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Palestine Launches Bid for Full UN Membership

Palestine¬†will launch a bid to become a full member of the¬†United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday. The bid will go ahead despite the¬†United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans. “We know that we are going to face a US veto but that won’t […]

January 17, 2019 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, raided the family home of a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, in preparation to demolish it, said a local activist. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided […]

January 17, 2019 8:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

January 16, 2019 2:47 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Residential Shed Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Fasayel Palestinian village, north of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a residential shed. The soldiers surrounded the small community before invading it, and demolished a residential shed, owned by Abdul-Hadi Obeyyat, allegedly for being built without a permit. The owner […]

January 16, 2019 12:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct Four, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, including one who was shot with an expanding bullet, and abducted four others, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Anza village, south of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated […]

January 16, 2019 10:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Teqoua‚Äô town, east […]

January 16, 2019 9:41 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Update: PCHR Warns of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is warning of the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing crisis of fuel shortage. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority (PA) and international organizations to urgently intervene to order to ensure the rapid flow of […]

January 16, 2019 8:02 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

82 Civil Society Organizations Send Letter to Group of 77+1 Regarding Abbas’ Legitimacy

82 civil society organizations in the Gaza Strip sent a letter to the UN Group of 77 + 1, stating that Mr. Mahmoud Abbas no longer has any legal status in representing the Palestinian people and talk in their behalf in accordance with the Palestinian Basic Law, which set the […]

January 16, 2019 7:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Private Sector Employees Strike over Social Security Law

Employees of the Palestinian private sector, in the occupied West Bank, observed a general strike on Tuesday, as thousands staged a sit-in protest outside the Social Security Corporation headquarters in al-Bireh, calling for scrapping the controversial Social Security Law. Shops, businesses, factories, financial institutions and private schools were shuttered in […]

January 16, 2019 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze […]

January 16, 2019 7:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Military Courts Fined Palestinians $16m In 3 Years

Israeli military courts have imposed fines topping $16m, on West Bank Palestinians, from 2015 to 2017, ‚Äúeven though the great majority of the offenses do not involve the harming of people or property.‚ÄĚ According to a report by¬†Haaretz, ‚Äúthe money is deposited in the Israeli Civil Administration‚Äôs accounts in the […]

January 16, 2019 6:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Beit Hanoun Hospital to Shut Down over Ongoing Fuel Crisis

Beit Hanoun hospital director Jameel Suleiman has warned that their generator would be shut down within two days, due to shortage of fuel. Suleiman said, in a statement, that the depletion of fuel would lead to complete paralysis in the services of the hospital, which serves 340 thousand people north […]

January 16, 2019 6:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Army Destroys Jordan Valley Farmland

The Israeli army destroyed the crops of Palestinian farmers when its¬†bulldozers opened a one-kilometer-long road in the area of al-Burj, Northern Jordan Valley, PNN reports. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers later, Tuesday morning, carried out military drills on the agricultural land that belongs to Palestinians. The army also forced 13 families […]

January 16, 2019 6:29 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two young Palestinian men near Hebron and Jenin, in the southern and northern parts of the occupied West Bank, and searched dozens of cars. The soldiers stopped a young man, identified Yousef Nadi al-‚ÄėEmla, in the center of Hebron city, and abducted him. They […]

January 16, 2019 6:15 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least 28 Palestinians, including children, and a shepherd, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, has reported that the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians in […]

January 15, 2019 3:09 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jordan Valley, Nablus, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0