Category Archives: Jerusalem

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

06 Oct
10:44

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 September – 04 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 September – 04 October 2017. 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 […]

29 Sep
4:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 27 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 27 September, 2017. An armed Palestinian was killed at the entrance to “Har Adar” settlement, northwest of Jerusalem, a Palestinian civilian wounded during Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilia, while Israeli […]

22 Sep
4:27

Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Condemn Attack on St. Stephen

The Council of Catholic Churches in Jerusalem, on Thursday, condemned the attack against St. Stephen’s Church Wednesday night, which resulted in the destruction of internal property. The council said, in a press release, that it demands “the State of Israel, with all its institutions concerned, punish who were responsible for […]

07 Sep
10:08

Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)

TRNN’s Shir Hever says the eviction of a family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah is part of a larger Israeli strategy to displace Palestinians, but it could inadvertently set a precedent for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The […]

06 Sep
12:36

Israeli Police Forcibly Evict Palestinian Family, Install Israeli Teens in Their Home

The Shamasna family, which has lived in their home in East Jerusalem for 53 years, was forcibly evicted Tuesday by Israeli police, who then allowed three armed Jewish Israeli teenagers to take over the home. The eviction came just two weeks after an Israeli judge had ruled that the eviction […]

27 Aug
4:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 August, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting:   […]

06 Aug
12:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

25 Jul
11:43

Protests Continue Following Installation of Cameras at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians have vowed to continue protests and confrontations with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in rejection of the new surveillance cameras installed at the gates to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Al-Jazeera news agency. “Above all else, this is an issue of control and power. It […]

25 Jul
11:36

Palestinian Protesters Defend Their ‘Right to Exist’ (VIDEO)

As the Al-Aqsa protests continue despite a deadly Israeli crackdown, writer Mariam Barghouti says Palestinians across the Occupied Territories “are reiterating their right to exist”. TRNN transctipt: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Palestinians continue to protest Israeli restrictions in Jerusalem amid a deadly crackdown. Israeli forces […]

Israeli forces in West Bank (archive image)
25 Jul
12:18

PPS: “Israeli Army Abducts 24 Palestinians in The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted on Tuesday at least 24 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded homes in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, and abducted two Palestinians, identified as Qussai Waleed Radwan and […]

21 Jul
6:53

Israeli Bill to Annex Jerusalem Passes Knesset Reading

View of Jerusalem’s Old City district,  seen on April 14, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex/File) A bill claiming to be about stopping divisions of Jerusalem by requiring a two-third majority in Israel’s parliament in order to do so, passed its preliminary reading in the Knesset, on Wednesday. The bill, titled “Basic Law: […]

06 Jul
5:26

UNESCO Adopts Resolution Reaffirming Israel’s Lack of Sovereignty over Jerusalem

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted, on Tuesday, a resolution which confirms Israel’s lack of sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem. The organization condemned, in a meeting in Krakov, southern Poland, the excavations carried out by the Israeli Antiquities Department, in Jerusalem. According […]

03 Jun
7:09

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

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

04 May
5:22

Jordan Rejects Any Attempt to Undermine Arab Identity of Jerusalem

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in addition to discussing the latest developments in the Middle East. The meeting, held at al-Husseiniya Palace and attended by King’s Personal Envoy and […]

11 Apr
1:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, after dozens of soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, amidst extensive military deployment in the area. The invasion into the courtyards of the mosque were largely made through the al-Magharba Gate, and the […]

08 Apr
6:58

Russia to Possibly Acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that, if a peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian people could be reached, Russia could acknowledge West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Russia does not officially acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to the PNN, and, up until Thursday, has not […]

02 Apr
2:03

Israeli Police Kills A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

Israeli police officers shot and killed, on Saturday afternoon, a Palestinian teenage boy from Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, after he reportedly stabbed a police officer and two other Israeli settlers, in the al-Wad Street, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The army […]

31 Mar
5:29

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

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

22 Mar
6:54

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

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

25 Jan
10:33

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

24 Jan
11:08

Israeli Settler Performs Wedding Rituals in Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday , stormed into Al-Aqsa  Mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces. Jerusalemite sources reported. according to Al Ray, that about 11 settlers stormed into the holy site and carried out provocative tours in its yards, while Palestinian worshipers confronted with Takbeer chants […]

24 Jan
2:48

Al-Quds: ‘The Key to Peace, The Key to War’

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate, in the West Bank, against relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Written by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator at the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Under the slogan “al-Quds is the key to peace and the […]

Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
23 Jan
12:37

Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

23 Jan
4:02

Trump’s First Order of Business: Denying Palestinian Right to Jerusalem

Anonymous sources within the Trump administration in the US allegedly told Israeli News Channel 2 Friday that the new US President, Donald Trump, would on Monday make his first order of business the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively denying the Palestinian people’s […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan
1:46

Palestinian Peace Activists Attempt to Re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli Forces Destroy It

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

02 Jan
8:51

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

25 Dec
7:59

Rabbis Launch War on Christmas Tree

‘Israeli leaders expect the US to be religiously inclusive, but then they refuse to practise the same at home,’ Hanna Swaid told Al Jazeera. ~Jonathan Cook/Days of Palestine As tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on the Holy Land, this week, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, senior Israeli […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

11 Dec
3:19

East Jerusalem: Israeli Strategy Explored in New Video

A new video released by the Negotiations Affairs Department, titled “East Jerusalem: Israel’s Colonial Project Unraveled,” declares that Israel’s policy in the city, since the 1967 occupation, is three fold: creating a Jewish majority, reducing Palestinian presence and isolating East Jerusalem and dividing it from its West Bank parts. According to WAFA, […]

Zoning map of East Jerusalem
06 Dec
12:26

Israeli authorities demolish 2 homes in Jerusalem, thrusting 12 people into homelessness

December 6, 2016 12:26 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian homes, despite the fact that Israel has not issued any construction permits for Palestinian […]

02 Dec
4:55

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
2:03

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, […]

23 Nov
9:45

After Convicting Her Of Attempted Stabbing, Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Teen To 13 Years

An Israeli court sentenced, Wednesday, a wounded Palestinian teenage girl to 13.5 years in prison, after convicting her of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, along with her cousin Hadeel, who was executed after being shot and seriously injured. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that an Israeli court, […]

17 Nov
10:45

Army Abducts Five Children And A Young Man, In Jerusalem, Three From Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including five children, from the al-‘Eesawiyya town, and Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to interrogation centers. The soldiers and police also abducted three Palestinians, including two siblings, from Jenin. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded […]

17 Nov
3:57

Video: “Israeli Colonists Cause Damage To The Church of Holy Sepulcher, Attempt To Occupy It”

Many extremist illegal Israeli colonists, living in an outpost above the Church of Holy Sepulcher, in occupied Jerusalem, attacked the church property, causing damage, and attempted to occupy a room belonging to the church. The attack caused excessive damage to the church property, while priests and church officials called the […]

10 Nov
6:26

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

A conference of Israelis seeking to change al-Aqsa’s status quo takes place in parliament. A Temple Mount Lobby is born. The tenth annual the Seekers of Zion conference was held in Israeli parliament on Monday, Haaretz reports. Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around […]

06 Nov
5:03

Muslim Call to Morning Prayer Banned from 3 Mosques in Jerusalem District

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities reportedly banned the Muslim call to dawn prayer, from being projected over loudspeakers, in three different mosques in the Jerusalem district town of Abu Dis, on Friday, according to local sources. Lawyer Bassam Bahr, head of a local committee in Abu Dis, said that Israeli forces […]

04 Nov
5:20

Jerusalem Mayor Wants to Ban Muslim Call to Prayer

Hebrew Radio, on Thursday, announced that the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Brakhat, has issued a resolution to Israeli officials and police, calling for halting the Azan (Muslim call to prayer) in Jerusalem, because it is “noisy.” According to the PNN, Brakhat sent a letter to the head of the Israeli […]

06 Oct
10:40

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 16 Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, al-‘Eesawiyya town and at-Tour village, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes and kidnapped 16 Palestinians, including six children, before moving them to detention and interrogation centers. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow’-Up Committee in al-‘Eesawiyya, said many Israeli army vehicles invaded […]

05 Oct
10:51

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier on Wednesday, nine Palestinians, including two children, in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many […]

19 Sep
5:31

Israeli Army Transfers Amro’s Body To Jordanian Authorities

The Israeli authorities transferred, on Sunday evening, the body of slain Jordanian man, Sa’id Hayel Amro, 28, to the Jordanian side of the Allenby Border Terminal. The Petra Jordanian News Agency quoted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Sabah Rafei stating that the body of Amro, […]

13 Aug
8:51

Jerusalem: Israel Erases Palestine-related Content from School Books

Israeli authorities in occupied Jerusalem have omitted all texts and pictures related to Palestine, and the struggle against the occupation, from Palestinian school books before its distribution. According to the Hebrew newspaper Iroshalim, the Israeli municipality and the ministry of education deleted Quranic verses, poems and other contents from Palestinian curriculums […]

10 Aug
9:25

Israel to Increase Security Measures in East Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police have decided to raise the number of its stations and security cameras in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reports that, according to an official Israeli announcement, five new police stations will be opened in East Jerusalem as part of a development plan aimed at […]

30 Jul
3:50

Soldiers Kidnap A Guard Of The Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and took him to an interrogation center in occupied Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers kidnapped Mohannad Edrees near the Tribes Gate, as he was heading for work in the mosque, before moving him […]

20 Jul
10:48

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Dozens of extremist settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, through the Mughrabi Gate. Sources in Jerusalem reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that  17 settlers,  guarded by Israeli special forces,  stormed Al-Aqsa courtyards in the morning. While a number of illegal Israeli settlers tried […]

01 Jul
8:33

Two-state Solution in Danger, says Quartet (Full Report)

The Middle East Quartet has released a report on impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations entitled, ‘Two-state Solution in Danger.’ The report, published in full by the PNN, below, calls Palestinians to act against terrorism, while Israel is urged to stop settlement construction. Foreign Ministers of the Quartet – representing the […]

26 Jun
7:33

Clashes at Al-Aqsa, 12 Injured

Twelve Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas during clashes that broke out, between devotees at Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli soldiers, on Sunday at dawn. Locals who were at the mosque said, according to the PNN, that Israeli forces broke into the mosque releasing teargas and sound bombs on the people, then […]

22 Jun
7:18

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, resumed their provocative visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. WAFA correspondence said that small groups of extremist settlers, accompanied by an Israeli police escort, broke into the site during the morning, to perform rituals. In the meantime, Islamic Waqf guards present at the site expelled […]

22 Jun
2:08

Updated – PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 31 Palestinians Overnight, And On Wednesday Morning”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least 30 Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, in massive invasions of homes and communities, carried out overnight and on Wednesday morning. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and […]

20 Jun
7:19

Hundreds of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa over Ramadan

Some 500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday. Feras Al-Debs, the representative of Information Office in the department, said in a press release that the settlers […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun
1:09

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

15 Jun
6:29

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection of Israeli occupation police. An Al Ray reporter said that three groups of around 42 Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque, while Palestinian devotees  confronted them with chants of “Allahu […]

13 Jun
6:55

Key Muslim and Christian Holy Sites Erased from “Old City” Map

The Israeli tourism ministry has published a map of the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), which omits significant Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as entire neighborhoods, from the area. The so-called “Old City” map, which is distributed free of charge at tourist information centers across the city, does […]

17 May
12:09

Months After Their Death, Jerusalem Families Burry Two Slain Palestinians

Dozens of Palestinians participated, on Tuesday at dawn, in the funeral ceremonies of a Palestinian woman, and a teenage Palestinian boy, in Jabal al-Mokabber and Um Touba villages, in occupied Jerusalem, under strict Israeli restrictions and preconditions. The two Palestinians, Fadwa Abu Teir, 50, and Mo’taz ‘Oweisat, 16, were buried […]

13 May
12:56

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday evening, two young Palestinian men, during a provocative procession by colonialist Israeli settlers in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers attacked the two Palestinians, and took them to an interrogation center […]

19 Apr
12:30

Updated: 21 Israelis Injured; 2 Critical, in Jerusalem Bus Explosion

April 19, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

At least 21 Israelis were injured among them two in critical conditions, and six six who suffered moderate wounds, in a bus explosion near Jerusalem. Israeli media sources said that a bomb exploded in an empty bus that also caused a second bus that had passengers, to catch on fire as […]

13 Apr
5:08

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians In Jerusalem, Ramallah And Jenin

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians, including two children, in occupied Jerusalem, and in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. One Palestinian was kidnapped while attending his brother’s trial in a military court. Nasser Abu Qous, the head of the Jerusalem Office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society […]

05 Apr
8:54

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eleven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian areas in occupied Jerusalem, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians. The soldiers invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and kidnapped Abdul-Qader Dari, Mohammad Abu Ryala, and a child identified as Mohammad Abu […]

29 Mar
2:21

Israeli Soldiers Destroy Playground, Demolish Room And Walls, In Silwan

March 29, 2016 2:21 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers, accompanied with personnel of the Jerusalem City Council and the Israel Antiquities Authority, invaded on Tuesday morning the town of Silwan, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a playground, a room and several walls.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers […]

26 Mar
6:01

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinian Children In Jerusalem

March 26, 2016 6:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Undercover Israeli forces infiltrated, on Friday evening, into the Suwwana neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted a group of children, after surrounding them, and kidnapped four. The soldiers also kidnaped a child in al-‘Eesawiyya.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, said the undercover forces attacked the […]

26 Mar
4:43

Christians Celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

March 26, 2016 4:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Christian Palestinians and pilgrims from around the world marked Good Friday, today, by holding a procession on Via Dolorosa, in the historic Old City of annexed East Jerusalem. Security was tight as thousands of worshipers, some bearing wooden crosses, walked through the Old City to the Church of the Holy […]

24 Mar
11:12

Family Returns to Its Hotel Building In Jerusalem After Israeli Army Occupied It For 13 Years

March 24, 2016 11:12 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Ayyad family in occupied Jerusalem managed on Tuesday to enter its “Cliff Hotel”, in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, for the first time in 13 years. The Israeli military had occupied the building since 2003, after taking possession of it under the so-called ‘Absentee Property Law.’Bassam Bahar, […]

24 Mar
2:23

Israeli Regional Construction Committee Approves “Kedem” Colonialist Project In Jerusalem

The Israeli “Regional Planning and Construction Council” approved, on Wednesday, the so-called “Kedem – City of David” colonialist project that would be undertaken at the main entrances of the Wadi Hilweh Palestinian neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan (Silwanic), said […]

19 Mar
12:33

East Jerusalem Closed for Marathon

March 19, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli authorities, early Friday, shut down the streets of annexed East Jerusalem and detained four Palestinians, in preparation for the annual Jerusalem marathon, locals said.A number of roads were blocked by iron barricades and buses, as thousands of runners joined in the marathon for the sixth year in a row. […]

17 Mar
9:37

Israel Cancels Gazans’ Weekly Visit to Al-Aqsa

March 17, 2016 9:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, cancelled a weekly visit which allows elderly Palestinians, from the Gaza Strip, to travel to annexed East Jerusalem for Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to Palestinian liaison officials.Sources at the liaison office said that Israel had called off the agreement, which previously allowed 200 Gazans […]

16 Mar
12:10

4 Palestinian Stores Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, demolished four Palestinian-owned stores and the foundations of a building in Beit Hanina, an outskirt of Jerusalem, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that Israeli police, accompanied by bulldozers, cordoned off the town and denied the entry and exit of local Palestinians, before they proceeding to […]

15 Mar
7:17

Palestinian Dies Of Wounds Suffered Two Weeks Ago In Qalandia

March 15, 2016 7:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 1

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man died, Tuesday, of serious wounds he suffered two weeks ago after Israeli soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, killed one Palestinian and injured many others.The sources said Nahed Fawzi Mteir, 24, was shot with a live Israeli […]

15 Mar
2:14

Demolition Orders Handed to Jerusalemites

The Israeli occupation municipality, Monday, handed demolition orders to Palestinians in al-Eesawiyya, under the pretext of unlicensed buildings. Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to Al Ray, that the crews of the Israeli municipality, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed the building of Fadee Al-Issawi and handed him a demolition order […]

13 Mar
9:34

Israel Bans Palestinian Products from Jerusalem

Five Palestinian companies warned of financial losses as Israeli occupation forces banned their products from being marketed in occupied Jerusalem, under political and economic pretexts, Palestinian sources reported Saturday. A report identified the five companies as Hamoudah, al-Jideedi, Arryan, distributers of dairy products, as well as Asslwa and Saniora, associated […]

12 Mar
3:28

19 Palestinians Injured In Abu Dis

March 12, 2016 3:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Abu Dis town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and clashed with dozens of local youths, wounding nineteen Palestinians, including one who was shot in his eye.Bassam Bahar, head of the Abu Dis Lands Defence Committee, said the several Israeli military vehicles invaded the town and […]

10 Mar
5:18

Israeli Soldiers Invade The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan

March 10, 2016 5:18 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded on Thursday morning, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic,) in occupied Jerusalem, and photographed its interiors, in addition to imposing a fine.Majd Gheith of Silwanic said the soldiers interrogated him while examining his ID card, and photographed the center’s interior walls, especially […]

10 Mar
4:05

Army Invades Al-‘Eesawiyya And Silwan In Jerusalem, Kidnap One Palestinian

March 10, 2016 4:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at night, and on Thursday at dawn, the Jerusalem towns of al-‘Eesawiyya and Silwan, and kidnaped one Palestinian. Clashes took place in the invaded towns, and many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that […]

09 Mar
4:00

Two Palestinians Killed, One Israeli Seriously Injured, In Jerusalem

March 9, 2016 4:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 2

Israeli sources have reported, on Wednesday morning, that the soldiers have killed two Palestinians in Jerusalem, and that one Israeli was injured, in two separate attacks in the city. The sources said that the two Palestinians reportedly rammed an Israeli with their car, near Bab al-‘Amoud area, in Jerusalem, seriously […]

09 Mar
1:58

Army Kidnaps Seven Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Jerusalem

March 9, 2016 1:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-‘Eesawiyya town in occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and kidnaped seven Palestinians, including three children, and injured one woman.Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said the soldiers kidnapped Maher Hamdan, 16, Basel Mahmoud, and his son Mo’men Mahmoud, 14, Yazan Mohammad Abu Assab, 14, Nadim […]

08 Mar
5:19

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

March 8, 2016 5:19 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 1

Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem’s Old City after the army alleged her “attempted to stab soldiers.” The soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the seriously injured woman, who died of her wounds. The woman, Fadwa Ahmad Mohammad Abu Teir, 50, from Um Touba village south of […]

08 Mar
2:31

Lawyer Shireen Al-‘Issawi Sentenced To 4 Years, Her Brother To 8

March 8, 2016 2:31 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Central Court in occupied Jerusalem, sentenced on Monday lawyer Shireen al-Issawi, to four years imprisonment, and her brother to eight.Amjad Abu Assab, head of the Jerusalem Detainees Parents Committee, said the lawyer and her brother, were convicted of ‘communicating with the detainees,’ and providing funds to them.’ Shireen […]

07 Mar
6:06

Police Quell Rally Condemning Ban on Entry to al-Aqsa

March 7, 2016 6:06 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police, on Sunday, violently suppressed a rally organized by Palestinian women who have been banned, by Israeli authorities, from entering annexed East Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque, for various periods of time, under ‘security pretexts’.WAFA correspondence reported that Israeli police quelled the rally using stun grenades against female protesters, however, no […]

05 Mar
4:23

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Palestinians, Injure A Child, In Jerusalem

March 5, 2016 4:23 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Friday evening, two Palestinian men in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, after a number of Israeli extremists assaulted them. Army also kidnaped a Palestinian man in Silwan; clashes took place in Silwan, and Abu Dis; one child injured. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in […]

04 Mar
12:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade al-‘Eesawiyya And Silwan, In Jerusalem

March 4, 2016 12:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded, on Thursday, the towns of al-‘Eesawiyya and Silwan, in occupied Jerusalem, and invaded them before firing many gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets. The soldiers also broke into many homes and stores. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in Silwan, said dozens […]

01 Mar
11:25

Silwan House Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished a Palestinian house in Occupied Jerusalem, Tuesday morning, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque.Israeli forces surrounded the area, according to Al Ray, and began to demolish the house, under the pretext of building without a permit. Clashes broke out in the vicinity of the Semrain […]

01 Mar
10:41

Glick Returns to Al-Aqsa after Ban Lifted

March 1, 2016 10:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli right-winger Yehuda Glick, head of the ‘Temple Mount Faithful’ group, was escorted – together with other settlers – under Israeli armed protection into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, days after an Israeli court lifted an order barring him entry to the Islamic holy site.A statement by Al-Aqsa Foundation […]

01 Mar
2:21

Israeli army kills one Palestinian, injures 17 others in Jerusalem

Israeli Soldiers killed, overnight, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, one seriously, after the army invaded Qalandia refugee camp, in the north of occupied Jerusalem. The invasion was initiated late at night, Monday, and lasted until dawn hours Tuesday.Media sources in the camp said dozens of Israeli military […]

29 Feb
6:41

Entire Family Assaulted during al-Eesawiyya Raid

February 29, 2016 6:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces physically assaulted an entire family in the occupied East Jerusalem village of al-Eesawiyya, overnight Sunday, after the family resisted during an arrest raid, the head of the village said.Darwish Darwish said that Israeli forces stormed the home of Tareq and Tahreer Darwish, with the intention of detaining the […]

29 Feb
2:38

Including A Toddler, Soldiers ِAbduct A Palestinian Family In Jerusalem

February 29, 2016 2:38 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian home in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted an entire family, including an infant, to pressure a 17-year-old sibling to surrender.Raed Abu Ryala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Eesawiyya, said the dozens of soldiers […]

29 Feb
11:59

Soldiers Attack And Kidnap A Palestinian Teen After Shooting Him In Jerusalem

February 29, 2016 11:59 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday, a Palestinian teen in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped him. The army also kidnapped another Palestinian and invaded several neighborhoods leading to clashes.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers invaded Abu Ryala neighborhood, in al-‘Eesawiyya, before […]

28 Feb
6:13

Settlers Resume Provocative al-Aqsa Tours

February 28, 2016 6:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, resumed their provocative visits to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, provoking tension with worshipers.WAFA correspondence said that dozens of settlers entered the compound in small groups, and toured throughout the holy site, provoking tension with worshipers who protested by chanting religious slogans. Since the beginning of […]

21 Feb
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A School Near Jerusalem

February 21, 2016 1:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Several Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Abu an-Nawwar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a small school for children. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that at least 30 military vehicles, carrying dozens of soldiers, invaded the community, and demolished the […]

19 Feb
10:36

Video: “Abu Khalaf Was Executed After Soldiers Had Already Incapacitated Him”

February 19, 2016 10:36 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera crew in occupied Jerusalem said they witnessed Friday’s fatal shooting of a young Palestinian man, who was first shot with two live rounds, followed by dozens more shots after he was already injured and bleeding on the ground.The Al-Jazeera crew said the Palestinian stood behind some Israeli […]

19 Feb
2:34

One Palestinian Killed, Two Israeli Officers Injured, In Jerusalem

February 19, 2016 2:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a young Palestinian man, and accidentally injured a Palestinian woman, allegedly after the young man attempted to stab police officers, mildly wounding two before he was shot dead.The slain Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ziad Abu Khalaf, 20, from Kafr Aqab Palestinian neighborhood, in occupied […]

19 Feb
5:14

2 Palestinian Teens Shot and Injured, 1 Israeli Killed, 1 Injured

Two 14-year-old Palestinians were shot and critically injured after carrying out a stab attack that left one Israeli killed and one injured in the Rami Levi supermarket, located in the Shaare Benyamin industrial complex, northwest of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.An Israeli police spokesperson said that two Palestinians entered […]

15 Feb
7:08

Two Palestinians Killed In Fire Exchange With Israeli Soldiers In Jerusalem

February 15, 2016 7:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Two Palestinians were killed, on Sunday evening, while exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers and police officers, near the light-rail station, in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied Jerusalem. Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed on Sunday to five. Israeli sources said they reportedly opened fire on the light rail, […]

11 Feb
4:29

Including Four Children, Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 11, 2016 4:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at night and Thursday at dawn, several neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including four children.The soldiers invaded Jerusalem’s Old City, searched homes and kidnapped two children, identified as Yousef Mohammad Masharqa, 14, and Mohammad Nabil Taweel, 13. Masharqa’s mother said her son, […]

08 Feb
12:50

Jerusalem: Homes of Accused Stone Throwers to be ‘Closed and Confiscated’

February 8, 2016 12:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities on Sunday gave a notice of ‘closure and confiscation’ on the family homes of four Palestinian teens, aged 16-19, accused of causing an Israeli driver’s death by throwing stones at his car in early September, the families said.The families of Mohammad Salah Mohammad Abu Kiff, Walid Fares Mustafa […]

05 Feb
1:11

Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 5, 2016 1:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Thursday evening, two young Palestinian men in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers searched homes, and kidnapped Sami al-Ghazali, 25, and Ali al-Abbassi, 23. The soldiers interrogated many Palestinians […]

05 Feb
12:55

Settlers Again Storm Al-Aqsa Under Police Protection

February 5, 2016 12:55 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning, from Mughrabi Gate, guarded by special occupation forces.Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that the settlers carried out provocative tours inside the courtyards of the holy site, amid the presence of Palestinian worshipers. Extremist settlers […]

04 Feb
8:28

Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians, Wound Two Children, In Jerusalem

February 4, 2016 8:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnaped, Wednesday, eight Palestinians, including many children, in different parts of occupied Jerusalem, and injured two children — one with special needs. The soldiers also invaded and searched several homes.Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, member of the Follow-Up Committee in the al-‘Eesawiyya town in Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded the […]

03 Feb
11:46

East Jerusalem Garage Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, demolished a garage in the village of al-al-Eesawiyya, occupied East Jerusalem.Haitham Mustafa said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli forces entered the village from its eastern entrance and bulldozed a 400 square meter car-repair garage belonging to him. He said that Israeli forces told […]