Category Archives: Non-violent action

20 Nov
1:01

Israeli Forces Wound 25 Palestinians, Including AP Cameraman, in Gaza Boat Protest

The weekly protest at the Gaza beach to protest the ongoing Israeli closure of sea access to Gaza was met with violence from Israeli forces today, who fired live ammunition at protesters in boats and along the shore. 25 were wounded with live bullets, including an AP camera operator. The […]

18 Nov
8:41

ISM Report: International and Palestinian Journalists Tear Gassed

11/17/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) decided to hold its annual meeting in Palestine this year, where they demonstrated at the infamous Qalandia checkpoint, on Saturday. Dozens of journalists, holding only international press cards, were immediately met with canisters of tear gas. […]

18 Nov
8:12

Journalists Syndicate Condemns Assault on International March

The Palestinian Journalists Society (PJS) strongly condemned the suppression of the march of International Federation of Journalists towards Qalandia checkpoint, by Israeli occupation forces, through intensive use of toxic tear gas and sound bombs, which caused the injury of the PJS president Nasse Abu Baker, by a tearing gas bomb […]

17 Nov
1:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure 15 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers wounded, Saturday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, during a nonviolent activity resisting the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands for the construction and expansion of Israel’s colonies. The Israeli assault took […]

16 Nov
10:07

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly Protest In Kafr Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian demonstrators, Friday, with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters in Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank District of Qalqilia. The coordinator of the weekly marches, Murad Ishteiwi, told Ma’an News Agency that two Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many more suffered […]

16 Nov
9:04

Palestinian Suffers Severe Face Injury during Ras Karkar Protest

Israeli forces suppressed Palestinians and activists protesting near the village of Ras Karkar, west of Ramallah, in the occupied central West Bank, on Friday, against the Israeli plan to seize hundreds of dunams of land in the area. Locals reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets […]

16 Nov
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession in Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources […]

10 Nov
1:10

Updated: Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures At Least 37 in Gaza

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, while 37 others were injured, during the Great Return March processions near  the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, […]

09 Nov
6:27

Minister Among Those Injured at Kafr Qaddoum

At least four Palestinians, including Minister Waleed Assaf, were injured by rubber-coated rounds, on Friday, while several others suffocated from teargas, when Israeli forces attacked the weekly protest in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local WAFA sources. Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the […]

09 Nov
3:07

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters in Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many injuries. Media sources said the soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters, causing dozens to suffer the […]

04 Nov
10:02

Reports: Hamas Reportedly Agrees to End Protests in Exchange for Israeli Concessions

November 4, 2018 10:02 AM admin Diplomacy, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Non-violent action 0

According to a number of local sources, Hamas leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the Israeli government to prevent their fellow Palestinians from protesting at the border each week, in exchange for some concessions from Israel. As part of the deal, Israel will allow Hamas officials to receive money […]

03 Nov
2:19

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many locals, and international peace activists, marching against the illegal Annexation […]

31 Oct
7:56

Two Realities

10/29/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Last Friday, nearly fifty Israeli and ISM protestors demonstrated at the Gaza Border, in solidarity with nearly 15,000 Gaza protestors heading toward the border. This action was in conjunction with the weekly Right of Return March. As the activists were confronted by […]

27 Oct
4:59

Palestine: What’s Working, What’s Not

Katie Miranda A telesummit with 20 activists, journalists, and more. Join. I first arrived in East Jerusalem during a bitterly cold Palestinian winter in late 2005 to join the International Solidarity Movement. My first few nights were spent at a hostel in East Jerusalem. While at the hostel, I kept hearing […]

27 Oct
12:07

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in And Ni’lin, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian and international peace activists, marching against the illegal occupation, the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers caused many locals and international […]

22 Oct
8:06

UPDATE: Navy Attacks Boat Rally on Gaza Coast, Injuries Reported

At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while others suffered from inhalation of tear gas fired by the Israeli navy, toward Palestinians who took part in a peaceful demonstration near the maritime border with Israel, in northwestern Gaza Strip, said local Palestinian news agency WAFA. Tear-gas, […]

21 Oct
12:27

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

20 Oct
3:36

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]

19 Oct
9:33

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, wounding several protesters, including an international peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated […]

19 Oct
7:58

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters during the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters, causing dozens to suffer […]

18 Oct
7:59

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

17 Oct
9:39

Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Confront UK Israeli Ambassador in Belfast

Angry scenes were reported to have developed as pro-Palestinian protesters confronted the UK’s Israeli ambassador, Mark Regev, at Queen’s University, in Belfast. A protester was restrained as several attempted to follow Regev’s car as he left the historic institution following a visit to speak to students. Around 70 pro-Palestinian protesters […]

14 Oct
6:26

Israeli and International Activists Join Gazan Protestors in the Great Return March

10/10/18 | Wafa Aludini, International Solidarity Movement | Gaza On the morning of October 10, 2018, ten activists from around the world delivered messages of support to the Great March of Return in the Eastern Gaza Strip via Skype, as a part of a ‘virtual rally’ entitled “Words Over Walls.” […]

Medics rescue a wounded Palestinian at Gaza protest
13 Oct
2:35

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Injure 252, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza […]

12 Oct
8:00

Seven Protesters Injured in Kufr Qaddoum

Seven protesters were injured by Israeli forces on Friday, as the latter cracked down on the weekly protest against Israel’s closure of the main road leading to the village of Kufr Qaddoum, in the occupied West Bank. Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that […]

10 Oct
9:11

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

06 Oct
3:16

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded

Three Palestinians were killed and 376 others injured by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces at the latest ‘Great March of Return’ protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli troops fired live […]

06 Oct
2:22

Israeli Army Injures Many Protesters in Bil’in, Burns Olive Trees

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many protesters, and burning olive trees. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in […]

Kufur Qaddoum protest (archive image)
05 Oct
8:40

13-Year Old Palestinian Wounded by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum Protests

During the weekly non-violent protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern part of the West Bank, 13 year old Khalid Murad Ishteiwi was hit by a rubber coated steel bullet, which lodged in his thigh. He was rushed to the Rafidiya Hospital, where he is in stable condition. The […]

03 Oct
6:30

Ohio Billboard Protests US Aid to Israel

A billboard has just gone up in Ohio, that says: “$10 million a day to Israel? We need that money in America.” The billboard is located in Richland County on US 30, MLK Expressway. If Americans Knew erects billboards around the United States to tell Americans how much of their […]

02 Oct
5:39

General Strike Held against Israeli Nationality Law

Palestinians, on Monday, held a general strike in areas all over the West Bank and the occupied 1948 lands, to protest against the racist Jewish national law adopted by the Israeli Knesset with the support of Israel’s extreme right. Palestinian factions in the West Bank and Jerusalem expressed their support […]

01 Oct
3:16

Spanish Football Team ‘Real Madrid’ Honors Teenaged Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi, who was imprisoned for eight months this year for slapping an Israeli soldier after her cousin was shot in the head, was honored Sarurday by the Real Madrid football team in Spain. Real Madrid is one of the most well-known football teams in the world, with many football […]

29 Sep
4:16

Israeli Troops Abduct 11 & 12-Year-Old Children from Nabi Saleh Village

On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh, known as one of the centers of non-violent resistance in the West Bank, and arrested three children – two of them age 11, and the other age 12. Samer Tamimi, 11 years old, the son of local non-violent activist […]

28 Sep
8:06

3-Month-Old Baby Injured at Kufur Qaddoum

A 3-month-old baby was reportedly among several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces suppressing the weekly peaceful anti-settlement procession, on Friday, in the Kufur Qaddoum village of the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in Kafr Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, said that Israeli forces raided […]

28 Sep
6:57

Elderly Injured by Israeli Forces at Bil’in Weekly Protest

An elderly man was injured after he was hit by a gas canister in his leg, while others suffocated from teargas inhalation, when Israeli occupation forces attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in the village of Bil’in, to the west of Ramallah, according to local […]

26 Sep
9:39

Palestinians in Gaza Protest Trump UN Speech

Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested in front of the Unied Nations’ headquarters in besieged Gaza City, on Wednesday, in rejection of the United States President Donald Trump’s speech and US decisions affecting the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA). The protest comes under the slogan “No to Jeopardizing the […]

25 Sep
7:51

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

21 Sep
8:54

Updated: “Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 312, In Gaza”

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a young man, and injured 312 other Palestinians, including 54 with live fire, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Karim Mohammad Kollab, 25, after […]

21 Sep
8:15

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ras Karkar, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured Friday, many Palestinians in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, during a nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and the latest illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, wounding twelve, including a journalist, with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing many to […]

21 Sep
7:24

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, shot two Palestinians and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted […]

21 Sep
6:54

Israeli Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian. The protesters, including Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the orchards, isolated behind […]

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

20 Sep
3:11

Gaza: 13,000 UNRWA Employees Protest Against Cuts

Some 13,000 UNRWA employees held a protest in front of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City, against UNRWA cuts in salaries and services provided to refugees after the US decision to completely cut funding for the agency, which offers aid and services for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. Amir Al-Mishal, […]

20 Sep
2:44

Two Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army at Non-violent Protest in Northern Gaza

Two Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers at approximately 17:00 on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. The two young men were identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammed Abu Naji (32) from Beit Lahia Housing Project who was hit with a bullet to the chest; and Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omer (24) from al-Shati’ […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

18 Sep
8:37

4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA

At least four Palestinians, Tuesday, were shot and injured with live fire as Israeli forces attacked a peaceful rally near Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Four Palestinians were admitted into the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, with live-bullet wounds, after […]

18 Sep
2:34

Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, 26 Palestinians with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against a nonviolent flotilla protest against the ongoing deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza […]

15 Sep
7:10

ISM Update: Israeli Forces Storm Khan Al-Ahmar, Erect Road Blocks, Suppress Peaceful Demonstration

At around 11.30 am, a bulldozer escorted by a police and military vehicles approached the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and began to move rocks and earth, in order to block access to the village via dirt roads on the outskirts, to prevent resident and activists from reaching the area. […]

15 Sep
7:00

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

14 Sep
6:27

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

14 Sep
4:40

Israeli Soldiers Surround Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Three Nonviolent Protesters

Dozens of Israeli soldier surrounded, Friday, the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians, and one French peace activist, during a nonviolent protest against the village’s pending illegal demolition and displacement. The soldiers closed all main and minor roads leading to the community […]

14 Sep
3:48

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers caused, on Friday afternoon, several Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked, local and international activists, holding a nonviolent procession in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The protesters were nonviolently marching in the weekly procession which was organized […]

11 Sep
2:09

Israeli Navy Injures 49 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Monday evening, dozens of live ammunition and gas bombs at Palestinians, and fishing boats, in the al-Waha Beach area, northwest of the Gaza Strip, wounding 49 Palestinians, including one journalist. The Palestinians Health Ministry said the navy attacked dozens of Palestinians, holding a nonviolent activity […]

07 Sep
5:37

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many injuries. The procession started from the center of the village, before the locals, accompanied by international peace activists, marched towards the isolated Palestinian orchards, while chanting against the […]

07 Sep
4:54

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in, Causes Injuries And Fire In Olive Orchards

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 several injuries, and burning many olive trees. The procession started from the center of the village when dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international […]

07 Sep
3:28

Army Injures Many Of Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians holding a nonviolent protest in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Dozens of Palestinians marched in the village, and headed towards their lands threatened with further illegal annexation for the construction and expansion of Israel’s’ illegal colonies. The protesters […]

07 Sep
3:12

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent Palestinian protest in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Dozens of residents marched in Khirbet Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, demanding the Israeli army to reopen its main road, which […]

05 Sep
11:47

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I’m just so sad. I’m crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, I’m just going to cry. Maybe I need […]

03 Sep
9:43

VIDEO: Bethlehem Palestinians Gather at Homes Threatened by Demolition, Israelis Join in Protest

A number of Palestinian citizens were injured after they stood up to the Israeli army’s attempts to demolish four houses in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eventually, the army demolished two out of four houses. Local sources in the village said that the residents gathered in two houses, early Monday, […]

01 Sep
4:38

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure A Female Palestinian Medic In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian female medic, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, during their excessive use of force against the Great Return March in the coastal region. The Health Ministry said […]

01 Sep
2:56

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Child In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, a child, only 12 years of age, with a concussion grenade in his head, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace […]

31 Aug
8:52

Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in West Bank and Gaza

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces, on Friday. According to the Ministry of Health, the number of participants wounded with live bullets, in Gaza’s Great March of Return, including a paramedic who was shot in the chest, to the east of […]

30 Aug
7:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 29 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 29 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, 239 civilians, including 52 children, 6 women, and 5 paramedics, […]

28 Aug
8:27

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

25 Aug
5:16

Army Injures Eight Palestinians, One International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured eight Palestinians, including a child, in addition to a Norwegian peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of […]

25 Aug
1:51

PCHR: Israeli Forces Attack Non-Violent Protest in Gaza, Wounding 89 Civilians

On Friday, 24 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 22nd  Friday in a row, Israeli forces wounded 89 civilians, including 17 children, 2 women and 3 paramedics, after hitting them with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Five of those […]

23 Aug
7:33

Barghouti: “SodaStream is Still Subject to Boycott”

Earlier this week, PepsiCo announced that it signed an agreement to buy SodaStream, a producer of home-carbonation machines. SodaStream has faced global boycotts because of its complicity in Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, said: “SodaStream is still subject to boycott […]

22 Aug
10:32

Lana Del Rey Unsympathetic to Boycott Movement

American singer and songwriter, Lana Del Rey, received criticism worldwide following an announcement that she will be performing at the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv, next month. Despite pro-Palestinian groups’ efforts, such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), insisting that Lana Del Rey cancel her performance at the […]

22 Aug
10:18

Statement from Norwegian ISM Volunteer Shot by Israeli Soldier in Kafr Qaddoum (VIDEO)

08/18/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team A description of the events of Saturday, 18th of August, from the Norwegian ISM volunteer targeted and shot by a soldier in Kafr Qaddoum. I, Kristin Foss (43) work as a volunteer for ISM (International Solidarity Movement). ISM is a non-violent, Palestinian lead […]

20 Aug
9:29

UK Ethnic Groups Call Out Attempts to Silence Discourse on Palestine

A total of 84 British black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) organizations came out strong, last week, on attempts in the United Kingdom to silence discourse on Palestine, particularly those critical of Israel and its racist policies against Palestinians. The letter, published in the Independent, criticized recent attempts by the […]

18 Aug
8:23

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

18 Aug
7:49

Norwegian Activist Shot as Israeli Forces Subdue Protest East of Qalqilia

A Norwegian activist, Saturday, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, said WAFA correspondence. Confrontations reportedly broke out between demonstrators who also rallied to protest Israel’s closure […]

16 Aug
9:07

Israeli Ship Forced to Leave Tunisian Port

The Tunisian General Labor Union (TGLU) and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists, on Thursday, forced an Israeli ship belonging to Zim Integrated Shipping Services to change course, as it was attempting to dock at the Rades port in Tunisia, on its way to Spain. The ship was turned around at […]

15 Aug
1:34

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel’s navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class […]

12 Aug
10:11

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug
6:33

Israel’s Siege of Gaza is Anything But Legal

On Sunday, 29 July, Israeli commandos boarded a boat taking part in a Freedom Flotilla which was taking humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boat — Al-Awda (The Return) — was captured by Israel while sailing in international waters. If anyone else had conducted the raid, it would […]

12 Aug
6:13

Friday Demonstration Violently Repressed in Hebron

08/11/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday, on the 10th of August, the Friday demonstration in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) was violently repressed by Israeli forces. Unarmed protestors gathered after Friday prayers, around 13:30, to protest against the occupation and in solidarity with Gaza. During the first hour […]

07 Aug
11:12

US Jewish Activists Interrogated by Israelis over ‘Connections with Palestinians’

Israeli security services held and interrogated Simone Zimmerman, a US Jewish activist, at the border with Egypt for several hours on Sunday, over her alleged “connections with Palestinians.” Zimmerman, who resides and works in Israel, tweeted that her and a friend were held at the Taba Crossing for four hours, where they […]

04 Aug
8:28

Swedish-flagged Flotilla Vessel Intercepted by Israel

The Israeli army Saturday morning said that it had taken over a European ship, the Swedish-flagged “Freedom,” captained by John Turnbull of Vancouver, that was aimed at breaking the naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by the occupation forces 12 years ago. After the brutal violence and theft that […]

04 Aug
8:06

Video: Activists Stand in Solidarity with Gaza

Israeli and international protesters demonstrated at Gaza fence in solidarity with The Great Return March On Friday August 3rd, “Return”, a group of Israeli and international anti-Zionist activists, including activists from the International Solidarity Movement, protested on the east side of the Gaza fence, in solidarity with the Great March of […]

04 Aug
4:35

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

03 Aug
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 July – 01 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 July – 01 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed in the southern Gaza Strip. 138 […]

31 Jul
11:06

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

29 Jul
7:21

Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza

Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 miles from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship in international waters in violation of international maritime law, after shouting toward the boat via loudspeaker and asking for the boat’s destination. In a statement, […]

29 Jul
9:26

Ahed Tamimi Released from Israeli Prison, Along with Her Mother

17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi, along with her mother Nariman, were released from Israeli prison Sunday, after serving more than seven months in prison. The two were greeted by hundreds of people in their hometown of Nabi Saleh, in the central part of the West Bank. Israeli protesters […]

29 Jul
12:36

Israeli Army Injures Eight Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, eight Palestinians, including a journalist, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, marching against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of […]

28 Jul
9:03

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

28 Jul
2:05

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul
1:51

Israel Forces Teachers to Leave Palestine

Photo: Issam Rimawi (APA images) Israel has completely shut down a Palestinian university in Jerusalem amid a series of assaults on academic freedom. Israel is obstructing academic freedom at Palestinian universities through various measures, including closing colleges and denying visas for visiting professors. On 14 July, Israeli police raided and shut […]

28 Jul
1:35

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

27 Jul
11:57

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Children In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, and injured two children. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers assaulted the Palestinians, as they nonviolently marched in front […]

24 Jul
11:25

Back to the Future: The Great March of Return

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.  by Haidar Eid on July 24, 2018 The Great March of Return – which began on March 30 […]

24 Jul
10:48

Freedom Flotilla Heading Towards Gaza On Final Mission

Freedom Flotilla ships are now at their last leg of the journey, heading toward the Gaza Strip, after they set off from multiple Italian ports, most prominent of which is the ship of Al-Awda, Arabic for “The Return”, which was launched from Palermo port.   The flotilla, which has been […]

22 Jul
9:08

JVP: 40 Jewish Groups Worldwide Oppose Equating Anti-Semitism with Criticism of Israel

From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany to Brazil, for the first time ever, over thirty Jewish organizations across the globe came together in a statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel. The statement warns of a growing trend of legislative campaigns to target organizations that support Palestinian rights, particularly the […]

22 Jul
8:33

Israeli and International Protesters Demonstrate at Gaza Fence in Solidarity with Great Return March (VIDEO)

On the 20th of July, Friday afternoon, a group of anti-Zionist Israeli and international solidarity activists approached the Gaza siege fence at the same time that Gazans gathered by the fence, on the other side, during the weekly ‘Great Return March’, calling for the right to return to their land […]

21 Jul
9:36

Hassan Shokeh on 49th Day of Hunger Strike, Joined by 3 More Palestinian Administrative Detainees

Hassan Shokeh Photo: Asra Media Hassan Shokeh is facing a serious medical crisis on his 49th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, by Israeli occupation forces, without charge or trial. He was joined on his strike by three more administrative detainees, Islam Jawarish, Issa Awad and Mahmoud Ayyad, on their 13th […]

20 Jul
5:53

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, shot three young men, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

20 Jul
1:29

Freedom Flotilla Arrives in Palermo, Sicily

A picture showing several of the ships taking part in the Palestine Freedom Flotilla campaign as they near a port in Palermo, Sicily, on July 17, 2018. (Photo by freedomflotilla.org) Activists from around the world have gathered in the Italian city of Palermo, and are engaged in the final stages […]

20 Jul
1:08

Thousands Gather in Khan al-Ahmar to Protest Planned Demolition (VIDEO)

Thousands, on Wednesday, waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in protest against the Israeli plan to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village and replace it with illegal Israeli settlement units. Protesters included Palestinian citizens who came from cities all over the West Bank, in addition to Palestinian leaders and public figures […]