Category Archives: Non-violent action

20 Jan
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Assault The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This week’s protest, attended by Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, was held in condemnation of statement by US president-elect Donald Trump regarding moving the […]

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

Palestinian peace activists attempt to re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli forces destroy it

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

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan
9:35

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

14 Jan
7:17

Kufur Qaddoum Nonviolent Procession Demands Removal Of Colonies

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, demanding the international community, and the Paris Conference, to act on ending the Israeli occupation of […]

14 Jan
6:01

Two Injured, Many Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

14 Jan
5:26

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Ni’lin Mohammad ‘Amira said the soldiers targeted the nonviolent protesters with gas […]

08 Jan
3:11

One Detained as Troops Attack Peaceful Protest near Qalqilia

Israeli troops attacked on Saturday a peaceful protest organized by Combatants for Peace, CFP, and the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb, northern West Bank, against a new settlers road Israel is planning to build. Israeli and Palestinian activists joined the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb and land owners in addition to local […]

Invasion of Kafr Qaddoum (archive image from khamakarpress.com)
07 Jan
11:46

Peaceful protest met with violence from Israeli military in Kafr Qaddoum

January 7, 2017 11:46 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia 0

A protest in Kafr Qaddoum village in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday was met with Israeli military violence, including tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs. The protesters, which included local Palestinians as well as Israeli and international supporters, held a march and rally to […]

07 Jan
10:39

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Ni’lin said the protest came in solidarity with local nonviolent […]

07 Jan
10:03

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest in Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israelis and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protests in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, before Israeli soldiers assaulted them. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers intercepted the nonviolent protesters, and claimed that the […]

25 Dec
8:08

Israeli TV Regulators Ban Ad for Calling Out Racism, Homophobia

Calling Palestinian rights ‘problematic’ and LGBT rights a matter ‘in public dispute,’ the TV authority bans a public service announcement by Association for Civil Rights in Israel. The Second Authority for Television and Radio (SATR), a public body that supervises Israeli commercial television and radio stations, banned a public service […]

17 Dec
3:41

Israeli Soldiers Assault Nonviolent Activists In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of local, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and detained an international peace activist. The protest was held by approximately 20 international activists, 20 […]

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 […]

09 Dec
4:48

Many Palestinians Injured During A Nonviolent Procession Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinian, and international activists, participating in a peaceful procession on Palestinian orchards in Turmus Ayya town, east of Ramallah, marking the second anniversary of the death of government minister, Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by the army. The soldiers assaulted the peaceful protesters while […]

08 Dec
6:27

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

07 Dec
4:28

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

03 Dec
6:00

Hunger Strikers Reject Israeli Proposal for June 2017 Release

Two Palestinian hunger strikers, Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadid, rejected an Israeli proposal to issue a final four-month administrative detention order against them, and release them in early June of 2017. The two, who have been on hunger strike for 70 days, since 25 September, are currently in a severely […]

03 Dec
5:27

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company…   G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights campaigners celebrate victory, call for continuing pressure   The world’s largest security company, […]

02 Dec
5:12

48 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in Novemember

Israeli forces committed more than 48 violations against Palestinian journalists during the month of November, the Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza reported, Thursday. The GMO published a monthly report in which it documented the violations committed by Israeli forces against the journalists. The report, according to Al Ray Palestinian […]

29 Nov
8:29

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

26 Nov
8:00

Army Attacks The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that several Palestinians and international activists suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. The procession started from the center of […]

26 Nov
7:40

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the west Bank, causing several Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The weekly procession started from the center of the village, heading towards Palestinian lands and orchards, before the soldiers started firing gas […]

26 Nov
2:57

Bil’in Holds The Weekly Protest

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched Friday against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Popular Committee in Bil’in said the nonviolent protestors marched while carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting for national unity, the […]

23 Nov
8:35

Health of Hunger Strikers Deteriorating

Two Palestinian detainees, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara, are reportedly facing a sharp health deterioration due to their hunger strike, which has now entered its third month, in protest of Israeli administrative detention practices which are conducted without charge or trial, and based on secret information. A lawyer from […]

22 Nov
4:13

Interrogation Extended for Activist Salah Khawaja

Palestinian grassroots activist Salah Khawaja, the Secretary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, once again was ordered to eight days interrogation on Wednesday, 16 November. Khawaja, 45 years of age and a leader of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall), was seized […]

18 Nov
7:51

Palestinians, Israeli And International Activists Hold The Weekly Protest In Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protest was held by approximately twenty Palestinians, ten Israelis and five international peace activists, who marched from […]

18 Nov
5:20

Palestine Campaigners Join Anti-Trump Protest in Dublin

Activists from the The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in a protest opposing US President Trump’s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, asserting the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest was called by a coalition of […]

18 Nov
5:01

Qatar University: Student Council Votes for Boycott of Israel

The representative council of Qatar University students voted for the provincial movement and the refusal of normalization with the Israeli occupation, in a new victory of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) in the Arabian Gulf. Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, in a statement, the council stressed […]

12 Nov
4:40

Hunger Striker Loses Memory, at Risk of Paralysis

A Palestinian hunger striker who has refrained from eating for 49 days, in protest his administrative detention, has lost his memory and is at risk of sudden paralysis, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, Saturday. According to WAFA correspondence, Ahmad Shadid, aged 20, who is currently receiving treatment at Assaf Harofeh Medical […]

11 Nov
10:28

Freedom March: Stop Demolishing of Palestinian Homes

November 11, 2016 10:28 PM Ghassan Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

At least 250 Palestinian and Israeli activists from Combatants for Peace and other peace groups marched on Friday at the freedom march demanding  the halt of Israeli occupation policy of destroying Palestinian homes in the West Bank. The march was in coordination with Standing To gather Coalition and other Palestinian […]

11 Nov
3:18

Bil’in Weekly Protest Commemorates 12th Anniversary Of Arafat’s Death

Dozens of residents, Israeli and international activists, held Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, and commemorating the twelfth anniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the nonviolent protestors marched carrying Palestinian flags […]

11 Nov
4:00

Palestinian Detainees on 47th Day of Hunger Strike, Shackled to Hospital Beds

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian hunger striker Ahmad Abu Fara, 29, is facing a critical health situation after 47 days of hunger strike. Held shackled to his hospital bed in Assaf Harofeh hospital, he has developed a problem pumping blood from his heart. Abu Fara is on hunger […]

05 Nov
8:17

Israeli Troops Attack Non-violent Demonstrators In Bil’in

On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops attacked a non-violent demonstration against the Israeli Annexation Wall in the village of Bil’in, in the central West Bank, kidnapping one Palestinian and one Israeli peace activist. The protest began in the village of Bil’in, and the demonstrators marched down to the site of the […]

05 Nov
12:12

(Video) Army Injures Three, Kidnaps One, And Sprays Waste-Water Inside Homes In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, the […]

03 Nov
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 October – 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016). (photo: On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located at the center of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext […]

01 Nov
5:06

PFLP Extends Revolutionary Greetings to Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock

‘In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.’ ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian political party founded by George Habash in 1967, announced on Saturday their […]

01 Nov
5:29

2017 – The Year of Prisoners’ Freedom: Challenges and Ideas for Action by Wael Jaghoub

The following article on the situation and struggle of Palestinian prisoners today was written inside Israeli prison by Palestinian prisoner Wael Jaghoub, a leader in the prisoners’ movement affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was originally published in Arabic by the Handala Center for Prisoners […]

01 Nov
5:17

9 Palestinian Detainees Continuing with Hunger Strike

Nine Palestinian detainees continued their open hunger strikes in Israeli prisons on Monday, according to Sawt al-Asra (Voice of the Prisoners) radio. Protesting for various reasons, the detainees have all refused food until their demands have been met by Israeli authorities. Four of the nine hunger strikers have been protesting being […]

28 Oct
11:31

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the al-‘Arqa village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with local youths, before firing gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Local sources said the soldiers started driving provocatively in various neighborhoods […]

22 Oct
3:55

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack The Weekly Protest In Bil’in

On Friday, several extremist Israeli colonists, taking position on a small hill behind the Annexation Wall, attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from […]

20 Oct
5:49

MADA Report: Social Media a “New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled “Social Media 
 A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists” — which, according to the PNN, […]

16 Oct
6:11

Israeli PM Blasts Human Rights Organizations for Speaking Out against Military Occupation

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted two Israeli rights groups for speaking against illegal Israeli settlements and occupation at a UN Security Council meeting. B’Tselem and Americans for Peace Now, affiliated to the Israeli Peace Now movement, on Friday, joined an informal UN Security Council session on Tel Aviv’s continued […]

Bil'in protest 10/14/16 (image by Haitham al-Khatib)
15 Oct
4:33

Israeli Soldiers Threaten International Protesters with Arrest during Bil’in Weekly Protest

October 15, 2016 4:33 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

The Bil’in Freedom demonstration took place on Friday afternoon, as it has every Friday afternoon for the past 13 years. Around 60 local villagers were joined by 40 Israeli and international activists and marched to the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall. According to local sources, the march began on […]

15 Oct
2:40

Kufur Qaddoum Holds The Weekly Protest

Dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, protesting the ongoing closure of the town’s main road for the thirteenth consecutive year, and the recent Israeli decision to build a new colony, near Nablus. Morad Eshteiwy, […]

14 Oct
11:53

Palestine Advocacy Project Publishes Ads in Major University Newspapers Condemning Israeli Leaders

Palestine Advocacy Project, an NGO based in the Boston area, has launched a series of ads portraying prominent Israeli officials, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their disregard for the safety and well-being of Palestinians. These ads feature violent and bigoted direct quotations which highlight the contempt Israel’s US-backed […]

Wall between Abu Dis and Jerusalem (image by wikimedia)
09 Oct
10:32

At least 52 student protesters injured by Israeli forces in Abu Dis

Students from Al Quds University, in the area of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem, held a protest on Sunday that was violently assaulted by Israeli troops. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that 52 of the protesters were injured, most of whom were either hit by rubber-coated steel bullets or […]

08 Oct
3:58

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, held the weekly protest, Friday, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, demanding access to their own lands, and the reopening of the town’s main road that the army closed 14 years ago. Morad Eshteiwy, the media […]

Mohammad Khatib lying in front of his car (image by Haitham Khatib)
08 Oct
2:50

Israeli troops block non-violent demonstration in Bil’in, abduct organizer

Friday afternoon in Bil’in village, the Israeli military blocked the main road toward the Israeli Annexation Wall and declared the entire area a ‘closed military zone’, just as demonstrators began marching down the road for their weekly non-violent demonstration against the Wall and illegal settlements. Before the protest began, the […]

07 Oct
6:07

Freedom March “Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”

At least 200 people joined on Friday the monthly freedom March demanding the Israeli occupation to “   Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”. The protest was organized by Combatants for Peace movement in association with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s. The protest started at […]

06 Oct
5:45

Israeli Piracy against Al-Zaitounah Boat to Gaza; PCHR Denounces the Attack and International Silence

A report by the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 05 October 2016, Israeli Naval Forces intercepted and confiscated al-Zaitounah (Olivia) Boat to break the closure while sailing within 40 nautical miles off the Gaza Strip Shore.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the blatant attack […]

06 Oct
1:16

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

01 Oct
11:27

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Popular Committee in Ni’lin said the soldiers used excessive force against the protestors, as they marched towards the Annexation Wall, separating the villagers from their lands and orchards. The committee […]

01 Oct
6:45

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians, Two International Activists, In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and kidnapped two Palestinians, and three international peace activists. Approximately 40 Palestinians, 15 Israelis and 20 international peace activists participated in the protest. The Popular Committee in Bil’in said the protesters […]

24 Sep
10:13

ISM: World Week of Peace 2016

Fire. That seemed to be the theme, yesterday, as we celebrated World Week for Peace, in Bethlehem. Fire, when tear gas canisters erupted into flames in the Aida refugee camp, showing the continued violence. Fire, as we lit candles in the shape of the West Bank, signifying hope. And, fire […]

24 Sep
1:50

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many local and international activists, holding the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, causing scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The protesters marched from the center of the village raising Palestinian flags and carrying posters of […]

24 Sep
1:16

Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest Celebrates Victory Of Hunger Striking Detainees

Residents of Bil’in village in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held the weekly protester in the village, Friday, also celebrating the victory of three hunger striking detainees, held by Israel. The procession started from the center of the village, and headed […]

22 Sep
10:18

Zaytouna-Oliva Leaves Corsica for Italy before Sailing to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva) left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30, this morning. It is due to arrive later this week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where it will dock for the last time, prior to sailing to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza. One of the participants aboard, […]

19 Sep
8:49

Hebron: Palestinian Trees Resist Israeli Occupation

According to the PNN. the Center for Freedom and Justice in Beit Ummar village, to the north of Hebron, is facilitating a popular struggle, with grape trees and vegetable fields as key components. Beit Ummar has, for several years, been a hot spot for nonviolent popular struggle against the Israeli occupation. […]

17 Sep
3:38

Dozens March In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

September 17, 2016 3:38 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli annexation wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started from the center of the village, while the protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters […]

12 Sep
5:46

Israel’s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ‘Struggle Against Terror’ (VIDEO)

09/12/16, Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Even Israeli occupation officials question the amount of secrecy afforded to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ anti-BDS campaign.  Yossi Melman details in his recent article [link: Hebrew] in Maariv newspaper what little is known about the Israeli government’s efforts to undermine the Boycott Divestment and […]

12 Sep
7:36

Israeli Supreme Court: Force Feeding of Hunger Strikers is Constitutional

(photo: A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway, in the UK, during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage. ~Wikipedia) The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that a law which permits force feeding hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is constitutional, rejecting petitions filed last year by the Israel Medical Association (IMA), and by […]

11 Sep
10:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (01– 07 September 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (01 – 07 September 2016). Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the […]

11 Sep
9:56

Rights Groups Sign Letter of Affirmation to “Black Lives Matter”

via the International Solidarity Movement A number of Palestinian human rights organizations have recently issued a letter of solidarity in conjunction with the efforts of US-based group Black Lives Matter, in taking an active stance against racist colonial policies against non-whites. The letter reads as follows: The world watches as Black and Brown bodies […]

11 Sep
8:20

Bethlehem: Protesters Stage Sit-in at Red Cross Headquarters in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

A group of Palestinian youth, activists and politicians staged a sit-in, Saturday, at the Bethlehem office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the southern occupied West Bank, to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody. Spokesperson for the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoner’s […]

09 Sep
7:12

Palestinians, International And Israeli Activists March In Bil’in

Dozens of Palestinian residents, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activist, marched Friday against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, near Ramallah. This week’s protest comes in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian detainees. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the protesters […]

06 Sep
11:08

Palestinians Rally Around Hunger Striking Prisoners

by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator, Alternative Information Center In Bethlehem, hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march in solidarity with three Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and local civil society groups organized the demonstration. […]

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

04 Sep
11:53

Strike Continues in Palestinian Schools

An open-ended strike continues in a number of schools in the villages and towns of the pre-1948 occupied territories, in protest of poor infrastructure and logistics. The village of Shaqib Al-Salam, in the Negev, witnessed a strike at all schools, in solidarity with Al-Zahraa school, which initially staged the strike in […]

03 Sep
2:48

Journalist Injured, Dozens Of Protesters Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the use of excessive force against the nonviolent protesters in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, shooting a journalist with a gas bomb in his head, and causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, […]

03 Sep
2:20

Palestinian And Scottish Flags Raised In Bil’in Weekly Protest

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near Ramallah, raised Palestinian and Scottish flags to thank Scottish activists for supporting Palestine during the soccer match between Scottish and Israeli teams. The protesters marched this week against the […]

02 Sep
10:23

250 people March demanding “Freedom for Prisoners of Peace”

At least 205 Israelis and Palestinians marched on Friday Under the title of “Freedom for Prisoners of Peace”. The protest was organized at the settlers road 60 near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Combatants for Peace Movement organizes the freedom march, in collaboration with Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, […]

27 Aug
11:13

4 Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition, Handcuffed to Hospital Beds

Four hunger-striking Palestinian detainees are reportedly in critical condition at Israel’s Assaf Harofeh Hospital, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, as 120 other Palestinian prisoners continued hunger strikes, in a mass solidarity movement. The four hunger strikers were identified by the committee as […]

Bil'in protest (image by Mohammed Yasin)
27 Aug
12:06

Israeli forces attack non-violent weekly protest in Bil’in village

On Friday afternoon, dozens of local residents from the village of Bil’in, along with Israeli and international activists, marched toward the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall constructed on village land. They were pushed back by Israeli forces who attacked the protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and concussion […]

25 Aug
10:55

Israel Lobby Smears Black Lawmaker for Meeting Palestinians

08/24/16 Rhania Khalek (Photo: Florida Senator Dwight Bullard has faced onslaught from pro-Israel groups for joining this Dream Defenders delegation to Palestine in May — via Instagram.) Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West […]

20 Aug
1:51

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, as the locals, Israeli and international peace activists marched towards the villager’s orchards. The protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters of hunger-striking detainees Bilal Kayed, […]

20 Aug
12:34

Army Injures Three In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said a […]

17 Aug
11:28

Berkeley Divests from Torture Profiteer G4S

The city of Berkeley, California, has adopted a resolution to divest from private prison firms, including G4S, a provider of services to Israeli jails where Palestinians are routinely tortured. In the resolution, approved by the city council on 19 July, Berkeley will be called on to divest from private prison […]

17 Aug
11:10

“Hello? I’d like to report a BDS activist.”

Heeding Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s call, an Israeli settler organization establishes a hotline to report international BDS activists to the Israeli government.  Israeli newspaper Ynet reported that an Israeli settler non-profit, Lev HaOlam (Heart of the World), has organized an informant hotline for people to report information on international […]

13 Aug
8:59

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked dozens of residents holding the weekly nonviolent protest, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of […]

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. […]

11 Aug
11:01

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (04– 10 August 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) continued during the reporting period (04 – 10 August 2016). Photo: Israeli Forces Demolish Two Houses in Yatta Village, Hebron. (AFP) Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued […]

11 Aug
10:32

5 American Activists Deported from Israel

Five American pro-Palestinian campaigners were detained, interrogated and deported by Israeli officials as they tried to enter the country to “observe the conditions under which Palestinians live,” NBC Newsreported a US rights group saying. Middle East Monitor reports, according to Al Ray, that the activists were trying to “gain a better […]

08 Aug
12:02

BDS: Game Changer in Germany

photo: With Palestine solidarity activism in Germany gaining more visibility, the backlash against it has increased. (Anne Paq/ActiveStills) The Holocaust was the first historic event that touched my inner core as a human being. Perhaps this explains my early fascination with everything Jewish. In the 1990s, I lived for two years in […]

07 Aug
11:40

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

07 Aug
11:10

Solidarity Ships to Sail for Besieged Gaza in September

Two “solidarity ships” are set to sail towards the besieged Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September. Named ‘Amal’ and ‘Zaytouna’ — meaning ‘Hope’ and ‘Olives’ in Arabic, respectively — the ships will be led by an all-female crew of 24, including Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire. According to Issam […]

07 Aug
9:22

Protecting Palestinian Children: PMRS Camp Held as Part of Summer Campaign (VIDEO)

The Palestine Medical Relief society has continued its campaign to protect Palestinian children through different activities, including a summer camp called “I Want to Feel Safe.” The camp, held in Hizma town north of Jerusalem, opens the horizon for hundreds of youngsters who suffer from apartheid policies, constant closures and military raids, to enjoy […]

06 Aug
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Several Palestinians, including a journalist, have been injured, Friday, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah. This week’s protest commemorates the eight anniversary of the death of Yousef Ahmad Ameera, 17, who was shot by the soldiers in […]

06 Aug
1:49

Norwegian, Japanese And Spanish Delegates Participate In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Video: Villagers of Bil’in, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, held the weekly nonviolent protest, on Friday, in participation with Israeli activists and delegates from Norway, Japan, and Spain, demanding ending the illegal Israeli occupation, and marched in solidarity with hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons. The nonviolent […]

06 Aug
1:06

Many Palestinians Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly nonviolent protest, leading to clashes and many injuries. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the town just as the residents started […]

04 Aug
1:00

Hunger Striker Bilal Kayed Refuses to See Doctors

[Palestinian detainee] Bilal Kayed has now been on [hunger strike] for 50 days. In mid-June, he was supposed to return to his home in the West Bank village of Asira al-Shamaliya after serving nearly 15 years in an Israeli prison. But, when Israeli authorities reneged and placed him under administrative detention […]

04 Aug
12:24

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Is Home, But Still Not Free

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Palestinian poet and political prisoner Dareen Tatour finally returned to her hometown of Reineh, last week, after enduring various forms of Israeli detention for nearly nine months. Her family and supporters joyously greeted her with music, food and fireworks when she arrived […]

30 Jul
10:29

Solidarity Demonstration Held in Occupied Hebron

30th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team A demonstration in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners, and against the cut of family visits by the International Committee of the Red Cross, was organised by the Hebron Defense Committee in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) on 28th July 2016. The sit-in […]

30 Jul
3:25

Several Palestinians, Journalists And Peace Activists Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Several Palestinians, including journalists, and international activists, have been injured Friday after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the village soon after the […]

30 Jul
2:49

Army Kidnaps A Teen, Peace Activist, In Bil’in Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped a Palestinian teen and an Israeli solidarity activist. The Popular Committee in Bil’in said the soldiers kidnapped Hamza al-Khatib, 17, and Israeli peace […]

29 Jul
11:58

Young Man Suffers A Broken Arm; Many Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation in Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing one Palestinian to suffer a fracture in his arm, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The coordinator of the Popular Committee […]

Caterpillar armored bulldozer demolishing home (file image from ICAHD)
27 Jul
9:47

Israeli troops demolish 12 homes near Jerusalem; attack locals trying to block the demolitions

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers driving Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozers and other armored vehicles entered the town of Qalandia and began demolishing Palestinian homes. A group of townspeople quickly organized a blockade, surrounding the homes with their bodies, but they were violently assaulted by the Israeli soldiers. Local sources report that […]

26 Jul
10:38

Soldiers Attack Palestinian March, At Least 30 Injuries Reported

Dozens of Palestinian youth were injured Monday evening, in clashes with Israeli soldiers who tried to forestall a march in solidarity with hunger striker detainee Bilal Kayed, in Abu Dis town, to the east of Jerusalem. Palestinian Red Crescent reported 30 cases which occurred during the clashes; nine with rubber […]

23 Jul
10:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (14– 20 July 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories continued during the reporting period (14 – 20 July 2016). Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests […]

22 Jul
10:59

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Dozens of soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, kidnapped four Palestinians, including a Journalist, and briefly detained a local photojournalist. The soldiers used excessive force against the protesters and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as journalist Khaled Sabarna who […]

22 Jul
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district if Qalqilia, and assaulted the weekly protest, wounding two Palestinians, and causing many others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The protest started from the center of Kufur Qaddoum, in participation with many Israeli […]