Search Results for : cremisan

15 Apr
3:24

Cremisan: EU Raises Joint Concern over Israel’s Renewed Construction of Apartheid Wall

The EU mission in the occupied West Bank, on Friday, said they were “deeply concerned” at Israel’s renewed construction of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem’s Cremisan Valley. The mission said that once finished, the wall will severely restrict access by nearly 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land, likely devastating their […]

09 Apr
7:12

France Calls for Construction Halt on Cremisan Apartheid Wall

The French Foreign Ministry has called on Israel to halt renewed construction of the Israeli separation wall in the southern occupied West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, according to a statement published Friday. “France is concerned by the Israeli authorities’ resumption of construction of the separation wall in the historical Cremisan Valley, […]

05 Feb
3:00

Archaeological Excavation Conducted in Cremisan Valley

February 5, 2016 3:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

In May of 2015, Israel commenced with the construction of the apartheid wall in the northern Bethlehem area; namely the area around the Cremisan Valley in Beit-Jala, without taking into consideration the valley’s potential of outstanding universal value. The site is an integral part of the serial nomination ‘Palestine, Land […]

30 Sep
9:30

Priests Call on Abbas to Address Cremisan Issue at UN

September 30, 2015 9:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, International, News Report 0

Delivered by Fr. Ibrahim Shomali:Thank you, Mr. President, The CCIA of the World Council of Churches would like to express its deep concern on the building of the Israeli annexation and separation wall in the Cremisan valley, near Bethlehem, in occupied Palestine. As a priest of the Latin Patriarchate in […]

17 Aug
9:37

Cremisan Valley: New Section of Apartheid Wall Underway

August 17, 2015 9:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, have invaded Beit Jala town, northwest of Bethlehem, using bulldozers, to proceed with building a new section of the apartheid wall.The razing is taking place in Bir ‘Ona archaeological site, and the wall will split the Cremisan Monastery valley in half. According to the […]

13 Jul
10:15

Christian Affairs Committee Denounces Resumption Of Wall Construction In Cremisan Monastery

July 13, 2015 10:15 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

The Presidential Committee for Christian Affairs, in Palestine, issued a statement condemning the Israeli High Court decision granting a green light for starting the construction of the Annexation wall in the Cremisan monastery valley, in Beit Jala, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.The Committee stated that the Israeli decision […]

09 Jul
1:56

Foreign Ministry Denounces Israel’s Decision to Extend Apartheid Wall into Cremisan Valley

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Wednesday, condemned the Israeli government’s decision to build a new section of the Apartheid Wall in the Cremisan valley near the town of Beit Jala.It said the decision allows the confiscation of large swathes of private and state land, undermines […]

02 Apr
9:56

Cremisan Monastery wins appeal in Israeli High Court: Route of Israeli Wall must be changed

April 2, 2015 9:56 PM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A Bethlehem-area monastery that was slated to be split in half by the Israeli Annexation Wall has won its appeal in the Israeli High Court, after a nine year struggle that involved multiple court cases and non-violent direct action to save the monastery.The ruling follows a long saga involving monks, […]

20 Dec
7:21

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Expresses Concern Over Cremisan Case

December 20, 2014 7:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Human Interest, West Bank 0

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, expressed in a Christmas message sent out through his Vicar in Jerusalem and Palestine, Bishop William Shomali, his concern over a possible Israeli court decision regarding the ‘Cremisan case’, in which land belonging to 58 Palestinian Christian families from the city […]

30 Jul
1:09

Israeli forces raid Cremisan Monastery in Bethlehem

July 30, 2013 1:09 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Witnesses reported that Israeli forces raided the Cremisan Monastery in Bethlehem late on Sunday [July 28]. The witnesses told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that Israeli soldiers broke into the monastery, held the people who were inside, and inspected their personal documents. The raid was condemned as a […]

10 May
7:57

Palestinians Protest Confiscation Of Cremisan Monastery Lands In Beit Jala

On Thursday evening, hundreds of Palestinians held a protest against Israeli illegal confiscation of their lands, including lands that belong to the Cremisan Monastery, in Beit Jala city, in the Bethlehem district.Shawkat Matar, one of the participants in the protest, stated that local scout groups, and a number of civil […]

16 Oct
8:51

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. “Israel’s Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims,” Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu’s comments on […]

16 Oct
12:13

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have […]

01 Jun
7:22

Israel Funnels Millions to Erase Palestinian History

Silwan/City of David. Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 31, 2018 The Ministry of Culture earmarks $17 million to expand archeological excavations in East Jerusalem. This month, the Israeli minister of culture Miri Regev (MK Jewish Home) announced plans to funnel $17 million toward archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem. […]

25 Oct
11:46

Israeli Soldiers Install Barbed Wires, Hand Demolition Order Against Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, installed barbed wires along the Annexation Wall, built on the villagers’ lands, and handed a demolition order targeting one home. Ibrahim Awad, a local activist in al-Walaja, said the soldiers installed barbed wires along the […]

12 Apr
4:44

Duchess of York Visits Bethlehem, Stresses Support to Palestinians (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, notably in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, […]

30 Dec
6:06

Ashrawi: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Well Informed on Israeli Religious Violations

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, expressed concerns regarding the statement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who recently praised Israel for being a “democracy” that “respects freedom of worship.” In an official statement, Ashrawi said that “Theophilos III is very well informed of […]

Cremisan monastery (image from http://friendsofbethlehem.org)
01 Dec
10:28

Chilean Court Charges Israeli Officials with War Crimes

December 1, 2016 10:28 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in Chile this week charges three Israeli High Court Justices with war crimes for their decision last year to split an ancient monastery in the Bethlehem District from its community by running the Annexation Wall through it. The lawsuit was filed on behalf […]

24 Jul
9:42

Israel to Expand Settlement Housing in Jerusalem with 770 Units

The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has deposited a plan for the construction of 770 new settlement units between the illegal settlement of Gilo and the West Bank village of Beit Jala, according to the PNN. The project will be facing the Cremisan monastery in Beit Jala, where protests took place against […]

16 Sep
4:03

Ashrawi: ‘Israel is provoking a global holy war.’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with Dr. Alastair McPhail at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, September 14, 2015.Both parties discussed the latest political developments, including Israel’s persistent assaults and escalating incursions and violence on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound (Al-Haram Al-Sharif) and its Palestinian worshipers. Dr. Ashrawi said, […]

30 Aug
9:52

Israeli Troops attack Palestinian Christians at Protest Following Sunday Mass

Israeli forces attacked a protest rally by Palestinian Christians following mass on Sunday. Priests, patriarchs and other church leaders marched with crosses to the site of renewed work on the apartheid wall in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala, in the occupied West Bank.Two church members were arrested by […]

23 Aug
3:17

Christian Priests, Palestinians, Hold Prayers On Bulldozed Lands

August 23, 2015 3:17 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Dozens of Palestinians, headed by several Christians priests, conducted prayers on Palestinian lands that have been destroyed and uprooted by Israeli soldiers, in Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.Head of the Beit Jala City Council Nicola Khamis said the priests, the locals and various international human […]

20 Aug
10:40

AIC Report: Beit Jala

The Palestinian Authority is the most significant enabler of the occupation today.August 20, 2015 | The Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour Seventy years ago, at the height of the manmade tragedy of World War II, two bombs (‘Little boy’ and ‘Fat man’) were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. […]

20 Aug
9:35

Palestinian Christians Clash with Police over Apartheid Wall

August 20, 2015 9:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli border police near Bethlehem, Wednesday, after dozens of demonstrators, including priests, gathered to protest renewed work on Israel’s controversial apartheid wall in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala.An AFP journalist said the protesters, who were joined by a few foreign activists, gathered in Beit […]

09 Jul
1:27

Secret Deal to Control Israeli Supreme Court Exposed

A secret deal between the Likud party and Yisrael Beiteinu party, in the Knesset, was exposed today. according to the PNN.The deal, agreed between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu President Avigdor Lieberman, would enable both parties to object to the appointment of any judge in the so-called […]

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03 Apr
11:02

This Week in Palestine Week 14 2015

April 3, 2015 11:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 28th, to April 3rd, 2015. After Palestine became a member of the International Criminal Court, The Palestinian Authority announced this week its intentions to sue Israel for war […]

27 Jul
7:36

Jerusalem Patriarch Addresses the White House

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, on Saturday, according to the Palestinian News Network (PNN). Present as well was Counselor to the President, John Podestam, during a discussion which took place this morning, over the ongoing plight of Christians […]

12 Mar
9:22

VIDEO: Small Victory in Beit Jala Wall Protest

Originally published by the Alternative Information Center. Video by Ryan Rodrick Beiler. Every Friday, for more than two years, come sunshine, rain, or even snow, Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian Catholic priest, has led a mass as a form of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli separation barrier which threatens to […]

05 Feb
1:25

Israel Court Rules on Beit Jala Wall Route

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Israeli state to justify the route of the separation wall in Beit Jala’s Cremisan valley in an apparent indication that the proposed land seizure could be canceled. Ma’an News reports that fifty-eight landowners, together with the Salesian convent and monastery, have battled for […]

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14 Dec
1:32

This Week in Palestine – Week 50 2013

December 14, 2013 1:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 6 m 22s || 5.83 MB || Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 7 to 13, 2013. A stormy weather in Palestine this week, unusual snow covered most […]

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09 Dec
6:32

Palestine Today 12 09 2013

December 9, 2013 6:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 21s || 3.07 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 09, 2013. Israeli troops kidnap four civilians during morning invasions and uprooted trees to expand a […]

09 Dec
3:37

Soldiers Uproot Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

December 9, 2013 3:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

[Monday at Dawn, December 9, 2013] Local sources report that Israeli military bulldozers have uprooted more than 40 olive trees, in order to connect settler road #60 with the Cremisan Monastery in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem, and other areas.Orchard owner Hisham Abu Ali stated that the army previously […]

18 Jun
9:21

New Israeli Plan To Rip-off 22500 Dunams From Palestinians In Bethlehem

The Israeli government is planning one of its largest schemes to illegally confiscate 22.500 Dunams (5559.87 Acres) that belong to the Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as part of its illegal “Greater Jerusalem” settlement project.Dr. Jad Ishaq, head of the Applied Research Institute (ARIJ) stated that Israel […]

11 May
5:36

Non-violent protester shot in head by Israeli troops; 4 others wounded

21-year old Ibrahim Awad was shot in the head at close range by a plastic-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli forces at a protest in Beit Ummar, in the southern part of the West Bank. A journalist was wounded in Bil’in and three were injured by pepper spray in al-Walaja, […]

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10 May
11:32

This Week in Palestine Week 19 2013

May 10, 2013 11:32 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 10s || 8.46 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 4th to the 10th 2013 Settlement activities in the West Bank remain a main obstacle […]

28 Apr
1:15

Israeli Committee Rejects Appeals Against Path of Wall in Beit Jala

April 28, 2013 1:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

WAFA – The Israeli Special Appeals Committee for land seizure under emergency law rejected last week two appeals against the route of the Annexation Wall Israel is building in the Cremisan Valley in the Bethlehem area town of Beit Jala, a press release Friday by the Society of St. Yves […]

28 Apr
1:15

Israeli Committee Rejects Appeals Against Path of Wall in Beit Jala

April 28, 2013 1:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

WAFA – The Israeli Special Appeals Committee for land seizure under emergency law rejected last week after seven years of proceedings two appeals against the route of the Annexation Wall Israel is building in the Cremisan Valley in the Bethlehem area town of Beit Jala, a press release Friday by […]

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16 Feb
12:20

This Week in Palestine week 7 2012

February 16, 2013 12:20 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 29s || 8.69 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for February 9th to 15th 2013 Israeli military carried out 77 invasions into Palestinian communities this week, […]

15 Dec
3:38

Colonizing Christmas: Facts on Israeli Occupation and Bethlehem

PLO Negotiations Affairs Department Issued Their Latest Fact Sheet entitled “Colonizing Christmas: Facts on Israeli Occupation and Bethlehem”.Bethlehem is a vivid example of the severe and appalling effects that Israeli colonization policies have had in Palestine. Illegal confiscation of land, expulsion of Palestinian families and on-going construction of Israeli settlements […]

03 Aug
2:36

Israeli Military Destroys Property, Closes Road in Beit Jala

August 3, 2012 2:36 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli forces closed a rural road and bulldozed private property in the al-Makhrour area of Beit Jala near Bethlehem on Thursday.The bulldozers razed 500 meters of agricultural land belonging to the Shaban family from the Deheishe refugee camp and closed an agricultural road. The Israeli military also demolished part of […]

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26 Dec
8:40

Palestine Today 12 26 2011

December 26, 2011 8:40 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 55s || 3.58 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday December 26, 2011. It’s believed a French company is denied a lucrative contract in London due to […]

24 Dec
9:46

Eshtayya: “Palestinian Lands Are For the Palestinians, Not For Settlements”

Mohammad Eshtayya, member of the Central Committee of Fateh movement, headed by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his government, must understand that the Palestinian lands are for the Palestinian people, and not for the illegal Israeli settlements. His statements came during a dinner […]

03 Dec
2:06

Latin Church In Beit Jala Holds Prayers On Lands Threatened By Wall, Settlements

December 3, 2011 2:06 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

As part of the weekly nonviolent protests against the occupation, settlements, the Wall, and the illegal Israeli attempts to annex lands that belong to the Cremisan Christian Monastery In Beit Jala, Palestinian Christians held prayers on lands that belong to residents of the town, located near the West Bank city […]

12 Jul
8:16

Israeli forces attack weekly anti-Wall protest near Bethlehem

July 12, 2010 8:16 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Local sources reported that six Palestinian protesters sustained bruises when Israeli forces attacked an anti-Wall rally in Beit Jala with clubs and rifle butts.The protest began on Sunday afternoon after Christian prayers in the town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. Israelis, internationals and Palestinians gathered in the town center and […]

08 Jul
7:24

Israel’s Wall Construction destroys 120-year old monastery, winery

On terraced fields under the summer sun and the watchful eyes of a small group of Italian priests, weather-beaten workers tend vines ready for transformation into a light Chardonnay, a fruity Cabernet Sauvignon and a punchy Merlot. The bucolic scene appears lifted straight from the landscape of Tuscany or Umbria. […]

30 Jun
7:43

This Week in Palestine, June Week 4

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 9.3 MB This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for the week of June 23 through June 29, 2006. Israel conducts a major air […]

28 Jun
9:03

Palestine Today – June 28, 2006

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 6.7 MB  Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, www.imemc.org for Wednesday June 28th 2006   Homes shelled in Rafah as Israeli army forces residents out, while army […]

28 Jun
2:00

Beit Jala;the Annexation Wall goes Ahead at Full Speed

On the morning of Tuesday 27th of June, Israeli bulldozers guarded with armed personnel started cutting and uprooting olive trees in the Cremisan area of Beit Jala in preparation for the continuation of the construction of the Annexation Wall.   Constructing the Annexation Wall in this area will separate the […]

22 Dec
12:19

Oh Bethlehem! What Have They Done to You?

December 22, 2005 12:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

{mosimage}Celebrating another Holy Season to rejoice in the birth of Christ and one wonders how to enter and venerate the birthplace in the big prison that the Israeli government created stealing more Palestinian land and putting it on the Israeli side of the 26 foot high concrete wall that has […]