Search Results for : breaking the silence

17 Jul

Israeli Knesset Passes “Breaking The Silence” Bill

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the “Breaking The Silence” bill, granting the Minister of Education the power to prevent peace activists from the organization “Breaking the Silence” from entering schools, or to talking to students about their organization. The approved bill passed with 43 Knesset members voting in […]

02 Apr

Breaking the Silence Director Yuli Novak Delivers Powerful Speech in Jerusalem

Last night, in Jerusalem, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian citizens came together in solidarity, to protest the enduring state of chaos and civil strife perpetuated by decades of violent military oppression imposed on the region. Yuli Novak, executive director of “Breaking the Silence,” a group of former Israeli soldiers who […]

09 Feb

New Report by Breaking The Silence – “The High Command” (VIDEO)

BTS official, 02/07/17: “Dear Friends, Last week we published a new report addressing the relations between settler and the IDF: “The High Command – Settler influence on IDF conduct in the West Bank.” The report was written following a comprehensive research and in the context of the contentious public debate surrounding […]

16 Jan

Breaking the Silence: “The civilian was laying there, writhing in pain.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the […]

13 Jun

Breaking the Silence: “I’d Rather Not Know”

A former soldier relates his experience with regard to the destruction of Palestinian olive trees while on patrol with the Israeli army. testimony catalog number: 314970 rank: Sergeant First Class unit: Reserves 455 Armored Corps area: Hebron area period: 2013 ‘There’s this term called ‘price tag.’ (A settler strategy of committing violent […]

18 Mar

Netanyahu: Breaking the Silence Crossed a Red Line

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said rights group Breaking the Silence had “crossed a red line’, following allegations that the group collected classified information from members of the Israeli military.The PM launched the allegation shortly after Israel’s Channel 2 aired an investigative report based on video footage obtained by undercover […]

12 Feb

Former Israeli FM Director Vilified for Support of ‘Breaking the Silence’

February 12, 2016 12:24 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Attendees of an Israeli Knesset Education Committee meeting, on Tuesday, called for the dismissal of former Foreign Ministry director Alon Liel, after the official criticized the Israeli right and supported efforts to end Israel’s ongoing military occupation.Liel, also a former Israeli ambassador to South Africa, initially came under fire in […]

18 Jan

Lieberman: B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence are ‘Traitors’

January 18, 2016 2:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader, Avigdor Lieberman, on Friday, called Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence ‘traitors’, stating that the groups were funded by the same people who finance Hamas.According to the PNN, the right-wing party leader said, in an Israeli Channel interview, on Friday, January 15, that: […]

24 Dec

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

15 Dec

Ya’alon Bans ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 15, 2015 7:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, on Tuesday, that he had banned Israeli veteran group Breaking the Silence from participating in any official activities with Israeli forces, Israeli media reported.Ya’alon’s statement was made on social media, where he called the left-wing veteran group hypocrites spreading ‘false propaganda’ against Israeli forces […]

04 May

Breaking the Silence: Army Deliberately Targeted Civilians in Gaza

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.According to WAFA, […]

14 Dec

The Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence Launches a New Book

December 14, 2010 10:48 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Marking the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Second Intifada, Breaking the Silence is due to publish a new text, ‘Occupation of the Territories – Israeli Soldier Testimonies 2000-2010’, which contains 180 testimonies from more than 100 male and female military personnel.The book, which will be launched on December […]

12 Oct

Israeli Veteran’s Group Breaking The Silence Nominated For EU Human Rights Award

Israeli human rights group, Breaking the Silence, best known for publishing testimonials by current and former Israeli soldiers has been nominated by two European Green parties for the European Union’s Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.The Sakharov Award is given out annually to groups or individuals that exemplify a […]

28 Jun

A chilly experience- Confronting the reality in Hebron through Breaking the Silence tour

The tour of Hebron and its settlements, organized by the organization ‘Breaking the Silence’ was once again disrupted by a group of settlers on Friday, 27 of June. ‘Breaking the Silence’ is an organization made of discharged Israeli soldiers who work to expose the reality of the occupation in the […]

12 Nov

Breaking the silence: Israeli soldiers speak out

Standing at 6'1, with strong build, a full beard, and long dark hair, Yehuda Shaul seems like an unassuming young man. Wearing dark cargo pants, and a long-sleeved blue shirt, he paces back and forth taking in the whole room. It's hard to notice at first but his blue velvet […]

21 Aug

Political Ban Fails to Silence Khaled Barakat in Berlin

Two events in Berlin on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 August, featured speeches by Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, who was subject to a political ban by the German state preventing him from speaking about Palestine at any public event or activity. Barakat appealed against the political ban in German courts, […]

11 Jul

Dr. Basem Naim: Israel Shuts Vital Crossing, But Gazans Will Not ‘Die in Silence’

Israel has intensified its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip by closing the only crossing for commercial goods. Former Gaza health minister Dr. Basem Naim discusses the impact on a devastated health system and says that Palestinians will continue their weekly protests for freedom. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s […]

13 May

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

22 Jun

Breaking the Fast for Jo Cox in Occupied Tel Rumeida, Hebron

06/22/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On July 21st 2016, Youth Against Settlements (YAS) organized an Iftar dinner and Jen Cox memorial in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) with the attendance of several core solidarity organizations with the Palestinian people. Organizations such as Breaking the Silence, Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine […]

04 Dec

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

26 Jul

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

[[Breaking The Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

24 Jul

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

22 May

Eurovision Turns Out To Be A Big Hit For Palestine

by Yvonne Ridley  It was the result that nobody predicted: the winner of Eurovision 2019 is… Palestine! Despite the organisers describing the Eurovision Song Contest as a non-political event, the issue of Palestine took back, front and centre stage in Tel Aviv over the weekend, which may make Israel come to regret its weaponisation of culture […]

18 Mar

Israeli Settlers Pelt Palestinians With Rocks in Southern West Bank

March 18, 2019 1:52 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Sunday afternoon, a group of Israeli settlers from Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron threw rocks at Palestinians driving on Road 60. Israeli soldiers and police watched the rock-throwing, but did not intervene. Israeli settlers from Kiryat Arba are known to be among the most extreme and violent of Israeli […]

02 Feb

BTS Testimonies: “You hate everyone.”

[[Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

06 Dec

“Occupying Hebron 2011-2017” – New Booklet of Testimonies

Via BTS official: Dear friends and supporters, This year marked a jubilee since the founding of the settlement in Hebron. Throughout the past 50 years, thousands of soldiers were deployed in the city, us included. Being sent by Israeli governments to enforce the occupation in Hebron, we have become far […]

23 Jun

Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory, While Palestinians Fly Kites (pt 1/2)

As Israel mows down protesters in Gaza with brutal military technology, Palestinians respond creatively, with kites and balloons. Shir Hever discusses the hidden rift within the Israeli military. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic […]

06 May

Israeli Soldier: “By the time we got out of there, everything was like a sandbox.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

21 Apr

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

25 Feb

BTS: “They fired the way it’s done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

19 Feb

Palestinian Recounts Brutal Israeli Dog Attack: ‘I bled for two and a half hours.’ (VIDEO)

This is a long-standing policy used by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, says Max Blumenthal. Mabruk Jarrar, a 39-year-old schoolteacher, was savagely mauled by Israeli military dog during a raid on his home in the occupied West Bank. Here, he recounts his horrific experience. While Israeli occupation authorities insist that this […]

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, December 31, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
30 Jan

As Long as Occupation Exists, Soldiers Will Continue to Speak Out

We must make our voices heard sharply and clearly, so that every person who served in the occupied territories will know that speaking out is not merely an option — it is a moral duty. By Avner Gvaryahu Like many who served alongside me, I preferred to remain silent. I […]

12 Jan

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

31 Dec

Israeli Testimony: “If ‘roof knocking’ was conducted and no one came out after a few minutes, then the assumption was that there was no one there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

09 Dec

After Trump’s Jerusalem H-Bomb: Weighing Options for Palestinians

by Nadia Hijab Protests around the world are planned against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In so doing, Trump dispensed with such details as boundaries and borders – indeed with international law itself – and repeated the long hollowed-out US commitment to facilitate “a lasting peace agreement.” Given […]

05 Nov

BTS Video Testimony: “There is No Such Thing as Innocent Civilians”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

06 Aug

Gaza 2014: “They weren’t sure it wasn’t some family they just took down in there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

20 Jun

UNRWA: Devastating Psychological Effects for 2014 War Victims

In a statement issued over the weekend, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbühl marked 50 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – and called on the international community to take action. The statement said that the 2014 conflict had a devastating psychosocial […]

28 May

An Israeli soldier’s testimony: “Anything still there is as good as dead.”

“Breaking the Silence” is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.  Founded in March 2004 by a […]

10 May

Empire Files Rewind: Silencing Palestine – Prison & Repression

Published by Telsur on Apr 11, 2017 Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime — but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in […]

08 Apr

Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Published by Telesur on October 6, 2016. In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank, the Balata and Aida camps. With millions of displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of thousands are refugees […]

15 Mar

Actor Richard Gere: Settlements an Absurd Provocation

American actor and humanitarian activist Richard Gere has described illegal Israeli settlements “an absurd provocation,” Haaretz reported on Sunday. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Gere said: “Obviously, this occupation is destroying everyone. There is no defense of this occupation.” About the illegal Israeli Jewish settlement in the […]

21 Jun

BTS: “You Force People the Age of Your Grandma Out of Some Tin Shed Where They Live” testimony catalog number: 852350 unit: Judea Regional Brigade area: Hebron area period: 2012 “We went to Umm al-Khair, which is right up next to [the settlement of] Carmel. We went there for a demolition. We demolished a shed or two in there. You get an order about what to […]

19 Jun

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of […]

13 Jun

Army Flares Set Fire to Dozens of Olive Trees

Agricultural lands located behind the apartheid wall in Qalqilia, were set on fire late Sunday night due to the firing of flares by Israeli forces, according to WAFA security sources. Dozens of olive trees were reportedly engulfed in flames after Israeli forces fired light flares over agricultural lands in Qaliqilia. […]

Ramming attack in Hebron
22 Apr

Israeli Settler Severely Wounds Palestinian Boy in Ramming Attack in Hebron

An Israeli settler attacked a Palestinian child with a vehicle on Thursday, causing moderate injuries. The child, Alaa Ghaleb al-Rajabi, 16, was transported to a local hospital (al-Ahli hospital) and is in stable condition, according to medical sources. The attack took place near the Ibrahimi mosque in central Hebron, an […]

16 Feb

The Revolving Door of Government Policy and Mad Cow Media Incitement

US President Barack Obama reportedly has intentions to sign a trade agreement which includes provisions that fail to differentiate between Israel and illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as discourage the boycott of Israeli goods.The US government opposes the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, […]

29 Dec

Israeli Bill Set to Impose New Measures on Rights Groups

December 29, 2015 1:53 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli ministers have voted in favour of a bill that will crack down on human rights groups receiving funds from abroad, a move EU officials have said is reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.Opponents say the bill unfairly targets leftwing organizations critical of government policy, leaving rightwing pro-settlement groups immune from the […]

30 Jul

Black Friday in Gaza

Amnesty International: ‘Strong evidence’ that Israel committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. ‘Nobody can claim that they don’t know what happened on Friday the 1st of August. We are closer now to justice than we were before.’Israeli troops committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during and […]

26 Jun

Gaza: The Drone Eats With Me — Diaries From a City Under Fire

“We prepare the suhoor. We all sit around five dishes: white cheese, hummus, orange jam, yellow cheese, and olives. Darkness eats with us. Fear and anxiety eat with us. The unknown eats with us. The F16 eats with us. The drone, and its operator somewhere out in Israel, eat with […]

29 May

Israel 2015: A Government of Extremists in Charge of An Out-of-Control Military

Shocking words from Israeli officials’ and soldier testimonies of criminality reinforce immediate need for arms embargo and other sanctions, says the IPSC.According to the PNN, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed a new briefing paper to members of the Irish Parliament, members of the European Parliament and members of local […]

13 May

Red Cross: Gazans Still Missing since ‘Protective Edge’ Assault

15 Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip reported the disappearance of their sons in the summer-long Israeli offensive on the region which took place in 2014, the International Red Cross spokeswoman said on Wednesday.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Sohair Zaqout said, in a press statement, that the Red […]

08 May

‘We Bombed Civilians for Entertainment.’

An Israeli soldier has said that he and his colleagues bombed civilian in Gaza Strip during last year’s Israeli offensive “for entertainment”.In an interview conducted on Tuesday with a 20-year-old Israeli soldier named Arieh, he said: “I was called to service early on July 2014 and was deployed to the […]

06 May

Report: Israeli Soldiers Describe ‘Losing Their Sense of Morality’ During the Gaza Conflict

Israeli forces may have committed ‘grave violations’ of the international laws of warfare during last summer’s bloody Gaza conflict, according to the accounts of soldiers who fought in it.A collection of harrowing testimonies published on Monday by Breaking the Silence, an NGO run by former Israeli soldiers, describes lax rules […]

06 May

UNRWA Denies Israeli Allegations over Alleged Palestinian Attack

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday denied a false allegation made against it by former head of the Israeli army over an alleged incident which occurred during the 2014 summer Israeli aggression on Gaza.According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, the organization stressed that the […]

29 Jul

Israeli Soldier Leaks Accounts of Revenge Attacks Against Civilians by Troops in Gaza

An Israeli soldier has published accounts of Israeli soldiers being authorized by their commanders to carry out revenge attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip “to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers”.Eran Efrati reports, “Soldiers in two different units inside Gaza […]

27 Jul

‘Dad, when will these attacks stop?’

It has been one more day without water or electricity in Gaza as Israeli soldiers continue their attacks. Since the attacks began more than two weeks ago, Israel has killed 865 Palestinians. Many have been slaughtered inside their homes or schools run by the United Nations. Nowhere is safe. “Rami, […]

24 Jun

Human Rights Organizations Call For an End to Israel’s Collective Punishment Against Palestinians

A number of human rights organization have called, in an official letter, upon the Israeli security and military commanders in the West Bank to refrain from collectively punishing the civilian Palestinian population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as part of the “Operation Brother’s Keeper,” B’Tselem said in […]

14 Apr

Soldiers Aid Right-Wing Israelis in Establishing New Settlement in Hebron

April 14, 2014 12:51 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon gave his approval to the establishment of a new Jewish-only settlement in the heart of the Palestinian city of Hebron, and several families moved in, on Sunday, with the assistance of a military phalanx which paraded the settlers through the city and established them in […]

04 Mar

Israeli officer shakes hand with settler who attacked Palestinians

March 4, 2013 12:52 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

On Saturday, masked Israeli settlers were caught on camera shaking hands with Israeli border guards stationed in the village of Umm al-Amad, south of Hebron, then proceeded to harass a group of Palestinian cattle herders while the border guards stood by and watched without intervening.A spokesperson for the border guard […]

02 Mar

Israeli officer writes: “It’s a shame the Arab whore didn’t die”

In response to Monday’s attack by a group of Israelis on a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem, Israeli police officer Ariel Shapiro posted on his Facebook page, “Good! It’s a shame the Arab whore didn’t die [in the attack]”.The attack took place as the Palestinian woman waited at a light rail […]

08 Sep

Abusing children ‘part and parcel’ of Israeli ideology, says rights defender

September 8, 2012 12:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Rifat Kassis is the director of Defence for Children International-Palestine Section. In 2010, I interviewed Kassis about about his organization’s work and the special situation of Palestinian children growing up under occupation. I interviewed him again this week on the Israeli soldiers’ confessions about the mistreatment of Palestinian children, published […]

04 Sep

‘You want to kill him but he’s crying’: More Israeli soldiers’ confessions of crimes against childr

September 4, 2012 12:17 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Human rights, Palestine 0

In 2007, Israeli soldiers arrested 13-year-old Majid Jaradat for throwing stones during a demonstration in Sair village, near Hebron. Majed spoke about the violence of his arrest and detention in a video produced by Israeli rights organization B’tselem.But this was no isolated case. Many more such incidents are reported in […]

01 Feb

Palestine Today 02 01 2012

February 1, 2012 8:51 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 42s || 3.39 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday February 1st, 2012. Israel is named as the second most educated country in the world, and the […]

15 Dec

Palestine Today 12 14 2010

December 15, 2010 6:08 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 5 m 0s ||4.60 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, December 14th 2010. The Jerusalem Post said on Monday that the US Congress warned the Palestinian Authority to resume […]

11 Dec

Over 10,000 People Mark International Human Rights Day in Tel Aviv

December 11, 2010 3:55 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

About 10,000 people marched in Tel Aviv, on Friday, on the International Human Rights Day, reports have stated. Marchers gathered in Tel Aviv, at Habima Theater, on Friday morning to protest against the growing racist sentiment in Israel which, they warned, is posing a dangerous threat to Israeli democracy. The […]

01 Dec

Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada

NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation’s financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of ‘anti-Semitism.’ NGO Monitor is an extreme right-wing group with close ties to the Israeli government, military, West Bank settlers, a man convicted of misleading the US Congress, […]

13 Oct

Palestine Today 10 12 2010

October 13, 2010 5:03 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 6 m 05s || 5.57 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Settlement construction continues in the West Bank; New Israeli citizenship law requiring non-Jews to pledge […]

06 Feb

NYT’s Israel Editor’s Sticky Situation

Ethan Bronner is the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. As such, he is the editor responsible for all the news coming out of Israel-Palestine. It is his job to decide what gets reported and what doesn’t; what goes in a story and what gets cut. To a considerable degree, […]

30 Jan

Testimonies of Israeli Female Soldiers Regarding Violations Against Palestinian Civilians

January 30, 2010 1:39 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

…Somehow, a female combatant has to prove herself more, on the ground too. Again, a female combatant who can lash out is a serious fighter. Capable. A ball-breaker. There was one with me when I got there, she’d been there long before, she was – wow, everyone talked about what […]

08 Aug

Israeli settlers attack British diplomats touring Hebron

August 8, 2008 7:58 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The British Consulate in Israel reported on Thursday that a group of Israeli settlers attacked a delegation of British diplomats who were visiting the southern West Bank city of Hebron. No injuries were reported as the diplomats toured the city in an armored vehicle. During the attack, one of the […]

20 Apr

Testimonies from Hebron: Soldiers choke, beat Palestinians

April 20, 2008 8:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human Interest, Human rights 0

"Everyone there feels like they are doing something wrong. At least my friends felt they were doing something wrong." This was the opening sentence in a pamphlet over 100 pages long, which tells the stories of dozens of soldiers who have served in Hebron over the last few years. The […]

15 Apr

‘I don’t talk to Arabs.. I shoot people like you.’

On Sunday, there were no US flags and lots of Israeli flags in a "street fair" dubbed "Ben Yehuda, Jerusalem Street fair" in Teaneck, NJ.  I came a bit early and strolled through the few booths selling Israeli products and Zionist ideas (no mention that Jerusalem is illegally occupied per […]

12 Nov

Settler groups attack Israeli leftists in Hebron, raid orchards in Qalqilia

November 12, 2005 2:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

An Israeli source reported that an extremist settlers group attacked Israeli peace activists, members of Merez Israeli leftist group while touring Hebron. In Qalqilia settlers raided Palestinian olive orchards and stole, picked and stole the olives. Several settlers verbally and physically attacked the group as it arrived at an illegal […]

16 Mar

Israeli paramedic arrested for giving Palestinian detainees sweets and fruits

March 16, 2005 11:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers arrested an Israeli paramedic after he distributed fruits and sweets on several detainees in an Israeli prison; the medic was punished by seven days imprisonment and will be transferred to another prison. The Israeli online daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the Israeli security rejected a request by the […]

28 Jan

Palestinian Bodies Used for Army Anatomy Lesson

January 28, 2005 3:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

“Military doctors gave medics lessons in anatomy using the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.” A Soldier testified to “Breaking the Silence” organization.   The Breaking the Silence organization has collected new testimony from Israel army soldiers on harsh actions carried out during the course of the fighting in the […]

21 Sep

More testimonies on Army Misdeeds, No Noticed Impact

September 21, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Organizers of ‘Breaking the Silence’ exhibition distributed to the press this week a new collection of soldiers’ testimonies, reporting incidents in which officers and soldiers knowingly broke army open-fire regulations. A group of released soldiers started breaking the Silence in June with a public exhibition. The group aims at placing […]

11 Mar

Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression!

By Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: The German state has once again escalated its harassment and repression directed against Palestinian speech and advocacy. In the latest order issued by the Berlin immigration office, received yesterday, 9 March, German officials escalated their attacks on Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, […]

20 Jan

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More

Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the […]

11 Nov

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 […]

05 Nov

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director

The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet. “Decision […]

04 Oct

Israeli Forces Kill One Palestinian Protester, Injure 57 in Gaza Friday

Israeli forces attacked non-violent protesters in different parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing one Palestinian and wounding 57, including 18 who were shot with live ammunition. The Palestinian protest organizers called this Friday’s March of Return the “Friday of 78 Children”, in honor of the 78 children killed […]

28 Aug

Committee Calls on International Community to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The Legal and International Advocacy Committee of the National Commission for the Return and Siege Breaking Marches strongly condemns the continuation of the Israeli occupation forces targeting the Palestinians participating in the return and siege breaking marches in Gaza Strip. The demonstrations have been held for 71 consecutive Fridays, and […]

19 Jul

International Lawyers Support Khaled Barakat’s Struggle against Political Ban

July 18, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International, European and German lawyers issued statements in support of Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, subjected to a political ban in Germany since 22 June, when he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” […]

18 Sep

Palestinian Beaten to Death by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man after abducting him from his home, and repeatedly assaulting him. The PPS said undercover Israeli soldiers abducted Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, from his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

04 Feb

Gaza’s Children Call on World to End Israeli Siege

More than 6,000 Palestinian children gathered at Central Square in Gaza City, on Sunday, to call on the world to urgently end the 11-year-old Israeli siege on the coastal enclave. These children, who have now fallen under three massive Israeli military offensives during the siege, called for the world to […]

07 Jan

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery […]

25 Jul

Palestinian Protesters Defend Their ‘Right to Exist’ (VIDEO)

As the Al-Aqsa protests continue despite a deadly Israeli crackdown, writer Mariam Barghouti says Palestinians across the Occupied Territories “are reiterating their right to exist”. TRNN transctipt: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Palestinians continue to protest Israeli restrictions in Jerusalem amid a deadly crackdown. Israeli forces […]

24 Jul

Yet Again, Al-Makassed Hospital Subject To Frequent Israeli Invasions, Violations

“We, in Jerusalem, feel like we are completely on our own, facing ongoing Israeli violations, while some Arab governments are competing with each other on who is better in normalizing with Israel, while its soldiers are invading surgery rooms, attacking staff and patients, and are attempting to abduct wounded Palestinians, […]

10 Jan

Foreign Ministry: “Salhi’s Execution, Sate-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s execution of a former political prisoner, in front of his family in his home, and described the attack as a “state-sponsored terrorism.” The Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, in Tubas, and terrorized […]

10 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Execute Young Palestinian Man In His Home Near Tubas

January 10, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Updated: According to investigations by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and the mother’s testimony, Fawziyah Mahmoud Khamis Salhi (67) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 02:00 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas.  They surrounded the family house of Mohammed […]

10 Dec

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

30 Dec

Forces Kidnap 15 from West Bank, Shut Down Prisoner Rights Center

December 30, 2015 12:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, ransacked the Bethlehem headquarters of the district’s Palestinian Authority-run committee for charitable work as well as a prisoners’ rights group office in Nablus, destroying and confiscating property.The treasurer of the Bethlehem charity, Mahmoud Khalifa, told Ma’an News Agency that ‘occupation forces broke into the headquarters at […]

12 Oct

(VIDEO) Israeli Soldiers Raid Office of Independent Palestinian Media IMEMC

October 12, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

Sunday morning at dawn, Israeli soldiers raided the office of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) and the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement (PCR). IMEMC is playing a pivotal role in conveying Palestinian news to an English-reading readership. At dawn on Sunday October 11, the office of the independent news […]

13 May

Palestinians Begin Commemoration of 67th Nakba Anniversary

In a massive protest march, thousands of Palestinians marched Wednesday, to late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s square in Ramallah, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba which befell the Palestinian people in 1948.The Nakba, an Arabic word for ‘catastrophe’, is the term given to the forced displacement or expulsion […]

12 Nov

ISM Journal: Farming in Gaza near the Buffer Zone

November 12, 2014 11:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Human rights 0

The farmers are rarely talked about. They blend into the background of the lands beyond the destroyed buildings of the towns. The reality is though, they are facing a battle themselves.9th November | International Solidarity Movement | Rina Andolini, Khuza’a Many farmers have had their homes, and farmland attacked. Farm […]

16 Jan

How 20 tents rocked Israel: Palestinians take the fight to their occupiers in Bab al-Shams

When the Palestinian leadership won their upgrade to non-member observer status at the United Nations in November, plenty of sceptics on both sides of the divide questioned what practical benefits would accrue to the Palestinians. The doubters have not been silenced yet.Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has done little to […]

04 Feb

Popular Resistance Committees Operating Under Strain

A genuine will to have an understanding on what is going on with popular committees in Palestine naturally arose from observing the many challenges posed by the Occupation, and witnessing a not infrequent discontinuation of activities organized in the Bethlehem governorate, notably in Beit Jala and Al-Walajah. The need to […]

20 Jan

Soldier Who Shot Sleeping Palestinian Man Exonerated

January 20, 2011 6:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Army reported Wednesday that the soldier who repeatedly shot a 65-year-old Palestinian man, while he slept in his bed on January 7th, has been exonerated, while the soldier who repeatedly shot the dead man was discharged without facing any charges. The attack took place in the southern West […]