Category Archives: News Report

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

23 Jan
1:19

General Commercial Strike in Gaza

The Gaza Strip, on Monday, is witnessing a general commercial strike in all walks of economic and commercial life, in a protest on the Strip’s economic meltdown, resulting from Israel’s immoral blockade and the Palestinian political split. President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gaza, Waleed El- Husary […]

23 Jan
1:06

Arab Committee Challenges Israeli Bid for UNSC Membership

An Arab League ministerial committee convened on Monday, to discuss a plan it has prepared to block Israel’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat in the 2019-2020 term. The meeting, chaired by Iraq, was held at the level of permanent representatives. Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and occupied […]

23 Jan
12:56

Abbas Seeks EU Recognition of Palestinian State

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech to the European Union’s 28 foreign ministers, in the Belgian capital Brussels, after meeting with the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. The ministers are being urged to officially recognize the state of Palestine, and discuss the […]

22 Jan
5:10

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Attack Three Schoolchildren Near Ramallah

January 22, 2018 5:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A group of undercover Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, three schoolchildren in Kafr Malek village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and briefly detained them. Media sources said the undercover soldiers attacked the three children, identified as Ali Khalil Ka’abna, 10, Anas Younis Abu Ein, 7, and Salem […]

22 Jan
4:32

Israeli Colonizers Invade Home, Injure Woman And Her Son

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Monday, that a woman and her son were injured after a group of fanatic Israeli colonists invaded their home in the al-Mo’arrajat area, near Jericho, in the occupied West Bank. The sources added that dozens of colonizers invaded Bedouin dwellings, before many broke into the […]

22 Jan
10:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In The West Bank

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including a legislator, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers searched homes in Kafr Malek and Kharbatha al-Misbah […]

21 Jan
6:32

Pence Visit Met by Opposition from Jordan and Palestine

Jordan’s King Abdullah, during a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, said that East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future Palestinian state, adding that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was that of two states. “The US decision on Jerusalem does not come as a result of […]

21 Jan
11:50

Army Invades Homes And Stores, Near Jenin

January 21, 2018 11:50 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before invading and violently searching many homes and stores. As’ad Hantouli, the Mayor of Sielet ath-Thaher, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency, that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming into the homes […]

21 Jan
11:14

Israeli Siege On Hizma Continues

The Israeli siege on Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, continued for the third consecutive day, after the soldiers installed military roadblock, and placed concrete blocks on the town’s entrances. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers are carrying out constant invasions, and violent searches of homes and property in […]

21 Jan
10:10

Soldiers Abduct A Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque In Occupied Jerusalem

January 21, 2018 10:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of soldiers accompanied a group of extremist Israeli colonists into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, Sunday, and conducted provocative tours, before abducting a guard of the holy site. The Islamic Waqf and Endowment Department in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Khalil Tarhouni, from the […]

21 Jan
9:42

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Hebron

January 21, 2018 9:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, in addition to summoning four others for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS has reported that […]

21 Jan
9:13

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Sunday morning on several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, and chased the boats, forcing the fishermen back to shore, without being able to fish to […]

21 Jan
8:35

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Jenin

January 21, 2018 8:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the town of Jaba’, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused several Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Jenin said several army jeeps invaded the town, and conducted provocative acts, targeting many Palestinians, before local […]

21 Jan
8:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several areas in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, stormed and violently searched homes, abducted three Palestinians, and summoned one for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Baha’ Aref al-‘Amour, 22, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

21 Jan
6:53

Army Injures Seven Palestinians, Abducts One, In Jerusalem

January 21, 2018 6:53 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Salaheddin Street, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, wounding seven, and abducted one. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers assaulted nonviolent protesters, holding ongoing protests […]

20 Jan
8:30

Netanyahu Criticized over Bollywood ‘Selfie’

BDS affiliates in India have accused Israel of exploiting Bollywood to improve its global image, after Israeli PM took “selfie” on stage with legendary movie star Amitabh Bachchan, while visiting Mumbai. Activists made the claims after the Israeli government staged an outreach event titled “Shalom Bollywood” on Thursday, in a […]

20 Jan
8:21

Paramedic Injured as Israeli Forces Quell Protest against Jerusalem Decision

A Palestinian paramedic, on Saturday, was shot and injured in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet, during clashes that broke out in Kufr Qaddum village, east of Qalqilia, said a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village, Murad Ishtawi, said that Israeli forces suppressed a […]

20 Jan
4:38

Detainee Dies From Cancer After Being Denied Specialized Treatment

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a detainee, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and was not provided the essential urgently-needed treatment in Israeli prisons, has died Saturday. In a joint statement, the Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said Hussein Hosni Atallah, 57, from the northern West […]

20 Jan
11:40

Army Summons Four Palestinians For Interrogation In Jenin And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, many homes in Jenin and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and searched them before summing for Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers summoned Ahmad Husam Touqan, and his brother, Mo’men for interrogation in Salem […]

20 Jan
2:24

Soldiers Abduct A Driver Near Allenby Bridge

January 20, 2018 2:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a Palestinian driver close to the Allenby Bridge, leading to Jordan, near Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank. The army claimed that the soldiers abducted the man when he “rammed soldiers with his car, mildly wounding one.” It added that the driver did not have […]

20 Jan
2:05

Army Injures Three Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Jenin

January 20, 2018 2:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two young men and one child, with rubber-coated steel bullets, in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, medical sources said. The sources added that a child, only six years of age, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in […]

20 Jan
1:27

Israeli Soldiers Injure Eight Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, eight Palestinians in border areas, in the besieged Gaza Strip, including six near the Shuhada Graveyard, east of Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot six Palestinians with live fire, near the […]

19 Jan
7:16

New Orleans Human Rights Resolution Under Attack (VIDEO)

by Ben Norton Top New Orleans politicians are pushing to rescind a historic human rights measure because one of the many countries it could affect is the State of Israel. The New Orleans city council voted unanimously on January 12 to pass a resolution that would have created a mechanism […]

19 Jan
10:24

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Jenin

January 19, 2018 10:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted two Palestinians. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded the home of Azmi Abdul-Qader Freihat, and abducted his sons Jihad and Abdul-Qader, in addition to two of their […]

19 Jan
3:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 11 – 17 January, 2018. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 112 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 2 journalists and a paramedic, were wounded in […]

19 Jan
3:35

Court Indefinitely Extends Detention for Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 19, 2018 3:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, ordered 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi to remain in custody indefinitely, until she faces trial for a number of charges relating to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier. The teenager was arrested on December 19, days after the video of […]

19 Jan
3:23

Israel Considers Expanding Military Control to Areas of East Jerusalem

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, on Monday morning, that the Israeli army is currently considering taking full security and military responsibility for certain neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.   The army is examining the possibility of extending its security and military control to involve areas located outside the apartheid wall in occupied […]

19 Jan
3:15

Armenian Patriarch Arrives in Bethlehem to Usher in Further Christmas Celebrations

January 19, 2018 3:15 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

The Orthodox Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem, Nourhan Manougian, arrived on Thursday at Manager Square in Bethlehem, heading a procession of Armenian clergy and notables, ushering in the start of Armenian Christmas celebrations and the Feast of the Epiphany. Manougian’s procession started from the Armenian Patriarchate, located within the Monastery of […]

19 Jan
3:07

Trump Denies Embassy Moving in 2018

US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, denied Netanyahu’s statement that the US embassy to Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within the year. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, last month, the embassy move was “probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” a […]

19 Jan
2:15

Israeli Soldiers Isolate Hizma Town, Near Jerusalem

January 19, 2018 2:15 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers surrounded and isolated, on Thursday evening, the town of Hizma, east of occupied Easy Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, and fired dozens of gas bombs at local youngsters, who hurled stones at the army jeeps after invading their town. Media sources in Hizma […]

18 Jan
7:08

PCHR: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Demolish 3 Houses in Wide-Scale Military Operation in Jenin

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights issued a statement Thursday condemning the disproportionate force used by the Israeli military on Thursday morning, 18 January 2018, when Israeli forces conducted a wide-scale military operation in Jenin and its suburbs targeting Ahmed Nasser Khalid Jarrar (22). Ahmed survived, but the Israeli forces […]

18 Jan
4:18

Israeli Forces Extrajudicially Execute the Cousin of ‘Wanted’ Man

January 18, 2018 4:18 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

The young man killed by Israeli soldiers in a pre-dawn raid in Jenin has been identified as Ahmad Ismael Jarrar, 31 – the cousin of the man that the Israeli forces were targeting. The soldiers conducted the raid allegedly to extrajudicially execute a man (Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22) accused of the […]

18 Jan
8:28

Soldiers Summon Child, 9, For Interrogation In Bethlehem, Abduct Young Man In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned a child, only nine years of age, for interrogation in the nearby Etzion military base and security center. The soldiers also invaded Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, and abducted a young man. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian […]

18 Jan
2:40

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures Several Others, In Jenin

January 18, 2018 2:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, confiscated surveillance recordings, before abducting two Palestinians, and injured many others. Media sources said the soldiers abducted at least two young men, while working ina local gas station, and cashed with dozens of […]

17 Jan
11:05

Palestinian Community Leader Detained by US Immigration Agency

Amer Adi, a Palestinian American small business owner and a community leader in Youngstown, Ohio, has been targeted relentlessly for decades by US immigration agencies on the basis of false allegations of a “sham marriage.” After a decade of legal and political struggle, he was forced to a “voluntary” deportation to Amman, […]

17 Jan
10:46

Israel Working on Plan to ‘Legalize’ 70 Jewish West Bank Outposts

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is “working on a plan to legalize 70 unauthorized outposts in occupied Palestinian West Bank,” the Jerusalem Post has revealed, according to Days of Palestine. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reportedly discussed the plan in a Jewish Home faction meeting at the Knesset, earlier this week, […]

17 Jan
10:26

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

17 Jan
10:17

Settlers Break into Bethlehem District School

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into a school in the village of Beit Ta’mir, east of Bethlehem, and damaged some of its content, said local government sources. WAFA reported that, according to Hasan Briejeh, representative of the wall and settlements committee, Israeli settlers broke into the Challenge 5 School, breaking […]

17 Jan
10:08

Soldiers Invade Stores In Deir Samit, Near Hebron

January 17, 2018 10:08 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Deir Samit town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and stormed many stores before violently searching them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers invaded many stores, near the Annexation Wall, west of Doura town, and […]

17 Jan
10:05

Official Statement: 2018 US Funding to UNRWA Dramatically below Past Levels

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, on Wednesday, stated that the organization is facing a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community – and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that the US government has announced a contribution […]

17 Jan
9:52

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

January 17, 2018 9:52 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The demolished property is owned by members of Haddad family, who said that they repeatedly, and for several years, tried to obtain permits from the […]

17 Jan
8:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, many homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and violently searched them, before abducting at twenty-two Palestinians, including children, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. On Wednesday morning, the soldiers abducted a college student in Bethlehem. The PPS said that the soldiers […]

17 Jan
8:47

Israeli Court Sentences Youngest Detainee To Four Months

January 17, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

On Monday, the Ofer Israeli military court, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, sentenced a Palestinian girl, only thirteen years of age, to four months in prison, and 25000 Shekels fine. The child was abducted along with her sister, on January 13, 2018, while walking near the Ibrahimi […]

17 Jan
8:30

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, In Beit Iksa

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, punctured tires of many cars, and wrote racist graffiti. The Local Council in Beit Iksa said the assailants came from “Ramot” illegal Israeli colony, which was built on private Palestinian […]

17 Jan
7:59

Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Azzoun

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured approximately 100 Palestinians, after the locals intercepted an invasion carried out by extremist Israeli colonists. Media sources said dozens of armed settlers invaded the town, before locals hurled stones and […]

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17 Jan
6:33

Infant Dies in Gaza from Lack of Respiratory Medicine due to Israeli Siege

January 17, 2018 6:33 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Tuesday that a five-day old baby died in the intensive care unit of the Al-Hilal Emirati Hospital in Gaza. The infant, Hadia Mohammad Abu Hilal, died because of the lack of special medication required for the respiratory machine to function properly. Her father, […]

17 Jan
5:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Children In Jerusalem

January 17, 2018 5:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, seven Palestinian children, after storming their homes and searching them, in Jabal az-Zeitoun neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation center in the city. Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud, of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), said the soldiers abducted […]

16 Jan
11:16

Israel Preventing Gaza Residents from Travelling for Medical Treatment

January 16, 2018 11:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli occupation government decided, on Monday, to prevent most of Gaza’s residents from leaving the besieged enclave for treatment. The decision came in response to the Israeli High Court’s petition submitted by the family of the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, who was captured as a prisoner of war during […]

16 Jan
11:06

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

16 Jan
10:55

West Bank Schools Going Solar

An estimated 500 West Bank schools are soon going to get their electric power from solar cells. According to WAFA, the Ministry of Education and the Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) signed, on Tuesday, an agreement to install solar cells on roofs of 500 public schools to generate 35 MW of electricity. The […]

16 Jan
10:45

Palestine to Apply for Full Membership at UN

Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki said, on Tuesday, that the Palestinian mission to the United Nations will soon submit a request for full membership of the state of Palestine at the United Nations. Maliki announced, in a press statement, today, that the request for full membership will be presented […]

16 Jan
12:25

Army Abducts Eighteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians, including children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. The PPS said that the soldiers conducted violent searches of many homes in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted eleven Palestinians, identified […]

16 Jan
8:35

Army Invades Many Apartments In Ramallah

January 16, 2018 8:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian apartments, including one inhabited by a journalist, and conducted violent searches, causing serious property damage. The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers invaded the apartment of one of its reporters, identified as Zahran Hammad, after detonating the front door. It […]

16 Jan
8:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and buildings, and injured five young men. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at many protesters, who hurled […]

16 Jan
2:54

Palestinian Leadership Decides to Suspend Recognition of and Cooperation with Israel

The second-highest decision-making body of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) decided Monday to call on the executive committee to suspend recognition of Israel until Israel recognizes the existence of Palestine, and annuls its annexation of Jerusalem, marking the latest fallout from Donald Trump’s December 6th claim of Jerusalem as the […]

16 Jan
1:44

Updated: Army Kills A Student Near Qalqilia

Palestinian medical sources said that Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Salim, 28, from Jayyous town, was shot with a live round in his head, and died from his serious wounds at Darwish Nazzal hospital, in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, wounding Ahmad […]

15 Jan
9:02

New Orleans Passes BDS Resolution

The New Orleans City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for a process to avoid contracting with or investing in companies that profit from abuses of human rights, civil rights, labor rights, and other violations. The resolution was spearheaded by USCPR member group New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee (NOPSC). […]

15 Jan
8:53

Central Council: Orthodox Christian Property Sales are Documented

The Central Council of the Orthodox Christians in Jordan and Palestine said, on Sunday, that it has documents proving that strategic properties of Patriarchate in Jerusalem had been sold to Israel. In a letter sent to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), the Orthodox Christian body said that the documents also […]

15 Jan
8:02

Israel: Gaza Economy Plummeted from “Zero to Below Zero”

Israeli daily Haaretz, on Monday, reported that Israeli  military officials have acknowledged that the Palestinian situation is deteriorating, and that the economy and infrastructure  in Gaza was “from zero to below zero.” Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Israeli politicians were acting as if military pressure can continue on Gaza, […]

15 Jan
1:09

Soldiers Assault Three Children, And A Young Man, Before Abducting Them

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel soldiers repeatedly assaulted three children, and a young man, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, causing several cuts and bruises, before abducting them. The committee said that three Israeli soldiers attacked Fawzi Nakhla, 17, and repeatedly kicked and beat […]

15 Jan
12:45

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

January 15, 2018 12:45 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, in ongoing with a hunger strike, he started five days ago. The PPS said that detainee Ayyoub Yacoub al-‘Asa, 33, from the al-Obeydiyya town Bethlehem, was moved […]

15 Jan
11:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, after breaking into them, and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, from several parts of […]

15 Jan
10:59

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin

January 15, 2018 10:59 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, violently searched many homes, stores, a fuel station, Bank Of Palestine and Qalqilia City Council, in addition to causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of […]

15 Jan
9:24

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Azzoun, Near Qalqilia

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, al-Khader and Teqoua’ towns, south and east of the city, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to summing a child, only ten years of age, for interrogation. The soldiers also invaded ‘Azzoun town, […]

15 Jan
2:07

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus, Abduct A Teen With Disability In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also invaded the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, and abducted a physically-disabled teen. Media sources in Nablus said many […]

15 Jan
1:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Jerusalem

January 15, 2018 1:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, ten young Palestinian men, including a political prisoner who was just released from detention, and was heading back home, in occupied Jerusalem, after the army ambushed them on the way to the city. Media sources said that the soldiers abducted former political prisoner Sbeih […]

14 Jan
7:06

UNRWA Considers Reducing Services Provided to Palestinians

The United Nations agency for relief and work with Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) called, in an urgent meeting held in Amman, to announce the state of reduction to all expenses and services provided for Palestinian refugees, waiting for a firm decision of the U.S administration regarding their intention to halt funds […]

14 Jan
6:55

Elderly Couple Dies in Gaza due to Suffocation

An elderly couple using a charcoal grill to heat their house, in Gaza, was found dead on Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the man, who was 90 years old and his wife 88 years old, used the charcoal grill to heat […]

14 Jan
6:40

Excavations Resumed near Al-Aqsa for Construction of Pedestrian Bridge

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, resumed excavations in several areas in Wadi Al-Rababeh area in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan – only a few dozen meters away from al-Aqsa Mosque – in preparation for the construction of a ‘pedestrian bridge’, said Wadi Hilweh Information Center. WAFA reported that, according to […]

14 Jan
6:14

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with Even Greater Force

Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use “even greater force if necessary,” after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah. “There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect,” Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli […]

14 Jan
10:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

January 14, 2018 10:27 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the al-‘Arroub refugee camp and Yatta town, searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians. The PPS said that the soldiers […]

14 Jan
9:45

Army Invades Many Villages In Nablus

January 14, 2018 9:45 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian villages, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, searched many homes and stores, before confiscating surveillance tapes and equipment. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers invaded Burqa, Beit Imrin, Yasid and Asira ash-Shamaliya, before breaking into and […]

14 Jan
8:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin

January 14, 2018 8:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from Jenin city, and nearby al-Yamoun town, in northern West Bank, and confiscated surveillance equipment from a local coffee shop. Media sources in Jenin said the invaded and searched many homes in the city, and abducted Abdul-Rahman Jamil Najm, […]

14 Jan
4:08

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Border Tunnel In Southern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Saturday at night, at least two missiles into a siege-busting tunnel near the Egyptian border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said it attacked “underground infrastructure along the border with Egypt.” The first missile was fired by […]

13 Jan
9:44

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, several Palestinians in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, after the army attacked dozens of nonviolent protesters in the village, which was also placed under a strict military siege. Local nonviolent activist, Bassem Tamimi, said the soldiers instantly resorted to the excessive use of force, and […]

13 Jan
9:11

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman

Egyptian navy ships opened fire, on Saturday at dawn, on a Palestinian fishing boat, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the fisherman has been identified as Abdullah Ramadan Zeidan, 33, from the […]

13 Jan
7:53

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Palestinian Protesters In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Salahuddin Street, in occupied Jerusalem, in injured several Palestinians, including a medic, while marching against ongoing Israeli occupation, and the U.S. President’s illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israeli and his decision to move the […]

13 Jan
7:00

(Video) Extremist Israeli Colonists Cut More Than 110 Palestinian Olive Trees In Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living on stolen Palestinian lands in Huwwara and Burin villages, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, have cut Saturday more than 110 olive trees, owned by several Palestinians, while Israeli soldiers watched without trying to stop them. The colonists came […]

13 Jan
6:45

Thousands March in Funerals for Slain Palestinian Teens

Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank marched on Friday, in the funerals of the two Palestinian teenagers who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Thursday. In the northern West Bank village of Iraq Burin, in the Nablus district, crowds set off from […]

13 Jan
6:05

Nabi Saleh Declared a Closed Military Zone

The Israeli army closed off, on Saturday, entrances to the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh (home to imprisoned teenage activist Ahed al-Tamimi), to the north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, and declared the area to be a closed military zone, barring entry into it, according to a local […]

13 Jan
12:09

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man, Injure Many Others, In Qalqilia

January 13, 2018 12:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man, and inured at least thirteen, after attacking Palestinian protesters near two military roadblocks, installed on the southern and northern roads of Qalqilia city, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Qalqilia said the soldiers attacked the protesters, and abducted a […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
7:06

Mohammed Tamimi, 19, Seized by Occupation Forces as Global Solidarity Escalates (VIDEO)

January 12, 2018 7:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before […]

12 Jan
6:42

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

12 Jan
6:36

Updated: Army Injures 108 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 43 Palestinians with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused at least 65 others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, after the […]

12 Jan
6:12

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

12 Jan
4:21

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Nablus

January 12, 2018 4:21 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, dozens of Palestinian protesters near the main entrance of Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted four, before declaring the village a “closed military zone.” Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers assaulted the Palestinian protesters, and fired […]

12 Jan
3:59

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and injured many protesters. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force […]

12 Jan
2:57

Israeli Soldiers Attack Protesters In Several Parts Of The West Bank And Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and oppression, and the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel. The protests started on Friday afternoon, before the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force, and fired injured many Palestinians. […]

12 Jan
2:19

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bethlehem

January 12, 2018 2:19 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, who marched near the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, as part of ongoing protests against Donald Trump’s illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as a unified capital of Israel, and abducted two. The Palestinians marched following Friday prayers in the al-Azza […]

12 Jan
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Family Members, Illegally Confiscate Cash, Near Nablus

January 12, 2018 11:43 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, ‘Allar town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted five Palestinians from the same family, in addition to illegally confiscating cash and assaulting many residents. Moayyad Taqatqa, a father of one of the abducted Palestinians, […]

11 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child from Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army fired live rounds at dozens of Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by colonialist settlers into their village. Media sources in Nablus said many armed […]

11 Jan
10:10

Army Kills A Child, Injures Three Others, In Central Gaza

Israeli soldier killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child, and injured three others, after the army attacked protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed, 16, with a live round in his chest. They added that the […]

11 Jan
5:10

Secret Firm Set Up With Top Israeli Ex-generals to Fight “Delegitimization Campaign”

Isael’s Strategic Affairs Ministry has set up a public-benefit corporation to engage in what it calls “mass awareness activities” as part of “the struggle against the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally. Haaretz has obtained a list of the shareholders and directors of the company, Kella Shlomo, who include former Israeli […]

11 Jan
4:51

Maliki: US Responsible for Planned Settlement Expansion

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticized the US government on Wednesday for “giving the greenlight” to Israel, to do “whatever it wants with Palestinian land,” with regard to Israeli announcements of plans to build […]

11 Jan
4:31

Francis Again Calls to Respect Status of Jerusalem

Pope Francis reiterated, on Monday, his call to respect the status quo of Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing ambassadors from more than 180 countries Francis said, according to the PNN, “We reiterate our call to abide by UN resolutions and to […]

10 Jan
10:24

Army Shoots A Child In The Head “During Training”

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a Palestinian child with a live round in the head, during “military training” near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the child, only three years of age, was shot with a live round in the head, and is currently in a stable […]

10 Jan
5:06

WHO: “Israel Delays Permit Application For Half Of Gaza Patients”

January 10, 2018 5:06 PM admin Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reprinted From WAFA News Agency: A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that almost half of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, who need treatment outside of the besieged Gaza Strip and applied for exit permits from Israel, have their exit permit applications delayed, and lost their […]

10 Jan
1:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, after invading and searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two others at a roadblock, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. On Wednesday at noon, the soldiers installed a military […]