Search Results for : collective punishment

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 […]

15 Dec
9:32

Mass Collective Punishment Targeting Entire Families, As Israeli Army Detonates Home In Ramallah

December 15, 2018 9:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

In an all-night massive Israeli military offensive into Ramallah, centered on the al-Am’ari refugee camp, to demolish the family home of Islam Abu Hmeid, Israeli soldiers forcibly removed more than 500 Palestinians from their homes in the dead of night. The families were forced out of their homes at gunpoint […]

28 Jul
1:12

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

18 Mar
2:36

Israel Plans Collective Punishment Against Village of Alleged Palestinian Attacker

The Israeli army announced Saturday that it plans to recommend that the Israeli government split the village of Barta’a in two, after a vehicular collision on Friday that resulted in the deaths of two Israeli soldiers. Palestinian family members of the alleged attacker contend that it was a car accident, […]

16 Aug
2:58

As Part of Excessive Application of Collective Punishment Policy, Israeli Forces Demolish ‘Omer al-‘Abed’s Family House

As part of the collective punishment policy adopted by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian civilians accused of carrying out attacks against Israeli soldiers or/and settlers, on Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the Israeli forces demolished a house belonging to ‘Omer ‘Abdel Jalil al-‘Abed in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah.  The […]

18 Jun
3:44

Following Stabbing and Shooting Attack in Occupied Jerusalem, Israeli Forces Impose Collective Punishment Measures Against the City and Deir Abu Mash’al Village

Following a stabbing and shooting attack in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, 16 June 2017, that resulted in the killing of three Palestinian youngsters and an Israeli female soldier, the Israeli forces imposed additional collective punishment measures against the Palestinian civilians in occupied Jerusalem and later in Deir Abu Mash’al […]

26 Feb
9:45

Palestinian Children Requiring Military Escorts Subject to Retaliatory Collective Punishment

Systemic human rights violations challenge Palestinian life in South Hebron Hills. Human rights violations are a daily occurrence in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank, Operation Dove’s January report affirms. The Israeli army commits the vast majority of violations of Palestinian rights as a part of its administration […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from silwanic.net)
16 Jan
10:28

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

07 Jul
9:21

Ramadan 2016: Harassment, Collective Punishment and Settlement Expansions in the Occupied West Bank

07/07/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Monday the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Ramadan; the holiest holiday in Islam. The Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims celebrate when the Qu’ran was revealed for the first time to the Prophet Muhammad. […]

17 Apr
5:01

Excessive Use of Force and Collective Punishment at Demonstrations in Remembrance of Palestinian Political Prisoners

17th April, 2016, International Solidarity Movement On 15th April, weekly demonstrations against the Israeli occupation were held throughout the occupied West Bank commemorating ‘Prisoner’s Day’. Kafr Qaddum village has been separated from their main access road to the Palestinian city of Nablus for 13 years. They hold weekly demonstrations against the closure […]

07 Oct
12:35

Israeli Forces Apply Collective Punishment Policy against Families of Palestinians Accused of Attacking Israelis

October 7, 2015 12:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

On Tuesday, Israeli troops demolished two houses in Jabal al-Mukaber Village, and filled a home with concrete in al-Thawri Neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem. The homes belonged to families of Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis.Palestinian rights groups say the demolitions are part of the collective punishment policy practiced by Israeli forces […]

06 Sep
1:18

Army Threatens Further Collective Punishment Against Zabbouba Village

September 6, 2015 1:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Saturday at night, the village of Zabbouba, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and threatened further collective punishment and invasions “should local youths continue to clash with the army.”The soldiers invaded and searched the home of the head of the Local […]

22 Nov
4:13

HRW: “Home Demolitions, Collective Punishment Mounting To A War Crime”

November 22, 2014 4:13 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Human Right Watch (HRW) issued a statement calling on Israel to stop the illegal policies of the demolition of homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying attacks on Israelis, and said the destruction of homes is unlawful as it constitutes a form of collective punishment, and a war crime.HRW said Israel’s […]

04 Jul
6:15

Barghouti: “This is campaign of collective punishment”

The past 24 hours have brought about an unprecedented explosion of settler aggression against Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative Party (Mubadara). He adds, “we are currently witnessing a very serious qualitative change in the situation”.03 July 2014 | Alternative […]

24 Jun
4:29

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 […]

20 Jun
3:58

Missing Israelis: PHROC Condemns Collective Punishment of Palestinians

The recent wave of arrests, attacks, killings and total closure of large parts of the West Bank following the disappearance of three Israeli settlers is a clear form of collective punishment against the Palestinian people. Since the disappearance of the three settlers on Thursday 12 June, Israeli forces in Jalazoun […]

19 Jan
4:34

U.N: “Gaza Siege, Collective Punishment”

In its annual report that was submitted to the Security Council on Wednesday, regarding the humanitarian situation and human rights in the occupied territories, the United Nations (UN) reported that the Israeli siege on Gaza is an act of collective punishment, and is directly impacting the daily lives of more […]

05 Jul
10:42

Israeli Defense Minister calls for collective punishment of families of Jerusalem attackers

July 5, 2008 10:42 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The families of two men who carried out attacks against civilians will be punished for the actions of their relatives, said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday. Barak called for the demolition of the homes of the men's relatives, a move which was condemned by Israeli human rights group […]

22 Feb
9:29

EU lawmakers urge Israel not to inflict collective punishment on Gaza residents

On Thursday, several European Union lawmakers urged Israel to refrain from inflicting collective punishment on the Palestinian residents in the Gaza Strip, and stated that the Israeli blockade over the coastal region had failed and the Israeli actions are putting civilian lives under danger.The lawmakers said that the Israeli blockade […]

22 Jan
7:41

Senior Israeli defense official: Collective punishment works

January 22, 2008 7:41 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

In a statement to the Israeli press Monday, a senior Israeli official claimed that the collective punishment of the entire Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip was an effective way to curb Palestinian homemade rocket attacks, stating that Palestinians “got the message”. Despite the fact that such collective punishment of […]

24 Apr
2:46

Several detainees confined to solitary cells as punishment for objecting to collective punishment

April 24, 2007 2:46 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The administration of the Ofer Israeli detention facility, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, confined several detainees to solitary cells for objecting to the human rights violations against them and to the collective punishment policies. The administration claimed that the detainees refused to comply with prison administration orders […]

04 Jan
6:33

Inside Rafah: Collective Punishment as Normalcy

Looking out over the Rafah skyline at dark from the roof of my apartment building most families are sleeping. The flicker of a few late night TVs can be seen through an occasional window.   The street lights shine down on the sidewalks, highlighting mounds of sand and scattered trash. […]

12 Aug
4:58

36 Palestinian Homes Demolished as Punishment since October 2015

Israel’s demolition policy of Palestinian homes as a punitive measure has affected dozens of families, such as this one in Silwad demolished on Thursday to punish the family of a Palestinian alleged to have attacked Israeli soldiers. (WAFA photo/Baha Nasr) With the demolition of three Palestinian homes in the West […]

20 Apr
2:49

Collectively punishing families through prisoners isolation

Nisreen Murtaja, 35, lives in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza city in the house of her husband’s family. In 1993, Nisreen’s husband, Samir, 41, was arrested from his home in the presence of his family, just three months after his marriage. In 1994, an Israeli military court sentenced him to […]

06 Oct
10:21

PCHR Condemns Collective Penalties against Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

October 6, 2011 10:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns collective punishment measures being taken by the Israeli prison authorities against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have organized a hunger strike in protest to their deteriorating detention conditions.PCHR is also concerned over the health conditions of the prisoners who have […]

14 Mar
9:10

Israeli Government Approves 500 New Settler Homes As Punishment For Murder Of Family

After alleged reports that a Palestinian murdered five Israeli settlers, including a baby and two small children, in their beds Friday night, the Israeli government announced that 500 new units would be constructed on Palestinian land, as punishment for the attack.The new units were approved in the settlements of Gush […]

20 Sep
3:08

Female detainees facing severe punishment in Telmond

September 20, 2006 3:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Detainee Suad Abu Hamad, from Nazareth, said that female detainees in Telmond Israeli prison are facing harsh procedures and collective punishment after the prison administration claimed that two detainees attempted to escape by “digging a tunnel” in one of the rooms. The statement of Abu Hamad came on Friday September […]

15 Apr
12:17

Georges Abdallah Launches Solidarity Strike with Palestinian Prisoners from French Prison

Georges Abdallah, the Arab communist struggler for Palestine who has imprisoned in French jails for over 34 years, announced on Thursday, 11 April that he is launching a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike inside Israeli jails, the Battle of Dignity 2. He is joined on the […]

13 Apr
5:30

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

11 Apr
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, and stormed many homes in Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Jamil Ibrahim Dar’awi, 39. They […]

06 Apr
12:02

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

30 Mar
3:14

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

29 Mar
4:46

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 March 2019) March 28, 2019

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launched 82 missiles at 38 targets across the Gaza Strip. Several houses and civil facilities sustained material damage and dozens of civilians became homeless. Israeli forces continued […]

27 Mar
9:05

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians Near Ramallah, Two In Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted eleven Palestinians, after storming their homes and ransacking them. The soldiers also abducted two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources in […]

26 Mar
9:26

Israeli Army To Demolish Family Home Of Slain Palestinian

March 26, 2019 9:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the town of az-Zawiya, west of Salfit in central West Bank, and stormed the family home of a slain young Palestinian man, before handing his parents a demolition order targeting their property. Media sources in Salfit said the soldiers handed the […]

25 Mar
4:13

Navy Opens Heavy Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire, on Sunday, towards Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli navy repeatedly opened fire towards a number of Palestinian fishing boats, which were working within the permitted fishing zone, […]

22 Mar
6:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launch dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for five hours. Two million Palestinians have become victims of collective punishment policy amid a tide of incitement at […]

20 Mar
11:06

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, who is suspected of killing two Israeli, last Sunday; the Palestinian was killed after the soldiers surrounded a home, and exchanged fire with him in Abwein village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Israeli army said […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

18 Mar
1:52

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 […]

15 Mar
7:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 March, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. […]

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

09 Mar
4:42

Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019. The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud […]

09 Mar
1:30

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters holding the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, and headed towards the illegal Annexation Wall, built on […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

28 Feb
6:11

Nablus-area Road Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

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

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

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

22 Feb
8:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 119 civilians, including 31 children, 6 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded in […]

22 Feb
6:00

Most Violent Attack against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea since the Beginning of the Year

Israeli chase of Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea on 20 February 2019 resulted in the arrest and injury of 5 fishermen and confiscation and damage of 3 fishing boats in 2 separate incidents occurred in Khan Younis and Rafah Sea. This came as part of the Israeli ongoing attacks […]

18 Feb
6:06

VIDEO: Settlers Continue to Terrorize Al-Khalil

02/17/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team At the end of January, the occupation barred international ‘observer’ groups from Al-Khalil (Hebron), who were stationed throughout the city for more than 20 years, following the massacre of 29 Palestinians inside Ibrahimi mosque in 1994 by a fanatical Israeli terrorist. Illegal settlers, many of […]

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

15 Feb
7:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 February 2019)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and another one succumbed to his wound in the Gaza Strip. […]

10 Feb
11:50

19-year old Israeli Settler Killed in Jerusalem; Palestinian Man Arrested

A 19-year old Israeli woman was killed and her body left in Ein Yael forest, East Jerusalem, on Thursday night. A Palestinian man has been arrested in connection with the murder, but Israeli police are unclear as to whether his motivation for the killing was political or criminal in nature. […]

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
5:46

Israeli Court Refuses To Release Detained Ashraf Na’alwa’s Mother, And His Brother

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli military court in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank, has denied an appeal for the release of Wafa’ Mahdawi, 54, the mother of slain Palestinian, Ashraf Na’alwa, and her other son, Amjad Na’alwa. […]

02 Feb
5:09

Palestine, The Women’s March & Imperial Feminism

Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM in Islamic Law) is a legal academic and writer based in Toronto. Recent assaults on the reputation of Women’s March cochair and prominent black American activist Tamika Mallory demonstrate, yet again, that speaking even the most basic truths about Israel and Palestine is a hazardous undertaking. […]

01 Feb
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 January, 2019. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a boy and a girl, were killed by the Israeli forces and settlers, in the West Bank. The girl was killed at a military checkpoint, […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
24 Jan
3:51

Israeli Forces Seal Off Entrances to Ramallah District Village

January 24, 2019 3:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, closed the entrances to the village of Umm Safa, to the west of Ramallah city, according to local sources. Marwan Sabbah, head of the village council, told WAFA that the soldiers closed the western and the eastern entrances of the village, banning entry and exit of […]

18 Jan
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

17 Jan
8:34

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, raided the family home of a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, in preparation to demolish it, said a local activist. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided […]

14 Jan
9:56

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

14 Jan
2:50

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Fishermen, Seize Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then abducted two fishermen and seized a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding […]

11 Jan
7:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 03 – 09 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the […]

10 Jan
4:25

Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinian Prisoners Must Be Exposed

by Dr. Fayez Rasheed :Palestinian prisoners experience had conditions inside Israeli jails as they are kept in crowded and difficult conditions and face a lack of adequate nutrition and poor medical treatment. In a press conference at the Public Security Ministry headquarters in occupied Jerusalem a few days ago, Minister […]

08 Jan
12:12

PLO Condemns US National Security Advisor’s Visit To Occupied Jerusalem

Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Monday, condemned U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton’s trip to Israel. Along with Israeli officials, John Bolton, toured the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Erekat criticized Bolton for “supporting the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, including […]

07 Jan
5:51

Family of Wanted Palestinian Threatened with Expulsion

The Israeli army informed members of the al-Barghouthi family, from Kobar village, northwest of central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh, on Saturday, that the family would be expelled to the Jericho district, if their son, Assem, does not turn himself in to the Israeli army. Israel accuses […]

02 Jan
10:17

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore in Northern Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, 01 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 2 fishermen and detained a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas in […]

31 Dec
5:20

Army Seals Entrance to Ramallah Village

December 31, 2018 5:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli occupation forces closed, on Sunday, the entrance to the village of Deir Abu Meshal, to the northwest of Ramallah, occupied West Bank, said local sources. Deputy mayor of the village, Fawwaz Bargouti, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers shut down the metal gate at the main entrance of the village, […]

29 Dec
11:03

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

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 […]

28 Dec
8:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 December 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person with mobility impairment, were killed. 142 civilians, […]

25 Dec
8:47

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of First Preliminary Reading of Bill to Expel Families of Palestinians Involved in Attacks

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved the first preliminary reading of a bill to expel families of Palestinians involved in attacks to other areas in the West Bank. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces in the strongest terms the approval of […]

21 Dec
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 13 – 19 December, 2018. Israeli forces killed Ashraf Na’alwah in a crime of extra-judicial execution. 2 civilians, including an elderly, were killed in Ramallah and al-Bireh. 24 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 7 […]

21 Dec
3:12

Head of Sinn Fein Pays Solidarity Visit to Official Palestinian Media

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald with Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media (WAFA Images).  An Irish delegation headed by Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the Irish Sinn Fein (shin-FAYN) party and member of the Irish parliament, met on Thursday, in Ramallah, with Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of […]

17 Dec
11:29

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Na’alwa Family Home, Injure Seven Palestinians And Abduct Three

December 17, 2018 11:29 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Shweika area, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished the family home of Ashraf Na’alwa,  23, who was killed by the army in a Palestinian home in Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus. The […]

17 Dec
4:25

Dozens Of Palestinians Gather In Na’alwa Home As Army Prepares To Demolish it

December 17, 2018 4:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians started gathering, on Sunday evening, in and around the family home of Ashraf Na’alwa, as Israeli soldiers are preparing to demolish it, in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank. The Palestinians started flocking to the home, and its surrounding area, in an attempt to […]

17 Dec
4:05

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Fisherman, Arrest 4 Others and Detain Fishing Boats

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Saturday, 15 December 2018, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats, wounded a fisherman and arrested him. Moreover, Israeli naval forces chased Palestinian fishing boats, arrested 4 fishermen and detained 2 fishing boats as part of the ongoing Israeli attacks against […]

16 Dec
2:28

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home Of A Detainee From Yatta

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed a family of a detainee, accused of killing an armed settler, a military order for the demolition of their home. The demolition order was signed and approved by […]

16 Dec
7:32

ISM Report: Child Abductions by Israeli Forces in Hebron, 4-11 Dec 2018 (VIDEO)

December 16, 2018 7:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

7 children were abducted on 3 different days in the Qeitun and Salaymeh neighbourhoods of al Khalil (Hebron) so far in December. ISM activists were present on these 3 occasions and this report contains video footage from all 3 incidents. Location: Qeitun / Salaymeh neighbourhoods. The area where these abductions […]

16 Dec
7:10

Israeli Forces Blow Up Family Home in Amari Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, including infantry and military bulldozers, raided the city of Ramallah early on Saturday, breaking into the Amari refugee camp to the south of the city, just after midnight. Hundreds of soldiers surrounded a building owned by the Abu Hmeid family, in the centre of the camp. Israeli forces […]

15 Dec
4:32

Israel’s Executions Can’t Kill Palestinian Resistance: Remembering Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir and Hasan Arda

Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir (l-r). Graphic: Quds News Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. On 13 December, 2018, Israeli occupation forces shot down four Palestinians, including several resistance fighters who had evaded their pursuit for months. Ashraf Na’alwa, 23, was killed by occupation forces who attacked the home where […]

15 Dec
3:37

Israeli Soldiers Remove Family From Home to Prepare for Demolition

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the home of Abu Hmeid family, in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in the central West Bank, in preparation to demolish a four-story building, and engaged in the excessive use of force […]

14 Dec
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 06 – 12 December, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against protestors in the Gaza Strip. A 4-year-old child was killed in the southern Gaza Strip, while 93 civilians, including 22 children, […]

14 Dec
6:46

PLO: Israeli Field Executions and Organized Terrorism Require International Action

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, denounced the series of war crimes committed by Israel against defenseless Palestinian people, the latest of which being the killing of three West Bank citizens in cold blood. “This persistence in field executions, intentional killings, collective punishment and the […]

08 Dec
10:53

Insidious Colonial Strategy

12/07/18 International Solidarity Movement In the area of Salfit, harassment by settlers is a regular occurrence. They come to the villages, often late at night, to graffiti messages of hatred, and also vandalize cars and property. New settlements are being established frequently and are rapidly expanding. Farris is a university […]

07 Dec
4:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 November – 05 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 29 November – 05 December, 2018. On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarem. 5 civilians were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli […]

06 Dec
3:54

After School in Hebron, A Journal – 6 Boys Detained by Israeli Forces in 2 Days

International Solidarity Movement, al Khalil Team, occupied Palestine, December 5, 2018 For two days running, Israeli occupation soldiers and Border Police ambushed young children aged 10-14 years after school in Hebron. On Tuesday, 24th December, 2 boys were detained at Salaymeh checkpoint after being ambushed by a group of soldiers sneaking […]

02 Dec
4:33

Dr. Saeb Erekat: “Trump administration is trying to divide Palestinians.”

by Dr. Saeb Erekat, for Ma’an (Saeb Erekat is the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and chief Palestinian negotiator.) A year ago, the Trump administration decided to recognise the illegal Israeli annexation of occupied Jerusalem and move the US embassy to Jerusalem, in violation of its obligations under […]

30 Nov
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 – 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

21 Nov
10:38

Army Starts The Demolition Of Stores In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and police officers started, on Wednesday morning, the demolition of many stores in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Nasser Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said dozens of soldiers, officers and employees of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, stormed the refugee camp, […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

12 Nov
7:13

Entrance to Ramallah Village Sealed by Israeli Forces

November 12, 2018 7:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, shut down the entrance to the village of Deir Abu-Mesh’al, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said the village’s mayor. Fawwaz Bargouti said, according to WAFA correspondence, that an Israeli army patrol blocked the village’s main entrance, banning entry and exit of local […]

08 Nov
10:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 – 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the […]

03 Nov
7:18

Military Intensifies Raids on Tulkarem

Israeli forces, on Saturday evening, raided a number of homes and terrorized residents in the city of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank, in a step seen as a collective punishment measure against the city’s population, according to witnesses. Soldiers raided homes and buildings under construction and conducted wide-scale searches, while […]

01 Nov
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

20 Oct
8:24

Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza

Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots […]