Category Archives: Non-violent action

22 Sep
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14-19 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 14- 19 September 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces continued to target the border areas of Gaza, with no casualties reported. […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

18 Sep
9:47

Banksy Art to be Sold at The Walled Off Hotel

New works by elusive street artist Banksy will be available for sale, at The Walled Off Hotel’s gift shop in the Palestinian territories, for first time in four years. The collection includes limited-edition crucifixes that have been shaped into giant grappling hooks, and painted key rings and ornaments fashioned after […]

18 Sep
9:40

Palestinian Detainee on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said that the Palestinian detainee Anas Shedid, 21, from Dura village, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, is on an open hunger strike for the fifth day, now, in a row against his administrative detention. In a press release issued on Monday, the […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

15 Sep
4:03

Ni’lin Weekly Protest Marks Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, including Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the 35th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The nonviolent protesters marched towards illegally confiscated Palestinians lands, which Israeli took over for the […]

13 Sep
8:56

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

13 Sep
6:16

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

09 Sep
12:53

Four Abducted as Israelis Join Protest against Eviction of Palestinian Family

According to Israeli media, over 200 Israelis marched from central Jerusalem to the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Friday, to protest the eviction of a Palestinian family from their homes. The demonstrators marched on West Jerusalem’s thoroughfare until they crossed over into the Palestinian neighborhood, where they were met by dozens of […]

09 Sep
12:19

PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Issa Amro, PSS Continues to Arrest Human Rights Activist ‘Amr for Demanding Application of Rule of Law

The Palestinian Authority (PA) Continues to arrest ‘Issa Isma’il ‘Amro (39), Coordinator of Youth against Settlements in Hebron, on grounds of expressing his opinion on Facebook.  On Wednesday, 06 September 2017, the Public Prosecution accused him of inciting racial feuds according to Article (150) of the 1960 Penal Code. According […]

09 Sep
12:00

Palestinian Shot in Chest with Rubber Bullet during Weekly Kafr Qaddum Protest

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet on Friday after suppressing a weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator for the village’s popular resistance, Murad Shteiwi, said that a Palestinian “youth” was struck in the chest […]

07 Sep
9:20

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

07 Sep
9:07

PA Releases Radio Journalist Qawasmeh, Holds Amro

Palestinian security forces released the director of Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station, Ayman Qawasmeh, on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA), and continued to hold prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who declared a hunger strike on Tuesday, in detention for cricizing the […]

06 Sep
6:49

Groups Call on Palestinian Authority to Release Issa Amro

Human rights organizations, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and other Palestinian factions have called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to release human rights activist Issa Amro, who was arrested last night by Palestinian security services. In a number of  emails sent to the PNN, the groups  expressed their unwillingness to […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

05 Sep
5:17

Activist Detained by Palestinian Security over Facebook Post

Farid al-Atrash, left, and Issa Amro at Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank on March 26, 2017. (HRW) Palestinian security forces detained prominent human rights activist Issa Amro on Monday, a day after he posted comments on his Facebook criticizing Palestinian forces for arresting a journalist who also criticized […]

31 Aug
6:11

Palestinian Folk Singer Jailed for Songs

Perhaps the Palestinian folk singer Mohammad Barghouti, 23, did not know that he was going to end up in an Israeli jail because of his popular folk songs. But, he did along with two others from his band. Israeli soldiers raided, early Wednesday, Barghouti’s home in the village of Kufr […]

31 Aug
6:03

Murder Case of Cartoonist Naji al-Ali Reopened in UK

British police have launched fresh appeal for information on the murder of a famous Palestinian political cartoonist in London, 30 years ago, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday. The  police, Days of Palestine reports, said that they hoped someone might feel more able to speak up, three decades later. Naji Salim […]

20 Aug
9:28

Portuguese Photographers Pledge BDS on Israeli Government

Over 40 Portuguese photographers, teachers of photography and photography students pledged on Saturday, which marked World Photography Day, not to accept professional invitations or financing from Israel, and to” refuse to collaborate with Israeli cultural institutions complicit in Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid,” according to the official website […]

19 Aug
6:43

PACBI Releases Response to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Misleading Statement

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has condemned Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival for spreading “outrageous lies” about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, in a desperate attempt to divert attention from the group describes as shameful acceptance of Israel’s sponsorship and its resultant […]

19 Aug
5:42

Israel Withholds Secret List of BDS Supporters (VIDEO)

The Israeli government is compiling a list of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists who are not allowed to travel to Israel. Asa Winstanly of the Electronic Intifada talks about the effort to expose this secret list. TRNN transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to […]

19 Aug
2:58

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing some protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The protest was held approximately by ten Palestinians, ten Israelis and fifteen international peace […]

Jabalia protest (image by Ma'an)
19 Aug
2:25

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops in Gaza during Friday protest

Local sources reported that an unidentified youth was shot in the chest and injured with live ammunition fired by Israeli forces at a protest march near the northern border wall. According to the sources, the injured youth was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, where his condition was […]

14 Aug
6:19

Palestinian Journalists Declare Hunger Strike

A journalist during a protest at Israel’s Ofer detention center in the West Bank (PLO/File) As local and international criticism continued to mount against the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tightening noose on freedoms of expression in the occupied West Bank, seven Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the PA have begun a […]

13 Aug
6:19

Palestinian Youth Activist Tareq Mattar Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial

Palestinian youth activist Tareq Mattar was ordered to six months imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention on 10 August 2017. The order was issued by the Israeli occupation military commander over the West Bank and a confirmation is expected from an Israeli military court within 72 hours. Mattar, […]

12 Aug
4:21

Dr. Ashrawi on the 9th Anniversary of Mahmoud Darwish’s Passing

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on the 9th anniversary of the passing of Mahmoud Darwish said, according to the PNN: ”On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we mark with great sorrow the 9th anniversary of the death of Palestine’s greatest poet and national […]

12 Aug
12:23

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs on the protesters. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the Palestinians […]

06 Aug
12:09

July Violations Against Journalists Highest This Year

The Ministry of Information said, Saturday, that Israel committed 76 violations against journalists in July, more than 60 per cent of them in East Jerusalem, the highest since the start of the year. It said, according to WAFA, that most of the violations were related to coverage of events at […]

05 Aug
8:09

Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Peaceful Sit-in Demonstration in Khursa [VIDEO]

08/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team On Friday 4th of August in the village of Khursa in occupied Al-Khalil (Hebron), the residents gathered for a peaceful sit-in demonstration and Friday prayer against the new Israeli military watchtower. After the prayer, tensions were high and Israeli forces started firing stun […]

05 Aug
2:54

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters in Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, several nonviolent protesters, including Israeli peace activists and cameramen, after the army assaulted the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Local sources said the soldiers ambushed the protesters as they peacefully marched […]

31 Jul
6:02

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Violently Repress Al-Aqsa Solidarity Demonstration in Hebron

07/30/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team An Al-Aqsa solidarity march organized this Friday in occupied Hebron was heavily repressed by Israeli Forces. Soldiers and border police fired stun grenades, teargas, putrid-smelling “skunk” water, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition at demonstrators, injuring many. Several young protesters were also […]

30 Jul
11:30

Clashes follow funeral of Palestinian killed by Israeli Police in Jaffa

Eight Palestinians with Israeli citizenship were arrested in Jaffa early Sunday morning as stone throwers clashed with Israeli police following the funeral of a young man shot and killed by the police Saturday morning. Although Israeli officials tried to restrict the family of the slain Palestinian to holding a small […]

29 Jul
11:17

Israeli Forces Attack Peaceful Demonstration in Occupied Hebron (VIDEO)

07/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Israeli forces on Thursday night, 27th July, attacked a peaceful demonstration which was taking place outside Shuhada checkpoint, which leads to Shuhada street in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) . The demonstration was intended to protest the continued presence of heightened security measures at […]

Noon prayers outside the al Aqsa mosque (image from Middle East Eye)
29 Jul
5:48

After Killing Two Palestinians in Clashes, Israeli Forces Briefly Open Al-Aqsa Mosque for Prayers

In advance of the afternoon prayers on Friday, Israeli military forces agreed to temporarily lift restrictions preventing Muslims from praying at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in Islam. This followed a morning of clashes when Israeli troops prevented Palestinians and other worshipers from praying. For the morning prayers […]

29 Jul
12:29

16-year Old Boy Killed by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests; 10 Wounded

Israeli military shot, Friday, 16-year old Abdul-Rahman Hussein Abu Hamisha,  during a protest against the ongoing Israeli assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the deadly and inhumane conditions of the Israeli siege of Gaza. The Ministry of Health in Gaza said Abu Hamisha was participating in a protestm […]

15 Jul
11:33

Jerusalem Activist under House Arrest for Television Interview

Palestinian civic activist Mohammad Jadallah was placed under house arrest in his East Jerusalem home following his release from detention, according to reports. Israeli police detained Jadallah on Friday, following a TV interview regarding the events in Jerusalem, in light of the police measures against al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old […]

Israeli settler child being rescued by Palestinians
10 Jul
5:38

Palestinians rescue Israeli settler family after traffic accident

In Hebron, an area of the West Bank known for being home to the most violent groups of Israeli settler militias, a group of Palestinian teens and young men rushed to the aid of a colonial settler family when their car crashed in a Palestinian area. A video of the […]

10 Jul
12:53

Mennonites Latest US Church to Dump Israel-linked Investments

Members of the Mennonite Church USA voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution condemning Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. (Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network) Members of the Mennonite Church USA voted overwhelmingly to condemn Israel’s military occupation and to support divestment from companies that profit from violations of Palestinian rights. The resolution was approved by 98 percent of […]

10 Jul
12:03

BDS Movement Turns 12, Marks Anniversary With List of 12 Wins in 2017

July 9, 2017 marks 12 years since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was born. It’s been 12 years since an impressively large and diverse coalition across Palestinian civil society surmounted incredible odds to unify around three basic Palestinian rights and a nonviolent, inclusive, anti-racist path of struggle to achieve them. […]

09 Jul
11:47

Journalists Protest Outside Hamdallah’s Ramallah Office

Dozens of Palestinian journalists organized a protest outside of the Palestinian prime minister’s office in Ramallah on Saturday, urging both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the occupied West Bank and Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip to immediately release all imprisoned journalists. The protest came after PA forces arrested Jihad Barakat […]

08 Jul
3:53

Many Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the village of Ni’lin, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked […]

02 Jul
9:17

PSC Chair Hugh Lanning — UK Judge Rules: Illegal to Ban Palestine’s BDS Movement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins case against the UK Government as judge rules government acted unlawfully by restricting local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel, says Hugh Lanning. Joining us from Dover, Kent is Hugh Lanning. Hugh has been Chair of the Palestine Solidary Campaign […]

02 Jul
3:39

Kufr Qaddoum Marks Six Year Intifada against Israeli Occupation

One scene from the Friday weekly protests against the Israeli occupation in Kufr Qaddoum. (WAFA photo/Ayman Noubani)  Six years ago today, the Palestinian residents of Kufr Qaddoum, a peaceful village near Qalqilya, in the north of the occupied West Bank, decided to rise against the Israeli military’s closure of a […]

01 Jul
7:07

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Removed from World-Check Terrorist Listing

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has welcomed an acknowledgement, from World-Check, that PSC should never have been placed on the database at all and, specifically, should not have been associated with “terrorism”. There were no grounds to suggest that they were either associated with terrorism related activity or that the […]

01 Jul
2:02

Weekly Procession Against The Wall And Colonies Held In Ni’lin

On Friday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village, following noon prayers, and headed towards […]

24 Jun
3:10

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The procession was held by many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, who marched from the center of the village, carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

20 Jun
7:26

PCHR 2016 Annual Report

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has published its annual report for the year of 2016. A fully detailed PDF version of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. […]

17 Jun
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin, Abduct One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted one Palestinian. Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Wall and […]

17 Jun
6:27

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

11 Jun
7:16

PFLP Demands PA Release Youth Activist Nassar Jaradat and End “Security Cooperation” with Israel

nsnbc : The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) demanded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) immediately release Palestinian youth activist Nassar Jaradat and ends the so-called security cooperation with the Israeli occupation. Security services of the Palestinian Authority seized youth activist Nasar Jaradat in Ramallah four days ago. The […]

10 Jun
6:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 01 – 07 June 2017. In 2 crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a girl in the West Bank and another civilian in the Gaza Strip.12 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, […]

10 Jun
6:28

Major Chilean Universities Heed BDS Call, Cancel Events Sponsored by Israeli Embassy

Students at the University of Chile call for an end to ties with Israeli academic institutions. Student-led BDS campaigns resulted in two major Chilean universities canceling events co-sponsored by the Israeli embassy and featuring Joe Uziel, a director of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). On Monday, Alberto Hurtado University’s Anthropology Department […]

05 Jun
4:25

BDS Calls for Intensified Action

The head of the national committee for the boycott, divestment and sanctioning of Israel, Mahmoud Nawaja, on Sunday, through Voice of Palestine radio, called for intensifying the activity of the BDS movement in various fields, in order to pressure and isolate Israel. This came in response to a decision by Israeli Minister […]

03 Jun
11:42

Sahar Francis: Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Suspended After 40 Days, but Could Resume

Sahar Francis of the Addameer Prisoner Support Association talks about what the Palestinian detainees’ hunger strike achieved, and explains why strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the agreement is violated. TRNN transcript: Aaron Mate: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. The Palestinian prisoner hunger strike […]

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: […]

03 Jun
8:05

Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance: Palestine (2/2)

Political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh talks about the Palestinian  hunger strike, resistance, BDS, and the role that art and political cartoons play in the resistance to the Israeli occupation. TRNN transcript: Sharmini Peries: Welcome back to my interview with Mohammad Sabaaneh. He is a political cartoonist, and he has just published […]

03 Jun
1:31

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held In Bil’in

Approximately ten Palestinians, accompanied by 15 solidarity activities from Norway, held Friday the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Nonviolent activist Ashraf Abu Rahma told the IMEMC that the protesters carried Palestinian flags, and marched from […]

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 May
10:06

An Israeli soldier’s testimony: “Anything still there is as good as dead.”

“Breaking the Silence” is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.  Founded in March 2004 by a […]

27 May
6:04

Many Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Nabi Saleh

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, Friday, the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and attacked nonviolent protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession was held by many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and […]

26 May
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Nil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers started firing gas bombs at the Israeli, Palestinian and international peace activists […]

25 May
5:01

(VIDEO) Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance: Palestine

Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh talks about his art and its importance to him and to the Palestinian people. Mohammad is the author of White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine. TRNN transcript: Sharmini Peries: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Most media outlets […]

24 May
5:46

Donald Trump Forced to Change Travel Plans after Palestinians Protest in Bethlehem

Donald Trump abandoned plans to visit Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity, today, due to the presence of a Palestinian protest outside the building. The US President changed plans at the last minute, reportedly infuriating the Palestinian Authority by breaking with official protocol. Instead, Trump conducted a short meeting with Mahmoud Abbas […]

22 May
6:47

General Strike in Palestine in Solidarity with Hunger Strike

A general strike will take place on Monday, in all areas of the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip and the diaspora, in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners, who have now entered the 36th day of their hunger strike. According to the PNN, Palestinian citizens will stop going to […]

21 May
8:10

Samer Al-Issaawi Transferred to Ramla Prison Clinic

The media committee of the prisoners’ strike said, on Saturday evening, that detainee Samer Al-Issawi was taken from Ayalon to the Ramla prison clinic after a deterioration  his health. Samer served 10 years in the Israeli prison system and became an internationally recognized icon for the prioners’ movement, after spending 9 […]

21 May
7:54

200 Palestinian Detainees Join Hunger Strike

More than 200 Palestinian detainees have joined the mass hunger strike which, up until now, according to WAFA, has included the participation of over 1,800 detainees. The decision to join the hunger strike came as the Israel Prison Service continues to reject the demands of the hunger strikers, the media committee […]

21 May
7:42

Activists Breech Fence at Ofer Military Court in Ramallah

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Sunday afternoon, broke into the Ofer Israeli military court in Ramallah, and painted logos in solidarity with Palestinian detainees, while raising photos of leader Marwan Barghouthi, who has been leading an open hunger strike among some 1,600 Palestinian prisoners for 35 days […]

20 May
12:58

Protesting 50 Years of Israeli Occupation, Coalition of Activists Establish Freedom Camp

On Friday,  after decades of injustice, marginalization, and occupation, a group of more than 300 Palestinians, Israelis, Jews, and internationals have joined with the families of Sarura to build the Sumud: Freedom Camp. The camp is located on land belonging to the village of Sarura, whose inhabitants were expelled by […]

19 May
5:44

Palestinians Met by Israeli Forces as Solidarity Marches Continued on 33rd Consecutive Day of Hunger Strike

As some 1,800 Palestinian detainees entered a critical phase on Friday, in the 33rd day of their hunger strike in Israeli jails, Palestinians made calls to continue solidarity marches and sit-ins across the West Bank. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike called on Palestinians to organize solidarity […]

Bil'in abduction (image by Mohammed Yassin)
13 May
7:35

Israeli Troops Abduct Organizers of Bil’in March in Solidarity With Hunger-Striking Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank, while calling for national unity, and chanting in support of the Palestinian detainees, ongoing with the hunger strike, which started on April 17th, 2017. Israeli soldiers abducted the […]

13 May
1:08

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur […]

12 May
10:09

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a live round in the heart, in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters, and injured several others. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, Saba’ Nidal Obeid, […]

03 May
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Journalists Protesting Near Ofer Prison

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against Palestinian journalists, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, and imprisoned journalists, near the Ofer Israeli prison, in Ramallah governorate of the occupied West Bank. The journalists were expressing their support to the striking detainees, demanding basic rights, and also demanding […]

Mazin al-Maghraby
02 May
10:57

Former Political prisoner dies in protest tent

A former Palestinian political prisoner who joined the supporters of hunger-striking detainees at a solidarity tent died on Tuesday of a heart attack, just five months after his release from prison. While in Israeli detention, he was subjected to medical neglect, leading to a severe deterioration of his health, including […]

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 […]

28 Apr
4:36

Activists Hold Weekly Protest In Bil’in, March In Solidarity With The Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched Friday in Bil’in village, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and in solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of the Palestinian detainees. The protesters marched […]

24 Apr
6:45

Bethlehem: Mahmoud Balboul Tells of His 79-day Hunger Strike

Former Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Balboul spoke out, on Sunday, about his experience undertaking a weeks-long hunger strike, last year, and urged Palestinians everywhere to stand in solidarity with a mass hunger strike currently underway in Israeli prisons. Mahmoud Balboul refused food for 79 days, after launching a hunger strike last July, […]

21 Apr
8:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees, in Rafat village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Just as the protesters reached close to the fence that separates the village from the Oder […]

21 Apr
5:28

Protesters In Bil’in Express Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, and called for more solidarity with the detainees. The protesters marched from the center of the village, and headed […]

21 Apr
5:23

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

20 Apr
6:04

Palestinians Take to the Streets in Solidarity with ‘Freedom and Dignity’ Hunger Strike

Palestinians organize solidarity demonstrations as a mass, open-ended hunger strike spreads in Israeli prisons. On the first day of the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners refused food from within 22 Israeli prisons. The hunger strike commenced on Palestinian Prisoner Day, April 17, 2017. The movement demands overarching […]

15 Apr
1:00

Israeli High Court Plans To Dismiss Charges Against Soldiers Who Killed Nonviolent Activist Bassem Abu Rahma In 2009

Amhad Abu Rahma, the brother of the late Bassem Abu Rahma, who killed by a high-velocity tear gas canister fired at his chest at close range in 2009, spoke with the IMEMC Friday about the current status of the family’s court case against the Israeli military. The lawyer spoke to […]

15 Apr
12:20

Bil’in Protest Commemorates Bassem Abu Rahma

The Weekly protest in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank, was held Friday, commemorating the eighth anniversary of the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, one of the senior figures of the popular resistance in the village, who was killed by Israeli soldiers during a nonviolent protest […]

14 Apr
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Wound And Abduct A Palestinian In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and wounded a young Palestinian man before abducting him. The soldiers invaded the village, and attacked the weekly procession by firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel […]

14 Apr
4:43

Human Rights Activists Denied Entry into Israel

On Friday, Kamel Hawwash, member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign EC and also vice chair of the British Palestine policy council, was denied entry into Israel under the new “anti-boycott” law. This follows the refusal, last month, to allow entry to Hugh Lanning PSC chair, and, last weekend, to Anwar Makhlouf, […]

12 Apr
5:04

145 UK Labour Party Members Declare Solidarity with Black Jewish Pro-Palestinian Activist

Against the background of calls for Ken Livingstone’s expulsion from the Labour Party, for remarks about zionism, 145 party members have publicly declared their solidarity with Jackie Walker, the Black Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who seems set to be the next victim of Labour’s blood-letting, Free Speech on Israel said. In […]

08 Apr
8:16

Palestinian Poet Ahmad Dahbour Dies at 71

Well known Palestinian poet Ahmad Dahbour passed away on Saturday, at a Ramallah hospital, following deterioration in his health, said the Ministry of Culture in a eulogy statement, according to WAFA. He was 71. Dahbour was born in Haifa, in 1946, and had lived in Beirut and Syria after the 1948 […]

08 Apr
12:56

Bil’in Weekly Protest Marks Deir Yassin Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and marking the 69th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre. The soldiers used a surveillance drone to film the protesters, […]

07 Apr
10:01

Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined on Friday the Freedom March ““Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley” that was organized by Combatants for Peace movement. The protest started at the nearby settler road until the Palestinian Israeli Peace Farming project Ecome at the entrance of Jericho city. The Israeli government […]

02 Apr
10:42

Breaking the Silence Director Yuli Novak Delivers Powerful Speech in Jerusalem

Last night, in Jerusalem, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian citizens came together in solidarity, to protest the enduring state of chaos and civil strife perpetuated by decades of violent military oppression imposed on the region. Yuli Novak, executive director of “Breaking the Silence,” a group of former Israeli soldiers who […]

02 Apr
4:51

Victory for Free Speech on Palestine in the UK

In a hugely significant development for free speech on Palestine, eminent human rights lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC has issued a legal opinion that finds major faults with the government’s new antisemitism definition’s guidance. In partnership with Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Independent Jewish Voices and Free Speech on Israel, his […]

02 Apr
4:13

Palestinians and Israelis March on Jerusalem Together

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians are reportedly taking part in a Jerusalem march against the Israeli military  occupation. Saturday’s event, according to Haaretz,  is the first in a series organized by “Standing Together,” an umbrella movement consisting of pro-peace organizations and left-wing parties, marking 50 years since the Six-Day War. […]

01 Apr
8:44

Bil’in marks 41st anniversary of Palestinian land Day

The villagers of Bil’in, in the central part of the West Bank, accompanied by international and Israeli activists, marched Friday from the center of the village to the site of the Annexation Wall, constructed illegally on village land. They carried Palestinian flags, chanted against the Israeli occupation and for Palestinian […]

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 […]

31 Mar
1:33

Ilan Pappé: The Myth of Israel

Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His work […]

26 Mar
10:33

Activists Demonstrate against AIPAC Conference in West Bank and US

The National Campaign to Lift the Closure of Hebron organized a protest in the southern occupied West Bank city, on Sunday, to denounce the policies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as the lobby held its annual policy conference in the United States. Protesters held Palestinian flags and […]

25 Mar
6:57

Permit for Annual March of Return Rejected by Israeli Police

Israeli police have refused to grant a permit for the annual March of Return, this year, organized by Palestinians to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” alongside Israeli Independence Day, Israeli media has reported. According to Haaretz, Israeli police claimed that the event was refused due to inability to provide police […]

25 Mar
7:47

Israeli Soldiers Injure Twelve Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, twelve Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters, marching against the new Israeli decision build a settlement on Palestinian lands, east of Ramallah, in the occupied […]

25 Mar
5:43

Bil’in Weekly Protest Denounces Death Of Teen Killed By Israeli Soldiers

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted Friday the weekly nonviolent procession in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and condemning the death of a Palestinian teen, who was killed by the Israeli army near […]