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20 Mar

MADA Demands Release of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful […]

03 Feb

MADA Condemns Wave of Attacks on Journalists in West Bank and Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned the wave of arrests and detentions carried out by Palestinian security services in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2019. These violations have affected nine journalists, (as well as a number of other journalists who […]

09 Jan

MADA Report on Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During December 2018

‚ÄúAttiya Darwish‚ÄĚ Al Ray Agency photographer was hit by a tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces while covering the peaceful return march in Karni area, east of Gaza. December 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month; […]

29 Nov

MADA Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed, 46 Injured in 6 Months

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has issued a special report on Israeli attacks targeting both male and female journalists, during their coverage of the Great March of Return protests that erupted eight months ago. It should be noted that these demonstrations mostly take place in five […]

16 Nov

MADA: Destruction of Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters a Result of Israeli Impunity

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has condemned the destruction of Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters on Monday evening, 12 November, 2018, by the Israeli army, in implementation of the resolution taken by the senior officials and politicians at the Israeli government, as various data indicates. Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters […]

03 Nov

MADA: Israeli Attacks on Media Expands and Grows More Violent

In 2013 , the UN General Assembly proclaimed November 2nd to be an International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, by virtue of Resolution 68/163. The aim of this resolution is to confront the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes and attacks against journalists, and to empower […]

16 Oct

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

20 Sep

MADA Announces Launch of Freedom of the Press Index

September 20, 2018 11:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has announced the kick off to its work on the first index on the freedom of the press in Palestine; it will be launched by the end of 2018, in the framework of its hard work to promote media freedom in […]

15 Jul

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo:¬†Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

16 Jun

Settlers Obstruct Palestinian Access to Al-Aqsa on Last Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, June 12, 2018. Photo credit: Ayman Nobani for WAFA. POSTED BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†JUNE 15, 2018 One group of settlers attempted to invade the compound. Another performed religious rituals at a gate to al-Aqsa compound. On Thursday night, June 14, 2018, a group of settlers¬†tried […]

03 Jun

Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under heavy protection of Israeli police. The move was seen, by the elders of the mosque, as a provocation and a challenge to the feelings of Muslims during¬†the holy month of Ramadan. According to local PNN […]

19 May

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the ‚ÄúGreat March of Return.‚ÄĚ Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 ‚ÄúNakba‚ÄĚ, was initially […]

18 May

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque¬† in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first ‚ÄúTaraweeh‚ÄĚ prayer to mark the […]

27 Apr

MADA Calls for Independent Investigation into Killing of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for the formation of an independent commission of inquiry, into the killing of Palestinian journalists Ahmed Abu Hussein and Yasser Murtaja, during field coverage of the Return Marches along the borders of Gaza Strip. Journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25 […]

08 Apr

MADA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Journalist and Other Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for a formation of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the killing of Yaser Murtaja, a 31 year-old photojournalist for Ain Media and the disproportionate use of excessive force by Israeli forces against journalists and civilians during the […]

10 Feb

117 Israeli Violations of Palestinian Media Freedoms since December: MADA

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report on Saturday, saying that between December 2017 and the end of January 2018, the group recorded 117 violations against Palestinian media freedoms, at the hands of Israeli forces. MADA reported, according to Ma’an, that there was a decrease […]

14 Dec

MADA: 26 Media Freedoms Violations during November

November 2017, witnessed a number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, almost identical to those recorded in the previous few months, in September and October, a total of 26 and 28 violations against media freedoms were monitored by MADA, 26 attacks last November. The Israeli occupation carried out 16 […]

17 Sep

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court‚Äôs absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

25 May

MADA: 33 Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms in April

A report released by The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concludes that Israel has violated press and media freedom 33 times during the month of April. According to a PNN report, April of 2017 witnessed a slight decrease in the total number of violations against media freedoms […]

04 May

MADA Calling for Wider Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression

On World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has congratulated all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition for defending freedom of expression in Palestine by all the relevant organizations and bodies, especially the […]

02 May

MADA: Escalated Attacks against Jerusalem Journalists

Israeli occupation forces and police escalated their attacks against journalists and media, culminating in a wave of attacks on at least 14 journalists in East Jerusalem on Saturday, the 29th of April, 2017. An Israeli police¬†cavalry unit attacked several¬†journalists, injuring them and destroying their equipment, as well as preventing them […]

11 Feb

MADA Report: 383 Media Freedoms Violations during 2016

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, ‚ÄúMADA‚ÄĚ, organized a press conference on Wednesday 02/08/2017, and released its annual report of violations against media freedoms in Palestine during 2016, according to the PNN. Mr. ¬†Mousa Rimawi- General Director of MADA center and Dr. Ammar Dweik- General Direct of The […]

29 Nov

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

02 Nov

MADA Demands Formation of ‚ÄúInternational Moot Court‚ÄĚ to Sue Journalists‚Äô Killers

Photo:¬†A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

20 Oct

MADA Report: Social Media a ‚ÄúNew Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists‚ÄĚ

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled ‚ÄúSocial Media ‚Ķ A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists‚ÄĚ — which, according to the PNN, […]

07 Jul

Ramadan 2016: Harassment, Collective Punishment and Settlement Expansions in the Occupied West Bank

07/07/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Monday the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Ramadan; the holiest holiday in Islam. The Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims celebrate when the Qu‚Äôran was revealed for the first time to the Prophet Muhammad. […]

23 Jun

MADA Study: Women’s Press More Capable of Raising Rights Issues

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms ‚ÄúMADA‚ÄĚ has issued a study on women‚Äôs press and freedom of opinion and expression in Palestine. The study was intended¬†to shed light on women‚Äôs press from competent institutions devoted to women‚Äôs issues and rights in Palestine, as well as their contributions in […]

20 Jun

Hundreds of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa over Ramadan

Some¬†500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday. Feras Al-Debs, the representative of Information Office in the department, said in a press release that the settlers […]

Demolition in Susiya
20 Jun

Israeli forces demolish two homes south of Hebron, despite pledge to stop demolitions in Ramadan

June 20, 2016 2:32 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli military demolished two homes, an outdoor kitchen and a barn on Saturday in Wadi Jheish and Umm Al-Daraj, in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills. The destruction came despite a pledge by Israeli authorities that they would hold off on destroying Palestinian homes and forcing […]

17 Jun

Ban on Al Aqsa Lifted, 300 Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Ramadan

Three hundred Palestinians from besieged Gaza were permitted, on Friday, to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials, following a recent decision to lift a ban implemented last week in response to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. The devotees, all of whom were above the […]

12 Jun

Gazans Break Ramadan Fasts on Beach in Lieu of Power Crisis

As an electricity crisis continues to afflict the Gaza Strip, Muslim residents of the besieged coastal enclave are breaking their fasts on the beach, as the holy month of Ramadan enters its second week. ‚ÄúWithout any previous plans and preparations, my wife suggested that we take our homemade food and […]

08 Jun

Gaza Strip: Continued Power Cuts Over Ramadan

With the arrival¬†of Ramadan, the most densely populated area on the planet – the Gaza Strip – is now facing the added pressure¬†of¬†increasing¬†power cuts amid the hot summer weather. The cuts have affected the live of Gazans at all levels, with ¬†resulting damages to electrical devices adding further dismay to […]

11 Sep

MADA: Sharp Escalation of Media Freedoms Violations During August

September 11, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

August of 2015 witnessed a high rise in the number of media freedoms violations in Palestine, and recorded a huge leap compared to what was recorded during July, and when compared to all the months since the beginning of 2015, except for the month of June, which also witnessed a […]

11 Sep

Madama Villagers Foil Infilitration Attack By Israeli Extremists

September 11, 2015 4:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A group young Palestinian men managed, earlier on Friday at dawn, to foil an attempt by a number of Israeli extremists to carry out an attack in Madama village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The WAFA News Agency has reported that the Palestinians noticed an unusual activity, shortly […]

21 Jul

Settlers Resume Raids on Al-Aqsa as Ramadan Ends

July 21, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Unable to organize provocative visits to Jerusalem‚Äôs Al-Aqsa Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan, when Palestinian Muslims maintain a permanent presence in the holy site, Jewish settlers resumed their regular daily visits to the holy site, on Monday.WAFA correspondence reports that groups of settlers entered the site gradually in […]

17 Jul

Half of Susiya to be Demolished after Ramadan

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of around half of the homes, in a village south of Hebron, to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said, in a statement, that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out […]

15 Jan

MADA To Release Documentary on Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recently held a meeting with journalists, to announce its release of a special report and documentary film dealing with the violations against journalists and media outlets during the Israeli attack on Gaza of 2014.The Palestinian News Network reports that MADA’s general […]

16 Oct

MADA: Over 80% of Palestinian Journalists Self-Censor

October 16, 2014 9:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report, on Thursday, estimating that over 80 percent of Palestinian journalists were engaged in self-censorship.The group released a report of its findings following two studies, along with a meeting on self-censorship and its impact on freedom of expression and […]

10 Sep

ISM Report: Army Incursions Into Madama

September 10, 2014 12:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

We arrived in Madama yesterday, 8th September; in the early afternoon after we were told that during the night Israeli army invaded this village, and the nearby villages of Burin and Asira Al Qibliya.9th September 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Madama Our contact told us that the main road […]

05 Jul

VIDEO: Struggle of Al-‘Araqib Continues During Ramadan

July 5, 2014 2:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Since the destruction of the cemetery compound in Al-‘Araqib on June 12, the residents of the village holds a persistent struggle and continue to stay in the area despite the extreme heat, the Ramadan fast that began this week and the lack of shelter from the hot sun.04 July 2014 […]

15 Aug

MADA Demands Release Of All Detained Journalists

August 15, 2013 3:01 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demanded Israel to stop all of its violations against Palestinians journalists, and to release all detained reporters in compliance with International Law.MADA said that, on August 7, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Mona, a reporter working for the Al-Quds Press Media Agency, […]

27 Mar

Mada: 238 Violations Of Media Freedoms In 2012

March 27, 2013 7:02 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms’ MADA’ held a press conference on Wednesday which reviewed the Annual Report on the violations against Media freedom in Palestine during 2012. The conference was held at MADA‚Äôs headquarter in Ramallah.The conference was opened by the Chairmen of the Board of Directors […]

16 Oct

MADA campaigns amidst precarious media freedom in Palestine

October 16, 2011 10:13 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched two campaigns in early August demanding an end to attacks on press freedom by Israeli forces and Palestinian security services. How effective the campaigns will be in Palestine√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs restricted media freedom environment, and how they will help freedom of expression […]

03 Aug

Prisoners Denied Increased Provisions For Ramadan

August 3, 2011 10:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners were refused increased provisions of food for the holy month of Ramadan, Ma’an News reports. Ramadan began on August 1st. Palestinian Authority detainees minister Issa Qaraqe stated that the Israeli Prison administration refused a request to increase provisions by NIS 100. The increase would allow for Palestinian prisoners […]

20 May

Army Invades Madama Village, Imposes Curfew

May 20, 2011 2:07 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday at night that Madama village, south of the northern West Bank of Nablus, and imposes curfew placing all residents under house arrest. Ehab Al Qit, head of the Madama Village Council, reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded the village, imposed curfew and demanded all […]

12 Jun

Abbas y el rey Abdullah piden a Israel que se comprometan con los acuerdos firmadas

June 12, 2008 8:28 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

En una reuni√ɬ≥n el mi√ɬ©rcoles entre el monarca jordano, el rey Abdullah II, y el Presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, ambos exigieron a Israel que se comprometa con los acuerdos internacionales, en referencia a la celebraci√ɬ≥n de conversaciones sobre todas las cuestiones, con el fin de lograr una paz definitiva y […]

06 Jun

Tres grupos palestinos de izquierda la bienvenida a la llamada de diálogo interno de Abbas

June 6, 2008 10:37 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Tres grupos de izquierdistas palestinos; el Frente Popular para la Liberaci√ɬ≥n de Palestina (FPLP), el Frente Democr√ɬ°tico para la Liberaci√ɬ≥n de Palestina (FDLP) y el Partido Pueblo Palestino (PPP) celebraron una reuni√ɬ≥n en la Franja de Gaza, donde se habl√ɬ≥ sobre la iniciativa de reconciliaci√ɬ≥n del presidente Mahmoud Abbas, y […]

06 Jun

Haniyya de Hamas acoge con agrado las llamadas de Abbas para un diálogo nacional

June 6, 2008 9:47 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El veterano representante de Hamas, y Primer Ministro del disuelto gobierno de Gaza, Ismail Haniyya acogi√ɬ≥ con agrado el jueves los llamamientos del Presidente Palestino Mahmoud Abbas para mantener conversaciones amplias con Hamas y todas las dem√ɬ°s facciones, para conseguir la reconciliaci√ɬ≥n. En un discurso televisado el jueves por la […]

05 Jun

Hamas acoge positivamente la llamada de Abbas para reanudar las conversaciones internas

June 5, 2008 6:31 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Dr. Ahmad Bahar, el jefe del Consejo Legislativo Palestino y un alto dirigente pol√ɬ≠tico del Movimiento de Resistencia Isl√ɬ°mica de Hamas, acogi√ɬ≥ con benepl√ɬ°cito el mi√ɬ©rcoles las declaraciones del presidente palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, en la que hizo un llamamiento para la reanudaci√ɬ≥n de las conversaciones internas entre Hamas y […]

27 May

La armada israelí detiene a 10 pescadores palestinos en las orillad de Rafah

May 27, 2008 8:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

La armada israel√ɬ≠ ha detenido hoy martes a las 10 de la ma√ɬĪana a varios pescadores palestinos, mientras desde las costas de Rafah, al sur de la Franja de Gaza, fuentes de seguridad palestinas informaban de las detenciones. Los testigos dijeron que las embarcaciones navales israel√ɬ≠es primero interceptaron los barcos […]

20 Mar

Army releases Dr. Hamadan, a lecturer at Al Najah University

March 20, 2008 7:57 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News brief, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Authorities release Dr, Ghassan Hamdan, a lecturer at Al Najah National University in the northern West BAnk city of Nablus.Dr. Hamdan was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on January 16, 2008 and was in […]

11 Oct

Settlers attack residents of Tall Al Rimada in Hebron

October 11, 2006 5:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

  A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of Hebron, in the Tell Al area in the West Bank, on Wednesday, at dawn. The settlers, who live in the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramatiashai, near the Tell Al Rumida area, attacked residents’ houses with stones while giving death threats.  […]

07 Oct

Army closes the Rafah border crossing after promising to open it during the holy month of Ramadan

October 7, 2006 3:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities closed the Rafah Border crossing on Saturday after opening it last Wednesday and Thursday and promising to open it for the whole month of Ramadan for regular hours on a daily basis — prompting European Union observers to threaten to leave the crossing if Israel does not […]

06 Oct

Army invades Balata refugee camp and attacks the Ramadan markets

For the sixth consecutive time this week the Israeli army invaded Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus, at dawn on Friday. Soldiers attacked shops and the vegetables stands in the Ramadan market; breaking doors and causing damage to the stock, eyewitnesses reported, adding that scores of […]

03 Oct

Economic blockade and invasions hitting families hard this Ramadan

In Jenin Refugee Camp families are reporting that Israeli forces are denying them the right to properly observe Ramadan. Khalid Zaki told PNN that his family was not allowed to take their Ramadan breakfast at sundown after their day of fasting. Zaki said that Israeli forces are raiding homes deliberately […]

26 Sep

The fourth day of Ramadan arrives with Promises of payments for Palestinian employees

September 26, 2006 6:49 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Minister of Planning, Samir Abu Aisha, stated on Tuesday that Palestinian civil servants, earning NIS 1800 a month or less , are to receive one month's salary in the few coming days. In a article published by the Maan News Agency Abu Aisha said that the employees earning more […]

25 Sep

As month-long Muslim holiday begins, many Palestinians unable to purchase Ramadan foods, lanterns

September 25, 2006 6:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The month of Ramadan is a time for fasting during daytime and feasting at night, but this year's Ramadan in Palestine looks to be especially bleak for a population under siege by an international economic blockade, and under the ongoing yoke of Israeli military occupation. At the beginning of Ramadan, […]

24 Sep

As Ramadan begins, Israeli forces close Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron to Muslims

September 24, 2006 7:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli troops stationed inside the Ibrahimi mosque in the occupied Palestinian town of Hebron, apparently disturbed by an increase in worshippers entering the mosque since the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began yesterday, arbitrarily decided to close the mosque until further notice. The soldiers stationed at the Mosque, all […]

11 Oct

Pal. Factions to meet in Cairo during Ramadan or after it

October 11, 2005 9:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abu Al Gheit, said that Egypt is trying to arrange a meeting between representatives of the Palestinian factions during the current Muslim month of Ramadan, or after it.√É‚Äö√ā¬† Abu Al Gheit stated that Egypt is trying to aid the Palestinian Authority and factions to resolve their […]

23 Apr

Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians Supported by American Administration

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report , that the Israeli government continues with ethnic cleansing and Judaization policies in occupied Jerusalem, so violating the International Law, International Humanitarian Law and the International Legitimacy‚Äôs resolutions. It was revealed that the Israeli Central […]

20 Apr

Who Lost the Arabs? Regional Relations with Palestine

by¬†Ibrahim Fraihat,¬†Nadine Naber,¬†Loubna Qutami,¬†Sherene Seikaly – on¬†April 18, 2019 Published From al-Shabaka – The Palestinian¬† Policy Network¬† Overview: Nadine Naber For decades, progressive political analysts have critiqued Arab states for abandoning the Palestinian struggle for liberation. According to this critique, while Arab governments often claim solidarity with Palestinians, their actions […]

19 Apr

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 ‚Äď 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 […]

14 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, after storming their homes and ransacking them, in several parts of the West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Jerusalem governor, Adnan Gheith, who was previously […]

08 Apr

Zoo Animals Evacuated from Gaza to Jordan

Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on, Sunday, in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals, into Israel, from the neglected zoo, located in the southern town of Rafah. […]

04 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated cash. The army also claimed to find weapons in some homes. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, […]

04 Apr

Palestinians Celebrate Al-Isra Wal Miraj

Scouts outside the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, celebrating Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday. (WAFA Images / Afif Amireh)¬† Tens of thousands of Palestinians observed Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday, today, with worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem‚Äôs Old City, the site of this holy day, […]

27 Mar

Israeli Gas Bomb Causes Fire In A Home In Tubas

March 27, 2019 10:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

northIsraeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Tubas city in northeastern West Bank, and attacked local protesters by randomly firing gas bombs in several directions, causing a fire in one home. The head of Tubas Department of Civil Defense, Hilal Hammad, stated that the soldiers fired many gas bombs at […]

25 Mar

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

24 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, abducted on Sunday at dawn at least twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting […]

18 Mar

Campaign Calls on UN to Release Names of Companies Involved in Settlement Activities

Al-Haq Human Rights organization launched an¬†action alert¬†urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council and Member States to abide by their commitments and publish the UN Database on companies involved in Israel‚Äôs illegal settlements. The campaign mentions that, in 2016, the UN Human Rights Council voted in […]

17 Mar

6 Palestinians Slain, 6 More Injured in New Zealand Shooting

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates declared, on Saturday, through the Palestinian embassy in Australia’s contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Zealand, although not officially, that six Palestinians were killed and six others¬† injured in the mass shooting targeting two mosques in Christchurch City, New […]

14 Mar

Silwan from Jawad’s Eyes

Jawad is a director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, East Jerusalem. The center was funded by residents to document human rights violations and to improve the lives of people form the community through shared activities. The photos, below, show the story of Jawad in details. Meet Jawad, […]

26 Feb

Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre 25 Years On

Palestinian people all over the world, on Monday, marked the 25th¬†anniversary of the massacre which took p;ace inside the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, leading to 29 deaths and over 150 injuries, among worshipers.   Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, on February 25, […]

22 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Marking The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, marking the 25th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre. Media sources said the soldiers injured one child with the rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused many Palestinians to suffer […]

21 Feb

Samidoun Calls for Action in SFSU Struggle Against Zionism and Racism

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is urging supporters and friends of Palestine and the prisoners to take action by¬†signing the online petition against racism¬†at San Francisco State University (SFSU). The University is a frequent site of struggle in which Palestinian students and faculty, as well as other marginalized communities, have […]

30 Jan

Senior PLO Official Calls on UN to Deploy Permanent International Presence in Palestine

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, today, decided not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), which has existed since 1997¬† and established upon the adoption of UNSC resolution 904, which followed the massacre that took place in 1994, during the dawn prayers on a Ramadan morning, […]

13 Jan

Illegal Colonists Cut Olive Trees At Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists cut, Sunday, many old ‚ÄúRoman‚ÄĚ olive trees in the garden of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Hebron, Ra‚Äôed Maswada, […]

29 Dec

Neopatrimonialism, Corruption, and the Palestinian Authority: Pathways to Real Reform

by¬†Marwa Fatafta,¬† for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview Palestinians¬†recently ranked¬†corruption as the second largest problem they face after the economic crisis ‚Äď higher than the Israeli occupation, which ranked third. Indeed,¬†Palestinians generally¬†view¬†Palestinian Authority (PA)officials as a self-serving, elitist group disconnected from the Palestinian national struggle and the daily sufferings […]

21 Dec

Head of Sinn Fein Pays Solidarity Visit to Official Palestinian Media

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald with Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media (WAFA Images).¬† An Irish delegation headed by Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the Irish Sinn Fein (shin-FAYN) party and member of the Irish parliament, met on Thursday, in Ramallah, with Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of […]

16 Dec

Israeli Court Sentences Mother of A Palestinian, Killed By The Army, To Eleven Months, For ‚ÄúIncitement‚ÄĚ

An Israeli court sentenced, on Sunday morning, the mother of a Palestinian, who was killed by the army last year, to eleven months in prison for what the military prosecution described as ‚Äúincitement on social media.‚ÄĚ Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of the Palestinian Detainees‚Äô Committee, said the court sentenced Susan Abu […]

14 Dec

PPS: ‚ÄúIsraeli Soldiers Abduct At Least 48 Palestinians In The West Bank‚ÄĚ

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least 48 Palestinians, including a woman, who is also a former political prisoner, in addition to two elected legislators, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, before […]

13 Dec

The Slow Genocide of Palestinians Continues in Asira al-Qibliya

13th December 2018, International Solidarity Movement,¬†Nablus Team, Asira Al Qibliya, Nablus, occupied Palestine (photo:¬†Settlements overlooking Asira Al Qibliya) ‚ÄúThis is the line,‚ÄĚ Oussam Khalifa Ahmad illustrates as he takes us on a tour of his threatened land. ‚ÄúWe are now passing into (Area) C.‚ÄĚ Depending on where you look, some […]

Invasion of WAFA TV
10 Dec

Israeli Military Raids Office of WAFA News Agency in Ramallah; Fires Tear Gas (VIDEO)

A squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded the headquarters of the WAFA News Agency in Ramallah, on Monday, offering no reason or justification for the invasion. After storming the offices with guns drawn, and terrorizing the journalists who were working there, the soldiers went back downstairs and out of the building. […]

03 Dec

Report: Israel Abducts Dozens of Palestinians in Crackdown on Palestinian Authority

A Palestinian being detained by Israeli forces. Photo credit: Addameer. ORIGINAL POST BY:¬†AHMAD JARADAT¬†DECEMBER 1, 2018 Israeli police accused the men of being active in PA security forces. Palestinians say the arrests are part of Israeli efforts to sediment the occupation. In overnight raids, Israeli military police arrested 32 Palestinians […]

02 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians Near Nablus

December 2, 2018 3:32 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, two Palestinians and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked a nonviolent procession near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters […]

30 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 ‚Äď 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 ‚Äď 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

26 Nov

Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem

In its latest report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, the National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated that, within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the […]

18 Nov

Journalists Syndicate Condemns Assault on International March

The Palestinian Journalists Society (PJS) strongly condemned the suppression of the march of International Federation of Journalists towards Qalandia checkpoint, by Israeli occupation forces, through intensive use of toxic tear gas and sound bombs, which caused the injury of the PJS president Nasse Abu Baker, by a tearing gas bomb […]

08 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 ‚Äď 07 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 ‚Äď 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the […]

08 Nov

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while investigating their ID cards, before abducting seven. The PPS […]

29 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn at least twenty-two Palestinians, including two sisters, ages 14 and 15, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded many governorates in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, searched […]

21 Oct

PA to UN: ‚ÄúGaza is Not a Humanitarian Problem, it is a Political Problem.‚ÄĚ

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 […]

15 Oct

PPS: ‚ÄúIsraeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In the West Bank‚ÄĚ

The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Monday at dawn, at least 16 Palestinians, including children, during extensive and violent invasions and searches of homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Zein Mohammad al-‚ÄėAmour, 15, […]

12 Oct

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 ‚Äď 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

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded

Three Palestinians were killed and 376 others injured by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces at the latest ‚ÄėGreat March of Return‚Äô protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli troops fired live […]

29 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Including Two Children, Injure 506, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers killed seven Palestinians, including two children, and injured 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry […]

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) ‚Äď President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

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: Bj√łrn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael L√§mmermann, Lars S√łrensen, Jean-Fran√ßois Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, B√©atrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin K√∂ppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its¬†sponsorship¬†of the Israel Football Association […]

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 […]

07 Sep

Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY:¬†CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS¬†SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Use of force Pictured here: On Friday afternoon, the Israeli occupation soldiers fired 12 sound grenades and 8 tear gas canisters at Palestinian youth in the Bab iZaweyeh area. This […]