Category Archives: News brief

24 Feb
10:17

Several Palestinians Injured Near Jerusalem

February 24, 2017 10:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief, West Bank 0

Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Hizma, east of occupied East Jerusalem, from several directions, and fired dozens of gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, while […]

11 May
12:19

Young Jewish Man Reported Stabbed At Illegal Settlement Outpost in Jerusalem

May 11, 2015 12:19 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News brief 0

A man was stabbed and lightly wounded at Mishor Adumim Junction near the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim early Monday morning.Israeli media is reporting that a 19-year-old Israeli man was stabbed at the Mishor Adumim junction just after 8 am Monday morning near an illegal settlement in the Jerusalem […]

24 May
8:28

Palestinian injured in the head near Qalqilia

May 24, 2013 8:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News brief, Qalqilia 0

A Palestinain was injured in the head in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Kafr Qaddum near Qalqilia.Ayman Nazzal,a driver for the Palestinian Broadcast corporation ,was shot in the head from close range with a tear gas canister and was taken to a hospital in Nablus. Dozens others, including […]

24 May
6:05

Detainee traferred to hospital in a critical condition

May 24, 2013 6:05 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News brief, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Murad Abu Maeleq was transferred to hospital in a critical condition after falling ill. Abu Maeleq, who is from the Gaza strip, suffers from colon cancer, and was taken to the hospital five times during the last two weeks. He stopped taking medications few days ago to protest […]

23 May
7:27

Hunger striker accepts deportation to Gaza

May 23, 2013 7:27 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News brief, Prisoners 0

Detainee Ayman Abu Dauod on Thursday accepted a proposal to exile him to the Gaza Strip for 10 years to end the hunger strike he started on April 14. Jawad Bolous, a lawyer in the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said that Abu Daoud told his lawyer that he accepts the Israeli […]

23 May
6:01

a 14-year-old seriously injured after a settler car runs over him

May 23, 2013 6:01 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

An Israeli settler on Thursday ran over a Palestinian minor from the village of Burin near Nablus.Palestinian Red Crescent said a car with an Israeli licence plate ran over a 14-year-old near Beta junction. He was seriously injured in the incident and transferred to the intensive care unit at Rafidia […]

15 May
8:34

Jewish extremists torch 2 cars

May 15, 2013 8:34 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Jewish extremists set fire to two vehicles and wrote ‘price tag’ with spray paint in the village of Nein near Afula inside the green line.A resident claimed that police tried to cover up the assault ‘We shall not be silent and will take the necessary steps to stop the ‘price […]

14 May
6:39

Settlers uproot 150 trees near Nablus

May 14, 2013 6:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

Israeli settlers on Tuesday uprooted over 150 trees belonging to Palestinians south of Nablus.A local Settler monitoring official said that several settlers attacked Sbeih Mountain area between Beta and Yitma villages and destroyed over 150 olive and fig trees.

14 May
6:17

Jewish extremists set fire to wheat fields near Nablus

May 14, 2013 6:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

Jewish extremists on Tuesday set fire to several wheat fields belonging to Palestinians in the village of Beit Furik east of Nablus.An official who monitors settlers’ activities said that extremists from Elon Moreh settlement started the fire in the wheat fields, and the wind helped the fire to spread. The […]

10 May
6:47

Clashes break out near Nablus

May 10, 2013 6:47 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

Clashes broke on Friday between Israeli forces and Palestinians near Huwara military checkpoint south of Nablus. Dozens of Palestinians were protesting the recent settlers attacks in the area. Israeli forces fired tear gas at Palestinians, who responded by throwing stones. No injuries were reported.

07 May
6:56

Israeli forces destroy 400 dunams of Farmland near Hebron

May 7, 2013 6:56 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

On Tuesday Israeli forces destroyed over 400 dunams of privately-owned Palestinian farmland in the village Tarqumiya near Hebron.Sami Fataftah, the mayor of the village said that Israeli bulldozers destroyed the land planted with olive and fruit trees. Fataftah added that Israeli forces bulldozed three wells for irrigation water and uprooted […]

03 May
6:34

Israeli forces burn 40 olive trees in Qalqilia

May 3, 2013 6:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News brief, Qalqilia 0

Israeli forces burned over 40 olive trees in a field in Kafr Qaddum village near Qalqilia. A report for the Palestinian civil defense said that firefighters managed to extinguish a fire that covered around 7000 m2 of planted fields before it spread further. The fire was caused by stun grenades […]

23 Apr
6:59

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 1300 Olive Trees

April 23, 2013 6:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News brief, West Bank 0

Israeli forces uprooted over 1300 olive trees near Hebron. A demolition crew implemented over 26 outstanding demolition orders, that entailed to destroying over 1300 trees in Susiya village. Israeli settlers also uprooted some 30 trees in Halhul near Hebron. Meanwhile Israeli forces destroyed over 15 animal coops belonging to Bedouins […]

23 Apr
6:18

Settlers burn villagers cars near Ramallah

April 23, 2013 6:18 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News brief, Ramallah 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers raided a village near Ramallah Monday night and burned 10 cars.Witnesses reported that settlers from Ofra settlement attacked the positions of villagers, including 10 cars that were set on fire.

19 Apr
7:50

Israel detain a man near Bethlehem

April 19, 2013 7:50 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces on Friday detained a man from Battir village, west of Bethlehem. Forces detained Haidar Muammar,47, during after raiding his home at dawn.

19 Apr
6:33

Israeli settlers attack a Monastry near Ramallah

April 19, 2013 6:33 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News brief, Ramallah 0

Israeli settlers on Friday raised an Israeli flag over a monastery and chapel in a village near Ramallah after overtaking the building.Priest Aziz Raey said that Israeli settlers broke into the monastery and nearby chapel, which was built by a French monk in al-Taybeh Village.

12 Apr
9:52

Israel offer Issawi exile

April 12, 2013 9:52 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israel offered hunger striker Samer Issawi a deal to exile him to a UN member or European country country.A spokesman to the Israeli prime minister said that an offer was presented to exile Issawi for health concerns. Ofir Gendelman said on his Twitter account “ the EU & UN who […]

12 Apr
7:46

Israeli settlers uproot dozens of trees near Hebron

April 12, 2013 7:46 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of trees from near the village of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, a local activist said. Settlers uprooted 47 olive trees and 55 grape vines in a land belonging to a 78-year-old farmer. He added that settlers assaulted the old landowner and threatened to kill him, […]

12 Apr
6:59

Israel detain 2 Palestinians in Aboud village

April 12, 2013 6:59 PM IMEMC News News brief, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces detained on Friday two Palestinians at in Aboud village north of Ramallah. Israeli forces erected a checkpoint at the entrance of the village, and arrested 23-year-old Mahmoud al-Barghouthi and 25-year-old Fayeq al-Barghouthi, 25 before clashes broke out in the area.

05 Apr
9:37

Autopsy of Abu Hamdiyeh to be announced in 24 hours

April 5, 2013 9:37 PM IMEMC News News brief, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian ministry of justice announced on their website on Friday that the results of Abu Hamdiyeh’s autopsy will be revealed in the coming 24 hours. The ministry’s undersecretary said media speculations about the reasons of his death should stop until an official result is made public in a press […]

05 Apr
8:41

Israeli forces detain a Palestinian near Nablus

April 5, 2013 8:41 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian at Huwwara military checkpoint near Nablus on thursday.They claimed that the 35-year-old Palestinian from Balaa village was holding a sharp object at the checkpoint. Meanwhile, Israeli forces confiscated a car belonging to a man affiliated with Hamas in Burqa village west of Nablus.

05 Apr
6:54

Dozenz injured in clashes near Bethlehem

April 5, 2013 6:54 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News brief 0

Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes that erupted between protesters and Israeli forces in al-Khader village near Bethlehem. The coordinator of a committee against settlements and the segregation wall said that the clashes took place near al-Nashash checkpoint. Protesters set tires on fire while soldiers responded by […]

27 Mar
8:39

5 Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike

March 27, 2013 8:39 PM IMEMC News News brief, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society reported on Wednesday that there are 5 Palestinian Prisoners still on hunger strike, the longest of which is Samer al-Essawy who has been on strike since August 1 2012. Three of them are on hunger strike to protest their administrative detention, while one is demanding a […]

27 Mar
7:42

Israeli Court Postponds The Ruling On Palestinian Journalist

March 27, 2013 7:42 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli court in Ofer extended the detention of journalist Mus’ab Shawer,22, from Hebron. A statement received by the prisoners club said that the court postponed the session to the 5th of May. He was arrested after a raid in his house in the 25th of February, and no charges were […]

27 Mar
6:01

Israel release detained PLC member

March 27, 2013 6:01 PM IMEMC News News brief, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israel on Wednesday released Palestinian Legislative Council member, Nayef ar-Rjoub after spending 28 months in Israeli Jails under administrative detention, Palestinian Prisoners Club reported. Ar-Rjoub was kidnapped from his Hebron home on the first of December 2010, and has previously spent about 8 years under administrative detention in Israeli jails. […]

27 Mar
5:35

Settlers begin enlarging settlement near Tulkarem

March 27, 2013 5:35 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News brief, Tulkarem 0

Dozens of settlers have started an enlargement process of Sal’in settlement near Tulkarem. Witnesses said that dozens of Israeli military vehicles have started to open new roads in the area. They added that the vehicles work from early morning until late at night, as bulldozers are sweeping acres of nearby […]

27 Mar
4:31

Israeli forces kidnap 10 Palestinians in overnight raids

March 27, 2013 4:31 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli forces on Wednesday morning kidnapped ten Palestinians from Nablus and Hebron. Local Sources said that Israeli soldiers raided the city of Hebron, and kidnapped five people including Palestinian Legislative council member Jamal an-Natsheh. Meanwhile in Nablus, Israeli vehicles invaded the Village of Burqa near Nablus, and arrested four people […]

23 Mar
3:28

Settlers attack Palestinian cars in Nablus

March 23, 2013 3:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News brief 0

Israeli Settlers on Saturday smashed the windows of several Palestinian cars in Nablus North of the West Bank. Settler-monitoring official in north of the West Bank Ghassan Daghlas, said that groups of settlers hurled rocks at Palestinian cars smashing their windows near Nablus. He added that the frequency of Israeli […]

18 Mar
3:25

Israeli Settler Injured Neared Qalqilya

March 18, 2013 3:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News brief, Qalqilia 0

An Israeli settler was shot an injured Monday morning, at the entrance of Kadomim Settlmenet near Qalqilia. Israeli Red Star of David said that the settler’s injury is moderate. Police arrived at the scene, and Israeli reports varied as some said that a Palestinian car opened fire at the settler, […]

18 Mar
2:49

Settlers Damage Farmers’ Tractors In Nablus

March 18, 2013 2:49 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

Israeli settlers have damaged several tractors on Monday morning, belonging to farmers in Burin Village south of Nablus. Settler-monitoring official said that Israeli settlers attacked the farmlands near Burin Village, and damaged the tractors that were being prepared to plow the land. He added that owners of these lands had […]

16 Mar
6:07

Settlers Seize Land Near Bethlehem

March 16, 2013 6:07 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News brief 0

A group of Israeli settlers seized a land in al-Khader village south of Bethlehem. The coordinator of the local anti-wall committee, Ahmad Salah, said that settlers from Eleazar seized the land, planted olive saplings, and placed mud blocks in the land as to perform religious rituals. Salah added that the […]

16 Mar
2:50

14 Palestinians Killed In A Bus Crash In Jordan

March 16, 2013 2:50 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News brief, Palestine 0

Fourteen Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, died on Saturday, after their bus turned over in Jordan. A nearby Hospital director said that at least fourteen people died, while over 30 others were injured of which 5 are in a critical condition. The minister of religious affairs Mahmoud Habbash confirmed […]

16 Mar
2:50

14 Palestinians Killed In A Bus Crash In Jordan

March 16, 2013 2:50 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News brief, Palestine 0

Fourteen Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, died on Saturday, after their bus turned over in Jordan. A nearby Hospital director said that at least fourteen people died, while over 30 others were injured of which 5 are in a critical condition. The minister of religious affairs Mahmoud Habbash confirmed […]

15 Mar
9:37

Palestinian attacked by settlers near Nablus

March 15, 2013 9:37 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

A Palestinian worker was attacked by Israeli settlers on Friday morning near Aqraba village south of Nablus.Several settlers from Itamar settlement beat the 28-year-old-Palestinian who suffered from bruises in and had to be taken to a nearby hospital for further assessment This is the second settler attack in the area […]

15 Mar
8:30

Palestinian Released After 13 Years In Israeli Prison

March 15, 2013 8:30 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News brief, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian prisoner from Bethlehem was released on Thursday evening after spending thirteen years at an Israeli Prisoner. 36 years-old Former prisoner Ashraf Jamil Milhim from Al-Duheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem was welcomed into the camp by happy relatives and friends.

15 Mar
8:06

Palestinian arrested in Tel Aviv

March 15, 2013 8:06 PM IMEMC News Israel, News brief, Prisoners 0

Maariv newspaper reported that Israeli police and the Shin Bit arrested what they called a’Terrorist’ Palestinian in the center of Tel Aviv after they raided his apartment on Thursday. Police officers and Shin Bit officials raided an apartment in Tel Aviv late Thursday evening, arresting a Palestinian without identifying him […]

08 Mar
5:16

Tens of Palestinians Injured as Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa

March 8, 2013 5:16 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief 0

Over 15 Palestinians were injured, while others inhaled tear gas after Israeli forces invaded al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem after Friday noon Prayers. Israeli forces marched into the temple firing tear gas and sound bombs against protesters. Israeli reports said that two soldiers and a journalist were mildly injured in the […]

08 Mar
5:16

Tens of Palestinians Injured as Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa

March 8, 2013 5:16 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief 0

Over 15 Palestinians were injured, while others inhaled tear gas after Israeli forces invaded al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem after Friday noon Prayers. Israeli forces marched into the temple firing tear gas and sound bombs against protesters. Israeli reports said that two soldiers and a journalist were mildly injured in the […]

08 Mar
3:48

Settlers Uproot Around 120 Olive Trees In Nablus

March 8, 2013 3:48 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

Israeli settlers have uprooted around 120 olive trees in al-Sawya village south of Nablus Friday morning. An official said that about 90 olive saplings, and 30 fully grown olive trees that are owned by two Palestinians from the village, were uprooted. He added that the attacks came from an the […]

08 Mar
2:21

Israeli Police detain two Palestinian

March 8, 2013 2:21 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli Police have detained two Palestinian youth from east Jerusalem on Thursday evening. Witnesses said that Israeli police obstructed a group of five Palestinian young men in Al-Swanah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, before detaining Mohammed Abu Lafi and Mahmoud Abu Lafi both aged 17. The Police also seized the personal […]

08 Mar
1:56

Israel Release A Re-arrested Prisoner

March 8, 2013 1:56 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces has released a Palestinian detainee from Hebron who was arrested on Monday. Minister of detainees Issa Qaraqe said that the prisoner who is physically disabled after being injured by Israeli forces in 2011, was originally released in the latest prisoner exchange deal, only to be re-arrested again. He […]

03 Jul
3:03

Settler Attack Near Nablus Destroys Olive Trees

Israeli settlers wrecked numerous olive trees in a Nablus village, in the West Bank.On Tuesday Israeli settlers from the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad entered a privately owned Palestinian field and destroyed 41 olive trees, reports Ma’an news agency. Olive trees are very important in the West Bank as they […]

06 Sep
12:34

Soldiers Invade Hebron, Kidnap Three

September 6, 2011 12:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday morning, three Palestinians from Al Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and installed roadblocks leading to several nearby villages.The WAFA News Agency reported that the soldiers kidnapped Suleiman Dghamin,20, his brother Younis,30, and ‘Ali Al-Dghamin,25, and took them […]

09 Feb
12:15

New UK DFID Aid for UNRWA

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged ₤1.5 million of new support for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The aid will go the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) which provides services to Palestinian refugees in a number of countries.The money is intended to provide rental subsidies to almost […]

05 Feb
4:09

Donors’ Conference to Take Place in June

February 5, 2011 4:09 AM IMEMC Agencies News brief, Palestine, Peace process 0

A new international donors’ conference to a Palestinian State will take place in Paris in June, according to the Quartet on the Middle East.After talks between the Quartet, donors and the PA, a statement was released announcing the conference. The group also called on Israel to ease movement restrictions on […]

04 Feb
12:10

UN Criticizes Destruction of Palestinian Water Resources

February 4, 2011 12:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News brief, Palestine 0

Israel’s continued destruction of Palestinian water resources has been criticized by the UN and the Palestinian Water Authority.In a joint statement, the two organizations condemned the destruction of water cisterns in areas of the West Bank that are under direct Israeli control. According to United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator […]

07 Jun
9:21

US Embassy in Israel Demands Investigation into American Injured in Protest

The American Embassy in Israel has called for an IDF investigation into how Emily Honochowicz, 21, lost her eye after being hit by a tear gas canister at a protest last week at the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank. Honochowicz is an American art student studying abroad in Jerusalem. […]

14 Oct
5:53

Homemade Shell Fired At The Western Negev

October 14, 2009 5:53 PM IMEMC News Israel, News brief, Palestinian attacks 0

Israeli sources reported Tuesday that a homemade shell was fired from the Gaza Strip into an area in the Western Negev, no damage or injuries were reported.The sources said that the shell was fired from the northern part of the Gaza Strip and landed in an open area. No Palestinian […]

05 Oct
7:08

Troops shoot, kidnap a child in Beit Lahia

October 5, 2009 7:08 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Monday that Israeli soldiers shot and kidnapped a Palestinian child west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources added that a group of fishermen saw undercover forces opening fire at the child and taking him to an unknown destination. The wounded […]

19 Jul
8:35

The Israeli Army invades Kufor Ra’ee near Jenin

July 19, 2008 8:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

The Israeli Army invaded on Saturday at dawn Kufur Ra’ee village near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local sources reported that Israeli vehicles invaded the village searched and ransacked homes then left after some time. No kidnappings were reported during Saturday’s attack.

14 Jul
8:19

The Israeli army invades Cofferdam Village West of Jenin City

July 14, 2008 8:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

The Israeli army invaded on Monday at dawn Cofferdam Village in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Locals reported that the Israeli army invaded the city with dozens of military vehicles and walked through several streets. In addition, witnesses reported that the soldiers shot sound bombs and sprayed live […]

14 Jul
8:01

The Israeli army kidnaps a civilian from West Bank city of Hebron.

July 14, 2008 8:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

The Israeli army invaded the Southern West Bank city of Hebron on Monday morning and kidnapped a civilian, taking him to an unknown detention camp. Locals reported that the Israeli army kidnapped the 22 years old Hamada Abu Aisha from eastern the city leading him to an unknown detention camp. […]

14 Jul
7:43

The Israeli Army invades Nahaleen village west of Bethlehem city

Official Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army invaded the village of Nahaleen western the West Bank City of Bethlehem on Monday at dawn. Officials reported that a number of Israeli military vehicles invaded the village at dawn from the main entrance, and spread troops all around the village, closing […]

12 Jul
10:50

The Israeli army invades the West Bank city of Jenin and its camps.

July 12, 2008 10:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

Local sources reported that the Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday at dawn and started a search campaign at several homes in Jenin camp and Al Yamun town . Local sources also reported that 20 Israeli military vehicles surrounded Jenin Camp after invading this city […]

12 Jul
9:10

Asrana: Israeli prisons hold Responsibility for life of detainee Al Fararge

July 12, 2008 9:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Nablus, News brief 0

The media office in Jerusalem "Asrana" holds the Israeli prisons department responsible for the life of the critically ill political detainee "Al Fararje" The office asked international and law institutions to intervene to allow the political detainee's family to have their rights of visitation and check on their son at […]

05 Jul
9:25

Israeli forces kidnap two young men from Bethlehem city

Israeli troops invaded the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday at dawn and kidnapped two civilians. According to security sources in Bethlehem, a Israeli troops invaded several parts of the city and searched a number of homes. Soldiers left the city on Saturday morning after kidnapping Muhammad 'Obeyat, […]

18 May
7:26

Two youth kidnapped near Bethlehem

May 18, 2008 7:26 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

   Palestinian sources in Bethlehem city reported on Saturday that Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Tiqua’, east of the city, broke into several homes and clashed with dozens of youth before kidnapping two . The sources stated that at least five military vehicles invaded the town and soldiers fired […]

12 May
7:26

Three homemade shells fired from Gaza into Negev

According to Israeli sources, three shells fired from the Gaza Strip hit areas inside Israel on Sunday afternoon. Two of the shells allegedly hit near populated areas. The third hit in the western Negev desert, far from any populated area. The shells fired by Palestinian fighters are crude and lacking […]

07 May
6:43

Palestinian female detainee sentenced to six years imprisonment

May 7, 2008 6:43 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News brief, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem sentenced on Tuesday detainee Nada Idrees, from Al Esawiyya town near Jerusalem, to six years imprisonment. Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Society reported that Idrees was kidnapped by the army more than two years ago. The Israeli prosecution said that Idrees participated in resistance […]

06 May
8:03

Detainees visitations suspended until further notice

May 6, 2008 8:03 AM IMEMC News News brief, Palestine, Prisoners 0

    An official at the International Red Cross stated on Monday that all visitations for Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Israel were suspended until further notice. The official added that the Israeli Authorities and the Israeli Prison Administration informed the Red Cross of this decision which will be effective on Tuesday […]

04 May
10:02

Settlers attack villagers in Nablus

May 4, 2008 10:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

   Palestinian sources reported on Saturday that an extremist settler group attacked several Palestinian villagers of Aseera Al Shimaliyys village, south of the northern West Bank City of Nablus. The settlers burnt fields planted with wheat and attacked several villagers injuring Humam Moneer, 16. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene […]

15 Apr
1:48

Palestinian resistance attacks Israeli troops in central Gaza

A Palestinian resistance group announced that its fighters attacked an Israeli army patrol along the Gaza-Israel border, in central Gaza, on Monday morning. The Al Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for the attack and said it comes as a response to the Israeli army […]

02 Apr
7:17

One Palestinian injured, another kidnapped in Jenin refugee camp

April 2, 2008 7:17 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

During an Israeli military operation on Wednesday morning in Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank of Jenin, a Palestinian youth,17, named as Shuja' Qreiny was critically injured in stomach.  The operation was apparently carried out to abduct  a Palestinian member of the al-Quds brigade, one of several Palestinian […]

01 Apr
6:29

Two Palestinians kidnapped in Israeli invasion of Jenin

April 1, 2008 6:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

The Israeli military invaded the Jenin refugee camp, Wadi Burqin and Deir Ghazala village in northern West Bank city of Jenin in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In the attack, the military kidnapped two Palestinians and transferred them to an unknown detention center, claiming that they are registered on […]

30 Mar
10:21

Israeli forces invade East Jerusalem village, abduct three children

March 30, 2008 10:21 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News brief 0

On Friday morning, Israeli forces invaded the al 'Eizariyah town east of east Jerusalem, broke into several homes, searched them and abducted three children The children were identified as Mohammad Daoud Far'un,15, Husam Hassen Basah,16, and Adham Hisahm Shatarah, 15, took them to unknown destinations, and then withdrew from the […]

29 Mar
1:48

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers near Hebron

March 29, 2008 1:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News brief 0

On Friday morning a group of Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Havet Ma'un, built on privately-owned Palestinian lands near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked a group of Palestinian farmers who were working in their lands near the settlement. A group of eight settlers attacked two […]

29 Mar
12:11

Israeli Army invades Ramallah district

March 29, 2008 12:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, West Bank 0

Israeli forces invaded the central West Bank cities of Ramallah and al Beirah and a nearby town of Betunia on Friday.  No injuries or abductions were reported. Local security sources reported that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded and combed several neighborhoods in Ramallah and Al Beirah cities Friday […]

28 Mar
1:48

Army invades a Bethlehem town

March 28, 2008 1:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Thursday afternoon a massive number of Israeli soldiers had invaded the al Balou’ neighborhood in the West Bank town of al Khader southern of Bethlehem.Local eyewitness reported that the soldiers are surrounding a house that belongs to Mohamad Husein Salah under the pretext of having ‘wanted Palestinians’ inside it.

23 Mar
2:56

Palestinian youth injured near Qalqilia

March 23, 2008 2:56 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Qalqilia 0

Palestinian medical sources in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported on Saturday evening that a Palestinian youth was shot and seriously injured by Israeli military gunfire as the army invaded Azzoun town, east of the city, and clashed with dozens of residents.The injured youth was identified […]

22 Mar
1:39

An Israeli failed assassination attempt against members of the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank

March 22, 2008 1:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

A group of resistance fighters of the al Quds Brigade the armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement had escaped on Friday afternoon an Israeli assassination attempt by the under cover unit of the army in the town of Qabatiya south west of northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local sources […]

20 Mar
7:59

Israel to release a female Palestinian detainee

March 20, 2008 7:59 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

Israeli District Court judge decided to release a Palestinian female detainee from the northern West Bank city of Nablus after she spent one month under interrogation without charges.The detainee, Tasneem Al Khayyat, 21, is a student at Al Najah University in Nablus. She was kidnapped by the army on February […]

20 Mar
7:57

Army releases Dr. Hamadan, a lecturer at Al Najah University

March 20, 2008 7:57 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Authorities release Dr, Ghassan Hamdan, a lecturer at Al Najah National University in the northern West BAnk city of Nablus.Dr. Hamdan was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on January 16, 2008 and was in […]

19 Mar
8:08

Eight detainees receive administrative detention orders

March 19, 2008 8:08 AM IMEMC Agencies News brief, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Nafha Society for Defending the Detainees’ Rights and Human Rights, reported on Tuesday that the Israeli Prison Authorities issued orders extending the remand of eight detainees under administrative detention without charges of trial.The society stated that the prosecution did not press any charges against the detainees and that they […]

19 Mar
8:06

Detainee sentenced to two years

March 19, 2008 8:06 AM IMEMC Agencies News brief, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Salem Israeli Military Court sentenced on Tuesday detainee Shabeeb Hasan, from Borqa village near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to two years imprisoned and a 2000 NIS fine.The court also extended the remand of detainee Anas Hussein and Hassan Khabbas to 14 additional days and extended the […]

17 Mar
12:46

Two Palestinian passersby wounded by Israeli gunboats

March 17, 2008 12:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Two Palestinian passersby have been reportedly wounded by Israeli gunboats along the northern Gaza coast.Medical sources said that two minor injuries have been aided on the spot after having been hit by stray gun shots. Witnesses said that a civilian car came under sporadic gun fire, apparently shot by Israeli […]

16 Mar
12:29

Unknown gunmen throw an explosive charge in a cafeteria in Gaza

March 16, 2008 12:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News brief 0

Saturday at dawn a group of unknown gunmen threw an explosive charge at a local cafeteria in the al Shate’ refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. The explosion caused major structural damages to the cafeteria and its home of its owner located over it. A series of explosions had targeted […]

05 Mar
4:52

Army invades Bethlehem refugee camp, and kidnaps two children

The Israeli army invaded the al A’za refugee camp near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem Tuesday afternoon. Soldiers broke into several homes and surrounded one of them. Clashes erupted between the soldiers and the local youths. Two children were kidnapped.

16 Feb
3:47

307 new Israeli housing units in an illegal settlement near East Jerusalem

February 16, 2008 3:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News brief 0

An Israeli official source announced on Friday that the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Houma near East Jerusalem reached a stage of submitting contracts to five construction companies to build 307 additional housing units over the coming three years. The European Union and the United States criticized […]

07 Feb
10:23

Unknown gunmen blow up a coffee shop in down town Rafah city

February 7, 2008 10:23 PM Ghassan Bannoura Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News brief 0

Palestinian media sources reported that a group of unknown gunmen blow up a coffee shop located in down town Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza strip. According to local reports the coffee shop is used by local youth, however no one was injured during the attack due […]

08 Jan
8:05

Palestinian resistance fires projectiles toward Israeli military base

The An-Nasser Salah Addin Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committee, claims to have launched 14 projectiles toward the Israeli military base at Kissufim, in central Gaza. No damage was reported. The Brigades claim that the action was carried out in retaliation for the Israeli attacks over the […]

05 Jun
5:28

Gunman opens fire at ministry of education building in Nablus

June 5, 2007 5:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News brief 0

A gunman opened fire on Tuesday midday inside the ministry of education building in the northern west Bank city of Nablus. The man reportedly wanted to register for the public high school exams, but when the employees in the ministry refused because registration for the exams finished several weeks ago, […]

05 Jun
5:19

Army kidnaps three civilians from Bethlehem and nearby village

The Israeli army invaded the southern West bank city of Bethlehem and nearby villages, searched homes and kidnapped three civilians on Tuesday morning. The three were known as Nasser Shukah, Anwar Asakra, and Mohamed Abu Mahamed, all three were taken to unknown locations.

05 Jun
2:07

Army sat up three checkpoints around Qalqilia city in the West Bank

The Israeli army sat up three new checkpoints around the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia on Tuesday morning and did not allow Palestinians in or out of the city.

05 Jun
1:53

Three civilians kidnapped as army invades Nablus

June 5, 2007 1:53 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News brief 0

The Israeli army invaded on Tuesday morning the northern West Bank city of Nablus and the nearby Askar refugee camp, searching homes and kidnapping three civilians. Witnesses reported that troops searched, ransacked and fired at homes in the area. While damages were reported, there were no injuries. Local sources stated […]

05 Jun
1:34

Army kidnaps one civilian from Yatta village near Hebron

An Israeli army force invaded the village of Yatta near Hebron city in the southern part of the West Bank and kidnapped Jubran Mis’ef, 28, after surrounding his home and searching it, witnesses reported.

05 Jun
12:23

Resident kidnapped at a portable Israeli roadblock

Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Monday a resident of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, as he was crossing an Israeli military roadblock near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.Eyewitnesses reported that resident Faisal Ibrahim Sabaghna, 50, from Qabatia town near Jenin, was in a vehicle which […]

02 Jun
3:32

Israeli army invades a village near Salfit

Israeli forces attacked and searched homes in the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, located near Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank, on Saturday Troops searched and ransacked homes, assaulting a number of students on their way to school in the process. Local sources reported no injures […]

01 Jun
1:05

Palestinian resistance shells Sderot

Palestinian resistance shelled the Israeli town of Sderot with a home-made shell on Friday morning. The Al Quds brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for the attack, stating it was in response to Israeli attacks against Palestinians.