Category Archives: News Report

30 Apr
3:58

Apartheid Wall: Construction Resumed Northeast of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, Saturday, resumed construction of the apartheid wall on land seized from Palestinians in the village of al-Walaja, northeast of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. ‏ Hasan Brijiyeh, from the wall and settlements committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli occupation authorities […]

30 Apr
3:53

25,000 New Settlement Units Approved for Jerusalem

For two years, the Israeli government has been planning to build 25,000 new settlement units in the city of Jerusalem, an Israeli minister stressed on Friday. Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant told Israeli television Channel 2, on Thursday, that his ministry had been discussing the plan with Jerusalem’s Jewish municipality […]

30 Apr
3:44

Several Warehouses Burned in Beita Village

On Friday, a tear gas grenade, fired by Israeli forces after clashes broke out in Beita village, ignited a fire in a warehouse that contained plastic and cardboard which quickly spread, sending the flames to more than eight other warehouses. Locals say, according to the PNN, that the grenade was fired […]

29 Apr
11:02

Thousands March In Bethlehem In Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Thousands of Palestinians held, Friday, massive nonviolent processions in various parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, expressing their solidarity and support with the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, ongoing with the hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day. In Beit Sahour city, hundreds of Palestinians held a […]

29 Apr
7:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Wounded Child From An Ambulance In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child who was shot by an army sharpshooter, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the soldiers chased an ambulance transporting him to the hospital. The child, identified as Mos’ab Mahmoud Mheisin, 14, was shot by several live rounds in […]

28 Apr
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Injure Nine Palestinians, Attack Homes, In Hebron

April 28, 2017 9:11 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked protests held in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, leading to clashes with local youths, wounding at least nine with, including two with Toto expanding bullets, and causing many to […]

28 Apr
8:49

Day of Rage: Many Palestinians Injured as Clashes Erupt across Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers stand guard in front of Palestinian stone throwers during clashes in Bethlehem. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File) Ongoing clashes have erupted across the occupied West Bank on Friday, with several Palestinians injured, on what Palestinians are calling the Day of Rage — initially called for by the Fateh movement — […]

28 Apr
8:48

Israeli Gas Bombs Cause Massive Fire In Nine Warehouses In Nablus

April 28, 2017 8:48 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs at Palestinian protesters in Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing massive fires in nine warehouses, including one used for storing and selling plastic and cardboard boxes and sheets. The fire started in the warehouse, which was used […]

28 Apr
8:28

May Day: Palestinian Trade Unions Call for Intensifying BDS

Official statement from the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS): “On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the […]

28 Apr
8:27

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

April 28, 2017 8:27 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli army infiltrated, Friday, an area close to the Hebron Governmental Hospital, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted five young Palestinian men. Eyewitnesses said clashes took place between local youngsters and Israeli soldiers, who invaded the Zawiya area, and the area surrounding […]

28 Apr
8:19

Jerusalem Municipality to Seize Palestinian Land for ‘Tourist Center’

The tourist center is planned to neighbor a mosque in Ras al-Amud that serves Palestinians who are denied access to al-Aqsa Compound. On April 24, 2017, the West Jerusalem municipality published a plan to confiscate 1,300 square meters of land in Ras al-Amoud, an area adjacent to the Old City […]

28 Apr
8:04

Israel Cuts Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

On Thursday morning, Israeli bulldozers destroyed all pipelines supplying water to Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, leaving approximately 3,500 villagers without water. According to the PNN, Mutaz Bisharat told news reporters that Israeli bulldozers, military jeeps and Israeli Civil Administration officials were behind the destruction of the pipelines. The […]

28 Apr
4:36

Activists Hold Weekly Protest In Bil’in, March In Solidarity With The Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched Friday in Bil’in village, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and in solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of the Palestinian detainees. The protesters marched […]

28 Apr
4:19

At Least Fifteen Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, at least fifteen Palestinians in different communities in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, after the army assaulted processions in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. In Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, the soldiers fired many live rounds, […]

28 Apr
3:45

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For The Twelfth Day

More than 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike which started twelve days ago, while many more plan to join, amidst massive solidarity protests and activities, across the occupied West Bank. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said undercover Israeli soldiers […]

28 Apr
3:13

Including Three Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians men, including three siblings, in Bethlehem city, and nearby Doha town, in the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and searched many homes. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many army vehicles invaded Doha town, and […]

28 Apr
2:57

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians With Live Fire Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, two young men with live fire in Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah, and one in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, during clashes that took place after the army invaded the two villages. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded the […]

27 Apr
3:09

Israeli Colonists Open Fire On A Nonviolent Palestinian Procession

As dozens of Palestinians marched, Thursday, in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, a number of extremist Israeli colonists opened fire on them, in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. Media sources said the settlers were in Psigot colony, illegally built on private Palestinian lands, in al-Biereh […]

27 Apr
2:48

VIDEO: Israel Acknowledges Use of Computer Algorithm for Palestinian Arrests

Mass detentions of over 400 Palestinians were the result of a computer algorithm based on their social media usage, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians […]

27 Apr
2:41

ICRC: Gaza on Edge of Collapse Due to Electricity Crisis

Director of the International Red Cross office in Gaza, Yves Daccord, said on Wednesday that the Gaza Strip is on edge of collapse due to severe electricity crisis. Warning that the Palestinian hospitals in Gaza are to stop offering healthcare services, he said: “Hospitals are to stop serving children, women […]

27 Apr
2:26

West Bank Palestinians Assaulted by Israeli Settlers

Israeli settlers, early Thursday, assaulted a Palestinian man and smashed his car near the settlement of Shave Shomron, to the west of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. The settlers reportedly intercepted the car of Ali Qabaha, a Palestinian from the town of Ya’bad, near Jenin, […]

27 Apr
2:05

General Strike Held in Solidarity with Hunger Stikers

Palestinian institutions, on Thursday, held a comprehensive general strike in response to the Prisoners committees call for solidarity with detainees, who today entered their 11th day of collective hunger strike. According to the PNN, the strike includes all sectors except for health sector, tawjihi class and bakeries. This precedes an […]

27 Apr
1:09

Israeli Army Fires Two Shells Into A Qassam Site In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Thursday, two artillery shells into a site, run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The shells caused some property damage, without leading to any casualties, media sources in Gaza said. According to Israeli sources, the shells were fired […]

27 Apr
10:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Palestinian Man In Beit Fajjar

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes and interrogated several Palestinians, before abducting […]

27 Apr
9:53

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus

April 27, 2017 9:53 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a university student from his home. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers broke into and searched a few homes in Nablus, and abducted Naseer Radwan […]

27 Apr
9:30

Israeli Colonists Injure A Palestinian, Cause Damage To Cars, Near Jenin

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at dawn, many Palestinian cars in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, causing damage, in addition to assaulting a man after pelting his car with rocks, causing injuries that required hospitalization. Medical sources in Jenin said the colonists attacked Ali Ahmad Kabaha, […]

27 Apr
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including A Child, In Qalqilia And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a child, in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia and Tubas. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the city, […]

27 Apr
6:28

Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Teenage Girl To Ten Years

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage girl to ten years in prison, after convicting her of “an attempted stabbing attack,” in the city. The verdict came after Israel delayed her court hearings 24 times since he abducted in February 2016. The court session was […]

27 Apr
4:30

After 28 Days In Israeli Morgue, Slain Mother Buried Next To Her Son

After Israel held her body for 28 consecutive days since the soldiers shot her, and prevented medics from approaching her, eventually leading to her bleeding to death, the corpse of slain Palestinian mother from Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied Jerusalem, was finally released to her family, and was buried next […]

26 Apr
3:54

PCHR Concerned over Life of Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over the life of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have started a hunger strike for 10 days in the Israeli jails in protest against the deterioration of their living conditions and deprivation of their most basic human rights. PCHR emphasizes […]

26 Apr
3:48

Dozens Of Former Political Prisoners Launch A Solidarity Hunger Strike In Tubas

Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, said that dozens of former political prisoners have started, Wednesday, a solidarity hungers strike with Palestinian detainees, who are holding an open-ended hunger strike, demanding legitimate rights. The former […]

26 Apr
3:01

461 Palestinian Women Killed in Syrian Conflict

About 461 Palestinian refugee women have been killed in Syria as a result of various reasons, including bombing, sniping, clashes and torture, the Action Group for Palestinian of Syria reported Wednesday. According to Al Ray, the group recorded that the total number of Palestinian refugees killed in Syria is 3,483 since the […]

26 Apr
2:43

10,000 New Settlement Units Approved in Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing and the West Jerusalem municipality has revived the construction of 10,000 settlement units in Atarot settlement, to the north of Jerusalem. PNN reports thayt, according to Israeli media, the construction plans have been frozen for years, due to the Obama administration’s opposition to building settlements. […]

26 Apr
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Invade Kifl Hares Town, Near Salfit

April 26, 2017 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Kifl Hares, west of Salfit in central West Bank, and prevented the Palestinians from using the streets, while Israeli colonists visited sites in the area. The Maan News Agency said many army vehicles invaded the town, fire […]

26 Apr
11:09

Army Seriously Injures A Palestinian Near Nablus

April 26, 2017 11:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Tuesday, a Palestinian teenager from the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, after he reportedly attempted to stab soldiers, near a military base, close to Huwwara junction. The Israeli army said the Palestinian “attempted to stab Israelis, but was shot by the soldiers,” before […]

26 Apr
10:49

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate 60 Tons Of Wood, Demolish Small Factory, In Jenin

April 26, 2017 10:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

On Wednesday morning, Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the town of Ya’bad, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, confiscated 60 tons of woods and demolished a small charcoal manufacturing facility. Eyewitnesses said several army jeeps invaded the town, before two military bulldozers demolished a charcoal […]

26 Apr
10:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin, One Near Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted three Palestinians in Zabbouba village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and one in Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Jenin office of the PPS said […]

26 Apr
9:11

5 Year Old Girl Dies in Gaza After Israel Denies Her Access To Medical Treatment

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly denouncing the death of a Palestinian child, from the besieged Gaza Strip, after Israel refused to allow her to transfer out of the walled-in enclave, despite her serious health condition resulting from a metabolism disorder. Al-Mezan said the family received […]

26 Apr
9:02

Israeli Colonists Burn A Palestinian Car Near Nablus

A number of extremist Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Wednesday at dawn, into Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and burnt a parked Palestinian car. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of Israeli settlements’ file, at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part […]

26 Apr
4:54

Four Palestinians Injured, Dozens Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, Near Jerusalem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that at least four young men were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and dozens of residents suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli soldiers near Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said hundreds of Palestinians […]

26 Apr
4:35

Israeli Soldiers Invade Nabi Saleh Village, Near Ramallah

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and clashed with many youngsters, who hurled stones on the army vehicles. Media sources in Nabi Saleh said the clashes took place in the eastern area of the […]

25 Apr
12:22

Israel Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Village For The 112Th Time

Israeli bulldozes invaded, on Tuesday morning, the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 112th consecutive time. Aziz Sabah Abu Mdeighem, a member of the Al-‘Araqeeb Local Council, said a large police force invaded the village, and demolished its tents, small wooden homes and tin […]

25 Apr
11:54

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Six Shops Near Ramallah

Several Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday at dawn, Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, and demolished six Palestinian shops. Bil’in Village Council head, Abdul-Hafith Mosleh, said a large military force invaded the village, approximately at 3 at dawn, and demolishes six shops. He added […]

25 Apr
11:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including children, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers […]

25 Apr
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nafha

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday evening, the hunger striking detainees, held in section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, and sprayed them with teargas. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said all hunger striking detainees in Nafha, are held in Section 14, […]

24 Apr
11:21

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron

April 24, 2017 11:21 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the towns of Beit Ummar and Yatta, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted two young men. Mohammad Awad, a media activist with the Popular Committee in Hebron, said the soldiers invaded Beit […]

24 Apr
10:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jenin

April 24, 2017 10:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several villages and towns, in the northern West bank governorate of Jenin, searched many homes, and abducted two young men. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Maraka village, and abducted a […]

24 Apr
9:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, from their homes, in Sawahra and Abu Dis towns, in Jerusalem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Several military jeeps invaded the two towns from different directions, stormed and violently searched homes, and abducted Morad Ayyad, from Abu Dis, […]

24 Apr
8:57

After Reportedly Wounding A Soldier, Army Abducts A Palestinian Woman Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday morning, a Palestinian woman, at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly after she stabbed and injured a female soldier. Israeli sources said the woman, in her thirties, is from Taybeh town, near Ramallah, and that she “stabbed a female soldier in the […]

24 Apr
8:37

Two Palestinian Children Injured After Being Rammed By A Speeding Settler’s Car Near Jerusalem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two children were injured, on Sunday evening, after being struck by a speeding Israeli settler’s car, while walking with their parents in Sur Baher town, south of occupied East Jerusalem. The sources stated that Mohammad Mousa Attoun suffered a head wound, while his sister, […]

24 Apr
6:50

Except In Ofer, Israel Denies Lawyers From Visiting With Hunger Striking Detainees

The joint media committee of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society and the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported in a press release, Sunday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still denying all lawyers’ visitations with the hunger striking detainees, except for those held in Ofer prison. The committee stated that this illegal […]

24 Apr
6:45

Bethlehem: Mahmoud Balboul Tells of His 79-day Hunger Strike

Former Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Balboul spoke out, on Sunday, about his experience undertaking a weeks-long hunger strike, last year, and urged Palestinians everywhere to stand in solidarity with a mass hunger strike currently underway in Israeli prisons. Mahmoud Balboul refused food for 79 days, after launching a hunger strike last July, […]

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24 Apr
6:29

Three Israelis mildly injured in stabbing attack in Tel Aviv

On Sunday afternoon, an 18-year old Palestinian allegedly stabbed three Israelis with ‘work tools’ in the lobby of a hotel in Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police. A fourth Israeli, in his seventies, fell down trying to escape the attack and was also injured. The teenager who carried out the […]

24 Apr
6:23

40 Detainees from Megiddo Prison Join Mass Hunger Strike

April 24, 2017 6:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

At least 40 Palestinians being held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo have joined the open-ended mass hunger strike, said the strikers’ Media Committee of “Freedom and Dignity”. The committee said, according to WAFA, that the prison administration prevented the lawyer from visiting the hunger strikers. The mass strike entered its […]

24 Apr
6:12

70-Year-Old Woman Joins Sons’ Hunger Strike

April 24, 2017 6:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

70-year-old other of four Palestinian detainees, Lateefa Annaje, has joined the ongoing mass Palestinian hunger strike in solidarity with her four sons, who were sentenced to life imprisonment, for a week. According to Al Ray, of the four sons, one serves seven life sentences, another five life, another four and the […]

24 Apr
5:59

B’Tselem: 107 Palestinians Slain in 2016

According to Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, Israelis killed a total of 107 Palestinians in 2016, 101 of them by soldiers and 6 by settlers. B’Tselem pointed out that 90 of the slain were killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The report also counted eight in the […]

24 Apr
5:46

China Demands Israel not Employ Its Workers in Settlements

The Israeli cabinet is expected to ratify an agreement after China demanded the condition that Israel not employ Chinese workers in in settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, PNN reports, Israel and China have engaged in negotiations for several years over an agreement on Chinese […]

24 Apr
4:10

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Beit Ummar

April 24, 2017 4:10 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired many gas bombs, during clashes that took place with local youngsters, causing many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Awwad, media spokesperson of the Popular Committee […]

24 Apr
3:45

Army Injures Two Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men, including one who suffered serious wounds, during clashes that took place after several military vehicles invaded Kufur Malek village, northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Sources at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said the seriously […]

23 Apr
10:33

Qaraqe Denies Misleading Israeli Reports About Detainees Ending Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe denied, Sunday, misleading Israeli reports and false allegations, claiming that eighty-eight detainees have stopped their hunger strike, and affirmed that the number of striking detainees is gradually increasing. Qaraqe even challenged Israel by asking Prison Authority officials to allow the lawyers […]

23 Apr
10:03

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Tulkarem

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Nour Shams refugee camp, east Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted three young men. Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers interrogated several Palestinians, while violently searching their homes, and abducted three, […]

23 Apr
9:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight, Summon Four, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians, and summoned for others for interrogation, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes while interrogating the inhabitants, and […]

23 Apr
1:47

Palestinian Injured After An Israeli Colonist Settler Rammed Him With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported Saturday, that a young man was injured when he was struck by a speeding Israeli colonist’s car, in the al-Mas’oudiyya area, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the young man, identified as Assem Salem, 19, […]

23 Apr
1:31

Elderly Woman, Two Men, Wounded As Israeli Colonists Attack Nablus Villages; Soldiers Injure Four

Groups of extremist Israeli colonists carried out, Saturday, a series of invasions into Palestinian towns, including attacking a number of homes, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, wounding an elderly woman and two young men, while Israeli soldiers also injured four young men, and caused many Palestinians to […]

22 Apr
11:06

Israel Transfers Corpse Of Slain Palestinian Teen To His Family

The Israeli Authorities allowed, Friday, the transfer of the corpse of a Palestinian teen, who was shot dead by the Israeli police officers, on April 1st, 2017, to the Palestinian side. The Palestinian, Ahmad Ghazal, 17, was killed on April 1st in occupied Jerusalem, after the soldiers and the police […]

22 Apr
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nitzan Prison

April 22, 2017 10:04 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Administration assaulted, Friday, several hunger-striking Palestinian detainees in Nitzan Prison, in Ramla, and unleashed their dogs on them, during violent searches of the detainees and their rooms. In a statement to the press, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that the soldiers also preventing the […]

22 Apr
4:52

Israeli Soldiers Fire on Agricultural Lands, Shepherds in Gaza

Israeli forces, on Friday, opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands and shepherds in the southern and central Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Forces opened fire on Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock along the eastern border area of Johur Addik, in central Gaza. No injuries were reported. Forces also […]

22 Apr
4:39

VIDEO: Extremist Settlers Attack and Injure Activists Accompanying Palestinian Shepherds

Israeli media published  video on Friday night which shows  masked Israeli settlers attacking activists accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the occupied West Bank . The video show settlers throwing stones at the activists, who belong to the Ta’ayush organization, and tried to hit them with clubs near the Baladim outpost. Four […]

21 Apr
8:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees, in Rafat village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Just as the protesters reached close to the fence that separates the village from the Oder […]

21 Apr
5:28

Protesters In Bil’in Express Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, and called for more solidarity with the detainees. The protesters marched from the center of the village, and headed […]

21 Apr
4:30

Eight Protesters, One Journalist, Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and mildly injured eight Palestinians, including a journalist and an Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, […]

21 Apr
1:11

Including Two Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, three Palestinians, including two children, after invading and ransacking their homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and al-’Ezariyya town, southeast of the city. The soldiers invaded many homes in al-‘Eesawiyya, and interrogated several Palestinians, before abducting two […]

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21 Apr
1:01

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian civilian killed, 7 wounded by Israeli forces this week

April 21, 2017 1:01 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 13 – 19 April 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Over the past week, Israeli forces killed a […]

21 Apr
12:10

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinian Children In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, three Palestinian children from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, reportedly for hurling Molotov cocktails at an army base. The army is alleging that the three children Molotov cocktails at the military base, in the Gush Etzion Settlement […]

21 Apr
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Invade Two Gas Stations, In Hebron

April 21, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday morning, Surif town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, abducted two young men and invaded two gas stations. Media sources in Heron said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in Surif town, and abducted […]

21 Apr
5:43

Historic Decision: Barcelona City Council Votes to End Complicity with Israeli Occupation & Illegal Settlements

April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights,  the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) released the following […]

21 Apr
5:38

Palestinian Woman Detained for Facebook ‘Incitement’

April 21, 2017 5:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces reportedly detained a 22-year-old Palestinian woman from occupied East Jerusalem, for alleged “incitement” on her personal Facebook page. According to Ma’an News Agency, Israeli media reported that the woman would be presented to an Israeli court on Thursday, to extend her detention following her interrogation. Earlier this week, […]

21 Apr
5:23

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

21 Apr
5:13

Israeli Settlers Barbecue Outside Ofer Prison

April 21, 2017 5:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A group of Israeli settlers, on Thursday afternoon, held a barbecue party outside Ofer prison, west of Ramallah, in response to the collective hunger strike lead by 1,500 Palestinian prisoners. According to the PNN. the insulting move came in response to the hunger strike which Palestinian prisoners launched on the Palestinian […]

20 Apr
3:29

Palestinian Teenage Girl Injured After Being Struck By A Settler’s Car Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian teenage girl was injured, Thursday, after an Israeli colonialist settler rammed her with his car, while she was on the sidewalk, in Teqoua’ Palestinian town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fled the scene. The head of Teqoua’ Local Council Hatem Sabah said that Kawthar […]

20 Apr
10:43

1500 Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Fourth Day

At least 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with their hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day, and intend to continue while more detainees are gradually joining the strike that started on April 17 th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The media department of the Palestinian […]

20 Apr
10:10

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and during earlier hours Thursday, at least nine Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated a thousand US Dollars from one home. In a press statement, the Israeli army said the soldiers arrested […]

20 Apr
7:08

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, and clashed with local youngsters, wounding one, and causing at least eleven to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, and […]

20 Apr
6:55

Ailing Detainees Join Hunger Strike

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported, Wednesday, that several ailing Palestinian detainees, suffering with serious illnesses and health conditions, have joined the hunger strike, and are threatening to stop taking their medications. Ajwa stated that among the ailing detainees who joined the strike, are Sa’id […]

20 Apr
6:26

Syria: 1,183 Palestinians ‘Disppeared’

Around 1,183 Palestinians have gone missing in Syria since the start of the campaign to oust Bashar al-Assad, a report said. In a report released on Monday, the Task Group for Palestinians in Syria said that the real number is far beyond 1,183 cases of disappearances among Palestinian refugees in Syria […]

20 Apr
6:04

Palestinians Take to the Streets in Solidarity with ‘Freedom and Dignity’ Hunger Strike

Palestinians organize solidarity demonstrations as a mass, open-ended hunger strike spreads in Israeli prisons. On the first day of the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners refused food from within 22 Israeli prisons. The hunger strike commenced on Palestinian Prisoner Day, April 17, 2017. The movement demands overarching […]

20 Apr
5:59

Lieberman Calls for Adoption of Thatcher’s Hunger Strike Policy

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman recently called for a policy of non-negotiation with Palestinian hunger strikers, following the steps of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s policy in dealing with Irish Catholic hunger strikers in 1981. Avigdor Liberman suggested to take the approach of Thatcher, who publicly refused to accede […]

20 Apr
4:15

212 New Settlement Units Approved for Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, approved the construction of 212 new units in the  illegal Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo settlements of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli radio said, according to the PNN, that the approved housing units are a part of a larger settlement plan to be implemented during the new US […]

19 Apr
6:49

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man near Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after the army claimed “he deliberately carried out a ramming attack with his car, wounding one Israeli man.” The Palestinian car crashed into the rear of an […]

19 Apr
4:09

Mother Of Four Detainees Starts Solidarity Hunger Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that a Palestinian mother of four detainees, held by Israel and are participating in the hunger strike, has also started a hunger strike in solidarity with them and the rest of the detainees. Qaraqe’ told Maan News that Latifa […]

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19 Apr
3:46

PCHR Strongly Condemns ISS’s Travel Ban on PCHR’s Clients via Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns that the Internal Security Service (ISS) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip prevented one of PCHR’s clients namely, Diaa’ Musalam al-Sheikh ‘Eid, born in 1979 in Rafah City, from heading to an interview related to a compensation […]

19 Apr
12:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, including two teenagers, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers abducted two teenagers, […]

19 Apr
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Farm In Al-‘Eesawiyya

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian farm. The army also destroyed doors of a carwash facility and four farms, and posted demolition orders targeting two farms, car repair shop and a car dealership. The soldiers surrounded […]

19 Apr
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Qalqilia, Two Teenagers In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many Palestinian homes in Qalqilia and Hebron governorates, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young Palestinian man and two teenagers. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched many homes […]

19 Apr
8:48

The Demands Of Hunger Striking Detainees In Israeli Prisons

The following is a list of demands presented by the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, who intend to gradually expand their strike to include all Israeli prisons and detention centers, across occupied Palestine. 1. Installing public phones in all prisons, in every section of the prisons, so that the detainees can […]

19 Apr
4:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers invaded the city after some Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at jeeps of the “Border Guard Units,” and detained the two young […]

19 Apr
2:02

Israel Prevents PPS Attorney From Visiting Detainees In Ofer

As part of its decision to cancel all visits to hunger striking detainees in its prisons and detention centers, the Israeli Authorities prevented lawyer Arwa Hleihel from visiting the detainees in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Hleihel went to […]

18 Apr
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have adducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central […]

18 Apr
12:10

Israel Isolates Hunger Striking Detainees

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The Israeli Prison Authority has isolated all hunger striking Palestinian detainees, canceled all family visits in addition to illegally confiscating all their belongings, including clothes except for what they are wearing. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Qaddoura Fares has reported that Israel has officially informed The Red […]

18 Apr
10:14

On the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Prisoners’ Suffering in Israeli Jails Continues

Today, 17 April 2017, marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Over 6,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners have been detained in the Israeli jails and detention centers under cruel and inhumane conditions. The Palestinians commemorate this day since 1979, supporting the cause of prisoners detained in the Israeli jails, as it marks […]