Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

21 Nov
7:36

The Colour-coded Israeli ID System for Palestinians

by Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Israel expanded its control and occupation over four territories in the aftermath of the Six Day War, it devised a system of population control that remains in place five decades later. After the 1967 war, the Israeli military declared the occupied territories to be […]

21 Nov
7:28

Save the Children: Rights of Children being ‘Eroded’ from the oPt

On the anniversary of Universal Children’s Day, international NGO Save the Children released a statement highlighting ongoing the rights violations of Palestinian children in the occupied territory, by Israel. Jennifer Moorehead, the country director of Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) called for greater protection of schools […]

19 Nov
3:31

In Light of Forced Displacement Policy in Area “C”, Israeli Forces Issue military Orders to Evacuate Pope Mountain Bedouin Community, East of Occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area. At the time PCHR emphasizes the legal status of East Jerusalem as […]

19 Nov
6:59

UN Official Calls on Israel to Stop Destroying Palestinian Property, Respect International Law

A Senior UN official called, on Friday, for the Israeli occupation to stop destroying Palestinian property and respect international law. The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in […]

19 Nov
6:51

Rafah Crossing Opens under PA’s Control

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Saturday, for the first time under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which took control of the crossing on Wednesday, after 10 years of Hamas rule. Egypt decided to open the crossing for three days, starting Saturday, and for humanitarian […]

17 Nov
11:19

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]

17 Nov
10:48

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

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17 Nov
10:38

Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked off Beit Lahia Coast

The Israeli navy opened fire  on Thursday, towards Palestinian fishermen’s boats off Beit Lahia coast, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local sources pointed out, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishing boats with heavy fire in order to prevent them from fishing, even within the allowed […]

16 Nov
9:15

Jerusalem Municipality Demolishes Residential Structure in al-Eesawiyya

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, demolished a residential structure in the neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli construction permit, according to local WAFA sources. The municipality demolished a residential structure, made of metals, that was installed by Omar Dari, a […]

15 Nov
8:44

3,000 Gaza Merchants Banned from Travelling

About 3.000 merchants and businessmen from Gaza are still banned from travelling since Israeli occupation authorities suspended their travel permits. For two years, now, only 800 merchants are allowed to travel, the head of civil affairs department Saleh al-Zeq said. Al-Zeq stressed the importance of the efforts that the department […]

15 Nov
8:36

More Palestinian Land to be Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military authorities notified Palestinian farmers, on Tuesday, that they intend to expropriate plots of land near the village of Shofeh, to the southeast of Tulkarem. The farmers told WAFA that the Israeli military informed the Palestinian liaison office that, by doing so,  it intends to to open roads and […]

14 Nov
9:53

Netanyahu is Redefining Ethnic Cleansing, Not Pursuing Genuine Peace

~Professor Kamel Hawwash, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and its supporters celebrated, […]

13 Nov
10:38

A Tale of Zero Cities

11/11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Last month in northern Palestine brought stories of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep look at […]

13 Nov
10:28

Jordan Valley: 300 Palestinians to be Evacuated for Settlement Expansion

Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to evacuate as many as 300 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

The Israeli Knesset is mobilizing to stop EU aid from reaching Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists,” Israel Hayom reported on Friday. According to the online newspaper, Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, is gathering support for the […]

12 Nov
4:41

Report: Israeli Forced Displacement of Palestinians on Both Sides of the Green Line

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and partner organization CIDSE, an international family of Catholic social justice organizations based in Brussels, convened a meeting for 25 diplomats and representatives of international organizations in Jerusalem on 26 […]

11 Nov
10:19

Video: Jerusalem in October 2017

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in 2009 and was named after the area where it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and settlement organizations in Silwan, in […]

10 Nov
8:12

Gaza Declared Closed Military Zone

Israeli occupation authorities announced, on Wednesday, that the area near the border of the Gaza Strip is now a “closed military zone.” Israeli settlers living in the periphery of the Gaza Strip are now forbidden from approaching or entering this area at all. Even military patrols were stopped. The decision […]

08 Nov
9:09

Two Residential Buildings Demolished in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian-owned buildings in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext they were built without a permit. Owner of one of the buildings, Ahmad Bani Odeh, told WAFA that he had requested an Israeli construction permit two years ago, but his […]

04 Nov
10:44

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 October – 01 November 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 October – 01 November, 2017. A Palestinian civilian was shot dead and his sister was wounded by Israeli settlers, northwest of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the […]

04 Nov
10:31

Army Injures Two Palestinians In Gaza

At least two Palestinians were shot and injured on Friday when the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, along Gaza borders with Israel, according to WAFA sources. Many youngsters then hurled stones at the soldiers, stationed across the border fence. One youth was shot by a rubber-coated steel bullet, in the foot, […]

02 Nov
8:37

Newly Formed Government Officially Takes Control of Gaza Crossings

As a step towards implementing the latest reconciliation agreement made in Cairo between Hamas and Fateh, the Palestinian Government of National Consensus, early Wednesday, took control over the border crossings of the Gaza Strip, under the supervision of the Egyptian Government. During a press release held at the entrance of […]

01 Nov
6:42

Reconciled Government Ready to Take Over Gaza’s Border Crossings

The national reconciliation government has confirmed its readiness to take full responsibility over the Gaza Strip border crossings,  beginning November 1st, said Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Civil Affairs Authority, in a press release on Tuesday. Al-Sheihk also said that, starting from November 11th, 2017, the Rafah crossing — the […]

28 Oct
10:09

Official Statement: UNRWA Condemns Neutrality Violation in Gaza

Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson 28 October 2017 East Jerusalem On 15 October 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) discovered the existence of what appeared to be a tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza.  In accordance with its protocol, the Agency […]

28 Oct
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 October, 2017. A Palestinian child was wounded in the centre of Hebron, south of the West Bank, while Israeli forces conducted 67 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and […]

26 Oct
7:42

Palestinian Village Demolished for 120th Time

Israeli occupation forces demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, in Al-Naqab (Negev), southern Israel for the 120th time. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli land authority, accompanied by Israeli police and bulldozers, raided the village and demolished the Palestinian homes. An Israeli court ruled, last month, that six residents […]

23 Oct
7:37

Amro Detained during Hebron Sit-in over Illegal Building Seizure

A Palestinian committee in the city of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, has reportedly received an order by the Israeli Supreme Court to evacuate a group of Israeli settlers illegally occupying a Palestinian home in the area. The home, which belongs to the Abu Rajab family, has been […]

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank – Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” – yet Palestinian […]

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

20 Oct
6:46

Facts On The Ground And Double Standard For Palestine

by Dina Badie, Huffington Post/Days of Palestine Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO is a flagrant attempt to punish Palestinians for doing what Israel has done all along. Israel has monopolised the “facts on the ground” debate through government-sanctioned settlement expansions into the West Bank, including an announcement this past week about […]

19 Oct
6:13

Palestinian Building Demolished in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, on Wednesday morning, WAFA reported. Crews from the Jewish municipality of Jerusalem, accompanied by police escorts, raided the neighbourhood and destroyed the building under the pretext that it was built without a permit. The UN […]

17 Oct
7:13

Egypt Backtracks on Opening Rafah Border Crossing

Egyptian authorities have announced ta decision to postpone opening Rafah Crossing with Gaza, after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province. Despite plans to open the crossing four days from today, Hesham Udwan, head of the Commission of Crossings and Borders, notified Gazan authorities of the change after clashes […]

17 Oct
6:57

Israeli Soldiers Raid Qalandia Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers, on Monday, raided Qalandia refugee camp, to the south of Ramallah, searched shops and homes, and detained two people before releasing one of them, according to witnesses. The soldiers also seized surveillance cameras. Residents clashed with the soldiers who fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

13 Oct
8:31

36 Dunams of Jordan Valley Farmland to be Seized

The Israeli army, today, announced a decision to put hands on 36 dunams of agricultural land in the Ras Al-Ahmar area, in the northern Jordan Valley. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that the Israeli  commander handed residents of the area notices in Arabic and Hebrew, with a map […]

09 Oct
5:52

Gaza: Children Suffer From War Trauma Three Years On

by Gada al-Haddad, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 51-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. […]

09 Oct
5:26

Soldiers Destroy Jerusalem’s Abu Al-Nawar School

Saturday evening, Israeli forces broke into the compound of Abu Al-Nawwar Al-Badawi, located in Ezzariya town, east of Jerusalem, and raided the compound school, destroying its doors. Local sources  reported that soldiers raided the schools, destroyed its doors, wreaked havoc, and took over equipment which was being used to continue […]

06 Oct
10:44

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 September – 04 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 September – 04 October 2017. 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 […]

04 Oct
7:33

Israeli Forces Demolish Al-Araqib for 119th Time

Israeli forces demolished, on Tuesday, the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Naqab region of southern Israel, for the 119th time since 2010. Aziz al-Turi, a local activist, said that Israeli bulldozers accompanied by police forces raided the village and demolished its makeshift homes without any consideration for their residents, and […]

03 Oct
5:30

Watchtower As A Neighbor in Arroub Refugee Camp

A child rollerblades down a small street in Arroub refugee camp. (Photo: DCI-Palestine / Ahmad Al-Bazz) Bethlehem, October 2, 2017—Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. Israeli forces shot the teen directly in the heart, killing him on the […]

29 Sep
4:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 27 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 27 September, 2017. An armed Palestinian was killed at the entrance to “Har Adar” settlement, northwest of Jerusalem, a Palestinian civilian wounded during Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilia, while Israeli […]

29 Sep
4:09

Jordan Valley Road, Water Lines, Destroyed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces, late Wednesday, destroyed water pipes and a rural road serving Palestinian farmers, in the Jordan Valley-area village of Atouf, according to WAFA. Israeli forces accompanied by a bulldozer raided the occupied West Bank village late Wednesday, destroying the water pipes and the rural road, causing clashes to break […]

26 Sep
6:52

B’Tselem: Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was […]

26 Sep
6:30

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

22 Sep
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14-19 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 14- 19 September 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces continued to target the border areas of Gaza, with no casualties reported. […]

22 Sep
4:08

PLO Report — Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

The UN votes on partition, November 29, 1947 PLO Negotiation Affairs Department/ Ramallah/PNN Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two […]

21 Sep
12:51

Two Meals and Two Fields: At The Intersection of Hunger and Labor

Muath Ghalia, 12, inspects corn growing on his family’s rented agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. (Photo: DCIP / Saud Abu Ramadan) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) Ramallah, September 20, 2017 — “My favorite dish is fish,” said Muath Ghalia. At 12 years old, he is well versed […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

17 Sep
6:29

Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

17 Sep
6:03

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

16 Sep
7:55

UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and […]

16 Sep
6:44

Gaza Crossings Sealed Off by Israeli State

Israeli occupation authorities are to seal off crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip during September and October, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday. Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza, Nazmi Muhanna, said that Karem Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing will be fully […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

15 Sep
4:03

Ni’lin Weekly Protest Marks Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, including Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the 35th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The nonviolent protesters marched towards illegally confiscated Palestinians lands, which Israeli took over for the […]

13 Sep
6:16

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

13 Sep
5:59

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

13 Sep
5:42

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

11 Sep
9:00

Report: Demolitions Continue as Settlement Activities Increase by 85% in 2017

Jamal al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative at the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 85% if compared to the same period in 2016. He indicated, according to Al Ray […]

11 Sep
8:43

Settlers Attack Children’s School near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers attacked, on Monday, the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according to Hassan Breijiyeh, from the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem. He said Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

11 Sep
1:49

Palestinians Rebuild Demolished School East of Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in the Palestinian Authority, in cooperation with activists and parents restored the construction of the Jeb Al-Theeb School east of Bethlehem, which was demolished by the Israeli occupation on the 23rd of last month. Minister Walid Assaf said, according to the PNN, that the […]

09 Sep
10:24

Gaza Poverty Rate Reaches 80%

Chairman of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza said, on Friday, that poverty rate among Palestinians in the territory has reached 80 per cent. “This has had disastrous effects on all aspects of life,” explained Jamal Al-Khodari in a press statement. “Moreover, at a time of unprecedented crises, […]

09 Sep
12:53

Four Abducted as Israelis Join Protest against Eviction of Palestinian Family

According to Israeli media, over 200 Israelis marched from central Jerusalem to the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Friday, to protest the eviction of a Palestinian family from their homes. The demonstrators marched on West Jerusalem’s thoroughfare until they crossed over into the Palestinian neighborhood, where they were met by dozens of […]

07 Sep
10:08

Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)

TRNN’s Shir Hever says the eviction of a family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah is part of a larger Israeli strategy to displace Palestinians, but it could inadvertently set a precedent for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The […]

07 Sep
9:35

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

07 Sep
9:20

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

06 Sep
7:26

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

06 Sep
7:17

Nabi Saleh: ‘It’s a silent ethnic cleansing’

by Jaclynn Ashly Days of Palestine/Al Jazeera – The writer speaks to one of the heroines of the Palestinian popular resistance in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Ahed Tamimi was just 14 when she rose to international prominence through the release of a video and a series of […]

06 Sep
6:57

Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area Village

(Photo: Douma area 2014, Wikipedia) Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Douma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, […]

02 Sep
3:46

Toys Seized from Hebron Town

Israeli forces, on Thursday, seized toys during a raid into Bani Naim, a town to the east of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, said local sources. Israeli forces raided the town, ransacked toy shops and took bead guns, paintball guns, fireworks, and laser pointers, citing lack of permits as […]

02 Sep
3:26

UN Chief Says Gaza Siege Must Be Lifted

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on a several-hour visit to the Gaza Strip to check the status of the humanitarian situation, there, called for the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip. He was reported to have said, “I am deeply moved to be in Gaza today, unfortunately to […]

31 Aug
6:33

Racial Profiling Policies Israeli Style

Shir Hever examines the privatization of security, which undermines Israel’s racial policies. 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 […]

31 Aug
6:22

Right to Education Severely Impeded for Qurtuba School Students

Photo: Palestinian students detained at staircase leading to Shuhada Street, when leaving Qurtuba school, on Monday. 08/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement |al-Khalil team Israeli forces in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) are severely restricting, for the second day in a row, the freedom of movement for Palestinian students and teachers at Qurtuba […]

29 Aug
8:28

Adalah: Israeli AG Fails to Respond to Appeals against Closure of Bakr Investigation

Paramedics and media crews at the location minutes after the attack on the beach that killed the four Bakr children as they were playing on the beach. (Courtesy of Al Mezan) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza), and the Palestinian Center […]

28 Aug
7:08

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just A Political Regime

Overview As Israel intensifies its settler-colonial project, apartheid has become an increasingly important framework for understanding and challenging Israeli rule in historic Palestine. Indeed, Nadia Hijab and Ingrid Jaradat Gassner make a convincing argument that apartheid is the most strategic framework of analysis. And in March 2017, the UN Economic and Social […]

28 Aug
6:54

Israel Revokes Citizenship of Thousands of Israeli-Arabs

The Israeli occupation has revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians (known as Israeli-Arabs) in southern region of Al-Naqab (Negev) in the past two years, Israeli daily Haaretz revealed Friday, according to Days of Palestine. The newspaper said that the Israeli Interior Ministry has changed the status of these Israeli-Arabs from “citizens” […]

28 Aug
6:42

Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home

Israeli occupation forces imposed an order on Palestinian man, Sanad Al-Faqeer, to demolish his home Saturday in Lod, under the pretext of “unauthorized construction.” He demolished his home in order to avoid paying huge sums should the Lod Municipality itself demolish the home, according to Al Ray. The issues of […]

27 Aug
4:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 August, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting:   […]

25 Aug
8:11

Gaza Baby Suffers in Silence

Three-month old baby girl Yomna Allouh suffers from cramps and suffocation, spending her days between the intensive care unit, the child incubator and her family home in Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip. Allouh waits her turn for a medical referral to receive treatment abroad. The case of baby Allouh is […]

25 Aug
7:55

Report: Israel Demolishes 3 Schools Days before Start of 2017 School Year

Israeli forces destroyed three Palestinian schools for children in the occupied West Bank, just days before start of school year, Relief Web said on Wednesday. The facilities demolished include the only kindergarten for the Jabal Al Baba Bedouin community, which was destroyed in the early hours of 21 August, and […]

24 Aug
11:21

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

24 Aug
6:27

Update: Umm Al-Kheir: Soldier Attacks Elderly Man

08/23/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team In the demolition threatened village, Umm Al-Kheir, in the south Hebron Hills, a military truck of the occupation forces arrived in the village to check buildings for potential demolitions.  Suliman Eid Hathaleen, a 70-year old resident tried to stop them, but was violently […]

24 Aug
6:13

Abbas Will Continue with Punitive Measures against Gaza says PA Official

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas will continue his punitive measures against Gaza by dismissing around 30 thousand PA employees, Israeli media reported on Wednesday morning, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   Israel Hayom newspaper cited a Palestinian official speaking on condition of anonymity, who said that Abbas […]

20 Aug
9:20

Al Mezan: Suspected Cause of Death of Child is Sea Pollution and Delayed Medical Referral

Palestinian child Mohammed Salim Al-Sayis, 5, from Az-Zaytoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza City died on Saturday, 29 July 2017, at around 2 am. He was diagnosed with Ekiri syndrome, which caused lethal toxic encephalopathy. He died as a result, according to the diagnosis in his medical report.   While at […]

20 Aug
8:30

More Palestinian Homes Demolished for Settlement Expansion

Israeli bulldozers, on Friday, demolished three houses belonging to Palestinian locals near the Negev desert, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Palestinian sources, according to the PNN, reported to Quds Press that the demolitions included a house in the village of Umm-Qabu, near Tall Al-Sabe village, as well as two […]

19 Aug
7:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 10 – 16 August, 2017. 17 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and 7 others […]

19 Aug
5:58

Gaza Power Plant Up and Running Again as Siege Continues

The Natural Resources Authority in Gaza has announced that the second generator at the main power plant resumed its work on Thursday morning, after the resumption of pumping Egyptian fuel. The spokesperson of  the plant told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency  that, “The recent perplexity over electricity distribution schedules was […]

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15 Aug
5:54

PCHR: How the Ongoing Electricity Crisis Impacts the Lives of Gazans (VIDEO)

This summer, the Gaza Power Authority confirmed that the current electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is the worst it has ever been, after fuel from Egypt was stopped and the Israeli electrical supply to the Gaza power lines was reduced, reportedly at the request of the Palestinian Authority. Gaza […]

15 Aug
5:17

3 Palestinian Homes Demolished in Yatta Town

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, demolished three homes in the Khashm Al-Daraj area of Yatta town, southern Hebron hills, southern West Bank. The homes were funded by the European Union, and were demolished by Israeli soldiers who broke into the area with bulldozers, closed it off, and began the […]

13 Aug
6:25

EU Aid Seized from Palestinian Bedouin Community

Israeli occupation forces recently seized electricity-producing solar panels from the Bedouin community camp of Abu Al-Nawar, according to local sources. Abu Al-Nawar’s representative and local community leader, Abu Emad al-Jahalin, told local sources yesterday that the occupation authorities violated a decision issued by the Israeli Supreme Court to stop confiscating […]

13 Aug
6:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 August 2017. Ten Palestinian were wounded, including 9 civilians, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Five of them were wounded in the West Bank and 5 others in the Gaza […]

12 Aug
4:58

36 Palestinian Homes Demolished as Punishment since October 2015

Israel’s demolition policy of Palestinian homes as a punitive measure has affected dozens of families, such as this one in Silwad demolished on Thursday to punish the family of a Palestinian alleged to have attacked Israeli soldiers. (WAFA photo/Baha Nasr) With the demolition of three Palestinian homes in the West […]

09 Aug
1:47

Joint Press Release: The Israeli Guide to Obstructing Justice

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. For victims and survivors of the attack on Gaza, Israel’s own military […]

09 Aug
1:42

In Gaza, My Child Died Before My Eyes

By Sarah Algherbawi Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive. The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

06 Aug
7:00

Demolition Orders Strike al-Walaja as Separation Wall Stretches through Hebron

On Thursday August 3rd Israeli Authorities issued thirteen military demolition orders for Palestinian properties in the village of al-Walaja, in the western part of the Bethlehem district. The orders target nine houses and four residential buildings, all of which are located on the Ayen Al jewaiza site, which Israel illegally annexed […]

06 Aug
6:55

Navy Fires on Homes and Fishermen in Gaza

The Israeli navy, Sunday morning, fired at Palestinian fishermen in their boats, as they were sailing off al-Sudaniya shore, north of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. According to WAFA correspondence, the attack caused damage to the boats, but no casualties were reported among the fishermen, who fled the sea […]

06 Aug
12:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

05 Aug
7:54

Bethlehem Area Villagers Urge Intervention as Israeli Government Prepares to Demolish 14 Homes in Al-Walaja Village

Last week, Israeli occupation authorities handed out demolition threats for 14 Palestinian homes in Al-Walaja village, about four kilometers northwest of Bethlehem City, under the pretext of having no building permit, and refuses to give them any permits at the same time. The families, whose homes would be demolished by […]