Category Archives: The Wall

02 Oct
3:03

Dozens Suffer From Tear Gas Inhalation in Bil’in

October 2, 2010 3:03 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Dozens of people suffered the effects, on Friday, of inhaling gas fired by the Israeli army in the village of Bil’in, during the weekly non violent protest against the wall and settlement on the tenth anniversary of Sharon’s incursion of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem that sparked the second intifada.Dozens of […]

18 Aug
1:11

Baby caught in checkpoint turnstile; face cut, hand fractured

August 18, 2010 1:11 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A 10-month old baby was injured Monday when he was caught in a turning metal slatted turnstile in an Israeli checkpoint near Bethlehem, where his face was repeatedly slammed into the iron bars until he fainted and fell to the ground.Witnesses said that 10-month old Mu’min Qasrawi’s mother was holding […]

17 Aug
12:17

Israeli forces move section of Annexation Wall near Gilo settlement in Bethlehem

August 17, 2010 12:17 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Media reports in Israel and the US over the weekend applauded the removal of a section of Wall near Bethlehem, but failed to mention that just meters away, another section of Wall is under construction to surround and isolate the Palestinian village of Al-Walaja.The section of Wall being removed on […]

29 Jul
7:45

Construction Speed Increased At Al-walajah

July 29, 2010 7:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

The construction of the wall at al-Walajah has picked up pace, when it is finished it will surround the village on three sides.Residents and NGOs observing the situation in al-Walajah say that the Israeli Defense Ministry has increased the pace of its construction operations around the village in recent days. […]

12 Jul
8:58

Israel To Expropriate 30 Dunams Near Hebron

July 12, 2010 8:58 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, The Wall 0

The Israeli Authorities decided to illegally expropriate 30 Dunams of Palestinian lands that belong to villagers of Beit Ola, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Local farmers said that the army did not even hand them the military orders, but instead placed the documents on the grounds of […]

12 Jul
8:16

Israeli forces attack weekly anti-Wall protest near Bethlehem

July 12, 2010 8:16 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Local sources reported that six Palestinian protesters sustained bruises when Israeli forces attacked an anti-Wall rally in Beit Jala with clubs and rifle butts.The protest began on Sunday afternoon after Christian prayers in the town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. Israelis, internationals and Palestinians gathered in the town center and […]

26 Jun
11:12

Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

June 26, 2010 11:12 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

As Palestinian residents in Ni’lin village, near Ramallah, held their weekly nonviolent protest together with international peace activists, Israeli soldiers attacked them and fired gas bombs and rubber coated bullets.Several nonviolent protestors received treatment after inhaling gas fired by the army. The protestors placed a lowered Palestinian flag at the […]

20 May
10:13

154,000 Palestinians Of Jerusalem Isolated From The City

May 20, 2010 10:13 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

The al-Quds International Institution reported that the Israeli Authorities are continuing the construction of the annexation wall and Jewish settlements leading to the isolation of more than 154,000 Palestinians of the Jerusalem area from the city itself.The wall is also obstructing the educational process in several Palestinian educational facilities east […]

12 Mar
10:42

Teachers Not Allowed Into School Isolated Behind The Wall

March 12, 2010 10:42 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

For the second day, Israeli soldiers prevented on Thursday teachers of the Al Dab’a School, totally isolated behind the Annexation Wall in Qalqilia district, from reaching the school, and demanded them to be searched by special X-Ray equipment. Mahmoud Odeh, schools headmaster, said that nearly 250 students, males and females, […]

26 Jan
11:59

Dutch Photographer Wins Award For Ni’lin Photo

January 26, 2010 11:59 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, The Wall 0

A Photographer from Holland won the Silver Camera Award for a picture he took of the Israeli army showering the nonviolent protesters in Ni’lin village, near Ramallah, with tear gas. The photo was taken by Cris Toala Olivares in October 2009 as he was in the West Bank during the […]

08 Jan
12:40

Army Invades Bil’in, Soldiers Say “we Are Just Doing Our Job”

January 8, 2010 12:40 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

In a rather familiar scene in the village of Bil’in near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli troops invaded the village, once again, and stormed the house of Rani Ayoub, a local peace activist. The invasion comes one day after the army raided the village to kidnap some […]

22 Dec
4:30

Coordinator Of Stop The Wall Campaign Imprisoned By Israel

December 22, 2009 4:30 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Jamal Juma’, coordinator of the Stop the Wall Campaign, is in an Israeli jail – the latest in Israel’s attempt to silence Palestinian non violent resistance. Israeli security first summoned Juma’ for interrogation at midnight of December 15. Hours later, they brought him back to his home. Juma’ was handcuffed […]

10 Nov
10:07

Marking The Fall of Berlin Wall, Palestinians Down Section Of The Annexation Wall In Bil’in

November 10, 2009 10:07 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Dozens of protesters reenacted the 20the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by downing part of the Israeli Annexation Wall built on local Palestinian lands near the Qalandia Airport, north of Jerusalem. The army rushed to the area firing tear gas at the protesters. This is the second […]

05 Nov
1:42

The Daily Harassments at Qalandiya Checkpoint

November 5, 2009 1:42 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Qalandiya Monday afternoon, 2.11.2009 Phyllis W. and Natanya G. (reporting) 15:30: We drove past Atarot CP on our way to Qalandiya. Twenty-five vehicles were wending their way slowly past the CP.15:40 – Qalandiya: Already on our arrival a Palestinian ran to ask us to go into the checking area where […]

25 Aug
10:00

Soldiers attack a peaceful protest in Ni’lin

August 25, 2008 10:00 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers attacked on Sunday a nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall in Ni’lin village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Soldiers fired gas bombs causing several injuries and detained an Israeli peace activist. On Saturday, soldiers kidnapped two children in the village. Local sources reported that dozens of […]

22 Aug
6:57

Israeli Court orders rerouting a section of the Wall near Jerusalem

August 22, 2008 6:57 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

After two petitions were filed against the route of a section of the Annexation Wall near Jerusalem, the Israeli High Court of Justice decided to reroute the Wall in order to avoid annexing more Palestinian lands. The decision came after the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, and his Defense Minister, […]

29 Jul
9:58

Israel agrees to dismantle sections of the Wall near Qalqilia

July 29, 2008 9:58 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

Israel finally agreed o dismantle a 2.4 Kilometer section of the Annexation Wall north of Qalqilia in the northern part of the West Bank. The decision came after five years of deliberations in Israeli courts. The decision will enable the Palestinians regain 2.600 Dunams of agricultural lands that are isolated […]

28 Jul
9:13

Israel agrees to demolish part of illegal wall

July 28, 2008 9:13 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Israel says that it will demolish the illegal wall separating Palestinians from their land north of Qalqalya. Israeli sources report that the Israeli Army has agreed to demolish the illegal wall separating Palestinian workers from their farmland north of Qalqalya. They claim that by scaling back 2.4 km of the […]

17 Jul
10:49

The Israeli army bans Jenin’s City farmers to reach their lands behind the wall.

July 17, 2008 10:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Jenin, News Report, The Wall 0

Local sources reported that the Israeli army refused to give the farmer’s of Najla village in the West Bank city of Jenin permission to reach their farm lands behind the illegal wall. Locals also reported that the Israeli army has been delaying in giving permission to the farmers to reach […]

12 Jul
1:44

Al Khader village stages a nonviolent protest at a nearby settlers’ road

July 12, 2008 1:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Scores of Al Khader villagers, located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, along with their international supporters conducted a nonviolent protest at a nearby Israeli settlers road on Friday midday. The protest began with Friday prayers, shortly after which the protesters marched towards a nearby military road block […]

10 Jul
9:36

PLO calls for implementing the ICJ ruling against the Wall

July 10, 2008 9:36 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

The National and International Department at the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) called on the various international peace groups and the Arab countries to act in order to achieve the implantation of the International Court of Justice advisory ruling which ruled that the Israeli Annexation Wall is illegal. The department added […]

10 Jul
9:19

Palestinians in Jerusalem protest against the Wall

July 10, 2008 9:19 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

Marking the fourth anniversary of the advisory ruling of the International Court of Justice in which it ruled that the Israeli Annexation Wall is illegal, hundreds of Palestinians from the Jerusalem district organized a protest on Wednesday in Beit Hanina area in Jerusalem.  The residents carried Palestinian flags and marched […]

10 Jul
1:36

Non Violent protest against the wall in Al Ma’sarah village near Bethlehem

July 10, 2008 1:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Around 50 villagers supported by Israeli and international peace activists protested the Israeli Wall on Wednesday midday at Al Ma’sarah village located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. The protest was part of the activities organized by the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the West […]

09 Jul
11:41

Non-violent protest against the wall in Azun al Atmeh village near Qalqilia

July 9, 2008 11:41 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

200 Palestinians supported by international and Israeli peace activists staged a nonviolent protest on Wednesday midday near Azun Al Atmeh village east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The protesters marched from the nearby village of Izbit Isliman until the gate of the wall that leads to the […]

22 Jun
9:18

Entire Palestinian village threatened with expulsion

June 22, 2008 9:18 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

Israeli military forces have told the residents of the village of Arab ar-Ramadin that they will all be expelled from their homes in the coming weeks, as part of the Israeli project of expansion onto Palestinian land in the West Bank. Since the Israeli government began construction of their Annexation […]

09 Jun
3:57

U.S. Consulate employee dies of heart attack at Israeli checkpoint

June 9, 2008 3:57 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

Mohammed Mousa, 63, who has worked for forty years at the US Consulate in Jerusalem and is an American citizen, died of a heart attack when Israeli soldiers refused to allow him to pass through the checkpoint to work this week. The incident took place on Tuesday, and the IMEMC […]

04 Jun
1:13

Israeli military announces plan to uproot 440 olive trees from Naalin village

June 4, 2008 1:13 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

In a town that has become the forefront of the Palestinian non-violent resistance to the Israeli annexation Wall, the Palestinian residents of Naalin received notice today that the Israeli military plans to uproot hundreds of olive trees – the only source of revenue for most villagers. Israeli officials say the […]

03 May
12:28

Anti Wall demonstration in a Bethlehem village, two Palestinians injured

May 3, 2008 12:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

An anti-Wall demonstration of at least two hundred of the residents of the al Ma’sarah village near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and dozens of International peace activists on Friday. Demonstrators marched from a high school in the village of Al Ma’sarah towards the construction site of the […]

26 Apr
12:43

Army attacks an anti Wall demonstration near Ramallah

April 26, 2008 12:43 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Friday afternoon, dozens of residents of Shabateen village , north west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah marched to the construction site of the Separation Wall on their farm lands. After reaching the site, the residents stopped the Israeli bulldozers from working there and attacked one of them. […]

07 Apr
9:22

Israeli security head: No roadblock removal until Wall is completed

April 7, 2008 9:22 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

Yuval Diskin, the head of the Israeli Security Service Shin Bet, stated that Israel must not remove any of the over 700 roadblocks and checkpoints that cover the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank. He said that only when the Annexation Wall is fully completed should the possibility of removing roadblocks be […]

29 Mar
1:18

Israeli Army attacks anti-Wall protest near Bethlehem, injures two children

March 29, 2008 1:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

On Friday morning, 150 Palestinian residents of al Ma'sarah village near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, joined by around thirty International and Israeli peace activists, gathered in the yard of a local school and then marched to an area of the village land that is set to be […]

21 Feb
8:38

Several children recently injured by military fire in villages north west of Jerusalem

February 21, 2008 8:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that in recent period Israeli soldiers shot and injured several Palestinian children, and harshly attacked and clubbed others, as they were playing near the Annexation Wall in villages around Jerusalem.Sa’id Yaqeen, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall stated that undercover forces guarding the Wall […]

08 Jan
7:55

Three Palestinian women forced to give birth at Israeli checkpoints since mid-December

January 8, 2008 7:55 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has issued a warning to the Israeli military after two different women had to give birth in cars in December after being prevented from leaving Azzoun Atmah village near Qalqilia. In addition, on Monday, a woman in Hebron was forced to give birth at […]

24 May
2:11

Residents of Barta’a and the surrounding areas isolated and repeatedly assaulted

May 24, 2007 2:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Jenin, News Report, The Wall 0

Wasfy Qabha, Palestinian Minister in charge of Settlements and the Wall portfolio reported that Israel has increased its attacks against the Palestinians people, and institutions, and that the Israeli Annexation Wall totally isolated the residents of Barta’a village, and its surrounding areas.Wasfy Qabha, Palestinian Minister in charge of Settlements and […]

27 Apr
9:22

Israeli army detonates an explosive device near the wall surrounding Gaza

April 27, 2007 9:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, News brief, The Wall 0

Israeli army troops found a suspicious device near the wall that surrounds the Gaza Strip, a military spokesperson said on Friday. Sappers unit arrived at the scene and safely detonated. No injuries were reported.

22 Apr
2:09

Minister of Information slams Israel for detaining a peace activist

April 22, 2007 2:09 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Palestinian Minister of Information, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, criticised Israel for detaining an international peace activist for 96 hours after he raised the Palestinian flag on a communication tower during the nonviolent anti-Wall protest in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah. The Palestinian Minister of Information, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, criticised Israel […]

21 Apr
7:17

Bethlehem: activists plant trees in memorial to students killed in Virginia

April 21, 2007 7:17 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Palestinian residents and international peace activists, including Americans, and Israelis, held on Friday a protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall surrounding and suffocating Um Salmouna village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and planted 32 trees to commemorate the students killed in Virginia – USA when a student opened […]

04 Apr
8:12

Israel considering changing Wall route to create “perimeter” around settlements

April 4, 2007 8:12 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli sources reported on Tuesday night that senior Israeli military officials are considering an alternative plan for the Illegal Wall, by sealing it around settlements and settlement blocks to keep them within the Israeli controlled side of the Wall.Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the military is considering abandoning a […]

01 Apr
11:11

Civilians, activists, ministers and legislators hold nonviolent protest against the Wall in Qalqilia

April 1, 2007 11:11 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

The National And Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements held a nonviolent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall in Izbit Al Tabeeb village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia on Sunday. Several ministers and legislators participated in the protest along with international peace activists.The Palestine News Network […]

31 Mar
4:43

Non-violent protest against illegal Wall in Tulkarem for Land Day

March 31, 2007 4:43 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, The Wall, Tulkarem 0

The Popular Committee Against the Wall in Tulkarem and the National Action Committee organized a nonviolent march for Land Day, an occasion which Fateh spokesperson in Tulkarem, Samir Naifa said, "remains an immortal part of the Palestinian struggle."The Popular Committee Against the Wall in Tulkarem and the National Action Committee […]

28 Mar
7:06

Israel to sieze 80 dunams of Palestinian land to construct a Wall section in Qalqilia

March 28, 2007 7:06 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Qalqilia, The Wall 0

The Israeli Authorities decided on Tuesday to annex 80 dunams of farmland that belongs to residents of the northern West Bank area of Qalqilia for the construction of the Illegal Wall.  The lands belong to residents of Azoun and Jayyous villages, near Qalqilia. Shawkat Samha, head of Jayyous village council, […]

05 Mar
9:46

Villagers barred from their land in Tulkarem area

March 5, 2007 9:46 PM George Rishmawi News Report, The Wall, Tulkarem 0

Residents of the West Bank village of Far’oun near Tulkarem said that they have not been able to enter their farmland since the Israeli army closed the gate in the annexation wall, known as Gate number 708, several months ago.Residents of the West Bank village of Far’oun near Tulkarem said […]

23 Feb
6:10

Israeli High Court authorizes Wall construction on Palestinian farmlands

February 23, 2007 6:10 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that it is permissible for the Israeli Army to construct sections of the Annexation Wall around Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, even if the Wall will cuts into agricultural lands privately owned by Palestinian residents.An Israeli online daily […]

13 Feb
7:56

Olive trees planted in western Ramallah on lands now blocked by the illegal Wall

February 13, 2007 7:56 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

The Palestinian nonviolent resistance against illegal Israeli practices continued in Bil’in on Sunday. The western Ramallah village began its protests two years ago when Israeli forces were confiscating its lands to build the Wall and expand settlements.Demonstrations continued throughout the construction and once the Wall was completed despite the protests, […]

07 Feb
3:58

Bethlehem student protest against Israeli demolitions at Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem’s Old City

February 7, 2007 3:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Several student blocs from Bethlehem University and Al Quds University protested the Israeli destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque’s Moroccan Gate on Tuesday afternoon. The students took to the streets of Bethlehem and shouted slogans criticising the continued threat to Muslim holy sites and the process of purging Jerusalem of its […]

07 Feb
3:28

Living in exile in their own land

February 7, 2007 3:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, The Wall 0

In Nu'man, a village of 35 Palestinian families located on Israeli territory, you can hear both a muezzin calling the faithful for prayer in East Jerusalem, and the bells tolling in the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. But these familiar sounds betray the reality of isolation that the villagers […]

04 Feb
2:11

Israeli peace activists in Tel Aviv protest against the Wall

February 4, 2007 2:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli peace activists, members of the ‘Anarchists Against the Wall’ movement, protested on Saturday in Tel Aviv and closed a road using barbed wire taken from a fence soldiers installed in the occupied West Bank.The protesters took the section of the fence from Bilin village, near Ramallah city, in the […]

03 Feb
2:04

Residents, peace activists protest against the Wall in Bethlehem

February 3, 2007 2:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Dozens of Palestinian residents of Salmouna village, south of Bethlehem, protested along with International Peace activists against the Annexation Wall Israel is constructing on their lands.The protest took off after the Friday noon prayers at the villages’ mosque; representatives of several local institutions also joined the peaceful protest.   The […]

24 Jan
5:30

Struggling for Education: The gruelling path to school of the students in Beit Ur

January 24, 2007 5:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Twelve year-old Hamaam Ismael sits down leaning against a massive tree that died after it was uprooted by an Israeli bulldozer to prepare the land for the footprint of the Apartheid Wall. The young boy wonders about his and his family's future.!– @page { size: 21.59cm 27.94cm; margin: 2cm } […]

21 Jan
8:08

Bartaa residents boycott obtaining Israeli permission to move

January 21, 2007 8:08 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

 In the northern West Bank, Palestinians are boycotting increased measures of Israeli control on their lives. Although it will be difficult to be trapped, it would be more difficult to obtain Israeli permission to move from one West Bank town to another, even in the case of a hospital emergency. […]

11 Jan
4:52

A Ghetto Called Israel

January 11, 2007 4:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Opinion/Analysis, The Wall 0

As the taxi sped from Tel-Aviv towards Jerusalem, I was struck by the vast open spaces between towns.  Occasionally small olive groves and a cluster of small stone houses appeared.  Stopped at a checkpoint by the police about 10 km. before reaching Jerusalem, the taxi driver nervously fumbled for his […]

02 Jan
10:09

Bethlehem University student: I could offer no gift other than stones from our demolished home

January 2, 2007 10:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, The Wall 0

  “I could only provide stones as gifts to the heads of the British churches after Israeli bulldozers demolished our house,” 19 year old Bethlehem University student Motaz told PNN on Tuesday. He presented four stones to the delegation that visited Bethlehem and its university during the Christmas season. The […]

27 Dec
10:01

‘I was born here 80 years ago. I prefer death than to see the Wall eat my home.’

December 27, 2006 10:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Palestine, The Wall 0

Twenty Israeli military vehicles stormed Umm Salamuna Village south of Bethlehem to protect four military bulldozers. The bulldozers were massive and there to bulldoze Palestinian land for Wall construction. What they needed protecting from was the nonviolent demonstration that farmers and residents began in order to save their land. Hundreds […]

23 Dec
10:27

Wall gate delays transfer of body of a deceased resident for three hours

December 23, 2006 10:27 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Even the dead cannot cross through this gate installed in the Annexation Wall section leading to Barta'a village, south-west of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank. As residents were attempting to move the body of a dead relative back to the village, soldiers stationed at a gate […]

12 Dec
7:54

Bethlehem welcomes the world although this year Christmas will be celebrated behind the Wall

December 12, 2006 7:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr. Victor Batarsa, held his traditional Christmas season kick-off press conference and stressed that “the birthplace of Jesus Christ is in its worst economic, political and tourist conditions in those 2000 years.” Dr. Batarsa continued, "in Bethlehem, the dire situation is due to the procedures and practices […]

03 Dec
7:00

The Olive Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

December 3, 2006 7:00 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Palestine, The Wall 0

Today (Thusday, Nov 16) is definitely a good day to pick some olives; in fact, with the heavy rain from yesterday, it is even better that we are doing this as soon as possible, as too much rain makes problems for the harvest and for the olives harvested (i'm not […]

11 Nov
7:48

Elderly woman resists further land destruction

November 11, 2006 7:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Palestine, The Wall 0

A 65 year old woman attracted international attention to the plight of Palestinian olive farmers when she grabbed hold of the trunk of an olive tree, refusing to allow Israeli forces to destroy it. The woman lived in the northern West Bank's Salem Village and the photographer who snapped her […]

03 Nov
8:31

Several meters away from her orchard, four hours to reach it

November 3, 2006 8:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Palestine, The Wall 0

Um Ibrahim [the mother of Ibrahim] lives only several meters away from her olive orchard, but when she wanted to pick her olive trees, she had to travel for more that four hours in order to reach her orchards after the Israeli soldiers barred her from crossing through Al Hamra […]

17 Oct
3:27

Palestinian Village Near Jerusalem Targeted by Israeli Government

October 17, 2006 3:27 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, has been targeted by Israeli soldiers due to its water resources, rich agricultural land and its short distance to Jerusalem. It is also situated near the illegal Israeli settlement Betar Illat, which leaves it open to violent settler attacks. The Israeli government […]

18 Aug
7:44

Al Khader village protests against the Wall

August 18, 2006 7:44 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

At around 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, scores of Al-Khader village residents, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, including children, supported by international and Israeli peace activists, marched to protest the apartheid wall that is being built on the village land. The demonstration began with peaceful chanting from the […]

03 Jul
5:06

Beit Ummar residents, internationals continue resistance to Israeli bulldozers

July 3, 2006 5:06 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

For the second consecutive day, the people of the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar, with support from international activists, have blocked Israeli bulldozers attemptings to destroy Palestinian farmland in order to build a wall that would expand an illegal Israeli settlement nearby. The action began in the afternoon […]

01 Jul
3:19

South Hebron Villages Persist to Resist

July 1, 2006 3:19 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Today, June 30th, the people of Qawawis accompanied by people from Tuwanwi and other neighboring villages as well as Israeli and international activists demonstrated against the settlements and the wall. About 50 people gathered and marched to the wall. The Israeli group, Rabbis for Human Rights, also donated ten bales […]

26 Jun
2:14

Israeli Sewage dumped in Brukin village

June 26, 2006 2:14 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Brukin village, located in the central West Bank, in the Salfit district, has been subjected to massive sewage dumping from the illegal Israeli settlements ‘Ariel’ and ‘Brukhin’, which are ‘Jewish-only’ settlements built on stolen land next to the village.  The health risks to Palestinians from the sewage water threatens to […]

15 Jun
9:33

State Must Dismantle and Reroute The Annexation Wall near Jayous and Azoun

June 15, 2006 9:33 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Center for the Defense of the Individual and Palestinian residents won approval, on Thursday morning, for their petition filed before The High Court of Justice.  The High Court ordered the state to dismantle the Annexation Wall where it encircles the West Bank settlement of Tzufin, creating an enclave that […]

28 May
7:11

Israeli officials: Wall will be 93% complete by beginning of 2007

May 28, 2006 7:11 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

By the beginning of 2007, 486 kilometers of the Annexation Wall will be completed, reported Israeli defense Ministry officials this week.  This constitutes 93 percent of the 523-kilometer fence route (not including some 300 kilometers that are awaiting legal rulings). Israeli officials: Wall will be 93% complete by beginning of […]

25 May
4:46

18,000 Palestinians in W. Bethlehem villages about to be enclosed into a ‘ghetto’

May 25, 2006 4:46 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

In West Bethlehem, between al-Khader and the villages to be isolated in a ghetto on the west side of the Wall, Israeli forces have begun building a tunnel under the settler-only road. This construction and the associated land devastation will finalize the isolation of the villages into a ghetto, completely […]

16 May
5:04

Insults against Prophet Mohammad at wall gates surrounding Qalqilia

May 16, 2006 5:04 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

In an incident indicative of the general practices of the Israeli soldiers operating at the gates surrounding Qalqilia, two soldiers would not allow a farmer to pass without them knowing the name of his donkey.     Farmer Kamal Awad from the West Bank village of Beit Amin near Qalqilia […]

08 May
10:12

Qalqilia resident reject a wall reroute that would isolate villages

May 8, 2006 10:12 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

More than six months after the Israeli Supreme Court issued its decision to change the route of the Wall cutting through Qalqilia in the northwestern West Bank in order to de-isolate several villages; Israeli forces continue to circumvent the ruling. Israeli Civil Administration officers have tried to convince Palestinian residents […]

05 May
9:21

Bil’in Protesters demonstrate, through street theater, the suffering of Palestinians

May 5, 2006 9:21 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Bil’in village, and dozens of Israeli and international peace activists, held their weekly protest against Israel’s annexation Wall in the village of Bil’in, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, and performed a street theatre piece symbolizing the siege and Wall that isolates them from […]

05 May
8:41

Farmers in Qalqilia suffer from Wall: I cannot add a thing because all there is, is pain

May 5, 2006 8:41 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The hope of the farmers in Qalqilia is that their fruits and citrus will survive the season behind the Wall. Since 2002 farmers have been isolated from their lands, suffocated by the Wall and only sometimes being able to reach them for work. This area of the northwestern West Bank […]

04 May
5:16

Israeli forces detain a Qalqilia resident for 10 hours because he had a public map of the Wall route

May 4, 2006 5:16 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers occupying the gate that leads in and out of the city of Qalqilia detained a Palestinian for 10 hours because he carried a map of the Wall route.  The map is public, not a “secret” document as soldiers claimed in the northwestern West Bank city. Mohammad Zaid had […]

25 Apr
9:45

Israel resumes construction of the wall near Hebron

April 25, 2006 9:45 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Scores of farmers and land owners in addition to a number of residents gathered at their land to the east of Hebron in the West Bank where Israeli bulldozers started to prepare for the construction of the annexation wall on Tuesday. A number of international peace activists from the International […]

03 Apr
1:26

Israeli Annexation Wall blocks water drainage; one dead, one injured from flooding

April 3, 2006 1:26 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

After a seasonal rainstorm Saturday night, many Palestinian areas have experienced extensive flooding due to the Annexation Wall constructed by Israel that has blocked water drainage. Iad Salamah Rabi’a, 29, was killed and his brother Ra’ed Rabe’a, 40, was injured when both were carried away by floodwater in the village […]

24 Mar
6:46

United Nations Study: Palestinian land has been divided into separate ‘ghettos’ enclosed by Wall

March 24, 2006 6:46 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

A report compiled by the United Nation Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed a new social and economic reality that has emerged in the last year for Palestinians in the West Bank: that they have been imprisoned in separate enclaves, or ‘ghettos’, surrounded by the Wall […]

14 Mar
6:06

Israeli leader: Wall to be completed by end of year

March 14, 2006 6:06 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday said the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank will be completed within several months.   "By the end of the year we plan to finish the security fence," Olmert said during a visit to the West Bank settlement of […]

06 Mar
7:30

Israeli Soldiers beat and arrest two children in Bethlehem

March 6, 2006 7:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers arrested on Sunday two Palestinian children, 14 and 15 years old, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.  Soldiers ambushed the two children when they came near to the Wall on the Beit Sahour side of Bethlehem, near Har Homa settlement on Abu Ghneim mountain.The children entered an […]

20 Feb
7:14

International Conference Against the Wall begins in Bil’in

February 20, 2006 7:14 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

A two-day conference in the village of Bil’in, known throughout the world as a focal point of the non-violent struggle against the Israeli Wall construction in Palestine, began today with the participation of hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis and international supporters. The Israeli annexation Wall, nearing completion on the Western side […]

13 Feb
5:29

Extended Family isolated behind the Wall appeals for rights

February 13, 2006 5:29 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Association for Human Rights (ASRI) in Israel appealed to the Israeli High Court of Justice on behalf of a Palestinian family against the Separation Wall which has isolated them from both the Palestinian West Bank and Israel. The Association for Human Rights (ASRI) in Israel appealed to the Israeli […]

07 Nov
9:51

Israeli Military Orders to confiscate more land in West Bank

November 7, 2005 9:51 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli military issued orders to confiscate some 300 Dunams (75 acres) from the village of Kufur Thilith near the West Bank city of Qalqilia, Palestinian sources said on Monday. The land will be used to construct the separation wall Israel is building inside the West Bank.   Villagers said they […]

15 Sep
8:52

PCBS: 149 Palestinian areas Affected by Separation Wall

September 15, 2005 8:52 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) reported that 149 Palestinian localities were affected by the construction of the Separation Wall in different cities of the West Bank (WB). In a press release issued, on Thursday, on the Main Findings of the Survey on the Impact of the Separation Wall […]

14 Sep
8:13

Qalqilia students; school and Wall

September 14, 2005 8:13 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

When you visit the Ras Atiya School in Qalqilia, a question enters your mind: How could such a lovely building be next to such a Wall, Gate and checkpoint?, Students and soldiers, Walls and school halls, a beautiful building next to so much pain. The Ras Atiya village school for […]

13 Sep
2:30

Wall to annex wide areas to Israel in the southern West Bank

September 13, 2005 2:30 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

A Map published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz of the route of the separation wall sections, in the southern part of the West Bank shows that the wall will annex wide areas to Israel that include natural reservations. A Map published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz of the route of […]

26 Aug
4:11

40 wounded in Anti-Wall demonstration in Bil’in

August 26, 2005 4:11 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Dozens of Palestinians, International and Israeli peace activists marched on Friday in the village of Bil’in near the West Bank city of Ramallah protesting the construction of the separation wall on the land of their village. Protestors wrapped themselves with flags of the United Nations and blindfolded themselves with Israeli […]

24 Aug
6:05

Israel to confiscate land to build a wall near Ma’aleh Adumim

August 24, 2005 6:05 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

The Israeli army began issuing land confiscation orders for the construction of the Wall around the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem after most of the sections of the wall in that area, were approved by Menachem Mazuz, the Israeli Attorney General, Israeli sources reported on Wednesday. This section […]

19 Aug
2:49

Army attacks a peaceful procession in Bil’in, 30 injured

August 19, 2005 2:49 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers used excessive forced against a peaceful protest against the Separation Wall in Bil’in, west of Ramallah; 30 protestors were injured; seven international peace activists and four Israelis were detained. Jonathan Pollack, an Israeli activist of Anarchists Against the Wall movement, said that 250 Palestinians, 60 Israeli and 30 International […]

13 Aug
8:18

Eight injured in Bil’in, 35 arrested including Israeli female-soldier

August 13, 2005 8:18 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers attacked a peaceful protest against the Separation Wall in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, and arrested 25 Israeli activists and nine internationals. Eight protestors were injured, including one international who was injured in her head and transferred in a Red Crescent ambulance to a hospital in Ramallah. Two Israeli […]

12 Aug
3:21

Youth seriously injured in Azzoun

August 12, 2005 3:21 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Severe clashes erupted in Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia, after the residents held their Friday prayers in lands east of the village that Israeli is trying to annex. One youth was seriously injured in the head. Israeli soldier fired live ammunition against the protestors, a local source in the village […]

10 Aug
8:49

Soldiers delay ambulance near Qalqilia, patient dies

August 10, 2005 8:49 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli soldiers based at the Separation Wall Gate in Kafer Qaddoum village, near Qalqilia, delayed an ambulance transferring and old man to hospital after sustaining a heart attack, the man died while soldiers where conducting their “security routine checkups”. Resident Ameen Tayyem, 70 years old, suffering a minor heart attack […]

05 Aug
3:38

Five injured, 17 arrested in Anti-wall protest in West Bank

August 5, 2005 3:38 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

At least five civilians have been injured in an anti-wall protest organized by the resident of Bil’in village near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday, Eyewitnesses a Palestinian source reported. The source also said that at least 17 International and Israeli peace activists were arrested in the protest. […]

20 Jul
1:42

Israel to grab more land in Hebron

July 20, 2005 1:42 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli authorities on Wednesday issued two military orders grabbing hundreds of dunams of farmlands near the settlements of Kiryat Arba’ and Kharseena, east of Hebron, in order to construct the Separation Wall in the area. The two orders were handed to the residents, informing them that the army intends to […]

16 Jul
7:31

Switzerland urges Israel to dismantle the wall in future

July 16, 2005 7:31 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Switzerland, in its capacity as guardian of the Geneva Conventions, urged Israel on Friday to promise to dismantle its West Bank separation wall in the future. Swiss Ambassador Peter Maurer, in a report to the U.N. General Assembly, said those who ratified the convention also wanted the Palestinian Authority to […]

10 Jul
12:15

Knesset: ‘Wall will isolate 55.000 residents around Jerusalem’

July 10, 2005 12:15 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli ministers decided during a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that the Separation Wall will cut off 55.000 Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem. Also, the cabinet decided that the construction of the Wall will be completed by September, 1, 2005, leaving Shu’fat refugee camp and Aqab village east of the […]

08 Jul
7:11

17 residents injured west of Ramallah

July 8, 2005 7:11 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Hundreds of residents, Israeli and international peace activists protested against the Separation Wall in the village of Bel’in, west of Ramallah, soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and gas bombs at the protestors; 17 residents were injured. Most of the wounded residents suffocated after inhaling gas, and received first aid, several residents […]

06 Jul
11:21

Mofaz proposes changes on wall route

July 6, 2005 11:21 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

In bid to overcome some legal difficulties that would delay the completion of the West Bank separation wall, Israeli Minister of Defense, Shaul Mofaz proposed some changes on the wall route. The proposed changes, presented to the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for approval, include rerouting the wall in the […]

06 Jul
3:38

Israel to speed up wall construction

July 6, 2005 3:38 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet Wednesday with the heads of the defense establishment to discuss the progress of the separation wall. On Tuesday his Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, ordered the acceleration of the construction of the West Bank barrier, with top priority given to completing the wall around Jerusalem. […]

04 Jul
7:33

Israel to court: Wall not just for security, too expensive to move

July 4, 2005 7:33 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israel has again made fundamental changes in its legal justification for the West Bank separation wall, acknowledging that ‘security’ wasn’t the only consideration in determining  its route and dropping its previous contention that the project is only a temporary expedient. Responding to a petition to the Israeli High Court by the […]

23 Jun
5:02

Youth injured near Salfit

June 23, 2005 5:02 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Thursday evening, Israeli soldiers fired at a group of residents who protested who protested against the bulldozing of their farmlands in order to erect the Separation Wall, on the village of Marda, near the West Bank of Salfit. A local source in Marda reported that soldiers fired rounds of live […]

21 Jun
10:48

Israel admits political motives behind the construction of the Separation Wall

June 21, 2005 10:48 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

For the first time, the Israeli state prosecution argued on Tuesday that the Israeli decision to construct the Separation Wall in Jerusalem area stems from political considerations, in addition to security purposes. Israeli prosecution handed an extended panel of 11 High Court justices who convened on Tuesday, a document which admits […]

18 Jun
9:36

Fighting the wall with gravestones in Bil’in

June 18, 2005 9:36 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Name: Palestinian victim of the Wall Birthplace: Bil’in DOB: Eternity Date of Death: The day the Apartheid Wall is completed Killer: The Occupation Cause of Death: Construction of the Apartheid Wall With these remarks inscribed on gravestones, residents of Bil’in, a village west of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, summarized their […]

17 Jun
10:23

Army to bulldoze hundreds of Dunams near Hebron

June 17, 2005 10:23 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Friday morning,  Israeli military bulldozers started uprooting hundreds of trees which belong to residents of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron. The bulldozing, which was initiated three days ago,  is being carried out in order to construct sections of the separation wall in Hebron. The army started uprooting […]