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27 Sep

Shin Bet Bans Gaza Football Team from Travel

Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, has recommended a ban on travel, holding back a competition over the Palestine Football Cup, between Rafah Services Club and Balata Youth Center, Hebrew channel 12 reported. According to the channel, the final match between the two teams was to be held today, in Nablus, […]

01 Aug

Annexation of Area C Would Lead to Bloodbath says Former Shin Bet Chief

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, warned of the annexation of so-called “Area C,” in the West Bank, to Israel,  would lead to “an unnecessary bloodbath”. “Steps should be taken to reduce the occupation in the West Bank, improve transportation, improve work, and transfer areas […]

09 Oct

Shin Bet Rejects and Dismisses Teachers In Israeli-Arab Schools

Israeli Internal Security Agency Shin Bet has the power to reject appointment or dismiss Arab teachers at Arab schools, Israeli Ynet News has reported. According to Days of Palestine, a former official at the Israeli Ministry of Education, Emmanuel Koplovich, told Ynet News that Shin Bet has rejected the appointment of many […]

14 Aug

Shin Bet, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and members of Shin Bet stormed, on Sunday morning, Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Moroccan Gate and under tight security protection. Local sources said that about 69 Israeli settlers and 15 Shin Bet members toured the courtyards of the mosque and took photos of several areas, there. Shin Bet […]

03 Mar

Palestinian Leader says Shin Bet Murdered Arafat

The leader of Israel’s Joint Arab List party has accused the Israeli government of murdering Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004, Haaretz reports.Ayman Odeh, in a recent interview, accused the Shin Bet domestic intelligence service (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) of being behind the death of the Palestine Liberation […]

24 Dec

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

19 Dec

Shin Bet: Jewish Terrorists Out to ‘Violently Overthrow’ Israeli Government

December 19, 2015 11:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet, on Thursday, cautioned that a Jewish terror organization is seeking to “violently overthrow” the Israeli government, Israeli media reported.Israeli media across the board described the public statement issued by the security agency as a rare response to actors who have slandered the Shin Bet […]

05 Jun

Shin Bet Officially Announces Name Of Jerusalem Stabbing Suspect

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) and the Police in Jerusalem have officially announced, Thursday, the identity of the Palestinian who allegedly stabbed, on May 24, two Israelis near the Damascus Gate.The Jerusalem Post stated that the Police released, Thursday, previously sealed details on the attack. The Shin Bet […]

05 Jul

Shin Bet Admits Failure to Find 3 Missing Teens

Shin Bet has admitted their failure to come up with any positive conclusion regarding the whereabouts of the alleged ‘abduction’ of the three Israeli settlers in Hebron.According to Al Ray, Israeli journalist Ben Caspit quoted an official from the Israeli security service as saying that they failed in its mission […]

09 Jun

Shin Bet to Netanyahu: No Negotiations With Hunger Strikers

Israeli Shin Bet security service is encouraging Prime Minister Netanyahu not to negotiate with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative detainees, according to Israeli media. Israeli daily Haaretz stated that Netanyahu’s decision not to negotiate with prisoners refusing meals, in addition to his recent push for a bill allowing the Israeli Prison Service […]

17 Apr

Israel Court Lifts Gag Order on Shin Bet Detention of Journalist Majd Kayyal

April 17, 2014 12:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court has agreed to lift beginning tomorrow the gag order on reporting anything related to the detention of the journalist Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Originally submitted to the Electronic Intifada by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 04/16/2014 – 15:25 Kayyal, 23, was arrested last Saturday and […]

19 Jan

European countries may recognize Palestinian state – Shin Bet

January 19, 2011 1:57 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Yuval Diskin said on Tuesday that he believed that international recognition of a Palestinian state will spread.In remarks during a meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Diskin said others including European countries could join Latin American countries’ recognition of a Palestinian […]

29 Dec

Report: 90% of Shin Bet Detainees Prevented from Seeing Lawyer

December 29, 2010 2:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

According to study by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), up to 90% of Palestinian prisoners interrogated by the Israeli Shin Bet security team are not allowed to consult with their lawyers, a right guaranteed by international The Shin Bet claims it can refuse legal consultation to some […]

17 Dec

Shin Bet to Compensate PFLP Member After Torture

December 17, 2010 11:13 PM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Shin Bet security service agreed to compensate a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for torturing him in what the Haaretz daily newspaper called ‘an unusual move,’ sources reported on Friday. The Palestinian man, reportedly identified as Jamal al-Hindi, is due to receive an undisclosed […]

25 Nov

Shin Bet May Build Shortcut for Netanyahu through Nature Reserve

November 25, 2010 12:45 AM IMEMC News Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Shin Bet security service is considering building a private road through a nature reserve that would connect Prime Minister Netanyahu’s house to the Route 2 coastal highway, Haaretz claimed on Wednesday. The Shin Bet is envisaging the possibility to construct a shortcut from Prime Minister’s Jerusalem residence to his Caesarea […]

18 Nov

Shin Bet Torture ‘Investigator’ Moved to Israeli Justice Department

November 18, 2010 6:43 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli secret service, or Shin Bet, has always depended on ‘internal investigations’ to respond to allegations of torture and mistreatment. Now, the Shin Bet officer in charge of complaints will be moved under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department.The ‘internal investigations’ have, in 100% of cases, resulted in a […]

10 Nov

PA Levels Complaints Against Reported Meeting Between Shin Bet and Hamas

November 10, 2010 12:07 AM IMEMC News Diplomacy, News Report, West Bank 0

While the Palestinian Authority officials say that the reported meeting embarrasses Fatah, Hamas says it was less a meeting and more a series of home raids and interrogations. Shin Bet refuses to comment on the reports.Palestinian sources told Israeli daily, Haaretz, that 10 days ago a number of low ranking […]

25 Feb

Haaretz: “Son of Hamas Leader Worked for Israeli Shin Bet For years”

February 25, 2010 12:06 AM Saed Bannoura International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Wednesday that Mosab Hasan Yousef, the son of Hamas political leader and one of its founders, Hasan Yousef, worked for the Israeli Shin Bet “Security Service” for more than ten years.Mosab, who calls himself Josef, granted Haaretz an exlusive interview. He said that the Hamas movement […]

14 Apr

Israeli Shin Bet admits interrogating relatives of Palestinian detainees to extract confession

April 14, 2008 9:26 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Shin Bet Security Services admitted on Sunday that the Israeli army is arresting relatives of Palestinian political prisoners and interrogating them in order to “extract confessions from the detainees”, Israeli online daily, Haaretz reported.Haaretz also said that the head of the Interrogation Department at the Shin Bet told […]

14 Apr

El Shin Bet Israelí admite interrogar a familiares de detenidos Palestinos para hacerles confesar

April 14, 2008 9:26 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Los Servicios de Seguridad Interior Israelí Shin Bet admitieron el domingo que el ejÊrcito Israelí estÃ¥ arrestando a familiares de los presos políticos Palestinos e interrogÃ¥ndoles para “extraer confesiones de los presos”, informaba el diario Israelí online Haaretz.Haaretz tambiÊn decía que el responsable del Departamento de Interrogatorios en el Shin […]

15 Nov

Shin Bet Chief claims that fighters managed to smuggle 30 tons of explosives since Gaza pullout

November 15, 2006 1:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that the Shin Bet security service chief, Yuval Diskin, stated on Tuesday that the government must prepare for a "military option" in Gaza, and claimed that Palestinian resistance factions had smuggled 30 tons of explosives into the Gaza Strip since the IDF pulled out of […]

07 Nov

Israeli sources: “Shin Bet uncovers women cell belonging to the Islamic Jihad”

November 7, 2006 7:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Jerusalem Post (Jpost) online newspaper edition reported that the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) uncovered a cell composed of Palestinian women operating in the West Bank. The cell, according to the report, had been uncovered in August and September but the news was only released for publication on […]

06 Jun

Shin Bet Chief: `“P.A collapse does not serve Israeli interests`

June 6, 2006 9:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Shin Bet Chief (Israeli Domestic Security Service) Yuval Diskin, said on Tuesday that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority (P.A) and its institution does not serve the Israeli interest in the area. The statements of Diskin came during a meeting with the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. […]

07 Feb

Shin Bet admits double standard in treatment of Palestinian and Israeli suspects

February 7, 2006 9:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yuval Diskin, chief of the Shin Bet Israeli Security Forces admitted on Monday that his department is more lenient towards Jewish Israeli terror suspects than toward Palestinians (even those Palestinians with Israeli citizenship)."A Jewish detainee and one from [the Israeli-Arab town of] Umm al-Fahm, would not be treated equally by […]

26 Dec

Israeli Army, Shin Bet set up joint team capture a Hamas cell

December 26, 2005 4:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Army and security services, Shin Bet, recently set up a special joint investigation team in an effort to capture the Hamas group claimed responsibility for the killing of six Israelis in the West Bank city of Hebron over the past six months. This relatively rare measure, of a joint […]

12 Dec

Shin Bet arrests a resident who allegedly was paid by Hezbollah

December 12, 2005 11:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Security Services, Shin Bet, has arrested a Palestinian resident in Nablus, north of the West Bank, and claimed that he was paid a sum of US$ 3000 by the Lebanon based Hezbollah party. The Shin Bet added that the resident intended to carry out attacks against Israelis.    The […]

09 Dec

Palestinians sue former Shin Bet Chief Avi Dichter in American Court

December 9, 2005 3:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported on Friday that several Palestinian residents filed a civil suit against the former Israeli Shin Bet security service Chief, Avi Dichter in the US Federal Court. The residents are relatives of 14 civilians, includin children, who were killed when the Israeli army assassinated senior Hamas fighter […]

30 Oct

Shin Bet: `“We arrested three Qassam manufacturers in the Negev`

October 30, 2005 9:56 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After a gag order was lifted on the case, the Israeli Secret Security Services, Shin Bet, reported that it arrested three Palestinians, said to be manufacturers of Qassam homemade shells, in the Negev on October 5, 2005. According to the Shin Bet, the three were heading from the Gaza Strip […]

21 Sep

Jewish terror attacks are the outcome of Shin Bet failure

September 21, 2005 7:27 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Yuval Diskin, Israel Security Service Chief  (Shin Bet), said on Wednesday that the two terrorist attacks carried out by Jews during disengagement period, occurred as a result of failure on the part of the security services. Eight Arabs were killed in two terrorist attacked carried out in Shfam-Amr Arabic town, […]

20 May

Former Shin Bet chief: a Harm Al-Sharif attack would trigger ‘total war’

An attack by extreme-right Jews on Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount) would trigger a large-scale war between Israel and the Muslim world, former Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon told Haaretz on Thursday. Gillon was responding to readers’ questions at site. The former head of the domestic security service also said […]

17 May

New Shin Bet head believes Jewish terror could target Sharon, Haram Al-Sharif

Yuval Diskin, the new director of the Israeli Shin Bet internal security service, said Tuesday that ‘Israeli society would not be able to tolerate the murder of another prime minister.’ Speaking to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Diskin also said ‘the killing of another prime minister would be […]

17 May

Shin Bet fears Jewish terror

The newly appointed Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin expressed his fears Tuesday over terror attacks conducted by Jews especially in light of the escalating threats against Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the threats of attacking the mosque are serious and there […]

02 Mar

Shin Bet: `“We don’t have agents among settlers`

Senior officials in the Shin Bet security services in Israel, said during a meeting with the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee held behind closed doors, said on Tuesday that the Shin Bet does not have agents among the settlers. The officials said that they “implemented lessons learnt after Yitzhak […]

21 Feb

Israeli Shin Bet chief urges for a return to the old Wall Route

February 21, 2005 11:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Chief of the Israeli Public Security Service, Shin Bet, Avi Dichter warned Sunday that the modified route of the wall south of Jerusalem would lower security for travelers on Road 443, that connect Tel Aviv with Jerusalem. Dichter urged a return to the old route which was changed by the […]

11 Feb

Israeli HR group warns against naming Diskin as Shin Bet Chief

February 11, 2005 11:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) has asked the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to rescind naming Yuval Diskin as chief of the Public Security Service (Shin Bet) saying that Diskin came up with the idea of the targeted killings. {mosimage}The committee said in a letter sent to […]

10 Feb

Sharon to appoint Yuval Diskin as the new Shin Bet chief

February 10, 2005 2:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to officially announce on Thursday the appointment of Yuval Diskin as the next Shin Bet security service chief. Current Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter will end his five years service term in May. Governmental Sources said Wednesday night that the prime minister’s bureau […]

19 Jan

One Shin Bet agent killed, seven Israeli soldiers wounded in attack near Gush Katif

January 19, 2005 3:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

In an attack Tuesday evening, a Palestinian resistance fighter blew himself up at al-Matahin checkpoint, near Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip. The attack, which took place at 18:50, took place in a room used for searching Palestinians at the checkpoint. One Israeli intelligence agent from Shin Bet was killed, […]

05 Jul

Yesha Rabi Slams Shin Bet Head Remarks on Growing RW Extremism

Rabbi Daniel Shilo, spokesman of the Committee of Yesha Rabbis of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Monday that ‘irregular responses’ are expected when settlers are sent by the government and after dozens of years are forced to leave home. Shilo slammed Shin Bet Head Avi Dechter for his […]

15 Nov

Ex-Shin Bet Heads: ‘Must Withdraw from WB & Gaza Even if it entails

November 15, 2003 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yaakov Perry, who headed the agency during 1987-1993, told IsraeliClashes with Settlers’ IMEMC Staff & Agencies, November 15, 2003 Yaakov Perry, who headed the agency during 1987-1993, told Israeli news paper Yedioth Ahronot that ‘We are heading downhill towards near-catastrophe. If nothing happens and we go on living by the […]

18 Jun

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Sunday, Wadi Shahin area, in the heart of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young man. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats, in northern and central Gaza Strip. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian […]

10 May

Al Sani’: Shin-Bet spys on several Arab Israeli MP

The Arab Israeli Kinaset( Parliament) member Dr. Talab Al Sani’ asked the legal councilor of the Israeli government to question the legality of the Public Security Service (Shin Bet) taping the phones of several Arab members of Knesset. The Arab Israeli Kinaset( Parliament) member Dr. Talab Al Sani’ asked the […]

13 Nov

Israel Orders Seizure Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

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

29 Sep

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Stand Up To Israel’s Crimes

by Ali Abunimah, for Days of Palestine Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made her clearest statement on how she would approach Israel’s decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians. It is arguably a microscopic improvement from previous positions. But that’s not saying much, because those amounted to fleeing hard questions, as she […]

27 Sep

Ministry of Health Warns of Whitewashing Attempt behind American Hospital Project

The Ministry of Health, today, reiterated its rejection of the establishment an American field hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip, warning of the existence of dubious intentions behind it, while considering it an attempt “to whitewash the Israeli occupation, whose hands are covered with Palestinian blood,” and a […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
05 Aug

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction on Sunday in the village of Wad Rahal, south of Bethlehem. The head of the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction that was […]

10 Jul

Al Mezan: Israel Bans Fishing in 85% of Gaza’s Allocated Zone

Israeli occupation forces continue to impose a stifling maritime siege on the Gaza Strip that is hampering Palestinian maritime activities, particularly for Palestinian fishermen whose fishing activities are limited to an area between three to six nautical miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip, depending on Israeli authorities’ alternating […]

07 Jul

Bahrain Was A Workshop Of Betrayal

by Dr. Amira Abo el-Fetouh During the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid, Theodor Herzl made an offer to buy Palestine in order to move the Jews of the world there, but the Sultan rejected the offer. Last week, Herzl’s ideological grandson, Jared Kushner, went to Bahrain to ask […]

30 Apr

Gaza’s Fishing Zone Drastically Reduced

Israeli authorities backtracked on a recent decision and decided, on Tuesday, to reduce the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, from 15 nautical miles to only six. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities reduced the permitted fishing […]

11 Apr

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Thursday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, and attacked them with water cannons, in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city. The Palestinian fishermen’s syndicate in Gaza said the fishing boats were less than three nautical miles in […]

02 Apr

Gaza Fishing Zone Expanded as Part of Ceasefire Agreement

Israel has expanded the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, as part of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, who currently governs the enclave. The Egyptian-brokered deal includes expanding the fishing limit along the Mediterranean coast from six to 15 nautical miles, for the first time in years, with […]

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 […]

12 Jan

Extremist Settlers Stone Vehicles near Bethlehem

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Friday, attacked Palestinian vehicles with stones near the village of  Teqoua’, to the southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. About 50 settlers gathered at the entrance to the village and pelted stones at vehicles bearing Palestinian registration plates, smashing […]

09 Jan

Bethlehem to be Surrounded by Israeli Settlement

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

25 Dec

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas (VIDEO)

December 25, 2018 5:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Christmas Eve celebrations, among Palestinians of the occupied West Bank, began on Monday, by scout marches at the Nativity Church in the Manger Square of Bethlehem City, southern occupied West Bank, welcoming the Latin Patriarch of Palestine, Jordan, and the Holy Land Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who is also the Apostolic […]

03 Dec

Information War between Palestinian Resistance and Israel Heats Up after Botched Raid

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in Middle East affairs. The war between Hamas (which leads the Palestinian resistance) and Israel is now also being fought online. Israel’s recently failed attack on Gaza was an important victory for Hamas. “Palestinians […]

03 Dec

VIDEO: Thousands Gather for Christmas Tree Lighting in Bethlehem

Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year – December. Locals and foreigners, wrapped up in their coats and beanies, […]

29 Oct

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

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

24 Oct

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

17 Sep

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

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

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

PLO office in Washington DC
10 Sep

Trump to Announce Closure of Palestinian Representative Office in Washington DC

Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton is expected to announce the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington DC, in addition to challenging the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court. The move comes in the wake of a refusal by the Palestinian Authority, which is the […]

05 Aug

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters along the coastal line in northern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and sprayed them with water cannons, forcing the fishermen back to shore. Earlier Sunday, the navy […]

17 Jul

Israel Reduces Fishing Zone For Gaza, Closes Crossing

The Israeli Authorities have decided, on Monday evening, to close Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, and to reduce the fishing zone allotted for the Palestinians in Gaza, from six to only three nautical miles. Engineer Raed Fattouh, the chairman of the coordination committee for the entry of goods into […]

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, […]

14 Jun

Israeli Colonizers Cut 200 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian olive orchards in Khirbet Beit Iskariya village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and cut 200 trees. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants cut at […]

29 Apr

Israel to Seize Lands in Bethlehem Area

Israeli authorities served notifications, on Saturday to seize 42 dunams of land in the village of al-Khadir, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, a local activist said. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the village, told WAFA that Israeli forces notified Palestinians from the […]

27 Apr

Report: Israeli Army Demolishing West Bank Schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report of  Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, with special note to the demolition of schools and education facilities in the West Bank.  Israel authorities have repeatedly denied Palestinians the necessary permits to build schools in the West Bank, and have demolished schools built […]

15 Mar

Olive and Grape Trees to be Uprooted to Pave Settler-only Road near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities reportedly issued notices, on Wednesday, informing Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, in the Bethlehem district, of their intentions to uproot olive trees in order to pave a settler-only road in the area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned WAFA news agency reported, according to […]

06 Mar

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, and one in Nablus, in northern West Bank, after invading and violently searching their homes, The Bethlehem office the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of the city, […]

11 Feb

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats And Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats with live fire, and abducted two fishermen, in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern past of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate, said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and […]

28 Jan

U.S. Still Considering Closure of Washington PLO Office

Israeli Channel 2, on Thursday, said that the U.S. is considering closing down the PLO offices in Washington as a sanction for refusal, by the Palestinian Authority(PA), to return to negotiations with Israel. The PA, following U.S. president Donald Trump declaration of Jerusalem the capital of Israel, announced halt of […]

17 Dec

It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

David Hearst is the editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. He was chief foreign leader writer of The Guardian, former Associate Foreign Editor, European Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, European Correspondent and Ireland Correspondent. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah have facilitated Israeli occupation for the sake of maintaining […]

27 Nov

The ‘Deal of the Century’ Struck between Reckless Leaders

One of the issues which had been taken widely with discussions, since the start of Trump’s term, is the “deal of the century.” It might and might not deserve this discussion. Let’s see! The “deal of the century” is the mystery phrase used amid the ongoing tension in the Middle […]

25 Nov

Decision to Close Washington PLO Office Delayed

Informed political and media sources said that there has been a US decision to delay the implementation of the decision to close PLO mission in Washington. The sources told the PNN that US and Palestinian officials are holding quiet consultations to find creative mechanisms for ending the file away from […]

06 Nov

Position Paper: Unleashing Media Freedoms Should be Priority in Reconciliation Table Agenda

In light of the Palestinian reconciliation, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) preferably focused on media freedoms through organizing a panel discussion titled as, “The Future of Media Freedoms in light of National Reconciliation”. The panel discussion was attended by experts, decision-makers, journalists, politicians, civil society representatives, academics and […]

23 Oct

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jenin, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, searched homes and abducted four young men, including a former political prisoner. Israeli navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

17 Oct

Gaza Fishing Union Denies Israeli Reports of Zone Expansion

Israeli authorities reportedly announced, Monday, that they would be expanding the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip from 6 to 9 nautical miles, starting Wednesday October 18th, 2017, according to Israeli media. Reports said that Israel demanded all Gaza fishermen “not violate” the boundaries of the […]

11 Sep

Settlers Attack Children’s School near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers attacked, on Monday, the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according to Hassan Breijiyeh, from the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem. He said Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an […]

10 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Surround A School That Was Previously Demolished In Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian school in Job ath-Theeb village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied, to prepare for demolishing it, after it was reconstructed when the army demolished it on August 23rd. Hasan Brejiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall […]

06 Aug

Donald Trump Inspires Graffiti on Bethlehem Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise for a wall along the Mexican border went viral last year, and, on Friday, the promise left its mark on Israel’s apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Drawings of Trump hugging an Israeli army watch-tower with hearts surrounding him and an image of Trump saying, “I’m going to […]

26 Jul

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In Tulkarem, Jenin And Bethlehem, Injure One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in the West Bank governorates of Tulkarem, Jenin and Bethlehem, stormed and ransacked many homes and abducted eleven Palestinians, in addition to wounding one in Qalqilia, and causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Tulkarem office […]

04 Jun

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night, three Palestinians from Jenin and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock, near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, and abducted a young man, identified as Mahmoud Hussein Awartani, from Jenin, also in the northern part of the […]

03 Jun

Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy Saturday opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza coast forcing the boats to return to shore, said local sources. There were no reports of casualties, however, according to WAFA correspondence. Despite the signed agreements between Palestinians and Israel, which allow fishermen to go 12 nautical miles […]

15 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron, Two In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Hebron governorate, and two in Bethlehem, after the army invaded several homes and searched them. Mohammad Awad, a media activist from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, said the soldiers invaded ‘Aseeda, the ath-Thaher and downtown areas, and searched many […]

12 May

Israeli Navy Ships Attack Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Friday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The ships chased the boats and opened live fire on them, forcing the fishermen back to shore, without being able to fish and provide for their families. Besides some […]

23 Mar

Several Palestinians Injured In Bethlehem After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Nonviolent Protest

Several Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest, demanding Israel to return the bodies of four slain Palestinians. The procession, organized by several factions and various institutions in Bethlehem, started at the northern […]

22 Mar

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

22 Feb

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 fishermen arrested, including a boy, 1 fisherman wounded and fishing boat confiscated

On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against […]

21 Feb

Army Abducts A Palestinian And His Sister Near Bethlehem

February 21, 2017 1:23 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Tuesday, the al-Khader town, south of West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a Palestinian and his sister, in addition to summing their sister, and two former political prisoners, for interrogation. The soldiers invaded, and violently searched several homes throughout the town, and […]

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

08 Dec

Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree With Message Of Peace And Justice (Video)

The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera George Baboun, delivered this years’ Christmas message of peace and justice during the annual official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held on December 4th, at the Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The ceremony was carried out […]

11 Nov

Freedom March: Stop Demolishing of Palestinian Homes

November 11, 2016 10:28 PM Ghassan Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

At least 250 Palestinian and Israeli activists from Combatants for Peace and other peace groups marched on Friday at the freedom march demanding  the halt of Israeli occupation policy of destroying Palestinian homes in the West Bank. The march was in coordination with Standing To gather Coalition and other Palestinian […]

10 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Twelve Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jenin

November 10, 2016 11:58 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Thursday, Beit Fajjar and al-Khader towns, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped six Palestinians. The soldiers also kidnapped six Palestinians in Marka and Zawiya villages near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. […]

08 Nov

Army Kidnaps Ten Palestinians, Including Seven Children, In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

November 8, 2016 12:46 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Tuesday, ten Palestinians, including seven children, in occupied Jerusalem, and the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. The soldiers invaded Silwan town, in Jerusalem, and kidnapped Mohammad al-Hashlamoun, 18, after violently searching his family’s home.    Mohammad imprisoned by […]

06 Nov

Gaza: Fishing Zone Expansion Postponed for 3rd Time

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities postponed, for the third time, a planned temporary expansion of the besieged Gaza Strip’s fishing zone, on Sunday, claiming that Palestinian officials have not fulfilled their commitments. An Israeli official said that the temporary expansion of the northern Gaza Strip’s fishing zone would take place […]

26 Oct

Israel To Temporarily Expand Gaza’s Fishing Zone To Nine Nautical Miles

The Israeli Authorities have decided, Tuesday, to expand the fishing zone allotted for Palestinian fishers in the besieged Gaza Strip to nine nautical miles instead of six, during the fishing season. The expansion still falls short of the twenty nautical miles set in the Oslo agreement. The Coordinator of Israeli […]

26 Sep

Army Opens Fire On Palestinians Lands And Homes In Gaza; Navy Fires On Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence with Gaza, opened fire into Palestinian lands and a number of homes in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Navy ships also fired on fishing boats near the Gaza shore. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers […]

13 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Invade The Zakat office In Bethlehem

August 13, 2016 10:14 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Saturday, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, broke into the Zakat office and confiscated computers, files, and documents containing detailed information about orphans and families in need. Mohammad Rezeq, the head of the Zakat Committee in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded its office in […]

11 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and nearby Beit Fajjar town, broke into and searched a few homes and kidnapped two Palestinians. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mawaleh area, in Bethlehem city, and kidnapped […]

26 Jun

Gaza: Temporary Extension of Fishing Zone Expires

A temporary extension imposed by Israeli authorities, on the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip, expired on Sunday, reducing the zone to six nautical miles after it had been set to nine miles, for one week. Head of Gaza’s fishermen union Nizar Ayyash told Ma’an News […]

16 Jun

Meeting between Fateh and Hamas in Doha

On Thursday, Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on a gathering between Hamas and Fateh officials in Doha, last night, as part of an effort to forward intra-Palestinian reconciliation talks. According to the reports, two delegations from Hamas and Fateh gathered in Doha, the capital of Qatar, for talks on achieving Palestinian national reconciliation. […]