Category Archives: News brief

30 May
2:24

Curfew enforced in Huwwara, Nablus

Israeli troops imposed a curfew Wednesday morning in the town of Huwwara, south of Nablus city in the West Bank. Residents reported that troops opened fire at anyone who tried to leave their home. No injures were reported.

30 May
2:12

Israeli army invades homes around Bethlehem

Private homes in several villages around the city of Bethlehem in southern West Bank were attacked on Wednesday morning. Israeli soldiers fired randomly in the houses they searched, and caused damage but no injuries, according to local sources. Palestinian security sources reported that troops attacked and searched the villages of […]

29 May
2:52

Two more kidnapped in Hebron; clashes in Sa’er

May 29, 2007 2:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

Israeli military forces took away two civilians from Yatta, Hebron in southern West Bank on Tuesday morning, raising the number of kidnapped locals to four. According to local sources, troops raided and ransacked homes, and detained Ali Al Shawahen,44, and Mahmmoud Amour, 40. Earlier today Israeli forces kidnapped two other […]

29 May
1:42

Israeli forces raid Bethlehem’s city center

An Israeli army force invaded the city of Bethlehem Tuesday morning. Troops searched and ransacked a local book store, according to local sources. The Israeli soldiers invaded and trashed the shop located in Bethlehem‚Äôs city center, witnesses said. Troops also searched a nearby private house for about two hours; no […]

29 May
1:40

Israeli soldiers abuses a Palestinian worker near Tubas city

A group of Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Tubas abused a Palestinian worker on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said the soldiers stopped the man as he was going from the city to nearby farm land where he works. After forcing him to […]

29 May
1:38

Two civilians kidnapped by the Israeli army near Hebron

A massive Israeli force invaded the villages of Yatta and Hallol, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, early Tuesday morning. After searching a number of homes, two civilians were kidnapped. Local sources identified them as Taleb Al Najar, 40, and Mohamed Al Hiribi. The families said both men […]

28 May
4:18

Palestinian civilian kidnapped as army search homes in Hebron

One Palestinian civilian was reportedly kidnapped by the Israeli army when the latter searched and ransacked homes in Hebron city, to the south of West Bank. Mohamed Abu Shukhadem, 20, was taken to an unknown destination after troops searched his home in the old part of Hebron city, local sources […]

28 May
3:46

Israeli Army kidnaps a Palestinian civilian from Jenin

May 28, 2007 3:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News brief 0

Israeli military force kidnapped on the early hours of Monday morning Daoud Zubiedi,28 from Jenin. Zubiedi, brother of Al Aqsa brigade’s leader, Zakaria Zubiedi, was kidnapped by Israeli army when they invaded his house in Jenin refugee camp. His relative Jamal Zubiedi said that Israeli military force besieged Daoud Zubiedi’s […]

28 May
6:36

Israeli military occupies home of man they killed

May 28, 2007 6:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

On Sunday, Israeli troops invaded the town of Kafr ad-Dik, in the Salfit district in the northern West Bank. The troops took up a position inside the home of Mazin Abu al-Wafa, and began occupying the home to turn it into a military post. Al-Wafa was killed by Israeli forces […]

28 May
6:23

Palestinian resistance attacks Israeli military post near Efrat settlement

The Israeli military post next to the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat, south of Bethlehem in the West Bank, was attacked by Palestinian resistance fighters on Sunday. The Nasser Salah ed-Din Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for the attack. The Brigades announced in a […]

27 May
9:19

Army invades Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem, clashes reported

A large Israeli force invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Deheishe refugee camp Saturday night, and eyewitnesses said that a drone plane was deployed above the area.    Eyewitnesses said at least sixteen military vehicles invaded the area and attacked a pool club in Deheishe. The invasion came […]

26 May
12:05
25 May
6:06

Army stops farmers and their supporters from reaching their land near Bethlehem

300 Palestinian farmers Israeli and international supporters marched on Friday midday to get to confiscated Palestinian land near Artas village south of Bethlehem city in the West Bank. Troops stopped the peaceful protest from getting to the land and forced people away, one international supporter was reported kidnapped by the […]

24 May
3:46

Two injured in rival families fight in Gaza

Two Palestinian men were injured on Thursday midday during rival families fight in the Dier Al Balah town in central Gaza strip. Palestinian medical sources in the town reported that the two were moved to a hospital in the town were one lies with critical wounds.

24 May
3:38

Israeli army kidnaps the Mayor of Bidia village near Salfit

Israeli forces invaded the village of Bidia near the northern West Bank city of Salfit and kidnapped the mayor of the village after searching his house on Thursday. Ramadan Shatat, was taken from his home after troops searched and ransacked it, witnesses reported

24 May
3:02

Army kidnaps the vice Mayer and another council of Al Biereh town

Israeli forces kidnapped the vice Mayer of Al Biereh town located near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday morning. Troops surrounded the houses of Tayesser Hamail, the vice Mayer, and Nader Al Silwani, council member, soldiers searched both houses then took the two men to unknown detention […]

23 May
3:02

Army kidnaps one civilian from Bethlehem at military checkpoints nearby

Mussa Al Zughari, 25, was kidnapped by the Israeli forces that stationed at military checkpoints to the east of Bethlehem city on Wednesday.

23 May
2:52

Israel army attacks school in Hebron and confiscates equipment

Palestinian sources have reported that Israel forces attacked a school in Hebron the early hours of Wednesday morning, confiscating much equipment contained within. The sources reported that a massive Israeli force surrounded an elementary school for girls in Hebron city center and then stormed the building. Troops searched and ransacked […]

22 May
3:32

Army kidnaps Palestinian civilian near Jenin and invades Tulkarem

Adel Saleem, 27, was on his way to Jenin city after coming from Ilar village near Tulkarem city on Tuesday morning when Israeli soldiers stopped him at a flying military checkpoint near Jenin. Witnesses reported that soldiers forced the man into a military jeep and took him to an undisclosed […]

22 May
2:40

One Palestinian civilian kidnapped as army invades village near Nablus

Israeli forces invaded the village of Beit Iba west of Nablus city in the northern part of the West bank and kidnapped one civilian on Tuesday morning. Abdullah Abu Sama’tah, 25, was kidnapped from his home when Israeli troops searched it and some other houses in the village, witnesses reported […]

20 May
3:55

Dr Barghouthi confirms gunmen are being withdrawn

Minister of Information and official spokesperson of the Unity Government, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, confirmed on Saturday that all gunmen started to withdraw from the streets of the Gaza Strip, and from the buildings they broke into.Dr. Barghouthi added that all roadblocks installed by the gunmen were removed which comes as […]

19 May
5:07

Palestinian resistance shells Sderot

Palestinian resistance groups continued to fire homemade Qassam shells at the Israeli town of Sedirot, located near the Gaza strip on Saturday morning. The Al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, clamed responsibility for this attack, claiming that it came as a response to Israeli crime against the Palestinian […]

19 May
2:02

Israeli army invades Nablus and nearby villages

Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus and nearby Awarta Ausreen and Zawata villages on Saturday morning. Troops attacked the downtown area of Nablus city along with the three villages. In the attacks, soldiers searched and ransacked homes, with witnesses reporting that live rounds of ammunition were […]

19 May
2:20

Gunmen open fire at a society in Nablus

May 19, 2007 2:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News brief 0

Palestinian sources reported on Friday that gunmen opened fire at a development society in the Northern Mountain area, in the northern west Bank city of Nablus.The gunmen fired several rounds of live ammunition at the society in spite that it is located in a residential neighborhood, no injuries were reported. […]

19 May
12:22

Information Minister calls for releasing abducted reporter

Palestinian Information Minister, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi called for the immediate release of Abdul-Salam Abu Askar, a local reporter who was abducted in Gaza on Friday evening.Barghouthi repeated his calls for the safe release of the abducted BBC reporter, Allen Johnston, and called for halting all sorts of attacks against the […]

18 May
2:12

Israeli army invades Salfit city and nearby village, kidnaps six civilians

May 18, 2007 2:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Salfit and the nearby Iskaka village; soldiers searched homes and took six residents to unknown detention camps, on Friday at dawn. Among those kidnapped was the director of the Palestinian education ministry in Salfit city.

16 May
2:56

Palestinian resistance attack Israeli army military post in central West Bank

A group of Palestinian resistance men opened fire at an Israeli military post near the central west Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday morning. Israeli media sources reported damage to the post infrastructure, but no injuries. Palestinian sources reported that the military deployed troops around the post, established a number […]