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21 Dec

Yesh Din: Israeli Politician Calls for Citizen Attacks on Palestinians

Extremist right wing Israeli Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich has called for illegal Jewish settlers to attack Palestinians, asserting that the lives of Jews are more valuable than those of Palestinians. On his twitter account, Smotrich wrote: “I call on my heroic [settler] friends and pioneers to come out tonight […]

09 Jan

Yesh Din: Israelis Go Unpunished for Assaults on Palestinians

An Israeli human rights report has revealed that the majority of Israelis are not convicted of attacks committed against Palestinians or Palestinian property, in the occupied territories. Israel’s Yesh Din: Volunteers for Human Rights issued a report saying that “From the beginning of 2014 to the end of August 2017, […]

08 Sep

B’Tselem and Yesh Din: Israel Unwilling to Investigate Violations Against Palestinians

September 8, 2014 9:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

“Figures show that the Israeli authorities are unwilling to investigate human rights violations committed by security forces against Palestinians,” Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem and Yesh Din recently revealed in a special report.According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, the statement declared: “The failure of the Government of Israel […]

27 Feb

Farmers Prevented from Tending their Lands South of Nablus

Israeli forces, today, prevented Palestinians from farming their lands in Jaloud village, to the south of Nablus, in the north of the West Bank, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli soldiers prevented farmers of Jaloud from […]

19 Mar

Israel to Increase Defense, Settlement Spending in 2019

The 2019 Israeli state budget passed its final reading in the Knesset, last week, despite early proceedings being stricken by strife within the right-wing coalition. The 2019 budget will be billed at NIS 480 billion ($137 Billion USD), a 2.6% increase from the previous year. The new budget will include […]

10 May

Israeli Colonialist Group Occupies A Building In Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter

Israeli extremists of the Ateret Cohanim colonialist organization occupied, Monday, a Palestinian apartment building in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after buying it. Israeli daily Haaretz said that the six-apartment buildings have been apparently sold by their Palestinian owners, to the Israeli organization. […]

09 Nov

Health Ministry: 80 Palestinians, Including 17 Children And 4 Women, Killed Since October 1st

November 9, 2015 7:33 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported Sunday that the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army and armed Israeli paramilitary settlers in the period between October 1 and the evening of Sunday evening November 8, has reached 80, including 17 children and 4 women, while more than 3000 Palestinians have […]

07 Nov

Health Ministry: ’78 Palestinians, Including 17 Children And Three Women Killed Since October 1′

November 7, 2015 12:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Following the Friday deadly shooting of a young Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip, and a woman in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the number of slain Palestinians since October 1st, has arrived to 78, including 17 children and three women, while more than 2513 […]

02 Nov

73 Palestinians, Including 12 Children, 2 Infants And A Pregnant Woman, Killed Since Oct. 1

November 2, 2015 12:54 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

A Palestinian teen was killed Sunday Nov. 1, and another on Saturday Oct. 31. Three Palestinians were killed Friday, including a baby who suffocated to death from tear gas in Bethlehem a day after Israeli forces tore through a Bethlehem neighborhood shouting ‘We will gas you all to death’.The names […]

30 Oct

68 Palestinians, Including 13 Children And A Pregnant Woman, Killed This Month; 921 Wounded

October 30, 2015 10:51 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Health Minister has reported that 68 Palestinians have been killed, and 921 Palestinians have been shot and injured with live Israeli army rounds, since the beginning of this month, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, while 855 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and 208 suffered fractures […]

29 Oct

One Palestinian killed on Wednesday; 65 Palestinians Killed This Month, Including 14 Children

October 29, 2015 2:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

One Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli gunfire on Wednesday afternoon, while at least 19 others were injured as clashes continue all over the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.Islam Rafiq Obeid, 23, was shot by Israeli troops near the illegal Israeli settlement located in Tel Rumeida area of Hebron […]

28 Oct

Three Palestinians killed on Tuesday; 64 Palestinians Killed This Month, Including 14 Children

October 28, 2015 4:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire on Tuesday evening, while at least 50 others were injured as clashes continue all over the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.Ezzeddin Nadi Sha’ban Abu Shakhdam, 17, and Shadi Shadi Nabil Dweik, 22, both from Hebron city were killed when Israeli soldiers opened […]

27 Oct

Including Two Children, Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In Hebron

October 27, 2015 2:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped nine Palestinians, including two children.The soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes, and a store, in Hebron city, interrogated many Palestinians, and kidnapped five Palestinians. […]

25 Oct

57 Palestinians, Including 13 Children And A Pregnant Woman, Killed This Month

October 25, 2015 9:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Saturday, that 57 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, since the beginning of this month, including 13 children and a pregnant woman, and that more than 2000 Palestinians have been injured. Those killed this month include 39 who were killed in the West […]

20 Oct

Health Ministry: “46 Palestinians, including 10 Children, Killed Since October 1”

October 20, 2015 1:46 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, that the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this month, has arrived to 45, including 10 children, in addition to a political prisoner who died of medical neglect.The Ministry said the youngest slain Palestinian was 16 months of […]

18 Oct

Five Palestinians killed on Saturday; 44 Palestinians Killed This Month, Including 11 Children

October 18, 2015 5:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Three Palestinians were killed in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, another youth was killed in Jerusalem, and a fifth was killed at Qalandia checkpoint by Israeli live gunfire on Saturday. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, these five casualties bring the total number of Palestinians killed in […]

14 Oct

Three Palestinians killed on Wednesday; 33 Palestinians Killed This Month, Including 7 Children

October 14, 2015 10:55 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, Wednesday, while a third Palestinian died while being held by the Israeli army as a political detainee. Clashes between Palestinian youth and invading Israeli soldiers were reported all over the West Bank and Jerusalem. Since October 1st, 33 Palestinians have […]

06 Sep

Riham Dawabsha ‘Responding’ to Treatment

September 6, 2015 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Medical sources said, Sunday, that Riham al-Dawabsha, mother of a Palestinian 18-month-old toddler who was killed in an terrorist attack carried out by Israeli settlers in July, was beginning to ‘respond’ to medical treatment, although she remained in critical danger.Medical sources at Tel HaShomer Hospital told Ma’an that Riham, 27, […]

02 May

Including Three Children, Six Palestinians Kidnapped In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier Saturday, five Palestinians, including three children and a security officer, in the occupied West Bank, after breaking into homes and searching them, and kidnapped one Palestinian, on Friday evening.Several military vehicles invaded the Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before violently […]

01 Dec

Netanyahu’s Popularity Drops, According to Recent Poll

December 1, 2014 5:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The latest poll of Israeli public opinion showed that the current Prime Minister’s popularity has dropped to 38%, compared with 77% towards the beginning of the recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, this past summer.According to the poll, conducted by the Hiwar Center for Haaretz Israeli newspaper and published Sunday […]

18 Nov

Four Israelis killed along with two Palestinian attackers in shooting attack on Jewish Yeshiva

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the media that his military forces would respond ‘with a firm hand’ to an attack by two Palestinians on a yeshiva (Jewish religious institution for study) in Jerusalem in which four religious Jews were killed. Another Israeli government official compared the attack to the […]

10 Jul

Thursday morning Israeli airstrikes kill 19, including 3 children; death toll 77 since Tuesday

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli airstrikes Thursday morning killed 19 Palestinians, including three children, 77 Palestinians have been killed (at least 20 of whom are children) in ongoing offensive, and more than 541 injured. Dr. Ashraf al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that Israeli […]

09 Jul

Including Many Children, Twenty-one Palestinians Killed In Gaza Strip

The Israeli army continued its aggression against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least twenty-one Palestinians, including children and women, and wounding dozens of residents.The Israeli air force fired missiles into the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza, killing one Palestinian identified as Mohammad Khaled an-Nimra, 22. Also on […]

09 Jul

Including Children, 24 Palestinians killed By Israeli Missiles Tuesday

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that 24 Palestinians, including children and family members, have been killed Tuesday in the ongoing Israeli war on the Palestinian people in the besieged coastal region. More than 200 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, have been injured in the Israeli […]

18 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report: 4 civilians killed, including 1 child, by Israeli forces this week

January 18, 2013 2:31 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 10- 16 January 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The 4 civilians were […]

11 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report: 7 wounded, including 3 children, by Israeli troops this week

January 11, 2013 3:13 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 03- 09 January 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded during Israeli invasions of the West Bank, and 1 in the […]

04 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report: 43 Palestinian civilians wounded, including 9 children, during the last week

January 4, 2013 10:41 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 27 Dec.- 02 Jan. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli troops wounded 42 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children, in the West Bank, and a Palestinian child who […]

28 Dec

Right-wing Attack on Military Base Linked to Israeli Yeshiva Students

December 28, 2011 8:58 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

An investigation by the Israeli police has found that a group of right-wing Israeli students from Jerusalem organized a bus to enter the West Bank and attack a military base on December 12, to protest the planned removal of an illegal settlement outpost.The attack on the military base was one […]

18 Dec

Limits Set on the Stipends for Yeshiva Students

December 18, 2010 2:57 AM IMEMC News Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

On Sunday’s Parliamentary session, the Knesset pretends to limit to five years the stipends that yeshiva students receive from the government, Haaretz reported.According to the new passage of the budget, full time yeshiva students will be able to receive a stipend for the first four years and in the fifth […]

16 Dec

Israel Approves the Construction of New Settlements Near Beit Orot Yeshiva

December 16, 2010 11:21 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

According to Israel Radio, the Jerusalem Municipality gave approval, on Thursday, the construction of 24 additional Jewish houses, near the Ultra-Orthodox center Beit Orot in the occupied East Jerusalem. Ma’an News reported.Bulldozers began the infrastructure work on Thursday morning, excavating the ridge of the Mount of Olives, near the Beit […]

24 Feb

Netanyahu Blasts Abbas’ Statements Regarding “Jewish Heritage Trial”

February 24, 2010 2:41 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, blasted president Mahmoud Abbas for his remarks regarding Israel’s plan to consider the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron and the Bilal Mosque in Bethlehem as part of the “Jewish Heritage Trail.”Netanyahu claimed that Israel has the obligation to ensure the freedom of religion to all faiths, […]

03 Feb

Fayyad From Hertzilia: ‘Ending Conflict Is The Only Assurance To Israel’s Security’

February 3, 2010 2:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, stated during his speech at the Hertzilia Conference on Tuesday at night that ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the only means that could assure Israel’s security, and stability in the region. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/feb2010/salam_fayad.jpg 300 0) Dr. Salaam Fayyad – Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam […]

18 Jan

Nine Settlers, Including Three Teens, Arrested For Involvement in Salfit Mosque Attack

January 18, 2010 7:48 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli sources reported Monday that the Israeli Police and Internal Security Services detained on Sunday six teen yeshiva students and three adult settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on suspicion of involvement in torching a mosque last month in Yasuf Palestinian village, near the central West Bank […]

20 Aug

After a petition filed by human rights groups, High Court suspends proceedings in Nil’lin case

August 20, 2008 7:17 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Ashraf Abu Rahma, the Palestinian resident who was shot by the soldiers after they bounded and blindfolded him, filed a petition along with Israeli Human Rights groups; B’Tselem, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, and Yesh Din, against the Judge Advocate […]

20 Mar

Chairman of the Yesha rabbinical council forbids renting houses, employing Arabs

March 20, 2008 6:44 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported on Wednesday that the Chairman of the Yeshai rabbinical council, chief Rabbi at the Keryat Arba’ Israeli settlement in the Palestinian city of Hebron, Lior Dov, issued a religious ruling (Halakhic) forbidding Jews from renting houses to Arabs or employing them.Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that Dov […]

13 Sep

Israeli army officers may face legal proceedings in Britain

September 13, 2005 9:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Army chief of Staff Dan Halutz and ten other military officers may face legal proceedings if they visit the United Kingdom for their involvement in the assassination of Salah Shehadeh of Hamas in July 2002, Israeli sources reported. Halutz, like another Major general Doron Almog surely be arrested if […]

25 Aug

Yeshiva Student killed in Jerusalem stabbing

A British Yeshiva student died of wounds sustained as he was stabbed in a knife in the old city of Jerusalem, an Israeli medical source said on Wednesday at night. The vicitim was with his American  colleague, when both were attacked by an unknown man who fled the scene.  The American […]

23 Aug

Hope or Horror? Impending ‘Disengagement’ Riddled with Uncertainty

reporting from Gaza, Occupied Palestine   Confusion, misdirection, propaganda, misinformation and outright lying are the hallmarks of life for everyone in the Gaza Strip these days.   From the 1.4 million native Palestinians in Gaza through the Israeli soldiers and some 8500 Israeli settlers, from heads of state to the humblest […]

02 Aug

Yesha Council: `“Pullout protestors to head to Gush Katif Wednesday`

Yesha Council settlement leaders met on Tuesday evening with Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi and Southern District police commander Uri Bar-Lev,  the Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. The meeting was conducted shortly before the anti-disengagement protest in the Israeli Negev town of Sderot. “Pullout protesters plan to head toward Gush Katif […]

25 Jul

Army Chief warns Yesha heads against right-wing refusal

Chief of Staff of the Israeli army Dan Halutz warned settler leaders on Sunday that their plans for mass refusal by right-wing religious soldiers to carry out disengagement related orders could encourage other secular leftist soldiers to refuse to serve in the occupied Palestinian territories among. ‘Refusal is unacceptable, whether […]

07 Jul

Yossi Beilin: hesder yeshivas should be dismantled

Meretz-Yahad leader Yossi Beilin said on Thursday that Israeli society is divided over the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. The divide, said Beilin, demonstrates the gravity of the problem of the hesder yeshivas, special army units for soldiers wishing to combine military service with religious studies. According to Beilin, these special units […]

25 Feb

Sharon to seek more money for Yeshiva students

February 25, 2005 10:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to seek his Cabinet’s approval to increase the support for Yeshiva student aged 23-and older by 40%. The request to increase support for the “Jewish Theology Students” will not exceed the already proposed stage budget for 2005 since it already includes reducing support for […]

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 […]

03 Jan

Expanding settlers’ Outpost Slated for Dismantling

Moshe Kiblanski signed an order to dismantle a settlers’ outpostIMEMC Staff & Agencies, Jan, 3 2004 The Israeli Military Commander of the middle region in the West Bank Moshe Kiblanski signed an order to dismantle a settlers’ outpost known as Ginot Arieh, near Ofra settlement north of the West Bank. […]

30 Sep

Yesh Gvot Calls for Criminal Investigation of Israeli

September 30, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

A group of Israeli writers and thinkers joined the Israeli Yesh GvolOfficials IMEMC & Agencies, September 30, 2003 A group of Israeli writers and thinkers joined the Israeli Yesh Gvol (“There is a Limit”) movement in submitting a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court calling a criminal investigation into the […]

09 May

Has Israel Already Annexed The West Bank?

While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the West Bank in a bid to garner votes during last month’s elections, many Palestinians living in the occupied territory were not fazed by the right-wing leader’s words. “It’s obvious that the West Bank […]

16 Apr

Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in West Bank (VIDEO)

Masked Israeli settlers have been caught on camera attacking a Palestinian family in the occupied West Bank, with rocks. Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din said that a group of masked settlers, from Yitzhar settlement, attacked a family in the neighboring Palestinian village of Urif, south of Nablus, with stones, […]

30 Mar

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

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 […]

31 Oct

Israeli Settlers Attack Olive Harvest in Hebron

A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian olive-pickers in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron City, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Tuesday, and attempted to prevent them from picking olives in their lands, adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramat Yishai. The lands belong to local Muhammad […]

20 Oct

Settlers Steal Palestinian Olive Harvest in Nablus

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and olive harvesters in Burin village, southern occupied Nablus City, on Saturday. WAFA reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian farmers while they were picking olives on their lands, in an attempt to force them to leave. Witnesses said that farmers […]

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 […]

10 Aug

Israel officially recognizes colonial settlement outpost built on stolen Palestinian land

After initially seizing Palestinian land from four villages “for military purposes” last year, Israeli military authorities transferred the seized land to Israeli civilians in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and is now recognizing the illegal colony ‘Adei Ad’. The land on which the colony was constructed was stolen […]

21 Apr

Settlers Raid Village, Spray Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires

Israeli settlers raided a Palestinian town in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah before dawn, on Friday, puncturing the tires of several vehicles and spraying racist, anti-Arab graffiti across the town. Residents of the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, told Ma’an News Agency that they woke up […]

04 Apr

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in Qalqilia

Extremist Israeli settlers from the illegal Havat Gilad settlement outpost, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqiliia, raided the Palestinian town of Faraata on Wednesday, where they spray-painted racist graffiti and punctured car tires. Ultra-nationalist Israeli settlers from Havat Gilad raided the town before dawn on Wednesday and […]

04 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Fire A Gas Bomb At A Palestinian Couple Carrying Infant

A video published by the Israeli “Volunteers For Human Rights” (Yesh Din) organization, documented Israeli soldiers firing a gas bomb at a Palestinian father and mother, carrying their infant child, during a military invasion into Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday evening. Eyewitnesses […]

23 Feb

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

04 Feb

Settlers Attack Protest Held in Solidarity with Child Detainees

Israeli colonial settlers have reportedly assaulted Palestinians and journalists, during a sit-in protest in solidarity with child detainees, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that under the protection of Israeli forces, dozens of Israeli settlers from nearby settlement physically and verbally assaulted […]

31 Jan

Colonial Settlers Uproot Over 100 Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Several Israeli settlers uprooted more than 100 olive trees on Palestinian lands, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers from the illegal Rahhalim settlement uprooted dozens of olive trees […]

19 Jan

DCIP Year in Review: Worst Abuse Cases Against Palestinian Children in 2017

Last year marked 50 years of Israeli military occupation, with no signs of abatement in Palestinian children’s vulnerability to injury and abusive military arrest in the West Bank. Rapidly devolving living conditions in the Gaza Strip put in jeopardy the most basic human rights, as children became collateral damage in […]

22 Aug

Israeli State: Seizure of Land Benefits Palestinians

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost “Regularization law” at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation […]

19 Aug

19-year-old Israeli Extremist Released from Administrative Detention

Israeli authorities released a 19-year-old Israeli terrorist from administrative detention — an Israeli policy of imprisonment without charge or trial — on Friday, after he was detained in June for allegedly attacking Palestinian communities. The Hebrew language version of Haaretz reported that the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, released […]

10 Aug

Azarya Incarcerated Despite Efforts to Postpone

August 10, 2017 5:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya began his 18-month prison sentence on Wednesday, for the point-blank shooting and killing of a Palestinian in 2016 — after a last-minute attempt to postpone his incarceration. Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison, for shooting and […]

Elor Azarya (image from Facebook)
18 Jul

Elor Azarya Ordered to House Arrest amid Appeal

An Israeli military court has ordered the release of Elor Azarya to house arrest, on Monday, amid an ongoing appeal process of the Israeli soldier’s 18-month prison sentence for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Palestinian Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, in March of 2016.  Azarya will also be free to leave […]

29 Jun

Palestinian Lands Set Ablaze, Contaminated with Sewage by Extremist Yitzhar Settlers

Israeli settlers reportedly started a fire near the Palestinian village of Burin. in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday afternoon. According to an Israeli army spokesperson, suspects coming from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar approached Burin on Wednesday afternoon, igniting a fire on lands near the village […]

16 May

‘Volunteer’ Israeli Police Officer Sentenced to 7 Months for Killing Young Palestinian in 2013

A court in the norther Israeli city of Kfar Saba, to the south of Haifa, sentenced a “volunteer” of the Israeli border force to seven months in prison for killing a Palestinian worker in 2013. Israeli news website Ynet reported that the “volunteer,” David Arik Bibi Rubi, aged 43, agreed […]

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04 Mar

This Week in Palestine Week 09 2017

March 4, 2017 12:02 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for February 25, to March 03, 2017. As US Senators try to block aid money to the Palestinian Authority this week, Israeli attacks leave two workers dead and other dozen […]

03 Mar

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

26 Feb

Palestinian Children Requiring Military Escorts Subject to Retaliatory Collective Punishment

Systemic human rights violations challenge Palestinian life in South Hebron Hills. Human rights violations are a daily occurrence in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank, Operation Dove’s January report affirms. The Israeli army commits the vast majority of violations of Palestinian rights as a part of its administration […]

24 Jan

Israel opens investigation into army killing of 17-year old Palestinian in Bethlehem

January 24, 2017 10:45 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

After a video was published showing Israeli soldiers dragging a severely wounded Palestinian boy across the ground, resulting in his death, the Israeli military announced that they will launch an investigation of the incident. In most cases in the past, such internal military investigations have been largely formalities, with no […]

02 Sep

AIC Video: Neglecting Settlers’ Violence

In contradiction of extremely low conviction rates, settler violence against Palestinians is at least a weekly occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In 2016, there has been an average of 2 incidents of settler violence per week, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the United […]

31 Aug

Palestinian Injured by Settler Dogs

An elderly Palestinian man sustained serious to moderate injuries Tuesday after an Israeli settler unleashed his dogs on him, according to a Palestinian official. Rizeq Abu Nasir, coordinator of the popular committee against the apartheid wall, told WAFA correspondence that Tawfiq Khaled, aged 66, was picking figs on his land in Deir […]

11 Aug

Ahmad Dawabsha Transferred to Tel Hashomer Hospital after Severe Health Deterioration

Five-year-old sole survivor of an arson attack in the village of Douma, in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, last year, Ahmad Dawabsha, was taken to Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital Wednesday night, after his health deteriorated. Naser Dawabsha, a member of the family, told Ma’an News Agency that the […]

11 Aug

Israel Closes Investigation Into The Murder Of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein

The Mahash police investigation unit, run by the Israeli Justice Ministry, has decided to close the investigation into the murder of Palestinian government minister, Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by the army nearly 18 months ago. The unit decided that although there were “some problematic conducts” by the Border […]

22 Jul

Ahmad Dawabsha Returns Home to Douma

Nearly one year to the date that his mother, father, and 18-month-old brother were murdered, as Jewish extremists firebombed their family home, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media. The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack […]

24 Apr

Daghlas: “Israel Approves More Land Theft of Hundreds of Dunams Near Nablus”

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of the Israeli settlements file in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the Israeli military and its “Civil Administration” have decided to illegally annex hundreds of Dunams of privately-owned Palestinian lands near Nablus and Ramallah. Daghlas said the lands belong […]

03 Mar

420 Acres of Land to be Returned to Palestinians

Israel’s High Court, on Wednesday, ruled that Israeli authorities are obliged to return 1,700 dunams (420 acres) of land back to private Palestinian landowners, lawyers told Ma’an News Agency.Mohammad Shqeir and Shlomy Zachary brought the case to Israeli courts several months ago, claiming that Israeli forces illegally seized the land […]

25 Jan

Settlers Torch Palestinian School in Galilee

January 25, 2016 2:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A group of Israeli settlers, on Saturday night, set fire to a Palestinian school in Tuba village of the Galilee area, inside the 1948 lands.Locals said, according to the PNN, that the fire escalated at around 11 PM, when the firefighters rushed to the scene and put out the fire. […]

18 Jan

Extremist Settlers: “Slaughter the Christians”

January 18, 2016 1:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A group of extremist, right-wing Israeli settlers, on Sunday at dawn, sprayed slogans calling for the slaughter of Christians, on the walls of an old monastery in Jerusalem.The slogans are thought to have been written by the extremist “PriceTag” group, which has repeatedly attacked Palestinian homes, churches and mosques overnight, […]

10 Nov

Israel Approves Plan to ‘Legalize’ Colonial Outposts and Construct Thousands More Units

November 10, 2015 9:32 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Ramallah 0

In yet another decision that violates International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Higher Construction and Planning Committee of the Israeli ‘Civil Administration Office’ has approved a construction plan to ‘legalize’ two colonial outposts in Ramallah, in addition to building 2200 more units. The Israeli plan includes the approval […]

20 Sep

Israeli Settler Reportedly Opens Fire on Palestinian Car

September 20, 2015 9:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A suspected Israeli settler allegedly opened fire, on Saturday, at a Palestinian vehicle near the illegal Israeli settlement of Elon Moreh, in the northern occupied West Bank, a local monitor said.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activities in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that one person drove the […]

11 Aug

Extremist Settlers Set Fire to West Bank Park

August 11, 2015 11:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Jewish Israeli settlers, at dawn on Tuesday, used molotov cocktails in an attempt to set fire to a public park in the northern West Bank village of Qaryut.Local Palestinian sources said that a number of settlers arrived in three vehicles at 2 am and threw several molotov cocktails into the […]

10 Aug

Arson Suspects Released by Israeli Authorities

August 10, 2015 10:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has released all suspects detained in raids as part of a probe into the firebombing of a Palestinian home which killed an 18-month-old child and his father, Israeli authorities said Monday.They did not provide the number of those detained in the raids, early Sunday, in Jewish settlement outposts in […]

06 Aug

Report on Settler Terrorism to be Submitted to Arab League

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Thursday, issued a special report to be presented to the Arab Foreign Minister’s meeting. The report highlights Israel’s terror attacks by settlers in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.Since 2004, Israeli settlers have carried out more than 11,000 attacks against Palestinians in […]

04 Aug

PA Report on Settler Violence Submitted to ICC

The Palestinian Authority filed a report on settler violence with the International Criminal Court on Monday, following an arson attack in the West Bank last week that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler.Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma’an News Agency that the file was handed over to the ICC’s chief prosecutor […]

30 Jul

Netanyahu Approves Hundreds of New Settlement Units

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, approved the construction of hundreds of illegal settlement units in Jerusalem and Bet El settlement near Ramallah, in response to the high court’s demolition order for two illegal buildings.Israeli Channel 7 said, according to the PNN, that Netanyahu approved the construction of 300 […]

18 Apr

Two Injured In Bilin Weekly Nonviolent Protest

April 18, 2015 4:21 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

Two persons have been injured, and scores suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements, in Bil’in village near Ramallah. The protest also marked the Palestinian Prisoners Day, and commemorated the death of Bassem Abu Rahma.The Popular Resistance […]

02 Mar

Bil’in marks ten years of popular resistance

Plumes of teargas wafted up the terraced hillside of the West Bank village of Bil’in on Friday when over 1,000 demonstrators marked ten years of weekly protests against Israel’s separation wall and occupation outside of Ramallah. Israelis drove in from Tel Aviv, and international activists and Palestinians from nearby towns […]

09 Feb

After Years Of Deliberations, Israeli High Court Orders Removal Of 9 Homes In Ofra Illegal Colony

February 9, 2015 9:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli High Court ordered, on Sunday, the removal of nine homes illegally built in the “Ofra” colony, built on privately owned Palestinian lands in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and gave the Israeli government two years to implement the ruling.The decision was made after a number […]

08 Feb

Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Palestine and Israel’s Policy of Apartheid

February 8, 2015 3:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Holy sites, Human Interest 0

Near Madaba, Jordan, and connected to the Jordan River, is Bethany Beyond the Jordan (Al-Maghtas in Arabic). It is a bustling attraction constantly inundated with tourists: those who come every January for the Epiphany/Theophany celebrations, those who desire to glance at the site where Jesus was baptized by John the […]

05 Jan

Israeli government authorizes $18 million for 300 new units in Beit El settlement

January 5, 2015 12:20 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli Settlement, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, approved on Sunday the expansion of an Israeli colony located on stolen Palestinian land near Ramallah.The expansion of the Beit El settlement will cost nearly $18 million, and will result in 300 new units being constructed in the […]

22 Nov

VIDEO: Settlers Attack Palestinians as Soldiers Watch

Videos show how settlers were attacking Palestinians in the northern West Bank village of Orif, on Tuesday, while Israeli soldiers stood by and did nothing to stop them.Distributed by the Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din, the videos highlight what Palestinians have been reporting in numerous incidents: Israeli soldiers do […]

10 Sep

ISM Report: The Arrest of Burin Activist Ghassan Najjar

September 10, 2014 10:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

The prominent activist from the West Bank village of Burin, and member of Solidarity Movement for Free Palestine, Ghassan Najjar, was taken by the Israeli army from his home in the early hours of the morning on the 27th August. He was transferred to the notorious interrogation facility, Petah Tikva.10th […]

24 Jun

Human Rights Organizations Call For an End to Israel’s Collective Punishment Against Palestinians

A number of human rights organization have called, in an official letter, upon the Israeli security and military commanders in the West Bank to refrain from collectively punishing the civilian Palestinian population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as part of the “Operation Brother’s Keeper,” B’Tselem said in […]

14 Jan

Israeli Authorities Prevent Property Confiscation Appeals, Delay Child Abuse Investigations

Al Ray – Palestinians have been barred from objecting to Israeli military court decisions to confiscate their property, under a new injunction signed last month by the head of the Israeli military’s Central Command, according to Israeli daily Haaretz.Israeli Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon’s order came on December 25, following a […]

10 Sep

Israeli government closes case of killing of unarmed protester; cites ‘lack of evidence’

September 10, 2013 11:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Ramallah 0

Four and a half years have passed since the killing of Bassem Abu Rahmeh by a tear gas canister fired at him directly from a short range. The death was documented by three video angles, but the Israeli state announced Monday it is closing the case citing lack of evidenceMilitary […]

26 Jun

Settlers Attack Israeli Peace Activists Near Qalqilia

The Yesh Din independent Israeli human rights group reported that some of its activists have been injured, Tuesday, after being attacked by extremist Israeli settlers near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.The incident took place when extremist settlers of the Givat Gilad illegal settlement, and a few nearby settlement […]

28 Mar

Israel admits: Just 0.7% of West Bank allocated to Palestinians

In documents released on Thursday to the High Court of Justice, the Israeli government has admitted what Palestinians have been saying for decades: that the Israeli government has taken over 99.3% of the West Bank, allocating most of the land to illegal Israeli ‘Jewish only’ settlements.The Israeli designation of 1.3 […]

02 Mar

Israeli officer writes: “It’s a shame the Arab whore didn’t die”

In response to Monday’s attack by a group of Israelis on a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem, Israeli police officer Ariel Shapiro posted on his Facebook page, “Good! It’s a shame the Arab whore didn’t die [in the attack]”.The attack took place as the Palestinian woman waited at a light rail […]

20 Feb

Israeli soldiers publish disturbing photos of Palestinians on Internet

February 20, 2013 1:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

An image of a Palestinian child in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle has gone viral on social media after being published by an Israeli soldier on Instagram last week.In a second incident, an Israeli soldier published photos on his Facebook page last week showing himself standing next to three […]