Search Results for : human shield

13 Feb
4:01

Teen Detainee Used as Human Shield by Israeli Forces

February 13, 2016 4:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Human rights, Nablus 0

According to Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), Israeli soldiers took Ahmad Q., 17, from his home and compelled him, at gunpoint, to act as a human shield during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, on January 12.DCIP reports that, at around 3:30 a.m., Palestinian youth threw stones at […]

11 Aug
2:31

VIDEO: Israel Using Human Shields in Gaza

The Israeli government has tried to defend its indiscriminate killing of civilians by claiming resistance fighters hide among the people, when actually there is no safe place in Gaza. We have documented that Israeli forces have used Palestinian civilians as shields. This is not the first time.11 August 2014 | […]

25 Jul
7:18

Israeli Forces Invade Azzun and Use Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields

July 25, 2014 7:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

On Monday, July 21st, Israeli forces used Palestinian civilians as human shields in the village of Azzun, a village west of the city of Nablus. 24th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Azzun, Occupied Palestine On most evenings several Israeli jeeps are stationed just outside the Azzun’s north gate. […]

23 Mar
11:02

Israeli Troops Use Journalists as ‘Human Shield’ During Invasion of Aida Camp

March 23, 2014 11:02 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian journalist has reported that he and two of his colleagues were used by the Israeli military as ‘human shields’ during an Israeli military invasion of the Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem.The term ‘human shield’ is used to refer to instances where armies or armed forces attempt to protect […]

27 Feb
3:32

Palestinian Boy Allegedly Used As Human Shield Near Ofer

February 27, 2013 3:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

Ramallah, 26 February 2013—Israeli soldiers forced a young Palestinian boy at gunpoint to walk among them while they confronted Palestinian demonstrators near Ofer prison outside Ramallah on February 17, Defence for Children International Palestine confirmed.Around midday, Mustafa Wahdan, 9, told DCI-Palestine that he was on his way home from his […]

23 Nov
6:54

Report: Israeli Army Still Using Children As Human Shields In 2010

November 23, 2010 6:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

One day after an Israeli military court imposed a suspended sentence on two Givati Brigade soldiers for using a nine-year-old boy as a human shield in Gaza, DCI-Palestine has just obtained an affidavit from a 13-year-old boy who reports being used as a human shield on 19 August, 2010. This […]

23 Nov
2:28

Israeli Soldiers Who Used 9-year Old As Human Shield Receives No Jail Time

November 23, 2010 2:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli news sources reported on Sunday, that two soldiers were convicted of following their actions in 2008 during Israel’s war on Gaza. Despite being convicted of using a nine-year old child as a human shield in Gaza in January 2009, but received only a demotion and 3-month suspended sentence as […]

03 Oct
11:05

Two Israeli soldiers convicted of using 11-year old as human shield during Gaza invasion

October 3, 2010 11:05 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Despite repeated Israeli assurances that there were no violations of the law by soldiers during last year’s invasion of Gaza, each one of the few incidents actually investigated by the Israeli military has resulted in convictions of the soldiers involved. In the latest such investigation, two soldiers were convicted Sunday […]

26 Mar
9:58

Trial opens for soldiers accused of using child as human shield in Gaza

DCI-Palestine welcomes the commencement of the trial of two Israeli soldiers accused of using a 9-year-old boy for military purposes and to shield themselves from danger during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza (December 2008-January 2009).The incident, documented by DCI-Palestine, is one of three that occurred during Operation Cast Lead, with […]

12 Mar
1:55

Army Admits Using A Child As Human Shield During Gaza War

March 12, 2010 1:55 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Israeli Radio reported Thursday evening that the Israeli Military Prosecution revealed that one of the “elite” military forces used a Palestinian child as a human shield and forced him to open suspicious objects during the war on Gaza.The Radio said that the military prosecution filed charges against two soldiers […]

23 Apr
11:31

Eyewitnesses: Israeli army used a young Palestinian as a human shield in Balata Refugee camp

April 23, 2007 11:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Despite an Israeli high court ruling to ban on using Palestinians as human shields, the Israeli army continue to force Palestinian civilians to walk in front of their military vehicles as they invade several West Bank areas.Despite an Israeli high court ruling to ban on using Palestinians as human shields, […]

14 Apr
5:14

Israeli army uses Palestinian civilians as human shields in Nablus

April 14, 2007 5:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

During a recent invasion that took place on Thursday in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli Forces operating in the Sheikh Munis neighborhood surrounded a house and began demolishing it, though the man they had come to arrest was not present. Below the scene, on the main road […]

09 Mar
4:55

B’Tselem report: “Troops used a Palestinian child as a human shield”

March 9, 2007 4:55 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Information Center For Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, reported on Thursday that the Israeli army used an 11-year old Palestinian girl as a human shield during an invasion into the West Bank city of Nablus last week.The army said it is checking the report issued by […]

04 Mar
2:47

Caught on tape: “Army still using civilians as human shields”

March 4, 2007 2:47 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

A scene caught on tape by the Associated Press raised questions on the Israeli army practices in using Palestinian civilians as human shields during its invasion to the Palestinian occupied territories.A scene caught on tape by the Associated Press raised questions on the Israeli army practices in using Palestinian civilians […]

19 Nov
6:30

Residents form Human Shields to stop Israeli shelling of a house in Gaza

November 19, 2006 6:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian family, supported by hundred of residents, of the Jabalia refugee camp managed to stop an Israeli air strike to their house after refusing the leave the house and forming a huge human shield on and around it. The house belongs to the family of Wael Baroud, one of […]

21 Oct
9:18

Soldiers use civilians as Human Shields, abduct a resistance fighter

October 21, 2006 9:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers took one resistance fighter prisoner in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, after using civilians as human shields, local sources reported. The sources stated that at least ten armored military vehicles surrounded the house of Abdul-Rahman Amro, 38, for four hours and fired rounds of […]

21 Jul
3:02

Israeli Soldiers use civilians as Human Shields in Beit Hanun:B’Tselem Report

B’Tselem’s (The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) initial investigation indicates that, during an incursion by Israeli forces into Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on 17 July 2006, soldiers seized control of two buildings in the town and used residents as human shield. After […]

06 Apr
10:34

Army uses two Palestinians as human shields in Bethlehem invasion

Israeli soldiers used two Palestinians from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem as human shield as they invaded the camp on Thursday before noon. Troops took over a building in the camp and turned it into a military post few meters away from the construction site of the annexation wall. […]

28 Feb
3:37

Mofaz petitions for hearing on `“human shields ban`, court rejects

February 28, 2006 3:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Justice Eliezer Rivlin of the Israeli Supreme Court denied, on Monday, a request by Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, to hold another hearing over the use of human shields by Israel soldiers in the Palestinian territories.Mofaz is attempting to get the High Court to reconsider its previous decision which banned […]

18 Nov
8:49

Israeli Prosecution demands High Court to reconsider Human Shield Ban

November 18, 2005 8:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli General Prosecution filed an official request to the Israeli High Court to reconsider a decision it issued on October 6, 2005 barring the army from using the Palestinian residents as human shield during the military operations. The court’s decision came after “Adalah” (The Legal Center For Arab Minority […]

12 Oct
6:46

Israeli DM wants court to allow using Palestinians as Human Shields

October 12, 2005 6:46 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Under the pretext that no Palestinian was killed when used as a human shield, the Israeli Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz will try to convince the Israeli High Court of Justice to change its ruling, reached recently, which prohibits the Israeli army to use Palestinian civilians as Human Shields during […]

06 Oct
8:06

ISR Supreme Court bans using Pals as Human Shields

October 6, 2005 8:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is illegal for the Israeli army to use Palestinian civilians as “human shields”. Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, issued his ruling in response to petitions filed by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Adalah, in its name […]

05 Oct
11:44

ISR. High Court to issue its ruling on Human Shields appeal

October 5, 2005 11:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli High Court is expected to issue its ruling on Thursday morning after reviewing an appeal which was filed in 2002 after the Israeli soldiers repeatedly used Palestinian residents as human shields. The ruling will be issued by the Israeli Supreme Court President, Justice Aharon Barak. Israeli soldiers used […]

04 Sep
6:35

Army used Palestinians as human shields

September 4, 2005 6:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli army used three Palestinians in Hebron as human shield to break into the house of a Palestinian claimed to be wanted by Israel, Israeli sources reported on Sunday. This practice defies the Israeli high court of justice which ruled that using civilians as human shields is illegal. An […]

23 May
6:11

Soldiers use child as human shield near Hebron

Israeli TV, channel 10 reported on Monday night, that Israeli soldiers used a Palestinian child as a human shield in the village of Doura, near the West Bank city of Hebron. Channel 10 showed a video footage showing the 17-year-old child, who was identified as Fadi, being led to a […]

05 Sep
3:30

Justice Barak calls Army to End Using Palestinians as Human Shields

September 5, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak on Sunday called on the state prosecution to end the Israel army practice of using Palestinian civilians as human shields, but refrained from issuing an immediate injunction prohibiting the practice. Justice Barak’s call came in response to a petition filed by the Human Rights […]

17 Apr
3:30

Soldiers Used 12-Y-Old Child as a Human Shield

that during the protests against the construction of the separationIMEMC & Agencies, April 17, 2004 Local sources in the village of Biddu, northwest Jerusalem, reported that during the protests against the construction of the separation wall on Thursday, soldiers assaulted a 12-years-old child, tied him at the front side of […]

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 […]

27 Dec
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and […]

20 Dec
6:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 December 2019)

December 20, 2019 6:49 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 149 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Dec
7:10

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

15 Nov
6:07

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

Summary                                                 This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and […]

09 Nov
10:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 October – 06 November)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 165 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In the Gaza Strip, IOF […]

12 Oct
12:26

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

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 138 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian […]

06 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Sep. – 02 Oct. 2019)

Summary                                   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 129 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. Under the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and […]

27 Sep
2:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 September 2019)

Summary     During the reporting period, PCHR documented 204 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces wounded 125 Palestinian […]

20 Sep
1:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  12 – 18 September 2019   Palestinian Woman killed at Qalendia Checkpoint at the northern entrance to occupied East Jerusalem, claiming she attempted to stab an Israeli soldier. Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 78 civilians injured, including 34 […]

13 Sep
11:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 September 2019)

September 13, 2019 11:08 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory   05 September – 11 September 2019 Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 2 children killed and 80 civilians injured, including 39 children, 2 paramedics and a journalist.   West Bank: 5 civilians […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home demolition by Israeli forces (archive image)
19 Apr
7:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 April 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

22 Feb
8:00

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

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

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 Jan
7:25

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

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

21 Dec
4:26

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

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

14 Dec
7:24

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

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

22 Nov
11:39

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

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

25 Oct
7:26

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

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

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

26 Sep
1:11

Human Rights Watch Denounces Trump’s Attack On International Criminal Court

In a letter distributed to Journalists at the United Nations in New York by the Director of the International Justice Program of the Human Rights Watch, Richard Dicker, the organization denounced Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly, attacking the International Criminal Court, “Trump’s threats today against the ICC are […]

07 Sep
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 05 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 05 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 95 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 18 children, 3 paramedics and a journalist. A […]

16 Aug
9:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

20 Jun
8:05

US Ditches UN Human Rights Council over “Anti-Israel Bias”

The United States administration declared their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights council on Tuesday, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. Niki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, described the body as a “cesspool of political bias” because of its focus on human rights abuses in West Bank and Gaza. She […]

15 Jun
5:16

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 12 June 2018)

June 15, 2018 5:16 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 12 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Four Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed within hours of one another, in the Gaza Strip. 287 Palestinian […]

11 May
9:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained in the March of Return and Breaking […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

21 Apr
7:28

Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council Session

Founded in Geneva in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Among its diverse activities, it is worth highlighting the submission of individual communications and alternative reports to UN specialized […]

22 Feb
9:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

08 Feb
10:05

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 01 – 07 February, 2018. Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to soldiers’ lives, while Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar, in a crime of extra-judicial execution. […]

12 Jan
7:19

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

04 Nov
10:44

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 October – 01 November 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 October – 01 November, 2017. A Palestinian civilian was shot dead and his sister was wounded by Israeli settlers, northwest of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

23 Mar
8:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in […]

10 Feb
10:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02 – 08 February 2017)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (02 – 08 February 2017). 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli warplanes carried out 4 airstrikes against civilian objects and sites related […]

11 Sep
10:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (01– 07 September 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (01 – 07 September 2016). Shooting: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the […]

16 Jun
8:16

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (09 – 15 June 2016)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories continued during the reporting period (09 – 15 June 2016). Shootings: Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in […]

25 May
11:17

Israeli human rights organization stops working with military; says “We won’t be used to whitewash”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, announced Wednesday that they will stop working with the Israeli military law enforcement unit, which is supposed to handle complaints filed against soldiers for harm caused to Palestinians in the West Bank, but which, according to B’Tselem, is […]

07 Aug
9:53

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (30 July – 05 August 2015)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 30 July – 05 August 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces escalated the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians in […]

05 Aug
9:43

(VIDEO) Update on Photo of ‘Israeli Officer Being Shielded from Stone-throwing Settlers’

August 5, 2015 9:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, Nablus, News Report 0

Via the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee’s Facebook page: Video showing the actual story not apparent in the viral picture of RHR Field Coordinator Zakaria Sadah and ‪‎Qusra‬ Mayor …returning policewoman to prevent second officer from shooting Palestinians…‘The bottom line is that, while settlers are calling this an intentional publicity stunt, […]

09 Jun
4:41

DCI: “UN Shields Israel From Accountability For Atrocities Against Children”

Defense for Children International – Palestine Branch (DCIP), issued a statement expressing deep concern regarding the decision of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to exclude the Israeli army from the UN annual list of groups that commit serious violations against children. DCI said that the UN leader annually submits to the […]

05 Jun
2:50

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (28 May- 03 June 2015)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 28 May- 03 June 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, a Palestinian civilian died of wounds he sustained during […]

29 May
2:29

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (21 – 27 May 2015)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 21 – 27 May 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian civilians in peaceful protests in […]

21 May
10:33

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (14 – 20 May 2015)

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 14 – 20 May 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces escalated the policy of excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, […]

23 Mar
6:36

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (12 – 18 March 2015)

March 23, 2015 6:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 12 – 18 March 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 15 Palestinian civilians, including three children, […]

27 Oct
4:31

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 June, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 19 others, including 4 children and 2 photojournalists, in the […]

16 Mar
3:52

PCHR weekly report on Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied territories

March 16, 2007 3:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights, in Gaza, published its weekly report on the Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories during the period between March 8th to 14th. During the reported period, one Palestinian youth was killed in the Gaza Strip, 15 injured, including three children, […]

09 Aug
6:15

Israeli forces announce they will bomb all traffic into Tyre, even humanitarian aid

Leaflets being dropped into the Lebanese port city of Tyre today and yesterday by Israeli aircraft have warned all residents that anything that moves in the city will be bombed. The Guardian newspaper, with correspondents on the ground in Tyre, filed the following report: Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets over Tyre […]

03 Aug
8:23

Human Rights Watch slams Israel for targeting Lebanese civilians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on the Israel’s killing of civilians in its aerial bombardment of Lebanon during the past three weeks. The U.S-based rights group said Thursday that Israel’s military appears to have deliberately bombed civilians in Lebanon and some of its strikes constitute war crimes. HRW […]

13 Oct
3:30

Living Shield

The most dramatic moment arrived in the evening after Yom Kippur. We were sitting in the courtyard of Arafat’s Mukat’ah (compound); a group of Israeli peace activists and Palestinian friends, senior Palestinian Authority officials. A pleasant mild wind was blowing after a hot day. We were chatting about the situation […]

08 Jul
8:49

Joint Press Release: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice

Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 – In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel’s political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of […]

Bulldozer - screenshot from video
05 Mar
12:10

Report from B’Tselem on Army Bulldozer Pushing Boulders at High Speed towards Protesters

On Friday, 21 Feb. 2020, at around 12:30 P.M., Palestinians held a demonstration in the village of Kufur Qaddoum to protest the military closure of their access to the road that connects the village to the city of Nablus. The residents have held these protests on a weekly basis since […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
16 Dec
10:19

B’Tselem: To Understand the Violence of Israel’s Occupation, Know These 30 Stories

By Hagai El-Ad for +972 Magazine Aishah Abu Laban is 70 years old. It has been 30 years since the fateful day in 1989 when an Israeli soldier shot and killed her daughter Rufaydah, 13, but she will never forget it. Rufaydah, who lived in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, was killed […]

01 Jul
4:03

The Israeli Occupation’s Fig Leaf

By : Asa Winstanley/Middle East Monitor – June 29, 2019 Spare a thought for the human rights groups in Palestine committed to documenting, holding to account, and otherwise having to deal with Israel’s racist regime. Groups such as Al Haq, B’Tselem, Adalah and Al-Mezan are just some of the many […]

21 Jun
10:44

Donor Perceptions of Palestine: Limits to Aid Effectiveness

by Jeremy Wildeman for Al Shabaka Palesinian Policy Network Overview Funds from Western donors have comprised the majority of the more than $36.2 billion in development assistance spent on the Palestinian economy from 1993 to 2017. This spending, done in support of the Oslo peace process under US political leadership and World Bank technical guidance, has largely been disbursed […]

28 Dec
8:29

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

18 Jun
6:54

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Two Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into sites, believed to be run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, causing damage. The first strike targeted the “Bader” center, and the second strike targeted the Safina site, west of […]

11 Jun
3:33

Lies Will Not Save Israel from the Responsibility of Killing Razan Al-Najjar

By Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, President- Palestinian Medical Relief Society:  We are deeply shocked at the amount of lies that the Israeli officials and spokesperson of the Israeli army are trying to spread to justify the horrible war crime of killing the innocent young first aid provider, Razan Al-Najjar, who was […]

02 Apr
8:49

Israel Overreacted says US Senator Bernie Sanders

Less than 24 hours after the deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Freedom March were announced, US Senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont tweeted: ​“The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without […]

Israeli soldiers attack journalist (image from Khabr Press)
17 Dec
12:51

Israeli Soldiers Continue To Target Journalists; 60 Violations this Week

“We will not be silenced, we will not close the lenses of our cameras, and we will continue to report on the escalating Israeli violations, and the soldiers’ attempts to bury the truth, so that they can continue killing and wounding Palestinians with impunity,” begins a message published Saturday by […]

17 Nov
10:22

US Approves Financial Siege on Hamas

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, yesterday, approved a law against the Hamas movement practicing what it called “terrorist activities,” and claimed that it used Gaza civilians as human shields. Members of the committee stressed that there must be a financial siege on Hamas, and […]

Invasion of Kafr Qaddoum (archive image from khamakarpress.com)
07 Jan
11:46

Peaceful protest met with violence from Israeli military in Kafr Qaddoum

January 7, 2017 11:46 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia 0

A protest in Kafr Qaddoum village in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday was met with Israeli military violence, including tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs. The protesters, which included local Palestinians as well as Israeli and international supporters, held a march and rally to […]

06 Oct
12:17

ICC Delegation to Visit the Holy Land

A delegation from the world’s only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, this week, to “promote better understanding” about its work, their chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The trip, from Wednesday until October 10, will be the first to the region by officials from the prosecutor’s […]

05 Nov
5:38

Qaraqe’: ‘Imprisoned Children Subject To Systematic Violations, Cruel And Unusual Punishment’

November 5, 2015 5:38 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped more than 800 Palestinian children in October, most of them from Jerusalem, and subjected them to severe torture and abuse.Qaraqe stated that the army usually kidnaps 700 – 900 Palestinian children each year, comparing […]

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24 Oct
3:45

This Week in Palestine Week 43 2015

October 24, 2015 3:45 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 October 17, to the 23, 2015. This week 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks targeting Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu launched this […]

26 Sep
10:26

Soldiers Assault AFP Crew at West Bank Demonstration

September 26, 2015 10:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Two AFP journalists were assaulted Friday by Israeli soldiers who destroyed and seized their equipment in the occupied West Bank, after the funeral of a Palestinian killed by the army.A video journalist with the agency, Italian Andrea Bernardi, was thrown to the ground and jabbed in the side with a […]

02 Aug
9:59

Several Palestinians Injured Near Hebron, One Kidnapped

August 2, 2015 9:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Saturday evening, that several residents received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Army also kidnapped a Palestinian, and wounded another.Media spokesperson […]

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27 Jun
12:44

This Week in Palestine Week 26 2015

June 27, 2015 12:44 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 June 20th, to the 26th, 2015. This week a new UN report shows that Israel has committed war crimes during its latest war on Gaza, meanwhile Israeli attacks targeting […]

23 Jun
2:42

UN Report: Widespread, systematic violations in Gaza by Israeli forces

A long-anticipated United Nations Report on the 51-day Israeli invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014 was released on Monday. The report faulted the Israeli military with deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, which resulted in “unprecedented devastation” and the deaths of 2,251 Palestinians.The report notes that during the […]

06 Jun
3:34

Five Injured, Dozens Suffer Effects Of Tear Gas Inhalation, In Silwad

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, the town of Silwan, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding three Palestinians with live rounds, and two with rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.Medical sources said the soldiers used the “Tutu” bullets that cause more […]