Category Archives: Topics

12 Mar

Israeli Colonists Attack, Wound, Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli colonists stacked and injured, on Saturday evening, two Palestinian men in Hizma town, east of occupied East Jerusalem. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in southern Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the assailants came from […]

11 Mar

Israeli Police Abduct A Palestinian Novelist From Jerusalem

Israeli police officers abducted, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian novelist after she finished writing her latest work dubbed “The Jackal’s Trap,” talking about informants and collaborators, spying on their own people. The Palestinian novelist, identified as Khaleda Gousha, was abducted after the police and soldiers stormed her home, in Beit […]

11 Mar

Army Injures A Young Man In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinians protesting near the border fence, east of Gaza city, and injured a young man with live fire. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed in the Nahal Oz military base, across the border fence, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in the […]

11 Mar

Army Injures A Child In Ni’lin, Causes Many To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, wounding one child and causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, when the […]

Teargas in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
11 Mar

Protest in Bil’in attacked by Israeli troops; two civilians abducted, including a child

A weekly non-violent demonstration against the Israeli Wall and settlements in Bil’in village in the central West Bank was met with a massive show of force by the Israeli military, who fired tear gas canisters at children and blocked international observers from entering. Two people were abducted by Israeli forces: […]

11 Mar

Several Palestinians Injured By Israeli Gas Bombs Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents suffered, on Friday evening, the severe effects of teargas inhalation during clashes that took place after Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Salah the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

11 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Homes Near Jenin

March 11, 2017 6:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday evening, many live rounds at several homes in ‘Aneen village, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Resident Radi Khaddour told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency in a phone interview that the soldiers, stationed near the military fence, fired many […]

10 Mar

Israel Bans Entry to Supporters of the Boycott Movement

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

10 Mar

Changes to Gaza’s Futuwwa Program Reduce Child Protection Risks

A Palestinian boy sits on top of old refrigerators eating chips at the Al-Shatee refugee camp in Gaza City, on August 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP / Mohammed Abed) Gaza’s Futuwwa program, an “awareness and fitness program” in government-run schools, no longer includes the controversial military-style drills that provoked international criticism […]

10 Mar

FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements

A wide coalition of Palestinian and international organisations denounced FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s failure to compel Israel’s national football league to exclude six football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements and called for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine. FIFA’s failure to act against the Israeli settlement clubs […]

10 Mar

A New Generation Learns to ‘Shoot’ the Occupation

Qurtuba children learn to use cameras (photo courtesy of Human Rights Defenders) Human Rights Defenders have started a new project to protect the human rights of the children who have to live and study in the middle of the occupation and ghettoisation which is the centre of Hebron. Last Sunday, 5th […]

10 Mar

Journalist Al-Qeeq Suspends Hunger Strike

March 10, 2017 8:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee suspended his hunger strike on Friday, upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services, said Chairman of the Detainees’ Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe. Mohammad al-Qeeq has suspended his 33-day hunger strike upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services to be released on April 14. Al-Qeeq, a […]

Child abducted by Israeli troops (PCHR photo)
10 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian Civilian Killed, 7 Wounded by Israeli Troops This Week

March 10, 2017 12:46 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 02 – 08 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories (the West Bank and Gaza). Israeli forces killed […]

10 Mar

Israeli Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into areas in the southern and central parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to flares, reportedly after a shell was fired from Gaza, but detonated shortly after launch. Media sources in Gaza said several Israeli artillery shells were fired into an area, east […]

10 Mar

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Detained 89 Palestinian Workers This Week

Israeli soldiers and police officers have detained, this week alone, 89 Palestinians workers “for entering Israel without permits,” and shut down twelve construction sites for hiring them. According to Israeli media outlets, the police arrested 20 persons; many are contractors, and others are drivers, for transporting and providing aid to […]

09 Mar

Netanyahu Lobbies Foreign Governments to Accept Israeli Sovereignty in Occupied Syrian Golan

As the Israeli Prime Minister peddles another illegal occupation, al-Marsad uncovers more Syrian villages destroyed by Israel in 1967. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a press release, yesterday, that Netanyahu “intends to reiterate to [Russian] President Putin the fact that the Golan Heights is not […]

09 Mar

Gaza Water Reservoir Operating Again with Help from Germany

Thanks to a 9-million euro fund from the German government, the Muntar water reservoir in Gaza, destroyed by Israel during its summer 2014 military onslaught, is once again operating. Germany’s Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Peter Beerwerth, and Palestinian Minister of Water, Mazen Ghneim, inaugurated the rebuilt reservoir in ceremonies […]

09 Mar

Jericho: Israeli Forces Uproot 350 Palm Trees (VIDEO)

Israeli forces have uprooted some 350 palm trees and bulldozed lands in Jericho city, Jordan Valley. Journalist Adel AbuNemah, reported to the PNN that the land was razed and the trees were uprooted, even though it is located in area B and not C, as Israel claims. The land is private property of farmer […]

09 Mar

Israel Bans Two Activities Marking International Women’s Day

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers banned two activities, that were planned in celebration of March 8th, the International Woman’s Day, in occupied East Jerusalem, after claiming the two were sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. The decision to ban the two activities was made by Israeli ‘Internal Security Minister” […]

09 Mar

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-Two Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Wednesday evening until morning hours Thursday, thirty-two Palestinians, including children, between the ages of 11 and 15, and a female legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS in the southern […]

09 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Qalqilia, Tulkarem, Nablus And Salfit

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Qalqilia, Tulkarem, Nablus and Salfit, after invading their homes and communities, and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPPS) said. The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, […]

09 Mar

Including Three Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening and on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including children, in Shu’fat and Qalandia refugee camps, in addition to Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a […]

09 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In Hebron

March 9, 2017 11:31 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two teenagers and a female legislator, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, during invasions and violent searches of homes, the Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said. The PPS stated that several army vehicles invaded Shiokh […]

09 Mar

Hebron; Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Olive Saplings, Spray Crops With Toxins

A number of extremist Israeli colonist, from the Ma’on illegal outpost, installed on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands southeast of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, invaded at dawn, Palestinian farmlands and orchards, before uprooting olive saplings and spraying crops with toxins. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of […]

09 Mar

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

09 Mar

Israeli Police Shut Down Women’s Day Event in Jerusalem

Public Security Minister Gliad Erdan said the cultural event represented a threat to Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem.  At noon today, an event organized by the Association of Women for Equality and Democracy (AWED) for international women’s day was slated to take place at the Saint George Hotel on Salah […]

09 Mar

8 Workers Survive Gaza Tunnel Collapse

Eight Palestinian workers, on Wednesday, survived after a smuggling tunnel collapsed beneath the southern Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, sources told WAFA. It was reported that civil defense teams managed to pull out the eight workers who were trapped under rubble after the tunnel collapsed while they were inside it. Smuggling […]

09 Mar

Ashrawi on Women’s Day

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi marked International Women’s Day (March 8) by issuing the following statement: “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we honor all women, in particular Palestinian women for their steadfastness and significant role in the national struggle for self-determination, freedom and dignity in spite […]

08 Mar

On International Women’s Day, PCHR Calls for Strengthening Role of Women as Tool for Real Change in Societies

On the 8th of March every year, the world celebrates the Women’s Day, which comes as an important reminder of women’s role in making real and positive change in the human society over the ages. The 8th of March celebrates women’s political and social achievements and contributions. This is the […]

08 Mar

Hunger Striking Detained, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the detained journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, who entered his second month of hunger strike, protesting his continued illegal detention by Israel, was moved to a hospital after a serious deterioration in his health condition. The Committee stated that al-Qeeq lost more than twelve […]

08 Mar

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jenin

March 8, 2017 11:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted on Tuesday at night, and during evening hours, three Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin. The PPS stated that the soldiers, stationed at a military roadblock near Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, abducted a Palestinian tax […]

08 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, three workers of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, for refusing to stop maintenance work on the main gate of the al-Qibli mosque, in Al-Aqsa Compound. The workers, identified as Kayed Jaber, Issa Dabbagh, and the head of Al-Aqsa […]

08 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in Bethlehem and Tubas, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned one child for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded a home in Hindaza area, in Bethlehem, and searched it before […]

07 Mar

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To A Different Prison Again

The Israeli army transferred, Monday, hunger striking detainee, Jamal Abu Leil, from solitary confinement in Asqalan prison, to solitary confinement in Ramon prison. The detainee was repeatedly transferred to several prisons since he stated his strike. In a joint press release, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

07 Mar

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians, Including A Child, In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, seven young Palestinian men, and one child, during clashes near Ofer Israeli prison, built on Palestinian lands between Betunia town and Rafat village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. The clashes started after the soldiers assaulted students protesting the Monday killing of Bassel al-A’raj, […]

07 Mar

One Palestinian Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that one Palestinian was injured, on Tuesday morning, after Israeli soldiers, accompanied by tanks and bulldozers, invaded farmlands in northern Gaza, and bulldozed them, while firing live rounds and a few shells. The ministry stated that the Palestinian, 22 years of age, was injured […]

07 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, and bulldozed them, east of Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that three armored bulldozers and three tanks left a military base, across the border fence, and […]

06 Mar

Women’s Day: 56 Palestinian Women Imprisoned by Israel

As the world soon marks, on March 8, International Women’s Day, 56 Palestinian women, many of whom are mothers of young children, are currently serving time in the Israeli penal system for resisting the occupation. Among them are 16 individuals under 18 years of age, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said on Monday. […]

06 Mar

Khan al-Ahmar Village Scheduled for Demolition

Israeli Civil Administration in the occupied West Bank announced, on Monday, that it has decided to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar. The village is located in Area C, according to the Oslo Peace Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 1993. This area is under Israel […]

06 Mar

Palestinian Detainee Held by PA Dies after 2 Days of Hunger Strike

A Palestinian prisoner held by the Palestinian Authority (PA) died on Sunday, reportedly from health complications after two days on hunger strike. Ghalib Abdullah Daraghma, a 48-year-old resident of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, died in the Palestine medical complex in Ramallah, on Sunday evening, after his health […]

06 Mar

Malta and Palestine Search for New Ways to Facilitate Tourism Investments (VIDEO)

As part of its efforts to promote cooperation between the countries of Palestine and Malta, the Maltese Middle Eastern Tourism Corporation, with the support of the Representative Office of Malta in Palestine, had organized a second meeting and cultural dinner for a group of businessmen in the city of Bethlehem, […]

06 Mar

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Hebron, Summons Two For Interrogation

March 6, 2017 11:59 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted a former Palestinian political prisoner. The soldiers also invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, summoned two former political prisoners for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers […]

06 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinian Legislators In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two Palestinian legislators, and another Palestinian, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them. The two Palestinian legislators, member of Hamas’s Change and Reform Parliamentary Bloc, has been identified as Khaled Tafesh and Anwar […]

06 Mar

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-Biereh town, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and killed a young Palestinian man, after exchanging fire with him for more than two hours; two Palestinians were injured by army fire. The Palestinian has been identified as Bassel […]

06 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Hebron

March 6, 2017 10:55 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded on Monday morning, an area east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a Palestinian home. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers surrounded Mazare’ Al-Baqar area, before invading it, and demolished the property under […]

06 Mar

Israeli Colonists Assault, Wound, Two Palestinians Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists assaulted, earlier Monday, many Palestinian farmers, in their own lands, in Far’ata village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding two, including an elderly woman The assailants came from nearby illegal colonies and outposts, and attacked the farmers while plowing their lands, and […]

06 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians in Jerusalem

On Sunday at night, Israeli soldiers, and undercover units, invaded the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted five young Palestinian men, after repeatedly assaulting them. Eyewitnesses said undercover Israeli soldiers ambushed and assaulted several young men in the town, before abducting five of them. […]

05 Mar

New York City Protest Demands Freedom for Lena Jarbouni, All Palestinian Prisoners

Protesters in New York City gathered outside the Best Buy at Union Square on Friday, 3 March to protest the imprisonment of Lena Jarbouni and fellow Palestinian women prisoners and urge Hewlett-Packard (HP) corporations to get out of the business of profiting from occupation, apartheid and colonialism. Photo: Joe Catron […]

05 Mar

Beersheba Bedouin Market to be Closed, Palestinians and Jews Protest

Dozens of Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel protested in front of the municipality of Beersheba, on Sunday, against the mayor’s decision to close the city’s Bedouin market. Mayor Ruvik Danilovich decided to close Beersheba’s traditional Bedouin market, which had been in operation for some 120 years, by the end […]

05 Mar

Palestinian Beaten and Detained at Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police beat and abducted, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian citizen after he was beaten by Jewish settlers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. An eyewitness said, according to Days of Palestine, that Jewish Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man while he was entering through the Lion’s Gate. Then, Israeli police interfered and, […]

05 Mar

Negev Crops Destroyed by Israeli Bulldozers

Israeli occupation bulldozers raided, on Sunday morning, several Palestinian villages in the Negev desert region, and destroyed thousands of planted crops.   Activist Khaled Abu Kharma said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers raided the Negev and began destroying crops in various villages.   He stressed that Israel exterminated crops […]

05 Mar

Life Under Siege: A Girl’s Struggle After The War

PNN/PCHR-Gaza Between the 19th and 20th of July 2014, the Shuja’eyya neighborhood – one of the most densely populated areas located in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, east of Gaza city – was exposed to Israeli airstrikes in an unprecedented way, which led to the destruction of the […]

05 Mar

Dubliners Launch Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 (PHOTOS)

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised a street theatre act on Henry Sreet, to raise awareness about the inhumane and unjust daily life that Palestinian’s face at checkpoints under the control of an apartheid regime. Israeli Apartheid Week, according to the PNN, will […]

05 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Moments After Completing A Twelve-Year Sentence  

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, Mousa Mohammad Darwish, directly following his release, just as he was stepping out of the Negev Detention Camp, after serving a twelve-year sentence. The Jerusalem Parents of Detainees Committee has reported that Israeli security officers abducted the detainee before he was even able to […]

05 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday evening, ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men while walking close to the Za’tara military roadblock, near the northern […]

05 Mar

Pictures & Video: Demolishing a Residential Building in al-Eeesawiyya, East Jerusalem

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a residential building owned by Khaled Nimer Mahmoud, in the village of al-Eeesawiyya, under the pretext of building without a permit. According to Wadi Hilweh Information Center in East Jerusalem, more than 200 individuals from special units and occupation police raided the […]

05 Mar

Jamal Abu al-Leil on Hunger Strike for 17 Days

Activists marched from Qalandiya refugee camp to al-Manara square in the center of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on Sunday, to express solidarity with resident of the refugee camp Jamal Abu al-Leil, who has been on hunger strike for 17 days in protest of being held by Israel without […]

05 Mar

Palestinians Living in Caves as Homes are Destroyed by Israeli Forces

In this story, the writer describes the misery of the life of the Palestinians whose homes were razed by the Israeli occupation, and turned to live in caves. Ali abu-Rezeg, Anadolu/Days of Palestine Majid Hanani, a 64-year-old Palestinian, has been forced to live the life of a caveman after his […]

05 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ali Ballout, 21, and took him to an unknown destination. The Israeli army claimed that […]

Walled Off Hotel - the worst view in the world
04 Mar

New Hotel in Bethlehem by British Artist Banksy Offers ‘Worst View in the World’ Overlooking Israeli Wall

The British artist Banksy, who has painted a number of famous murals on the Israeli Annexation Wall in Bethlehem, has taken his art activism to a new level by opening a boutique hotel just next to the Wall in Bethlehem. The building used for the “Walled Off” (hint: rhymes with […]

Bil'in protest (image by Mohammad Yassin)
04 Mar

Non-violent Protests in Bil’in and Nil’in Met by Volence from Israeli Troops

March 4, 2017 12:32 PM admin News Report, Palestinian attacks, Ramallah 0

The weekly non-violent protests in the villages of Nil’in and Bil’in, both near Ramallah, were met by the usual use of force by Israeli troops invading the villages. In Bil’in, the protesters managed to march to the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall constructed on their stolen village land, separating […]

Journalist wounded in Kafr Qaddoum (image by ISM)
04 Mar

Israeli Troops Assault Journalists at Protest in Kafr Qaddoum, Shooting One in the Head

In the village of Kafr Qaddoum, near Qalqilia in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday, Israeli forces assaulted a non-violent demonstration against the Wall and settlements with both so-called ‘non-lethal weapons’ and live ammunition, shooting one journalist in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The reporter, […]

04 Mar

ISIS Executes Four Palestinian Refugees, Orders Execution Of Anyone Who Raises Palestinian Flag

Fighters of ISIS terrorist organization in Syria, occupying large areas on the al-Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, have executed, among others, four Palestinian refugees, and issued orders to its gunmen to execute any person who raises a Palestinian flag. One of the executed refugees has been identified as Mohammad Nassar, […]

Nabi Saleh protest March 3rd 2017
04 Mar

Non-violent Demonstrators March to Stolen Water Well in Nabi Saleh, Where Israeli Colonizers Attack Them

In Nabi Saleh village Friday, a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held a non-violent march to the location of a water well which was seized by armed Israeli colonial militia fighters in the area. The demonstrators were then attacked by both Israeli soldiers and armed colonizers. Among […]

04 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Two Towns Near Jenin

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Friday evening, the towns of Zabbouba and al-Yamoun, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and installed roadblocks near many communities in the area. Media source in Jenin said the soldiers invaded the two towns, drove in their neighborhoods in a provocative […]

04 Mar

Poll: 80 Percent of Canadians Back Israel Boycott

New findings highlight failure of Canadian government and Israel lobby groups to demonize Palestine solidarity movement. (Denis HĂ©bert) Four in five Canadians expressing an opinion believe the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel is reasonable, a national survey released Wednesday suggests. More than half of Canadians […]

04 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, two young Palestinian men, in separate incidents, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed a roadblock, completely blocking the city’s northern road. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers abducted Mohammad al-Fakhouri, after stopping and repeatedly assaulting […]

04 Mar

Kafr Qaddoum: Israeli Forces Shoot Palestinian Journalist

03/03/17 |  Popular Resistance Committee of Kafr Qaddoum |  Occupied Palestine Today, at the weekly Friday protest in Kafr Qaddoum, a large number of Israeli Forces raided the village and fired large amounts of live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and teargas at Palestinian protesters. One journalist, from Palestine […]

04 Mar

One Seriously; Israeli Army Injures Two Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Two Palestinians have been injured; one suffered a life-threatening injury, on Friday evening, after Israeli soldiers stationed in fortified military towers, across the border fence, opened fire at several Palestinians in their lands, close to the border fence, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

03 Mar

US Senators Reintroduce Bill to Cut PA Funding

United States senators re-introduced a bill which calls for cutting funds provided to the Palestinians Authority (PA) as it still supports “terrorism”. The bill, according to Haaretz, was reintroduced by Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, in addition to two other senators, demanding a cut on US funding to the PA […]

03 Mar

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

Home demolition by Israeli armored bulldozers (PCHR image)
03 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian civilian killed, 6 civilians wounded by Israelis this week

March 3, 2017 12:29 PM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 23 February – 01 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. During the past week, a Palestinian civilian […]

03 Mar

Internet Users to Access Streets of Palestine via Google Maps

People around the world will soon be able to walk the streets of Palestinian cities, via Google Maps, says Safa Dweik, director of the maps department in Ramallah. She told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that Google and the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTIT) have worked […]

03 Mar

Senator Bernie Sanders to J Street: We Need to End the 50-year-long Israeli Occupation

US Senator Bernie Sanders said, on Monday, that Israeli military occupation runs against both American and Israeli values, and called for its end. “We need to end this 50-year-long occupation,” he said, according to Haaretz. “There is no question that we should be and will be Israel’s very strong friend and […]

03 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Resistance Sites

Israeli artillery,Thursday afternoon, opened fire at two Palestinian resistance sites north of Beit Lahia town, in the north of the Gaza Strip, following an alleged attack on Israeli soldiers leveling land at the northern Gaza borders. Eyewitnesses said, according to the PNN, that Israeli soldiers stationed along the northern border […]

02 Mar

Detainees’ Committee Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Wounded, Disabled Child In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a wounded Palestinian child, who previously lost one of his legs after the soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet. The committee stated that the child, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo’ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at noon, a Palestinian man in Salaheddin Street, close to the Sahera Gate of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the young man, and assaulted him while interrogating him and inspecting his ID card. The soldiers then abducted the […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, sixteen Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, near the border fence, in the eastern and central parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence. Eyewitnesses said four armored bulldozers, supported by several military vehicles, advanced a short distance into the lands, and started […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians Hebron, One In Tubas

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron. One Palestinian was also abducted in Tubas. It stated that […]

02 Mar

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a young Palestinian man. Local sources said the soldiers searched several homes in the town, interrogated a few Palestinians, and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Waheed Khatib. The invasion into […]

02 Mar

Wife of Mohammad al-Qeeq Urges Action (VIDEO)

A new video by Fayha Shalash, Palestinian journalist and the wife of imprisoned hunger striker and journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, urges international action for his release.   Mohammad al-Qeeq is one of 23 Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the Israeli state.   More info at Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.  

02 Mar

Fateh Page Closed by Facebook Administration

The Palestinian Ministry of Information protested, on Wednesday, Facebook’s closure of the official page of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh party — apparently over a picture of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat carrying a weapon — as well as the page of a local radio station. The Ministry, according […]

02 Mar

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

Despite Israeli authorities’ best attempts to erase history, the 1948 catastrophe is a basic component of collective memory for Palestinian citizens of Israel.  via the Alternative Information Center (A)C). How is the memory of the Nakba sustained by younger generations of Palestinians living in Israel? Unlike Palestinians living in camps […]

02 Mar

Adeis: Magistrate Decision on Al-Aqsa Leads Toward Religious War

The Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem has issued a decision regarding the future of Al-Aqsa Mosque, considering it to be a holy place for Jews and that they have the right to pray in it. The Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Yusuf Adeis, stressed that such a decision only […]

02 Mar

Trump Administration Seeks to End UNHRC “Obsession with Israel”

The U.S. presidential administration of Donald Trump is reviewing its participation in the top United Nations human rights body, with an eye to reform a balanced agenda that ends the forum’s “obsession with Israel”, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, according to Haaretz. “In order for this Council to have […]

02 Mar

Detainee Al-Qeeq Continues His Hunger Strike Since February 6th

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that detainee Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, is ongoing with his hunger strike since February 6th, protesting his Administrative Detention, without charges, and is facing a deteriorating health condition. The statement of the PPS came after one of its lawyers visited him in Ramla […]

01 Mar

Israeli Colonist Kills A Young Palestinian Man Who Reportedly Stabbed Him

A colonialist Israeli settler shot and killed, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, allegedly after he attacked him with a knife and stabbed him, in Teneh Omarim illegal colony, built on private Palestinian land, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said its […]

01 Mar

Army Injures Several Students Near Ramallah, Abducts Six

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that several Birzeit University students suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, near Bet El colony and security center, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers assaulted them while protesting the abduction of many students near Ofer Israeli prison a day […]

01 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 26 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, 26 Palestinians, including children, during invasions and violent searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded the city, and several surrounding towns and […]

01 Mar

Updated: Army Demolishes A Residential Building In Jerusalem – Video

Dozens of soldiers and police officers, invaded on Wednesday at dawn, the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a residential building housing thirty Palestinians, including children, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The families living in the building were forced out of their apartments, while […]

01 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Destroy, And Confiscate, Equipment In A Tulkarem Print Shop

Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Tulkarem city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and broke into a local print shop, before destroying many of its equipment, and confiscating machines. Abdul-Rahim Badawi, the owner of the print shop, said a large military force invaded the […]

01 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians From Nablus

Dozens of soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians from Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after stopping him at a sudden roadblock. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock, east of the city, stopped and searched dozens […]

01 Mar

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Deheishe, ‘Aida and al-‘Azza refugee camps, in addition to Harmala, Husan and al-‘Obeydiyya, and abducted eight Palestinians, including five former political prisoners, during violent searches of homes. Several army vehicles invaded Bethlehem, and Hindaza Mountain area, east […]

01 Mar

Survivor of the Attack on the USS Liberty to Address US University Students, Public

The University of Science and Arts Oklahama (USAO) history department will host retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Bryce Lockwood on Thursday, March 9, as the second in a series of guest speakers this semester, according to the college. Beginning at 6 p.m. in the USAO Ballroom, Lockwood will […]

01 Mar

Israeli High Court to Prosecute Officer for Urinating on Prisoner

According to Israeli media, the Israeli High Court partially approved a petition, Tuesday, from a Palestinian detainee, requesting that the Department of Internal Police Investigations (DIPI) prosecute an officer which the detainee alleges urinated on him, in 2007. Ynet reported that the High Court partially approved a petition Tuesday, while […]

01 Mar

Why Hollywood Has Abandoned Brand Israel

Oscar nominees’ refusal to be paid props for Brand Israel could reflect a desire to avoid a very polarised discussion. (Todd Wawrychuck/ EPA) via the BDS National Commitee. As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees […]

01 Mar

BDS: Israeli Apartheid Week Begins in New York (VIDEO)

via and the BDS National Committee. The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week will take place all around the world between March – April 2017. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian […]

28 Feb

Army Abducts Five Birzeit University Students Protesting Near Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, five students of Birzeit University, including three females, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, while protesting near the Ofer Israeli prison, and violently assaulted them. The students were participating in a massive nonviolent procession held in solidarity with Palestinian detainees holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, […]