Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

17 Nov
6:48

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of 8 Resolutions on Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, early Saturday, in favor of eight resolutions on Palestine and a ninth on the Syrian Golan Heights. Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, commented on the vote, saying that it is proof that the international community stands behind and supports the […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

15 Nov
6:58

Army Seizes West Bank Farmlands for ‘Security Reasons’

The Israeli army seized, on Thursday, a plot of agricultural land amounting to 29 dunams, in an area that belongs to farmers in the village of Jalameh, east of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, under the pretext of “security reasons,” according to one of the landowners. Khaled Abu Farha, […]

07 Nov
7:53

First Palestinian Elected to US Congress

On Tuesday, November 6, the first Palestinian-American was elected to the U.S. Congress, marking an historic day for Palestinians living in exile in the United States. 42 year old Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian refugee who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, is known as  an advocate for minority groups. She was elected […]

07 Nov
7:06

Settlement Group Files Suit to Re-demolish Bethlehem School

The settlement organization known as “Regavim” has filed a lawsuit, in an Israeli court, to demolish the Tahaddi 5 school, in the Beit Ta’mar area, east of Bethlehem. The head of the office for the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, Hassan Brejiya, said that the lawyer of Saint […]

07 Nov
5:58

Ashrawi Warns against Imposing Solutions on Gaza

PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi with an Olive Tree Initiative delegation from the University of California. (Photo courtesy of Ashrawi’s office.) Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, warned against attempts to impose an economic or humanitarian solution on Gaza, […]

05 Nov
8:23

Hebron: Demolition Notices Served to School, 3 Structures

Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to one school and three housing structures in the Masafer Yatta area, in the South Hebron Hills, in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Monday. Coordinator of a local settlement against the Israeli apartheid wall, Rateb al-Jbour, reported that Israeli forces stormed the […]

05 Nov
8:13

Limited Incursion East of Rafah

A number of Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Monday morning, a limited incursion east of the Rafah Governate, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.   Local Al Ray sources reported that five bulldozers penetrated, for a limited distance from the military gate located in the area, into Palestinian lands […]

05 Nov
8:04

Hundreds of Dunams of Palestinian Land under Threat of Seizure in West Bank

Israeli authorities, Monday, notified Palestinians in Khilet Makhoul, a locale in the northern Jordan Valley, of their intentions to seize around 356 dunams of land, according to local activist Aref Daraghmeh, WAFA news agency reported. Occupation forces, on Monday, seized 155 dunams of land from areas in Al-Lubban village, near Ramallah, northern […]

05 Nov
1:09

Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Gaza

A Palestinian teenage boy died from, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him, in Central Gaza. The slain Palestinian has been identified as Emad Khalil Shahin, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza. He was shot […]

04 Nov
7:51

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Protest Goods Entering Gaza

Local Hebrew sources reported, according to Al Ray, that dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, crossed the road to Karem Abu Salem trade crossing, blocking Palestinian traffic. Channel 7 said that a terrible traffic jam developed, as a result of Israeli demonstrators gathering in protest of the deteriorating security […]

04 Nov
7:39

Palestinian Construction Halted in Bethlehem & Hebron

Israeli authorities served stop-work orders on four houses that were recently renovated in the Shushahla area, in the town of al-Khader, south of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA a large military force […]

03 Nov
7:30

Palestinian-American Writer Deported from Israel

Israeli authorities banned and deported, on Friday night, a Palestinian-American writer and activist from the Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv, as she had planned to attend a literary festival in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz online newspaper reported that the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority said it prevented […]

03 Nov
1:45

Updated: Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In Gaza

Several Palestinians were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday, as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported.. The forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at […]

02 Nov
12:00

Netanyahu Welcomes Brazilian President-Elect’s Decision To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by the right-wing Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, regarding his decision to move the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s statements came after Bolsonaro stated, shortly after his election, that he is fulfilling his campaign promises to move the embassy to […]

01 Nov
6:59

Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Lands in Tulkarem

Israeli bulldozers razed lands and uprooted olive trees in Palestinian lands adjacent to the Israeli illegal settlement of Avnei Hefetz, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, on Thursday morning. The Avnei Hefetz settlement was built on Palestinian-owned lands of the villages and towns of Shufa, Kafr al-Labad […]

01 Nov
6:26

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Assault, Abduct Father & Son Deheisheh Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, early Thursday morning, broke into Deheisheh Refugee Camp, north of Bethlehem, where they raided homes, assaulted residents and arrested a father and his son. The short mobile phone videos show Israeli soldiers raiding the house, attacking the residents and preventing one family member from documenting the process. Another […]

31 Oct
8:32

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. TRNN speaks to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel. Video & Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Imagine being […]

31 Oct
8:22

Israel Evades Demands to End Gaza Protests and Reach a Truce

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Despite Palestinian attempts to calm the Great March of Return, Israeli occupation snipers stationed along the eastern fence of the besieged Gaza Strip escalated their crackdown on the protesters this […]

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 […]

31 Oct
7:40

On 101st Anniversary of Balfour Declaration, World Campaign Demands Britain Bear Responsibility

The Palestinian Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad has stated that an ongoing global, legal, and political campaign has been initiated for demanding Britain to bear its legal and political responsibilities, due to the dramatic effects of the Balfour Declaration on the Palestinian people. The declaration is regarded as a crime, […]

31 Oct
7:27

WHO: Only 1% of Applications for Injured Gazans Received Permit for Outside Treatment

The approval rate, in September, for an Israeli permit to leave Gaza for treatment abroad, for those injured in the March of Return protests near the border fence with Israel, was significantly lower than the overall approval rate: one of 18 applications, or 1%, was approved; one denied; and 16 […]

31 Oct
1:34

Erekat: “Trump And Netanyahu Continue To Act On Destroying Peace”

The Secretary of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that U.S. President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are ongoing with their politics to destroy the two-state solution, and replace it with their own facts on the ground, in violation of International Law. His statement came […]

30 Oct
5:36

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Seize Lands in Ramallah

Israeli occupation bulldozers, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian owned home in Anata village,  northeast of Jerusalem, and confiscated hundreds of dunams of land in Budrus village, to the west of Ramallah. Soldiers demolished a home owned by Saleh Fheidat, in Anata village, under the pretext of building without a permit. According to […]

29 Oct
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 80, In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, one Palestinian and injured at least eighty others, including 15 who were shot with live fire, during a the 14th Naval Procession in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada, 27, from […]

28 Oct
8:39

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered, on Friday October 26th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March protests, in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in […]

27 Oct
4:28

Palestine Advocacy Project Honors Heroism in Gaza

(PNN) Palestine Advocacy Project is launching a billboard ad campaign to honor the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Palestinian medics who put their lives on the line to rescue and treat injured protesters in Gaza’s ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations. Razan al-Najjar, aged 21, was one of almost 120 […]

26 Oct
10:28

Israeli Army Kills Four Palestinians, Injures 232, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers resorted, on Friday, to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March Procession in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday, killing four Palestinians, and injuring 232 others, including 180 who were shot with live fire. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

25 Oct
7:16

Gaza Water Crisis: Political Solution Needed, Not a Technological One

Water contamination is a serious problem in Gaza, but supposedly well-intentioned reports that call attention to the crisis offer only technical solutions that are not only unworkable, but completely ignore the Israeli blockade. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, joining you from […]

25 Oct
6:14

Bedouins Ordered to Stop Erecting Tents and Barns in Jordan Valley

Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley were ordered, by the Israeli military, to stop setting up tents and barns in Khirbet Thra’a Awad, under the pretext they do not have permits for them, Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said on Thursday. Daraghmeh told WAFA that the army informed the […]

25 Oct
9:03

In 6 Months of Gaza Protests, Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot 31 Palestinian Children

Muhammad al-Sirsawi, aged 12, who was killed by Israeli snipers while taking part in Gaza protests. Since Land Day of this year, 30 March, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been regularly holding mass protests near the Gaza perimeter fence, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. […]

25 Oct
7:35

Abu Rodeina: “No Peace, No Security, Without An Independent Palestinian State”

In response to statements by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian President, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that there can be no peace or security without establishing an independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abu Rodeina stated that Israel, and its […]

24 Oct
10:20

Updated: Two Children Drown To Death As Immigrants’ Boat Capsizes

A boat, filled with immigrants capsized off the coast of Bodrum resort town, northwest of Turkey, leading to the death two children, including a Palestinian child from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Turkish Coast Guard has confirmed that the boat capsized near Bodrum, leading to […]

24 Oct
10:33

Israeli Soldiers Surround Jerusalem Affairs Ministry

Israeli soldiers invaded Dahiat al-Barid area, south of the ar-Ram town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, surrounded the building of the Palestinian Governorate and Jerusalem Affairs Ministry, and prevented the employees from entering or leaving it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, and police officers, encircled the entire […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

24 Oct
1:20

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures Five, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers killed a teen, and injured five other Palestinian, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Ministry said Montaser Mohammad Ismael al-Baz, 17, was shot and seriously injured with a live round in the head. The seriously wounded Palestinian was […]

23 Oct
8:12

Barkat Raids Shu’fat Refugee Camp

The Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, raided the Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem City, escorted by Israeli forces, on Tuesday afternoon. Spokesperson of the Fateh movement in Jerusalem, Thaer Fasfous, said that Barkat raided and toured the camp. Barkat’s raid to Shufat comes a few hours after teams […]

23 Oct
7:58

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

by Ramzy Baroud Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in an Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on 15 October. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their […]

23 Oct
7:16

Israeli Forces Dismantle School Caravans North of Tubas

On Tuesday morning, Israeli occupation forces dismantled caravans belonging to the school of the Late Marwan Majali, AKA “Tahadi (10)”, located in Khirbat “Ibiziq” area, to the north of Tubas, northern West Bank. The Director of Education Tubas Sa’ed Qabha told WAFA that the occupation dismantled two caravans as they […]

23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

22 Oct
8:25

3,894 Palestinians Killed in Syria Since 2011

Some 3,894 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict in 2011, Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said, on Sunday. The NGO said that its teams reportedly documented the killing of 1,408 Palestinian in Yarmouk and 263 in Daraa, 202 in Khan Al-Sheikh, 167 in […]

22 Oct
8:11

MoH: Lives of Kidney Patients at Risk

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has warned of serious complications that may threaten the lives of dialysis patients, due to lack of treatment. The Director of Pharmacy Department in the ministry, Alaa Helles, said that serious complications threaten the chronic kidney patients in the Gaza Strip, due to […]

22 Oct
9:14

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Sunday at night, that Israeli soldiers injured four young Palestinian men, during the ongoing Great Return March protests along the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Ministry said the soldiers shot a young man with a live round, […]

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
8:24

Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza

Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots […]

20 Oct
8:20

PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds

On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with live bullets and directly hit teargas canisters in […]

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 […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct
9:37

Seven Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers demolished seven structures and animal barns in the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday. WAFA reported that the seven demolished structures belong to a Palestinian identified as Khalid Sawafta. The demolished structures include three animal barns, a residential structure and three tents. According to […]

18 Oct
9:19

House, Retaining Walls to be Demolished near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, notified Palestinians in Al-Walajeh village, near occupied Bethlehem, about their intention to demolish a house and retaining walls in the village, according to local sources. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army, accompanied by staff from the Israeli municipality of […]

17 Oct
12:46

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Monday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday at night, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire in northern Gaza. It identified the slain Palestinian as Saddam Abu Shallash, 27, from Jabalia […]

16 Oct
8:00

Bulldozers Resume Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation bulldozers resumed work on Tuesday, at Khan al-Ahmar village, to the east of Jerusalem, leveling land around and inside the village, apparently in preparation for its removal.   Activists on a 24-hour vigil, at the Palestinian village, to ward off Israeli attempts to destroy it and displace its […]

16 Oct
6:40

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, two young men, east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, Palestinian medical sources have confirmed. Sources at the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, said the soldiers shot two young men with live fire, during a protest on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, […]

16 Oct
6:22

Soldiers, Border Police, Attack Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and the Border Guards police officers invaded, Tuesday, Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked many Palestinians, including shop owners, in addition to issuing tickets to several parked cars. The invasion was carried out by dozens of soldiers and officers, in a number of armored military […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

16 Oct
12:58

Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time

Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental […]

15 Oct
6:54

Updated: Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Injure 32 Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy and soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian protesters, demanding an end to the deadly siege on the Gaza Strip, and injured 32 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession was organized by the Higher National Committee for […]

15 Oct
1:37

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Four And Injure Seven

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and started bulldozing adjacent lands, before attacking nonviolent solidarity activists, abducted four and injured seven other. Eyewitnesses said seven nonviolent activist suffered various lacerations after being assaulted by the Israeli soldiers and […]

12 Oct
8:42

Jordan Valley Village Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, sealed all roads leading to the village of Hadidia, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist, told WAFA that Israeli forces closed all roads leading to the village and prevented […]

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

12 Oct
8:13

Israel to Expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Palestinian children receive school supplies from UNRWA, September 13, 2018. Photo credit: UNRWA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT OCTOBER 11, 2018 The Israeli mayor said he would stop the UN Agency from administering services to Shuafat refugee camp, claiming ‘there are no refugees in Jerusalem.’ The outgoing Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir […]

11 Oct
8:21

Housing Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian-owned housing structures, along with steel structures used for housing sheep, on Thursday, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to Ma’an, the demolition was carried out under the pretext that the structures were built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli building permit. The demolished structures belonged to Amer […]

11 Oct
7:06

Thousands of Chronically Ill Gazans Deprived of Medicine

Thousands of patients with chronic diseases, in the Gaza Strip, suffer from a shortage of medicines which are supposed to be distributed to them every month in primary health centers throughout the Gaza Strip.   According to a report by the Palestinian Center for Health Information in the Ministry, the […]

11 Oct
6:57

WHO: Israelis Kill 14 Palestinians in Gaza in Last Two Weeks

The latest figures show that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed, while 1,434 were injured by Israeli forces during demonstrations between September 23 and October 6, at the Gaza border with Israel, according to a special situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO) issued on Wednesday. The report also said, […]

11 Oct
3:41

P.A. Mission in Washington Officially Shuts Down

The Palestinian Representative Office at the United States in Washington D.C. has officially shut down, Wednesday, after the deadline by the Trump Administration for closing it went into effect at 4:30 PM. Dozens of Palestinians and peace activists stood in front of the Palestinian Mission’s office in protest of the […]

10 Oct
8:55

Israeli Soldiers, Police Harass Olive Pickers in As-Sawiya Village

10/07/18 | International Solidarity Movement | As-Sawiya Village A group of Israeli soldiers, one Israeli policeman, and one Israeli settler harassed a group of Palestinian and international olive pickers in As-Sawiya village yesterday, demanding identification and threatening to expel the harvesters from the area. Soon after the group began work, […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

10 Oct
3:43

Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, five Palestinians with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east […]

09 Oct
12:46

Israeli Soldiers Invade UNRWA Clinic In Jerusalem After Announcing Takeover

Israeli soldiers and employees of the Israeli Health Ministry invaded, Monday, a clinic run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Sahera Gate area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers and health department employees invaded the clinic, and attempted to […]

09 Oct
9:58

Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Injure 29 Palestinians Near Gaza Shore

Israeli soldiers and the navy shot and injured, Monday, 29 Palestinians during a nonviolent flotilla procession from Gaza city shore towards the shore in northern Gaza, close to the Zikim Israeli controlled shore. Medical sources said the soldiers injured 29 Palestinians, including 11 with live fire, after the army fired […]

08 Oct
8:20

East Jerusalem Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home

A Palestinian was forced to demolish his own home, on Monday, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, after receiving demolition threats from the Jerusalem municipality. Ayman Naim Kawasbeh told Ma’an News Agency that he removed furniture and other belongings, and proceeded to demolish the home in which […]

08 Oct
4:47

Army Fires A Missile Into Southern Gaza

An Israeli military drone fired, on Sunday evening, a missile at Palestinian protesters near the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said the Palestinians survived the attack unharmed. On its part, the Israeli army said its drone fires a missile […]

06 Oct
9:57

VIDEO: Colonialist Israeli Settlers Steal Olives from Palestinian Orchards

A group of Israeli settlers have been captured, on video, stealing olives from Palestinian farms near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. In the video, the pair can be seen working together to cut and bag the olives from the groves which lie in an area which leaves them […]

06 Oct
9:45

Israeli Authorities Reduce Perimeter of Gaza Fishing Zone

Israel, on Saturday, decided to temporarily reduce the allowed fishing zone, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, for 6 days. Hebrew-language news sites reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to reduce the nautical zone allowed for Gaza fishermen in response to Friday’s protests […]

06 Oct
5:00

UNRWA Expresses Concern Over Statements Made by Mayor of Jerusalem

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed its concern, Friday, regarding recent statements made by the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA said that it conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue […]

04 Oct
9:27

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct
8:35

Family Left Homeless as Israel Demolishes Home in Negev Desert

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, on Thursday, in the Kuseifeh village of Israel’s Negev desert, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli crews stormed the village and demolished the structure, leaving a Palestinian family of ten displaced, […]

04 Oct
3:26

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Child In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child on Wednesday when they shot him with a high-velocity gas bomb in the head, and wounded 25 other Palestinians, during protests near Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal, in northern Gaza. The child, Ahmad Samir Abu Habel, 15, was shot with a gas bomb which struck […]

03 Oct
6:38

Bethlehem: Israel Denies Entry to Participants in Jordanian Trade Fair

Israeli authorities have denied entry, into the West Bank, to more than half of the participants in an exhibition for Jordanian industries, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman of Amman Chamber of Commerce Adnan Ghaith said that 120 Jordanians who have registered to participate in the trade fair […]

03 Oct
6:18

UNRWA Withdraws Portion of International Staff from Gaza Strip

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), today, decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza, following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the Strip. According to a press statement from UNRWA, the Director of […]

03 Oct
2:49

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

02 Oct
6:30

Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition

The aftermath of a house demolition in Jerusalem, September 2018. Photo credit: OCHA – OPT. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 Israeli forces demolished five Palestinian-owned structures in the holy city in September. Israeli authorities continued targeting Palestinian homes and businesses for demolition in the holy city throughout September. On September 20, […]

02 Oct
3:03

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Near Qalandia

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man with a live round in his back, and injured several Palestinians who suffered burns and the effects of teargas inhalation, during a protest near Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said one Palestinian was […]

02 Oct
2:43

Army injures Several Palestinians in Hebron

Israeli soldiers caused, Monday, many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in Bab az-Zawiya area, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded Bab az-Zawiya, which is an important commercial area in the occupied city, and […]

02 Oct
2:34

Army Injures Many Palestinians, Including A Journalist, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate in central West Bank, shot a journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians were protesting at the […]

02 Oct
1:20

Israeli Navy Injures 93 Palestinians In Boat Protest Against The Gaza Siege

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, the Israeli navy injured 93 Palestinians, including 37 with live fire, during a boat protest against the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry stated that the soldiers engaged in an excessive use of force, and fired dozens of live […]

01 Oct
2:00

Army Shoots Six Palestinians, Two Seriously, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday at night, six Palestinians, including two who suffered serious injuries, in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The soldiers shot three Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before they were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in nearby Deir al-Balah. […]

30 Sep
9:23

Israel Seizes Children’s Clothes Enroute to Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly seized a number of large containers of children’s clothing while on their way to the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were to be used for terrorist acts, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to  Israeli news site Ynet, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that […]

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for […]

29 Sep
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Including Two Children, Injure 506, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers killed seven Palestinians, including two children, and injured 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry […]

28 Sep
7:45

Gaza is the Israeli Arms Industry’s Testing Ground

by Nabil Salem The government in Israel presents us with more proof, every day, that it represents and adopts an aggressive approach that is not interested in peace, or even willing to respect international laws and conventions. It also gives us evidence that it wages wars for the sake of […]

28 Sep
7:35

Palestinians Injured as Israeli Forces Suppress 27th Great March of Return

At least 35 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces, during protests at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that a total of 35 Palestinians were injured until 5:00 p.m. Friday, 20 of whom were transferred to hospitals for […]

28 Sep
3:32

UNRWA Receives $118 Million From Several Countries

Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reported Thursday, that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), has received $118 million from a number of countries to help in continuing its essential services. Safadi told the al-Ghad daily Jordanian news agency that supporting the […]

28 Sep
2:16

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

28 Sep
1:52

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, at least two young Palestinian men, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, in Central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a live round in the head, before he was rushed to […]

27 Sep
9:05

Israel’s Stranglehold on Area C: Development as Resistance

by Ahmad El-Atrash on September 27, 2018, for Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. Israel’s efforts to tighten its grip on the West Bank have been unprecedented since the current Israeli cabinet formed in 2015. Last year, for instance, witnessed the highest number of tenders for Israeli settlement construction, with more than 3,100 government proposals issued for […]

27 Sep
8:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 civilians were killed in Gaza City and northern Gaza. […]

27 Sep
8:36

Report: Israel Denies Entry to 2,000 Palestinians Based on Family Names

Over the past two years, more than 2,000 people have been impacted by a decision to revoke entry permits to Israel, from Palestinians who share a name with someone who has carried out a resistance attack. A report by Hebrew channel Social TV revealed, this week, that since 2016, thousands of […]

27 Sep
8:12

EU Exerts Effort to Halt Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The European Union (EU) has made contact, with the Israeli occupation, to stop the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, an official in the European Commission said. The official responsible of information and communication in the European Commission, Shadi Othman, said that the EU and its member countries […]