Search Results for : B'Tselem

PHOTO: ‘ISSA QATASH BEING TAKEN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. COURTESY OF THE QATASH FAMILY
26 Apr
7:07

B’Tselem: Israeli Settlers Exploit Coronavirus to Take Over West Bank Land with Military Backing: Violent Attacks Spike in April

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing. The attacks have increased despite the movement restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced […]

27 Mar
11:02

B’Tselem: “During the Coronavirus crisis, Israel confiscates tents designated for clinic in the Northern West Bank”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Communities Facing Expulsion: On Thursday, 26 March 2020, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a military jeep escort, a bulldozer and two flatbed trucks with cranes at the Palestinian […]

20 Mar
9:47

B’Tselem: Abuse of Palestinians Overrides Fear of COVID-19

Israel Police continue to abuse Palestinians in al-’Isawiya, including false arrests of minors, in operations ongoing since April 2019.
– B’TSELEM

15 Mar
5:13

B’Tselem: Israeli AG’s Objection to ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine Divorced from Reality

B’Tselem’s analysis finds Attorney General’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has jurisdiction to carry out the necessary investigation of the situation in Palestine. Thursday morning, […]

Bulldozer - screenshot from video
05 Mar
12:10

Report from B’Tselem on Army Bulldozer Pushing Boulders at High Speed towards Protesters

On Friday, 21 Feb. 2020, at around 12:30 P.M., Palestinians held a demonstration in the village of Kufur Qaddoum to protest the military closure of their access to the road that connects the village to the city of Nablus. The residents have held these protests on a weekly basis since […]

26 Feb
2:30

B’Tselem: “Turning A Blind Eye: 19 Protestors In Gaza Lose Eye From Israeli Forces’ Fire, 2 Lose Both”

B’Tselem: In the last two years, 19 Palestinians lost their vision in one eye while participating in March of Return protests near the Gaza perimeter fence. At least two more lost their vision in both eyes. Each of these personal tragedies adds to the alarming casualty count in the protests: […]

B'Tselem
26 Feb
4:59

B’Tselem – Turning a Blind Eye: 19 Protestors in Gaza Lose Eye from Israeli Forces’ Fire, 2 Lose Both

In the last two years, 19 Palestinians lost their vision in one eye while participating in March of Return protests near the Gaza perimeter fence. At least two more lost their vision in both eyes. Each of these personal tragedies adds to the alarming casualty count in the protests: more […]

21 Feb
1:01

B’Tselem – Occupation Routine: Soldiers Violently Arrest Two Palestinian Boys

On Thursday, 30 January 2020, at around 3:30 P.M., Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian boys – ‘Abdallah Sabarneh, 12, and Hamzah Wahadin, 14 – in the southern occupied West Bank village of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron District, near the separation fence between the village and the settlement of Carmei […]

30 Jan
9:30

B’Tselem – President Trump’s “Peace” Plan: Not Peace, Apartheid

By B’Tselem The American administration’s plan branded as the “Deal of the Century” is more like Swiss cheese, with the cheese being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians. There are many ways to end the occupation, but the only legitimate options are those based on equality […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
16 Dec
10:19

B’Tselem: To Understand the Violence of Israel’s Occupation, Know These 30 Stories

By Hagai El-Ad for +972 Magazine Aishah Abu Laban is 70 years old. It has been 30 years since the fateful day in 1989 when an Israeli soldier shot and killed her daughter Rufaydah, 13, but she will never forget it. Rufaydah, who lived in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, was killed […]

16 Dec
9:48

B’Tselem: When You Work for Thirty Years You Learn a Few Things. Here’s What We’ve Learned Since 1989.

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that during a speech at Khan al-Ahmar, marking 30 years since the establishment of B’Tselem, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights center, Hagai El-Ad delivered the following speech: “When you work for thirty years you learn a few things. Here’s what […]

28 Sep
4:44

B’Tselem : Playing the Security Card: Israeli Policy in Hebron as Means to Effect Forcible Transfer of Local Palestinians

For 25 years, Israel has been openly pursuing a policy of segregation in the center of Hebron, in order to allow a handful of Jewish residents to live as though they had not settled in the middle of a bustling Palestinian city, in the heart of an occupied territory. This […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

16 Apr
3:52

B’Tselem Probe: Israeli Army Erased Footage of Palestinian’s Murder

An investigation, released by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, revealed that Israeli forces destroyed evidence related to the murder of Abdel Fattah, who was executed by extremist settlers, earlier this month, in the northern occupied West Bank, and that this propagated a misleading version of events. Israeli troops claimed, at […]

01 Feb
6:17

B’Tselem: Barghouti Shot Point Blank, Did Not Flee

Israeli Information Center for Human Rights B’Tselem refuted, in a report, Israeli security claims that Saleh Barghouti had tried to flee the scene after being involved in a drive-by shooting attack. The report explained that Israeli occupation security forces shot Saleh Barghouti point-blank, in an apparent extrajudicial killing, Al Ray […]

09 Jan
5:19

B’Tselem: Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes, Makes Palestinians Homeless

The Israeli occupation has demolished at least 1,401 Palestinian residential units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, between 2006 and 2018, an Israeli rights group has revealed. According to the rights group B’Tselem, Israeli demolitions caused have caused some 6,207 people, including at least 3,134 minors, to lose their homes. The Israeli occupation […]

13 Dec
8:44

B’Tselem: Israeli Soldier Used Lethal Force To Kill Mentally Disabled Palestinian (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem announced, on Wednesday, a report proving that Israeli soldiers used lethal force from a very close distance to kill a mentally disabled Palestinian. On Tuesday, 4 December, 2018, at around midnight, some 100 Israeli soldiers invaded the city of Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. Some […]

21 Mar
9:02

B’Tselem Report Refutes Israeli Claims of Reforming Military Detention for Children

A new Israeli report has demolished claims made, by Israeli authorities, that significant ‘reforms’ have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, titled as ‘Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military […]

06 Sep
7:26

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

20 Aug
8:46

B’Tselem on Latest Administrative Detention Orders

August 20, 2017 8:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have issued 84 administrative detention orders against Palestinian detainees, since the beginning of this month, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS noted, according to WAFA, that new administrative detention orders were issued to 47 Palestinian detainees, whereas the remaining 38 others received renewed orders. Israel’s widely […]

29 Jul
11:31

Amit Gilutz of B’Tselem: Israel Flouts International Law While Targeting Its Defenders

B’Tselem spokesperson Amit Gilutz says the NGO law is one of many legislative initiatives unfairly targeting organizations that oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestine. (See video below.) TRNN transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News. In December 2016, in the final days of the Obama administration, the […]

24 Apr
5:59

B’Tselem: 107 Palestinians Slain in 2016

According to Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, Israelis killed a total of 107 Palestinians in 2016, 101 of them by soldiers and 6 by settlers. B’Tselem pointed out that 90 of the slain were killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The report also counted eight in the […]

11 Jan
2:24

Video: Office of Israeli Human Rights Organization B’Tselem Burned in Suspected Arson

January 11, 2016 2:24 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Jerusalem office of the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, was badly damaged in a fire on Sunday night, which authorities suspect may have been arson.According to a statement by the group, ‘None of our staff were in the building, but people working on […]

26 Nov
11:43

B’Tselem: Israeli Government Encourages Field Executions

November 26, 2015 11:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli human rights center, B’Tselem, is holding PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s government responsible for the committing of field executions against Palestinians by both Israeli forces and civilians. The director general of the center, Hagai Elad, said that the Israeli government encouraged Israeli forces to act as judge or executioner and to […]

24 Nov
11:11

WAFA and B’Tselem Correspondents Assaulted in Hebron

November 24, 2015 11:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces manning a military checkpoint, set up near al-Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, assaulted two correspondents working for WAFA news agency and B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights center.WAFA correspondent, Jwed Tamimi, and B’Tselem correspondent, Manal Da’na, were both assaulted and roughly handled by Israeli soldiers after they crossed through a […]

22 Sep
12:52

B’Tselem on the Legal Impact of Using Five Fire Against Stone-throwers

September 22, 2015 12:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The approval of authorizing the use of live fire against stone-throwers in occupied East Jerusalem, rather than restoring order to the city, would exacerbate the cycle of violence with lethal results, B’Tselem reported.In a report published on Monday, B’Tselem expected that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein’s approval would not have the […]

02 Feb
12:44

Hit and Run on B’Tselem Photographer in Hebron

February 2, 2015 12:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

An Israeli settler ran over a photographer for B’Tselem Israeli human rights group, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, at noon on Sunday.According to the PNN, sources said that Ra’ed Abu Rmaileh was injured and sustained contusions above the knee, and was moved to Al-Khalil governmental hospital, after an Israeli […]

02 Jan
9:40

B’Tselem: ‘Israel Demolished 188 Homes In 2014’

January 2, 2015 9:40 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) has reported that the Israeli authorities demolished, in the year 2014, 188 Palestinian homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, rendering 882 persons, including 463 children, homeless.B’Tselem said the “Civil Administration” office, run by the military in […]

16 Jul
3:11

B’Tselem: Israel Failed to Provide Connection between Targets and Military Activity

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has issued an information sheet stating that the interpretation presented by the Israeli forces spokesperson — that it is enough for a person to be involved in a military activity to render his home and his neighbors’ homes legitimate military targets without having to prove […]

12 Nov
1:48

B’Tselem Investigation finds illegal use of force by Israeli troops in killing of young man

November 12, 2013 1:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

A young Palestinian, Ahmad Tazaz’ah, was killed by Israeli troops on October 31st in Qabatiya, south of Jenin. While the Israeli military has claimed that Tazaz’ah was not killed by Israeli forces, but had been previously killed in internal clashes between Palestinian factions, the extensive investigation by B’Tselem including both […]

20 Apr
7:29

B’Tselem Release New Video of Attacks Against Activists

Further evidence has emerged Thursday following the suspension of Israeli military officer, Shalom Eisner, countering statements made by the officer. Footage was released showing Eisner striking a Danish activist with the butt of his rifle. Furthermore, reports stated that other civilians at the protest had been injured due to the […]

13 Sep
3:18

B’Tselem: Army Denies Palestinians Right To Protest In WB

September 13, 2011 3:18 AM George Rishmawi Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli human rights organizastion B’Tselem have stated that the Israeli military denies Palestinians the right to protest in the West Bank.A report published by the group on Monday, titled ‘Show of Force’ says that Israel does not recognize the ‘basic right’ of Palestinians to protest and responds to demonstrations […]

18 Jul
8:48

B’Tselem: Rights Of Palestinian Minors Being Abused

Israeli human rights groupB’Tselem released a report Monday on the findings of a investigation into the arrest, detention and interrogation of 50 Palestinian minors detained by Israeli military forces for throwing stones. The investigation shows a pattern of consistent abuse of the rights of minors both under Israeli and international […]

22 Jun
11:42

B’Tselem Show Increase In Israeli Residential Demolitions In the West Bank. Many In The Last Week.

June 22, 2011 11:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, has released figures showing a steep rise in the number of Israeli housing demolitions in the West Bank compared to 2010 and 2009. According to B’Tselem 103 residential structures in Area C, most of them tents, huts, and tin shacks, in which 706 persons lived […]

13 May
12:19

Extensive Human Rights Abuses noted in B’Tselem report

A report from Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem was released Thursday documenting the extensive abuse of power by the occupying Israeli military in the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area of the West Bank. The area is the most natural resource dense part of the West Bank and is the […]

05 Jul
9:02

B’Tselem: ‘niño palestino abusado durante su detención y tortura durante los interrogatorios’

July 5, 2008 9:02 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro de Información Israelí para los Derechos Humanos en los Territorios Ocupados (B’Tselem), informó que un niño palestino fue torturado por soldados israelíes mientras le detenían y que también fue torturado en una cárcel israelí durante los interrogatorios. El niño, Majid Jaradat, de 13 años, fue secuestrado por el […]

28 Jun
9:07

B’Tselem report: “Soldier assaults B’Tselem worker filming settler violence, takes the cassette”

June 28, 2008 9:07 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) issued a report stating that an Israeli soldier assaulted one of its coordinators while filming Israeli settlers abusing Palestinian shepherds in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. “On Friday, 20 June 2008, around 6:20 P.M., Nasser a-Nawaj’ah, […]

28 Jun
9:07

Informe B’Tselem:Un Soldado arremete contra un trabajador de B’Tselem que filmaba acciones violentas

June 28, 2008 9:07 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro de Información Israelí para los Derechos Humanos en los Territorios Ocupados (B’Tselem) emitió un informe que indica que un soldado israelí asaltó a uno de sus coordinadores cuando este grababa los abusos de unos colonos israelíes a unos pastores palestinos en la ciudad de Hebrón. ‘El viernes 20 […]

01 May
6:57

B’Tselem exige una investigación penal en el asesinato de 5 miembros de una misma familia en Gaza

May 1, 2008 6:57 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro de Información Israelí para los Derechos Humanos en los Territorios Ocupados (B’Tselem) exigió al magistrado del ejército israelí abrir una investigación penal sobre las circunstancias que llevaron a la muerte de los cinco miembros de la familia Al Mo’attiq en Beit Hanoun, al norte de la Franja de […]

24 Jan
11:36

Soldiers assault and arrest B’Tselem worker in Hebron

January 24, 2008 11:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Soldiers assaulted and arrested Issa ‘Amro, a B'Tselem fieldworker, in Hebron on January 19. ‘Amro was arrested while filming a disturbance by settlers in the Wadi Hsein neighborhood in East Hebron.Yesterday evening (January 19), a group of settlers began throwing stones at a Palestinian home and trying to forcefully enter […]

14 Nov
10:10

B’Tselem: “Grave suspicion of extrajudicial execution of two wounded Palestinians, 8 Nov. 06”

November 14, 2006 10:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

On November 8, 2006 at around 2:00 am, under-cover units of the Israeli army shot and killed five Palestinians in Al Yamoun village, near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B'Tselem) investigated the death of two […]

13 Sep
8:10

B’Tselem: Israeli military police to investigate recent cases of abuse against Palestinians`

September 13, 2006 8:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B'Tselem), reported that the Military Police will investigate eight cases in which Palestinians filed complaints that soldiers beat and abused them. An attorney of the General Command of the Israeli Army told B'Tselem that the cases were transferred to the […]

21 Aug
7:49

B’Tselem report: `“Beatings and abuse in the shadow of war`

According to B’Tselem’s (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Terretories) research, since the beginning of Operation Summer Rains in the Gaza Strip, on 28 June 2006, there has been a substantial increase in cases in which Israeli soldiers and Border Police in the West Bank beat, […]

15 Aug
6:42

Perpetual Limbo: Report of B’Tselem and HaMoked

Today, B’Tselem and HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, are publishing Perpetual Limbo , a report on ‘s policy freezing family unification for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories . Although the policy affects almost every Palestinian family living in the Occupied Territories , it is unknown to the […]

03 Aug
8:26

B’Tselem Report: Almost Half the Palestinian Fatalities in July were Civilians

August 3, 2006 8:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

According to a B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) report issued Thursday, the Israeli military killed 163 Palestinians in Gaza in July, 78 of whom (48 percent) were not fighters of members of resistance factions.  Thirty-six of the fatalities were minors, and 20 were […]

21 Jul
3:02

Israeli Soldiers use civilians as Human Shields in Beit Hanun:B’Tselem Report

B’Tselem’s (The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) initial investigation indicates that, during an incursion by Israeli forces into Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on 17 July 2006, soldiers seized control of two buildings in the town and used residents as human shield. After […]

01 Jun
3:52

B’Tselem: `“Soldiers shot to death ‘Itaf Zalat, 43, in her living room, Tulkarm, May 2006`

In the early morning hours of 1 May 2006, soldiers from the "Duvdevan" undercover unit carried out an operation to arrest a wanted person in the Thannaba neighborhood of Tulkarm. During the operation, the soldiers fired at the second floor of a residential building in the neighborhood, killing ‘Itaf Zalat, […]

17 Mar
2:56

B’Tselem and PHR: `“Parading of Naked Prisoners in Jericho Violated International Law`

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, and Physicians for Human Rights, in Israel (PHR), wrote on Thursday to the Israeli army Judge Advocate General, and demanded the Police to  investigate the violation of the dignity of the detainees in the Israeli military operation in […]

21 Feb
10:36

B’Tselem: `“Israel constructs the Wall to enable settlement expansion`

February 21, 2006 10:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, reported that Israel is constructing the Separation Wall in the West Bank under the guise of Security, and that the routing of the Wall is made to enable Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank.B’Tselem said that the […]

21 Feb
10:29

B’Tselem: `“Israeli constructs the Wall to enable settlement expansion`

February 21, 2006 10:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

from each other and from their orchards, was and remains the main cause of human rights violations of Palestinians living near the Wall.The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, reported that Israel is constructing the Separation Wall in the West Bank under the guise of […]

27 Jan
5:24

B’Tselem launches advertisement campaign against Wall route

January 27, 2006 5:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the occupied Territories, B’Tselem, launched on Friday morning a campaign against the route of the Separation Wall   The Wall aims to expand Israeli controlled areas by annexing Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the Wall under pretext […]

04 Jan
11:51

B’Tselem: ‘3386 Palestinians killed since September 2000’

January 4, 2006 11:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), reported that Israeli soldiers killed 197 residents in 2005, raising the number of residents killed since the outbreak of Al Aqsa Intifada late September 2000 to 3386. According to B’Tselem report, 992 Israelis were killed since the outbreak […]

04 Jan
5:28

B’Tselem says Israeli ‘death’ zone in Gaza is illegal

January 4, 2006 5:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, said the Israeli orders to automatically shoot at anyone in the "buffer zone" in northern Gaza is a flagrant violation of international human rights laws in times of war. At the core of this is the principle of […]

29 Mar
7:09

B’Tselem: `“Israel is strangling the Gaza Strip`

The Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories, B’Tselem, reported that the Israeli army is strangling the Gaza Strip, describing it as the “One Big Prison”. A report entitled “One Big Prison” reports several Israeli violations to human rights and the international law, in the occupied Gaza […]

30 Apr
4:56

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Lands in Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers razed, early on Wednesday, some areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in south of Nablus city, in the West Bank. Palestinian chief for the file on illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that Israeli army bulldozers began razing several dunams of Palestinian-owned farm […]

15 Apr
5:20

Palestinian FM Denounces Latest Settler Attack on Palestinians

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Tuesday, the latest attack by Israeli settlers who were isolated for the coronavirus, the Palestinian WAFA news Agency reported. The illegal colonists suspected of contracting the virus, were quarantined on an Israeli army base. The settlers reportedly escaped and proceeded […]

13 Apr
12:37

Israeli Colonists Cut 50 Olive Saplings near Bethlehem

Illegal Israeli settlers cut 50 olive saplings belonging to Palestinians, on Sunday, in the town of al-Khader, near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local source. Head of the Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers from the nearby […]

27 Feb
7:59

Israeli Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes, Two Barns South of Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished two Palestinian homes and two animal barns in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern West Bank, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA […]

21 Feb
8:49

2 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers North of Jericho

At least two Palestinians were injured on Friday when a group of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Bedouin village of Ein el-Auja, north of Jericho, in the central occupied West Bank, local sources said. Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that dozens […]

19 Feb
1:24

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part […]

03 Feb
8:23

Israeli Settlers Attack Child, Harass Family in Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family, on Monday, while they were at their home in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the family, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that illegal settlers attacked his children while they […]

Child waving flag in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
20 Jan
1:01

Video: Soldiers Harass Family for Hanging Palestinian Flag

On 27 November 2019, three soldiers came three times to the home of the a-Tabib family in the village of ‘Izbat a-Tabib in Qalqilia District to remove Palestinian flags the family had hung on the fence of their home. The family hung the flags up again every time. At around […]

19 Jan
6:38

Illegal Settlers Hurl Stones and Glass at Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Illegal, extremist colonists, on Saturday night, attacked several Palestinian homes with stones and glass bottles, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba’, protected by a military escort, hurled rocks and glass bottles at […]

10 Dec
3:58

Palestinians March in Hebron, Israeli Forces Attack

Soldiers attacked many Palestinian residents of Hebron, on Monday, as they marched against the Israeli colonialist plans in the city, dozens of injuries, mainly due to teargas inhalation, were reported. A general strike was held, on Monday, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in protest against Israeli settlement […]

03 Dec
4:58

Israel Plans Additions to Ibrahimi Mosque

The Israeli Channel 7 unveiled an Israeli plan, on Monday, to make additions inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. The project, worth approximately 500,000 shekels (NIS), includes designing an elevator among other additions, exclusively for the use of illegal Israeli settlers. Israel’s […]

25 Nov
4:41

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Hebron

A Palestinian was shot and injured, on Sunday evening, in the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said Israeli forces stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tzur, fired […]

25 Nov
12:17

Thousands of Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that thousands of Israeli settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, under heavy military protection. While the Ibrahimi Mosque is an Islamic place of worship, Palestinian Muslim worshipers were not allowed to enter it for prayer. Local sources observed several buses carrying […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
2:29

Israel to Seize Land in Salfit for Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced its intent to seize hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land in Salfit province, in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local official Ghassan Daghlas, said that the IOA recently delivered notices to Palestinian municipal councils in Salfit province informing them […]

18 Nov
3:59

Palestinian Receives Demolition Notice Near Hebron

Israeli authorities notified Palestinian resident in the village of Khirbet Susiya, south of Hebron, of its intent to demolish the home, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said that Israeli forces handed local resident Mohammed Zain […]

02 Nov
7:10

Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs In October 2019, the Israeli government issued a tender for the establishment of its first waste-to-energy plant, at an estimated […]

11 Oct
1:13

The Jordan Valley Springs: Between the Rock of the Occupation and the Hard Place of Settlers

By Al Harith Al Hasni: THE JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Muheeb Fathi Abu Mohsen, a resident of Ein el-Helweh in the northern Jordan Valley, brings his cows twice a day to the water spring of Ein el-Helweh to drink from it – once before he goes […]

17 Sep
6:13

Remembering The Sabra And Shatilla Massacre 35 Years On

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatilla massacre to happen, 35 years ago. by Nabil Mohamad On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, in West Beirut, and began […]

31 Aug
4:37

Army Seals Entrance to Beit Ummar

Israeli occupation forces, today, sealed the main entrance to the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, according to witnesses. The army shut , with a metal gate, the entrance to the town, forcing Palestinians to use longer routes to enter or exit the village. Human rights group […]

29 Jul
3:01

B’Tselem: Military Admits Killing Protesters in Gaza for No Reason

Israel’s unlawful open-fire policy during the demonstrations along the Gaza perimeter fence – which were upheld by the Supreme Court – have so far resulted in hundreds of Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries. Official sources now admit that they were well aware that people were being killed when even […]

15 May
10:30

Palestinian Fisherman Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, while working off Gaza’s coast, on Wednesday. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Union in Gaza told Ma’an News Agency that Mourad al-Hasi, 22, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli naval forces. The union confirmed that […]

13 May
3:40

Colonial Settlers Kill Dozens of Almond Trees near Nablus

Israeli settlers chopped down dozens of Palestinian-owned almond trees in Yanun village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Monday. Rashed Marar, head of the village council, told Ma’an News Agency that a number of Israeli settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Hill 777, located […]

09 May
7:42

Has Israel Already Annexed The West Bank?

While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the West Bank in a bid to garner votes during last month’s elections, many Palestinians living in the occupied territory were not fazed by the right-wing leader’s words. “It’s obvious that the West Bank […]

05 May
6:22

3,000 Palestinians Forced from Jerusalem Homes within 15 Years

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem recently revealed that Israeli authorities have forced around 3,000 Palestinians from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, between 2004 and 2019.   B’Tselem published a report stating: “The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 830 residential units, and 120 more were demolished by their owners on the municipality’s […]

31 Mar
4:26

On Land Day, Jordan Valley Palestinians See Their Land Gradually Pulled from Under Their Feet

by Isra Ghourani, WAFA  On Friday morning, Palestinian residents of al-Farisieh village, in the northern Jordan Valley, were surprised to find out that Israeli settlers had fenced dozens of dunams of their land and planted them with olive trees. This transgression on the land is part of a series of daily […]

25 Mar
4:13

Navy Opens Heavy Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire, on Sunday, towards Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli navy repeatedly opened fire towards a number of Palestinian fishing boats, which were working within the permitted fishing zone, […]

23 Mar
3:26

Navy Injures Palestinian Father and Son Off Gaza Coast

A Palestinian fisherman, along with his son, were shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, off the northwestern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli navy targeted a number of Palestinian fishing […]

26 Feb
7:15

Israeli Forces Uproot 300 Palestinian-owned Trees near Jenin

Israeli bulldozers razed dozens of dunams of land and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned trees on Monday afternoon, on lands belonging to residents from the Bartaa village, southwest of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. According to local sources, Israeli forces along with bulldozers stormed the area and began […]

22 Feb
6:51

Shepherds Chased from Pastures in Jordan Valley, Beaten in Hebron

Shepherds herding their sheep, in the Ouja area of the Israeli-occupied Jordan Valley, were chased out of the open pastures by Israeli forces for no apparent reason, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist,  told WAFA that soldiers forced the shepherds, who were accompanied in their herding by […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

22 Jan
4:52

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Lands in Gaza, Detain Fisherman

Israeli military vehicles entered dozens of meters into the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter said that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun, and began to raze the lands as drones flew overhead. No injuries were […]

19 Jan
3:52

One Minor Detained, 2 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Soldiers

Two Palestinians were shot, Friday, by Israeli soldiers, during the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, west of Nablus, while the soldiers also abducted one child. The Israeli forces opened fire at protesters with live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and tear-gas canisters, the media […]

18 Jan
6:38

290 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in 2018

Israeli forces killed 290 Palestinians, 55 of whom were minors, during 2018: 254 of them in Gaza and the rest in the West Bank, a report by Israeli rights group B’Tselem said. The report, published Thursday on B’Tselem’s website, said these killings are a direct result of Israel’s reckless open-fire policy, […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

21 Dec
11:30

Israeli Forces Shoot & Injure Four at Protest in Kufur Qaddoum

The village of Kufur Qaddoum held its weekly non-violent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall on their land on Friday, and Israeli forces used excessive force against the Palestinian demonstrators. Dozens of peaceful protesters in the northern occupied West Bank village suffered the effects of tear-gas, while 4 were shot […]

26 Nov
3:54

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Israeli naval forces, on Sunday, opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen in southern and northern Gaza, forcing fishing boats to sail back to shore. No injuries were […]

23 Nov
1:05

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

by Sandy Tolan Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather. Dodging shell fire from Israeli tanks, he fled with his family from the destruction of his Shuja’eyya neighbourhood, flattened by Israel in an attack so devastating […]

04 Nov
7:59

Shops & Streets Forced to Close in Hebron City

Israeli forces sealed off the Bab al-Zawiya area, Beersheba Street and al-Shuhada Street, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Sunday. According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces were deployed across Hebron City to seal off various streets, went up the rooftops of several buildings […]

02 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation during March at Kafr Qaddoum

A number of Palestinians and international peace activists were injured by Israeli forces during the weekly anti-settlement march, on Friday afternoon, in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of a local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that dozens […]

31 Oct
8:07

Israeli Settlers Attack Olive Harvest in Hebron

A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian olive-pickers in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron City, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Tuesday, and attempted to prevent them from picking olives in their lands, adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramat Yishai. The lands belong to local Muhammad […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

20 Oct
8:15

Settlers Steal Palestinian Olive Harvest in Nablus

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and olive harvesters in Burin village, southern occupied Nablus City, on Saturday. WAFA reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian farmers while they were picking olives on their lands, in an attempt to force them to leave. Witnesses said that farmers […]

12 Oct
8:42

Jordan Valley Village Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, sealed all roads leading to the village of Hadidia, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist, told WAFA that Israeli forces closed all roads leading to the village and prevented […]

11 Oct
8:21

Housing Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian-owned housing structures, along with steel structures used for housing sheep, on Thursday, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to Ma’an, the demolition was carried out under the pretext that the structures were built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli building permit. The demolished structures belonged to Amer […]