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24 Jan

MADA Engages with Facebook in Regional Meeting

MADA Center participated in a regional meeting organized by Facebook, in the Jordanian capital of Amman, for two days, this week, to discuss the company’s policies regarding content, hate speech and other topics related to this area. The Center was represented by its Director General, Moussa Rimawi, who also spoke […]

10 Nov

Facebook Sues Israeli Cyber Security Co. NSO Over WhatsApp Surveillance

Shir Hever discusses the strategy of the Israeli offensive cyber company NSO, its roots in the notorious Israeli “8200” military intelligence unit, and how it crossed a line that very few companies dare cross. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

07 Nov

Gaza Leadership Slams Twitter and Facebook for Yielding to Israel’s Dictates

Member of Hamas’s political bureau, Mohamed Nazzal, has strongly denounced Twitter and Facebook for blocking Palestinian pages in response to Israel’s dictates. In remarks to Quds Press. on Tuesday, Nazzal said that Twitter recently blocked his page and dozens of pages belonging to Palestinian national figures because of their positions […]

28 Oct

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

11 Oct

MADA: Violation of Media Freedoms Continues, Facebook Taking The Lead

September 2019 has witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine. MADA has documented a total of 53 attacks compared to 36 during August. It should be noted that two thirds of the violations documented this month are mostly the closures and blocks by […]

04 Oct

Activists Protest Facebook Policy against Palestinian Content

Palestinian activists and journalists, on Wednesday, in cooperation with Sada social center, have launched a campaign against Facebook administration’s violations against Palestinian content. The campaign denounced, in a statement, a policy of double standards adopted by the administration of the site.” At the time [in which] the violations against the […]

30 Oct

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

11 Oct

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

08 Oct

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

16 Jul

Palestinian Information Ministry Denounces Israeli “Facebook Bill”

The Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the new Israeli “Facebook Bill,” and described it as one of Israel’s illegal policies, especially those aiming at concealing and burying the truth, and the ongoing crimes committed by its army against the people of occupied Palestine. In a statement released […]

15 May

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

30 Oct

Israeli Army Threatens Gaza Family on Facebook

The Israeli military has posted a status on Facebook threatening the home and lives of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) have responded, calling on the Israeli military to immediately […]

26 Sep

Young Palestinian Detained for Facebook Incitement

September 26, 2017 6:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem, on the pretext of publishing inflammatory material on the social network site “Facebook”. According to Al Ray, police representative Lupa al-Samri claimed via press statement that the police arrested a 35-year-old Jerusalemite resident from Shuafat camp, on charges of “inciting […]

05 Sep

Activist Detained by Palestinian Security over Facebook Post

Farid al-Atrash, left, and Issa Amro at Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank on March 26, 2017. (HRW) Palestinian security forces detained prominent human rights activist Issa Amro on Monday, a day after he posted comments on his Facebook criticizing Palestinian forces for arresting a journalist who also criticized […]

09 Jul

Facebook Live: A Conversation with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

For those of you who missed it, here is the video link to the interview, via the official BDS Facebook page… A Conversation with Roger Waters The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is pleased to host a conversation with Roger Waters on his involvement […]

21 Apr

Palestinian Woman Detained for Facebook ‘Incitement’

April 21, 2017 5:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces reportedly detained a 22-year-old Palestinian woman from occupied East Jerusalem, for alleged “incitement” on her personal Facebook page. According to Ma’an News Agency, Israeli media reported that the woman would be presented to an Israeli court on Thursday, to extend her detention following her interrogation. Earlier this week, […]

21 Mar

2 More Palestinians Prosecuted over Facebook Posts

March 21, 2017 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Amid a fierce Israeli crackdown on Palestinian freedom of expression, occupation authorities have prosecuted two Palestinians over Facebook posts, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli authorities issued a list of charges, including “Facebook incitement” against Palestinian journalist Mohamed Batroukh, from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Wadi al-Hilweh Information Centre, […]

02 Mar

Fateh Page Closed by Facebook Administration

The Palestinian Ministry of Information protested, on Wednesday, Facebook’s closure of the official page of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh party — apparently over a picture of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat carrying a weapon — as well as the page of a local radio station. The Ministry, according […]

19 Jan

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

12 Jan

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

28 Oct

Israeli Prosecutor Indicts Brother Of Slain Palestinian For “Facebook Incitement”

October 28, 2016 9:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prosecutor at the District Court in occupied Jerusalem filed, Thursday, an indictment against a Palestinian from Silwan, accusing him of incitement on his Facebook page, and of “supporting a terrorist organization.” The Palestinian, Mohammad Shiokhi, 21, is from Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, was taken prisoner just hours […]

06 Oct

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

18 Jul

Israelis Confront Facebook “Monster”, Claims Incitement for Palestinian Attacks

Over the last few years, Israel and its most ardent supporters have waged a campaign to restrict critical speech of the Jewish state on social media. They want the state to have the same rights as individuals under Facebook’s community standards. As it stands, threats against individuals, are prohibited. But smearing […]

07 Jul

Israeli Government Targeting Facebook Activists

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour, 07/07/16. “Under Israeli Military Order 101, Palestinians under military law are prohibited from demonstrating and publishing anything relating to a ‘political matter.’” Israeli security forces have arrested about 400 Palestinians for social media activity since the Palestinian popular uprising began in October 2015. […]

20 Jun

Facebook and the Israeli Government Cozy Up

Facebook, in present-day Israel, has hired Jordana Cutler as its head of Policy and Communications. Cutler is a longtime senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief of staff to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. According to the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, Israeli Public Security, Strategic Affairs and […]

15 Jun

“Too dangerous” with 4682 Facebook Friends: Palestinian Astrophysicist Charged with Incitement in Military Court

Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi faced a second hearing yesterday, 13 June in Israeli military court. Barghouthi, 54, is a professor of space plasma physics at Al-Quds University; he was arrested on 24 April as he traveled from Nabi Saleh to his home in Beit Rima. Barghouthi, whose work is internationally […]

28 Jan

Palestinian Sentenced to 14 months for Facebook Posts

January 28, 2016 8:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court of Salem, a few days ago, sentenced Palestinian citizen Mamdouh Abdulhaq, aged 25, from Nablus, to 14 months actual imprisonment and 18 months of suspended sentence for the charge of incitement on Facebook, Palestine Information Center (PIC) said.The prisoner’s father told PIC that the court convicted […]

20 Nov

New Israeli Demand: ‘Close your Facebook or you can’t travel!’

Israeli occupation authorities have asked a number of Palestinians to close their Facebook accounts, in order to be allowed to travel via Erez crossing.Head of the studies and documentations unit at the Detainees’ Commission, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, noted that Israeli occupation authorities now follow new methods of extorting Palestinians in the […]

19 Nov

Palestinian Faces 30 Days In Administrative Detention For Facebook Post

November 19, 2015 1:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Nazareth District Court issued, Wednesday, a 30-day Administrative Detention order against a young Palestinian citizen for a Facebook post that appeared to be suicidal, but explained by Israel as an ‘intent to carry out an attack.’The District Court, following an order from Israel’s Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, issued […]

17 Nov

PRCS Denies Israeli Facebook Allegations

November 17, 2015 2:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) categorically denies allegations made by Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Government spokesperson, on his Facebook account, in which he claims that PRCS’ teams refused to discharge their humanitarian duty and to assist several wounded Israelis near Al Samou’ (Hebron Governorate), on Friday.According to a report published […]

27 Oct

NGO Sues Facebook over Pro-Palestinian Posts

According to the Israeli media, 20.000 Israelis joined the Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin – The Israeli Law Center on a civil lawsuit against Facebook on accusations of ignoring widespread Palestinian posts ‘calling for violence against Jews.’The suit was filed this last Monday, in the New York State Supreme Court in […]

11 Oct

Israeli Intelligence Using Fake Facebook Accounts to Spy on Protesters

October 11, 2015 9:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A number of Palestinian activists on social media have published anonymous messages with Arabic names, that are asking for “names of protesters,” especially in Jerusalem, saying that it’s only “to join them in the clashes.”The messages started flowing on Friday, according to PNN, and there have been several warnings not […]

09 Jul

Palestinian Facing 18 Months over Facebook ‘Incitement’

July 9, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, Thursday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 18 months in prison over allegedly using the social media website Facebook as a mode of ‘incitement.’Misbah Sbeih Abu Sbeih, 38, was given a one year sentence as well as a six month suspended sentence for incitement, and his […]

29 Jun

Two Convicted of ‘Incitement on Facebook’

June 29, 2015 3:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The District and Magistrate judges sentenced on Sunday four young Jerusalem men, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center.Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the district judge sentenced Tarek Kurd for six and a half months of actual imprisonment and a suspended probation of six months for three years. […]

22 Jun

Palestinian Sentenced To 17 Months Over Facebook Posts

June 22, 2015 3:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, on Monday morning, a young Palestinian man to 13 months of imprisonment, with an additional four months suspended, for what the court called “incitement,” on his Facebook page.Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Ad-Dameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, said Odai […]

20 May

Palestinian Sentenced to 8 Months over Facebook Posts

May 20, 2015 4:24 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to eight months of imprisonment, with an additional six months suspended, for activity on social media.The Jerusalem detainees’ families committee said that the Israeli magistrate’s court had handed the sentence to Sami Jamal Faraj Ideis, 28, from Shufat after he was […]

12 May

Fateh Leader Receives 9 Months Jail for Facebook Posts

May 12, 2015 9:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Head of the Fateh political party in East Jerusalem was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for postings on Facebook, the first time such a punishment has been given under Israeli law. Lawyer: Case of selective law enforcement.Omar Shalabi, leader of the Fateh political party in East Jerusalem, was sentenced to […]

22 Dec

Israel Arrests 8 Palestinians For Facebook Posts

December 22, 2014 2:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Eight Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested, Monday, on charges of ‘inciting anti-Jewish’ violence through their online postings, in a move by the Israeli state to criminalize all dissent.Media website ‘Addicting Info’ reports, via PNN, that a police spokesman said the residents of occupied east Jerusalem were charged with ‘inciting […]

30 Nov

Palestinian Sentenced to 6 Months Administrative Detention for Facebook Post

November 30, 2014 2:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Minister of Internal Security has decided to transfer 20-year-old Islam Izzat Natsheh, from Anata, to conditions of administrative detention (imprisonment without charge or trial) for 6 months, in response to the young man’s recent Facebook posts. Sadeq Ghaith, from Silwan, was also placed under similar orders.According to Wadi […]

31 Aug

Israeli Court Extends Detention of Activist for Facebook Posts

August 31, 2014 7:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian activist who was first taken into custody for political activities on Facebook, a Ma’an News Agency reporter said.The detention of Suhaib Zahida, 31, was extended, by an Israeli court in Petah Tikvauntil, until Sept. 4, folloing his arrest on Thursday for creating […]

19 Feb

Jerusalem Police Interrogates Palestinian Journalist Over Facebook Post

February 19, 2014 10:31 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

[Tuesday Evening, February 18, 2014] The Israeli Police in occupied Jerusalem kidnapped a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Mohammad Abed-Rabbo, over a Facebook post and picture he shared. Abed Rabbo was moved to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, west of Jerusalem, and was interrogated for more than one hour. The interrogators told […]

19 Aug

Israeli PR Head issued warnings over racist, offensive Facebook postings

August 19, 2013 2:58 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Danny Seaman, who recently became the head of Israel’s ‘Internet Hasbara (Hebrew for Propaganda)’ branch of the government, has been issued a warning by the Netanyahu administration for a series of racist and offensive postings against Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and Japanese people on his Facebook page.As head of the Internet […]

15 Apr

Israeli Officer Writes Racist, Anti-Arab Comments On His Facebook Page

April 15, 2013 6:04 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli military officer published racist jokes against Arabs on his Facebook page on the day Israel marks what it calls “Memorial Day”, in which it marks the memory of Israelis due to the ongoing conflict resulting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.The officer, Avi Bin Hamo, who runs a major […]

24 Aug

Zahhar Denies Connection To Facebook Page That Carries His Name

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar, denied any relation to a Facebook page that carries his name and places statements allegedly made by him.Dr. Zahhar issued a press release that was distributed by the Media Office of the Hamas movement in Gaza, stating that […]

08 Apr

Facebook Post: “Nothing Like Pesach Bread Dipped In Muslim, Christian, Blood”

April 8, 2012 9:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A post on a Facebook page that carries the name of Israeli Basketball Player, Ido Kozikaro, reads “There is nothing like celebrating the Pesach with “Matzah dipped in the blood of Muslim and Christian Palestinian children”.Several Facebook followers of this page “Liked” the post, while several “fans” commented on the […]

17 Feb

Israeli Extremists On Facebook Celebrate Death of Palestinian Children Killed In Traffic Accident

February 17, 2012 5:20 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Earlier on Thursday morning, 9 Palestinian children and one adult were killed, and 42 were wounded in a tragic traffic accident between a school bus and a truck, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The accident that bereaved dozens of families was a subject of celebration to several […]

17 Mar

Facebook Activist Charged With Incitement And “Humiliating Public Employee”

March 17, 2011 4:59 PM Saed Bannoura Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian Facebook activist from Sakhnin, north of the country, was kidnapped by the Israeli police on Wednesday and was placed under interrogation on charges of “inciting violence, and humiliating a public employee”.The activist, Mohammad Ghanayim, was detained on Wednesday at dawn when a “Crime Prevention” unit of the Israeli […]

21 Jan

Haniyya’s Facebook Page Removed

January 21, 2011 1:44 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The fan page of Ismail Haniyya, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, has been removed from Facebook, the Palestinian Information Center reported. In reaction to the removal of Haniyya’s page, fans addressed a letter to Facebook administration requesting to have the page reinstated. Fans also asked the administration […]

06 Jan

Call for Israeli Facebook Groups to be closed down

January 6, 2011 2:25 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The deputy Israeli Attorney-General has asked the police in Israel to investigate two Facebook groups for inciting racism against Arabs.Haaretz reports today that Israel’s deputy Attorney-General Shai Nitzan has instigated an enquiry into two Facebook groups – ‘Death to Arabs’ and ‘Protest in Um Al Fahm against the Islamic Movement’ […]

22 Dec

Nablus on Facebook

December 22, 2010 3:24 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The city of Nablus officially gets a Facebook profile, the PNN reported on Tuesday.The profile on the social network which counts over 500 million users,, is aimed to connect citizens with local news and encourage locals to post news events online as they see them. The city’s profile has […]

25 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Continue Their Facebook Displays

October 25, 2010 10:21 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Walla News Website published, on Sunday, several pictures by Israeli soldiers on Facebook showing “memories” while humiliating Palestinians during the war on Gaza. The Website said that the pictures show Palestinian detainees in degrading positions as the soldiers posed next to them. The pictures were taken inside Palestinian […]

05 Mar

Facebook Post Leads To Cancelling Israeli Invasion

The Israeli army had to cancel an invasion into a West Bank village to kidnap Palestinians after an Israeli soldier posted on his facebook page details regarding the invasion, its timing and the targeted areas. Israeli Army Radio reported that the “arrest raid in the West Bank had to be […]

18 Mar

Palestinian-Israeli conflict reaches Facebook website

Due to complaints from Israeli settlers over the selection of geographical location, the American based Facebook website will now allow a choice between stating one’s home in either Israel or Palestine. Israelis living in settlements inside the West Bank complained this week that the Facebook social network site listed them […]

10 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Thursday at night, the death of a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the main intersection of Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and added that the soldiers injured Palestinian teen. The Ministry stated that the […]

09 Jul

Israeli Forces Abduct Eighteen Palestinians, Including Female University Student

Overnight Wednesday, until dawn Thursday, the Israeli army detained eighteen Palestinian civilians, including former prisoners, and a young female student, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southernmost West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli forces detained four Palestinian civilians, including two brothers, identified as; 1. Wajdi […]

08 Jul

Israeli Forces Detain Additional Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, detained a large number of Palestinian civilians, including a former political prisoner, from the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted, Khalil Takfaji, the head of the Maps Department of the Arab […]

06 Jul

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that several Palestinians were abducted, Sunday night, by Israeli forces, across the occupied West Bank. In the Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, in the central West Bank, Adel Nadim Hawih, and Farhat Hosni Dahabra were abducted from the town of Ain Yabrud. From the town […]

06 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli […]

05 Jul

Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus

Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli […]

04 Jul

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó Brolcháin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

04 Jul

Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their […]

02 Jul

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah

Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of […]

01 Jul

Israeli Troops Abduct Twenty Six Palestinians Including Two Women

Israeli troops abducted, early Wednesday morning, twenty six Palestinians, including two women, from different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Local Palestinian sources said that Israeli troops abducted ten Palestinians from different neighborhoods in the occupied East Jerusalem, identified as Ahmad Abu Al-Rab, Akram Salaymeh, Muhammad Amira, […]

01 Jul

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa’ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens […]

29 Jun

International Protests Against Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human chain across Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday, to express their objection to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Demonstrators held Palestinian flags and banners denouncing the Israeli expropriation of the Jordan Valley area […]

29 Jun

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians in the West Bank, One in Gaza

Israeli forces detained, Monday morning, nine Palestinian civilians, including a minor, from the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). The PPS said that the occupation forces detained two Palestinians from the Hebron district Al-Arroub refugee camp; identified as Hamada Adawi, and Ahmed Raafat Al-Badawi, a minor, […]

27 Jun

Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus

Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from […]

27 Jun

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares

Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to […]

27 Jun

Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after […]

27 Jun

Israeli Forces Shoot Nine Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly March

Nine Palestinian civilians were shot and injured, on Friday, and dozens suffered from the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters at protestors in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern occupied West Bank. The regional coordinator of the Popular Resistance, Morad Eshteiwi, […]

24 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Hanina

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in the al-Fool neighborhood in Beit Hanina, north of occupied East Jerusalem, only two months after the family of nine built it. The demolition came just hours before a court session was supposed to be held to discuss an appeal filed by the […]

24 Jun

Israeli Troops Demolish a Palestinian Home in Betunia, Near Ramallah

Israeli troops demolished, early on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian-owned home in the central West Bank town of Betunia, west of Ramallah. Local sources said that a large Israeli military force, including a bulldozer, invaded Betunia town, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They added that the soldiers forced out […]

24 Jun

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian-owned home, on Tuesday, in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that municipality crews, backed by Israeli special forces as well as the police, stormed Silwan, […]

23 Jun

Hours Before His Sister’s Wedding, Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man near the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, east of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot the young man, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, from […]

23 Jun

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Young Women at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli police assaulted and arrested five Palestinian young women, and an Al-Aqsa guard, on Sunday, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) said in a brief statement, “The occupation forces arrested five girls and […]

20 Jun

Israeli Colonists Prevent Family From Reaching Its Home In Hebron

Several fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers prevented, on Friday evening, a Palestinian family from reaching their own home in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The family was trying to reach its home in Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron city. […]

Kufur Qaddoum
19 Jun

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Ten Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Ten Palestinian civilians were injured, on Friday, by Israeli soldiers during the weekly peaceful demonstration against illegal settlements, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, according to a local source. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces […]

18 Jun

Israeli Settler Attacks Elderly Palestinian Protecting his Land in Jerusalem

An illegal Israeli settler, on Thursday, attacked an elderly Palestinian man in Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, pepper-spraying him in the face, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that an illegal Israeli settler pepper-sprayed Mohammad Daoud Abbasi, in the face, along with his sons, causing them all to suffer […]

17 Jun

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Including Four Children, In Silwan

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five children, in addition to a mother and her son, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in the town, […]

17 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians, including two children, in the Old City and the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after assaulting them. The child was kidnapped by undercover soldiers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers attacked several children in […]

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15 Jun

Palestinian-owned Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by occupation forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the Shu’fat refugee camp, near Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank, Alray reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the Ras Shehadeh neighborhood of the Refugee Camp, and proceeded to demolish a two storey house, […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jun

Fourteen Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces across West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, abducted 14 Palestinians from several areas of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that Israeli police arrested five Palestinians after ransacking their houses in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Sources added that police assaulted two brothers […]

15 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Re-arrest Palestinian Immediately after his Release

Palestinian prisoner, Salah Hussein, was released on Sunday, when he met his 5 year old son for the first time, accompanied by his wife, Quds News Network reported. Hussein just completed fifteen years in Israeli prison held his son, Ali, for the first time since he was born. Ali was […]

12 Jun

Illegal Israeli Colonists Invade Kifl Hares

Dozens of illegal colonial Israeli settlers stormed, late on Thursday night, the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Hares in the Salfit district, in central West Bank. Locals said the armed colonial settlers attacked several homes in the village while chanting racist slogans. They added that several colonists also climbed […]

10 Jun

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth Who Suffers From Epilepsy

Israeli troops abducted, on Tuesday at night a young man who suffers from epilepsy, near the illegal Itamar colony, built on Palestinian lands near Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The father of the abducted young man, Ghassan Nasasra, said that he was informed about the […]

09 Jun

Palestinian Tents, Agricultural Structures, Greenhouse Demolished by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli ‘civil administration’ invaded al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem, on Monday and proceeded to demolish agricultural structures belonging to Ahmad Abed Mahmoud, and Abed Nemer Mahmoud, according to Quds News Network. Also on Monday, the Israeli military dismantled and seized a Palestinian-owned greenhouse in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

06 Jun

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli forces demolished, on Thursday, a Palestinian-owned residential tin house in the town of Beit Ummar, southern occupied West Bank, according to a local anti-settlements activist. Activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli forces seized the contents of the home, located near Hebron, then proceeded to […]

06 Jun

Israeli Settlers Chop Down Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Thursday, destroyed dozens of several year old olive trees in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Munir Qadous, with the human rights group, Yesh Din, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli colonists snuck into Palestinian […]

04 Jun

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock […]

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven […]

01 Jun

Israeli Police Forces Demolish 4 Palestinian-owned Homes Inside Israel

Israeli occupation police, on Sunday, demolished four homes under construction in the Arab city of Tira, inside the 1948 occupied lands, known as Israel. The justification given by authorities for the demolition, was the alleged lack of a building permit, Shehab News reported. According to witnesses, police stormed the city, […]

01 Jun

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner

Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, […]

31 May

As Dozens Of Colonists, Soldiers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque, Army Abducts Four Palestinians

Marking the first day of reopening the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after seventy days of closure due to coronavirus concerns, Israeli soldiers and police officers accompanied dozens of illegal colonialist settlers in a provocative tour into the courtyards of the holy site, and abducted four Palestinians, including two women. […]

31 May

Israeli Forces Evict Palestinians from Ibrahimi Mosque, Permit Settlers

Israeli forces, on Friday, blocked Palestinian Muslim worshipers from performing the dawn prayer, evicted hundreds of worshipers and banned the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron/Al-Khalil, Quds News Network reported. Sheikh Hifzi Abu Sneineh, the head of the local Waqf Department, stated that military barriers were placed […]

30 May

Five Palestinians, Including Journalist Injured at Kufur Qaddoum

A photojournalist was among the five Palestinians injured, on Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at protestors, during the weekly protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, according to local sources. Morad Eshteiwi, Coordinator for the popular resistance against the Israeli Apartheid Wall, told Palestinian […]

30 May

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah”

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father of five children, including an infant, allegedly after he tried to ram them with his car near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. His family denied the military allegations and said the man lost control […]

26 May

Israeli Police Shoot, Injure Palestinian after Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem

A Palestinian young man was seriously injured, on Monday, when Israeli police officers shot him near Jabal Mukaber neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported. Israel’s Channel 7 alleged that the man attempted to stab police officers near Jabal Mukaber, video footage of the scene showed […]

25 May

Armed Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths

Palestinian media reports said, earlier on Monday, that at least two Palestinians were shot and wounded by armed Israeli settlers, in the village of al-Mughayyir, north of Ramallah city, in the central West Bank. Palestinian chief for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall and illegal Israeli settlement construction, across the West […]

24 May

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid […]