27 Jan

Opinion: Prince Charles’ Words on Palestine Must Not Go Unnoticed

By Ramona Wadi for Middle East Monitor Prince Charles’ visit to the occupied Palestinian territories has garnered media attention. Words of sympathy, far from a political message, were the subject of his speech in Bethlehem after touring historical sites and meeting with Palestinian refugees at the Aida refugee camp. Nevertheless, […]

27 Jan

Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian Owned Water Well

Israeli forces destroyed a water collection well, on Sunday, in the Palestinian al–Zawiya village, west of Salfit, central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Head of al-Zawiyah village council, Mohmoud Muqdadi, said Israeli forces and bulldozers stormed the village and demolished the well, owned by a […]

27 Jan

Two Palestinian Youth Shot by Israeli Forces North of Hebron

Two Palestinian minors were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Sunday, with rubber-coated steel bullets in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Local activist, Mohammed Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the southern occupied West Bank lands close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kermi Tsur, […]

27 Jan

Israel To Demolish Four Under-Construction Palestinian Homes Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at night, the village of Rommana, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and delivered demolition orders targeting four under-construction Palestinian homes. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village from various directions and handed the military orders to the Palestinians. The […]

27 Jan

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Sunday evening, at least two missiles into Palestinian farmlands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medica sources said the missiles struck Palestinian farmlands near Sofa Crossing, east of Rafah, causing damage. The Israeli army said it was retaliating to a shell […]

26 Jan

Zionist Outrage Over BBC Coverage Of Holocaust Memorial

The Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD), described by Jewish activist Tony Greenstein as a “pro-Israeli advocacy group”, has expressed outrage over a BBC correspondent’s remarks made during a report on the Holocaust memorial at the Yad Vashem’s Hall of the Dead, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by […]

26 Jan

Sheikh Sabri Again Expelled from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday, served Sheikh Ikrima Sabri’ with an order of expulsion, from Al-Aqsa Mosque, for four months, after raiding his home. Eyewitness added that the order required him to appear for interrogation on Sunday. Last Sunday, the duration of the order was to last for seven days, […]

26 Jan

Fateh IRC: Ethnically Cleansed Palestinians Like Victims of Nazi Occupation

The Fateh International Relations Commission said, in a statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, that the Palestinian people, ethnically cleansed by Jewish militias since 1948 and occupied by Israel since 1967, are like the victims of the Nazi occupation of Europe. Fateh said that open or […]

26 Jan

REPORT: Trump “Peace Plan” to be Published This Week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, that US President Donald Trump will publish the “Deal of the Century” plan this week. During his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu indicated that he will fly to the United States today, to meet President Trump tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, to […]

26 Jan

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday before noon, a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers stopped the Palestinian at a military roadblock near the mosque, and abducted him. The […]

26 Jan

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate A Bulldozer In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a former political prisoner, and summoned another Palestinian for interrogation, in addition to confiscating a bulldozer in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

26 Jan

Soldiers Injure Thirteen Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-‘Ezariya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and injured thirteen Palestinians, during ensuing protests. The soldiers invaded Ras Kabsa area in the town, and fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at protests, and several surrounding homes. The Palestinian Red […]

26 Jan

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man Near Nablus

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was seriously injured, on Saturday evening, after a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded the as-Sawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked him and his son. Morad Abu Rad, the head of as-Sawiya Village Council, […]

26 Jan

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Khan Younis

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Saturday at night, three missiles into two areas in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Khan Younis said the missiles caused damage to structures, apparently used by armed resistance groups, and several homes. The soldiers also fired […]

26 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Journalist Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian journalist after the army invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after the army invaded the camp and attacked protesters. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters and several surrounding […]

25 Jan

Human Rights Commission Calls Killing of Three Palestinian Teens a War Crime

Palestinian human rights activist accused the Israeli occupation of executing three Palestinian children east of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday evening, in cold blood, calling it a war crime, Alray reported. The head of the International Commission for the Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People “Hashd”, Salah Abdel-Ati, […]

25 Jan

Israeli Authorities Ban the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Four Months

On Saturday at 2:00 am, Israeli forces hammered on the door of the head of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam, while he was sleeping. When he woke, the troops handed him a notice that he would be banned from entering the mosque that he heads for a […]

24 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured two Palestinians and one Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers surrounded the […]

24 Jan

Jordan Denounces Israeli Attack On Worshiper In Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly denounced the Friday dawn Israeli attack against Palestinian Muslim worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The Ministry said that the invasion into the courtyards of the holy sites, and the violent assault against the worshipers, is another serious Israeli violation […]

24 Jan

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Attack Worshipers, In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man and a woman with rubber-coated steel bullets, and assaulted many others with clubs and batons, following dawn prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of worshipers, and fired rubber-coated steel […]

24 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including one woman and two journalists, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of Jerusalem, including the Old City, and Beit Hanina town. […]

24 Jan

Illegal Israeli Colonists Burn A Mosque In Jerusalem

Illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, burnt sections of a mosque in Sharafat Palestinian village, southwest of occupied East Jerusalem, after infiltrating into the village at dawn. An eyewitness told the Palestinian Maan News Agency that, as he and around forty other Palestinians, headed to the mosque for […]

24 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 183 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows:   In terms of the IOF shooting and excessive use of force, IOF targeted 3 youngsters, […]

24 Jan

Scientists for Palestine Conference Hears Message of Palestinian Scholar, Political Prisoner Ubai Aboudi

Hind Shraydeh protests for Ubai’s release with their three children, Khaled, Ghassan and Basel. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network On the evening of 10 January, a packed hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted the third international conference of Scientists for Palestine, a global initiative working […]

24 Jan

Israel Accused of Flooding Khan Younis

The municipality of Khan Younis City, in southern Gaza, has accused the Israeli occupation authority of intentionally releasing collected rainwater from dams in the east and swamping many areas of the city, especially Salahuddin Street. Days of Palestine reports that Mohamed al-Asttal, head of the municipality’s emergency committee, said on […]

24 Jan

Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza

The severity of Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel’s restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, […]

24 Jan

MADA Engages with Facebook in Regional Meeting

MADA Center participated in a regional meeting organized by Facebook, in the Jordanian capital of Amman, for two days, this week, to discuss the company’s policies regarding content, hate speech and other topics related to this area. The Center was represented by its Director General, Moussa Rimawi, who also spoke […]

23 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Tubas and Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, three young Palestinian men from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Tubas and Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the PPS office in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers searched homes and abducted two young […]

23 Jan

Army Confiscates Palestinian Lands In Nablus

The Israeli army delivered, Wednesday, orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the lands are owned by Palestinians from the villages of Tal, Madama, and Burin. […]

23 Jan

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

22 Jan

No Accident: Israel Targets Eyes

by Tareq Hajaj, for Days of Palestine Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was blinded in his left eye after he was hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in the West Bank. However, Amarneh was far from unique; Israeli snipers targeting participants […]

22 Jan

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

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

22 Jan

UN’s Mladenov says Jordan Valley Annexation Would Have Devastating Effects

Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, today, expressed concern regarding Israeli plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, stressing that such a step would have devastating effects on the region. “The annexation of some or all of Area C in the West Bank, if […]

22 Jan

Palestine Urging EU to Take Tougher Stance on Israeli Policy for Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has criticized the European Union for its “weak and late” measures vis-à-vis Israel activities across the Palestinian territories, particularly in Jerusalem, calling on the 28-member bloc to adopt a firmer stance on Israel’s “open battle” against the occupied holy site. Israel has […]

22 Jan

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Tuesday at night and on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians, including a journalist, in Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, abducted a journalist from Arraba town, south […]

22 Jan

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as […]

22 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, three young Palestinian men near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza, after the army alleged they breached the fence and hurled grenades. The army claimed that the three managed to breach the fence and advanced approximately 400 meters, before they hurled a grenade, or […]

22 Jan

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted nine Palestinians from their homes in several […]

21 Jan

PCHR: Palestinians Injured at Great March of Return

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) works around the clock to document all Israeli violations and war crimes against Great March of Return (GMR) peaceful protestors, especially children, women and the elderly. Aside from legal documentation of Israeli war crimes, PCHR follows urgent cases that require immediate and advanced medical […]

20 Jan

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More

Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the […]

20 Jan

UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement

Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime “is not anti-Semitic.”   The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended […]

20 Jan

UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza […]

20 Jan

Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements

Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones […]

20 Jan

Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Umm al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting 18 homes. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, said the homes are owned by members of the families […]

20 Jan

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo’tasem Natsha, and violently searched […]

20 Jan

Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe. Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the […]

20 Jan

Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part […]

20 Jan

Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem

An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The homes are owned by Na’im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na’im al-Atrash. The only building that is not inhabited yet, […]

20 Jan

Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret […]

20 Jan

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered, on March 30th, 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Amer Manar Hajjar, 30, […]

Child waving flag in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
20 Jan

Video: Soldiers Harass Family for Hanging Palestinian Flag

On 27 November 2019, three soldiers came three times to the home of the a-Tabib family in the village of ‘Izbat a-Tabib in Qalqilia District to remove Palestinian flags the family had hung on the fence of their home. The family hung the flags up again every time. At around […]

19 Jan

Maps, Technology, and Decolonial Spatial Practices in Palestine

by Zena Agha for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The practice of mapping in Palestine-Israel has long been an exercise in power, imperialism, and dispossession. From the British Mandate to the present day, Zionist (later Israeli) cartographers have used maps to obfuscate and eradicate physical, geographic, and social markers of Palestinians’ […]

19 Jan

Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists

Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and […]

19 Jan

Former Mufti Ordered Out of Al-Aqsa

After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compund for one week, according to WAFA sources. The security forces raided Sabri’s home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him […]

19 Jan

Abbas Visits Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy’s ‘Walled-Off  Hotel,’ in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president’s arrival in Bethlehem to […]

19 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah

Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers […]

19 Jan

Illegal Settlers Hurl Stones and Glass at Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Illegal, extremist colonists, on Saturday night, attacked several Palestinian homes with stones and glass bottles, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba’, protected by a military escort, hurled rocks and glass bottles at […]

19 Jan

PPS: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and […]

19 Jan

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the four Palestinians at a military roadblock, which was installed between Qalqilia and Nablus. They added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amro Mohammad Abu Haniyya, […]

19 Jan

Israeli Colonist Injured In Hebron

Israeli sources have reported, Saturday, that one settler was injured in a stabbing attack, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the colonist, 22 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to an Israeli Medical Center. The incident took […]

19 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, one of the gates of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she attempted to stab them. Media sources said the many soldiers jumped at the woman near the heavily fortified military gate, and detained her, before moving […]

19 Jan

Palestinian Farmer Killed, Another Injured, In Explosions In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that one farmer was killed, and another was injured, in two separate explosions, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry stated that a farmer, identified as Mahdi Eid Ayyad Irmeilat, 36, was killed when an explosive […]

19 Jan

Israel Opens Dams, Floods Agricultural Land in Gaza

For the third time in one week, on Saturday, Israel opened dams collecting rain water towards lands east of Gaza City, flooding hundreds of dunams of agricultural land, said witnesses. WAFA correspondent said that Israel opened the dams and drained the collected rainwater toward the Gaza Strip flooding and damaging […]

19 Jan

Opinion: ‘We Will Only be Moved as Bodies’: Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev

By: Jack Dodson for Middle East Eye Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of […]

19 Jan

Video: Palestinian Woman Arrested at Al-Aqsa After Alleged Stabbing Attempt

Israeli police detained, on Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, after an alleged attempted stabbing attack, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Witnesses stated that several police officers at the heavily fortified gate jumped the female worshiper, whose identity was not […]

18 Jan

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner

Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also […]

18 Jan

At Least Five Worshipers Injured by Israeli Police at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, early Friday morning, stormed occupied Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers. Witnesses told WAFA that thousands of Palestinians rallied at the mosque compound following the Fajr Prayer, chanting slogans slamming Israeli intrusions into the site. They added that scores of police officers stormed the […]

18 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

18 Jan

#FreeMays – Israel is torturing my friend for being an outspoken Palestinian woman

by Kristian Davis Bailey, Black4Palestine On New Year’s Eve, as we approached the end of the year and the start of a new decade, one person weighed heavily on my mind: my friend Mays Abu Ghosh, a 21-year old journalism student from Palestine, who was spending her new year incarcerated without charge […]

18 Jan

Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian […]

18 Jan

UN Officials: German Anti-BDS Resolution Infringes on Freedom of Expression, Basic Political Rights

United Nations Special Rapporteurs / Germany UN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. PALAIS DES NATIONS • 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and […]

18 Jan

Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by […]

18 Jan

Christian Delegation Call on International Community to “Help Build a New Political Solution”

A group of bishops from across Europe and North America have voiced their deep concerns over Israel’s occupation of Palestine, describing the grim situation in the occupied territory, Middle East Monitor reported. “Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by […]

18 Jan

ICC Chief Prosecutor Rejects ‘Anti-Semitism’ Claims

Chief International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s charge of anti-Semitism, in response to her announcement to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, Middle East Monitor reported. “This is a particularly regrettable accusation that is without merit,” Bensouda stressed during […]

18 Jan

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched while carrying […]

17 Jan

Israel Profited 54,000 Shekels from Imprisoned Children in December 2019

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent […]

17 Jan

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers […]

17 Jan

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation […]

17 Jan

Israel Demolishes School Foundation Near Hebron, Closes Two Schools in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, Thursday, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Rateb Jabour, member of the National and Popular Committee Resisting the Wall and Settlements. Jabour added that […]

16 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the […]

16 Jan

Detainees Committee: “Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four […]

16 Jan

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and […]

16 Jan

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the […]

16 Jan

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with […]

16 Jan

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

16 Jan

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, […]

15 Jan

Two Palestinians Forced to Demolish Their Own Homes, South of Jerusalem

Two Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank were forced, on Wednesday, to demolish their own homes to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality demolishes them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Local sources said that Mousa Bashir and Ammar Nassar, from Jabal al-Mokabber […]

15 Jan

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes

Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city […]

15 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, […]

15 Jan

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Bil’in

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Bil’in Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two siblings. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a former political prisoner and the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, said the soldiers […]

15 Jan

Soldiers abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate A Bulldozer, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, and confiscated a bulldozer in the towns of Askar al-Balad and Salem, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Askar al-Balad, and abducted a young man, identified as Bakr Ramzi Dweikat, after storming […]

15 Jan

Dozens Of Palestinians Injured As Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At Homes, Mosque, Near Hebron

Medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Tuesday evening, after Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired gas bombs at homes and a mosque. Media activist Mohmmad Awad said several army […]

15 Jan

Al-Haq: Release UN Database on Businesses Profiting from Israel’s Settlement Enterprise

Ramallah-based Al-Haq Human Rights organization, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a Call for Action press release, Al-Haq said, On […]

15 Jan

European Union Mission Heads Visit Occupied East Jerusalem

European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, on Monday, visited Al-‘Isawiya, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestine News Network reported. The European diplomats met with Palestinian residents and representatives of civil society organisations, and they were briefed about the unprecedented number of Israeli police and […]

14 Jan

Israel Extends Detention of Two Palestinian Prisoners, Days Before Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the Israeli government renewed the administrative detention of Shorouq al-Badan, 25, for six more months, on Monday, only two days before her scheduled release, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Badan, from Bethlehem, was arrested July 2019, and was supposed to be […]

14 Jan

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees Affairs has reported that detainee Ahmad Zahran, 42, has suspended the hunger strike, which lasted for 113 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority regarding his continued Administrative Detention without charges or trial. Lawyer Jawad Bulus, the head of the […]

14 Jan

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including siblings, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the governorate, and […]

14 Jan

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

14 Jan

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

13 Jan

Report: Palestinian Child Prisoners Face Further Repression and Transfer

Palestinian child seized in Jerusalem. Older photo, illustrative. Israeli occupation officials announced that child prisoners would be transferred away from the Ofer prison and separated into cells without the adult prisoner representatives who support them before the prison administration on Saturday, 11 January. In response, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society noted […]