Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

09 Mar
9:15

Jericho: Israeli Forces Uproot 350 Palm Trees (VIDEO)

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

06 Mar
7:07

Khan al-Ahmar Village Scheduled for Demolition

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

05 Mar
11:46

Beersheba Bedouin Market to be Closed, Palestinians and Jews Protest

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

05 Mar
10:19

Negev Crops Destroyed by Israeli Bulldozers

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

05 Mar
10:09

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

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

05 Mar
5:21

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

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

05 Mar
4:16

Palestinians Living in Caves as Homes are Destroyed by Israeli Forces

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

04 Mar
11:03

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

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

03 Mar
4:52

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Resistance Sites

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

02 Mar
6:39

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

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

27 Feb
2:24

Israeli Authorities Close East Jerusalem School

After the Israeli occupation had shut down their school, Palestinian students in East Jerusalem attended class in the street, on Sunday. On Thursday, Israeli authorities closed the Palestinian elementary school Al-Nukhba (“The Elite”), in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Sur Bahir. The authorities claimed that the school syllabus incites […]

26 Feb
9:45

Palestinian Children Requiring Military Escorts Subject to Retaliatory Collective Punishment

Systemic human rights violations challenge Palestinian life in South Hebron Hills. Human rights violations are a daily occurrence in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank, Operation Dove’s January report affirms. The Israeli army commits the vast majority of violations of Palestinian rights as a part of its administration […]

26 Feb
7:52

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

26 Feb
8:46

(VIDEO) Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation

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

24 Feb
8:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (16 – 22 February 2017)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 16 – 22 February, 2016. Three Palestinian civilians were wounded, including a child, in the West Bank. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.  […]

24 Feb
6:55

Israeli Soldier Injured During Raid on Joseph’s Tomb

An Israeli soldier was wounded, Thursday at dawn, when Israeli forces entered Nablus to secure hundreds of settlers in Joseph’s Tomb, in the eastern part of Nablus. Hebrew public radio said, according to Al Ray,  that the soldier was slightly injured  as a result of an explosion, and was taken to a […]

24 Feb
4:35

Palestinian Lands in Salfit Razed for Settlement Expansion

Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, leveled Palestinian lands in Salfit city, northern occupied West Bank, for the purpose of settlement expansion. Palestinian farmers in Qarawat Bani Hassan and Deir Istiya, to the west of Salift, said that Israeli bulldozers have been leveling their land lots in an attempt to expand […]

14 Feb
12:11

DCIP — Q&A with PCDCR: Ending Sexual Violence against Children in Gaza

Eman Abu Said joined PCDCR in 2010 as a Project Coordinator for a protection project focused on child sexual abuse and harassment. (Photo: PCDCR) Defense for Children International – Palestine, Ramallah, February 8, 2017—The legal climate is the biggest obstacle to ending sexual violence against children in Gaza, according to […]

12 Feb
7:51

Syria: Palestinian Refugee Families Displaced due to Bombardment

The Working Group for Syrian Palestinians informed that dozens of Palestinian families were forced to leave Deraa refugee camp and the neighborhood of Tareeq Alasad, due to the ferocious bombardment by the Syrian Arab Army and the growing clashes between the army and its opponents. The group said, in its […]

10 Feb
10:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02 – 08 February 2017)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (02 – 08 February 2017). 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli warplanes carried out 4 airstrikes against civilian objects and sites related […]

10 Feb
8:51

ISM: #DismantleTheGhetto — Start of Campaign in Al-Khalil

10th February 2017 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Israeli forces and colonial settlers on Thursday, the 9th of February, 2017, disrupted a peaceful protest near Qurtuba school on Shuhada Street, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Settlers attacked and injured one female student, while preventing Palestinian teachers and students from leaving […]

09 Feb
12:47

Israel Clears Palestinians and Homes so its Military Can Practice

Three children stand near a site where Israeli authorities had recently demolished Palestinan homes near the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) Via Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Ramallah, February 6, […]

08 Feb
10:27

David Sheen — Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians (VIDEO)

TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Is rape used as a political tool in Israel, to demonize and dehumanize Arabs and Palestinians? Last June, the Israeli public was shocked to hear of a girl with a mental disability, who was reportedly […]

06 Feb
10:02

Gaza Airstrikes Continue, 2 Palestinians Injured

Israeli forces resumed attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Monday evening, injuring two Palestinians, after injuring two Palestinians earlier, in a series of Israeli army airstrikes in northern Gaza. The strikes reportedly come in response to a rocket that landed in an open area in the Ashkelon region of southern […]

06 Feb
9:23

Palestinians in Hebron Prepare for Annual Commemoration of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

  Preparations by Palestinian political parties, civil society groups, local committees, and human rights organizations begin this week for the 23rd annual commemoration of the the 1994 Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre. The bodies organizing the event this year have united under the slogan “Dismantle the Ghetto, Take the Settlers Out of […]

01 Feb
11:00

36 Dunams Under Seizure in Northern Jordan Valley

(photo: Israeli tanks assemble for “military training” purposes in the Jordan Valley area.) Israel is reportedly planning to seize over 36 dunams of the Palestinian village known as “Bardala”, northeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, said a local monitor on Wednesday. Mutaz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activity in […]

01 Feb
10:36

Khirbet Tana — Daily Life Under Threat of Demolition (VIDEO)

(photo: Al Ray archive image) Khibet Tana is a rural community located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, in the Beit Furik municipality, Nablus Governorate. Israeli authorities declared the area a “closed military zone” in the 1970s, and confiscated some 13,000 dunams of community land to support the […]

31 Jan
10:28

Operation Dove: A Dangerous Road to Education

Operation Dove reports negligence on the part of Israeli military escorts charged with protecting Palestinian children from settler violence in At-Tuwani during the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year. via the Alternative Information Center (AIC). (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) Children from the West Bank Palestinian […]

31 Jan
10:09

The Checkpoint Regime: Israel and the Fragmentation of Palestinian Society

31st January 2017 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team There are 17 permanent checkpoints in the H2 area under full Israeli military control in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), manned by Israeli forces and impeding Palestinian freedom of movement. The official rhetoric of the Israeli government is that these checkpoints serve […]

31 Jan
9:29

Army Stops Construction of Tubas Home and Water Line

Israeli forces ordered, on Tuesday, a Palestinian from the village of Kardala, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to halt construction of both his home and a water pipeline, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

31 Jan
9:18

Israeli Forces Raid Aida Camp, Attack Residents (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers, Monday evening, stormed Aida refugee camp, in northern Bethlehem, and assaulted residents, with clashes erupting with local youth. Eyewitnesses told PNN that the soldiers detained some of the youth and prevented cars from entering the camp, while attacking residents with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas. Aida refugee camp has […]

30 Jan
8:32

Knesset to Pass Bill “Legalizing” Settlements, New Sanctions for Palestinians Building without Permits

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset is expected to pass a bill legalizing settlements built on private Palestinian private lands, in its second and third reading. This issue was activated again by direct orders of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Al Ray reports that, according to Haaretz Israeli daily, the bill […]

30 Jan
6:47

Netanyahu Advances Settlement Legalization Bill

The Israeli Prime Minister encourages the Knesset to issue a final vote on the ‘formalization bill’ as early as tomorrow. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked coalition chairperson David Biton (Likud) to present the “formalization bill” to the Knesset for a final vote, this week, Israeli media reports. The […]

28 Jan
5:41

Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

Hani Swairki, 2, stands at the entrance to the trailer where his infant brother, Mohammad, died from cold exposure. (Photo: Swairki family)  Ramallah, January 24, 2016—A newborn died in freezing conditions, in Gaza on January 8, as he slept in a trailer temporarily sheltering his family, after their home was destroyed […]

28 Jan
3:59

OCHA: One in Two Palestinians to Need Humanitarian Assistance in 2017

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) discusses what to expect in 2017 as East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza mark 50 years under Israeli occupation. “The humanitarian context of [the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT)] is unique amongst today’s humanitarian crises and remains directly tied to […]

25 Jan
11:34

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

25 Jan
11:08

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Accelerated Israeli Colonization of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem municipality has approved the construction of 560 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the West Jerusalem municipality’s approval of a plan to construct 560 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday. The Jerusalem Planning and Housing Committee approved […]

25 Jan
10:56

Israeli Aircraft Continues to Sprays Toxins over Palestinian Farms

A low-flying Israeli agricultural plane, this past Monday morning, sprayed herbicides on Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that  the crat sprayed herbicides along the Israeli border fence and, then, sprayed farmlands belonging to citizens in the towns of Khuza’a, Abasan and […]

25 Jan
10:33

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

24 Jan
11:25

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, “This is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.” Other signs, written […]

23 Jan
11:42

Gaza Fisherman Condition Critical Following Israeli Naval Attack

A Palestinian fisherman, on Monday morning, sustained serious wounds after he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli naval forces. Head of Gaza’s Fishermen’s Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestine Information Center (PIC) that Israeli forces attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off of western Beit Lahiya […]

17 Jan
4:06

Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’

Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike. Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Leaders of the Palestinian community in present-day Israel announced a general strike as hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the demolition […]

17 Jan
3:47

PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City

On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was held in Attadamun office in Rafah City from 9 to 12 January 2017 and […]

16 Jan
9:27

Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

16 Jan
8:45

Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.   Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging […]

02 Jan
8:51

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

28 Dec
6:58

Ramallah: Closure, Isolation and Suffering for a Second Week

More than fifty thousand Palestinians are suffering after Israeli occupation forces besieged multiple villages in Ramallah, West Bank. ~ Ahmad Jaradat, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Israeli occupation forces have blocked civilians from entering and exiting their own villages and towns in the Ramallah district of the West Bank, for two […]

26 Dec
8:43

Demolition Notices Served to 20 Palestinian-owned Facilities in Yatta

Israeli authorities, on Monday, served demolition threats to 20 Palestinian-owned facilities in the town of Yatta, southern Hebron Hills, for lack of building permits. The town is situated in area C of the occupied West Bank, which is under Israeli civil and military control. The residents of area C have always been […]

25 Dec
8:25

Israeli Government to Approve Thousands of Settlement Units in Response to UN Vote

The Local Planning and Building Committee of the West Jerusalem municipality is expected, next Wednesday, to approve about 5,600 illegal housing units in East Jerusalem settlements, according to Israeli Hayom daily. The Israeli daily, in its Hebrew bulletin Sunday, said the foreseen decision comes in response to the United Nations […]

24 Dec
5:13

7-year-old Boy Targeted in Kafr Qaddoum

(Photo: Masked members of the Israeli security forces briefly detain a Palestinian boy during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land, by Israel, in the village of Kfar Qaddoum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on December 23, 2016. / AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH) 12/23/16 | […]

22 Dec
10:23

UNRWA Suspends Operations at Ein El-Hilweh Refugee Camp due to Violent Outbreaks

The United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) has strongly condemned an outbreak of armed violence which took  place at the Ein El Hilweh Palestinian Refugee camp in Lebanon, today and yesterday, and calls for restraint. Due to armed violence and increased risks to civilian […]

21 Dec
7:52

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

21 Dec
7:42

Ghaith-Sub Laban Family Allowed to Stay in their Home for 10 Years, but Without Children

The Israeli High Court released, late on Tuesday, its decision regarding the Ghaith-Sub Laban eviction, in which the court partially accepted the family’s appeal and stopped their eviction. The decision keeps the family’s protected tenant status for 10 more years, after which the family would be evicted and the house […]

21 Dec
6:25

Syria: 3,411 Palestinians Killed since Outbreak of Violence

The action group “Palestinians of Syria” has documented the death of 3,411 Palestinians in Syria since the broke out of events, 455 of which are women.  The NGO published, on Monday evening, a report in which it documented the death toll of Palestinians in Syria, due to the ongoing violent clashes […]

21 Dec
5:58

Global Foundation Renews Commitment to Gaza Youth, Awards 265 New Scholarships

Education Above All (EAA), through its program “Al Fakhoora”, has awarded 265 new scholarships to young leaders in the Gaza Strip. This will help to enable young people in attending university, build a better future for themselves and their families, and lead their communities toward a more peaceful future. These […]

20 Dec
1:52

Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Silwan: The next target for “Judaization” of East Jerusalem

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]

19 Dec
7:21

Amona Settlers Accept Relocation Plan

Residents of the illegal settlement outpost of Amona, in the central occupied West Bank. voted on Sunday to approve a relocation plan put forward by the Israeli government, after weeks of discussions trying to assuage settler anger over the mandated evacuation of the outpost. Israeli news outlet Haaretz reported that […]

19 Dec
6:43

Stopped at the Door: Disability and the Right to Education (Part 1)

A Palestinian runner pushes a friend in a wheelchair along the Israeli separation wall, during the second annual Palestinian Marathon, April 11, 2014. (Photograph: ActiveStills / Ryan Rodrick Beiler) Ramallah, December 16, 2016, DCIP—“I go with my son to school every day and stay with him until the end of […]

17 Dec
9:04

Gaza: UNRWA Employees Escalate Protests

The employees union of UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for providing services to some five million Palestinian refugees, announced Thursday, in Gaza, that the employees would escalate activities against UNRWA’s administration, in the latest of widespread protests targeting the agency over the past several months. General-Secretary of the UNRWA Employees […]

14 Dec
5:51

Soldiers Raid Agricultural Lands in Gaza

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip, while opening fire on agricultural lands in the southern region of the coastal enclave, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Ma’an News agency that four Israeli bulldozers entered the northeastern Gaza Strip, from the Zekim military base, and leveled […]

14 Dec
5:02

Israel Blocks Gaza Women from Breast Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients take part in a rally to raise awareness about Breast Cancer in Gaza City on 26 October. (Mohammed Asad/APA images) Khuloud Abu Qamar spoke quietly, but her words still shocked. “Israel is killing me slowly,” she said. “And it is killing my children, too.” After undergoing surgery for […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

13 Dec
4:34

Poverty, Hard Data and Colonization

The impoverished population in Israel is growing and it mostly consists of Palestinians. ~ Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Twenty-five percent of the adult population in Israel and 35 percent of the children live in poverty, according to a report published by Latet, an organization that aims to reduce poverty […]

11 Dec
3:19

East Jerusalem: Israeli Strategy Explored in New Video

A new video released by the Negotiations Affairs Department, titled “East Jerusalem: Israel’s Colonial Project Unraveled,” declares that Israel’s policy in the city, since the 1967 occupation, is three fold: creating a Jewish majority, reducing Palestinian presence and isolating East Jerusalem and dividing it from its West Bank parts. According to WAFA, […]

10 Dec
4:19

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

08 Dec
6:41

Barghouthi: Legitimizing Settlement Outposts a Declaration of War

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouthi, on Tuesday, said the legitimization of settlement outposts, by the Israeli Knesset, is “a war on the Palestinian people.” In a press statement, the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the misappropriation of private Palestinian land in favor of illegal settlements amounts to “a […]

08 Dec
6:27

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

08 Dec
6:11

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

08 Dec
5:57

Continued Demolitions in Negev, West Bank

Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in Bedouin villages unrecognized by Israel in the southern Negev region, Wednesday morning. Local sources said that forces from the Yoav, the special Israeli police unit created to implement demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev, escorted by Israeli bulldozers, demolished a house in the village of […]

08 Dec
5:29

(VIDEO) Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution. TRNN transcript: YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: Ever since the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, the Palestinians, who are the natives of the land, have been struggling for self-determination, which […]

07 Dec
4:28

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

05 Dec
7:45

John Kerry to Israel: Choose Settlements or Two-state Solution

Israel cannot have both, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, in unprecedented comments, Sunday, at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. “There is no status quo. It is getting worse,” said Kerry, according to Al Ray, referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is […]

05 Dec
7:29

Eviction Orders Delivered to 8 Facilities in the Negev

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, gave eviction notices to eight Palestinian-owned facilities in the Umm al-Hiran village, in the Negev Desert. Head of the popular committee in the village, Raed Abu Qei’an, affirmed that Israel Land Administration crews stormed the village on Sunday, escorted by Israeli police forces, and delivered the […]

05 Dec
4:05

Bodies of Missing Palestinian Civil Defense Workers Found in Rafah

Palestinian Civil Defense crews found, early Sunday, the bodies of four Palestinian workers who had been missing for over a week, in a commercial tunnel on the Egyptian border with Rafah. The defense crews said, according to Al Ray, that three of the workers were identified as Sami Altaweel, 30, […]

05 Dec
3:55

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

03 Dec
5:19

Umm al-Hiran: A Village Off the Maps

12/02/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al Khalil Team Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin village in the Negev desert of southern Israel. The village is surrounded by open landscape, the only structures in sight line. About a fifteen minute drive away is a small city called Hura, where the children […]

02 Dec
5:40

Aid Watch Palestine Raises Awareness of Failed Reconstruction Efforts in Gaza

Aid Watch Palestine holds parallel exhibitions in the West Bank and Gaza to advocate for a just reconstruction process in the besieged coastal enclave, and assert Palestinian unity. On Wednesday, November 23, Aid Watch Palestine (AIP) organized a photo exhibition in central Ramallah, West Bank, titled “Gaza Incomplete.” The event […]

02 Dec
5:22

WHO: Latest Health Access Report for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, marked by the UN since 1977[1], WHO launched a 2-year report on health access at an event in Gaza, to highlight how the Israeli permit system and physical barriers obstruct health access for Palestinian patients, ambulances and health […]

02 Dec
4:55

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (24 – 30 November 2016)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 November 2016. Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the the northern part of occupied Jerusalem, while forces conducted 57 incursions into Palestinian communities across the West Bank, and one in the […]

29 Nov
7:26

PCA Footballers Raise $10,000 for Aida Camp

Saturday 26th November 2016 marked the completion of the PCA Futsal Tournament – season 4, where the The Palestinian Community Association in Victoria (PCA) hosted a fundraiser lunch in collaboration with Knafeh Nabulseyeh (Business Owner Mussa Khayat) in Melbourne, Australia, reaching the goal of A$10,000. According to the PNN, the money will […]

29 Nov
6:49

Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980

Arab human rights organization resists Israeli plans to construct 1,600 settlement units, and expropriate 25,000 acres of Syrian land in the occupied Golan.  Al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan announced, in a press release, that it has written to the European Union, European governments and the Permanent Members […]

28 Nov
2:39

Dakota Access: There is Only One Struggle

11/28/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Sometime after 9-11, U.S. police departments (state, local, & sheriff), along with many U.S. governmental law enforcement agencies, such as Homeland Security, the FBI, and Border & Customs Police, began to send their officers to Israel for training with the police and […]

28 Nov
2:18

Gaza Hospitals Amidst Fuel Crisis Again

Palestinian hospitals in the besieged Gaza strip are in an acute crisis because of a severe shortage of fuel that is needed to run the generators, threatening lives of many patients.   Fuel crisis in Gaza has embittered the lives of medical patients from time to time. They live in […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

27 Nov
4:40

Jordan Valley: Israeli Settlers Attempt to Cultivate Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attempted to cultivate Palestinian-owned lands in the village of Sakout, near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors settlement activity in Jordan Valley, said that Israeli settlers, accompanied by agricultural equipment, broke into a land near the village and attempted […]

27 Nov
4:21

Equal Israeli Access to Stolen Palestinian Land

The ‘regularization law’ to sanction land theft in the West Bank has a solid basis: most Israelis live on Palestinian land confiscated in 1948. The cries of the Cossacks in the West Bank Samarian hills are not meant to arouse compassion in the heart of the average Israeli liberal, who […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

23 Nov
8:47

3 Homes Demolished in Lod’s Al Tuffah Neighborhood

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinian buildings in the Karam Al-Tuffah neighborhood, in the city of Lod, under the pretext of building without permit. The bulldozers, guarded by police forces ,stormed three homes belonging to the Abu Shaaban family, in al-Tuffah, and transformed them into military barracks, […]

20 Nov
9:08

Palestinian Statistics Bureau: Approximately 1/2 the Population Comprised of Children

The estimated number of children less than 18 years old mid 2016 is about 2,207,535 children in Palestine, representing about 45.8% of the population, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said on Sunday. It said that among those children there are 1,127,283 males and 1,080,252 females, adding that the […]

20 Nov
8:05

Lebanon Begins Construction of Wall around its Largest Palestinian Refugee Camp

Lebanese authorities have installed the first blocks of a wall which will isolate the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, called Ein Al-Hilweh. The camp, which is located southeast of Sidon city and sits on one square kilometer, is overcrowded with 80,000 refugees, according to the PNN. The wall  is scheduled to […]

19 Nov
8:16

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

18 Nov
5:54

Nothing is Simple in Palestine

11/17/16 | International Solidarity Movement (ISM) | al-Khalil Team Almost nothing in Palestine is what you expect, for the most part. And, this is so true of the negative things you see. No matter how bad you think things are or expect them to be, you are almost always guaranteed that […]

18 Nov
5:31

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

18 Nov
4:25

DCIP Calls on EU to Hold Israel Accountable

Khaled Quzmar, DCIP general director, addresses the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo: European Parliament News screen capture) Ramallah, November 17, 2016—Defense for Children International – Palestine urged the European Union, during a meeting on Thursday, to pressure Israeli authorities to end ill-treatment of Palestinian […]

16 Nov
7:16

UNRWA Headquarters on Strike in West Bank and Gaza

The employees at all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) headquarters, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, launched a strike on Monday, in a response to the systematic neglect of the international agency and its denial of the rights of […]

16 Nov
6:49

Israeli Forces Demolish Community Center and Home in Yatta

Israeli occupation bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, demolished a community center and a home, in the Umm Al-Kheir community of Yatta town, southern Hebron Hills. Director of the center, engineer Aziz Al-Hathaleen told the PNN that Israeli military jeeps broke into Umm Al-Kheir in the early morning hours. Israeli civil administration followed […]

14 Nov
6:57

Israel Seizes Land near Salfit, Evicts 10 Jordan Valley Families over Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Sunday, confiscated an 18-dunam plot of land near Salfit town, in the central occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Jamal al-Ahmad, a local anti-settlement activist, said that, by declaring the plot a state land, Israel will have taken over 138 dunams of land in the area, […]

12 Nov
2:25

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]