Search Results for : gush etzion

06 Aug
4:28

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Units In Gush Etzion Colonialist Block

The far-right extremist Israeli government on Benjamin Netanyahu and the Civil Administration Office, the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, approved the construction of hundreds of units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem. Israeli Channel 7 has reported […]

24 Aug
11:09

Israel Promotes Plans For Three New Colonies In Gush Etzion Bloc

Israel has recently stepped-up plans for building three new colonies in the Gush Etzion settlement block, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, in direct coordination with the Gush Etzion Regional Council and the “Judean Hills Development Corporation.” Israeli daily Maariv has reported that the Judean Hills Development […]

26 Feb
8:00

Israeli Killed by ‘Friendly Fire’; Palestinian Injured Near Gush Etzion

February 26, 2016 8:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

An Israeli settler died of his wounds Friday morning, after having been shot by another Israeli settler who was allegedly trying to ‘thwart an attack’, according to Israeli sources. The settler also shot and wounded a Palestinian man — but no one was injured by the alleged Palestinian ‘attacker’.The shootings […]

10 Feb
1:34

Settler Wounded in Gush Etzion Stabbing

February 10, 2016 1:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli settler was wounded in a stabbing attack in the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said.Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom said the settler — a resident of Neve Daniel settlement in Gush Etzion — was in […]

19 Jan
1:46

Palestinian Workers Completely Removed from Gush Etzion Settlement

Etzion Brigade Commander Colonel Roman Gofman, on Monday, issued an order to immediately remove all Palestinian workers from the Gush Etzion settlement, including from stores and businesses, according to The Jewish Press. The Israeli military claimed that the order came in order to halt Palestinian stabbing operatives. But similar moves […]

06 Jan
9:15

Seized Church Added to Gush Etzion Settlement

The Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya’alon, has “permitted” adding the seized church of Beit Al-Baraka to the expanding illegal settlement, Gush Etzion, located south to Bethlehem, central occupied West Bank. According to Israeli media, the move will expand the settlement by some 40 dunams. According to the PNN, the […]

23 Nov
4:44

Another Palestinian Shot Dead after Fatal Stabbing Incident near Gush Etzion

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces after he stabbed to death a 21-year-old Israeli woman near the illegal Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion Sunday night, Israeli sources said.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that, after the Palestinian stabbed the woman at the Gush […]

20 Nov
4:13

Shooting in Gush Etzion: 1 Palestinian, 2 Israelis Killed; Palestinian Death Toll Rises to 91

November 20, 2015 4:13 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Palestinian military liaison (D.C.O.) has received the body of Shadi Zuhdi ‘Arafa, aged 28, from Hebron who was shot dead by Israeli forces today, at Gush Etzion junction.According to Hebron-based reporter, Bassam Shweiki, the soldiers invaded the home of Mohammad Abdul-Baset al-Hroub, in Beit Awwa town, south of Hebron, […]

08 Nov
10:36

Palestinian Woman Shot and Injured near Gush Etzion

An Israeli security guard, on Sunday, shot a Palestinian woman following an alleged stabbing attack at the entrance to the illegal Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the southern occupied West Bank, an Israeli army spokesperson said.Israeli media initially reported that the Palestinian woman […]

17 Oct
9:10

Beit Al Maqdis Brigades claims responsibility for Gush Etzion shooting

October 17, 2005 9:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Beit Al Maqdis Brigades, a recently formed group, claimed responsibility for Sunday’s Gush Etzion shooting attack which left three settlers dead and five injured. The Arabs48 news website reported that it received a statement from the group claiming responsibility for the shooting which marks “its first armed attack,’ according to […]

17 Oct
10:54

Khateeb: `“Gush Etzion attack is counter productive`

October 17, 2005 10:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Minister of Planning at the Palestinian National Authority (P.A), Dr. Ghassan Khateeb, said that the Gush Etzion shooting attack, carried by a Palestinian group on Sunday is counter productive and does not serve the Palestinian interests. Al Khateeb stated that the timing of the attack, which preceded a planned meeting […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

The so-called “Civil Administration Office” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, has approved the construction of 300 additional units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the Civil Administration Office has made the official approval of […]

11 Aug
3:53

Israel Escalates Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

On Monday alone, Israeli soldiers demolished more than four Palestinian homes, in addition to a water reservoir, under the allegations of being built without permits from the Israeli occupation authorities, the same authorities who continue to deny the Palestinians the right to build on their own land to accommodate for […]

10 Aug
1:09

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, northeast of Jerusalem, searched and ransacked many homes, […]

10 Aug
10:19

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Khirbit Beit Iskariya village, isolated by the illegal Gush Etzion colonialist bloc, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished a Palestinian home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the soldiers demolished a home, […]

04 Aug
3:27

Israel Confiscates 200 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated, Monday, 200 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, in addition to issuing an order for demolishing a barn. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy-mayor of Kisan village, stated that a large military force invaded […]

31 Jul
3:29

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 July 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli’s excessive use of force […]

27 Jul
6:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian young man near Bethlehem for allegedly attempting to snatch an Israeli soldier’s weapon. According to Israel’s TV Channel 12, the young Palestinian man attempted to snatch the soldier’s gun near the Gush Etzion colony, south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The […]

24 Jul
5:33

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)

Summary Israeli military forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli army’s excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian […]

20 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Homes On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

As Israeli soldiers continued the uprooting and destruction of Palestinian trees owned by the villagers of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, Israeli colonists starting installing mobile homes in the area to prepare for a new illegal outpost. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the […]

10 Jul
3:56

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 July 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 […]

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

02 Jul
1:25

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes in Jenin, Tulkarem, and Hebron governorates in the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes in the al-Marah […]

22 Jun
1:10

Israeli Military Expands A Settlers-only Bypass Road in Bethlehem City

Israeli military forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, commenced on Sunday, the expansion of an existing illegal bypass road, between the colonial settlements of Beitar Illit and Nahal Gvaot, which lie within the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, in western Bethlehem city. Deputy-mayor of Nahaleen village, west […]

11 Jun
8:17

Israeli Court Changes Prison Term to Life Sentence for Palestinian Arrested at Age 15

Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

22 May
8:41

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

18 May
8:53

Israeli Colonists Chop Down 80 Olive Trees In Nablus, Bethlehem

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian olive orchard, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut more than 40 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists stormed an olive orchard […]

10 May
5:39

European Committee: “Concrete Measures” Needed to Counter Israel’s Annexation Plans

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP), expressed concerns, last week, over Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, in a letter sent to the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The committee criticized the inaction of […]

24 Apr
4:23

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency […]

17 Apr
4:08

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

13 Apr
6:17

Israeli Settlers Flood Palestinian Crops with Waste Water in Hebron

Several armed Israeli colonial settlers reportedly caused flooding of Palestinian-owned grape farms, on Monday, in north of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Local Palestinian media activist, Mohammad Awwad, told media outlets that for the second time in a week, several armed settlers from the nearby illegal colonial settlement […]

10 Apr
5:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 06 March 2020, in the […]

06 Apr
12:35

Settlers Flood Palestinian Farm Lands near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday, flooded Palestinian-owned farms planted with grapes, near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, a local source reported. Local activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that extremist colonial settlers from Gush Etzion settlement bloc, built on […]

26 Mar
7:19

Olive Trees, Grapevines Damaged by Israeli Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, damaged 50 olive trees and grapevines in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Hisham Mohammad Sbeih, the landowner, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that upon entering his grove, near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc, […]

23 Mar
10:42

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year

Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency’s latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three […]

21 Mar
4:12

Israeli Settlers Assault, Injure Palestinian Farmer in West Bank

A Palestinian man was injured Friday after being beaten by illegal Israeli settlers who broke into the site of abandoned Homesh settlement, south of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of illegal settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

20 Mar
12:51

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 March 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations, documenting 112 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week. As part of its excessive use of lethal […]

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

06 Feb
11:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 January – 05 February 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 322 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

30 Jan
11:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 January 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 262 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

24 Jan
4:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 183 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows:   In terms of the IOF shooting and excessive use of force, IOF targeted 3 youngsters, […]

18 Jan
4:20

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

11 Jan
7:57

Israel Notifies 3 Prisoner’s Families of Order to Demolish Homes

Israeli forces, overnight Thursday, notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers, of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed that Israeli forces broke into the family home of Mohammad Walid Hanatsheh, in […]

06 Jan
4:09

Israeli Ministers Planning “Official Annexation” of Jordan Valley

A ministerial committee with the Israeli occupation is considering, today, Sunday, the annexation of the Jordan Valley, in its first meeting since its formation, the Palestine News Network reported. Despite warnings by the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, that the annexation statements could be among the investigations […]

04 Jan
12:06

Prisoners Commission: Palestinian Teen Shot and Detained, in Stable Condition

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission stated, on Friday, that Palestinian teenager, Hussein Younes, who Israeli soldiers shot, wounded and detained, on Thursday, is in a stable health condition, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The Israeli occupation authorities claimed that the youth allegedly attempted to stab […]

21 Dec
10:10

Army Forces West Bank Farmers Off Their Land

December 21, 2019 10:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, today, forced a number of farmers to leave their land, in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, and threatened to arrest them if they did not, according to Kisan deputy head of village council, Ahmad Ghazal. Ghazal told WAFA that soldiers raided the village and prevented the […]

13 Nov
6:58

Israel Razes Palestinian Land for Settler-Only Bypass

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, began to bulldoze Palestinian land in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, in order to make way for the construction of a settler-only bypass road. WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli bulldozers, under military protection, proceeded to raze about […]

13 Nov
6:21

Israel Orders Seizure Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, issued military orders to seize more Palestinian land for military purposes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement and anti-wall activist, told WAFA that Israeli authorities in the Gush Etzion […]

16 Oct
7:28

Over 250 New Settler Units to be Constructed in Occupied West Bank

Ignoring the international outcry against its settlement expansion policies, the Israeli regime is planning to build 251 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine News Network. The head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, said in a statement, Sunday, […]

13 Oct
2:19

Israel Approves The Construction Of 251 Illegal Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved the construction of 251 additional units in illegal colonies in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the Israeli “Planning and […]

03 Oct
4:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Beit Ummar

October 3, 2019 4:24 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, two young Palestinian men from Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock on the bypass road near Gush Etzion colonialist block, north of Hebron, before stopping and searching many Palestinian cars. They […]

18 Sep
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening and Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children, from Silwan town in occupied East Jerusalem, and Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The soldiers also searched homes in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah said […]

07 Sep
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 August – 04 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  29 August – 04 September 2019   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 1 Civilian killed and 93 others injured, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists, and a paramedic.   West Bank: 4 civilians injured, including a child and […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, issued three orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Beit Jala city, Teqoua’ and Rashayda towns, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Commission in Bethlehem, said […]

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

30 Aug
5:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 August 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  22 – 28 August 2019   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 155 civilians injured, including 60 children, 2 women, and 7 paramedics.   West Bank: 4 civilians injured.   During 82 incursions into the West Bank: 79 civilians, including 9 […]

25 Aug
9:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 21 August 2019)

August 25, 2019 9:57 PM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 8- 21 August 2019 2 Palestinians killed, including a child, under the pretext of carrying out stab and run-over attacks in the West Bank.   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 85 civilians injured, including 25 children and 6 […]

21 Aug
6:14

Al-Shoroq: The activist farmers resisting Israeli annexation in Beit Ummar

08/20/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Beit Ummar Beit Ummar is an agricultural town and farming community just north of Hebron, with a populace of about 17,000. Al Shoroq, a Palestinian led group comprised of local activists based in the region since 2013 founded by longstanding committee members, work with […]

16 Aug
6:16

Update: “Army Kills One Palestinian Near Bethlehem”

The Palestinian Health Ministry and the District Civil Coordination Office have reported that the Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli soldiers near Etzion, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has been identified as Ala Khader al-Hreimi, 26. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers fired many live rounds at […]

12 Aug
7:09

Israel Approves 641 New Colonialist Units In Jerusalem

The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” in occupied Jerusalem has approved two plans for the construction of 641 units for illegal colonialist settlers, west of Hebron Road, in the city. The first plan aims at building new units around Talpiot area, west of Hebron road, along the blue light-railroad line […]

06 Aug
8:56

Israeli Troops Abduct Man and His Two Sons for Building on Their Land

Palestinian local sources report that Israeli Forces on Monday evening abducted two children and two sons, one of them a child, from Nahalin, near Bethlehem. The man and his sons were pouring concrete at their family home for a planned expansion when the soldiers abducted them. The deputy mayor of […]

04 Jun
5:23

Military Encourages Settlement Councils to Seize More of Area C

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements pointed out, in its latest weekly report, the Israeli ignorance of international law and legitimacy resolutions (by annexing more occupied territories) as US President Trump’s chief adviser, Jared Kushner, on Thursday, handed over a new map to Netanyahu, which encourages the […]

11 Apr
3:44

To Build 2 New Settlement Roads, Israeli Authorities Seize 1191 Dunams of Agricultural Lands

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): The Israeli authorities issued 2 military orders to seize 1191 dunums from the Palestinian agricultural lands.  Two of these orders are about the construction of 2 new settlement roads; one in the northern West Bank and the other in the Southern, while the […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

08 Apr
11:30

Settler Rams Car into Palestinian in Bethlehem

An Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian youth on Route 60, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Muhammad Awad, head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), confirmed that the Palestinian youth, identified as Hamza Shihadeh Najajra, from the […]

08 Apr
11:16

Army Evicts Palestinians from Land in Battir

The Israeli army ordered several Palestinians in the town of Battir, west  of Bethlehem, to abandon their land, under the pretext it was state-owned, a local official said today. Hasan Breijieh, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Authority, told WAFA that the landowners were given 30 days to object to […]

08 Apr
2:10

Israeli Colonist Seriously Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was seriously injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said the young man, Hamza Shehda Najajra, was seriously injured, especially due to his head wounds, […]

20 Feb
9:11

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

February 19, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) to move its July 2019 congress from Hebrew University. […]

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. […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

10 Feb
10:10

Illegal Settlers Attack Homes In Tel Rumeida

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinian homes in Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said the colonists attacked many homes and attempted to invade them and assault the families. Local Palestinians intercepted the assailants and […]

10 Feb
4:39

Soldiers Attack Protesters In Hebron

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers, stationed at the entrance of the refugee camp, fire many gas bombs […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

10 Feb
3:12

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars, North Of Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian cars driving at the junction of Gush Etzion colony, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and shouted insults and threats at the Palestinians. Media sources said around 50 illegal colonists gathered […]

09 Feb
2:31

Troops Attack Landowners and Activists Planting Olive Trees in Beit Ummar

A number of landowners and Combatants For Peace activists suffered, Friday, the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli troops at participants of a solidarity action of planting olive trees on lands owned by farmers from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in southern West Bank. The activity […]

09 Feb
1:54

Army Seals Shut A Palestinian Home North Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers sealed shut, on Friday evening, a the front entrance of a Palestinian home in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and the surrounding areas, before storming […]

05 Feb
2:25

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Post Threats to Palestinian Farmers

The residents of Tekoa village, near Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, were shocked to find placards posted around their village on Sunday by Israeli military settlers threatening their livelihoods if they associated with members of Israeli and international peace groups. The placards included a ‘hit list’ […]

05 Feb
2:15

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

February 5, 2019 2:15 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child from the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Local nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awadallah, said the soldiers invaded the village, and abducted Fuad Mohammad al-A’raj, 16, while walking near his home. No protests were reported in the village, […]

25 Jan
5:08

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

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

17 Jan
8:34

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

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

13 Jan
8:00

PLO Official: ‘Settlements are expanding rapidly, encouraged by U.S. administration’

Tayseer Khaled, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, has raised concerns about the early Israeli elections, which are being utilized by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as a launching pad for a massive settlement plan in the West Bank, including Jerusalem. The Israeli government is also implementing a large-scale […]

12 Jan
3:36

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Apartheid Threatens International Peace and Security

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned, on Friday, Israel’s opening of a new ‘Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall. “The creation of this new apartheid road affirms Israel’s willful intent to entrench its racist colonial […]

09 Jan
4:42

Bethlehem to be Surrounded by Israeli Settlement

The Israeli occupation government has put forth a plan for a new neighborhood that would expand the settlement of Efrat toward Bethlehem, Haaretz paper reported Tuesday. The paper reported, according to Al Ray, that the government allocated about 1,200 dunams (300 acres) for the plan. The neighborhood is expected to expand […]

03 Jan
8:17

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

28 Dec
8:08

UPDATE: Israel to Build 2,191 New West Bank Settlement Units

Peace Now movement stated, Wednesday evening, that the Israeli Administration Supreme Planning Council has approved the construction of 2,191 housing units in West Bank settlements.   The movement explained, in a statement, according to Al Ray, that 87% of the housing units will be built in isolated settlements that are […]

27 Dec
2:05

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In West Bank

The “Higher Planning Committee” of the Civil Administration office, the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, has approved the construction of 1550 units in a number of colonies in the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources said the committee approved the new construction plan, Tuesday, in colonies in several parts […]

26 Dec
5:29

Report: Settler Attacks Increased by 60% in 2018

by Madeeha Araj, PNN In its latest weekly report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated as follows… The course of hatred and attacks on the Palestinian people continue and take a more dangerous curve following the formation […]

17 Dec
5:16

Settlers Continue to Attack Palestinians under Army’s Protection

Palestinian residents of villages adjacent to Israeli settlements, on Saturday evening, tried to prevent Israeli settlers from storming and attacking their villages, while the Israeli army was watching and providing them with protection. Hebron  Settlers from “Kharsina and Kiryat Arba” settlements East of Hebron, threw stones and empty bottles at […]

16 Dec
2:28

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home Of A Detainee From Yatta

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

29 Nov
2:39

Israel Supreme Court Grants Palestinian Land to The Jewish National Fund

The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for ownership of 522 Dunams (129 acres) of Palestinian owned land according to Hebrew language outlets, reported Ma’an News Agency. The Palestinians previously appealed an Israeli Central Court decision handing over the land to the JNF, […]

28 Nov
11:02

P.A. Denounces Israel’s Confiscation Of 522 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Southern West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly condemning an illegal Israeli decision to confiscate 522 Dunams (128.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands, for its colonialist activities, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Ministry described the Israeli decision as “racist,” and added that Israel’s so-called […]

29 Oct
8:48

After Demolishing Their Homes In Early September, Army Summons Three Palestinians For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers summoned, Sunday, three Palestinians from the al-Walaja town, northwest of Bethlehem, including one woman, for interrogation for “constructions’ violations,” although the military demolished their homes, earlier in September of this year. Local activist Ibrahim Awadallah, said the soldiers invaded Jweiza and Khallet as-Samak areas, and summoned Hanan ar-Razem, […]

10 Oct
2:44

Israel Approves Eight New Units Near Bethlehem

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, the construction of eight colonialist units in Migdal Oz illegal colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in […]

03 Oct
2:32

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Al-Khader

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy from the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers abducted Ghlaeb Ashraf Salah, 17, after interrogating him in […]

27 Sep
8:54

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 civilians were killed in Gaza City and northern Gaza. […]

21 Sep
9:21

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

17 Sep
9:33

Army Prepares For Demolishing Family Home Of Palestinian Who Killed A Settler

September 17, 2018 9:33 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the home of a Palestinian who, just a day earlier, carried a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and took measurements of the property in preparation for demolishing it, Maan News Agency […]