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05 Sep

Settlers Storm Madama Village

Dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered from exposure to tear gas, in Madama village, to the south of Nablus, during confrontations with Israeli soldiers and settlers. Village chief Ihab al-Qut said that a hoard of Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, in Nablus, stormed the southern area of the […]

23 Aug

MADA Launches Campaign for Women Journalists’ Rights

Journalist Hanaa Mahameed was injured by a sound grenade while covering clashes in East Jerusalem in October 2015. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched a media campaign on social media, yesterday, on the protection of the rights of women journalists in Palestine, under the title, ‚ÄúWomen […]

25 Jul

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

11 May

VIDEO: Over 180,000 Muslim Worshipers Pray at Al-Aqsa on First Friday of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslim worshipers took to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that more than 180,000 visited Al-Aqsa, to perform Friday prayers. […]

20 Mar

MADA Demands Release of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful […]

03 Feb

MADA Condemns Wave of Attacks on Journalists in West Bank and Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned the wave of arrests and detentions carried out by Palestinian security services in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2019. These violations have affected nine journalists, (as well as a number of other journalists who […]

09 Jan

MADA Report on Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During December 2018

‚ÄúAttiya Darwish‚ÄĚ Al Ray Agency photographer was hit by a tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces while covering the peaceful return march in Karni area, east of Gaza. December 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month; […]

29 Nov

MADA Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed, 46 Injured in 6 Months

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has issued a special report on Israeli attacks targeting both male and female journalists, during their coverage of the Great March of Return protests that erupted eight months ago. It should be noted that these demonstrations mostly take place in five […]

16 Nov

MADA: Destruction of Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters a Result of Israeli Impunity

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has condemned the destruction of Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters on Monday evening, 12 November, 2018, by the Israeli army, in implementation of the resolution taken by the senior officials and politicians at the Israeli government, as various data indicates. Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters […]

03 Nov

MADA: Israeli Attacks on Media Expands and Grows More Violent

In 2013 , the UN General Assembly proclaimed November 2nd to be an International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, by virtue of Resolution 68/163. The aim of this resolution is to confront the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes and attacks against journalists, and to empower […]

16 Oct

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

20 Sep

MADA Announces Launch of Freedom of the Press Index

September 20, 2018 11:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has announced the kick off to its work on the first index on the freedom of the press in Palestine; it will be launched by the end of 2018, in the framework of its hard work to promote media freedom in […]

15 Jul

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo:¬†Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

16 Jun

Settlers Obstruct Palestinian Access to Al-Aqsa on Last Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, June 12, 2018. Photo credit: Ayman Nobani for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JUNE 15, 2018 One group of settlers attempted to invade the compound. Another performed religious rituals at a gate to al-Aqsa compound. On Thursday night, June 14, 2018, a group of settlers¬†tried […]

03 Jun

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under heavy protection of Israeli police. The move was seen, by the elders of the mosque, as a provocation and a challenge to the feelings of Muslims during¬†the holy month of Ramadan. According to local PNN […]

19 May

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the ‚ÄúGreat March of Return.‚ÄĚ Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 ‚ÄúNakba‚ÄĚ, was initially […]

18 May

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque¬† in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first ‚ÄúTaraweeh‚ÄĚ prayer to mark the […]

27 Apr

MADA Calls for Independent Investigation into Killing of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for the formation of an independent commission of inquiry, into the killing of Palestinian journalists Ahmed Abu Hussein and Yasser Murtaja, during field coverage of the Return Marches along the borders of Gaza Strip. Journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25 […]

08 Apr

MADA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Journalist and Other Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for a formation of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the killing of Yaser Murtaja, a 31 year-old photojournalist for Ain Media and the disproportionate use of excessive force by Israeli forces against journalists and civilians during the […]

10 Feb

117 Israeli Violations of Palestinian Media Freedoms since December: MADA

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report on Saturday, saying that between December 2017 and the end of January 2018, the group recorded 117 violations against Palestinian media freedoms, at the hands of Israeli forces. MADA reported, according to Ma’an, that there was a decrease […]

14 Dec

MADA: 26 Media Freedoms Violations during November

November 2017, witnessed a number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, almost identical to those recorded in the previous few months, in September and October, a total of 26 and 28 violations against media freedoms were monitored by MADA, 26 attacks last November. The Israeli occupation carried out 16 […]

17 Sep

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court‚Äôs absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

25 May

MADA: 33 Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms in April

A report released by The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concludes that Israel has violated press and media freedom 33 times during the month of April. According to a PNN report, April of 2017 witnessed a slight decrease in the total number of violations against media freedoms […]

04 May

MADA Calling for Wider Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression

On World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has congratulated all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition for defending freedom of expression in Palestine by all the relevant organizations and bodies, especially the […]

02 May

MADA: Escalated Attacks against Jerusalem Journalists

Israeli occupation forces and police escalated their attacks against journalists and media, culminating in a wave of attacks on at least 14 journalists in East Jerusalem on Saturday, the 29th of April, 2017. An Israeli police¬†cavalry unit attacked several¬†journalists, injuring them and destroying their equipment, as well as preventing them […]

11 Feb

MADA Report: 383 Media Freedoms Violations during 2016

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, ‚ÄúMADA‚ÄĚ, organized a press conference on Wednesday 02/08/2017, and released its annual report of violations against media freedoms in Palestine during 2016, according to the PNN. Mr. ¬†Mousa Rimawi- General Director of MADA center and Dr. Ammar Dweik- General Direct of The […]

29 Nov

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

02 Nov

MADA Demands Formation of ‚ÄúInternational Moot Court‚ÄĚ to Sue Journalists‚Äô Killers

Photo:¬†A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

20 Oct

MADA Report: Social Media a ‚ÄúNew Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists‚ÄĚ

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled ‚ÄúSocial Media ‚Ķ A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists‚ÄĚ — which, according to the PNN, […]

07 Jul

Ramadan 2016: Harassment, Collective Punishment and Settlement Expansions in the Occupied West Bank

07/07/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Monday the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Ramadan; the holiest holiday in Islam. The Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims celebrate when the Qu‚Äôran was revealed for the first time to the Prophet Muhammad. […]

23 Jun

MADA Study: Women’s Press More Capable of Raising Rights Issues

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms ‚ÄúMADA‚ÄĚ has issued a study on women‚Äôs press and freedom of opinion and expression in Palestine. The study was intended¬†to shed light on women‚Äôs press from competent institutions devoted to women‚Äôs issues and rights in Palestine, as well as their contributions in […]

20 Jun

Hundreds of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa over Ramadan

Some¬†500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday. Feras Al-Debs, the representative of Information Office in the department, said in a press release that the settlers […]

Demolition in Susiya
20 Jun

Israeli forces demolish two homes south of Hebron, despite pledge to stop demolitions in Ramadan

June 20, 2016 2:32 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli military demolished two homes, an outdoor kitchen and a barn on Saturday in Wadi Jheish and Umm Al-Daraj, in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills. The destruction came despite a pledge by Israeli authorities that they would hold off on destroying Palestinian homes and forcing […]

17 Jun

Ban on Al Aqsa Lifted, 300 Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Ramadan

Three hundred Palestinians from besieged Gaza were permitted, on Friday, to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials, following a recent decision to lift a ban implemented last week in response to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. The devotees, all of whom were above the […]

12 Jun

Gazans Break Ramadan Fasts on Beach in Lieu of Power Crisis

As an electricity crisis continues to afflict the Gaza Strip, Muslim residents of the besieged coastal enclave are breaking their fasts on the beach, as the holy month of Ramadan enters its second week. ‚ÄúWithout any previous plans and preparations, my wife suggested that we take our homemade food and […]

08 Jun

Gaza Strip: Continued Power Cuts Over Ramadan

With the arrival¬†of Ramadan, the most densely populated area on the planet – the Gaza Strip – is now facing the added pressure¬†of¬†increasing¬†power cuts amid the hot summer weather. The cuts have affected the live of Gazans at all levels, with ¬†resulting damages to electrical devices adding further dismay to […]

11 Sep

MADA: Sharp Escalation of Media Freedoms Violations During August

September 11, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

August of 2015 witnessed a high rise in the number of media freedoms violations in Palestine, and recorded a huge leap compared to what was recorded during July, and when compared to all the months since the beginning of 2015, except for the month of June, which also witnessed a […]

11 Sep

Madama Villagers Foil Infilitration Attack By Israeli Extremists

September 11, 2015 4:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A group young Palestinian men managed, earlier on Friday at dawn, to foil an attempt by a number of Israeli extremists to carry out an attack in Madama village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The WAFA News Agency has reported that the Palestinians noticed an unusual activity, shortly […]

21 Jul

Settlers Resume Raids on Al-Aqsa as Ramadan Ends

July 21, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Unable to organize provocative visits to Jerusalem‚Äôs Al-Aqsa Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan, when Palestinian Muslims maintain a permanent presence in the holy site, Jewish settlers resumed their regular daily visits to the holy site, on Monday.WAFA correspondence reports that groups of settlers entered the site gradually in […]

17 Jul

Half of Susiya to be Demolished after Ramadan

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of around half of the homes, in a village south of Hebron, to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said, in a statement, that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out […]

15 Jan

MADA To Release Documentary on Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recently held a meeting with journalists, to announce its release of a special report and documentary film dealing with the violations against journalists and media outlets during the Israeli attack on Gaza of 2014.The Palestinian News Network reports that MADA’s general […]

16 Oct

MADA: Over 80% of Palestinian Journalists Self-Censor

October 16, 2014 9:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report, on Thursday, estimating that over 80 percent of Palestinian journalists were engaged in self-censorship.The group released a report of its findings following two studies, along with a meeting on self-censorship and its impact on freedom of expression and […]

10 Sep

ISM Report: Army Incursions Into Madama

September 10, 2014 12:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

We arrived in Madama yesterday, 8th September; in the early afternoon after we were told that during the night Israeli army invaded this village, and the nearby villages of Burin and Asira Al Qibliya.9th September 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Madama Our contact told us that the main road […]

05 Jul

VIDEO: Struggle of Al-‘Araqib Continues During Ramadan

July 5, 2014 2:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Since the destruction of the cemetery compound in Al-‘Araqib on June 12, the residents of the village holds a persistent struggle and continue to stay in the area despite the extreme heat, the Ramadan fast that began this week and the lack of shelter from the hot sun.04 July 2014 […]

15 Aug

MADA Demands Release Of All Detained Journalists

August 15, 2013 3:01 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demanded Israel to stop all of its violations against Palestinians journalists, and to release all detained reporters in compliance with International Law.MADA said that, on August 7, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Mona, a reporter working for the Al-Quds Press Media Agency, […]

27 Mar

Mada: 238 Violations Of Media Freedoms In 2012

March 27, 2013 7:02 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms’ MADA’ held a press conference on Wednesday which reviewed the Annual Report on the violations against Media freedom in Palestine during 2012. The conference was held at MADA‚Äôs headquarter in Ramallah.The conference was opened by the Chairmen of the Board of Directors […]

16 Oct

MADA campaigns amidst precarious media freedom in Palestine

October 16, 2011 10:13 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched two campaigns in early August demanding an end to attacks on press freedom by Israeli forces and Palestinian security services. How effective the campaigns will be in Palestine√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs restricted media freedom environment, and how they will help freedom of expression […]

03 Aug

Prisoners Denied Increased Provisions For Ramadan

August 3, 2011 10:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners were refused increased provisions of food for the holy month of Ramadan, Ma’an News reports. Ramadan began on August 1st. Palestinian Authority detainees minister Issa Qaraqe stated that the Israeli Prison administration refused a request to increase provisions by NIS 100. The increase would allow for Palestinian prisoners […]

20 May

Army Invades Madama Village, Imposes Curfew

May 20, 2011 2:07 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday at night that Madama village, south of the northern West Bank of Nablus, and imposes curfew placing all residents under house arrest. Ehab Al Qit, head of the Madama Village Council, reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded the village, imposed curfew and demanded all […]

12 Jun

Abbas y el rey Abdullah piden a Israel que se comprometan con los acuerdos firmadas

June 12, 2008 8:28 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

En una reuni√ɬ≥n el mi√ɬ©rcoles entre el monarca jordano, el rey Abdullah II, y el Presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, ambos exigieron a Israel que se comprometa con los acuerdos internacionales, en referencia a la celebraci√ɬ≥n de conversaciones sobre todas las cuestiones, con el fin de lograr una paz definitiva y […]

06 Jun

Tres grupos palestinos de izquierda la bienvenida a la llamada de diálogo interno de Abbas

June 6, 2008 10:37 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Tres grupos de izquierdistas palestinos; el Frente Popular para la Liberaci√ɬ≥n de Palestina (FPLP), el Frente Democr√ɬ°tico para la Liberaci√ɬ≥n de Palestina (FDLP) y el Partido Pueblo Palestino (PPP) celebraron una reuni√ɬ≥n en la Franja de Gaza, donde se habl√ɬ≥ sobre la iniciativa de reconciliaci√ɬ≥n del presidente Mahmoud Abbas, y […]

06 Jun

Haniyya de Hamas acoge con agrado las llamadas de Abbas para un diálogo nacional

June 6, 2008 9:47 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El veterano representante de Hamas, y Primer Ministro del disuelto gobierno de Gaza, Ismail Haniyya acogi√ɬ≥ con agrado el jueves los llamamientos del Presidente Palestino Mahmoud Abbas para mantener conversaciones amplias con Hamas y todas las dem√ɬ°s facciones, para conseguir la reconciliaci√ɬ≥n. En un discurso televisado el jueves por la […]

05 Jun

Hamas acoge positivamente la llamada de Abbas para reanudar las conversaciones internas

June 5, 2008 6:31 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Dr. Ahmad Bahar, el jefe del Consejo Legislativo Palestino y un alto dirigente pol√ɬ≠tico del Movimiento de Resistencia Isl√ɬ°mica de Hamas, acogi√ɬ≥ con benepl√ɬ°cito el mi√ɬ©rcoles las declaraciones del presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, en la que hizo un llamamiento para la reanudaci√ɬ≥n de las conversaciones internas entre Hamas y […]

27 May

La armada israelí detiene a 10 pescadores palestinos en las orillad de Rafah

May 27, 2008 8:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

La armada israel√ɬ≠ ha detenido hoy martes a las 10 de la ma√ɬĪana a varios pescadores palestinos, mientras desde las costas de Rafah, al sur de la Franja de Gaza, fuentes de seguridad palestinas informaban de las detenciones. Los testigos dijeron que las embarcaciones navales israel√ɬ≠es primero interceptaron los barcos […]

20 Mar

Army releases Dr. Hamadan, a lecturer at Al Najah University

March 20, 2008 7:57 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Authorities release Dr, Ghassan Hamdan, a lecturer at Al Najah National University in the northern West BAnk city of Nablus.Dr. Hamdan was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on January 16, 2008 and was in […]

11 Oct

Settlers attack residents of Tall Al Rimada in Hebron

October 11, 2006 5:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

  A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of Hebron, in the Tell Al area in the West Bank, on Wednesday, at dawn. The settlers, who live in the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramatiashai, near the Tell Al Rumida area, attacked residents’ houses with stones while giving death threats.  […]

07 Oct

Army closes the Rafah border crossing after promising to open it during the holy month of Ramadan

October 7, 2006 3:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities closed the Rafah Border crossing on Saturday after opening it last Wednesday and Thursday and promising to open it for the whole month of Ramadan for regular hours on a daily basis — prompting European Union observers to threaten to leave the crossing if Israel does not […]

06 Oct

Army invades Balata refugee camp and attacks the Ramadan markets

For the sixth consecutive time this week the Israeli army invaded Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus, at dawn on Friday. Soldiers attacked shops and the vegetables stands in the Ramadan market; breaking doors and causing damage to the stock, eyewitnesses reported, adding that scores of […]

03 Oct

Economic blockade and invasions hitting families hard this Ramadan

In Jenin Refugee Camp families are reporting that Israeli forces are denying them the right to properly observe Ramadan. Khalid Zaki told PNN that his family was not allowed to take their Ramadan breakfast at sundown after their day of fasting. Zaki said that Israeli forces are raiding homes deliberately […]

26 Sep

The fourth day of Ramadan arrives with Promises of payments for Palestinian employees

September 26, 2006 6:49 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Minister of Planning, Samir Abu Aisha, stated on Tuesday that Palestinian civil servants, earning NIS 1800 a month or less , are to receive one month's salary in the few coming days. In a article published by the Maan News Agency Abu Aisha said that the employees earning more […]

25 Sep

As month-long Muslim holiday begins, many Palestinians unable to purchase Ramadan foods, lanterns

September 25, 2006 6:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The month of Ramadan is a time for fasting during daytime and feasting at night, but this year's Ramadan in Palestine looks to be especially bleak for a population under siege by an international economic blockade, and under the ongoing yoke of Israeli military occupation. At the beginning of Ramadan, […]

24 Sep

As Ramadan begins, Israeli forces close Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron to Muslims

September 24, 2006 7:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli troops stationed inside the Ibrahimi mosque in the occupied Palestinian town of Hebron, apparently disturbed by an increase in worshippers entering the mosque since the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began yesterday, arbitrarily decided to close the mosque until further notice. The soldiers stationed at the Mosque, all […]

11 Oct

Pal. Factions to meet in Cairo during Ramadan or after it

October 11, 2005 9:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abu Al Gheit, said that Egypt is trying to arrange a meeting between representatives of the Palestinian factions during the current Muslim month of Ramadan, or after it.√É‚Äö√ā¬† Abu Al Gheit stated that Egypt is trying to aid the Palestinian Authority and factions to resolve their […]

14 Sep

New Lands to be Seized for Settlement Expansion in Nablus

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, ordered the confiscation of Palestinian-owned lands in Nablus district, to expand the illegal Yitzhar settlement. According to Days of Palestine, the village councils of Burin, Huwara, Asira al-Qibliya, Madama, Urif and Einabus all received copies of an Israeli order to seize Palestinian-owned lands in the […]

10 Sep

Army Abducts A Palestinian, Searches Many Homes, In Hebron

September 10, 2019 12:03 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, one Palestinian, and searched many homes, in the southern Wes Bank city of Hebron, and Yatta town west of the city. Several army jeeps invaded Abu Sneina neighborhood, in the southern part of Hebron city, and abducted Na‚Äôel Ahmad Abu Hussein, 59, after […]

07 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 August ‚Äď 04 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory¬† 29 August ‚Äď 04 September 2019 ¬† Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip:¬†1 Civilian killed and 93 others injured, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists, and a paramedic. ¬† West Bank:¬†4 civilians injured, including a child and […]

05 Sep

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians Near Nablus

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers attacked them when they intercepted a group of illegal colonialist settlers who invaded their lands, and burnt olive trees, in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ehab al-Qet, a […]

16 Aug

ISM Journals: Education Under Occupation

08/11/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Whilst continuing my work with ISM this year, I spent four weeks working at the Hebron/Al-Khalil office of Defence for Children International focusing on the way that the occupation has compromised the access to education in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. […]

01 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 ‚Äď 31 July 2019)

Shooting and other violations of the right to life and bodily integrity ¬† At approximately 23:30 on Monday, 29 July 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 6 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were […]

30 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Palestinian Lands In Sur Baher

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated privately-owned Palestinian lands to use for what the City Council called ‚Äúpublic facilities.‚ÄĚ Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee in Sur Baher, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by personnel of […]

25 Jul

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 ‚Äď 24 July 2019)

July 25, 2019 11:22 PM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 8 – 24 July, 2019. 125 civilians were injured during the Great March of Return, in Eastern Gaza, including 53 children, 3 women, 5 journalists and 4 paramedics, by Israeli forces. In the West Bank, including […]

22 Jul

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

22 Jul

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Hummus

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Hummus, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Baher, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated […]

19 Jul

Area A Residential Buildings to be Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli forces, today, took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi al-Hummus Committee Hamada Hamada told WAFA that Israeli forces, along with staff from the so-called […]

16 Jul

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded many Palestinian communities across the West Bank, violently searched dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians. […]

10 Jul

Groups Call for Halt to Attacks on Journalists

On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organizations met in London, in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States, to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards, the Palestinian […]

10 Jul

237 Homes to be Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities from the Jerusalem municipality and heavily armed police stormed the neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus, in Sur Baher town, to the south of Jerusalem, on Sunday evening, taking measurements of homes threatened with demolition. The head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee, Hamada Hamada, told the Palestinian Information Centre that […]

08 Jul

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) ‚ÄstBy Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

01 Jul

Israeli High Court Rules Against Palestinian Families; Will Allow Their Homes to be Demolished

Sixteen apartment buildings, home to more than 100 Palestinian families, will have their homes destroyed by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem after a ruling Sunday by the Israeli Supreme Court allowing the demolition. The High Court accepted the argument of the Israeli government that the homes were ‚Äútoo close to the […]

27 Jun

Soldiers Take Measurements Of 16 Apartment Buildings In Preparation For Demolishing Them

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Thursday, Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of 16 apartment buildings, in preparation for demolishing them. Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee said the families have filed appeals with the Israeli High […]

21 Jun

Gheith Denounces Serious Israeli Escalation Against Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

Jerusalem Governor at the Palestinian Authority Adnan Gheith issued a statement strongly denouncing the serious Israeli escalation against the Palestinian homes and property, in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and described them as war crimes. Gheith said the ongoing and escalation Israeli demolition […]

19 Jun

Villagers Live in Fear and Uncertainty as Four More Homes are Demolished in South Hebron Hills

The al-Dababsh family watch as their home is demolished.¬†¬†Pic: Basil Adraa 06/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Occupation forces went on a demolition spree yesterday in the South Hebron Hills, bulldozing the homes of four families in two villages. A convoy of border police, Israeli Civil Administration […]

17 Jun

After Court Ordered Demolition Of 100 Flats, Israeli Police Demands Removal Of Protest Tent In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police officers invaded, Sunday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demanded the Palestinians to remove a tent, which was installed to protest a Supreme Court ruling to demolish 16 residential buildings of more than 100 flats. The Israeli decision […]

14 Jun

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019¬† Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

14 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 May ‚Äď 12 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 30 May ‚Äď 12 June, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child while attempting to enter al-Aqsa Mosque, to perform prayers. 17 civilians, including 6 children, were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli forces […]

13 Jun

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed military roadblocks. Illegal Israeli colonists punctured tires of two cars near Nablus, and wrote racist graffiti. The soldiers invaded and searched a few homes […]

13 Jun

Melhem: ‚ÄėIsraeli attack on PA security HQ is a dangerous escalation‚Äô

Palestinian Government Spokesman, Ibrahim Melhem said that the attack on the Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters, in the city of Nablus, represents a dangerous escalation aimed at undermining the most important pillars of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and endangering internal security. PNN reports that Melhem, in a statement on […]

11 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Surround A Palestinian Security Center In Nablus, Shoot One Officer

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and surrounded a center run by the Palestinian Preventative Security Force before opening a barrage of live fire at it, wounding one officer and causing property damage. Nablus Governor, Lieutenant Ibrahim Ramadan, said dozens […]

10 Jun

Drama On The Tarmac: US Judge Foils Secret Deportation To Israel

by Ali Abunimah On Wednesday morning, a private jet chartered by the US government landed in Tel Aviv. On board was¬†Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a Palestinian business professor who ran for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority in 2005. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were attempting to secretly deport him to […]

07 Jun

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 ‚Äď 29 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 3 – 29 May, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 11 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, a paramedic, and a journalist, were injured. A […]

06 Jun

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. ‚ÄúI hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

02 Jun

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

02 Jun

Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam‚Äôs […]

31 May

Israeli Police Kills A Palestinian After He Reportedly Stabbed Two Israelis

Israeli police officers killed, Friday, a Palestinian teen in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israelis, and attempted to attack a police officer. The Palestinian was later identified as Yousef Wajeeh Sohweil, 18, from Abwein village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli […]

29 May

Palestinians Call for Boycott on US Conference in Bahrain

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the international community to boycott a forthcoming US conference in Bahrain which Palestinians view as a platform to sell out their rights. Washington announced, last week, that it would co-host the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain‚Äôs capital city of Manama, purportedly to […]

28 May

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a wounded child, from their homes in Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before storming and ransacking many homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources in […]

27 May

Israeli Settlers Again Storm Al Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday, for the third time during the past two weeks of the Holy Month of Ramadan (an important annual holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide). The Israeli military has, during the past week alone, invaded the mosque […]

27 May

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

The Palestinian Authority‚Äôs Detainee and Ex-Detainees Commission said, today, that Palestinian political detainees in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, have been suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions, particularly with regard to the meals they get for the break of their daily Ramadan fast. According […]

24 May

Soldiers Abduct, Injure, Several Palestinians Trying To Reach Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted and injured , on Friday morning, several young Palestinian men in Qalandia area, north of occupied East Jerusalem, while trying to enter the city for prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the third Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Media sources said the Palestinians were […]

24 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 ‚Äď 22 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16-22 May, 2019. Eight Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the northern West Bank. Israeli forces conducted 55 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 other incursions into Jerusalem. […]