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After 83 Days, Hunger Striker Loses 30 Kilograms, Stops Drinking Water

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, who has been on hunger strike for 83 consecutive days today, has lost 30 kilograms of his weight and his health has seriously deteriorated, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission, following a visit […]

December 15, 2019 7:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Updated: Two Palestinians Wounded in Northern West Bank

Updated Dec. 16 – 0640 Israeli army shooting of Palestinians apparently trying to enter Israel for work or to reach their land behind Israel’s separation barrier in the northern West Bank continued today, the third incident in one week, and resulted in the injury of two men, the Palestinian News […]

December 15, 2019 1:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, The Wall, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Palestinian in Jerusalem Forced to Demolish His Own Home

A Palestinian citizen from the northern occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, in Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood, embarked on tearing down his own home, on Saturday. The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem threatened to charge extreme fees for the municipality to demolish it, forcing him to demolish it himself. The Palestinian […]

December 15, 2019 12:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians at Protests in West Bank and Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian protesters were reportedly wounded while others were arrested during the Israeli crackdown on weekly peaceful protests along the separation fence in Gaza, and throughout the West Bank. Israeli soldiers injured five with live ammunition, wounding one seriously, shot 4 protestors with rubber-coated metal bullets, and caused dozens […]

December 14, 2019 11:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

No Visits to Holy Sites for Christians in Gaza

Christians from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday. Only Christians over the age of 45 will be eligible for a permit to travel […]

December 14, 2019 8:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Holy sites, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

December 14, 2019 4:47 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Human rights, International, International Politics, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters near Beit El military roadblock, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians marched in the area of Beit El illegal colony, and were chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its escalating violations against the people, their homes […]

December 14, 2019 6:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Attack Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, several Palestinians at the entrance of the Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of Shuhada Street, assaulted with clubs […]

December 14, 2019 6:41 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

December 14, 2019 6:02 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Soldiers Abduct The Head Of Shu’fat Town Council

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, the head of Shu’fat Town Council, and a member of the council, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the head of the Town Council, Ishaq Abu Khdeir, and a member of the council, Nasser Abu Khdeir. The two were apparently taken […]

December 14, 2019 5:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border

Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians […]

December 14, 2019 4:01 AM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Deir al-Balah, Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah, Refugees/Immigration 0

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

December 13, 2019 7:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

Hamas Official: No Long-Term Truce with Occupation

Member of Hamas’ political bureau, Khalil al-Hayya, has described the information about a long-term truce between the Palestinian resistance in Gaza and the Israeli occupation state as “false and unfounded.” In an interview conducted with him by Al-Aqsa satellite channel, on Wednesday, Hayya expressed his belief that “talking about a […]

December 13, 2019 6:58 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestinian Politics, Truce 0

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

December 13, 2019 6:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration, West Bank 0

690 Violations against Palestinian Media in Two Months

A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli forces carried out 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include the shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media […]

December 13, 2019 6:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0