Search Results for : B’Tselem

29 Jul

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 […]

19 Feb

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

08 Apr

B’Tselem under Investigation for urging Israeli Soldiers Not to Kill Gaza Protesters

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has asked Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate rights group B’Tselem for asking Israeli soldiers not to kill Gaza protesters. In a tweet, Liberman urged the state to “probe the heads of B’Tselem for incitement to disobedience after their call for soldiers to refuse orders in […]

29 Mar

B’Tselem: Gaza Not a “Combat Zone”, Shooting at Demonstrators a Crime

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories: Ahead of the Palestinian demonstrations planned to start tomorrow (Friday) in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly threatened to respond with lethal force. Completely ignoring the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and Israel’s responsibility for it, they are couching […]

01 Mar

B’Tselem: New Video Footage Shows Israeli Soldiers Shooting and Beating Palestinian to Death

On the night of 22 February, 2018, about 20 Israeli soldiers entered Jericho city as part of a raid and arrest campaign, where they entered a home and searched it while other soldiers waited at the entrance to the alley where the house was located. According to the PNN, the […]

19 Feb

B’Tselem Report: Israeli Army Releasing Dutch Attack Dogs on Palestinian Civilians

A report by the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem said that the Israeli army has been illegally using force following the killing of an Israeli rabbi last month, during Israeli raids on the West Bank. The report noted that Israeli use of Dutch army dogs caused the injury of three Palestinians, […]

26 Sep

B’Tselem: Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was […]

14 Mar

B’Tselem Detainee: ‘6 days in Israeli jail and no questioning, as usual’

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one of its volunteers, kept him in jails for six days without any reason. B’Tselem said, in a report about the incident: “On Friday as 4pm, about 20 to 30 residents form the village of Madma in […]

06 Feb

B’Tselem: Slain Palestinian Youth Posed No Danger

Two months ago, an Israeli soldier shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth. B’Tselem’s investigation shows that, contrary to the military’s claim, the Palestinian and his friends did not pose any danger to the forces. According to the report issued by B’Tselem , on 22 December, 2016, an Israeli soldier shot […]

21 Sep

B’Tselem: 2014 Israeli Crimes on Gaza not Investigated

(photo: Palestinian girl crying her brother, who was killed by the Israeli army, in the 2014 war on Gaza.) According to the PNN, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, has recently revealed that Israeli investigations into the events of Israeli 2014 military aggression on Gaza are attempting […]

28 Jul

B’Tselem: 740 Civilians, Including Minors, Left Homeless by Israeli State

July 28, 2016 10:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

From January to June of 2016, Israeli authorities have reportedly demolished 168 dwellings in Palestinian communities across the occupied West Bank, leaving 740 people, including 384 minors, homeless, a report by B’Tselem has revealed, according to the Palestine News Network (PNN). B’Tselem’s figures show that this six-month period alone saw more demolitions […]

18 Jan

Lieberman: B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence are ‘Traitors’

January 18, 2016 2:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader, Avigdor Lieberman, on Friday, called Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence ‘traitors’, stating that the groups were funded by the same people who finance Hamas.According to the PNN, the right-wing party leader said, in an Israeli Channel interview, on Friday, January 15, that: […]

20 Apr

B’Tselem: New Low Reached in Israeli Authorities’ Disregard for Palestinian Lives in oPt

On the 5th of January, 2013, sixteen-year-old Samir ‘Awad was killed by Israeli soldiers near the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank village of Budrus. According to Israeli-based human rights group, B’Tselem, Samir was shot three times, although he posed no danger to anyone. That morning, following his last […]

08 Sep

B’Tselem and Yesh Din: Israel Unwilling to Investigate Violations Against Palestinians

September 8, 2014 9:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

“Figures show that the Israeli authorities are unwilling to investigate human rights violations committed by security forces against Palestinians,” Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem and Yesh Din recently revealed in a special report.According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, the statement declared: “The failure of the Government of Israel […]

29 Jan

B’Tselem Issues Report On Army’s Use of “Crowd Control” Weapons

January 29, 2013 9:10 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) issued a report on the inventory of “crowd control weapons” used by the Israeli army against Palestinian protesters in the West Bank, and said that some of these weapons can be dangerous and fatal.B’Tselem said that such weapons, […]

22 Mar

HR Groups Call on B’Tselem to Withdraw from Conference Featuring Olmert

March 22, 2012 1:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

As organizations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights—including those acting as legal representatives for war crimes victims— we are disappointed by B’Tselem’s active participation in an upcoming event at which former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be featured as a keynote speaker.Olmert has been implicated in […]

12 May

B’Tselem: “Israel Exploits Water Resources From The Palestinians”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), reported that Israel is heavily exploiting water resources in the Jordan Valley despite the fact that most of the water resources belong jointly to the Palestinians and Israel.Yet, Israel took over most of the wells drawing 32 million […]

28 Jan

B’Tselem Report Indicates Rise in Home Demolitions in 2010

January 28, 2011 2:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Demolitions by Israel of Palestinian homes in the West Bank tripled in 2010, figures from an Israeli human rights group showed on Wednesday, with a big increase in demolitions in the Jordan Valley.Yearly figures published by B’Tselem showed that Israel demolished 86 homes across the West Bank in 2010, compared […]

01 Jun

B’Tselem Demands Investigation into Attack on Solidarity Ships

June 1, 2010 9:52 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) is demanding that Israel conduct an “immediate, independent and effective” investigation into the Israeli raid that killed 19 activists and wounded dozens more who were attempting to reach Gaza aboard the Freedom Flotilla.B’Tselem added that this investigation must […]

02 Feb

B’Tselem: “The Army Cannot Investigate Itself”

February 2, 2010 11:50 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) sent an urgent letter to the Israeli advocate general, Maj. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit demanding him to order an immediate Military Police investigation into the circumstances of the firing of phosphorus at UNRWA facilities in Gaza during the war. […]

26 Jan

B’Tselem Releases Short Animated Video On Gaza Siege

January 26, 2010 12:29 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), has launched a short, animated clip challenging the effectiveness of Israel’s siege on the Gaza Strip.The cartoon challenges the logic of the siege, and the belief held by the Israeli government that the blockade would destabilize the Hamas […]

18 May

B’Tselem sends an urgent letter to Peretz to bar the army from shelling civilian areas

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, sent an urgent letter to the Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, demanding him to bar the army from shelling civilian targets in the Gaza Strip.The Center also said that several Israeli ministers asked Peretz to cut the power […]

09 Mar

B’Tselem report: “Troops used a Palestinian child as a human shield”

March 9, 2007 4:55 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center For Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, reported on Thursday that the Israeli army used an 11-year old Palestinian girl as a human shield during an invasion into the West Bank city of Nablus last week.The army said it is checking the report issued by […]

22 Feb

B’Tselem: “number of settlers living in illegal outposts rises to 2000”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) stated in its annual report on settlements that the number of settlers living in 102 illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank reached 2000.B’Tselem reported that no new outposts were installed in 2006, but the settlers carried out […]

29 Dec

B’tselem Report: Deterioration of Human Rights in Palestine during 2006

December 29, 2006 2:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territories (B’TSELEM), reported Thursday that the year 2006 saw an obvious deterioration of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially the killing of civilians, demolition of homes and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip “Since the beginning of 2006 until […]

16 Sep

Turkey’s FM Calls Israel’s Annexation Plan ‘Dispicable’

September 16, 2019 5:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu (C-L) meets Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (C-R) ahead of Extraordinary Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 15 September 2019. [Cem Özdel – Anadolu Agency] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention […]

14 Sep

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

01 Sep

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

30 Aug

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

Al Khalil (archive image)
13 Aug

Israeli Troops Prepare to Demolish Two Palestinian Homes in Collective Punishment

August 13, 2019 1:16 PM IMEMC News News Report 0

In the early morning hours on Monday, Israeli forces invaded the homes of the families of two Palestinian prisoners in Tulkarem and measured them in preparation for demolition. Though the vast majority (around 90% according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) of demolitions of Palestinian homes are administrative – […]

28 Jul

A Nasty, Brutish Dream: Palestinian Youth In Detainment

by Isaac Scher On a hot afternoon last August, Mohammed, 13, and Ahmed, 14, sat and watched from afar as a scuffle broke out between Israeli forces and local youth in their West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Young villagers threw stones; Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live […]

March of Return (archive image)
26 Jul

Report:Israeli Army Knowingly Targeted Civilians During March of Return

From +972 Magazine: A statement published by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of openly admitting that they knew their soldiers were killing people that, “even in the eyes of the state, had no reason to be gunned down.” “No one bothered to change the orders, […]

24 Jul

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

01 Jul

The Israeli Occupation’s Fig Leaf

By : Asa Winstanley/Middle East Monitor – June 29, 2019 Spare a thought for the human rights groups in Palestine committed to documenting, holding to account, and otherwise having to deal with Israel’s racist regime. Groups such as Al Haq, B’Tselem, Adalah and Al-Mezan are just some of the many […]

04 Jun

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education

photo: Palestinian students have their lessons inside a tent after Israeli forces demolished a primary school in Hebron, West Bank on 11 April 2018 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency] – Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine Twenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. […]

28 May

Off-duty Israeli Soldier Caught on Video Torching Palestinian Farms

A video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian villagers and setting their farms on fire on May 17th – and today, the group managed to identify one of the arsonists in the video as an off-duty Israeli soldier. According to […]

05 May

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 […]

01 May

Army Demolishes A Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the ad-Deerat area, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a Palestinian home. Rateb Jabour, the media coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said several army jeeps invaded […]

16 Apr

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 […]

31 Mar

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 […]

26 Feb

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 […]

15 Feb

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

12 Feb

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

01 Feb

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 […]

18 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

18 Jan

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, […]

09 Jan

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 […]

03 Jan

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

28 Dec

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

28 Dec

Israelis Pitch Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers erected tents to the east of Khallet, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Wednesday. Arif Daraghmeh, a human rights activist, said that settlers pitched tents east of Khallet Makhoul, setting up camp for themselves and a number of sheep they had taken with them. The camp has incited […]

22 Dec

Israel To Autopsy the Corpse Of Qassem Abasi

Salwa Hammad, the coordinator of the Palestinian National Committee for Retrieving Bodies of Martyrs, said that Israel has decided to autopsy the corpse of Qassem al-Abasi, 17, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on December 20th, 2018. Hammad said that Qassem’s corpse would likely be handed back to his family […]

16 Dec

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home Of A Detainee From Yatta

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed a family of a detainee, accused of killing an armed settler, a military order for the demolition of their home. The demolition order was signed and approved by […]

13 Dec

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 […]

07 Dec

Report: Palestinians in Israel Jails Continue to Suffer Medical Negligence

December 7, 2018 4:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinians living under detention in Israeli prisons are being diagnosed with medical conditions, as of  late, because of a lack of health care, a Palestinian NGO has revealed. In a report, the Prisoners’ Centre for Studies said that 12 per cent of the Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails are diagnosed with […]

29 Nov

Bottle Cap Jackets And Chocolate Wrapper Dresses: Palestinian Fashion Goes Green

by Tessa Fox Rather than having their creations in the pages of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, some Palestinian designers are incorporating these very pages into their designs. Palestinian runways are now being graced with multi-coloured dresses of recycled material including discarded plastic, rolled up pages from sophisticated fashion […]

Demonstration of 'banana technique' ( Israeli committee against torture)
29 Nov

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

28 Nov

The Great March of Return Seven Months On

B’Tselem has completed a very revealing survey of 406 live gunshot wound survivors, with information from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This investigation involved 406 protesters wounded with live ammunition shot from Israeli soldiers across the perimeter fence, […]

25 Oct

In 6 Months of Gaza Protests, Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot 31 Palestinian Children

Muhammad al-Sirsawi, aged 12, who was killed by Israeli snipers while taking part in Gaza protests. Since Land Day of this year, 30 March, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been regularly holding mass protests near the Gaza perimeter fence, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. […]

18 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

Kufur Qaddoum protest (archive image)
05 Oct

13-Year Old Palestinian Wounded by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum Protests

During the weekly non-violent protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern part of the West Bank, 13 year old Khalid Murad Ishteiwi was hit by a rubber coated steel bullet, which lodged in his thigh. He was rushed to the Rafidiya Hospital, where he is in stable condition. The […]

14 Sep

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

09 Sep

Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Conduct Joint Assaults on Palestinian Village

Israeli soldiers are joining colonialist settlers in attacks on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, according to human rights NGO B’Tselem. The village of ‘Urif, which is located near Nablus, lies in close proximity to the notorious settlement of Yitzhar, established in 1983. All Israeli settlements are illegal under […]

07 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent Palestinian protest in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Dozens of residents marched in Khirbet Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, demanding the Israeli army to reopen its main road, which […]

15 Aug

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Force Out Families for Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a house belonging to a Palestinian resident in the town of Deir Dibwan, east of the West Bank district of Ramallah, said local WAFA sources. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the area, accompanied by bulldozers and heavy machinery, before proceeding to demolish the house. The house […]

07 Aug

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Promoted

An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade. Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomer’s vehicle, near the […]

25 Jul

Bethlehem: Israeli Troops Release Dogs on Prisoner’s Family

In a raid on the Wadi Ma’ali neighborhood, at 4:30 a.m., near Bethlehem’s Old City, Israeli soldiers raided the homes of Palestinian prisoner Ayyad al-Hreimi’s family, resulting in two hospitalizations from dog bites, and the arrest of al-Hreimi’s 19-year-old cousin, Mohannad. Two of al-Hreimi’s brothers were already imprisoned when al-Hreimi’s […]

20 Jul

Hikers Assaulted by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Friday, assaulted a number of Palestinian amateur hikers while they were on a weekly trek near the village of Nabi Saleh, to the west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Settlers from Halamish, an illegal Israeli settlement near the village, attacked and verbally abused the […]

20 Jul

Thousands Gather in Khan al-Ahmar to Protest Planned Demolition (VIDEO)

Thousands, on Wednesday, waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in protest against the Israeli plan to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village and replace it with illegal Israeli settlement units. Protesters included Palestinian citizens who came from cities all over the West Bank, in addition to Palestinian leaders and public figures […]

11 Jul

A Day of Demolitions: Houses Destroyed by JCB Vehicles at Abu Nuwar

By Amy Hall, Lydia Noon, Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Corporate Occupation Not content with continuous demolition of school classrooms, the Israeli authorities have now moved on to the demolition of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar. Around 8.30am on Wednesday 4 May, Corporate Occupation witnessed Israeli soldiers, […]

07 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinians Defending Their Village After Colonists Attacked It, Cut And Burnt Dozens Of Trees

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, one was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and many others sustained cuts and bruises, after Israeli soldiers attacked them while defending their village, Orif, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, when […]

05 Jul

Israeli Forces Demolish Nine Palestinian Homes, Three Farms (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolish buildings in Abu Nuwar, July 4, 2018. Photo credit: WAFA. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JULY 5, 2018 At least 62 Palestinian Bedouins of the Abu Nuwar community in Jerusalem are now homeless. Israeli forces demolished nine homes and three agricultural buildings in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu […]

04 Jul

Settlers Give Shooter of Motionless Palestinian a Hero’s Welcome at Crime Scene

Israeli soldiers and settlers cheered on Tuesday, as soldier Elor Azaria revisited the spot where he shot dead a motionless Palestinian who was lying on the ground injured in Al-Khalil (Hebron), two years ago. Politician and extremist settler Baruch Marzel was among those who welcomed Azaria into Tel Rumeida street, […]

02 Jul

Khan al-Ahmar Village within Days of Demolition

Israeli media reports that, after receiving approval from Israel’s High Court, Israeli security forces have reportedly begun preparing for the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village, in the occupied West Bank, according to the village’s residents, human rights activists, and Palestinian officials. 972mag, on Sunday, posted video footage from Israeli human rights […]

10 May

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards “in […]

25 Apr

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 25, 2018 Taken from home Pictured here: A 13-year-old child came home after a day at school and was met by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers claimed he threw rocks and that he would be arrested. The boy’s parents were not home, though his 9-year-old brother was […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
25 Apr

Video: Soldiers Laugh and Cheer While Shooting at Palestinian Civilians

A new video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli soldiers laughing and cheering as they shoot at Palestinian villagers from Madama, in the northern part of the West Bank, as they try to remove a barrier placed by the Israeli military in the […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

30 Mar

Villagers Foil Settler Attempts to Seize Land near Ramallah

Villagers from Turmus Ayya, a village to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, were able to foil attempts by Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian-owned land near the village, on Friday, said the village mayor. Rasmi Shehadeh said, according to WAFA, that a group of settlers from […]

27 Mar

Evacuated Amona Settlers Move into New Illegal Settlement

Palestinians walking near the Israeli settlement of Beit El, in the occupied West Bank, on April 7, 2015 (AFP/Abbas Momani/File) A little over a year after the illegal Amona outpost was evacuated by the Israeli government, 25 Israeli settler families from Amona moved into their new homes in the illegal […]

27 Mar

Euro-Med Delivers Report to OHCHR in Review of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Status

Syria’s Palestinian refugees have been subjected to the most-dire humanitarian conditions, with Syria now at seven years of devastating conflict, reveals a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, to be issued in a few days. These refugees have been forcibly displaced for the second time, now, while living […]

21 Mar

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 […]

Elor Azaria and his mother (image from Pinterest)
21 Mar

Sentence of Israeli Soldier who Executed Palestinian Reduced to Nine Months

Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of shooting and killing a Palestinian in the head while the Palestinian was lying on the ground wounded, had his sentence reduced to nine months by an Israeli judge this week. Last February, Azaria was sentenced to eighteen months for the 2016 killing, which […]

18 Mar

Palestinian Demolish His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that a Palestinian citizen of the town had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid excessively high fines by the City Council, under the pretext of being built without a permit. Silwanic stated that the city […]

15 Mar

Soldiers Who Killed Unarmed Palestinian Boy Could Be Acquitted

Two Israeli soldiers who killed an unarmed Palestinian boy in 2013 could be acquitted, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed on Wednesday. The two soldiers, a squad commander and a member of a squad, opened fire in 2013, at 16-year-old Samir Awad, in the vicinity of the Apartheid Wall near the village of Badras, in […]

15 Mar

Olive and Grape Trees to be Uprooted to Pave Settler-only Road near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities reportedly issued notices, on Wednesday, informing Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, in the Bethlehem district, of their intentions to uproot olive trees in order to pave a settler-only road in the area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned WAFA news agency reported, according to […]

06 Mar

Settler Attempts to Run Over Palestinian Human Rights Defender

An Israeli settler, on Tuesday, attempted to run over a Palestinian human rights defender while he was on his way home to Tel al-Ramida, in Hebron. The human rights defender, Imad Abu Shamsiyya, said ‘the extremist Israeli settler Ofer Hanna, who regularly intimidates peaceful Palestinian demonstrations, attempted to run him […]

01 Mar

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

25 Feb

Army Injures One Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli invaded, Saturday, Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and attacked nonviolent protesters, wounding a young man. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers used live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs against the protesters. He […]

19 Feb

Palestinian Recounts Brutal Israeli Dog Attack: ‘I bled for two and a half hours.’ (VIDEO)

This is a long-standing policy used by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, says Max Blumenthal. Mabruk Jarrar, a 39-year-old schoolteacher, was savagely mauled by Israeli military dog during a raid on his home in the occupied West Bank. Here, he recounts his horrific experience. While Israeli occupation authorities insist that this […]

18 Feb

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Driver near Hebron

Israeli settlers, on Sunday assaulted a Palestinian bus driver who works for the Israeli transportation company Egged, near Hebron, in the southern West Bank, local sources said. WAFA correspondence said that the driver, identified as Salah Abu Jamal, from occupied East Jerusalem, was severely beaten by fanatic settlers near illegal […]

15 Feb

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on Thursday morning, as they were working off the coast of the central and northern Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency sources added that no injuries were reported. The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) issued this week its annual report […]

04 Feb

Settlers Attack Protest Held in Solidarity with Child Detainees

Israeli colonial settlers have reportedly assaulted Palestinians and journalists, during a sit-in protest in solidarity with child detainees, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that under the protection of Israeli forces, dozens of Israeli settlers from nearby settlement physically and verbally assaulted […]

01 Feb

Made in Israel: Exploiting Palestinian Land for Treatment of Israeli Waste

Summary, December 2017 – B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories  Power disparities between populations are among the chief factors that determine who will have better access to resources and who will suffer from greater exposure to waste and hazardous materials. The State of Israel is a developed […]

31 Jan

Colonial Settlers Uproot Over 100 Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Several Israeli settlers uprooted more than 100 olive trees on Palestinian lands, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers from the illegal Rahhalim settlement uprooted dozens of olive trees […]

26 Jan

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

12 Jan

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

Al-Bustan neighborhood. Photo: Keren Manor, Activestills, 15 May 2014
26 Dec

Family Forced by Israeli Authorities to Demolish their Own Home for the Second Time

The Abu Rajab family of Silwan neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, found themselves homeless again on Saturday, after the Israeli government ordered the family to demolish their home for the second time in two months. The family said they had to demolish the home themselves, after the Israeli Jerusalem Municipal Authority […]

16 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

24 Nov

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]