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28 Mar
6:57

Update: 8 Palestinians Shot in Birzeit Protest

Eight Palestinians were shot and injured as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful march in solidarity with Palestinians prisoners, in front of Birzeit University, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Wednesday. According to local Ma’an sources, Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters who took part in a peaceful […]

26 Mar
9:35

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Birzeit University Students

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, into the campus of Birzeit University, in Birzeit City, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped three students from their dorms. Media sources said the undercover soldiers kidnapped Hamza Abu Qare’, Odai Nakhla and Tawfiq Abu ‘Arqoub, before […]

21 Mar
4:55

Birzeit Students Retaliate over West Bank Killings

Students burn tires at Ramallah’s northern entrance during a protest against the Israeli army killing of three Palestinians. (WAFA Images / Baha Nasr)  Several dozen Birzeit University students demonstrated today, at Ramallah’s northern border, near an Israeli army checkpoint, in protest against the army’s killing of three young Palestinians near […]

23 Mar
9:25

Detained Head Of Birzeit University Student Senate Continues Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, the Omar Hasan al-Kiswani, the head of the Students’ Senate in Birzeit University in central West Bank, started the hunger strike three days ago, protesting his detention and lengthy interrogation without charges. Al-Kiswani is held at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center, in Jerusalem, […]

09 Jan
12:30

Open Letter from Academics at Birzeit University in Palestine

We at Birzeit University call on the academic community to protest the Israeli government’s deliberate harassment of international students and academics who travel to Palestine in order to study or work in Palestinian academic institutions. The past few years have seen many international students and academics stopped, interrogated, and/or deported […]

09 Jan
2:26

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Birzeit University

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, a young Palestinian man, after the army assaulted protesters near the western entrance of Birzeit University, in Birzeit, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Medical sources said the young man was shot with a live round in his abdomen, and was rushed to a local […]

07 Jan
2:03

Army Injures A Palestinian In Birzeit

Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, a young Palestinian man, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near the western entrance of Birzeit University, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Medical sources said the young man suffered a moderate injury, after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated […]

13 Jun
7:52

Birzeit University Ranked Among Top 3% Best Universities

Birzeit University students walking on campus. (Photo courtesy of Birzeit University) Birzeit University (BZU), north of Ramallah, was among the top three percent of the best universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, a BZU press release said on Monday. For the first time, Birzeit University […]

28 Feb
11:29

Army Abducts Five Birzeit University Students Protesting Near Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, five students of Birzeit University, including three females, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, while protesting near the Ofer Israeli prison, and violently assaulted them. The students were participating in a massive nonviolent procession held in solidarity with Palestinian detainees holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, […]

02 Feb
4:30

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Birzeit University Students

February 2, 2017 4:30 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, Thursday, into the western entrance of Birzeit University, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two students. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers were driving a truck, before attacking Bassel Filian and Tawfiq Abu ’Arqoub, and took them to an unknown destination. Bassel […]

14 Dec
11:35

Army Invades Birzeit University, Illegally Confiscates Computers

December 14, 2016 11:35 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Birzeit University Campus, in Birzeit city in central West bank, violently searched several buildings, causing excessive damage, and confiscated computers. The head of the Student Senate in Birzeit University Ahmad al-‘Ayesh, said the soldiers invaded many buildings in the university, […]

17 Sep
10:04

Birzeit University Condemns Denial of Entry to UK Academic

Official statement, 17 September, 2016: Birzeit University condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the denial of entry to Dr. Adam Hanieh, who was invited by the Ph.D. Program in the Social Sciences at Birzeit University to deliver a series of lectures at the university. Dr. Hanieh, a Senior Lecturer in the […]

02 Aug
10:43

Birzeit a Forerunner in Top University Rankings

Birzeit University has asserted its leading position among universities in Palestine, as well as the Arab world: In all three of the major international rankings, Birzeit University is among the best Palestinian universities, and among the top 50 universities in the Arab universities, said a statement issued by the university’s […]

14 Jun
2:16

Birzeit Remains 1st in Palestine, Enters Top 50 Arab Universities in QS Rankings

Birzeit University retains its title as Palestine’s best university, while rises eleven places to hurtle the 50th spot in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s rankings this year. The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. This year’s rankings included 350 best universities […]

25 Mar
4:06

Lebanese Creativity Award Winner Donates Award to Birzeit University

Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, winner of the prestigious Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity 2016, donated his $25,000 award to Birzeit University.Khoury was cited both for his large and diverse literary output and for his attention to Palestine, which has been a cornerstone of his writing and activism. University president Abdel […]

19 Feb
6:11

UPDATE: Al-Qeeq Denied Family Visits, Birzeit, Workers Union Rally in Solidarity

February 19, 2016 6:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Detainees and ex-Detainees Committee announced, Friday, that Israeli security is still refusing to allow hunger striking journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq’s family the right to visit with him.The committee said that the decision violates the latest Israeli Supreme Court ruling which permitted his family to visit him in Affula Hospiutal. The […]

08 Feb
11:21

Webometrics Ranks Birzeit University as the Top Palestinian University & 31st across the Arab World

February 8, 2016 11:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, West Bank 0

Based on the volume of scientific material posted on the internet; the excellence of its content and the number of external links referencing the material, Birzeit University has climbed up the Webometrics Ranking and is now ranked 1st in Palestine and 31st in the Arab world, as of January 2016. […]

12 Jan
3:41

Birzeit University Condemns Israeli’s Constant Violations of the Right of Education

January 12, 2016 3:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Official Press Statement from Birzeit University 01/11/16:Birzeit- (11 Jan 2016)- In the early morning hours, the Israeli occupation army invaded Birzeit University campus. This is neither new nor unprecedented given the ongoing colonial aggression against the people and institutions of Palestine. Birzeit University condemns this attack and the direct violation […]

19 Jun
1:48

Soldiers Invade Birzeit University, Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday night, after midnight, Birzeit University near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after surrounding it from all sides, and imposing a strict siege on the university campus, and the entire area, the Palestinian TV stated.Palestinian TV has reported that at least 15 […]

27 Feb
11:20

3 Injured in Hebron Clashes Following Birzeit Killing

February 27, 2014 11:20 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Three Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces, on Thursday, during a protest near Hebron which followed the killing of Muatazz Washaha, 24, in the central West Bank, earlier in the day. Local youth in al-Fawwar refugee camp threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who responded by firing rubber-coated […]

11 May
2:42

Student Council in Birzeit University concludes a campaign in support of Bishara and Salah

The Student council in Birzeit University concluded on Thursday a campaign in support of Dr. Azmi Bishara, former member of Israeli Knesset, and Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic movement in Israel.The council collected signatures in support to the two leaders who are being prosecuted by Israel for their […]

22 Feb
10:59

Birzeit University closes after tuition crisis escalates

February 22, 2007 10:59 PM George Rishmawi Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Dr. Nabil Qassis, President of Birzeit University, the second largest Palestinian University, decided on Thursday to close the campus and suspend all classes until further notice after the tuition fee rows between the students and the administration escalated.Dr. Nabil Qassis, President of Birzeit University, the second largest Palestinian University, decided […]

11 Nov
8:14

Restructuring the Palestinian Authority: It’s Now or Never

by Dana El Kurd, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The Palestinian Authority (PA) has perhaps never been so embattled, polarizing, or internally fragmented. In the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the PA has cut itself off from Gaza, and reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah continues to be elusive. Regionally, the […]

12 Oct
5:07

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Young Woman

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, four Palestinians, including a young woman and two children, in Qalqilia, Nablus, and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Yousef Barrouq al-Aqra’. 18, after stopping him near the northern road of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. In addition, […]

12 Oct
3:22

Soldiers Take Measurements OF Palestinian Home Slated For Demolition

October 12, 2019 3:22 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the family home of a detainee, identified as Yazan Maghames, in Birzeit city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank, in preparation for demolishing the property. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, and officers of the Army Corps of Engineers, […]

11 Oct
9:32

Army Abducts A Student, Injures Several Young Men, In Ramallah

October 11, 2019 9:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the al-‘Irsal neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a student of Birzeit University, from his home, after repeatedly assaulting him. The soldiers invaded the family home of Fadi at-Tarsha, and repeatedly assaulted him while violently searching and ransacking […]

07 Oct
3:47

Eight Israeli Violations against Palestinian Journalists in September

Israeli authorities committed eight violations against Palestinian journalists, in September, a WAFA report said today, according to Days of Palestine. It said, in its monthly report on Israeli treatment of Palestinian journalists and media, that six journalists were injured from rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas inhalation or beatings by Israeli […]

05 Oct
8:14

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters Near Ofar Prison

Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent protesters marching near Ofar prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, to express solidarity with hunger-striking detainees. The procession started from Birzeit University, after being organized by various student blocks, and was attended by dozens […]

29 Sep
10:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, and other property, across the […]

29 Sep
5:13

Israel Alleges Arresting Palestinians Involved In Killing An Israeli Teen

The Israeli Internal Security Agency has reported that it arrested four Palestinians, allegedly involved in the killing of an Israeli teenage girl in Ein Bonin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 23, 2019. The agency said the four Palestinians are Samer Mina Salim ‘Arbeed, 44, […]

27 Sep
2:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 September 2019)

Summary     During the reporting period, PCHR documented 204 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces wounded 125 Palestinian […]

26 Sep
11:42

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Communities in Ramallah

September 26, 2019 11:42 AM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A large Israeli military force invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the areas surrounding al-Am’ari refugee camp, al-Quds Street in al-Biereh city, and Kobar town north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers invaded al-Quds Street before storming and ransacking many homes, and residential buildings, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians […]

25 Sep
1:01

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ramallah

September 25, 2019 1:01 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday before noon, several Palestinians in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after invading it and surrounding a residential building. Media sources said the invasion was carried out by at least twenty military vehicles before the soldiers surrounded the residential building. […]

23 Sep
12:06

Palestinian Opposition to Social Security: Revolution or Devolution?

September 23, 2019 12:06 PM Al-Shabaka Opinion/Analysis, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0

by Karam Omar for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview Social security functions as a safety net to protect workers in cases of illness, injury, and disability, and as a source of income after retirement. Its origins can be traced to the end of the nineteenth century, when Germany introduced the first mandatory social […]

23 Sep
11:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 45 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 45 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including twenty-two from the al-‘Isawiya and Silwan towns, in occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers and police officers, including military […]

23 Sep
9:54

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Injures Many Others, In Ramallah

September 23, 2019 9:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, two neighborhoods in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in addition to Birzeit city and Burham village, north of Ramallah, abducted four Palestinians, including a mother of a political prisoner, in addition to injuring several Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said […]

17 Sep
5:15

Dr. Amal Jadou First Female Undersecretary of Palestine MOFA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, signed a presidential decree appointing Ambassador Amal Azmi Jadou (PhD) as Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). By this decree, Dr. Jadou became the first Palestinian woman to fill this post. Dr. Jadou started her career with the Palestinian Authority in […]

13 Sep
11:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 September 2019)

September 13, 2019 11:08 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory   05 September – 11 September 2019 Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 2 children killed and 80 civilians injured, including 39 children, 2 paramedics and a journalist.   West Bank: 5 civilians […]

12 Sep
12:19

Boycotts, Benjamins and America’s University Leaders

by David Klein Days of Palestine, September 11th, 2019 If there is one thing which unites American university presidents, it is opposition to the academic boycott of Israel. The leaders of more than 250 universities have posted letters or made public statements denouncing the boycott.  The provost and president of Johns Hopkins proclaimed, in […]

11 Sep
1:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Abu Zeitouna, […]

10 Sep
8:41

Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Young Man Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Monday afternoon, a young man, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked youngsters protesting the death of a Palestinian detainee in Israeli prison. The Palestinian was seriously injured by Israeli army fire, north of al-Biereh city, and was […]

07 Sep
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A University Student Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young female student of Birzeit University, after storming her home in al-Biereh city, near Ramallah. Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded al-Biereh, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home Samah Jaradat, and abducted her. It Is worth mentioning […]

24 Aug
3:48

Israeli Troops Abduct Four, Summon One, in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank on Saturday before dawn and abducted several Palestinians who were asleep in their beds. In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Samed Jihad Jahhara from Al-Aroub refugee camp north of Hebron. In the central West Bank, Israeli forces abducted on […]

05 Aug
10:17

The Political Marginalization of Palestinian Women in the West Bank

August 5, 2019 10:17 PM Al-Shabaka News Report, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

by Yara Hawari for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY While Palestinian women have always faced political marginalization, developments since the Oslo Accords have caused them to endure perhaps even more formidable challenges when it comes to political participation. Al-Shabaka Palestine Policy Fellow Yara Hawari outlines these challenges and recommends ways for […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

23 May
7:25

Palestine’s First Solar Station Preparing to Produce

Noor Jericho Solar Park with its 20,000 panels is the first to start producing electricity in the Noor Palestine solar energy project. (Photo courtesy of PIF) Palestine’s first ever solar power station is getting ready to produce 7.5 megawatt (MW) of electricity setting the ground for the construction of many […]

23 May
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya and Kar Ni’ma villages, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, and detained one for a few hours, in addition to confiscating a car. Several army jeeps invaded […]

11 May
6:04

Israeli Apartheid Week: An Even Bigger Success in 2019

May 10, 2019 / Israeli Apartheid Week / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Arab World, Palestine Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, […]

09 May
1:31

Soldiers Close Road Linking Between Several Ramallah Villages

Israeli soldiers closed, Thursday, the main road linking between several village northwest of Ramallah and Birzeit, in central West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers closed the iron gate, which was installed at the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, forcing the Palestinians to take longer […]

25 Apr
10:11

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, three Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including one near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded at dawn Birzeit city, north of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted Anas […]

19 Apr
7:53

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

26 Mar
10:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin

March 26, 2019 10:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Monday at night, three young Palestinian men from Jenin, in northern West Bank. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Kafrit village, southwest of the city, abducted Nadim Turkman and Yazan Hamarsha, and confiscated their motorcycle. It […]

14 Mar
1:11

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including six students of Birzeit University, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to four Palestinians, who were taken prisoner, on Wednesday evening, The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded […]

26 Feb
7:55

Palestinians Furious and Fed Up with Corruption of ‘Mafia’ PA

by Megan Giovannetti in Ramallah, occupied West Bank Ali was incredulous. “You call them a government?” he asked. “I call them mafia.” For the 22-year-old Palestinian resident of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Authority (PA), headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, is a corrupt institution that […]

22 Feb
7:49

The Escalation of Israeli Collective Punishment of Palestinians

by Nada Awad, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Israeli authorities forcibly transferred Palestinian Nadia Abu Jamal from Jerusalem in 2017, following the demolition of her family home in 2015. Israel’s National Insurance Institute also revoked healthcare and other social security entitlements from Abu Jamal’s three children, two of whom suffer […]

20 Feb
9:11

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

February 19, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the AsociaciĂłn Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) to move its July 2019 congress from Hebrew University. […]

08 Feb
6:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 January – 06 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 31 January – 06 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to his wound while participating in […]

06 Feb
4:22

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions

Via BNC Official. February 5, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) / United States The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) supports the faculty at Pitzer College calling to suspend a complicit study abroad program in Israel over its discriminatory practices. PFUUPE, which […]

04 Feb
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated scores of Palestinians while […]

03 Feb
4:28

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

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

29 Dec
5:54

Neopatrimonialism, Corruption, and the Palestinian Authority: Pathways to Real Reform

by Marwa Fatafta,  for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview Palestinians recently ranked corruption as the second largest problem they face after the economic crisis – higher than the Israeli occupation, which ranked third. Indeed, Palestinians generally view Palestinian Authority (PA)officials as a self-serving, elitist group disconnected from the Palestinian national struggle and the daily sufferings […]

28 Dec
8:02

Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Enforced Disappearance of Saleh Omar Barghouthi

By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]

19 Dec
5:19

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

29 Nov
7:30

Pitzer College Faculty Votes Support BDS for Palestinian Rights

Earlier this month, Faculty at Pitzer College in California overwhelmingly voted to pass two motions providing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. In the first motion, faculty rejected a decision taken last year by the college’s president and trustees to nullify a Student Senate resolution in support […]

19 Nov
12:06

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians in The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes. It also said the soldiers caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation […]

19 Nov
9:41

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Inure Four, One Seriously, In Ramallah

November 19, 2018 9:41 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, many communities in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted three young men. The soldiers also shot four Palestinians, one seriously, on Sunday at night. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, […]

07 Nov
10:57

Israeli Army Abducts A Man Near Tulkarem

November 7, 2018 10:57 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, Shweika area, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and abducted a man after interrogating him and his family. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Waleed Suleiman Na’alwa, 59, and interrogated him and his family, before abducting […]

06 Oct
5:16

Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel

    October 5, 2018 —  A Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who supports the BDS movement and has called for an end to US military aid to Israel. The BDS movement congratulates Professor Smith. Dr. Samia Botmeh, Dean at Birzeit University in […]

30 Sep
8:51

Palestine Circus Festival’s “United for Freedom” Opens in Ramallah

September 30, 2018 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, News Report, Ramallah 0

XY Company performing at the opening of the Palestine Circus Festival in Ramallah. (Photo courtesy of the Circus School)  The second edition of the Palestine Circus Festival, entitled “United for Freedom”, opened in Ramallah on Thursday, with the participation of about 200 local and international artists, according to press release. […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan “United for Freedom.” International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the […]

18 Sep
1:48

Occupation Forces Arrested 3,500 Palestinians in First Half of 2018

Photo credit: Addameer. POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Occupation forces arrested 3,533 Palestinians, including 651 children, 63 women, and four journalists during the first six months of 2018. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian […]

21 Aug
11:59

More Than Half the Invited Speakers Withdraw From Scientific Workshop at Israeli Settlement University

August 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Six of the eleven invited speakers have confirmed their withdrawal from a physics workshop at Ariel University, which is built on occupied Palestinian land in an illegal Israeli settlement. Palestinian academics urge remaining speakers to withdraw from […]

03 Aug
6:04

Ban on Entry of Foreign Academics Hindering Palestinian Education says Rights Group

The Campaign for the Right to Enter the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Thursday, expressed deep concern at the rise in Israeli denial, of work or stay visa applications, for foreign nationals seeking to enter the occupied territories, saying this measure is hurting Palestinian education. The group said, in a press release, […]

28 Jul
10:17

Israeli Soldiers Continue The Home Invasions In Kobar

A large Israeli military force invaded, earlier Saturday, many homes in Kobar Palestinian village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and illegally confiscated cash from homes. Media sources in Kobar said the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes in the village, and interrogated many Palestinians. They added that […]

28 Jul
1:51

Israel Forces Teachers to Leave Palestine

Photo: Issam Rimawi (APA images) Israel has completely shut down a Palestinian university in Jerusalem amid a series of assaults on academic freedom. Israel is obstructing academic freedom at Palestinian universities through various measures, including closing colleges and denying visas for visiting professors. On 14 July, Israeli police raided and shut […]

27 Jul
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Invade Kobar, Abduct Three Palestinians

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Kobar village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, and took measurements of the family home of Mohammad Tareq Dar Yousef, 17, who was killed following the fatal stabbing incident in Adam illegal colony, in preparation […]

25 Jul
9:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Moath Thouqan, the son of imprisoned university lecturer […]

24 Jul
11:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Man And His Wife In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday night after midnight, a Palestinian man and his wife from their home in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The two were taken prisoner when the soldiers stormed their property, just minutes after they returned home, and were moved to Salaheddin Police station for […]

14 Jul
8:35

Foreign Residents in Palestinian Territories Denied Visa Renewals

Four suitcases, memories of 35 years and a hope to meet friends again, in Palestine, are what US citizens Roger Heacock and Laura Wick are leaving Ramallah with. The couple arrived to Palestine in 1983, initially planning to stay for a few years in solidarity. But they ended up with […]

27 Jun
1:37

Tortured Detainee Suffers Complications

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee from occupied Jerusalem, is suffering complications and severe pain, due to torture during extended interrogation by Israeli soldiers. It said that the detainee, Omar al-Kiswani, was abducted by the soldiers, on March 7th 2018, after the army invaded Birzeit University, […]

01 Jun
6:03

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by Valentina Azarova, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. As Israel ramps up construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do all private […]

10 May
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Qalqilia, Jenin And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from their homes in Qalqilia, Jenin and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, after the army broke into and searched many homes and buildings. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the […]

30 Apr
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including a student of Birzeit University who was taken prisoner for a campus dorm. The Nablus office of the PPS, in northern […]

27 Apr
10:04

Book Review: “Tower of the Stork”

Dima Al-Samman is a contemporary Palestinian-Jerusalemite novelist. She was born and raised in occupied Jerusalem and earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Birzeit University. Further studies saw her gain a High Diploma in Television Direction and she is currently the Director General of the Palestinian Ministry of Education. Writing […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

13 Mar
1:37

Israeli Soldiers Injure 17 Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, seventeen Palestinians, including eight who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked dozens of students of Birzeit University, protesting the Israeli abduction and imprisonment of the head of the Students’ Senate, who was taken prisoner last Wednesday, when the soldiers invaded the university campus. […]

20 Feb
11:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage boy from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and a young man in Birzeit, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Hizma town, before the soldiers broke into many homes, after smashing their doors, and conducted […]

19 Jan
6:47

Major Digital Activism Forum Attended by Hundreds in Palestine

Almost 300 hundred people attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah, this week, on 17 January, 2018. The event was was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement. The Forum was a day-long event, comprising panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as interactive […]

07 Jan
6:59

Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Nablus

January 7, 2018 6:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian child, after beating him up, in Salem village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded the village, and attacked Palestinian protesters, marching in their village, before abducting the child. The PPS […]

14 Dec
9:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Invade Print Shops And Colleges

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least three Palestinians, installed many roadblocks, in addition to invading two print shops, Birzeit University, and the al-Quds University, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron, said the soldiers invaded homes in Sa’ir town, east of the city, and abducted […]

10 Nov
11:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin

November 10, 2017 11:50 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted three young Palestinian men. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, identified as Khaled Abdullah Abu Bakr, 21, and Mahmoud Bassam Hamarsha, […]

17 Oct
7:22

Medical Students at Chile’s Largest University Overwhelmingly Vote for BDS

(University of Chile, Faculty of Medicine) More than three-fourths of students at the University of Chile’s Faculty of Medicine voted to break institutional ties with Israeli universities in a student referendum held last month. They also voted against Israeli government sponsorship or attendance of events at their university. This is the […]

10 Oct
4:32

Palestine-India Techno Park Joins Global Network for Science Parks

The Palestine-India Techno Park (PTP) has participated in the Thirty-fourth World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in Istanbul. The Park became a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), a leading global network for science parks and areas of innovation. […]

03 Oct
5:02

Palestinian Journalists Demand Decisive Action on Israeli Violations

The Palestinian Journalists Forum denounced the recent escalation in Israel’s egregious violations of international law, against them in the West Bank. Israeli forces detained, in the early hours of Monday, Al-Aqsa channel correspondents Alaa Tetti, from northern Hebron, and Ameer Abu A’raam, from Birzeit, after breaking into and ransacking their […]

13 Jul
8:13

Gaza is Headed for a Deeper Political and Humanitarian Crisis

by Haidar Eid, Ayah Abubasheer on July 13, 2017 Political players both in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the region are repositioning themselves after the recent emergence of a coalition between Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader of Fatah in Gaza and Hamas’s long-standing enemy, as well as the sanctions placed on […]

20 Jun
6:51

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 June, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in the Gaza Strip, in new crime of excessive use of force. 21 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during peaceful demonstrations […]

02 Jun
1:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the village of Khirbit Abu Falah, northeast of the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and Al-Biereh, and abducted a young Palestinian man. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Mizher al-Adasi, 21. The sources added that the young […]

16 May
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated large sums of cash. The army said it also confiscated a weapon from one of the invaded homes. In the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the West […]

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11 May
1:11

Palestine Today 05 10 2017

May 11, 2017 1:11 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 Wednesday, May, 10, 2017. Troops invade West Bank communities and detain civilians and settlers destroy farm lands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at […]

10 May
8:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 12 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, including three students of Birzeit University. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted three students of Birzeit University, in Ramallah, identified as Ahmad al-’Ayesh, who previously served as the […]