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Palestinian Primary Schools Defy Demolition Orders

Israeli demolition of a European-financed school in the occupied West Bank has forced Palestinian children to instead attend classes in a tent. Palestinian activists restored some good cheer to primary school students in Jub al-Thib as they set about rebuilding their school, over the night of September 9-10, using concrete blocks. On August 22, Israeli authorities […]

September 17, 2017 6:29 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0
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Trump: I Love Israel, and Peace Could Actually Happen

U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday, expressed his deep affection for Israel during a call to American Jewish leaders on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, which coincides on Thursday, announcing that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis could actually happen. “I am proud to stand with the Jewish […]

September 17, 2017 6:14 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, International Politics, News Report, Peace process 0

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

September 17, 2017 6:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, Israeli attacks, Lebanon war, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Another, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Iraq-Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with many Palestinians, before injuring one and abducting another. Medical sources said the soldiers shot Jaber Hakim Qadous, 16, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his arm, before he […]

September 16, 2017 10:14 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Army Abducts A Palestinian, Injures Several Others, in Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the town of as-Sammoa’, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, abducted one Palestinian, in addition to causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Hebron city. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Nizar Sami Abu ‘Arqoub, […]

September 16, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

September 16, 2017 7:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

UN Official Praises Hamas’ Willingness to Recognize PA’s Reconciliation Terms

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed support for Hamas’ expressed willingness to reconcile with the Fateh movement, head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), in a statement released on Wednesday. Nickolay Mladenov said that he welcomed developments this week, after a Hamas delegation in […]

September 16, 2017 6:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, International, International Politics, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Gaza Crossings Sealed Off by Israeli State

Israeli occupation authorities are to seal off crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip during September and October, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday. Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza, Nazmi Muhanna, said that Karem Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing will be fully […]

September 16, 2017 6:44 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Decision to Bury Palestinians in “Numbers” Cemetery

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi. in a statement on Thursday, denounced Israel’s decision to bury four of the Palestinians killed by its forces in its so-called “Numbers Cemetery.” “Such a move constitutes a blatant disregard for life and the sanctity of death, and is yet another violation of international […]

September 16, 2017 6:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International Politics, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

September 16, 2017 6:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, Prisoners, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The procession was mainly organized as part of the ongoing activities rejecting the illegal Israeli decision granting the colonists official status and administrative authority. Media […]

September 16, 2017 5:49 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Ni’lin Weekly Protest Marks Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Dozens of Palestinians, including Israeli and international peace activists, conducted the weekly nonviolent protest in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, marking the 35th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The nonviolent protesters marched towards illegally confiscated Palestinians lands, which Israeli took over for the […]

September 15, 2017 4:03 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, Refugees/Immigration, The Wall, West Bank 0

Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday morning, several areas in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into and searched many homes, and clashed with local youngsters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Local media activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded […]

September 15, 2017 11:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Silwan, Invade Communities In Jenin, Bethlehem and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Friday morning, the town of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted two children. The soldiers also invaded many homes in the governorates of Jenin, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan town from several directions, before […]

September 15, 2017 11:28 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Two Qassam Fighters Killed In Tunnel Accidents In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported Friday that two of its fighters were killed, on Thursday  evening, in two separate incidents, when border tunnels collapsed on them. Al-Qassam Said the Khalil Bassem ad-Dumyati, 32, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city, was killed when a border […]

September 15, 2017 11:01 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0