Search Results for : irrigation

18 Aug
5:24

Army Destroys Irrigation Tank in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces, today, destroyed a large water tank used for irrigating farmlands near the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. Mutaz Besharat, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA that Israeli army destroyed a 1000-cube water tank […]

17 Jul
1:13

Irrigation Pool Demolished by Israeli Forces in Southern West Bank

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a pool used for irrigation in Wad al-Ghroos, an area close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, to the east of the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, reported WAFA correspondence. A large unit of Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers and other […]

12 Jul
5:49

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Irrigation Wells

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Khirbat Samra Palestinian village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and occupied irrigation wells. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists, occupied all the Palestinian wells, and prevented the farmers from using them, before using the water for their cows. Daraghma […]

03 Jul
12:59

Army Confiscates Irrigation Network In Central Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Jiftlik village, in the West Bank’s Central Plains, and confiscated an irrigation network from lands owned by a Palestinian from the village. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the lands, owned by a local farmer, identified as Na’el Bani Odah, and confiscated the irrigation network […]

07 Nov
9:31

Israeli Colonists Destroy Sections Of Irrigation Line In Northern Plains

A group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian irrigation pipeline, in Ein as-Sakout area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and stole approximately 400 meters of it. The colonists attack the irrigation line at noon, in the area located close to the Jordan River, and stole approximately 400 […]

13 Dec
4:23

Irrigation Network Seized near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Monday, seized an irrigation network in al-Baqa’a area, east of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that Israeli army forces, accompanied by heavy machinery, broke into the area and seized an irrigation network belonging to farmers from the Jaber […]

26 Dec
4:26

Jordan Valley: Israel Demolishes EU-funded Irrigation Pools

Israeli forces demolished six EU-funded irrigation pools used by Palestinian farmers in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday, locals told Ma’an News Agency.Israeli military vehicles accompanied by bulldozers arrived in al-Jiftlik, where they demolished the pools used by Palestinian farmers, under pretext of ‘military order’. The construction of the pools […]

20 May
2:45

Army Uproots Farmlands In Hebron, Destroys Irrigation Systems

May 20, 2013 2:45 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers uprooted, on Monday, more than four Dunams (0.98 Acres) of agricultural lands in Al-Baq’a village, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.Ata’ Jaber, a local farmer, told the Palestinian New & Info Agency (WAFA) that the army uprooted and bulldozed the lands, and […]

04 Feb
7:16

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipes in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water, according to Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council. Mayor Sawafta told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces regularly destroy the pipes supplying water for irrigation in Bardala, noting that the village […]

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 […]

Image by Arwa Ibrahim from Al Jazeera
20 Nov
1:22

Israeli Prime Minister Approves Settlement Expansion in Jordan Valley Following US Announcement

After Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, made a statement Monday reversing decades of US policy, and contradicting international law, by saying that the US did not consider Israel’s colonial takeovers of Palestinian land to be illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved a massive expansion of colonial settlements. […]

11 Oct
1:13

The Jordan Valley Springs: Between the Rock of the Occupation and the Hard Place of Settlers

By Al Harith Al Hasni: THE JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Muheeb Fathi Abu Mohsen, a resident of Ein el-Helweh in the northern Jordan Valley, brings his cows twice a day to the water spring of Ein el-Helweh to drink from it – once before he goes […]

12 Sep
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands, Destroy Wells, Near Tubas

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, on Thursday morning, and started uprooting them, in addition to destroying water wells. Abdullah Bisharat, the head of Atouf Village Council, said the soldiers invaded lands in Um Kbeish area, in the western part of the […]

01 Aug
2:07

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

25 Jul
7:14

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

19 Jun
1:46

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

Inaugurating the Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants project. (Credit: UNDP)  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have […]

12 Jun
7:47

Soldiers Destroy A Well East Of Tubas

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Aqabat Jabr village, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and demolished a water well. Resident Mohammad Yousef Dibik said the soldiers demolish his well, which contained 15 cubic meters of water, owned by Mohammad Yousef Dibik. He told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) […]

21 Dec
3:51

Settlers Level Palestinian Lands in Bethlehem, Ramallah

Israeli settlers razed Palestinian-owned lands in the Battir village, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Thursday morning. Local activist, Hassan Breijieh, representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, said that Israeli settlers razed lands northwest of Battir, west of Bethlehem City, to create or open […]

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 […]

15 Aug
12:46

Israel Seizes Palestinian Farmland for ‘Gardening Purposes’

An Israeli flyer outlining Palestinian land to be confiscated, August 10, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER AUGUST 14, 2018 Palestinians say that Israeli authorities in Jerusalem barred them from tending to their plants in the area targeted for confiscation. On August 10, 2018, the Israeli […]

11 Aug
11:52

Israel Illegally Confiscates Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Silwan

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders for the illegal annexation of dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of using them for “gardening, irrigation pipes, roads and public gardens.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has […]

26 Jul
2:12

Israeli Forces Demolish Water Pipeline in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Ras al-Ahmar with fresh drinking water, before dawn on Wednesday. According to a local official, Mutaz Bisharat, four Israeli bulldozers raided the Ras al-Ahmar village, along with seven Israeli military jeeps, and began to destroy the pipeline. […]

14 Jul
3:36

Israeli Colony’s Industrial Zone Continues To Flood Palestinian Farmlands With Toxic Wastewater

The flooding of waste and toxic water from the Industrial Zone of the illegal Alfie Menashe Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, continues to devastate Palestinian agricultural lands, and the environment, in Wad ar-Rasha village, exposing the residents to serious health risks. […]

12 Jul
12:25

Army Bulldozes Agricultural Lands In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers started, Thursday, bulldozing Palestinian agricultural lands in Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers are searching for what it called “illegal irrigation systems.” Dirar Sawafta, a member of Bardala Village Council, said many soldiers invaded the lands, and dug three holes […]

28 Jun
1:29

Israeli Colonizers Start The Construction Of New Outpost Near Salfit

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers started, Thursday, the construction of a new colonialist outpost on Palestinian lands, in Qana Valley area, west of Deir Istiya town, north of Salfit in Central West Bank. The Mayor of Salfit, Sa’id Zidan, said the so-called Civil Administration Office, run by the army […]

09 May
10:13

Soldiers Prevent A Palestinian From Building A Wall Around His Land In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers prevented, Wednesday, a Palestinian farmer from Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem, from building a wall around his lands in the an-Nossiyya area, north of the town. Hani Fannoun, the deputy-mayor of Nahhalin Local Council, said the soldiers verbally informed Mahmoud Abdul-Jalil Zakarna, that the army will not allow […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

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 […]

07 Feb
4:21

Military Training Leaves Devastation And Destruction In Palestinian Lands

On Wednesday morning, Israeli tanks withdrew from Palestinian agricultural lands, in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Pains of the occupied West Bank, after invading them and using them for live fire training, causing excessive damage, and devastating the farmers. The head of the Agricultural Department in the West Bank, […]

28 Nov
10:05

ISM Report: Four Houses in Jiftlik Demolished by Israel

On the 7th of November, the state of Israel demolished four houses in the Jordan Valley, making four families homeless. At 6:30 the Israeli army came photographing the house, and, shortly after, three bulldozers entered the Jiftlik village, guarded by around 30 soldiers from special forces known as ‘Yasam’. The […]

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank – Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” – yet Palestinian […]

31 Jul
7:59

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

16 Jun
3:58

Gaza Power Crisis: Immediate Action Needed says UN Expert

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating to unprecedented levels as new reductions in the already extremely limited power supply have been announced, a United Nations expert has warned. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said the situation was “extremely […]

05 May
3:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and abducted two Palestinian men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Aziz Sawafta and Mahmoud Sawafta, and took them to an unknown destination. The army said it invaded the village to look for what it […]

17 Feb
11:25

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Land In Silwan

February 17, 2017 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Jerusalem City Council has decided to take over and confiscate a privately-owned Palestinian land in the al-Ein Street in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, to turn it into a “public usage property.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers and City Council […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

13 Oct
3:59

The West Bank Olive Harvest, In Light of Settler Attacks

(Photo: The harvest season represents a symbol to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian farmers, and a refuge for impoverished families.) The olive harvest, in the occupied West Bank, is considered to be as a Palestinian wedding which comes in October of every year; yet, it remains unsafe from the […]

27 Sep
10:05

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians, Demolish Four Water Wells In Hebron

September 27, 2016 10:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. The soldiers also demolished four water wells in Sa’ir town, north of Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the several army […]

21 Jun
6:47

Qarawah Water Apartheid

21st June 2016 | IWPS | Deir Istiya, occupied Palestine When Aziz ‘Aasee, the mayor of Qarawah Bani Hassan village drives through the streets, we’re stopped every few meters by one of his constituents, all of whom are asking the same question: When will we have water again? For some, […]

08 Jan
7:11

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (31 December 2015 – 06 January 2016)

January 8, 2016 7:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (31 December 2015 – 06 January 2016).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force […]

01 Dec
2:28

Israel Confiscates Jordan Valley Water Pumps, ICRC Tents

Israeli forces confiscated, on Monday morning, water pumps which supply Khirebt al-Deer in the Jordan Valley, near the border with Jordan, depriving farmers of their sole irrigation source. Also on Monday, 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were […]

20 Sep
12:30

Settlers Fill Palestinian Well with Dirt and Rocks near Bethlehem

September 20, 2015 12:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, Saturday, buried a Palestinian-owned water well in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, with dirt and rocks to prevent the owner from using it to irrigate his crops.Coordinator of the anti wall and settlement committee, Ahmad Salah, informed WAFA that a group of settlers filled a water […]

09 Sep
3:52

Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In The West Bank, Uproot Farmlands

September 9, 2015 3:52 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during military invasions targeting various Palestinian communities, and uprooted agricultural lands near Hebron. Several military vehicles invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before breaking into […]

19 Jul
12:18

Israeli Extremists Uproot Vegetable Crops In Bethlehem

Several fanatic Israeli settlers invaded, on Saturday evening, Palestinian farmlands in the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and uprooted hundreds of tomato and cauliflower plants and seedlings, in addition to destroying an entire field planted with Okra.Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Popular Committee against […]

02 Feb
12:19

Soldiers Demolish Agricultural Rooms, Well and Walls near Nablus

February 2, 2015 12:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded on Monday morning that village of Qasra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and demolished two agricultural rooms, a well and agricultural stone retaining walls.Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements file in the northern part of […]

17 Jan
12:39

Live Ammunition Used at Nabi Saleh Demonstration

January 17, 2015 12:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

For five years now, residents of Nabi Saleh have been denied access to their spring. A source of irrigation for their crops, as well as a place for recreation: al-Qaws spring was the heart of this farming community.16th January 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The illegal settlement […]

05 Jan
5:50

Israeli High Court orders re-routing of Annexation Wall in Battir village

January 5, 2015 5:50 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Palestinian villagers from Battir, in the southern part of the West Bank, declared a victory on Sunday in their struggle to save their village from annexation by Israeli forces for the construction of the Wall through the town.Battir has been the site of non-violent protests and resistance to the Israeli […]

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17 Sep
11:59

Palestine Today 09 17 2014

September 17, 2014 11:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 06s || 2.84 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. Israeli settlers bulldoze Palestinian lands and troops invade west Bank communities and kidnap civilians. […]

17 Sep
2:05

Israeli Army Seizes Agricultural Equipment Near Tubas, Conducts Military Maneuvers South of Jenin

September 17, 2014 2:05 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

According to local sources, the Israeli army, on Wednesday, seized privately-owned Palestinian tractors and agricultural equipment in ar-Ras al-Ahmar, a small village to the east of Tubas in northern West Bank.WAFA reports that soldiers stormed the village in the early morning hours, ordering farmers to produce their identity cards for […]

04 Sep
9:37

West Bank: Israeli Forces Close Agricultural Roads, Confiscate Water Pipes

September 4, 2014 9:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Thursday, closed agricultural roads in Idhna and confiscated water pipes from al-Baq‘a, located respectively to the west and east of Hebron, according to municipal sources and witnesses.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency has reported that several agricultural roads were closed in al-Bas springs, al-Khirbi al-Bayda, Khirbet al-Ras, […]

16 Aug
10:45

Damages on Gaza Agriculture to Have Long-term Effects on the Region

August 16, 2014 10:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the Israeli assault on Gaza caused extensive damage to the region’s agricultural sector and will have long-term consequences.In a statement, the FAO said that the five-week assault has ‘forced farmers and herders to abandon their lands and has paralyzed fishing activities, […]

07 Jul
7:49

Farming Under Siege: Working the Land in Gaza

Corporate Watch researchers visited the Gaza Strip during November and December 2013 and carried out interviews with farmers in Beit Hanoun, Al Zaytoun, Khaza’a, Al Maghazi and Rafah, as well as with representatives from Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), Palestine Crops and the Gaza Agricultural Co-operative in Beit Lahiya. […]

06 Jul
8:48

Ministry of Agriculture: Israeli Attacks = $2.5 m in Damages

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture has estimated the total cost of damages due to recent Israeli airstrikes on ex-settlements (now cultivated land) in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, to be in the realm of $2.5 million.The Ministry stated on Friday, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bombings have […]

30 Jun
3:55

Escalating Attacks, Abductions Continue in WB

Four Palestinians, today, including a teenager, were kidnapped by Israeli forces in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Hebron and Nablus, according to reports by local and security sources. Settler attacks occurred on farmlands near Bethlehem, causing extensive financial loss and property damage.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that […]

11 Apr
4:18

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Violations

April 11, 2014 4:18 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) based in Gaza published its weekly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinian people in the period between April 3 and April 9, 2014, revealing that the army carried out 62 invasions in the West Bank, and 3 limited invasions into the Gaza […]

12 Feb
9:32

Settlers Uproot Trees Near Bethlehem, Take Over Lands

A group of Israeli colonial settlers, on Tuesday, cut down 150 grape trees in the region of Ayn Alqisis, to the south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.’The aggressive settlers of Sidi Boez settlement, built on Palestinians lands, cut down the aged grape trees that belong to Ayman salah, […]

09 Aug
12:34

Nabi Saleh weekly protest on friday: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas and skunk water

During friday’s weekly protest in the village of An Nabi Saleh the villagers once more stipulated their discontent over their difficult situation under the occupation. The peaceful protest was met with tear gas and skunk water from the Israeli military.Friday at noon the weekly protest against the occupation took place […]

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 […]

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24 May
9:51

This Week in Palestine Week 21 2013

May 24, 2013 9:51 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 7 m 19s || 6.69 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 18th to the 24th 2013 U.S. Secretary of State in the region in one of […]

24 May
11:19

PCHR Weekly Report: 17 civilians wounded, including 12 children, by Israeli troops this week

May 24, 2013 11:19 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 16 – 22 May 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded during incursions in the West Bank. In addition,14 protesters, including 12 children, were […]

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20 May
11:42

Palestine Today 05 20 2013

May 20, 2013 11:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 25s || 3.14 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday May 20th, 2013. The Israeli army attack West Bank communities, kidnap civilians and destroys farmlands. These stories, […]

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16 May
9:42

Palestine Today 05 16 2013

May 16, 2013 9:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 14s || 2.97 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday May 16th, 2013. The Israeli army invades West Bank communities and kidnap civilians and soldiers uproot trees […]

16 May
3:59

Army Uproots Farmlands Near Nablus

Thursday morning, May 16 2013, Israeli soldiers uprooted Palestinian agricultural lands that belong to a resident of Aqraba village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The army claims that lands are “state property”.Hamza Deeriyya, member of Aqraba Land Defense Committee, reported that Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a military […]

07 May
6:56

Israeli forces destroy 400 dunams of Farmland near Hebron

May 7, 2013 6:56 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News brief 0

On Tuesday Israeli forces destroyed over 400 dunams of privately-owned Palestinian farmland in the village Tarqumiya near Hebron.Sami Fataftah, the mayor of the village said that Israeli bulldozers destroyed the land planted with olive and fruit trees. Fataftah added that Israeli forces bulldozed three wells for irrigation water and uprooted […]

12 Apr
3:36

PCHR Weekly Report: 11 civilians wounded, 59 abducted; 350 trees cut by Israeli troops this week

April 12, 2013 3:36 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 04- 10 April 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, wounding 11. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces continued […]

27 Mar
9:05

“I really hope these crops can reach their harvest”

Following its disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and unlawfully established a so-called ‘buffer zone’, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is unclear and this Israeli policy […]

16 Oct
5:32

Soldiers Demolish Home, Shed, In Jerusalem

October 16, 2012 5:32 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home and a shed in Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, the Quds Media Center reported.The owner of the destroyed property, Sufian Taha, stated that employees of the Jerusalem Municipality claimed that the property was originally the property of a Palestinian from the occupied […]

20 Sep
3:44

Occupied Lives: Nothing Left To Hope For

September 20, 2012 3:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Human rights 0

Youssef Abu Mghasib (38) owns 10 dunnums of farmland in Deir el Balah, in the central part of the Gaza Strip, just over 300 meters from the Gaza-Israeli border and beyond Israel ’s unilaterally imposed 300 meter buffer zone. Here, he grows olives and an assortment of vegetables to support […]

23 Aug
3:34

Army Confiscates Palestinian Tractors In the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded Bardala village, in the northern plains area of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, confiscated three agricultural tractors that belong to Palestinian farmers, and imposed heavy fines on the owners.Aref Daraghma, head of Wadi Al-Maleh village council, reported that the army claimed that […]

22 Aug
7:56

Israeli Court Approves Well Destruction In Bethlehem

August 22, 2012 7:56 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

An Israeli military court approved, Tuesday, an order issued by the Israeli military demanding a Palestinian farmer from Al-Khader town, near Bethlehem, to demolish an irrigation well under the pretext that it is “close to the Annexation Wall”.Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in […]

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17 Aug
10:34

This Week in Palestine week 33 2012

August 17, 2012 10:34 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 7 m 50s || 7.17 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for August 11th, to 17th 2012 Attacks against a Palestinian family and three youth in Jerusalem reach […]

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15 Aug
9:30

Palestine Today 08 15 2012

August 15, 2012 9:30 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 43 m 14s || 3.87 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday August 15th, 2012. Israeli settlers vandalise agricultural land and Netanyahu ignores report on legalizing West Bank settlements […]

15 Aug
11:26

Settlers Empty Palestinian Well, Flood Farmlands

August 15, 2012 11:26 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

A group of extremist Israeli settlers used electric pumps to empty a Palestinian irrigation well and flooded Palestinian farmlands in as-Seer area, east of Sa’ir town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.Resident Yassin Mohammad ash-Shalalda, told the Land Research Center that settlers of Esfir and Mitzad settlements carried […]

02 Aug
4:37

Solving the Water Crisis in Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated that solving the water crisis in Palestine is among his top priorities.Perhaps the first thing one notices upon arrival in Israel/Palestine is the distinct difference between the Arab and Jewish homes. Every Palestinian home in the West Bank or Gaza, and many in Israel, […]

02 Aug
2:53

Property Demolished for Illegal Settlement Expansion

August 2, 2012 2:53 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli forces closed a road near Bethlehem in preparation for the demolition of Palestinian property.The Israeli military frequently confiscates land in the West Bank near the illegal separation barrier. On Thursday morning Israeli bulldozers began demolishing structures on privately owned land in Beit Jala, a community near Bethlehem, reports Ma’an […]

30 Jul
3:05

Water Crisis in the West Bank and Gaza Continues

July 30, 2012 3:05 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel gives illegal settlers 70 times more water than Palestinians in the West Bank according to the head of the Palestinian Water Authority and Ma’an News.On Sunday in Ramallah, Shaddad Attili said at a press conference that Palestinians received 105 million cubic metres of water. That is less than the […]

11 Jul
5:28

15 Palestinians Killed By Army Fire In June

July 11, 2012 5:28 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers shot and killed 15 Palestinians during the latest escalation against the Gaza Strip in June, including three children. At least 75 residents, including 16 children and five women, were wounded.The Center said that Israel carried out several air strikes and […]

05 Jul
4:17

Oxfam Report Condemns Israeli Occupation Policies in Jordan Valley

A report published by UK-based Oxfam International reveals the fragility of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley to be the direct result of illegal Israeli settlements.On Thursday Oxfam International, a UK-based non-governmental organization dedicated to confronting poverty, published a lengthy report detailing the economic and environmental degradation of the Jordan […]

30 Jun
10:46

Bethlehem church designated as Endangered World Heritage site

The United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted Friday to designate the Bethlehem Nativity Church and pilgrimage route as a World Heritage site, which will provide the Palestinian Authority with funding to maintain and restore the sites.Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, head of the Department of Culture and Information […]

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 […]

01 Jun
10:17

PCHR Weekly Report: 10 Civilians Wounded in 50 Incursions by Israeli Forces this Week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 24– 30 May 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 10 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded by Israeli forces this week and there were 50 separate incursions […]

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30 May
8:01

Palestine Today 05 30 2012

May 30, 2012 8:01 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 5 m 41s || 5.20 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Wednesday 20h May 2012. UN Official says opportunity exists for two-state solution: two Israeli oil companies have signed […]

30 May
5:56

Army Bulldozes Farmlands Near Hebron

On Tuesday Israeli soldiers bulldozed more than 30 Dunams (7.4 Acres) of Palestinian farmlands in al-Baq’a area, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated irrigation systems used by the local farmers. Local officials said that the uprooting of the Palestinian lands comes for the expansion of […]

25 May
5:29

PCHR Weekly Report: 6 wounded, 30 abducted in 90 Israeli incursions this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 17– 23 May 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 4 non-violent protesters were wounded, and 30 Palestinians were abducted, including 12 children, by Israeli forces in the past […]

11 May
9:13

PCHR Weekly Report: 12 civilians wounded; 19 abducted in 65 Israeli invasions this week

May 11, 2012 9:13 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 03– 09 May 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 12 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded and 19 Palestinians were abducted in 65 separate Israeli invasions into […]

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20 Mar
10:02

Palestine Today 03 20 2012

March 20, 2012 10:02 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 00s || 3.67 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. Political detainee, on hunger strike, Hana Ash-Shalabi, is moved to hospital after health complications, […]

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01 Oct
5:55

This Week in Palestine week 39 2011

October 1, 2011 5:55 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 42s || 7.96 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 23rd to 30th 2011. More settler attacks in the West Bank as the the UN […]

30 Sep
12:50

Three Injured By Army Fire In Salfit

September 30, 2011 12:50 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian medical sources reported, on Thursday evening, that three residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Yasouf Palestinian village, near the West Bank city of Salfit.Local sources reported that the clashes first erupted when a number of armed Israeli settlers attacked the […]

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23 Jul
3:30

This Week in Palestine week 29 2011

July 23, 2011 3:30 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 45s || 8.95 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 16th to the 22nd 2011. Palestinian diplomats continue attempts to garner International support for their […]

22 Jul
6:04

PCHR Weekly Report: One civilian killed, ten wounded by Israeli forces this week

July 22, 2011 6:04 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 14– 20 July 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that a Palestinian worker was killed when Israeli warplanes bombarded a tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip. 9 Palestinians, including […]

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02 Jul
3:12

This Week in Palestine week 26 2011

July 2, 2011 3:12 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 10 m 50s || 9.93 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 25th through 1rt of July, 2011. General Lead This week the Palestinian Authority has pledged […]

01 Jul
3:48

PCHR Weekly Report: 35 civilians abducted in 31 Israeli incursions this week

July 1, 2011 3:48 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 23– 29 June 2011, Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank, wounding a civilian. Israeli forces abducted two human rights defenders and 6 Palestinian civilians from […]

28 Oct
9:58

Settlers Torch Hothouses Near Ramallah

October 28, 2010 9:58 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Ramallah 0

A group of fundamentalist settlers torched, on Wednesday, several agricultural hothouses that belong to residents of Nabi Saleh and Dir Nitham villages, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The armed settlers, who were accompanied by the security officer of Halmish settlement, torched hothouses in Ein al-Zarqa area close […]

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07 Aug
7:58

This Week in Palestine week 31 2010

August 7, 2010 7:58 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 7 m 20s || 6.91 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, aservice of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 31, through August 6, 2010. Nonviolence Lets us begin our weekly report as usual with the nonviolent […]

07 Aug
3:17

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Killed, 7 Wounded, 7 Abducted By Israeli Forces This Week

August 7, 2010 3:17 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the week of 29 July – 04 August 2010, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian resistance fighters, one of whom was killed in an extra-judicial execution, in the […]

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03 Aug
3:12

Palestine Today 08 02 2010

August 3, 2010 3:12 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 2 m 30s || 2.28 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Monday, August 02, 2010. Israel agrees in principle to a UN probe of the Flotilla fisco and tit-for-tat attacks […]

18 Jul
11:25

UN Report: Severe water crisis in West Bank

July 18, 2010 11:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Israeli control of water supplies in the West Bank has led to a severe water crisis for Palestinian residents. The situation is worst in the Israeli-controlled stretch of land known as Area C, where the Palestinian Authority (PA) is […]

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17 Jul
5:54

This Week in Palestine week 28 2010

July 17, 2010 5:54 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 7 m 20s || 6.71 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for July 10th, through July 16th , 2010. Lead: US envoy to the Middle East returns for talks […]

09 Apr
9:39

Settlers Uproot 15 Olive Trees near Dir Estia

A group of extremist Jewish settlers uprooted on Thursday 15 Olive trees in Wadi Qana area, north east of Dir Estia, near the central West Bank district of Salfit.Head of the Dir Estia city council, Nathmi Salman, told the Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, that the Olive trees belong […]