Search Results for : area c

01 Aug
9:14

Annexation of Area C Would Lead to Bloodbath says Former Shin Bet Chief

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, warned of the annexation of so-called “Area C,” in the West Bank, to Israel,  would lead to “an unnecessary bloodbath”. “Steps should be taken to reduce the occupation in the West Bank, improve transportation, improve work, and transfer areas […]

04 Jun
5:23

Military Encourages Settlement Councils to Seize More of Area C

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements pointed out, in its latest weekly report, the Israeli ignorance of international law and legitimacy resolutions (by annexing more occupied territories) as US President Trump’s chief adviser, Jared Kushner, on Thursday, handed over a new map to Netanyahu, which encourages the […]

10 Dec
6:15

UNOCHA Report: 33 Palestinian-owned Structures Seized or Demolished in Area C and East Jerusalem

A recent report issued, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), on the latest developments in Palestinian territories, published on December 6. According to the report, demonstrations in the context of the ‘Great March of Return’ continued for the 36th successive week, resulting in the […]

27 Sep
9:05

Israel’s Stranglehold on Area C: Development as Resistance

by Ahmad El-Atrash on September 27, 2018, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Israel’s efforts to tighten its grip on the West Bank have been unprecedented since the current Israeli cabinet formed in 2015. Last year, for instance, witnessed the highest number of tenders for Israeli settlement construction, with more than 3,100 government proposals issued for […]

21 May
8:40

Report: Israel Continues Judaization in Jerusalem, Ethnic Cleansing in Area C

photo: Israeli forces cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community. by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The policy of Judaization and ethnic cleansing practiced by Israeli occupation authorities, to displace the Palestinian population from their land, restrict their life, and to expand settlements and military areas, are continued, in violation […]

02 Jun
5:40

Israel: Palestinian Power in Area C to be Expanded

Israel has agreed to expand the powers of the Palestinian Authority in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military and civil control, government spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said on Thursday. (Image: United Nations oPt official map, Wikipedia) He said, according to WAFA, that Prime Minister Rami […]

05 Dec
7:52

EU Statement on Area C Demolitions

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah made a statement, this Friday, regarding the recent demolitions and confiscations of Palestinians houses and structures in Area C.It reads as follows, according to the PNN: The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah express deep concern, once again, at an increasing number of […]

30 Nov
1:11

Netanyahu: Not One Meter of Area C to be Conceded

November 30, 2015 1:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that there are no plans to deliver any lands from West Bank Area C to Palestinians.In a meeting for Likud ministers, on Sunday, Netanyahu stressed that there will be no transfer of land to the Palestinian Authority, ‘not 40 thousand dunams, not 10 thousand, […]

24 Oct
1:10

Israeli Government Completes Plan to Impose Sovereignty on Area C

According to Israeli sources, the state has completed a plan, in the works since April of 2013, to impose its sovereignty over occupied Area C.Local sources say that Israel intends to put this plan into effect in November, to coincide with the Palestinian efforts in the United Nations. The Palestinian […]

24 Jul
10:30

Fears Grow of Possible Massacre in East Khan Younis; Area Completely Cut Off Until Early Thursday

The Khuza’a area of east Khan Younis was cut off from the rest of the city for hours on Wednesday night, with medics unable to enter, journalists forced out and Israeli military forces engaged in a ground and air assault that has been ongoing, and has now sparked fears of […]

25 May
11:06

Bennett Proposes to Demolish Wall and Annex Area C

Israeli newspaper, Hayom, reports that Naftali Bennett, Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, has suggested in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal to demolish a portion of the Israeli ‘separation wall’, in a move to annex Area C to the state of […]

06 Mar
10:12

UN Report: 300,000 Palestinians Living in Area C

Some 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C, the part of the West Bank under full Israeli control, according to new data published, on Tuesday, by a UN body. That figure is considerably higher than 150,000 to 180,000 Palestinians said to live in the area, according to a 2008 estimate by […]

28 Oct
3:25

Army Fires Missile At Area Close To School In Gaza

[Monday October 28, 2013] The Israeli Air Force fired at least one missile at an area behind the Al-Maqousy towers, close to an elementary school, northwest of Gaza city.Dr. Bassem Al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that several students suffered anxiety attacks due to the shelling. […]

12 Sep
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands, Destroy Wells, Near Tubas

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, on Thursday morning, and started uprooting them, in addition to destroying water wells. Abdullah Bisharat, the head of Atouf Village Council, said the soldiers invaded lands in Um Kbeish area, in the western part of the […]

05 Aug
9:51

Metal Gate Erected at Junction of Two Bethlehem-area Towns

August 5, 2019 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report 0

Israeli forces installed a metal gate at the entrance connecting the town of Jabaa’, to the southwest of Bethlehem, and the town of Surif, to the north of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, said security sources. Sources told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces removed the earth mounds that […]

19 Jul
3:57

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 […]

25 Jun
8:57

Jenin-area School Raided by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces seized construction equipment and an agricultural tractor from inside ‘al-Tahadi 17’ school, in the village of Thahr al-Maleh, to the southwest of the city of Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank, said a local official. Omar al-Khatib, head of Thahr al-Maleh village council, told WAFA […]

23 Jun
5:50

Demolitions in Tulkarem-area Village

Israeli bulldozers demolished an agricultural shed and a room under construction belonging to a Palestinian resident in Qafin village, north of Tulkarem, the occupied West Bank. Nezar Ajoli, the owner, said that a number of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by a bulldozer, surrounded his land, located to the west of […]

30 May
5:49

Japan Funds Green Area Project in Khan Younis Refugee Camp

Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, visited Khan Younis Refugee Camp, in the Gaza Strip, to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a press release said on […]

30 Apr
4:37

Bulldozers Raze Bethlehem Area Olive Trees

Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze Palestinian cultivated land lots in Beit Jala, to the west of Bethlehem, on Monday. Owner of the land, Walid Zireina, said that the soldiers broke into both his land and that of his brother’s, bulldozing the four-dunam plot, noting that Israeli municipality […]

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 […]

20 Apr
1:33

Army Bombards Several Areas In Gaza

The Israeli army and its Air Force fired, Friday, several missiles and shells into a number of areas, east of Gaza city, and east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, causing property damage. Media sources said an Israeli army drone filled a missile into an area, east […]

21 Mar
5:08

Palestinian Cars Vandalized with Racist Slogans in Bethlehem Area

A group of settlers carried out, on Wednesday at dawn, a series of attacks against Palestinian properties in Battir village, to the west of Bethlehem. The mayor of Battir, Tayseer Qatoush, said that the people of the village were shocked by racist slogans painted on  the walls of one of […]

07 Mar
9:50

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip […]

28 Feb
6:26

Israeli Warplanes Attack Area of Khan Younis

Israeli occupation warplanes attacked an area of Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday. Local sources reported that Israeli warplanes bombed a site belonging to Palestinian resistance, in the west of Khan Younis, in the night. No injuries were reported, the sources added, according to Days of Palestine.

28 Feb
6:11

Nablus-area Road Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

February 28, 2019 6:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli forces sealed off a road in southern Nablus City, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Activist Youssef Deiriyeh told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces completely sealed off the Wadi al-Radem road, with dirt mounds, for the fifth time in a row. Deiriyeh pointed out that the […]

18 Feb
5:53

Israeli Forces Raze Ramallah-area Land to Expand Illegal Settlement

Israeli forces bulldozed land belonging to Palestinians at the eastern entrance to the town of Deit Intham, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Saleh Tamimi, the coordinator of the Land Defense Committee, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces, accompanied by a number of heavy machines and bulldozers, stormed […]

15 Feb
5:44

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

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

14 Jan
2:42

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza […]

24 Dec
4:28

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian Land in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers bulldozed privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Awarta, east of the city of Nablus, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA correspondence that settlers bulldozed land belonging to Palestinian residents for the benefit of […]

18 Dec
1:53

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Invade The Area Surrounding St. Saba Monastery In Bethlehem

Hundreds of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday evening, the vicinity of the historic Christian Mar Saba (St. Saba) Monastery, near the al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Locals said the heavily armed illegal colonists invaded the area in many cars and buses, while Israeli […]

08 Dec
11:40

Former Israeli PM Ordered Targeting of Densely Populated Areas in 2008

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the targeting of densely populated areas, in the 2008 war on Gaza. The revelation was made yesterday by Israeli newspaper “Maariv”, which reported that Barak had been frustrated with his failure to stop the firing of primitive Qassam rockets, from […]

18 Nov
8:16

Hebron-area Elementary School Attacked with Tear Gas

Dozens of Palestinian students and teachers suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces toward an elementary school in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, said WAFA correspondence. Israeli soldiers fired a barrage of tear gas canisters toward an elementary school in the southern part of Hebron city, causing […]

22 Oct
8:17

Soldiers Uproot 320 Trees in Hebron Area

Israeli forces razed and leveled 14 dunams of Palestinian-owned lands in the Jamrura area, in western Tarqumiya of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Monday afternoon. One of the land owners, Ali Fatafta, told WAFA that Israeli forces destroyed two water wells and uprooted 320 olive and […]

21 Oct
1:10

Hundreds Of Soldiers Invade Shweika Area In Tulkarem

October 21, 2018 1:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Hundreds of soldiers invaded, Saturday, Shweika area in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and surrounded a local school just hours after dozens of soldiers invaded and searched it. Media sources in Tulkarem, said the soldiers surrounded the under-construction school, once again, and closed the entire area, while dozens […]

08 Oct
12:56

Settlers Destroy 40 Olive Trees in Ramallah Area Village

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, cut and destroyed about 40 olive trees in the town of Turmusaya, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. According to local PNN sources, farmers who went out on their lands, today, found out that over 40 olive trees in their own lands, near […]

02 Oct
6:17

Extremist Israelis Raid Palestinian Areas of Jerusalem with Police Backing

Israeli extremists went on a rampage, late Sunday and early Monday, in Palestinian areas inside and out of Jerusalem’s Old City district, as they marked the end of the Jewish Succot holiday, according to local Palestinian sources. They said the Israelis went on a hate-filled rampage in Musrara neighborhood, just […]

27 Sep
8:00

School Suspended due to Nablus Area Raids (VIDEO)

September 27, 2018 8:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers raided, on Thursday, a high school for boys in the northern West Bank village of Einabous, south of the city of Nablus, claiming they were after a student, prompting confrontations with students and suspension of classes, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who is responsible for monitoring […]

18 Sep
1:31

Israeli Forces Seize Large Sum of Money from Jenin-area Town

September 18, 2018 1:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stormed the town of Silet al-Harithiya, to the west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, and took a large sum of money from inside one of the homes, according to local WAFA sources. The sources said that Israeli forces raided, searched and wreaked havoc in […]

16 Aug
3:01

Despite Claims to Expand Fishing Area, Israeli Forces Detained 4 Fishermen and Seized 2 Fishing Boats Sailing within 1 Nautical Mile

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Thursday morning 16 August, 2018, Israeli gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1 nautical mile, arrested 4 fishermen and detained a fishing boat. These violations refute the Israeli authorities’ claims regarding easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the  fishing area […]

16 Aug
2:52

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip following the Israeli Disengagement Plan in […]

09 Aug
1:03

Palestinian Wells, Tourist Areas, Among Israeli Targeted Sites In Gaza

Media sources in Gaza have reported that, among various sites and areas targeted by Israeli missiles in the coastal region, are water wells, and tourist areas. Yousef Abu Kamil, from the Public Relations department of al-Mughraqa Local Council, said the Israeli missiles destroyed a well owned by the city, and […]

08 Aug
11:24

Israeli Army Bombards Many Areas In Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Wednesday, several missiles into various areas of the Gaza Strip, including a building in the Sudaniyya area of northern Gaza, which was first struck by three missiles, followed by an additional six missiles, just minutes later. Furthermore, an Israeli army drone fired a missile into […]

30 Jul
8:27

Settlers Vandalize Ramallah-area Village

Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian property in the village of al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Monday. Al-Mughayyir Mayor Amin Abu Alia said that Israeli settlers stormed the village predawn, on Monday, slashed tires of eight Palestinian-owned vehicles and sprayed racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls […]

22 Jul
8:50

Colonial Settlers Storm Hebron-area Village (VIDEO)

Israeli settlers continued to storm the Palestinian village of Susiya, for the third day in a row, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Sunday. According to local Ma’an sources, dozens of Israeli settlers, under the armed security by Israeli forces, stormed the Susiya village for the […]

20 Jul
1:37

Occupation Destroys Nablus-area Water Pipes

Israeli occupation military bulldozers destroyed, on Wednesday, water pipes serving Palestinian citizens of Furush Beit Dajan, to the east of Nablus. Deputy of Head of Furush Beit Dajan Village Council Azem Mohammad said, in a statement, that Israeli occupation bulldozers, accompanied by military vehicles, destroyed water lines serve Palestinian families […]

10 Jul
2:19

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

PCHR Fact Sheet: The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip following the Israeli […]

07 Jul
9:53

Settlers Continue to Destroy Hundreds of Vineyards in Bethlehem-area Town

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down hundreds of fruitful vineyards belonging to Palestinians in the town of al-Khader, in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli settlers cut down around 200 […]

02 Jul
8:40

Palestinians in Ramallah Protest American Plans for the Area

(WAFA Images / Huthayfa Srour)  Hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Ramallah, on Monday, to protest attempts by the United States to impose its plans in the area, which the Palestinians have rejected since the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in December, and moving its embassy in Israel to […]

18 Jun
6:54

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Two Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into sites, believed to be run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, causing damage. The first strike targeted the “Bader” center, and the second strike targeted the Safina site, west of […]

30 May
10:09

Israeli Soldiers Invade Many Areas, Homes, In Hebron, Confiscate A Car, And Mobile Phone

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several areas in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, before storming and ransacking many homes, and confiscated a Palestinian car, and a mobile phone. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Old City of Hebron, and fired many flares, in […]

11 May
10:06

Army Fires Gas Bombs At Palestinians Near Gaza Border Areas In Gaza

As hundreds of Palestinians started gathered near five border areas, along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip to prepare for this Friday’s Great Return March, Israeli soldiers stated fires high velocity gas bombs at them, while more military units have been deployed there. The army also deployed more sharpshooters […]

29 Apr
2:50

Israel to Seize Lands in Bethlehem Area

Israeli authorities served notifications, on Saturday to seize 42 dunams of land in the village of al-Khadir, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, a local activist said. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the village, told WAFA that Israeli forces notified Palestinians from the […]

01 Apr
7:53

Settlers Flood Sewage into Hebron-area Farmland

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, flooded their sewage into an orchard planted with grapes near the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Yousef Abu Maria, an anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that extremist Israeli settlers from the Gush Etzion settlement, […]

10 Mar
9:37

Colonial Settlers Attack Houses in Hebron Area, Attempt to Burn Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank village of al-Tiwani, and attempted to set fire to the village’s mosque, according to locals. Locals from al-Tiwani, located in the South Hebron Hills, told Ma’an News Agency that a group of 30 settlers from the […]

04 Mar
9:02

Jerusalem Area Village Stages General Strike over Municipality Negligence

The Um Tuba schools, from the village of Um Tuba, near Jerusalem, have started a general strike in protest against the Jerusalem Municipality’s neglect of students’ safety. The head of the Parents’ Committee in Um Tuba, Ashraf Abu Teir, told the press that the village schools have started a general […]

07 Feb
10:10

Construction of Mixed-gender Prayer Area Begins at Al-Buraq Wall

February 7, 2018 10:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli government has begun construction of a new place for male and female Jews to pray at Al-Buraq Wall, adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli media reported on Tuesday, according to Al Ray.   The Israeli move came after years of negotiations between Orthodox and non-Orthodox (Reform) movements that will […]

19 Jan
3:23

Israel Considers Expanding Military Control to Areas of East Jerusalem

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, on Monday morning, that the Israeli army is currently considering taking full security and military responsibility for certain neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.   The army is examining the possibility of extending its security and military control to involve areas located outside the apartheid wall in occupied […]

16 Jan
11:22

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

22 Dec
8:33

Palestinians Foil Settler Attack on Nablus-area Village

Palestinian resdients of the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, Friday, managed to foil an Israeli settler attack against their town, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli activities in the north of the occupied West Bank, told WAFA that dozens of Israeli settlers, under the […]

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12 Dec
2:24

PCHR Condemns Israeli Authorities’ Decision to Decrease Fishing Area to Six Nautical Miles

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli authorities’ decision to decrease the fishing area to 6 nautical miles off the area from the Gaza Valley to Rafah City in the south.  According to the Israeli decision, the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip are banned from sailing […]

08 Dec
11:10

Israeli Army Increases Military Deployment In The West Bank And Gaza Border Areas

The Israeli army has significantly increased its deployment across the occupied West Bank, including in and around Jerusalem, and all border areas in the Gaza Strip, in anticipation of massive protests against claims by Donald Trump, and his U.S. Administration, recognizing Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel, and denying […]

08 Dec
2:01

Israeli Army Strikes Several Border Areas In Gaza

The Israeli army and Air Force fired many shells and missiles into border areas, in the Gaza Strip, in addition to firing dozens of rounds of live ammunition, while Israeli drones flew over the coastal region. At least one tank shell was fired into an area, east of the al-Maghazi […]

19 Nov
3:31

In Light of Forced Displacement Policy in Area “C”, Israeli Forces Issue military Orders to Evacuate Pope Mountain Bedouin Community, East of Occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area. At the time PCHR emphasizes the legal status of East Jerusalem as […]

26 Oct
7:34

Olive Pickers Attacked with Stones by Settlers in Ramallah-area Village

Israeli settlers, Wednesday, attacked Palestinian farmers with stones while they were harvesting olives in Deir Nezam village, near the West Bank district of Ramallah, said a local activist. Mohammad Tamimi, from the anti-settlements committee, said Israeli soldiers stood by while settlers from the nearby Halamish settlement, built illegally on land […]

22 Oct
10:56

Israeli Colonists Invade Al-Ein Al-Jadeeda Area In Hebron, Prepare For New Outpost

Several Israeli colonists invaded, on Saturday at night, the al-Ein al-Jadeeda area, south of Tal Romedia, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while carrying wooden boards and some construction tools, in preparation for establishing a new illegal outpost. The Youth Coalition against Settlements in Hebron said the attack […]

06 Sep
6:57

Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area Village

(Photo: Douma area 2014, Wikipedia) Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Douma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, […]

05 Aug
7:54

Bethlehem Area Villagers Urge Intervention as Israeli Government Prepares to Demolish 14 Homes in Al-Walaja Village

Last week, Israeli occupation authorities handed out demolition threats for 14 Palestinian homes in Al-Walaja village, about four kilometers northwest of Bethlehem City, under the pretext of having no building permit, and refuses to give them any permits at the same time. The families, whose homes would be demolished by […]

23 Jul
7:13

Israeli Forces Abduct Palestinian Girl from Hebron-area Village Entrance

Israeli forces kidnapped a Palestinian, who locals identified as “a girl,” at the entrance to the village of Bani Naim, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Saturday morning. Locals identified the girl as Safaa Abdullah Manasra, but did not specify how old she was. The girl […]

31 May
7:30

Life Under Occupation: Resisting Israeli Apartheid in H2 area of Hebron

The violence of soldiers and settlers has not deterred the Shamsiya family from reporting on human rights violations in Israeli occupied Hebron. Imad Abu Shamsiya is a 47-year old husband and the father of five children – three boys and two girls. A shoemaker by profession, for years he has […]

03 May
11:09

Army Invades Several Areas In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and during early hours Wednesday, several Palestinian communities, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and confiscated surveillance tapes and equipment. Media sources in Bethlehem said a large military force invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, searched homes for hours, […]

05 Apr
10:51

Army Invades Farmlands, Spray Toxins, In Borders Areas In Gaza

On Wednesday, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that two armored bulldozers, three tanks and bulldozers, stationed at a military base across the border fence, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region, while Israeli planes also sprayed lands with toxins. The […]

29 Mar
3:49

West Bank: Bethlehem-area Residents Prevent Seizure of their Lands as Demolitions Continue in Jordan Valley

Residents of the Bethlehem-area village of Walaja, on Tuesday, confronted Israelis who came to their land and marked it in preparation to take it over, according to Hasan Breijieh, an activist with the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem. Breijieh told WAFA correspondence that staff from an Israeli company known as Yoel, […]

16 Mar
5:33

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Various Areas In Gaza

After alleging a “rocket” was fired from Gaza, and struck an open area in an Israeli settlement in the Negev, that Israeli Air Force fired missiles into grounds run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and into Palestinian lands, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said an […]

Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)
27 Dec
1:02

Israeli Soldiers and Hundreds of Settlers Invade Nablus Area, Wounding Palestinian Youth

Fifteen buses of Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli soldiers in armored vehicles and jeeps, invaded the Nablus area in the northern part of the West Bank Sunday night to hold a religious ceremony at the site known as “Joseph’s Tomb”. The soldiers fired tear gas and live ammunition at the […]

22 Nov
3:57

Settlers Pelt Hebron Area Home with Molotov Cocktails

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, set fire to a Palestinian-owned home in Masafer Yatta, to the south of Hebron, according to a local activist. Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the popular committee against the separation wall and settlements, told WAFA correspondence that settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Yatir, built on Palestinian-owned […]

07 Nov
2:36

Settlers Steal Olive Crops from Village in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers have reportedly stolen olive crops gathered from land belonging to farmers from the village of Deir Sharaf, to the northwest of Nablus, a Palestinian official said on Monday. Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of the settlements file in the northern occupied West Bank, told WAFA that […]

05 Oct
4:50

Israeli Army Bombards Several Areas In The Gaza Strip

For the second time in just a few hours, The Israeli Air Force and army fired several shells and missiles, on Wednesday, targeting various areas of the Gaza Strip, after a shell was fired earlier into Sderot, in the Negev. The Israeli Air Force fired at least one missile into […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
19 Sep
5:27

PCHR: “Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences”

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

15 Sep
7:32

Army Bombards Several Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, a number of missiles into several areas, believed to be run by the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Some of the missiles detonated in open lands in a Qassam site, in the Shaima’ area, northwest […]

16 Aug
1:24

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences

Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), Press Release: Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” […]

02 Jun
11:05

Soldiers Invade Several Areas In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and summoned one Palestinian for interrogation. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the Saff Street, in Bethlehem, city, before storming and searching a few homes, and summoned a young man, […]

16 May
1:24

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Areas In West Bank, Kidnap Two Palestinians

May 16, 2016 1:24 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped at least two Palestinians. Several military vehicles invaded Saida town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, searched a few homes […]

10 Feb
12:33

Palestinian Homes Demolished in Nablus Area

February 10, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana, east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military “firing zone” for decades.Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activity, told Ma’an News Agency that […]

25 Jan
3:23

Army Bombards Two Areas In Gaza

Israeli war jets fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles targeting two areas in the Gaza strip, causing damage. The army said a rocket was fired from Gaza, on Sunday evening, and landed in an open area in the Negev.Palestinian sources in Gaza said the Israeli bombardment caused property damage, […]

24 Dec
5:45

Bethlehem-area Village Cut Off by Military for Weeks

December 24, 2015 5:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

The movement of residents in Ras Al-Wad, southwest of Bethlehem, has been sealed off for weeks by Israeli military forces, locals said Wednesday.A resident said that forces closed off the main entrance to the small village with large mounds of dirt around three weeks ago, and that the road has […]

17 Dec
1:17

Soldiers Invade Various Areas In Ramallah, Kidnap Five Palestinians

December 17, 2015 1:17 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several villages and refugee camps, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes causing excessive damage, and kidnapped five Palestinians. Clashes took place between the soldiers and local youths.Several army vehicles invaded the Qalandia refugee camp, and […]

12 Dec
11:28

UN Delegation Visits H2 Area of Hebron

On Tuesday, 8th December 2015, a delegation from the United Nations visited the H2 area of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), ahead of the international Human Rights Day on 10th December.12/12/15 | International Solidarity Movement | al Khalil Team The UN-delegation visited the H2 area, under full Israeli control, to understand the […]

29 Nov
1:28

Israel Closes Jerusalem Area Road, Isolates Palestinian Villages

November 29, 2015 1:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces, Saturday, closed a main road leading to Palestinian villages northwest of Jerusalem and prevented residents from entering or exiting the area, locals said.Locals told Ma’an News Agency that a checkpoint was set up on the road, completely blocking residents from moving through the area and isolating them from […]

02 Nov
5:36

Soldiers Detain Nablus Area Mayor and His Son

November 2, 2015 5:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank village of Qusra, overnight Saturday, and detained the village’s mayor and his son, a local monitor said.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West bank, told Ma’an News Agency that several Israeli military vehicles stormed Qusra south of Nablus. Israeli […]

19 Oct
12:34

Wall to Separate East Jerusalem District from Settlement, Settlers Firebomb Hebron Area Village

October 19, 2015 12:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Sunday, began installing a large concrete wall in occupied East Jerusalem to separate the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir from the illegal Israeli settlement of Armon Hanatziv.Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces helped unload huge concrete blocks in the neighborhood, including the notorious T-shaped blocks used in […]

06 Oct
7:23

Right wing Israelis rally for more destruction of Palestinian homes and areas

October 6, 2015 7:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Thousands of Israelis, including legislators and , gathered Monday in front of the home of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling for increased theft of Palestinian land for the expansion of Israeli colonies.The settlers who organized the rally set up a tent and stage outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home, […]

02 Oct
10:20

Israeli Forces Comb Nablus Area Following Shooting

Hundreds of Israeli troops were searching for suspected Palestinian gunmen on Friday, after the killing of a settler couple between the illegal Israeli settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh, near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, on Thursday evening. A Ma’an reporter said dozens of Israeli army vehicles were stationed […]

30 Sep
12:36

Army Bombards Several Areas In The Gaza Strip

September 30, 2015 12:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles targeting different areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing significant property damage.Media sources in Gaza said the army fired one missiles into a site, southwest of Gaza city, causing serious property damage, while many families suffered anxiety attacks. The […]

08 Sep
10:07

Israeli Forces Attempt Raid on Bethlehem-area School

September 8, 2015 10:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces entered the Bethlehem-area town of al-Khader, on Tuesday, and attempted to raid a school, in order to confiscate footage from one of its surveillance cameras, a Palestinian official said.PA Minister of Education, Sabri Seidam, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the Said al-Aas school, near the apartheid wall. […]

30 Aug
10:24

Israeli Drilling Endangers Bethlehem Area Village

August 30, 2015 10:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

Ongoing Israeli drilling works, including detonation of rocks, near the village of Wadi Fukin, to the west of Bethlehem, may put the lives of nearby Palestinians at risk, according to village mayor Ahmad Sukkar.Sukkar said, recently, that renewed drilling work by the Israeli authorities in the area also involve the […]

04 Jun
12:43

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Different Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Thursday at dawn, several air strikes targeting a number of areas, and resistance camps, in different parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage but no injuries. Israel claims the bombardment came in retaliation to shells fired from Gaza. Media sources said […]

03 Jun
12:35

E1 Project Aims to Eliminate Palestinians from C Areas

The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) today warned from the Israeli civil administration’s project E1, which aims to conduct six structure plans annexed to each other, forming a new settlement, after they relocating the Bedouin Palestinians from their homes near Jerusalem and Nuway’imah, and, therefore, seize their homelands in […]

01 Jun
3:10

Soldiers Storm Jenin Area in Search of Water Wells

Israeli occupation forces stormed, on Sunday, the Marg Ibn Amer plain, west of the city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, and launched a broad campaign in search of water wells in the region.Farmers said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli military patrols roamed in […]

27 May
4:35

Israel Claims A Rocket Was Fired From Gaza Into Southern Area

Israeli military sources claimed one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into an area in the southern part of the country, and that the army confirmed sirens went off, and that the residents “heard a loud explosion.”Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the sirens were sounded in the Lachish […]