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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

June 21, 2018 10:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In Nablus, Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, ten Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron, after the army stormed and violently searched many homes. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the city, and […]

June 21, 2018 8:53 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of extremist illegal colonizers hurled stones, on Wednesday evening, at Palestinian cars trying to cross Huwwara Israeli military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said that the Israeli assailants gathered near the military roadblock and started throwing stones at the Palestinian cars, […]

June 21, 2018 7:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Install A New Illegal Outpost On Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of extremist Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Wednesday, a new illegal outpost on Palestinian agricultural lands in Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The armed colonizers invaded the lands, owned by Ed’eis family in the al-Hamra area, and installed a tent, a mobile […]

June 21, 2018 7:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers demolished, late on Wednesday at night, the home of a Palestinian detainee, who is imprisoned on charges of crashing into a military roadblock on March 17, 2018, killing two soldiers. The Israeli army has claimed that Ala’ Rateb Kabaha, 26, deliberately rammed soldiers at the military roadblocks, killing […]

June 21, 2018 6:20 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In May

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Wednesday, that a young Palestinian man who was shot and serious injured by Israeli army fire on May 14th, 2018, has died from his wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the Palestinian, identified as Mohammad […]

June 21, 2018 5:44 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

June 21, 2018 4:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0
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World Refugee Day 2018 Report: Palestinians are the Largest Population of Refugees

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a statement Wednesday to mark the occasion of World Refugee Day. The report stated that Palestinians make up the world’s largest refugee population, with around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Palestinian refugees […]

June 21, 2018 1:33 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0
African Refugees (image from Amnesty International)

Report: Israel’s Deportation of African Asylum-Seekers – Forced and Illegal

The Israeli government’s transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers is cruel and illegal, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report titled Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s Deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda.  In October 2017, Israel announced that it would start deporting Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to […]

June 21, 2018 12:21 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

Israel Targets Several Sites in Gaza, Hamas Responds with Rocket Fire

Israeli military planes carried out airstrikes targeting several locations allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement, in the besieged Gaza Strip, overnight Tuesday, while Hamas fighters fired dozens of rockets into Israeli territory in the predawn hours of Wednesday. At least three Palestinians were injured in the shelling of the Tel […]

June 20, 2018 9:44 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israeli PM Praises US for Leaving UN Human Rights Council

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US administration for leaving the UN Human Right Council, saying its step was “courageous” in criticizing the council of bias. Netanyahu thanked, in a statement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump, Minister Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their decision against what he […]

June 20, 2018 9:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0

US Ditches UN Human Rights Council over “Anti-Israel Bias”

The United States administration declared their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights council on Tuesday, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. Niki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, described the body as a “cesspool of political bias” because of its focus on human rights abuses in West Bank and Gaza. She […]

June 20, 2018 8:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man while driving his car near Um Salmouna village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at a car, moderately wounding Ahmad Nasser Thawabta, 27, from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem. Palestinian […]

June 20, 2018 2:44 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Army To Demolish Wells And A Shed Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers delivered, Wednesday, demolition orders targeting seven wells and a shed, in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers handed seven orders for the demolition of water wells built on private Palestinian lands. The wells are owned by Ahmad Khalaf Jibreel, Ibrahim Mohammad Jibreel, […]

June 20, 2018 1:57 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Install Another Monitoring Tower Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers installed, Tuesday, another monitoring post near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The new monitoring tower, in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, overlooks several locations, including the parking lot where Palestinians park their cars outside the walls of the Old City. On Monday, the soldiers installed a […]

June 20, 2018 12:28 PM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0