Category Archives: News Report

08 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Waqf Official In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, Firas ad-Dibs, the head of the Media and Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the soldiers stopped ad-Dibs, near Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate), and abducted him. WAFA added that […]

08 Jan

PLO Condemns US National Security Advisor’s Visit To Occupied Jerusalem

Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Monday, condemned U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton’s trip to Israel. Along with Israeli officials, John Bolton, toured the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Erekat criticized Bolton for “supporting the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, including […]

07 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their […]

07 Jan

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Gaza

January 7, 2019 10:01 AM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip, Khan Younis, News Report 0

The Israeli Airforce fired, on Monday morning, several missiles at a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said the Air Force fired at least two missiles into a site, located northwest of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. They […]

07 Jan

Bus Driver Injured in Shooting Attack near Beit El

January 7, 2019 6:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, West Bank 0

An “Egged” bus, number 140, came under a shooting attack on Saturday night, near the Jewish settlement Beit El, in the occupied West Bank. The bus driver was lightly wounded by shards of glass. The Israeli army launched a search for the suspect in nearby areas, including the towns of […]

07 Jan

Settler Attacks Tripled In 2018

Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank, tripled in 2018, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday. The attacks became increasingly fatal. Israeli settlers carried out at least 482 attacks against Palestinians last year, up from only 140 in 2017, the daily said, according to Days of Palestine. The sattacks […]

07 Jan

Family of Wanted Palestinian Threatened with Expulsion

The Israeli army informed members of the al-Barghouthi family, from Kobar village, northwest of central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh, on Saturday, that the family would be expelled to the Jericho district, if their son, Assem, does not turn himself in to the Israeli army. Israel accuses […]

07 Jan

Jerusalem Municipality Member Proposes Destruction of Historic Wall

A Jerusalem municipality member advanced, on Sunday, a suggestion to demolish the historic wall of Jerusalem’s Old City district, under the pretext of easing the traffic crisis. Israel Hayom news quoted King as saying that the wall was built in the 16th century, by one of the Ottoman caliphs, to […]

07 Jan

Israeli Jets Attack Gaza Targets

Israeli warplanes, on Sunday, attacked several targets in Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, and other targets in the north, causing damage but no injuries, according to WAFA correspondence. He said that warplanes fired two missiles at a location east of Khan Younis, causing fire and destroying […]

07 Jan

5 Arrested by Hamas in Suspicion of PBC Office Attack

Gaza authorities arrested five men, on Saturday, in suspicion of raiding the headquarters of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), in Gaza City. The five armed assailants destroyed furniture, cameras and broadcasting equipment in the office. According to Hamas, the five were former PA employees whose salaries were suspended. The PBC is […]

06 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Former Political Prisoner In Hebron

January 6, 2019 11:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a former political prisoner from the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army invaded several neighborhoods in the city, before the soldiers stormed into and violently searched many homes. The soldiers then abducted a former political prisoner, identified […]

06 Jan

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Silwan

January 6, 2019 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Saturday at night, the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted two young men. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan and conducted extensive searches of homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Mahmoud […]

06 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Near Ramallah

January 6, 2019 10:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man, after several army vehicles invaded the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, causing […]

06 Jan

Adalah: Israel’s Social Equality Ministry Provides Free Psychometric Prep Course in Hebrew Only

One-third of all students in Israel take the higher education eligibility exam in Arabic; Adalah: Ministry must live up to its name and narrow gaps rather than widen them. Israel’s Ministry for Social Equality is discriminating against Palestinian Arab high school students, citizens of Israel, by offering a free online […]

06 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Invade Beit Fajjar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and completely isolated it. Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the town from several directions, and installed roadblocks on all roads leading to the town. They added that the soldiers stopped and […]

06 Jan

Orthodox Churches Begin Christmas Celebrations

Patriarchs of the various Orthodox churches in Jerusalem led processions to Bethlehem on Sunday, for the Midnight Mass at the Church of Nativity, WAFA reported. In anticipation of Christmas Eve, police are on high alert and deployed around the city in the main streets and junctions to ensure security. Palestinian […]

06 Jan

Abbas: Door of Palestine Closed to US

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit on January 4, 2019. He will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and is also scheduled to attend the inauguration of El Fattah El Aleem Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital of […]

05 Jan

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers raided eastern Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday morning. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that three Israeli D9 military bulldozers and an excavator raided dozens of meters into Palestinian lands in eastern Rafah City, coming from the Sufa military base and heading towards […]

05 Jan

Israel Showcases Stolen Palestinian Antiquities

A section of the “Finds Gone Astray” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, January 3, 2019. Photo credit: Bible Lands Museum. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 The exhibit ‘Finds Gone Astray’ in Jerusalem constitutes a violation of international law, yet frames Israel as a preserver of history. […]

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05 Jan

Palestinian Teen Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

January 5, 2019 6:27 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli court of Ofer has sentenced Palestinian teenager Dawoud Manasrah, 19 years old, to 11 years imprisonment and a financial compensation of 270,000 shekels ($73,000), or an additional three-year imprisonment in lieu of the compensation, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission. The Commission added that the court […]

05 Jan

Palestinian Factions Condemn Attacks on Fateh Members in Gaza

Leaders and representatives of various Palestinian factions condemned Hamas and its security apparatuses, in the Gaza Strip, for attacks against the Fateh movement, its supporters and institutions. Sources in Gaza said that Hamas began an arrest campaign against Fateh movement members, threatening to force dozens not to participate in the 54th celebration of […]

05 Jan

Extremist Israelis Fight With Police Outside Terror Trial

The Israeli Rishon Lezion courthouse, on Monday, heard the case of 3 minors suspected of a 2015 firebombing attack in Duma village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The terrorist attack, in which right-wing Israeli extremists set fire to the Dawabsha family home, by throwing a firebomb inside, resulted […]

04 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Injure Fifteen Palestinians, Including Medics And A Journalist

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including one doctor and six paramedics, during the Great Return Match processions in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, holding the weekly processions for the 41st consecutive week. […]

04 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians, along with international peace activists, marched from the center of the village while carrying Palestinian […]

04 Jan

Army Detains A Teen, Injures Several Palestinians, Near Nablus

January 4, 2019 8:46 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Orif Palestinian village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and opened fire at a car, before briefly detaining a teenage boy, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Adel Amer, the secretary of Orif Village Council, told the WAFA […]

04 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, four young Palestinian men in the al-Minya village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the four Palestinians are from Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, and have been identified as Khaled Abdullah Ali Ghazal, Ibrahim Abdullah Ali Ghazal, Ahmad Ali Ghazal and […]

04 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 December 2018 – 02 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 December 2018 – 02 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A disabled Palestinian was killed in eastern Khan Younis, while 25 civilians, including […]

04 Jan

Israeli Official Affirms Israeli Dominance Over US Policy

A senior Israeli official alluded, on Wednesday, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is controlling the United States of America, Israeli media reported. This came as the senior Israeli official had revealed information about Netanyahu’s visit to Brazil, mainly his meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Describing the […]

04 Jan

Over 100 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque with Israeli Police

Dozens of extremist settlers and Israeli occupation authorities stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, on Wednesday morning. Israeli police provided full protection to the settlers, who began their entry and tour through various parts of the mosque, until they left. 39 settlers, 67 Jewish students and an intelligence officer, accompanied […]

04 Jan

Israel Demolishes First Palestinian Home in 2019

The Sheweiki family’s belongings outside of their demolished home in Qalandia, January 2, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 Israel demolished 480 Palestinian-owned structures in 2018, representing a 21 percent increase compared to 2017. On Wednesday, January 2, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a […]

04 Jan

UN Coordinator Condemns Settler Attack on Hamdallah Convoy

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Thursday, condemned an attack by Jewish settlers, on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, as he was returning from Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve. “The stoning attack on Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah’s convoy on Christmas […]

04 Jan

Israelis Vandalize Palestinian Home, Uproot Olive Trees in West Bank

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, attacked the home of the Hammad family, in Silwad town, to the east of Ramallah, throwing rocks at its windows. Local sources reported that settlers attacked the house near the entrance to the town this morning, causing damage. PNN reported no injuries. In the town of […]

04 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Invade Villages And Towns in Jenin

January 4, 2019 2:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Thursday at night, several villages and towns in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, and installed roadblocks. Media sources in Jenin said that soldiers invaded Ya’bad, Ta’nak, Rommana, Aneen and Zabbouba, and drove around their streets and alleys for a few hours. […]

04 Jan

Minister of Information Calls on United Nations to Protect Journalists

Given the recent injury of a journalist in Palestine, the Minister of Information, Riyad al-Malki, put pressure on the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to apply resolution #2222 for “attacks against Palestinian journalists in the Occupied territories”. Al-Malki, said “Israel started the new year, 2019, by shooting […]

03 Jan

Colonialist Settlers Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Thursday evening, at Palestinian cars near Za’tara military roadblock and Yitzhar colony junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli […]

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03 Jan

Israeli Military Attacks Students in Northern West Bank Village with Live Ammunition & Tear Gas

In the village of Tell, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday, Israeli troops invaded and began to open fire on students as they left school after classes let out. The invasion of the village came in conjunction with an attack by Israeli paramilitary colonial settler forces […]

03 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several communities in various governorates in the occupied West Bank and abducted eight Palestinians. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The soldiers also installed many roadblocks, before […]

03 Jan

Israel Stops Construction of Palestinian Home and Greenhouse in Bethlehem

Israeli authorities ordered a halt on the construction of a Palestinian home and a green house in the southern West Bank town of Nahhalin, in the Bethlehem district, on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor of Nahhalin,Hani Fanoun, told WAFA that Israeli forces delivered a halt on construction notice to Samer Shakarneh, regarding […]

03 Jan

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

03 Jan

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

03 Jan

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Journalist And A Medic In Nablus

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday at dawn, shot one journalist and one medic, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Palestine TV reported that several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded many neighborhoods in Nablus city, and fired […]

03 Jan

PPS: Israel Uses Palestinian Prisoners for Election Purposes

January 3, 2019 8:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli politicians are using Palestinian prisoners for elections purposes, Qaddoura Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), a prisoner advocacy group, said on Wednesday, according to WAFA. He was reacting to statements by Israeli Minister of Internal Security Gilad Irdan who announced, on Wednesday, several measures aimed at worsening […]

03 Jan

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

03 Jan

Army Invades Ya’bad Near Jenin

January 3, 2019 12:53 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday evening, the town of Ya’bad, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at locals protesting the invading. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded Mahmoud Abbas Street, and […]

03 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Including A Wounded Man, in Kufur Qaddoum

January 3, 2019 12:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and abducted two Palestinians, including a wounded man, and attacked the father and the uncle of the injured Palestinian. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies […]

02 Jan

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore in Northern Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, 01 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 2 fishermen and detained a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas in […]

02 Jan

Israeli Troops Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Eight, In Jenin

January 2, 2019 9:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many areas in Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners, and injured a young man with live fire, during protests the erupted following the invasions. Media sources in Jenin said […]

02 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron, One In Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinians from several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, and one in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers searched homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, and abducted Bashar Ya’coub […]

02 Jan

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Nablus

January 2, 2019 8:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including three former political prisoners, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, before breaking into and violently searching homes, and […]

02 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian home near Qalandia, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the area between the industrial zone of the illegal Atarot Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands in Qalandia and Bir Nibala, north of the city, […]

02 Jan

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, One Seriously, Abduct Four, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, two young Palestinian men with live rounds, including one who suffered a serious injury, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to abducting four, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of […]

02 Jan

DCIP: 2018 Reigned Deadly Force On Palestinian Children

Palestinian children stand near the ruins of the building where Al Aqsa channel was located and which was targeted the night before by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Photo: ActiveStills / Mohammad Zaanoun) Israeli forces continued to kill Palestinian children at an average pace exceeding one child […]

02 Jan

West Bank Settlement Expansion Underway at Cost of Palestinian Village

The Israeli army razed land in Dhar al-Maleh village, southwest of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, in order to expand an illegal Jewish settlement, the village’s head of council Ahmad Khatib said on Tuesday. Khatib told WAFA correspondence that Israeli bulldozers started work on 120 dunams of village land and, […]

02 Jan

Israel & US Formally Ditch UNESCO

More than a year after announcing their withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Israel and the United States’ decision officially went into effect at the last second of December 31, 2018. UNESCO was the first UN body to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011, which […]

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01 Jan

32 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in New Year’s Night Raids

In the latest set of abductions through invasion of Palestinian areas, a nightly occurrence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces took 32 Palestinians from their beds in pre-dawn raids New Year’s morning. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the invasions occurred in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoefat, […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Greenhouse in Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces demolished, on Monday, a Palestinian-owned structure used for agricultural purposes, uprooted olive trees and razed agricultural lands in Masafer Yatta, southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Rateb al-Jbour, coordinator of a local popular committee in the Hebron area, reported that Israeli forces demolished a greenhouse and uprooted […]

01 Jan

Israeli Settler Drives into Sheep near Ramallah, Kills 12

In what appears as a premeditated terror attack, an Israeli settler rammed his vehicle into a herd of sheep in the village of al-Mughayyer, to the east of Ramallah, on Monday, killing 12 and injuring 18 others. Local sources told WAFA correspondence that the settler rammed into the herd on […]

01 Jan

2018: Year in Review

by Mohan Chen- Bethlehem/PNN/ From a series of border protests in the Gaza Strip to thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank, 2018 has indeed been an eventful year in Palestine. As the year draws to a close, we have taken a moment to look back and compiled […]

31 Dec

Nineteen Palestinian Journalists Are Still Imprisoned By Israel

The Palestinian Information Ministry has reported that there are nineteen Palestinian journalists who are still imprisoned by Israel, in direct violation of various treaties and International Law. In a press statement Monday, the Ministry said that the Israeli occupation and its military courts are ongoing with their serious violations against […]

31 Dec

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 32 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 32 Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, including nine from occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage, and confiscated computers and mobile phones. […]

31 Dec

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 312 Palestinians In 2018”

The National Gathering of Martyrs’ Families has stated in its annual report for the year 2018 that Israeli soldiers have killed 312 Palestinians, including women and children, and added that this number is four times higher than the year 2017. Mohammad Sbeihat, the Secretary-General of the Gathering, has reported that […]

31 Dec

PCHR Calls upon Security Services to Stop Summonses and Arrests on Political Grounds, Emphasizing that Freedom of Political Participation is Right Guaranteed

December 31, 2018 7:24 PM PCHR Gaza City, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Today and yesterday, The Interior Security Service (ISS) in the Gaza Strip summoned dozens of Fatah Members on grounds of calling for the celebration of the 54th anniversary of founding Fatah Movement, which marks Tuesday, 01 January, and ordered them not to organize any event for this occasion. The Palestinian […]

31 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians Near Ramallah

December 31, 2018 10:52 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from Kobar town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after invading and searching their homes, and confiscated a mobile phone. The invasion was carried out while military bulldozers closed the road between Kobar and nearby Burham, with concrete […]

31 Dec

1,200 Dunams of Palestinian Land Taken for New Settlement near Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee filed an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, on Sunday, denouncing the Israeli government’s seizure of 1,200 dunams (297 acres) of Palestinian-owned land to south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The head of the committee, Hassan Bureija, told Voice of Palestine […]

31 Dec

Hamas Chief Visits Latin Church in Gaza

A Hamas delegation visited the Church of the Latin Monastery in Gaza, on Saturday, to express the movement’s congratulations to the Christian Palestinians. Senior Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh reiterated the close relationship between the Muslims and the Christians in Palestine and reaffirmed his complete solidarity with Palestinian Christians who confront the […]

31 Dec

Army Seals Entrance to Ramallah Village

December 31, 2018 5:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli occupation forces closed, on Sunday, the entrance to the village of Deir Abu Meshal, to the northwest of Ramallah, occupied West Bank, said local sources. Deputy mayor of the village, Fawwaz Bargouti, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers shut down the metal gate at the main entrance of the village, […]

31 Dec

Israeli Media: Brazilian Embassy Move Only A “Matter of Time”

Israeli media, on Saturday, assured that newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he will not back down from his promise to move the embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem. According to the Israeli 14 channel, Brazil is under pressure from Arab countries not […]

30 Dec

Army Injures Dozens Of Schoolchildren Near Nablus

December 30, 2018 8:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of Sebastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused dozens of schoolchildren to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the Schools Street in the town, and fired many gas bombs […]

30 Dec

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian Shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the soldiers attacked and abducted Ali Mohammad Awad while herding his sheep, and took him to an unknown destination. Daraghma added that illegal Israeli […]

30 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children From Jerusalem And Hebron

December 30, 2018 7:18 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, three Palestinian children from their homes in Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted a child, identified as Yazan al-Froukh, 16, before taking him to an interrogation facility. […]

30 Dec

Largest European Bank to Divest from Israeli Defense Contractor

In what is being cheered as a victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, the international banking firm HSBC has announced that it is divesting from Elbit Systems, the second-largest weapons manufacturer in Israel. Europe’s largest bank confirmed, on Thursday, that it has completely liquidated its holdings in the […]

30 Dec

Colonialist Settlers Assault Palestinian Youth in Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian youth in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, late Friday, causing him injuries. Hatem Samih al-Muhtaseb, aged 22, reported that some 10 Israeli settlers attacked him using their hands and legs, causing bruises and pain across his […]

30 Dec

$50M Transferred to UNRWA from Saudi Arabia

During a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 28 November, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl signed an agreement with Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC), in support of UNRWA’s core health, education and social services in 2018. This […]

29 Dec

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

29 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

December 29, 2018 8:09 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, several homes in Faqqu’a village, east of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted a young man. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted Yasser Jamil Abu Khamis, after violently searches his home, in addition the homes of his father, […]

29 Dec

Army Bombards A Site In Central Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Saturday at dawn, fired two missiles into a site east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage to it and the surrounding buildings. Media sources said the missiles struck a site, believed to be run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of […]

29 Dec

Ashrawi Denounces Israeli Settlement Expansion

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Thursday, denounced the Israeli Civil Administrations’ authorization of building 1451 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, with 837 more in the plans, Maan News reported. In a statement, the PLO member accused the Israeli government of […]

29 Dec

Japan Pledges $175,000 for Two West Bank Villages

December 29, 2018 5:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Diplomacy, Nablus, News Report 0

Grant contracts for two Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) were signed on Thursday, by the Japanese Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs, Takeshi Okubo, and representatives of Beit Dajan and Talfit village councils at the Japanese Representative Office to Palestine, in Ramallah City, central occupied West Bank, for a total amount […]

29 Dec

Palestinian Students Barred from Reaching Schools in Jenin

December 29, 2018 5:15 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday morning, blocked passage through Um El-Rayhan checkpoint, near Ya’bad town, to the south of Jenin, so as to  halt the movement of Palestinian citizens and students.   Local resources reported, according to Al Ray, that Palestinian students from Um El-Rayhan and Daher El-Abed towns were deprived […]

29 Dec

UPDATE: Israeli Digs Cause Landslides in Silwan

Underground excavations executed in recent months, by Israeli authorities and settler organizations in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, have caused landslides in the area, as it came under heavy rain during the past few days, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The Center said, according to WAFA, that a […]

28 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The nonviolent protesters marched from the center of the village carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

28 Dec

On 40th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian With Disability and Wound 18 Other Civilians, including 4 Children and 2 Paramedics

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday evening, 28 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed a Palestinian civilian with disability and wounded 18 other civilians, including 4 children and 2 paramedics (female and male), in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the […]

28 Dec

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli colonialist settlers attacked and injured, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian, Hatem Sameeh al-Mohtaseb, 22, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that he was surrounded and assaulted by ten colonists in the […]

28 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Disabled Palestinian, Injure Eight In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian, and injured at least eight, including a medic and a photojournalist, during the Great March Of Return processions in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said two of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in […]

28 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The procession started on Friday afternoon from the center of Kufur Qaddoum, and was attended by dozens of Palestinians, Morad […]

28 Dec

Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Enforced Disappearance of Saleh Omar Barghouthi

By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]

28 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 December 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person with mobility impairment, were killed. 142 civilians, […]

28 Dec

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

28 Dec

UPDATE: Israel to Build 2,191 New West Bank Settlement Units

Peace Now movement stated, Wednesday evening, that the Israeli Administration Supreme Planning Council has approved the construction of 2,191 housing units in West Bank settlements.   The movement explained, in a statement, according to Al Ray, that 87% of the housing units will be built in isolated settlements that are […]

28 Dec

Israeli Agricultural Products Banned from Palestinian Market

The Palestinian government decided, on Thursday, to ban entry of Israeli vegetables, fruits and poultry into the Palestinian market, following an Israel ban on import of similar Palestinian products. The cabinet said, in a statement following its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, that “in accordance with the principle of protecting […]

28 Dec

Israelis Pitch Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers erected tents to the east of Khallet, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Wednesday. Arif Daraghmeh, a human rights activist, said that settlers pitched tents east of Khallet Makhoul, setting up camp for themselves and a number of sheep they had taken with them. The camp has incited […]

28 Dec

Israeli Court Extends Prison Sentence for Palestinian and Son

December 28, 2018 12:28 AM Ali Salam Israel, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian political prisoner Omar Barghouthi, and his son Assef, were detained by Israeli forces, on December 12, 2018, after Omar’s other son, Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, was gunned down by undercover Israeli soldiers, outside Ramallah, in central West Bank. On Thursday, both Omar and his son were ordered by Israeli […]

27 Dec

Erdogan: Netanyahu Is An ‘Oppressor, Cruel, At The Head Of State Terror’

Tensions between Turkey and Israel were ratcheted on Sunday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be an “oppressor”. Netanyahu hit back in a speech, later the same day, calling Erdogan an “anti-Semitic dictator” who is “obsessed with Israel.” Speaking to a group of […]

27 Dec

Israeli Extremists Vandalize Palestinian Property in Nablus

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian-owned properties, in the Burqa village of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian vehicles passing by. The windows of the vehicles were […]

27 Dec

Abbas Welcomes Pope Francis’ Call for Realizing Peace

PA President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Pope Francis’ call for a dialogue of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.   WAFA reported, according to Al Ray, that Abbas decided to engage in a peace process based on international law and relevant resolutions of the Security Council and of the General Assembly.   […]

27 Dec

Palestine Initiates Application Process for Full UN Membership

Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Riyad al-Malki, this Wednesday, announced that Palestine would initiate an application to gain full state membership at the United Nations. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio station, al-Malki stated that he would initiate the application to upgrade Palestine’s status, from an observer state to a […]

27 Dec

VIDEO: Tourism in Palestine “Booming” during Christmas

On the annual Christmas Eve celebration in Manger Square, thousands of Palestinians and internationals showed up to spread a spirit of joy and happiness on the religious occasion, which has become a national holiday and one of the most important, festive events of the year. The celebrations included scouts parades […]

27 Dec

Secretary General of PLO Says Israel Steals Palestinian Land and Christmas Spirit

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Wednesday, said that the “Grinch [Israeli] occupation decided to steal the Christmas spirit from the people of Palestine.” Christians across Palestine celebrate Christmas, with the feeling of peace and joy being weakened by the Israeli occupations’ constant violation of International […]

27 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron, One In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians from Hebron, and one from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Majdi Khamis Rasras, 22, at a gas station in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Hebron. They added that […]

27 Dec

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In West Bank

The “Higher Planning Committee” of the Civil Administration office, the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, has approved the construction of 1550 units in a number of colonies in the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources said the committee approved the new construction plan, Tuesday, in colonies in several parts […]