Category Archives: News Report

08 Feb
3:45

Elderly Man Killed After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car In Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an elderly man was killed, Wednesday, after being struck by a speeding car of an Israeli colonialist settler, near Daniel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The elderly man, a farmer identified as Suleiman Hammad Salah, 81, […]

08 Feb
1:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted five young men in Um Tuba and al-Mokabber towns, in occupied Jerusalem, […]

08 Feb
9:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and summoned three others for interrogation. The soldiers abducted one Palestinians in Tulkarem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded various communities in the district, searched many homes, […]

08 Feb
9:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

February 8, 2017 9:04 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the towns of Yatta and Beit Ummar, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and abducted three Palestinians. Several army vehicles invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes, and abducted two siblings, identified as […]

08 Feb
7:30

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction residential building, under the allegation of being built without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and employee of the Jerusalem […]

08 Feb
5:11

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from […]

07 Feb
10:59

EU Summit with Israel Delayed over Settlement Bill

Haaretz Israeli newspaper, on Tuesday, said that European diplomats noted that the summit with Israel, which was due to take place on 28 February, had already been delayed for five years, following the settlement regularization bill which was passed in the Knesset late Monday.  The diplomats, who reportedly preferred to […]

07 Feb
9:54

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Hyundai

Israeli authorities use a Hyundai bulldozer to destroy the home of a Palestinian citizen of Israel in the town of Lydd, Feb. 10, 2015. The house belonged to a single mother and her four children. (Oren Ziv, ActiveStills) Via the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Palestinians are calling for a boycott […]

07 Feb
3:26

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regularization Bill”

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of “Regulation Bill” and Calls upon International Community to Stop Immediately Treating Israel as State Above Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Settlement Regulation Bill”, which allows the theft of Palestinian privately owned lands […]

07 Feb
2:58

Israeli Soldiers Invade An Orphanage School In Jerusalem

February 7, 2017 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, “Dar al-Aytaam” Industrial Orphanage School, in the al-Waad street area, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers violently searched the school, and interrogated many orphans, after alleging that some hurled stones on army vehicles. After conducting the searches, and interrogations, the soldiers […]

07 Feb
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted eighteen Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded several areas, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, violently searched homes and abducted four Palestinians, identified Nazeeh Abu ‘Oun, from Jaba’ town, Luay […]

07 Feb
10:16

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building in Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers surrounded and invaded the area, after declaring it a “closed military zone.” The soldiers then proceeded to demolish the building, […]

07 Feb
10:05

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday morning, several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many rounds at the boats, close to the shore near Beit Lahia, causing property […]

07 Feb
9:25

52.000 NIS In Fines Imposed On Imprisoned Palestinian Children In Ofer Prison In January

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel has collected at least 52.000 Shekels in fines and bails, from families of Palestinian children, imprisoned in Ofer prison alone, in January. The committee stated that eight of the imprisoned children were shot and injured prior to their abduction. It added […]

06 Feb
10:18

Samidoun January 2017 Report: 590 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation

Palestinian prisoners’ and human rights associations, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, issued a monthly report on Sunday, 5 February on the imprisonment of Palestinians in January 2017. The following translation is provided by Samidoun […]

06 Feb
10:10

700 Olive Seedlings Uprooted by Israeli Settlers near Nablus

Israeli settlers have reportedly uprooted more than 700 olive seedlings, in the Nablus area village of Burqa, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli violations in the north of the occupied West Bank, told WAFA that settlers who returned to the former settlement of Homesh, which was […]

06 Feb
10:02

Gaza Airstrikes Continue, 2 Palestinians Injured

Israeli forces resumed attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Monday evening, injuring two Palestinians, after injuring two Palestinians earlier, in a series of Israeli army airstrikes in northern Gaza. The strikes reportedly come in response to a rocket that landed in an open area in the Ashkelon region of southern […]

06 Feb
9:23

Palestinians in Hebron Prepare for Annual Commemoration of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

  Preparations by Palestinian political parties, civil society groups, local committees, and human rights organizations begin this week for the 23rd annual commemoration of the the 1994 Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre. The bodies organizing the event this year have united under the slogan “Dismantle the Ghetto, Take the Settlers Out of […]

06 Feb
9:12

B’Tselem: Slain Palestinian Youth Posed No Danger

Two months ago, an Israeli soldier shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth. B’Tselem’s investigation shows that, contrary to the military’s claim, the Palestinian and his friends did not pose any danger to the forces. According to the report issued by B’Tselem , on 22 December, 2016, an Israeli soldier shot […]

06 Feb
5:01

Demolition of Ammona Settlement Outpost Begins

Israeli police have embarked on demolishing the Mona settlement outpost that was built on private Palestinian lands north of Ramallah, central West Bank. Walla Israeli newspaper said, according to the PNN, that the demolition has started, after the area was evicted of settlers a few days ago on court order, […]

06 Feb
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Detain 14 Palestinians, Confiscate Cash, Checks and Vehicles, In Jerusalem

February 6, 2017 12:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, seven Palestinian homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, detained fourteen Palestinians and illegally confiscated large sums of cash and cars. The Israeli army said it detained and summoned for interrogation fourteen Palestinians, after searching their homes in Jabal al-Mokabber, at-Tour, Ras al-‘Amoud and Shu’fat […]

06 Feb
11:27

Army Fires Shells At A Qassam Site In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Monday, two shells into a site run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The two shells landed in an open area, close to the “Palestine Camp,” causing minor damage without leading to any casualties. […]

06 Feb
9:57

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion, Navy Attacks Fishermen, In Gaza

Update: One fisherman, identified Mohammad Sa’dallah, was injured by Israeli navy fire, after the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats. Several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian […]

06 Feb
9:39

Including An Elderly Man, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and at dawn Monday, several areas in the occupied West bank, including Jerusalem, before invading and searching many homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including a 73-year-old man. The Israeli army said it arrested two Palestinians in Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, in the northern part […]

06 Feb
5:20

Netanyahu Asks for Deferment on Settlement Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a request to defer a Knesset vote that would legalize settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land, Israeli media reported Sunday. The request, which was made at a weekly meeting of coalition party leaders, came after Netanyahu said that the bill is expected […]

06 Feb
4:51

Trump Aides Met with Mossad

Senior officials from Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, two weeks ago, made a covert visit to Washington D.C. and met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security aides in order to coordinate their policies on a range of Middle East issues, Ha’aretz daily newspaper reported Sunday. According to the report, which […]

04 Feb
7:52

Israeli Colonists Attack A Man, Several Cars, Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers of the Yitzhar colony, built on Palestinian land south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, attacked on Saturday evening a Palestinian man, and hurled stones at parked Palestinian cars, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements file at the Palestinian […]

04 Feb
6:33

Illegal Israeli Colonizers Attack Shepherds In Northern Plains

On Saturday evening, several extremist Israeli colonists, living in outposts illegally established on Palestinian lands in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, attacked Palestinian Shepherds, and forced them out of grazing lands. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency quoted Aref Daraghma, an expert in Israeli settlements’ file and violations, stating that the […]

03 Feb
11:14

New Settlement to be Erected for Evacuated Amona Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, on Wednesday, plans to build new settlement for Jewish settlers evacuated from the illegal outpost of Amona. The new settlement would be the first one to be officially planned, approved and built in some 25 years. While Israel stopped establishing new settlements in the […]

03 Feb
11:05

Hundreds of Belgian Artists and Academics Urge Government to End Participation in EU Project Cooperating with Israeli National Police

In Belgium, 482 professors and researchers, and more than 190 artists, have written an open letter calling on their authorities to withdraw from participating in a European Union funded research project called LAW TRAIN, in which Belgium and Spain cooperate with the Israeli National Police. The project, aimed at developing […]

03 Feb
10:55

Khader Adnan Calls for Intifada

Khader Adnan, leader of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, and an ex-detainee, has called for an intifada inside and outside prisons.   Adnan demanded during his interview with” voice of prisoners” radio all Palestinians to be united in order to support the prisoners.   He confirmed that the conditions inside […]

03 Feb
10:51

In Surprise Move, Trump Warns Israel Against Settlements

The Israeli settlement of Tzofim seen behind amputated olive trees near Qalqilya, in the occupied West Bank, 15 January. Hundreds of olive trees on private Palestinian agricultural land were cut as part of an Israeli plan to build a bypass road for settlers in the area. Keren ManorActiveStills The administration […]

03 Feb
10:46

UN Expert Calls on Security Council to Stop Illegal Israeli Settlements

United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk has called on the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security Council resolution 2334, which affirms that all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory constitute a flagrant violation of international […]

03 Feb
8:34

Army Injures A Teen In Central Gaza

February 3, 2017 8:34 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian teen with live fire, during clashes that took place between many youngsters and the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot a 16-year-old with a live round in […]

03 Feb
4:40

Dozens Injured After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted The Weekly Procession In Kufur Qaddoum

Many Palestinian and international activists suffered, Friday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies […]

03 Feb
4:14

Weekly Nonviolent Protest Held in Bil’in

Many Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists marched, Friday, in the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said this week’s protest comes in solidarity with […]

03 Feb
3:51

Army Attacks The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in […]

03 Feb
1:01

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Six For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians in Jenin, Tulkarem and Jerusalem, and summoned six Palestinians, from Bethlehem, for interrogation. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Yousef Sameh abu ar-Radeef, 22, while […]

Israeli troops invading Palestinian town (PCHR image)
03 Feb
12:17

PCHR Weekly Report: One civilian killed, 10 wounded, including 2 children, by Israeli troops

February 3, 2017 12:17 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 26 January – 01 February 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in […]

02 Feb
4:30

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Birzeit University Students

February 2, 2017 4:30 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, Thursday, into the western entrance of Birzeit University, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two students. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers were driving a truck, before attacking Bassel Filian and Tawfiq Abu ’Arqoub, and took them to an unknown destination. Bassel […]

02 Feb
10:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jenin And Tubas

February 2, 2017 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, and two others in Tubas district, in the northeastern part of West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers […]

02 Feb
9:51

Netanyahu Prepares For New Colony In The Occupied West Bank

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, announced that he was working on appointing a team tasked with creating a new colony in the occupied West Bank, to fulfill what he called “a promise” to the illegal colonists of Amona outpost. Netanyahu stated that the […]

02 Feb
8:54

Bethlehem: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In Aida Refugee Camp, One In Husan

February 2, 2017 8:54 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted twelve young Palestinian men. The soldiers also summoned two Palestinians for interrogation, and abducted one Palestinian in Husan town, west of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem […]

02 Feb
3:01

Two Israeli Soldiers Stabbed In Negev Detention Camp, As Army Continues Assault Against The Detainee

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that two Israeli soldiers have been stabbed in separate incidents, as the army, and special forces, continued the invasions into the detainees’ rooms, and the assaults against them. Qaraqe’ said that one of the detainees slashed a soldier with […]

01 Feb
11:00

36 Dunams Under Seizure in Northern Jordan Valley

(photo: Israeli tanks assemble for “military training” purposes in the Jordan Valley area.) Israel is reportedly planning to seize over 36 dunams of the Palestinian village known as “Bardala”, northeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, said a local monitor on Wednesday. Mutaz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activity in […]

01 Feb
11:57

PPS: “Israeli Army Abducts 15 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, during massive invasions of homes, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from different parts of the occupied West Bank. In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in Beit […]

01 Feb
11:19

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians Near Hebron

February 1, 2017 11:19 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched and ransacked them causing excessive damage, and abducted six Palestinians, including a child. Mohammad Awad, an activist with the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, said the soldiers […]

01 Feb
11:00

Army Abducts A Former Political Prisoner Near Ramallah

February 1, 2017 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, violently searched and ransacked homes, and abducted a former political prisoner. The soldiers abducted No’man Hamed, 21, after detonating the main door of his family’s home, and searched the property, causing excessive […]

01 Feb
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Tubas And Tulkarem

February 1, 2017 10:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Tubas and Tulkarem, during violent invasions and searches of homes. The soldiers also invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and shut down a carwash facility. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, in central […]

01 Feb
9:46

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus

February 1, 2017 9:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, allegedly carrying a weapon, after the army stopped a Palestinian bus and searched it, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli sources said the Shabak security service received what it called a tip, about an armed […]

01 Feb
7:33

Detained Father Of Slain Palestinian Teen Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Shafiq al-Halabi, the father of Mohannad, who was killed by the army last year, has declared a hunger strike, protesting his detention without charges. Shafiq was taken prisoner on Sunday January 29, 2017, after he was summoned for interrogation at the Ofer […]

01 Feb
7:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem

February 1, 2017 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians while trying to cross the “Container” roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers stopped the three Palestinians and questioned them, before abducting them. One of the abducted Palestinians has been identified as Omar Rajoub, 18, […]

01 Feb
6:51

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units, After One Illegal Outpost Was Scheduled For Removal

Following the Israeli decision to remove the “Amona” illegal colonialist outpost, in the occupied West Bank, the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided to build more than 3000 units for Jewish settlers, on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands. The decision was officially announced by the office of Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

31 Jan
11:03

12-year-old Circus Student Abducted by Israeli Forces

January 31, 2017 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

12-year-old student at the Palestinian Circus School, Sohaib Saeed, was abducted last Thursday, in Birzeit, by the Israeli occupation army. Sohaib was sentenced to 31 days in prison and  a fine of 500 NIS (135 USD) on charges of throwing stones. The school, in a statement expressed outrage about the […]

31 Jan
10:01

Eviction of ِAmona Illegal Ourpost Ordered within 48 Hours

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, ordered the eviction of the illegal Amona Israeli colonialist outpost within 48 hours, in preparation to demolish it by Febrary 8. Amona, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah, was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, where 40 settler families are currently living. The court ruling came […]

31 Jan
9:56

Relatives of Palestinians Slain in 2014 Gaza Offensive Break into Palestine TV

Dozens of relatives of Palestinians killed during the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip broke into the office of Palestine TV, on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the committee of slain Palestinians’ families, Alaa al-Birawi, told Ma’an News Agency that the family members entered the building in the Tal […]

31 Jan
9:45

Trump Donated $10,000 to Beit El Settlement

US president-elect Donald Trump made a $10,000 donation to the West Bank settlement of Beit El in 2003, Washington Post Newspaper revealed, Sunday. The newspaper said that Trump’s gift was made in honor of his friend David Friedman, who went on to become his adviser and whom Trump, last week, […]

31 Jan
9:29

Army Stops Construction of Tubas Home and Water Line

Israeli forces ordered, on Tuesday, a Palestinian from the village of Kardala, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to halt construction of both his home and a water pipeline, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

31 Jan
9:18

Israeli Forces Raid Aida Camp, Attack Residents (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers, Monday evening, stormed Aida refugee camp, in northern Bethlehem, and assaulted residents, with clashes erupting with local youth. Eyewitnesses told PNN that the soldiers detained some of the youth and prevented cars from entering the camp, while attacking residents with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas. Aida refugee camp has […]

31 Jan
12:43

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Summons Four For Interrogation

January 31, 2017 12:43 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched many homes before abducting one Palestinian, and summoning four others for interrogation. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded several homes in […]

31 Jan
11:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Hebron

January 31, 2017 11:50 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Tuesday, the West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted one Palestinian from his home. The soldiers also summoned a former political prisoner, from Beit Ola town, for interrogation. Media sources in Hebron said several military vehicles invaded Abu Romman Mountain area, searched homes and abducted one […]

Shooting of handcuffed Palestinian (image from video by B'Tselem)
31 Jan
11:46

Two Israeli Officers Promoted after Involvement in Two Separate Cases of Soldiers Shooting Palestinians

Just after the conviction of an Israeli soldier for involuntary manslaughter for shooting a Palestinian who was lying on the ground mortally wounded in 2016, the Israeli military ordered the promotion of an officer who testified against the soldier. Separately, on the same day, a soldier who shot a handcuffed […]

31 Jan
11:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Salfit And Jenin

January 31, 2017 11:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, one Palestinian from Qalqilia, after opening fire at his car near Salfit, and abducted another Palestinian during massive invasions and searches of homes in a town and two villages, in Jenin. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers opened fire at a car, driven […]

30 Jan
9:31

Settlers Target Palestinian Vehicles with Stones, Injuring One

Israeli settlers have reportedly injured a Palestinian man while throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling on the main road between the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus, on Monday afternoon, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

30 Jan
9:08

Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian-owned Publishing House

In six months, Israeli forces have raided seven Palestinian-owned publishing houses.  Israeli forces raided a Palestinian publishing house in the West Bank district of Ramallah and seized equipment, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reports. The owner of al-Nour Publishing House, Khaled Musaffar, said Israeli forces ransacked the office overnight […]

30 Jan
8:32

Knesset to Pass Bill “Legalizing” Settlements, New Sanctions for Palestinians Building without Permits

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset is expected to pass a bill legalizing settlements built on private Palestinian private lands, in its second and third reading. This issue was activated again by direct orders of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Al Ray reports that, according to Haaretz Israeli daily, the bill […]

30 Jan
8:18

Palestinian Boy Shot in the Knee near Tulkarem

A Palestinian youth, on Monday, reportedly sustained inuries in his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers at Jebara checkpoint, south of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank. PNN reports that, according to local sources, Israeli forces opened fire on the youth, aged 19, while he was working in the area. […]

30 Jan
12:39

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight, at least eleven Palestinians, including children and former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several […]

30 Jan
10:03

Soldiers Abduct Two Former Political Prisoners, North Of Jerusalem

January 30, 2017 10:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, the town of al-Ram, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers broke into homes, searched them and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting two young men. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad ‘Aabed and Rafat al-Hathaleen; they […]

30 Jan
9:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

January 30, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, in addition to Doura and Beit Ummar towns, searched homes and abducted five Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, violently […]

30 Jan
7:06

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa

Israeli occupation settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under Israeli police protection. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli settlers carried out suspicious tours in the courtyards of the mosque, took photos to places in Aqsa, and received explanations on the alleged structure, amid […]

30 Jan
6:59

Gaza: Palestinian Writer Detained, Activists Summoned

Gaza security forces have detained Palestinian writer Abdullah Abu Sharikh, and summoned a number of activists from the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local sources said that Hamas security forces detained Abu Sharikh after summoning him for interrogation, on Saturday. They added, according to Ma’an News […]

30 Jan
6:47

Netanyahu Advances Settlement Legalization Bill

The Israeli Prime Minister encourages the Knesset to issue a final vote on the ‘formalization bill’ as early as tomorrow. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked coalition chairperson David Biton (Likud) to present the “formalization bill” to the Knesset for a final vote, this week, Israeli media reports. The […]

30 Jan
6:36

Dareen Tatour’s Prosecution for Poetry Continues in Nazareth Court

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour testified before the Magistrate’s Court in Nazareth on Thursday, 26 January; Dareen’s saga has lasted for nearly a year and a half as she faces prosecution and imprisonment for writing a poem, “Resist my people, resist them,” and posting […]

30 Jan
6:13

Israeli PM Hails Trump’s Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, hailed U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on his decision to build a wall along the 3,200km U.S.- Mexico borders to “prevent illegal immigration.” On his Twitter page, Netanyahu wrote that “President Trump is right,” likening Trump’s wall idea to the a 240-kilometre wall Israel completed […]

30 Jan
6:03

Israeli Soldiers, Undercover Officers, Invade Jenin

January 30, 2017 6:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and undercover officers, invaded on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, before breaking into stores and homes, and confiscated several surveillance tapes. The soldiers invaded the city and its refugee camp from various directions, while undercover officers infiltrated […]

30 Jan
5:31

Army Abducts Father Of A Slain Palestinian

January 30, 2017 5:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Shafiq al-Halabi, the father of Mohannad, 19, who was killed by the army on October 3rd, 2015, after summoning him for interrogation in Ofer detention center, west of Ramallah, in the central west Bank. The family said that the soldiers phoned them, directly after […]

29 Jan
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Southern Gaza

January 29, 2017 11:16 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young men in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers also fired live rounds and several flares. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, in […]

29 Jan
11:02

Army Fires At Homes, Lands, East Of Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian homes, property, and farmlands, east of Gaza city, causing excessive damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed on towers in the Nahal Oz military base, fired dozens of rounds at homes and lands, east […]

29 Jan
10:47

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Northern Plains, Summon Three From Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Khirbit al-Hadeediyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Bethlehem, and summoned three for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin said several army vehicles surrounded Khirbit al-Hadeediyya, before storming and searching […]

29 Jan
7:58

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Jenin

January 29, 2017 7:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian teen, and wounded at least three others, during clashes that took place after several Israeli military vehicles invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. Medical sources in Jenin said the young man, Mohammad Mahmoud […]

28 Jan
7:59

Female Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Radio has reported, Saturday, that a Palestinian woman, identified as Randa Mohammad Shahateet, 30, who is a political prisoner held by Israel, has been holding a hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day, protesting her imprisonment and being held in solitary confinement. Shahateet is a former political […]

28 Jan
5:41

Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

Hani Swairki, 2, stands at the entrance to the trailer where his infant brother, Mohammad, died from cold exposure. (Photo: Swairki family)  Ramallah, January 24, 2016—A newborn died in freezing conditions, in Gaza on January 8, as he slept in a trailer temporarily sheltering his family, after their home was destroyed […]

28 Jan
4:16

Seven Months After Killing Her, Army Transfers Majd’s Body To Her Family

The Israeli military transferred, on Friday evening, the body of Majd al-Khdour, who was killed by Israeli army fire seven months ago, to her family for burial. Israel claimed she was killed after carrying out a “ramming attack with her car.” Al-Khdour’s body was transferred to the Israeli District Coordination […]

28 Jan
3:50

Hamdallah Calls on Apple and Google to Include Palestinian Communities in Online Maps

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has, today, urged both the Apple and Google computer companies to include all Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank in their online maps. “It is baffling that, while Palestinians in Area C can´t even find their own community on either maps, Israeli settlers can […]

27 Jan
9:45

After Court Ordered Removal Of Nine Illegal Colonist Units, Netanyahu Decides To Build 68

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to build 68 new colonialist units on private Palestinian lands, near Ofra illegal colony, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the Israeli High Court ordered the removal of nine illegal units. Israeli daily Haaretz said the decision was part of an […]

27 Jan
9:10

Extremist Israeli Colonists Uproot And Steel Palestinian Olive Saplings, Grapevines, In Bethlehem

Several extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Friday, Palestinian orchards belonging to residents of the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, before uprooting and steeling hundreds of olive saplings and grapevine seedlings. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the colonists came […]

27 Jan
8:52

Weekly Protest Held In Bil’in

Approximately fifteen Palestinians, accompanied by five Israelis and five international peace activists, held the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters matched carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and escalating violations […]

27 Jan
6:01

Dozens Participate In The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists participated, Friday, in the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The protest this week also commemorated the late George Habash, the former secretary-general of the leftist Popular Front […]

27 Jan
5:47

Israeli Soldiers Detain Fifteen Palestinians, Cause Damage To Homes, In Azzoun

January 27, 2017 5:47 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of Azzoun, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, detained fifteen Palestinians, and caused damage to homes while violently searching them. Media sources in Qalqilia said the soldiers surrounded the town, during early dawn hours, before invading […]

27 Jan
4:39

Kufur Qaddoum Protesters Demand International Protection

Residents of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, held their weekly protest, on Friday, demanding the international community to provide the needed protection to the Palestinian people, their lands and holy sites, subject to ongoing Israeli violations and escalation. The protesters marched from the center […]

New construction in Ma'ale Adumim settlement (PCHR photo)
27 Jan
1:04

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian civilian killed, 5 wounded by Israeli forces this week

January 27, 2017 1:04 PM PCHR Gaza Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 19 – 25 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories this week. Israeli attacks in the West Bank: […]

26 Jan
12:30

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes Of Two Nonviolent Figures In Bil’in, Confiscate A Computer

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Bil’in in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before the soldiers broke into the homes of two main figures of the nonviolent movement against the Annexation Wall and colonies, searched the properties and confiscated a computer. Approximately […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
26 Jan
12:01

New report reveals top Israeli official living in illegal colonial settlement

An Israeli Finance Minister, who is in charge of implementing a law to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank, is himself living in an unlicensed building in an illegal colonial settlement on Occupied Palestinian land – and he is just one of many Israeli officials living in illegal settlements, […]

26 Jan
9:19

Army Injures Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Nablus And One Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, earlier Thursday, two Palestinian teenagers in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, during clashes that erupted after several army vehicles invaded it. The soldiers also abducted three Palestinians in Nablus, and one near Bethlehem. Media sources said the Israeli army vehicles invaded several areas […]

26 Jan
8:16

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The army is claiming that the soldiers also located a weapon’s manufacturing workshop in Hebron. An Israeli army spokesperson said the soldiers initiated an extensive campaign in the southern West Bank […]

26 Jan
7:37

Israeli Soldiers Invade ‘Aboud, Near Ramallah

January 26, 2017 7:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Many armored Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of ‘Aboud, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and clashed with many youngsters. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded the village from several directions, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas […]

26 Jan
3:10

Israeli Army Kills A Young Palestinian Man Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man at a bus station close to an illegal colony, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly tried to ram soldiers with his car. The army is claiming that the Palestinian, Hussein Salem Abu Ghosh, 24, […]

25 Jan
11:08

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Accelerated Israeli Colonization of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem municipality has approved the construction of 560 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the West Jerusalem municipality’s approval of a plan to construct 560 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday. The Jerusalem Planning and Housing Committee approved […]

25 Jan
10:56

Israeli Aircraft Continues to Sprays Toxins over Palestinian Farms

A low-flying Israeli agricultural plane, this past Monday morning, sprayed herbicides on Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that  the crat sprayed herbicides along the Israeli border fence and, then, sprayed farmlands belonging to citizens in the towns of Khuza’a, Abasan and […]