Category Archives: News Report

07 Feb
10:10

Construction of Mixed-gender Prayer Area Begins at Al-Buraq Wall

February 7, 2018 10:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli government has begun construction of a new place for male and female Jews to pray at Al-Buraq Wall, adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli media reported on Tuesday, according to Al Ray.   The Israeli move came after years of negotiations between Orthodox and non-Orthodox (Reform) movements that will […]

07 Feb
10:01

World Health: 54 Patients Died Awaiting Security Approval for Medical Referrals Out of Gaza

World Health Organizations (WHO) has released its monthly report for December of 2017, which revealed the following, according to the PNN:   – 2017 the lowest rate for approvals since WHO began active monitoring in 2008: 54% of patient applications to exit Gaza via Erez were successful. There has been a continuous decline in approval […]

07 Feb
4:21

Military Training Leaves Devastation And Destruction In Palestinian Lands

On Wednesday morning, Israeli tanks withdrew from Palestinian agricultural lands, in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Pains of the occupied West Bank, after invading them and using them for live fire training, causing excessive damage, and devastating the farmers. The head of the Agricultural Department in the West Bank, […]

07 Feb
3:15

Army Demolishes A Home In Jerusalem

February 7, 2018 3:15 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Wadi Yasoul neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the demolished home was owned by members of an-Na’imi family. The army said the property was built without a construction permit, while […]

07 Feb
2:48

Soldiers Attack Peaceful Procession In Bethlehem, Abduct Four Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many students who marched in Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted four. The Palestinians marched from Bab az-Zqaq area, heading towards Jerusalem-Hebron road, before reaching the northern entrance of Bethlehem, where the soldiers started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them. The […]

07 Feb
2:30

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours, Wednesday, at least 29 Palestinians, including one woman and several children, in various parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted eleven Palestinians, including four children who were kidnapped by […]

07 Feb
11:25

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian; Injure Dozens Near Hebron

February 7, 2018 11:25 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Karmei Tzur illegal Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands in Hebron, after he reportedly stabbed and lightly injured a guard. The soldiers later conducted invasions of nearby villages and violent searches and injured 29 Palestinians. The Palestinian […]

07 Feb
4:44

Kansas Teacher Scores Big Win for Israel Boycott, and Free Speech

A federal judge has ruled that Esther Koontz’s constitutional rights were violated when she was denied a Kansas teaching job over her refusal to renounce the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Rahul Saksena is a staff attorney with Palestine Legal. His work focuses on legislative issues and legal […]

07 Feb
4:10

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Nablus

February 7, 2018 4:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, and injured 110, including 32 who were shot with live ammunition, in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry has identified the Palestinian as Khaled Waleed Tayeh, 22, from Iraq-Tayeh village, […]

06 Feb
7:41

UN: Israel to Level Dozens of Palestinian Schools in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian schools are at risk of being demolished by Israel, the UN has warned, leaving children in the occupied territories even more vulnerable. At least 45 schools are now facing demolition by the occupying Israeli military, the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned on Sunday. Children […]

06 Feb
7:11

Trucks Protest Collapsed Economic Conditions in Gaza

Protesting the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza, traders suspended the entry of  supply trucks via Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, on Tuesday. Traders organized a protest wuth the trucks that are supposed to bring goods into Gaza, along Saladin street, calling for rectifying  the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza. Director of […]

06 Feb
7:01

Palestinian Cabinet Prepping Plans for Official Disengagement from Israeli Coordination

Following a decision by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian cabinet of ministers today said it is starting plans to disengage from Israel. In its last meeting in Ramallah, the PLO’s Executive Committee asked the government to devise plans for disengagement from Israel politically, administratively, economically and in security. […]

06 Feb
1:01

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours, Tuesday, eighteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that the soldiers broke into and ransacked many homes in various communities in the West Bank, and […]

06 Feb
11:32

Israeli Forces Extrajudicially Execute Palestinian Man Accused of Killing Israeli Settler

February 6, 2018 11:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded the village of al-Yamoun and killed Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22,  whom they suspected of the murder of an Israeli, without filing charges or arresting him for the crime. Extrajudicial assassinations like this one, despite being commonly practiced by the Israeli military against […]

06 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in Qalqilia, Jenin and Salfit governorates, in the occupied West Bank, and confiscated a laptop from the home of a former political prisoner in Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers […]

06 Feb
7:45

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Monday, that many residents have been injured, after groups of illegal colonialist Israeli settlers hurled stones at their cars, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the Palestinians suffered various cuts and […]

05 Feb
9:55

Israeli Soldiers Conduct Wide-scale Search in Salfit following Settler Stabbing Death

On Monday, Israeli forces carried out a wide-scale search campaign in several villages and towns located to the north of Salfit, blocked roads and declared these areas to be closed military zones following the killing of an Israeli colonist settler near the Israeli settlement of Ariel, according to local sources. […]

05 Feb
7:31

PayPal Blocks Activists for Palestine in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts. Last week it abruptly shut down the account of a major Palestine solidarity group in France without providing an explanation. In taking […]

05 Feb
7:21

Water Pipeline Destroyed by Bulldozers in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers destroyed water lines supplying tens of acres of land in the northern Jordan Valley, on Monday morning. Local activist Aref Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline belonging to a Palestinian identified as Bassem Faqha. The line feeds some 150 dunams (37 acres) […]

05 Feb
7:10

Power Generators Run Out of Fuel in Gaza Health Facilities

Three power generators operating in three Gaza health centers have shut down, as they ran out of fuel, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday. According the ministry, the number of health facilities that stopped work, due to the crisis, has reached to 16 health centers and a hospital […]

05 Feb
6:45

Palestinians Protest US Imposed UNRWA Cuts (VIDEO)

The Refugee Youth Movement, on Monday, held a protest outside the main UNRWA office in Bethlehem, against the reductions in the agency’s services, after US president DonaldTrump’s administration cut its funding. According to the PNN, the participants raised banners protesting the cuts and recent US resolutions impacting the rights of […]

05 Feb
11:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, 21 Palestinians, including children, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Committee stated that the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including two siblings, identified as Fadi and Moneeb Ghneimat, in addition […]

05 Feb
9:57

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Attack A Family, In Hebron

February 5, 2018 9:57 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two siblings, from Surif town, and the al-Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. On Sunday evening, the soldiers attacked a family in Hebron city. Several army jeeps invaded Surif town, northwest […]

05 Feb
9:20

Army Abducts Four Children In Bethlehem and Ramallah, Young Man In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinian children from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah and Bethlehem. On Sunday evening, the soldiers abducted a young man near Jenin. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of […]

05 Feb
8:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Minutes After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem, minutes after his release from prison. Handala Center for Detainees said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Kamel Oleyyan, who served a prison sentence of three years and four months. It added that Oleyyan was taken prisoner by the soldiers just […]

04 Feb
10:31

Settlers Attack Protest Held in Solidarity with Child Detainees

Israeli colonial settlers have reportedly assaulted Palestinians and journalists, during a sit-in protest in solidarity with child detainees, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that under the protection of Israeli forces, dozens of Israeli settlers from nearby settlement physically and verbally assaulted […]

04 Feb
10:20

PLO Calls for Formal Disengagement from Israel

The Palestinian  Liberation Organization is preparing, for the UN General Assembly, a call for a plan to disengage from Israel, in terms of security and economics. The Executive Committee is forming an internal “higher” committee for the purpose of implementing the decisions of the Palestinian Central Council, including the decision to suspend […]

04 Feb
10:08

Japan Reportedly in Process of Recognizing Palestinian State

Nabil Shaath, advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas for external affairs and international relations, has affirmed that Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is collecting signatures of Japanese parliamentarians to demand the government to recognize the State of Palestine. He told Voice of Palestine that Japan will recognize Palestine gradually, and is […]

04 Feb
9:57

Report: U.S. ‘Deal of the Century’ Peace Plan Would Create New Palestinian Capital

Palestinian leadership in Ramallah have received, via a third party, the initial outlines for the forthcoming U.S. peace plan, dubbed the ‘Deal of the Century’, according to a report by pan-Arab paper Al-Hayat, released on Sunday. The revised initiative would transfer towns and villages belonging to Palestinians and Arab Israelis […]

04 Feb
9:46

Israel To Retroactively Legalize A Colonialist Outpost

The Israeli government is slated to discuss granting official recognition of Havat Gilad illegal outpost, which was built on  illegally-seized private Palestinian lands south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The government will discuss a proposal by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is also […]

04 Feb
9:29

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians Near Jenin

February 4, 2018 9:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, during the pre-dawn hours on Sunday morning, eight Palestinians, including one woman, in Wad Burqin and Burqin towns, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted Saleh Jarir Jarrar, after […]

04 Feb
9:00

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Classrooms In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

February 4, 2018 9:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, built on Palestinian lands in the al-‘Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished two classrooms. Daoud Jahalin, the representative of Abu Nuwwar, said dozens of soldiers, police officers and representatives of the “Civil Administration Office,” which is run by […]

04 Feb
8:25

Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 4, 2018 8:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, ten Palestinians, in Hizma and Abu Dis towns, in occupied East Jerusalem, during extensive and violent military searches of homes. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of Jerusalem, and abducted Yazan Dandan, Mohammad […]

04 Feb
8:12

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

February 4, 2018 8:12 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Nahhalin and Beit Fajjar towns, west and south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted three Palestinians, including one child. The soldiers violently searched many homes Nahhalin and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. During […]

04 Feb
5:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Ramallah

February 4, 2018 5:06 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child, only twelve years of age, near the main entrance of the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers ambushed a group of children near the main entrance of the refugee camp, and abducted […]

04 Feb
12:37

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Eight And Abduct Four, Near Jenin

February 4, 2018 12:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, one Palestinian, injured at least eight others, and abducted four, in addition to demolishing a room and a barn, during a massive invasion into Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that, on Saturday evening, the […]

03 Feb
9:08

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

03 Feb
8:53

BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2018

Bjørnar Moxnes, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, has nominated the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for this year’s Nobel Prize. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). […]

03 Feb
8:46

USCPR Welcomes Federal District Court Decision Supporting Right to Boycott

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights welcomes a Federal District Court preliminary injunction halting a Kansas law that punishes persons engaged in boycotts of Israel. January’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), last fall, and is  a powerful affirmation that the […]

03 Feb
8:36

EU’s Security Committee Discussed Secret Report on Israel

The European Union’s (EU) Political and Security Committee (PSC) discussed, in its session on Wednesday, a secret report that strongly criticized Israel and its policies, Palestine’s ambassador to the EU, Abdul Rahim al-Farra, said on Saturday. He said, in an interview with the official Palestine TV, that the PSC, which […]

03 Feb
10:37

Israeli Army Surrounds A Home Near Jenin, Sets off Explosives

February 3, 2018 10:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, al-Kafeer town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and surrounded a home where a Palestinian who is believed behind death of an Israeli colonialist settler last month was alleged to be hiding. Media sources in Jenin said a large military […]

03 Feb
10:24

Israeli Colonist Settlers Attack Farmers In Beit Ummar

A group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, many Palestinian farmers on their own lands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that  the assailants, including a security guard of Karmie Tzur illegal colony, […]

03 Feb
8:37

Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians In Gaza, Including Two With Life-Threatening Wounds

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, fifteen Palestinians with live rounds, including two suffered life-threatening wounds, after the army attacked protesters on Palestinian lands close the border fence, in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and in tanks near and around […]

02 Feb
6:32

Updated: Army Injures Eleven Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, eleven Palestinians with live rounds, and rubber-coated steel bullets, at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank. The soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who were marching against the ongoing Israeli occupation and its colonialist policies, in addition […]

02 Feb
5:44

Settlers Paint Racist Graffiti on Walls in Nabi Saleh

(photo: archive image, Alternative Information Center) Jewish Israeli settlers, early Friday, spray-painted anti-Palestinian graffiti on walls in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, said a local activist. Anti-Wall and Settlement activist Mohammad Tamimi said that settlers driving a vehicle stormed the village late in the night and spray-painted graffiti calling […]

02 Feb
5:08

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank, and injured several Palestinians, Mohammad Tamimi, a member of the Popular Committee Against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Nabi Saleh, said the soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest with rubber-coated […]

02 Feb
4:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army attacked the weekly nonviolent procession. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the […]

02 Feb
3:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

02 Feb
3:14

Bil’in Holds Its Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, and demanding the release of all symbols of peaceful resistance in occupied Palestine. The protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters of figures […]

02 Feb
1:44

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Budrus

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday afternoon, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian and international protesters, in Budrus village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The nonviolent protesters marched from the center of the village, while chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation and escalation, and the illegal U.S. recognition of […]

02 Feb
1:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Twenty Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 2, 2018 1:04 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least twenty Palestinians in the al-‘Isawiya village, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers assaulted dozens of nonviolent protesters, who marched following Friday prayers at the local mosque, protesting the Israeli violations, and the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as […]

02 Feb
10:09

Soldiers Abduct A Father And His Son Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian father and his son in Khirbat al Hadidiya Bedouin village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, said the soldiers invaded the village, and abducted Abdul-Rahim Bisharat, and […]

02 Feb
9:43

Israeli Court Orders Demolition Of Seven Buildings Near Hebron

An Israeli court ordered, Thursday, the demolition of seven Palestinian residential buildings in Susiya village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The court was looking into petitions filed by Palestinians living in the targeted homes, and said that the “Civil Administration Office,” which is […]

02 Feb
9:00

Armed Colonist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Thursday at night, that an armed colonist settler shot a young man, northwest of Ramallah city, in central West Bank. The sources said that Mohammad Kamal Misfir, 25, was shot in his left foot, and was moved to Palestine Medical Complex. The Palestinian was […]

02 Feb
8:21

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Northern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Friday at dawn, several missiles in area, northeast of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources in said the army fired several missiles into areas, near an-Nada Towers, northeast of Beit Lahia, causing property damage. The Israeli army only […]

01 Feb
11:45

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, reportedly after they crossed the border fence, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Arabs48 news website has reported that the army detained the four, just as they crossed the border fence. It added that the […]

01 Feb
11:20

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians From Jenin

February 1, 2018 11:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two young Palestinian from Arraba town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, while returning from Ramallah. The two Palestinians, Allam Abdul-Sha’er and Nayef Mohammad Hardan, were stopped at a sudden military roadblock, before the soldiers abducted them and took them to an unknown […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

01 Feb
8:35

Seven Additional Healthcare Centers in Gaza Closed

The Gaza Strip is heading towards an even greater humanitarian crisis as seven more healthcare centers closed their doors on Thursday, due to the ever tightening 11-year-old Israeli siege. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, fuel ran out in seven more healthcare centers, in different areas across […]

01 Feb
8:27

UN Report: At Least 206 International Companies Tied to Illegal Israeli Settlements

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report, on Wednesday, identifying 206 companies from around the world that are doing business linked to Israeli settlements, built in the occupied West Bank and in violation of international law. The long-delayed report was initially intended to include […]

01 Feb
8:18

British Bill Demands Israel Release Child Detainees

British parliament, on Tuesday, held a hearing to discuss the cases of Ahd al-Tamimi and human rights activist Munther Amer, currently being held in Israeli jails. British MP Richard Bearden said, at the end of the meeting, that he would immediately begin, along with a group of parliamentarians, launching a […]

01 Feb
8:11

KrähenbĂźhl: UNRWA Cuts Are “Most Severe Crisis in Agency’s History”

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre KrähenbĂźhl said, on Thursday, that the recent US aid cuts represent the most severe crisis in the agency’s history. KrähenbĂźhl’s comments came during his speech at the meeting of Arab Foreign ministers, in Cairo, to discuss […]

01 Feb
8:01

Haley Says UN Anti-settlement Report is a “Waste of Time”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday, slammed a UN report on 206 companies tied to Israeli settlements as “a waste of time and resources that showed an “anti-Israeli obsession”. The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights released the report, which did not name the […]

01 Feb
12:26

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

01 Feb
11:09

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Nablus

February 1, 2018 11:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, an under-construction Palestinian home in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Nasr Abu Jaish, a member of the Political Bureau of the leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP), has reported that three Israeli army vehicles, and one bulldozer, […]

01 Feb
8:53

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, after invading and ransacking their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers invaded and violently searched homes […]

01 Feb
5:37

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Young Man In Nablus

February 1, 2018 5:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man, after intercepting his car, and forcing him out of it at gunpoint, from a main road on the western part of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. An Eyewitness said the undercover soldiers were driving an unmarked car, […]

01 Feb
4:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children Near Bethlehem

February 1, 2018 4:26 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two Palestinian children near the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted the two children near Bilal Bin Rabat Mosque, and took them to an unknown destination. […]

31 Jan
8:20

US Reportedly to Continue Aiding UNRWA if School Books Changed

US administration has proposed that the UNRWA changes its school textbooks in order to continue to receive US donations, Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad reported, on Tuesday. The newspaper said that the US proposed two amendments to the textbooks, which include the abolition of all references to the right of return and […]

31 Jan
8:10

Hundreds of Settlers Storm Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday at dawn, the Tomb of Joseph in the northern occupied west Bank city of Nablus.   Eyewitnesses reported that 20 Israeli buses, escorted by military vehicles and carrying near 1,300 settlers, reached Joseph’s Tomb where settlers entered the tomb and performed Talmudic Rituals. […]

31 Jan
8:03

Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child in Ramallah District Village

Thousands of Palestinians, Wednesday afternoon, attended the funeral procession of a slain Palestinian teenager in al-Mughayyir village, north of Ramallah. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral procession of Laith Abu Naim, aged 16, who succumbed to his critical wounds after being shot by Israeli forces with a live round in […]

31 Jan
7:53

EU Emergency Donor Meeting Taking Place in Brussels Today

Ahead of the Emergency Donor Meeting in Brussels, today, the meeting’s conveners Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs, and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide met with members of the press to highlight their key objectives for the meeting. The principle objectives ahead of the meeting, which was […]

31 Jan
7:49

Colonial Settlers Uproot Over 100 Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Several Israeli settlers uprooted more than 100 olive trees on Palestinian lands, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers from the illegal Rahhalim settlement uprooted dozens of olive trees […]

31 Jan
4:30

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident

January 31, 2018 4:30 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters died, Wednesday, in a siege-busting tunnel, in the Gaza Strip. The Brigades said that Mahmoud Abdul-Hai Safadi, 32, from the Daraj neighborhood, in Gaza city, was killed in an accident while working in one […]

31 Jan
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus

January 31, 2018 10:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, and dozens of colonialist settlers, invaded on Wednesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and headed towards Joseph Tomb area, and Tal Balata archeological site, east of the city, in addition to Tammoun town, before clashing with dozens of Palestinians, wounding three of them. The […]

31 Jan
9:45

Army Abducts A Mother And Her Child In Jerusalem

January 31, 2018 9:45 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Qotna, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a mother and her child, from their home. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Raseela Shamasna, and her daughter, only fourteen years of age, and took them to an interrogation […]

31 Jan
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Two Others, In Jenin

January 31, 2018 9:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, earlier on Wednesday, two young Palestinian men in Jenin refugee camp, and abducted two others in Wad Burqin area, and Jenin city, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Jenin refugee camp, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at […]

31 Jan
9:06

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Nablus, Qalqilia, And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening and Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians near Nablus, Qalqilia, and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the Jenin-Nablus road, near Zawiya village junction, and stopped a Palestinian car […]

30 Jan
9:45

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Ramallah

Updated: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, the al-Mughayyir Palestinian village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a Palestinian child with a live round in the head from a close range, causing a serious injury, before he was rushed to a local hospital where he […]

30 Jan
7:34

Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 30, 2018 7:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court extended the remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. […]

30 Jan
7:25

Detainee Mousa Soufan in Serious Condition

January 30, 2018 7:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Authority has confirmed that Mousa Soufan, aged 41, in Nafha prison, from Tulkarem, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment and 13 years, is in a serious health condition due to lung cancer. Doctors say that he needs surgery to remove the lung after a deterioration […]

30 Jan
6:58

VIDEO: Palestinian Activists in Bethlehem Drum Out US Delegation from Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A group of Palestinian activists expelled an American delegation visiting the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Tuesday. The activists carried banners representing the American and Israeli racist administrations, after they entered a hall where a meeting was held with Palestinian businessmen as part of the cooperation between the […]

30 Jan
11:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifty-Four Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifty-four Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including 33 in Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted 33 Palestinians, including several children, during extensive and […]

29 Jan
10:43

VIDEO: Palestinians Hold Demonstration Outside UNRWA Headquarters in Bethlehem

The Palestinian youth movement on Monday organized a protest in front of UNRWA headquarters in Bethlehem and closed down the office, in response to the cuts of the agency’s services following U.S. administration decision to cut aid to the Palestinians. Mohammed Abu Srour, a youth activist, said that the movement’s […]

29 Jan
10:32

Palestinian Teens Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Mohammed Tamimi Brought Before Israeli Military Court

January 29, 2018 10:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Abdul-Khalik Burnat, 17, the son of Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, was brought before the Ofer Israeli military court on 28 January 2018. Iyad Burnat posted on Facebook describing Abdul-Khalik’s hearing and the experience of attending the court. “I attended the ‘hearing’ today, fifty days after my son’s abduction, and it […]

29 Jan
10:20

Archbishop Hanna says Conspiracies against Jerusalem Will Fail

Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem has said that all conspiracies against Jerusalem will fail, stressing that US policy regarding the eMiddle East is “ugly.” “The history, heritage, identity, holy sites and endowments of Jerusalem are targeted,” said Archbishop Atalla Hanna. He added that there is a plan […]

29 Jan
10:12

Metal Gate Erected at Entrance to West Bank Villages

The Israeli army set up a metal gate at the entrance to the village of Nabi Elias, east of Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, according to a local source. Ma’zouz Qaddoumi, from the municipality of Jayyous, a town adjacent to Nabi Elias, told WAFA that the metal gate was […]

29 Jan
10:04

Abbas Calls on Countries to Refrain from Opening Missions in Jerusalem

Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, met with African leaders in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where he addressed the 30th Assembly of African Heads of State and Government. In his speech, Abbas called on the international community not to open diplomatic missions in Jerusalem, after Trump declared the […]

29 Jan
10:00

Slovenia Moves to Recognize Palestinian State

The Slovenian government decided to move ahead with plans from the past week, to recognize the Palestinian state, media sources reported. The Slovenian parliament is due to file, on Wednesday, a draft resolution recognizing the state of Palestine. The Slovenian government hopes that MPs will vote in favor of recognition […]

29 Jan
9:17

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday afternoon, two Palestinians, including a child, in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and in Shu’fat neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of the city, and abducted Hasan Khaled Salah, 18. They added that […]

29 Jan
10:24

Soldiers Demolish Two Under-Construction Residential Buildings In Beit Jala

January 29, 2018 10:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, two under-construction residential buildings in Be’er ‘Owna area, in Beit Jala city, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, after surrounding and isolating the area. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said a large military force invaded […]

29 Jan
9:57

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Jenin, Tulkarem And Bethlehem

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Jenin, Tulkarem and Hebron, in addition to detaining, and interrogating, six others, and wounding one, near Nablus. The Jenin office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, […]

29 Jan
8:23

Israeli Soldiers abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron

January 29, 2018 8:23 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched dozens of homes, and abducted six Palestinians, in addition to summoning two others for interrogation, and installing roadblocks. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said […]

28 Jan
7:31

Palestinian Youth Activists Under Attack

January 28, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli repression targeting Palestinian youth activists has continued to rise. On Friday, 26 January, occupation forces seized Haitham Siyaj, only a month after he was released from nearly two years’ imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention. Siyaj is one of the comrades of Basil al-Araj who was seized by […]

28 Jan
7:24

Cuba Reaffirms Palestinian Solidarity

Cuba’s Parliament has reaffirmed its solidarity with Palestine during a visit by a delegation from the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The delegation arrived at the headquarters of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), led by Fahed Sulaiman, its deputy secretary general. “The Palestinian cause is also […]

28 Jan
7:14

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, again stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, amid heavy security procedures. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that 19 settlers stormed the mosque via the Mughrabi gate and carried out provocative and suspicious tours in the courtyards. Colonial settlers regularly storm […]

28 Jan
6:57

Israeli Army Raids Hebron School

Israeli forces, on Sunday, raided a primary school in the city of Hebron, according to security sources. Sources told WAFA that soldiers raided al-Ibrahimiya primary boys school, in the Old City in Hebron, and searched the rooms after evicting the students, under the pretext of searching for a ‘wanted’ student. […]

28 Jan
6:46

U.S. Still Considering Closure of Washington PLO Office

Israeli Channel 2, on Thursday, said that the U.S. is considering closing down the PLO offices in Washington as a sanction for refusal, by the Palestinian Authority(PA), to return to negotiations with Israel. The PA, following U.S. president Donald Trump declaration of Jerusalem the capital of Israel, announced halt of […]

28 Jan
11:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Ramallah, Search Homes In Tulkarem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The army also invaded many areas in Tulkarem and Hebron, searched homes and stole gold. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many army jeeps invaded Silwad […]

28 Jan
10:41

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Injure A Child, In Jerusalem

January 28, 2018 10:41 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians and injured a child, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in the town of al-‘Isawiya, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army isolated it since Saturday evening. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers surrounded and isolated the town, on […]