Category Archives: News Report

26 May
1:05

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Qalqilia, Tulkarem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, six Palestinians in Qalqilia, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Qalqilia city, in northern West Bank, searched homes and abducted Motayyam Khaldoun Radwan, 17, and Tha’er Ashraf Zeid, 19. Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Barta’a town, southwest of […]

26 May
10:13

Seriously Injured Palestinian Succumbs To His Wounds

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, several days ago. The Ministry identified the slain Palestinian as Hussein Salem Abu ‘Oweida, 41, and added that […]

26 May
5:02

Israeli Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Trees Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli colonizers invaded, Friday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and cut dozens of trees. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonizers cut 25 Peach trees, and 35 grapevines, owned by a local […]

26 May
4:44

Army Injures A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank […]

26 May
4:20

Updated: “115 Injured by Israeli Gunfire on Gaza Border, Palestinian Succumbs to Earlier Wounds”

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured 115 Palestinians, including seven children and four women, after the army attacked the protesters with live fire and gas bombs, across the border area in the eastern parts of the coastal region. Thousands of Palestinians participated in the protests, which started after […]

25 May
9:58

Hunger-striking Palestinian Detainee Transferred to Negev

Israeli authorities transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian detainee from solitary confinement in the Ashkelon jail to the Negev jail, on Thursday morning. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said, in a statement, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred Ibaa Omar al-Barghouthi, aged 40, a resident of the central occupied West […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

25 May
6:38

Army Abducts A Palestinian After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian political prisoner from Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, shortly after his release from prison after serving a prison sentence of 7.5 years. The Detainees’ Parents Committee in Jerusalem said the detainee, Mousa Hamada, 48, was released, earlier Thursday, from […]

25 May
6:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Barta’a town, southwest of the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin said dozens of soldiers invaded Barta’a, searched many homes and property, before abducting three Palestinians from Yassid and Qaffin towns. The three Palestinians, […]

25 May
6:08

P.A Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

The Palestinian Presidency issued a statement, Thursday, strongly condemning a ruling by an Israeli Court allowing the displacement and the removal of an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. The President’s office said the decision to remove the […]

25 May
5:14

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

25 May
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two succumbed to wounds sustained in the Great March of Return, in addition to […]

25 May
4:36

In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on Friday, May 18, 2018, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to […]

25 May
4:28

Two Palestinians Die From Serious Wounds In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Thursday, that two Palestinians, who were shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip, have succumbed to their serious wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said a young man, identified as Ahmad Ali Qattoush, […]

25 May
3:53

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

25 May
3:37

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

25 May
3:28

Human Rights Watch Director’s Deportation Overturned

Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Omar Shakir, was given leave to remain in the country, yesterday, after the Jerusalem District Court blocked his deportation order. Two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministry of Interior had ordered Shakir to leave Israel or be forcibly expelled on 24th May. The reason […]

24 May
3:28

Al-Haq Calls on the Authorities in the Gaza Strip to Release Samah Abu Ghayyad

Date: 23 May 2018: By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the […]

24 May
12:02

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus, Abduct One In Ramallah

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and shot two Palestinians, in addition to wounding a third young man after ramming him with one of their jeeps. The soldiers also abducted a Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources […]

24 May
11:00

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Sibling Fishermen In Gaza, Confiscates A Boast

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire at them in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, before abducting two sibling fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers used automatic fire against several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters close […]

24 May
10:37

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Injures Several Others, Near Qalqilia

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, abducted four Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many Palestinians, who protested the invasion, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and […]

24 May
9:31

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Nablus And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians, from their homes in Nablus and Hebron, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded stores near Bethlehem and examined surveillance recordings. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers […]

23 May
9:45

Palestinian Officials Call Out US Ambassador over Doctored Photo of Jerusalem

Palestinian officials are condemning the “despicable actions” of the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who was recently photographed while receiving a poster depicting an aerial image of occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock have been erased and replaced by a simulation of […]

23 May
9:26

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

23 May
9:09

Brazilian Musician Gilberto Gil Cancels Israeli Concert Date

Brazilian singer and songwriter Gilberto Gil has cancelled a performance that was scheduled in Israel this summer, citing “general sentiment of apprehension.” The legendary Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner, once Brazil’s Culture Minister and now considered one of Latin America’s most prominent and influential musicians, was supposed to perform […]

23 May
8:51

Israeli Minister of Energy: European Union Can Go to Hell

Israeli Minister of  Energy Yuval Steinitz, on Wednesday, slammed the European union for demanding a probe into last week’s police violence against pro-Palestinian protesters in Haifa. On Tuesday, the EU issued a statement calling on Israel to probe police conduct during an Arab-Israel protest in Haifa, last week. “It is […]

23 May
7:54

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Boat Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard

from Freedom Flotilla Coalition: Just before noon local time (May 23,2018), the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked […]

23 May
7:35

Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered Eight Days Ago

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Wednesday evening, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered, eight days earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. The Ministry said the child, Akram Odai Abu Khalil, 15, was shot with […]

23 May
2:25

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

23 May
1:45

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Assault Two Palestinians Before Abducting Them”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted two Palestinians prior to abducting them, in Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank, and Hebron, in the southern part. The PPS stated that many soldiers invaded, on May 2nd, the home of Ali Mohammad Dar Zeid, […]

23 May
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday and on Tuesday at night, four Palestinians from Hebron and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded homes in Halhoul town, north of the city, and abducted Mohannad Ibrahim Zama’ra, 22. The soldiers […]

23 May
8:39

Army Attacks Palestinians, Abducts One, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday at night, many Palestinians who were picnicking and socializing on the stairs of Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amoud), one of the main gates leading to the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and abducted one of them. Eyewitnesses said many Palestinians, and after a long day of […]

23 May
4:28

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Boats In Gaza Port

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, several missiles at the Gaza Sea Port, west of Gaza City, targeting at least two boats prepared for welcoming the Freedom Flotilla boat that is currently sailing to the besieged and impoverished coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli […]

22 May
8:37

Army Shells Central Gaza

Israeli forces shelled what they alleged to be a Hamas military post located east of the al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, on Tuesday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that the shelling came after several Palestinian youth managed to cross the Israeli border fence and burn Israeli […]

22 May
8:28

Israel Summons Ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over UN Investigation

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors of three European countries over their support to the international investigation of the UN Human Rights Council, into the Gaza massacre, on May 15. The Ministry said, in a statement, that it summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Slovenia, and is to […]

22 May
8:15

Colonial Settlers Cut Down 700 Grape Trees in Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, cut down 700 grape trees planted in Halhoul, to the north of Hebron. According to orchard owners, brothers Maher and Ismail Karja, Israeli settlers cut a total of 400 grape trees; 200 of each. The other 300 were owned by Younes Abu Arish and Walid Duhdel; […]

22 May
8:05

Palestinian Officials Refer to ICC for Israeli Crimes and Violations

The State of Palestine, as a party to the Rome Statute, has signed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral should cover all the Israeli crimes and violations committed or to be committed against the people of Palestine, in the past, present and future, said the Higher […]

22 May
12:13

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Hebron, Searches Homes In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after searching their homes, in addition to invading and searching homes in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded […]

22 May
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, and two children in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem said that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Isawiya town, in the heart of Jerusalem, before […]

21 May
8:08

Navy Fires on Fishing Boats, Bulldozers Raze Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, on Monday morning, opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval boats opened fire at several fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City, forcing fishermen to head back to shore, in fear for their […]

21 May
7:53

Mohammed Tamimi Released from Israeli Detention

Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on Sunday, was released several hours after his detention, according to Bilal Tamimi, an activist in the anti-settlements committee in the village. He told WAFA, on Monday, that the army freed […]

21 May
7:36

Palestinian Activists Expel an American Delegation from Bethlehem District (VIDEO)

Palestinian activists expel an American delegation from Beit Jala in response to the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem -21/5/2018 A group of Palestinian resistance activists expelled a US Consulate delegation from a graduation ceremony, for Palestinian students who were studying in US study programs, at one of  Beit Jala […]

21 May
11:14

Israeli Soldieres Injure Five Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday at dawn, five young men, after the soldiers invaded the Eastern Neighborhood of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired at many Palestinians who protested the invasion. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the […]

21 May
9:35

Army Abducts A Child, Searches Homes, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian child in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and searched many homes in the town, and in Teqoua, south of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched homes in Beit Fajjar, and abducted Sari […]

21 May
3:46

Health Ministry: “Israeli Army Killed 112 Palestinians, Injured 13190 Since March 30th”

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers have killed 112 Palestinians, and injured 13190 since the Great Return March protests started on the Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018. Dr. al-Qedra said that the soldiers killed 13 […]

21 May
3:22

Detainee ‘Oweisat Dies From His Serious Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died at an Israeli hospital from serious complications after he was assaulted by several Israeli soldiers in the prison, who claimed he attacked an officer with a sharp object. The Committee said ‘Oweisat, from Jabal al-Mokabber in occupied Jerusalem, […]

20 May
9:07

UN Security Council to Discuss Resolution for Protection of Palestinian People

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Monday, will discuss a draft resolution to provide international protection for the Palestinian people. The resolution was put forward by Kuwait’s permanent representative at the UN headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi, and called for providing international protection to civilians in the […]

20 May
1:24

Army Invades Many Neighborhoods In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, many neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and opened fire at protesters, in addition to attacking Palestinians holding social activities, celebrating the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the occupied city, and fired gas […]

20 May
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Including One Woman

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including one woman, in Ramallah and Tulkarem governorates, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Doura al-Qare’ town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted Mahmoud […]

20 May
2:13

EU Announces Humanitarian Aid Package for Gaza

Children playing in the besieged Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mahmud Hams/File) The European Commission of the European Union (EU) announced on Friday that it would be sending €3 million to help civilians in need of urgent assistance in the besieged Gaza Strip. According to a press release, the funding will be channeled […]

20 May
1:49

UN Report: 44 West Bank Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israel during April

Israel demolished or seized a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank during April, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied […]

20 May
1:39

Rights Group: Israeli Army Endangering Syrian Lives

Following last week’s extensive military activity, which saw projectiles landing in the occupied Syrian Golan heights, Al-Marsad, the independent, non profit human rights organisation, reiterates its call for the removal of Israeli army posts from Syrian civilian areas. Since its occupation of the Golan heights in 1967, Israel has constructed […]

19 May
11:43

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a third Palestinian died, on Saturday evening, from serious wounds he suffered last Monday, when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire in northern Gaza. The Ministry said the Palestinian, Ahmad al-‘Abed Abu Samra, 21, was shot by Israeli soldiers, on Monday May […]

19 May
1:07

Another Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered On May 14

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, Saturday, from serious wounds he suffered on Monday, May 14. It said the young man, identified as Mohammad Mazen Oleyyan, 20, was shot with live Israeli army fire, and died from his serious wounds […]

19 May
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said dozens of soldiers invaded the town and resorted to the excessive use […]

19 May
11:25

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Local and international peace activists marched from the center of the village, heading towards the Annexation Wall, separating the villagers from their lands and […]

19 May
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian After Shooting Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded it, and abducted him. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Fathi Abu al-Hummus, 27, after shooting him with a rubber-coated […]

19 May
5:20

Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On April 14

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Monday April 14, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire during the nonviolent protest against the U.S. moving its Embassy to occupied Jerusalem, and commemorating the 70th anniversary of […]

19 May
4:12

OCHA: “West Bank demolitions and displacement – April 2018”

Overview – In April, a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures). However, given that the majority of the targeted […]

19 May
3:55

MOH: “Israeli Soldiers Injure 56 Palestinians In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 56 Palestinians during the Great Return March which was held in several parts of the Gaza Strip, and adding that twenty-three of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds. The protests were held near border areas in several […]

19 May
3:27

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the “Great March of Return.” Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 “Nakba”, was initially […]

18 May
9:43

Jewish Americans Condemn US Government Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and Jews Say No! held a Gaza solidarity protest outside the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, condemning US support for Israel’s massacre of Palestinian protesters – Ben Norton reports. TRNN video & transcript: BEN NORTON: Activists from the progressive organizations, Jewish […]

18 May
8:24

Artistic Director of Portuguese National Theater Joins Cultural Boycott of Israel

The artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater, today. “I have decided […]

18 May
8:17

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‘Incitement,’ Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‘if we irritated some people then we did our job.’ On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

18 May
7:53

UN Human Rights Body Calls for International Inquiry on Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

The UN human rights body, on Friday, called for an international inquiry into the state of human rights in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, calling out Israel for its killings of protesters in the Strip. The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

17 May
8:07

Hamas: Military Force Will Be Used if Blockade Continues

Hamas’ chief in the Gaza Strip vowed, on Wednesday, to use military force against Israel if the blockade on the region continues. Speaking to Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV on Wednesday evening, Yahya al-Senwar stressed that the March of Return rallies, which have been taking place since March 30, on the borders […]

17 May
7:58

Vietnam Reaffirms Support for Palestinian Statehood

Vietnam, on Thursday, renewed its firm position in supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the establishment of an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. During the ministry’s weekly press conference, which focused on the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the violence in […]

17 May
7:50

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: US Embassy Move both Deepened Crisis & Strengthened Solidarity with Palestine

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), in a statement on Wednesday, said that despite the attempt to hinder the magnitude of the diplomatic, political, and moral crisis facing the United States and Israel, after the declaration of President Donald Trump on Jerusalem, the transfer of the Embassy of his country to it, and […]

17 May
2:28

Adalah, Al Mezan Demand Urgent Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on Petition against Israeli Army’s Use of Live Fire on Civilian Protesters in Gaza

Since petition filed, Israeli troops have continued to kill Palestinians with live ammunition, including 59 people – seven of whom were children – on 14 May alone. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights submitted yesterday, 16 May 2018, a […]

17 May
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In The West Bank

Updated: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in several parts of the occupied West Bank, violently searched homes and abducted fourteen Palestinians, including a legislator.  Dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted Ahmad Jalal […]

17 May
3:03

One Palestinian Moderately Injured After Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that one Palestinian was moderately injured after the Israeli Air Force fires missiles into several sites run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in the Gaza Strip, causing damage. The Air Force fired three missiles at “Asqalan Camp,” in Beit Lahia […]

17 May
2:44

Illegal Israeli Colonizers Occupy An Archeological Palestinian Home In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers, living on Palestinian lands in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, occupied on Wednesday evening an archeological Palestinian home in Doura city, south of Hebron. Media sources in Hebron said the colonizers invaded Ein ad-Dalba area, near the eastern entrance of Doura, […]

16 May
8:25

Turkey Expels Israeli Consul Over Israeli Massacres In Gaza

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on May 16, told Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari to leave the country “for a while”, following indiscriminate violence and killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Turkey’s Consul General in Jerusalem was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on May […]

16 May
12:28

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For The 27th Day

Yousef Nasasra, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that a detainee, identified as Ebaa’ Omar Barghouthi, 40, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started 27 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. Nasasra said Barghouthi is held at Ohali Kidar […]

16 May
11:32

Israeli Colonialist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Man In Hebron

An Israeli colonialist settler shot, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man, in Khirbat Qalqas area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics rushed the wounded young man, identified as Bilal Za’tari, 28, to a hospital […]

16 May
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Be’er al-Basha village, south of […]

16 May
5:01

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured more than 417, in several parts of the coastal region. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Bilal Bodeir al-Ashram, 18, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, east of Deir al-Balah, […]

16 May
2:47

Soldiers Injure 173 Palestinians, Abduct Two, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, two Palestinians with live fire and 71 with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing approximately 100 to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted two others, in Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers attacked hundreds […]

16 May
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man In Hebron

Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian man in the ad-Dowwara area, in Sa’ir town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against nonviolent protesters. Medical sources said the man, identified as Edrees Shaker Jabareen, 58, died from the […]

15 May
9:12

Palestinians Mark Nakba Day following Israeli Bloodshed in Gaza

Just a day after mass Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians, both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are […]

15 May
8:55

Gaza Killings Spark Mass Protests in Ireland, South Africa

In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount. There will be […]

15 May
8:39

UN Observer Calls for Probe into Israeli Crimes in Gaza as US Blocks UNSC Statement

Permanent observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, Tuesday, called for a transparent and independent investigation into the deadly violence in the Gaza Strip, and said that Palestinians will endorse the results of the investigation in advance. He told the 15 members of the Security Council that Israel is the main […]

15 May
2:14

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Monday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Tuesday morning, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered, Monday, after Israeli soldiers shot him east of Gaza City. The Ministry said the child, Talal Adel Ibrahim Matar, 16, was shot with live fire, east of Gaza , and remained in […]

15 May
10:42

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Monday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a man died, on Tuesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered, Monday, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the “Great Return March”, east of Gaza City. Medical sources at the Shifa hospital in Gaza said the young man, Omar Abu Fol, 30, was […]

15 May
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted at least nineteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searched of homes. The soldiers invaded many communities in several governorates of the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

15 May
3:26

Thousands of Palestinians March In Ramallah

Thousand of Palestinians marched, Monday, from Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and headed towards Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem. The protesters marched while carrying Palestinian flags, and signs affirming their legitimate, internationally guaranteed rights of Freedom, independence and the Right of Return to […]

15 May
2:55

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday at night, many Palestinians in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians, who marched against the ongoing illegal occupation, and marking the Nakba Day. The […]

15 May
1:45

UPDATE: DEATH TOLL 58 in Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Protests

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, 58 Palestinians, including six children and four officers of the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured 2771. Among the slain Palestinians are six children, including an infant, only eight months of […]

15 May
12:30

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

14 May
10:01

Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces

About ten Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli fire on Monday, while covering the Israeli aggression against Palestinian protesters along Gaza border, the government media office reported, according to Al Ray. The office condemned, in a statement, deliberate Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalist crews while covering the Great March of […]

General strike (image by Quds News)
14 May
9:50

General Strike to Commence on 70th Nakba Day

Palestinian Authority spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud, on Monday, announced a general strike for Tuesday, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the day when some 700,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes and displaced by Israel, in 1948. He said, “Based on instructions by President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians will observe […]

14 May
9:44

Homes and Cars Vandalized by Israeli Settlers

WAFA reported that members of the Israeli terror group, “Price Tag”, on Monday, vandalized more than 28 Palestinian-owned cars and spray-painted racist slogans in Hebrew, on walls of Palestinian homes in Shufat, East Jerusalem. This is the highest number of cars vandalized by Israelis in one night, in occupied East […]

14 May
3:25

Army Injures Many Palestinians North Of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, dozens of Palestinians after the army assaulted protesters near Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinians marched from the refugee camp towards the Qalandia terminal, before the soldiers started firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, […]

14 May
3:01

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill 25, Injure 918, In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Monday, that Israeli soldiers killed (by approximately 3 in the afternoon) 25  Palestinians, including one child, and injured at least 918, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. It said that 584 of the wounded Palestinians were rushed to hospitals in several parts of […]

14 May
11:26

Army Installs Two Iron Gates On Roads Leading To Farmlands Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers installed, Monday, two iron gates on agricultural roads leading to Palestinian farmlands in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers installed the iron gates at […]

14 May
11:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child, and summoned a woman for interrogation, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the soldiers searched homes and abducted Ahmad Abu Salem, Mohammad […]

14 May
10:45

Army Injures Four Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday morning, four Palestinians with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and two others near Khan Younis and Jabalia, in the southern and northern parts of the coastal region. Media sources said the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, […]

14 May
10:27

Israeli Drones Launch Firebombs At Protest Tents In Gaza, Army Jams Networks

Several Israeli military drones fired, Monday, dozens of firebombs at the Palestinians and the Great Return March tents, while the military started disrupting and jamming communications networks in the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli drones fired dozens of firebombs at the tents and the residents across the border area, […]