Category Archives: Non-violent action

24 Feb
7:46

Flags, Spirits High as Week of Action in Hebron Comes to Climax

Palestinian and international activists hoist Palestinian flags above Israeli occupied Hebron and stage a pop-up protest market on Shuhada Street. Dozens of Hebron residents and local activists gathered at the entrance to Shuhada Street on Wednesday to hoist and release a Palestinian flag over the main commercial thoroughfare in Hebron. […]

18 Feb
6:24

Bilā€™in Marks Twelve Years Of Ongoing Struggle Against the Israeli Annexation Wall, Colonies

Scores of Palestinian, Israel and international peace activists marched, Friday, in Bilā€™in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking twelve years of ongoing nonviolent struggle, steadfastness and determination. Photojournalist Haithem Khatib, from Bilā€™in, said a young man suffered a fracture in his leg, after the soldiers […]

18 Feb
5:20

Many Injured After Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Niā€™lin

Palestinian medics sources have reported, Friday, that many protesters, including three Israeli activists, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent procession in Niā€™lin village, west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The procession started on Friday afternoon, after the nonviolent protesters gathered […]

18 Feb
5:08

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, leading to clashes. Murad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the […]

17 Feb
8:24

Scores Join the Freedom March

More than 200 Palestinian and Israeli activists marched on Friday in the freedom march titled ā€œTogether Against Land Theftā€ which was organized by Combatants for Peace and Standing Together collation near the southern West Bank town of Beit Jala. The protest started from a roadblock the army erected at the […]

10 Feb
10:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02 ā€“ 08 February 2017)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (02 ā€“ 08 February 2017).Ā 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli warplanes carried out 4 airstrikes against civilian objects and sites related […]

10 Feb
5:05

Two Palestinians Injured In Bilā€™inā€™s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest, held by Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, in Bilā€™in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to clashes that resulted in wounding two Palestinians, including a child. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bilā€™in, […]

08 Feb
9:36

US Citizens File Complaint against Israeli Officials

The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported, on Wednesday, that Palestinian and Jewish activists have filed a lawsuit with a US court against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials over war crimes committed against Palestinian citizens. The legal complaint, made by 35 Palestinian and Jewish activists, all American […]

07 Feb
11:48

Majaz Ensemble Tells Stories of Palestinian Hope and Pain through Music

A candle flame is extinguished, following the second anniversary of founding Mazaj Ensemble, a Jerusalemite musical band. Mazaj Ensemble kicked off its third year with youthful energy, enthusiasm, and with a completely different musical vision which infuses both Oriental and Western classical music. Mazaj Ensemble adapts melodies and arrangementsĀ to merge […]

07 Feb
9:54

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Hyundai

Israeli authorities use a Hyundai bulldozer to destroy the home of a Palestinian citizen of Israel in the town of Lydd, Feb. 10, 2015. The house belonged to a single mother and her four children. (Oren Ziv, ActiveStills) Via the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Palestinians are calling for a boycott […]

03 Feb
11:05

Hundreds of Belgian Artists and Academics Urge Government to End Participation in EU Project Cooperating with Israeli National Police

In Belgium, 482 professors and researchers, and more than 190 artists, have written an open letter calling on their authorities to withdraw from participating in a European Union funded research project called LAW TRAIN, in which Belgium and Spain cooperate with the Israeli National Police. The project, aimed at developing […]

03 Feb
4:40

Dozens Injured After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Many Palestinian and international activists suffered, Friday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies […]

03 Feb
3:51

Army Attacks The Weekly Protest In Niā€™lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Niā€™lin village, west of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

31 Jan
10:28

Operation Dove: A Dangerous Road to Education

Operation Dove reports negligence on the part of Israeli military escorts charged with protecting Palestinian children from settler violence in At-Tuwani during the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year. via the Alternative Information Center (AIC). (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) Children from the West Bank Palestinian […]

30 Jan
6:59

Gaza: Palestinian Writer Detained, Activists Summoned

Gaza security forces have detained Palestinian writer Abdullah Abu Sharikh, and summoned a number of activists from the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local sources said that Hamas security forces detained Abu Sharikh after summoning him for interrogation, on Saturday. They added, according to Ma’an News […]

30 Jan
6:36

Dareen Tatourā€™s Prosecution for Poetry Continues in Nazareth Court

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour testified before the Magistrateā€™s Court in Nazareth on Thursday, 26 January; Dareenā€™s saga has lasted for nearly a year and a half as she faces prosecution and imprisonment for writing a poem, ā€œResist my people, resist them,ā€ and posting […]

27 Jan
8:52

Weekly Protest Held In Bilā€™in

Approximately fifteen Palestinians, accompanied by five Israelis and five international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bilā€™in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters matched carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and escalating violations […]

27 Jan
6:01

Dozens Participate In The Weekly Protest In Niā€™lin

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists participated, Friday, in the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Niā€™lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The protest this week also commemorated the late George Habash, the former secretary-general of the leftist Popular Front […]

27 Jan
4:39

Kufur Qaddoum Protesters Demand International Protection

Residents of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, held their weekly protest, on Friday, demanding the international community to provide the needed protection to the Palestinian people, their lands and holy sites, subject to ongoing Israeli violations and escalation. The protesters marched from the center […]

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, ā€œThis is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.ā€ Other signs, written […]

24 Jan
3:21

American University Bars Activity from “Students for Justice in Palestine”

American Fordham University will not allow students to form Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group, claiming it promotes one countryā€™s interests. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fordham, a Jesuit school in New York City, said that SJP would act more like a political lobby than a traditional campus […]

23 Jan
10:23

Israeli Military Police Abducts Abdullah Abu Rahma While Attending Court Hearing

The Israeli Military Police abducted, Monday, senior nonviolent activist, Abdullah Abu Rahma, at the Ofer Military Court, while attending a hearing for activists who were abducted last Friday. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bilā€™in village, in Ramallah, strongly denounced the abduction of Abu Rahma, who […]

21 Jan
5:28

Kufur Qaddoum Protest Denounces Israeli Attacks On Um al-Hiran

Hundreds of Palestinians, and several international and Israeli peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest on Friday, this week denouncing the police killing of a Palestinian in Um al-Hiran town in the Negev, and the demolition of many homes there. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur […]

20 Jan
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Assault The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bilā€™in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bilā€™in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. This weekā€™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 Bilā€™in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bilā€™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 Niā€™lin

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Niā€™lin Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Niā€™lin village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Niā€™lin Mohammad ā€˜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 Niā€™lin

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

07 Jan
10:03

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest in Bilā€™in

Many Palestinian, Israelis and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protests in Bilā€™in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, before Israeli soldiers assaulted them. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bilā€™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 ā€˜in public dispute,ā€™ 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 Bilā€™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 Bilā€™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. PalestinianĀ  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, whichĀ 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 JuneĀ 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 worldā€™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 Niā€™lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Niā€™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

Bilā€™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 Bilā€™in village, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Popular Committee in Bilā€™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 Bilā€™in

Many Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bilā€™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 aĀ protest opposing US President Trumpā€™s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, assertingĀ the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest wasĀ 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 forĀ 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,Ā 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 demandingĀ  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

Bilā€™in Weekly Protest Commemorates 12th Anniversary Of Arafatā€™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 Bilā€™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 theĀ 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 ā€“ 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October ā€“ 02 November 2016). (photo:Ā 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

ā€˜In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.ā€™ ~Ā 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 ā€“ The Year of Prisonersā€™ 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 prisonersā€™ 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 detaineesĀ 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-ā€˜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 Bilā€™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 Bilā€™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 ā€œNew Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalistsā€

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 ā€œSocial Media ā€¦ A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalistsā€ — 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. Bā€™Tselem and Americans for Peace Now, affiliated to the Israeli Peace Now movement, on Friday, joined an informal UN Security Council session on Tel Avivā€™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 townā€™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 Israelā€™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 townā€™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 ā€œStop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for Allā€

At least 200 people joined on Friday the monthly freedom March demanding the Israeli occupation to ā€œ Ā Ā Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for Allā€. The protest was organized by Combatants for Peace movement in association with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGOā€™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):Ā 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.Ā  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 governmentĀ to censor Palestinian speech.Ā  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

01 Oct
11:27

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Niā€™lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Niā€™lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Popular Committee in Niā€™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 Bilā€™in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Bilā€™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 Bilā€™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

Bilā€™in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest Celebrates Victory Of Hunger Striking Detainees

Residents of Bilā€™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 Womenā€™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, isĀ 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 Bilā€™inā€™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 Bilā€™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

Israelā€™s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ā€˜Struggle Against Terrorā€™ (VIDEO)

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

12 Sep
7:36

Israeli Supreme Court: Force Feeding of Hunger Strikers is Constitutional

(photo:Ā 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 (01ā€“ 07 September 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (01 ā€“ 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 ofĀ solidarity in conjunction with the efforts of US-based group Black Lives Matter,Ā inĀ taking an active stanceĀ 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 Prisonerā€™s […]

09 Sep
7:12

Palestinians, International And Israeli Activists March In Bilā€™in

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

06 Sep
11:08

Palestinians Rally Around Hunger Striking Prisoners

by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator,Ā 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 Prisonersā€™ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisonerā€™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, aĀ new Turkish aid vesselĀ has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo forĀ transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered fromĀ an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

04 Sep
11:53

Strike Continues in Palestinian Schools

AnĀ 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 Bilā€™in Weekly Protest

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bilā€™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 ā€œFreedom for Prisoners of Peaceā€

At least 205 Israelis and Palestinians marched on Friday Under the title of ā€œFreedom for Prisoners of Peaceā€. 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 detaineesĀ are reportedly in critical condition at Israelā€™s Assaf Harofeh Hospital, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisonersā€™ 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:Ā 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 Floridaā€™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 Bilā€™in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bilā€™in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, as the locals, Israeli and international peace activists marched towards the villagerā€™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 […]