Search Results for : Sebastia

Israeli night raid (archive image)
14 Oct
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes In Sebastia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before storming and ransacking dozens of homes. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said the soldiers violently searched the invaded homes, causing damage, and threatened to shoot any Palestinian who […]

07 Oct
11:00

Soldiers Invade Archeological Site In Sebastia, Threaten To Demolish Rehabilitation Work

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, the Archeological sites’ area in the al-Bayader area in Sebastia Palestinian own, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and threatened to demolish the structures and all rehabilitation work conducted by the Local Council. Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said the […]

23 Sep
12:12

Soldiers Invade Sebastia Town Near Nablus

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, said dozens of soldiers invaded the area and fired a barrage of gas bombs at the Palestinians to force them […]

08 Sep
4:40

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Injure Many, in Sebastia

September 8, 2019 4:40 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the town of Sebastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted a young Palestinian man in addition to wounding several others. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said many armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the town, before Palestinian youngsters protested […]

12 Aug
3:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sebastia

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired many live rounds and gas bombs. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the town, and fired gas bombs and rounds of live ammunition, to […]

27 Jun
1:18

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sebastia, Remove A Palestinian Flag

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the town of Sebastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and removed a Palestinian flag that was raised on a pole at an archeological site in the town. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the archeological area, removed the […]

18 Mar
3:42

Israeli Army Injures A Young Man In Sebastia

March 18, 2017 3:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to remove a Palestinian flag and its pole, and shot a young man with a live round. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions and headed to its center to remove a […]

10 Nov
4:29

Sebastia’s Living Community Sidelined For Ancient Ruins

November 10, 2010 4:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Nablus 0

Sarah Irving writing from Sebastia, occupied West Bank, Live from PalestineI have in my possession two leaflets about Sebastia, an outrageously pretty little West Bank village which you’d never guess was once a major city, the capital of ancient kingdoms and home to an imposing Crusader cathedral which is now […]

26 Nov
1:45

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists cut, on Tuesday morning, at least thirty Palestinian olive trees in the as-Sawiya area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists cut […]

26 Nov
10:32

Illegal Colonists Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists burnt, on Monday night after midnight, several Palestinian olive trees in the Archeological Area in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, said the alertness of the local neighborhood watch committees, and the residents, […]

19 Nov
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians […]

18 Nov
1:51

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including a kidney patient and former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing damage. The Hebron office of the PPS in southern West […]

10 Nov
8:40

Palestinian Farmer’s Land Flooded With Sewage

Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinians from harvesting their olive crops in the village of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, WAFA reported. Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azem, said Israeli forces kicked farmers out of their land under the pretext of lacking prior coordination, despite the fact that their lands are located beyond […]

01 Oct
5:23

Settlers Established 18 New Outposts

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The southern areas of Hebron are being subjected to extensive settlement expansion procedures, as Israeli occupation authorities announced the seizure of about 1,500 dunams of populated land planted with olive trees and almonds, located within the borders of the Dura Municipality, to the south of Hebron. […]

16 Sep
2:34

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Says Hebron Real Estate Under Threat

Bishop Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Sebastian Roman Orthodox, stated Saturday, that the ancient Orthodox real estate in the area of ​​Hebron Gate is under serious threat, and that extremist Jewish settlers may seize these properties at any time. The archbishop issued the following statements while being hosted by a […]

24 Aug
5:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Friday, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many Palestinians. Mohammad Azem, the mayor or Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the town, and attacked many Palestinians, in addition to firing several gas bombs and concussion grenades at them and […]

08 Jun
2:50

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man And A Young Woman Near Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem, and a young woman at Qalandia terminal, north Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to preventing farmers from entering their lands near Nablus. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Khalayel al-Louz […]

05 Jun
11:44

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian farmlands in Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and set them ablaze. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, and burnt large areas of olive orchards, and in addition to other […]

05 Jun
11:26

Israeli Colonists Invade The Archaeological Site Near Nablus

Many illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers forced the Palestinians away. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said dozens of Palestinians tried to enter the area on the first day […]

22 May
12:46

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Ramallah And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and one near Jerusalem. Many army jeeps invaded Ramallah at-Tihta area, in Ramallah city, searched homes and Abducted Ehab Masoud. The soldiers also invaded and searched homes in Safa village, […]

23 Apr
11:37

Israel Seals off Sabastia for Passover

April 23, 2019 11:37 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Nablus, News Report 0

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed an archaeological site in Sabastia village, on Tuesday, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Mayor of Sabastia, Muhammad Azem, told Ma’an News Agency that hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed the archaeological site, for […]

22 Apr
8:43

Entrances to Nablus-area Village Blocked to Secure Jewish Holidays

April 22, 2019 8:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli forces sealed off the three entrances to the village of Sebastia, north of Nablus, occupied West Bank, as they prepared to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as “Pesach”, according to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim. Israeli forces stormed the village of Sebastia at dawn and […]

11 Apr
1:40

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus

April 11, 2019 1:40 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Thursday, Sebastia town, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The head of Sebastia Town Council, Mohammad Azem, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers invaded the archeological area of the town, […]

05 Apr
1:24

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus

Many Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Thursday evening, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to assaulting several residents. Mohammad ‘Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, said the soldiers fired many […]

24 Jan
10:30

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and property. In occupied Jerusalem, southeast and northeast of the city, and abducted Mousa Dabash and Sharif Ja’abis, from […]

03 Jan
8:31

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

30 Dec
8:28

Army Injures Dozens Of Schoolchildren Near Nablus

December 30, 2018 8:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of Sebastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused dozens of schoolchildren to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the Schools Street in the town, and fired many gas bombs […]

21 Dec
2:49

Christmas Tree Lit in Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinians, on Wednesday evening, lit the Christmas tree in Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village, to the east of Jerusalem, which is threatened with Israeli demolition by Israeli court order. The tree lighting ceremony was attended by the citizens of Khan al-Ahmar, in addition to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials and local […]

13 Dec
8:08

Soldiers and Settlers Raid Archaeological Site in West Bank

Israeli soldiers, accompanied Jewish settlers, broke into the northern West Bank village and archaeological site of Sebastia on Wednesday, upon which confrontations with the village’s Palestinian residents ensued, according to mayor of Sebastia Mohammad Azzam. Azzam told WAFA correspondence that the soldiers accompanied a busload of fanatic settlers in a […]

29 Nov
9:01

Army Abducts A Former Political Prisoner From Nablus

November 29, 2018 9:01 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a former political prisoner from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked dozens of protesters in Sebastia and Qaryout nearby towns. Media sources in Nablus have reported that several army jeeps invaded Rafidia neighborhood in the city, and abducted a former […]

22 Sep
10:02

Israeli Live Rounds And Gas Bombs Burn A Farm Near Nablus

September 22, 2018 10:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Sebastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and started removing Palestinian flags, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired many live round and gas bombs, resulting in a fire that consumed a farm. Mohammad Azem, the head […]

24 Aug
2:21

Israeli Soldiers Adduct Two Palestinians Near Nablus And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night, two young Palestinian men near Jenin and Nablus, in the northern parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, and attacked protesters with gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, […]

01 Aug
8:22

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Nablus And Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including one journalist, in Nablus and Ramallah, and injured several others in Hebron. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted Adham […]

01 Aug
6:52

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus

August 1, 2018 6:52 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians after the army invaded Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, told the WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, that the several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked […]

12 Jul
1:53

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians protesting the invasions, […]

16 Apr
9:33

Settlers Storm Archaeological Site, Damage Grave in Islamic Cemetery

A group of Israeli settlers, on Monday, stormed a historic archaeological site in the town of Sebastia, near Nablus, northern West Bank, under heavy protection by the Israeli army. The mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA that a number of settlers, broke into the site amid the protection by […]

11 Apr
10:02

Israeli Forces Target School with Tear Gas

Israeli forces, Wednesday, attacked a school with tear gas canisters in Nahalin town, to the west of Bethlehem, said a municipal source. The town’s deputy mayor Hani Fannun told WAFA that Israeli forces raided the town, particularly the school area, and surrounded Nahalin Secondary Boys School. He said that the […]

22 Mar
7:30

Israeli Live Rounds, Tear Gas Canisters Set Fire to Palestinian Trees and Crops

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, Sebastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked Palestinian protesters with live fire, gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many trees and plants to catch fire. Head of Sebastia village council, Mohammad ‘Azem, said an Israeli military force stormed […]

14 Mar
10:00

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinians Do Not Accept Any Deal at Expense of Cause

Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it. Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of […]

25 Jan
8:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, two in two separate areas near Jerusalem, and took them to interrogation centers. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Mohammad al-‘Allami, 24, from Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The Palestinian was abducted at […]

21 Dec
3:58

Army Injures Seven Palestinians, Abducts One, Near Nablus

December 21, 2017 3:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday evening, at least seven Palestinians, caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted a young man, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians were marching near the military roadblock when the […]

Four KIlled by Israeli forces Friday
16 Dec
4:27

Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Injured 367 Friday (Comprehensive Report)

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers have killed, Friday, December 15, 2017, four young Palestinian men, and injured at least 367, after the army resorted to the excessive use for force against protesters in various parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital city of […]

14 Dec
6:29

Health Ministry: “Israeli Soldiers Injured 379 Palestinians Wednesday”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, 378 Palestinians, including 42 who were moved to hospitals for further treatment, in several parts of occupied Palestine, including the occupied Capital Jerusalem. The soldiers also abducted many Palestinians. The Ministry said that the ongoing Israeli aggression and military […]

13 Dec
1:26

Army Injures 40 Students In Kadoorie University, Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, at least 40 Palestinians, after attacking students protesting in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent said the soldiers shot ten students with rubber-coated steel bullets, some of them in the head, […]

12 Dec
3:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure 149 Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, 149 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, as the army continued to use excessive force against Palestinians protesting the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported. The […]

26 Oct
8:23

VIDEO: Why do Far-Right White Nationalists Support Zionism?

The state of Israel is a model for the extreme right in the US and in Europe. SHIR HEVER: The success of Sebastian Kurz in Austria’s recent election means that the extreme right Freedom Party, the FPO, will likely join the governing coalition. Populist right-wing parties are on the rise […]

17 Jul
7:09

Israel Is Not As Christian-Friendly As You Think

By Kathryn Shihadah, If Americans Knew – The New Testament records that Jesus Christ took two loaves of bread and five fish, and fed five thousand people. Ancient believers identified the place where they believe this miracle happened and built a church on the site. Today the Church of the Multiplication […]

Palestine Today - audio
11 Jul
3:25

Palestine Today 07 10 2017

July 11, 2017 3:25 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, July, 10, 2017. Troops kill a Palestinian youth in the West Bank and injuries two others in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, […]

10 Jul
11:39

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Child Near Nablus

July 10, 2017 11:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child from Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the head of the Local Council in Sebastia, said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into the town, and assaulted Mahdi Nasser Shehab, 14, causing […]

06 Jul
4:36

Report: Netanyahu Vows to Continue Settlement Construction as Jerusalem Municipality Schemes to Judaize the City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a most provocative way, recently visited the illegal Ariel settlement, and laid the foundation stone for new settlement units at the local university, asserting that Ariel will remain a main part of Israel, adding that building in it and other settlements of the Palestinian territories […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
06 May
1:28

This Week in Palestine Week 18 2017

May 6, 2017 1:28 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 29, to May 05, 2017. Ex-Palestinian political detainee dies this week due to hunger strike as more political detainees join the protest, in the meantime US President Trump […]

Palestine Today - audio
02 May
1:35

Palestine Today 05 01 2017

May 2, 2017 1:35 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, May, 01, 2017. A Palestinian child injured by a settler car, meanwhile Navy ships attack fishing boats in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Palestinian medical sources […]

01 May
9:23

Israeli Gas Bombs Burn Solidarity Tent Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at night, Sebastia town, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at a solidarity tent, in support of the hunger striking detainees, causing it to burn. Media sources in Nablus said many […]

08 Apr
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinian Children In Bethlehem And Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn and Friday evening, the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Nablus, and abducted three children. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the Saff Street area, in the center of the city, and abducted As’ad Mohammad Abu […]

23 Mar
8:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in […]

18 Mar
4:00

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Israeli Activists, Cause Many Protesters To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired at the protesters, wounding two Israeli peace activists with rubber-coated steel bullets, and causing dozens of protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of […]

28 Feb
11:10

Army Abducts A Young Man, Removes Flag Pole, Near Salfit

February 28, 2017 11:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of Sebastia, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, fired many live rounds and gas bombs, and removed a Palestinian flag and its pole. Mohammad ‘Azem, secretary of Fateh movement in Sebastia, told the WAFA […]

31 Oct
10:44

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several areas in the occupied West Bank, searched homes and interrogated many Palestinians before kidnapping eleven. The Ramallah office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Silwad town, north of Ramallah and kidnapped five Palestinians. They have been identified as […]

16 Oct
1:29

PPS: “Israeli Army Kidnaps Six Palestinians Near Nablus”

October 16, 2016 1:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Sebastia town, northwest of the city, and kidnapped six Palestinians. 22 Palestinians have been kidnapped at dawn in different parts of the West Bank. The PPS said […]

22 Sep
10:34

Distortions of Palestinian Identity: ‘The Merry Christmas People’

When Palestinian Minister of Sports and Youth Jabril Rajoub called Palestinian Christians ‘the Merry Christmas people’ he fueled the problematic debate of who is truly Palestinian. by Nassar Ibrahim Usually I do not engage in discussions that challenge my sense of national or social dignity. For instance, I am not […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
09 Sep
11:26

This Week in Palestine Week 36 2016

September 9, 2016 11:26 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 03, to the 09, 2016. Two Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks this week targeting Gaza and the west Bank meanwhile Palestinian officials denounce Israeli claims accusing President Abbas […]

Palestine Today - audio
05 Sep
11:42

Palestine Today 09 05 2016

September 5, 2016 11:42 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, Monday, September, 05, 2016. One youth killed, four others injured, one critically during Israeli military invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. One Palestinian youth was […]

05 Sep
1:54

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Monday, ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Halabi, and Waleed Suleiman Rabea’, 47. It is worth mentioning […]

05 Sep
11:49

Palestinian Detainee Faces Serious Complications

The Palestinian Detainees Committee stated, Monday, that a detainee, identified as Mohammad Khamis Abrash, from the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, is facing serious health complications, but is not receiving the proper, specialized, medical treatment. It said that Abrash’s left leg was amputated due […]

05 Sep
10:01

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Bethlehem

September 5, 2016 10:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The PPS said the soldiers kidnapped Ibrahim Yassin Abu Srour, 30, after invading his home and searching it. The […]

05 Sep
9:29

Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus

September 5, 2016 9:29 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in the Balata refugee camp, and Sebastia town, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus. The sources said one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Riyadh Saheli, was shot with a live round, and […]

25 Aug
11:07

Army Invades Nablus, Kidnaps Two Palestinians

August 25, 2016 11:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Thursday at dawn, the towns of Sebastia and Iraq-Burin, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, clashed with local youths and kidnapped two Palestinians, including a child. Eyewitnesses in Sebastia town, north of Nablus, said many Israeli military vehicles invaded it and initiated searches of […]

09 Aug
11:36

Soldiers Demolish A Restaurant And A Porcelain Workshop, Near Nablus

August 9, 2016 11:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded earlier on Tuesday at dawn, the town of Sabastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and demolished a restaurant and a porcelain workshop. Nael Sha’er, the head of Sabastia Local Council, said the soldiers demolished a restaurant, owned by resident […]

08 Aug
11:58

Army Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Shed And Barn

August 8, 2016 11:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Earlier on Monday morning, Israeli soldiers forced a Palestinian to demolish his own barn and shed in Sabastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, Abdullah Jamal Makhamra, said the soldiers handed him a demolition order, on Sunday evening, informing him that he has until […]

09 Feb
4:14

Campaign to Reconstruct Palestinian Demolished Homes Kick-Starts in West Bank

Palestinians, on Monday, launched a campaign to raise funds for the reconstruction of several demolished family homes of Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem, since the beginning of October, 2015.Donation boxes were placed on well-trodden streets in al-‘Izzariya, Bethlehem and Hebron to collect donations. Fundraising was expected to last […]

07 Dec
2:55

Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

December 7, 2015 2:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including three children, in different districts in the occupied West Bank, after invading and searching their homes.The soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped a child with special needs, identified as Rashed […]

22 Oct
3:12

Army Kidnaps 33 Palestinians In The West Bank

October 22, 2015 3:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Following the extensive invasions, searches of homes and the abduction of 24 Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers have also kidnapped at least 33 Palestinians in different communities, in the occupied West Bank. The arrests also targeted former political prisoners.Media sources in the northern West Bank city of Jenin have […]

29 Aug
9:00

Archbishop Hanna Attends Protest over Settlement Plans for Church Compound

Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna was among a number of political and religious leaders to take part in a march Saturday protesting the purchase, by Israeli settlers, of a Christian church compound in the southern occupied West Bank.The 38-dunam (9.3 acre) compound, known as Beit al-Baraka, is located to the north […]

23 Aug
8:03

Beit Jala Rally Violently Suppressed by Israeli Soldiers

Several Palestinians, Sunday, suffocated as Israeli army forces violently quelled a peaceful rally to protest the Israeli illegal expropriation of Beit Jala lands for the purpose of expanding construction of the apartheid wall.Christian and Muslim religious high ranking figures, locals, and activists participated in the rally, which took place at […]

28 Jun
1:44

Israeli Soldiers Detain Archbishop Hanna

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Saturday, Archbishop of Sebastia of the Greek Orthodox Church of occupied Jerusalem, Theodosius Attallah Hanna, and held him for several hours in the Etzion military and security base, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.Father Hanna was participating in a nonviolent protest […]

28 Jun
12:05

Israeli Troops Stop a Protest Against the Takeover of Beit Al Baraka Church by Israeli Settlers

June 28, 2015 12:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Members of the Combatants for Peace movement and activists from Popular Committees against the Wall and settlements in the southern West Bank gathered, on Saturday, near Beit Al Baraka Church and hospital building located on the Jerusalem-Hebron road to protest the Israeli army’s decision to allow settlers to take over […]

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24 Apr
6:06

Palestine Today 04 23 2015

April 24, 2015 6:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, April 23ed, 2015. Israeli military bombards Gaza and in the West Bank armed settlers attack Palestinian communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers fired, late on […]

24 Apr
4:21

Israeli Soldiers and Armed Settlers Raid Nablus District

April 24, 2015 4:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Hundreds of Israeli settlers raided Palestinian villages in the Nablus district on Thursday, officials and witnesses said. Several Palestinian students suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces raided a girls’ school to the south of Nablus, on Thursday as well.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

05 Apr
5:33

Palestinian Christian leaders criticize Israeli restrictions on Easter celebration

April 5, 2015 5:33 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds in the town of al-Ezzariya (Lazarus) on Saturday, condemning the Israeli restrictions on Easter celebrations, and calling on Christians around the world to pray and to voice their support for their Christian brethren in Palestine.The speech by Archbishop […]

05 Apr
4:24

Archbishop Hanna Invokes Peace Amid Holy Week Chaos

Orthodox Christian pilgrims from around the world have begun arriving in Jerusalem to take part in Easter celebrations.Pilgrims included Christians from Russia, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia and other countries. The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds of pilgrims celebrating Lazarus Saturday in the al-Eizariya […]

20 Dec
2:35

UN General Assembly adopts resolution for Palestinian sovereignty in W. Bank, Gaza, E. Jerusalem

On Friday December 19th, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.The Assembly adopted the resolution with a […]

22 Nov
5:16

Archbishop Hanna Calls For International Recognition Of Palestinian Rights

Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine, Archbishop of Sebastia (Theodosius) Attallah Hanna, called on the world community to fully recognize all legitimate Palestinian rights of liberation and independence.Archbishop Hanna said what is happening in Jerusalem, the deadly escalation in the city, stems from Israel’s ongoing injustice, and violations, […]

29 Jul
3:05

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

27 Aug
11:32

Ufree Demands An Immediate Release Of Reporter Samer Allwai

August 27, 2011 11:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

UFree calls on the Israeli occupation to immediately release a Palestinian journalist Samer Allawi (46 years), who is a reporter for Al Jazeera TV channel and was arrested early this month as he was leaving home town in the West Bank.Journalist Allawi was arrested during his attempt to travel across […]

07 Mar
12:23

Palestinian President calls for Palestine to Join UN

March 7, 2011 12:23 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a press conference this weekend that it is time for Palestine to become a permanent member of the United Nations. At a news conference on Saturday in Ramallah with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, President Abbas called on the Middle East Peace Quartet and […]

14 Jan
10:43

Guyana Joins other South American Countries in Recognizing Independent Palestinian State

January 14, 2011 10:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

According to Al Jazeera, Guyana has become the seventh South American nation to recognize Palestinian independence. It follows in the footsteps of Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile.In a statement released by the country’s Foreign Ministry, Guyana’s said it hoped ‘that the increasing recognition of the state of Palestine […]

01 Aug
5:00

Hundreds protest in front of the Holy Sepulchre Church against the Qana massacre

Hundreds of Jerusalem residents protested Tuesday morning in front of the Holy Sepulchre Church in the Old City of Jerusalem against the Qana massacre committed by the Israeli army on Sunday.   The protesters also gathered to show their solidarity with both the Palestinian and Lebanese people.   Patriarch Attallah […]