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06 Apr
6:08

Israeli Forces Deliver ‘Stop Work’ Orders to Palestinians near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces last week, ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Local official, Hasan Burejiya, in charge of monitoring Israeli violations in the area, […]

06 Apr
12:32

Military Forces, Settlers Deny Palestinian Farmers Access to their Land near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces and extremist Israeli settlers on Sunday prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu’, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources. Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large unit of […]

28 Mar
6:20

300 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down 300 olive trees on Palestinian owned land in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Hasan Breijieh, a member of the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonial settlers cut the trees in an area close […]

26 Mar
7:19

Olive Trees, Grapevines Damaged by Israeli Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, damaged 50 olive trees and grapevines in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Hisham Mohammad Sbeih, the landowner, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that upon entering his grove, near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc, […]

20 Mar
3:38

Movement Restrictions in Bethlehem and Surrounding Areas Ordered by Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Wednesday night, ordered movement restriction between the Palestinian governorates and called on thousands of Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements not to go to their places of work, in order to control the spread of coronavirus, Palestine News Network reported. In a […]

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

12 Mar
1:49

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in al-Ferdis village, in the Eastern Bedouin area, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the village, and demolished a one-story, 130 […]

10 Mar
9:54

400 Olive Tree Campaign trees, sponsored and planted by internationals, uprooted by Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, 9 March 2020 – By Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign: More than 20 armed Israeli soldiers invaded the land of Mohammad Mustafa Al-Hroub and uprooted more than 400 olive trees. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian farmer from the village of Wad Fukin, located southwest of Bethlehem. His land […]

03 Mar
4:38

Dozens of Olive and Grape Vines Uprooted by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Monday, uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees belonging to Palestinians in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted […]

28 Feb
2:50

Israel Demolishes a Palestinian Home, Another’s Workshop, Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn Thursday, demolished a Palestinian home, as well as a garage owned by another Palestinian citizen, in the village of Al-Walajah, northwest of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sources told PNN that Israeli soldiers and bulldozers approached the village early in the morning, stormed it, surrounded […]

23 Feb
2:20

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bethlehem, Abduct A Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, many Palestinians and detained a photojournalist in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted one child in Qalqilia. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of the city, and attacked Palestinian protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas […]

13 Feb
10:26

Deir Al-Balah, Bethlehem Rank Highest in Unemployment

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics “PCBS” issued its 2019 Labour Force Survey Results, which showed the unemployment rate among labour force participants in Palestine, in 2019, to be 25%; the total labour underutilization was 33%. Using the latest Revised ILO standards ICLS 19th, the number of unemployed was 343,800 […]

12 Feb
11:42

WAFA: “Israel to Seize Large Tract of Palestinian Land Near Bethlehem”

BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – Israeli authorities today issued orders to seize a large tract of Palestinian agricultural land to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-wall and settlement […]

06 Feb
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Bethlehem

February 6, 2020 1:49 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday, a Palestinian cameraman working for Reuters, identified as Mohammad Abu Ghneima, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to confiscating surveillance recordings, in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Abdul-Halim Ja’afra, the head of the Emergency […]

05 Feb
12:13

Soldiers Attack Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinian schoolchildren in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media source said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the student while heading to school. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, a teacher of Teqoua’ Secondary School, said […]

03 Feb
6:02

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian man near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in West Bank, after he reportedly approached a military roadblock carrying a knife. The army is alleging that the Palestinian man approached a military roadblock while carrying a knife and that he dropped it […]

29 Jan
3:10

Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Abu Dis And Bethlehem

January 29, 2020 3:10 PM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday morning, dozens of Palestinians in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and in Bethlehem, after the army attacked a protest against Trump’s so-called ” of the Century.” Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs at Palestinian protesters near the […]

19 Jan
8:15

Abbas Visits Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy’s ‘Walled-Off  Hotel,’ in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president’s arrival in Bethlehem to […]

18 Jan
7:24

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner

Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also […]

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17 Jan
5:02

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation […]

16 Jan
4:13

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, […]

15 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem

January 15, 2020 2:25 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, […]

14 Jan
10:51

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

08 Jan
12:02

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted the secretary […]

07 Jan
4:05

Orthodox Kick Off Christmas Day Celebrations in Bethlehem

On Monday morning, Christmas celebrations for the Orthodox churches began running on the Eastern calendar, PNN reports. The procession of Archbishop Kabriel Daho, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox in the Holy Land, Jordan, was accompanied by Captain Shimon Jean and Captain Paul Khanu, with the elders of the […]

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04 Jan
10:34

Israeli Forces Halt Construction of Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli military ordered, on Saturday, a halt on the construction of a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem city. In addition, the soldiers seized building equipment, including a pump and two cement mixers, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Hani Fannoun, head of Nahalin […]

01 Jan
9:27

Israeli Forces Storm Uproot Palestinian Olive Trees South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation bulldozers uprooted olive trees in Al-Jabaa village, south of Bethlehem, Wednesday morning, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The head of the village council of Al-Jabaa, Yiyab Mashaalah described a large force of the Israeli occupation army, accompanied by two bulldozers, storming the area of […]

29 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes. The soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources […]

24 Dec
7:35

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

December 24, 2019 7:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists gathered on Tuesday, at Manger Square, in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas eve. Local faithful and pilgrims gathered at the square, outside the Church of the Nativity, where a 15-meter Christmas tree had been erected, and along the narrow cobble-stoned route, known as Star […]

23 Dec
6:06

VIDEO: Christmas Parade Tours Streets of Bethlehem

Thousands of people went out to the streets of Bethlehem, to watch the annual Christmas parade touring Palestinian cities. The parade was launched on Friday evening, with the sound of religious hymns, heading toward Nativity Square, in the presence of official and legal personalities, in addition to families, children, and […]

23 Dec
2:31

Bansky’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem Displays “Scar of Bethlehem”

British street artist Banksy has brought a sombre Christmas spirit to the hotel he founded, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Middle east Monitor reported. Dubbed “Scar of Bethlehem”, the display features a miniature Jesus, Mary and Joseph under a […]

20 Dec
1:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Shepherd, Unleash Their Dogs Toward Him Near Bethlehem

Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked a Shepherd from Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and unleashed their dogs at him, causing various injuries. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan Village Council, said the colonists came from the illegal Ibei Hanahal […]

20 Dec
5:10

Israeli Settlers Uproot and Steal 300 Palestinian Owned Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted hundreds of olive trees in the southern West Bank town of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Owner of the trees, Hisham Barmil said that settlers from the illegal Sidi Boaz settlement outpost built on expropriated al-Khader land, uprooted 300 olive […]

17 Dec
10:32

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Teen Near Bethlehem

December 17, 2019 10:32 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Hamza Khaled al-Hreimi, 16, in the thigh, before abducting him, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that a Palestinian […]

17 Dec
3:25

Israel Demolishes Family Home Near Bethlehem

December 17, 2019 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned house in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the pretext it was built without a permit, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Hasan Breijieh, from the anti-wall, anti-settlement committee in Bethlehem, said that […]

14 Dec
6:02

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

06 Dec
10:40

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates on Bethlehem and Tulkarem, and summoned a young man for interrogation, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee […]

05 Dec
3:29

Army Demolishes A Garage, Carwash Structure, Near Bethlehem

December 5, 2019 3:29 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the village of al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before demolishing a garage, and a carwash facility. Nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awad, said the two demolished structures are owned by a local man, identified as Husam Khalifa. He added that the […]

03 Dec
11:30

Army Issues Illegal Annexation Orders Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

December 3, 2019 11:30 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers issued, Tuesday, orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The al-Jab’a Village Council said the soldiers posted the orders on lands owned by Palestinians from Abu Loha and Hmeidan families. It added that the lands […]

02 Dec
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, […]

02 Dec
10:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and one from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, before abducting […]

28 Nov
11:55

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, west of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and uprooted them. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the military bulldozers uprooted dozens of Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, […]

27 Nov
4:41

Illegal Settlers Paint Racist on Palestinian Homes, Slash Tires Near Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers Tuesday spray-painted racist graffiti and slashed tires of several vehicles in the village of Jaba’a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources stated that the illegal Israeli settlers sneaked into the village, punctured the tires […]

27 Nov
12:35

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Two Teens, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and abducted two teenage boys, during a procession at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs […]

26 Nov
12:46

Soldiers Demolish A Coffee Shop Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian coffee shop in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Taiseer Qattoush, the Mayor of Battir, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the town and demolished a coffee shop owned by Wisam ‘Oweina. Qattoush added that the […]

25 Nov
1:15

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A child, In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a child and a young man in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, and two near Tubas in northeastern West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Nour Mahmoud Abu Tarboush, 14, […]

17 Nov
10:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Attack Journalists at Bethlehem Sit-in Protest”

Dozens of journalists, Sunday, suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during a solidarity sit-in, held in support of injured photojournalist Moath Amarneh, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired a barrage […]

-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
15 Nov
3:38

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes, in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Monir Dar’awi, […]

14 Nov
11:24

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

November 14, 2019 11:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian in Bethlehem, and two others in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched several homes. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mawaleh area, and abducted Hamza Osama al-‘Ajjouri, […]

13 Nov
6:21

Israel Orders Seizure Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, issued military orders to seize more Palestinian land for military purposes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement and anti-wall activist, told WAFA that Israeli authorities in the Gush Etzion […]

10 Nov
11:49

Illegal Colonists Invade Village Near Bethlehem

On Saturday evening, a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on Palestinian lands near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and attacked several Palestinians, in addition to using fireworks against them, in al-Jab’a village, southeast of Bethlehem. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, […]

07 Nov
11:19

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 7, 2019 11:19 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians, including a teen. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing damage. They added that […]

-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
06 Nov
9:46

Israeli Troops Abduct 4 Palestinians, Including Cancer Patient, from Bethlehem

November 6, 2019 9:46 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces invaded the Bethlehem district before dawn on Wednesday and abducted three youth and a 45-year old man suffering from cancer. The attacks took place in Beit Jala town, Aida refugee camp, and al-Izza refugee camp in Bethlehem. Israeli troops invaded the region with multiple armored vehicles and soldiers, […]

04 Nov
10:19

Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Girl In Bethlehem

An Israeli settler driving at high speed ran over, and injured a Palestinian girl, Sunday evening, on a road in Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. According to local sources, the settler rammed his car into a young girl as she was walking with her brother, along the road, […]

04 Nov
8:08

Illegal Israeli Colonists Flood Orchard With Wastewater In Bethlehem

Several illegal extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Monday, a Palestinian olive orchard, and flooded it with wastewater, in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Thiab Masha’la, the head of al-Jab’a Village Council, said the Israeli assailants came from Beit Ayin illegal colony, which […]

22 Oct
11:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Young Men In Bethlehem, One In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including two siblings, in West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in addition to one Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, in several parts of Bethlehem […]

20 Oct
2:30

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian, International Activists, In Olive Orchards Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, Palestinian villagers and international solidarity activists, while picking olive trees in Palestinian orchards in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Tha Maan News agency qouted Ziad Salah, the coordinator of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Society, stating that the […]

17 Oct
1:07

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals. […]

16 Oct
1:26

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinians, picking their olive trees in their orchards, in the al-Jab’a village, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin colony, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian lands. They added that the colonists […]

13 Oct
3:59

Settlers Attack Elderly Man near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian man as he tried to prevent them from stealing olives in the village of Jaba’a, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin […]

13 Oct
2:19

Israel Approves The Construction Of 251 Illegal Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved the construction of 251 additional units in illegal colonies in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the Israeli “Planning and […]

10 Oct
10:38

Soldiers Demolish Two Palestinian Homes In Bethlehem

October 10, 2019 10:38 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, two Palestinian homes in Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Saddam ‘Obeyyat, the head of Kisan Village Council, said many army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished two homes. He added […]

02 Oct
2:28

Army Confiscates Agricultural Machinery Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and confiscated agricultural equipment and machines. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers surrounded Palestinian lands in the al-Masnshiya village, and confiscated the Palestinian equipment and machines. They added that the soldiers ordered the Palestinians to stop the […]

17 Sep
1:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem

September 17, 2019 1:05 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Mohannad Mahmoud Ja’ara, 22, and abducted […]

13 Sep
2:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

September 13, 2019 2:52 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, two young Palestinian men from their homes in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the solders invaded and searched several homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted Mahdi Omar Ziyada and […]

12 Sep
8:57

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including A Mother And Her Son, In Hebron And Bethlehem

September 12, 2019 8:57 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a mother and her son, in Hebron and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office n Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, issued three orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Beit Jala city, Teqoua’ and Rashayda towns, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Commission in Bethlehem, said […]

03 Sep
1:43

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian-Owned Land in Bethlehem District

A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour […]

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

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

23 Aug
1:25

Settler Runs Over 6-year-old Girl in Bethlehem District

An Israeli settler ran over a six-year-old Palestinian girl  in the village of Jabaa to the southwest of Bethlehem, the southern occupied West Bank, said eyewitnesses. Eyewitnesses said a settler ran over Jana Abu Loha, age 6, as she was passing near the entrance connecting between the villages of Jabaa and […]

16 Aug
6:16

Update: “Army Kills One Palestinian Near Bethlehem”

The Palestinian Health Ministry and the District Civil Coordination Office have reported that the Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli soldiers near Etzion, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has been identified as Ala Khader al-Hreimi, 26. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers fired many live rounds at […]

09 Aug
5:56

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Homes, Cars, In Bethlehem

Groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday at dawn, many Palestinian homes and cars in several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said many colonists hurled stones at a home and a car, owned by Ahmad Abu Dayya, in […]

09 Aug
4:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes before abducting a young Palestinian man and confiscating his car. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched homes in the town and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their […]

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 […]

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05 Aug
8:19

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction on Sunday in the village of Wad Rahal, south of Bethlehem. The head of the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction that was […]

31 Jul
12:03

Detainee From Bethlehem Refuses To End Hunger Strike

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that a detainee, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has refused an offer to be released in four months in exchange for ending his hunger strike, and added that the detainee is demanding that any offer must […]

28 Jul
3:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians, including one child, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in various parts of Bethlehem, and surrounding communities, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added […]

21 Jul
2:45

Journalist Injured as Soldiers Attack Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. WAFA correspondence said that Ayat Arqawi, who works as a photojournalist with APA agency, was […]

24 Jun
9:17

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a journalist, in Bethlehem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said several army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, […]

23 Jun
11:24

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Sunday, 300 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in Khallet an-Nahla area, near Wad Rahhal village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started uprooting them. The colonists brought bulldozers to uproot the Palestinian agricultural lands, privately owned by Mohammad Yahia Ayesh, and […]

23 Jun
10:14

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians children, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes, in Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, while on Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted the father of one of the detained children. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said […]

20 Jun
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, from ‘Aida refugee camp, and Beit Fajjar town, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several armored army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Firas Nasrallah. The […]

19 Jun
11:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including three who were taken prisoner from their homes in several parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, north of Bethlehem, abducted Bara’ Ibrahim Shakarna, from […]

18 Jun
1:32

Illegal Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonists and soldiers bulldozed and uprooted, Tuesday, Palestinian lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Berjaya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, stated that the colonists, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office, and soldiers” […]

17 Jun
9:59

Israel Approves Plans To Cut Down 2000 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

The plot to destroy 2000 fully mature olive trees near the city of Bethlehem, in southern West Bank, was rubber-stamped by the Israeli occupation authorities, according to WAFA News Agency. The 2000 trees, extend over a 1600 meter long road connecting two Palestinian villages, Taqou’ town and al-Minya, and take […]

16 Jun
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from their homes, in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Ramallah. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Nabil Taqatqa, 18, and Mohammad Ali Taqatqa, 17. It added […]

13 Jun
7:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Father, His Wife And Son, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian father, along with his wife and their son, from their home in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mousa Zreina, his wife Laila, and their son Mousa, after storming […]

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 […]

06 Jun
2:26

Illegal Colonists Occupy Private Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded and illegally occupied, Thursday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in the al-Makhrour area, in Beit Jala city, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonists invaded and […]

31 May
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian child near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured a young man from Hebron, while trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Media sources said the soldiers shot and killed Abdullah Luay Gheith, 16, from the southern West Bank […]

23 May
10:52

Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Khalaya al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission,” stated that several army jeeps invaded the area, after surrounding it. He added that the soldiers then […]

22 May
5:52

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Child Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and shot a Palestinian child before abducting him. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian protesters, […]

19 May
1:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Ra’fat Zayyah, 25, after breaking into his home and violently searching it. They added that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired many […]

12 May
8:08

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Teen In Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Nahhalin, west of Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a teenage boy. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes, and abducted Khalaf Osama Shakarna, 16. They added that the soldiers questioned […]

04 May
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem and Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian man from the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. On Friday evening, the soldiers abducting two Palestinians near Nablus, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded al-Khader, before storming and searching a few homes, and interrogated […]

01 May
1:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted one Palestinian. It added that the soldiers abducted Ahmad Ibrahim al-‘Amour, 22, […]

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 […]

24 Apr
10:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinian former political prisoners in Bethlehem, and one in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank, after breaking into their homes and searching them. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four former political prisoners, […]

21 Apr
1:15

Israeli Colonist Runs Over A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

A speeding illegal Israeli colonist rammed with his car, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child in the al-Ferdees Mountain area, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the child, only five years of age, suffered various cuts and bruises, and that his wounds were described as […]

18 Apr
7:44

Army Demolishes Three Agricultural Rooms Near Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Shoshahla area in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished three agricultural rooms. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers, accompanied by an armored D9 military bulldozer, invaded the […]