted with olive trees in the town of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, said a local official. The village mayor Samer Awais said, according to WAFA, that a security guard from […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “entitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,” an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it “is allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

25 Sep
7:58

Settlers Uproot Fruiting Olive Trees near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, uprooted at least half a dozen fruitful olive trees in al-Hamra area, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. The popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that settlers from the Israeli settlements of Ma’on and Havat Ma’on, built […]

25 Sep
10:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Al-Aqsa Mosque

After dozens of Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by soldiers and police officers, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and conducted provocative tours into the holy site, the soldiers abducted two Waqf workers, and one worshiper. The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted […]

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22 Sep
11:20

Israeli Colonizers Invade Hebron’s Old City; Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian

On Saturday, a group of illegal Israeli colonizers, accompanied by soldiers, invaded the markets’ area in Hebron’s Old City, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, while the soldiers installed roadblocks and abducted an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department. Media sources in Hebron said the […]

21 Sep
9:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

21 Sep
8:15

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ras Karkar, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured Friday, many Palestinians in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, during a nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and the latest illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, wounding twelve, including a journalist, with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing many to […]

21 Sep
7:24

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, shot two Palestinians and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted […]

21 Sep
6:54

Israeli Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession 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, wounding one Palestinian. The protesters, including Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the orchards, isolated behind […]

20 Sep
11:59

Israel to Build Hundreds of Settlement Units in Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 The Israeli government has recently approved the construction of nearly 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem settlements. On September 18, 2018, Israeli settler Aryeh King announced that the Israeli Civil Administration approved a plan to install 220 settlement units in Jabal al-Mukkaber, a Palestinian neighborhood […]

20 Sep
3:20

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

18 Sep
8:28

Settlement Construction Tripled in 2nd Quarter of 2018

Israeli “Peace Now” movement, on Tuesday, said that Israeli construction of settlements has tripled in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter. The movement said, in a statement published on Monday, that during the second quarter of 2018, 794 settlement units were built, compared to 279 settlement […]

17 Sep
10:29

Army Injures Eight Palestinians, Including Two Medics, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday at night, at least eight Palestinians, including two medics, near Joseph Tomb area, east of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. The soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, in addition to firing live rounds at […]

16 Sep
1:32

Update: “Seriously Injured Israeli Settler Dies From His Wounds”

Israeli media sources have confirmed that the settler, who was stabbed at the entrance of a mall near Gush Etzion colony, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has died from his wounds. The man, identified as Ari Fuld, 40 years of age, died from serious wounds to […]

15 Sep
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies. The procession started from the center of the village, heading towards the Wall, […]

14 Sep
7:20

Reclaiming the Political Dimension of the Palestinian Narrative

Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Hazem Jamjoum on September 12, 2018 Editor’s Note: This piece launches Al-Shabaka’s Narrative and Discourse Policy Circle, in which a team of Al-Shabaka policy analysts are working together across borders to tackle the question of whether Palestinians should have a sole, legitimate narrative and, if so, […]

14 Sep
6:55

Israel to Seize 267 Acres in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities delivered confiscation notices for hundreds of dunams of Palestinian-owned lands in the Jordan Valley, in the northern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority (PA), told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities delivered […]

14 Sep
6:27

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

14 Sep
4:40

Israeli Soldiers Surround Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Three Nonviolent Protesters

Dozens of Israeli soldier surrounded, Friday, the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians, and one French peace activist, during a nonviolent protest against the village’s pending illegal demolition and displacement. The soldiers closed all main and minor roads leading to the community […]

14 Sep
3:48

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers caused, on Friday afternoon, several Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked, local and international activists, holding a nonviolent procession in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The protesters were nonviolently marching in the weekly procession which was organized […]

14 Sep
2:55

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday, a Palestinian journalist, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession, and […]

14 Sep
1:07

Hanna: “Israel Is Practicing Ethnic Cleansing In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar”

Archbishop Attallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in occupied Jerusalem, said that what Israel is doing against the Palestinians in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community is an act of ethnic cleansing, part of Israel’s illegal policies against the Palestinians. His statements came during a meeting with the European Parliament […]

14 Sep
11:10

ICRC: “Israel Must Abide by International Humanitarian Law”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a statement, Thursday, calling in Israel to abide by International Humanitarian Law, and expressing concern about Israel’s plan to demolish al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank. David Quesne, the head of the ICRC Mission in occupied Jerusalem, said […]

14 Sep
2:13

Army Confiscates 1079 Dunams Of Lands Near Tubas

The Israeli army has decided to illegally confiscate 1079 Dunams and 666 Square/meters of Palestinian land in the al-Ras al-Ahmar area, in the Northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, for what the military called “security considerations.” Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at […]

13 Sep
11:32

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, punctured tires of several cars and wrote racist graffiti. The Local Council in Jaloud village said the assailants came from “Ahiya” nearby illegal Israeli colony, built […]

13 Sep
6:23

Child Hospitalized After Illegal Colonialist Settler Pepper-Sprayed Him In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that a child was hospitalized, on Wednesday at night, after an illegal Israeli colonialist settler pepper-sprayed him in Jaber neighborhood. The sources said the child, identified as Ahmad Mohammad Jaber, 11, was attacked […]

13 Sep
6:08

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the newly established al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, which was built for the Palestinian Bedouin families next to the al-Khan al-Ahmar village, threatened with pending Israeli demolition, east of occupied Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers invaded the area after completely surrounding an isolating it, while […]

12 Sep
2:15

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

11 Sep
1:20

Activists Establish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

A group of Palestinian and international peace activists established, overnight, the al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, facing demolition and displacement by the Israeli authorities. The new village is meant to send a message that the Palestinians will remain steadfast on their lands, despite Israel’s escalating violations […]

10 Sep
11:57

Assaf: “We Will Head To International Courts Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Decision”

The Head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, Waleed Assaf, said the Palestinian Authority will be heading to international courts over the Israeli decision to demolish the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community. His statements came during an interview with the Palestinian Radio, regarding the developments and Israel’s […]

10 Sep
9:56

Israeli Colonizers Cut Olive Trees Near Hebron

A number of Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday morning, a Palestinian olive orchard in the al-Hamra area, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut at least fifteen trees. The coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, told […]

07 Sep
5:37

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many injuries. The procession started from the center of the village, before the locals, accompanied by international peace activists, marched towards the isolated Palestinian orchards, while chanting against the […]

07 Sep
4:54

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in, Causes Injuries And Fire In Olive Orchards

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, causing several injuries, and burning many olive trees. The procession started from the center of the village when dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international […]

07 Sep
3:28

Army Injures Many Of Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians holding a nonviolent protest in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Dozens of Palestinians marched in the village, and headed towards their lands threatened with further illegal annexation for the construction and expansion of Israel’s’ illegal colonies. The protesters […]

07 Sep
3:12

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent Palestinian protest in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Dozens of residents marched in Khirbet Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, demanding the Israeli army to reopen its main road, which […]

05 Sep
11:47

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I’m just so sad. I’m crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, I’m just going to cry. Maybe I need […]

04 Sep
8:46

Israel Evacuates 3 Families in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, delivered evacuation notices to three Palestinian families from the al-Burj area, in the northern Jordan Valley of the West Bank. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s settlement file with the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the Israeli authorities delivered the evacuation orders […]

04 Sep
8:12

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

04 Sep
12:02

189 Homes Still Face Threat Of Demolition In Al-Walaja

Waleed Assaf, the head of the National Commission against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, said that the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, is still facing the Israeli demolition of 189 of its homes. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Tuesday morning, Assaf said the demolitions are part of a […]

04 Sep
1:28

Israeli Colonizers Open Fire At A Palestinian Home Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers opened fire, on Monday evening, at a Palestinian home in Burqa village, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants fired many live rounds at […]

03 Sep
11:37

Armed Israeli Colonizers Storm And Occupy A Palestinian Home In Hebron

A group of armed extremist Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at night, a Palestinian home in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and occupied it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the home is owned by members of Za’tari Palestinian family, and […]

03 Sep
10:08

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in Nablus

Israeli extremists vandalized Palestinian vehicles in Beita village, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, on Monday. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli settlers raided the village overnight and punctured the tires of several Palestinian vehicles. Israeli settlers also spray-painted racist slogans, in Hebrew, on the walls of […]

03 Sep
9:56

Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Groups of Jewish extremist settlers, early Monday, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of Jerusalem, a Palestinian source confirmed, according to Al Ray. The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, said that today’s raid was carried under heavy protection of Israeli special […]

02 Sep
8:41

Four Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attacked a Palestinian-owned vehicle in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, injuring four Palestinians. According to local Ma’an News Agency sources, Israeli settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar attacked a vehicle with stones as it passed on the main road, to the […]

02 Sep
8:27

Colonialist Settlers Intrude on Palestinian Village to Perform Rituals

A number of extremist Israeli settlers forced their way, early Sunday, into the village of Awarta, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and performed Jewish religious rituals, according to a local official. Hisham Awad, head of village council, told WAFA that a number of settlers […]

02 Sep
10:56

Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus

A number of illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, on Sunday at dawn, Palestinian cars, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding four residents. Media sources in Nablus said the colonizers hurled stones at several cars, causing damage, and wounding four Palestinians, who were in one car. They added […]

01 Sep
10:06

ISM Speaks to Hakima Motlaq About a Recent Soldier and Settler Attack on the Village of Asira

A photo of Hakima from 2013.   08/26/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Asira al-Qibliya Asira al-Qibliya is a village near Nablus that has been terrorised by the illegal Ytzhar settlement since 1982. In any moment of the day or night, settlers can arrive in the village and make violent incursions against […]

01 Sep
9:09

Scientists Openly Oppose Holding Conference in Israeli Settlement

In an open letter, published on Friday in the British the Guardian newspaper, 15 academics and scientists from around the world expressed opposition to holding a conference on cosmology and particle physics at Ariel University, as it is located in an illegal settlement of the occupied Palestinian territory. “We are […]

01 Sep
11:14

Israeli Colonizers Cut Twenty Olive Trees Near Nablus

A number of extremist Israeli colonizers, from Yitzhar illegal colony which was built on private Palestinian lands, invaded an olive orchard and cut at least twenty trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said a large number of colonizers invaded the orchard, […]

01 Sep
2:56

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Child In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, a child, only 12 years of age, with a concussion grenade in his head, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace […]

31 Aug
9:23

Military Prevents Renovations in Old City Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, ordered a Palestinian family, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, to stop reconstruction on their home, and detained the workers. According to Hebron’s Palestinian Reconstruction Commission, Israeli forces raided Ishaq Maharmeh’s house in the Old City of Hebron, which is under full Israeli […]

31 Aug
2:14

Soldiers Injure Minister Waleed Assaf Along With Four Other Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a government minister with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his ear, in addition to wounding four other Palestinians. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot Minister Walid Assaf, […]

30 Aug
7:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 29 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 29 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, 239 civilians, including 52 children, 6 women, and 5 paramedics, […]

30 Aug
11:54

Israeli Court Ruling Sets Precedent: Illegal Outpost Colonies Can be ‘Legalized’

An Israeli Court ruled on Tuesday that an Israeli colony that was established on stolen Palestinian land can be recognized and legitimized by the Israeli state, thus setting a precedent for further expansion of colonies onto Palestinian land. This is despite the fact that all Israeli settlement colonies are considered […]

30 Aug
11:32

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Install A New Outpost Near Nablus

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Thursday, a new outpost on Palestinian lands in Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors Israeli colonialist settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said the Palestinians found out about the […]

30 Aug
2:13

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Farmers’ Stalls Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a number of stalls of Palestinian farmers on the Hebron-Jerusalem road, near the main entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Activist Mohammad Ayyad said workers of Gush Etzion colony’s council, and many soldiers, invaded the […]

28 Aug
2:22

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack A Home Near Nablus

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, late on Monday at night, a Palestinian home in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Adel al-Amer, the Secretary of Orif Village Council, said the Israeli assailants hurled stones at the home of Nihad Najeh Abdul-Fattah, causing […]

28 Aug
12:53

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Occupy A Palestinian Land In Jerusalem

On Monday morning, a group of Israeli colonizers, accompanied by police officers, occupied a Palestinian land in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. The colonizers invaded the area, accompanied by representatives of the so-called Absentee Property Custodian Department, invaded the area, and illegally confiscated a private Palestinian land, owned […]

27 Aug
8:30

Israeli Soldiers and Settlers Storm Al-Khader

(archive photo image) Israeli forces, on Monday, seized an agricultural shed placed on a land belonging to a Palestinian resident in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in occupied West Bank, said Ahmad Salah, a local activist. The activist told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed an area adjacent to […]

27 Aug
3:09

Settlement Expansion to Begin in Beit Hanina

A project to construct hundreds of new illegal Israeli settlement units in the heart of the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, was reported to commence early next month. According to a Hebrew-language news outlet, Aryeh Orange, a candidate from the right-wing Me’uchadim (United) political faction running […]

25 Aug
7:50

FIFA Continues to Ignore Israel’s Very Real Violence

The world governing body of football ignores Israel’s attacks on Palestinian athletes while it sanctions the President of the Palestinian Football Association. Stephanie Adam of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel commented: FIFA is again showing its true face as a corrupt and complicit organization,betraying its self-professed […]

25 Aug
7:40

Extremist Settlers Attack West Bank Palestinian Commuters

Israeli settlers attacked, late Friday night, the cars of Palestinians traveling on roads in the northern West Bank, causing damage but no injuries, according to local WAFA sources. Settlers reportedly threw rocks and bottles at Palestinian cars driving on a road between Jenin and Nablus near the village of Silat […]

25 Aug
7:30

PLO Official Warns of Arming Israeli Settlers

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), warned of the reduced terms for Israeli settlers to carry weapons, which was recently approved by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Ardan. Khaled said, in a released statement, that there are currently about 145,000 Israel […]

25 Aug
5:16

Army Injures Eight Palestinians, One International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured eight Palestinians, including a child, in addition to a Norwegian peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of […]

25 Aug
2:24

Israeli Colonialists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, a Palestinian olive orchard in the as-Sawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut 30 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the assailants cut thirty […]

23 Aug
7:33

Barghouti: “SodaStream is Still Subject to Boycott”

Earlier this week, PepsiCo announced that it signed an agreement to buy SodaStream, a producer of home-carbonation machines. SodaStream has faced global boycotts because of its complicity in Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, said: “SodaStream is still subject to boycott […]

23 Aug
1:03

Erekat: “Israel’s Illegal Expansion Of Colonies, Direct Outcome of American Greed”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced Israel’s approval of hundreds of new units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank, and said the move is an outcome of the American greed, and the U.S. support to Israel’s apartheid […]

23 Aug
11:40

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus

Medical sources have reported that two Palestinians were injured, on Thursday at dawn, after being attacked by illegal Israeli colonialist settlers near Nablus, in northern West Bank. The sources said the two Palestinians, identified as Suleiman Edrees Qanni, 20, and Yahia Na’im Qanni, 23, were moved to Rafidia hospital, suffering […]

23 Aug
11:02

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack Homes And Cars Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Orif, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked homes and cars, causing property damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the Israeli assailants […]

22 Aug
10:44

382 New Homes in Illegal West Bank Settlements Approved

Israeli occupation authorities have agreed to build hundreds of units in West Bank settlements, as well as to legitimize two new settlement outposts, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Israeli occupation authorities approved  construction of 382 new housing units in the West Bank settlements, some in relatively isolated locations. The Israeli newspaper […]

22 Aug
9:36

Seizure of Bethlehem District Farmlands Approved by Israel

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, decided to seize about 100 dunams (24.7 acres) of agricultural land belonging to the Palestinian village of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Hassan Breijah, Coordinator of Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee, said that the so-called Israeli Civil Administration has approved the seizure of 100 […]

21 Aug
2:21

Israel To Build 650 New Units In Beit El Colony

The Israeli government and the “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Civil Administration office, have approved additional 650 new units in Beit El illegal colony, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. The new approval amends the earlier one of 296 units, and was made, last week, in coordination between Beit […]

20 Aug
1:48

Israeli Soldiers Remove A Tent, Assault A Palestinian, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of illegal colonialist settlers, invaded a Palestinian land, Monday, removed a tent and assaulted a man, in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

20 Aug
1:35

Israel Approves Dozens Of Units In Illegal Colony Near Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities approved the construction of 106 new units in the illegal Efrat colony, built on private Palestinian lands between Ertas village and the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in […]

19 Aug
12:40

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, In Jerusalem

Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, Habayel al-Arab neighborhood of the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, wrote racist graffiti and punctured the tires of more than 15 Palestinian cars, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in […]

19 Aug
11:43

Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus

A number of Israeli colonizers from Yitzhar colony, illegally built on Palestinian lands south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, hurled stones at several Palestinian cars, wounding four residents, and caused damage to many cars. Media sources in Nablus said the attacks took place on the main road […]

19 Aug
3:01

Israeli Colonists Uproot 70 Olive Saplings Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonizers uprooted, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian olive saplings, and cut trees, in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants invaded lands, owned by Khaled Samhan, in the northern part of the village, and […]

18 Aug
10:04

Illegal Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Jenin

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers cut, on Saturday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian olive trees in ‘Arraba town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the assailants invaded an orchard, owned by a local resident identified as Nathmi Dheidi, near the […]

18 Aug
4:00

200 Olive Trees Cut Down by Illegal Settlers

Extremist Israeli settlers, early Friday, chopped down 200 fruitful olive trees belonging to Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Eli broke into Wadi […]

17 Aug
7:31

Weekly Kafr Qaddoum Protest Violently Suppressed by Israeli Forces

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation, as Israeli forces suppressed the weekly Kafr Qaddoum march in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday afternoon. Coordinator of the local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that Israeli forces showered protesters with tear-gas bombs, in […]

17 Aug
12:13

Palestinian Man Turns Himself In after Fatal Collision with Israeli Settler

August 17, 2018 12:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian taxi driver, in his sixties, turned himself in to the Palestinian Authority on Thursday evening after the vehicle he was driving hit an Israeli settler. The settler, 42-year-old Hava Rozin, died from her injuries. After turning himself in, the taxi driver said that he initially fled the scene […]

16 Aug
9:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

16 Aug
2:01

Israel Plans To Turn A Jordan Valley Military Base Into A Colony

Palestinian researcher and human rights activists, Aref Daraghma, has reported that Israel is planning to turn a military base, in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, into an illegal colony. Daraghma quoted Israeli human rights groups stating that Tel Aviv is planning to settle […]

16 Aug
12:56

Illegal Colonists Settlers Start Preparing Road For Outpost

On Thursday, a group of Israeli colonists, illegally living on Palestinian lands in the West Bank’s Plains, started the preparation work for paving a road leading to their illegal colony. Palestinian human rights activist ‘Aref Daraghma, said the colonists started laying down the foundation of a new road which they […]

Settlements (source: al-Anadalou news agency
16 Aug
11:43

Israeli Authorities Approve 20,000 New Settlement Units in Jerusalem

An Israeli project to construct 20,000 new Jewish-only settlement units in Jerusalem was approved by Israeli authorities on Wednesday, according to Israeli media sources. The cost of the new settlement construction will be 1.4 billion shekels ($379 million), and the units will be spread across East Jerusalem, in Palestinian neighborhoods […]

15 Aug
2:35

Colonialist Settler Injures A Farmer; Soldiers Prevent Palestinians From Entering Their Lands In Salfit

An Israeli guard of the illegal Ariel colony attacked and injured, on Wednesday afternoon, a Palestinian farmer, while Israeli soldiers prevented several others from entering their lands, in Kifl Haris village, north of Salfit, in northwestern West Bank. Media sources said the farmer suffered various cuts and bruises, and was […]

15 Aug
12:51

Illegal Israeli Colonists March In Hebron, Invade Home

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists marched, Tuesday, in Tel Romedia Palestinian neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, heading to the Ibrahimi Mosque, and stormed a Palestinian home. Emad Jaber, a local nonviolent activist against Israel’s colonies, said Israeli soldiers closed the Ibrahimi Mosque, and prevented […]

15 Aug
12:46

Israel Seizes Palestinian Farmland for ‘Gardening Purposes’

An Israeli flyer outlining Palestinian land to be confiscated, August 10, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER AUGUST 14, 2018 Palestinians say that Israeli authorities in Jerusalem barred them from tending to their plants in the area targeted for confiscation. On August 10, 2018, the Israeli […]

15 Aug
12:29

Over 600 Units Added to Avni Hafetz Settlement

The Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that  Israeli occupation authorities have added more than 600 settlement units, during the past five days, to the settlement “Avni Hafetz “, which is built on land in Shofa village, in Tulkarem. “There is […]

13 Aug
10:48

Army Hands Family An Order For Demolishing Their Home

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and handed a demolition order against the family home of a Palestinian, who was killed in July on this year, after killing an Israeli colonialist settler. Media sources in Ramallah said the […]

12 Aug
5:57

Settlers Inaugurate ‘Tourist Center’ in Silwan

Israeli settlers attend an inauguration ceremony for a tourist center in Silwan, August 1, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 10, 2018 Two Palestinians were arrested prior to the event and dozens of others were forcibly cleared from the streets by fully armed Israeli police. The […]

11 Aug
11:52

Israel Illegally Confiscates Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Silwan

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders for the illegal annexation of dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of using them for “gardening, irrigation pipes, roads and public gardens.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has […]

11 Aug
1:22

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked protesters against the Annexation Wall and colonies, wounding two. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of soldiers invaded the […]

11 Aug
12:54

Israeli Municipality to Seize East Jerusalem Lands, Including GOC

The Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem decided, on Friday, to approve the seizure dozens of dunams of land in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. WHIC said staff of the Israeli municipality distributed notices informing local citizens about the municipality’s intention to take the […]

11 Aug
12:17

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinians, Homes, In Hebron

Dozens of Israeli colonizers, illegally living on stolen Palestinian lands in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked Friday several Palestinians and their homes in Tal Romedia area, in the center of the city. Morad Amro, the coordinator of the Youth Coalition against Settlements, said the colonists attacked activists […]

10 Aug
12:29

Israel officially recognizes colonial settlement outpost built on stolen Palestinian land

After initially seizing Palestinian land from four villages “for military purposes” last year, Israeli military authorities transferred the seized land to Israeli civilians in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and is now recognizing the illegal colony ‘Adei Ad’. The land on which the colony was constructed was stolen […]

08 Aug
6:45

Bethlehem: U.S. Companies Investing in Settlements

Representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, Hassan Brejiyyeh, on Tuesday, revealed the arrival of U.S. delegations from political and tourism companies, in order to carry out investment projects in two Bethlehem settlements. In an interview with Voice of Palestine radio, Brejiyyeh said that American companies are […]

06 Aug
11:48

The Cost of Occupation: Jerusalem

The Old City on the first day of Ramadan, 2017. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT AND AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 5, 2018 Three Israeli policies target Palestinian economic life in Jerusalem: the expulsion and banning of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce; the separation barrier; and high municipal taxes. […]

03 Aug
10:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Palestinians, […]