Search Results for : Ministry of Agriculture

07 Jul
1:32

Ministry of Agriculture: Fishing Limit ‘A War on Livelihoods’

The Ministry of Agriculture has further cited Israel’s attacks on Palestinian livelihood in Gaza, with regard to the fishing space off the coast, which has been limited from six to three miles.Local news has reported that Israel informed the Palestinian liaison department of its decision, by which the fishing zone […]

06 Jul
8:48

Ministry of Agriculture: Israeli Attacks = $2.5 m in Damages

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture has estimated the total cost of damages due to recent Israeli airstrikes on ex-settlements (now cultivated land) in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, to be in the realm of $2.5 million.The Ministry stated on Friday, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bombings have […]

27 Jun
7:40

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

30 Jan
9:44

Israeli Soldiers Detain Palestinian Minister Of Agriculture

January 30, 2019 9:44 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, Wednesday, Sufian Sultan, the Palestinian Minister of Agriculture, at a military roadblock near Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the Minister was on his way to Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, when the […]

31 Dec
3:54

Ministry of Housing’s Plans Exposed

Documents obtained by Peace Now indicate that the Ministry of Housing (MOH) has plans to construct 53,548 residential units in illegal settlements. The plans are valued at over 330 million shekels. 3,786 units are slated for immediate construction, 64%, of which are to be east of the separation barrier. These […]

16 Aug
10:45

Damages on Gaza Agriculture to Have Long-term Effects on the Region

August 16, 2014 10:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the Israeli assault on Gaza caused extensive damage to the region’s agricultural sector and will have long-term consequences.In a statement, the FAO said that the five-week assault has ‘forced farmers and herders to abandon their lands and has paralyzed fishing activities, […]

03 Jun
7:48

Ministry Of Detainees Replaced by Committee

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has confirmed that the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees will be replaced by a committee which will be headed by Shawqi al-Ayasa, also minister of agriculture and social affairs.This particular point of debate has been a major holdup in the announcing of a new Palestinian government. […]

14 Apr
10:11

Minister of Agriculture: World to be Blamed for Palestinian Economy

The Gaza-based Palestinian Minister of Agriculture, Mohammad Al-Agha, stated in a press conference on Monday that he held the international community responsible for the deteriorating economic conditions in the Gaza Strip. "History will record that a superpower (the United States) has contributed to the repression of a small population (Gaza's […]

09 Apr
1:53

Statement: Gaza’s agriculture on the verge of collapse

The Hamas-run Ministry of Agriculture warned on Tuesday of a likely complete halt of services that the ministry offers to the civilian population in Gaza, and that the population will likely suffer from a sharp shortage of basic commodities. Deputy-minister of agriculture, Ibrahim Al-Qedra, said in a statement faxed to […]

29 Aug
7:59

Attorney: Justice Ministry’s plan would ‘launder’ illegal West Bank outposts

A proposal by the Justice Ministry of Israel is to be discussed next Sunday by a ministerial committee on settlement outposts. An inquiry by Attorney Talia Sasson, commissioned by Ariel Sharon on the matter, was meant to serve as the basis for the committee's work.  Her six-month inquiry recommended the […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul
11:25

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

19 Jun
1:46

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

Inaugurating the Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants project. (Credit: UNDP)  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have […]

12 Jun
8:21

Army Demolishes A Residential Shed, Walls And Fences, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Khashm ad-Daraj Bedouin village, east of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a residential shed, walls and fences. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said several heavily armored military vehicles invaded the Bedouin community, before demolishing the residential shed, owned by […]

30 May
5:55

Navy Again Reduces Allowed Fishing Zone

Israeli occupation authorities re-reduced the allowed fishing zone, on Wednesday night, to 10 nautical miles. The Fishermen’s Syndicate said, according to Al Ray, that the Ministry of Agriculture informed them that Israeli authorities had again reduced the fishing zone from 15 to 10 nautical miles. The syndicate pointed out that […]

30 Apr
4:11

Gaza Farmers Get €3.7m Support Package from EU and PA

The Palestinian Authority’s programme, “Private Sector Reconstruction Gaza – Agriculture,” is providing an integrated package of support to Palestinian farmers in the Gaza Strip. This EU-funded programme is helping Palestinian farmers, throughout the Gaza Strip, affected by the Israeli occupation, in restoring their businesses. The new contribution of €3.7 million […]

26 Feb
12:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate His Road Roller, Near Salfit

February 26, 2019 12:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian man and confiscated his road roller, while he was doing work for the Ministry of Agriculture to rehabilitate and prepare agricultural roads in the northern area of Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit in the occupied West Bank. Engineer Ibrahim al-Hamad, the director of […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

26 Sep
10:02

Gaza Farmers Have Dates, But Nowhere to Sell Them

Farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip have harvested 12,000 tons of dates from their palm trees; however, they are struggling to find buyers for their produce. High unemployment and rising poverty rates mean that locals in the Strip are unable to buy the fruit, while the Israeli siege has limited […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

26 Jun
11:02

Gaza: Temporary Extension of Fishing Zone Expires

A temporary extension imposed by Israeli authorities, on the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip, expired on Sunday, reducing the zone to six nautical miles after it had been set to nine miles, for one week. Head of Gaza’s fishermen union Nizar Ayyash told Ma’an News […]

25 Jun
8:50

€154,000 in EU Support for West Bank Farmers and Agro

The European Union has agreed to provide nearly €154,000 to support West Bank farmers and agricultural businesses directly affected by Israeli occupation, a press release issued by the Office of the European Union Representative in Jerusalem stated . The release noted, according to WAFA, that this EU contribution, the first […]

13 Mar
9:34

Israel Bans Palestinian Products from Jerusalem

Five Palestinian companies warned of financial losses as Israeli occupation forces banned their products from being marketed in occupied Jerusalem, under political and economic pretexts, Palestinian sources reported Saturday. A report identified the five companies as Hamoudah, al-Jideedi, Arryan, distributers of dairy products, as well as Asslwa and Saniora, associated […]

04 Jan
2:32

Israeli Army Admits Destroying Crops in Gaza

January 4, 2016 2:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israel’s military has confirmed reports that it destroyed Gazan agricultural crops near the security fence with Israel. The Israeli military told Anadolu Agency in a written statement, Thursday, according to Al Ray, that it sprayed a herbicide that “will cause the surrounding vegetation to wilt and prevent its growth.” They […]

24 Dec
8:10

Israeli Planes Spray Crop-killing Pesticides on Gaza Farmland

December 24, 2015 8:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli planes reportedly sprayed agricultural crops along the Gaza border, on Wednesday, with pesticides that have been killing off crops for the third day in a row, the general manager of the plant protection department at the Gaza-based Ministry of Agriculture said.Wael Thabet said, according to Ma’an, that “several farmers […]

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25 Sep
11:24

This Week in Palestine Week 39 2015

September 25, 2015 11:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Script Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 19th, to the 25th, 2015. this week Israeli army attacks targeting West Bank communities leave three killed civilians, meanwhile Palestinian in Gaza celebrate Al-Adha holidays despite harsh economy […]

31 Jul
2:53

PA Reshuffles Government, Hamas Denounces Move As A ‘Coup’

The Palestinian Authority, on Thursday, announced that a long awaited reshuffle of the Palestinian cabinet had been agreed upon, Palestinian officials told Ma’an News Agency.Hussein al-Araj, formerly the Deputy Minister of Local Governance and Governor of Nablus and Hebron, will serve as the Minister of Local Governance, sources said. Sabri […]

06 Apr
6:44

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (26 March – April 01 2015)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 26 March – April 01 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 13 civilians, including an international […]

23 Feb
6:00

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (12 – 18 February 2015)

February 23, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 12 – 18 February 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, […]

02 Feb
3:15

Army Kidnaps 16 Palestinians In The West Bank, Jerusalem And Gaza

February 2, 2015 3:15 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Monday, at sixteen Palestinians, after invading and searching their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including five north of occupied East Jerusalem, and three Palestinians east of Gaza. Many Palestinians injured in Hebron.Media sources in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, have reported that […]

21 Dec
7:25

94 Israeli Ceasefire Violations Since August

Humanity for Palestine has reported that, since the ceasefire agreement of August, 2014, Israel has committed 94 ceasefire violations. The latest was Saturday’s airstrike in Khan Younis, along with an attack on Gaza fishermen.On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, acting on behalf of the Palestinian people – including […]

27 Nov
2:42

Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing for 1st Time in a Month

Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow thousands of Palestinians, stranded for weeks on the Egyptian side, to return home, an official stated on Wednesday. Additionally, Gaza’s Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a ban on the import of Israeli fruit.Nathmi Muhanna, director of […]

25 Nov
2:44

Israeli Authorities Prevent 100 Tons of Vegetables from Exporting out of Gaza

November 25, 2014 2:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli occupation authorities have barred, at Kerm Abu Salem crossing, ten truckloads of agricultural products from passing out of the war-torn and economically besieged Gaza Strip, due to an alleged dispute between the Israeli army and the Ministry of Agriculture.The dispute is preventing the trucks and their cargo to pass, […]

27 Oct
2:10

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt for October 16 – 22, 2014

October 27, 2014 2:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (16 – 22 October 2014).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings: During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in Beit Luqia village, southwest of Ramallah, while a guard […]

24 Oct
12:23

Israel Seizes 20 Dunams Near Salfit

October 24, 2014 12:23 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli authorities confiscated 20 dunams (approximately 5 acres) of Palestinian-owned land, today near the Jewish settlement bloc of Ariel, in the northern occupied West Bank. A UN official has noted that ongoing Israeli settler violence and imposed access restrictions continues to adversely affect the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians.Israeli bulldozers […]

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13 Sep
3:32

This Week in Palestine Week 37 2014

September 13, 2014 3:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 44s || 8.00 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 6th, to the 12th, 2014. The international Human rights watch this week accused Israel of […]

10 Sep
10:18

Israeli Forces Again Open Fire On Gaza Fishermen

September 10, 2014 10:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy forces opened fire at a boat engaged in fishing off the coast of southern Gaza, on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.Furthermore, Ma’an reports that forces escorted the fishermen back to five nautical miles from the coast after firing on them. The previous day, four fishermen were […]

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08 Sep
11:18

Palestine Today 09 08 2014

September 8, 2014 11:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 11s || 2.92 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September 8th, 2014. Israeli navy attack Palestinian Fisherman of Gaza coats line, meanwhile in the West Bank […]

08 Sep
8:37

Israel Limits Gaza Fishing Zone Again, Violates Ceasefire Agreement For 3rd Time

September 8, 2014 8:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture states that Israel has violated the recent ceasefire agreement made with the Palestinians, now allowing Gaza fishermen to sail up to only five nautical miles off the coast.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the ministry declared, Monday, in a brief statement: “Israeli warships, this […]

05 Aug
1:15

Palestinian Groups & Israel Agree to 72-hour Ceasefire on Tuesday

August 5, 2014 1:15 AM Celine Hagbard Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Despite the Israeli refusal to participate in ceasefire negotiations, in Egypt, Palestinian resistance factions have agreed to engage in a 72-hour truce beginning 8 am Tuesday. Israeli officials, who have not participated in the negotiations, they say they will respect a temporary ceasefire Tuesday, but will not agree to any […]

29 Jul
1:27

32 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Airstrikes Tuesday Morning; Government Buildings Targeted

Palestinian sources in Gaza are reporting a large number of Israeli bombs dropped in northern, southern, central, western and eastern Gaza on Tuesday morning, including the Palestinian Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, the home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya, the Al Quds News Agency, the Port of Gaza, and […]

08 Jul
5:44

Twelve Injured in Continued Israeli Air Strikes On Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that twelve Palestinians have been injured, near Khan Younis, in ongoing Israeli air strikes targeting different parts of the coastal region.The sources said the twelve Palestinians were injured when an Israeli missile struck a home in al-Qarara town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern […]

29 Mar
8:46

Israeli Forces ‘Target Journalist’ in Land Day Protest near Jerusalem

Israeli forces hit a journalist with a tear gas canister during clashes in the Jerusalem governorate as Palestinians marked Land Day, according to a local popular committee spokesman. Hani Halabiyya told Ma’an News Agency that Palestinian journalist Rami Illariyya, who works for al-Quds newspaper, was targeted by Israeli troops and […]

19 Feb
5:24

Settlers Uproot More Than 700 Saplings Near Ramallah

February 19, 2014 5:24 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Ramallah 0

[Wednesday, February 19, 2014] A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian olive orchards, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, uprooting more than 700 saplings.Resident Awad Abu Samra told the WAFA News Agency that settlers invaded the al-Zahrat area, close to the Tormos Ayya town north of […]

11 Feb
12:14

Municipality Destroys East Jerusalem Caravan, Farmlands Raided

The Israeli West Jerusalem municipality, on Monday, destroyed a mobile caravan used as a storage belonging to a Palestinian in the neighborhood of al-Tur, East Jerusalem, under the pretext that it was put there without authorization, according to the owner.According to a WAFA report, Ali Jubeh, 42, said that municipality […]

17 Jan
11:09

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli troops injure 12 civilians and 2 fighters in attacks this week

January 17, 2014 11:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 09-15 January 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that, during the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 13 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, and an international activist, […]

26 May
3:26

Settlers Spray Olive Trees With Toxic Chemicals

Nablus – Saturday April May 15 2013, a number of armed extremist Israeli settlers invaded a Palestinian olive orchard that belong to two residents of Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before spraying the trees with dangerous chemicals, causing the trees to die.Ghassan Daghlas, a […]

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28 Mar
11:44

Palestine Today 03 28 2012

March 28, 2012 11:44 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 36s || 3.30 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Israeli settlers and military invade the Aqsa Mosque area in Jerusalem and Gaza fishermen […]

09 Nov
2:14

Israeli Troops Charge Palestinian Farming Family With ‘Trespassing’ On Their Own Land

November 9, 2011 2:14 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

A Palestinian farmer was detained, along with his wife and sister late on Monday, and charged with trespassing on his farmland – even though the farmer holds the title to the land, which has been in his family for generations.Jamal Jaber Asaad, 58, was harvesting olives from his family’s grove […]

14 Oct
9:57

Israeli Settlers Invade Neighborhoods in Ertas Village

Hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded Sha’ab Salman and al-Nahleh neighborhoods in the village of Ertas just south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, to establish a base, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported on Friday.Awad Swai, an official in the Ministry of Agriculture, reported that hundreds of […]

05 Jan
10:38

Fishermen Abducted off Gaza Port

January 5, 2011 10:38 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy detained, on Tuesday morning, an unspecified number of Palestinian fishermen who were fishing off the coast of Gaza City, local sources said.Gaza’s Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that the fishermen reported the detention after their boat was approached by Israeli warships. The men were apprehended and taken to an […]

31 Mar
1:08

Hundreds Mark Land Day In Beit Sahour Town, Southern West Bank

On Tuesday, hundreds of women with their children, nearly 300 high school students, many university students, and teachers joined farmers and activists at the town of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, Southern West Bank, to mark Land Day. The day of activities was organized by The Popular Committee Against the Wall […]

29 Jan
1:24

Army Attacks Reporters In Nablus

January 29, 2010 1:24 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday, a number of Palestinian reporters in the village of Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The reporters were documenting an event in which the residents planted more than 250 trees as part of the “Green Palestine” project. Rami Sweidan, a cameraman […]

17 Jan
9:46

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Six Palestinian Fishermen In Southern Gaza

January 17, 2010 9:46 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Navy kidnapped on Sunday at dawn six Palestinian fishermen in Palestinian territorial waters in the Rafah area, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Navy also opened fire at the fishermen and boarded two boats.Local sources reported that the Navy opened fire at the Palestinian fishing […]

02 Apr
2:32

Land Day in Palestine

April 2, 2008 2:32 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| File 14.6 MB || Time 16m 0s ||Lead: On 29 February 1976, the Israeli government announced that it planned to confiscate 21,000 dunum (5,500 acres) of Arab-owned land in order to create eight Jewish industrial centers. It was another attempt by […]

20 Feb
10:13

Palestinian man critically wounded as he was attacked by loose pigs from a nearby Israeli settlement

February 20, 2008 10:13 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Pigs that belong to settlers from the Israeli settlement of Areil near Salfit in the West Bank attacked a Palestinian elderly man and critically injured him. The man is still receiving medical treatment in the hospital for the past 10 days. Palestinian sources reported that pigs Abed al M’oti ar-Rimawe,53, […]

02 May
8:31

A Cheerless Labor Day in Gaza

Forty-eight-year-old Riyad Hammad from the Maghazi Refugee Camp in central Gaza woke up on Friday morning whilst his wife sat before a wood-burning stove. He headed for a nearby store, not to buy cookies, or anything else, but rather to bring some used papers and pieces of carton outside the […]

23 Feb
12:56

Settlers release boars in Palestinian farmlands

February 23, 2007 12:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian sources in Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported on Thursday that Israeli settlers released boars in Palestinian farmlands near Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank.Resident Abdul-Fattah Al Ghazzawi, 43, stated that the settlers released at least twenty boars that attacked his farmland […]

09 Feb
1:38

Fateh, Hamas sign a comprehensive unity government deal

Fateh and Hamas leaders meeting in Mecca signed on Thursday night a unity government deal. The deal came following two days of intensive talks and negotiations in Saudi Arabia. Fateh and Hamas leaders meeting in Mecca signed on Thursday night a unity government deal. The deal came following two days […]

02 Jun
4:37

Settlers open fire at Palestinian workers near Nablus

Thursday evening, a group of extremist settlers opened fire at five Palestinian workers east of the West Bank city of Nablus. No injuries were reported in the attack. Yaser Mleitat, head of the Friendship Society for Development and Cooperation, reported that the settlers attacked five Palestinian workers at an agricultural […]

20 Mar
3:55

Israeli Army artillery renews shelling of the Gaza strip; one wounded

The Israeli army artillery renewed the shelling of the northern areas in the Gaza strip, Monday morning. The shelling targeted farmland and open areas in Beit Lahia and Beit Hanoun towns north of the strip, Nazieh Abu Odah, 25, an employee in the ministry of agriculture, was wounded from the […]

19 Feb
4:30

PCPJ: 33 Palestinians killed in January 2004

February 19, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

indicating the violations of Palestinian Human Rights in the monthIMEMC, February 19, 2004 The Palestinian Council for Peace and Justice has issued a report indicating the violations of Palestinian Human Rights in the month of January 2004. The report states that during January 2004, Israeli Army killed 33 Palestinians; 10 […]

02 Sep
3:30

Israeli Settlers Continue to Defile Agricultural Land in Housan and

September 2, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Settlers of Bitar Ilit, a settlement built on the villages parts of Nahhalin and Husan’s land west of Bethlehem, continue to dump waste water on the agricultural land in Ein Faris. Sources from the Palestinian ministry of agriculture said during their observatory trip to the area that they found the […]

12 Oct
12:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 October 2019)

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 138 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian […]

09 May
7:34

Details of Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Revealed by Israeli Media

The main points of the United States’ anticipated Middle East peace plan, the so-called “Deal of the Century,” were revealed by a Hebrew-language news outlet, on Tuesday. Israel Hayom news outlet published the main points of the “Deal of the Century” from a leaked document, which was circulated by the […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

29 Jan
5:50

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Negev Bedouins

Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Development of the Negev, Uri Ariel, has completed a massive plan to expel some 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from their “unrecognized” villages, according to Israel Today Hebrew newspaper. The implementation of the plan, if approved, is scheduled to start this year, and would be completed within […]

18 Jan
7:24

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 […]

03 Jan
8:17

‘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 […]

07 Dec
4:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 November – 05 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 29 November – 05 December, 2018. On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarem. 5 civilians were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli […]

01 Nov
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]

08 Jul
7:55

Israeli Ministers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Two Israeli ministers, on Sunday morning, stormed the court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s decision to allow the entry of Israeli ministers and Knesset members. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel,  and the Israeli Minister […]

05 Jul
7:58

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 June – 04 July 2018)

July 5, 2018 7:58 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 June – 04 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, while another child succumbed to his […]

28 Jun
1:29

Israeli Colonizers Start The Construction Of New Outpost Near Salfit

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers started, Thursday, the construction of a new colonialist outpost on Palestinian lands, in Qana Valley area, west of Deir Istiya town, north of Salfit in Central West Bank. The Mayor of Salfit, Sa’id Zidan, said the so-called Civil Administration Office, run by the army […]

08 Jun
4:15

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

06 Feb
8:03

Israel Pays a Bounty of $5,000 and Arms for Each African Asylum Seeker Expelled

Israel was the main driver behind the 1951 UN Convention on the Rights of Refugees, but after signing it, it has never respected the rights of refugees. In fact, it has created one of the biggest refugee crisis the world has seen, says Journalist and Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky. Lia Tarachansky is […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

26 Jan
10:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 January, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt. A Palestinian was killed, 4 others were wounded, and 3 houses were leveled in a military operation in Jenin. 25 […]

16 Dec
4:45

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 […]

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

31 Jul
7:59

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]

25 Jan
10:33

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

07 Apr
9:54

Israeli Government To Approve Millions Of Dollars In Aid To West Bank Colonies

The Israeli Government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve more than 45 Million Israeli Shekels in aid to Jewish colonies, in the occupied West Bank, under the pretext of “helping families impacted by terrorism.” The government will be holding its weekly cabinet meeting this Sunday, and […]

30 Mar
8:03

VIDEO: Kahanist Settler, Killer Soldier Shake Hands

March 30, 2016 8:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Thursday, Israeli human rights group B’tselem released a video of an Israeli soldier shooting Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif in the head, as he was laying wounded and motionless on the ground in Hebron. At the scene, a second Palestinian, Ramziz Aziz al-Qasrawi, quickly dies from a gunshot wound, having […]

12 Aug
1:02

Israeli Police Deny Access to Al Aqsa for Women and Children

August 12, 2015 1:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police has denied women and children access to al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East Jerusalem, provoking resentment among the crowds, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that a scuffle broke out when the police denied a crowd of women and children access to the Mosque. The worshipers, women and children, […]

01 Aug
5:14

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (15- 29 July 2015)

August 1, 2015 5:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 15- 29 July 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces escalated the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians in the West […]

24 Jul
8:02

New Israeli Panel Formed to Legalize West Bank Outposts

The Israeli justice ministry established a committee Tuesday that ‘legalize’ the settlements set up on the West Bank lands.Israeli cabinet secretary Avichai Mendelblit will head the committee, which had been called for in the coalition agreement between Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud. It will submit its conclusions […]

08 May
4:29

New Israeli Government To Legalize Random Outposts

Israeli sources reported Friday that an agreement was reached between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the “Jewish Home” Party, to legalize random colonial outposts, built on Palestinian lands, in the occupied West Bank.Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the agreement came following pressure from the head of the Jewish […]

30 Apr
6:13

Israeli PM Begins Forming Pro-Settlement Coaltion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed coalition deals with two parties on Wednesday, in his first steps toward constructing a new government, one week before the deadline to present a cabinet.While Netanyahu’s Likud party won the March 17 election with 30 parliamentary seats, he is still left with the task […]

10 Oct
9:57

PA to Take Charge Over Gaza Crossings Sunday

The Palestinian Authority is set to assume responsibility for the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, according to Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa.DPM Mustafa, who is also the head of a Gaza reconstruction committee, told Ma’an News Agency today that the PA will take […]

01 Aug
1:55

Doctors and Scientists Publish Open Letter in Support of People of Gaza

On Thursday, a group of 24 doctors and scientists signed an open letter that was published in the Lancet Medical Journal in Great Britain, in support of the people of Gaza.The letter reads as follows: An open letter for the people in Gaza Paola Manduca, Iain Chalmers b, Derek Summerfield […]

26 Jun
4:20

UN Council Warns of Repercussions for Israeli Aggressions

The UN Human Rights Council held a general discussion and debate on the situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, as part its 26th ordinary session in Geneva, Tuesday, amidst ongoing raids and continued violations in the West Bank region.The Council warned of repercussions for Israel’s hostile campaign against […]

09 Nov
1:15

PCHR Weekly Report: 3 Palestinians killed, 14 wounded by Israeli forces in last two weeks

November 9, 2012 1:15 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the two week period of 24 Oct. -07 Nov. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian suffering from epilepsy in the central Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian […]

27 Jan
11:13

PCHR Weekly Report: 1 dead, 4 wounded by Israeli forces in 60 incursions

January 27, 2012 11:13 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 19- 25 January 2012, A Palestinian civilian died out of his wounds in Khan Yunis, north of the Gaza Strip. He was wounded in the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada. In addition, Israeli […]

05 Jul
7:45

Palestinian workers at Salit Quarries make history

Israeli employers, Palestinian workers and an Arab-Jewish union: Workers at Salit Quarries demand basic, fair employment terms, but the quarry management says their claims are childish. The first organized labor dispute in the West Bank is coming to a head – is this ideological adventurism or a revolutionary precedent?The drivers […]

01 Jul
8:09

Israel Plans To Double Settlement Area In Jordan Valley

Israel has announced a plan to double the size of its settlements in the strategic Jordan Valley area in the West Bank. The move was announced in Haaretz daily financial paper The Marker. The plan foresee’s a doubling in agriculture areas given to settlers in the region.The settler department of […]

20 Jan
10:46

Four Fishermen Kidnapped In Palestinian Waters In Southern Gaza

January 20, 2011 10:46 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Navy kidnapped attacked late on Wednesday at night a Palestinian fishing boat in Palestinian territorial waters, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishermen. The four were taken to an unknown destination; they were identified as Ahed Abu El Kheir, his […]