Category Archives: Miscellaneous

10 Jan
6:15

Infant Dies As Pouring Rain Floods Devastated Gaza

January 10, 2015 6:15 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that an infant died in southern Gaza, due to freezing temperature as dozens of homes have been flooded as a result of pouring rain.The sources said dozens of homes have been flooded in Rafah and Khan Younis, while water levels have dangerously increased in […]

09 Jan
6:30

Settler Injured In Jerusalem Stabbing

January 9, 2015 6:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources have reported that an Israeli settler was stabbed in the upper torso, and suffered a moderate injury, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Police said it is searching “for a Palestinian who carries a screwdriver.” Israeli medics arrived at the scene and moved the wounded 21-year-old Israeli man to […]

09 Jan
6:30

Settler Injured In Jerusalem Stabbing

January 9, 2015 6:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources have reported that an Israeli settler was stabbed in the upper torso, and suffered a moderate injury, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Police said it is searching “for a Palestinian who carries a screwdriver.” Israeli medics arrived at the scene and moved the wounded 21-year-old Israeli man to […]

24 Dec
3:32

Israeli Court Allows Oil Drilling In Occupied Golan Heights

December 24, 2014 3:32 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday, in favor of allowing the Afek Oil Company headed by hardliner and former Minister of National Infrastructure, Effie Eitam, to dig for oil in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Court turned down an appeal by green groups demanding halting the drilling, and overturned an […]

24 Dec
1:29

Fateh Denounces Assassination Of One Of Its Leaders In Syria

December 24, 2014 1:29 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fateh, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the assassination of one of its leaders, in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.The movement said Mohammad Ahmad Tarawiyya, a senior Fateh leader in Syria, was shot and killed on Tuesday evening, by […]

19 Dec
9:04

Qassam Fighter Killed In Accidental Explosion In Gaza

December 19, 2014 9:04 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in what it described as an accidental explosion in a training camp, in southern Gaza.The Brigades said Bilal Abdul-Mon’em al-Mneirawi, 20, was killed west of the Rafah district, […]

27 Nov
3:13

Dreaming Palestinian Identity

November 27, 2014 3:13 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

“Hiraeth – (n). A homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.” This was printed on a card, hung next to Palestinian artist Ruba Salameh’s two paintings. On both paintings […]

25 Nov
2:51

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Gaza

November 25, 2014 2:51 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stated Tuesday that one of its fighters was killed during training, east of Gaza City.The brigades said the fighter, identified as Abdullah Mojahed ‘Oleyyan, 18 years of age, is from the Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City. It added that ‘Oleyyan […]

18 Nov
3:25

Desalinated Drinking Water Inducing Cancer and Other Fatal Illnesses in Gaza

November 18, 2014 3:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his 9-year-old son, Mohammad, has osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water […]

17 Nov
4:46

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem; Police Kidnaps Two Palestinians

November 17, 2014 4:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli police kidnapped, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men during what the police claimed “a search for a person who stabbed a man in occupied East Jerusalem.’Palestinian sources said the police kidnapped a Palestinian near the Sahera Gate, while the second Palestinian has been kidnapped another in a […]

11 Nov
1:10

Israeli Settler Killed; Israeli Soldier & Palestinian, Killed In Two Attacks

November 11, 2014 1:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli sources confirmed Monday that a 25-year-old settler woman and an Israeli soldier were killed in two separate stabbing attacks, in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, while at least two others were injured. A Palestinian man, allegedly the attacker, was shot and killed.Israeli daily Haaretz said Dalia Lamkus, 25, […]

09 Nov
8:05

PLO Recommends Journalists Use the Term ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound’ Instead of ‘Temple Mount’

November 9, 2014 8:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Liberation Organization has called on international media to desist from using the term ‘Temple Mount’, saying its use doesn’t ‘adhere to international law’.According to PNN correspondence, ‘Temple Mount’ is the term commonly used in English to describe what, in Arabic, is known as ‘Haram al-Sharif’ (the Noble Sanctuary) […]

27 Oct
4:31

With two year memorial underway, President’s death remains shrouded in mystery

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Fateh movement is memorializing the late President Arafat two years after his death. Near his tomb in Ramallah's Presidential Offices, formerly known as Al Muqata, President Arafat's Fateh party members are holding a rally in his memory Saturday. Israeli forces occupying the West Bank blocked thousands of Palestinians from […]

27 Oct
4:31

Succession politics in Palestine

My barber, Abu Salah couldn’t wait for me to come to his shop. He had been very concerned this week and wanted an answer to his question. He was searching hard in his mind for a solution to what he felt was a complicated problem: how could Marwan Barghouthi spring […]

27 Oct
4:31

Palestine Today – October 12, 2006

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 5.3MB || time: 5m47s    Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre www.imemc.org for Thursday October 12th, 2006. The death toll in Gaza reaches to seven, five […]

27 Oct
4:31

Barghouti Still Wavering Over Candidacy

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Following Fatah’s revolutionary council unanimous decision to nominate PLO new head Mahmoud Abbas as their candidate for the position of the PA chairman in the coming January 9, presidential elections, Minister Kadoura Fares, one of Marwan Barghouti’s associates, said Thursday night that he plans to meet with the jailed Fatah […]

27 Oct
4:31

Barghouthi Out of Presidency Race

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will not run for chairmanship and calls his loyalists to support PLO head Mahmoud Abbas, Kadoura Fares said on Friday after meeting Barghouthi in his prison cell. Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, Fares said that Barghouthi decided to support Abbas as the only […]

27 Oct
4:31

Life in Occupied Palestine

Try to imagine daily life under these conditions: You live in limbo in a country occupied by a repressive foreign army and a system of institutionalized and codified racism.  You have no recognized nation, no right of citizenship and no power over your own daily life.  You live in a […]

16 Oct
8:37

War on Independent Media by “Security Agencies” and Corporations Continues

The unprecedented harassment of independent media and journalists continues as the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) has been targeted by a DOS attack. The independent news agency’s website was taken down, two days after the publication of an article that documented the unprecedented harassment. Rather than offering help, the […]

10 Oct
2:13

Palestinian Stabbed To Death In Silwan

October 10, 2014 2:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In what seems to be related to a case of selling homes to Israeli settlers, a Palestinian man was stabbed to death, on Thursday evening, in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem, the Arabs48 news website said.It added that the man, 50 years of age, was stabbed following a family feud […]

30 Sep
1:08

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Train Children to Use Weapons in the Negev

September 30, 2014 1:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A footage release from Hebrew TV Channel 1, on Sunday, shows armed Israeli children training with weapons at one of Israeli military sites in the Negev Desert.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that some of the children came with their parents from the United States to donate for Israeli military. […]

20 Sep
12:36

Palestinian Killed, Two Arrested, By Egyptian Soldiers In Sinai

September 20, 2014 12:36 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Maan News Agency has reported that one Palestinian was killed on Saturday, at dawn, and two were arrested by Egyptian soldiers as they exited a border tunnel in Sinai.Maan quoted Egyptian security sources as saying the three exited a tunnel in the ‘Unknown Soldier’ area, in the Egyptian city […]

04 Sep
8:52

Fishing in Gaza

September 4, 2014 8:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

We sailed out from Gaza City’s harbor just before dusk with the 13-man crew, including two boys, and we had a theoretical possibility to reach six nautical miles for fishing. But that the limit determined by the occupying power would have been moved from three to six miles is mostly […]

30 Aug
2:04

Victory Celebrations in Gaza Following Friday Prayers

August 30, 2014 2:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinians across Gaza turned out by the thousands for a victory march, on Friday, as they experienced their first opportunity in 50 days to attend Friday prayers, at mosques in the Gaza Strip, without fear of being attacked by Israeli forces.Ma’an News Agency reports that, although a local council estimates […]

04 Aug
5:07

Palestinian And Israeli Killed In Jerusalem Incident

August 4, 2014 5:07 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli police, in occupied Jerusalem, in what they claim is an attack the man carried out against an Israeli bus and a car with an industrial digger that he was driving.Update: 15:17: The Palestinian digger driver who was shot by the police has […]

11 Jul
7:58

Settler Killed Near Nablus, Cause Seems To Be Accidental

July 11, 2014 7:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli military sources has reported that an Israeli settler was killed, and another was wounded, allegedly after an a Palestinian car struck them, near the Za’tara Israeli military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Israeli sources said the driver rammed the two settlers and drove away but […]

05 Jul
4:26

Shin Bet Admits Failure to Find 3 Missing Teens

Shin Bet has admitted their failure to come up with any positive conclusion regarding the whereabouts of the alleged ‘abduction’ of the three Israeli settlers in Hebron.According to Al Ray, Israeli journalist Ben Caspit quoted an official from the Israeli security service as saying that they failed in its mission […]

01 Jul
1:45

Bodies of Missing Settlers Found

According to various news agencies, the Israeli army has found the bodies of the three missing settlers near Halhoul, north of Hebron. The information is confirmed and the families of the three settlers have been notified by the Israeli authorities. Israeli forces discovered the bodies Monday afternoon, in a field […]

30 Jun
4:24

Israel Drops anti-Hamas Lollipops in West Bank

The Israeli state has found it appropriate to drop hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in Nablus and Ramallah, in what Ma’an News Agency has deemed ‘a renewed attempt to incite Palestinian popular opinion against the Islamist political group’.Residents of the West Bank’s two largest cities discovered, on Sunday morning, that hundreds […]

27 Jun
2:37

Israel Claims Identifying Two Palestinians “Responsible For Abducting Missing Settlers”

June 27, 2014 2:37 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) claimed identifying two Palestinians believed to be behind the reported kidnapping of the three Israeli settlers, and that the two are former political prisoners. Israeli Ynet News has reported that Marwan al-Qawasmi, 26, and Ammar Abu Aisha, 33, from the southern West Bank city […]

14 Jun
11:58

Soldiers Invade Rahat, Kidnap Several Palestinians

June 14, 2014 11:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, late on Friday at night [June, 13, 2014] Rahat city, the largest Bedouin community in the Negev, conducted military searches, and kidnapped several residents.The Ma’an News Agency has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded local homes searching for Palestinian workers, staying and working in […]

14 Jun
5:37

War Planes Hover Over Gaza, Border Terminals Closed

Palestinian sources, in the besieged coastal region, have reported that several Israeli war jets have been flying over various areas of the Gaza Strip, while Israel also ordered all border and trade terminals in Gaza shut, as the search for three Israeli settlers, missing in the West Bank, continues amidst […]

14 Jun
4:19

Three Missing Israelis Feared Dead

June 14, 2014 4:19 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

[Friday, June 13, 2014] Israeli media outlets have reported, on Friday evening, that the three missing Israeli teenage settlers, might have been killed, or moved to the Gaza Strip.No Palestinian faction, or any group, has made statements claiming responsibility for their abduction, the Arabs48 news Website said. Israeli sources said […]

14 Jun
2:41

Three Teenage Israelis Missing In West Bank

[Friday, June 13, 2014] Israeli security officials stated that three teenage settlers, including one who reportedly holds a US citizenship, who have been missing since Thursday at night, are feared to have been kidnapped.The army and police initiated massive search campaign, while Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held the Palestinian […]

12 Jun
2:42

Child Killed In An Explosion In Gaza City

[Wednesday Evening, June 11, 2014] A Palestinian child was killed, and a young man was wounded, in an explosion that took place in a home in the at-Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City.Medical sources said the child Khalil al-Ghaseen, 13 years of age, died of serious injuries he suffered in the […]

31 May
11:47

Palestine Qualifies for 1st Asian Cup

Palestine’s soccer team has qualified for their maiden Asian Cup appearance, with a 1-0 win over the Philippines, in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, on Friday.According to Ma’an News Agency/AFP, Ashraf Alfawaghra scored the winner with a free kick in the 59th minute to help Palestine […]

30 May
3:48

Army Alleges Foiling A Bombing Attempt Near Nablus

May 30, 2014 3:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

[Friday, May 30, 2014] The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers managed to foil a “suicide bombing attack”, at the Za’tara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.According to the army, a Palestinian, carrying an explosive belt, was arrested as he was trying to cross the Israeli […]

24 May
3:18

Two Palestinians Killed In Khan Younis Explosion

[Saturday, May 24 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians were killed, and two others were seriously injured, in an explosion in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, stated that the two […]

25 Apr
8:50

Police Investigate Israeli Organ-trafficking Ring

An Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a month long police investigation, Israeli media sources report.The main suspect is from Beersheva and is in his 40s, police in southern Israel said; a gag order on the organ-trafficking case was lifted on Tuesday. […]

15 Apr
1:58

Israeli Forces Close Down Beit Ummar Village

Israeli forces closed down the village of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, erecting several flying checkpoints around it. Spokesman for the local resistance committee Mohammad Ayyad Awad said that dozens of Israeli soldiers and vehicles were deployed at the entrances of the village, and were searching passersby. Awad said that […]

12 Apr
12:04

Thousands run the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem

More than 3,000 runners from around the world took part in the second annual Palestine Marathon on Friday, passing the Israeli separation wall and curbing around checkpoints on the 42-kilometer (26 miles) course.The marathon is held under the banner ‘Right to Movement’ in order to highlight Israeli obstacles to freedom […]

24 Mar
10:04

Gaza’s Palestinians, Besieged by Israel, Turn to Solar Power

On the roof of Gaza City’s children’s hospital, a pristine row of solar panels gleams in the sunlight, an out-of-place symbol of modern, clean energy in the impoverished Strip.Juan Cole via Al Ray As the coastal Palestinian territory lives through the worst fuel shortage in its history, many of Gaza’s […]

02 Mar
8:28

West Bank: 2 Earthquakes In Past 2 Days

Shaking in the northern West Bank, felt Friday evening and Saturday morning, was ‘definitely’ a series of two earthquakes and was not the result of explosions, Jalal Dabeek of an-Najah National University said, on Sunday.Dabeek, who chairs an-Najah University’s Center for Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction, told Ma’an News […]

27 Feb
4:37

Body Of Missing Israeli Soldier Located

February 27, 2014 4:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday [February 26, 2014], that the body of an Israeli soldier who went missing last week has been located near a road leading to the Haifa University. The Israeli army said that the soldier, 19 years of age, from the Higher Galilee, was repeatedly stabbed in […]

20 Feb
11:39

Palestinian Teen Amputees Complete Historic Kilimanjaro Climb

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinian teenagers have made history by becoming the first amputees from the Arab world to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.By Charlie Hoyle On Jan. 23, Mutussam Abu Karsh, 16, from Gaza and Yasmeen Najjar, 17, from the Nablus village of Burin completed a demanding eight-day journey […]

18 Feb
1:48

Five Killed in Acre Gas Explosion

February 18, 2014 1:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Five people were killed overnight in a gas explosion, in the northern Israeli city of Acre, Israeli media has reported.The three-story building in Acre’s Old City collapsed, just following the blast, killing five and injuring at least 10 people. Ma’an reports that the victims were a couple aged 38 and […]

10 Feb
3:48

Israeli Man Stabbed in Jerusalem

February 10, 2014 3:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Sunday Evening [February 9, 2014] Israeli sources have reported that a hareidi (conservative orthodox) Jewish man was stabbed near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.Israeli Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 Israeli National News Agency) has reported that the police believes the 24-year-old man was stabbed for […]

09 Feb
3:52

Car Bomb Explodes in Tel Aviv, Killing One

An Israeli was killed after a car bomb exploded on Saturday evening, in south Tel Aviv.Israeli sources reported that the explosion targeted a car on Sheshet Hayamim (Six Days) street, in the neighborhood of Kfar Shalem, according to Ma’an. It was added by the sources that a large force of […]

08 Feb
1:20

Two Fighters Killed In Two Separate Incidents In Gaza

February 8, 2014 1:20 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinian fighters were killed on Friday night, [February 7, 2014], in two separate incidents, in the besieged coastal region.Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, stated that one fighter was killed, and one Palestinian was moderately wounded in an […]

04 Feb
11:59

Israeli Officer Killed By Friendly Fire

An Israeli officer was killed by friendly fire, Monday night, near the northern Gaza border, according to the Israeli army.’The IDF confirms an IDF officer was killed overnight following misidentified discharge during routine activity adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The circumstances of the incident are […]

03 Feb
9:14

Thousands Attend Funeral for Remains Returned to Bethlehem

Thousands of people attended the funeral, on Monday, of two Palestinians whose remains were returned, by Israel, a day earlier. Ma’an News Agency reports that, on Sunday, relatives gathered at the Tarqumia checkpoint, southwest of Hebron, late Sunday to receive the remains of Ayat al-Akhras, from Duheisha refugee camp, and […]

27 Jan
4:22

Teenager Killed In Explosion In Khan Younis

January 27, 2014 4:22 PM Saed Bannoura Khan Younis, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Monday, January 27, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian teenager was killed in an explosion which took place, on Sunday, in the al-Boeij refugee camp, in central Gaza.The sources said that Ashraf Farajallah, 18, died of serious injuries to the head resulting from the blast. Security sources […]

13 Jan
3:26

Flying Checkpoint Set Up Near Beit Ummar

[Sunday January 12, 2014] Israeli forces set up a flying checkpoint, on Sunday, near the entrance of a southern West Bank village, according to a popular committee spokesman.Soldiers stopped traffic near the entrance of Beit Ummar, searching vehicles and checking ID cards, Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma’an News Agency. Awad […]

12 Jan
12:22

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem

January 12, 2014 12:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Saturday January 11, 2014] Israeli sources have reported that an Israeli man, 30 years of age, was stabbed in the neck in occupied Jerusalem.The police said that the attacker fled the scene, and that a search campaign has been initiated in an attempt to locate him. Medical sources at the […]

11 Jan
10:57

Sharon Dies After 8 Years In A Coma

January 11, 2014 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has died, following a long illness, reports Al Ray with Sky News.The 85-year-old’s son was quoted as saying that he had died, at the height of his power, eight years following a stroke which left him in a coma. Sheba Medical Centre, where he […]

04 Jan
5:14

Soldiers Kidnap A Young Woman In Jerusalem

January 4, 2014 5:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Friday January 3, 2014] Israeli soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian woman in Bab Al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she tried to stab an Israeli soldier.According to Israeli Police Spokeswoman for Arab Media, Luba Samri, a teenage young Palestinian woman, identified as Dima Mohammad Sawahra, 16 years of age, […]

02 Jan
4:39

Number of Palestinians in the World is 11.8 Million, says Statistics Bureau

January 2, 2014 4:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) presents the situation of Palestinians at the end of 2013, as follows:Increase in world population of Palestinians The projected number of Palestinians in the world is 11.8 million, of whom 4.5 million are in Palestine, 1.4 million in Israel, 5.2 million in Arab […]

02 Jan
4:23

Explosion Kills Palestinian Ambassador In Czech Republic

[Wednesday January 1, 2014] Official Palestinian sources said that Jamal Al-Jamal, 56, the Palestinian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, was killed in an explosion which took place when he opened an old safe, at his residence in Prague.The sources said that the safe was moved, from his old residence to […]

25 Dec
8:59

Latin Patriarch Prays for Peace in Palestine, At Christmas Mass

[Wednesday December 25, 2013] During Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, at the Church of Nativity, in Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal prayed for peace and prosperity in Palestine, as well as for an end to the hardships faced by the Palestinian people.WAFA reports that Twal said to President Mahmoud Abbas, […]

11 Nov
3:12

Army Claims Uncovering Explosive Near Ramallah

November 11, 2013 3:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

[Monday November 11, 2013] Israeli military sources have reported that a military vehicle uncovered an explosive charge near an Israeli military base, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah.The sources said that the charge was located close to the military base in Ras Karkar area. Soldiers called army explosives […]

04 Nov
10:20

P.A. Arrests Fighters For Allegedly Planning To Abduct Soldier

November 4, 2013 10:20 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

A senior Israeli military source told the Israeli Walla News Agency that the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank arrested a week ago members of what is believed to be a cell that planned to abduct an Israeli soldier.The source alleged that the cell reached an advanced level of […]

27 Oct
2:18

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

October 27, 2013 2:18 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Sunday October 27, 2013] The Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed in an accident in one of its border tunnels in southern Gaza.The Brigades said that Saleh Yousef Al-Basheety, 23, was one of its senior fighters. There have […]

21 Oct
12:45

Army Refuses To Hand Body Of Slain Palestinian

October 21, 2013 12:45 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Authorities were supposed to hand the body of slain Palestinian Younis Ahmad Radayda, to his family on Sunday October 20, 2013, but decided to keep the body allegedly to conclude all paperwork.Head of the Al-Obeydiyya village council, Suleiman Al-Assa, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that Israel was supposed […]

19 Oct
1:07

Radayda Family: “Our Slain Son Did Not Intend To Attack Soldiers”

October 19, 2013 1:07 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Family of Younis Ahmad Radayda, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday, stated that he did not intend to harm any soldiers or person, and that he accidentally drove into the military base.Younis was killed on Thursday evening when Israeli soldiers stationed at a military base close […]

16 Oct
8:34

Army Uncovers Breach Of Settlement Fence

October 16, 2013 8:34 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported on Tuesday evening, October 15, that Israeli soldiers located a breach in the fence of Shomron settlement, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The sources said that the army ordered the settlers to remain home, until the military concludes a search campaign in the […]

14 Sep
2:51

IMF predicts “challenging” and “dim” economic future for Palestine

September 14, 2013 2:51 AM Shamus Slaunwhite Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report released Thursday [September 12, 2013] by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the economic situation in the West Bank and Gaza says that worrying trends have continued despite the optimism of renewed peace negotiations.Those recent “worrisome trends” include “slowing growth, high unemployment, and large fiscal deficits.” The report […]

13 Sep
10:48

As Israel Marks Yom Kippur, West Bank Closure Enforced

September 13, 2013 10:48 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, ordered a complete two-day closure on the West Bank as Israel marks the Yom Kippur (Atonement Day) Jewish holiday. Israeli media sources have reported that the complete closure on the occupied Palestinian territories will last for 48 hours, ending on Saturday night at midnight. The […]

13 Sep
5:23

Israel Interrogates A Palestinian “Who Drove Into Military Base”

September 13, 2013 5:23 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Thursday September 12, 2013] The Israeli Police arrested a Palestinian, in his fifties, from Nazareth city allegedly for driving his car, in a high speed, into an Israeli military base north of historic Palestine.The Israeli military and security agency are examining whether the man accidentally drove into the camp, or […]

05 Sep
12:09

Fighter Killed In Gaza

September 5, 2013 12:09 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, on Thursday at dawn [September 4, 2013] east of Gaza City.The Brigades said that the fighter, Mohammad Lutfy Abed, 24, died in what it called a “jihadist mission” east of Gaza […]

01 Sep
3:34

Tel Aviv Claims Uncovering A Hamas Cell

September 1, 2013 3:34 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) claimed it managed to uncover Hamas cell, and arrested its members, allegedly for planning to use explosives to detonate a mall in occupied Jerusalem.Israel said that the army arrested two Palestinians (22 – 25 years of age) working at the Mall, and that […]

24 Aug
3:33

42 Killed, 500 Injured In Mosque Explosion In Lebanon

August 24, 2013 3:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Lebanese Ministry of Health stated that 42 persons have been killed, and more than 500 have been injured, in two explosions that targeted two mosque in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon.The Ministry said that the first explosion took place in front of the Taqwa Mosque, in the Az-Zahiriyya area, while […]

20 Aug
7:22

“Tamarrod” Calls For Rebelling Against Hamas In Gaza

August 20, 2013 7:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Gaza-based group known as “Tamarrod”, Arabic for Rebellion, published a video through its Facebook page, and other social media outlets, stating that November 11 2013, will be a day of rebellion against what it called “oppression and injustice by Hamas”.The video started by their emblem, a verse from the […]

13 Aug
2:45

Israel Intercepts Missile Over Eilat

August 13, 2013 2:45 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Tuesday August 13, 2013] Israeli military sources have reported that the “Iron Dome” missile interception system managed to successfully intercept a missile fired towards Eilat coastal city. The sources did not indicate the source of fire, and did not report any injuries or damages.The ‘Mujaheddin Shura Council in the Environs […]

11 Aug
11:45

Young Palestinian musicians perform in prestigious world festival

August 11, 2013 11:45 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

On August 8, seventeen young Palestinian musicians put Palestine on the ‘map’ of one of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals, the BBC Proms. Aged twelve to twenty-three years, they are members of the Palestinian Strings, a brainchild of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine’s preeminent music […]

09 Aug
12:34

Arrested Prawer Bill Protesters Still Detained

August 9, 2013 12:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Several protesters arrested during Monday’s nation-wide demonstrations against the Prawer-bill are still being kept in detention, and are awaiting charges. On Tuesday nine arrested in the Galilee got their remand extended to six more days. Tuesday’s demonstrations were held against the passing of the so-called Prawer-bill that would legalize the […]

07 Aug
3:53

Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near Lebanon Border

August 7, 2013 3:53 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli military sources have reported (Wednesday August 7, 2013] that four soldiers suffered mild to moderate injuries in an explosion that took place near the northern border with Lebanon. The wounded soldiers were moved to an Israeli hospital in Nahariya; three of them were moved to surgery while one was […]

06 Aug
10:04

Netanyahu Forms Committee To Enlist Christians In the Army

August 6, 2013 10:04 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In a serious escalation of the Israeli attempts to divide the Arab community in the country, and amidst massive objections, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered the formation of a special committee to recruit Arab Palestinian Christians in the country to the Israeli military. Netanyahu and a number of Christian […]

04 Aug
8:48

Abbas Welcomes Barcelona Soccer Team In Bethlehem

August 4, 2013 8:48 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

[Saturday Evening August 3, 2013] Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed at his Presidential Headquarters in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, the players and coach of Barcelona soccer team, who are conducting their first visit to occupied Palestine.“This is your first visit to Palestine, but you are always in Palestine, […]

31 Jul
9:50

Army Claims Uncovering A Rifle Near Hebron

July 31, 2013 9:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Army claimed Tuesday [July 30 2013} that Israeli soldiers managed to uncover a rifle during what was described as “a routine inspection” of cars near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.An Israeli military officer claimed that the soldiers located an automatic rifle, and several magazines, with two […]

20 Jul
8:46

Helen Thomas, prominent long-time White House reporter dies

Long-time White House reporter Helen Thomas died on Saturday after a long illness at the age of 92, the Washington journalists’ organization said in a statementThomas worked the White House beat for 49 years for United Press International and Hearst newspapers. During her nearly half-centurey at the White House, she […]

18 Jul
1:04

Egyptian Military Leader Accuses Hamas Of Arming Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Commander of the Third Field Army, Major General Osama Askar, accused the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip of smuggling missiles to members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.Askar claimed that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, smuggled Grad missiles to fighters of the Muslim Brotherhood to […]

17 Jul
5:55

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem

Israeli TV Channel 7 has reported on Tuesday at night [July 16, 2013] that an Israeli man, 33, was moderately injured after being stabbed in Bab Al-’Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Israeli Police claimed that “two young Arab men stabbed the man and fled the scene”. However, Israeli Ynet […]

14 Jul
7:15

Syria: “Lathiqiyya Port Explosion, Not Israeli Air Strike”

The Al-Alam Iranian news agency have reported that Syria denied that the explosions in Lathiqiyya (Latakia)Port were a result of an Israeli Air Strike, and that the explosions most likely took place during clashes between the Syrian Army and the “Free Syrian Army”.The Al-Alam said that the explosions, that took […]

11 Jul
4:08

Notes on status of our world

In Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood was the most organized political group running in the post-dictator era The presidential elections in the second round were between Mr. Morsi and a representative of the discredited regime so many people (including secularists and even communists) voted for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mr. Morsi. […]

09 Jul
1:59

Israeli government shuts down Palestinian puppet fest and attempts to censor Israeli theater

Israeli authorities have taken action to shut down and censor two theaters – one Palestinian-run, and one Israeli – for performing cultural theater performances that Israel considers to be critical of its political agenda and policies.The affected theaters are the El-Hakawati Puppet Theater in East Jerusalem, and the Khan Theater […]

04 Jul
4:17

Israel Claims Palestinian Group Responsible For Attack On Navy Ship

Israel TV, Channel 2, has reported that Palestinian fighters were behind the attack against an Israeli Navy ship, paroling the Gaza shore on Wednesday at night.The TV said that the shells detonated near the ship, without any direct impact, leading to no injuries on damage. The fighters also apparently fired […]

04 Jul
3:44

Israel Fears It’s Honeymoon Is Over

Only a Few hours after the Egyptians managed to get their elected president, Mohammad Morsi, to leave amidst massive protests of millions, Israeli security leaders expressed worry that the honeymoon era with Egypt is over. Senior security and political leaders in Tel Aviv lamented what they call an era of […]

04 Jul
2:06

Israel: “Navy Ship Targeted Near Gaza”

The Israeli Radio has reported Thursday [July 4 2013] that several rounds of live ammunition have been fired, late on Wednesday at night, at an Israeli gunship near the Gaza Coast.The Radio said that the ship was “conducting a routine activity”, and that no damage or injuries were reported. It […]

30 Jun
9:32

Injuries Reported In Traffic Accident Between Palestinian PM Convoy, Settlers

June 30, 2013 9:32 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Several injuries have been reported on Saturday [June 29 2013] in a traffic accident between an Israeli settler’s vehicle and a Palestinian car, part of a convoy transporting Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, near the Tekoa junction in the occupied West Bank.Israeli Ynetnews has reported that the accident took place […]

26 Jun
10:36

Egypt Charges Nine With Spying For Israel

June 26, 2013 10:36 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Wednesday June 26, 2013] The Egyptian security forces stated that six Israeli Arabs and three Egyptians, apprehended in Egypt, are currently facing trial for spying for Israel.Egyptian Prosecutor, Hisham Kharmouty, moved the nine defendants to a Criminal Court for what the prosecution calls “passing sensitive security information to a foreign […]

21 Jun
12:29

Israeli Man Killed By Officer’s Fire In Jerusalem

June 21, 2013 12:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported Friday [June 21 2013] that a civilian security officer shot and killed an Israeli man near a public toilet at the Al-Boraq Wall (Western Wall Plaza) in occupied Jerusalem.The Police said that the Israeli man, 47, was running towards the security guard while shouting “Allahu Akbar”; […]

18 Jun
11:45

Gaza Government: “We Never Prevented Muslim Students From Attending Christian Schools”

June 18, 2013 11:45 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian Ministry of Education, under the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, denied reports claiming that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and its government ever prevented Muslim students from attending Christian schools in the coastal region.The Ministry issued a press release [Monday June 17 2013] stating that such a […]

14 Jun
2:38

Abbas Meets Palestinian Climber Who Raised Flag On Everest

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Thursday [June 13 2013] the Palestinian climber who managed to reach the summit of the Everest, and raised the Palestinian flag.Abbas met Raed Zidan, 35, in Amman – Jordan, congratulated him for this achievement and stated that this is a source of pride to […]

13 Jun
1:10

Army: “Shots Fire At Settlement Bus Near Nablus”

June 13, 2013 1:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed, on Thursday evening {June 12 2013] that gunmen opened fire at a settlement bus driving, close to the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The Bus driver stated that he heard a number of live rounds, and that dozens of soldiers […]

08 Jun
12:21

G4S Annual General Meeting Dominated by Controversy Over Israeli Prison Contracts

G4S’ involvement in the detention of Palestinian children in Israeli jails dominated the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 6th June, overshadowing all other business, including last year’s Olympic security fiasco, said Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in a press release.The AGM was also interrupted by protestors shouting ‘Who killed […]

07 Jun
3:33

Palestinian Killed, Four Injured, In Clashes Between Police, Gunmen In Gaza

Thursday June 6 2013, one Palestinian was killed and four Policemen have been injured during clashes between Palestinian policemen and gunmen in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, the Wattan TV have reported. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stated that the […]

31 May
1:49

“The Police Shot Me, Then Cuffed Me”, Says Victim Of Bank Attack

May 31, 2013 1:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A young Palestinian man, from the Negev, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli Police fire when an armed Israeli man attacked the Hapoalim Bank in Beersheba, on Monday May 20, stated that the Israeli Police shot and cuffed him, after instantly profiling him as the assailant. The Israeli […]

29 May
8:37

Four Soldiers Injured During Training

May 29, 2013 8:37 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Tuesday that four Israeli soldiers have been injured when their tank overturned during training for reserve soldiers at an Israeli military base in the Negev.Israeli TV, Channel 10, said that the soldiers lost control of their tank, and added that the army initiated an investigation into the […]

29 May
4:10

Five Palestinians Injured In Northern Gaza

Tuesday evening May 28 2013, Palestinian medical sources have reported that five Palestinians, members of the same family, have been injured by an explosion in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza strip.Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, said that a father and his four sons suffered […]

15 May
2:07

Israel Claims Two Mortars Fired Into The Golan

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that at least two mortar shells have been fired into the occupied Golan Heights, and detonated in the Jabal Al-Sheik, leading to no damages or injuries.The sources said that “an initial investigation into the incident revealed that two mortars have been fired from Syria into Mt. […]