Category Archives: Types

25 Feb
1:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, two young men in Palestinian men, near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds and flares in the area. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, […]

25 Feb
12:40

Army Injures One Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli invaded, Saturday, Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and attacked nonviolent protesters, wounding a young man. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers used live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs against the protesters. He […]

25 Feb
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after several army vehicles invaded it, when locals stopped an attack by colonialist settlers. Media sources in Nablus said dozens of Palestinians took off to the street, protesting the military […]

24 Feb
8:36

24 Years since Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre in Hebron

Hebron marks, on Sunday, 24 years since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre took place, when an Israeli settler opened fire at Muslims observing the dawn prayers on a Ramadan morning, killing 29 worshippers and injuring 150 others before he was caught and killed by the crowds. The settler, an American-Israeli physician […]

24 Feb
8:22

UN says Food Aid for Palestinian Refugees May End Soon (VIDEO)

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. There are growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and its potential to prompt conflict with Israel. […]

24 Feb
8:16

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the “increasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

23 Feb
6:55

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy […]

23 Feb
6:39

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

23 Feb
6:34

South African Sci Tech Minister Calls for Severing Ties with Israel

On Tuesday, South African Minister for Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, called on the ruling ANC party to severe diplomatic ties, during a parliamentary session which followed the President’s state of union address, last Friday. Pandor stated that South Africa should cut ties, ‘given the absence of genuine initiatives by […]

23 Feb
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, causing scores of injuries, as the protesters held their weekly processions against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and for the twelfth consecutive week, marched against the illegal U.S. […]

23 Feb
3:52

Israeli Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian protesters on their lands, near the border fence along the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip, and shot five with live fire. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two Palestinians near Nahal Oz military base, east of Gaza city, before local medics rushed them […]

23 Feb
3:25

Army Injures Three Palestinians Near Nablus

February 23, 2018 3:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two young Palestinian men, and caused at least one to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, at the main entrance of Beita town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Red Crescent in Nablus said the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated […]

23 Feb
2:32

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot three Palestinians, including one child. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the procession started from the center of the town, before […]

23 Feb
11:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child in addition to the father and the wife of a political prisoner, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers searched a few homes, interrogated Palestinians, and abducted Mohammad Shalabi. Many army jeeps […]

23 Feb
7:40

Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

February 23, 2018 7:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child with a gas bomb in his head, in Deir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the child, identified as Saleh Mahmoud Tamimi, only 10 years of age, and added that he was shot with […]

22 Feb
9:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

22 Feb
9:28

Update: Man Violently Beaten by Israeli Soldiers Hours before His Death (VIDEO)

The Palestinian Prisoners Society, on Thursday morning, said that Israeli authorities informed the family of Yassim Al-Saradih (33) of his death, hours after he was taken form his home the same day. The family assured that Yassin was violently beaten during the seizure, and that he did not suffer from […]

22 Feb
9:04

Amnesty International: Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” […]

22 Feb
8:45

Settlers Attack Palestinians near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian vehicles near the town of Silat al-Zohor, to the south of West Bank city Jenin, and shouted anti-Arab slogans. Witnesses confirmed that settlers deployed near the settlement of “Homesh”, and attacked the vehicles of citizens and threw stones, amid racial chants. They pointed out, […]

22 Feb
8:34

Palestinians Kept Indoors as Jewish Settlers Storm West Bank Village

The Israeli army forced Palestinians, in the village Kufl Haris, near Salfit, in the north of the West Bank, to stay indoors on Wednesday night, to make it possible for Jewish extremists to storm the village and perform rituals there, according to residents. They told WAFA that the army raided […]

22 Feb
8:23

US Delegation Evacuated after Ramallah Protest (VIDEO)

An American delegation, on Thursday afternoon, was evacuated from a research center in Ramallah following a protest took place outside of the center to protest the visit. The protest was carried out by a group of  activists who raised the Palestinian flag and held banners saying that “the US is […]

22 Feb
2:42

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units On Palestinian Lands

February 22, 2018 2:42 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem approved, Thursday, the construction of 3000 new colonialist units, near Gilo illegal colony, south of Jerusalem. The targeted lands, which Israel is planning to build the new units on, are largely privately-owned by the Palestinians. The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who also heads the […]

22 Feb
1:41

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jericho

February 22, 2018 1:41 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in the center of Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank, after shooting and repeatedly assaulting him. The Palestinian, identified as Yassin Omar Saradeeh, 33, heard a commotion at his uncle’s house, and rushed to see what was going […]

22 Feb
1:00

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

22 Feb
12:53

Army Abducts Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Thursday at dawn, twenty Palestinians during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Wajeeh Zoheir Awwad, 25, from his home in […]

22 Feb
3:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man, and assaulted another, after the army invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers gathered at the main entrance of the town, and attacked Palestinian protesters with live fire, rubber-coated […]

21 Feb
11:03

No Food or Blankets for Palestinian Detainees at Etzion

February 21, 2018 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners held in Israel’s Etzion Prison have been given only one very small meal and one blanket, each, during the cold winter months, a report revealed on Tuesday. According to the PLO’s Committee of Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the meal consists of a small cup of yogurt and a […]

21 Feb
10:55

New Settlement Under Construction near Nablus

Israeli settlers began, on Wednesday morning, building a new settlement to the south of Nablus, in the occupied northern West Bank, a settlement that was recognized as a substitute for the outpost Amona, which was evacuated last year. According to Al Ray, settlers brought many residential caravans to the outpost […]

21 Feb
10:46

Settlers Attack Palestinian Shepherd, Slaughter Sheep

Jewish Israeli settlers attacked and slaughtered, on Wednesday, 10 sheep belonging to a Palestinian herder in the Nablus area village of Einabus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that settlers from Yitzhar attacked the herder and […]

21 Feb
10:40

Mobiles Homes Installed in West Bank Settlement

On Wednesday morning, the Israeli company “Kelvon” began installing mobile homes at the work site of the new “Amihai” settlement, on the lands of Jalud village, in Nablus governorate. Ghassan Douglass, who is responsible for the settlement files in the northern West Bank,  said that the southern area of ​​the village […]

21 Feb
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home, Hair Saloon And A Barn, In Jerusalem

February 21, 2018 1:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian home, hair salon and a barn, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army alleged they were built without permits, yet, the families did not receive prior warnings. Many army jeeps and bulldozers, in addition to police officers and workers of the City […]

21 Feb
1:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Teens And A Journalist, Injure Many, Near Ramallah

February 21, 2018 1:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, two Palestinian teenage boys, and a journalist, after the army attacked dozens of protesters near Ofer military base and prison, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, who […]

21 Feb
11:32

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, twenty-one Palestinians, including a father and two of his children, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: Ahmad Bassem Hamed, 20, Ramallah. Mahmoud Mohammad Jom’a, 21, Ramallah. Jihad Nidal […]

21 Feb
10:27

Soldiers Abduct A Child In A Medical Center In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian medical center run by the Health Work Committee, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a child. The Health Work Committee said the soldiers broke into their center, in the southern area […]

21 Feb
9:49

Army Abducts One Palestinian In Qalqilia, Two Near Jenin

February 21, 2018 9:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Qalqilia, and two others in Qabatia town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in […]

21 Feb
9:21

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Nablus, One In Hebron

February 21, 2018 9:21 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and one in Hebron, in southern West Bank. The PPS office in Nablus said dozens of soldiers invaded and searched homes in several neighborhoods in […]

21 Feb
9:02

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In Gaza Last Friday

February 21, 2018 9:02 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Medical sources have confirmed that a Palestinian teen, 19 years of age, died on Wednesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered last Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian protesters east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Palestinian, Ahmad Mohammad Abed-Rabbo Abu Hilo, 19, from the […]

21 Feb
8:41

Israel Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Children, In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including children and a former political prisoner, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting the eight Palestinians. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: Ebada Najeeb, […]

21 Feb
2:48

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem

February 21, 2018 2:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-‘Isawiya, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) that […]

20 Feb
7:22

Gaza Fishermen Targeted in Sudaneya Sea

The Israeli navy opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaneya Sea, northwest of Gaza City. Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire towards the fishermen, according to Al Ray. No injuries or damages were reported.  However, the men were forced to get out of the sea, for […]

20 Feb
7:15

Abbas Proposes Peace Plan to UN Security Council

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, proposed a peace plan at the United Nations Security Council that tackles core issues, which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades. Abbas said, in his highly anticipated speech in front of the UN Security Council, that the plan calls for holding […]

20 Feb
7:07

Egypt and Israel Sign $15 Billion Gas Deal

Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean will soon be providing gas exports to Egypt as a part of a 10-year, $15 billion deal announced on Monday. According to the PNN, Israeli gas excavation companies Delek Drilling and Noble Energy will export roughly seven-billion cubic-meters of gas annually from drilling platforms […]

20 Feb
11:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage boy from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and a young man in Birzeit, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Hizma town, before the soldiers broke into many homes, after smashing their doors, and conducted […]

20 Feb
10:37

Army Abducts Two Palestinians From Bethlehem And One From Jenin

February 20, 2018 10:37 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening and at night, and on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinians from Bethlehem, and one from Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, […]

20 Feb
9:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron, Confiscate Car

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many homes in Hebron city, in addition to Halhoul, Yatta and Doura towns, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted three Palestinians, and confiscated a car. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes belonging to the […]

20 Feb
12:05

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects of Teargas Inhalation Near Jenin

February 20, 2018 12:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Medical sources in Jenin, in northern West Bank, have reported that many Palestinians suffered, on Monday evening, the severe effects of teargas inhalation in Barta’a town, west of Jenin, after Israeli soldiers invaded it. Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers invaded the town from several directions, and drove around its streets […]

19 Feb
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian political prisoners, held at the Ofer Israeli prison, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and moved 120 detainees to Nitzan prison in Ramla. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority invaded Section 11 in Ofer […]

19 Feb
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Invade Village Near Ramallah, Shoot a Child

February 19, 2018 10:54 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the al-Janiya village, northwest of the central West bank city of Ramallah, and attacked Palestinian protestors before shooting a child who was in his home’s balcony. Medical sources said the child was shot with a live round in his thigh was he was standing […]

19 Feb
10:08

Palestinian Recounts Brutal Israeli Dog Attack: ‘I bled for two and a half hours.’ (VIDEO)

This is a long-standing policy used by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, says Max Blumenthal. Mabruk Jarrar, a 39-year-old schoolteacher, was savagely mauled by Israeli military dog during a raid on his home in the occupied West Bank. Here, he recounts his horrific experience. While Israeli occupation authorities insist that this […]

19 Feb
9:51

Shuhada Kindergarten Stands in Solidarity with Child Prisoners

Cordoba Checkpoint from the stairs accessing Cordoba School and the Shuhada St Kindergarten. Human Rights Defenders organised a solidarity campaign with Palestinian Child prisoners at the Shuhada St. Kindergarten, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The kindergarten is close to the Cordoba school in the H2 Israeli controlled area of al […]

19 Feb
9:37

Over 125,000 Units Needed to Overcome Gaza Housing Crisis

Palestinian Minister of Housing Mufid al-Hasayneh said that the Gaza Strip currently needs 102,000 new housing units to overcome the housing crisis, as well as the reconstruction of 24,000 existing units. In a press statement, Al-Hasayneh said that more than 70% of families are in need, as their own financial […]

19 Feb
9:30

PLO Official: “Tel Aviv Provides Allowances to Israelis Who Killed Palestinians”

February 19, 2018 9:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

“The Israeli government provides monthly allowances to terrorists who killed Palestinians,” Tayseer Khalid, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Monday. Khalid was responding to an Israeli ministerial committee that approved deducting the allowances the Palestinian Authority (PA) allocates for families of prisoners and […]

19 Feb
9:11

B’Tselem Report: Israeli Army Releasing Dutch Attack Dogs on Palestinian Civilians

A report by the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem said that the Israeli army has been illegally using force following the killing of an Israeli rabbi last month, during Israeli raids on the West Bank. The report noted that Israeli use of Dutch army dogs caused the injury of three Palestinians, […]

19 Feb
12:00

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Monday, nineteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. It added that many of the […]

19 Feb
10:53

Israeli Colonizers Injure Young Man In Jerusalem; Court Punishes Him And Two Who Treated Him

The family of a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem has reported, Monday, that their son suffered moderate wounds, last Wednesday, when a group of extremist Israeli colonizers attacked him as he was leaving al-Aqsa Mosque. Maysoon al-Moghrabi said that her son, Mustafa Ibrahim al-Moghrabi, 20, was attacked by a […]

19 Feb
7:32

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Palestinian Land In Rafah

February 19, 2018 7:32 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into a Palestinian agricultural land, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli war jets carried out more than ten air strikes into lands in the an-Nahda neighborhood, in […]

18 Feb
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jenin, Salfit And Jerusalem, Briefly Detain 14 In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, one Palestinian near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, three others north of Salfit, in central West Bank, and a young woman in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to briefly detaining fourteen others in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said […]

18 Feb
9:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least seven Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the soldiers invaded and searched many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and nearby communities, and abducted […]

18 Feb
7:10

PCHR: “Without Posing Any Threat to Soldiers’ Life, Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Children and Wound 2 Others in Southern Gaza Strip”

February 18, 2018 7:10 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

 In a new war crime and without any justification or reason endangering soldiers’ life, on Saturday afternoon, 17 February 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 2 others after the Israeli forces fired artillery shells at them near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of […]

18 Feb
6:29

Israel’s Latest Attempts to Alter Geopolitical Realities in Jerusalem

by Zena Agha on February 18, 2018 Since 1967, Israel has sought to limit Palestinian power, ownership, and habitation in the Jerusalem area on the one hand, and increase Jewish-Israeli presence and control on the other. While Jerusalem remains the only Palestinian territory illegally annexed by Israel since 1967, the nationalist right wing […]

18 Feb
6:12

Al Mezan Briefing Paper: Effects of Aerial Spraying on Farmlands in the Gaza Strip

The subject of this briefing paper is the chemical spraying of farmlands, by Israeli forces, in the conflict-stricken Gaza Strip. The practice affects the livelihood and right to food of the population, while potentially harming Gaza’s fragile environment and decaying infrastructure. Despite the evident impact on the population’s human rights, […]

18 Feb
6:01

Two Gaza Youth Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Two Palestinian youth, both aged 17, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the two Palestinians, identified as Salem Mohammad Suleiman Sabbah, 17, and ‘Abdullah Ayman Salim Irmeilat, 15,. Both of […]

18 Feb
5:53

Dozens of Settlers Intrude on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli special forces and rapid intervention troops, continued on Wednesday morning with ritual intrusions into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Moroccan gate. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli police opened the gate at 7:30 am, in preparation for the […]

18 Feb
5:38

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Driver near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Sunday assaulted a Palestinian bus driver who works for the Israeli transportation company Egged, near Hebron, in the southern West Bank, local sources said. WAFA correspondence said that the driver, identified as Salah Abu Jamal, from occupied East Jerusalem, was severely beaten by fanatic settlers near illegal […]

18 Feb
5:32

Lieberman Warns of Continued Violence in Gaza

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Israeli aggression in Gaza while continue so long as ‘the score remains unsettled,’ according to a Sunday interview with Ynet. Lieberman’s warning was issued in response to an explosion along the Israel-Gaza border that wounded 4 IOF soldiers, two of which were […]

17 Feb
9:26

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

17 Feb
9:24

Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near The Gaza Border

The Israeli army has reported that four of its soldiers were injured, including two who suffered serious wounds, Saturday, after an explosive device detonated near them, close to the border fence in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The army said that two of the wounded soldiers suffered […]

17 Feb
9:17

VIDEO: Israel Makes Palestine One of Most Dangerous Places for Children

by Bernard Smith, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine One of the most dangerous places in the world for children is the occupied West Bank, where, in the last year, 14 Palestinian children have been killed and almost 1,000 others injured by Israeli forces. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Ramallah. 02/07/18 Palestinian Boy […]

17 Feb
9:06

Watchtower Checkpoint Completed at Damascus Gate

February 17, 2018 9:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli authorities have completed the construction of a watchtower checkpoint at the entrance of Damascus Gate, the main gate into the Muslim Quarter of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. The watchtower checkpoint is one of three which Israel began to install last month, drawing criticism from Palestinian residents of the […]

17 Feb
8:57

Israeli Army Bombs Location near Khan Younis

Israeli artillery bombed, with missiles, a location to the east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said Israeli armored tanks and artillery stationed at the borderline to the east of Abasan town, east of Khan Younes, bombed a location with missiles and […]

17 Feb
5:01

Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In al-Biereh

February 17, 2018 5:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, three Palestinians with the Toto expanding bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked dozens of protesters, in al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh. The soldiers shot three Palestinians with the Toto […]

17 Feb
4:06

Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, eight Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and one child in the northern part of Qalqilia city, after the army assaulted dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation […]

16 Feb
8:05

Israeli Soldiers Injure 23 Palestinians In Gaza

Israel soldiers injured, Friday, twenty-three Palestinians, including some who were shot with live rounds, after the army, stationed across the border fence, attacked protesters, who marched in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and behind sand hills near Nahal Oz base across the border […]

16 Feb
6:40

Children Traumatized When Israeli Soldiers Raid Schools

02/12/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team This Sunday, 6 Israeli military jeeps with soldiers entered the village of Hares, southwest of Nablus, in order to raid three schools filled with kids of all ages. Around 10 AM about 20 Israeli soldiers tried to enter the school yards of […]

16 Feb
3:36

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started from the center of the village, heading towards the illegal Annexation Wall near Abu Lemon area. Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by […]

16 Feb
2:32

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many, including one child. The Palestinians nonviolently marched in Sbeih Mountain, south of the city, protesting a new illegal colonialist outpost, which was recently installed by Israeli […]

16 Feb
2:14

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct A Teen, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, and abducted a teenage boy, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. The procession, which was organized by “Dismantle the Hebron Ghetto” campaign, was carried out demanding the removal of Israeli colonizers, living in […]

16 Feb
1:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, one Palestinian with live fire, and another with a gas bomb in his face, in addition causing dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against dozens of residents who marched in the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya […]

16 Feb
1:12

Army Injures Twenty-Five Palestinians, Abducts One, Near Nablus

February 16, 2018 1:12 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday at dawn, seven Palestinians, including one with live fire, caused at least eighteen others to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted one in Nablus, in northern West Bank. Several armored military vehicles invaded the city from many directions, and fired dozens of […]

16 Feb
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees Near Nablus, Injure Many

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinians, who were planting olive trees in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many of them. Fuad Ma’ali, the head of Beita Local Council, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the Palestinians, and […]

16 Feb
8:21

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian Teen Near Jenin

Several extremist Israeli colonizers attacked, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near the al-Fandaqumiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The teen, identified as Eyad Abdul-Rahman Salama, 16, was picnicking with his friends in the mountains of Sielet ath-Thaher town, west of Jenin when the […]

16 Feb
6:32

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

15 Feb
8:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 February, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt, as 43 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 26 of them […]

15 Feb
8:23

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

15 Feb
8:12

Over 10 Million Indian Women Demand Freedom For Ahed Tamimi, Endorse BDS

As Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenaged girl enduring unjust detention in an Israeli prison, began her trial this week, major organizations from the Indian women’s movement, representing over 10 million Indian women, demand her release alongside all Palestinian child prisoners. These organizations have also heeded the call by Palestinian women to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, […]

15 Feb
7:56

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on Thursday morning, as they were working off the coast of the central and northern Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency sources added that no injuries were reported. The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) issued this week its annual report […]

15 Feb
7:50

Israeli Forces Violently Disperse Palestinian Olive Tree Planting Event

Israeli soldiers, on Monday, assaulted a number of Palestinians who took part in an olive tree planting event in the town of Beita, south of Nablus, said local sources. Head of the Beita Municipality, Fuad Ma’ali, told WAFA that Israeli forces suppressed Palestinians participating in an event to plant olive […]

15 Feb
7:42

Tillerson Says US Mideast ‘Peace Plan’ Fairly Well Advanced

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday, during a visit to Jordan., that his administration has a fairly well advanced Middle East peace plan that has been under development for a number of months.   The United States threw the Arab and Muslim world into a rage, in […]

15 Feb
7:32

Bethlehem: Israel to Open Settler Road, Build New Housing Units

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly approved the construction of a settlement road, and the establishment of housing units on land in the towns of Beit Jala and  Al Khader, in the Bethlehem governorate. According to WAFA, Israeli reports said the Israeli government approved the construction of a settlement road, extending […]

15 Feb
11:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians, Injure Two, In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes, and injured two others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers surround and invaded Deir Abu Mashal village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and violently searched many homes […]

15 Feb
5:00

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel Must Safeguard Jewish Majority at Expense of Human Rights

Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to […]

15 Feb
2:41

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that a young Palestinian man suffered serious wounds after being attacked by extremist Israeli colonists, while leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) rushed to the mosque and provided the young man with the urgently […]

14 Feb
6:30

Celebrities Speak Out for Ahed Tamimi

Celebrities and civil rights figures declared their support for imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, 17, who was detained by Israeli forces on December 15, after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier who broke into her house in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah, went viral. A number of high-profile […]

14 Feb
6:15

Israeli Police Recommend Indictment for Netanyahu Corruption Charges

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Israeli police have recommended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud and corruption after months of investigation. Netanyahu, who has held office since 2009, stands accused of accepting gifts in exchange for preferential treatment and political favors as well […]

14 Feb
11:24

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonizers attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinian homes in Asira al-Qibliyya town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from […]

14 Feb
10:37

Army Abducts 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 28 Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes, across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

14 Feb
2:12

Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian Man In Northern Plains

Several extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Tuesday, a Palestinian man in Um al-Firan area, in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley, causing various cuts and bruises. Hamza Zubeidat, the coordinator of the Development Work in the Jordan Valley, said the Israeli assailants surrounded and assaulted Bassam Zubeidat, 39, causing various cuts and […]

13 Feb
8:06

Palestinian Shot while Others Teargassed in Nablus

A Palestinian, Tuesday, was shot and injured with live ammunition while three others suffocated during confrontations which broke out with Israeli forces in the town of Salem, east of Nablus, said medical sources. Ahmad Jibril, Head of the Palestinian Red Crescent emergency department, told WAFA that an unidentified Palestinian was […]

13 Feb
7:54

VIDEO: Palestinian Children Speak of Abuse under Israeli Custody

Palestinian children who had been detained by Israeli occupation forces say that they were beaten and humiliated inside Israeli prisons, according to Days of Palestine. Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) is concerned that Israeli military arrests are not only violent, but that children often lack proper legal representation […]

13 Feb
7:40

Al Mezan: 10 Gaza Fishermen Detained, 5 Injured since Beginning of 2018

February 13, 2018 7:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Since the beginning of 2018, Israeli occupation forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip 36 times, detaining 10, injuring 5 and seizing 3 fishing boats, Al Mezan Center For Human Rights said Sunday, in a statement.   In their report, the center pointed out systematic Israeli […]