Category Archives: Human interest

18 Jun

Sympathy With Murdered British MP Jo Cox Must Not Cover Over Criminal Foreign Policy (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The fatal shooting and stabbing of British MP Joe Cox on Thursday, outside Birstall library in North Yorkshire, shocked members of all parties in the UK. Jo Cox was as good at stirring up controversy as she was at creating cross-party consensus. Jo Cox during her […]

17 Jun

RIP Jo Cox

17th June 2016 | Jo Cox  Jo Cox, a devoted compassionate friend of Palestine, refugees and immigrants, an advocate for the plight of Syrian and Yeminite civilians, a genuine working class hero and a mother of two, was murdered today on her way to a constituency meeting. Jo Cox on […]

16 Jun

“Happiness is a Concrete House”

Ramallah, May 16, 2016—Thousands of Gazans took to the streets on May 15, to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” which marks 68 years of Palestinian displacement and dispossession, at a time when “home” is a particularly heavy word. Since Israel’s 50-day strike on Gaza nearly two years ago, many Palestinian […]

14 Jun

Irish Support of Boycott Welcomed by Human Rights Campaigners

In an open letter, published in today’s Irish Times and Irish Independent, thirteen of Ireland’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and sports stars have called on the Irish government to join them in supporting the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The statement has been welcomed by […]

14 Jun

Birzeit Remains 1st in Palestine, Enters Top 50 Arab Universities in QS Rankings

Birzeit University retains its title as Palestine’s best university, while rises eleven places to hurtle the 50th spot in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s rankings this year. The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. This year’s rankings included 350 best universities […]

13 Jun

Guidebook to Gaza Wildflowers

A Palestinian from Gaza city has released a guide on wild flowers growing in the Gaza Strip. Researcher Ayman Dardounah says, according to Al Ray, that his guidebook includes photos of around 80 varieties of wild flowers growing in random places throughout Gaza. He has included the scientific name for each kind. […]

08 Jun

USS Liberty Remembered (VIDEO)

Official statement from ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty(AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered […]

06 Jun

VIDEO: Aqil Srour, In Memory of a Hero from Ni’lin

International Solidarity Movement, Al Khalil Team 7 years ago today, Aqil Srour was murdered by an Israeli sniper in the occupied West Bank village of Ni’lin, near Ramallah. He was shot straight in the heart when coming to the rescue of a 16-year old boy who was also shot with […]

01 May

Photos: Palestinian Orthodox Christians Mark Bright Saturday

Palestinian orthodox Christians celebrated today the Bright Saturday or know as Holy Saturday in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza marking the start of Easter. IMEMC camera visited the town of Beit Sahour near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and captured some of the celebrations.

19 Apr

Five Year Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni

18th April 2016, International Solidarity Movement Last Thursday, 14th April, marked four years since the disappearance of Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza, under the Israeli blockade. According to subsequent statements and investigations carried out by Hamas, ISM activist Vittorio’s body was discovered the following day, having been kidnapped and executed by […]

17 Apr

Poetic Injustice: Free Dareen Tatour!

Dareen Tatour, 33, a Palestinian poet, photographer and activist was arrested at her home in Oct. 2015. They didn’t have a search order or a warrant. This article was originally published on Free Haifa At 3:00am before dawn, on October 10, 2015, patrol cars from Nazareth police, escorted by a unit […]

09 Apr

Deir Yassin Massacre

Today, Saturday, is the sixty-eighth anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre committed by the Ergun and Stern Zionist terrorist organizations against this village in 1948, killing 250-360 Palestinian in cold blood, after the two groups invaded the village of 750 inhabitants. By the time the villagers realized the intensity of the […]

06 Apr

Press Release: The 7th Annual Conference of “ Struggles for Freedom”

In the 7th Annual Conference of “ Struggles for Freedom”:A Comparative Approach Discusses Liberation Movements Resistance History Dimensions of the Palestinian, Indigenous and third world liberation struggles and resistance were marked in the 7th annual conference of “ Struggles for Freedom” organized by the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit […]

Yes Theatre
04 Apr

Yes Theatre: Resisting Occupation Through Theatre and Socially Engaged Art Practice

by: International Solidarity Movement The Yes Theatre, in Al-Khalil (Hebron), works with dedication, for a brighter future for the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank through a diverse set of cultural activities.

March for Autistic Kids (image from Al Ray)
04 Apr

Jerusalem Marches for Autistic Children

April 4, 2016 5:43 AM admin Human interest, Human rights, Jerusalem 0

Dozens of autistic children and their families in occupied Jerusalem participated, on Saturday, in a march organized by the Jerusalem Society for Autistic Children, with the support of the United Nations Development Project and Islamic Bank, on the International Day for Autistic Children.

30 Mar

Youth Against Apartheid

March 30, 2016 8:16 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Human rights 0

On Sunday, the new team of Youth Against Apartheid was honored to meet with each other for the first time. 03/29/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team The wonderful youth of al-Khalil city (Hebron) who have dedicated their time during the past few years doing voluntary work and activities […]

25 Mar

Lebanese Creativity Award Winner Donates Award to Birzeit University

Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, winner of the prestigious Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity 2016, donated his $25,000 award to Birzeit University.Khoury was cited both for his large and diverse literary output and for his attention to Palestine, which has been a cornerstone of his writing and activism. University president Abdel […]

23 Mar

Jamal, Steadfastness and a Death

Jamal is younger than I am but he doesn’t look it. He is always there, as are all the storekeepers in the souk and he always greets us, as does nearly everybody (walking down the souk when it is open can be a slow business). We walk through the souk […]

23 Mar

From the Spring to the Valley, Ain Samia to Wadi Auja

March 23, 2016 3:37 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Even for the more experienced trekker, a hike from Ain Samia to Wadi Auja, is long and challenging, yet will prove to be rewarding. Ain Samia, is located on the eastern plains of Kafr Malk of the Nablus region, and is one of the most beautiful areas of the West […]

17 Mar


This is the first time in which I could sit behind the computer and write about the tragic murder of Rachel. Since that happened many of us at the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) have lived through really hard times. What added to my sadness and grief is being the one […]

17 Mar

Wadi Qelt and St. George Monastery

Another breathtaking hike through nature, flora and fauna is that through Wadi Qelt. The hiker can only traverse Wadi Qelt from west to east, walking in its deep gorge. Since ancient times, this route has been used by people to travel from Jericho to Jerusalem. Today, it is being used […]

17 Mar

March 16th: Anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie

March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, […]

13 Mar

The Anniversary of Tristan Anderson and the Ongoing Struggle (VIDEO)

On the 13th of March, 2009, at around 4:30pm, Tristan Anderson, an ISM volunteer from the US, was critically wounded by the occupying Israeli forces while peacefully demonstrating against the ongoing occupation of the West Bank village of Ni’lin. 03/13/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The wounds he […]

13 Mar

Palestine Today TV Closed by Israel – Website Blocked

The Palestine Journalists’ Syndicate strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Palestine Today TV after a raid on Friday. The TV channel’s website appears, moreover, to have been subject to a cyber-attack as internet security software flags its website as dangerous. The head of the TV channel, one journalist and a broadcast […]

09 Mar

BZU is a Front Runner in the Quality of Publications in Palestine

Birzeit University’s position as one of Palestine’s leading research universities has been solidified by the results of a recent study produced by the university’s Graduate Studies Faculty. The university has the best reputation for research among Palestinian universities, in terms of the numbers of its scientific publications, records of citations, […]

05 Mar

A Moment That Changed Me: Carrying Out Kidney Transplants in Gaza

It is only a 20-minute walk, but crossing no-man’s-land at the Erez border control changes everything. Entering Gaza feels like gaining access to a state penitentiary; there are guards, automatic weapons, dogs, gates and the infamous wall, designed to keep the 1.85 million Gazans in, and everything else out. Israel […]

03 Mar

Apartheid Week: BDS Demonstration at Bethlehem Wall

On the occasion of Israeli Apartheid Week, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Wednesday, held a standing demonstration calling for the boycott of Israeli products, near the Israeli separation wall to the north of Bethlehem, also called the Apartheid Wall.The demonstration took place under the military tower situated in […]

02 Mar

Israel’s Silent War on the Children of Palestine

March 2, 2016 12:03 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Human rights 0

Fortunately, much of the world is now fully aware of Israel’s apartheid wall and the zionist state’s grotesque, illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories that it represents. 02/29/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team But, few are aware of the endless number of other apartheid structures scattered throughout Palestine […]

01 Mar

Mar Saba – Saint Saba

A short drive from Bethlehem can take you to one of the most beautiful desert monasteries in the Holy Land. The Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Saba, Mar Saba in Arabic, was founded on the cliffs of the Kidron Valley by Saint Saba of Cappadocia in 483 AD. After that, […]

28 Feb

“Ave Maria” Nominated to the Oscars (Trailer)

Basil Khalil, a Palestinian-British filmmaker born to a Palestinian father and English mother, in Nazareth, cannot contain his enthusiasm about his first professional filmshort comedy being nominated for the 88th annual Oscar awards.The British-Palestinian is the director of short film ‘Ave Maria.’ In an interview with Reuters Arabic, Khalil considered […]

25 Feb

Bani Naim via the Jerusalem Wilderness

February 25, 2016 2:08 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

If you have never walked through a desert, this is a great time of the year to do so! Weather conditions are mild – perfect for a hike from the Jerusalem Wilderness to the mountainous region of Bani Naim.The Rashayda Desert is south of Bethlehem, where you will come across […]

24 Feb

Berlin Film Festival: Israeli Government is ‘Fascist’, Says Israeli Winner

February 24, 2016 2:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, International 0

Israeli film-director Udi Aloni, who won the top audience at Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, has labelled the Israeli government “fascist”, and has urged Germany to cease its military support to Israel.At a Q&A session about his award-winning film Junction 48 hours before being presented with the Panorama Audience Award […]

19 Feb

VIDEO: Algeria Celebrates Palestinian Goal in Their Own Net

The Algerian and Palestinian football teams, on Wednesday, held a historical friendly match that made an exception to the rule, where Algerian fans cheered for the Palestinian team, and Palestinian fans cheered for the Algerian team.The match, held at the 5 July Stadium in Algeria city, ended with Palestine winning […]

19 Feb

11 Years of Peaceful Resistance in Bil’in

On Friday, February 19th, residents of the village of Bil’in will march to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the beginning of the weekly protest against occupation. 02/18/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The small village of inhabitants has for over a decade united Palestinians and internationals to support […]

17 Feb

VIDEO: Palestinian Teacher One of World’s Top 10

February 17, 2016 11:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hanan Al-Hroub, a primary class teacher who grew up in Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem, has been shortlisted to the top 10 international teachers nominated for the one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize, organised by the Varkey Foundation.Hanan was named amongst nine other teachers from countries all over the world […]

16 Feb

Experience the Reshayda Desert Sunset!

February 16, 2016 1:20 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Can you imagine watching the sun setting as you look over the Dead Sea and the Jordan mountains in the distance? The Reshayda Desert has a lot to offer the adventure traveler.It is a place in the middle of the Jerusalem wilderness, south of Bethlehem, where one can take jeep […]

16 Feb

ISM Calls for Internationals to Volunteer in Palestine

Today, Palestinians are facing an enormous amount of pressure in their lives due to the growing violence of Israeli forces. 02/15/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine They face restrictions of movement, daily harassment, intimidation and attacks at hands of Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers. ISM is a […]

14 Feb

Children in Closed Military Zone Enjoy Day of Fun Under the Shadow of Occupation

February 14, 2016 2:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

On February 13th, 2016, Youth Against Settlements in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) organised a children’s activity in front of Shuhada Street checkpoint.02/13/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Around 50 children from the neighbourhoods located on the H2 (entirely Israeli military-controlled) side of the checkpoint – Tel Rumeida and the […]

13 Feb

Teen Detainee Used as Human Shield by Israeli Forces

February 13, 2016 4:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Human rights, Nablus 0

According to Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), Israeli soldiers took Ahmad Q., 17, from his home and compelled him, at gunpoint, to act as a human shield during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, on January 12.DCIP reports that, at around 3:30 a.m., Palestinian youth threw stones at […]

13 Feb

The Deadly Logic of Palestinian Hunger Strikes

February 13, 2016 3:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

‘When you feel that all the doors are sealed, and you stand there humiliated and alone, knowing in advance that the court system is a charade, one is left with no other option but a hunger strike.” These are the words of Mohammad Allan, a former Palestinian hunger striker, during […]

11 Feb

Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria Seek Home in Gaza

Palestinian refugee Heesham Ahmed El Khoranin and his family have already survived two Israeli assaults against the Gaza Strip, since he returned after fleeing from Syria in 2011.02/11/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team Heesham grandparents were born in Masmiya, 42km north of Gaza, one of the many villages […]

09 Feb

HCEF: Bringing Together Hundreds of Palestinians from the Diaspora

February 9, 2016 1:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, International 0

The Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is now prepping for the National Conference for the Palestinian youth in the Diaspora, as part of the Know Thy Heritage program that is taking place for the fifth consecutive year, now.CEO and Founder of HCEF, Sir Rateb Rabie, told PNN that this year’s […]

08 Feb

Webometrics Ranks Birzeit University as the Top Palestinian University & 31st across the Arab World

February 8, 2016 11:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, West Bank 0

Based on the volume of scientific material posted on the internet; the excellence of its content and the number of external links referencing the material, Birzeit University has climbed up the Webometrics Ranking and is now ranked 1st in Palestine and 31st in the Arab world, as of January 2016. […]

06 Feb

Retracing Abraham’s Footsteps in Southern Palestine Bani Naim to Hebron

February 6, 2016 4:19 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Retrace the footsteps of Abraham from the desert of Reshayda to Bani Naim to Hebron. As tradition says Abraham witnessed the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah from the mountainous region of Bani Naim – approximately 1,000 m above sea level. According to historians, this is the place where Abraham’s nephew, […]

01 Feb

Daily Violence On the Way to School (VIDEO)

February 1, 2016 10:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Internal Unrest 0

On Sunday, 31st January 2016, Israeli forces fired large amounts of tear gas at school-children on their way to school in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron).In the early morning, as children were walking to their schools located past the Salaymeh checkpoint, three school-boys picked up some small stones and tossed them in […]

23 Jan

Rights Groups Petition Airbnb, Say No to Stolen Homes

Airbnb* is enabling anyone to rent rooms and vacation homes in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.The list of places to rent, some of them even luxurious cottages, make no mention of the fact that they are in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The American Muslims for […]

23 Jan

Gazan Families Struggle to Survive in Wreckage Left by Israel’s 2014 Attack

During the latest massacre in Gaza 60-year-old Fatma was one of the many Gazans who lost her home.01/22/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team She was sheltering in an UNRWA school along with her husband and 4 daughters when the Israeli occupation forces bombed their home. Once the aggression […]

23 Jan

Gazan Families Struggle to Survive in Wreckage Left by Israel’s 2014 Attack

January 23, 2016 7:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human interest 0

During the latest massacre in Gaza 60-year-old Fatma was one of the many Gazans who lost her home.01/22/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team She was sheltering in an UNRWA school along with her husband and 4 daughters when the Israeli occupation forces bombed their home. Once the aggression […]

14 Jan

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil and Women Empowerment

January 14, 2016 5:53 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Women in rural communities along the Masar – the long distance walking path in Palestine, have been empowered by their new roles of catering and welcoming walkers into their homes, showing authentic Palestinian hospitality and offering homemade traditional meals.This segment of female participation in the Masar – the path, has […]

14 Jan

Palestinian Child Detainees Testify Of Abuse And Assaults By Soldiers And Interrogators

January 14, 2016 2:15 PM Saed Bannoura Human interest, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that recent testimonies from child detainees, held by Israel, revealed they have been subject to torture and abuse during their abduction, and interrogation. The Committee said such ongoing Israeli violations aren’t new, but a systematic policy that violates International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention […]

13 Jan

Video: ‘Army Cameras, The Sharpshooters’ Aid For Wounding And Executing Palestinian Protesters’

January 13, 2016 5:41 PM IMEMC News Human interest, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

An Israeli military video camera recently fell in the hands of Palestinian protesters, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah; its videos shot by a soldier, showed how he marks the protesters, and gives the order to shoot them.Palestinian activists said the camera accidentally fell from a soldier while […]

12 Jan

Six Families in Jerusalem Wait for their Homes to be Demolished

On Thursday, January 7th, the ISM went to visit Kifaya Rishek, a widow who lives in Beit Hanina, occupied East Jerusalem, waiting for her home to be demolished.But Kifaya is not alone, she lives in this house together with her five children and 16 grandchildren, including 11 year-old, Malak, who […]

02 Jan

Israeli-Palestinian Love Story Banned

The Israeli Ministry of Education has banned “Borderline” from use in high schools.The Ministry explained its decision to ban Dorit Rabinya’s “Borderline” from high schools as to maintain “the identity and heritage of students in every sector” and out of concern that “intimate relations between Jews and non-Jews threatens the […]

24 Dec

Young Marah is Fighting Medical Negligence to Get Her High School Diploma

December 24, 2015 6:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

As they left the gate of their school, residing at the western area of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem, Marah Bakeer, a student in her last year of high school (Tawjihi), insisted to her friend, Asma’a Elkhatib, to join her family to take lunch at her home. At first, […]

23 Dec

A Crushed Generation: Photography under Siege in Gaza

Taghreed has never been outside Gaza. Her family was exiled to the impoverished Gaza Strip when Palestine was ethnically cleansed, to make room for the state of Israel in 1948.She was born in Gaza City 30 years ago, where she dreamed of a world beyond the confines of sand, water […]

23 Dec

VIDEO: Bethlehem Olive Tree Killed by Apartheid Wall Lit Up for Christmas

December 23, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, Human rights 0

The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Monday evening, lit up an olive tree that was uprooted by the Israeli occupation in Bir Ouna valleys, Beit Jala town, Bethlehem.The tree was decorated with both oppression and resistance tools, according to the PNN; It was adorned with bullets, teargas canisters, wires, […]

16 Dec

Bani Naim – The Resting Place of Abraham’s Nephew, Lot

December 16, 2015 9:09 PM Siraj Center Human interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

The name of the town of Bani Naim originates from an Arab tribe that had settled in the area centuries ago. The town is located approximately 8 km southeast of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. Bani Naim is a mountainous area – approximately 1,000 m above sea […]

15 Dec

Hungry Warrior: The Untold Story of Hana Shalabi

Throughout her hunger strike, that of exactly 47 days, Hana Shalabi never slept consistently for a number of hours. In the first few days of her strike, she would doze off only to wake up with the sudden fear that someone was trying to hurt her.But, after the first week […]

14 Dec

ACT NOW ! Put an end to the ‘Closed Military Zone’ in Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street, Hebron

December 14, 2015 6:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Non-violent action 0

The International Solidarity Movement is calling on the international community to take immediate action regarding the continuous closure of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood and the part of Shuhada Street that has remained accessible to Palestinian residents since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre in 1994, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). 12-13-15 | International […]

11 Dec

East Jerusalem Hospitals Network Sets Targets to Improve Health System

December 11, 2015 1:51 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, Jerusalem 0

The East Jerusalem Hospitals Network (EJHN) announced, during its 4th annual conference in Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, plans to improve the entire health system in the city of Jerusalem. The 2015 conference was held under the title “Challenges & Achievements”, and tackled major issues facing hospitals in Jerusalem, most […]

08 Dec

Discover the Beauty of The Reshayda Wilderness

December 8, 2015 3:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Have you ever visited the Bedouin Community in the Reshayda? It is a place in the middle of the Jerusalem wilderness , south of Bethlehem, where the Bedouins welcome visitors, offering them a hot cup of herbal tea, a traditional Palestinian meal or a place to overnight. The Bedouin Community […]

08 Dec

VIDEO: Famous Christmas Song Covered by Palestinian Singers in a Call to Peace

Two Palestinians from Jerusalem have resurrected John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s ‘Happy Christmas’, in a call to peace across the Middle East and around the globe.Bashar Murad, of East Jerusalem, and Muhammad Mughrabi, of Shu’fat refugee camp, recently covered the famous tune with the aim of reminding viewers of the […]

07 Dec

Nisreen Azzeh Continues to Struggle after the Death of Her Husband

The 22nd of November, one month after the passing away of Palestinian activist and dear friend of the ISM, Hashem Azzeh, the team of al-Khalil (Hebron) visited his widow, Nisreen.12/06/15 | International Solidarity Movement (ISM) | Khalil Team While sitting in her living room, Nisreen explained how, after her husband’s […]

07 Dec

Ahmad Dawabsha: Returning Home Will Be The Hardest Day

Ahmad Dawabsha does not sleep as easily as other children.He breathes heavily and fidgets in discomfort. The four-year-old’s body is positioned however his injuries allow, with his face framed by the beige body suit that protects him from his burns. Four months after the arson attack by Israeli settlers that […]

04 Dec

Palestinian Engineer Wins Gold Medal in Medical Research

December 4, 2015 3:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

Palestinian doctor Mohammed Shuraab, from Gaza, has won the gold medal for best scientific research in Japan, for 2015, in the field of medicine.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shuraab invented a method which enables doctors to determine the size of a cooling ball used in low temperature cryosurgery. […]

03 Dec

‘Bring Our Sons Back’

December 3, 2015 4:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Human rights, Palestine 0

Palestinian media networks have launched the media campaign, ‘Bring Our Sons Back’, calling for the return of the bodies of Palestinians killed in the latest incidents of civil unrest in the occupied West Bank.The director of Al Ray Palestinian media network, Ismail Athawabtah, said that activities began Wednesday morning, 12/02/15, […]

03 Dec

ADWAR: December a Month to End Violence against Women

On the occasion of the international month for violence elimination against women, ADWAR Association’s general director presented an awareness session in cooperation with Soreef Elementary School for girls (UNRWA).They discussed the topic of gender based violence and violence practiced by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian women, in order to highlight […]

23 Nov

VIDEO: Makan Tawassul Provides Haven from Occupation for Children and Parents

November 23, 2015 5:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, Human rights 0

As the Palestinian family is living a daily struggle under the Israeli occupation, The Swiss Association, Makan Tawassul, has opened a branch in Bethlehem to provide children with a playing space where they are accompanied with their parents too, to strengthen their bondage.The center implements the “homely neighborhood” idea in […]

20 Nov

Military Roadblocks? We Have An App For That!

November 20, 2015 9:22 AM Saed Bannoura Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Palestinian developers have managed to create two new digital applications to be used on smart phones, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, in order to alert the public about the conditions at the numerous Israeli military roadblocks scattered along the occupied territories. The new apps, known as “Azmeh”, […]

20 Nov

New Israeli Demand: ‘Close your Facebook or you can’t travel!’

Israeli occupation authorities have asked a number of Palestinians to close their Facebook accounts, in order to be allowed to travel via Erez crossing.Head of the studies and documentations unit at the Detainees’ Commission, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, noted that Israeli occupation authorities now follow new methods of extorting Palestinians in the […]

17 Nov

“When soldiers see a camera, they come to you like a beast”

November 17, 2015 3:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

Since the beginning of October Israeli soldier- and settler violence has increased sharply and resulted in even further restrictions on Palestinians’ everyday lives in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Imad Abu Shamsiyyeh, a volunteer with the Palestinian organization Human Rights Defenders, has been documenting the growing harassment, intimidation and violence by soldiers […]

26 Oct

Portrait with Fire: Khader Adnan

October 26, 2015 1:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Palestine, Prisoners 0

“Some people think being jailed is a destiny. I say freedom is a destiny.”10/24/15 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team In Heather Christle’s stirring poem, Self Portrait with Fire, bending to conceal flaming legs, (s)he sets the grass on fire. On this day, sitting with Khader Adnan, Palestinian freedom […]

23 Oct

ISM Mourns the Death of Longtime Supporter and Friend, Hashem Azzeh

October 23, 2015 6:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

Long term supporter and friend of ISM, Hashem Azzeh, has tragically passed away today aged 54, following health complications exacerbated by the conditions in Al-Khalil (Hebron). Hashem, who had a long-term cardiac condition, called for an ambulance on feeling discomfort in his chest earlier this afternoon.21st October 2015 | International […]

23 Oct

Palestinian Resistance: Messages From The Streets

October 23, 2015 5:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Human rights, Palestine 0

Many did not anticipate the current courageous, comprehensive, and vital reaction of the Palestinian people to Israeli policies and practices in Jerusalem. Young Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem, Gaza and Israel have overcome humiliating internal divisions to defend Jerusalem as a national cornerstone of the Palestinian liberation project […]

22 Oct

Palestinian Minor Detainees Speak Out on Israeli Brutality

October 22, 2015 10:16 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Three Palestinian minor detainees submitted sworn affidavits saying that they are being subjected to maltreatment, verbal and severe physical abuse by Israeli army and police forces, either prior to or during their detention, according to Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs (CPA).Heba Masalha, a CPA attorney, was allowed to visit three Palestinian […]

22 Oct

Rabbis: Killing Palestinians a Religious Duty

October 22, 2015 3:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israel, Israeli attacks 0

Israeli Jewish Rabbis have declared the killing of Palestinian resistance fighters “a religious duty”, Israeli media has reported. (MEMO/Days of Palestine) Israeli news website Walla reported that right-wing rabbis recently replied to questions including: “Am I allowed to kick the insurgent, hit him or shoot him in order to kill […]

17 Oct

The Anger of Palestine’s ‘Lost’ Generation

A few weeks before an Israeli soldier shot him through the stomach, Mutaz Zawahreh discovered a love of the sea.On the coast of Brittany, Mutaz and two friends from Duheisha refugee camp, Murad Ouda and Issa al-Saifi, amazed the French by running into the frigid waters of the north Atlantic. […]

16 Oct

VIDEO: Black-Palestinian Solidarity

October 16, 2015 1:03 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, International 0

Black-Palestinian solidarity: a choice of life and resistance.Black-Palestinian solidarity is neither a guarantee nor a requirement – it is a choice. We choose to build with one another in a shoulder to shoulder struggle against state-sanctioned violence. A violence that is manifest in the speed of bullets and batons and […]

15 Oct

PCHR Video Collection: Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Civilians

October 15, 2015 10:33 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israeli attacks, Palestine 0

Videos and photos related to the violations committed by Israeli forces, police officers and settlers against the Palestinian civilians, have been surfacing on social media. These incidents have increased lately following the ongoing escalation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) along with shooting incidents and employment of excessive lethal force […]

11 Oct

Family of 13-year-old Shot Dead by Israeli Forces Reflect on His Life

Abdelrahman Obeidallah, or Abed, as most called him, was shot dead by Israeli forces in Bethlehem on Monday just minutes after his school was let out. He was 13 years old.Abed was wearing his school uniform, a light blue collared shirt and black khaki pants, holding his backpack with a […]

07 Oct

VIDEO: What Was Abdul-Rahman Doing in the Last Few Minutes of His Life?

As the overwhelming news of Israeli snipers executing the 13-year-old schoolboy Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah shook Bethlehem, furious demonstrations dominated the streets.Locals from Aida refugee camp, where he lived, demanded justice, calling it a cold-blooded execution by Israeli troops. His family are demanding answers. The boy was shot just yards from his […]

05 Oct

The Broken Wheel of Israeli ‘Justice.’ The Case of Mahmoud Abujoad Frarjah

October 5, 2015 7:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Human interest, Prisoners 0

Sireen Frarjarh and her husband Mahmoud Abujoad Frarjah met eyes numerous times during this past Tuesday’s trial in an Ofer military court hearing. The trial was to determine if the young, newly married Palestinian man from the Deishah refugee camp in Bethlehem, would be held in detention until the conclusion […]

30 Sep

The Fog of War: Remembering Muhammad al-Durrah (VIDEO)

September 30, 2015 10:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem 0

Chaos in the streets of Gaza. Israeli forces showered the strip with gunfire while Palestinian medics ran frantically to evacuate those crumpled on the ground with blood rushing from holes in their bodies before racing for cover themselves. Running from the violent, precision Israeli military assault, some were felled in […]

30 Sep

Signs of Increasing Suicide in Gaza

September 30, 2015 10:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

Muammar Quider was set to marry, but he reached his breaking point as he dealt with the unique pressures of life in the Gaza Strip. The 21-year-old Palestinian recently tried to kill himself by swallowing rat poison. ‘All doors were closed for me,’ he said after having survived and been […]

28 Sep

In Gaza, no figures can express the sorrow

September 28, 2015 1:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

If there is any reason for our existence, at least it should be our capacity to inform about a story while it is happening, in a way that nobody can say: “We did not know, nobody had told us anything” ~Robert Fisk26th September 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza […]

25 Sep

Nazareth Cinema Lady

September 25, 2015 3:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Human interest, Israel 0

The challenging situation of Palestinian women was created by the establishment of Israel.An article by Nirit Anderman appeared in Ha’aretz about a new film, to be screened next week at the Haifa International Film Festival. The film, Nazareth Cinema Lady, directed by Nurit Jacobs-Yinon, portrays the character of Safaa Dabour, […]

24 Sep

Al-Adha Martyr In Hebron

September 24, 2015 10:01 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

She planted three kisses on his forehead, and held him so tight, as this would be the last time she would be able to see him or hold him, hoping that his smell would attach to her dress – her tears filling her eyes, as she bid her son farewell […]

21 Sep

Palestinian Pianist from Yarmouk Joins Migrant Tide

Three years of siege, famine and bombing of his Damascus refugee camp didn’t kill celebrated Palestinian musician Aeham al-Ahmad, but something died inside him the day militants burnt his beloved piano in front of his eyes.It was then that Ahmad, whose music had brought consolation, even a bit of joy, […]

20 Sep

Gaza, a Constant Slaughter: Testimonies of a Genocidal Aggression

September 20, 2015 12:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

It only depends on us that this mother’s cry of pain does not drown in the silence.19th September 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team “My paralyzed daughter was murdered by Israeli soldiers and I couldn’t save her” she told us, looking at us with clear eyes veiled with […]

16 Sep

The Women in Hebron Cooperative

September 16, 2015 3:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

International Solidarity Movement human rights monitors spend the afternoon at the Women in Hebron embroidery cooperative where Palestinian women are empowering themselves and persisting with grace in a colourful and beautiful way in a community space amidst the horror of the ongoing military occupation of their home.Silverware clinks on plates, […]

13 Sep

East Jerusalem: Mental Health Services to be Provided for Survivors of Political Violence

September 13, 2015 2:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Human rights, Jerusalem 0

Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC) have announced their cooperation in providing comprehensive mental health support and rehabilitation for survivors of politically motivated violence in East Jerusalem.Palestine News Network (PNN) reports that MSF, as an International Humanitarian Medical Organization, […]

08 Sep

Testimony of Khuzaa’s Massacre

One year after Israel’s attacks in the Gaza Strip, the massacre in Khuzaa is vividly remembered by one of its inhabitants.8th September 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team Dr. Mohammed Qudaih lived with his family in Khuzaa, in the southern Gaza Strip, less than a kilometre away from […]

06 Sep

Peaceful Activism In Palestine: They Tried To Kill Me

September 6, 2015 11:10 AM Saed Bannoura Human interest, Israeli attacks, Ramallah 0

Friday 28th August afternoon we went to our weekly demonstration, against the theft of our land and apartheid wall, in Bil’in. We have been doing this non-violent demonstration for 10 years.As usual the soldiers were waiting for us in front of our village but this time from the start of […]

04 Sep

In Gaza, Grooms Attend Wedding via Skype

Israeli, Egyptian and international siege have been imposed on Gaza for nine years obliges grooms to attend wedding parties via Skype.Andalou/Days of Palestine reports that, in one of the wedding halls in the Gaza Strip, bride Salwa Reziq is sitting alone on stage her groom is nowhere to be seen. […]

28 Aug

Palestinian from Gaza Develops Flour under Israeli Fire

August 28, 2015 10:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Miscellaneous 0

“While Israeli drones were roaring overhead and the fighter jets were targeting homes, I receive a SOS call to find food for celiac patients who were dying.”Al-Asqalani complains from the nine-year old Israeli blockade which undermines turning his project to be commercial in order to continuously produce amounts enough for […]

26 Aug

Susiya Students: ‘Settlers follow us, steal our bags and rip our books.’

August 26, 2015 3:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human interest, Israeli attacks 0

With the beginning of the new school year in Palestine, students of the South Hebron Hills village of Susiya, on Monday, revealed the struggles of going to school in light of continuous threats and settler attacks.On May 5th of 2015, the Israeli High Court of Justice ruled to allow the […]

25 Aug

Four Main Gaza Hospitals Could Shut Down

August 25, 2015 3:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human interest 0

The Palestinian Ministry Of Health in Gaza has reported that four main hospitals in the besieged and warn-torn coastal region are facing closure as they are running out of fuel than runs their power network.Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, has reported that the Shifa […]

21 Aug

VIDEO: 1,000 Black Activists, Artists and Scholars Demand Justice for Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations have launched a statement expressing their solidarity and commitment to ensuring justice for Palestinians.19th August 2015 | Black4Palestine | USA Signatories to the statement span a wide cross-section of Black activists and scholars, including Angela Davis, Boots Riley, Cornel West, dream […]

19 Aug

VIDEO: In Palestinian Hip-Hop, Even Love Songs Become Political

A Palestinian boy and a Jewish girl get stuck in the elevator. The girl changes her military uniform to civilian clothes, and the boy pays her a compliment: “Looks better on you, the green don’t suit you.” The girl responds: “Without the sniper lens, you look cute too.”This is the […]

13 Aug

Simple Drawings Bear Messages from Gaza’s Children

In her small atelier surrounded by hundreds of small, medium and large portraits, Palestinian painter Majdal Nateel from the besieged Gaza Strip uses her skills to express her hopes for the future through her very simple, yet beautiful and expressive, drawings and paintings.Young mother Nateel looks after her family and […]