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09 Aug
2:15

New Israeli Plan To Build 2,500 Units In Illegal Gilo Colony

The Israeli government and the Jerusalem City Council are advancing a plan to build 2,500 units in the Gilo colony, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Gilo was built on lands owned by Palestinians from Beit Jala, al-Walaja and Batteer in the West Bank district of Bethlehem. The new construction plan, that […]

17 Dec
2:30

Israel Approves 891 Units in Gilo Colony; Confiscates 102 Dunams From Beit Sahour

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee,’ of the Jerusalem City Council, has approved the construction of 891 units in Gilo colony, which was constructed on Palestinian lands, in the Bethlehem territory in the occupied West Bank. The military also confiscated 102 Dunams for ‘military purposes.’The recent approval in Gilo refers […]

13 Aug
12:08

Israel Approves 890 Units In Gilo Settlement

[Monday Evening August 12, 2013] The Israeli government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approved the construction of additional 890 units for Jewish settlers in the Gilo illegal settlement, southwest of occupied East Jerusalem.The decision came less than 24 hours after Israel approved hundreds units in occupied East Jerusalem and the […]

20 Oct
12:18

Ahston Slams Israel’s Decision To Build 797 Units In Gilo Settlement

October 20, 2012 12:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, denounced the recent Israeli decision to construct additional 797 units for Jewish settlers in the Gilo settlement, and stated that Israel must stop all of its settlement activities.Ashton’s spokesperson stated that in 2011 and 2012, Ashton repeatedly expressed her […]

19 Oct
2:40

Israel Approves 800 New Units In Gilo Settlement

October 19, 2012 2:40 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, granted Thursday its official approval for the construction of 800 units in the Gilo illegal settlement, south of occupied Jerusalem.Construction bids will be made public in the coming few months, Israeli Peace Now Movement reported. Director the Settlement Watch project of Peace […]

05 Jul
9:25

PA Adviser: Gilo Expansion Shatters Peace

Spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, has strongly condemned the plans to expand the Jewish only settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem. The plan to extend the settlement was announced on Monday night by the planning committee of the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem. Nabil Abu Rudineh has […]

05 Jul
8:56

Israel Decides To Build 900 Units In Gilo Settlement

The “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem Municipality decided Tuesday to build 700 units for Israeli settlers in the Gilo illegal settlement, in occupied East Jerusalem. Member of the Jerusalem City Council, Elisha Peleg, stated that the municipality recently approved a plan to construct hundreds of new residential units […]

17 Aug
12:17

Israeli forces move section of Annexation Wall near Gilo settlement in Bethlehem

August 17, 2010 12:17 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Media reports in Israel and the US over the weekend applauded the removal of a section of Wall near Bethlehem, but failed to mention that just meters away, another section of Wall is under construction to surround and isolate the Palestinian village of Al-Walaja.The section of Wall being removed on […]

25 Nov
12:12

UN Slams Israel’s Plan To Expand Gilo Settlement

The United Nations slammed an Israeli plan to expand the Gilo illegal Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem and considered it as another obstacle to the already stalled peace process. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/un_1.jpg 300 0) The United Nations The United Nations slammed an Israeli plan to expand the Gilo illegal Israeli settlement in […]

19 Nov
12:45

Kouchner Claims Gilo Settlement Expansion Would Not Hinder Peace

French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, claimed Wednesday that the Israeli plan to construct hundreds of homes in Gilo settlement, near Bethlehem, would not hinder the peace process. He also expressed opposition to a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood. He said that he believes that expansion plan is not political in […]

18 Nov
1:18

U.S Asks Israel To Halt Construction In Gilo Settlement

November 18, 2009 1:18 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Tuesday that the United States demanded Israel to halt the construction in Gilo settlement, built on Palestinian lands in between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Israel considers Gilo as a city in the greater Jerusalem area, and is currently acting on expanding it. The office of Israel’s Prime Minister, […]

23 Aug
3:30

Israel is Building 100 Housing Units in Har Gilo Settlement

Israel has begun building 100 new housing units in the Har Gilo settlement outside Jerusalem, political sources said Monday. They said construction of the new housing at Har Gilo, which currently has some 120 families, began earlier this month and is due to be completed by the end of the […]

11 Aug
3:30

Israeli Soldier Found Dead Near Gilo Checkpoint

August 11, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

an Israeli soldier was found near Gilo military check post at theFadi Abu Sa’ada, IMEMC, August 11, 2003 12:44 Israeli security sources announced Monday morning that the body of an Israeli soldier was found near Gilo military check post at the northern entrance to Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a military […]

12 Mar
8:34

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate An Agricultural Mobile Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and confiscated an agricultural mobile home, used by a local Palestinian farmer. Several army jeeps invaded the al-Thaher area, at the entrance of al-Walaja, and confiscated the mobile home, owned by Walid Abu Ali. Media […]

27 Feb
3:07

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

20 Feb
11:21

Israel Approves 464 New Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

February 20, 2019 11:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, has approved the construction on an additional 464 units for illegal colonialist settlers. The approval was made this past Monday, and it was revealed, Wednesday, that the plan aims at expanding in Gilo illegal colony, southwest of […]

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. […]

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

08 Nov
10:28

MK Calls Disabled Mate ‘Half A Human’

Israeli MK Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, described his handicapped lawmaker Ilan Gilon, from Meretz, “half a human”, during an official plenum. The comment came during a stormy Knesset debate over legislation that would see government funding for the arts as contingent on “loyalty.” The law targets Arab […]

14 Oct
2:29

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, several Palestinians in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked many youngsters who protested the invasion, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, and at a number of homes. Medical […]

03 Aug
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 July – 01 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 July – 01 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed in the southern Gaza Strip. 138 […]

21 May
8:40

Report: Israel Continues Judaization in Jerusalem, Ethnic Cleansing in Area C

photo: Israeli forces cordon off the area while bulldozers demolish Bedouin Palestinian community. by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The policy of Judaization and ethnic cleansing practiced by Israeli occupation authorities, to displace the Palestinian population from their land, restrict their life, and to expand settlements and military areas, are continued, in violation […]

22 Feb
2:42

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units On Palestinian Lands

February 22, 2018 2:42 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem approved, Thursday, the construction of 3000 new colonialist units, near Gilo illegal colony, south of Jerusalem. The targeted lands, which Israel is planning to build the new units on, are largely privately-owned by the Palestinians. The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who also heads the […]

17 Nov
11:19

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

09 Nov
6:36

Israel To Build 240 New Colonialist Units In East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem City Council has decided, Wednesday, to issue construction permits for 240 new units, in illegal colonies in occupied East Jerusalem. Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem City Council Meir Turgeman, said that the city approved the construction of 150 units in Ramat Shlomo, north of East Jerusalem. The colony is […]

26 Sep
6:30

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

Palestine Today - audio
27 Jun
1:56

Palestine Today 06 26 2017

June 27, 2017 1:56 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June, 26, 2017. Israeli announces plans for new settlements in the West Bank and denies a Gaza injured youth treatment. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Israeli […]

26 Jun
7:59

7,000 Settler Housing Units Approved for Jerusalem

The Israeli Prime Minister’s office has given the green light, to the Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem, to discuss the approval of some 7,000 housing units in illegal settlement blocs, Israeli media reported. Israel Hayom said, according to the PNN, Israel’s Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turjeman, who heads […]

06 Jun
5:02

765 Surveillance Cameras to be Installed in Jerusalem

The Israeli ministry of public security, the police command and the Jerusalem municipality are planning to install new security cameras in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom newspaper revealed yesterday, according to the PNN. The paper said that a surveillance and control centre will be established in the Jewish settlement of Gilo, in […]

22 Mar
6:54

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

28 Dec
7:22

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

25 Dec
8:25

Israeli Government to Approve Thousands of Settlement Units in Response to UN Vote

The Local Planning and Building Committee of the West Jerusalem municipality is expected, next Wednesday, to approve about 5,600 illegal housing units in East Jerusalem settlements, according to Israeli Hayom daily. The Israeli daily, in its Hebrew bulletin Sunday, said the foreseen decision comes in response to the United Nations […]

Palestine Today - audio
16 Dec
11:51

This Week in Palestine Week 50 2016

December 16, 2016 11:51 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 10, to the 16, 2016. Israeli army attacks leave a man dead and a child injured this week, in the meantime Israel approved construction of new settlement. These […]

10 Dec
4:52

Knesset Approves Plans for 770 Housing Units

The Local Committee for Planning and Building for the Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem approved, on Wednesday evening, a plan to build 770 housing units in the Gilo neighborhood, south of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the committee also approved a new […]

Palestine Today - audio
07 Dec
11:45

Palestine Today 12 07 2016

December 7, 2016 11:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, December, 7, 2016. Israeli troops kidnap more than a dozen civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities, as Israel’s government approves more settlements. These stories, and more, coming up, stay […]

07 Dec
8:00

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

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 […]

12 Nov
2:25

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]

27 Oct
4:39

181 Settlement Units to be Built in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities are planning to build 181 new housing units in Jerusalem, next week, according to the Bilateral Committee for Planning and Municipal Building in the “Gilo” neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. According to the report published by Israeli Channel 2, last night, the approval was delayed in order not […]

30 Sep
12:45

PCHR Weekly Report: 6 Palestinian civilians wounded, 114 abducted by Israeli troops this week

September 30, 2016 12:45 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22– 28 September 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were […]

28 Sep
9:32

Israeli Soldiers Partially Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

September 28, 2016 9:32 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers and several military bulldozers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, Beit Jala city near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and partially demolished a Palestinian home. Resident Sa’id al-Qassas, the owner of the partially demolished building, said the soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded the area and forced him and […]

Palestine Today - audio
08 Aug
11:45

Palestine Today 08 08 2016

August 8, 2016 11:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August, 8, 2016. Israeli troops kidnapped more than a dozen civilians during dawn invasions and prevent hunger striking political detainees from meeting family members and lawyers. These stories and more […]

29 Jul
9:55

US Department of State: Israeli Settlement Policy “Provocative”

The US State Department strongly condemned, in a statement issued on Wednesday, Israel’s continued settlement expansion in occupied Jerusalem. State Department Spokesman John Kirby said, in the statement, that the United States was “deeply concerned” by reports of the Israeli government opening tenders for 323 additional units in several Israeli […]

28 Jul
9:40

New Tenders Released for Over 300 Settlement Units in Jerusalem

The Israel land authority, on Wednesday, released tenders for the construction of 323 housing units in occupied Jerusalem. According to the new plan, 130 housing units will be built in the Har Homa settlement on  Abu Gneim Mount, east of Bethlehem, 89 others in Gilo settlement, to the south of Jerusalem, […]

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 […]

14 Jul
10:15

Israeli State Approves 90 Illegal Settlement Units near Jerusalem

The Israeli “Civil Administration”, on Wednesday, approved the construction of 90 settlement units in the illegal settlement of Gilo, Jerusalem. The decision came a few days after Tel Aviv approved plans to construct 800 new housing units for settlers in and around East Jerusalem. The presence and continued expansion of Israeli […]

06 Jul
9:15

Ashrawi Denounces Plans to Expand West Bank Settlements

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Tuesday, strongly denounced Israel’s plan to expand three illegal Israeli settlements around the Jerusalem area, by building hundreds of residential units to accommodate more Israeli settlers. She said, in a press release, “We strongly denounce plans by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor […]

19 Apr
12:30

Updated: 21 Israelis Injured; 2 Critical, in Jerusalem Bus Explosion

April 19, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report 0

At least 21 Israelis were injured among them two in critical conditions, and six six who suffered moderate wounds, in a bus explosion near Jerusalem. Israeli media sources said that a bomb exploded in an empty bus that also caused a second bus that had passengers, to catch on fire as […]

18 Apr
11:48

Palestine Today 04 18 2016

April 18, 2016 11:48 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download/Listen Here       Eleven schoolchildren lightly wounded by Israeli army gas bombs, 20 Israeli injured in Jerusalem bus fire. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. At least 20 Israelis were reported injured among them two in critical conditions during an explosion that left two Israeli buses […]

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, […]

Runners take part in the 2015 Palestine Marathon, skirting Israel's separation wall to the north of Bethlehem. (Right to Movement/Signe Vest)
01 Apr
5:27

Thousands Run in Palestinian Marathon, Affirm Right to Movement

April 1, 2016 5:27 PM admin Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners took to the streets on Friday, to take part in the fourth annual marathon to be hosted by the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, aimed at highlighting the severe movement restrictions Palestinians face under Israel’s military occupation. First conceived in 2013 under the theme “Right to […]

08 Feb
12:10

Palestinian MK Sentenced for ‘Disgracing a Public Servant’

February 8, 2016 12:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Member of Knesset (MK) of the Joint List party, Hanin Zoabi, reached a plea bargain of six months of probation and a fine of NIS 3,000 at the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court on Sunday for ‘disgracing a public servant.’Initially, the Attorney General wanted to charge Zoabi with “incitement” for allegedly telling […]

09 Jan
7:14

2015: A Dangerous Escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque

January 9, 2016 7:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Wadi Hilweh Information Center has issued their 2015 yearly report and monitored the main events in the city of Jerusalem, with special attention given to Israeli violations against Jerusalemites and their properties.The center explained, in its report, that occupation authorities escalated their violations in 2015, a year which witnessed major […]

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19 Dec
2:15

This Week in Palestine Week 51 2015

December 19, 2015 2:15 AM 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 December 12, to the 18, 2015. This week, Israeli approves more settlements in the West Bank, meanwhile Israeli attacks leave seven killed Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank communities. […]

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18 Nov
3:40

Palestine Today 11 17 2015

November 18, 2015 3:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Palestinian youth killed two injured and arrested by Israeli soldiers, and the government approves more homes in illegal settlements. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. […]

18 Nov
12:08

500 Settlement Units Approved for East Jerusalem

November 18, 2015 12:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, approved the construction of 500 more illegal settlement units in the Ramat Shlomo settlement, occupied East Jerusalem. The move, which sets the stage for 1,000 additional settlement units to be built, reportedly follows a two year de facto freeze following a diplomatic row […]

12 Nov
12:32

891 Settlement Units to be Built in Bethlehem

November 12, 2015 12:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, approved the construction of 891 settlement units in the illegal settlement of Gilo, which was constructed on the Bethlehem territory of the occupied West Bank.PNN reports that, according to The Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, the municipality claimed that the construction plan was […]

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
8:03

Beit Jala Rally Violently Suppressed by Israeli Soldiers

Several Palestinians, Sunday, suffocated as Israeli army forces violently quelled a peaceful rally to protest the Israeli illegal expropriation of Beit Jala lands for the purpose of expanding construction of the apartheid wall.Christian and Muslim religious high ranking figures, locals, and activists participated in the rally, which took place at […]

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 […]

31 Jul
2:10

Ashrawi Says Israel Now ‘Completely Out of Control’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of 300 units in the illegal settlement of Beit El and plans to construct additional units in and around Jerusalem, including 115 units in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, 300 units in the settlement […]

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 […]

22 Feb
10:42

Aida Refugee Camp Flooded by Excess Settlement Water

Aida refugee camp, north Bethlehem city, has drowned after the Gilo settlement opened its barrages, throwing all excess rain and melted snow water onto the camp. Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes, Sunday morning, after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the […]

20 Oct
1:13

AIC: ‘Meaningless Dispute Between Obama, Netanyahu’

Big words were used in this latest dispute about Israel’s public announcement concerning construction of 2610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos. A US spokesperson said the decision would “distance Israel even from its closest allies” following a 1 October meeting of Obama and Netanyahu. 10/19/14 | Alternative Information Center […]

16 Jun
3:34

Shots Fired at Military Site Near Bethlehem

The Israeli army said, Sunday, that unidentified gunmen opened fire at a military site near Bethlehem. Rockets were also fired late Sunday, from Gaza, amidst conflicting reports on the exact nature of both incidents.A spokesman told Ma’an News Agency that the bullets were fired near Har Gilo, north of Bethlehem, […]

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23 May
1:25

Palestine Today 05 22 2014

May 23, 2014 1:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 41s || 3.38 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday May 22nd, 2014. The army and settlers attack farmers’ lands in different parts of the West Bank […]

22 May
1:55

Israel To Install 500 Surveillance Cameras In Occupied East Jerusalem

[Thursday, May 22, 2014] The Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Jerusalem City Council, have decided to install 500 surveillance cameras in Palestinian neighborhoods, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Israeli Radio has reported that the cameras will be installed in Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah, at-Tour, al-Ezariyya, in addition to the French […]

26 Apr
4:18

France Withholds Funds to Settler Association in Jerusalem

The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported, on Wednesday, that the French government has halted the transfer of donations worth €3,000 to an Israeli association operating in the Gilo settlement, in occupied Jerusalem.According to the newspaper, the Middle East Monitor reports, French parliamentarian Meyer Habib, who was elected to a seat […]

23 Apr
8:36

Clinton Denounces Settlement Expansion Amidst Ongoing Violence in West Bank

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed dissent with the state of Israel for announcing what she deemed a ‘counter-productive’ and ‘provocative’ expansion of illegal settlements in the midst of a highly sensitive UN melee over the crisis in the Middle East.’This morning’s announcement by the government of Israel […]

20 Apr
8:16

2014: 748 New Settlement Units in West Bank and Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation has constructed 748 settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, since the beginning of 2014, the Information Centre of Separation Wall and Settlement has revealed.The centre said, in a statement, that Netanyahu’s government issued plans of building 4,640 settlement units in 2014. In Jerusalem, Al […]

01 Apr
10:53

Army to Seize 600 Dunums near Nablus, Tenders Pushed for Over 700 East Jerusalem Homes

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, handed a structural blueprint to the local council of Qaryout, to the south of Nablus, aimed at confiscating 600 dunums of land belonging to local villagers.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said the confiscation is for infrastructural purposes and for the […]

25 Mar
9:00

Al-Walaja Village Faces ‘Slow Death’ as Israel Takes Its Land

Anne Paq, The Electronic Intifada, 24 March, 2014 Sheerin al-Araj, a prominent Palestinian activist from al-Walaja described her village this way in her TedEx Ramallah talk in 2011: Al-Walaja is a microcosm of Palestine. It’s a window into the Palestinian people’s suffering. It’s a glimpse into the Palestinian people’s resilience, […]

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 […]

04 Nov
6:10

Peace Now: “Israel Issues New Tenders For 1889 New Settlement Units”

November 4, 2013 6:10 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now Movement issued a press release denouncing a new Israeli decision of the Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu, to build additional 1889 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied Jerusalem.Peace Now said that the tenders include 1.061 units in the West Bank, and […]

12 Oct
2:23

Israel To Build 1500 Units For Settlers In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli sources have reported that bids for the construction of 793 new settlement units will be announced soon, as part of a plan to build 1500 new units in a number of Jewish settlements in the Jerusalem district, and around it.The sources said that, three months ago, Israel approved the […]

16 Aug
1:59

Stormy Round Of Talks Held Amidst Escalating Israeli Violations

August 16, 2013 1:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Peace process 0

Palestinian officials involved in the direct talks with Tel Aviv have reported that the latest round of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks, held late on Wednesday at night, was very stormy due to Israel’s decision to build hundreds of units in illegal West Bank settlements.The officials warned that the Israeli violations, topped […]

15 Aug
1:10

Israel Built Four New Settlements In 2012

The Palestinian Census Bureau has reported that Israel built four new illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank in 2012, raising the number of Jewish settlements to 144 comparing to 140 by the end of 2011. In its Wednesday reported, the Bureau said Israel’s settlements in occupied Palestine are illegal […]

13 Aug
4:11

Kerry: “New Settlement Plan Will Not Harm Peace”

Commenting to the Israeli decision to build hundreds of units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, said Israel “only announced bids”, and that he does not believe this announcement would harm political talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Israeli decision […]

09 Aug
12:34

“All I want is my land”

Abed Abed-Rabbeh is standing on the dirt road looking anxiously at the bulldozers further up the hill. The Israeli bulldozers are digging a sewer system for the nearby illegal settlement of Har Gilo. Everyday, the bulldozers get closer and closer to the land that has belonged to his family for […]

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 […]

31 May
2:38

Settlers Write Anti-Christian Graffiti On Jerusalem Church

Friday May 31 2013, a number of Israeli settlers wrote anti-Christian graffiti on the back wall of a Christian Church, near the southern wall of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.The settlers wrote various vulgar and racist statements, including “Christians are slaves”, “Christians are Monkeys”, in addition to “Price […]

31 May
9:55

U.S Trying To Hold Palestinian-Israeli Meeting In D.C

The Al-Quds Newspaper has reported that U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is working on holding a meeting next week between senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, in an attempt to resume the stalled political process.The paper said that Kerry has been conducting “extensive efforts”, especially over the last two weeks, […]

30 May
1:44

Israel To Build 1000 Units For Settlers In East Jerusalem

Israeli NGO, Terrestrial Jerusalem, has reported that Israel is planning to build more than 1000 units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.It stated the move “could significantly hinder the efforts conducted by Washington to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.” The new Israeli decision was made despite […]

29 May
1:35

Settlers Puncture Tires Of Palestinian Cars In Jerusalem

Wednesday May 29 2013, in a second attack since Monday, extremist Israeli settlers punctured tires of a number of Palestinian vehicles in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti.Local sources reported that the settlers “Death To Arabs”, and other racist graffiti on the cars, and some […]

27 May
1:35

Settlers Deface Cars, Puncture Tires in Jerusalem

Monday at dawn, April 27 2013, local sources have reported that extremist Israeli settlers defaced 15 Palestinian cars, and punctured their tires, in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.Saleh Diab, local resident and activist, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the settlers conducted their act, apparently during early dawn […]

24 May
12:05

Settlers Puncture Car Tires Near Bethlehem, Write Racist Graffiti

A number of extremist Israeli settlers punctured tires of five vehicles near the Gilo Israeli settlement, illegally built on Palestinian lands near Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.Local sources reported that the settlers punctured tires, and wrote racist graffiti against the Arabs and the Palestinians, including […]

14 May
4:38

Israel Delays Bids On Construction Of 1500 Units In East Jerusalem

Israeli army radio reported Monday that the Regional Construction and Planning Committee in Jerusalem decided to delay bids for the construction of 1500 additional units in the Ramat Shlomo illegal settlement, in occupied East Jerusalem, for three weeks.The Radio said that the Committee quoted security considerations for its decision, and […]

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 […]

30 Apr
2:35

Israel Approves 120 Units In Givat Ze’ev Settlement

Monday April 29 2013, Israeli “News One” news website reported that the “Lands Authority” of the Israeli Housing Ministry approved the construction of additional 120 units in the Givat Ze’ev illegal settlement, in occupied Jerusalem.The news agency said that an official at the Ministry stated that the Lands Authority announced […]

26 Apr
6:11

Israel Uproots Trees To Prepare For New Settlement In Bethlehem

Thursday April 25, 2013, Israeli bulldozers uprooted dozens of trees on a hill close to the Jabal Abu Ghneim (Har Homa) illegal settlement, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, in order to pave a new road that leads to a planned settlement neighborhood of 3000 homes for Jewish […]

03 Jan
3:18

2012 Witnessed High Increase In Settlement Activities

The Israeli government approved in 2012 tenders for the construction of 2386 settlements in occupied Jerusalem, compared to 772 units approved in 2011 and 256 in 2010, Israeli human rights group Ir Amim reported.Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that there are clear indications that the government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

26 Dec
5:45

In Another Direct Message Against Peace; Israel Approves 942 Settlement Units

The so-called Israeli Committee for Construction and Planning in occupied Jerusalem approved, Monday, a new project for the construction of 942 units for Jewish settlers in the illegal Gilo settlement, south of occupied Jerusalem.Gilo is an illegal settlement built on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, built on lands […]

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 […]

14 Dec
5:03

New Zealand divests from companies of Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which invests money on behalf of New Zealand’s government, announced on December 12 that it is divesting from Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev’s company Africa Israel and its construction subsidiary Danya Cebus over their construction of Israeli settlements.The announcement came amidst heightened international criticism of Israeli […]

09 Oct
11:01

Palestinian Injured By Army Fire In Bethlehem

October 9, 2012 11:01 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in Bethlehem reported that a young Palestinian man was shot and injured, on Monday afternoon, by Israeli military fire near Beit Jala city, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.Local sources reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli military opened fire at Sakhr Hussein and Al-Allamy, […]

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 […]

06 Jul
2:12

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 civilians wounded, 27 abducted by Israeli forces this week

July 6, 2012 2:12 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 28 June– 04 July 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces abducted 27 civilians, including four children, in 45 incursions into the Palestinian Territories.In addition, Israeli forces […]

15 Jun
12:36

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli troops abduct 19 civilians in 45 incursions this week

June 15, 2012 12:36 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 07– 13 June 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 19 civilians were abducted, including 4 children, by Israeli forces this week. Israeli forces continued to fire at Palestinian […]