Category Archives: The Wall

22 Aug
7:56

Israeli Court Approves Well Destruction In Bethlehem

August 22, 2012 7:56 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

An Israeli military court approved, Tuesday, an order issued by the Israeli military demanding a Palestinian farmer from Al-Khader town, near Bethlehem, to demolish an irrigation well under the pretext that it is “close to the Annexation Wall”.Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in […]

18 Jul
1:50

Palestinian Village in Blackout

July 18, 2012 1:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Jenin, News Report, The Wall 0

A Palestinian village which is completely cut off from the West Bank by the illegal Israeli separation barrier has been without electricity for ten days. Mechanics required to repair their only generator require special permission from the Israeli military to enter the enclave.The village of Dhaher al-Malih west of Jenin […]

05 Jul
6:46

Israel Plans to Resume Construction of Annexation Wall in Jerusalem

July 5, 2012 6:46 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

An Israeli army officer revealed plans to resume construction of the annexation wall in Jerusalem in the coming weeks.Israeli army colonel Ofir Hindi, head of the administration responsible for construction of the annexation wall, revealed plans to continue construction on the wall in Jerusalem in the upcoming weeks. Israeli news […]

14 Jun
2:56

Netanyahu Considering Border Fence With Jordan

June 14, 2012 2:56 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, instructed the defense establishment to weigh the possibility of constructing a fortified border fence along the border with Egypt.Talking to the Israeli Radio, Brigadier Gen. Eran Ofir, who heads the military border management project, including the construction project of an advanced security fence along the […]

01 Apr
5:08

Safa Protesters Remove 100 Meters Of Fence Isolating Them From Their Orchards

April 1, 2012 5:08 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

As part of the protests marking the 36th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, and the Global March to Jerusalem, residents of Safa village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, headed to their lands and orchards that were illegally confiscated by Israel, and isolated behind a barbed-wire fence, […]

02 Dec
11:42

Israel Prevents Thirty Farmers From Entering Their Lands

December 2, 2011 11:42 AM Saed Bannoura Jenin, News Report, The Wall 0

The Israeli Authorities prevented on Thursday thirty Palestinian farmers from Anin village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, from entering their lands and orchards isolated behind the Annexation Wall in the area.Local sources reported that soldiers stationed at one of the gates of the separation wall, rejected […]

30 Nov
2:53

Army Uproots Farmlands In Salfit

November 30, 2011 2:53 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Salfit, The Wall 0

Israeli army bulldozers uprooted on Wednesday Palestinian farmlands that belong to resident of Mas-ha town, in the Salfit District in the central West Bank. The soldiers also demolished stables in the area.Resident Hani Amer stated that the army uprooted nearly 100 olive trees that belong to him, in order to […]

03 Oct
8:34

Israeli Bulldozers Level Lands in Al-Walaja Village

October 3, 2011 8:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli bulldozers started to level Palestinian agricultural lands in Al Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported on Monday.Al Walaja Mayor, Saleh Khalifa, stated that a large number of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by army bulldozers, invaded the village last […]

06 Sep
10:58

A Graveyard for Trees

September 6, 2011 10:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, The Wall 0

An apology for writing more frequent than the usual 2-3 messages a week but our hearts broke when we arrived to find that much of the Israeli uprooting of Palestinian olive trees was already done in Al-Walaja today. The old farmer Mohammed Al-Atrash (Abu Wajih) was standing there in shock, […]

05 Sep
10:27

Army Surrounds Bethlehem Village, Uproots Olive Trees

September 5, 2011 10:27 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Local sources reported Monday that Israeli soldiers are currently surrounding the Al Walaja Village, near Bethlehem, and are uprooting dozens of Olive trees in order to construct a section of the illegal Annexation Wall in the area.The soldiers, heavily deployed in the area, declared the village a “closed military zone”, […]

09 Aug
8:14

Israeli government charges police officers with allowing smuggling from West Bank

August 9, 2011 8:14 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

A number of Israeli police officers have been charged with taking bribes to allow truckers to bring smuggled goods from the West Bank into Israel, according to the Israeli Ministry of Justice.According to the indictments, Israeli border police officers would charge bribes of between NIS 1,000 and NIS 2,000 (around […]

02 Jul
9:19

The Day of Victory: Bil’in Celebrates the Removal of the Wall

July 2, 2011 9:19 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Press Release; Friday 1-7-2011- For the first time after nearly seven years of resistance and struggle by the residents of Bil’in, the people of the village and a large number of participants from neighboring villages could hold the Friday prayer on the land that has been retrieved 2 days ago.Also, […]

22 Jun
9:27

Israel Shifts A Section Of the Annexation Wall in Bilin

June 22, 2011 9:27 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

The Israeli army started on Tuesday evening to shift a section of the illegal Annexation Wall built on lands that belong to the residents of Bil’in village, west of the central West bank city of Ramallah.The act came in implementation of a ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court issued on […]

10 May
11:53

Army Starts Wall Construction Around Palestinian Town North of Jerusalem

May 10, 2011 11:53 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

Local sources reported that the Israeli Authorities started the construction of a segment of the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, around Qalandia Palestinian town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.The sources said that several army bulldozers supported by armored military jeeps invaded the area and started leveling Palestinian lands to prepare them […]

07 May
7:18

Extremist Israelis Disrupt Talks for Palestinian Nonviolent Leader In Paris

A group of extremist Israeli youths, members of the outlawed Kach Movement, tried to prevent Palestinian nonviolent resistance leader, Abdullah Abu Rahma, from speaking at a forum in Paris, by creating chaos, acting in a violent way and trying to physically attack him.Abu Rahma, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against […]

07 May
1:00

Local Leader, Mahmoud Zwahre, Arrested At Weekly Protest Against The Wall At Al Masara

May 7, 2011 1:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli troops attacked on Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Troops also attacked similar weekly protests in other parts of the West Bank.The protest was blocked by Israeli soldiers on its way to its […]

18 Mar
3:53

Children Denied Passage Through Wall Gate After Refusing Electronic Body Scan

March 18, 2011 3:53 PM Saed Bannoura Jenin, News Report, The Wall 0

On Wednesday and Thursday, Israeli soldiers stationed at a gate in the Annexation Wall near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, have been demanding that the students undergo electronic scans before they are allowed to walk to school. The children refused and were ordered back home.The incidents took place […]

08 Mar
5:29

Israel Constructs Electric Fence On Egypt Border

March 8, 2011 5:29 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

An Israeli military official based in the southern part of Israel stated Monday that the first stage of the Israeli electric fence on the Israel-Egypt borders will be accomplished soon. Israeli press reported that the Israeli Ministry of the Army had rushed to complete the infrastructure needed to build the […]

11 Jan
10:22

Boycott Roundup: US Tear Gas-maker CSI Urged To Cancel Israel Sales

January 11, 2011 10:22 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

Four activist groups in the US are calling on a tear gas manufacturer to stop providing its products to the Israeli military following the death of Jawaher Abu Rahmah from severe respiratory distress on 1 January 2011 after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli army in the occupied West […]

06 Jan
3:39

Police Raid Homes of Israeli anti-Wall Activists

January 6, 2011 3:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli activists who are involved in protests against the Israeli annexation wall had their homes searched by Israeli police.According to a Ma’an News report, Israeli special police forces attempted to enter and conduct a search of a home in central Tel Aviv, shared by a number of left-wing activists. Activists […]

01 Jan
1:44

Child, Paramedic Wounded By Army Fire During Nabi Saleh Weekly Protest

January 1, 2011 1:44 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

As dozens of residents and international peace activists held their nonviolent weekly protest against the Annexation Wall in Nabi Saleh village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers violently attacked them and fired rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs leading to several injuries.Eyewitnesses reported that soldiers fired dozens […]

15 Nov
11:00

Israeli Deputy PM: Wall Should Become Official Border For Israel

November 15, 2010 11:00 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Verifying the fears that Palestinians have voiced for years (which have constantly been denied by Israel), Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor told an interviewer with Ha’aretz newspaper that Israel plans to use the Wall constructed inside the West Bank as the official border of the state of Israel.Since its creation […]

23 Oct
2:17

15 Injured; Homes Burned by Israeli troops in attack on Nabi Saleh Protest

October 23, 2010 2:17 AM IMEMC News News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

On Friday, at least 15 civilians were injured and three homes were burned by the Israeli military during the weekly anti wall protest in the village of Nabi Saleh in West Bank, according to reporters on the scene with PNN (Palestinian News Agency).Dozens of local residents, along with Israeli and […]

23 Oct
2:00

Three Civilians Injured in Bil’in Anti Wall Protest

October 23, 2010 2:00 AM IMEMC News News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

The weekly non-violent anti-wall protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in ended with two adults and one child injured by Israeli forces, who attacked the protesters with so-called ‘non-lethal weapons’.Like every Friday, Israeli and international supporters joined villagers after the midday prayers at the local mosque, and headed toward […]

09 Oct
12:57

Two Journalists Wounded In The Weekly Non-violent Protest In Bil’in

October 9, 2010 12:57 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Two journalists were wounded and dozens suffered effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly non-violent demonstration in the village of Bil’in on Friday.This week’s action was dedicated to the olive harvest season, and the residents of Bil’in were joined by international and Israeli supporters. Protestors waved Palestinian flags and […]

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 […]