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07 Mar

Women from Across Palestine Gather in Khan al-Ahmar, Call for Resistance

03/0619 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Hundreds of women from all over Palestine met in Khan al-Ahmar, on Wednesday, March 6. The meeting  was a response to a call for solidarity made by the General Union of Palestinian women and the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, as the village […]

07 Mar

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

21 Dec

Christmas Tree Lit in Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinians, on Wednesday evening, lit the Christmas tree in Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village, to the east of Jerusalem, which is threatened with Israeli demolition by Israeli court order. The tree lighting ceremony was attended by the citizens of Khan al-Ahmar, in addition to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials and local […]

21 Oct

Assaf: “Al-Khan Al-Ahmar On High Alert After Netanyahu Vowed To Demolish It”

Palestinian government Minister and the head of the National Commission against the Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, has reported that the peaceful protests and gatherings in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, will continue. His statements came after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday morning, that […]

21 Oct

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

20 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]

18 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

16 Oct

Bulldozers Resume Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation bulldozers resumed work on Tuesday, at Khan al-Ahmar village, to the east of Jerusalem, leveling land around and inside the village, apparently in preparation for its removal.   Activists on a 24-hour vigil, at the Palestinian village, to ward off Israeli attempts to destroy it and displace its […]

16 Oct

Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time

Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental […]

15 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Four And Injure Seven

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and started bulldozing adjacent lands, before attacking nonviolent solidarity activists, abducted four and injured seven other. Eyewitnesses said seven nonviolent activist suffered various lacerations after being assaulted by the Israeli soldiers and […]

03 Oct

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

02 Oct

Colonialist Settlers Flood Al-Khan Al-Ahmar With Sewage

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers flooded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community with Sewage water, in an attempt to force the inhabitants to leave their Dwellings, just as the ultimatum set by the Israeli court for their displacement went into effect, Monday. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a senior nonviolent activist and the […]

27 Sep

EU Exerts Effort to Halt Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The European Union (EU) has made contact, with the Israeli occupation, to stop the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, an official in the European Commission said. The official responsible of information and communication in the European Commission, Shadi Othman, said that the EU and its member countries […]

25 Sep

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

23 Sep

Israel Orders Khan Al-Ahmar Residents to Demolish Homes (VIDEO)

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday morning, served notices to the residents of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, ordering them to demolish their homes, by themselves, before a deadline of 1 October, 2018. Then demolition notice said, according to the PNN: “Inhabitants of Khan al-Ahmar By the High Court decision you […]

20 Sep

European Delegation Says Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Is A War Crime

European parliamentarians from the delegation for relations with Palestine visited Khan al-Ahmar village on Wednesday, and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime. Israel is slated to demolish the Palestinian village that would also displace over 30 families who live there, in order to build an all-Jewish […]

18 Sep

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

15 Sep

ISM Update: Israeli Forces Storm Khan Al-Ahmar, Erect Road Blocks, Suppress Peaceful Demonstration

At around 11.30 am, a bulldozer escorted by a police and military vehicles approached the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and began to move rocks and earth, in order to block access to the village via dirt roads on the outskirts, to prevent resident and activists from reaching the area. […]

15 Sep

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

14 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Surround Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Three Nonviolent Protesters

Dozens of Israeli soldier surrounded, Friday, the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians, and one French peace activist, during a nonviolent protest against the village’s pending illegal demolition and displacement. The soldiers closed all main and minor roads leading to the community […]

14 Sep

Hanna: “Israel Is Practicing Ethnic Cleansing In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar”

Archbishop Attallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in occupied Jerusalem, said that what Israel is doing against the Palestinians in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community is an act of ethnic cleansing, part of Israel’s illegal policies against the Palestinians. His statements came during a meeting with the European Parliament […]

12 Sep

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

10 Sep

Assaf: “We Will Head To International Courts Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Decision”

The Head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, Waleed Assaf, said the Palestinian Authority will be heading to international courts over the Israeli decision to demolish the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community. His statements came during an interview with the Palestinian Radio, regarding the developments and Israel’s […]

05 Sep

Israeli High Court Approves Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, has finally decided to demolish the  West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar.  The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim […]

15 Aug

Khan al-Ahmar to Receive Health Services

Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awad said that a comprehensive health center will begin providing health services to the resilient people in Al Khan al-Ahmar village, today. According to the PNN, the center provides primary health care services at the general medicine clinic, and allocates a day to the dermatologist […]

03 Aug

New Khan al-Ahmar Decision Attempts Alternate Tactic for Evacuation

Khan al-Ahmar will be destroyed after the Bedouin community is given five days to respond to new relocation options, Israel’s Supreme Court has determined. The court decided on Aug. 1, according to the PNN, that the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar is inevitable, even though the citizens have shown popular rejection […]

28 Jul

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

26 Jul

UN Rights Expert: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Could Amount to War Crime

Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, by Israeli occupying forces, could amount to war crimes if the demolition proceeds. Khan al-Ahmar has been under intense pressure, by Israeli forces, to abandon its land, after Israel’s government expressed the desire to connect the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement […]

20 Jul

Thousands Gather in Khan al-Ahmar to Protest Planned Demolition (VIDEO)

Thousands, on Wednesday, waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in protest against the Israeli plan to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village and replace it with illegal Israeli settlement units. Protesters included Palestinian citizens who came from cities all over the West Bank, in addition to Palestinian leaders and public figures […]

16 Jul

School Year Begins at Khan al-Ahmar

Despite Israeli attempts to demolish the only school of the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Education exceptionally opened the school year at the village school, on Monday. More than 170 students attended, alongside their families, as Minister of Education Sabri Saydam declared the beginning of […]

15 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Install Iron Gates To Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers installed, Sunday, two additional iron gates blocking the entrances of al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The soldiers installed the two iron gates to block entry to the community, which is illegally stalled for demolition by the army, to serve Israel’s […]

13 Jul

Another Court Ruling Achieved Delaying Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

Lawyers of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission” managed, Thursday, to obtain a ruling from the Israeli High Court freezing the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community until August 15th. Commission head, Waleed Assaf, said the ruling is related to the one which was achieved last Monday, postponing the […]

11 Jul

Palestinian Cabinet Approves Plan to Turn Khan al-Ahmar into a Village Council

The Palestinian cabinet approved, on Wednesday, a recommendation by the Minister of Local Government to turn Khan al-Ahmar community, near Jerusalem, into a village council. Khan al-Ahmar is under threat, by Israel, of demolition and displacement of its Bedouin community, in order to build a Jewish settlement on the location. […]

11 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Surround, Isolate Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Dozens of Israeli soldiers completely sealed and isolated, Wednesday, al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, which is slated for demolition and displacement, and placed concrete blocks at its entrances. The head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, said the soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists, […]

08 Jul

Israeli Army Installs Mobile Homes In Abu Dis Ahead Of Demolishing Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli army installed, Sunday, several mobile homes in Wadi al-Jir area in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, and relocating them in another area. Eyewitness confirmed that the army installed several homes, after carrying them on huge trucks, […]

06 Jul

Israeli High Court Issues Temporary Stay of Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Following an international media campaign and pressure from foreign diplomats, as well as non-violent passive resistance by Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, the Israeli High Court ruled Thursday to temporarily halt the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village located between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is […]

06 Jul

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

05 Jul

Illegal Israeli Colonists Gather To “Celebrate” Ethnic Cleansing Of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

As hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been deployed around al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation for ethnically cleansing it, and displace the residents, groups of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists gathered in the area to “celebrate” the assault. The colonists came from the illegal […]

05 Jul

Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Army’s Attacks On Journalists In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s assault of journalists while documenting the army‘s invasion into al-Khan Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing it. The Syndicate said the soldiers attacked many journalists, imposed fines and issued traffic tickets targeting dozens […]

05 Jul

Israeli Army Injures 36, Abducts 10, While Trying to Demolish Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, and the local residents of al-Khan al-Ahmar community, east of occupied Jerusalem, during the Israeli attempts to demolish and displace the Palestinian community. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said its medics provided treatment to approximately 36 persons, […]

04 Jul

Israeli Bulldozers, Soldiers, Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Start Destruction Of Community

As dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists gathered and protested the illegal decision to displace an entire Palestinian Bedouin community in al-Khan Al-Ahmar, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers started the destruction of the structures, attacked, injured and abducted, several human rights defenders. The peace activists formed a […]

04 Jul

Video: Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Facing Imminent Demolition

Dozens of Israeli police officers and soldiers have surrounded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of occupied Jerusalem, in preparation to demolish it, including its school. Several Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the area at dawn, and started removing barriers, and creating a path to […]

02 Jul

Khan al-Ahmar Village within Days of Demolition

Israeli media reports that, after receiving approval from Israel’s High Court, Israeli security forces have reportedly begun preparing for the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village, in the occupied West Bank, according to the village’s residents, human rights activists, and Palestinian officials. 972mag, on Sunday, posted video footage from Israeli human rights […]

10 Jun

Al-Khan Al-Ahmar’s Children Rally to Save their School

Dozens of Palestinian children will rally on Monday, to call on the international community and global leaders to intervene and prevent the demolition of their school. The children, whose ages range between 8 to 16 years old, are from the Jahalin tribe that has, for decades, lived on the hills […]

06 Jun

PCHR: “Israeli Supreme Court Issues Decision to Demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, East of Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and expresses its concern over implementing this decision at any moment by Israeli forces. PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and assume its legal and moral […]

01 Jun

UN Officials Call on Israel to Halt Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

United Nations officials, on Friday, called on Israel to abandon plans to demolish and transfer the Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar community, east of Jerusalem. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Director of Operations in the West Bank, Scott […]

28 May

Italy Worried over Destruction of Palestinian School in Khan Al-Ahmar

The Italian Foreign Ministry has expressed grave concern over the possible demolition of the Khan al-Ahmar school, in the Bedouin community east of occupied Jerusalem, demanding Israel not to demolish it. The ministry said in a statement, on Saturday, that Italy has taken high-level steps with Israeli authorities to persuade […]

06 Mar

Khan al-Ahmar Village Scheduled for Demolition

Israeli Civil Administration in the occupied West Bank announced, on Monday, that it has decided to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar. The village is located in Area C, according to the Oslo Peace Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 1993. This area is under Israel […]

12 Apr

VIDEO: Illegal Removal of Solar Panels in Khan al-Ahmar, Only Source of Village Electricity

Solar panels finally brought electricity to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank, but the residents’ joy was short lived. A few weeks after the panels were installed, Israeli authorities confiscated them, indicating the latest chapter in Israel’s long battle to quash the strategically located village. PNN […]

13 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the newly established al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, which was built for the Palestinian Bedouin families next to the al-Khan al-Ahmar village, threatened with pending Israeli demolition, east of occupied Jerusalem. Dozens of soldiers invaded the area after completely surrounding an isolating it, while […]

11 Sep

Activists Establish Al-Wadi Al-Ahmar Village

A group of Palestinian and international peace activists established, overnight, the al-Wadi al-Ahmar Palestinian village, in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, facing demolition and displacement by the Israeli authorities. The new village is meant to send a message that the Palestinians will remain steadfast on their lands, despite Israel’s escalating violations […]

22 Jan

Report: Area C Building Permits Allowed for 1% of West Bank Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018, Hebrew media sources reported. Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement which was signed in […]

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06 Jan

In 2019, Israel Demolished 686 Homes in West Bank, Almost Half in Jerusalem

At least 300 Palestinian buildings were demolished in Jerusalem, by the Israeli occupation authorities in 2019, compared to a 386 in other parts of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Palestine News Network reported. Walid Assaf, chairman of the Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, said in a press conference on Israeli […]

16 Dec

B’Tselem: When You Work for Thirty Years You Learn a Few Things. Here’s What We’ve Learned Since 1989.

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that during a speech at Khan al-Ahmar, marking 30 years since the establishment of B’Tselem, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights center, Hagai El-Ad delivered the following speech: “When you work for thirty years you learn a few things. Here’s what […]

08 Aug

Israel Approves Construction of 2.430 Units In Illegal West Bank Colonies

The Israeli government has approved the plans for the construction of 2.430 units for Jewish settlers in illegal colonies in the occupied West bank. The approval was made by the so-called High Planning Committee of the Israeli “Civil Administration,” the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation in […]

08 Jul

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) – By Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

29 Apr

Israel Converts Historic Mosque into Bar

April 29, 2019 3:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli municipality in Safed has turned Al-Ahmar Mosque into a bar and events hall, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported. As one of the most historical mosques in the Arab city, which was occupied by the Jewish gangs in 1948, the building was first turned into a Jewish school, then into a centre for Likud’s […]

19 Feb

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

31 Jan

UN Officials: Right to Education in Palestine Deeply Impacted by Israeli Interference

United Nations officials, Wednesday, expressed deep concern over the rise in ongoing Israeli interference in Palestinian education. “As the second school term resumes in the State of Palestine, we remain deeply concerned by the high number of reported incidents of interference in or near schools in the West Bank since […]

03 Jan

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

03 Jan

‘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 […]

28 Dec

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 […]

24 Dec

Gaza Christians Obstructed from Travelling to Bethlehem

Annually, Israeli authorities file travel permits for only a small percentage of Palestinian Christians in the besieged Gaza Strip, dividing families during the holiday season and preventing them from pilgrimage to Bethlehem. According to local sources, the Christians, who form a minority in Gaza, annually apply for “holiday permits” to […]

27 Nov

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

27 Nov

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

27 Oct

Palestine Advocacy Project Honors Heroism in Gaza

(PNN) Palestine Advocacy Project is launching a billboard ad campaign to honor the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Palestinian medics who put their lives on the line to rescue and treat injured protesters in Gaza’s ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations. Razan al-Najjar, aged 21, was one of almost 120 […]

27 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in And Ni’lin, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian and international peace activists, marching against the illegal occupation, the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers caused many locals and international […]

23 Oct

Israel Releases Jerusalem Governor, Holds Him Under House Arrest

The Israeli Authorities released, on Monday at night, the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after ordering him to pay a 20.000 Shekels fine, and forcing him under house arrest to seven days. Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said the Central Court in occupied Jerusalem, […]

21 Oct

PA to UN: “Gaza is Not a Humanitarian Problem, it is a Political Problem.”

The following is a summary of the opening comments of the United Nations Security Council Meeting #8375 on October 18, 2018,  Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, the representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, made the following points (summarized below). According to Mladenov, Demolitions OCHA (United […]

17 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

12 Oct

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 […]

06 Oct

VIDEO: Colonialist Israeli Settlers Steal Olives from Palestinian Orchards

A group of Israeli settlers have been captured, on video, stealing olives from Palestinian farms near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. In the video, the pair can be seen working together to cut and bag the olives from the groves which lie in an area which leaves them […]

06 Oct

Israeli Army Injures Many Protesters in Bil’in, Burns Olive Trees

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many protesters, and burning olive trees. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in […]

02 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Near Qalandia

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man with a live round in his back, and injured several Palestinians who suffered burns and the effects of teargas inhalation, during a protest near Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said one Palestinian was […]

02 Oct

Army Injures Many Palestinians, Including A Journalist, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate in central West Bank, shot a journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians were protesting at the […]

28 Sep

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

21 Sep

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

More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements

September 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Athletic Clubs To: BjĂžrn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael LĂ€mmermann, Lars SĂžrensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, BĂ©atrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin Köppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association […]

18 Sep

Dr. Erekat Remembers Sabra and Shatila

In press releases published yesterday, September 16, 2018, Dr. Saeeb Erekat said that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre is a reminder of Israel’s barbaric crimes. Erekat added, according to the PNN, that the massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against the Palestinian […]

16 Sep

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

15 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies. The procession started from the center of the village, heading towards the Wall, […]

14 Sep

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

14 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday, a Palestinian journalist, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession, and […]

14 Sep

ICRC: “Israel Must Abide by International Humanitarian Law”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a statement, Thursday, calling in Israel to abide by International Humanitarian Law, and expressing concern about Israel’s plan to demolish al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank. David Quesne, the head of the ICRC Mission in occupied Jerusalem, said […]

11 Sep

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Summons Three Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, and summoned three others for interrogation, during extensive and violent military invasions, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad al-Hilo, from Hizma town, east of Jerusalem, after stopping him near al-Khan al-Ahmar […]

07 Sep

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 […]

07 Sep

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many injuries. The procession started from the center of the village, before the locals, accompanied by international peace activists, marched towards the isolated Palestinian orchards, while chanting against the […]

07 Sep

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in, Causes Injuries And Fire In Olive Orchards

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing several injuries, and burning many olive trees. The procession started from the center of the village when dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international […]

31 Jul

Palestinian Cabinet Urges World Support for UNRWA

During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, today, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah, condemned the latest Israeli escalation against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and considered it part of the plans of the occupying power to Judaize Jerusalem, alter its historical features, and obliterate its Arab and […]

26 Jul

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 2 civilians succumbed to their previous wounds. 99 Palestinian […]

25 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Kindergarten And A Women’s Center Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Jabal al-Baba Bedouin Palestinian community, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a kindergarten and a women’s center. The soldiers surrounded the Palestinian community and assaulted many residents, before demolishing the kindergarten and the women’s center. The attack is part of a series of […]

22 Jul

Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Driver Of Education Ministry After Breaking His Rib

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night, a driver who works for the Education Ministry in Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after attacking him, and breaking one of his ribs, in al-Khan al-Ahmar near occupied Jerusalem. Mohammad Zakarna, the head of the Education Ministry […]

21 Jul

DCIP and AFSC Host Capitol Hill Briefing on H.R. 4391

Jehad Abusalim, policy consultant at American Friends Service Committee, discusses the situation of children in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2018. (Photo: Leah Muskin-Pierret) Staff from at least 58 congressional offices joined Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on June 25 in Washington for a congressional briefing on […]

20 Jul

Palestinian Families Demolish Own Homes in East Jerusalem

Two Palestinian families demolished their own four homes with a heavy heart on Thursday, in East Jerusalem. According to Ma’an News Agency, locals said that the two families, Shawamreh and Abu Rmeileh, watched as bulldozers demolished their four homes in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. The families, who were left homeless, pointed […]

20 Jul

Israel Ramps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 19, 2018 UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018. The demolition of Palestinian-owned homes and structures […]

14 Jul

Abbas Discusses Latest Developments with Putin

PA President Mahmoud Abbas met, on Saturday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar community near Jerusalem. They also discussed issues of mutual concern for Russia and Palestine, and praised the historical […]

14 Jul

Israeli Police Bans Academic Conference In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police officers prevented, Saturday, Palestinian academics, intellectuals and religious leaders from holding a conference  at a Palestinian college in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli officers also issued an order shutting the educational facility down. The officers, accompanied by security officials, surrounded the Arts Campus […]

14 Jul

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

12 Jul

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 July 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

11 Jul

A Day of Demolitions: Houses Destroyed by JCB Vehicles at Abu Nuwar

By Amy Hall, Lydia Noon, Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Corporate Occupation Not content with continuous demolition of school classrooms, the Israeli authorities have now moved on to the demolition of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar. Around 8.30am on Wednesday 4 May, Corporate Occupation witnessed Israeli soldiers, […]