Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

20 Jul

Israeli Army Kills A Fourth Palestinian In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a fourth Palestinian, in the Gaza Strip, after it killed three others earlier. The Health Ministry stated that an Israeli army sharpshooter shot Mohammad Sharif Badwan, 27, with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza City. Mohammad was […]

20 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinian Fighters In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, three Palestinian fighters, and injured many residents, after the army fired missiles into two sites run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Al-Qassam Brigades issued a statement mourning Sha’ban […]

20 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, along the eastern border areas of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding at least five Palestinians, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs […]

20 Jul

Palestinian Families Demolish Own Homes in East Jerusalem

Two Palestinian families demolished their own four homes with a heavy heart on Thursday, in East Jerusalem. According to Ma’an News Agency, locals said that the two families, Shawamreh and Abu Rmeileh, watched as bulldozers demolished their four homes in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. The families, who were left homeless, pointed […]

20 Jul

Occupation Destroys Nablus-area Water Pipes

Israeli occupation military bulldozers destroyed, on Wednesday, water pipes serving Palestinian citizens of Furush Beit Dajan, to the east of Nablus. Deputy of Head of Furush Beit Dajan Village Council Azem Mohammad said, in a statement, that Israeli occupation bulldozers, accompanied by military vehicles, destroyed water lines serve Palestinian families […]

20 Jul

Freedom Flotilla Arrives in Palermo, Sicily

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

20 Jul

Israel Ramps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 19, 2018 UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018. The demolition of Palestinian-owned homes and structures […]

20 Jul

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

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

19 Jul

Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Three, In Rafah

An Israeli military drone fired, on Thursday afternoon, a missile at Palestinians east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one, and wounding three others, including one who suffered serious injuries. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the Palestinian, identified as Abdul-Karim Radwan, 22, died […]

18 Jul

Palestinian Cabinet: “Israel’s systematic aggression aims at changing facts on the ground.”

“The Palestinian Cabinet declares that the systematic aggression on Bedouin communities aim at changing facts on the ground and undermining the two-state solution, welcomes the Irish Seanad bill banning the importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements, condemns the latest Israeli escalation of violence against the Gaza Strip and demands […]

18 Jul

East Jerusalem Home Demolished by Israeli Authorities

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, in the al-Tur neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Wednesday. Local witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities, along with Israeli forces raided the al-Tur neighborhood and demolished a house, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. The demolished […]

18 Jul

Two Homes Demolished in Village West of Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished two Palestinian homes in Ein Ad-Duyuk At-Tahta, a village to the west of Jericho, said witnesses, according to WAFA. Israeli forces raided and deployed in the village before bulldozers demolished two homes, including one made of tin sheets, under the pretext of unlicensed building. One […]

18 Jul

US Visas Rejected for Six Palestinians Planning to Attend UN Forum

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, on Wednesday, expressed deep regrets over US authorities’ refusal to grant visas to six Palestinian experts who were to take part in a high-level political forum at the United Nations headquarters, in New York. “Members of the Palestinian delegation were unable […]

18 Jul

June: Human Rights Violations in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers arrest journalists and activists near Bani Naim, June 23, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 16, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On June 2, Israeli soldiers shot and […]

18 Jul

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is, in fact, an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the […]

17 Jul

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds He Suffered On May 14

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man, died on Tuesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered on May 14, after an Israeli army sharpshooter shot him in the neck. The sources said the Palestinian Sari Daoud Shobaki, 24, was shot during the Great Return March, when the soldiers […]

16 Jul

Trump-Gulf-Israel ‘Peace’ Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender

Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law, and accept limited sovereignty in a weak, divided territory. But, growing non-violent resistance in the Occupied Territories and solidarity efforts around the world — such as a new […]

16 Jul

School Year Begins at Khan al-Ahmar

Despite Israeli attempts to demolish the only school of the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Education exceptionally opened the school year at the village school, on Monday. More than 170 students attended, alongside their families, as Minister of Education Sabri Saydam declared the beginning of […]

16 Jul

Aftermath Of Israeli Strikes Proves Israel Is Targeting History, Culture And Ordinary Civilians

After the Israeli army bombarded Gaza on Saturday, killing two children and causing damage to public, civilian facilities, it became apparent that the soldiers were also targeting a prominent building, meant for preserving and displaying Palestinian archeology, arts and culture. The Palestinian TV has reported that some of the Israeli […]

15 Jul

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy

Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People that would constitutionally enshrine the identity of the State of Israel […]

15 Jul

Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza

Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 […]

15 Jul

Israeli Missile Injures Three Palestinians In Northern Gaza

The Israeli army fired a missile, Sunday, at Palestinians in the Hay Al-Tuffah area, northern Gaza Strip, moderately wounding at least three. Israeli military and political leaders threaten a large-scale offensive; Hamas leadership says, “the Palestinians in Gaza will remain steadfast.” Media sources in Gaza said the missile was fired […]

15 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Install Iron Gates To Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers installed, Sunday, two additional iron gates blocking the entrances of al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers installed the two iron gates to block entry to the community, which is illegally stalled for demolition by the army, to serve Israel’s […]

14 Jul

Foreign Residents in Palestinian Territories Denied Visa Renewals

Four suitcases, memories of 35 years and a hope to meet friends again, in Palestine, are what US citizens Roger Heacock and Laura Wick are leaving Ramallah with. The couple arrived to Palestine in 1983, initially planning to stay for a few years in solidarity. But they ended up with […]

14 Jul

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him in southern Gaza. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Mohammad Nasser Shorab, 18, was shot with live Israeli army fire, during the Great Return March […]

14 Jul

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

14 Jul

Health Ministry: “Army Kills A Child, Injures 220 Palestinians, Including Two Medics”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers killed one child, and injured 220 residents, including one journalist and two medics, during Great Return March protests in the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said an Israeli army sniper killed the child Othman Rami Hallas, 15, with a live […]

13 Jul

Episcopal Church Votes To Divest From Companies Involved In Israeli Violation Of Palestinian Human Rights

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, with more than 3 million members, has voted to divest from companies involved in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to get to make the Episcopal Church the 10th Christian denomination in […]

13 Jul

Freedom Flotilla Activist Divina Levrini: ‘Gaza needs to be remembered.’

This interview was conducted with a crew member of one of the Freedom Flotilla ships sailing off from Sweden to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip. The ships are carrying peace activists from around the world, who aim to raise awareness about the Israel-Gaza conflict along […]

13 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two Palestinians near the Great Return March encampment, southeast of Gaza city, medical sources said. The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that 137 Palestinians, including 18 children and two women, have been killed by the army in the period between March 30th and July 7th, […]

13 Jul

Another Court Ruling Achieved Delaying Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

Lawyers of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission” managed, Thursday, to obtain a ruling from the Israeli High Court freezing the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community until August 15th. Commission head, Waleed Assaf, said the ruling is related to the one which was achieved last Monday, postponing the […]

12 Jul

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

12 Jul

Jordan Valley: Israeli Forces Destroy 400-meter Pipelines

Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Bardala, in the northern area of the Jordan Valley, and destroyed 400 meters of water pipelines, which Israel claims are illegal, on Thursday. According to Dirar Sawafta, a member of the Bardala village council, Israeli forces stormed the village, razed and dug several […]

12 Jul

UNRWA Responds to COGAT Announcement

On the record quote from Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson: “The recent announcement, by COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), that new measures will be taken to suspend exports from the Gaza Strip and restrict the import of goods to only humanitarian supplies approved by COGAT, can be expected […]

11 Jul

A Day of Demolitions: Houses Destroyed by JCB Vehicles at Abu Nuwar

By Amy Hall, Lydia Noon, Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Corporate Occupation Not content with continuous demolition of school classrooms, the Israeli authorities have now moved on to the demolition of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar. Around 8.30am on Wednesday 4 May, Corporate Occupation witnessed Israeli soldiers, […]

11 Jul

Seven Passengers of Gaza Flotilla Released

Israel on, Wednesday, released seven passengers of a humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break the decade-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday, according to Al Ray. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that […]

11 Jul

Palestinian Cabinet Approves Plan to Turn Khan al-Ahmar into a Village Council

The Palestinian cabinet approved, on Wednesday, a recommendation by the Minister of Local Government to turn Khan al-Ahmar community, near Jerusalem, into a village council. Khan al-Ahmar is under threat, by Israel, of demolition and displacement of its Bedouin community, in order to build a Jewish settlement on the location. […]

11 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Surround, Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Dozens of Israeli soldiers completely sealed and isolated, Wednesday, al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, which is slated for demolition and displacement, and placed concrete blocks at its entrances. The head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, said the soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

11 Jul

West Bank School Raided, Threatened with Demolition

The Israeli army raided, on Tuesday, a school in the village of Khillat al-Dabe, in Masafer Yatta, southern occupied West Bank, and informed the head of the Twanneh village council, Muhammad Ribee, that it will be removed. Ribee told WAFA that the soldiers also informed a local resident that the […]

08 Jul

Four Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Authorities in Umm al-Fahem

Israeli authorities, on Sunday morning, demolished four houses in al-Zuhur neighborhood, in Umm al-Fahem city, located inside the 1948 territories. Palestinians in the area reported that Israeli police surrounded the entrances of the neighborhood in the early morning hours, while bulldozers proceeded to demolish the four houses under construction, under […]

08 Jul

Israeli Army Installs Mobile Homes In Abu Dis Ahead Of Demolishing Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli army installed, Sunday, several mobile homes in Wadi al-Jir area in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, and relocating them in another area. Eyewitness confirmed that the army installed several homes, after carrying them on huge trucks, […]

07 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian Injure 396, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian, and injured 396 others, after the army attacked the “Great Return March” processions, in the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Ministry said the soldiers killed Mohammad Kamal Abu Halima, 22, after shooting him with […]

06 Jul

Israel: We Will Not Allow Gaza To Be Rebuilt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pledged, on Wednesday, that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave. “Israel was and has remained the only actor in the region that conveys basic staples for the welfare of the residents of Gaza,” the Times of Israel reported Rivlin […]

06 Jul

Spain Condemns Israel’s Demolition of Bedouin Homes East of Jerusalem

The Spanish government denounced the Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings and structures in the makeshift Bedouin village of Abu Nawar, east of Jerusalem. The Spanish government, in a statement, further urged Israeli authorities to cancel its plans to demolish the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar, home to more than 180 […]

06 Jul

Demolition of Palestinian Villages has Strong Historical Resonance in Ireland

The TĂĄnaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has condemned the demolitions and forced evictions at the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar, where nineteen structures have been bulldozed by the Israeli authorities in the past day. He also expressed extreme concern about the situation at the […]

06 Jul

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

06 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Thursday at night, two young Palestinian men, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded al-’Isawiya, in the center of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted Amjad Shafiq ‘Obeid. The soldiers also abducted Issa Met’eb, after repeatedly assaulting him, in Jerusalem’s Old City, […]

06 Jul

UN Officials Call for an End to West Bank Demolitions and Respect for International Law

The Following is a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) : Today (Thursday), the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for […]

05 Jul

Salama Remembers Razan

In response to a call for solidarity from Gazan women, a Jewish activist group dubbed “Return” gathered to hold a memorial for Razan AlNajar, at the location of her village of origin, Salameh. While thousands of women marched towards the border in the Saja’iya area in Gaza, the activists held a ceremony […]

05 Jul

Israeli Forces Demolish Nine Palestinian Homes, Three Farms (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish buildings in Abu Nuwar, July 4, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JULY 5, 2018 At least 62 Palestinian Bedouins of the Abu Nuwar community in Jerusalem are now homeless. Israeli forces demolished nine homes and three agricultural buildings in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu […]

05 Jul

Army Seizes Water Pipes in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli soldiers dismantled and seized, on Thursday, 200 meters of water pipes from residents of the village of Bardalla, in the northern Jordan Valley, who built them in order to provide their village with fresh water, according to Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist. He said the pipes were […]

05 Jul

Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Army’s Attacks On Journalists In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s assault of journalists while documenting the army‘s invasion into al-Khan Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing it. The Syndicate said the soldiers attacked many journalists, imposed fines and issued traffic tickets targeting dozens […]

05 Jul

Israeli Army Injures 36, Abducts 10, While Trying to Demolish Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, and the local residents of al-Khan al-Ahmar community, east of occupied Jerusalem, during the Israeli attempts to demolish and displace the Palestinian community. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics provided treatment to approximately 36 persons, […]

05 Jul

Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered On May 14

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Wednesday evening, that a teen died from serious wounds he suffered on May 14th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March in Gaza. The Ministry said the teen, Mahmoud Majed Gharabli, 16, was shot by an Israeli army sniper east […]

04 Jul

Farmers Denied Access to Lands East of Salfit

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, denied Palestinian farmers from Iskaka village, east of Salfit, access to their farmlands, adjacent to the illegal Ariel settlement, said a local council source. Head of Iskaka village council, Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, said that a group of farmers from the village were denied access to their […]

04 Jul

UN Official Visits Syria’s Largest Palestinian Refugee Camp

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl visited Yarmouk on Tuesday, 3 July 2018, became the first senior UN official in years to access the camp, which remains an enduring symbol of the Palestine Refugee diaspora, and of the extreme human costs of the devastating conflict in the country. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said “The scale […]

04 Jul

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, east of the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished residential sheds, and barns. The soldiers demolished 40 residential sheds and barns in the community. Waleed Assaf, the head of the Committee against the Israeli Annexation […]

04 Jul

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

02 Jul

Khan al-Ahmar Village within Days of Demolition

Israeli media reports that, after receiving approval from Israel’s High Court, Israeli security forces have reportedly begun preparing for the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village, in the occupied West Bank, according to the village’s residents, human rights activists, and Palestinian officials. 972mag, on Sunday, posted video footage from Israeli human rights […]

02 Jul

Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians. Via The Real News Network. (photo: Days of Palestine) […]

01 Jul

Israel Deploys Armored Vehicles and Artillery to Syrian Golan (VIDEO)

The Israeli army has deployed several armored and artillery forces on Sunday, into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights. According to Ma’an News Agency, an army spokesperson said that the deployment of Israeli forces comes in the wake of an assessment of the position of the “Northern Military […]

01 Jul

PCHR Testifies before UN Special Rapporteur

On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) testified before the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 in Amman, Jordan within his official mission starting from 25 to 29 June 2018. The testimony, according to the PNN, reviewed […]

01 Jul

Israel Preparing to Annex West Bank says UN Expert

Israel is in the process of enacting laws that would allow it to formally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in serious violation of international law, a United Nations expert said on Friday, according to WAFA. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Michael Lynk, […]

30 Jun

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians; One of Them is Child, and Wounded 124 Others, including 13 Children, 3 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Female Journalist

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 June 2018, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 11th Friday in a row, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 124 other civilians, including 13 children, 3 women, 3 […]

30 Jun

Health Ministry: Acute Depletion in Leukemia Treatment

The director of the blood and tumors pharmacy at Rantisi Hospital for Children, Talha Balousha, warned of a severe depletion of the drug Mercaptopurine, and the resulting threat to the lives of children with leukemia. Balousha said, on Thursday, in a press statement, that the depletion of the drug threatens […]

30 Jun

Dr. al-Qedra: “Israeli Soldiers Killed Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 415”

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, including a child, and injured 415 others, including 11 children, two women and three medics, in the “Great Return March” processions along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. […]

28 Jun

Al-Araqib Demolished for 130th Time

Israeli forces demolished, on Wednesday, al-Araqib Bedouin village, in the Naqab (Negev) desert, for the 130th time since June of 2010. According to locals, Israeli bulldozers demolished all residential and agricultural tin structures in the village, displacing its residents, WAFA reported. Al-Araqib is one of 35 Bedouin villages considered “unrecognized” by […]

26 Jun

Israeli Forces Demolish Buildings in Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian agricultural and commercial buildings in the Hizma neighborhood of Jerusalem, Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces, escorting staff from the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality, raided Hizma, surrounding agricultural and commercial buildings on the outskirts of the town. Sources added that Israeli forces razed […]

24 Jun

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]

24 Jun

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Friday

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered, last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the young man, identified […]

23 Jun

Bureau of Statistics: 42.5% of Palestinian Population are Refugees

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) has revealed that the percentage of the population of refugees in Palestine has reached 42.5% of the total Palestinian population, in 2017.   PCBS revealed, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that 26.6% of the population in the occupied West Bank are […]

23 Jun

King Abdullah Of Jordan Calls For “Serious Peace Talks”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, during a Friday meeting in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the region requires “serious peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians,” based on the two-state solution. He said that the talks must lead to establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East […]

23 Jun

“I just want him to be a normal boy again’: Gaza Family Appeal for Urgent Help to Support Treatment of 11-year-old Mahmoud Who Was Shot in the Face by an Israeli Sniper

Mahmoud Sawalhi is an 11 year-old boy from Gaza who was shot in the head and the shoulder with live ammunition by an Israeli sniper on the 14th May Great Return March protests. A bullet passed through his eye and out of the top of his head, and he lost […]

23 Jun

Gaza Health Care at Breaking Point say UN Experts

UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. They also remind Israel, as the occupying power, of its obligation to protect the population of Gaza, ensure its welfare and well being, and to allow and […]

23 Jun

Army Injures Seven Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, seven Palestinians, including one journalist, after the army attacked the weekly protests against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said […]

21 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 20 June, 2018. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. 8 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip, while 3 Palestinians were wounded […]

21 Jun

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In May

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Wednesday, that a young Palestinian man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire on May 14th, 2018, has died from his wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the Palestinian, identified as Mohammad […]

21 Jun

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

19 Jun

40 Dunams of Palestinian Land Leveled in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday, leveled land belonging to Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley area, without providing any reasons. Mutaz Bisharat, an activist from Tubas, said that Israeli bulldozers leveled more than 40 dunams of land (approximately 10 acres) belonging to Palestinians in the area, despite having ownership deeds, known […]

15 Jun

Detainee from Amari Refugee Camp Reportedly Tortured during Interrogation

A Palestinian from Amari refugee camp, near Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on June 6, said he was tortured during interrogation at the Russian Compound prison in West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Thursday. According to the organization, the army first detained Islam […]

13 Jun

DCIP Report: Israeli Soldier Shoots, Kills 14-year-old Palestinian in Gaza Strip

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian with live ammunition during protests east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, near the perimeter fence, on June 8. Haitham Mohammad Khalil al-Jamal died Friday evening in a hospital, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a few hours […]

13 Jun

Jordan Valley Farmers Ordered to Evacuate Land

Israeli army forces reportedly ordered a Palestinian farmer in the Jordan Valley to evacuate his land on Tuesday, with forces saying they were going to raze the land. WAFA agency said, according to Ma’an, that Ahmad Assi Damra, from Hijlet al-Zour, east of Jericho, was ordered to evacuate his 25 […]

13 Jun

Israeli Forces Seize Archaeological Heritage House in Hebron

Israeli forces Wednesday took over an archaeological house in the old town of Hebron and turned it into a military outpost. The house is located in an area that has been under full Israeli military control for over 15 years now. The house, which is located in an area that […]

13 Jun

UNRWA: Gaza’s Infant Mortality Rate No Longer In Decline

According to a new study by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) infant mortality, which in most parts of the world is in decreasing, has not declined for the last decade in Gaza. The paper entitled “Stalled decline in infant mortality among Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip […]

10 Jun

Residential Structures near Jericho to be Demolished

Israeli forces served notices, on Sunday, ordering Palestinian Bedouin families living near the village of Nuway’imah, to the north of Jericho in the West Bank, to leave the residential shacks where they live prior to demolishing them, according to local WAFA sources. Governor of Jericho Majed al-Fetyani condemned the Israeli […]

10 Jun

Al-Khan Al-Ahmar’s Children Rally to Save their School

Dozens of Palestinian children will rally on Monday, to call on the international community and global leaders to intervene and prevent the demolition of their school. The children, whose ages range between 8 to 16 years old, are from the Jahalin tribe that has, for decades, lived on the hills […]

09 Jun

Military Order says Palestinians Have 96 Hours to Appeal House Demolition

Israeli forces demolish a home in Kobar village, August 16, 2018. Photo credit: Bahaa Nasr for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN JUNE 8, 2018 Even if Palestinians fulfill the appeal requirements put in place by military order 1797, Israeli authorities maintain complete authority to proceed with demolition. Two Jerusalem legal aid organizations […]

09 Jun

NGOs Call on Israel to Halt the Demolition and Forcible Transfer of Bedouins at Khan al Ahmar

Concerned about a recent ruling by Israel’s High Court of Justice authorizing the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar and evacuation of its residents to a site near Abu Dis, AIDA, a network consisting of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), […]

08 Jun

Army Drone Drops Firebombs At Protest Tents In Rafah

An Israeli army drone dropped, early on Friday morning, firebombs at protest tents, in one of the Great Return protest camps in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The firebombs caused fire to the tents, and burnt dozens of tires around them which were prepared to be […]

08 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

08 Jun

Bedouin Village of Al-Araqib Demolished for 129th Time

A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley (AFP, File) Israeli authorities demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 129th time on Thursday, WAFA reported, according to Ma’an. Thursday’s demolition marked the second time since April that the […]

08 Jun

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

08 Jun

Please Dad, Stay And Celebrate All My Birthdays

                        The heartbreaking picture of Ritaj, the little girl, the orphaned child, next to her wounded dad, celebrating her sixth birthday with her dad, from his hospital dead, shortly before he succumbed to serious wounds after being shot by […]

06 Jun

51st Anniversary of Naksa Commemorated

Palestinians marked, on Tuesday, June 5th, the 51st anniversary of the “Naksa,” or “setback,” when Israel invaded and occupied the West Bank, Gaza, Sinai, and the Golan Heights in 1967, during the Six-Day War, displacing some 300,000 Palestinians, as well as thousands of Syrians, from their homes. Palestinian officials and […]

05 Jun

Israeli Forces Expel Jordan Valley Families

Israeli occupation forces expelled, on Tuesday morning, five Palestinian families from their homes in  Khirbet Hamsa al-Fawqa, in the northern Jordan Valley. Activist A’ref Draghmah said that soldiers expelled the families, including women and children, to the outdoors, under the pretext of conducting military exercises. Israeli forces have expelled the […]

05 Jun

Family Officially Informed About Their Son’s Death By Army Fire

The International Red Cross have informed a Palestinian family from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, that their son is the young man who was shot and killed, Monday, by Israeli soldiers at the border fence, in southern Gaza. The slain Palestinian has been identified as […]

04 Jun

Farmer Prevented from Working Land by Israeli Forces

Israeli military forces prevented a Palestinian farmer from reclaiming his land in the town of Azzoun, east of Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, according to a local activist. He said that staff from the Israeli “civil administration”, an arm of the military government in charge of the occupied territories, […]

04 Jun

Settlers Take Over House in Hebron’s Old City District

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, took over a new house  on Al-Sahla Street,  in the old city of Hebron. The house is part of the Qaitoun neighborhood and is in need of reconstruction. A group of Israeli settlers, heavily guarded by soldiers, took over the house. The soldiers facilitated […]

04 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday afternoon, a young Palestinian man with live fire, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers opened fire at several young men, who approached the border fence, seriously wounding one of them, before abducting him, while the rest managed […]

03 Jun

Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act.’

On Tuesday, 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen, to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotilla with a mission to defy Israel’s illegal siege on the Gaza […]