Category Archives: Miscellaneous

10 Jul
12:36

Governor of Jenin Announces New Power Plant

Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan, Sunday, announced that the newly established power plant in the village of al-Jalameh will be operated for the first time on Monday. The inauguration of the power plant, which is going to be attended by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, will take place after the signing […]

09 Jul
4:51

Egyptian Singer Files Lawsuit over Israeli Police

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker has filed a complaint to the Egyptian Public Prosecutor, against the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, after Israel Police used his picture and a clip of one of his songs in its campaign to recruit Israeli-Arab residents. Speaking to Quds Press, Shaker said that he was “surprised” […]

04 Jul
7:40

Beit Sahour: Palestinian Artists Move to Save the Old Through the New

Rihaam Isaac, right, greets participants of the MishwArt tour at the opening of Art Salon in Beit Sahour on June 29, 2017. (MaanImages) by Lily Leach Once the center of a smallish, quiet town just southeast of Bethlehem, the past few decades have seen younger generations gradually depart from Beit […]

21 Jun
7:05

(VIDEO) Palestine’s Youngest Documentary Filmmaker, Rawan Abu Assad

Rawan Abu Assad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23-year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life. According to the PNN, Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and […]

13 Jun
7:52

Birzeit University Ranked Among Top 3% Best Universities

Birzeit University students walking on campus. (Photo courtesy of Birzeit University) Birzeit University (BZU), north of Ramallah, was among the top three percent of the best universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, a BZU press release said on Monday. For the first time, Birzeit University […]

08 Jun
6:51

Qassam Fighter Killed In An Explosion In Rafah

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported on Wednesday at night, that one of its senior leaders was killed in an accidental explosion, and that three fighters were injured. Al-Qassam said Ibrahim Hussein Abu Naja, 51, was killed on Wednesday evening, in what it called “an […]

01 Jun
6:38

ISM Report: Resistance and Empowerment in al-Khalil’s Women’s Cooperative

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) met with the founder of al-Khalil’s largest women’s cooperative to discuss business, the occupation and women’s empowerment. Via the Palestine News Network (PNN). Idhna is a small town to the west of al-Khalil, located less than a kilometre from the separation wall that divides Israelis […]

28 Apr
8:13

First International Conference on Climate Change Organized by Palestine Engineers Association

The Palestine Engineers Association (PEA), in partnership with the Federation of Arab Engineers, are due to hold the first international, peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary event on climate change in Palestine, which is scheduled to take place in  Al Bireh, in May. This international event comes within the framework of the PEA […]

08 Apr
7:06

Wilderness First Aid Courses Held for West Bank Teachers

In cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, the Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organization, in mid-March, began two-day training courses on Wilderness First Aid for 80 primary school teachers from the West Bank (Jericho, Ramallah, Jenin, Hebron). The training, according to the PNN, prepares educators to face the possible risks and […]

25 Mar
7:26

Medical Discovery in Ramallah: Artificially Born Sons Do Not Automatically Inherit Father’s Infertility

Palestinian doctors say they have discovered that sons born artificially do not necessarily inherit the infertility problem of their biological father. According to Salem Abu Khaizaran, head of Razan Center for IVF and Infertility at the Consultancy Hospital in Ramallah, artificially born sons are able to marry and give birth […]

14 Mar
11:08

Dinosaur Museum Opens in Bethlehem (VIDEO)

A natural history museum for dinosaurs and large insects opened on Tuesday, at the Convention Palace in Bethlehem. Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Minister of Culture Ihab Bseiso and Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun inaugurated the museum in the presence of Harry Leu, owner of the international exhibit, who said at […]

Walled Off Hotel - the worst view in the world
04 Mar
12:48

New Hotel in Bethlehem by British Artist Banksy Offers ‘Worst View in the World’ Overlooking Israeli Wall

The British artist Banksy, who has painted a number of famous murals on the Israeli Annexation Wall in Bethlehem, has taken his art activism to a new level by opening a boutique hotel just next to the Wall in Bethlehem. The building used for the “Walled Off” (hint: rhymes with […]

10 Feb
8:03

Abu Al-Qee’an’s Father Dies of Shock

Father of Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an reportedly died Thursday morning, after succumbing to shock over the death of his son, who was killed while defending his village of Umm al-Hiran. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a sword has hung over the heads of Umm al-Hiran’s 1,000 inhabitants for many […]

17 Dec
6:09

Israeli Army Hands Remains of Six Slain Palestinians To Their Families

The Israeli authorities handed, on Friday evening, the bodies of six Palestinians, while were killed by the army in different periods of 2016, back to their families, in Hebron, Jenin and Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) said the soldiers handed the body of […]

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 […]

04 Dec
7:47

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Southern Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, in what it described as a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said the fighter was working in one of the tunnels when the […]

26 Oct
4:33

A Hike to the Sun

by Ameed Shehadeh DEAD SEA, October 25, 2016 (WAFA) – Before the trip, I told a friend of mine that I and 15 fellow reporters were going on a 15-kilometer hike into the desert, to take pictures of sunset above the Dead Sea. He broke into laughter. The hike kicked […]

21 Oct
3:24

Jericho: World’s Largest Floor Mosaic Opened for Public Display

The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has unveiled the world’s largest floor mosaic for public display, in the West Bank district of Jericho. The mosaic covers the floor of the reception hall and the large bath of Hisham’s Palace, an Islamic archaeological site in the north of Jericho, and […]

19 Sep
9:13

‘I don’t identify:’ Palestinian-Israeli Fans of Israel’s National Football Team

The Zionist symbolism of Israel’s national football team creates a quagmire for its Palestinian Israeli fans. Support for Israel’s national football team indicates that while Palestinian citizens of Israel have an unusual opportunity to identify with an Israeli national symbol, this identification is, it goes without saying, far from being […]

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, […]

15 Aug
7:59

Israeli Soldiers Detain A Teenage Palestinian Girl After An Alleged Stabbing Attack

August 15, 2016 7:59 AM IMEMC News Jenin, Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli army claimed, on Sunday evening, that a Palestinian woman was arrested after she attempted to stab a female soldier at a military roadblock, West of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinian sources said the kidnapped Palestinian is a child, and that the army kidnapped her parents at […]

12 Aug
11:06

In photos: Bethlehem Live!

12 August 2016, Poppy Liuba-Carmichael, Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Bethlehem Live Festival brings local and international artists to Palestine to revive historic Star Street and energize cultural resistance to Israeli occupation. This year, Bethlehem held its fourth annual Bethlehem Live Festival on Star Street from August 4th to 7th, 2016. […]

07 Aug
11:20

German University Nixes Course on Palestinian Youth

A Germany university has cancelled an academic course regarding the lives of Palestinian youth inside Israeli-occupied territories, Ynet news reported.  According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the site reported that the university canceled the course under Israeli pressure, claiming that the course includes “anti-Semitic” concepts and content. The site claimed that the […]

07 Aug
2:47

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, when a tunnel collapsed on him, in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, al-Qassam said the fighter has been identified as Khaled Methqal al-Hoor, 23. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

06 Aug
10:24

Largest Palestinian team to date arrives in Rio for Olympics

Six Palestinian athletes representing Palestine walked in the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday – marking the largest team since Palestine began competing in the Olympics in 1996. The team wore traditional embroidered dresses and kaffiyeh scarves, and waved the Palestinian flag. No athlete representing Palestine […]

02 Aug
10:43

Birzeit a Forerunner in Top University Rankings

Birzeit University has asserted its leading position among universities in Palestine, as well as the Arab world: In all three of the major international rankings, Birzeit University is among the best Palestinian universities, and among the top 50 universities in the Arab universities, said a statement issued by the university’s […]

01 Aug
11:15

Football In Ireland for Gaza Youth

Children from the Al-Helal club, in the besieged Gaza Strip, are in Ireland and enjoying a 10-day visit of fun and football! The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as well as in Maynooth, Dublin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over […]

29 Jul
10:24

Triumphant UK Debut for Palestine Youth Orchestra

Palestine Youth Orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 26 July 2016 Sarah Irving – Electronic Intifada: True to form, the rain is hammering down on Glasgow. In the foyer of the Royal Concert Hall, young men in sharp black, wearing scarves bearing the unmistakable checkered print of the Palestinian kuffiyeh, are […]

11 Jul
8:05

US Churches Advance BDS Initiatives

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian civil society, has offered its congratulation and thanks, to both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, for their respective and powerful votes, in the weeks past, towards advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within […]

10 Jul
9:25

Palestinian Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that one of its fighters was killed in a tunnel accident, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Brigades identified the fighter as Ibrahim Hasan al-Masri, 28, from Beit Hanoun, in the […]

01 Jul
8:38

Palestine Youth Orchestra Embarks Upon First UK Tour!

The UK welcomes the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the first time, this summer. Under the baton of Sian Edwards, the young orchestra will perform at leading venues across the country, as part of their first UK tour, culminating at London’s Royal Festival Hall, to bring their message of inspiration […]

14 Jun
2:16

Birzeit Remains 1st in Palestine, Enters Top 50 Arab Universities in QS Rankings

Birzeit University retains its title as Palestine’s best university, while rises eleven places to hurtle the 50th spot in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s rankings this year. The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. This year’s rankings included 350 best universities […]

13 Jun
6:24

Guidebook to Gaza Wildflowers

A Palestinian from Gaza city has released a guide on wild flowers growing in the Gaza Strip. Researcher Ayman Dardounah says, according to Al Ray, that his guidebook includes photos of around 80 varieties of wild flowers growing in random places throughout Gaza. He has included the scientific name for each kind. […]

01 Jun
1:10

Israeli Soldier Mildly Injured In Stabbing Attack In Tel Aviv

Israeli military sources have reported that a soldier was mildly injured, on Monday evening, after being stabbed with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv, before he was taken to Ichilov Medical Center for treatment. Israeli daily Haaretz said a Palestinian, 17 years of age, from the central West Bank city of […]

26 May
8:38

Hamas Approves Execution Of 13 Convicted Palestinians  

Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip, and the Hamas movement, said they intend to allow the execution of 13 Palestinians, convicted with several crimes, without the approval of the president, as stated in the Palestinian Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights calls for abolition of capital punishment. Thirteen Hamas […]

20 May
9:22

Palestinian Injured By Israeli UXO In Central Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that a Palestinian farmer suffered moderate wounds after an Unexploded Object, dropped by the army in a previous invasion, detonated near him while he was working on his land, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The sources added that the farmer was moved to […]

10 May
9:38

Two Israeli Women Stabbed In Jerusalem

Israeli sources have reported, Tuesday, that two elderly Israeli women were injured in a park, in Jabal al-Mokabber Palestinian town, in occupied Jerusalem, after being stabbed by two masked young men who managed to escape before the soldiers installed many roadblocks and pushed more units. Israeli daily Haaretz said the […]

01 May
8:40

Photos: Palestinian Orthodox Christians Mark Bright Saturday

Palestinian orthodox Christians celebrated today the Bright Saturday or know as Holy Saturday in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza marking the start of Easter. IMEMC camera visited the town of Beit Sahour near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and captured some of the celebrations.

27 Apr
11:28

From Spring to Spring Ain Fawwar to Ain Qelt

An adventurous hike for nature lovers starts from the Wadi Qelt riverbed at Ain Fawwar, the Fawwar Springs to Ain Al Qelt, the Qelt Springs. Walking through Wadi Qelt, you will enjoy the silence of nature, the beauty of its flora and fauna.  The hike will take you through the […]

09 Apr
10:46

Palestinian Factions Denounce Hamas’ “Children Repentance Video,” Hamas Defends It

April 9, 2016 10:46 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 1

Various Palestinian factions in occupied Palestine issued statements strongly denouncing a recent video that surfaced on social media outlets, showing Hamas members in a school yard, lining up students to “get them to repent their sins,” or wrong doings. Hamas officials defended the move as a “legitimate act to preserve […]

31 Mar
5:53

VIDEO: In Palestine, You Can’t Run More than 10KM Without Passing a Checkpoint, Camp, or The Wall

March 31, 2016 5:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

“We hope that in a few years this race will start at the Nativity Church, in Bethlehem, and finish at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.”

25 Mar
4:06

Lebanese Creativity Award Winner Donates Award to Birzeit University

Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, winner of the prestigious Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity 2016, donated his $25,000 award to Birzeit University.Khoury was cited both for his large and diverse literary output and for his attention to Palestine, which has been a cornerstone of his writing and activism. University president Abdel […]

23 Mar
3:37

From the Spring to the Valley, Ain Samia to Wadi Auja

March 23, 2016 3:37 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Even for the more experienced trekker, a hike from Ain Samia to Wadi Auja, is long and challenging, yet will prove to be rewarding. Ain Samia, is located on the eastern plains of Kafr Malk of the Nablus region, and is one of the most beautiful areas of the West […]

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. […]

09 Mar
2:15

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Central Gaza

March 9, 2016 2:15 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, has reported Wednesday that one of its fighters was killed in what it called “training and preparation accident,” in central Gaza.The Brigades said Suleiman Mohammad al-‘Ayedi, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, was killed during training, on Wednesday morning. It added […]

09 Mar
7:06

BZU is a Front Runner in the Quality of Publications in Palestine

Birzeit University’s position as one of Palestine’s leading research universities has been solidified by the results of a recent study produced by the university’s Graduate Studies Faculty. The university has the best reputation for research among Palestinian universities, in terms of the numbers of its scientific publications, records of citations, […]

17 Feb
11:11

VIDEO: Palestinian Teacher One of World’s Top 10

February 17, 2016 11:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hanan Al-Hroub, a primary class teacher who grew up in Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem, has been shortlisted to the top 10 international teachers nominated for the one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize, organised by the Varkey Foundation.Hanan was named amongst nine other teachers from countries all over the world […]

14 Feb
2:08

Children in Closed Military Zone Enjoy Day of Fun Under the Shadow of Occupation

February 14, 2016 2:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

On February 13th, 2016, Youth Against Settlements in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) organised a children’s activity in front of Shuhada Street checkpoint.02/13/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Around 50 children from the neighbourhoods located on the H2 (entirely Israeli military-controlled) side of the checkpoint – Tel Rumeida and the […]

08 Feb
11:21

Webometrics Ranks Birzeit University as the Top Palestinian University & 31st across the Arab World

February 8, 2016 11:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, West Bank 0

Based on the volume of scientific material posted on the internet; the excellence of its content and the number of external links referencing the material, Birzeit University has climbed up the Webometrics Ranking and is now ranked 1st in Palestine and 31st in the Arab world, as of January 2016. […]

29 Dec
1:17

Israeli Windsurferes Denied Visas for Malaysia Contest

December 29, 2015 1:17 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Two Israeli windsurfers and their coach have been refused visas to compete at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia. In response, the World Sailing said, Sunday, that it will investigate reports asserting that all international sailors should be allowed to compete, AP said Monday. It was added that […]

09 Dec
10:29

Israeli Organ Trafficker Apprehended in Turkey

December 9, 2015 10:29 AM IMEMC Agencies International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A wanted Jewish Israeli organ trafficker has been arrested at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, a Turkish news agency reported, according to Days of Palestine.Dogan news agency said that Israeli national Boris Volfman was arrested on suspicion of organ trafficking and fraud, after flying from Bangkok on Friday night. The […]

08 Dec
3:34

Discover the Beauty of The Reshayda Wilderness

December 8, 2015 3:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Have you ever visited the Bedouin Community in the Reshayda? It is a place in the middle of the Jerusalem wilderness , south of Bethlehem, where the Bedouins welcome visitors, offering them a hot cup of herbal tea, a traditional Palestinian meal or a place to overnight. The Bedouin Community […]

04 Dec
3:57

Palestinian Engineer Wins Gold Medal in Medical Research

December 4, 2015 3:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

Palestinian doctor Mohammed Shuraab, from Gaza, has won the gold medal for best scientific research in Japan, for 2015, in the field of medicine.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shuraab invented a method which enables doctors to determine the size of a cooling ball used in low temperature cryosurgery. […]

20 Nov
12:59

Israel Agrees To Allow Palestinian Telecommunication Companies Access To 3G

November 20, 2015 12:59 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Authorities agreed, on Thursday, to release the 3G frequencies and equipment that Tel Aviv has been holding for many years, thus allowing the Palestinian telecommunication companies to provide residents with 3G services.Israel had been denying the Palestinians access to 3G technologies for what it called “security issues”, saying […]

20 Nov
9:22

Military Roadblocks? We Have An App For That!

November 20, 2015 9:22 AM Saed Bannoura Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Palestinian developers have managed to create two new digital applications to be used on smart phones, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, in order to alert the public about the conditions at the numerous Israeli military roadblocks scattered along the occupied territories. The new apps, known as “Azmeh”, […]

15 Nov
1:07

Palestinian Killed, Four Israelis Injured In Traffic Accident

November 15, 2015 1:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

After several media agencies dubbed the incident as a deliberate attack by a Palestinian driver, near Ramallah, the Israeli military said what happened in Jerusalem, leading to the death of the Palestinian driver, and the injury of four Israelis, is a traffic accident.Israeli sources said one of the four wounded […]

07 Nov
9:03

Israeli Army and Police Aggravate and Impede Assistance for West Bank Auto Accidents

November 7, 2015 9:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli police forces, Saturday, prevented civil defense crews from accessing the scene of a car accident to offer help to the injured Palestinian driver, who was driving along Anata-al-Izariyeh road when his truck flipped over. Earlier Saturday, Israeli forces assaulted two Palestinians involved in a self-inflicted car accident along Ramallah-Nablus […]

11 Oct
9:44

Israeli Intelligence Using Fake Facebook Accounts to Spy on Protesters

October 11, 2015 9:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A number of Palestinian activists on social media have published anonymous messages with Arabic names, that are asking for “names of protesters,” especially in Jerusalem, saying that it’s only “to join them in the clashes.”The messages started flowing on Friday, according to PNN, and there have been several warnings not […]

28 Sep
1:29

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

September 28, 2015 1:29 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Monday, while working in one of its border tunnels.In a press release, the al-Qassam said Majed Sakani, from Shejaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, died while working in the tunnel. On […]

16 Sep
3:39

The Women in Hebron Cooperative

September 16, 2015 3:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

International Solidarity Movement human rights monitors spend the afternoon at the Women in Hebron embroidery cooperative where Palestinian women are empowering themselves and persisting with grace in a colourful and beautiful way in a community space amidst the horror of the ongoing military occupation of their home.Silverware clinks on plates, […]

28 Aug
10:34

Palestinian from Gaza Develops Flour under Israeli Fire

August 28, 2015 10:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

“While Israeli drones were roaring overhead and the fighter jets were targeting homes, I receive a SOS call to find food for celiac patients who were dying.”Al-Asqalani complains from the nine-year old Israeli blockade which undermines turning his project to be commercial in order to continuously produce amounts enough for […]

22 Aug
3:53

ISIS Affiliated Group Abducts Four Hamas Members In Egypt

August 22, 2015 3:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Senior Egyptian Security sources said the investigations are still ongoing regarding the abduction of four Hamas members, after ISIS affiliated fighters stopped a bus heading from Egypt’s Rafah to the al-‘Arish, several days ago, and abducted them.The sources said gunmen of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, that pledged allegiance to ISIS, […]

20 Aug
5:11

Gunmen Kidnap Four Palestinians In Egypt’s Rafah

August 20, 2015 5:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Egyptian Interior Ministry has reported that unknown gunmen have kidnapped four Palestinians, on Wednesday at night, while traveling in the Egyptian city of Rafah, in the North Sinai Governorate.Spokesperson of the Egyptian Interior Ministry Eyad al-Bozom said the Palestinians were traveling in a deportation bus, guarded by Egyptian security […]

20 Aug
3:58

Israeli ‘Spy Dolphin’ Captured by Hamas

August 20, 2015 3:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 1

The military wing of Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has captured a dolphin sent by Israeli forces to spy on the Gaza Strip, it was reported on Wednesday.In a statement, Al-Qassam Brigades said that its diving unit had captured the dolphin several weeks ago, and had found cameras and other surveillance […]

13 Aug
11:12

Israel Facing Dramatic Decline in Tourism

August 13, 2015 11:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The number of tourists entering Israel has declined 13 per cent in the first seven months of this year, in comparison with the same period during 2014, a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics revealed yesterday.Middle East Monitor news outlet said, according to the PNN, that some 1.6 million […]

10 Aug
11:39

Report: Drug Indictments Against Israeli Soldiers Increase 50%

August 10, 2015 11:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis 0

The number of Israeli soldiers indicted for drug offenses rose by 50 percent, last year, in comparison to the year before, an internal annual army report reveals.According to Press TV/Al Ray, the report, released on Sunday, stated that 629 cases were opened for drug-related crimes committed by Israeli soldiers in […]

09 Aug
6:11

Palestinian Cup Final Postponed: ‘Israel Denied Gaza Footballers Entry’

August 9, 2015 6:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Football Federation has postponed the second leg of the Palestine Cup final, between the champions of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said.According to Al Ray, Gaza’s Shejaia Club needs approval to pass through […]

03 Aug
10:58

VIDEO: Know Thy Heritage 2015, 4th International Conference

Under the patronage of PA president Mahmoud Abbas, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) has launched its fourth international conference for the Palestinian youth in the diaspora, as part of the 2015 Know Thy Heritage (KTH) Leadership Program, which creates bonds between Palestinian youth and their homeland.The ceremony was […]

10 Jul
6:45

Israel Officially Signs Order Barring “Palestine 1948” TV

Israeli Police spokeswomen Luba Samri said, Thursday, that Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has signed an official order shutting down the “Palestine 1948 TV,” and barring all of its activities in the country.Erdan said “Israel will not allow anybody to harm its sovereignty, or to grant the Palestinian Authority […]

18 Jun
2:10

Netanyahu Orders New Palestinian TV Shut, P.A Plans to Appeal Decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as the Communication Minister, has instructed the head of the Communications Ministry, to begin shutting down a new Palestinian TV station, funded by the Palestinian Authority, in Israel.The official launch of the new TV was scheduled for today, Thursday, and all official […]

05 Jun
2:34

Shin Bet Officially Announces Name Of Jerusalem Stabbing Suspect

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) and the Police in Jerusalem have officially announced, Thursday, the identity of the Palestinian who allegedly stabbed, on May 24, two Israelis near the Damascus Gate.The Jerusalem Post stated that the Police released, Thursday, previously sealed details on the attack. The Shin Bet […]

04 Jun
10:29

ISIS Supporters Hack Official Website Of Leftist Palestinian Peoples Party

June 4, 2015 10:29 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Hackers claiming to be affiliated with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) group defaced the official webpage of the leftist Palestinian People Party (PPP) on Wednesday.The cyber-attackers replaced the homepage of the site with an image that included a written text saying in bad English “hacked by r0x, […]

04 Jun
4:19

7 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Injured in Auto Wreck South of Nablus

June 4, 2015 4:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

7 Palestinians and 4 Israeli settlers have been injured in a car accident Wednesday morning involving an Israeli car and a Palestinian car south of Nablus city, according to Israeli social media.Social media indicated, according to the PNN, that the accident happened near to A’lia settlement, south of Nablus, and […]

01 Jun
2:16

Checkpoint to Open After 10 Years

The Eyal checkpoint will be reopened after 10 years of forced closure, allowing Palestinians in Israel to travel to the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.According to Ma’an, the decision is said to be put into effect by June 7. Palestinian officials submitted a request, pointing out that entry through […]

01 Jun
7:44

ISIS Offshoot Group Claims Responsibility For Killing A Hamas Commander In Gaza

June 1, 2015 7:44 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A group claiming allegiance with ISIS issued a statement, Sunday, claiming responsibility for assassinating a senior Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip, by detonating his store in Khan Younis.The group, calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State in Beit al-Maqdis, said it assassinated Saber Siam for what it claimed, “participating […]

31 May
1:48

Protesters Use Snake against Israeli Forces

Palestinian protesters in the Silwad town north of Ramallah allegedly used a snake to fight Israeli forces firing tear-gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes in the area on Friday, Israeli media reported.Israeli news website Ynet reported on what it identified as ‘the new Palestinian weapon’: a large snake […]

28 May
12:29

Israeli Forces Close Checkpoint Near Nablus

May 28, 2015 12:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Early Wednesday, Israeli forces blocked off the checkpoint to a Palestinian town east of Nablus.According to Ma’an, the Israeli military a closed military checkpoint that leads into the West Bank town of Beit Furik after a Palestinian allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli cars driving on the bypass during […]

27 May
4:35

Israel Claims A Rocket Was Fired From Gaza Into Southern Area

Israeli military sources claimed one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into an area in the southern part of the country, and that the army confirmed sirens went off, and that the residents “heard a loud explosion.”Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the sirens were sounded in the Lachish […]

27 May
3:02

Palestinian Seriously Injured After Being Assaulted Gun Gunmen

May 27, 2015 3:02 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that a man was seriously injured, after severely beaten and shot, by unknown gunmen, south of the city.The sources said that the resident, in his thirties, was in the Tareq Bin Ziad area, south […]

11 May
9:17

Palestinian Child Dies in East Jerusalem Fire

A young Palestinian girl has died, and her family suffered severe smoke inhalation, when a fire spread through their home in occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, Monday.Witnesses said that the fire broke out in Nour Sabri Abu Nab’s house, according to Ma’an News Agency. Family members suffered severe smoke […]

11 May
9:09

Slated Demolition of 23 East Jerusalem Homes Focus of Palestinian Dailies

An Israeli court’s order to evacuate and demolish 23 buildings in a northern Jerusalem neighborhood, together with the demolition of an century-old Islamic shrine by Israeli forces in Nablus, has hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies, according to the PNN.Al-Quds reported, in its main front page news item, […]

01 May
5:32

Palestinian Killed By An Unknown Gunman In Nablus

May 1, 2015 5:32 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The Palestinian Police in the northern West Bank district of Nablus said that a man was shot and killed in Aseera Shemaliyya town, near Nablus. The Police said Osama Taiseer Yassin, 31 years of age, was shot in the abdomen, and died under surgery in the Rafidia Governmental Hospital in […]

24 Apr
12:42

Israeli Man Found Stabbed In Trunk Of Fleeing Car in Jerusalem

April 24, 2015 12:42 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported that the police found an Israeli man in the trunk of a Palestinian car, and that the man suffered several stab wounds; the police said the attack carries criminal motives.The sources said that the car approached an Israeli roadblock in the at-Tour town, in occupied East […]

22 Apr
7:52

Israel Sentences Belgian-Iranian Man To 7 Years For “Spying”

April 22, 2015 7:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

An Israeli court in Lod city sentenced, Tuesday, a 56-year-old Belgian-Iranian man to seven years in prison after convicting him of what the court said “spying to Iran.”Ali Mansouri, 56, was taken prisoner in Tel Aviv in 2013, and reached a plea bargain agreement in November of 2014. The Israeli […]

18 Apr
12:33

Qassam Fighter Killed In Gaza

April 18, 2015 12:33 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, during training in Gaza.The Brigades said Nafeth Sa’id al-Moghani, 55 years of age, is from Yebna refugee camp, in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. It added […]

11 Apr
3:43

Banksy’s Disputed ‘Weeping Goddess’ Seized by Gaza Police

April 11, 2015 3:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Gaza police have seized a work by famed street artist Banksy from a man who bought it for $200 from a family that later said it was duped, both sides told AFP.Bilal Khaled, accused of buying the work painted on a door belonging to the Darduna family without telling them […]

05 Apr
4:01

Child Killed, 7 Injured in Gaza Car Accident

A Palestinian child was killed and 7 were injured in a car accident in Gaza City, late Friday evening.Medical sources said that three-year-old Mira Bakr was killed and 7 other Palestinians, including 3 Bakr family members, were injured in a car accident in the al-Wihda street in central Gaza City. […]

03 Apr
6:18

Missing Israeli Soldier Staged His “Kidnapping”

April 3, 2015 6:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported that the 22-year-old soldier, who was believed to be missing, or “kidnapped,’ staged his own disappearance, after the soldiers initiated a search campaign and found him, on Friday at dawn, sleeping in Kiryat Arba Jewish settlement in Hebron.Israeli Ynet News has reported that the army searched […]

02 Apr
10:28

Army Said To Be Searching For Missing Israeli Near Hebron

April 2, 2015 10:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Army, and the Police, said they are searching for an Israeli man who apparently went missing, on Thursday afternoon, near the southern West bank city of Hebron, and are investigating whether the man was abducted.Israeli sources said the Police received a call from a young Israeli who said […]

21 Mar
3:48

VIDEO: Bethlehem Students Celebrate Heritage with Traditional Palestinian Wedding

March 21, 2015 3:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Bethlehem University campus, on Thursday, witnessed a delightful and joyful atmosphere during annual celebrations of Palestinian cultural heritage. The student council, in collaboration with the Students Affairs Deanship celebrated by performing the annual traditional Palestinian wedding show in the presence of Palestinian artist Alaa Jallad. According to the Palestinian News […]

18 Mar
7:07

Shots Fired At The Nablus Office Of The Palestinian People Party

March 18, 2015 7:07 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) has reported that unknown gunmen fired, on Tuesday at dawn, rounds of live ammunition at its office in Hitteen Street, in the center of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Nassr Abu Jeish, member of the PPP Central Committee stated that the gunmen deliberately […]

13 Mar
4:29

Reports: “Israeli Soldier Killed As Syrian Army Targets Gunmen In al-Quneitra”

March 13, 2015 4:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

According to reports by the Almayadeen News Agency and the Al-Akhbar News Agency, an Israeli officer was shot and killed, a few days ago, “during a meeting between Israeli officers and officials of the Free Syrian Army” in al-Quneitra city, southwest of Syria.The reports allege the officer was among a […]

04 Mar
3:14

Sounds of Palestine: Social Empowerment for Children through Music

This Sunday, Sounds of Palestine organized the first winter mid-year concert, with the participation of over 70 kids who performed for their families in Aida Youth Center, playing violins, cellos, double basses, flutes and tabla, in addition to the singing of traditional Arabic songs.Sounds of Palestine is a project for […]

21 Feb
1:27

Palestine Shuts Down Amid Winter Storm

February 21, 2015 1:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Shops and offices in cities across the occupied West Bank closed on Friday, after a major winter storm struck the region, leaving nearly half a meter of snow in some areas.Snowfall began late Thursday and continued into the early morning, Friday, blanketing hilltops across the region with a thick layer […]

20 Feb
2:29

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Rafah

February 20, 2015 2:29 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said one of its fighters was killed “during preparation and training” in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Brigades said Mohammad Talal Abu Matar, 25 years of age, was one of its senior fighters, and that his […]

11 Feb
8:44

Arab American Students Killed by Violent Terrorist in North Carolina

Three Arab American students were shot to death Tuesday night inside their apartment near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Three Arab American students are suspected victims of a terrorist attack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On Tuesday evening Chapel Hill police say that three people were shot to death at a condominium […]

10 Feb
9:50

Family of Kayla Mueller Confirms Humanitarian Worker’s Death

Early Tuesday the family of humanitarian worker, Kayla Mueller, confirmed her death by sending out a statement. A statement from the family of humanitarian aid worker, Kayla Mueller, The native of Arizona had been very active in providing humanitarian relief throughout the Middle East region for the past few years. […]

03 Feb
10:25

8 Killed, Dozens More Injured in Fatal Negev Bus Crash

February 3, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

At least eight Palestinians, all women, have been killed and dozens of others injured in a tragic bus crash occurring in southern Israel, according to media sources.Preliminary reports said, according to WAFA, that a bus carrying Palestinian passengers, most of whom were women, from the Naqab village of Hora collided […]

03 Feb
1:00

560 Trucks with Goods and Fuel Allowed into Gaza

February 3, 2015 1:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli authorities opened Kerem Shalom trade crossing on Monday, to allow the entry of 560 truckloads of goods and fuel to the Gaza Strip.Chairman of the Coordination Committee for the entry of goods, Raed Fattouh, said that the trucks are loaded with goods for trade, agricultural, transportation and aid sectors. […]

31 Jan
1:54

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians Near Gaza

January 31, 2015 1:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli army kidnapped, on Friday evening, three Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, claiming that the three men infiltrated into an area in the Eshkol Regional Council of Settlements.The army said the three Palestinians entered the area through a gap in the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the […]